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Old 08-21-07, 11:53 AM   #1
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Angeles Crest yet again 8/25

Yes, we are riding AC again this Saturday. I'm starting at Red Box at 8:00 and may go to Wrightwood for a century. Keith and others will start at the bottom for a metric double. You can start at Charlton for 75 miles, or turn back at any point. This was so much fun last time I couldn't wait to do it again.
Valleygirl, vertical Bob, scvroadie, and others have signed up. Hoping to see Whitecarbondude, Brandy, maybe Grumpypig, Akak2000, and others. Maybe even M.E.!!!!
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Old 08-21-07, 11:58 AM   #2
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I forgot that I agreed to ride Baldy this Sunday. And as much as I can use GMR as a recovery ride, I cannot use Baldy and the lifts as one (I'd die and be mummified up on that mountain somewhere....which would make future BF rides to the village interesting as you guys could hang different things off my cold, stiff body as you pass). So, I'm out on this Saturday.

Sigh. BUT the following weekend, I have zero plans. So, if you guys even think you're riding up to yonkers and beyond, I could commit to join.
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Man, you should have posted this earlier. You've made me fall in love with that ride. I've also commited to doing the Sunday Baldy ride and I've invited my club members to join. I can't ride both Sat and Sun, wish I could but the wife would be getting the divorce papers ready Maybe next time, I need to redeem myself on that mountain... asthma SUCKS!
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Yes, we are riding AC again this Saturday. I'm starting at Red Box at 8:00 and may go to Wrightwood for a century. Keith and others will start at the bottom for a metric double. You can start at Charlton for 75 miles, or turn back at any point. This was so much fun last time I couldn't wait to do it again.
Valleygirl, vertical Bob, scvroadie, and others have signed up. Hoping to see Whitecarbondude, Brandy, maybe Grumpypig, Akak2000, and others. Maybe even M.E.!!!!
Might be a stupid question, but where is Angels Crest, how far is it from Irvine?
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Might be a stupid question, but where is Angels Crest, how far is it from Irvine?
You left out a syllable in Angeles Crest; I bet that thwarted your search attempts.

Angeles Crest Highway is State Route 2 North(east) from Interstate 210. The full route is to take it from Interstate 210 to Wrightwood and back. Some people start further up the hill to get the best part of the mountains.
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Yes, we are riding AC again this Saturday. I'm starting at Red Box at 8:00 and may go to Wrightwood for a century. Keith and others will start at the bottom for a metric double. You can start at Charlton for 75 miles, or turn back at any point. This was so much fun last time I couldn't wait to do it again.
Valleygirl, vertical Bob, scvroadie, and others have signed up. Hoping to see Whitecarbondude, Brandy, maybe Grumpypig, Akak2000, and others. Maybe even M.E.!!!!
John,

For anyone who wants to start at Charlton, I will start there. I am planning on attending AWINER's getting better soiree at the Sagebrush, and I want to be done a little earlier. Plus just in case it is warm/hot I don't want to deal with the heat & distance all the way to Red Box.

What time do you expect to make it to Charlton?
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Man, you should have posted this earlier. You've made me fall in love with that ride. I've also commited to doing the Sunday Baldy ride and I've invited my club members to join. I can't ride both Sat and Sun, wish I could but the wife would be getting the divorce papers ready Maybe next time, I need to redeem myself on that mountain... asthma SUCKS!
Sorry, Jon, but we just planned it while at the Cool Breeze. We can do it again soon, it's great in the summer when it's hot everywhere else.
Lee, we will probably take 45 minutes to get to Charlton, but I'm not sure.
UmneyDurak, you are welcome to join us at Red Box road and Angeles Crest at 8:00, or start wherever you like. Angeles Crest is Hwy 2 on the North/East side of the 210.
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Yes, we are riding AC again this Saturday. I'm starting at Red Box at 8:00 and may go to Wrightwood for a century. Keith and others will start at the bottom for a metric double. You can start at Charlton for 75 miles, or turn back at any point. This was so much fun last time I couldn't wait to do it again.
Valleygirl, vertical Bob, scvroadie, and others have signed up. Hoping to see Whitecarbondude, Brandy, maybe Grumpypig, Akak2000, and others. Maybe even M.E.!!!!
I'll be at Red Box Sat. morning But as you all are so much faster than I am, I don't want to slow you down, you don't need to wait for me. I'll start from Red Box earlier than 8 & you all will catch up with me.
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Hey Christy & Big John ....I'm coming !!! and Lara and Jorge hopefully.
Travis and Hollywood will do the Century. I'm good for about 50

edit: and CYN is coming too.

