Four Chapter Run – September 16-18,
By Jim Falk
Craig Dillmann and Marc Gallin did a great job organizing this year’s Four Chapter Run, and we were blessed with good weather throughout the weekend. About twenty or so riders were in attendance, lighter than expected; only one member from each of the
Friday’s ride was brief, only a local run through some canyons and a stop in
Los Alamos, slightly to the north. Some folks got together for a relaxing dinner at a local Mexican restaurant, where we were treated to entertainment by the children in full attire.
Saturday’s ride took us to a local motorcycle museum in Solvang, where we viewed a great collection of bikes from all eras. The ride afterward took us to the coast through some scenic hill country, and we enjoyed lunch at a famous burger stop for surfer’s near Point Conception. We continued north into
, where we stopped at a custom cycle shop for a welcome break. Continuing north and inland, we arrived at a local spot in Lompoc Los Alamosfor refreshments before returning to the hotel. Saturday evening was the time for a banquet at ’s in Buellton. A great time was had by all, and numerous prizes were drawn at dinner; I believe everyone present got something, such as a shirt, belt buckle, or other worthy gift. Anderson
Sunday’s ride brought us up the mountain near Los Olivos for a spectacular view of the surrounding valleys. We then descended back through Solvang and nearby back roads to a waterfall park nearby. The group returned to the hotel about Noon or 1 PM, and everyone loaded for departure to home.
All in all, the weekend went very well, about 200 miles of riding in all. Hopefully the attendance next year will be more inclusive of the Northern chapters, but SoCal made the effort and put on a great run, and will continue the effort each year as we have done so far. I believe that the LA Chapter is due for sponsoring next year’s run.
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