lead on macduff!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: normal heights-san diego, ca
Bikes: come and get 'em
^trying to get back up to the santa monica mtns to do a full frontal assault on the (through road) climbs directly accessible from pch/hwy1: deer creek, decker, mulholland,
latigo, encinal, et al but it looks at least a few weeks away. descended decker previously but no ascent. yah, decker looks long-term nasty (as did the bottom part of deer creek).
the worst grades i came across during my century ride in march in the area were the ones on cotharin, potrero and westlake blvd (hwy 23). all less than a half mile but really
brutal. i hadda laugh ascending all those grades because i kept asking myself "really?! this is ridiculous!!" looking forward to more long-term suffering for the hell of it in the near future.
none of those streets in spring valley are especially long, it's just that they all look to be 18% and up for extended lengths/blocks and they are all conveniently grouped together.
so thoughtful of those that planned out the little community.
Last edited by ooga-booga; 08-09-13 at 11:27 PM.