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Hey Chirsty & Big John ....I'm coming !!! and Lara and Jorge hopefully.
Travis and Hollywood will do the Century. I'm good for about 50
WhooHoo! It'll be great to see you again, Asia!
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Hey Christy, John or whomever else knows this answer...... as you're going up Angeles Crest off Foothill how far up is Red Box and then Charlton?
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Hey Christy, John or whomever else knows this answer...... as you're going up Angeles Crest off Foothill how far up is Red Box and then Charlton?
Red Box is about 15 miles and Charlton is another 8.
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Great.......thanks and see ya there...........if you're coming that is.

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Wife's out of town this weekend and so I have to watch the little munchkin, so I'll have to pass.
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Great.......thanks and see ya there...........if you're coming that is.
You can't miss either of them Asia. Red Box is where the turn off to Mt. Wilson is, and Charlton Flats is a big day use area. Have fun, its a good ride.
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You can't miss either of them Asia. Red Box is where the turn off to Mt. Wilson is, and Charlton Flats is a big day use area. Have fun, its a good ride.

Thanks Gene.....hey BTW did you sign up for the Charleston Hill Climb?

edit: please note there are no salons, nursing facilities nor sidewalk cafes in the vicinity of that ride.
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Thanks Gene.....hey BTW did you sign up for the Charleston Hill Climb?

edit: please note there are no salons, nursing facilities nor sidewalk cafes in the vicinity of that ride.
No. I did check out the link which I thank you for, but it looks like work. I'll probably see you guys Sat or Sun though at VOF if I can work it in route back from Tahoe.

BTW, that cafe in Summerland was great. Try it sometime. oops
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No. I did check out the link which I thank you for, but it looks like work. I'll probably see you guys Sat or Sun though at VOF if I can work it in route back from Tahoe.

BTW, that cafe in Summerland was great. Try it sometime. oops
Gene I have been laughing about that since Saturday. Karen's antics don't shock me but you visiting a nursing home in the middle of a cool breeze century ride is just HILARIOUS. Hands down!

As for Labor Day........come on you can make your way over the mountains, past mammoth, to the 95 to the 15 to Overton. There it's settled.
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I'm in. See you at Red Box at 8:00.
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Gene I have been laughing about that since Saturday. Karen's antics don't shock me but you visiting a nursing home in the middle of a cool breeze century ride is just HILARIOUS. Hands down! . . . .
I think Laura missed her calling as a writer. I got a pretty good laugh out of her scenerio myself.
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[QUOTE=nygirl777;5116012]Great.......thanks and see ya there...........if you're coming that is.[/QUOT
You will see a pay phone sign 1/4 mile before Red Box road, there is a large red wooden box at the corner and 2 parking lots. Don't forget an adventure pass, $5 for parking. You can get one at the Shell Station at the bottom of the hill, or some Sports Chalet stores. A lot of miles up there with no food or water, so plan ahead. If you're inclined to do 50 miles, you can turn around at Islip Saddle and stop at Newcomb Ranch on the way back. If you want to do 80 miles with 9000 feet, you can get water at Grassy Hollow, but no food. To go to Wrightwood and back from Red Box is close to 100 and 10,000 feet. Of course, there is food and water at Wrightwood.
Scvroadie,(Lee), is starting at Charlton and this is about 75 miles to Wrightwood and back.
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Hey Christy, John or whomever else knows this answer...... as you're going up Angeles Crest off Foothill how far up is Red Box and then Charlton?


Asia,

I'm starting from Charlton Flat, sounds like that is where you are starting. I will see you and anyone else who starts there. John, is right it approxmiately 75 miles, I would recommend going all the way to Wrightwood and refuel in Wrightwood for the trip back.
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Asia,

I'm starting from Charlton Flat, sounds like that is where you are starting. I will see you and anyone else who starts there. John, is right it approxmiately 75 miles, I would recommend going all the way to Wrightwood and refuel in Wrightwood for the trip back.
Lee of course you would recommend that I go all the way.... but I will see you there.
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Great.......thanks and see ya there...........if you're coming that is.[/QUOT
You will see a pay phone sign 1/4 mile before Red Box road, there is a large red wooden box at the corner and 2 parking lots. Don't forget an adventure pass, $5 for parking. You can get one at the Shell Station at the bottom of the hill, or some Sports Chalet stores. A lot of miles up there with no food or water, so plan ahead. If you're inclined to do 50 miles, you can turn around at Islip Saddle and stop at Newcomb Ranch on the way back. If you want to do 80 miles with 9000 feet, you can get water at Grassy Hollow, but no food. To go to Wrightwood and back from Red Box is close to 100 and 10,000 feet. Of course, there is food and water at Wrightwood.
Scvroadie,(Lee), is starting at Charlton and this is about 75 miles to Wrightwood and back.
Perfect.......this is exactly what I plan on doing. Thanks John.
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Perfect.......this is exactly what I plan on doing. Thanks John.
Maybe you can talk M.E. into joining you, she was afraid to burn herself out on the 100 and be too tired for Baldy.
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