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Old 01-17-21, 01:46 AM
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UCantTouchThis I did it.
Very Nice!!!!
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Old 01-17-21, 07:25 PM
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a quick descent down texas street into mission valley to hit a taco shop for lunch, then westward to the old town
train station. train up to oceanside and then a ride along the coast back to the haus. about 52 miles all told.
really nice day in the low 70's. no fog or clouds on the coast.
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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 Regional Park for the shade and cold water.
Will try to extend to Mountain Ave-Shinn next time. Should put me close to a century.

74 miles and 5K of climb.
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No wind at 7:00 a.m. Hoping to get in some miles, I took off around 8 with very light breezes. Two blocks from my house I got blasted by a crosswind that nearly pushed me over. Wind increased exponentially for the next mile and I bagged it. Gusts over 20 and the windows are rattling.

When it drops off, I get to thinking I could have stayed out and then a minute later, wind just explodes. Oh well.
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Old 01-19-21, 06:52 PM
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took the 6:02am amtrak from old town san diego up to d-town santa ana. got off just before 8am and started making my way back
via east 4th st > irvine blvd > trabuco rd > marguerite pkwy. relatively low traffic and road quality solid. dropped down
into the sjc mission area then caught the bike path that shoots you right out to doheny state beach. straightforward
coastal run southwards from there. no issues with camp pendleton access today (with base pass, of course). wind
muted in oc but once onto the base just inside the las flores gate, it started to come and go. by the time i got to carlsbad,
it was more ubiquitous than phil collins in the 80's-and hairier. didn't really let up until just past ucsd. seemed to be intermittent
little rain showers here and there but luckily sidestepped them all for once. decent amount of cyclists out given how breezy it was.

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Old 01-20-21, 08:13 AM
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^^^^^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.
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^^^^^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.
no such luck but i knew what i was getting into
based on the forecasts. figured if it got too bad, could just hop on the train back to the start.
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25-miler in north county san diego along the 15 fwy corridor. still monster winds out and about coming from the southeast so had to find
an area/route that kinda minimized the headwinds. parked at the i-section of gopher canyon rd/old hwy 395 (just east of the 15 fwy exit)
and headed up old castle rd for 5.5 miles. 2 miles of it a decent uphill with the headwinds but there's a decent shoulder for much of it.
hung a left on lilac rd and enjoyed the mostly tailwind for a few miles to a lavender farm and deli at a scenic, woodsy area. backtracked
and hung a right on west lilac rd, took it across the 15 fwy on the high bridge and descended into bonsall. hung a left onto camino del rey
and took that back to old hwy 395/15 fwy corridor and the start. some sun, some clouds, no rain. the stretch of lilac rd > west lilac rd between
the old castle rd junction to the south and the camino del rey to the northwest is one of my fave stretches in all of socal. nearly 12 miles of
low traffic, rural, quiet and with some fun stretches. best done south > northwest but the other way has its charms as well.

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Felt like a nice meandering "trails" ride today so I headed out just before first light. Was greeted by picturesque cloud formations scattered over a sailor-take-warning red sunrise. Rode the following trails (or bike paths if you will):
Anaheim Coves
SART
Peters Canyon
Walnut
Freeway
University
San Diego Creek

Wind forecast was spot on & I enjoyed a nice tailwind from Costa Mesa up to Anaheim. Temp only increased maybe 5 or 6 degrees during the course of my ride but it wasn't too cold starting out.
Managed to meander 61 miles.
Looks like rain tomorrow.
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Last night a 25 miler in the Covina area. Not as cold as expected and the legs are coming back. Felt great, best 2 averages on that ride in 6 months. Best was last night so good to be back on my horse!
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Old 01-22-21, 05:36 PM
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yday...a 50-spot in the anza-borrego desert state park area.

https://www.strava.com/activities/4659785927
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yday...a 50-spot in the anza-borrego desert state park area.

https://www.strava.com/activities/4659785927

I did Tour of Borrego and Borrego to Salton Sea and back in 2005'ish. Beautiful area in Feb.
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I did Tour of Borrego and Borrego to Salton Sea and back in 2005'ish. Beautiful area in Feb.
definitely. a little tough to enjoy from tax day to early november tho.
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Old 01-24-21, 06:19 PM
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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 as I feared and found it worth it for the views. Not that many riders out on a cool day in the 50's. Next head over to Pantera Park and climbed Gold Rush a punchy climb to the park that tops out at 20%.

Had a blast and pushed a little. 47 miles and 5500 ft of climb.
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Pics at the top of the road leading to the former Nike Missile Battery and facing West towards Schabarum Park.



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From where you stopped on Skyline, you can continue up Skyline trail and end up at Hacienda at the stoplight at the crest. Hit the crosswalk button so the light turns red and bomb down Hacienda.

Mostly decent fire road, but with a few sections where gravel tires would be a good idea.
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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% + that connects to the Skyline Trail.
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Came down from Skyline once that way. That will avoid the worst section of Skyline and would be doable on 28's
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Which part of Skyline is doable on 28s?
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Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu
Up Latigo, Down Decker, Up Mulholland, Down Latigo
56 mi
7,400 ft climb

Kate Courtney (2019 World UCI Mtn Bike Champ) gave me a shoutout as we passed by each other.
I was wearing my Stanford kit (she's an alum, too). That was pretty cool! and I'm a total fanboy

Got a PR on the Latigo climb. Been able to drop my time by 10% since October, so I'm happy about that
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Which part of Skyline is doable on 28s?
From the water tank at the end of E Skyline to The TV station at Punta Del Este is decent dirt road. It starts out from the tank a bit loose, but gets much better after a few hundred yards. Even up from Powder Canyon is pretty good road.

The issue may be getting traction with road slicks on some of the steep sections. Completely doable with CX tires.
From Punta Del Este to Hacienda there are some short rocky sections and the ruts get much worse. That section was built to construct the new power line, so it get's hardly any traffic. The road to the the Repeater station and down to Powder canyon gets maintained.

Powder Canyon Trail from Fullerton road to Schabarum park and Colima is completely doable on road tires. Just watch out for one stream crossing with about 20' of loose crushed rock.

YMMV one good rainstorm changes everything.

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Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu
Up Latigo, Down Decker, Up Mulholland, Down Latigo
56 mi
7,400 ft climb

Kate Courtney (2019 World UCI Mtn Bike Champ) gave me a shoutout as we passed by each other.
I was wearing my Stanford kit (she's an alum, too). That was pretty cool! and I'm a total fanboy

Got a PR on the Latigo climb. Been able to drop my time by 10% since October, so I'm happy about that
nice ride. how clear were the roads with the winds/rain? not too much mud/debris/branches?
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Mullholland climb was totally clean. Latigo had a few spots where some good sized rocks had fallen, but the chunks were gone by the time I descended. And, Encinal climb from Mulholland split to Decker had a bit of stuff on the shoulder forcing you to ride mid-lane in spots. That was the only part I felt a little uncomfortable, but all in all roads were really clean!
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Mullholland climb was totally clean. Latigo had a few spots where some good sized rocks had fallen, but the chunks were gone by the time I descended. And, Encinal climb from Mulholland split to Decker had a bit of stuff on the shoulder forcing you to ride mid-lane in spots. That was the only part I felt a little uncomfortable, but all in all roads were really clean!
thanks for the intel! contemplating the early wake-up for a sammos ride tomorrow.
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always nice. a little windy out there today?
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