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Angeles National Forest looking toward Los Angeles

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June on her beautiful Suzuki SV650S

June on her beautiful SV650S

JOURNAL : October 26, 2008

Motorcycling up Angeles Crest Highway

Los Angeles > California > United States

Series Motorcycling up Angeles Crest Highway

On a beautiful Sunday in Los Angeles we headed up Angeles Crest Highway for a nice long drive. June had come up from Vista on her Suzuki SV650S and I packed Jennifer on the back of my Honda CBR600RR and we were off into the heart of the Angeles National Forest.

Bikes in front of Newcomb’s Restaurant & Bar

Bikes in front of Newcomb’s Restaurant

Awesome Ride

Angeles Crest Highway snakes through the mountains for 55 glorious miles from La Canada Flintridge to Big Pines. This is one curvy, curvy road, so don't take yer eyes off of it. The views can tantalize, so be vigilante against other drivers being distracted.

Jennifer and Kanoa

Jennifer and I

Newcomb's Ranch Restaurant

Along the way is Newcomb's Ranch Restaurant and Bar, a classic biker hangout and pit stop for anybody with an appetite or needing a break from the constant leaning. Generally good food and a fresh mountain atmosphere. It's about the only place up there anyway. On any pleasant weekend dozens of motorcycles are lined up along the road and it's a magnificent spectacle to see such a variety of gorgeous bikes. Of course we stopped in for lunch before continuing up.

Every great ride has its hangout. Mulholland Highway has the Rock Store.

Smoggy Los Angeles from Angeles Crest Highway

Smoggy Los Angeles

Snowy Peaks

In the wintertime snow is sprinkled at higher elevations less than an hour from smoggy, deserty Los Angeles. On another day we drove up here again and tromped around in the crusty snow. On that day and this we were having too much fun to stop and take many photos.

Angeles Crest Highway

Chapparal and mountainous terrain of Angeles National Forest from Angeles Crest Highway

Angeles National Forest chapparalView All Sizes

My Honda CBR600RR

Brief stop on the way home...

Open Invitation

Let me know if you're heading up Angeles Crest Highway and need a riding buddy. It's a fun but dangerous ride that shouldn't be done alone. On the way up we've seen at least two motorcycle accidents, so please be careful.

My Honda CBR600RR

About this day

Motorcycling up Angeles Crest Highway

October 26, 2008

Los Angeles > California > United States

Tags   Motorcycling · Mountains

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