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sealsam 01-12-2013 11:58 AM

A "1%" day in SoCal
 
Off to the Honda dealer for parts...Nice day in SoCal

I need wheel bearings for a '75 CB750 project bike, so let me run over to Huntington Beach Honda. Weather wise, southern CA is really nice right now. Clear, cool with views that seem to go on forever. These are "1% days" in SoCal. We don't get more than a few of these days a year.

The little trip to the dealer turned out to be 50 mi and a couple hours. Just a few shots with my crappy cell phone, but I thought I would share anyway..

Went a little north first to Signal Hill for the 360 degree views.

Looking SW across the top of downtown Long Beach out over the Pacific to Catalina Island. Just to the right of the white dome is the Queen Mary
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0545-L.jpg

This is facing east toward Santiago Peak, best know as Saddleback Mtn. This small mountain range divides Orange and Riverside counties. The top of the peak is 5500' and is accessible by bike, when the forest service actually leaves the gates open to get up there.
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0537-L.jpg

In the distance is downtown L.A. framed by the San Gabriel Mtns
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0550-L.jpg

I made it to the dealer, I like these
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0554-L.jpg

Huntington Habour
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0564-L.jpg

http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0562-L.jpg

Quite a backyard, eh?
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0566-L.jpg

Good food, with the occasional auto that comes through the front door, hence the construction. Just gotta watch where you sit!
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0568-M.jpg

Schooner or Later from Long Beach is opening soon in Sunset Beach, usually good eats
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0569-L.jpg

Last shot is a residence in Sunset. The original water tower that sat dates back to the late 1800's. This place sold for nearly $5mil a few years back. But you can rent it for $4k week for your next vacation
http://sealsam.smugmug.com/Other/tes...IMAG0571-L.jpg

Thanks for looking.

RedRockRider 01-12-2013 12:04 PM

Nice little tour, Sam. Thanks.

Used to live in West LA, near Santa Monica and Bundy. Your area wasn't my backyard, but still been down through there a few times, mostly about 20 years ago.

Those Honda scoots look like very good city machines!

byways 01-12-2013 12:15 PM

Twist the knife, why dontcha ...
 
You rat! -15 degrees in Idaho Falls this morning. :vardy

sealsam 01-12-2013 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by byways (Post 20465484)
You rat! -15 degrees in Idaho Falls this morning. :vardy

Ya, but Tony, it's a dry cold.:lol3


Quote:

Originally Posted by RedRockRider (Post 20465396)
Nice little tour, Sam. Thanks.

Used to live in West LA, near Santa Monica and Bundy. Your area wasn't my backyard, but still been down through there a few times, mostly about 20 years ago.

Those Honda scoots look like very good city machines!

Thanks for checking in RRR. So you've been 'Californiaized', sorry about that. But nice area, UCLA, Santa Monica Mtns and all the state parks it has to offer. Hopefully you got to take advantage of some hiking and biking trails in that area. I used to spend some time in those area's many decades ago.

byways 01-12-2013 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by byways (Post 20465484)
You rat! -15 degrees in Idaho Falls this morning. :vardy

That's lilke saying "Yeah, butshe has a nice personality ..."

WayneJ 01-12-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by samthg (Post 20465371)
A "1%" day in SoCal

I was expecting Hell's Angels pics. :lol3

G19Tony 01-13-2013 09:24 AM

You actually have a dealer that stocks parts? :eek1

The constant phrase at LV bike shops is: "We can order that for you." :lol3

byways 01-13-2013 09:41 AM

I'll echo that reaction. No KLR parts of any kind, not even an oil drain plug washer, to be had from the Kawasucki dealer here. But they can "have it in a week."

FotoTEX 01-13-2013 06:37 PM

That is the clearest I have ever seen LA. Nice.

AZ TOM 01-13-2013 06:46 PM

Still the most fun place to live & play.:D

Quedok 01-13-2013 06:55 PM

Ahhhhhh, right in my back yard. I was out riding my Rocket yesterday down PCH, weather was perfect! Not too many days were you can see over 60 miles with such clearity.

KYMike 01-13-2013 06:57 PM

Hell's Angels pics
 
Me too.

Nice to see some familiar views from past business trips to Torrance.

Quote:

Originally Posted by WayneJ (Post 20467878)
I was expecting Hell's Angels pics. :lol3


sealsam 01-14-2013 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYMike (Post 20475934)
Me too.

Nice to see some familiar views from past business trips to Torrance.

Car biz by anychance? With Honda, Toyota & Lexus based in Torrance that is.

BTW, you got the Hell's Angle reference??? I must be missin' sumptim.....

WayneJ 01-14-2013 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by samthg (Post 20485084)
BTW, you got the Hell's Angle reference??? I must be missin' sumptim.....

Outlaw MC gangs are known as one percenters.

http://www.patchbug.com/ProdImages/2090518.JPG

From this wikipedia page:
Some outlaw motorcycle clubs can be distinguished by a 1% patch worn on the colors. This is claimed to be a reference to a comment made by the American Motorcyclist Association(AMA) in which they stated that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, implying that the last one percent were outlaws. As a result, some outlaw motorcycle clubs used it to unite or express themselves and are commonly referred to as "one percenters". The comment, supposedly a response to the Hollister Riot in 1947,<sup id="cite_ref-22" class="reference"></sup><sup id="cite_ref-23" class="reference"></sup>
is denied by the AMA—who claim to have no record of such a statement to the press, and that the story is a misquote.<sup id="cite_ref-Dulaney2002a_24-0" class="reference"></sup>

sealsam 01-14-2013 11:47 PM

[QUOTE=WayneJ;20485537]Outlaw MC gangs are known as one percenters.

QUOTE]

Thanks for the education, I really had never heard that term related to motorcycling.


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