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Old 06-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Next ride Sunday, July 28th ... this is a shop ride that I'll jump on and maybe some of us can plan future, non-shop rides?

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Hey all,

I'd like to put together a every-other-week GS Ride. I've been scanning the forums for some time for a group, but none ever seem to fit what I'm looking for.

I'd like a ride/group as follows:

- GS so we're all similarly capable
- meet Irv Seaver*
- 8 AM, stands up 8:30 AM
- home mid-afternoon
- various terrain, not always dirt, not always asphalt

That said, I'm NOT interested in seeking out the most difficult trails and trashing my bike; don't get me wrong, I don't mind getting it dirty and a few scratches, I'm just not interested in exploring the bike's--or my--upper capabilities.

About me: 45, married, homeowner, welder ... sometimes I ride more spirited than my age might indicate, but off the saddle I'm pretty mellow to be around ... my other hobby is surfing (9-6 Harbour) though honestly, I haven't been surfing much in the last few months ... too much riding! I started riding late in life, about 25, and accumulated about 125k miles on two wheels.

Let me know if there's any interest, first ride will be Saturday, June 29th ... it'll be an easy, get acquainted ride ... route suggestions are welcomed ... if that works and there's interest, let's put together something every other week.

Note, if I'm raining on someone's party, let me know and I'll probably join your ride / group instead.

Thanks!


* I propose meeting Irv Seaver because most everyone knows where it is and if you need something last minute, you can pick it up ... neither the ride nor myself are associated with the shop.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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Hey all,

I'd like to put together a every-other-week GS Ride. I've been scanning the forums for some time for a group, but none ever seem to fit what I'm looking for.

I'd like a ride/group as follows:

- GS so we're all similarly capable
- meet Irv Seaver*
- 8 AM, stands up 8:30 AM
- home mid-afternoon
- various terrain, not always dirt, not always asphalt

That said, I'm NOT interested in seeking out the most difficult trails and trashing my bike; don't get me wrong, I don't mind getting it dirty and a few scratches, I'm just not interested in exploring the bike's--or my--upper capabilities.

About me: 45, married, homeowner, welder ... sometimes I ride more spirited than my age might indicate, but off the saddle I'm pretty mellow to be around ... my other hobby is surfing (9-6 Harbour) though honestly, I haven't been surfing much in the last few months ... too much riding! I started riding late in life, about 25, and accumulated about 125k miles on two wheels.

Let me know if there's any interest, first ride will be Saturday, June 29th ... it'll be an easy, get acquainted ride ... route suggestions are welcomed ... if that works and there's interest, let's put together something every other week.

Note, if I'm raining on someone's party, let me know and I'll probably join your ride / group instead.

Thanks!


* I propose meeting Irv Seaver because most everyone knows where it is and if you need something last minute, you can pick it up ... neither the ride nor myself are associated with the shop.
would like to join...when schedule allow...

meeting at irv seaver is not a problem.. for me...

i will subscribe to the thread and gain insight about dates later...

thanks!
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:37 PM   #3
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Hey guys...

I just moved to Costa Mesa from the east coast and really haven't gotten my bearings on where to ride around here yet. I ride an '08 R1200GS. I am psyched to see that there is possibly a new riding group getting started, as I could learn some places to ride and meet some new people at the same time! The downside is that I can't make the 29th or 30th! I am free the rest of the summer though! I will keep an eye on the thread and join in at the next ride if it gets together!

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good route near Costa Mesa and/or a pointer to another thread that is near my area?



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Old 06-20-2013, 06:33 AM   #4
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Can anyone point me in the direction of a good route near Costa Mesa and/or a pointer to another thread that is near my area?



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Welcome to SoCal.

Try 5 south to 76 east. This gets you out to Mt. Palomar, Lake Henshaw & Julian area. Makes for a nice few miles, and if done during the weekday, it's even better!

