Ridemalibu Motorcycle Rentals & Tours – Los Angeles CA
  1. Ciao Guest - You’ve landed at the ultimate Guzzi site. In SoCal? See the SERVICE tab above for the best in service, tires, tuning and installation of our products or custom work. NEW FORUM REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE EMAIL ACTIVATION - CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. ALWAYS TRY A SEARCH BEFORE STARTING A NEW TOPIC - Most questions you may have are already answered on the Forum with FACTS, NOT OPINIONS. PLEASE DON'T BE A DRIVE-BY POSTER: As a common courtesy, check back if you are posting elsewhere on the web. Note there's decades of Guzzi hands-on experienced help on this site, all whom give endless amounts of their time for free; BE COURTEOUS AND RESPECTFUL! There is zero tolerance on personal attacks and off-site links to other Forums or competing products. Also be sure to click on the STORE link also above for our 600+ product inventory, including many of our 100% Made-in-house-USA GTM products and engine kits. We appreciate the consideration, understanding and your business... past and future. And if you haven't seen our MotoCycle (not) art, click on the BUILDS tab above to see our work at our sister business; GT MotoCycles®-- WE ARE ONLINE ONLY - NO PHONE CALLS MADE OR RECEIVED.

Austin Rides?

Discussion in 'United States of America' started by daviscr5, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. daviscr5

    daviscr5 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    4
    Hi All,
    I'm a new Guzzi owner(07' Griso purchased from AF1). I love the bike - it has tons of character. I've admired these since 2001 when I bought my first "real" bike, a Triumph Sprint RS 955i in Jacksonville, NC. Anyhow, it appears that there are no new threads for this region. I generally post on the Two Wheeled Texans site, but figured I'd see if there are ever any rides organized from this site for the Austin region??

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    11,386
    Likes Received:
    3,461
    Location:
    Malibu
    Chris, welcome to the site. We have a good fiend that moved there last year from L.A. I'll have him check in here. I was in town there last Summer, and it wasn't a ride, but there was three or so Guzzi at the Vintage Bike night at the Draught House Pub on Medical Pkwy. Hopefully some others will chime in here. If you meet up with them or other riders, get them to check in here... and be sure to post pics.
     
  3. daviscr5

    daviscr5 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    4
    I'll keep an eye out for your friend. I generally ride 100+ miles each weekend when I'm not working and would be hay to have him along. The hillcountry is terrific. I'll be sure to post pics.

    Chris
     
  4. daviscr5

    daviscr5 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    4
    Happy, not "hay".... Smart phones...
     
  5. profwacko

    profwacko Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Austin
    Hello Chris.

    My name is Jack Price. I am the guy Todd mentioned.

    We definitely need to hook up.

    Shoot me a PM and I'll send you my contact info.

    Talk more soon

    -Jack
     
  6. daviscr5

    daviscr5 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    4
    This is definitely a rather quiet forum, albeit a useful one with some great tech tips. I'm riding tomorrow(Sunday, 5 Feb) as I always do when I'm not working. I'll head west from Lakeway around 11:30 am. I don't have a route planned yet, but it will likely be about a 2-3 hour ride with some great hill country roads involved. I need to wrap up the break-in on my Griso.... If anyone would like to join, drop me a line.

    Chris
     
  7. daviscr5

    daviscr5 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    4
    Well, just in case you were considering this, I'm not riding today. The weather is raining and 45 out here in west Austin. I'll throw out a line next time I'm riding and the weather is a little better.

    Chris
     
  8. 83 sicilian

    83 sicilian Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey there, I am new to the Guzzi experience.
    I just obtained a fully restored V65sp (1983) and it is magnificent.

    I live in Elgin TX, near austin.
     
  9. falcor

    falcor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin
    I am in Austin at least one week a month, I keep a BMW 1150RT in Austin and wouldn't mind going on rides... we can pretend it is a Guzzi... just um, an oil head. Maybe Todd and I should setup a Guzzi in my garage in Austin. Custom design a "Lone Star" Guzzi. Hmmm.... I smell a project!
     
  10. daviscr5

    daviscr5 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    4
    83 sicilian- Elgin is close enough and great lookin' bike! Let's get together one of these weekends for a ride. I have dad-duty all weekend this coming weekend(Feb 25/26) and work the following weekend(Mar 3/4), but am totally free for a few weekends after. How about linking up on either Mar 10 or 11? I've never ridden the east side of Austin so I'm happy to meet in Elgin. If you prefer the hillcountry, that works for me too as I live in Lakeway. If that weekend doesn't work, just shoot over a better one and I can probably make it happen.

    Falcor- just let me know next time you are in Austin and we can set up a ride - Beemers are cool too!

    chris
     
  11. AustinGriso

    AustinGriso Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin
    I am in Austin and as long as it is not raining, I am usually able to ride on the weekends -

    I bought a 2012 Griso SE from AF1 in Jan - I traded in my 09 Mana
     
  12. daviscr5

    daviscr5 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    4
    Sorry for the delay. I admittedly just don't check this site very often - usually on www.twtex.com. Congrats on the new Griso!! I bought mine from AF1 as well - great folks over there. I can go for an afternoon ride this Saturday - 4-28 if you're up for it. Anytime after 1:00 pm. I live in the Lakeway area.

    Chris
     
  13. DaGoose

    DaGoose Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Leander, Texas
    Hi,
    A few of us are trying to organize a Moto Guzzi Riders group here in Austin. The idea: rides, coffee and coversation, overnights with people that appreciate the Brand, etc. Oh, and let's not forget bench racing! If you are interested please leave some contact information and we will reach out to you.

    I can be reached at OutofBalanceEnt@gmail.com
     
  14. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    11,386
    Likes Received:
    3,461
    Location:
    Malibu
    Be sure to keep the info alive here please.

    I was in Austin for a few days ~2 weeks ago. I was on a loaner of a different brand, but I made it to Doc's for bike night along with Jack P here on this Forum on his convert. He also has a Jackal in his garage. Good guy to know.
     
  15. blackdog

    blackdog Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Regina
    Hello all:

    We will be heading to Austin from Canada for the Formula1 race in November. We have several free days and are wondering if its worth trailering our 2 Guzzis along. Any comments or suggestions for interesting rides or group meetings would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  16. DaGoose

    DaGoose Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Leander, Texas
    There is a very good motorcycle community here in Austin. The Texas Hill Country has a lot of good riding. Bring the bikes. There are all kinds of gatherings during the week. Mondays at a brew pub, Wednesdays at an Asian restaurant, just to name a couple.
     
  17. DaGoose

    DaGoose Just got it firing!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Leander, Texas
    Austin Guzzi Riders
    Get to know ya
    Monday the 20th of August
    Opal Devine's Marina
    Mopac & Parmer
    6:30 - ?
     

Share This Page