Across the Angeles Mountains
Once in a while we organize "special" C-rides to target the mythical climbs of the region. In the past we've done such rides as Escondido to Palm Desert via Palomar, a double Mt Baldy, Laguna by Kitchen Creek, or most recently GWL with Honey Springs to Otay Lake. Those rides are generally longer (80+ miles) and obviously with more climbing than usual (7,000 to 12,000 ft).
Saturday Apr 4th we're going on a big loop across the Angeles mountains, going up 39 all the way (after a 10mi warm up along the foothills) and back down by Hwy 2. It's 103 miles with well over 10,000 ft. And most of the climbing is a straight shot, going from 500ft to 8000ft at the "saddle", the highest point on Hwy 2, in 35 miles! It's a tough climb, with sections up to 10%. But it's a magnificent climb, nicer than Baldy or Palomar in my opinion. And then it's pretty much all downhill after that!
Because it's in the middle of mountains, it's very important that anyone joining this ride be self sufficient mechanically as well as for food and water.
Route available on MapMyRide.com
If you're interested please contact me for more detailed information and instructions.
Didier Sagan, C-ride leader