Palos Verdes, San Pedro and USS Iowa tour (REDUX)

  • February 23, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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RSVPs for available spots or to join the waiting list will open at noon on Monday, Feb. 11!

This is a new date for a ride we cancelled in November due to rain. Those who were RSVP'd for the original date were offered first chance to attend this one.

Now that the initial crowds have probably subsided, we think it's high time that we go and see the USS Iowa. For those of you who don't know, the USS Iowa was a World War II battleship that docked in San Pedro California in July of last year. They're now running tours daily.

We'll start at our frequent meet up spot on Sunset and PCH at the Vons market. KSU ("Kick Stands Up") at 10 am.

From there we'll continue on down the coast, then up to Lincoln Boulevard, Manhattan Beach and eventually to Palos Verdes. The route around Palos Verdes Peninsula is one of the most scenic rides the area has to offer. 

We'll stop in Palos Verdes at the California Interpretive Center and take a short break.It's a beautiful site with sweeping vistas and a very nice place to take us short break. There's also a free small museum that has a section for the old Marineland. Remember that?

We'll continue down scenic Palos Verdes and drop down into San Pedro and to the USS Iowa.

Here is the website to purchase the USS Iowa tickets ahead of time: https://tickets.pacificbattleship.com/mainstore.asp

LIMITED TIME: Discount via Groupon for 2-4 tickets. If you want to get some and split with others, post in the comments below.
http://is.gd/xJQRII

The cost is $18. We encourage all participants to purchase the tickets beforehand, although there will probably be an opportunity to purchase tickets on the day of the ride if you don't. We realize that there is a group discount for the tickets. However from past experience, we have found it's just too difficult to collect, purchase and distribute the tickets with a group like ours.

After the Iowa, we'll continue on to lunch at the world-famous San Pedro ports of call. Here's the website so you can decide ahead of time what food you might want to eat: 

http://www.sanpedro.com/sp_point/portcall.htm

After lunch, you'll be responsible for getting yourself home, so be sure to map out the route back. There will probably be other members headed to your part of town, so check in with the comments for this ride. 

Should be a lot of fun. See you there. Ahoy, mate!

This ride is suitable for all riders and scooters 125cc+.

Route: http://goo.gl/maps/SVX1M

As always, please read our Group Policies and Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride!
http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159

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  • JT

    Here is a short video of our ride. Sorry we missed the departure from the USS Iowa - I completely lost track of time...

    http://www.klauswaldorf.com/scooterstuff/pages/USS-Iowa-Feb2013.html

    February 25, 2013

    • Eric

      Whoa! Special effects in this one! Hope it still came in within the budget. :)

      I think we might need a way to swap cell numbers so we can message people on rides! We figured you were sticking around on Das Boot for a while. I guess we could always leave comments on these ride pages using the mobile apps. Easier than tracking a lot of phone numbers!

      1 · February 28, 2013

    • JT

      Good idea - the group admin/event host could set up a group messaging function (SMS/Twitter/wechat or similar) and push out "departure in 10 minutes" messages whenever the group makes a longer stop during any of the rides. The ideal app would be automagically linked with the RSVP list on meetup so that non-attending members don't get those messages. Do we have any coders in our group?

      February 28, 2013

  • Manuello P.

    What a wonderful Sat day, with cool fun folks, great food, riding up and down hills, across and through the traffic and all the way to the historical USS Iowa. My hats to all the folks, Sly, Eric, Liam, and David for putting this together. I still dont know how you guys can find those directions then GoogleMap in such a great and clear way.. That aint easy and it takes time and effort but glad for all the great job done be4 we even arrive to our meeting point. Gotta tell you the DELICIOUS catfish was worth the ride and the dirty rice was a surprising delight.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Liam

      It was our pleasure Manuello. It's comments like yours that make it worth the time and effort. : )

      But if you think that was nice, just wait. We have not even gotten into good riding weather yet. We have some spectacular rides coming up!

      February 25, 2013

    • Rusty

      @ Mercedes: Porky's BBQ on 6th St in San Pedro. It was excellent! Eric's Yelp-Fu is unstoppable!

      3 · February 25, 2013

  • Syl

    by the way, sorry about the backfire in the tunnel on the way home, I accidentally pressed the kill switch and then realizing I did so I pressed it back on causing my bike to backfire. lol I saw everyone twitch including cars! lol

    2 · February 25, 2013

  • Jeff K.

    Although I met everyone at the battleship, I had a great time. Lunch was delicious!

    February 25, 2013

  • David A.

    Great ride, good people. Very well planned.

    February 24, 2013

  • Syl

    thanks for this event guys! I had a great time! really happy we made it this time! (last time rained us out) always a pleasure to see new and old faces! the route is one of my favorites! the food afterwards was awesome! I will tell you though, when I did get home I was beat! good times! :)

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Olga V.

    As always, thank you for another great Saturday! You, guys, rock!

    February 24, 2013

  • Roger

    I liked it !!! The weather was great, company was great and the USS Iowa Tour was great !!! So in all it was a great day.

