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04-19-21, 05:22 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

The highest I have been on a bike is 10K+ on Rock...

The highest I have been on a bike is 10K+ on Rock Creek Rd Mosquito Flats. I had to learn how to do the pursed lip breathing with full exhales when SOB set in and I started getting side stitches.
04-16-21, 06:43 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Thanks for the intel. I carry four bottles...

^^^^^Thanks for the intel. I carry four bottles when out on long rides/climbs. I take my time but sometimes push my limits. Bonked hard going up to Crystal Lake a while back. That's another thing...
04-16-21, 05:12 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ If the body is willing, I would like to...

^^^^^ If the body is willing, I would like to ride into BB from Bryant/Hwy 38 to get a feel for Onyx. Never been out that way.

Lots of hills to climb in CA and my time is ticking away. Mt Palomar...
04-16-21, 03:24 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

GMR-GRR brings a different challenge with pacing...

GMR-GRR brings a different challenge with pacing and cadence. I will probably ride GMR-GRR to Icehouse on Sunday from Encanto Park. I have home obligations that truncate my days and it is hard to...
04-16-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Friday workout in the Whittier Hills w/o...

Friday workout in the Whittier Hills w/o destroying myself for Sunday. 35 miles and 4400 feet of climb. Perfect SoCal spring day.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35725825
04-11-21, 05:09 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Rut, rut, rut... 53 miles and 6150 feet of climb...

Rut, rut, rut... 53 miles and 6150 feet of climb in the Turnbull Cyn, Powder Cyn, Cypress-Skyline climb and Murphy Ranch areas. Need to hit the San Gabs this week for a welcomed change and longer...
04-07-21, 03:40 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

61 miles and 3K of climb over Turnbull Cyn and up...

61 miles and 3K of climb over Turnbull Cyn and up the SGRT to the Azusa Cyn entrance O/B. Trail was clean and no homeless blocking the trail w/ stuff. Nice to get out midweek for a change and get...
04-03-21, 05:18 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Went back to the scene of my collapse last week...

Went back to the scene of my collapse last week and managed 8 repeats on Turnbull Cyn for 49 miles and 6.4K of climb. Only topped out at 80F so 10 degrees cooler. Kept close tabs on hydration,...
03-29-21, 07:10 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

That's what woke me up right away. Brings new...

That's what woke me up right away. Brings new meaning to HTFU. No wasted time even when passed out. :thumb:
03-29-21, 09:11 AM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ Thanks for the collective advice. Feel good...

^^^^^ Thanks for the collective advice. Feel good today after rehydration and refueling. I think I will invest in a proper cycling computer with biometrics built in and a HRM. I need to reconsider...
03-28-21, 06:25 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

So the question is when to shut it down when you...

So the question is when to shut it down when you are starting to fade versus pushing yourself to improve one's fitness?
So I did another local metric century with 7.3K of climb....
03-21-21, 07:55 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Correct me if I am wrong but I think I read every...

Correct me if I am wrong but I think I read every 4 mph of headwind is like a 1% grade?
03-21-21, 04:28 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

One of the better days to ride in SoCal that I...

One of the better days to ride in SoCal that I can remember. Clear to partly cloudy skies with a light breeze in the low 60's. Stayed local as is my MO. Managed a metric and 7.2K of climb. Think I...
03-19-21, 04:16 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Got out on a sunny morning in the local Puente...

Got out on a sunny morning in the local Puente Hills. Enjoyed Turnbull and Powder Canyons and worked my way through Murphy Ranch.
52 miles and 6K of climb.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35443404
03-14-21, 05:05 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

61 miles and 6100 feet of climb via Carbon...

61 miles and 6100 feet of climb via Carbon Canyon, Chino Hills, Pantera Park Diamond Bar and worked my way over to East-West Rds and Colima back home. Very cool and cloudy and few cyclists out today....
03-08-21, 03:43 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ I'll put something together a little easier...

^^^^^ I'll put something together a little easier to follow without the dead ends and loop-to-loops. .
Sorry to hear of the hazard. I have lost my back wheel on East Rd in the sand a few times. Not...
03-07-21, 07:09 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

:thumb: Nice jump!

:thumb: Nice jump!
03-07-21, 06:56 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Did a foothill loop on a cool cloudy day that was...

