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Folks,

I'm comtemplating moving out to LA; could someone tell me (who actually lives out there or did) where a good spot to relocate to? I'm looking for a combination of a "safe" (less chance of my bike being stolen) and affordable rent. Also, obviously, somewhere I will have easy access to the twisties! Are tracks like Laguna and Willow Springs accessible to the general public, i.e., track days, etc.? Where are the tracks located anyway? What are the best roads out there for SoCal folks? I've heard about PCH... Is this sportbike worthy?

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I lived in Oxnard Ca. for about 3 years when I was in the Navy; and it was an awesome place. I lived in an apartment on the marina that was about $800 a month. There are apartments and townhouses away from the beach that are much less though. I would love to move back there somewhere between Simi Valley and Ventura. It's about 60mi. from L.A. and 30-40 from Santa Barbara. Simi Valley has some good canyon roads that head down to PCH. The climate is perfect any time of year. I didn't have a motorcycle then but I road my carbon fiber road bike all over the place. California is a very bicycle friendly state from what I've seen. Good luck.

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San Fernando Valley would be a not so great place for a bike. I lived there for 13 years. Not fun at all. Inglewood, Gardena, Hawthorne are good places though, a bit pricy I am sure. Great places to live though, I have family down there.

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Originally posted by neo:
Folks,

I'm comtemplating moving out to LA; could someone tell me (who actually lives out there or did) where a good spot to relocate to? I'm looking for a combination of a "safe" (less chance of my bike being stolen) and affordable rent.

Safe/Low rent, You did say LA right? If you don't mind me asking what do you do or are you just making the move then worrying about the job when you get here?

Also, obviously, somewhere I will have easy access to the twisties! Are tracks like Laguna and Willow Springs accessible to the general public, i.e., track days, etc.? Where are the tracks located anyway? What are the best roads out there for SoCal folks?
I'm not sure about Laguna Seca but Willow springs has a trackday once a month on a Friday. Cost is $150 for the day. Just north of LA is The Angels Crest Highway http://sd.znet.com/~schester/angeles_mtns/places/sr2_log.html
a very popular ride here. I live about two hours north/east of LA in the high desert. I live about an hour from Willow Springs, just over three hours from Parumph and Las Vegas speedways, two hours from Buttonwillow raceway, around a five-six hour drive from Laguna Seca and new rumor is that a new world class road track is going up near Lake Elsinore (just south of LA). Move west Neo!

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YES~!!!! track near lake elsinore~!.. anyhow.. i live in california.. i go to all the spots your talking about such as pch.. which isnt' exactly a twisty.. but givesyou all the access to the twisties. its a matter of a left or right coming from the north and south.. and on weekends... man~! sportbikers in leathers.. up and down the coast. and on top of that~! girls.. :D but i muss say.. be careful of the traffic.. now as far as where to live.. i live in south bay region of Los angeles county..equaling torrrance, at the foot of palos verdes.. anyhow.. it takes me about a nice hour ride to get to the twisties of the rocks well actually not even that. like 35 minutes.., a little over an hour to get to palomar.. the twisties of san diego and another 35 to get to the mentioned angeles crest national forest twisties.. and theres even smaller less known places in between.. *turnboil* *carbon canyon* *palos verdes drive east* which is 7 minutes from me.. but anyhow.. i live about twenty minutes from the beach and i love torrance. whichis right by gardena and hawthorne but more expensive of the bunch.

Cheap in LA doesn't exist compared to the rest of the world. :D but its managable.. try marina del rey.. on the outskirst..*not near beach* and culver city.. thasss like 10 minutes from LA but in traffic its umm. 3 fold.. :D .. those would be closest to malibu canyons ie the rocks store and pch that you mentioned.. anyhow.. i gotta jam.. if you have question emial me.. i'll tell you anthing about the lovely rides of socal..


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jester:
Inglewood, Gardena, Hawthorne are good places though, a bit pricy I am sure. Great places to live though, I have family down there.

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WHAT! Man all three of those cities are Scarrrry! :eek: Your bike WILL get stolen unless you have it in a garage with alarm, dog, electric wire and a shotgun underarm. Even then, they will sneak up to you at a light and knock you off the bike and take it that way.


Come on down to Orange County behind the 'Orange curtain' where we dont allow rif-raf to hang out too much. The cost of living is lower than the better parts of LA but the living is much nicer, cleaner and safer. All the gangs are 'wanna-be' L.A. gangs so they are easily controlled by the fine law enforcement down here.

PCH, in my opinion is a poser hang out. There are NO twisties and lotsa cops. the only nice thing about PCH in this area is the girls and the beach. PCH is where the guys with the chrome extended swing arms, etc. park their bikes at the curb all day and BS about how great their bike is... (yawn)


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by riverrunner_2000:
WHAT! Man all three of those cities are Scarrrry! :eek: Your bike WILL get stolen unless you have it in a garage with alarm, dog, electric wire and a shotgun underarm.

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You mean they still let you own a gun out there? Wow, I thought the Democrat/Socialists had taken those from you already. :rolleyes: :D :p

That statement about cheap and LA was pretty funny. :D


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