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Old 01-18-10, 11:42 PM
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2010 SoCal Century a Month Challenge

Ok folks it’s that time of year again to start thinking about your goals for 2010. What better goal than to do a century a month to keep your fitness level up and to be ready for any organized ride you wish to do without worrying if you’re “in shape” for it. Riding a century a month is a great way to train for doing Bevets, Double Centuries or Multi day tours.

CENTURY FAQ:
A century is defined by the UMCA as being from 90-149 miles and completing it within an 11 hour time limit including time off the bike and maintaining an average of 8.33mph.

What Counts?
• Any Organized/sponsored ride that is billed as a century
• Any informal group or solo ride that totals between 90-149 miles
• Any Indoor Century: You may ride indoors "centuries" (six hours) for credit.
• Tandem Century: Centuries may be done on a tandem bicycle. A tandem rider accumulates tandem mileage independent of partner.

• Double centuries count, but only as a single century.
• This is self reported. The honor system is all we have so if you lie about your data may you be cursed with thorns on every trail you ride.

PLEASE, DO NOT REPLY TO POSTS OR POST ANYTHING OTHER THAN YOUR DATA.

Please post the data for your century/month as follows:

Date of Ride:
Type of Ride: (group ride or solo ride)
Name of organized ride or route:
Actual Mileage:
Ride Time:
Total Time:
Avg. Speed:
Altitude Climbed: (if available, either by route map, or cycling computer)
Weather conditions:
Synopsis of Ride: (please be respectful as you never know who might read this)


Remember, even if you don't make all twelve, please still post your data for as many months as you can - all centuries are an accomplishment! So, although this is a challenge, it is in the spirit of camaraderie!

If those of you who are planning to go stealth this year, or are on the fence want to join the fun please let me know. If you do not see your name or century months updated, please PM me, and I will update your info. Thank you!

RIDERS WHO ARE TAKING THE CHALLENGE:

  1. augustgarage 12/12
  2. calamarichris 11/12
  3. CbadRider 1/12
  4. robertkat 4/12
  5. Rick@OCRR 2/12
  6. Sea Green Sky 3/12
  7. jabantik00 1/12
  8. WhiteCarbonDude 9/12

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Old 01-18-10, 11:53 PM
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Date of Ride: Jan 17
Type of Ride: solo ride
Name of organized ride or route: Anaheim to Baldy
Actual Mileage: 93.11
Ride Time: 6:19
Total Time: 6:36
Avg. Speed: 14.73
Altitude Climbed: 6624 VDO MC1.0+
Weather conditions: Cold with a low of 43 and a avg temp of 55.8
Synopsis of Ride: This is one of my favorite rides from my doorstep in Anaheim to the Badly Village via GMR/GRR. Since some OCRR's were going to be on the mountain I thought I'd meet up with them and although they started from the base of GMR at 8:30 I left my home late at 6:47 so I caught up with Rick@OCRR just past the gate on GRR. The weather was great up there and I could see the dark clouds coming from the west. After my bombing 50 mph descent down Mt. Baldy Rd. I make my way through Clarmont via the OCW century route. I got home just after 1:30 with plenty of time to get ready for the Monster Truck show at the Stadium just a mile from my home.
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I did the better half of this with others last year, and was planning on doing the whole thing this year until my wife got pregnant. Now I have a whole new set of goals.

I will enjoy living vicariously through this thread.
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Date of Ride: Jan 09, 2010
Type of Ride: OCW Century Org. by Chuck Bramwell
Name of organized ride or route: Fixed Gear Century, Irvine to Long Beach and Back
Actual Mileage: 106.2
Ride Time: 6:22:24
Total Time: 7:36:45
Avg. Speed: 16.2
Altitude Climbed: 1,320 feet
Weather conditions: Cool at the start (50deg.F), warm by the finish (72deg.F)
Synopsis of Ride: 22 Fixed gear riders rode from Irvine to the Queen Mary in Long Beach and back. Lots on PCH, Laguna Canyon both ways, occasional detours and a lunch stop at Subway. Long way to go without coasting, but fun!
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Date of Ride: 2010-01-23
Type of Ride: Solo
Name of organized ride or route:
Actual Mileage: 162.96 km
Ride Time: 06:38
Total Time: Not sure, about 7:15 I think
Avg. Speed: 24.6 km/h
Altitude Climbed: 783 m
Calories: 5,362 C
Weather conditions: Coldish and sunny with scattered clouds
Synopsis of Ride: From Sierra Madre to Seal Beach to Long Beach and back via SGRT. Bit slow due to all the debris, mud and standing water on the trail (and a locked gate at Seal Beach).

