We met at Sport Chalet in La Canada. And went straight up Hwy 2 for 33 miles and flipped it. 66 miles total. 7,503 ft of climbing. 6: 06 moving time. Strava data is below. There was a good group of folks. I saw Paul, Dave, Luis, Kirk, PeterD, Steve, Alvin, Lynda, Gregg, Michel, David, PeterN.
Here’s the blow by blow with more pictures:
Mile 8: At Clear Creek, we met up with MichaelB. The fast guys dropped us early on.
Mile 13: At RedBox, we met up with Elizabeth and Elizabeth, who shared a home made Gel Bar. It was AMAZING. Mango, chia seeds. yummy. I ate a cube. I shoulda took a pic. it was beautiful. BTW, I made my own rice cakes: scrambled eggs, chives, bacon, brown sugar and gouda cheeze.
Stop for a vista with Hank, Lynda
Mile 26: Newcombs Ranch. This is an awesome stop. Biker dudes and cyclist mingle. Bar and potties. Hank, Lynda, and I had a Coke. We ran into Rich Swaris from Wheelbuilder.
After Newcombs, the ride got a little cooler, the views were amazing. snowy ground and trees all the way to the Cloudburst Summit. 7,018 ft.
Mile 33: At the summit, we flipped and rolled back down. There were some climbs even on the way back.
Here’s some video clips of the descent from Cloudburst. I recorded this with a Replay XD, mounted on my handlebars.