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Charles Fleming

Charles Fleming writes about automobiles and motorcycles for the Los Angeles Times’ Business section. He also writes the urban hiking column LA Walks. A former staff writer for Newsweek, Variety and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, he is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller "High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess," the New York Times bestseller "My Lobotomy," and "Secret Stairs, A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles" and its sequel, “Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles.”
Hike off Angeles Crest Highway to Mt. Waterman — and vistas that rival the Sierra

Angeles Crest Highway is one of Southern California's best motoring roads, with high elevations and huge vistas. It’s also the entry point to hiking backdrops that rival the Sierra Nevada, and this one, which takes you to the top of the Mt. Waterman ski area.

Is America ready for an $8,500 three-wheeler that delivers a cardio workout?

Can-Am has aspirations to triple its sales of three-wheeled sports vehicles by selling a stripped-down version of its $15,000 Spyder. The Ryker starts at $8,499.

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