Sun 09/24/2017 OMC Monthly Ride – ACH to Mt Wilson

Oedipus Motorcycle Monthly Ride – ACH to Mt. Wilson Observatory

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Join us for a short twisty ride up Angeles Crest Hwy to Mt. Wilson Observatory.  From here you can tour the grounds and museum and eat at the Cosmic Cafe (Forest Adventure Pass required for parking: $5/day or $30/year available at the Cosmic Cafe or go without at your own risk), or just ride the loop around the top and continue back up CA-2 to Newcomb’s Ranch if you’d rather continue riding.  The Cosmic Cafe is a snack bar with a limited menu of hot dogs, chili, and cold sandwiches.

 

Starting point:  9:30 am (Meet & Greet & Eat)

Panera Bread

990 Town Center Drive Unit A, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Directions: Next door to the ACH Shell just south of I-210; enter from the side street: Town Center Drive.

 

Kickstands Up: 10:00 am

Please be fueled and ready to go (the ACH Shell station is next door to the starting point)

 

Destination:  11:00 pm approximate

Mt Wilson Observatory and Museum and Cosmic Cafe (Adventure Pass required for parking, see above)
Optional continuation / Alternate destination:

Continue up CA-2 to Newcomb’s Ranch

 

Complete route:

https://goo.gl/maps/twLauD8612D2

 

Oedipus has a long and proud tradition of encouraging guests to join us on our rides. We don’t want to decline any rider who chooses to attend, but we have certain minimum expectations that we insist on – basically, a fully legal rider on a road-ready bike.

 

If you would like to ride with us, our requirements are the same as the state of California’s: 1) valid Class CM1 license;  2) current registration on your bike; 3) at least the legal minimum of insurance.

 

We also request that your bike be in good mechanical condition (good tires, no leaks, lights working, etc.). If you or your bike have an issue that would be noticed by a police officer in a traffic stop, we’ll probably notice it, too.

While we have no formal requirements on the subjective issue of gear, we strongly encourage both members and guests to dress appropriately. Full leathers might not be your thing, but road rash probably isn’t, either. If you have any questions or would like a recommendation on attire, please ask any member – several of us are enthusiastic experts on the topic of gear.

If you are a guest who has not ridden with us before, please review this 10-minute MSF Riding Safety Video . The first five minutes are the basics on bike maintenance and ride preparation, but please be sure to view from 4:55 to the end for information on group ride procedure and etiquette. We generally follow these principles, to ensure a safe and entertaining ride for everybody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erpkyD7SMfw

 

Our rides are neither a parade nor a sprint, all riders should proceed at their own pace. We tend to split into two or three organically pace-based groups, so there is no reason or need to race to keep up, please do not do so. The ride leader will stop at all direction decision points to allow the group to re-form. Please show the same courtesy and respect to other members on the ride – and other users of the road – that you would like to receive yourself.

 

If you have any questions or issues, please contact me before or during the ride, or ask any Oedipus member!

 

Eric Gilfand
Oedipus Regent 2017

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