- 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.
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.