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This road apparently runs 29 miles to NewCombs Ranch. Many motorcyle riders of all varieties ride here quite often. In fact weekends are insane and have said to be about over a 100 bikes. This weekend I'm sure will be even be more crazy.

This is my first time on the highway yesterday so expectations were high. Of course again I writing as a sport bike rider and not a cruiser otherwise a great road for cruising. Well I got up there yesterday and there were few bikes on the road. I guess the common thing to do is take the road until you hit Newcombs Ranch, which is a restaurant 29 miles in. At the restaurant there were about twenty or so bikes. The actual highway runs about 66 miles or so. I frequent Azusa Canyons down through Mt. Baldy often and I have heard so much hype about the legendary "Crest." All in all I was not very impressed. The first stretch up and the last stretch down is by the far the best area. Long sweeping turns and especially if its your first time you have to be careful for those decreasing radius turns. The other half was horrible though I was told you would get used to it. It is very bumby. Cracks that was slightly raised scattered the remainder of the road horizontally. This made for a slightly uncomfortable ride. In addition I was afraid to take the turns as agressively in fear of just skipping off the road.

Has anyone been on the remainder of the road after Newcombs Ranch? Is it the same shittiness thus the reason for nobody going? It goes all the way to Wrightwood which would be pretty cool since that would be closer to where I live. Well just thought I would throw up my review of the "Crest." Any suggestions for next time welcome.
 

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I was just there Sat and Sun and go there almost every weekend. I agree with you that the seconf half is just way too bumpy wich really meeses with your throttle control at full lean. The portion after newcombs is actually the best 9 miles of the whole road, long sweepers and the road is so nicely paved great short little ride in mt opinion. You should also try Little Tujunga road which will connect you the Crest that also has long great sweepers
 

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I was just there Sat and Sun and go there almost every weekend. I agree with you that the seconf half is just way too bumpy wich really meeses with your throttle control at full lean. The portion after newcombs is actually the best 9 miles of the whole road, long sweepers and the road is so nicely paved great short little ride in mt opinion. You should also try Little Tujunga road which will connect you the Crest that also has long great sweepers
great...so you hit the next 9 miles and turn back? Do you know a reference point of where to stop? Have you taken it all the way through? I will have to try Little Tujunga Road next time. Thanks.
 
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