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04-16-21, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Afternoon quickie...18mi/1800ft in the San Rafael...

Afternoon quickie...18mi/1800ft in the San Rafael hills west of the Rose Bowl. Nice little ride. Will do again.
04-08-21, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Tuesday: Short ride with a good friend. A...

Tuesday: Short ride with a good friend. A couple of laps around the Rose Bowl loop, and then a couple of climbs in the adjacent hills. 23 miles, sub-1.5 hours. Fun little ride.
04-03-21, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Hwy 39 - East Fork - GMR. Felt way better than...

Hwy 39 - East Fork - GMR. Felt way better than when I did it in January. Weather was pretty much perfect, too....
03-29-21, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Yep. I've done that loop lots of times, too. I...

Yep. I've done that loop lots of times, too. I was considering that route yesterday, but I needed to get home a little sooner. Based on how I felt at the end of my ride, those extra 10 miles would...
03-29-21, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Sunny solo Sunday...and New Socks Day! - I wasn't...

Sunny solo Sunday...and New Socks Day! - I wasn't able to get on my bike until the afternoon, and the heat was definitely on. I felt really good for the first 2/3 of my ride, rolling across...
03-29-21, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Eric F

I'm glad you made it out of that safely. Also...

I'm glad you made it out of that safely. Also keep in mind that the sudden temperature change we experienced this weekend will also have an impact on how our bodies react. Stay safe, CAT7.
03-22-21, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Due to a schedule change for my daughter's...

Due to a schedule change for my daughter's softball games, my anticipated Sunday morning of 50-60 miles with no particular time constraints got squeezed down to a back-home time of 10:30. I decided...
03-18-21, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Eric F

It was a little more than 6 laps - just enough to...

It was a little more than 6 laps - just enough to get to 20 miles. Ride time was 1:01. I wasn't out there in the cold and dark for an easy scenic ride - LOL.

When I got back on my bike in Dec...
03-18-21, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Eric F

While my daughter was at softball practice at...

While my daughter was at softball practice at nearby Brookside Park, I did laps around the Rose Bowl loop. It was cold...and dark...and lonely. I got in a good workout of some FTP tempo spiced up...
03-17-21, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Eric F

My ride last Friday with a buddy. 48 degrees on...

My ride last Friday with a buddy. 48 degrees on roll-out, 45 degrees and rain on the return, but we had some nice almost-warm temps in the middle. A big part of this loop includes stretches along...
03-08-21, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Agreed. GMR is quite a bit more technical/tight...

Agreed. GMR is quite a bit more technical/tight than Palomar.
03-08-21, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Repeats?? :twitchy: I'd be good for downhill...

Repeats?? :twitchy: I'd be good for downhill repeats...with a car shuttle back up - LOL
03-08-21, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Lower Big Tujunga Canyon Road (aka "Lower Big T")...

Lower Big Tujunga Canyon Road (aka "Lower Big T") -> Angeles Forest Hwy -> Angeles Crest Hwy. I wish it was a few degrees warmer, but it was a good ride with a few friends. Lower Big T is a bit of up...
03-08-21, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Which climb was that?

Which climb was that?
03-05-21, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Was out last night with the go-fast group ride at...

Was out last night with the go-fast group ride at the Rose Bowl. Mercifully, the usual very hot pace was tempered by a few cars at key moments, and I was able to stay with the lead group for about...
03-04-21, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Sounds like a good reason for me to stick to the...

Sounds like a good reason for me to stick to the San Gabriels. I start saying really bad words over 6%.
02-27-21, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Eric F

35 miles / 2800 ft revisiting the climbs from one...

35 miles / 2800 ft revisiting the climbs from one of the regular group rides I used to do 16+ years ago (Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia area). I started fairly strong (relative to my current fitness),...
02-26-21, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Eric F

The Tuesday/Thursday Rose Bowl group ride is...

The Tuesday/Thursday Rose Bowl group ride is notorious for being fast and furious, and is fantastic for crit-type high intensity training. When I was a racer-boy, this ride was a regular part of my...
02-22-21, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Eric F

That's a big ride. Nice :)

That's a big ride. Nice :)
02-21-21, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Arroyo Seco bike path -> LA River bike path ->...