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Eric

    Thanks to Liam for planning, Syl and David for sweeping and helping along the way and to our members for making this such a great group! Man, it's a loooooong ride back to NoHo from down there. I'm beat!

    3 · February 23, 2013

  • Tito

    360 view of Interpretive Center.
    http://360.io/Ab566K

    Great ride! Thanks to all the organizers. I had a great time.

    4 · February 23, 2013

  • Michelle

    Fantastic ride! Beautiful ride through Palos Verdes and the Beach Towns. Enjoyed the battleship.

    2 · February 23, 2013

  • ceasar c.

    Eric, Liam, Dave, And Syl I really appreciate the hard work that goes on this ride. Thanks guys!!! It was a pretty amazing day!

    3 · February 23, 2013

  • Andre

    Thanks to Liam, Rusty and Eric for a great trip and a great day!

    2 · February 23, 2013

    • Liam

      Syl is the best!

      2 · February 23, 2013

  • Dan G.

    Had a blast today!!

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Jon & L.

    Excellent ride to a nifty destination. Good time! I'm trying to post some pics.

    February 23, 2013

  • Rusty

    Thanks to everyone who came along on the PV Pre-ride Ride for making that a rousing success! And, of course, thanks to Eric, Liam, and Syl for charting a great route with an excellent destination, and providing me with an excuse to play with google maps... :)

    3 · February 23, 2013

  • Liam

    February 23, 2013

  • Rusty

    Excellent destination and restaurant choice, and a fun route. Good to see all of my friends from LASG, too!

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Manuello P.

    hi folks anybody has any extra of those two4one price tickets at all? If you do save one for me and I can pay you tomorrow. IF i dont get any respond by tomorrow morning I will buy it online. Grazie mille

    February 22, 2013

    • Manuello P.

      GREAT! Buying two right now.. will post it afterwards to confirm.

      February 23, 2013

    • Manuello P.

      David DONE DEAL... See you B4 10am at Sunset/PCH I will be riding a Ferrari red Vespa LX150 and red helmet too. Heck may even wear a red jacket...

      February 23, 2013

  • Rusty

    I've rewritten the description of the "Intercepting Iowa" pre-ride run for South Bay participants, to make it a little easier to understand (the route and schedule are still the same). If you would like to join us, please read and post a reply in this thread: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/thread/31263252/0#[masked]

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • David A.

      Hey Rusty I will join the meet up pre ride at PCH and Vermont at Harbor City. KSU 10am

      February 23, 2013

    • Rusty

      Cool. I've added you to the pre-ride participants roster. See you there! (Shifted reply to the correct comment.)

      February 23, 2013

  • Andre

    Hi all,

    I am going to ride in with the South Bay contingency. Should I remove my RSVP?

    Andre

    February 22, 2013

    • Rusty

      Good point, Mercedes -- the ride isn't full at this point anyhow, so it's not an issue.

      February 22, 2013

    • Eric

      Since the ride's not full, no need to edit RSVP.

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really bummed but I can't go. I just have too much work to do and can't responsibly blow it off. Have a great time everyone. I'll see you on the next one. Cheers.

    February 22, 2013

  • Pat T.

    Was just reminded of a volunteer commitment. I have already purchased a ticket i'm happy to give away.

    February 22, 2013

  • Marlon S.

    So sorry - unexpected out of town visitor! All be safe and happy!

    February 22, 2013

  • Manuello P.

    no

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Rusty

    South Bay riders: pre-ride ride through PV to meet everyone at Pt. Vicente -- details here:http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/thread/31263252/0#[masked]

    February 21, 2013

  • Jon & L.

    I only see 36 attendees in the sidebar, so even tho I'm listed as the only waitlister, I'll show up. I only live 2 miles away, and, how often do I get to wear my Navy cap anyway?

    February 21, 2013

    • Rusty

      This is where I spam the thread with talk about the PV pre-ride I'm running. Start time is 10:00, at PCH and Vermont, in Harbor City. Details here: http://www.meetup.com...­]

      February 21, 2013

    • Rusty

      ...and this is, where, after checking your profile, I remember you're 2 miles from the LASG starting point, NOT 2 miles from Ports O'Call, and I realize that my reply was totally irrelevant to your post. Sorry!

      February 21, 2013

  • Rich

    I have to bow out. My Stella's new Sito+ exhaust keeps coming loose (popped off once), and I won't have a chance to have the shop look at it before the ride.

    February 18, 2013

    • Syl

      sounds like u are using a stock collar and not an after market collar made for the after market exhaust. try putting the stock exhaust on at least so u can make the ride!

      February 18, 2013

    • Rich

      I don't have it anymore, as I got it swapped out at the shop. But thanks for letting me know what the problem is, so I can get them to fix it. Looks like my spot has been claimed anyway.

      February 18, 2013

  • Eric

    Route updated to remove minor glitch. http://goo.gl/maps/SVX1M

    February 18, 2013

    • Syl

      what's the glitch? lol

      February 18, 2013

    • Eric

      Original map had us going down Paseo del Mar instead of just keeping on PV Dr. W.

