Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern CaliFORNIA.
Bikes: KHS Alite 500, Trek 7.2 FX , Masi Partenza, Masi Fixed Special, Masi Cran Criterium
Originally Posted by Joe360
Thanks all for all the links. I think that I will end up doing the "ride the coast taste the coast" century. It claims to be mostly flat and I think that that is a good idea considering how long I've been away. Has anyone had a similar experience? Being away and coming back and trying a cent?
I was planning on this being my first full C. An issue that some people have with it is that the Century ride is just two laps of the half C. I did the 1/2 C last November (my first at that dist). This is not a problem with me. I am local, and have done dozens of laps of the route and it does not get boring. The route mostly follows the coast, and where it crosses several lagoon inlets there are dips that you will then climb out of. These bothered me when I was really
Clyde, but for young, fit roadies it's "functionaly" flat.
There are two real climbs. One is just past the halfway SAG and is pretty short. the second is only a half mile past that and takes you up about 450' in a little over a mile.
And nothing personal, but in over fifty five years here, I have never called it "cali", and never will, considering the first place I encountered it was in Florida about twelve years ago, used by a lot of people who had never been here.