How About a MotoredBiking-Vacation?

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by augidog, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. augidog

    augidog Banned

    i'm tickled pink to announce that we've attained owner-approval to go forward with this project.

    i'm moving at the end of february, just up the road a bit, gonna share this place with Kevin. you'll meet him after i get him online. the place is owned by his family, and we've gotten their blessings to see if we can pull this off.

    3/4 acres on a secluded cul-de-sac, fenced, huge 2-car garage, separate workshop/office, big rear deck, rv/auto-awning...that's what it is, but here's what we see...room for over 20 tent/mb sites, full bath & kitchen access, bbq-deck, huge clubhouse/workshop, awning for swap-meets & sales...

    the possibilities...an MB-Hostel in true fashion, low rates & rally-discounts, and barter for the road-weary...year-round, there's lots of events on the peninsula, so an MB-Vacation is now completely doable...if we do this right, the place could really thrive...wind and solar power, gardening, whatever we wanna tinker with...

    the dream includes a comprehensive selection of mb-ing kits & parts and complete bikes...buy one, rent one, build one or upgrade yours, do it yerself in the shop...plan ahead and we'll have what ya need ready & waiting.

    yup, MB-Business will be a part of this, but so will MB-Charity...public events, donated time, helping kids get pedals under-'em...ya GOTTA keep on the good side of karma.

    and trust this...no engine-politics...ALL things MB, and ALL riders will be welcome...the only real-rule will be "lights & helmets in ocean park."

    more later...we're gonna have to think up a cool name :cool2:
     

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  2. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    How sweet is that? Way to go Augi! I knew someone was smiling at you.
     
  3. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    All I can say is WOW and I can't wait to see it in person. Good to know that good people do get good breaks sometimes. I already have a spot picked out for my tent.
     
  4. JE

    JE Guest

    lol....me too...:jester: Is it time for the Second annual rally yet. The whizzer is almost ready to go. I've been detailing it a bit and made a few improvements.
     
  5. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I sure do hope it pans out for you.

    I'd suggest one other rule: the bike must have pedals, too.

    but maybe that's not necessary. The motorcyclists already have their own scene and might not be interested.
     
  6. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Looks like a very nice place. Great idea, too ! I hope it works out !
     
  7. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I really, really like this idea! I can see a great deal of utility in it for the motored biking community, as well as bicyclers in general if you open it to that crowd.

    Not to rain on your parade, augi - I wish you every success - but please, to avoid future issues of liability and also possible complaints from any neighboring persons, make sure you investigate what legal requirements there are in your jurisdiction for insurance and such on a hostel. Get any required permits, get a lease agreement for the property specifying the intended use and indemnifying the owner against liability, and it might be a really good idea to have in place a simple form that every user must sign (and you keep on file) holding you and the property owner non-liable for any mishaps or misadventures.

    Unfortunately, people will sue you for almost anything.
     
  8. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Member

    Augi
    That's an awsome idea. I am hoping soon as I get my bike built on doing a cross country trip be very cool to meet some like minded peopl along the way. Best of luck with it hope it works out ell for ya. Looks like a real nice place
    Jim
     
  9. augidog

    augidog Banned

    it's a really nice place, alright...gonna be cool to live there no matter what happens...

    simon: i shoulda said..."borrow" one (wink-wink) :whistling:

    we'll just be a private entity for a while...we do have local business (and grant-writing) talent if/when the need for official hostel status arises. sure, we're open to bicyclists & packers...maybe even have the side-yard (last pic) setup for them. the main yard, we want that to have sites setup for tent and bike-parking.

    some good financial fate, & the timing couldn't have been better. i'm tellin' ya guys, things "just happen" up here. looks like the new shop's off to a great start...our first "major" score: http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/welding_equipment/wg2060.html

    that old worksman trike frame's never gonna know what hit it :cool2:
     
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  10. augidog

    augidog Banned

    after much reflection, daydreamin', speculatin'...

    anyone knows me, including myself, knows that i'll prolly be able to make a go of this, and i'll prolly screw it up right after things heat up...i can facilitate, i can plan, i can even do stuff...but i can hardly hold it together...

