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    Angeles Crest Saturday 7/18

    I decided to start a thread since a few people have said they are coming. Start at Red Box at 7:00 or Charlton at 8:00 and ride to Grassy Hollow or Wrightwood and back. The full route is about 95 miles with 10K feet and there are options for less.
    It won't be a fast pace and if you'd like to come with us bring an extra bottle or Camelbak and some snacks. A nice, casual ride in the mountains.

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    Thanks big john,

    I plan to be there (Red Box 7:00 AM)! Maria can't make it, Lauretta can't make it, nor can Julie and Colin. Chuck Chen is a definite maybe, but he's so fast . . . even if he starts with us we won't see him for long.

    I posted it on the Rebel website too, so I hope we'll have more riders show up.

    Hopefully this thread will help more SoCal forumites find it. What about Beanz? He should ride it!

    Rick / OCRR

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    M'eh! Been whippin' Gina's butt back into shape. Hope to get her on a flat cool 100 miles. Maybe SART/PCH/SGRT. Increasing her mileage getting her ready. Should be soon!

    Another note, down about 3 more lbs since The Bear. After Gina's ride, I'll hit the hills again!

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    Bummer, won't be able to do the ride, nor able to stash water.

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    I'll be starting at Red Box at 7am

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCI_Brian View Post
    Bummer, won't be able to do the ride, nor able to stash water.
    No worries, Brian. I had water at Grassy Hollow last week and it tasted great.

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    Oh, go to Wrightwood John, Hostess Cupcakes await!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson View Post
    Oh, go to Wrightwood John, Hostess Cupcakes await!!
    I'll probably go for the banana-nut muffin, my favorite ride food.
    When are we going to see you on a ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    I'll probably go for the banana-nut muffin, my favorite ride food.
    When are we going to see you on a ride?
    ...when you start doing wimpy rides....

    2010 is my year!!! (I hope)

    I really really miss ACH as well as the ACH gang. I had a great time in 2007.

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    [QUOTE=thomson;9296381 I really really miss ACH as well as the ACH gang. I had a great time in 2007.[/QUOTE]

    So what happened to you Thompson? Haven't seen you on any doubles lately either!

    Rick / OCRR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    So what happened to you Thompson? Haven't seen you on any doubles lately either!

    Rick / OCRR
    He's been dealing with some awful back pain. I'm guessing he's still strong as an ox, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    So what happened to you Thompson? Haven't seen you on any doubles lately either!

    Rick / OCRR
    As John said, my back has not been holding up all that well. In particular on long climbs such as ACH. The last two times I tried (over a year ago) were not successful. I have been riding shorter rides and doing just fine. Most of the time and can do the Mulholland and Yerba types of climbs OK. I miss some of those great San Gabriel Mountain climbs though.

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    Your ride. (one way)


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    I'll put up some from past rides up there, not sure if anyone is bringing a camera this trip.
    Here is a view from about 7000 feet.

    Here is the lunch stop at Wrightwood.

    When the gates were closed.

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    Are the sustained downhill sections as fun as I imagine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
    Are the sustained downhill sections as fun as I imagine?
    There are 4 six mile descents, and all of the pavement is new. I actually get tired of descending.

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    We didn't go to Wrightwood, turned around at Grassy Hollow instead. It got pretty hot on the way back. We had a fun time and got some great fries at Newcomb Ranch. Some awesome women riders were on the ride, along with scvroadie, vertical bob, and Rick@OCRR. Rick took some pictures, maybe he'll put some up.

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    Okay, here are some photos of the Angeles Crest ride on Sat.

    The long climb up to The Tunnels on the way back



    Our group descending out of Grassy Hollow



    Sarah, big john, Michelle and Kathy at Dawsons Saddle



    Michelle going into the Tunnels on the way back



    Michelle, Best AC Newbee, drinking, climbing and smiling!



    Daniel on the climb to Dawsons on the way back



    Sarah refueling at Dawsons Saddle



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    Here is the Very Famous Vertical Bob

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    www.ocrebels.com Rick@OCRR's Avatar
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    Okay big john,
    The pictures are posted!

    Rick / OCRR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    Okay big john,
    The pictures are posted!

    Rick / OCRR
    Thanks, Rick. I rode with Jim S today and he is doing the Mt Tam double, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Thanks, Rick. I rode with Jim S today and he is doing the Mt Tam double, too.
    Okay, my brain is cooked from yesterday and the ride today, but I'm not remembering who Jim S is. I know Jon S . . . and David S, but not picturing Jim S.

    As I said, however, I may just be brain cooked.

    Rick / OCRR

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    Sorry Rick. I guess you don't know him, but you might recognize him from rides.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/shprung/...40740322725746

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Sorry Rick. I guess you don't know him, but you might recognize him from rides.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/shprung/...40740322725746
    Nope, sorry John,

    Don't think I've ever mit him. Probably will some day . . .

    Rick / OCRR

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    Wow! What cutie pie kids that Jim S has!

    Looks like you guys had a good ride...bet it wasn't as hot as the SGRT...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    Nope, sorry John,

    Don't think I've ever mit him. Probably will some day . . .

    Rick / OCRR
    He knows you, at least by sight. He told me he said hi to you at some double. He rides a white Motobecane and is quite skinny. Nice guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Wow! What cutie pie kids that Jim S has!

    Looks like you guys had a good ride...bet it wasn't as hot as the SGRT...
    If you're looking through that gallery you're probably seeing Shai's kids.

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