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Date of Ride: 1/30/2010
Type of Ride: group ride (dirttreaders.com roadie ride)
Name of organized ride or route: coast hwy
Actual Mileage: 100.41
Ride Time: 5:43
Total Time:
Avg. Speed:
Altitude Climbed: 2130' (dunno how my computer even shows 2k, since the only hill of any size is torrey pines)
Weather conditions: cool and mostly sunny
Synopsis of Ride: oceanside to ucsd to oceanside harbor, down the san luis rey bike path and back, to encinitas (turning around at 7-11 when i was fairly certain i would be at 100mi), and back to o-side.

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Date of Ride: Jan 30, '10
Type of Ride: Solo
Name of organized ride or route: The Inaugural Calamarichris Monthly Hammerfest (no T-shirts, no sag, no mediocre food at rest stops, nor entry fee)
Actual Mileage: 100.62
Ride Time: 5:18
Total Time: (about 6 hours)
Avg. Speed: 19.0mph
Avg. Wattage: 240W
Altitude Climbed: 3361 ft
Weather conditions: Sharp & chilly headwind for the first half (notice how much higher the red line is than the blue line below)
Synopsis of Ride: Carlsbad to Cafe Vienna in South Laguna Beach & return. Made the mistake of going up Blue Lantern out of Dana Point--a little sting inserted at mid-ride. Was afraid that my headwind was evolving into a crosswind for the return trip, until I noticed I was doing 29mph. Stomach cramps for the first 70 miles after eating an oily frittata with anchovies and sundried tomatoes for breakfast. WINNNNDY!

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Old 01-31-10, 06:17 PM
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Wasn't planning on it, but I'll play again this year. With everything I have planned, it should be a slam dunk.

Date of Ride: January 9
Type of Ride: group
Name of organized ride or route: Rainbow 200k
Actual Mileage: 126
Ride Time: 7:50
Total Time: 9:42
Avg. Speed: 16.1 mph
Altitude Climbed: 7170
Weather conditions: Very nice

Synopsis of Ride: It was good fun though. A couple guys from the Seattle group were in town for it. Nice riding with them. Got to see some old faces and new. The weather was perfect. The route is great. Very challenging yet enjoyable. Most of it was familiar territory. Up out of La Jolla through RSF into Esco. Elfin Forrest, Twin Oaks, 395, Old Castle Rd., Couser and Rice Canyons. Beautiful riding but if you don't go easy and watch your pace, you will wear out quick. Long climbs that seem to drag on forever and various times. Not much trouble except that pulling into the last control in Rainbow, I guess I ran over something and got a flat. Didn't realize it until I was about to leave. Good place to stop and fix it I guess. Riding out of Rainbow through Fallbrook was great. Live Oak Park Rd and Green Canyon are awesome. Twisty and narrow with a downhill trend, the roads are lined thickly with trees so that for most of it you are almost in a tunnel. There was the usual headwind on the river path heading west though O'side, but once on the coast I flew south back to La Jolla. Caught one of the Seattle guys on Torrey Pines and then missed that last turn which added a few extra miles on for 3 of us. Apparently, as I later found out, if you are heading south on Torrey Pines Rd, North Point Drive is not marked by any real signs - just the UCSD sign. And yet if you are going north, there is a sign. Stupid. Oh well. I got a ton of comments about the bike. Fresh paint, she's lookin' gewd!

