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Old 09-02-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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Couple of ladies doin the Ortega

Road bikes, but nice riding. Watch the line. Watch the slight hang offs.

Practice makes perfect. Bet these two have done this stretch dozens of times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34oVwC1X7OY
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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Road bikes, but nice riding. Watch the line. Watch the slight hang offs.

Practice makes perfect. Bet these two have done this stretch dozens of times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34oVwC1X7OY
To be certain.

That is Ortega Highway, and catching it without traffic like that is....erm rare.

Thing about that road is that at you can rail it like that easily, there are no decreasing radius curves, the road is in VERY good condition, but if you fuck it up you are going to be lucky to live through it, its all guardrails and rockwalls. So going like that is a like as not to put you in to the back of a mini-van. I rode it yesterday, the traffic was brutal, I only got the stretch between Riverside Co. line and Hell's Kitchen to myself the rest of the time was putting along behind a line of cagers that were stopping in every corner.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:07 AM   #3
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #4
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It's been about 25 years since the last time I rode the Ortega. It looks different than I remember. I do know it didn't have that wide double yellow with the rumble strips in the middle. It had way too much traffic even back then.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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Nice of the guy on the Wing to move over for them....he could have played the "dick" role and forced them to back off.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:12 PM   #6
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Nice of the guy on the Wing to move over for them....he could have played the "dick" role and forced them to back off.
He didn't use a turn-out
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:55 PM   #7
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He didn't use a turn-out
And he waved them by.......apparently he thinks he's a traffic cop !!
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:31 PM   #8
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To be certain.

That is Ortega Highway, and catching it without traffic like that is....erm rare.
Best ridden on a Monday(bike shops dark day) in the 1970s or 1980s.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:41 PM   #9
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Best ridden on a Monday(bike shops dark day) in the 1970s or 1980s.
Or right before dark I've found, I used that road to cut between the 15 and the 5 )or vice versa, gotta be real early or real late or its a shit show.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:56 PM   #10
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:12 AM   #11
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I swore off that road a while back. It is usually way too busy for not much reward. There are plenty of other local roads with far less traffic that are much more fun. Even when it isn't busy, way too many idiots using it as their personal race track.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:37 AM   #12
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I swore off that road a while back. It is usually way too busy for not much reward. There are plenty of other local roads with far less traffic that are much more fun. Even when it isn't busy, way too many idiots using it as their personal race track.
Basically, I went down it on my way home yesterday, holy crap you should have seen the steady line of cars heading east. Now granted that was like 5:30pm, but I needed to get around LA so that is the easy way back to the 5.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:22 PM   #13
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Be a lot more impressed if they weren't speeding. Don't get how some people are selfish enough to act in ways that endanger the safety of others. Actually I do get it... they haven't grown up yet.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:13 AM   #14
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Be a lot more impressed if they weren't speeding. Don't get how some people are selfish enough to act in ways that endanger the safety of others. Actually I do get it... they haven't grown up yet.
Yes we all would never break the speed limit, ever.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:13 PM   #15
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Break the speed limit on a freeway, or out in the boonies. Not on a crowded two-lane road with lots of turns... and where, if you screw up, you're going to smash into an oncoming car.

BTW, I like how you agree with my post, but try to attack me for being a hypocrite. Way to add to the level of discourse!
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