I have put almost 9 thousand miles in 9 months on my motorcycle, which is a lot since I only drove about 7000 miles on my car all of last year. My Ninja 250 has become my primary mode of transportation. Nowadays I only use the car if I have to take passengers or a lot of cargo.
I recently got a GoPro 3 camera to record some of my trips. One of my favorites canyon roads is Turnbull Canyon Road in Rowland Heights, which it’s only about 20 minutes away from home. It makes for a great quick fix when I get the itch for some twisty roads.
My favorite though is the famous Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest, which its 66 miles of non-stop turns. I always enjoy seeing the change in landscape as the road climbs up to almost 8,000 feet, and always end up a little bit exhausted because of the concentration required for 1+ hour. It took me almost 6 months of riding before I felt confident enough to tackle this road where a lot of motorcycle accidents happen every year. Last month I recorded a time lapse video of the whole route. It took me 1 hour and 15 minutes to ride it, but you can watch it all in just 10 minutes.
I have two more videos I plan on doing. One is a time lapse of a ride hitting all the major landmarks in Los Angeles. According to google maps, it would take make over 3 hours to complete the route. I plan to make it into a 10-15 minute video.
The other video its of a trip I’ve been wanting to make for a while, but haven’t been able to yet because of work and other circumstances. The idea is to ride the entire Pacific Coast Highway (California State Route 1), which is 655 miles in length, one way. The problem is that the weather is getting colder and colder now, so it needs to be done in the next couple of weeks at the latest.