A bit of cuteness: When we made the turn onto Rice Canyon Rd, this little boy was playing in his yard and was standing at the fence watching us go by, saying hello to each person. Judging on what I heard from riders that were both ahead of and behind me, he must have been out there for several hours greeting everyone. SDR has a posse!
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Date of Ride: January 30
Type of Ride: group ride
Name of organized ride or route: Coronado Express (Carlsbad to Coronado and back)
Actual Mileage: 98.11
Ride Time: 7:13
Total Time: about 9 hours
Avg. Speed: 13.6
Altitude Climbed: don't know
Weather conditions: Sunny but windy. Had a stiff headwind heading north on the Silver Strand.
Synopsis of Ride: Me and 10 men. It was a very nice, relaxed ride. The weather was just about perfect. I got the chance to ride a route I'd never done before. I also believe I out-ate all of the men on the ride; for some reason I was really hungry that day.
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Date of Ride: Feb 13, 2010
Type of Ride: Bicycle
Name of organized ride or route: Tour de Palm Springs
Actual Mileage: 103 (mileage added due to 3 missed turns)
Ride Time: ~>4:49 (accurate time TBA)
Avg. Speed: 20.5
Avg. Watts: 214
Altitude Climbed: TBA
Weather conditions: PERFECT! Uphill crosswind for first 7 miles to thin out the wobblies, followed by 30+ miles of rolling downhill with gentle tailwind. A little warm & dry for us softer, coastal types, but really perfect for the desert.
Synopsis of Ride: Robertkat, Tollhouse and I probably finished in less than 5 hours, but my Garmin data was jacked up. My SRM data showed a pedal-time of 4:49, so we almost certainly made it. (It doesn't seem possible that I spent more than 11 minutes coasting.) Also my GPS average speed was 20.5 mph at the finish line.
Conditions were near-perfect! The first few miles were a moderate climb into a steady cross-wind, so that helped thin-out the wobblies and triathletes. By the time we crested the high-point most of the riders knew what they were doing in a paceline, and we had a nice rolling downhill with moderate tailwind for about 30 miles. I got up to 40 mph on the downhill, and lost my bottle Fortunately, I was off to the left a few yards and didn't take anyone out with it. But that meant riding the last 40 miles with only one bottle. I got pretty badly dehydrated and was seeing double for the final 10 miles. Being loopy at the finish, I forgot to hit the [STOP] button on my Garmin, so I ended up riding 286 miles and averaging 49mph for the day.
The TdPS map stunk, and we missed a few of the turn signs. Robertkat and I were riding near the front when the paceline missed a turn. I rode like a mad man (500W for nearly a minute) to catch this guy Paul who was MOTORING to regain the pack; (he was going 29mph into a headwind!) I felt guilty about him doing all the work, but every time I tried to get around him, it was like being shot backward with an air-cannon. I finally had a chance to thank him when we got caught up in Palm Springs' red-light district. (Sure didn't get many green lights on this ride.)
And when we got back into the stoplight-strewn portion, we started running into clumps of the 50- and 25-mile riders riding three-abreast. There were a few tense moments and we had to take-a-lane to get around them safely.

The packs we joined were Quality. Just about everyone was willing to share in the work, and they were gracious and cooperative.
Definitely getting a hotelroom next year, instead of scrambling around at 3:30 in the morning.
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Date of Ride: Feb 13
Type of Ride: Group
Name of organized ride: The Bruce Taylor Memorial ride aka. the OCW Oceanside Century
Actual Mileage: 100.1
Ride Time: 6:07
Total Time: 6:51
Avg. Speed: 16.3
Altitude Climbed: 3564
Weather conditions: Avg temp 63.7 low of 45 high of 75
Synopsis of Ride: Our group rode the Oceanside Century in memory of Bruce Taylor this weekend. I started from home as usual and met up with the group in Irvine to start at 7:30. The ride heads south through Irvine and makes its way to the coast on Crown Valley. We stay on the coast to the Carl's in San Clemente. Since I've been sick and off the bike for a couple weeks I felt like turning back and making it a century instead of a ++double metric. One other rider had to return home early so we paired up and went back. It's pretty much an out n back route with the exception of traveling through Laguna hills and Lake forest back to Irvine is a little different.
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Date of Ride: February 13, 2010
Type of Ride: group
Name of organized ride or route: Tour de Palm Springs
Actual Mileage: 103
Ride Time: 4:49, possibly 5 on the money (computer issues we had)
Total Time: 5:30 ish
Altitude Climbed: ~3000
Weather conditions: Excellent
Synopsis of Ride: CalamariChris pretty much summed it up well but I can add a few things. We went up there and rode together, for the most part anyway. It was nice to get the group sorted and form up into packs. The first section with that grade was psychologically weird for me. I know there was a slight head wind, and I had to down shift and could feel it, not to mention my computer informing me, but I just couldn't figure that we were actually going uphill. The terrain is so flat and the entire valley floor stays more or less at the same slope, so you can't really "see" that it's a climb. Still, it was great to go flying along through the downhill rollers. The roads were a bit on the horrible side in some parts. In hindsight I should have been eating more, because at the pace we went, I was cooked and just trying to hold on at about the 85 mile point. We did pick up an extra mile or so from missing a turn, then I got cut off and nearly ran down by a rampaging soccer mom van in a traffic circle after loosing the pack on the missed turn. After pushing hard alone for 10 minutes I was caught by a trio of guys on TT bikes that we had ridden with earlier, so I joined up and got moving. For the most part, it was great riding with people in the pace lines. Except I can't for the people that slow the group down with their 20 minute pulls, and a couple times a lady kept waving and yelling at me to back off as I was too close. If I left off anymore I would have split the line! Oh well. Fun fun fun. One of the fastest rides I've done in a while. I'll consider doing it again next year. It's nothing to write the news about, but the people made it fun and the route was certainly interesting scenery wise. But the traffic lights are lamesauce! I think we hit maybe 15 in a row on the same road.

