When I was in California a few weeks ago, I decided I needed a new pair of sunglasses since it was so bright and sunny outside. I’ve always just stopped a the local gas station or convenience store and bout cheap sunglasses but I decided that this time, I’d go ahead and buy a nice pair of Oakley glasses.
A quick search on the internet for local retailers revealed that I was only a few minutes from the Oakley World Headquarters. So, I hopped on the bike, punched the address into the GPS, and headed to Foothill Ranch CA to try on some new sunglasses.
The building was a bit difficult to find as it sits atop a hill and the GPS didn’t exactly bring me right to the front door. Once I found it, I was surprised to see one of the coolest buildings I’ve ever seen as I rode into the parking lot. The building has a futuristic military look to it that seems to be something from a sci-fi movie set.
I went ahead and parked the bike and went inside. The military theme continues as you walk through a pair of heavy steel doors and into the lobby. Click Here to see some other photos from inside the building.
I spend about 20 minutes trying on a whole bunch of different styles of glasses and settled on a pair of Crankshaft sunglasses with polarized lenses. They are by far the most expensive shades I’ve ever bought but they do fit nice and the optics are great too. Now I just have to make sure that I don’t scratch them or loose them.
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Saw a video with you and WelJo(YT id) riding. Are you Upstate?
Yes, I’m in Upstate NY about 20 mIles from Albany.
I’m in Penn Yan, about 40 miles from Rochester (maybe 200 from you).
I ride east a lot and go to the ADKs for rides. I’m thinking of hiking some of the easier ADK High Peaks this summer.
I have a youtube channel called “keukaryder” and ride an FJR.
Let me know if you’d be interested in a meetup and/or a ride.
200 miles is the start of a good ride. I’m out riding most weekends. We could meet somewhere in Utica or Amsterdam and head into the Adirondacks for the day.