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Old 03-28-24, 09:43 PM
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Today's ride:




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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
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What's the snow forecast for that area for our big stormy day tomorrow?
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Old 03-28-24, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
What's the snow forecast for that area for our big stormy day tomorrow?
Sounds pretty moderate to me...about a foot at the passes and snow levels at around 5k'. The high spot on today's ride was 5k the only snow left on the ground, was in shaded areas on north slopes.
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McCreery Ranch Rd.

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From a couple of rides this past weekend:





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Today...sometimes the phone freaks out about taking pictures while moving:



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Today's easy ride after a week full of racing. Did nearly 70 miles of XC MTB racing on Friday, so it was nice to get some mellow road miles in. A couple of the pictures show why I'm a fan of wide road tires...



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The weather's finally getting nice up here in the mountains, so a very climb-y 72 miler/10300' gain ride from my house today:




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John Smith road. San Benito County.
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From today's ride, I did a little bit of climbing on this one:





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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
From today's ride, I did a little bit of climbing on this one:





gorgeous. monitor pass? *edit...yah...saw the other thread after my response. have only driven over monitor pass (once but semi-slowly with obvious purpose) to preview. that longish upper, flattish/rolling part is the giveaway.

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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
From today's ride, I did a little bit of climbing on this one:
The 24% sign, I'd recognize that anywhere. That's Ebbetts Pass. Is it already open?

The other photos clearly are Monitor Pass, both sides.

Time for a road trip!
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
The 24% sign, I'd recognize that anywhere. That's Ebbetts Pass. Is it already open?

The other photos clearly are Monitor Pass, both sides.

Time for a road trip!
Per CalTrans, not yet.
SR4 "Is closed from 0.7 mi east of Lake Alpine to 7.2 mi west of the Jct of SR 89 (Alpine Co) - For the winter - Motorists are advised to use an alternate route."
108 "Is closed from 26.4 mi east of Strawberry (Tuolumne Co) to 7.7 mi west of the Jct US 395 (Mono Co) /Sonora Pass/ - For the winter - Motorists are advised to use an alternate route"
120 "Is closed from Crane Flat to 4.5 mi west of the Jct of US 395 /Tioga Pass/ (Mono Co) - For the winter - Motorists are advised to use an alternate route"
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
The 24% sign, I'd recognize that anywhere. That's Ebbetts Pass. Is it already open?

The other photos clearly are Monitor Pass, both sides.

Time for a road trip!
Monitor pass is open. Ebbetts is still officially closed, although the intel is that it's passable by bike to the top. I didn't ride Ebbetts on this ride, I just rode both sides of Monitor.
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Climbing Old San Marcos Rd & Painted Cave to Camino Cielo
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Climbing Old San Marcos Rd & Painted Cave to Camino Cielo
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Climbing Old San Marcos Rd & Painted Cave to Camino Cielo
One of my favorite rides, although I prefer up Gibraltar, down Painted Cave.
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Originally Posted by clemsongirl

figueroa mt road

Figuero Mtn Rd - Santa Ynez ? I don't recognize this section ! I stopped riding Fig Mt last year - The road became SO crappy from the rainstorm damage, that it was a nightmare of broken roadway, potholes and loose sand/grit, going back down !!! This looks recently paved ? On lower flat section coming in from Los Olivos ? Doesn't look like Happy Cyn... I hiked Grass Mtn about 2 months ago, and there was some 'patch repair' on the approach, but not a tarmac carpet like this !!!
Is there another Figueroa Mtn in Ca. ?
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Yesterday's ride, included my favorite local 3200' climb:

The road's down there I swear...


You can kinda see the road ahead on one of the ridges, the bottom of the climb is in the far canyon:


The end of the road:


Turning around:


Racing the thunderstorms back to the finish:
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A single Hollyhock on a remote stretch of Hwy 25. Can’t imagine how it got there. They are not native to this area.
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