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What's your favorite non-technical downhill road for going fast?

Old 11-09-15, 05:14 PM
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What's your favorite non-technical downhill road for going fast?

What I'm looking for is:
a good long stretch of highway with no cross-streets,
minimal turns,
decent width and minimal traffic.

There are some decent downhill stretches in San Fernando Valley, but I'm always worried a car is gonna pull in front of me.
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Some nice ones on Grand, Pathfinder and Diamond Bar Blvd thru Diamond Bar. Most of the major streets in Diamond Bar have wide bike lanes.

Grand from Garvey to Temple/Amar or the other way around too.
Colima over the hill to Whittier or back the other way
The latter two have consistently more and faster traffic

Minimal traffic is a function of time of day though.

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Down in North SD County, Twin Oaks Parkway, coming down to CSU--San Marcos. I've gotten up to 58mph there numerous time, but still haven't cracked 60.

Up in your neck: Mount Baldy Road. Pretty sure I've broken 60 on it, but highest on the Garmin was (once again ) 58. Passed two motorcycles on the way down that day, and when it leveled out toward the bottom, they gave me a thumbs-up as they passed me back. I was coming down Baldy after finishing directly behind Floyd Landis on l'Etape du California. (Though he was just out enjoying the day while I was pedaling my guts out.)

Between Baldy, Palomar, and two trips to Pike Peak, 15 motorcycle kills on my bicycle.

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He was saying "non technical"

The upper 8 miles or so of 39 to Crystal Lake have been recently repaved and if you're up there on a weekday you'll have it all to yourself.
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The top part of Tour de Palm Springs is straight and straight downhill. I forget how long it is... 10 miles?

After the twisty bits at teh top of the tramway, the rest is a straight fast downhill. I think I hit 45 sitting up trying not to go that fast.
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I'm in Michigan. So I nominate my driveway.
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east palomar, highway 74 east of hemet and mountain center, sunrise highway (s1) north of kwaymii (sp? point and
south of hwy 79/s1 junction and stretches of gmr/grr.

if i'm looking to set a personal land speed record?
mt. baldy south of the village, crenshaw blvd north of silver spur/south of pv drive north or palm springs tram road.

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Encinal from Mulholland to PCH.
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Originally Posted by TGT1
He was saying "non technical"

The upper 8 miles or so of 39 to Crystal Lake have been recently repaved and if you're up there on a weekday you'll have it all to yourself.
Baldy Road, south of the Village is quite straight, with only the tunnels and two minor sweepers on the way down.
Thanks for the Crystal Lake tip! Going to have to get up there for that before the winter cracks and landslides it all back to h311 again.
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