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In search of: two-lane roads and moto-bliss amidst the madness.

As the inescapable flaky and icy days approach us, warm and sunny days are as scarce as petrol for under $3 a gallon, at least in the U.S. So when such day does arrive you got to…. Well ride it out. By now you may be aware that I enjoy living in a metropolis as much as going to dentist after visiting the local department of motor vehicles to register my moto, but I digress. The day started out unlike most others it was sunny, it was warm and the weather called for 69F! I know, hard to believe in late November but I won’t argue with the weather. It’s time to warm up the 250 and head for a stroll, but where to? The warm weather will only peak for a couple of hours so a cross-state line jaunt is off the schedule; ah I’m brain fucking the idea just get out and ride!

I’m out the door, the 250 feels smooth, the shifting is right on the throttle is responsive, it leans, it stops it cruises along nicely. I’m having a good day in The Matrix but I still have not found what I crave. And then I remember that there is a place near by where the mental fog evaporates, where the antidote to stagnation and boredom exists, albeit in a minute dose. I found this place unintentionally; actually the fellow who sold me my old ride recommended it. This place is inconspicuous to the non-moto enthusiast but to me it is a refuge and a playground. It’s really nothing special when you look at it, it could be anywhere in the U.S. In another realm this road would lead you to a small town, except here it’s within 15 miles of Washington D.C!

It’s probably less then five miles long, but within those miles you can be transported to another place, another state of mind. Where the weather is great the tarmac is decent, cages are scarce and most importantly your mind is free, if only briefly.
It reminds me of the beauty of riding, one may ride cross-country, across the state or around the neighborhood for that one elusive moment [insert own thought] and when you find it it’s moto-bliss. It was a great short ride, it made my day I got home safe pet my dog and was happy I get to ride another day.

There is “Hope” (Jack J.) and so the search for new two-lane roads and moto-bliss here or afar goes on, ‘till then Enjoy the Ride.

check out the blog for some pics.
 

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No,I think you have your roads a little mixed up. I was riding alone. Little Tujunga I started near Hansen Dam, goes over the Mountains to Bear Divide andd down Sand Canyon to 14 fwy. Ten plus miles of tight canyon, some residences, and turnouts, plus a couple cross roads.
Palmdale Hwy, is that Angeles Forrest Hwy? (not Angeles Crest).
Angeles Forrest runs north from Angeles Crest to 14 fwy near Palmdale.

just checked the map, 2 is the crest hwy. dont know palmdale hwy.
 

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No,I think you have your roads a little mixed up. I was riding alone. Little Tujunga I started near Hansen Dam, goes over the Mountains to Bear Divide andd down Sand Canyon to 14 fwy. Ten plus miles of tight canyon, some residences, and turnouts, plus a couple cross roads.
Palmdale Hwy, is that Angeles Forrest Hwy? (not Angeles Crest).
Angeles Forrest runs north from Angeles Crest to 14 fwy near Palmdale.

just checked the map, 2 is the crest hwy. dont know palmdale hwy.
Weird, since I saw another guy with a cbr just like yours... I guess I got a bit hipped up. Will call you later since I am at work.
 

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Ibex, thanks. So is Cali a good place to be from?
I will try to get some good road photos for you, I just could not stop on that day.
 

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Brian,

If you haven't already, check this out. Go up to I5, exit 126W hook up with 150 to Ojai and drop down 33 South back to the 101. I went on this ride a few years back and it a nice longgg ride most of it on two lane roads. Check road conditions first it may have changed since.
 

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Ibex, Thanks I have done that. I go into moorpark on the 118, and hop over on the 23 to 126. I dont know if you have gone on the 23, but that can be a special little section, depending on traffic (farm trucks) and debris. good reminder, I have not done that for over twenty years. Just restarted riding in '08.
 
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