Today, Amy and I woke up and decided to take a ride for a few hours. We took a common motorcycling route (I believe) down HWY 1 winding along the ocean and then through the woods. After about 50 miles we arrived at Alices Restaurant a popular motorcycle hang out and let me tell you, we were not the only ones who decided to go out on a sunny day for a motorcycle ride.
As we pulled around the last winding leg before Alices you could hear the bikes ahead. We pulled up to a stop sign to see 3 full parking lots (easily 50+ motorcycles) all hanging out, eating lunch and chatting with everyone else. There were Harleys, sport bikes, dirt bikes and everything in between. I will be sure to take my camera next time because you can’t really believe it until you have seen it. Out in what seems the middle of nowhere is this popular, delicious restaurant and resting/meeting spot for motorcyclists passing through the area. Needless to say, we had a great time on a sunny day winding through the mountains, trees and along the ocean at times with a pit stop to meet some interesting folks and to eat some really good food.
Check out the map below, it kinda highlights the route we took to get there and where Alices is. Now that we have made the trip once, maybe we can ride along with Joe next time (you are reading this, aren’t you Joe?). The map was made at www.wayfairing.com as a test, but could be pretty cool for things like this.
We have moved again, this time to a quieter and calmer area of San Francisco. As you can see from this quick photo I snapped, we are pretty close to the ocean now. Click on the photo to see the photo set of the new place (and the previous places I have lived here in SF).
Riding home a few days I got a flat tire on my motorcycle. Luckily, I was riding slow and without Amy on the back. An interesting experience none the less. It turns out, AAA does not tow Motorcycles here in San Francisco (without the upgraded insurance package) so I was on my own to figure it out.
I called my motorcycle dealer (Golden Gate Cycles) to get a reccomendation and they told me CC Rider Motorcycle Tow was the way to go, and they were right. They guy got to my place within 30 minutes of calling (yes, that is way fast. I waited 90 minutes for a jump one time in the city, and Im now 5 miles out of the city). He showed up with a motorcycle trailer that carried 2 bikes securily, which made me happy. Best part was, to fix the flat and to get the tow was under $150 which was about $100 less than I had expected.
The good news is, Im not dead and I know how to deal with a flat on a motocycle now. This Photo taken by theFerf