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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-12-2000, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well this is not my favorite place to ride but it is the closest by far. The problem is, it attracts all kinds! That includes LOTSA squid. There is at least one accident every weekend and alot of times its fatal. There was a bad one today, but I didnt stop because there was already 20 people there. It looked like a bad one.

On the bright side: There is a small restaurant at the summit overlooking Lake Elsinore which is breathtaking at about 3000ft. of clear sight. Everyone gathers including Sportbikes, cruisers, Harleys, you name it! There is also a really cool system of warning about cops too! When you pass another sportbike (Not Harleys cuz they're anti social pricks for the most part) Anyway, when you pass another sportbike you both either give a thumbs up- a slow down -COP!- and a wave. The system saved me Two tickets just today!

Its very twisty and fun but too many cages and squid to really enjoy it, I will ride up during the week sometimes to practice my twisty riding, but I do enjoy other people too, so its a trade off.


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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-15-2000, 03:09 AM
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Awesome pictures Kyle! Wish we had that kind of scenery (landscape AND bikes) in my neck o' da woods.

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i got x's were the pics are, is there something wrong with my c-puter

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Dave, I just deleted the pics, It wasnt a very popular post thanks for looking though!

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Kyle,
How do I find Ortega Hwy on a map? I may be there around July 1 and want to ride it. Where is the Rock Store?

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"Ortega Hwy." is Hwy. 74 from the city of Elsinore to I5 in Laguna. If your headed South on the 5 fwy. you would exit at Ortega Hwy. and head East or Left. I believe the exit is in the city of Laguna.

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Keith,

The "Rock Store" is on Mullholland highway.
It is one of the great motorcycle roads. It runs from Topanga Canyon blvd. in the San Fernando Valley to the Pacific Coast Highway near the Ventura County line. There are several great roads to ride all around this mountainous area.


Another great road is the Angeles Crest Highway. I think it is highway 2 off of the 210 near Pasadena. It heads from LA into the mountain ski areas. It then drops all the way into the desert. So you get twisties in the mountains, and the high speed straights in the desert.

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Kyle,
I have ridden to the Rock Store several times. I like that ride, though it is a little long for me(8am-5pm). But it is a good change.
I ride on Route 33 90% of the time. It's closer and I know the road well and most of the riders.
Hey, next time you go to the Rock Store let me know and I will see if some of my friends would like to go and we can meet up.

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Dan, Welcome to the greatest forum on the net! I just might take you up on that offer sometime this summer, its rare that I get up that way though.

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