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Old 02-14-09, 04:22 PM   #1
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Pasadena Bike tour

Hello everyone, I have signed up to ride to Pasadena Bike tour (CA) this March 22nd. Even though its only 26 miles, I thought it would be a good experience for me since I have never ridden with more than 2 people at a time. A friend of mine is also joining me and we would like to try out the course before the day comes. My question is the following: Does anyone know where I can download the course so I can upload to my Garmin Edge 705? I can see the map on their website and instead of printing the map and taking it with me I would rather upload it to my Garmin. I have tried motion based and cant find it? Any suggestions?
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Old 02-14-09, 11:39 PM   #2
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Pasadena Marathon & Bike Tour
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Old 02-15-09, 07:39 AM   #3
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You'll have to re-create the course map on a site like mapmyride.com. From there, you can download a .crs or .tcx file--compatible with Garmin--then upload that file to your Garmin.

(These instructions assume the 705 operates similar to my 305. If things have changed, my apologies.)

I visited the website: I only see a map of Pasadena with some "hotspots" on it: "A", "B", etc... But I don't see any route between them. I tried two different browsers, just in case. It also sounds like they haven't finished planning out the route which doesn't make sense. Maybe they haven't updated their website?
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This appears to be a reasonably complete map, but it's a pdf:

http://www.pasadenamarathon.org/form...thonCourse.pdf
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Old 02-18-09, 08:04 AM   #5
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Wow this sounds awesome, I've never ridden with others either, this sounds awesome.
Definitely going to register.
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Old 03-17-09, 02:23 PM   #6
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Just signed up for it with a friend. First time riding with a large group of people.
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Old 03-17-09, 02:28 PM   #7
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found the route on mapmyride

http://www.mapmyride.com/run/united-...dena/877188454

You can use the "Save to Garmin/CRS" to save it on your computer as a TCX file. You can then import it to you 705.
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Sounds like a great ride - also a good introduction to large group rides. My first organized ride was the LA Acura Bike Tour before the LA Marathon last year, and while it was a lot of fun, there was a bit of carnage getting 15,000 + people headed in the same direction at 6:00 am! This sounds like a very nice ride. I'm riding in the Tour De Sewer in Bell Gardens the day before - send a post out on Sunday night and let us know how the ride went.
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Do people have to register to ride. the route on their site is pretty close to where I ride every Sunday morning. Are they gonna block it off for other non-regular riders?
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Old 03-20-09, 08:34 PM   #10
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I think you gotta be registered. I don't know what happens to you if you ain't. The streets will be all closed, except for some specific crossings, which will be controlled.
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Do people have to register to ride. the route on their site is pretty close to where I ride every Sunday morning. Are they gonna block it off for other non-regular riders?
Yes, the roads will be blocked for at least 4 hours. If you live in the area, you should have gotten a flier that shows the map and closure times for the related streets. Thanks for reminding me, as I have to take a detour to get to church and I can't be late or skip out this week because I'm serving as usher.
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Yes, the roads will be blocked for at least 4 hours. If you live in the area, you should have gotten a flier that shows the map and closure times for the related streets. Thanks for reminding me, as I have to take a detour to get to church and I can't be late or skip out this week because I'm serving as usher.
I'm surprised Pasadena didn't object to a Sunday event. Always thought the possible interference w/ church was the primary reason the Rose Parade is postponed a day if 1/1 ever falls on a Sunday. Regardless, looking forward to meandering through Pasadena at 6 a.m. w/ the gf and 1000s of others!
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I'm embarrassed to ask this, but is it ok to ride casually along the route? When I say "casually" I mean I've never ridden in a group, I'm basically a commuter, and I've never gone this far before, LOL. I only signed up because I'm right next to the start area and my bro was gonna ride with me (but he backed out). :/
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I'm embarrassed to ask this, but is it ok to ride casually along the route? When I say "casually" I mean I've never ridden in a group, I'm basically a commuter, and I've never gone this far before, LOL. I only signed up because I'm right next to the start area and my bro was gonna ride with me (but he backed out). :/
Ride as fast or slow as you feel like riding it. There are no bike-ride police.

Tips for group riding:
  • Ride in a straight line. No swerving back-and-forth. Especially when other riders pass you.
  • Relax. Enjoy.
  • Do not overlap your front wheel with someone else's back wheel.
  • Ride in a straight line.
  • Keep your eyes at least 4-5 riders in front of you so you know what's coming.
  • Ride in a straight line.
Hope this helps.
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Old 03-21-09, 08:21 PM   #15
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Thanks, that's good to know. I don't have a group and I intend to stay near the back anyway. Please say hi if you see me--I'll probably be the only folder in the race!
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Anyone have some pics and ride report from this event?
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There were many photographers at the marathon. Most are form marathonfoto.com, they charge for photos.
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I posted 2 reports, but no px. The reports under Southern California and 50+ riders.
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Thank you sir!
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