It was fun reading you ride report. Whin I was 15 and a half, (that's how we measured our age back then), I had just gotten my drivers permit. It allowed one to ride a motorcycle, but not to carry a passenger. The area you were riding in used to be part of the Irvine Land Grant and was closed to most public access back then. I used to do a lot of water skiing in the back bay of Newport harbor and that was also part of the Irvine Land Grant. We used to ski almost every weekend and got to know the guys that took our money to launch our boat each weekend. When the season ended, they asked us if we wanted a key to use the area during the off season. We took the key and it was nice to extend our water skiing season, but I found an additional use of that key. Back in those days, El Toro road was only one lane in each direction and it turned to dirt just after the entrance to O'neil Park. Not too far after that, there was a gate across the road that had a chain made up of maybe 20 padlocks or so. One of those fit the Irvine key and I used to use it to sneak in and ride up to where the transmission towers were. I was always scared of getting caught, but never did. In June, I rode out there on my Goldwing because my second cousin was visiting my sister in Santa Ana and she wanted to go for a ride. I couldn't really think of any twisty roads, and then remembered O'neil park. Wow! I can't believe that El Toro road is 5 or 6 lanes in each direction now, there is no Marine base, and more houses then would seem possible.