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Old 02-27-15, 07:25 AM
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2015 Mulholland Challenge- Location of Yerba Buena sticker stop?

I have the route for the Mulholland Challenge from the Planet Ultra website. It does not have the location of the aid stations/sticker stops, however, and I'm trying to set up some ride segments for pacing purposes on training rides. I have a friend's route from 2010, so I got most of the location for aid stations/sticker stops from that.

However, it looks like the route has been changed since then. The new route goes down Mulholland Hwy, then up Yerba Buena, then down Deer Creek, before continuing on to Decker and the same old route as ever from there.

The Planet Ultra site says there is a sticker stop at the Yerba Buena Aid Station. Can somebody tell me where this is? Bottom of Yerba Buena? Top? BTW, I'm unfamiliar with the climb, have done part of the route already but not Yerba Buena.

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When I did it I think it was mid way across YB?
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Last two years the aid station was just before the Cotharin turnoff.

By the way, it's not quite "up Yerba Buena, then down Deer Creek." After you turn from Yerba Buena onto Cotharin, there's still something like 800 ft of elevation gain, much of it quite steep (10% range).
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Last two years the aid station was just before the Cotharin turnoff.

By the way, it's not quite "up Yerba Buena, then down Deer Creek." After you turn from Yerba Buena onto Cotharin, there's still something like 800 ft of elevation gain, much of it quite steep (10% range).
Sorry, got the lingo wrong. But I do have the course, so I know how much up there is, just didn't realize that Yerba Buena to the top is actually Yerba Buena/Corharin to the top.

Thanks on the other part, that's exactly what I needed. I'm setting up a few training rides & just want to work on pacing strategies between sticker stops.
@hamster & @Lesper4, are you guys riding MC this year?
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I have been thinking about it but I dont think I will.
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It's on my todo list but my training has lately been in even greater tatters than usual.
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@Lesper4 and @hamster, haha, I need someone faster than me to ride with. You guys can come and be my domestiques. I will take you out to a nice dinner afterwards.
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We did MC 2 years ago and the support left a lot to be desired. Hopefully they have fixed that (most of the good food was stashed at the stops for the double century riders - and the variety was pretty lame, at least compared to Breathless and Levi). I think MC is doable as a self supported ride - or at least something very similar to the official route anyway.
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We did MC 2 years ago and the support left a lot to be desired. Hopefully they have fixed that (most of the good food was stashed at the stops for the double century riders - and the variety was pretty lame, at least compared to Breathless and Levi). I think MC is doable as a self supported ride - or at least something very similar to the official route anyway.
All I'm looking for from the ride organization is water & chip timing & maybe a little SAG support. I will probably eat very little of their food (I'll bring most of what I eat with me). Ice would be nice if it's hot, but I have heard this is not a given. I'm going to try to ride this one for my best possible time, which means I'll be riding at higher intensity & I'll unable to digest complicated food anyway. Well actually, if they had some Cokes and pretzels late in the day, I'd be pretty ok with that.
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