I don't really get to ride on weekdays. I do try to ride on Saturdays. For some reason, Sat's aren't too crowded in Palomar. Also, I don't go up and down the fast side. Too many suicidal guys do this and that's when you start tipping the odds in favor of a collision. I find it surprising that you haven't seen, heard or read about fatalities on the fast side except for one. There are fatalities in Palomars fast side almost every month during the riding season. And there are more than enough lowsides, and collisions almost every weekend. Really! That's no exhaggeration. In addition, when you say, "the fast side is so technical even the fast guys don't go that fast", that also really surprises me. Your idea of "fast" must be different from mine. The turns on the fast side are probably 15 mph hairpins and some of the fast guys do that turn at least around 50+ mph. Fast enough to drag their knees as tight as those turns are. Some of them ride down like that in tight formation. Just look at the action pics at www.socalriders.com
and you'll see some nice examples. However, not everyone rides like that of course. But many of them do. And as crazy as I might think that is, I can't help but be impressed at these rider's skills and the size of their balls. I guess they feel they've got nothing to loose. If I felt that way, I would be right with them I guess. But like you said, that is a technical road with very little if any room for error. Those that make an error at those speeds are the ones you read about or see in ambulances. My friend recently almost lost his life by making such an error. A minor one at that. No thanks.
Yeah. I know about the zero-tolerance for loitering and parking at Mothers. And yeah. It is HARASSMENT pure and simple. The bottom line is, the residents of Mt Palomar want sportbikers off their mountain. Just look how we terrorize the roads and you can understand. Imagine if a bunch of HD riders, about 50+ of them at a time started riding up and down your street with loud pipes, an aggressive attitude, and no regard for your safety. Would you tolerate it or do something about it? Even if most are well behaved. You would still consider them a general threat and nuisance to your well being.
I'm not on the side of the residents of Palomar. Quite frankly, they never really entered my mind before. But from their point of view, sportbikers are a threat & a nuisance. Hell, even I think some of the riders up there are a threat to my safety! Imagine how those residents feel! This really worries me 'cause someday, there might not be a Palomar to go to if sportbikers keep this up. Either that or our riding severely curtailed. And that would be a sad day. It is one of the premier places to ride in the South County area.
BTW, have you tried riding down Borrego Springs? Now there's another nice road.