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I came I saw and I left, too much good riding in the area to talk or listen about riding. Too bad you guys missed it.
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I came I saw and I left, too much good riding in the area to talk or listen about riding. Too bad you guys missed it.
Too bad you missed the whole point. You can ride before or after just fine, but this is a once a year deal. And it seems like 230+ others disagree with you. So much to see and learn that most everyone was full to bursting, and had a great time. And oh yeah - they had a great time riding the area too, on the way there, and on the way home, and who knows when else.
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Fred Walti has posted a great writeup and photos of the California meeting here.
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yeah, sorry surf dude, I'd have to agree with Grant, you missed the point of the meetup.... :/ Give that you're from nearby Ojai, you can ride those road anytime! But you may never get to meet the people that showed up this year. IF perhaps you meant to suggest attendees should check out the local roads instead of meeting people, believe me they did, before and after the weekend! Maybe next year you'll stop long enough to experience what drew you there in the first place!
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I guess I didn't realize it was a BMW rally, and I forgot my tux.
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I guess I didn't realize it was a BMW rally, and I forgot my tux.


Yep, you definately missed the point of the meeting. I had a great time meeting new people. Camped with the Two Kiwis, ran into a German guy on the road, shot the shit with a couple of Brit's...and thats only a few. There were many more great people there to talk to, stories to listen to, and things to learn.

From your statements you must be so well traveled that stories of riding the road of bones or breaking down in the middle of nowhere China are just boring to you. Theyre not to me. I would have still gone even if I had had to take my truck. Its about meeting the people you normally would never meet, hearing the stories you would normally never hear, and reliving experiences that most people never get to have. The bikes, while a lot of fun to talk about, are just a sideshow to everything else.
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Greg Frazier article on California event

Greg has published an article about the California event in MotorcycleUSA.com, have a read!
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Cambria lost and found

Hey, if you think you might have left something behind at the 2012 Cambria gathering, please get in touch with me.
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What a great time I had at my first HU meeting. I arrived early, stayed late, and went to as many seminars as I could. There was a young man camped in a military style tent not 40' from me. When I said "good morning" to him, he gave a short answer I couldn't decipher. Thinking he wanted to be left alone, I said no more. However, the last morning (after he had gone), I heard that he was a recently discharged Marine, who always ate in his tent since he couldn't afford the meals. Had I known this, I would have gladly given him some of my meal tickets. I guess sometimes we need to be more forward, so we know what's going on with our fellow riders.
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