Laureles Grade truly is one of the best stretched of highway in all of these united states (and being a military man i've driven all over the country), however it can also be rather tricky as me and a buddy found out this month. well being here right next to the Grade and Laguna Seca raceway(the only motogp stop in north america) i can't complain about my duty station. it's 65-80 degrees everyday and non-stop riding weather. well the morning before my parade lap at seca for the motogp a group of us went shredding it up on Laureles Grade, my first time out there. the nearly 4mi journey to the bottom of carmel valley was amazing(as was the 115 degree temp!) however i got too comfortable on a road i didn't know and on the way back up, only about a 1/4mi from top in a seemingly wide left turn, the turn began to quickly narrow and started to roll to the right. noticing this at full lean doing about 75 wasn't cool...i did my best and got squared up with the guard rail, put my right leg on the passenger as to not crush it and held the f*ck on. in the end i rode off the rail doing 60-70 still up only missing 3/4 of my right foot peg, a bar end and some paint....whew, thank god i put my leg up or it would've been with the peg somewhere!!!