Spring is in there air

Spring is in the air

Another great ride to the Little Dragon.  Traffic was pretty clear and the roads were clean.  We enjoyed a quick bite at the Priest Grade Cafe before heading back down the the hill. Another great day with good friends and meeting a few along the way.

Energica Electric Motorcycle

Energica Electric Motorcycle

Had to opportunity to check out this beauty in person last night.  To be honest, I haven’t been on board with the whole electric bike movement, well at least until now.

Energica’s Ego is quite simply a functional work of art.  True engineering is present just about everywhere you look. 3D printed sub-frame and seat pan, side mounted rear spring, the gorgeous android based control console, and the incredible response from the electronically controlled throttle.

This thing would fit in to any group ride or bike night, with the looks of an exotic Italian sportbike. Then it hits you… Hey, where’s the exhaust pipe?

Though even the entry level Ego is well out of my price range, I can’t help but wonder what fun I would have on a bike with so much power and torque, that runs so whisper quite you won’t wake up the neighbors when you leave in the morning.

Energica
http://www.energicasuperbike.com

Another beautiful Sunday ride

Another beautiful Sunday ride

Warm day in March, perfect for an afternoon ride.  Spending time with good friends and rippin’ up some familiar roads.

Did someone say Kobe?

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All the way to Sonora, only to find that they have no Kobe beef. At least we got to enjoy some great roads getting here.

Warm enough for a ride!!!!

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It’s been cold all week, but today we were blessed with perfect 60+ degree weather and the roads were pretty devoid of traffic.

Epic ride 2014 is officially done!

Epic ride 2014 is officially doneWhew, what a ride! Left at 5:30, back home at 10:30 with a total of 537 miles of bliss.  Had a great time with the crew and enjoyed many great roads and a pretty light flow of traffic up the coast.  This was probably the coldest coast ride yet, but I planned accordingly and it wasn’t too uncomfortable.  Most of the day was filled with perfect riding temperatures and great times with the entire group.  Can’t wait to do it again!

 

Last stop, time to bundle up!

Last stopOne last stop to fill the tanks, and wrap ourselves in something warm for the cold ride up the mountain. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty cold when we finally pulled into town, but a warm cup of coffee from the Oakhurst Starbucks provide the much needed boost to get me home.

 

Yummy!

Yummy!Well, it was a long fast ride up the coast and Hwy 1 did not disappoint.  We got a little separated on the way, but we were able to get everyone together in Carmel and head for a much needed bread bowl at Fisherman’s Wharf.

 

Damn it’s good to be back on the bike

Damn it's good to be back on the bike

After a quick ride through the valley, it was nice to get our first glimpse of the coast.  Taking Hwy 1 up to Cambria for a much need gas stop.  The coast was beautiful and we hit no fog along the way

Waiting for phase one to arrive

Waiting for phase one to arrive

Enjoying the cool 41 degree weather while waiting for the rest of the Oakhurst crew to arrive.  Yes, that is right, BK is here first.  :)