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Old 03-23-09, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
I was up there yesterday with a buddy. We started at Encanto Park and went up Hwy 39 to East Fork then up GRR to the village. We went back via GMR and Sierra Madre. My Garmin showed 62 miles with 6,000 ft of climbing. We watched a little of the San Dimas Stage Race, Stage 1 hill climb on our way down the mountain. My friend had never done the ride before and he loved it.
I read that you did that on the other thread... sorry I missed you. That's a fun little road you guys got there; I'll have go up more of it some time when I get the chance.
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GMR was closed today but the working crew let us pass through the construction area 5 miles from the gate. I think they are installing a pipe drain. Went to Camp Williams and back to GMR for about 30 miles total. The 2nd GMR gate has also closed sign.
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Originally Posted by pinoybenter View Post
GMR was closed today but the working crew let us pass through the construction area 5 miles from the gate. I think they are installing a pipe drain. Went to Camp Williams and back to GMR for about 30 miles total. The 2nd GMR gate has also closed sign.

Thanks Ron! Last time they did construction up there they worked during the week and opened the road on weekends. Hope it's that way this time!

OK, what is Camp Williams?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
Thanks Ron! Last time they did construction up there they worked during the week and opened the road on weekends. Hope it's that way this time!

OK, what is Camp Williams?
I think its the water stop on East Fork....where the little cafe is....
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Ahhhh, ok. I don't usually go that way but now that you mention it, there is a little campground near the cafe.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
I read that you did that on the other thread... sorry I missed you. That's a fun little road you guys got there; I'll have go up more of it some time when I get the chance.
You will love it....
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Old 03-24-09, 09:06 PM
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I would love to tackle that ride with a group sometime soon, but alas, I am a fred. I also don't have the money to rid me of this condition (which is humiliatingly bad btw) :[

EDIT: That and I have no idea if I would be able to keep up... In fact, I think I'm going to do this ride tomorrow to see how long it takes me to get to east fork road

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Old 03-24-09, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
Thanks Ron! Last time they did construction up there they worked during the week and opened the road on weekends. Hope it's that way this time!

OK, what is Camp Williams?
Cafe was closed that day. Maybe they're closed on weekdays. It's a good place for your photo-ops. Camp Wiliiams back to GMR is a better option than doing GMR repeats especially on a weekday ride, I think.
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Originally Posted by mrvrsick View Post
I would love to tackle that ride with a group sometime soon, but alas, I am a fred. I also don't have the money to rid me of this condition (which is humiliatingly bad btw) :[

EDIT: That and I have no idea if I would be able to keep up... In fact, I think I'm going to do this ride tomorrow to see how long it takes me to get to east fork road
I would like to know how you make out tomorrow. I am also thinking about testing myself from Encanto park to East Fork road to see how it goes? Do you know how far & the elavation to East Fork?
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I would like to know how you make out tomorrow. I am also thinking about testing myself from Encanto park to East Fork road to see how it goes? Do you know how far & the elavation to East Fork?
Cancelled :[
I have to pick up the slack for a report cuz my "partner" bailed out and didn't do anything....

I haven't looked up GMR, but I did go up to East Fork Road via HWY 39 yesterday...
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I miss riding GMR... Maybe i'll go in afew weekends.
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Originally Posted by JetWave View Post
I . . . . Do you know how far & the elavation to East Fork?
You can determine that information by going to the Map My Ride site and creating any route you want to determine distance and elevation. It will also tell you percent of grade at regular intervals along the route if you're concerned about your ability to negotiate the terrain. Encanto Park to East Fork Rd. by the San Gabriel River bike path and Hwy 39 is about 11 miles.
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Beanz, are you definitely in for Baldy this Sat??
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Originally Posted by JustMe View Post
You can determine that information by going to the Map My Ride site and creating any route you want to determine distance and elevation. It will also tell you percent of grade at regular intervals along the route if you're concerned about your ability to negotiate the terrain. Encanto Park to East Fork Rd. by the San Gabriel River bike path and Hwy 39 is about 11 miles.
Thanks for the site info.
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Beanz, are you definitely in for Baldy this Sat??
Yup!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
Yup!

Where and when are you guys starting? Are you going up the front or the back of GMR?
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Don't know where Beanz wants to start since the sun comes up earlier for him. I'll start at Encanto Park around 8 or quarter after. If you start from home about 9, I might make it to the lodge in time to meet you for lunch.
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Don't know where Beanz wants to start since the sun comes up earlier for him. I'll start at Encanto Park around 8 or quarter after. If you start from home about 9, I might make it to the lodge in time to meet you for lunch.

I am a man with no plan!.....Actually waiting for Grrylyrida to confirm the ride. I was going to ride with her since it's her first time attempting the village.
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I am a man with no plan!.....Actually waiting for Grrylyrida to confirm the ride. I was going to ride with her since it's her first time attempting the village.
Hi Fred,

All clear for Sat. What's the plan, man?
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Originally Posted by grrlyrida View Post
Hi Fred,

All clear for Sat. What's the plan, man?
Whatever makes your boat float!............From Encanto or the bottom of GMR (where we turn off Sierra Madre to head up, see insturctions in previous post).

Any start time, any place. I believe Encanto will make it a 55 miler. The bottom of GMR will make it 42. You choose, either one is good. We stick together, no drop and I mean a no drop ride.

8:30 is good if you can't choose. Either location, the mielage is up to you. Need a warmup? want shorter miles? It's all up to you girrly!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
Whatever makes your boat float!............From Encanto or the bottom of GMR (where we turn off Sierra Madre to head up, see insturctions in previous post).

Any start time, any place. I believe Encanto will make it a 55 miler. The bottom of GMR will make it 42. You choose, either one is good. We stick together, no drop and I mean a no drop ride.

8:30 is good if you can't choose. Either location, the mielage is up to you. Need a warmup? want shorter miles? It's all up to you girrly!
8:30 from Encanto is fine with me. Thanks for riding with me. I'll see you then. If you want muffins at the start, just let me know.
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Originally Posted by grrlyrida View Post
8:30 from Encanto is fine with me. Thanks for riding with me. I'll see you then. If you want muffins at the start, just let me know.

Thanks, kind offer but no muffins fer me!...........If I start with the muffins, I'll end up staying a the park munching muffins waiting for your return from GMR.

8:30 it is at Encanto!
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I'm out for this tomorrow... heading up A/C instead. Have fun!
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Cant do this one....but would like to be in on the next one!
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Cant do this one....but would like to be in on the next one!

Sorry but there is a " Can't do this one, can't do the next one either" rule on these rides!
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