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07-08-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By rallison

Nye's Place and Park Avenue in Laguna Beach for a...

Nye's Place and Park Avenue in Laguna Beach for a little steep climbing.

http://i.imgur.com/HgSfm.jpg
07-05-12, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By rallison

White Mountain alone is quite a climb. White...

White Mountain alone is quite a climb. White Mountain in a 200 mile day would make for a pretty epic day.



Thanks! Onion Valley, White Mountain, Horseshoe Meadows, Whitney Portal - all are...
07-02-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By rallison

The whole of the eastern Sierras has some of the...

The whole of the eastern Sierras has some of the best climbs around. Horseshoe and White Mountain are also must do climbs.



Yes, yes it is.



Thanks! I have more I want to post - just...
07-01-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By rallison

Eastern Sierras - Onion Valley - A Long Overdue Ride Report

Ok, this ascent was actually two weeks ago. And was long overdue since I originally did the climb a year ago.

My ride report: Eastern Sierras Onion Valley The Toughest Single Climb in...
06-07-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,173
Posted By rallison

Ben, it took way too long for me to get out...

Ben, it took way too long for me to get out there. I owe you for finding these (insane, and exactly what I love) climbs. I was also surprised at the road quality - just about perfect pavement until...
06-04-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,173
Posted By rallison

According to Strava...

According to Strava (http://app.strava.com/segments/609924), Park Dr is 11.2% in 1.3 miles, with a gain of 797 ft. Park is painful. Yellow Hill is brutal.
06-03-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,173
Posted By rallison

Well, I finally tried out Yellow Hill. Until...

Well, I finally tried out Yellow Hill. Until today, the last time I seriously doubted my ability to climb a road was when climbing Mix Canyon up in Vacaville (still probably the toughest medium...
06-03-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By rallison

If you like climbing (especially steep climbing),...

If you like climbing (especially steep climbing), SB is tough to beat. Old San Marcos, Painted Cave, Gibraltar, Camino Cielo (the connecting ridge road between OSM/PC and Gibraltar) minutes away....
05-20-12, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By rallison

Awesome time-lapse! What equipment did you use...

Awesome time-lapse! What equipment did you use to capture those? Am I correct in assuming some sort of filter was needed to prevent damage to the camera?
05-19-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By rallison

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wh3ryYvDfas/T7h...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wh3ryYvDfas/T7hpJdzNGSI/AAAAAAAAz4U/shmgoWGjV_w/s800/IMG_4501.jpg
...
05-19-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By rallison

A few photos: GMR/GRR: ...

A few photos:

GMR/GRR:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j7aRBbKGb58/T7hnLl25VqI/AAAAAAAAzf0/hT_TOcB2bpU/s800/IMG_4301.jpg
...
05-19-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By rallison

The GMR/GRR location was fun. The one super...

The GMR/GRR location was fun. The one super strict guy enforcing no toes over the white line. The interesting music selection from the one couple. The pro riders who thought they were going left not...
05-05-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By rallison

CA-39 - No More Rock Debris!

Best I've seen it in a long time:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sOH0h19wO0o/T6XgOJ_DVeI/AAAAAAAAzY4/u2Td0o45Ayo/s640/CIMG0624.JPG

For comparison, just a month ago:
...
04-15-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By rallison

Of course! Fun! Snow started...

Of course!



Fun! Snow started covering the road shortly above the closure gate just above 5,000 ft (just above the turnoff for Crystal Lake). I was able to ride for about a mile and a half...
04-15-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By rallison

I finally turned around at this point: ...

I finally turned around at this point:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-05zdiOz6yO8/T4peiQ0dV8I/AAAAAAAAzUU/HBxgE3ktHfc/s640/CIMG0442.JPG

Turns out it is tough riding once the snow nears the...
04-15-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By rallison

CA-39 & More Snow

Just a quick report. Gorgeous up on 39 today, although definitely still a bit cloudy.

Gorgeous at the more moderate elevations:
...
03-25-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By rallison

Well, less than a week and basically all the snow...

Well, less than a week and basically all the snow is gone along 39. A few pictures from the much sunnier climb today:
...
03-19-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By rallison

Glad you all enjoyed the report and pictures! ...

Glad you all enjoyed the report and pictures!



Surprisingly, there was very little wind in the mountains. Was way windier along the coast.



That Bristlecone ride was quite the ride. ...
03-19-12, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By rallison

Thanks. And yeah, that descent. Would...

Thanks. And yeah, that descent. Would definitely have preferred a ride down. But hey, it made for quite an experience.



Thanks. Heading up on bike? Where?
03-18-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By rallison

My ride today...

My ride today (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/805556-A-Snowy-Ride-up-CA-39-to-Crystal-Lake) was up there. I love the occasional challenge and uniqueness of a ride like that - they are the...
03-18-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By rallison

Before taking the turnoff, I figured I might as...

Before taking the turnoff, I figured I might as well ride up to the closure gate. A number of drivers had the same idea:
...
03-18-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By rallison

A Snowy Ride up CA-39 to Crystal Lake

Weather was gorgeous and sunny along the coast today so, since I was having none of that, I headed over to 39 for a climb up to Crystal Lake.

Started out a couple of miles above West Fork. Lots of...
06-08-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By rallison

Call the number on the forest service site here: ...

Call the number on the forest service site here:
...
06-07-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By rallison

Funny timing. I rode Horseshoe Meadows and...

Funny timing. I rode Horseshoe Meadows and Whitney Portal only one weekend before you. First time I have ever ridden in the Sierras. We actually stayed at that ranch/cabins right at the gate...
05-10-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By rallison

Nice. My max speed ever was also on the Baldy...

