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Old 08-26-07, 09:30 PM   #1
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Montrose Ride Route

Can someone post the Montrose ride route? I got dropped Saturday way the f*** out Glendora some where and had a bit of a challenge finding my way back. No problem with the help of several different riders I encountered along the way. But realized an emergency may bit a little difficult to handle without knowing exactly where you are. Ride was wicked fast Saturday, haven't been dropped the several other times I have done it but is very complicated.
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Old 08-26-07, 09:35 PM   #2
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Can someone post the Montrose ride route? I got dropped Saturday way the f*** out Glendora some where and had a bit of a challenge finding my way back. No problem with the help of several different riders I encountered along the way. But realized an emergency may bit a little difficult to handle without knowing exactly where you are. Ride was wicked fast Saturday, haven't been dropped the several other times I have done it but is very complicated.
Long or short route?
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Old 08-26-07, 09:38 PM   #3
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You can pretty much always take foothill home, but here's a routeslip of the long version:
http://www.routeslip.com/routes/16450 It doesn't seem to be loading for me right now, but it should be complete.

The short version just goes north on Cerritos to foothill instead of turning right at Gladstone.
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I went long. Made it back on for the third time at the light at the bottom of the hill before the left turn then cross under the freeway. The last I saw of the bunch was the back end cresting the hill while I was still going up.
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Thanks that will work. After riding to Descanso from home then getting home from Sierra Madre it was an 85 mile day pretty good except for the getting dropped part.
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You mean on Gladstone before going under the 57 and up the hill?

Often a few people will turn left at Lone Hill and cut off the hill and then wait or roll easy while the pack catches up.

The ride up Valley Center to Sierra Madre is also a good place to suffer-- it doesn't look like much of a grade but when you hit it at the speed of the front of the group it can catch up with you near the top.
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You can pretty much always take foothill home, but here's a routeslip of the long version:
http://www.routeslip.com/routes/16450 It doesn't seem to be loading for me right now, but it should be complete.

The short version just goes north on Cerritos to foothill instead of turning right at Gladstone.
Thanks. I tried to find that over the weekend on motionbased.com like someone suggested in another thread but couldn't find any that started at (or went by) the Descanso Gardens. Apparently, plenty of people have their own version of the "Montrose Ride", including one designated as "short".
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Here's what I think is the route from Descanso to TJ's.

http://www.routeslip.com/routes/16451

I think I've only ever done it once about a million years ago when I moved to Pasadena. I'm not entirely sure I got it right on how it gets from Linda Vista to Arroyo, but I sometimes stop to use the restrooms at the RB and the ride catches me on Arroyo, so I know it goes there.
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Old 08-27-07, 10:57 AM   #9
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here's the short route from descanso:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=599071
here's the long loop starting from where it splits from the short route to where it rejoins the short route:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=599076

there's a couple of small deviations, the finish is a little different, it goes up the hill more to placate the local residents and the long route makes a slight change due to constuction. this gives you a good excuse not to be at the front as to not make a wrong turn
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