Old 06-17-14, 02:35 PM
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Thanks, guys. I started on the corner of 165 St E and Hwy 138. Would never ride the highway itself. Big shoulder, but crazy wind and even crazier drivers!

The wife dropped me off at 7am. It was already warm and the lower part of Big Pine Rd was toasty because of no shade. I think I got passed by maybe 3 cars and a few motorcycles on the ascent. I carried 3 water bottles and turned around at Table Mountain campground. All in all, it was a fantastic ride. The elevation (ie, less oxygen) wasn't too hard to deal with though I did notice that I had to sit sooner than planned when I was standing up.

I got a rear flat at mile 5 and after that, I stayed in the middle of the road to avoid all of the dried up thorns/stickers on the shoulder.

Here's the route I took:
Bike Ride Profile | Base 2-7: Valyermo to Mtn High/Wrightwood -- 211 .85 near Llano | Times and Records | Strava

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