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Old 03-12-09, 10:22 AM
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Montebello School Closing

For me, Montebello Elementary has been the placemarker which has told me the toughest first part of the climb up Montebello Road is over. I always wondered who attended the school, and now with only 9 students, it looks like it's going to shut down:

http://www.mercurynews.com/topstories/ci_11889156

I wonder if any students living at the base of Montebello Road were ever made to ride their bikes to school
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Yeah, I read that in the news earlier today. I didn't know there was only 9 students at the school. Perhaps it will be donned a historical landmark? At least it is for me, whenever I climb Montebello, I always target the school as a gauge for climbing.
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Interesting article, I never knew the school had been around so long. On a side note, it seems like these articles always refer to cyclists as being "spandex clad". I swear the non-cycling world is more fascinated by the spandex than by our feats of hill climbing or century riding
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Originally Posted by silentben View Post
On a side note, it seems like these articles always refer to cyclists as being "spandex clad". I swear the non-cycling world is more fascinated by the spandex than by our feats of hill climbing or century riding
It's not hard to climb hills or go for a hundred miles in a car.

Wearing skintight clothing, on the other hand...
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I could have sworn there was working being done at the school the last time I rode Montebello.. must have been something else.

I'd have to say though, if it has a "chalkboard" it could easily become a "field trip" location for the children who think dry-erase is the only way its been done.
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