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Old 08-12-2008, 11:31 PM   #1321
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I need to get out there again with actual time for breakfast!
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:33 PM   #1322
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:18 AM   #1323
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:24 AM   #1324
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http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_10184253

CHP steps up motorcycle safety efforts
By Caroline An, Staff Writer
Article Launched: 08/12/2008 11:40:41 PM PDT




ANGELES CREST HIGHWAY - The winding, two-lane Angeles Crest Highway just north of La Ca ada Flintridge should be carefully navigated, but all too often speed-loving motorcyclists treat it as a racetrack - with deadly consequences, officials say.
Out of nine motorcycle-related fatalities reported in Los Angeles County last year, six occurred on Angeles Crest, said Sgt. Matt Armenta of California Highway Patrol's Altadena office, which patrols the mountain road.
"They think they can do 80 miles an hour around the curve," said Armenta.
The CHP's Altadena office is one of five taking part this month in Saving Lives in California, a special enforcement program aimed at increasing motorcycle safety. All this
Sgt. Matt Armenta talks with a biker while on patrol on the Angeles Crest Highway, Saturday August 9, 2008. The Altadena and West San Fernando Valley CHP offices have received additional grant moneys to send patrol officers into the mountains and canyons of their respective areas to enforce motorcycle laws. (Correspondent photo by Mike Mullen/SXCITY)


month, extra officers will be out keeping a closer eye on motorcyclists and drivers in parts of the county that CHP officials have identified as having high numbers of motorcycle collisions. A grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety is funding the beefed-up enforcement, CHP officials said.
Motorcycle ridership in general is up, said CHP officials, who cite higher gas prices for the increase. And the more bikes on the road, the greater the chances of collisions, officials say.
Statewide, the CHP has seen an increase in the number of motorcyclists killed in crashes. In 1998, 206 motorcyclists died in collisions; in 2006, the number jumped to 511, according to CHP statistics.
"During the same time period, motorcycle registration increased by 72 percent," said CHP Officer Heather Hoglund.
The CHP's Southern Division, which covers Los Angeles County, identified five areas with the most motorcycle-involved collisions. The areas fall within the jurisdiction of CHP offices in Altadena, Santa Fe Springs, Baldwin Park, Central Los Angeles and the West San Fernando Valley.
The new state grant will cover 750 hours of overtime pay for officers at the five stations.
"This is really about safety," Armenta said.
Hoglund said officials are trying to figure out why there are large numbers of motorcycle-involved collisions in the five identified areas. In the meantime, the agency is working to reduce the numbers, she said.
Last Saturday, five Altadena CHP officers were stationed at different sections along Angeles Crest Highway. Two weeks ago, officers cited 50 motorcyclists on the highway, Armenta said.
"We have zero tolerance up here," he said.
But things were relatively quiet Saturday - an indication that the stepped-up enforcement was working, Armenta said.
"We have been spanking them the last two weeks," he said. "It has been real quiet today."
Alhambra residents Paul Truong and Steven Heng were out enjoying a day of riding their motorcycles along Angeles Crest. The two have been riding for two years, but Truong said they always keep to the highway's 45-mph speed limit.
"I will go to the track if I want to go fast," Truong said.
Staff Writer Ruby Gonzales contributed to this story. caroline.an@sgvn.com
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:42 AM   #1325
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BLAHAHAHAHAHAHAH that was the fuckin cop that pulled out his 'radar' so fast i thought i was on an episode of star trek circa william shatner era.
he was writing a ticket and he noticed me late and .....* schwap! * he pulled out his 'gun'. it was fucking hilarious.

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Old 08-13-2008, 10:50 AM   #1326
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I need to get out there again with actual time for breakfast!
how's your new job? did you move to SD?

you need to ride and that's the excuse to visit your in-laws!

last sat, we saw 3 leos on the crest.


JASON, the old foggies asked me to tell you "COME IN EARLY SO WE CAN PUT YOU ON THE WHEEL"

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Old 08-13-2008, 01:42 PM   #1327
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how's your new job? did you move to SD?

you need to ride and that's the excuse to visit your in-laws!

last sat, we saw 3 leos on the crest.


JASON, the old foggies asked me to tell you "COME IN EARLY SO WE CAN PUT YOU ON THE WHEEL"
. I am down crashing at my sister and brother in law's place in carlsbad and riding the bike to work. Will be back up in LA this weekend but unsure if I will be able to ride. We have a potential house we are going to rent but will find out this week and likely move the week of the 24th.

I saw a few cops on my way down as well but none in the areas that were straight enough I felt comfortable speeding anyway

I found a few twisties to ride one way to work, and then this morning I tried going coast highway. Should get my paperwork this week also for the license finally.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:46 PM   #1328
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I saw a few cops on my way down as well but none in the areas that were straight enough I felt comfortable speeding anyway
FYI
you go slow on the straights, fast in the corners

especially on a small cc bike.

i've smoked guys on modern 600 cc sportbikes in corners on my 1973 CL350 honda
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:12 PM   #1329
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I don't feel comfortable enough yet on knowing what entrance speeds I can take in a corner or in general so I tend to go in slow then have fun accelerating out of the corners.

Also my rear brake feel is still not so good and I don't want to lock it up.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #1330
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This was attained exiting a corner,he was too slow to gun me but he got me for double yellow,"if you need to go fast you dont need to be up here,...rite"zero tolerance was the other term used by him

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Old 08-13-2008, 02:46 PM   #1331
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I have been trying to stay in my lane lol, cheaper that way
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:59 PM   #1332
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New 950 se....new karoo IIs.....my dumb *ss.....not happanin strap a solid fuel rocket on ur yzinger and viola testosterone rush...... also known as KTM twin
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:03 PM   #1333
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New 950 se....new karoo IIs.....my dumb *ss.....not happanin strap a solid fuel rocket on ur yzinger and viola testosterone rush...... also known as KTM twin
I bet considering the reputation your bike has for throwing rocks!
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:21 PM   #1334
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:59 PM   #1335
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I don't feel comfortable enough yet on knowing what entrance speeds I can take in a corner or in general so I tend to go in slow then have fun accelerating out of the corners.

Also my rear brake feel is still not so good and I don't want to lock it up.

on street don't use the rear break much. maybe a tiny bit but after the front has been applied. on dirt, reverse the process.
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