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    OC to Idyllwild

    Had the day free so I mapped out a route to Idyllwild and back. Checked off a few of the roads listed in the "Moto Roads" section. 225 miles door to door. Here we go:

    A couple of shots on Santiago Canyon rd





    Then on to Live Oak past Cooks Corner





    Then I hit Ortega. Perfect day on Ortega. I think I only saw 2 or 3 cages on my side of the road the entire way.




    Took a quick break at the top to grab a water and a power bar. Hells Kitchen is across the street





    Back on the road, great views



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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    Still on Ortega, more great views. That's Lake Elsinore at the bottom





    These pics were taken from The Lookout. I hear they have great BBQ



    The road down there is where I'm heading next



    A couple of shots going through the valley before climbing back up towards Idyllwild on the 74



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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    Took the 74 to the 243 into Idyllwild. SNOW!





    Stopped here for lunch. It was great!





    Couple shots of town





    Now to start heading back down to the desert. BTW, the 243 was a blast to ride. Hardly any traffic.





    Snow's gone



    Leaving the forest



    Here's the road heading down

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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    Didn't take many more pics after this as there wasn't much to see. I hit the 10 to the 60 to Gillman Springs Road to be able to cut across Allesandro and Van Buren to the 91. I try and avoid the freeway as much as possible. Here is a view of Banning



    Took a little break at a spot and hit the dirt for a bit.





    That's all I got. Fun ride and I was able to cross a few more new to me roads off my list.
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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    great pic's
    thanks

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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    Great day for a ride, Paul! How was the wind out there on the way home?

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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    That's a wonderful ride..Nicely taken pics. Wonderful work.
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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    Great pics! Thank you for taking the time to post 'em.

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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    Awesome Paul, hit all those roads multiple times. Usually I keep going down into San Diego County, there's some really nice roads down there.
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    Re: OC to Idyllwild

    Very nice. And right in my backyard! Thanks very much.

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