Arroyo Seco bike path -> LA River bike path -> Griffith Park (reverse trash truck hill and loop to the Observatory -> return the way we came. Lots of steady pedaling, and some good climbing efforts....
02-15-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Yesterday's ride ended up being not at all what I...

Yesterday's ride ended up being not at all what I intended when I left the house. My first thought was to just roll some easy laps around the Rose Bowl loop and head home. However, the headwind on...
02-13-21, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Eric F

The loop of Rose Bowl-So Pasadena-Huntington...

The loop of Rose Bowl-So Pasadena-Huntington Dr.-Sierra Madre has been the basis of a significant part of my riding since I became a roadie in the late '90s. Most often, the loop gets extended east...
02-09-21, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Eric F

I'm not a fan of climbing, but I seem to find...

I'm not a fan of climbing, but I seem to find myself doing climbing rides on regular occasion. It's been over 15 years since I did lower Big T. I need to get back there sometime soon.
02-08-21, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Iíve known about Kagel for years, but this was...

Iíve known about Kagel for years, but this was the first time Iíve ridden it. The final kick is 10-12% before you do a steep drop down Lopez Canyon. I would do it again.
02-08-21, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Griffith Park-->Hansen Dam-->Kagel...

Saturday...Griffith Park-->Hansen Dam-->Kagel Canyon/Lopez Canyon loop-->Montrose. 61+ miles total. This is my longest ride since returning to the bike a little more than a year ago....
01-31-21, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Eric F

I hung up my bike in '04, after my youngest...

I hung up my bike in '04, after my youngest daughter was born. I had been racing for about a dozen years, and was kind of burned out. Besides, continuing to ride at that level was not compatible...
01-30-21, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Eric F

On weekdays (with rare exception), I either ride...

On weekdays (with rare exception), I either ride my trainer or I don't ride. Such are the demands of being a family guy and a business owner. The Zwift app has made trainer sessions tolerable, and...
01-30-21, 05:22 PM
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Views: 79,229
Posted By Eric F

Rose Bowl - Hansen Dam - Rose Bowl (36.5 miles). ...

Rose Bowl - Hansen Dam - Rose Bowl (36.5 miles). Next time, I would probably opt for adding the climb up La Tuna Canyon (from Glenoaks) on the way back. In the interest of time, we opted for a...
01-27-21, 06:31 PM
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Views: 79,229
Posted By Eric F

Last night: My garage Tomorrow night: My garage...

Last night: My garage
Tomorrow night: My garage

I hope to get out on the road for 40-50 miles on Saturday, and my typical 40 mile "coffee ride" group on Sunday, but my daughter's travel softball...
01-16-21, 11:19 PM
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Posted By Eric F

UCantTouchThis I did it. For the first time in...

UCantTouchThis I did it. For the first time in nearly 20 years, I did the Hwy 39-East Fork-GMR loop. It pushed my current level of fitness to the absolute limit, way past my comfort level. The GMR...
01-15-21, 02:45 PM
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Views: 79,229
Posted By Eric F

My primary directive these days - Enjoy the...

My primary directive these days - Enjoy the ride...and keep it rubber-side down.
01-15-21, 01:25 PM
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Views: 79,229
Posted By Eric F

Back in my racer-boy days (15+ years ago), my...

Back in my racer-boy days (15+ years ago), my buddies and I would attack that descent hard and fast. It was a blast!...until the day I lost my front wheel in some sand and hit the deck at 30mph....
01-15-21, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Eric F

GMR is still one of my favorite descents ever. I...

GMR is still one of my favorite descents ever. I think it's getting to be time for a East Fork-GMR loop. It's been a very long time since I did that ride.
01-15-21, 12:24 PM
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Views: 79,229
Posted By Eric F

Last Saturday, 50 miles on PCH, through Malibu to...

Last Saturday, 50 miles on PCH, through Malibu to the Ventura County line and back. A beautiful - but damn windy - So Cal winter day.
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01-15-21, 12:20 PM
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Views: 79,229
Posted By Eric F

Lots of options for good miles in the Glendora...

Lots of options for good miles in the Glendora area - flat, hills, or long climbs. :)
12-30-20, 10:31 AM
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Views: 79,229
Posted By Eric F

My garage. It was cold last night.

My garage. It was cold last night.
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