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Old 08-15-08, 03:06 PM   #1
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Donut Ride

So I've heard about it, I've seen them, but haven't ridden with them.

I'm thinking about going tomorrow. So just curious about this ride and if there are any others here that ride it?

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Old 08-15-08, 08:21 PM   #2
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I haven't been in a couple months, but it's a fun, fast ride. I like it better than the Montrose Ride, since it has a good mix of rollers and climbing.
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Starts with rollers going counter- clockwise around the peninsula then the pack explodes once you hit the switchbacks up to Marymount College. There's a regroup at the top of the climb, then a descent down to PV Dr. N. Some people turn left and head back to Redondo and a good size group U turns and hammers back up the hill to the top of the domes.

Overall its a fun ride, but it can be pretty fast/sketchy the first section around the peninsula.
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I'll be there in... 10 hours.
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3 flats today...thank you again to whomever spotted me a tube.

The ride was interesting, as short as it was. Never ridden in such a large group. I was staying in the back with a smaller group of about 5. About the beginning of the switchbacks I ran over a thorn...
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Anybody know a good place to park near Starbucks (I've had my car towed on group rides before)? Or if this is the long route, I'll just park at Dock 52 for the 7am start, and break off after the switchbacks.

edit: And can anyone confirm that there is a 7:00 start at Ballona?
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Anybody know a good place to park near Starbucks (I've had my car towed on group rides before)? Or if this is the long route, I'll just park at Dock 52 for the 7am start, and break off after the switchbacks.

edit: And can anyone confirm that there is a 7:00 start at Ballona?
I usually park on Emerald (right near Catalina Coffee) and ride down 5 minutes to the start. There are lots of all day parking spots available, plus I usually get coffee after the ride.

Yes, there is usually a group coming from Santa Monica that arrives at the bridge at approx. 7 am.
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