Coolest Building in the World?

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.

20150205_143311The 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.

4 thoughts on “Coolest Building in the World?”

      1. 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.


  1. 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.

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