    in the last couple years, i've heard a few mentions of "man, i'd love to retire there." well, for the right person, it could be easier than you think. live here & pitch in. the private living in the house is comfy, amenities & household expenses affordable...the center's future and potential depends on happy and healthy residents.

    an endeavor like this needs a "manager"...not right now, maybe not real soon, but definitely before things grow beyond my limited diplomatic abilities. i can run an active, creative, and innovative shop on excitement & adrenaline alone, i plan to make the "office" into a tiny apartment, the perfect life for me...

    but, a good social center (& business) needs someone who can handle people. and that's not me.

    i can think of a few guys who'd be great at this...be nice if one of them wants to give it a shot.
     
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  11. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Dang! That looks like a pretty sweet place!
     
  12. GREAT idea. I believe the PNW is, and is going to continue to be, one of the meccas of the MB world, and if anyone can do this you can Augi. Good Luck..............
     
  13. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    WHOA:ee2k::clap::drool5:, that's one mad pad bud!!! Oh how sweet is this gonna be?!?!? Wrockin'...
    I think you'll be very pleased with that welding rig. It's a step above mine (same brand), and mine has served me well for about 9 years now. I'd recomend changing the ntips and wire gauge to .035" from the factory .030", it just seems to run nicer on the larger wire. Keep it rolling man, this i9s gonna be the best...

     
  14. augidog

    augidog Banned

    :)

    i had a "snap-on" branded 110V lincoln in '93...hefty but nowhere near as nice as this, cost me $1200...

    and i've owned a portable CH compressor...it was a no-brainer on this one.

    as far as wire and tips..."jack's" has everything i need, you know we're hooked-up in OP. plenty of gas available, too...i may go straight to the bottle :cool:
     
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  15. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    It really is a shame that I live 2000 or so miles away.

    I could enjoy a place like that.

    oh, well......
     
  16. augidog

    augidog Banned

    that's why it's called a vacation ;)

    you won't have to try to synchronize with a rally/race to have a good time...just pick a date & set a goal, get on the plane, train, bus...

    if ya can't bring a MB, we'll have one here for ya to use :cool2:
     
  17. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    can I crash your thread here just a little AD

    you got me just a thinking for some time regarding your post

    if any of my fellow motor bikers are ever in the San Diego area with their motorhomes
    I have a 220 and 110 volt hook up service and dump site for the poo
    just a waiting and free for you

    please feel free to contact anytime -- some nice riding down here

    as we ride those things
     
  18. augidog

    augidog Banned

    and your post has me thinkin'...about a topic in "Let's Ride" called "riders always welcome here" or whatever...the list could get pretty large, and that's a good thing...

    it's tons-o-fun meeting online friends in real-life, 'specially MB-friends:cool2:
     
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  19. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's a great thought motor bike THING augidog
    a super cool offer for motor bikers

    seems many good THINGS are happening

    augi -- would you mind creating new thread regarding this ?

    ride that thing
     
  20. augidog

    augidog Banned

    i'm testing the shopcam...this is looking out my front window. a dreary day...but i have some packing to do anyway. so, i'll put this up for a while as a test...if i notice it failing, or need to stop it, i'll edit so's ya don't keep looking & telling me it's not working.

    anyways: http://oceanparkshopcam.camstreams.com/

    EDIT: my wireless hub is sputtering, so the stream may be "closed"...close the window and re-open to see the stream, if active....the tree will be blowing in the wind if the stream is active, like i sed it's dreary here today.

    how cool...i was checking the stream on my main pc & watched fedex deliver kevin's fenders...about a 30 second delay but good motion...this is gonna work great.

    EDIT: it's clearing up & the sun's directly in my eyes...gonna take the stream down and relocate the test.

    EDIT: looking out the back window towards vernon avenue, a much better location for the camera & the wireless...i should be able to leave this up most of the day.

    EDIT: after a little messing around with things, i have a solid setup...i just broadcast for an hour.5 without a single glitch! ok, the stream's offline...i'll be moving to the new place this weekend...stay tuned!!

    :cool:
     
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