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Old 04-08-24, 12:18 PM
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Saturday...MTB ride to the top of Brown Mtn. Rd., and descent via EL Prieto Canyon. It's been a long time since I've ridden El P, and it was really enjoyable, but - as always - very technically demanding. My confidence for handling rocky steep stuff is coming back slowly, and this was the first time I rode a couple of sections that I have walked in recent times. I wasn't trying to go fast, but just stay focused, and enjoy the ride. It was a lovely afternoon (14mi / 2300').



Sunday...Coffee Ride. Very easy pace from South Pasadena to Duarte. Spice level turned up at Encanto Park. Put in a deep effort on the Winston climb, took a few pulls through Monrovia and Arcadia, and hit hard again on the climb into Sierra Madre, shedding all but 1 other rider. I felt okay, but the efforts from the day before took some juice out of my legs. (37 mi, 1400')
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40-miler in the la habra heights and whittier heights areas. late start so got a little toasty and me with (not the best conscious decision) no water bottles.
low traffic. only came across 3 gardening trucks in the "heights" parts of the ride. survived the busier parts like mar vista, colima, gale and the mile long drop on hacienda from the light/w. skyline down to the park/encanada. mixed pavé. some freshly paved parts, some def in need but most just dandy. quite a bit of soil deposits here and there from the recent storms but wasn't going fast enough to really mark it as a major concern. if you're a speed racer tho, take note. really enjoyed the ride and it was pretty challenging given the current (lack of) fitness level. did mix in a few choice efforts like ardsheal and valle/arioso. turnbull canyon rd some road repair on the southern end/base. need to make it back to the area in the next few months. fantastic views to the san gabes and san berdoos. peevee/dtown/catalina views were a bit hazy.

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came across a guy in a white/blue/red jersey with a white helmet on a dark-colored bike that had (southbound) likely descended hacienda and turned left (heading east) on east st. maybe CAT7RDR?!?! i waved. he waved. only saw 3-4 cyclists entire ride but did see two coyotes on (old) fullerton rd. by the puente hills trailheads around 3pm.

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A quick 17 miles at Griffith Park today. Beautiful weather and worked up a good sweat. I definitely drank more water as well. Also on this frame, I recently swapped my chainring to a 52-36t while keeping my 11-32t cassette. I felt a tad faster, but I'm still getting used to the slight gearing adjustment.


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Old 04-10-24, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by diphthong
40-miler in the la habra heights and whittier heights areas. late start so got a little toasty and me with (not the best conscious decision) no water bottles.
low traffic. only came across 3 gardening trucks in the "heights" parts of the ride. survived the busier parts like mar vista, colima, gale and the mile long drop on hacienda from the light/w. skyline down to the park/encanada. mixed pavé. some freshly paved parts, some def in need but most just dandy. quite a bit of soil deposits here and there from the recent storms but wasn't going fast enough to really mark it as a major concern. if you're a speed racer tho, take note. really enjoyed the ride and it was pretty challenging given the current (lack of) fitness level. did mix in a few choice efforts like ardsheal and valle/arioso. turnbull canyon rd some road repair on the southern end/base. need to make it back to the area in the next few months. fantastic views to the san gabes and san berdoos. peevee/dtown/catalina views were a bit hazy.

https://www.strava.com/activities/11145502191

came across a guy in a white/blue/red jersey with a white helmet on a dark-colored bike that had (southbound) likely descended hacienda and turned left (heading east) on east st. maybe CAT7RDR?!?! i waved. he waved. only saw 3-4 cyclists entire ride but did see two coyotes on (old) fullerton rd. by the puente hills trailheads around 3pm.
Not me this time. I get to ride Friday and Sunday hopefully this week.
Great time of the year to be riding the Puente Hills before the heat ramps up in July.
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Riding the next few days to and from work before the rain starts Friday night. I had planned on going to East Fork towards Burro Canyon shooting range but the predicted rain might cancel it.

Got to strut the new to me polka dot Bianchi jersey today.




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Old 04-11-24, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR
Not me this time. I get to ride Friday and Sunday hopefully this week.
Great time of the year to be riding the Puente Hills before the heat ramps up in July.
color me optimistic on the (bi-)annual ride in the area. someday...

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For Thursday I did 20 miles and 2000 feet of climbing. At Griffith like usual! Weather was too nice not to ride and I ran into a friend as well!




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Headed out at first light on a meandering loop up into Brea hills- SAG at Wildcatter's Park then wandered down thru Orange, El Modena & Tustin past the blimp hangar(s) then back up the SART to home. Don't think the temp rose more than 5-6 degrees so hardly any de-layering required. Ended up doing just over 65 miles. Nice cross/block tailwind from the building SE winds made the return nice.
Big psychological victory in beating the rain by a good 6-hour margin!
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On Saturday I did some morning dirt over at Glendale Sports Complex/Cherry Canyon. Glad I got my ride in before the rain!



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