Day Trip: Glass Elevator Ride

As we head into late spring and early summer here in southern California, riding into our deserts is still an appealing and lovely adventure.  This ride encompasses both mountain terrain (Palomar Mountain) and desert scape (Borrego Springs). To begin this ride, head south on the 405, then CA-5S.  Exit onto CA-76E.  Wide, sweeping turns facilitate…

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Day Trip: Idyllwild

One of my favorite places to go for the day or weekend is Idyllwild.  Located in the San Jacinto Mountain range in Riverside County, this little mountain town is overflowing with charm and beauty. The most direct route is to take CA-55N to CA-91E.  After about 35 miles, you will merge onto the CA-60E toward…

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Day Trip: Ojai & Highway 33

Many people consider this ride one of the very best in Southern California and for good reason.  The road offers some fantastic riding and the scenery is varied and outstanding. From Orange County, head out on CA-55N to the 405N and then onto Hwy 101N.  As usual, the traffic will be an issue, but this…

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Day Trip: Julian and Cuyamaca

One of the more popular destination rides in Southern California is to the Old West mountain town of Julian.  Most motorcyclists know about this location, which is reached by way of the freeway and then some very easy and scenic road riding. Julian is about a two-hour drive from OC Motorcycle.  Just head south via…

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