Sun 03/26/2017: Oedipus Motorcycle Monthly Ride – ACH to Newcomb’s to LA Leather Pride

Oedipus Motorcycle Monthly Ride – ACH to Newcomb’s to LA Leather Pride

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Join us for a late-starting short twisty ride up Angeles Crest Hwy to Newcomb’s Ranch for lunch.  After lunch, we plan to take both Upper Big Tujunga and Big Tujunga Canyon roads to the Bullet for CODE: CONVERGENCE, the Lot Party to kick off LA Leather Pride week.  This is the titleholder motorcycle ride-in event so bikers will be needed.

 

Starting point:  10:30 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: 11:00 am

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

 

Lunch:  12:00 pm approximate

Newcomb’s Ranch
CA-2, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011, 626-440-1001
After Lunch Route:

Angeles Crest Hwy (CA-2) south to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Rd west to Angeles Forest Hwy south to Big Tujunga Canyon Rd west to Oro Vista Ave south to Foothill Blvd west to Sunland Blvd west.  Access I-210 or I-5 from Sunland Blvd if not continuing, otherwise continue south on Vineland Blvd and east on Burbank Blvd to the Bullet.

 

After Party:  3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LA Leather Pride CODE: CONVERGENCE at The Bullet

10522 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood CA

 

Complete route:

https://goo.gl/maps/fr3Xa9dYpaH2

 

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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