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Wide-angle lenses used to record video straighten the curves
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At a Glance
California Inline Skating’s MISRA (Modest
Inline Skating Road Assessment) gives this transition between
DH63 Lee Vining – Benton and Hwy 395 four skate wheels for its
smooth Pavement, light traffic and surrounding mountain Scenery,
recommending it to beginning fruitbooters who have mastered
“basic stroking.” Great. Bad enough that bicycle websites tout
this DH, now you have to watch for sessions of bladerunners from
nearby Mammoth Lakes clogging up the scene. The sketchy MISRAble
system confirms a few things but ’core riders obviously need
TIRES to get completely up to speed. For example, Twistiness is
so low even panicking am motorcyclists won't try and use their
heels to brake. What curvitude does exist is almost entirely
located in the first half transfer from the Adobe Valley up into
the rasta-mellow Benton Range. There are only a few corners down
the Watterson Canyon tranny and virtually zippo around both fake
Lake Crowley and through the volcanic, flat bottom Long Valley
Caldera. As you’d expect then, Character’s a bit of a poseur,
though Engineering’s pretty rad with only one potential sack-it
disaster spot on the tightest piece up to Banner Ridge.
Remoteness is gnarly since the only development consists of a
campground/store/cafe and low-key Whitmore Hot Springs. That’s
probably why speed tax po-pos spend so little time here – that and
the fact dildobladers can’t stroke fast enough to exceed the
55-mph (90-kmh) limit. As for those rodneykingesque “Share the
Road” signs, well, why can't we all just get along? After all,
we do share a common belief in wheels in line.