Thanx CarbonDude for already ticking up my tally.
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Date of Ride: 2010-03-02
Type of Ride: Group / Solo
Name of organized ride or route: Furnace Creek to Scotty's Castle
Actual Mileage: Around 173 km
Ride Time: Around 9 hours
Total Time: 10 hours
Avg. Speed: 17 km/h
Altitude Climbed: 1500 m
Weather conditions: Cold and clear. Brutal winds on the return leg.

This was an out and back from Furnace Creek in Death Valley, CA up to Scotty's Castle. The outbound 54 miles took about 3.5 hours and was cold and clear, with a fairly steady 2-4% grade. When coming back from the castle to the ranger station at the highway we discovered the desert winds had come up during the short time we were up at the castle.

Although I had a now mostly -2% to -4% grade I spent the next six plus hours in the small chainring grinding in the 21, 23, or 26 rear gear battling the 25-35kph headwinds (with gusts up to around 50kph).

This was definitely the most difficult day I've ever had on the bike, both physically and mentally. Riding solo for hours and hours into the relentless desert headwind with no respite and nowhere to hide wears on you mentally, it's just plain demoralizing. Physically the Adventure Corp people kept me well fueled and looked after me stopping by regularly to check on me but with that many hours of effort my thighs felt like hard salami's.

Big thanks go out to David from Taipei and Big Steve from Adventure Corps. David and I rode the last brutal 13K together taking turns pulling and hiding. Big Steve gave me the encouragement and motivation to not put my bike on the truck at 100 miles and finish the ride back to Furnace Creek.
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Date of Ride: March 13, 2010
Type of Ride: Bicycle
Name of organized ride or route: Solvang Century
Actual Mileage: 97.8
Ride Time: 5:19:53
Avg. Speed: 18.3mph
Avg. Watts: 231
Altitude Climbed: 4984 feet
Weather conditions: Windier than stink.
Synopsis: How'd they manage to engineer a headwind for 80 of the 100 miles? Glad I had knee & arm warmers. Also for the time change, since rollers are a poor preparation for rough roads like Foxen Canyon.

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Date of Ride: April 02, 2010
Type of Ride: Bicycle, Two-Man TT
Name of organized ride or route: Another Cafe-Vienna Run in South Laguna Beach & Back
Actual Mileage: 103.6
Ride Time: 5:47:23
Avg. Speed: 17.9mph
Avg. Watts: 214
Altitude Climbed: 3706 feet
Weather conditions: Pretty Freakin' Windy.
Synopsis: Rode with Ygduf, (a visiting Yankee of the NorCal forum.) Had an 8:00 tailwind on the way up, which became a 2:00 headwind on the way back. We were going to take it pretty easy on this ride, so we'd have enough to join Rkat at Palomar the next morning, but someone (ahem) mentioned our average speed, so we pretty much submitted to that merciless, two-digit mistress. Between the day before's hilly 75-miler and Easter's family obligations, we couldn't make Palomar the next day. (Sorry Rkat.)

