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Next SoCal V7/9 Ride - Where to and when?

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GTM®, May 1, 2017.

  1. BadAndy

    BadAndy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    I used to live in the South Bay. I live in Anaheim now.
     
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    Steve Burger Just got it firing!

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    Looking forward to this ride and meeting you all! Quick question, ACH is closed between Mt Wilson and Upper Little T Road, are we taking ACH/AFH/Upper Big T/ACH to Wrightwood, or the backway (ACH/AFH/Mt Emma/Pine Cyn). Either way is awesome, just curious.
     
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    BadAndy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Sorry I a, going to miss this. Have fun and ride safe.
     
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    Steve Burger Just got it firing!

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    Had a great ride with some new friends. Chris set the pace with his screaming V7 Racer, Cait blew my mind with some incredible stories about her long haul rides on her V7iii, and Jason put my checking account into great risk with his awesome GTM. Thanks for allowing me to ride with you all, I met some new friends and became even more addicted to these Italian dream machines. Till next time....

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  5. BadAndy

    BadAndy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Any rides this weekend? Was thinking of Something either early tomorrow morning or Sunday morning before the heat gets too hot.
     
  6. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Where are you thinking of riding? Depending on the temps, I may ride the Santa Monicas here on Sunday (on a GTM build.)
    My V85TT RideMalibu.com rental is out, else I'd ride that.
     
  7. Jason Shea

    Jason Shea Just got it firing! GT di Razza Pura

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    Anyone doing the Distinguished Gentleman's ride this year? No twisties involved but, it's for a good cause and they'll be some cool bikes...mine included
     
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    Poppe Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Yup we'll be there! We are figuring out a meet point before hand, but there are at least 4 of us guzzi types getting together along with about 5 others that are on differnet bikes. We are thinking of meeting at House of Machines or otherwise meeting at the Triumph start point.
     
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    Jason Shea Just got it firing! GT di Razza Pura

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    Awesome, keep me posted and I'll meet up with you all.
     
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  10. Dayve

    Dayve Moto Enguzziast

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    If you do some rides near Temecula, I would be interested. My bike should be here in less than 2 weeks. I am about as new a rider as you can get. Took a motorcycle class in Corona, two day class, HOT outside, but fun. Passing the riding portion of the class allowed me to skip the riding test at DMV, which was cools since I do not have a bike yet. Passed my written last Friday, at DMV and got my license. Now I need some practice............and will take the intermediate class at the same place I took the beginner class. Supposedly, with the intermediate class, you have to bring your own bike, which is cool.
     
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  11. BadAndy

    BadAndy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    I’d be willing to ride out to Temecula to go riding. I live in Anaheim.

    I have been thinking of heading out to Julian one of these days.
     
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    Dayve Moto Enguzziast

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    Julian is a great drive, so probably an even better ride. I have a Boss Mustang, and we have taken some great drives, local to me, with the Mustang Club. Palomar Mountain is a good drive too, and Idyllwild. I put a deposit down on the Carbon Dark today, supposed to arrive in about 2 weeks.

    Dave
     
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    Dayve Moto Enguzziast

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    The back way to Palm Desert has plenty of turnouts. I love that road, and the way down into Palm Desert is about as windy, wine dee, not win dee, as you can get. I will probably up for that soon, got my bike today, road it home from the U haul place, and road it around the neighborhood. Will be practicing a lot tomorrow and I have Monday off, so Monday too......
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    For any LA’ers, I will be by the Rock Store tomorrow ~10 am on GTM-01 below. No plans for a major ride as I have full afternoon planned already, but posting this just in case someone was thinking about getting out.

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    BadAndy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Planning on riding Saturday (10/26) morning. Leaving Anaheim area about 8:30 and going to stop in San Clemente to check out the cars and coffee event at the outlets. Then ride down to San Diego (been wanting to try the fish and chips at Shakespeare’s) which is a block from GP Motorcycles. After lunch may head out towards Romona/Julian/Temecula and see where the afternoon takes me.

    Anyone else want to join me?
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Maybe do this instead? https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/threads/socal-moto-beach-classic-sat-oct-26th-only.20121/
     
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    BadAndy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Update. Had a great ride on Saturday. My longest day on my bike so far.

    Started the morning riding down to the cars and coffee event at the San Clemente outlets. Quite a few bikes, but the cars were spectacular. They had the movie cars from the upcoming “Ford vs Ferrari” movie. Also quite a few Italian exotics (including a Ferrari F40!). Was a nice day. 2-300 cars in total.

    Then headed down to San Diego for fish and chips at Shakespear’s pub. Sat outside on the patio and had a great lunch. Was crowded in there.

    Filled up and headed out the 8 freeway then turned north to Julian. Light traffic and beautiful open roads. Stopped at Nickel brewery to pick up a growler of their apple pie beer. Julian was crowded, lots of people out and about.

    Headed north and eventually ended on the pines to Palms highway. This is where the ride got really fun. Lots of twisties as you descend from over 3,000 feet down to the desert floor in Palm Desert/Palm Springs area.

    From Palm Springs headed home. Total miles for the day was 374.7

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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Awesome Andy, nice. Thanks for posting.
    You sure did miss some of the best areas of riding, but your (assumed) Sunrise Hwy ride to Julian and the ridge to Palm Desert is on that list!
    Hope to catch you on the next one.
     
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    Dayve Moto Enguzziast

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    That really is a great looking bike. Sounds like a sweet ride you took, I would be up for one similar in a month or so.........I wonder what the exhaust pipes would look like blacked out, would it make the gas tank pop even more?
     
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    BadAndy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Thank you.

    When I upgrade to Todd’s 2-1 exhaust (probably after 1st of the year) I keep debating on polished or black. I am leaning toward black to make the focus on the tank.
     
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