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  • Yes - but return on 4:29pm train - I'll have plans that night

    10 33.33%
  • Yes - but with "linner" in SB and the 7:00pm train

    17 56.67%
  • NO, I don't want to do it, but I may ride with you another day if you fix that odor problem

    3 10.00%
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    Century from Van Nuys To Santa Barbara - Information Gathering Thread

    I'm seriously considering mapping out and putting together a route for a ride from the Metrolink station in Van Nuys to the Amtrak station in Santa Barbara with a stop for lunch on State Street somewhere. I'm trying to determine interest. I would design the route to include climbing, but until I start mapping, I don't know the gain yet (duh). Depending on route, I'd start this one early so that we could make a train back from SB at 4:29pm. However, that is not the last train out, so we could leave on the 7pm train, and plan to leave later in the morning and eat in SB after the ride and then take the Amtrak back.

    I've included a poll to access interest. Please give me your thoughts and I'll start planning. I'm looking at either late March (if I'm not doing Solvang double) or sometime in April, but on a weekend that no major ride is occurring so there will be little conflict. Upfront, I will tell you that I doubt there will be SAG on this ride as I don't have a DH that can do it- so, unless I find a volunteer, it would be an unsupported ride, but with designated stops along the route to buy water and fuel.

    Also, if there are some of you who are interested and know a route up that you love through canyons (i.e. those of you in TO, etc.), I'm open to suggestions for sure. No, I'm not asking you to map for me - just suggestions of canyons/roads that you have ridden that are particular fun/challenging/less traffic. I actually would like to design the route myself as I love riding up the coast and through those areas.

    Okay, who is interested? (please take the poll so I can keep numbers)

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    Uh...did you forget the poll?
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin
    Uh...did you forget the poll?
    No, sigh. This forum posts the thread before one can complete the poll! Drives me crazy.

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    Sounds interesting. I was looking at Amtrak from Santa Ana to Van Nuys, but the earliest is 9:30 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    Sounds interesting. I was looking at Amtrak from Santa Ana to Van Nuys, but the earliest is 9:30 or so.
    Huh? Santa Ana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    Huh? Santa Ana?
    Train ride (for me) to the start, then straight from SB to home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    Train ride (for me) to the start, then straight from SB to home.
    Look it, Volt, I came your way yesterday. You just drive on up for this one (or carpool with any of the other OCers).

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    I'm up for it. And generally winds are favorable during winter months.
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    I'll have to wait and see which date you pick and see if it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    I'll have to wait and see which date you pick and see if it works for me.
    Yes, but vote "yes" - so I know you're interested without having to go back and read everyone's comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    Yes, but vote "yes" - so I know you're interested without having to go back and read everyone's comments.
    Okay, okay. I picked the early option...children and all, you know.

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    I'm in !

    Voted.

    I can help mapping if you need. I believe Thomson and Paul have already mapped out a route so maybe they can be of assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    Okay, okay. I picked the early option...children and all, you know.
    I completely understand! Thanks for voting.

    Adam, please vote which option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    I'm up for it. And generally winds are favorable during winter months.
    Did you vote in the poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    Did you vote in the poll?
    yes I did.......I voted for the 7pm train but return time makes no diff. to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    yes I did.......I voted for the 7pm train but return time makes no diff. to me...
    ooh..sorry

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    What exactly is "linner" in SB?
    "The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." - Somerset Maugham

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    Quote Originally Posted by heddywouldgo
    What exactly is "linner" in SB?
    Linner is like having supper in Santa Barbara before boarding the train...
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    I did a route that Danno suggested and I really liked it.

    If theres a ride I come out to, it'll definately be this one. Expect me there if you guys do end up doing this

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    Voted for the earlier option due to demands of fatherhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Linner is like having supper in Santa Barbara before boarding the train...
    What's sad is that it took me a few minutes of reading it to realize that it was suppossed to say "dinner". i thought it was some BF joke that I had missed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luwin1026
    Voted for the earlier option due to demands of fatherhood.
    YEA right...lol

    Actually we can start the drinking on the train on the way back...WHERE IS THAT OPTION???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg

    If theres a ride I come out to, it'll definately be this one. Expect me there if you guys do end up doing this

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Hey I was going to come out to that OC ride even though I got home at 1, I got your email and then went to sleep

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    +100 on rides that start close to my place
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