Groeger Special Tooling: 2003

2600 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063

Joe at work, Nov '99

Joe at work, Nov ‘99

Joe at work, Nov ‘99

This is Joe Groeger in 1999 scoping out the condition of the large bearing from the rear-end of a 1966 BMW R69S. It’s an example of the type of things that used to happen on Saturday mornings at Groeger Special Tooling. (He found indications of pitting on the race – the bearing was replaced).

Joe turned 95 in March of 2015. He still meets with a group at Groeger Special Tooling in Redwood City about 10 AM on Saturday mornings. They leave for brunch in Redwood City around 10:30.

 

2003

It must be Christmas time: Joe is working on shell crackers. The annual christmas party was held Dec 6th at the shop. The weather wasn’t the best outside but it was plenty friendly inside. Note: these are shell crackers, not nut crackers. After all, who wants their nuts cracked?

Pictures from the 2003 west coast vintage camp-out near Paso Robles.

A few pictures from the 2003 vintage picnic ans swap meet at Vasona Park in Los Gatos. Also included are some pictures of Bob G.’s R12

Pictures of some bags purchased on ebay that didn’t quite live up to their description.

Bob led a ride to the Hanford antique and classic motorcycle show and swap meet in May. Lots of old stuff to be seen, but not much in the way of BMW hardware. Mainly Indians (some beautiful ones, for sure).

Another mid-week ride, this time around the Santa Cruz mountains.

The Return of the Sun of The Surf City Tech Day occured in April at Darryl’s place in Santa Cruz. We have a few pictures. [link]

Any commentary that went with these images is long gone. Apparently one or more riders took a ride to the north bay. Chris is in one of the images. I think Marc’s bike is in another.

Marc and Chris took a 300 mile or so loop with the freeway bits at the end. In hindsight it probably should have been the other way around. Oh well… next time. My route was home -> 92 -> 35 -> 9 -> 237 -> Jamison Creek -> Empire Grade -> 1 -> 218 -> 68 -> Laurles Grade -> Carmel Valley Road [G16] -> Arroyo Seco [G17] -> 101 -> 92 -> home. Brunch was at the Beach Street cafe in Watsonville.

Yes, sometimes bikes are washed. Even the modern bikes. Especially before they are going to be put up for sale.

Marc and Chris ride around the east bay from Calaveras to Oakland with a stop at the Chabot Space an Science Museum.

Alan

Alan

Alan
Bob

Bob

Bob
Darryl

Darryl

Darryl

Pictures of the bikes that were ridden to breakfast the first saturday of the year.