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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Aug 21, 2021.
That's a valuable Guzzi. Keep a close eye on it
250 Miles in, the bikes aren't without their issues but we are enjoying the hell out of this ride once on the best backroads California has to offer.
The Golden State has lost some of its shine because of over population. But in the countryside, it is like being transported back in time to a simpler time, especially riding a 50 year old motorcycle.
We spent the night at Miracle Hot Springs. Perfect place to unwind after a long day on classic machines.
Traveling incredibly light means no tent or sleeping bag.
Got to be hard core to ride a 50 year old sport bike roadtrip
And yes, it was cold
We are heading to Turley Wine Cellars in Templeton at 3 pm today.
Meeting up with Jet Jock Jim there
Anyone want to join us?
Currently in Bakersfield
Taking one of my favorite roads, hwy 58 west.
Tomorrow Cambria to Carmel on what is my top 3 roads in the world.......Pacific Coast Highway.......Hwy 1
Well then, warm up with the 50kg!?
Rad might not appreciate that
Worth almost as much as a Ferrari I hear......as of 2 weeks ago
But I think she would. It's not all about Rad
Mate, glad thing are back on! I'm looking forward to your ride.
It's a shame about what happened. Hope things work themselves out.
Traveling super light.
20 liter Enduristan rear waterproof roll bag
8 liter tank bag.
Everything for a 2+ week road trip
One of my favorite roads in California
No reason to travel on it other than for fun.
I have to tell you, this Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is so much fun. Mostly because the way it sounds. So much fun on a road like this.
Here's the money shot
And of course we couldn't resist a stop in the Paso wine country for some red nectar
Here's the line up
And a German
The R90S will join us tomorrow.
Jet Jock Jim's idea of camping in Cambria
At the Creekside.
Getting an early start to attack PCH.
Wow, those margaritas were strong last night. Everything is still a bit fuzzy.
........the fun continues
Last night after some strong Margaritas
Jim find love in Cambria and dances with the waitress
This party is just getting started.
Heading up to San Francisco today
I have been waiting for this moment.
We've made it this far.
The Guzzi is running great.
So happy right now.
Riding with my best buddies on what might be the best motorcycle road in the world
Looking good guys, glad you are having so much fun!
Liking the pace. Riding during the day, and enjoying the nectar at night.
How are the vintage bikes in the twisties?
I know I keep saying this over and over but the sounds my Moto Guzzi makes is addicting
The Tonti frame that was developed for this V7 was known for it's great handling. If my brakes worked better, I could keep up with many modern bikes.
Made it to San Francisco
Watching the moon come up over the Bay Bridge
Tomorrow, we ride to Mendocino
I have more stories and photos to post. Already falling behind
Hard to keep the RR current.
So much going on.
Need sleep now.
Another big day tomorrow
Really happy that we all have made it this far
Here's something you probably didn't know.
For 20 years, I worked in Commercial real estate and had a real job.
Before the real estate market crashed in 2007, I was developing a big shopping center in Palmdale California that was anchored by Target, Home Depot and Ross. I spent a year just trying to acquire the property as part of an assemblage deal with multiple owners. I also got all the entitlement work with the city and negotiated the leases and development agreements with the major tenants.
I never saw the property to completion as I got fired from the company just before before construction got kicked off (long funny story, and best thing that could have happened to me). This was 15 years ago and this was my first time back to the area. I got to see the product of all my efforts. It is a huge successful shopping center now with many retailers. Nice to see as it was on the way.
super target? dang
What another fantastic day today..
It is past 1 am.
I need sleep now.
Full story when I wake up.