My kids had their first day of school today, so after dropping them off I celebrated by hitting GMR and getting lunch with my girl at our local. The weather was a little off, not hot or anything, just a hazy day, but otherwise it was a great day on the mountain. Pics below the fold.
Hey, douchebag. Three selfies while you’re waiting for the light to change is three too many. Put your phone down and just drive.
Summer hasn’t officially ended but it might as well. We’re in the dog days hard core here in SoCal; it’s been hotter this month than it was the entire months of May, June, and July. Couple of the guys at work were talking about getting a ride in again so we threw together a group and a route and hit the road for a couple hours. Continue reading
New riders face a lot of challenges. Sure, riding courses like MSF BRC teach you how to operate the motorcycle, and equip you with the basic skills to be on the road, but it (by design I think) can’t teach new riders everything they need to know to stay alive. The road is a scary place, and there are a lot of lessons you can learn from experience. Some of those experiential lessons are painful, however, and new riders can at least think about what’s happening before they’re in the situation, to recognize hazards in their neighborhood or daily commute that were previously invisible. If not invisible, they were so innocuous they may not even recognize they are hazards. Continue reading
It’s summertime and people come out of the woodwork for Cars and Coffee. Every Saturday over in Irvine CA all the exotic, rare, restored, and just down right funky cars from the area congregate for a show-and-shine. It’s a good time, usually, especially on a bike because we get to park inside the show area. Forever Two Wheels! Lots of pics below. Continue reading
Had a great moto-day today. Wife and kids are out of town so I’m pretending to be a bachelor all weekend. So fun. No pressure, no commitments, just riding. Arranged with my buddy Dan to ride GMR and Crystal Lake, then go to a dealer event. Ended up cruising the beach, getting BBQ and beers at my local with a good friend. Tough to complain about this life.