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    Where is the best place to ride (road and/or mountain) in southern CA?

    Where would be a nice/nicest place to have a nice quiet and relatively easy ride in so. Cal? (consider the scenery, atmosphere/wheather, road and traffic, etc)

    mutliple/any opinions are welcome.

    Edit # 1: I am located in LA, but am open to other places too, no more than say.. 50 miles?
    Last edited by infernobutterfl; 10-18-06 at 04:30 PM.

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    Where you located?

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    wow...thats kinda hard to say......

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    Am located in LA, I am going to check out the santa monica mountain trials, but was wondering if there were any other places, say, roads or just grass land, that is nice around here...

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    Welcome to my "neck of the woods"...

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    we are doing a nice MTB group ride in Chino Hills on Saturday morning, you should come out and join the fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone
    we are doing a nice MTB group ride in Chino Hills on Saturday morning, you should come out and join the fun
    yea.. am going to try to make it there Although, cant promise much.. its a bit of a drive from LA... O_o

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    GMR

    Angeles Crest from Red Box to Dawson saddle (big chunk of closed roads)

    Mt. Lukens (fire road)

    Chaney trail-> Mt. Lowe railroad->Mt Wilson

    ADT Event center (no traffic, no rain, and on sundays often nearly empty, with a nice PA system)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck
    Mt. Lukens (fire road)

    Chaney trail-> Mt. Lowe railroad->Mt Wilson
    Nice trails. On the Chaney Trail I've only ridden as far up as Inspiration Point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Nice trails. On the Chaney Trail I've only ridden as far up as Inspiration Point.
    Is that the spot right at the end of the pavement? It gets a lot easier from there. I've descended that way from Mt. Wilson on a road bike...
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    I used to live and ride in thr Conejo Valley (where LA county meets Ventura county) and it was far nicer to ride there than it is in the San Fernando Valley where I live now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck
    Is that the spot right at the end of the pavement? It gets a lot easier from there. I've descended that way from Mt. Wilson on a road bike...
    No it's still quite further up. Inspiration Point it at the top close to the remnants of the Mt Lowe Hotel or restaurant or whatever they used to have up there. The top of Idlehour trailhead is there also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight
    I used to live and ride in thr Conejo Valley (where LA county meets Ventura county) and it was far nicer to ride there than it is in the San Fernando Valley where I live now.
    Like I tole you a while ago.....COME HOME! (or at least visit your parent's and bring the bike!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    No it's still quite further up. Inspiration Point it at the top close to the remnants of the Mt Lowe Hotel or restaurant or whatever they used to have up there. The top of Idlehour trailhead is there also.
    From there you can go all the way to Mt Wilson/Red Box road, through a tunnel on a dirt road, strange. It's a long, tough climb and in winter can be FREEZING on the way back down.

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    you can also try Del Cerro Park in Palos Verdes. fairly small trail compared to SaMO mountains. lots of singletrack branching off of a main fireroad. the scenary and seabreeze is great i might add.

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    you need to join us on nov 11 for our ride into joshua tree national park!
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    I'll jump in this thead:

    Anyone knows any good climb along PCH in Santa Monica/Malibu area?

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    topanga, but it has lots of cars...or ride all the way up to mulholland, thats a good one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeNbake
    I'll jump in this thead:

    Anyone knows any good climb along PCH in Santa Monica/Malibu area?
    Tuna Canyon

    Los Flores to Rambla Pacifico

    Rambla Pacifico (direct from PCH)

    Latigo Canyon

    All fairly close to the southern end of Malibu. Latigo is furthest north and longest.
    All are very low traffic.

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    Ok, any of you Conejo Valley riders ever ride with the North Ranch MTB club? Or go to TOHS?

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    Seems like you're getting mostly road-oriented responses, but if you haven't already you should come out to the San Bernardino Mountains and ride the Santa Ana river trail (It's not just a paved path by the beach.). 30ish (The big loop, starting from Loch Leven, is over 50 miles, but if that's too much to take on there are several shorter options.) miles of sweet singletrack. Do it quick before it's (hopefully!) covered up by snow.

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    I should point out that for MTB riding, Agoura to Ventura offers a lot of good rides. A wide variety of trails, and a chance to see everything from coyotes to deer. I miss trails that end at Mexican restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infernobutterfl
    located in LA, but am open to other places too, no more than say.. 50 miles?
    For road riding, from where you are, an area with lots of hills and great scenery, I'd say Palos Verdes. Most of these are residential climbs that overlook either the Pacific (views from Long Beach, Catalina Island, up towards Santa Monica) or overlooking the LA basin. Great climbs are:

    [a] Via del Monte, Granvia Altamira
    [b] Via Coronel, Via Zurita, Via Fernandez, Via Coronel (again), Paseo la Cresta
    [c] PV Dr S to PV Dr E, Crest Rd (to the observatories)
    [d] Eastvale, Sunnyridge
    [e] from [a] or [b], Ridgegate, Highridge, Whitley Collins (high end on W side of PV)
    [f] from the bottom of [a], Via Campesina, Rolling Meadows Rd, Silver Spur Rd, Montemalaga, Granvia Altamira

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleFreakLS
    For road riding, from where you are, an area with lots of hills and great scenery, I'd say Palos Verdes. Most of these are residential climbs that overlook either the Pacific (views from Long Beach, Catalina Island, up towards Santa Monica) or overlooking the LA basin. Great climbs are:

    [a] Via del Monte, Granvia Altamira
    [b] Via Coronel, Via Zurita, Via Fernandez, Via Coronel (again), Paseo la Cresta
    [c] PV Dr S to PV Dr E, Crest Rd (to the observatories)
    [d] Eastvale, Sunnyridge
    [e] from [a] or [b], Ridgegate, Highridge, Whitley Collins (high end on W side of PV)
    [f] from the bottom of [a], Via Campesina, Rolling Meadows Rd, Silver Spur Rd, Montemalaga, Granvia Altamira
    do you live in PV or around the area?

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