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    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    can be short
    I enjoy riding Painter through Uptown Whittier up to the top of Turnbull Canyon. It all feels very grand tour-esque riding under the tree canopy on Painter and then ascending the hairpin turns in Turnbull. Nothing as big as Santa Monicas or San Gabriels but it's a lot of fun

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    http://www.strava.com/segments/2366001

    This is a real short little kicker, ~300 ft @ 14%. I hit it on my occasional long afternoon commute from Red Hill in Irvine to San Clemente. For me it is a frequent Strava Challenge, though you need to be careful since I've had to slow a couple of times at the little dip at the start for dog walkers and skateborders.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.slick View Post
    I enjoy riding Painter through Uptown Whittier up to the top of Turnbull Canyon. It all feels very grand tour-esque riding under the tree canopy on Painter and then ascending the hairpin turns in Turnbull. Nothing as big as Santa Monicas or San Gabriels but it's a lot of fun
    True, there are lots of good (but short) climbs in Whittier Hills, Puente Hills, Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights areas.

    The most daunting (to me) is to take the Hacienda Hts. side of Turnbull to Avacado Terrace, right on Oak Canyon, left on Descending. You will be ascending Descending and it will be brutal (and narrow) but you will have tree-canopy effects on both Oak Canyon and Descending.

    Oak Canyon gets up to 11% and Descending up to 19%. All kinds of fun (but short, relatively speaking).

    Rick / OCRR

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    Rick, you have to get another Whittier Hills ride going. I'm ready for it this time! (or more accurately, will be when my 32 tooth cassette arrives next week. )

    No more walking up Descending for me!

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    A friend of mine just took me on a tour of Turnbull, Descending, Edgeridge, Tamarix, Athel, Colima, East and West last month. Fun stuff! If a bit painful in spots D:

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    After rereading this set of posts I realized I haven't done Double Cannon since the TDPS. Ran it before the rains. Yup, I still feel that Century dragging my legs a little. Made it though. That second hill is a real killer after running the first one wide open.

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    Just did Oak Glen for the first time last week. I really enjoyed it, but since its a tourist spot its better to go on a weekday. Its an HC if you go through town, and a Cat 2 if you start at the end of the Yucaipa (Bryant). http://www.strava.com/activities/116...nts/2577784001

    There's a backside to the climb but it adds about 15 miles to my trip, and I was shot after hitting the summit.
    judging from what you post on here it seems having a powermeter has caused you to focus on ewang numbers without much a focus on developing actual fitness.

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    http://www.strava.com/activities/117646569

    The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook does it for me - once for the view, repeats for getting in shape for hills.
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    I would totally be down for a Whittier Hills ride, East/West/Colima/Painter/Turnbull are my regular routes. Not that I'm an awesome climber or anything, I just ride them a lot.

    I've never done Descending. Is it anything like Ardsheal? Ardsheal is the only climb I've ever DNFed. Makes me angry, and one day Ardsheal will be my b*tch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Truth. I wish I cloud live closer to the PCH. I punched out Corral Canyon and Las Flores recently and it hurt so good. I will get my first taste of Mt. Wilson next month and get to see what all the hype is about.
    just did both of these plus latigo and piuma. corral canyon was unfun until the last two top, flattish miles. really gorgeous up there which made it worth the slog.

    las flores i hate with the intensity of 1000 suns about to go supernova. just vicious and cruel like that one girlfriend.

    latigo was cool. had descended before but not ascended till now. can see why so many are smitten.

    loved, loved piuma. excellent road surface. nice canopy at the bottom. great views for much of the ascent. twisty but not ugly technical. challenging but no obscene ramps.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

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    "Favorite" and "climbs" are two words that should never be used in juxtaposition with each other.


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    I like (or used to like) 24th and Euclid to Baldy Village. The climb is pretty good but the descent is better! About an hour of climbing and 12 minutes to descend. At age 69 I am too old for that happy crap.

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    Classics:
    - Latigo
    - GMR

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    - Tuna Canyon (*steep warning)
    - Mandeville Canyon

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    - Jump the fence in Griffith park to climb to Griffith Observatory
    - So many others...
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