Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
Any time for GMR to GRR to Mt. Baldy Village seems to be fine. The only real danger are the street racers driving their "tuner cars" at speeds that exceed their talent. The police in the area try to keep it to a minimum but there's only so much they can do.
These guys are up there a lot at night, not so much in the morning hours when most cyclists ride GMR/GRR. Now motorcycles are a different story. Overall, the motorcycle riders are very good and give cyclists plenty of room. Sure, there's an occasional exception whether by attitude or lack of talent but 99.5% of the time, no problem.
Bucket List wise, I've climbed GMR/GRR many, many times. Mt. Tam only twice, both on the Mt. Tam Double Century. Hamilton and Diablo are still on my list but I hope to take care of that on the Devil Mountain Double this year.
Rick / OCRR