Nice. My max speed ever was also on the Baldy downhill. 736.9mph. Thank you tunnels.

Max speed on last Saturday was a slightly more modest 51.1mph on the Hogsback section.

Oh yeah, direct...
05-08-11, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By rallison

I approve of this thread. I've always wanted to...

I approve of this thread. I've always wanted to do this ride, but, so far, I still haven't. I'd love to see more pictures and commentary.
04-18-11, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By rallison

Congratulations! I am definitely impressed - 39...

Congratulations! I am definitely impressed - 39 up to Crystal Lake without much hill climbing experience deserves some praise. I think you can see why 39 has become one of my absolute favorite...
04-12-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By rallison

I parked at the West Fork parking area along 39...

I parked at the West Fork parking area along 39 and headed up from there. West Fork (1600 ft) is where the climbing becomes consistent.
04-11-11, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By rallison

I have been incredibly lucky actually. On this...

I have been incredibly lucky actually. On this ride, I had two separate bighorn sightings (and by sightings, I mean less than 100 ft away from me). And, on my previous ride, a few weeks ago, I got...
04-11-11, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By rallison

Thanks! Ever ridden 39? If not, do it. I think...

Thanks! Ever ridden 39? If not, do it. I think it may have become my favorite climb in southern California.
04-11-11, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By rallison

FYI: Want to ride to Dawson Saddle? Yeah, that...

FYI: Want to ride to Dawson Saddle? Yeah, that is still covered in snow. I had some extra time, so I took a little adventure and tried out the road:
...
04-11-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By rallison

CA-39 - Open to Cars and Still Awesome

Perfect day today for 39. The mildest weather that I can remember this winter/spring season. The wind up higher was even restrained. Bibtights were definitely overkill. Ended up being able to go...
04-05-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,600
Posted By rallison

Impressive.

Impressive.
04-05-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By rallison

Thank you all for the info, especially about Mt...

Thank you all for the info, especially about Mt Abel. I had never even heard that one be mentioned. I'm considering Sea to Summit this year. I still remember JustMe's ride report of it a couple...
04-05-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By rallison

Nice. I was on Latigo that same day (first time...

Nice. I was on Latigo that same day (first time too), but a couple of hours later.
03-31-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By rallison

Mt. Pinos Road Conditions - Open?

I've never ridden Mt. Pinos Road before, but I would like to soon. Anyone know if it is open as of now, and if so, if it is open to the top? Also, for anyone who has ridden it, how's the traffic...
03-24-11, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By rallison

Now I am really glad I made it up last Saturday...

Now I am really glad I made it up last Saturday for one of my most memorable rides up 39. Still a little sad that it is now open.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-11, 01:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,462
Posted By rallison

Nice. Those two roads are still my benchmark for...

Nice. Those two roads are still my benchmark for super steep climbing. Overall, I found that combo significantly tougher than Bohlman/On Orbit out in Saratoga. And Bohlman/On Orbit is not exactly...
03-22-11, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By rallison

+2 on the cafe covers. Also, there is nothing...

+2 on the cafe covers. Also, there is nothing like the ease of clipping in with speedplays on a steep grade (ok, it still takes some practice, but still).
03-22-11, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By rallison

A $200 budget moves you into Sidi range, one of...

A $200 budget moves you into Sidi range, one of the most liked brands around (aside from the price, that is).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-11, 01:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,462
Posted By rallison

Possibly my favorite road for representing the...

Possibly my favorite road for representing the grade:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_8HKEZakuboQ/THH8DGYkalI/AAAAAAAArn4/vIZLGQIuMfg/s800/CIMG3876.JPG
...
03-20-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By rallison

Palomar was also just fine in the afternoon. Not...

Palomar was also just fine in the afternoon. Not a drop of rain, although the sky did get progressively darker. The wind, surprisingly, was fine too. Just a few exposed spots that received some...
03-20-11, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By rallison

Just go for it. At the worst, you'll probably...

Just go for it. At the worst, you'll probably end up with some good memories. It's the challenges and unique experiences that you really remember.
03-19-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By rallison

wunderground forecast for Palomar: So,...

wunderground forecast for Palomar:



So, it won't be a walk in the park, but it is still looking doable.
03-19-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By rallison

I'd say skip the titanium and go with the...

I'd say skip the titanium and go with the chromoly or stainless steel. That weight difference just isn't going to make much of a difference, but you'll be out $140 over the stainless steel ones. ...
03-14-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By rallison

Also, 39 is cleared of snow all the way to...

Also, 39 is cleared of snow all the way to Angeles Crest :thumb:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_8HKEZakuboQ/TX7m2sGWNnI/AAAAAAAAt6c/nyNssWlIKeg/s800/CIMG4997.JPG
...
03-14-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By rallison

I like that vantage point. Also amazing to...

I like that vantage point.

Also amazing to see how quickly the snow can melt. I was up there skiing two weeks ago and there was great skiing down to the parking lot.
03-14-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By rallison

I much prefer the ski lift climb once the ski...

I much prefer the ski lift climb once the ski season is over. Significantly less traffic and road debris. Still a technical descent though, no matter what time of year.
03-14-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By rallison

I believe the plan has always been to only open...

I believe the plan has always been to only open it up to Crystal Lake. They don't seem to want to put the money/effort into retrofitting the upper section for normal use.

I'm glad I got this...
03-08-11, 01:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,222
Posted By rallison

Big Tujunga is weird for me. I know a lot of...

Big Tujunga is weird for me. I know a lot of people do like it (and some others don't), but I think it is a combination of a number of factors..


It just seems to go on and on (especially if...
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