I started this blog because I love to take motorcycle trips both local and around the country. And I love finding that roadside attraction or quaint town and of course the best places to eat. So I'd like to share my adventures with friends old and new. And I would like to hear about yours. Feel free to share. What's the nicest ride you've ever taken? The most scenic ride? The longest ride? Rallies you've been to with thousands or a solo ride? The town you fell in love with? The food that you'd go back for? Talk about the motorcycle shops along the way. We all love a warm friendly face. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so use them to help others share your experience.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

DAY 32

So in keeping with the trend of visiting old friends, we left El Cajon and our plan for Friday was to visit an old friend who I used to work with at Harley Davidson Of Lakewood.  James lives in an absolutely beautiful and charming smaller town northeast of San Diego called Ramona. Nestled in some rocky mountains the town has fantastic weather year round and scenery that is quite different from what we're used to.
Again, we weren't going to meet with James until later afternoon, so he suggested that we take a ride to a little town 20 minutes north of him called Julian. It's an old mining town and now it attracts tourists and many bikers. It's made up of some very old shops and between shopping and eating you can easily spend a nice afternoon there. The road from Ramona to Julian is another of those winding, climbing, twisty turny kind of roads that any biker would love. It amazes me that there are so many of these great roads all over the country. It seems that everywhere we go, we can find one of these roads that I love and Faith moans about.
 Then we came back down to Ramona to meet James at "Da Tuna Shack". It's a great little place that he co-owns and we enjoyed some good food and some of the local beers. It was really nice to see James again. He moved out here quite a few years ago and is absolutely loving life right now. The chances of him moving back east are slim to none.
Even though we are trying to keep the long rides to a minimum, with the ride up to Julian and back down to Ramona and then from Ramona to Corona where we finally found a hotel, we clocked in at 170 miles for today.
Getting closer to "home" and I'm thinking maybe Monday evening we should get there.

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