Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mt. Palomar Ride

     The day after Louis Soto's garage party we all headed for Mt. Palomar. Pete and Bob had been there before as it is one of the most popular motorcycle roads in Southern California. On a weekend there are hundreds of bikes on the mountain and surrounding area. Sport bikes are particularly attracted to the tight increasing radius and hairpin turns. 

     To get to Mt. Palomar, take Hwy 15 south, just south of Temecula take Hwy 76 and go east to Hwy S7, that's where the fun begins. We stopped at Mother's Kitchen Restaurant for some great bike spotting.

A guy named Mike showed up with his very nice Honda CBX.

A Guy named Chris rode this electric
 bike, quiet, kinda spooky.

     We left Mother's and headed up the mountain to a place called The Hideout. We lingered at The Hideout, I had a pulled pork sandwich that was delicious. The beer was cold and the band good. 


Chris showed up at The Hideout having ditched the electric (maybe it needed a charge) for this '36 knucklehead. He says he has 125 bikes and I'd bet they are all pretty nice.

Pete and Jennifer at The Hideout

And Bob and Sonja at The Hideout

     We left Mt. Palomar on Hwy 76 past Lake Henshaw and hit Hwy 79 back to Temecula. At around 6,000 ft. Mt. Palomar was a lot cooler than the lower elevations. The ride had just about everything that makes a great day trip and I want to go back.