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Old 12-19-2013, 09:31 AM   #1036
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I rode Mulholland yesterday on my new-to-me 950 supermoto, and was pretty underwhelmed, to be honest. I guess if you live in LA it might be ok, but certainly not worthy of a fraction of the hype, in my humble opinion.
But then again I live in a river canyon 20 minutes from Hwy49 between Mariposa and Sonora!
That just goes to prove the old saying that "Its all relative" is correct. When I lived in SoCal, I enjoyed riding Stunt Rd on the way to Mulholland more than I did Mulholland itself. Now, I feel the same way about the Dragon because it sux relative to other roads within 30 minutes of me.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:54 AM   #1037
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I rode Mulholland yesterday on my new-to-me 950 supermoto, and was pretty underwhelmed, to be honest. I guess if you live in LA it might be ok, but certainly not worthy of a fraction of the hype, in my humble opinion.
But then again I live in a river canyon 20 minutes from Hwy49 between Mariposa and Sonora!
There are better places to ride than that section of Mulholland, but people are drawn to the place because it's famous. And that's fine with me...

Rode the "Little Dragon" a couple months ago, and that is a very nice section of the 49.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:41 AM   #1038
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Rode the "Little Dragon" a couple months ago, and that is a [I
very[/I] nice section of the 49.
SHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

J/K, but yeah. I have family up in Mariposa, so I usually get up that way at least once a year.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:05 PM   #1039
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I rode Mulholland yesterday on my new-to-me 950 supermoto, and was pretty underwhelmed, to be honest. I guess if you live in LA it might be ok, but certainly not worthy of a fraction of the hype, in my humble opinion.
But then again I live in a river canyon 20 minutes from Hwy49 between Mariposa and Sonora!

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Old 12-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #1040
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:13 PM   #1041
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #1042
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #1043
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That just goes to prove the old saying that "Its all relative" is correct. When I lived in SoCal, I enjoyed riding Stunt Rd on the way to Mulholland more than I did Mulholland itself. Now, I feel the same way about the Dragon because it sux relative to other roads within 30 minutes of me.
True that, Mulholland is hyped by Jay Leno's presence, the Rockstore, the spectators and the photographers with the babes. Latigo, Piuma and Stunt have what I think are the perfect curves not too tight and not too loose. Las Flores, Tuna and Decker are more challenging than the 'snake' without the hype, the traffic and the crowds.

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Old 12-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #1044
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I rode Mulholland yesterday on my new-to-me 950 supermoto, and was pretty underwhelmed, to be honest. I guess if you live in LA it might be ok, but certainly not worthy of a fraction of the hype, in my humble opinion.
But then again I live in a river canyon 20 minutes from Hwy49 between Mariposa and Sonora!
Underwhelming is an understatement

Riders in the LA area know where to go, it didn't take me too long to figure it out. The one time I did hit the road I got a $300+ ticket for 60 in a 45 while trying to avoid cyclists in large packs, I won't be going back anytime soon.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #1045
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Underwhelming is an understatement

Riders in the LA area know where to go, it didn't take me too long to figure it out. The one time I did hit the road I got a $300+ ticket for 60 in a 45 while trying to avoid cyclists in large packs, I won't be going back anytime soon.
I rode through the "Snake" or whatever they want to call it a couple of times. I was underwhelmed as it was too short and not that twisty. There are far better roads with far less traffic throughout Southern California. The only reason that gets the hype is the camera angle. In San Diego County, Palomar Mountain gets all the hype. From what I've seen, the cameras only add to the idiocy there. I've flipped off the cameras there when I've seen them. Palomar is also quite short and not all that fun. The best way up that mountain is Nate Harrison Grade and on a cyclocross bicycle. You get better views.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #1046
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I.... Palomar is also quite short and not all that fun. The best way up that mountain is Nate Harrison Grade and on a cyclocross bicycle. You get better views.
Palomar is short? If you go from the S. grade to E. grade it's a little over 20 miles not to mention the roads getting there. If you're there enjoying the views you're not enjoying the road. No wonder you have the opinion you have.
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Palomar is short? If you go from the S. grade to E. grade it's a little over 20 miles not to mention the roads getting there. If you're there enjoying the views you're not enjoying the road. No wonder you have the opinion you have.
The road the vast majority take (South Grade Rd) is short. East Grade is usually empty and a far more enjoyable ride. The sportbikers that think it is a track do laps on South Grade and leave the other roads alone. Now... as to getting there... If there was only a way to get past the gates between Pamo Valley and State 76, that would be the best way. 76 west of Valley Center Road is a section I could do without. Been stuck behind one too many really slow vehicles (slow = less than the posted limit) that are usually heading to/from one of the casinos.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:46 PM   #1048
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Palomar is short? If you go from the S. grade to E. grade it's a little over 20 miles not to mention the roads getting there. If you're there enjoying the views you're not enjoying the road. No wonder you have the opinion you have.
20 miles? Go hit the 2, anciliiary Angeles Forest roads, and Newcombs ranch and then tell us what you think is better; hundreds of miles of umolested wilderness except for the road itself with no houses and nary a traveler in the middle section, or a bunch of weekend warrior jackasses in semi residential neighborhoods battling it out with groups of bicyclists taking up the whole road in a blind turn while you are going 50mph waving you to move over from the left side of your lane so they can pass other slow bicyclists, (inhale), all that with the cops somewhere not far off waiting to pop you around a blind turn
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #1049
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20 miles? Go hit the 2, anciliiary Angeles Forest roads, and Newcombs ranch and then tell us what you think is better; hundreds of miles of umolested wilderness except for the road itself with no houses and nary a traveler in the middle section, or a bunch of weekend warrior jackasses in semi residential neighborhoods battling it out with groups of bicyclists taking up the whole road in a blind turn while you are going 50mph waving you to move over from the left side of your lane so they can pass other slow bicyclists, (inhale), all that with the cops somewhere not far off waiting to pop you around a blind turn
Arguing which is best is stupid....as if there are no bicycles or cops on Hwy 2. I like em all and I ride 'em all. If you don't like the Malibu hills don't go there.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:29 AM   #1050
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Actually the rear brake it considered a pedal.
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