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Offline logularjason

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Re: 3 days in LA: recommendations for routes and bike hire
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2018, 05:01:18 PM »
I've tried to collate what look like a few interesting biking roads around San Diego.   Anything missed?


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Re: 3 days in LA: recommendations for routes and bike hire
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2018, 09:44:59 PM »
I could suggest some modifications to those, but generally pretty good.
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Re: 3 days in LA: recommendations for routes and bike hire
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2018, 04:17:05 AM »
So I've booked a Multistrada to help me lug a duffel bag.

Unfortunately the bike is fitted with TKC 80 knobbly tyres, which I suspect is not great for touring or canyon carving?   Anyone had experience with this sort of kit?  I currently run S21's on my S1000R...

Continental claim that they [were] fitted as OEM on a few bikes like 1200GS.

https://www.continental-tires.com/motorcycle/tires/motorcycle-tires/off-road-enduro/tkc-80
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Re: 3 days in LA: recommendations for routes and bike hire
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 05:14:51 AM »
How much does traction matter to your canyon carving?
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Re: 3 days in LA: recommendations for routes and bike hire
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2018, 01:07:17 PM »
Just realised that I never posted the video summary of this trip:


The video is mostly roads and scenery so that I can remember the routes for next time!

Southern California proved to be a great place for tourist biking.  It's possible to go from ocean coast, to mountains, then desert in the space of a day.  Roads were curvy and grippy, with lots to see.  I enjoyed this short trip a lot more than my other USA biking trips (Cal valley and Yosemite region, and also route 66 run).

My favorite bit was the last day over San Jacinto. By this stage, I had become familiar with the hire bike (twistedroad.com was great) and was able to push a little harder.  I went up and down the mountain a couple of times.

Many thanks to Miles for providing liberal route tips during my stay.

 


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