Ride 99 Riverside
May 26 2013 10am at Farmer Boys back lot, 16880 Van Buren, Riverside
This ride is hosted by the IEFOMM (Inland Empire Friends Of the Myrons Rides). It will start at the Farmer Boys restaurant back lot, at 16880 Van Buren Blvd, a block west of Washington St, in the community of Woodcrest, in Riverside 92504. Meet there at 10am, to be ready to leave at 11am. The destination is Chaparral Motorsports in San Bernardino. Chaparral is one of the biggest motorcycle dealerships in the USA. The route will wind around through scenic parks and neighborhoods, for 50-60 miles. There will be lots of flowers, groves, open spaces, and not many cars. A following truck will be provided. They will have guides with radios or phones, unlike some other backwards ride leader you might know. It will be very hot, and very fun, and long too. More details will follow as they are finalized.>> Be aware that the group does not allow unsafe, obnoxious or illegal bikes and/or people. Your bike must be in good working order, cables lubed, tires aired, lights and brakes working good. You must be able to ride perfectly good through the city alone for all afternoon on a 30mph moped. There is no help (there might be, but you can’t count on it) if you break down. You must obey all traffic laws, including drivers license, moped license plate, motorcycle helmet, and liability insurance. You must be able to ride straight, and see things far enough ahead to not endanger the group with a sudden swerve or fast stop. Everyone rides at their own risk. Everyone has fun and arrives back soothed and relaxed, without broken bones and scraped-off skin.
Ride 98 Pasadena April 21 2013
27 faithful enthusiasts attended the first Myrons Ride of 2013. Stan took this gallery of quality photos:
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Early on, Doug (with Lisa on the back), Jay, Tyler dropped out. So 27 became 24. The curvey cruise south along the scenic Arroyo Seco river green belt was fun. Stops were made under the Colorado Street Bridge, then at Arroyo Park in South Pasadena, near the end of Los Angeles’s first freeway, the Harbor-Pasadena freeway110. North back through the quiet historic community of Garvanza, and past a very old stone church, we looped back over the Colorado Street Bridge in a figure eight route. A one-block right hand loop brought us north on Orange Grove Blvd. Looking for the Rose Bowl, but not finding the way, Shaun did a sudden, illegal U-turn in front of a Pasadena police car. About 8 bikes did also, in unison. About 4 went straight and stopped, while another 10 went straight and kept going. The most memorable event was the dumbest.
After that there were just 12 bikes at the Hahamongna Watershed Park stop overlooking NASA/JPL, the heart of America’s space science program. In Altadena at the lunch stop, the 12 rejoined with the 10 to total about 22. Most ate at Jim’s Burgers, but some went across the street to Subway. The rest of the ride went OK. No one got arrested or hospitalized.