I took Pegasis (my pet name for my V), out on a 3 hour, 140 mile jaunt today. I started off by getting on the 210 west, to the 5 north, got off at Lake Hughes Rd. It was the first time I had ridden all the way up Lake Hughes Rd. and was I suprised at what beautiful country.
Since the Station fire has closed Big Tujunga Cyn., and Angeles Crest, I was looking to to satisfy my urge for some twisty road, and LH road fits the bill. It starts near Castaic Lake and winds 22 miles to the community of Lake Hughes, then it splits into Lake Elizabeth Road, and heads South towards Palmdale/Lancaster.
The country going into LH is fantastic, 2 lane road, cotton woods, and mountains, pines, chapparrel. I decided to take Lake Elizabeth road south to Palmdale, got on the 14 freeway and headed home. It was a great ride, and the fondness for the V grows more with every ride. The bike handled extremely well in the twisties and handled the various riding situations very well.
My only trouble during the ride was when 2 fellow riders on KLR 650s, on a twisty part of the road BLEW by me at an estimated 65 mph. That PISSED me off, they both crossed into opposing traffic, crossed a double yellow line, and passed me like I was standing still. The posted limit in that section of road is 35, the guys were MORONS!!!!!!!.
These 2 goons could have not only killed themselves with their stupidity, but could have taken me with them. anyway it was a great ride.