Ride Report – Mt. Wilson (or Cloudburst)

39 miles, 3:17 moving time, 4,701 ft elevation, 20 Strava Trophies.

While some Club mates are slugging it out at Ironman Santa Rosa, the rest of us rode on Angeles Crest Highway. We met at Panera Bread in La Canada on a warm summer morning. And it just got hotter as we climbed up the mountain. With a lack of B group riders, I rode up as fast as I could. I felt pretty good up to Clear Creek. I was sweating buckets on the ride up. I press my helmet to squeeze out a puddle of sweat before it blinds my eyes. I lost steam by the time we reached Red box. I opted out of Cloudbust due to time constraints and followed Kirk, Graziano, Alvin, and Ryan up to Mt. Wilson. Bob, Gregg, Marco, and Rob were on a mission to Cloudbust. At the top, just before the Observatory, I ran into Dino, who was doing a Peak to Peak training day for Leadville 100 Mountain Bike. We chatted about his LA times article and my Tri movie. Good times. The descent was super fast and warm.

Kirk, Graziano, Alvin, Ryan, Gregg, Rob, Bob, and Joe.

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