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Old 03-22-19, 09:01 AM
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2019 LA Marathon Crash Ride

Anyone doing it this year? Happening this weekend. It should be a little warmer this year(in the 50s instead of the 40s).
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Considered doing it since I am no longer doing the Lobster Ride.

Don't think I will do it since I have tentative plans for Sunday, but if I did, I would crash the crash ride. 4am start is ridiculous. It was 5am in 2016/2017 and it is a far better time to go for many reasons.
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Old 03-22-19, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Tycho Brahe View Post
Considered doing it since I am no longer doing the Lobster Ride.

Don't think I will do it since I have tentative plans for Sunday, but if I did, I would crash the crash ride. 4am start is ridiculous. It was 5am in 2016/2017 and it is a far better time to go for many reasons.
FYI - They can and have kicked people off the course for lagging behind too much.

Personally, I think 4AM is awesome. Plenty of time to do the ride, catch light rail back to the start and have breakfast while watching the marathon pass by.
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Old 03-22-19, 10:32 PM
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With a 4am rollout, you will arrive in Santa Monica in darkness, completely ruining the "finish line" mood. Every coffee shop will still be closed.

Two years ago I simply made it a century since it was still early, but there was sunlight. After arriving in darkness last year, there was no way I was going up PCH. Too cold at that time as well.
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I did th early rollout last year. Started in the dark and finished in the dark. Got home before the wife even noticed I was gone.
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y'know, the only thing you can smell that early are the donut/doughnut stores. kinda like cycling around at lunchtime and smelling breweries-but worse.
donut stores are evil and delicious and totally justify being awake (and cycling!!) at an ungodly hour. d it. i could still hit a tommy's tho...
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