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Angeles Crest Hwy Ride 1/7/2012

Heading out for my first group ride since my accident. Anyone in the area that wants to go. Lets Do It.



Saturday, January 7, 2012, 9:00 AM

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Angeles Crest Highway (ACH)

A ride on the Angeles Crest Highway (~195 miles) with lunch at Newcomb’s Ranch Restaurant. This is another hangout of Jay Leno's as well!
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Meet at Starbucks in Fountain Valley, CA - KSU 9:30 AM.

405 North to 605 North
605 North to I-5 North
I-5 North to 2 East (but going north)
Stop at the Shell Station before the road becomes all twisties!
Stop for lunch at Newcomb’s Ranch Restaurant
Continue down ACH with a short stop in Wrightwood.
Shortly after Wrightwood, freeways all the way home - I-15, 91, 55; split off as needed.

See Map for the Angeles Crest Highway Ride....http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...01,0.83944&t=m

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Great Ride Today. Had Road Closures After Lunch But All Was Good.


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Seems like it was a good ride with an interesting group of bikes. Nice weather too from the look of it. But a hugh bacon cheeseburger with onion rings?? That was probably the most dangerous part of the entire ride.

BTW, were any of the folks pictured you? it's nice to be able to put a face to a name.

Hope you're feeling OK since the accident - good enough to ride obviously.

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Seems like it was a good ride with an interesting group of bikes. Nice weather too from the look of it. But a hugh bacon cheeseburger with onion rings?? That was probably the most dangerous part of the entire ride.

BTW, were any of the folks pictured you? it's nice to be able to put a face to a name.

Hope you're feeling OK since the accident - good enough to ride obviously.

What i like about this group is it has harleys,cruisers,you name it its there. A few women riders as well and ladys that want to come on as passengers.Everyones there for the ride not what your riding. Didn't get to make a video this time out.Will have new camera tuesday. BTW It was a really good burger. Heres a couple of photos with me in them from today.

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BTW It was a really good burger. Heres a couple of photos with me in them from today.
Thanks, it's nice to have a face to put against a member's name. And I believe it's a civilized man who holds his menu rather than plopping it on the table and staring down at it.

New camera? One that mounts to one's helmet perhaps?

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Thanks, it's nice to have a face to put against a member's name. And I believe it's a civilized man who holds his menu rather than plopping it on the table and staring down at it.

New camera? One that mounts to one's helmet perhaps?
Never noticed but i've always held out my menu even more so now when i forget my glasses.

Exact same camera Drift HD170. You can mount it to the helmet but i don't care for the helmet mounted footage too much head movement normally


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Never noticed but i've always held out my menu even more so now when i forget my glasses.

Exact same camera Drift HD170. You can mount it to the helmet but i don't care for the helmet mounted footage too much head movement normally


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Nice set-up. How difficult was it to mount?

I wonder how many people might mistake it for Forward Looking Intrared or a Klingon disruptor?? Wouldn't you love to actually have a disruptor - to deal with those pesky cages and not have to worry about residue.

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Nice set-up. How difficult was it to mount?

I wonder how many people might mistake it for Forward Looking Intrared or a Klingon disruptor?? Wouldn't you love to actually have a disruptor - to deal with those pesky cages and not have to worry about residue.
Very simple set-up. Heres what you need. The cameras on sale for $159 right now.

http://www.amazon.com/Drift-Innovation-Stealth-Recording-1-5-Inch/dp/B004L5AF4Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326085981&sr=8-1
You can get a extended battery for longer rides or opt for the next 2 items to plug up to a cigarette lighter plug. I have both options

http://www.amazon.com/Drift-DBOOT-Rear-Silicon-Cover/dp/B004IYZFSG/ref=pd_cp_p_4

http://www.amazon.com/Drift-HD170-Original-Charger-Charging/dp/B004OUQHX6/ref=pd_sim_e_11 ( This item thats shown on Amazons web-site is not what was sent. So if you want to order make sure to verify the product before ordering ) or order from here......

http://www.launchhelmetcams.com/acce...on-car-charger



http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-uti...inch-ball.html

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-cam...m-b-202au.html

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-sho...-b-201u-a.html


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Well look who is out and riding!!! Good to see.

Tried to view video and youtubie suggested I try later...?...so I will.

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Well look who is out and riding!!! Good to see.

Tried to view video and youtubie suggested I try later...?...so I will.

Thanks. Felt good getting out. Had some aches and pains but it was all good.

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Joseph - you're not worried that hitting a pothole might run your front fender into the camera?

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Joseph - you're not worried that hitting a pothole might run your front fender into the camera?

Nope i've taken it out and compressed the forks as much as i could. Hit big holes & Recently hitting a BMW and its still good to go.....

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Made changes to list need for camera set-up. The car charger power cord from Amazon i recieved was not what was listed in the photo and won't work for powering while riding. Listed a vendor to get correct part.

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