Yes, it is Wednesday and I am just now writing about Sunday. And yes, I do believe I said something that sounded like I was going to get better about blogging more often. It did sound something like that, didn't it?
But on to Sunday. Exciting day, let me tell you.
First, there was a group ride. Asbjorn rides with a group of Buell riders and they were meeting on Sunday morning to ride Angeles Crest to Newcomb's Ranch. Now normally, I don't do group rides because I enjoy either riding by myself or with Asbjorn. I have never enjoyed the group ride.
We met at a gas station and then headed out. We stopped at one point, a rather scenic spot.
There were quite a few of us, around 30, a bigger turnout than what was expected. But it was a special day. I'll get to that in a minute.
Here is a shot of the bikes all lined up at the scenic overlook:
When we arrived at Newcomb's Ranch, it was a sea of motorcycles:
It was a special event put on by the Pro Italia Motorcycle shop. But there were a lot of different bikes there, not just Ducati, MV Augusta and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. Of course, there were Triumphs, as well as many others and even a scooter showed up:
But I think the most prevalent bike there was the Buell. It just so happened that Erik Buell was at this event!
Some of you may not know that Erik plays guitar, sings and recently recorded a CD. Here is a photo of the band with Erik:
Here's Erik on the guitar:
He sang a few songs from his CD:
And did I meet Erik, you might be asking? Well, yes I did.
I had a lot of fun at this event and it was a pleasure to meet Erik and listen to his music. But I also met someone else very special. I met a another biker girl on a very long journey, longer than mine.
Meet Danielle Hebert:
You will have to check out her travel blog. It has been quite a journey and I think you will enjoy reading about it. She is a musician and is playing at The Coffee Gallery in Altadena this Saturday. She told me she didn't think there would be a cover charge but there would be donations accepted to help her pay for her trip (and some new tires). Asbjorn and I plan to be there and I hope if you are in the area, that you will come by and show your support to this lovely and adventurous woman.
I would also like to share a few photos of a fellow woman rider, Kathleen. Here is a photo of her on her Buell:
And here is a closer shot of her travel companion:
Isn't that the cutest travel companion? Makes Mr. Bill and Alien seem a little lackluster.
It was such a wonderful day. And I will end this post with a photo I took as we were heading back home: