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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Angeles Crest

After being bitterly disappointed at not hauling the F4's ass up Angeles Crest with everyone this weekend, I decided to take a long lunch break and ride to Newcombs today.

I've lived in LA for 6 years and never rode it. I can now say with the confidence of first hand experience that it is probably one of the best roads in the world. Breathtaking - even on a Honda Blackbird.

BTW - who was parked at the roadside with the Senna? Come on, I recognized you from the Rodeo drive meet on Saturday....
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Try going all the way to Wrightwood, even better...about another 25-30 miles
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the crest is a good one, but there are others that are just as good - and i'd say the 33 north of ojai is actually better - less traffic, wider sight lines, and better road surface.

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ah...33 ojai... what a good ride. then connect it with 58..





If you're curious about 58..here's a video i shot last year... theres no speedo reading but... let's just say it was quick (see from 1:30 on)...

http://gallery.mvagusta.net/admin/ph...agustanet2008/

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Are the roads having a decent amount of corners? I have not checked the video yet but from that picture it looks pretty straight.

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I just showed the straight section, then i think something hit that camera and it died. Right after it starts the nice twisty area. The western part before the straights on 58 = long and sweeping turns. The eastern part after the straights are tighter technical turns. Then Ojai is amazing with a great mix
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Just watched 6 minutes of video and saw 1 corner and two small kinks. I would hope the section up ahead was better.

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Just watched 6 minutes of video and saw 1 corner and two small kinks. I would hope the section up ahead was better.
As mentioned, that's just the straights. Video was to show how empty it is in central california. Trust me, its twisty..

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...6,3.570557&z=9
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Thats what I loved about ACH - I dont recall a single straight! I can see why people ship their bikes here just to ride that stretch of highway......

I'll take pics for the people overseas next time I go.

Anyways, I've ridden the 33 (Ojai), and while it is a nice road, theres waaaaaaay too many cops waiting to spoil your fun.

Now then......how can I get the MV to the Stelvio Pass???
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Try going all the way to Wrightwood, even better...about another 25-30 miles
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