Slow Ride 98 Pasadena Rose Bowl to Altadena 27 riders April 21 2013
Stan took these quality photos:
Early on, Doug (with Lisa on the back), Jay, Tyler dropped out. So 27 became 24. The curvey cruise south along the scenic Arroyo Seco river green belt was fun. Stops were made under the Colorado Street Bridge, then at Arroyo Park in South Pasadena, near the end of Los Angeles’s first freeway, the Harbor-Pasadena freeway110. North back through the quiet historic community of Garvanza, and past a very old stone church, we looped back over the Colorado Street Bridge in a figure eight route. A one-block right hand loop brought us north on Orange Grove Blvd. Looking for the Rose Bowl, but not finding the way, Shaun did a sudden, illegal U-turn in front of a Pasadena police car. About 8 bikes did also, in unison. About 4 went straight and stopped, while another 10 went straight and kept going. The most memorable event was the dumbest.
After that there were just 12 bikes at the Hahamongna Watershed Park stop overlooking NASA/JPL, the heart of America’s space science program. In Altadena at the lunch stop, the 12 rejoined with the 10 to total about 22. Most ate at Jim’s Burgers, but some went across the street to Subway. The rest of the ride went OK. No one got arrested or hospitalized.
Ride 99 Riverside Corona to Colton 33 riders May 26 2013
Ride 99 was a huge success. About 33 hooligans had a long joy ride, winding around the back roads of Riverside, from the scenic community of Woodcrest, past groves of citrus trees, over hills spotted with granite outcrops, across tree covered canyons, around the campus of University of California Riverside, over dozens of gentle speed bumps (whoops!), to a park that had miniature steam powered trains that you can ride on, then to the city of Colton for a lunch stop, and then on to Chaparral Motorsports in San Bernardino CA. Chaparral is a huge motorcycle dealership along the 215 freeway, with maybe a thousand motorcycles and ATVs, and tons of parts and accessories. Their tire room is bigger than most dealers complete stores.
Marilyn G. took most of these these photos (click to enlarge):
Left, motorcycle-only parking zone at Chaparral Motorsports.
Thanks to the Riverside friends who planned and executed this super fun ride!
Ride 100 San Clemente Fountain Valley to San Clemente 30 riders June 30 2013
About 30 riders attended the centennial ride from Fountain Valley to San Clemente.
Slow Ride 101 Final Salute Fullerton to Fullerton 20 riders August 25 2013
About 20 riders attended. This ride was for slow, quiet bikes. It featured 6 foot bridge crossings, 5 traffic circles with several revolutions each, two loops through Hillcrest Park one-lane 100 year old path, (passing a wedding), and two sections of dirt bike path, one with a steep hill that caused some bikes to have to get off and push. Here is a link to some nice pictures that Mark O (Honda C70 Passport) took.