Big Bike Week – Day3. Cloudburst

66.2 miles, 5:45 moving time, 7,444 ft elevation. [This is a re-post from Joe’s blog]

While it was heating up in LA, we headed up the mountains and found perfect weather. Sometimes Cloudburst can be unpredictable and unseasonably cold. Today was a short sleeve jersey day!

We started early at dawn, a beautiful, color-washed dawn.

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Bryan, Peter, Kirk, Steve, Yuri, Phil, Lynda, Amy, GT, Luis, Charles, Mike, Dino, Mike, Richard, Steve, Bill, Dino’s friend, David’s friend and Joe

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with David, Haroon.

Also on ride: Shane, Elizabeth, Derek, Michel, Eugene. Steep climb out of La Canada up the Angeles Crest Highway 2.

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Lynda found a snake, which was already run over.

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Regroup at Red Box

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Regroup at Newcombs Ranch, a biker road house. We had a snack and checked out the Ducadi’s.

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We were still ascending to Cloudburst, while the A group was descending. I caught Dino, Luis, Alvin, Steve zooming by.

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Snow ball fight!

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Cloud Burst Summit. 7018 ft.

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As we descended back into town, it warmed up to 95F. Whew!

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