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Date of Ride: April 17, 2010
Type of Ride: group
Name of organized ride or route: Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic

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Actual Mileage: 103
Ride Time: 07:25
Total Time: 08:50
Avg. Speed: 13.8
Altitude Climbed: 9980'

Weather conditions: Nice. Kind of cold (40) at the start but it warmed up into the 70's
Synopsis of Ride: Freakin' awesome. I've never ridden out there before so I was treated to some wonderful roads and beautiful scenery. I was with GP for most of the ride, though we separated a few times at various points. The first loop was great, and the longest. Sunrise Highway heading south from Lake Cuyamaca is a lot of fun. Descending the other side ( 3 times) was tasty but the hordes of bugs where not. Kitchen Creek is a blast and I really enjoyed it. Pine Creek on the third loop, eh, not so much. I will admit to walking a section of it. The top was surreal. From all the fires, it looked like a war zone.
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Date of Ride: 2010-04-21
Type of Ride: Solo
Name of organized ride or route:
Actual Mileage: 160.7 km
Ride Time: 06:22
Total Time: 7:03
Avg. Speed: 25.3 km/h
Altitude Climbed: 771 m
Weather conditions: Coldish and sunny with scattered clouds
Synopsis of Ride: From Sierra Madre to Long Beach via the LA River trail to Seal Beach and back up via SGRT.

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Date of Ride: 2 May
Type of Ride: Solo
Name of organized ride or route:
Actual Mileage: 99.97
Ride Time: 5:15:31
Total Time: 5:45:55
Avg. Speed: 19.0 mph
Altitude Climbed: 3524 ft
Weather conditions: Breezy but not crazy wind like last 3
Synopsis of Ride: Carlsbad through Pendleton to downtown Laguna Beach & return


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So, way too late a start for me I realize (I'm new to long distance), but I'm going to try to ride a century a month for the remainder of the year.

Date of Ride: May 8th, 2010
Type of Ride: Solo Ride
Actual Mileage: 95.15 miles
Ride Time: ~7:00
Total Time: 7:32
Avg. Speed: ~13.59mph
Altitude Climbed: 5197 feet
Weather conditions: Clear, ~80˚F
Synopsis of Ride: Up and down 10 canyon roads - from North Hollywood to Agua Dulce and back. Saw rattle-snakes and cats, both dead and alive. Not much traffic, and a few people actually shouted encouraging things rather than insults from their cars! Very cool. Didn't eat enough and felt like a zombie by the time I made it to Agua Dulce. Got a good boysenberry shake from Beeps in Lake Balboa and some free bottled water from the fire department (I asked to use one of their hoses to re-fill my bottles) in Newhall.

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Date of Ride: May 15
Type of Ride: Solo
Name of organized ride or route: Form my house to Irvine to interesting way...

And the computer says...

Actual Mileage: 103.25
Ride Time: 6:05 hours
Total Time: 7 hours
Weather conditions: Overcast and gloomy, but nice inland

Synopsis of Ride: Hit the road at 4:30 in the AM. I like riding in the dark, and especially in the wee hours of the morning. From my house in Escondido I headed over to the coast through San Marcos to Carlsbad, then turned north. I took I5 instead of the base. It was pretty empty out there until I saw a few people on the runway and the a few large groups in San Clemente. Main stop was Bagel Shack. There is no possible way I can go through SC without stopping there. Stopped at the beach before SC and once at a Starbucks in Mission Viejo to fill bottles. Back on PCH, the route was pretty much the last leg of the Camino Real double I did in February. Camino Capistrano, quick jog on San Juan Creek to get onto Rancho Viejo, Maguerite, Crown Valley, Antonio, then Trabuco - Live Oak - Santiago. Jamboree and Portola to get down into Irvine. Fun stuff. The weather was nice. Not cold, but the humidity made things ick at times. Warmed up and got sunny once I was inland. Once I was in Irvine to end it, I was feeling worn out. Hit up a Carl's Jr for a big cheeseburger and coke. That made all the difference and perked me right up. Thoroughly enjoyed my ride. It took longer to get home then I planned on, as I sort of missed the train*

