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A ride through the recently reopened Angeles Crest Highway on June 19, 2011.

My buddy Slider, his old lady, and my old lady and I rode through the recently reopened Angeles Crest Highway yesterday on June 19, 2011, a day before my 48th birthday. You can see a video of it below.

We met at the Shell station located at the base of the crest at around 1:00pm. There were a bunch of HOGS there waiting to go up the hill. We went and got a quick bite to eat, and then we rode up as well.

You can see from the video below taken with my GoPro helmet camera that they re-paved a good chunk of the Angeles Crest Highway.

YouTube has recently upgraded my account so that I can post videos greater than 10 minutes. The video below shows the full 27 minutes of the ride from the first visitor station all the way to Newcomb’s Ranch.

Unfortunately due to my hitting the wrong button, I did not get the second half of the ride.

Most people only go up to Newcomb’s Ranch and then turn around and go back down the hill. We ended up riding all the way to the Mohave Desert down through the back route. It was a long great ride.

Enjoy the video!

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By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney, and Biker Lawyer, Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © June 20, 2010

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California Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Biker Lawyer Rides the Recently Re-Opened Angeles Crest Highway.

 One June 13, 2009, one week before my 46th birthday, my fiancé drove me to my house to pick up my Harley Davidson Electra Glide so that I could ride it to our new home. Well, I decided to take a major detour so to say…… You know how it is :)

I heard that the Angeles Crest Highway to Wrightwood, which has been closed for basically the past 4-5 years was recently repaired and finally reopened.

This is one of my favorite runs of all time, and it is local. I thought that with the budget crisis in California, and the severity of how the road was washed out during storms many moons ago, that there was a possibility of never being able to do this run again in my lifetime. I have heard people spouting off about roads with twisties; well let them ride the Angeles Crest and tell me what they think!

I shot the below first person perspective video with my cell phone camera, a Samsung Memoir, in one hand, and holding on to the throttle with the other. I do not ever recommend anyone ever trying this or doing this at home. Although I am a motorcycle accident attorney and a biker lawyer, I have been riding motorcycles for over 30 years and let’s just say that I think I am a decent rider.

The beginning of the video shows some video of the staging area, a traditional stop before Newcomb’s Ranch, Newcomb’s Ranch, my secret spot at 8,000 feet above sea level, and then some kick ass first person riding footage. The end of the movie is kind of a surprise.

Tell me what you think!

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By California Motorcycle Accident Attorney, and Biker Lawyer, Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © 2009

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