Did a foothill loop on a cool cloudy day that was a nice change of pace.
80 miles and 5500 feet of climb.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35346984
03-05-21, 05:03 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

[/b] This is a proposed ride I have not...

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This is a proposed ride I have not completed yet but I have tested all the climbs so I hope to give it a go this spring.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35282137
80 miles and 10K of climb...
03-05-21, 04:48 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Thomas Burton Park, Countrywood Park and...

Thomas Burton Park, Countrywood Park and Pepperbrook Park are all right off of Colima Rd about a mile west of Azusa/Colima w/ restrooms and water. Parking is free. Schabarum Regional Park charges $...
03-05-21, 02:29 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Winter and Spring weekend mornings are my...

Winter and Spring weekend mornings are my favorite time of year. You get a coastal wind in the south side of the Puente Hills that drops the temp about 5 degrees. This area is not as affected by...
03-04-21, 05:57 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^ The Puente-Chino Hills are underrated in my...

^^^^^ The Puente-Chino Hills are underrated in my view. No really long climbs but dozens of 8+% grades that add up to being about the same as riding in the San Gabriels feet per mile.
03-04-21, 05:02 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Messed around in the Puente Hills again. No...

Messed around in the Puente Hills again. No wildlife tried to take me out this time. Mid 60's, sunny and great views from PVP to Mt Baldy.
Hopefully, will be able to ride a couple gran fondos this...
03-01-21, 09:37 AM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Critters abound in the hills. I have come...

^^^^^Critters abound in the hills. I have come across raccoons, cottontails, jackrabbits, squirrels, bobcats, mule deer, foxes, large rats as big as grey squirrels, possums, an Ocelot (escaped pet?),...
02-28-21, 05:10 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Stayed in the Whittier Hills and the La Habra...

Stayed in the Whittier Hills and the La Habra Heights circuit. Everything was gravy until the final descent on Turnbull Cyn when I had to quick stop from about 25 mph to avoid hitting a coyote....
02-26-21, 05:22 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Stayed local just in case the dreaded winds...

Stayed local just in case the dreaded winds kicked up. Was rewarded with clear skies and low 70's. Mucked around the Turnbull Cyn area and also threw in Edgeridge, Hadley/Hill and Rideout to the tune...
02-22-21, 02:56 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

A lot of scenic avenues in La Verne, Claremont...

A lot of scenic avenues in La Verne, Claremont and Upland foothills that gain a lot of elevation (not GMR or Mt Baldy Rd)
I have yet to include in a loop.
I'll get there eventually. :thumb:​​​​​​​
02-21-21, 06:14 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Picked the right day to ride, not that there is...

Picked the right day to ride, not that there is truly a bad day. Mid 70's, gentle breezes, clear skies, cyclists taking advantage of the day.
Did a loop from Hacienda Hgts, over Turnbull Cyn, north...
02-17-21, 04:46 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Forced myself over to Turnbull Cyn for some...

Forced myself over to Turnbull Cyn for some repeats. Nice partly cloudy day in the 60's. Saw a couple dozen riders today and a few I passed a few times as they were into repeats.
Rear tire tread is...
02-07-21, 04:58 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Puttered around the local hills of Whittier,...

Puttered around the local hills of Whittier, Hacienda Hgts and La Habra Hgts. I was able to try the Red-White Endurance Bibs for the first time. Good compression and the chamois lived up to its...
02-05-21, 02:13 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

After a bad crash, I'd say you are doing...

After a bad crash, I'd say you are doing remarkably well and can take stock in that alone. No small accomplishment.
01-27-21, 06:11 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Rare Weds ride for me before the storm. Stayed in...

Rare Weds ride for me before the storm. Stayed in the local Whittier-Puente Hills.
Short but no too sweet. 27 miles and 3500 ft climbed.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35090775
01-27-21, 07:47 AM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

[/b][/i] There are two bypasses to use to...

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There are two bypasses to use to avoid the flat and heavy traffic of Colima and Fullerton Rd that offer a little more climbing and enjoyment.

First, if you have a gravel, cross, MTB or...
01-24-21, 11:01 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Probably save that for the 29'er with nobbies...

Probably save that for the 29'er with nobbies since the Kestrel really would not handle the bumps well on 28mm's.

I have been avoiding Punta Del Este but that is another climb with ramps 20% +...
01-24-21, 06:19 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Late start today 1000 so the streets could dry...

