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    October 6 or 7: Climbing Ride Interest Thread

    Nothing has been posted for BF rides on the weekend of October 6-7. Hopefully this mild weather will hold.

    Anyone have any ideas.... Santa Monica Mountains or Angeles Crest?

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    id love to join, but id like to practice beforehand

    does anybody know anygood sites dedicated to trails?

    when i was in norcal, i found sites that outlined and showed details of climbing routes

    thnx

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    Tour de Poway is October 7--I think a few of us will be there.
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    Some of us have already talked about doing the www.lawheelmen.org 5 counties ride on the 6th. It's the same route as Heartbreak but with a different starting point and a 4 county 80 mile7k+ option that I usually do. It 's a good ride with good support all for only $15 including lunch. This ride always brings out friends that I rarely see after the GT trainers are over. The A.C. 100 is also going on 10/6 but it's sold out and I personally would rather do 5 counties if possible.

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    I'll be out following bikes around the desert in FC508.

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    If on Oct 7, definitely interested. Interested in Poway, too, but I wasn't thrilled about that ride last year, so if there's a good alternative ride, I may be game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmtomasz View Post
    does anybody know anygood sites dedicated to trails?
    As in mountain bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    Some of us have already talked about doing the www.lawheelmen.org 5 counties ride on the 6th. It's the same route as Heartbreak but with a different starting point and a 4 county 80 mile7k+ option that I usually do. It 's a good ride with good support all for only $15 including lunch. This ride always brings out friends that I rarely see after the GT trainers are over. The A.C. 100 is also going on 10/6 but it's sold out and I personally would rather do 5 counties if possible.
    Sounds interesting, VB. What's the climbing profile of the 7k ride like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    Sounds interesting, VB. What's the climbing profile of the 7k ride like?
    Hi Joy. I don't have a printed profile but I can tell you about it. The first 12 miles is tough, with 2500 feet of gain and the 2 highest points in the ride at around 6000 feet elevation. After that, there is a 23 mile downhill with a couple small climbs in the middle, then rollers and false flats for miles until lunch. After lunch comes the trip through Lockwood Valley and up Heartbreak Hill, some of the prettiest country in SoCal. A beautiful ride that is harder than it looks on paper.
    Last I heard, LAW wasn't sure they were going to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    Sounds interesting, VB. What's the climbing profile of the 7k ride like?
    From the start at Lake of the Woods you climb a couple of k up to Apache Saddle at 6000ft. From there it's a 20+ mile screaming a** descent thats really cool. Then its several miles on hwy 33 that looks flat but actually climbs 1k to the lunch stop at Ozuna fire station. After lunch the climbing starts in earnest taking Lockwood Valley, through Heartbreak Hill , back to the start. The support is really good for this , its all vets of the Grand Tour, good people. Hope to se you there.

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    Thanks John and Bob!
    I looked on LAW's web site and was wondering why there wasn't more ride info posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    Thanks John and Bob!
    I looked on LAW's web site and was wondering why there wasn't more ride info posted.
    If you click on Current ride schedule, you'll find the latest. They didn't run it last year due to a fire, but it goes back to at least the eighties, because I did it with them then. If they don't do it, it's possible to do unsupported, but better with the support. I have done the route solo, twice in the rain, in the heat, and with small groups. It's one of my faves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    Some of us have already talked about doing the www.lawheelmen.org 5 counties ride on the 6th. It's the same route as Heartbreak but with a different starting point and a 4 county 80 mile7k+ option that I usually do. It 's a good ride with good support all for only $15 including lunch. This ride always brings out friends that I rarely see after the GT trainers are over. The A.C. 100 is also going on 10/6 but it's sold out and I personally would rather do 5 counties if possible.
    I am in for this ride!!! Hopefully I will have a better day then I did @ Heartbreak!

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    I'm interested depending on mileage and how my knees are doing. Saturdays are better for me. Sundays I'd have to be done by 10 to go to church.
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    I probably won't be able to ride on the 6th in the morning, so I'll be doing some climby type ride on the 7th. It'll probably in the Santa Monica's since I'm avoiding AC on Sundays due to a 1 in 4 chance of a motorcycle accident. I'll probably do the Latigo / Stunt loop I've been meaning to do for a while. If it turns out I can do a ride on the 6th, I'll check out the 5 counties ride.
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    I'm most likely going to be doing the five counties ride on the 6th. If this ends up on the 7th and I have any leg left, I may join.

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    October 7th in the Santa Monicas, hmmmm..........

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    I'll be doing the Tour, will be my 1st yr YEPPIE

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    Have a great time, Jeff!

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    I hope I will, I'll be breaking my friend in with his 1st century too!!!

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    I'm up for something that weekend. The 5 counties ride sounds great, if it happens.
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    Ok, I'm definitely out for the 6th, and I'm definitely doing something in the santa monica mountains on the 7th.
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    OK, I'm in for the 7th.

    Latigo? Decker?

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    Me too, IF a) I don't do LAW 5 counties (which is unlikely) and/or b) I have legs left after doing the LAW 5 counties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    Latigo? Decker?
    Latigo is almost a given since it's my favorite. I'll see what I can do to work Decker into the mix.
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