Archive for February, 2012

March Meeting

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The March meeting will be Saturday, March 10th at noon.  It will be hosted by Bill and Marge Melvin in San Clemente.  Please phone the Melvins if you are planning to attend.  Details in K17.

New Home

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

We finally moved into our home and received the contents of the shipping container on February 2nd.  Here are a couple of photos of the bikes inside and outside their new home.  After almost three months in their crates, I filled up the Comet with oil and took some fuel from the can used for the lawn mower, and the Comet started on the third kick, Peter Redmond was there to see them and hear the Comet run.  Now if I can find someone to take all of our empty shipping boxes and packing paper, I would have enough room to get around the bikes inside the garage, it is a pretty tight fit for now.


Ojai Ride with the Norton Club

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Mike proposed that we grab breakfast and meet up with the group at the destination in Ojai. So we went the the Hungry Fox and ‘fueled up’. Then we bombed up the 5 to 126 towards Santa Paula. It was a lovely day, a little chilly early but by noon it warmed up. We headed up the 150 towards Ojai and the rode twisted through hills that wound like ribbons. The Rapide did just fine. Running strong and smooth. Once at the ‘museum’ we met up with Greg McBride on his early B Series Shadow (48 I think, I will confirm) and Derry Naylor on his lovely C Series Black Shadow. Bill Easter was there on his C Series Shadow as well.



Greg and Derry were seeing my Rapide for the first time.


Mike and I stayed a while and Mr. Tagart, the owner of the Egli, came over to talk and tell us stories of years gone by in Ojai.

The collection was amazing, it could be a blog entry on its own!

We stopped at Bocelli’s on the way home for a nice warm meal. Smooth sailing.

February Ride

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

February 12 (Sunday) – Annual Ojai Pilgrimage: Meet at the Cactus Patch in Moorpark, 197 High St in the old “downtown” section of the city.   Click Here to view map!!!   Ride leaves at 10 am for Grimes Canyon, Santa Paula and the Webster/Taggart collections; lunch at Bocalli’s around 1:30 pm