Well guys, my first big ride was a total success. I had a great time. Here is a brief ride report with some pics. I still have not had time to make any compilation video's but I do have a number of hours of footage to wade through to pick out the best stuff.
I was on my Yamaha Vstar touring.
Corey is on his Harley Street Glide with full dresser. Corey is pretty serious about doing long trips and has ridden from SoCal to Yellowstone and Glacier on different trips.
Ben is on his Harley Road King without the Windshield, he also has a side car when doing longer trips and bringing his wife and daughter, the guy loves to ride.
Matt is on his Eletra Glide, Full Dresser.
We left Oceanside on Thursday night, July 2nd and rode up through LA to Camarillo to stay with a friend and get us starting our first day closer to the Mountains. 147 miles, freeway boring riding.
Friday morning we Left Camarillo and took some small local passes up to Ojai where we met up for breakfast.
Here we are packing up and leaving Camarillo:
From Camarillo we took Grimms Canyon into Fillmore, headed east to Santa Paula to head up into Ojai. After Breakfast we took the 33 - also known as Maricopa Hwy. My buddy Dave on his Fat Boy and his Dad on his BMW Sport Touring bike came along with us for the first half of the day. Here are some pics from that section of highway:
After we arrived in Frazier Park David and his dad jetting home down the 5 fwy. We turned north and dropped the grapevine into Bakersfield for some Lunch. After lunch we headed up the 178 to Lake Isabella and stopped in at Kern River Brewing Company. it was very hot up there, probably over 100, so we took a break and jumped into the North Fork Kern River to cool down before heading up Sherman Pass, our first Sierra pass of the trip.