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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Year's Day ride 01/01/2011

A short New Year's Day ride from Orange to PCH and south along a clear and scenic coast route to Dana Point for pictures and then over to Corky's in Ladera Ranch for breakfast.  The morning started out rather chilly in the high 40 deg F range so I wore lots of winter gear.  If I had had this on my frozen ride from Beatty a couple years ago, it would have been a much nicer ride.  As it was I barely felt the cold this time with all the new gear.  On the other hand, John R. never gets cold, even this morning wearing his usual leather jacket and vest plus a shirt underneath but otherwise oblivious to what seems to me rather chilly temperature.  I'm wearing my Tourmaster Transition jacket with liner, new Polar Tourmaster gloves with a ski glove liner, fleece lined jeans with extra liner, and 5 pounds of newspapers stuffed in between the liners...well, maybe not the newspapers.  If I fell and hit anything, would not even know about it unless someone told me.  About 120 miles for me.  Plenty of time to go wash the dog.

 It's chilly.
 Is that a gorgeous motorcycle or what?

 Taking in the gorgeous morning coastal sun.  Left to right, Cindy, Minita, Luis-future Goldwing owner, John-what cold- Ruhland.
 A group photo taken at the Chart House, the names of the people from the right are:  Greg Thelin, Kathy Thelin, Jim Zerwekh, Tim Boyd, Tony Crespo, Greg Reeves, Phuong Reeves, Jason Reeves, Cindy Reeves, Doug Reeves-Ride planner/captain.  From the left: me (Richard), John Ruhland, Jim Rawlinson, Luis & Minita Vazquez, Johney Harper-ride leader grp 2, Bob Barbano -kneeling, Stan Partin, and Larry Barton, behind Stan and next to Doug.
                             Luis v.
My new Tourmaster jacket, lots of zippers and velcro.

 Big meals, the Treadmill Special fed Stan and John.
 Evan ordered the short stack, I think those are his hands-praying he can eat all that.
My order, hamburger steak and eggs.

1 comment:

Ken said...

Looks like a nice ride (yes cold, but at least it was a ride!) and good eats.