CRYSTAL LAKE, PART I
Weather LINK: correction www.wrh.noaa.gov/lax
(go below in link and click on Los Angeles, Oxnard)
December 17, 2006
Arrive: 7:45 a.m.
Roll: 8:00 a.m.
Meet: Encanto Park located at http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed...&gid1=23114135.
Route Slips: Will be provided the morning of, but here is a link to GMAPS for a peek at what you're getting into: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=564455
NOTE: Freezing conditions, ice or rain cancels ride. I will reschedule should this happen.
STATS: Approx. 64 miles to the top of 39 and back – 76 if you continue up to AC. Roughly 7,000 feet of climbing give or take, but no less than 5,000.
Route: From Encanto, quick jump SGRT Bike path to HWY 39. We will then climb up 39 to the top. Faster climbers will have the option to continue an extra 12 miles (6 up and back) to Angeles Crest. Slower riders will stop at the top of 39 (you’ll know when you’ve hit the top). We will head back down, over East Fork, up little GMR (still East Fork but leads to GRR), down Big GMR, over Sierre Madre to Encanto Park. I will be mapping this out and posting a link soon.
Water: THERE WILL BE ONE STOP ON THE WAY BACK. So, if you plan to ride up to AC, please bring extra water. It shouldn’t be hot, so two water bottles or a camel back should be okay to the top of 39 (I climbed it with that much water in heat and I’m still here). I will also try to figure out a way to plant some extra water at the ranger station, but I need some time on that. However, you know your water needs, so please plan accordingly!
Fuel: Bring it. Although, food is sold at the cafe along the route (our water stop, FYI).
Dress: Expect cold and dress accordingly, but layer. With no shade, it could get toasty on the climbs. The descents could be downright chilly!! Closer to the date, I will provide a brief weather report update.
Lunch: As we pass EF Café on the way back, you will be able to purchase snacks (bring cash). For those of you who have the time after the ride, we’ll grab burritos at Green Onion on Huntington Blvd.
Time: Well, how long does it take you to ride 64 miles with upwards of 5K feet of climbing? Expect at least 5 hours.
THIS IS A NO-DROP RIDE! No one will be left behind (and that means that you guys cannot run off and leave me either! )
LIST OF ATTENDEES:
STUDS - YES, WILL BE THERE:
NOT QUITE STUDS - MAYBE THEY'LL COME:
WIMPS - NOT COMING JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE LAZY:
You know who you are...