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The Coulterville Pancake Breakfast ride, 06/12/05

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For today’s ride my wife Sally and I are riding w/ our close friend Steve. He rides a 98 Dyna Wideglide. ( A couple of years ago he ran into 3 Black Angus beeves at night and got banged up pretty good, nothing worse than having to eat a steak sandwich you didn’t order. All kidding aside, he almost lost his leg and is just starting to get back to some serious riding). We left Merced, headed north on Hwy 59 out through some rolling, oak covered farmland through Snelling, taking a left at Merced Falls and along the western edge of Lake McClure and up to Hwy 132. Going right it was 11 more miles to Coulterville. Not being familiar w/ the town we had to ask directions. Turns out the pancake breakfast was in the old schoolhouse. Built in 1917, it was kind of a trip to be in the classroom and imagine how it may have been to attend school there in the 20s, 30s and 40s, you know… “back in the day”. We spoke w/ our server, a student attending nearby Mariposa high school, along w/ some of the older townsfolk. The subject was the negative impact of growing development in the foothills and all agreed that progress can get out of control. After a second helping of pancakes we rode back up Hwy 132 but stayed on it until we got down to La Grange, an old mining town. We stopped in to check out the scooters at the La Grange Saloon, an historic watering hole popular w/ riders in this area. A sizable contingent w/ the Claim Jumpers rode in as well as a couple of brothers flying the colors of “International Association of Iron Workers”, one riding a very nice custom chopper, you will recognize it as the purple scooter in the image section. After shooting the breeze w/ some of the riders there we decide to call it a ride and head back home. So, back through picturesque Snelling and through some Oak covered S turns and back out of the hills. After saying good day to Steve, Sally and I get back to the house so I can post the page… RIDE
My 93 Sporty, a converted 1200 has been lowered

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Sally is looking at me w/ some dubiousness, not sure why.

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Steve getting the 'glide out.

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Steve's Dyna, the black tank is a replacement. Pipes are scrubbed.

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The road out

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The school house

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Some of the visitors came on four wheels

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Found a shady place to park

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Ready for breakfast

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Have a seat, my name is Ashley and I will be your server

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The other end of the room

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It is a two room school house, with indoor plumbing

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A stroll around the grounds

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Steve had to replace the forks and the front wheel as well as the tank

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This is a sample of the country we were riding through

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And this

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And this

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We like to cruise... check the speedo

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It's easier to take pictures at this speed

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La Grange

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Saddling up

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And riding out

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And our friends from the Iron Workers

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Another look

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DSCF0914.JPG (519790 bytes) The Rev Tech 110

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Steve and I at the rail

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Sally

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The custom rolling

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Gotta show the Sportys

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Time to go

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Back through Snelling

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And the ESSES

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