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Old 08-08-22, 10:42 AM
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Saturday Dirt Therapy...Sullivan Ridge Rd - Farmers Ridge/Bent Arrow singletrack - Dirt Mullholland to The Hub - Backbone Trail to Will Rogers Park. Longest MTB ride in a very long time, and my buddy was pushing the limits of my fitness on every climb. Totally empty at the end, but it was fantastic.


Looking over Santa Monica Bay from Backbone Trail


Sunday - Easy road spin through La Canada, Pasadena, So Pasadena with a few mild efforts. Legs were heavy and dead - no surprise. Trying to stay on shaded streets as much as possible (21 mi, 1000')

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Old 08-08-22, 08:09 PM
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quickie visit up to oc to hit the 1984 olympic road race course in mission viejo along with live oak canyon/trabuco canyon.
mixed in a little el toro paved trail up to cook's corner. in the low 90's but that's what happens when you start late. pavé
excellent on the ascent of live oak canyon (from cook's corner) and on the descent down to trabuco canyon. prefer heading
south when it's hot and north when it's not on that particular road.

https://www.strava.com/activities/7605806163

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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
quickie visit up to oc to hit the 1984 olympic road race course in mission viejo along with live oak canyon/trabuco canyon.
mixed in a little el toro paved trail up to cook's corner. in the low 90's but that's what happens when you start late. pavé
excellent on the ascent of live oak canyon (from cook's corner) and on the descent down to trabuco canyon. prefer heading
south when it's hot and north when it's not on that particular road.

https://www.strava.com/activities/7605806163

allot of PR on that ride there!! what's that bike trail?
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allot of PR on that ride there!! what's that bike trail?
bike trail pics are the northern end of the aliso creek bikeway aka informally as the el toro rd path. from the northern end
at cook's corner (i-section of live oak canyon rd and santiago canyon rd/el toro rd), it goes almost all the way to the 5 freeway
before jotting onto los alisos blvd briefly and then continuing on-roughly paralleling alicia pkwy-and eventually dead-ending in
aliso/wood canyon. great way to head n/s through that bottom part of orange county and minimizing traffic interface. plenty of places to
jump on/off. el toro rd on the north side of the 5 fwy is pretty busy for the first few miles/last few miles close to the freeway but opens up
the farther north you go. those last 3 miles of the northern end of the trail are great to have but not essential because el toro rd is
pretty wide through that stretch.
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Thursday after work jam session, 18.1 ave and good amount of climbing
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Thursday after work jam session, 18.1 ave and good amount of climbing
congrats on hitting the big post number!
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Old 08-13-22, 07:54 AM
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Did my first "real" ride on my new Canyon Endurace. 27 miles down to the Queen Mary.

The bike had some problems out of the box and Canyon customer service had to order a few parts, then I had to sit around and wait for them, and then get them installed. For the record the problem was with a Shimano Caliper. The bleed screw would not seal and brake fluid just kept dripping out.

I did the ride on the stock Goodyear 30mm tubeless tires with tubes (came that way) and the rolling resistance was less than optimal, those are huge in my book. I ordered some Conti 5000s 25mm clinchers and I will be installing them today in prep for a real ride tomorrow.

I won't bore you with the details but this bike is so much more comfortable than my other ride (2002 Trek 5200). I'm more upright and the touchpoints just feel "right".

(I've posted this pic already but I just don't get tired of showing off. I'm still in the honeymoon stage with it)
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Today was one of those days I regretted climbing the mountains today because it was so damn hot, but I already committed and needed to finish to completion!

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Good thing you're carrying a lot of water. I'm going through so much water on these hot days. Along my routes I have several places I can replenish the water so I'm only carrying 1 bottle.
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64-miler that turned into a taco ride along with hitting border field state park (only open on the weekends), lemon grove, spring valley, la mesa, bonita, chula vista,
san ysidro, national city and the metro sd area. muggy with hazy sunshine all day. some newish pavement down by the border on hollister st
(stables area) and monument rd (last stretch before the state park). worst parts got redone and makes a huge difference.

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