William, I gifted the Angeles Crest Hwy from the Angeles Forest Hwy to Wrightwood. That’s my favorite motorcylce-riding area and after a couple of incidences of momentarily losing control of my vehicle (crashing) I figured I better do something to make the place easier on me. :O) So far it’s worked. I haven’t crashed up there since I gifted but a lot of other people have. I saw a guy down on the side of the road Saturday. I guess guys will always be crashing their bikes and cars up there, but maybe our gifts will discouage the ritual-murders and the associated body-dumping that this area has been known for.
Maybe fewer guys do crash up there because of our gifts. I’d like to think so. I have seen some weird stuff up there.
One time I was sitting on the porch at Newcomb’s Ranch, which is a restaurant/bar on the Angeles Crest Hwy about three-quarters of the way to Wrightwood, form the northern 'burbs of LA, with about four other guys, swapping lies and kicking tires. We heard a ruckus and saw a medium-sized brown bear come scurrying around the corner from behind the restaurant, drenched in cooking oil from getting into the grease pit for a snack! As he sped accross the parking lot, he left footprints from all the grease.
A buddy of ours had JUST pulled his expensive Ducati onto the roadway from the parkinglot to ride home, as the damn bear comes out of nowhere, knocks a shoulder into the guys front wheel as it scurries by, causing the guy to lose his balance and fall over in slow-motion, leaving his bike on it’s side in the middle of the road. The bear clamored through the brush and trees on the far-side of the road, disappearing down the mountainside, leaving us laughing like hyenas and our buddy going, WTF???!!!
Ya can’t over-gift!
I think I’m going riding tomorrow.