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Old 04-14-2014, 09:08 PM   #61
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I think I will go Saturday. If I do, I will meet the group somewhere before laurel canyon. I'll freeway it to meet up with everyone else.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:29 PM   #62
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So the monthly Long Beach scooter group got together yesterday for a ride up to the Nethercutt Museum, http://www.nethercuttcollection.org/Museum.aspx , about 50 miles from our meet up point. Turns out the Nethercutts' are the founders of Merle Norman Cosmetics and have accumulated quite the collection of transportation items.

Many of the auto's in the collection have been featured in the Rose Parade, usually hauling around the grand marshall, and almost all the cars have won awards at the Pebble Beach Concours.

The day started earlier than usual with a meet up at 730am, too early for burgers.


The ride up took us right through So Central L.A.(insert your own comment here), which eventually linked us up to Hollywood Blvd, right by all the big touristy stuff, but I have no photo's to share of the hot spots, sorry, too much "riding" going on at that point


Very long ride to get up to the museum, tons of "city" riding, but once there, it was very rewarding.








The hood ornament collection


After killing time with the cars, it's time to eat! Off to Bob's...




The ride back mostly paralleled Interstate 5 along Griffith Park and Dodger Stadium.

Another great day on the scoot with fellow happy scooterists'...
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:06 PM   #63
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Of all of the restaurants I have sampled(sort of a hobby), the pleasure has never been had of trying the Big Boy chain.

How is it? I have seen them coast to coast.

You guys have awesome scooter rides. I am envious.

How do the HD200 and PCX stack up in real world comparison?
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:40 PM   #64
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Nice pics Sam! Good to see you again!
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:41 PM   #65
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Lunch was good Brian. The vanilla shake too!
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:37 PM   #66
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Nice pics Sam! Good to see you again!
Hey Tom,

That was a nice ride, a bit dicey going up, but still fun.

It still amazes me with the "crowd participation" we get. Folks on the sidewalks just don't expect to see 23 scooters coming at them, and when they spot us, there jacked! It makes for a fun day!

I've got to get better pics of that beautiful BV350 of yours, and get 'em in this thread. Sorry about that!

I hope to make the May ride, that will be a goody!

Thanks for weighing in Tom.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:53 PM   #67
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Of all of the restaurants I have sampled(sort of a hobby), the pleasure has never been had of trying the Big Boy chain.

How is it? I have seen them coast to coast.

You guys have awesome scooter rides. I am envious.

How do the HD200 and PCX stack up in real world comparison?
I hadn't had in a Bob's BB in 30 yrs, but my original double cb & fries were as good as I remember it long ago.

Don't be envious, get down here and join us. They are a darn blast! http://www.meetup.com/long-beach-area-scooter-group/

As far as a comparison between bikes, I don't know. I'm still a relatively new scoot owner(about 1 year), and it's my first and only. There was a new PCX on this past ride, and that owner was telling me he sold his 125pcx for this new one. It's sounds like the 150 is leaps and bounds above the 125. It was a beautiful bike, fit and finish is outstanding. I do like the ride of my HD, it sits upright like my RT. The power and acceleration is outstanding.

I follow the input of CaptJim and Gore-TX on the PCXs'. They look pretty darn good in white.

Thanks for checking in brianwheelies!
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:51 AM   #68
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Nice pics, Sam. Moab and your scooter ride to the Nethercutt Museum.

Was in San Diego with family this past weekend. Wife and son were amazed to watch some "lane splitting" as we traversed the LA basin. A few of those moto riders were nuts. Lead to an interesting discussion between wife and son concerning "lane splitting" . . . should it be legal or not?

Of course, I was wise enough to keep my mouth shut and just listen. Very entertaining.

Thanks for posting up the scoot pics of SoCal. Very interesting trips you guys have.
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Nice pics, Sam. Moab and your scooter ride to the Nethercutt Museum.

Was in San Diego with family this past weekend. Wife and son were amazed to watch some "lane splitting" as we traversed the LA basin. A few of those moto riders were nuts. Lead to an interesting discussion between wife and son concerning "lane splitting" . . . should it be legal or not?

Of course, I was was enough to keep my mouth shut and just listen. Very entertaining.

Thanks for posting up the scoot pics of SoCal. Very interesting trips you guys have.
I love lane splitting! Some folks do it a little too enthusiastically.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:19 PM   #70
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Nice pics, Sam. Moab and your scooter ride to the Nethercutt Museum.

Was in San Diego with family this past weekend. Wife and son were amazed to watch some "lane splitting" as we traversed the LA basin. A few of those moto riders were nuts. Lead to an interesting discussion between wife and son concerning "lane splitting" . . . should it be legal or not?

Of course, I was wise enough to keep my mouth shut and just listen. Very entertaining.

Thanks for posting up the scoot pics of SoCal. Very interesting trips you guys have.
Hello RRR,

Sandee Eggo is a great town! Little Italy, yum yum

Tons of great riding in NE SD county, I'd sure love to show you!

Your age is showing," just listening"?? Yep, experience pays off again.

Lane splitting is a bit of an art form, and is definitely not everyone's cup of tea. I do it on the scooter and klx at pretty much all stop lights, gettin' to the front, oh yeah On the freeways it's a tougher call, if traffic is moving at 30-35, I won't split. If you know your freeways and where the wide area's are, this helps out tremendously. My son was splitting on his dual sport recently in Irvine and crossed on top of the double yellow as he was weaving, which is pretty normal, and got popped by CHP, $4xx. Ouch

Our next ride will be a good one up thru Carbon Canyon, thru Chino Hills and a tour of Planes of Fames at the Chino Airport. You know your always welcome, being retired an all!

Thanks for checking in on my crummy little scooter thread!

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I love lane splitting! Some folks do it a little too enthusiastically.
Hey brianwheelies,

as I was one of the sheeple stuck on the 405 fwy yesterday, the traffic report was saying there were 2 separate motorcyclists' down on our freeways. This is pretty much an everyday occurrence here on the L.A. freeways.

Some riders' just split at higher speeds than other's. I've been split by bikes when I'm cruising along at 70 in my cage. Those are probably the dudes I hear about on the traffic reports.

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Old 05-03-2014, 05:33 PM   #72
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What?

"No bathrooms on the White Rim Trail and I have to use this bush?"

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:27 AM   #73
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Funny pic!
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Funny pic!
Please Tom,

Don't encourage Simba, he'll never stop.
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"No bathrooms on the White Rim Trail and I have to use this bush?"

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...pretty sure that plant was plenty lively before you p'd on it.

Wait till you use this toilet at Toroweap


BTW, leaving for LAX shortly to head to Salt Lake City. I'll be meeting the wife and m.i.l., for it's time to return Julie's mom back home to Montana. On the return, it'll probably be a trip toward the coast for an extended trip home.

My wife & m.i.l. just left StGeo(cracker barrel)after a night of frolicking, drinking & gambling in Mesquite. Ah, maybe not.


See ya soon Simba!
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