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Old 10-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #436
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2 hours, and hour, so much wasted time

I have good riding starting at the end of my driveway
if your driveway an hour long? THAT would be awesome....
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:31 PM   #437
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Well, since we're all posting pics here...

The night before your ride you can start like this, as California girls are always down to help out:






Then you can ride one of the most technically challenging and interesting paved roads around from about sea level to 5,500 feet in short order:


You told me YOU were working on the skid plate? well done.






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Then you take the long way back on dirt with some with friends:





All in all, wherever you might live and ride likely works for you and that's ok-I'm originally from Minnesota and lived in Montana for a bit-both awesome in their own way.


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It's just cool that in California, there is pretty much any type of riding you want to do, all in one day. And if you know what's up, it's not a bad place to live either
NOPE, just like everybody says, it's like this, everywhere, all the time..

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #438
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NOPE, just like everybody says, it's like this, everywhere, all the time..

you're right! My Bad.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:03 PM   #439
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:04 PM   #440
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its someone's hideous photoshop job for sure - not an actual place



its the third image that comes up when you type in "LA Traffic" into google
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #441
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2 hours, and hour, so much wasted time

I have good riding starting at the end of my driveway
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #442
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You told me YOU were working on the skid plate? well done.












NOPE, just like everybody says, it's like this, everywhere, all the time..

Ha, well actually that was the center stand install...she offered to help and I wasn't going to say no! Nice of the guy in two of the shots to show up by the way Again, bummed I had to miss the Death Valley ride you just got back from.

Regarding LA traffic: California is huge, you don't have to live in one of it's largest cities if you don't want to. Massive opportunities to reside with fewer people around. The girl pictured working on the bike grew up in the mountains in a town of 3,000 people.

Having said that I often ride up to LA for work or for fun and the traffic, while bad at times, is manageable on a motorcycle and/if you pick your departure times around it. Good enough compromise for me.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #443
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No photoshop. A real place with a real camera.



The presidential motorcade will avoid the 405, so named because it usually takes four or five hours to get anywhere during the evening rush hour. It won’t matter: most of the commuters on the West Side need to use the same streets as the president’s motorcade to get to the 405.
Suggestion to L.A. commuters: during Carobamageddon, call in sick or take a couple of vacation days on Monday and Tuesday. You can thank Mad Mike’s America after you get over the traffic.


http://madmikesamerica.com/2011/09/o...geles-traffic/



Same location different day.

We also have the fastest and most efficient road crews. From 5 lanes to 10 without photoshop. They must have finished that 405 construction project overnight.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:33 AM   #444
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We also have the fastest and most efficient road crews. From 5 lanes to 10 without photoshop. They must have finished that 405 construction project overnight.
Yes, but the real tragedy, as shown, is that we all went to see it the next day, and it was once again a total mess. All for nothing.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:21 AM   #445
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We also have the fastest and most efficient road crews. From 5 lanes to 10 without photoshop. They must have finished that 405 construction project overnight.






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Old 10-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #446
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"back when I used to drive around Los Angeles, my shitty job was 9 miles away and it was about an hour and a half drive. I could have ran there faster....."
Enough said.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #447
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"back when I used to drive around Los Angeles, my shitty job was 9 miles away and it was about an hour and a half drive. I could have ran there faster....."
Enough said.
It AMAZES me that you'd post about a shitty commute in LA on a MOTORCYCLE enthusiast site

Anybody that spends that kind of time commuting is just silly IMHO. It would have been 10 minutes on a bike.

I had to commute through LAX and a second job in OC. It was fun.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #448
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It AMAZES me that you'd post about a shitty commute in LA on a MOTORCYCLE enthusiast site

Anybody that spends that kind of time commuting is just silly IMHO. It would have been 10 minutes on a bike.

I had to commute through LAX and a second job in OC. It was fun.
You lane split at 60MPH?

Face it, your utopia is not EVERYONE's utopia!

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Old 10-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #449
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You lane split at 60MPH?

Face it, your utopia is not EVERYONE's utopia!

Jim
I've lane split at ninety... and been passed but the POINT was why in the hell would you choose to commute in a car in frikken LA? It's completely optional, and a bad option. A Bicycle makes more sense than a car in LA especially for a 9 mile commute!

And if you actually LOOK at the picture, bottom center you'll see a biker and the blue car in front of him is hugging the right side of the lane to give the bike space. THe Bike's got wide open freeway EVEN in traffic. Which is why lane splitting is ONE MORE benefit to a myriad of others that make it the best place to live / ride year round.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #450
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It AMAZES me that you'd post about a shitty commute in LA on a MOTORCYCLE enthusiast site

Anybody that spends that kind of time commuting is just silly IMHO. It would have been 10 minutes on a bike.

I had to commute through LAX and a second job in OC. It was fun.
That quote was from someone else. No way would I live in LA much less commute there.
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