An easy way to access some superb So Cal riding, is to head up Angeles Crest Highway, CA2, from the 210 Fwy above Pasadena. Â Take care if doing this ride early Saturdays or Sundays as there is much traffic, both motorcycle and bicycle! Â The Crest, as it is known to local riders is a “zero tolerance zone” for the California Highway Patrol, and probably for good reason. Â There have been a number of fatalities here…I suggest for a great riding treat do this ride in the early afternoon. Â Start with Lunch in Wrightwood, maybe the Evergreen Cafe, and then head up to the ski area to the Jackson Lake turn off. Â This will take you down into the high deserts, and roads that are very lightly traveled! Â Â Of course, from Wrightwood you can also continue east and follow CA 2 Â until it empties out onto CA 138 and eventually I-15. Â There are multiple options for some great roads. Â Good stuff!
Once you’ve had your fill of twisties and unlimited views, it’s an easy ride down to CA 138 and north to Palmdale, or south back to I-15! Â I like riding up here-it’s different everytime I go, it’s close to home, and the quality of the ride is awesome….twisty, no traffic, and great views. Â Ride it and let me know what you think!