yea we will see, it depends on how fast were riding and how tired i get, i have a flat bar hybrid (diamondback insight 1)....don't think i can keep up with yall road bike hardcore peeps.Quote:
Welcome Kensic, glad you can join us. Just a suggestion if you don't feel like riding too long: start with us and ride to Vista Del Lago, but instead of turning up Vista Del Lago, keep going up Los Alisos, make a left on Marguerite (after crossing Santa Margarita Pkwy), then right on El Toro/Santiago Canyon. This will give you a comfortable head start so you can ride through Santiago Canyon and then wait for us at Pete's for coffee. This will give you about 25-26 miles, but it will avoid the hardest section of the route (the 1984 road race loop). Getting back to the Irvine train station from Pete's is easy. Just an idea, you decide.
ok gotta bike 5-10 miles aday from now til the date, so i can build up my stamina.
Just for the heck of it, I mapped out if I parked at oside train station and rode up to Marguerite n Avery is 40 miles. How is the San juan bike trail that goes from Dana point up?
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3303259 At mile 13.8 I have it turning left and going through some residential areas to get to a bike trail under the 5. Most people take a right and take La Paz to Muirlands, which is direct and requires a little less climbing. I ususally have no broblem with cloverleaf intersections, but the ones under the 5 in So OC are nasty and I prefer to avoid them.
i'm in. got the day off so i'll be there for the whole 9 yards. coming up from san diego omg early so i
can tack on some miles before the festivities begin to make it a century for me.
thanks for the link, I'll try to get off on Oso. Looks pretty flat
O-B, glad you can make it, you're the instigator after all.
BTW, I saw GP on the road today and he committed to the ride too (and I've got witnesses). :D Let's see if CalamariChris will be up to the challenge. ;) I wonder what's happening with him, usually he doesn't miss rides that involve beer.
I may be in also.
Dammit, I'm OUT.
Stupid soccer. Sorry. I hope we get another one of these things going later so I can enjoy a refreshing beverage in the company of other cyclists. :)
I'm in, but no guarantees I'll make it past Peets. Still building strength after a March crash put me out of commission.
Awesome loop. I've done many of these climbs in combination with one another, but never this complete list at once. I'm betting it's 5K feet of climbing, though.
so how fast do you think we're going to be averaging? currently i do about 10-12 mph :(
these cards. ;) If the Budweiser Institute says it works, it must be true. :rolleyes:
I still appreciate your help designing the route. Thanks!
As for Laguna Canyon - it's got a wide shoulder after the CA-73 so I wouldn't worry too much about it. But we must be careful when making that left turn at the end. Maybe just do the "sissy turn", i.e. cross Pavona and then use the pedestrian crossing.
I'm out. Too much home repair stuff to do and just not enough time to do it. :notamused:
Would have liked to join you Jimmy but I'll be riding up in Big Bear on that day, trying to make Onyx look like an insignificant climb!
Rick / OCRR