Archive for December, 2011

Ride for the Roses

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Burger Continental in Pasadena was the place to be this morning. I arrived a little on the late side, but not too late to see well over 50 bikes lining Lake St. Norton’s of course, but a far share of Ducati’s, BMW’s, Yamaha’s, Harley’s, Excelsior’s’ (well one at least).


It was a beautiful Saturday morning and I know that Bill Easter and Steve Batesole were there on their Shadow’s. Mike A. was there on his Rapide.


I had rode my Triumph Tr5 as my Rapide is still going through a slight sort with the timing and wheels. Bill Easter shared my table at breakfast (which was amazing) and discussed current goings on. He had brought my new timing tool from Clever Trevor and in the course of our conversation he mentioned that he had assisted in timing another bike just this past week. Maybe if I figure out how to use the new tool I can help with this procedure.

Wes and Yolanda were on attendance as were many more. I will edit the post as I recall. I’m tired at the moment.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Here’s a picture of a Norton, Laverda, and a Triumph which was representative of how the block looked on both sides of the street!


I did not go on the ride so if there are additional pictures of stories related to it, please add them as a comment or send them to me and I will do so.

Here is a link to more photos of the ride:

Shout Out to Stephen D.

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

BikeMike misses you already Steve and he asked me to upload a photo from our ride up the Ortega Highway last Summer. I say ride up because the photo illustrates the descent in the trailer. Fun regardless. BikeMike’s Rapide on the left, your Comet (Steve) in the center and my Rapide on the right. An envious load. Send us some pictures from your forays round your new home. Once the spring arrives of course.

CheersSteve D. tying down his Comet 

January Ride and Meeting

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Here are a couple of dates to save, sorry for the short notice regarding the ride on the 31st!

Quoted from Norton Club Update:

Dec 31st – How about ending the year on a high note at the 26th Annual New Year’s Eve ride? Join us for a breakfast buffet on Saturday, January 31st at Burger Continental, 535 S. Lake in Pasadena (south of Colorado, Lake exit off the 210). We leave for Newcomb’s at 11 am and return to Pasadena around 2 pm stopping at a new Lucky Baldwin’s location just east of Pasadena City College on the south side of Colorado Blvd (before Allen). The weather forecast is for temperatures in the high 60s in town and the mid-50s in the mountains, no rain, ice or snow… and no excuses. New Year’s Eve is on a Saturday this year.

January 7th –  Meeting at Section HQ (Bill Easter’s Loft) 6PM This is a pot luck meeting refer to the K17 or contact Bill Easter for further info