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I'm heading to Orange County California for work next week and staying through the weekend. For those of you that live in the area, can you answer something for me? Is there a track that I could head to and do a track day, rent a bike there, etc?

I'm itching to do a track day. And in the Seattle area it'll likely be at least a couple months before I get to do one up here.
 

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After a little bit of searching, it looks like I wouldn't be able to make this work on either of the following days:
Saturday, April 2nd
Sunday, April 3rd

It looks like there are track days going on those days, but not ones that rent bikes.

So, I'm considering renting a bike from Racy Rentals and finding some good roads to ride. I've never ridden in California before. My cousin lives in Lake Forest. I'll be staying at her house Friday night - Sunday night (when I fly back). The reviews of Racy Rentals on Yelp seem pretty good. Do any of you have knowledge of them? Of course my 959 will be 1,000 miles away (in Seattle).
 

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Can't help you with rentals at all, but as far as roads to ride are you looking for canyons or scenery? Either way most decent roads are about an hour ride away but here is a few options I frequently do.

Ortega Hwy - closest canyon to orange county, very easy sweeping turns but can get pretty bad traffic later in the day.

Rim of the world - CA 18 to the 330, gorgeous scenic road up in the mountains by lake arrowhead, fairly easy as well as long as there is no ice up there, about an hour inland

Julian, CA - CA 79, 76, 78, you can take any of these roads in. 79 is the most scenic is longer but the most scenic. Its a cool little town that is all about apples (pies, cider, etc) can get pretty busy on weekends. About two hours south.

Palomar Mtn Road - off of the CA 76. My favorite of the bunch, short 10 mile extremely technical road with 4000 ft of elevation. If you like twisty roads this is a must IMO. About an hour and a half south.

Idyllwild - CA 243, 74. Good intermediate twistys out in the middle of nowhere, semi popular with other riders. about an hour inland.

Mullholland Hwy - probably one of the more famous roads that can be a fun hangout on freeways, cool to see once but there is only about 2 miles of decent twisty area's and traffic is terrible on weekends. about an hour north (with no traffic)

Angeles Crest Hwy/Los Angeles forest - probably the best canyons in LA, unfortunately ACH is closed through wrightwood so don't expect to ride all the way through currently, still there is over 30 miles of twisty roads open, about an hour north
 

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Can't help you with rentals at all, but as far as roads to ride are you looking for canyons or scenery? Either way most decent roads are about an hour ride away but here is a few options I frequently do.

Ortega Hwy - closest canyon to orange county, very easy sweeping turns but can get pretty bad traffic later in the day.

Rim of the world - CA 18 to the 330, gorgeous scenic road up in the mountains by lake arrowhead, fairly easy as well as long as there is no ice up there, about an hour inland

Julian, CA - CA 79, 76, 78, you can take any of these roads in. 79 is the most scenic is longer but the most scenic. Its a cool little town that is all about apples (pies, cider, etc) can get pretty busy on weekends. About two hours south.

Palomar Mtn Road - off of the CA 76. My favorite of the bunch, short 10 mile extremely technical road with 4000 ft of elevation. If you like twisty roads this is a must IMO. About an hour and a half south.

Idyllwild - CA 243, 74. Good intermediate twistys out in the middle of nowhere, semi popular with other riders. about an hour inland.

Mullholland Hwy - probably one of the more famous roads that can be a fun hangout on freeways, cool to see once but there is only about 2 miles of decent twisty area's and traffic is terrible on weekends. about an hour north (with no traffic)

Angeles Crest Hwy/Los Angeles forest - probably the best canyons in LA, unfortunately ACH is closed through wrightwood so don't expect to ride all the way through currently, still there is over 30 miles of twisty roads open, about an hour north
Thank you! This is perfect info! I'll be traveling down to Burbank several times this year (at least 4) and I just may extend one of them and rent a bike from Racy Rentals (likely a 959) to check some of these roads out. There are a couple of coworkers who ride, so one of them may join me.
 

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Be sure to take some videos and pictures when you do go.

I haven't been to a track before, but I really should. I'm sure its a far different experience from riding on regular streets, even really nice regular streets.
 
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