*Ok, I didn't miss the train. I was feeling much better so I picked up a couple Hammer gels and Bonk Breaker bars from the LBS and added on 80 miles riding home.
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Date of Ride: May 22nd, 2010
Type of Ride: Group Ride (sort of; several stretches were ridden solo)
Name of organized ride or route: Big Bear to the Beach 200K (organized by the PCH Randonneurs)
Actual Mileage: 126.9 miles
Ride Time: ~8:40?
Total Time: 9:08
Avg. Speed: ~14.5mph
Altitude Climbed: ~3700 feet (according to someone else's Garmin)
Weather conditions: 39˚F - 71˚F; steady headwind after cresting Onyx Summit, especially in the last 30 miles.
Synopsis of Ride: Beautiful descent down through the San Bernardino mountains in the morning followed by an extended ride along the Santa Ana River Trail; good water-fowl viewing, met some cool people too...didn't take any photos really though.

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Date of Ride: May 31
Type of Ride: solo ride
Name of organized ride or route: Carlsbad to Laguna Beach & Return
Actual Mileage: 97.78
Ride Time: 5:11:34
Total Time: 6:23
Avg. Speed: 18.8
Avg. Wattage: 217
Altitude Climbed: 3256
Weather conditions: Mild wind on the way up, fierce quartering cross wind on the way back in the afternoon. Almost turned back on the way up due to flu-like symptoms, but figured it was just the cool temps. First ride on slick new Dura Ace wheels. Fully expect to break 5 hours the next time I make this ride with these babies. Lots of distracted drivers, pedestrians, RVs, and full campgrounds this Memorial Day, but thanks to Arizona's counter-boycott, I didn't smell any burning garbage from the campfires, and saw only one Confederate flag all day.

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Date of Ride: May 29
Type of Ride: Group ride
Name of organized ride or route: Heartbreak Double Century
Actual Mileage: 203.87
Ride Time: 13:05
Total Time: 14:36
Avg. Speed: 15.6
Avg. Wattage: 160
Altitude Climbed: 16,053
Weather conditions: Avg temp 64, low 34, high 86. Strong wind all day in every direction.
Synopsis of Ride: This was my first double this year and my training has been way down and I went out too hard at the beginning and blew up my legs so I took my time at the rest stops then on Heartbreak I had an asthma attack, luckily someone had an inhaler for me then the ride back to Lebec was painful. The last 30 miles to Palmdale were great with strong tail winds and I was finally feeling better.
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Date of Ride: June 5
Type of Ride: Solo/Group/Solo ride
Name of organized ride or route: OCW Oceanside Saturday Century
Actual Mileage: 95.6
Ride Time: 05:26
Total Time: 06:12
Avg. Speed: 17.5
Avg. Wattage: 145
Altitude Climbed: 3431
Weather conditions: Avg temp 70, low 63, high 80. Perfect weather, light winds, mild temps
Synopsis of Ride: I started from home as usual and met up with the group in Irvine to start at 7:30. The ride heads south through Irvine and makes its way to the coast on Crown Valley. We stay on the coast to the Carl's in San Clemente. Due to lack of time I needed to get home early and one other rider had to return home early so we paired up and went back. It's pretty much an out n back route with the exception of traveling through Laguna hills and Lake forest back to Irvine is a little different.
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Date of Ride: June 9
Type of Ride: Solo ride
Name of organized ride or route: Ride to RAAM start in Oceanside and back
Actual Mileage: 144.8
Ride Time: 07:58
Total Time: 08:52
Avg. Speed: 18.15
Avg. Wattage: 92??
Altitude Climbed: 5374
Weather conditions: Avg temp 71, low 64, high 86. June gloom most of the day with high humidity, light winds, mild temps, a little drizzle down in Oceanside
Synopsis of Ride: I decided to ride from home to the start of this years RAAM (Race Across AMerica) down in Oceanside. My route took me out Santiago Cyn up Live Oak and down Antonio Pkwy to Ortega hwy down Doheny Park to Coast hwy. I stayed on the coast all the way even getting on the 5 fwy to enter Oceanside. It's faster and I was running late. I got there right in time as the racers were headed up the San Luis Ray river trail. I jumped in and started talking to various racers and snapping pictures. I stayed with them till College Blvd and I turned around to find more racers, I got a few miles down and saw an old friend who was racing and turn back with him. We talked a little and just behind him was Jure Robic so I slowed and chatted with him till College. After that I turned back and headed home.
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