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Hesperia > Thousand Oaks, 212km > LA

1000 Oaks

We are meeting up with our son Jordan and Emily (his wife – our other daughter!) in LA so we calculated a bit of “just in case” time in our schedule so that if we had a hiccup along the way, we could still meet on time.  Have had no hiccups so that means we are able to do a couple of short days.

Today we rode over the Angeles Crest Highway, which is a very popular road for bikes.  It  felt like we were on a motorcycle race track. Nearly all the vehicles were bikes and they waste no time going through the constant corners.

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Stopped at Newcombes where they all meet up.  Mostly sports bikes and guys in their full leathers – another sort of motorcycle crowd.

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The road goes along the crest of the San Gabriel mountains just outside of LA.

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Looking back at the road.

64 miles of road like this

 

To LA

LA

We were chatting with a guy last night and he told of us a great route to get to downtown LA to avoid the freeways.

From the 101 take the Kanaan turnoff, L into Cornell Way, R Mulholland, L Kanaan and stay on that till you reach the Pacific Highway, then down the coast.

The route was a narrow road through a very wealthy suburb with beautiful houses, was very pretty.

It was great to see the ocean again, first time since the Arctic in Prudhoe Bay.

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The waves coming right under the house and it’s not even a storm.

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Helllooooo !!

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Next day, taking a look around LA and picking up the Harley for Jordan and Emily.

 

Russels

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