Sierra Madre to Mt. Baldy Ride

73.5 miles, 5:37:18 moving time, 6,450 ft elevation, 49 Strava trophies

We started in Sierra Madre’s Starbucks. Rob, Luis, Paul, Phil, Lynda, Jonathan, Derek, Kirk and me. This was a long tough ride, but perfect conditions. It was rollers and steep climbs, mountain vistas, fireplace in the lodge.

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We picked up a few more at Encanto Park in Duarte. Gail, Neil, Rob, MIchel, DaveR, MikeW and Andy.

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We rode the San Gabriel river trail for a little while, then headed east to Glendora.

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The gate is the start of the time trial up Glendora Mountain Road, famously known as GMR.

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The weather was spectacular for the ride. Cool and crisp. Not too cold, not too hot. The scenery was amazing.

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The A group sat and had french toast and coffee, under the watchful eye of the buffalo, at Mt. Baldy Lodge Restaurant.

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Then it was uphill and back to Pasadena. Long tough ride. Pretty conditions.

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