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    Big T on Turkey Day

    We have a little tradition going on Thanksgiving. We ride up Lower Big T to Angeles Forest , over to Angeles Crest, and down for a guarenteed hunger inducing ride that will help ease the guilt that's sure to come later after dinner. Some ride from home so we usually meet at the Jack in Box at Oro Vista and Foothill in Tujunga at 9am. The LakeView Terrace Rec center on Foothill is a good place to start closer to Tujunga. I think it's a little over 3000ft from the Oro Vista. to AC. Another option would be to ride on up to Newcombs and have Turkey up there. I've heard they put on a pretty good spread.

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    I'm a maybe for this as it sounds great, Bob!

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    Hmmm...this sounds interesting Bob. George and I are looking to ride on Turkey Day, but it depends on what time and where he does the childcare hand off. I'll keep an eye on this thread.


    ETA...we have no feasting plans, so if we decide to make a day out of it, I trust you can suggest some good climbing for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    I'm a maybe for this as it sounds great, Bob!
    Ok ,you can ride over with us from my place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    Hmmm...this sounds interesting Bob. George and I are looking to ride on Turkey Day, but it depends on what time and where he does the childcare hand off. I'll keep an eye on this thread.


    ETA...we have no feasting plans, so if we decide to make a day out of it, I trust you can suggest some good climbing for us.
    If you want to make a day of it I would definitly ride up to Newcomb's for turkey. That might slow you down a little on the way back though.

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    How about the corner of lower Big T and Mt. Gleason? I'll be a maybe for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe View Post
    How about the corner of lower Big T and Mt. Gleason? I'll be a maybe for now.
    You could meet us there but most already know the Jack in Box coming from the west ,and Oro Vista becomes Big T.

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    What's the distance and vertical on this one?

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    Sounds like fun, but I'll be driving to LA from Man Jose while you are climbing Big T. Have fun, all!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    You could meet us there but most already know the Jack in Box coming from the west ,and Oro Vista becomes Big T.
    I didn't mean to suggest that as a meeting point for others, just that I would meet you there if I make it.

    Nes, the vertical for lower Big T to Angeles Forest, Angeles Crest, and back to Foothill is 3800 ft and 34 miles.
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    I think I already have that route mapped out. Just take out the 5 mile round trip from my house.

    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...dena/783047336

    I might do this, since I can ride from my house and still be back in time to head over to my parents' house for dinner.
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    I think I'm in for this, too.

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    I think we're going to hit Palomar instead. Have a great ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    I think we're going to hit Palomar instead. Have a great ride!
    On the tandem, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    Ok ,you can ride over with us from my place.
    I'll bring your arm warmers if you promise to be nice to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    I'll bring your arm warmers if you promise to be nice to me.
    Of course I will be nice to you. It looks like there will be a good group, there was last year. We will leave my house at 8am to make it up to Oro Vista by 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indolent58 View Post
    On the tandem, yes?
    Nooooooooo. The disc brakes need to be adjusted, I wouldn't want to descend on it yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    We have a little tradition going on Thanksgiving. We ride up Lower Big T to Angeles Forest , over to Angeles Crest, and down for a guarenteed hunger inducing ride that will help ease the guilt that's sure to come later after dinner. Some ride from home so we usually meet at the Jack in Box at Oro Vista and Foothill in Tujunga at 9am. The LakeView Terrace Rec center on Foothill is a good place to start closer to Tujunga. I think it's a little over 3000ft from the Oro Vista. to AC. Another option would be to ride on up to Newcombs and have Turkey up there. I've heard they put on a pretty good spread.
    I hereby declare Thanksgiving a guilt-free day. My elastic pants are all ready.
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    Bob, there is construction on the bridge on Foothill, the one with all the holes in it, so it might be best to avoid the Rec Center start.
    I may join for this ride, depending on other plans.

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    Also, Bob - realistically, how long will this ride be? I mean, exactly when do you see us getting back from the ride??

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Also, Bob - realistically, how long will this ride be? I mean, exactly when do you see us getting back from the ride??
    I'll be going, but I plan on doing a "short loop" which will total about 35 miles. So no matter how far the others go, there will be the option to return with me and be back before noon.
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    This looks like fun. I'm in.

    I'll ride over to Oro Vista from Woodland Hills.
    If anybody wants to meet up at CSUN about 7:45 or so and ride over from there let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassave View Post
    This looks like fun. I'm in.

    I'll ride over to Oro Vista from Woodland Hills.
    If anybody wants to meet up at CSUN about 7:45 or so and ride over from there let me know.
    That's going to be over 100 miles for you, Steve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    That's going to be over 100 miles for you, Steve?
    No, I don't think so.
    I'm pretty sure the Mt. Wilson ride (Jan 1) is 100 miles even, from my place.
    This T-day ride should be about 80.

    U gonna make it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Also, Bob - realistically, how long will this ride be? I mean, exactly when do you see us getting back from the ride??
    It's a 55 mile round trip from my house by Valley College. We will get back about 1pm. If you start up on Foothill its only 35 miles you would be back to your car by noon I think.

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