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Old 12-20-11, 04:19 PM
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Tour de Sewer question

https://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/vi...rdens/15587920

Has anyone that has done this ride remember if some of the lanes are shut down? I have done some of this ride with regular car traffic, not too much fun!! Looks like it would be interesting through Whittier and Hacienda Heights if I didn't have to worry about my back.
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Old 12-20-11, 04:47 PM
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I did the 32 miler w/ the wife last year and have done the 62 years past. No lanes are shut down. There is safety in numbers tho.
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Old 12-20-11, 10:39 PM
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Thanks for the info. I guess I could always dream that they would be able to close a lane for a fun ride in LA!
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Did the 62 two years ago. Got off course with bad Signage just over half way but there was a nice climb early on. It did rain on us in the end.
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I rode it 3 years ago and no lanes were shut down. The first part of the ride is fun, up and over Turnbull is always good, but the 2nd half was kind of boring . . . so I've never ridden it since.

That said, the organization was good, as was the food, so it's not a bad event . . . just kind of underwhelming, at least for me and my wife. YMMV of course.

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I did this in 2008, with the Flu..ugh!!!

Here's a Video I made..

Tour de Sewer 2008
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Old 12-22-11, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by allroy71 View Post
Thanks for the info. I guess I could always dream that they would be able to close a lane for a fun ride in LA!
Your dream might come true, check out the City of Angels fun ride maybe they will do it again in 2012?

Have fun avoiding all the Potholes and stolen Manhole covers though.

We did this a few years ago btw.
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Old 12-22-11, 08:38 AM
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I did the City of Angels fun ride last year, so I got to enjoy the rolling lane closure. So I was just hoping that the TDS would be similar!
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Old 12-23-11, 08:42 AM
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I did the middle-mileage (35?) TdS right after I started riding again, on Radagast the Beige-and-Black. That was before they opened the ramp up to the river trail at Hollydale Park, so we had to portage the bikes up the steps from the dirt lot on the north end. I enjoy this one, but have conflicting plans most years. I've since ridden to some of the places we passed on this ride, for chance to take a closer look.

City of LA a couple of years ago did not include the route-guide thingies for riders, so if you fell behind you were never quite sure where to turn, especially from Hollywood Blvd. An interesting tour, but I'm not likely to ever do it again.
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