Late start today 1000 so the streets could dry after rain overnight. Decided to head out to Diamond Bar and Pantera Park but first challenged myself to get to the top of Vantage Pointe. Not as bad...
01-20-21, 08:13 AM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Ooga, I have to chuckle. Spent part of...

^^^^^Ooga, I have to chuckle. Spent part of yesterday cleaning up roof material from my next door neighbor's roof from 40+ mph wind gusts.
Hope you had some strong tail winds part of the way.
01-17-21, 07:34 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Did a loop from home connecting...

Did a loop from home connecting Turnbull/SGRT/Sierra Madre/Baseline/Wheeler+Esperanza/SanDimas Ave/Badillo/Grand/PathfinderRd.
Clear, great views of the SGV and 80's with a pitstop at San Dimas...
01-16-21, 04:01 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

The Whittier side is about 2 miles with a little...

The Whittier side is about 2 miles with a little less pitch. The Hgts side is 1.6 miles with more punch but slightly less elevation gain.
For views, I like descending on the Hgts side. For fun and...
01-15-21, 07:57 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Figured a beach ride was due since it was a clear...

Figured a beach ride was due since it was a clear summer day in the mid 80s. Did my usual trek over Turnbull, SGRT South to PCH South to SART North.
Noticed the south side of PCH now has rumble...
01-07-21, 06:03 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Headed out from Hacienda Hgts and did a little...

Headed out from Hacienda Hgts and did a little exploring of the Diamond Bar -Chino Hills region. Mid 60's-mid 70's under partly cloudy skies and a light breeze made for a great day to work off the...
01-04-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

At the bottom of Turnbull Cyn on the Hacienda...

At the bottom of Turnbull Cyn on the Hacienda Heights side, make a right onto Valleceto Dr and a left on Camino Del Sur to connect with Colima Rd to take you back to Whittier and in the linky a route...
01-02-21, 08:28 AM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^There are some real grinders in the...

^^^^^There are some real grinders in the Puente-Chino Hills that if strung together could get you 10K feet of climb in about 60 miles. I am not there yet but some day. . .
01-01-21, 05:53 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Really a majestic clear day and perfect for a...

Really a majestic clear day and perfect for a pleasure ride. Stayed in the local hills with great views of the San Gabriels, Santa Anas and the Pacific coastline from La Habra Hgts. 47 miles and 5100...
12-20-20, 07:42 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Tired of the hills. Time for a beach ride. Did my...

Tired of the hills. Time for a beach ride. Did my loop using SART, PCH and CCRT.
I am truly amazed by the number of people using monster fatty e-bikes on MUPS. It is a damn motorcycle folks. Rant...
12-18-20, 06:24 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Nothing too exciting but getting out on a sunny...

Nothing too exciting but getting out on a sunny day in the 70's beats painting the house. Left from home to ride an O/B over Turnbull Cyn up the SGRT to Santa Fe Dam and turned around at the entrance...
12-07-20, 06:45 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

The good thing about getting lost along the...

The good thing about getting lost along the East-West Rd corridor is eventually on the north side you will loop back south to East-West. The south side of East-West is a little more tricky but if you...
12-06-20, 06:03 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Stayed local and managed 59 miles and 6500 feet...

Stayed local and managed 59 miles and 6500 feet of climbing in the Puente Hills. The usual gang of riders with smiles on Turnbull. Looped around La Habra Hgts after some repeats on Turnbull for a...
11-29-20, 04:49 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Took advantage of the last day of GMR-GRR being...

Took advantage of the last day of GMR-GRR being closed to vehicles. Started at Encanto Park, warmed up on Sierra Madre and did an O/B on GMR-GRR. Great views, clear skies, could easily make-out the...
11-22-20, 05:40 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

I did my double loop from home into the Chino and...

I did my double loop from home into the Chino and Puente Hills. Totaled 68 miles and 6500 ft of climb. Perfect day for a ride sunny, 70's, slight breeze, could see Baldy. Rode up Eucalyptus in Chino...
11-15-20, 04:17 PM
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Posted By CAT7RDR

Started from Ronald Reagan Park in Anaheim Hills...

Started from Ronald Reagan Park in Anaheim Hills and slogged my way up/over Serrano, worked my way into Santiago Cyn and up Silverado Cyn. The OHV gate was open so I thought better of going any...
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