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Old 03-01-08, 02:09 PM
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The day that usually isn't Red Box ride...

For a day that doesn't usually occur with the regularity of other days, it sure turned out pretty good. First, I took a vacation day. Then I took a ride. I wasn't out the door until almost 11. Nice. Sleeping in to boot. Armed (ha,ha,ha) with only arm warmers for the first time all winter, it was a very pleasant day. I rode up Verdugo to the ACH, cruising up to Clear Creek, seeing a handful of riders coming the other way. I had planned on turning around at this point. But something told me to keep going. So, I doddled up to Red Box. Nothing phenomonal about any of this. Whence, I got to the RB, I filled my bottles and continued up the road a little more.

Now, there was nothing fantastic about this ride, other than the weather, the view, the clean air, the lack of traffic and that I was riding when I would normally be working.

May all your rides be like mine was yesterday.
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Old 03-01-08, 06:32 PM
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Lucky guy! I'd trade work for that anytime, if I could. Is there any snow on the ground up there?
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So I am either a wimp or a genius. I hate fog, drizzle and cold. But I wanted to ride up Mt. Wilson today. So I drove, parked, and started my ride a bit beyond Clear Creek Above the fog. Was glorious. Warm in the sun, breezy, a tad chilly in the shade. A whole different world from the glum and gloom below…

Far less traffic on ACH, too (weather keeps the turons and motorcycles away
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There's little patches of ice off to the side of the road between the trees. Nothing on the road or even on the side of the road. Road was clear of runoff.
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Originally Posted by Sewellymon
So I am either a wimp or a genius. I hate fog, drizzle and cold. But I wanted to ride up Mt. Wilson today. So I drove, parked, and started my ride a bit beyond Clear Creek Above the fog. Was glorious. Warm in the sun, breezy, a tad chilly in the shade. A whole different world from the glum and gloom below…

Far less traffic on ACH, too (weather keeps the turons and motorcycles away
In the summer we drive to Red Box, then ride to Grassy Hollow and back (90 miles), or Wrightwood (over 100). The GH ride has 9000 feet of climbing, a lot of it above the 6000 foot level, so it's cooler than the valley. It's great.
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Yea- I read your TR's about those Grassy Hollow rides. This year- I'm IN (albeit towards the back...
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