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Old 05-08-12, 07:07 PM
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Is Anyone Doing the LA River Ride???

A few friends and I are planning on doing the century and I wanted to see if anyone here was participating...
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I am either doing that or ride around the bear.
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I was pondering it, but then I can just hop on my bike and ride the path with no special parking requirements. Still debating internally.
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That looks like a good ride. Alot of climbing?
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Doesn't look like much climb at all? Too bad it is on Sunday.
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The river ride doesn't have much climbing. I'm curious about the Big Bear ride.
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I'm doing it with at least two others. Though think we are only doing the 70miles to Long Beach and back.
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Originally Posted by mtvelo39
That looks like a good ride. Alot of climbing?
No real climbing at all. The most you'll do is coming back up to street level after going down a street underpass.
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I've done it twice. But I really prefer to do my cycling without time limits on the journey unless they're self-imposed. Then there's the commute, since the Park isn't close to any Metro stations.
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Be careful, mass start ( always a recipe for a mess)....the LA river Bike path gets narrow in spots...and on the way back there are the slower people and kids from the fun ride in addition to the racer types..very dangerous....

I will pass....I would rather just donate money to LA Bike Coalition
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Originally Posted by Condorita
I've done it twice. But I really prefer to do my cycling without time limits on the journey unless they're self-imposed. Then there's the commute, since the Park isn't close to any Metro stations.
The start point in Griffith Park is only 5miles away from the nearest metro stop.
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Thanks for the input.
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Just signed up for Ride Around the Bear instead.
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Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15) is the last day for early bird registration for the
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Register online, mail in your form, or fax in your form today to save $10 on registration...
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I've done it in the past... No climbing at all, flat & fast!!! Not planning on it this year.

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2013 is around the corner and I have opportunity for free registration. Go or pass?
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I'll be there. It seems like a fairly easy century. For me, it's more of a celebration of getting my strength back after 3 months off the bike during winter.
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Remember you can do the LA River 70 mile ride in reverse as an option. Start in Long Beach instead. Better parking. Still on the fence for the ride.
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Originally Posted by Lesper4
I am either doing that or ride around the bear.
Two very different rides! haha
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I've signed up for the century. Question to anyone who's ridden all or most of this route -- are there a lot of headwinds, north or south, or is it mostly a light crosswind from the west?
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I think when ever you ride towards the beach there is always a head wind. I didn't find it as strong as SART until you get down near the marina. Last time I road the route it went down LART and then part way up SGRT and then reverse. I remember finishing in under 6 hours and I was not as in shape as I am now. It is the flattest and easier century out there.
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What's the route this year? The website says they've changed it.

Anyway, assuming normal winds (and not a Santa Ana) you'll get a healthy head wind on the LART from the point where the LART and the Rio Hondo trail merge down to Long Beach, and then you'll get tail winds to Seal Beach and for the part that goes up SGRT, but that part from the end of the route on SGRT back to seal beach can be brutal head winds, and of course, going back to Long Beach will be against the winds as well. The winds tend to pick up after 11 am.
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