Resurrecting an Italian Supermodel on her 50th Anniversary for the family's 100th birthday party

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Manifold

    Manifold Long timer

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    That's a valuable Guzzi. Keep a close eye on it
  2. flyingdutchman177

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    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.
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    We spent the night at Miracle Hot Springs. Perfect place to unwind after a long day on classic machines. Screenshot_20210920-114241_WhatsApp.jpg
    Traveling incredibly light means no tent or sleeping bag.
    Got to be hard core to ride a 50 year old sport bike roadtrip Screenshot_20210920-114257_WhatsApp.jpg

    And yes, it was cold



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  3. flyingdutchman177

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    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
  4. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Well then, warm up with the 50kg!?
  5. fasttortoise

    fasttortoise Smartest Idiot Here

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    Rad might not appreciate that
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  6. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Worth almost as much as a Ferrari I hear......as of 2 weeks ago
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  7. flyingdutchman177

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    But I think she would. It's not all about Rad
  8. forgorin

    forgorin Stuck in Japan

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    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.
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  9. flyingdutchman177

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    Traveling super light.
    20 liter Enduristan rear waterproof roll bag
    8 liter tank bag.
    Everything for a 2+ week road trip
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    One of my favorite roads in California
    Hwy 58.
    No reason to travel on it other than for fun.
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    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
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    And of course we couldn't resist a stop in the Paso wine country for some red nectar

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  10. flyingdutchman177

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    Here's the line up
    An Italian
    Japanese
    Brit
    And a German
    The R90S will join us tomorrow.
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    Jet Jock Jim's idea of camping in Cambria
    At the Creekside.
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    Getting an early start to attack PCH.
    Wow, those margaritas were strong last night. Everything is still a bit fuzzy.
    ........the fun continues
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  11. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Last night after some strong Margaritas
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    Jim find love in Cambria and dances with the waitress
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    This party is just getting started.
    Heading up to San Francisco today
    Who's in?
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  12. flyingdutchman177

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    I have been waiting for this moment.
    We've made it this far.
    Big Sur
    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
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  13. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    Lovin It!!
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  14. radmann10

    radmann10 Old fart Supporter

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    Looking good guys, glad you are having so much fun!
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  15. Bgunn

    Bgunn Posible maƱana

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    Liking the pace. Riding during the day, and enjoying the nectar at night.

    How are the vintage bikes in the twisties?
  16. flyingdutchman177

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    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.
  17. flyingdutchman177

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    Made it to San Francisco
    Watching the moon come up over the Bay Bridge
    Tomorrow, we ride to Mendocino
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    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
  18. flyingdutchman177

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    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.
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  19. third eye

    third eye back road loon Supporter

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    super target? dang
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  20. flyingdutchman177

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    What another fantastic day today..
    It is past 1 am.
    I need sleep now.
    Full story when I wake up.
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