My friend Jeff snapped this photo of me cresting a sand dune at Oceano Dunes on my 1971 Husqvarna 360 Sportsman in the summer of ’72 shortly after we graduated from high school.
The 5 1/2 miles of beach and the sand dunes of Oceano Dunes is the only California State Park where it’s legal for vehicles to be driven on the beach. Of course, I got a ticket for popping wheelies on the beach in excess of the speed limit… Wheelies were something that Husky did with ease!
This snap was taken by my mother on the morning of July 4, 1971 on the front lawn of our home. Next stop was Saddleback Park, an off-road motorcycle playground in the foothills of Orange County, California above the tiny town of Tustin.