Idyllwild, Hwy 74 Palms to Pines Hwy is nice, and also Angeles Crest Hwy in our local mountains. Also a quick trip up to Big Bear can be fun too.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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Try 5 south to 76 east. This gets you out to Mt. Palomar, Lake Henshaw & Julian area. Makes for a nice few miles, and if done during the weekday, it's even better!
If you do this ride and want some company, drop me a line. It's in my neck of the woods. There's also some big-bike friendly dirt in the area.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:54 PM   #6
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Hey guys...

I just moved to Costa Mesa from the east coast and really haven't gotten my bearings on where to ride around here yet. I ride an '08 R1200GS. I am psyched to see that there is possibly a new riding group getting started, as I could learn some places to ride and meet some new people at the same time! The downside is that I can't make the 29th or 30th! I am free the rest of the summer though! I will keep an eye on the thread and join in at the next ride if it gets together!

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good route near Costa Mesa and/or a pointer to another thread that is near my area?


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My buddy and I are riding this Sunday if you want to join us. I think we're headed towards Santa Maria for a long day ride. No dirt since he rides a BMW GT. I live south of you in Mission Viejo so we can meet up near your location. Shoot me a pm if you're interested.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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Hey, well I was planning to pre-ride something tomorrow but seeing as it's my wedding anniversary, my wife's made other plans ... caging it to Palm Springs!

I'm thinking for the 29th a trip to Big Bear via Apple Valley, Bear Valley Rd and some forest service roads ... it's been a few years since I've done this route so 1) I welcome the company; 2) I welcome route advice! :-)

Thus far it looks like a party of one! Me! No worries, it'll probably be miserably hot, the roads will be awesome and attractive, scantily clad women will be stationed at water stations ... if two of the three are true, I should be all right! :)

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Old 06-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #8
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Jeepdude65,

Thanks for the offer to ride with you on Sunday and sorry for the late response? I won't be able to ride along with you Sunday. Hopefully, I can next time though!


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Old 06-23-2013, 08:20 AM   #9
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Jeepdude65,

Thanks for the offer to ride with you on Sunday and sorry for the late response? I won't be able to ride along with you Sunday. Hopefully, I can next time though!


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No worries. I'm headed out now. Enjoy your Sunday.

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Old 06-24-2013, 04:16 PM   #10
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Sounds good .. would like to join you on a ride some time soon. I live near the dealer. Last Sunday, rode the GS up to Big Bear Lake to check out District 37s, Two day Dual Sport ride .. this year they even had an easy trail for adventure bikes marked out with GPS tracks and maps. Breakfast and back before 1
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #11
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I'm planning a ride from IA to CA (Southgate) the last week of July and the first week of August to visit family/friends. While there, I was wondering if any rides had been planned for that timeframe and if you'd like some company.

I'd also like to know where you guys take your bike for service; my bike (2012 R1200GSA) will be ready (12,000 mi) and I didn't want to pick a place based on Google.

Thanks for your help,

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:38 PM   #12
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I'm planning a ride from IA to CA (Southgate) the last week of July and the first week of August to visit family/friends. While there, I was wondering if any rides had been planned for that timeframe and if you'd like some company.
Hey ... the ride was unofficially cancelled ... only one rider showed (me!) so I had a really nice Saturday ride! :-) I'd be happy to go out and show around ... Southgate is only a few miles from my house.


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I'd also like to know where you guys take your bike for service; my bike (2012 R1200GSA) will be ready (12,000 mi) and I didn't want to pick a place based on Google.
1) Valdis Motozone, Torrance (independent, fair prices)
2) Irv Seaver, Torrance (BMW Dealer, excellent!)
3) Long Beach BMW (haven't used for service)

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:07 AM   #13
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Anyone riding this weekend out of Orange County?
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
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Anyone riding this weekend out of Orange County?
I'm headed out for a ride tomorrow. Just waiting on a buddy to figure out what his schedule is. I will be on the GSA and he rides a GT. I don't think you want to ride the Husky with us on the highway. Let me know if you want to join us.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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I 'm planning to head out ... somewhere ... not sure where but a little cooler for sure, but won't be available till 10 AM or so, due to a morning obligation.
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