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    January 1st Ride

    I heard there is a ride that goes on PCH on January 1st. Does anyone have any more information on it?

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    Last edited by Tiffanie; 12-21-07 at 03:26 PM.

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    That looks like fun.

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    It is!!! Very fast group, you will be pulled along in the peloton at 24-30 MPH with little effort...
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    Anyone planning on going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    Anyone planning on going?
    I'll be doing the Mt Wilson ride, which I'm told has quite a large turnout, as well.

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    Yep
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    Mt wilson is way better, though not quite as large a group. PCH is definitely an easier ride.

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    I'm going up Palomar is you don't mind going slow

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    It's fun, but only needs to be done once. It's not the safest group, and I think I'd prefer to do a long ride with a few bros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Roadie View Post
    It's fun, but only needs to be done once. It's not the safest group, and I think I'd prefer to do a long ride with a few bros.
    ^^^+1

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    I wrote about this ride last year. I guess it's worth doing once but it is far from safe and some of the local constables have a grudge about the ride which doesn't help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    I'll be doing the Mt Wilson ride, which I'm told has quite a large turnout, as well.
    Is Wilson in the San Diego area? Or am I getting my Mt's confused?

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    Wilson is Angles Crest, Route 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    Wilson is Angles Crest, Route 2
    In the Pasadena area, in case he doesn't know the roads yet.
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    here is a listing of the group rides - PCH is at the bottom
    http://socalcycling.com/Group%20Rides/frGroupRides.htm

    I plan on doing Mt Wilson b/c it's closer but PCH looks fun too.

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    I did that a long time ago, and it was a huge, friggin' huge pack, but there was a big pile up down by Laguna. If you do go, be very careful, and try to get either way up in front, and trail behind in back.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    Is Wilson in the San Diego area? Or am I getting my Mt's confused?
    Mark, if you decide to do the Wilson ride, you could start at CSUN with some of the guys, or drive to Sunland and meet at Oro Vista at 9:00. The route is up Big T to Angeles Forest to Angeles Crest. From there people decide whether to go down to Foothill or up to Red Box and maybe on up to Wilson, depending on the weather. The racers start up Big T at 10:00, or so. I like to stay out of their way.
    There is a group that starts in Van Nuys, too.
    I've done this ride when there were 200 riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Mark, if you decide to do the Wilson ride, you could start at CSUN with some of the guys, or drive to Sunland and meet at Oro Vista at 9:00. The route is up Big T to Angeles Forest to Angeles Crest. From there people decide whether to go down to Foothill or up to Red Box and maybe on up to Wilson, depending on the weather. The racers start up Big T at 10:00, or so. I like to stay out of their way.
    There is a group that starts in Van Nuys, too.
    I've done this ride when there were 200 riders.
    Wouldn't miss this one but since this will be my first ride in almost 3 weeks, I'll start in Glendale and go up AC to Wilson. It's a little easier with a much smaller chance of a howling wind. This ride is a good chance to try out all the winter gear I got for Xmas.Expect it to be in the low 30's on the Wilson road . It's on the north side of the mountain, brrrrrrrrrrr. This ride is as close a I come to a Polar Bear Club event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    Wouldn't miss this one but since this will be my first ride in almost 3 weeks, I'll start in Glendale and go up AC to Wilson. It's a little easier with a much smaller chance of a howling wind. This ride is a good chance to try out all the winter gear I got for Xmas.Expect it to be in the low 30's on the Wilson road . It's on the north side of the mountain, brrrrrrrrrrr. This ride is as close a I come to a Polar Bear Club event.
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    Kool. I plan to ride PCH one, if I can manage to drag myself out of bed and I don't have a huge hangover.
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    The annual Orange County California New Years Day Critical Mass ride starts on Jan 1st at 8AM in Long Beach. It is approx 100 Miles heading south on PCH to Dana Point, then inland through south Orange County. It heads through Irvine and Newport Beach before hitting PCH for the last 20 miles. This ride is attended by various ******bags.
    Judging by the photo, I'll pass on the PCH one.
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    ^^^

    I wouldn't call the PCH ride a critical mass ride at all. It's typically a bunch of racers, ex-racers, wannabe racers, and friends of racers. The people at the front are trying to drop everyone else.

    If you do it, watch out after Corona Del Mar. The crashes usually occur on the rollies going into Laguna Beach. Once you hit downtown Laguna Beach it pretty much breaks up into small packs.
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    a good ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    Wouldn't miss this one but since this will be my first ride in almost 3 weeks, I'll start in Glendale and go up AC to Wilson. It's a little easier with a much smaller chance of a howling wind. This ride is a good chance to try out all the winter gear I got for Xmas.Expect it to be in the low 30's on the Wilson road . It's on the north side of the mountain, brrrrrrrrrrr. This ride is as close a I come to a Polar Bear Club event.
    I'd like to ride up AC Hwy instead of Big T, too. I'm getting over a back injury and I'm not sure I'm up for Big T. I rode Piuma yesterday and it's still not completely healed, but I really want to do the New Year's Day ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical bob View Post
    Wouldn't miss this one but since this will be my first ride in almost 3 weeks, I'll start in Glendale and go up AC to Wilson. It's a little easier with a much smaller chance of a howling wind. This ride is a good chance to try out all the winter gear I got for Xmas.Expect it to be in the low 30's on the Wilson road . It's on the north side of the mountain, brrrrrrrrrrr. This ride is as close a I come to a Polar Bear Club event.
    Hi,

    I thought that John told me that Big T was easier that AC?
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