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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!

Friday, July 22, 2011

STAR Chapter 500 first meeting

















I used to live just a few short miles down the street right on Colorado Blvd. back in 1952 and we are here visiting at Pasadena Yamaha for the first ever STAR Chapter 500 meeting.  Not only a great chance to meet some members from Delphi forums but also a number of other STAR chapter members as well. 
We waited for a Taco Truck to appear but they went and ordered pizza and then the Taco truck finally shows.  Ordered a couple small tacos and then went for the free pizza.  Hooray for Pasadena Yamah and Rac and Rose for Hosting a very nice get-together.  I won a jacket but it is made for a very tiny person with very thin arms, so no one here in the family can even try it on.

We left at 7:30 but leaving the parking lot one rider did take a spill due to watching traffic, not applying enough throttle and maybe even using the front brake.  Took a few minutes to recover with not too much damage to rider or motorcycle and then off we went.  I reach over to check left saddle bag and WHAT THE HECK, it's OPEN.  Had to pull over on the freeway and realized the liner to my very nice mesh jacket was gone.  There is no replacement, none available anywhere, I checked.  I did find a nice deal on a slightly used similar mesh jacket on E-Bay to solve the problem.  The new jacket might have a liner that will fit the one that lost the liner as well.  So either way I have a decent mesh jacket to ride in the hot summer time and with the Kool Vest and the liner can deal with temps from high 60's to well over 90 deg.

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