- 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.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
So Calif. BBO group meets for dinner
A small group of West Coast Beginner Biker Forum (BBO) members decided to meet at the Rainbow Oaks Café just off the 15 Fwy on old 395 in Rainbow Valley. Since Wednesday is Prime Rib night it was a perfect time to schedule the meeting and it turns out to be an excellent get-together for all concerned. In attendance are members Teri (NoCo-gal) from Carlsbad area, Richard (Norty) from San Diego area, Suzie (Spotbeagle) from Wildomar, Mrs. Rider and me (Rider66) from Orange county, Phil (Phendric) from Pasadena, John (Phil’s Dad) from Torrance area and Adam, John’s friend. We were seated a bit after 5:00 PM and the meal was super especially for me since the prime rib was very good.
The pictures tell the tale of a rare event where we get to connect with the real person behind the online name as shown above. Over all the years that I have been an on-line participant, I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet with a number of other members from this online forum. I can’t say enough about all the messages and support I have given and especially received from many of the special folks on the forum over the years. It really is a unique bunch of very caring motorcycle riders from around the country and even in a few foreign countries. http://www.beginnerbikers.org/forum.php
The food at Rainbow Oaks is worth a photo or two…or three or more
The riding group decides to head for Palomar Mountain at this late hour of 6:33 PM- the time stamp on the photo did not update for DST or whatever it’s called. I look up temperature on Palomar and it is indicating around 57 deg towards the top, and not everyone brought extra layers for the chilly climate. Genevieve and I are in the temperature controlled car, is that wrong?
On the way down the I-15 we spotted this "Biker" and noticed how tall the handlebars were, plus that helmet does not look sturdy enough to meet DOT requirements, but who knows.
Great to have a chance to catch up with this group in person. We will be doing a ride with them in the near future I'm sure.