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06-29-2009 #1sdol Guest
SoCal Ride?show OC July 18th Irvine Park
SoCal Ride OC July 18th Irvine Park Sat 2009
The last ride was such a success that we are doing it again on
July 18th Saturday, 2009
Starting at Irvine Park in the city of Orange, Orange County.
CLICK FOR MAP OF AREA http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...5&z=14&iwloc=A
Meeting at Johns restaurant on the S.W. corner of E. Chapman Ave and Jamboree Rd
The "infamous" MotorbikeMike will be down from Sacramento for the
big meet / ride on Sat July 18th with his lovely wife Diane and a few
of his EZ motorbikes.
This is your very big chance to meet Mike Simpson in the flesh as
a lot of you including myself only know him by his very witty phone calls...
There will be food and beverages planned to make it a full day.
Let us know what you guys and girls want to do on the big day
Please reply in this thread if you are going to show with or without a bike
More info to be added later.......
Last edited by sdol; 06-29-2009 at 10:48 AM.
06-29-2009 #2MotorbikeMike Guest
Orange County, CA. RIDE!
Hi all, Wifey and I will be in OC near Dizzyland from 12 july till the following Sunday. We would like to do visits and of course the Big Ride! I will get a chance to go see some Vendors, and wife's Mom is coming to visit from AZ.
I am planning to bring my Honda EZ-Bike, her HS EZ-Bike, and my Model 08 Racer, now powered by an EZ-Bike drive system (this bike is the very first of the Racers, chopped repeatedly, and was once Whizzer Powered). Now in Black Primer, the bike looks pretty good, especially considering that the whole time I rode it before was in bare, rusting metal!
If there was anything special someone wanted I might be able to bring some stuff.
We look forward to meeting some of you-all.
06-29-2009 #3vintagebiker Guest
I will show up there with my 1935 motor(ed)bike.
What time at Johns restaurant?
06-29-2009 #4MotorbikeMike Guest
Hi Vintagebiker, the current idea is to meet around 10am, tho maybe earlier might be a better plan, what time do you think might be good, and what time do you think might be good time for lunch?
The plans are currently forming to try to make this work the best for everyone.
Let us know,
06-30-2009 #5vintagebiker Guest
10 am sounds good to me.
One thing to consider is, I don't think you can reserve spots at Irvine Park.
If we want a picnic spot in the park the good ones get taken early.
If there are plans to BBQ (or just eat lunch) we might need someone to go early to get a spot with a picnic table. It will be the middle of July so a spot under a big tree for shade would be nice.
I'll throw this out here just for thought, I have a connection with the O.C. Parks Dept. at Laguna Niguel Park (near Laguna Hills, Ca.), we might actually be able to reserve a spot there.
07-01-2009 #6MotorbikeMike Guest
Fine-Tuning the ride
Hi VB, well, your ideas sound good, maybe some of the organisers can chime in and help devise a plan? I'm clear up in Sacramento, and have never even been to either one of those parks, tho I lived in OC for a few years, some time back. I was an Office Products Technician for a couple of companies then, I'm thinking 1974-1979 or so. Wifey grew up there, but we moved so long ago.
07-05-2009 #7MotorbikeMike Guest
hey do any of you-all that are going to the Ride play music? I might consider to bring a Guitar and possibly a Uke!
07-07-2009 #8HBLOCAL Guest
The Big Ride
Hey Mike nice to hear you are coming down I have heard a lot about you and look forward to meeting you .
Myself and fellow bike builder Raully a.k.a. " Big boy" will be there we did the ride last week and had a blast we actually went up the Mojeska grade road on the way back and did not have any problems at all.
We did have breakfast at Jon's in the morning it was great and very reasonable as far as the Irvine park it is very big and also has a lot of roads to ride on for those who would not like to try the ride on Santiago road.
Also just for your info the ride is twelve miles one way again we did not have any problems along the way it does get very hot in the hills that is why we had breakfast early and did the ride early.
maybe we can get " Big Boy " to sing!
Last edited by HBLOCAL; 07-07-2009 at 07:03 AM. Reason: forgot something
07-07-2009 #9MotorbikeMike Guest
Singing? and Riding?
Hi HB nice to hear from you! A long time ago, in a different world I sold Raully a couple of kits I think? It will be good to see you guys!
12 miles, if the grade is not too steep for the gearing sounds easy, at the Delta Whiz-In we did 90 mile ride in over 90 degrees weather (except for me and Jeannette (I think her names is), got lost, and it took us 99 miles to do the same trip! We roared out at about 9am, had lunch about 12 noon, and got back to camp about 2:30, with straggles as late as 3:15. The little Honda ran great, would have been nice if my chain had not let go at about 73 miles into the ride! That Hi-Stop coaster is useless with no chain!
It was a good days ride, and has me convinced that we could do a LONG ride, and I think I'd like to do maybe 600 miles in 3 days, but I'll need to wait until we can get up some "Iron Butts" to come along, as it is much more fun (and safer) to ride in a group.
In addition we always had "dead wagons" truck and trailer, and pickups, along behind for the "Victims of the Road" and sometimes they fill up quick!
How far are we planning to go on this ride? I do not seem to know much about any of the details. It appears that my MetroPCS phone now works in most all that area except the park?
I'll pm you my number.
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i'd like to attend, don't know if bike will be back together for the event, as that i no longer have a pick up i don't think i'll ride it there, seeing i live in lakewood, it'd be a stretch but you never know- robert
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