Posted by: nativeiowan | July 26, 2014

Found my next ride…

And it should be a good one… Only a short distance from the Pasadena Pad.

I-210 to Route 138[edit]

Main article: Angeles Crest Highway

Angeles Crest Highway as it winds through the Angeles National Forest.

The route turns north onto the Angeles Crest Highway, cutting through an obscure mountainous portion ofPasadena. This route winds generally east-northeast through the canyons of the San Gabriel Mountains for over 80 miles (130 km), before descending through Big Pines and Wrightwood to the edge of the Victor Valleyapproximately 20 miles (32 km) west of Hesperia and ending at SR 138. Starting in La Canada Flintridge at an altitude of 1,300′ (394m) the highway climbs to a high point of 7,903′ (2,395m) at Dawson Saddle. The eastern portions of the Angeles Crest Highway are notoriously dangerous, with many switchbacks and blind curves, and are often closed during occasions of heavy winter snowfall. The highway is generally closed between Islip Saddle and Vincent Gap from mid-December to mid-May due to snow and rockfall.

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I think I’ll ride up to Wrightwood n back the same road, just to get to know the ride… This could become my general daily ride when I need to get away from the city n out on my own with 2wheels…

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