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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!

Monday, April 18, 2011

A cheese run to Winchester

Late Saturday John (Cuyo) calls with a ride plan for Sunday.  We are going to visit a cheese making dairy in Winchester and meet up with some folks from Southern Cruisers Riding Club, including CSI Jim and another Jim both from previous rides with SCRC.  John and I head out at 9:40 am Sunday and head for the 215 Freeway south of the 60 to turn off on highway 74 and south on Hwy 79 to the Winchester Dairy.  It's a pleasant ride on a really gorgeous day.  We get to the turn off to the dairy and it's a dirt road, at that very moment John on his long distance touring Yamaha Venture with a big 6 gallon gas tank announces he only has about 10 miles worth of gas...WHAT?  I take out my I-Phone and find there is a gas station behind us about 2.5 miles, or one ahead of us 5-6 miles further on.  Guess which way we go, yes you got it, the 6 mile one. 
Look at this road to the dairy, doesn't that look inviting on a two wheel vehicle?
Away we go, find the station, gas up and head back.  Just as we get there, we see CSI-Jim on his 2006 Road Star Silverado (just like my old one), turning down the very same dirt road so we follow.  After waiting a while, three other riders join us and we visit the little modular building that is the sales office.  This must be the world wide headquarters of the Gouda Cheese cartel, because all they sell is Gouda cheese.  Anyway I buy a slice of mild Gouda, why I don't know, I just do. 

Looking into the cheese processing room.

From here our group of now 5 riders including a couple, he's riding a Victory Vision and she is on a V-Star 1300 plus the other jim on his Harley. We ride up to the Winchester road side market and wait for four more riders from Mt. Palomar-San Diego. I definitely need names here so help me out and drop a note and any photos you have to me at
rich 403 B at .  (squeeze that together of course)
Winchester Market on Hwy 79 

After getting acquainted, John and I split off to head for Murrieta and some friends of mine for a short visit after lunch.  For some reason it is important to John that we eat at the Swing Inn Cafe in downtown Temecula where I get an egg salad sandwich.
The members of SCRC that I have met through John are a really great bunch to get to know and I am getting over my negative experience from a ride well over a year ago with one particular situation.

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