Posted by: nativeiowan | July 27, 2014

Angeles Crest Highway

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The Angeles Crest Highway (highlighted in red)

The Angeles Crest Highway is a two-lane (one lane of travel in each direction) segment of California State Route 2 in the United States. The road is 66 miles (106 km) in length, with its western terminus at the intersection at Foothill Boulevardin La Cañada Flintridge and its eastern terminus at State Route 138 northeast ofWrightwood. The majority of the route passes through the mountainous terrain located north of the Los Angeles basin. Its alignment passes through the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains. Segments of the road reach altitudes above 7,000 feet (2,100 m), with a summit of 7,903 feet (2,409 m) at the DawsonSaddle, which makes this road one of the highest in Southern California.

Ok… This is a ride not 20 minutes from my garage… So I was up early and ran part of this ride. I turned around about 8am as traffic and bizzyness on the road was picking up.

I note that there are heaps of police on the road. Lots of big trucks n vans and wagons… it looks like they plan to arrest a lot of driveers n riders today. I saw some fast running sport riders who may well end up unhappy today. I suggest that this is a road you don’t go speeding on, at least during the weekend.

I’ll aim to go ride this one day during the week…

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