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Weekend Bar Hop

  • We finally had a weekend with no rain and no family commitments, so it was time to go for a ride. Lucky cleaned the RoadKing while I got ready and we were on the road by 9am. We headed south and then up over the Ortega Highway into Lake Elsinore to meet up with our good friends Russ & Cindy. We met Russ and Cindy right here on CycleFish (the old version) a few years back when we posted on the forum for someone to ride to the Redwood Run with. We have been friends ever since and have attended the Redwood Run every year with them. Russ owns the website which sells biker apparel (specializing in sexy tops for the ladies) and other biker accessories (little plug for Russ's site).

    After some Bloody Mary's and beers, it was time to hit the road in search for the next bar. We headed south into the De Luz area, a beautiful area of avocado ranches and great twisty, hilly roads. Of course we had no plan or map, so after a few u-turns we wound up in Temecula. We were all set for Mexican food at Rose's Cantina when a girl on the corner with a sign directed us to a new spot that served sandwiches, salads and beers. The place had just opened and they were still building the club room for events and the horseshoe pits and outdoor stage in the back. Looks like it is going to be a fun spot when its all finished...I just wih I could remember the name. I will try to get it and let you know what it is.

    We finished lunch and headed to our son's house to see our granddaughter (we wanted to show her off to Russ & Cindy). But when we got there, our son was out getting his truck repaired and the baby was sleeping. We visited with our daughter in-law for a few minutes before getting back on the road. Next stop was a little bar & grill in Rainbow called the Rainbow Inn. Too bad when we got there it was closed for re-modeling. We headed south again and over Old Mission Rd through the little town of Fallbrook and into ***sall. ***sall is a great little town because you can see the entire town if you stand in the center of the only intersection. We stopped at a little bar called Ringers that had 3 or 4 bikes out front and a group of regulars sitting on the front patio having a beer. We went in had a beer and decided to move on to the next place.

    Heading back toward the beach to our next stop was a bar called One More That's It in Oceanside. We were hungry and this place had a grill, but just our luck the grill was closed that day because of the light crowd. It looked like it could be a fun spot when the crowd is bigger, so we will have to go back there again. We quickly finished our drinks and headed out to get some food.

    We headed north on the freeway (hubby hates freeway riding) to get back toward our neck of the woods. Our big plans for food wound up being Del Taco to go. We took our Del Taco gourmet food and headed over to Mugs Away in Laguna Niguel. If you have never heard of Mugs Away, they are famous for their Annual Mooning of the Amtrak. Once a year, thousands (this past year over 10,000) people get together and moon the Amtrak trains as they pass on the adjacent railroad tracks. (if you want to check it out, you need to visit our site When the mooning is not going on, this is still a great little place usually occupied by five to ten locals during the day and a good crowd at night to see the band. We had one last drink and then called it a day. We said our good-byes to Russ and Cindy in the parking lot before riding off in our own directions.

    What a geat day of riding and visiting with friends we don't get to see as often as we would like.


  • BikerCrap
    BikerCrap Well we tried to get down to Borrego Springs again, this past weekend and failed. 3rd times a charm and we're planning on going on the 22nd. Can't wait too long, want to see the desert in bloom. We are hitting the road at 9:00am and making it a...  more
    March 11, 2009
  • Lucky
    Lucky Would love to, but we can't do the 22nd. That's the day we are doing our first membership drive at Cook's Corner. If you happen to be going past Cook's on the way back from Borrego Springs (since it is right on the way , stop by.
    March 11, 2009