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L.A. Drives: Up the Angeles Crest on the S1000XR

L.A. Drives: Up the Angeles Crest on the S1000XR

The Angeles Crest Highway is one of Southern California’s most scenic mountain roads. Stretching from La Canada-Flintridge to the alpine town of Wrightwood, the Crest is 66 miles of twisty, winding high-elevation driving.

The start line is just off the 210 Freeway, where Highway 2 meets Foothill Boulevard. You can begin with a good breakfast at the Hill Street Cafe, or join the throngs of motorcyclists gassing up at the Shell station – a familiar rendezvous point for bikers headed into the hills.

From there, it’s all up. Signs along the way will help you plan the trip. One will tell you whether seasonal weather or rock slides have closed any part of the road....

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