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Old 11-17-15, 04:49 PM
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Rock Store climb.....of course

I'm convinced that the photogs up there are creating some of this problem. Nice guys, but it just causes these idiots to do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9l5G0hR9zQ
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People have been riding stupid and crashing up there long before the photogs were there. I would NEVER ride my bike on that street, EVER !!
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It's just a few miles from my house and is generally the way most of us gain access to the canyons. Always try to ride there before 10 a.m. and never on a weekend afternoon.
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weekdays. if those aren't doable, it better be before 10am.
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I don't think the photographers cause the behavior at all. What a tool though. Hopefully his insurance company will decline his claim for street racing or something (is that even possible)?

I think this one is a much more convincing video of th dangers of riding up the rock store climb:


Having said that, the Cruising the Conejo ride goes right up there and given the ratio of bikes to cars/bikes it feels perfectly safe. Frankly, there's almost as much idiocy on GMR with all the motorcycles screaming up that road.
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Originally Posted by KingCat
People have been riding stupid and crashing up there long before the photogs were there. I would NEVER ride my bike on that street, EVER !!
curiouser and curiouser. you're comfy rolling through lax but not the rock store climb? most would have an aversion to the former vs the latter. personally, i'm okay
with them having ridden both. i enjoy mixing it up with the taxis, shuttles, jaywalkers, flung open doors and erratic drivers looking for/pulling out of parking at the airport.
keeps me "awake" as it were but then again, i like urban riding as much as rural riding. i'd much rather ride rock store on the weekend than palomar mountain here in
san diego but neither is ideal on the weekends because of the weekend warrior factor. rock store is one of those few climbs i'd rather descend vs ascend. most of the
time, i'd rather climb vs bomb down but that stretch has some great curves to carve.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
I don't think the photographers cause the behavior at all. What a tool though. Hopefully his insurance company will decline his claim for street racing or something (is that even possible)?

I think this one is a much more convincing video of th dangers of riding up the rock store climb:


Having said that, the Cruising the Conejo ride goes right up there and given the ratio of bikes to cars/bikes it feels perfectly safe. Frankly, there's almost as much idiocy on GMR with all the motorcycles screaming up that road.
Check out some of the comments on that video. There are motorcycle extremist idiots that could give our A&S forum clods a run for their money. Be fun to stick the extremists from both sides into a colosseum and watch them kill each other off for the benefit of humanity.
I've ridden that road once, and motorcycled it (responsibly & courteously) several times, and I don't care to pedal there any more.
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
Check out some of the comments on that video. There are motorcycle extremist idiots that could give our A&S forum clods a run for their money. Be fun to stick the extremists from both sides into a colosseum and watch them kill each other off for the benefit of humanity.
I've ridden that road once, and motorcycled it (responsibly & courteously) several times, and I don't care to pedal there any more.
I try not to read youtube comments... buncha keyboard commandos.

Hey, I came across your favorite driver Monday night. I was scooting down Rolling Hills Dr in Placentia (I think, maybe Brea?) and some dingbat in one of those cross over SUV contraptions did a u-turn right in front of me (and well into the bike lane) forcing me to brake AND move into the road to avoid her... caught up to her at the red light and stared at her for a good solid minute. She didn't notice because she was presumably texting on her phone. The blue reflection on her face was pretty tell tale... she finally looked up and I gave her the ol' "Put that down" pointy finger and she guiltily complied. And then I had this mental vision of you storming up the other side of her car waving a mini-frame pump in the air yelling "Death to texters"
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Noticed that the driver switched on his emergency blinkers after the crash.
So, you see, he really is safety-minded.
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