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Old 12-27-11, 01:13 PM
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New Years Day 2012: GMR/GRR to Mt. Baldy Village; Start your climbing year right!

We'll be starting from Boulder Springs Road in Glendora, CA at 8:00 AM on Sunday, New Year's morning, 2012.

Most of you know this climb quite well, but if you have any questions, please post them on this thread and I (or someone on SoCal bikeforums.net) will have the answers for you.

In a nutshell: 21.5 miles from Glendora to Mt. Baldy Village and 21.5 back, 4,000 feet of climbing on the way out, 1,000 feet of climbing on the way back.

Usually very few cars/trucks, but several motorcycles. Pavement is reasonably good to excellent, the views from the mountain: outstanding! No "services" between the start and the Village, but 2 bottles, a Clif bar and a GU should be more than enough.

Will re-group at the shack and Mt. Baldy Lodge at the Village, optional breakfast at the Lodge. This is an OC Rebels remote start ride, but everyone is invited. Art should have a ride announcement up on the Rebel site soon (www.ocrebels.com).


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The weather is supposed to be warmer this weekend.
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Right Cbad,

Probably a bit cool-ish in the shade of the mountain as we approach cow saddle, but other than that should be good. Hope you can join us if you have your cable TV issues sorted!

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Nice pic. I'm certainly game if Lauretta can make it.


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Sounds good Chris and yes, I hope Lauretta can make it. GMR/GRR has been missing her as much as her other cycling friends!

Hopefully Cbad can make it too so Carlsbad, CA will be well represented!

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Any other first timers in on this? i'm thinking of seeing if I can make it to the top and then see how much I can improve on it over the year.
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as long as the nigth befroe does not include any drinking i will be there. the night before is still TBA?
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Any other first timers in on this? i'm thinking of seeing if I can make it to the top and then see how much I can improve on it over the year.
Linda and I are trying to encourage more first-timers but it's never easy, and even more so this time of year. Still, you never know. I tell riders who haven't done it that it's not that bad, i.e. nothing really steep. But until you try it, you don't really know.

Hey, worst case, if you go up several miles and it gets to be too much . . . just roll back down, no pedaling required!

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I have literally been on my bike once since Dec 4th (when we last had a group ride on GMR) due to being sick from that very day onwards, but I think I may be in for this. Good way to kick off 2012.
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I think I may be in for this. Good way to kick off 2012.
True John, As I remember, you weren't feeling well last time we did this and you were still the fastest one up the mountain!

Different starting point this time, though you could still park at the High School if you'd like. Boulder Springs is where we stopped to pick up Linda last time.

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Linda and I are trying to encourage more first-timers but it's never easy,

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This is on my 2012 list of goals. And yes, I'll be a first-timer. Figure chemo is done March 10, will buy another bike and start getting back in shape. Maybe do this ride Q3 2012. Looking forward to it!
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Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR

Hopefully Cbad can make it too so Carlsbad, CA will be well represented!
I just did some calculations on Google Maps. The start is 100 miles from my house, which means I need to leave at 6 am and get up at 5:15 am. Not sure if that will be possible with New Year's Eve the night before.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider
I just did some calculations on Google Maps. The start is 100 miles from my house, which means I need to leave at 6 am and get up at 5:15 am. Not sure if that will be possible with New Year's Eve the night before.
The hard part is the drive home. I dozed off more than once a few weeks ago.
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The hard part is the drive home. I dozed off more than once a few weeks ago.
I've done that a hand full of times from this Mt or races in the area.
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I'll miss this ride, again. Too much sake and roasted mochis the night before.
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I just did some calculations on Google Maps. The start is 100 miles from my house, which means I need to leave at 6 am and get up at 5:15 am. Not sure if that will be possible with New Year's Eve the night before.
Hi CbadRider,

Maybe you could car-pool with CalamariChris? I know he lives in Carlsbad too, but I don't know if you two know each other. Might be possible!

The miles seem to go more quickly when you have someone to talk with.
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Looks fun, but I'm probably going to burn off my hangover on the Big P that morning. It's closer to home so I can sleep in.
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Looks fun, but I'm probably going to burn off my hangover on the Big P that morning. It's closer to home so I can sleep in.
If you're interested, I'm thinking of doing Nate Harrison grade.
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If you're interested, I'm thinking of doing Nate Harrison grade.
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I'm in for this. Mt Wilson will always be there
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Originally Posted by vertical bob
I'm in for this. Mt Wilson will always be there
That's good V.Bob,

See you there New Year's morning!

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A group from my club is doing an Amtrak ride tomorrow. I'm going to pass on GMR in favor of sleeping in a bit longer tomorrow.
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Great ride today - thanks Rick and Bob for letting me follow you guys up the hill. It was a good introduction to GMR for me - at mile 17 +/- I hit the wall and turned around. I'm pretty sure I could have made it to Baldy, but not so sure I was going to make it back - ha ha. There were lots of bikes coming up as I sped back down (and quite a few motorcycles racing up the hill and a group of guys practicing their drifting technique at the GMR/GRR split). I think the lesson learned for me was to head up real early so that the road is empty (saw only one other cyclist on the ride up) and don't wear your heavy winter gear (unless of course it is actually really cold). Thanks!
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What the heck are you talking about jimmy? We should really try to stick to the schedule. Dan (o.c. rebel riders) got to the meeting spot at 755. I got there at 805 and neither one of us saw any of you. Any where. We went all the way to the village lodge. Javier also started with us but I don't think he ever made it to the shack. All in all I had a great ride in perfect weather.
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Originally Posted by jimxyz
Great ride today - thanks Rick and Bob for letting me follow you guys up the hill. It was a good introduction to GMR for me - at mile 17 +/- I hit the wall and turned around. I'm pretty sure I could have made it to Baldy, but not so sure I was going to make it back - ha ha. There were lots of bikes coming up as I sped back down (and quite a few motorcycles racing up the hill and a group of guys practicing their drifting technique at the GMR/GRR split). I think the lesson learned for me was to head up real early so that the road is empty (saw only one other cyclist on the ride up) and don't wear your heavy winter gear (unless of course it is actually really cold). Thanks!
Enjoyed meeting you Jim, you did great. Yeah you have to be on your toes all the time on GMR. Lots of risk takers up there
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