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Old 09-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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How fast do you take the corners on..

Angeles Crest?

I seem to be about 55mph on most corners, was just curious how other people take them?
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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you could have put the location in the subject line. you could have also posted it in a regional forum.

Take them at whatever speed you are comfortable with. Why does it matter if you are faster or slower than others? Don't be the weekly death, any other speed is mostly acceptable.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
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make that 65/70
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Just 'cruise' it and you won't get a ticket.....last trip up there had way too much police protection.....CHP Bikes everywhere....
Ride safe and enjoy the views!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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We try not to go over 60mph on the whole stretch from Wrightwood to La Canada. It's fun trying to NOT slow down for corners. Staying at or near the speed limit makes for a much more enjoyable and stress free ride. Colleen got a ticket for 65mph.
There are some awfully fast guys. I'll be going a pretty good corner speed and get passed by someone on the straight and then try to keep up...NO CHANCE...some guys are just FAST.
Just ride your own ride in control and know that the PO PO could be round the next bend.
There is an accident EVERY weekend up there. Colleen got hit head on by another motorcycle a few years ago. He was five feet over the yellow in a tight sweeping right hander. The impact sheared her BMW Oilhead cylinder right off down to the crankcase, that's what took most of the crash and probably saved her life.
Have fun, ride within your limits. Remember it's a public road with other users, some of them not accustomed to mountain terrain. Watch out for car driving snow seekers this time of year who come up once in a lifetime.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:20 AM   #6
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make that 65/70
Not sure, my speedo tops out at 130mph.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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Not sure, my speedo tops out at 130mph.
You top out at 130 cm, what a cooincidink
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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The speed limit!

45 MPH from La Canada to Mt Wilson, 55 MPH after that to Nukes.

Too much traffic and cops to speed up there, just isn't wise.

I spend a lot of time up there, there are some great mtn biking and hiking trails/fire roads off the road from ACH up to Mt Wilson. There's a nice fire road hike/mtn bike ride to an old tram/rail that's pretty cool. Plus, many more.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:02 PM   #10
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Angeles Crest?

I seem to be about 55mph on most corners, was just curious how other people take them?
not trying to be a dick, but it's a public road

it has posted speed limits

don't become a statistic, or worse, bring anybody with you

Once you start comparing speeds, you start increasing speeds, and things happen... enjoy your ride, and give your ego the day off
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #11
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if you dont ride on saturday or sunday, you can go as fast as you want
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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not trying to be a dick, but it's a public road

it has posted speed limits

don't become a statistic, or worse, bring anybody with you

Once you start comparing speeds, you start increasing speeds, and things happen... enjoy your ride, and give your ego the day off
It's cool to come on a public forum and openly admit to breaking the law. It's all the rave these days.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #13
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It's cool to come on a public forum and openly admit to breaking the law. It's all the rave these days.

was thinking the same..
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #14
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It's cool to come on a public forum and openly admit to breaking the law. It's all the rave these days.
damn... I never was one of the cool kids
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #15
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on the straights...speed limit.

a bit faster in the curves.
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