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A Perfect Day Riding Down Highway 1 From Monterey to San Luis Obispo... :)

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An Now For Something Completely Different.....

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Now for something completely different..  I do not spend ALL my time riding motorcycles. I do work for a living too. My company is XKs Unlimited and not only do we supply Jaguar parts worldwide we restore all sorts of classic cars. Below is a 1962 Morgan +4 DHC we just restored from a pile of parts... To see  more of what we do go to www.xks.com

A Few Last Thoughts..

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Motorcycles on the way home and we are home... Dear Family & Friends, This is my final report for this trip and here are a few final thoughts and observations... I have said many times where ever I travel I always see things that are done better and worse than the USA. It is a chance to learn.. Here are a few observations I have made during our travels.. -The French are very nice people.. As in any culture, treat them with respect and an open mind and I find all people to be friendly and interesting. -The country side of France is BEAUTIFUL.  It looks much like northern California wine country Napa/ Sonoma. Now I know why they the California wine industry started there. -Seven weeks walking around Europe is like 700 hours on a stair master.. There are stairs everywhere so no need to go to a gym.. -The infrastructure of Europe in general is so much better than ours it is embarrassing! The roads are smooth and well maintained. The cities are neat and cle

Goodwood, Ace Cafe Brighton Motorcycle Run, and Over Coming a life long fear...Ano

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Dear Family & Friends, We are definitely on the home stretch now.. No broken motorcycles or bodies so I think it has been a tremendous success..... Sunday morning we woke up at the beautiful B&B we stayed at near Goodwood. Blue sky and no clouds in sight.. The Goodwood Revival is an amazing event. It is the one event that even if you are not a dedicated car guy you are going to have fun. With the fancy dress and pageantry there is something for everyone.. My only criticism is it is getting to popular and the crowds are really overwhelming. You must go at least once... Any ways today it does not matter because we rode to Brighton for the Ace Cafe Brighton Run.. The Ace Cafe for you that are not into motorcycles is the quintessential biker hang out in London. It was originally a truck stop cafe in the 1930s and slowly became a major hang out for motorcyclist.. The term Cafe Racer for motorcycles was started here because in the 1950s young motorcyclist would race from caf