I am late today, as we were gone all day yesterday on our Rock Inn adventure. We had 12 cars and 22 people who made the journey up the mountain to Lake Hughes. Dave led us on beautiful back roads for approximately two hours and we arrived just in time for lunch and a cold beer. Many of the group had never been to the Rock Inn and were happy to make the trip. We encountered some very rough roads which the straight axle people didn’t like. I personally like the straight axle roadsters the best, but if your old joints are covered with arthritis, then the IFS is the way to go for long trips with some rough roads along the way. The venue is a famous biker bar and is filled to capacity on the weekends with very limited parking for cars. We all survived and several took alternate roads back home, but Jane and I headed back down the same road we came up and stopped at Fosters for some ice cream. Pepe didn’t mind the rough roads and neither did we.
The adventure was successful and we look forward to another “Back Road Boys” trip in November. Our group never likes to go too far inland, as we tend to like the Pacific and the smell of the salt water. Santa Barbara here we come! I want to thank Dave and Dick for being our gracious leaders on another glorious adventure.
Ron Hickman passed away after a long battle with his injuries from an accident in his roadster. He was a giant of a man and a fellow Hot Rodder who will be missed by all he touched in life. My condolences to Holly and the family!
Ron was noted for his excellent photos while driving his roadster. (Thanks to Delphine Skinner.)
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We were able to park our Hot Rods in front for an excellent photo opportunity.
A pit stop at Mcdonalds proved worth while for most of us old timers with small bladders.
The views were magnificent from 7,000 feet above Los Angeles.
We took another break to make sure we were ready for the next 22 miles of winding roads through the mountains to Lake Hughes.
The quaint “Rock Inn” has a saloon flavor and some delicious food/Beer with excellent service.
John drove his beautiful 29 roadster to the event from Bakersfield. He was just married to his long time girl friend. Bob liked this roadster also as he had a yellow one recently.
The long road home was memorable for most who cruised back down the mountain.
Final stop at the bottom of the Mountain â€” Fosters â€” Yummy!
Cory and Ashley were at the Hot Rod Hill Climb and won an award with their beautiful black roadster.
A nice shot of two true Hot Rodder’s and a welcome addition to our hobby! Congrats you too !!
My age dictates that I need a convertible with windows for those cold nights. I should have kept Ruby! Walt drove his Ruby through the mountains without incident.
Walt and Dave drove their wagons through the mountains and the roadster guys were envious.
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