This is for all you guys complaining about can't ride cause of the weather blah blah blah.
So its Sunday once again! My fav day of the week. We've had funky ass weather in so cal this past week, it got cold as hell! Weird cause its been nice and sunny the past month. But we got hit by a random ass storm that brought a lot of rain, really cold temps and even hail in some places.
So its gloomy today and people have been wondering if they are gonna ride on sunday due to the weather (if it rains or if the canyons are still all wet and dirty). Of course my man John is always down to ride no matter what the conditions.
He's been talking about the cold weather lately and how there's gonna be snow up in "the crest" and wants to go check it out. Me, never ever seeing snow in my life thought, "what the hell, I'm down!!!" So we meet up with only two other riders, Ray and Tony and head out to Los Angeles Forest at around 11am.
Man was it packed!!! Lots of cars (cause they trying to catch some snow). Roads we rode were Big Tijunga, Nine mile (Upper Tijunga) and part of Angeles Crest, and maybe others. When we first got there, I saw my first glimpse of snow ont he side of the road at the edge of the mountains, not much I was thinkin. Of course the deeper we got into los angeles forest (and the higher) there was more and more snow built up. We did a lot of stopping, take pics, mess around and it was my first time and Tony's first time in the snow. Quite an experiance. And the farther we went, it got colder and colder and it was actually snowing!!! It was snowing really friggin' hard too. Damn, what an experience!
So I guess it was a good experience for my first time seeing snow and actually being in the snow while it was "Snowing." The coldness wasn't that bad really. I dressed like i normally do, my gear, jeans, a t-shirt, except this time i wore a thermal under my t-shirt and a face mask. The only body part that was actaully cold were my hands! (damn gloves!). And the cold is a bitch cause your visor fogs up fast! I had to ride with it slightly cracked open and snow would still fly into your face. And the snow covering your visor, sucks! haha. As for roads, it no different than the rain IMO (unless the road is frozen over) except for ocasional little patch of snow on the road. The crest as always was dirty as hell from the rain (and snow) lots of dirty, rocks and gravel on the road. Got a lot of rocks all up in my radiator!
First time riding over snow! Interesting!
Our first time in the snow as we pulled up. A little nervous!
Stopping to take pics
A pic of the first time me standing in snow
A little snow on the mountains
John making snow angels