      February 18, 2013

  • Syl

    should I buy a ticket now or can I buy one day of the ride at the ship?

    February 16, 2013

    • Syl

      no worries! :) ill purchase the tickets and we will see each day of the ride! :)

      February 17, 2013

    • Syl

      ok tickets just purchased! :)

      February 17, 2013

  • Roger

    Hello People, does someone have a ticket for the USS Iowa to sell .........Please let me know !!! Thank You..................looking forward to this event !!!

    February 15, 2013

  • Eric G.

    Does anyone want to split the groupon with me? I'll be riding solo and the ticket is for two.

    February 11, 2013

    • Terry C.

      I will. :-)

      February 11, 2013

    • Eric G.

      Sorry, had to cancel so I won't be able to share the tickets.

      February 14, 2013

  • Eric G.

    Had to cancel for family reasons.

    February 14, 2013

  • Syl

    If anyone is freewaying it on the 10-fwy to PCH to Sunset that way, I don't mind joining or if u wanna join me that's cool too. I'll be heading down La Cienega blvd to the 10-fwy West till PCH and head down PCH to Sunset! But like I said I don't mind joining somewhere else and doing the 10-fwy that way. Let me know if u r interested! ;)

    February 13, 2013

  • Jeff K.

    I've posted a pickup ride from Pasadena. This is a freeway ride. If you are comfortable on the freeway and are arriving from Pasadena, please let me know.

    February 12, 2013

    • Pat T.

      Thanks, Eric. That would probably be a better idea.

      February 13, 2013

    • Jeff K.

      I like the idea of meeting at NoHo as well.

      1 · February 13, 2013

  • Rusty

    South Bay Intercept Ride (Start in Manhattan Beach at 0930 or Harbor City at 1000, meets main group at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center after going across and around Palos Verdes) route is complete. Details and sign-up are here: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/thread/31263252/0#[masked]

    February 13, 2013

  • Eric

    Pick up ride to this meetup from the NoHo/Burbank/Studio City SFV area:
    http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/thread/31433242/

    Please leave any comments on that thread to keep things tidy.

    February 12, 2013

  • Rusty

    South Bay/West Side Intercept Ride: Tentative route established. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/1hz7b Discussion and sign-up: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/thread/31263252/0/#[masked]

    February 11, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Have fun guys, family plans prevail.

    February 11, 2013

  • Marc

    looks like I'll be fishing that day.

    February 11, 2013

  • Marlon S.

    r there any other places along route to join in?

    February 11, 2013

  • Roger

    I enjoyed the last ride to, I wanna ride again with you people !!!

    February 11, 2013

  • Marlon S.

    Yup - of course.
    Thinking positively - I was hoping to find someone to ride down with IN ADVANCE.
    But you are right. (as to the Groupon too - although I can always use that thru end date...)
    Thanks.

    February 7, 2013

    • Liam

      Once reservations for a ride are being accepted, people often form "pick-up rides" to get to the meetup spot. Click on "Discussions" above, then "Message Board", then "Pick up Rides" and you'll see one for the ride this weekend. You are welcome to start a pick up ride to the Iowa meetup spot or at least start the discussion for one. We encourage people to take their pick up ride discussions to this message board because posting in this "Comments" section generates emails to the entire group. Hope to see you there. : )

      February 7, 2013

    • Mercedes

      As an additional friendly reminder, perhaps adding a template paragraph at the end of each official ride narrative with the Message Board link? =/

      1 · February 8, 2013

  • Eric

    Here's a link to the Groupon for discount tickets. Limited time; doesn't say when it expires. It's for 2-4 tickets, so if anyone wants to go in together, we can get a batch.
    http://is.gd/xJQRII

    February 7, 2013

    • Mercedes

      ... I can't find my original ticket... arrggghhh.... =<

      February 8, 2013

  • Rusty

    Battleship Iowa Intercept ride (Beach Cities, South Bay and Points South riders wanting extra Palos Verdes fun before everyone else gets here) planning is here: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/thread/31263252/0#[masked]

    February 7, 2013

  • Rusty

    Ah, that explains that "Rate this Event" email I got earlier... I thought Meetup.com had developed Alzheimer's or something!

    February 5, 2013

    • Liam

      Well I'm shooting for 1100, but realistically, I think it will be 1130, perhaps later. I plan on spending maybe 30 minutes there. So you'll have a good window of time to meet us.

      1 · February 6, 2013

    • Rusty

      That's what I was looking for. Thanks!

      February 6, 2013

  • Eric

    Rusty and Syl, did you guys email me RSVPs? I've added you, but want to make sure your emails didn't get lost!

    February 5, 2013

    • Syl

      I rsvpd yes!

      February 5, 2013

    • Syl

      it shows I'm confirmed

      February 5, 2013

  • Syl

    can't wait!...damn rain messed it up last year! I'm going this time! :)

    February 5, 2013

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