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Alice’s Resturant – Woodside, CA

Posted in Alice's Resturant, California, Food, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Restaurant on September 17, 2017 by DRF

This place, Alice’s Resturant has been on my “bucket list” for a few years now.  I finally made it.  It’s located South of San Francisco in Woodside, CA.

It’s my understanding this restaurant was named after the song by “Arlo Guthrie” titled “Alice’s Resturant Massacree”, most commonly referred to as “Alice’s Resturant”.  The song is based on a true story and was released in 1967.

For those in my age bracket!, you know it…  “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Resturant…”

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Not many people here this morning.  It get’s very busy on the weekends though.

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By the time I left, a few bikes and cars were arriving.

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It’s a nice restaurant with a lot of memorabilia on the walls.

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The food was excellent here!

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Of course I has to get a shot with my motorcycle in the frame!

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As you can see, by bike is loaded down for this trip.  Next stop San Francisco, CA.

 

The Rock Store & Neptunes Net in CA

Posted in Beach, California, Food, Malibu, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Restaurant on August 28, 2017 by DRF

Here’s a few photos of a ride I took out to the Rock Store with some friends.  Jay Leno has been known to show up here once and a while to show off his motorcycles and cars.  Unfortunately for us, he did not make an appearance this weekend.  Inside the Rock Store’s gift shop, there are dozens of photos of movie stars and famous people on the wall with their signatures who have been there.  We also rode over to  Neptune’s Net in Malibu, CA.  I grew up near both of these places in High School.  We use to go to Neptune’s Net all the time after going to the beach and “Trying to Surf”!  We never really got the hang of it.  Back then, this place wasn’t so popular.  If you’re in the area, both of these places are worth a visit.  Weekends are the most popular with us motorcyclists.

Pre Planning for another Motorcycle Trip – A Lot of Snacks!

Posted in Camping, Camping Gear, Energy, Food, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Camping, Motorcycle Cargo Trailer, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Trip Planning with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2014 by DRF

It will be a few months before my next (9 day) motorcycle trip, but that’s not stopping me from getting prepaired!  After all, part of the enjoyment (at least for me) is the preparation, planning, figuring out the route I want to take, etc…

I’ve decided NOT to put a hitch on my new Tri-Glide and pull the Bushtec cargo trailer like I did with the Ultra Classic.  After talking to the person at my local Harley-Davidson dealer that deals with warranty issues, I’ve decided to wait on installing a hitch.  He told me when a Harley-Davidson comes in for service and they notice a hitch has been installed, they have the ability to tag the motorcycles VIN number in Harley-Davidsons computer system effectively voiding the warranty.  This “tag” would be in the H-D system for all dealers to see.  If if you’ve purchased an extended warranty, it will be voided as well.  For those who’ve purchased the extended warranty, you know it wasn’t cheap.  He said some dealers may do it, and others may not.  I got the impression this dealership would do it if it was noticed. He wouldn’t say one way or another.  I don’t want to risk looking my warranty right now, so I’ll just keep the trailer in storage for now.

Anyway, I said all that to say I need to reduce the amount of things I’ll take on my next trip and reduce the size of some of the items I want to take.

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I’ve made a few purchases in the last few weeks for my next motorcycle trip.  I think I purchased most of these items at REI.  They have a good selection of quality items and an excellent return policy if you’re not satisfied.  I’m not affiliated with REI, I just like the store.  Some items are a little expensive, but if your a member you get a 10% rebate each year which helps.

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A Kelty Trailogic 2 Person, 3 Season Tent.  This tent complete with the poles weighs 4 lbs 13 oz and packs down to 14″ x 11″ x 3″ in the included bag.

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Marmot Maverics 40F/4C sleeping bag that weighs 2 lbs 3 oz.  It opens up to 6 ft in length and packs down in the included bag to about the size of a 1 litter soda bottle.

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core (sleeping pad).  In the bag it measures 8″ x 4 1/2″ and folds open to 20″ x 72″ x 2.5″.  Weight is 1 lb 10 oz.

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Cocoon UltraLight Air-Core Hood/Camp Pillow with premium synthetic fill.  Ultra small, 4″ x 2 1/2″ in the included bag and weighs 3.5 oz.

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REI Flexlite Chair.  Size folded up in the bag is 14″ x 3″ and weighs 1 lb 11 oz.

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SeaToSummit Drylite MicroTowel.  Size folded in the bag is 5″ x 5″ and opens to 36″ x 19″.  Weight is 4 oz.

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An of course a motorcycle trip wouldn’t be complete without taking along a few snacks!  Some Electrolyte drink tabs to put in my water bottle to stay hydrated, and various snack bars, etc…  for my trips.  These all have expiration dates good for several months and will be good for my next trip.  I’m not sure if they’ll all make it that long, I may need to sample a few of them!

My old tent, sleeping bag, sleeping bad, pillow and chair are still perfectely fine, the new ones are just smaller in size and easier to carry on the motorcycle since I won’t be pulling the trailer.

 

Another Harley-Davidson Dealer & My Favorite Eateries

Posted in California, Escondido CA, FLHTCUTG, Food, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Restaurant, Tri-Glide with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by DRF

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DSCF0124A motorcycle ride out of state wouldn’t be complete without a stop at a motorcycle dealer!  This one in in San Marcos, CA.  Biggs Harley-Davidson.

DSCF0134When I ride out to Escondido, California, I’ve found a couple places that have become my favorite places to eat.  These 2 restaurants are located downtown along Historic Route 395.  I found both of these places from local residents.

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Champions Family Restaurant.  Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Their known for the giant size cinnamon rolls.  They don’t accept credit cards or checks, just good old fashioned cash!  They even have an antique push button register at the counter.  A favorite place for locals.

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Flippi’s Pizza in Escondido for some Italian food.  My favorite is the meatball sub.  This place doesn’t look like much from the outside, but when you go inside it will surprise you.  Another favorite place for locals.

 

My Favorite BBQ Place – Famous Dave’s

Posted in Food, Motorcycle with tags , , on September 16, 2013 by DRF

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fdavesNot much to put in the motorcycle blog today.

I took a motorcycle ride today with a stop at my favorite  BBQ place Famous Dave’s.  I’ve ordered several items from the menu over the years, and all have been amazing.  I highly recommend this place if you have one in your neighborhood.

My New Favorite – Five Guys Burgers and Frys

Posted in Arizona, Food, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides on January 2, 2012 by DRF

Can you believe it’s January and 79 degrees here in Phoenix, AZ today?  About 20 degrees above normal.  A beautiful day for a ride to my favorite burger place.  “Five Guys Burgers and Frys.”  If you’re a fan of “In-N-Out Burger”, you’ll like this place too.  A little more expensive, but you get more food and a larger selection of toppings at no extra charge.  Plus, free peanuts in the shell while you wait!  Don’t want to wait in line?  Use their iPhone application and order and pay for your food before you get there. Then just walk in, pick up your food and dig in!  (here’s a suggestion from me to save a couple of dollars: If you want their regular french frys, you only need to order 1 for each 2 or 3 people in your group.  They give you a lot in each bag.) I hope you enjoy this place as much as I do.

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