Friday, December 24, 2010

Solvang and Jalama Beach Ride 3/25/2009

Solvang and Jalama Beach Ride

   I had been thinking about taking this ride again for some time and to tell the truth, I’m still thinking about taking this ride again! Dee and I would love to share it with some of our Pashnit friends next time. We started off about 7:30 AM Saturday morning and headed up the 101 toward Santa Barbara under overcast skies and some light rain. After a gas stop in SB we ran on up the 154 and wondered if we picked the right day because there was some thick clouds going up this route . We were rewarded with some clearing so we thought we would celebrate over a hearty breakfast at Cold Spring Tavern.

  Mrs. Old Surf Dog had decided this time she was going to sight see and take pictures so we were riding two up.  Here she got a shot of the 154 Hwy Bridge over Stagecoach Rd.

  On Stagecoach Rd.

  The flowers were blooming at Bradbury Dam and Lake Cachuma

  Our stop in Solvang to see the famed motorcycle museum we have heard so much about. Lots of very, very nice cycles. Here are a couple of shots, but we took about $20.00 more if anyone is interested.

  From there we decided to take Santa Rosa Road on over to Hwy 1.

  Then we jumped onto Jalama Rd. a most fun road to ride on.

  Which took us to Jalama County Beach and campground. This is my very favorite place to camp and surf. Really a laid back spot to relax and enjoy life.  If you’re going to walk the beach I advise that you bring some lighter fluid to remove the naturally occurring beach tar off your feet.

  After that we made our way to Ventura where we met up with my Mom and sisters for some conversation and a snack before heading home. We arrived home at 10:00 with another 380 miles on the Road King and big smiles on our faces.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Skibold's Birthday Ride 9/30/2010

  Last weekend was Ken’s (Skibold) birthday and Dee and I were graciously invited to join Gail and him on a campout and ride adventure in Lone Pine.  We met up Friday evening at the Boulder Creek RV Resort where we set up our campsite.

Saturday morning we headed up to Bishop where we jumped on Hwy 6 north.  Looking back at Ken and Gail.

Once again my wife Dee is taking most the photos while on the fly and she got some good ones on Hwy 120 from Benton to Mono Lake.

Yours truly.

Here’s Ken and Gail and one of Patches who I guess is a cager since he rides in a cage on Gail’s bike.

  Heading past Mono Lake.
We decided to take the June lake loop.

The next day we headed out 168 to see the 4000 year old bristlecone pine trees.  They were having a bicycle race up the road and we must have passed 200 crazies pedaling up a 24 mile hill with over 4000 foot elevation change in the heat.  They were having fun on the way down though!

Me and Dee

  Ken and Gail
  Hwy 168
  Ken at the overlook.
  Our Old Glory at Hwy 168 and 395