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Old 03-30-07, 11:01 AM
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Conquer the Canyons/Westlake Vlg Apr21-22

Hi!
There is a road race AND a charity ride coming up in Westlake Vlg/Thousand Oaks
the weekend of April 21-22nd.

https://www.mesp.com/ctc/

Anyone going?
I will be there....not racing..but for the charity ride. (It is a 25 mile ride that supports Autism)
I will ride from home to add some miles on!!

If you haven't ridden in this area, it is some really great riding!!

Karen

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Looks interesting. Is there a link?
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Looks interesting. Is there a link?
https://www.mesp.com/ctc/
I've heard good things about this. It's expensive and a bit of a drive. Maybe next year, for me.
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Originally Posted by Kar3368
Hi!
There is a road race AND a charity ride coming up in Westlake Vlg/Thousand Oaks
the weekend of April 21-22nd.

https://www.mesp.com/ctc/

Anyone going?
I will be there....not racing..but for the charity ride. (It is a 25 mile ride that supports Autism)
I will ride from home to add some miles on!!

If you haven't ridden in this area, it is some really great riding!!

Karen
Hi Karen,

I've considered dropping by. Do you have any info on the route for the charity ride? I'd would do it with Vicki but as she is not real keen on big ole hills, I'll need to know exactly what is coming up.

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Originally Posted by nesdog
Hi Karen,

I've considered dropping by. Do you have any info on the route for the charity ride? I'd would do it with Vicki but as she is not real keen on big ole hills, I'll need to know exactly what is coming up.

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Hi Sheldon,
Regarding the route, here is the e-mail I received from the orgainizers...

Karen,



The route has not yet been finalized. What I can tell you is that the ride will take you through Westlake and the surrounding areas. The course will have a couple small inclines, but nothing too severe. We hope to have a course map up in the next week or so.
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Originally Posted by Kar3368
Hi!
There is a road race AND a charity ride coming up in Westlake Vlg/Thousand Oaks
the weekend of April 21-22nd.

https://www.mesp.com/ctc/

Anyone going?
I will be there....not racing..but for the charity ride. (It is a 25 mile ride that supports Autism)
I will ride from home to add some miles on!!

If you haven't ridden in this area, it is some really great riding!!

Karen

I really want to do this charity ride...I have a great nephew that is autistic, we do lots of their walks, but this the first cycling event
But I am scheduled for the BF Joshua Tree ride..if its still happening....if not I am in!
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Originally Posted by Kar3368
Hi Sheldon,
Regarding the route, here is the e-mail I received from the orgainizers...

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The route has not yet been finalized. What I can tell you is that the ride will take you through Westlake and the surrounding areas. The course will have a couple small inclines, but nothing too severe. We hope to have a course map up in the next week or so.
Thanks for the information. It seems every ride ends up going through Hidden Valley so I won't be surprised to see that. Vicki is okay going in but has never tried the hill on the Newbury Park side. Well, first I have to see if we can get some babysitting that morning!

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Originally Posted by awiner
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I would think so! Doesn't this ride start about 3 minutes from your house?

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Originally Posted by nesdog
I would think so! Doesn't this ride start about 3 minutes from your house?

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Yup.... Easy as pie
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Wow! I always thought some of those places would make a great stage race. Not the exact routes I would have chosen, but I'm sure the ability to secure permits and road closures plays a factor in that. That road course will shake the slow riders on the rollers for sure. Very steep but very short.

I think I can handle a 25 miler, and I know the area since it was my home while I was racing as a teen. Beautiful riding!
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We're out. Vicki has a work related in-service that day. So not only can she not ride, I'll be home with our pre-teen. Maybe I'll take her to the races and kid's event.

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Just bumping this to see if anyone will be coming to the charity ride?
Saturday April 21st @ 8:30 am
https://www.mesp.com/ctc/

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Darn it...I booked that Piuma/Stunt Rd ride that day...
But I am riding part of this route for the Tour de Cure in May...
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Originally Posted by Kar3368
Just bumping this to see if anyone will be coming to the charity ride?
Saturday April 21st @ 8:30 am
https://www.mesp.com/ctc/

Karen
Our 12 year old is considering the Kid's Ride. Adam was thinking about doing the same with his.

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Originally Posted by herbm
Darn it...I booked that Piuma/Stunt Rd ride that day...
But I am riding part of this route for the Tour de Cure in May...
You are going to LOVE riding in this area Herb, especially though Hidden Valley
My evening rides are though Hidden Valley and Lake Sherwood, it is very NICE!!
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Originally Posted by Kar3368
You are going to LOVE riding in this area Herb, especially though Hidden Valley
My evening rides are though Hidden Valley and Lake Sherwood, it is very NICE!!

I did it last year for the Tour de Cure...it was spectacular...Potrero was pretty tough at about 50ish miles in...but i am hoping to do better this year!!

I am very happy to see how you have taken to the hills...great job on MC!!

I am curious to see how I do on this Piuma/Stunt ride...
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I did it last year for the Tour de Cure...it was spectacular...Potrero was pretty tough at about 50ish miles in...but i am hoping to do better this year!!

I am very happy to see how you have taken to the hills...great job on MC!!

I am curious to see how I do on this Piuma/Stunt ride...
Thanks Herb!
Piuma/Stunt is quite the ride, it packs in ALOT of climbing.
It is a GREAT training ride.
Christy and I did that a few times when we starting training for MC and BA.
I am sure you will do Great I would love to hear about it when you are done!
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Originally Posted by Kar3368
Thanks Herb!
Piuma/Stunt is quite the ride, it packs in ALOT of climbing.
It is a GREAT training ride.
Christy and I did that a few times when we starting training for MC and BA.
I am sure you will do Great I would love to hear about it when you are done!
No prob...we are only doing part?? of it?? I am not sure since i dont know the area very well....but I see all the ride reports and have always wanted to ride up there...
I will let you know how it goes!!
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Originally Posted by Kar3368
Just bumping this to see if anyone will be coming to the charity ride?
Saturday April 21st @ 8:30 am
https://www.mesp.com/ctc/
Still working out some knee or fitment (or both) problems, but I might be able to do 25 miles. Is the Thurs registration deadline for the charity ride as well, or just for the race? Either way, I should know after my ride on Thurs whether my body is screaming bloody murder or not.
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NWS now forecasting rain for very late Thursday night and into Friday. Possible between storms dry out on Saturday with another wet period to follow on Sat evening.

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OK I just registered for the 25 mile ride. It's pretty much a route I used to ride on a weekly basis when I lived out there. I would object to paying for it, but it's not that much and it goes towards autism. I must say, my autistic students are usually my best ones!
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OK I just registered for the 25 mile ride. It's pretty much a route I used to ride on a weekly basis when I lived out there. I would object to paying for it, but it's not that much and it goes towards autism. I must say, my autistic students are usually my best ones!
Great! Lets hope it doesn't rain!!!
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Originally Posted by nesdog
NWS now forecasting rain for very late Thursday night and into Friday. Possible between storms dry out on Saturday with another wet period to follow on Sat evening.

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What is your plan for this ? Is any of your family going to do one of the rides ?
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What is your plan for this ? Is any of your family going to do one of the rides ?
Vicki is a "no" as she has an in-service tomorrow. I'm still a bit undecided on the kid's ride. I will talk with Hillary tonight and ask her if she wants to do it. I'll PM you tonight if we're going to try it. We can meet up with the kids if that works out.

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