Oedipus Monthly Ride – “Halloween Ride – Return of the Oedipi” – Saturday, October 28, 2017. This ride is a reprisal of our Halloween 2012 ride with a few modifications.
Starting point: 9:30 am (Meet & Greet & Eat)
26802 The Old Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91381
Kickstands Up: 10:00 am
Destination: 12:30 pm approximate
Please be gassed up and ready to go for a 10 am departure.
We will ride north on The Old Road to Rye Canyon Road, turn left and ride till San Francisquito Canyon Road, then proceed east to Lake Elizabeth. From there, we will loop back through Bouquet Canyon and Vasquez Canyon, ending up for group photo at the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, then on to lunch at the Sweetwater Café in Agua Dulce.
After lunch we can either head back directly down the 14 freeway, or continue on to Soledad Canyon Road, then east on Aliso Canyon Road, then south on Angeles Forest Highway gradually back to civilization.
Although out in the countryside, we will be close to services and should be in cellular area most if not all of the day.
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.
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!