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Mr. Ron 31 Jan 2005 07:06

Goin to california...
 
Hello. This isn't carved in stone yet, but if all goes well i'll be leaving on Feb.4 and heading south to Cali for 3-4 weeks of motorcycle bliss http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif Being close to home, California is my favorite to ride. Not just the scenery, twisty ocean highways, nostalgic?? peaks, lonely desserts and cavernous valleys, but the cars that share the highway with you! Riding in Vancouver, you learn to ride thinking "I am invisable" no one looks for you in BC. Here, the concept of lane-splitting is unheard of and illegal. You won't believe how over-joyed i was when i first witnessed, and then practiced "lane-splitting". People actually see you coming and pulling over to give the big GS some more room.
...Anyways, just wondering if there was anyone out there interested in meeting up for dayrides. Where i go may be determined by weather, but my budget is $30USD/day+gascard http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif Lots of camping and backroads. Love Cali, so any tips would be great!

paulwebac 31 Jan 2005 10:23

Mr. Ron:

I would be pleased to meet up with you for some local riding. We are located in Laguna Beach, between L.A. and San Diego. It is a great ride from here to the desert (Palm Springs), for example. Shoot me an e-mail to discuss details.

Paul

http://www.natureseeker.com

DaveSmith 31 Jan 2005 15:54

Where in California did people move out of your way? The San Francisco Bay Area has been the only part of California I've seen where people notice bikes on the road.

I've had people see me lane-splitting who moved over to try to hit me on purpose. That's always good for a laugh.

I'm amazed that after circling all of Australia, I haven't had anyone pull out in front of me. There's a lot of motorbikes on the road out here and people notice. Although I do miss the lane splitting.

--Dave

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Trying to ride (and work) my way round the world on a 1965 Ducati 250cc. Australia, New Zealand and Japan are first. http://nokilli.com/rtw/

John Ferris 31 Jan 2005 22:14

MR. Ron said
"You won't believe how over-joyed i was when i first witnessed, and then practiced "lane-splitting". People actually see you coming and pulling over to give the big GS some more room."

What color is you bike? Black & white, Dark blue & white.
Do you have large tinted lights in front?
Do you have a large star on your tank?

Mr. Ron 1 Feb 2005 00:51

...LOL!!
I tell you, ride the Vancouver area for a while and you'll see what i mean.
....Hmmm, maybe it's the AK-47 mounted to the fairing that gets peoples attention...

Mr. Ron 1 Feb 2005 00:53

Thanx for the hospitality Paul. I'll be shure to look you up when i reach SoCal.

phil&helen 4 Feb 2005 09:16

iF YOU FANCY A SPIN TO THE ROCK STORE FOR BREAKFAST IT'S ON MULHOLLAND AND KANAN OFF THE PCH NEAR MALIBU.
IT IS ALWAYS INTERESTING BECAUSE OF THE TYPES THAT TURN UP LIKE ARNIE 2 WEEKENDS AGO AND JAY LENO MOST WEEKENDS. FULL OF INTERESTING BIKES AND CHARACTERS. IF YOU WANT TO GO EMAIL ON VMAX64@HOTMAIL.COM

dakar 2 Mar 2005 09:53

me and a friend up in northern cali Santa rosa, near san fran, on the coast. we both have f650 dakars, as does my dad. let me know whenabouts you will be in this area. we can see about setting up a group ride in the area


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