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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 11-24-05, 05:11 PM   #1
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Los Angeles Crossers, Where do you ride?

thinking about converting my Devinci Amsterdam to a full-on cyclocross bike as the frame is the same as Devinci's cyclocross series. before doing so, i want to know if there are ANY GOOD PLACES TO RIDE CYCLOCROSS IN LOS ANGELES, PARTICULARLY THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY?

LA cyclocrossers - where do you ride?
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Old 11-24-05, 10:15 PM   #2
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santa monica mtns. tons of fire roads and mellow single track.
if you mean racing, seasons pretty much over.
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Old 11-25-05, 11:43 AM   #3
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santa monica mtns. tons of fire roads and mellow single track.
if you mean racing, seasons pretty much over.
not looking to race, at least not yet. is there an entrance point in the santa monica mtns. you think is particularly good?
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Old 11-28-05, 06:59 PM   #4
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Ride up capri or Sullivan Ridge. How much clearance do you have for knobby tires? It is hard to tell from their website.
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Santa monica mts, off Reseda or up into the houses off sunset (same place, dif entrance points). It's sooo fun to smoke the mtb'ers out there. All trails are ride able with a 39/23. Even the eaglerock trail backwards. I park on the sunset side and do the huge road climb to the trail head. Great cross place!
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you need a map. there's miles and miles of fireroad and singletrack, accessible form both sides. i still want to ride the whole backbone trail in one push, 70 something miles. most local bike shops will have good topo maps.
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