After talking to a few people, we have definetly decided we will be going on March 18th.
The people who wish to meet in Orange County, we will meet at the corner of Alicia and highway 5, there is a target shopping center there. From there it is an easy hop back on the highway.
For the Sandiego county people, we will hook up at the 76 and highway 15 junction, there is a park and ride there right next to a mobile station.
These two places seem to be the best for the most people.
Calamarichris was kind enough to post pics of the scenery before. We start not too far from the base of palomar mountain. Some twisties going up it, but nothing that is too difficult (just ride your own ride on this)
Chris knows some very good spots to snap some pics to share with the forum. When we get to the top, the ride down has some beautifal scenery with wider sweeping turns.
After that it is (to my best explanation) some more country style roads into Julian.
It has been suggested that there is a good barbacue place there, if no one is oppossed to it.
We can put it up to a group vote to either have pie at this point, or hop on the bikes and hit the pie shop at the outskirts of town.
This is an enjoyable ride, and when I was on the roads a few saturdays ago, traffic wasnt that bad, we were able to stretch into a long line with no interruptions quite often.
I cant promise we wont hit traffic this time, but if we do, its part of riding.
For the ride home we have 2 choices, we can do the long way, and head towards borego, and finish at the highway 15 and 79, or the shorter way back towards the 15 and 76.
From the start at Palomar, for the standard ride, my best guess is about 4 hours, if we decide as a group to do a long, we can stretch it to probably 6.
The last thing we need to decide is time.......personally, I like to leave early, I am just waiting to set time until I hear from anyone who may come from riverside or los angeles area.
Again, this is a beautifal ride, and a must do in socal. It is a mountain with turns, and as the Honda manual says " Stupid Hurts"
riders of all skill levels can easily do this, just be honest with your abilities, and ride at speeds you are comfortable at.
I have a guy coming who is an excellent tailgunner, he goes by safety first.
The idea is have fun, get some good riding in, and some pics, and bring everyone home with a smile on their face.
I look forward to starting to try and get the forum together on a regular basis, and of course non-forum members we might be able to recruit.
Any questions please post........and lets have a great ride