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    Tour of Long Beach and dismounting?

    Those of you who ride the Tour of Long Beach route: Do you dismount when going through the Dominguez Gap section (just north of the 405) between the LA River Trail and Bixby Knolls? Just wondering, as I feel like I can't ride through the area with the large wood chips (the gravel seems okay, though).

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    I dismounted. Some did not. A few fell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snidely View Post
    I dismounted. Some did not. A few fell.
    +1

    Its not a race so I got off my bike and walked the 50 yards.
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    I don't know about that but my friend who did the event said they had you get off and walk thru the finish as they took your photo. That is lame. He said there were no on-course shots taken.

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    Okay, thanks. I've done the route several times, and was just wondering what everyone does. Just thought it was strange that the route would include a section like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeme View Post
    I don't know about that but my friend who did the event said they had you get off and walk thru the finish as they took your photo. That is lame. He said there were no on-course shots taken.
    Its true you had to walk into the finish area which is a bit lame. There were several locations for on course photos. I have shots of my son and I at 3 different locations during the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenT View Post
    Its true you had to walk into the finish area which is a bit lame. There were several locations for on course photos. I have shots of my son and I at 3 different locations during the event.
    Funny, he didn't have any on-course pics offered in his packet, just some from the finish.

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    Time to let the tour organizers know your thinking about that part. I ask myself, what other tour with that many riders have that kind of obstacle course? When Palm Springs gets windy, that whole ride is an obstacle course.

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    Sometimes detours/obstacles exist out of necessity or by design. The El Tour de Tucson has cyclists cross a sandy riverbed on the 111 & 85 mile routes. That ride has nearly 9000 riders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeme View Post
    Funny, he didn't have any on-course pics offered in his packet, just some from the finish.
    I did the Tour two years ago; they had a photog in Ed Dorado Park snapping pics.

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