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LowCel 02-15-22 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22410284)
The longest ride I did last year was a metric. Sad.

Still further than most.

genejockey 02-15-22 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22410274)
I don't? Who's a regular American?

I'm pretty regular. It's the coffee every morning.

LowCel 02-15-22 09:32 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22410295)
I'm pretty regular. It's the coffee every morning.

That must be my problem. No coffee.

genejockey 02-15-22 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 22410298)
That must be my problem. No coffee.

It's the Elixir of Life.

big john 02-15-22 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22410221)
Hey LA people, it's only a little more than a week away from my trip. A cycling friend of mine from the Bay area said he will come for a couple days and ride with me.

He suggested this route. I am no expert, but it looks like it does not do the full Mt Baldy, which should go up to the ski resort. Is the road beyond this route passable this time of year? Comments on route? Looks like it's an indirect climb, would the reverse route be better?

​​​​​​https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6767819

The first part is the most direct way to go up. Where it turns on Mount Baldy road you can go to the left and continue up to the village, just a quarter mile or so, or to the ski lift area, add 4 miles and 2000 feet of gain. I've gone to the ski lifts a number of times but it seems pointless. It has a lot of 15% grades and I don't need that after the climb to the village, ymmv.
Coming back down, I would not use Baldy road. I've done it a couple times and it's easy to hit 50 mph and there is a tunnel and a lot more traffic. Plus, when you get to the bottom you have all those miles in "town". When I go up there I always come back down GRR to GMR, (the way you went up). Sometimes it's closed to cars and the twisty part near the bottom is quite fun.
If you want to add some early climbing and miles you could start at Encanto Park and go up Hwy 39 to East Fork to Little GMR and later come down GMR. There are bike trails on that route, I'll see if I can create a map thingie.


There is a chance of some weather today but I haven't heard the snow elevation. Mount Baldy village is only about 4000 feet so ice is more likely than snow. The lift area is 6000 and I don't know what the conditions are but after this weather passes we can find out more,

see if this works. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38569442

LowCel 02-15-22 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22410306)
It's the Elixir of Life.

Caffeine puts me in the hospital. :( Triggers complex migraines.

Eric F 02-15-22 09:54 AM

Meh…
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datlas 02-15-22 09:55 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22410311)
The first part is the most direct way to go up. Where it turns on Mount Baldy road you can go to the left and continue up to the village, just a quarter mile or so, or to the ski lift area, add 4 miles and 2000 feet of gain. I've gone to the ski lifts a number of times but it seems pointless. It has a lot of 15% grades and I don't need that after the climb to the village, ymmv.
Coming back down, I would not use Baldy road. I've done it a couple times and it's easy to hit 50 mph and there is a tunnel and a lot more traffic. Plus, when you get to the bottom you have all those miles in "town". When I go up there I always come back down GRR to GMR, (the way you went up). Sometimes it's closed to cars and the twisty part near the bottom is quite fun.
If you want to add some early climbing and miles you could start at Encanto Park and go up Hwy 39 to East Fork to Little GMR and later come down GMR. There are bike trails on that route, I'll see if I can create a map thingie.


There is a chance of some weather today but I haven't heard the snow elevation. Mount Baldy village is only about 4000 feet so ice is more likely than snow. The lift area is 6000 and I don't know what the conditions are but after this weather passes we can find out more,

Thanks for the info. So do you think an out/back the way the route I posted coming back the way out rather than due South makes more sense??

Trsnrtr 02-15-22 09:56 AM

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MoAlpha 02-15-22 09:58 AM

Outside of house (except for shed, not shown) finally done, with completion of stucco work in entryway!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...508b5641c.jpeg

genejockey 02-15-22 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by LowCel (Post 22410314)
Caffeine puts me in the hospital. :( Triggers complex migraines.

Sorry. Migraines are nothing if not idiosyncratic.

I used to get simple migraines, but never tracked down triggers, and luckily I eventually found I could stop them with a large dose of Ibuprofen, and I seem to have aged out of them.

Mojo31 02-15-22 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22410320)
Outside of house (except for shed, not shown) finally done, with completion of stucco work in entryway!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...508b5641c.jpeg

That looks really nice! Glad you got the downspout issue resolved. Now just need to straighten that path light.

Curious, what's the square footage of your place? Having a hard time getting a sense of scale.

datlas 02-15-22 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22410331)
That looks really nice! Glad you got the downspout issue resolved. Now just need to straighten that path light.

Curious, what's the square footage of your place? Having a hard time getting a sense of scale.

I think it's aimed slightly south because solar.

Mojo31 02-15-22 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22410334)
I think it's aimed slightly south because solar.

Looks like it's perpendicular to the slope of the land. Troubling.

big john 02-15-22 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22410316)
Thanks for the info. So do you think an out/back the way the route I posted coming back the way out rather than due South makes more sense??

Out and back from the bottom of GMR is the easiest way. Also the most fun, in my opinion. I avoid Baldy road below GRR, up or down. You could add the ski lift if you want.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38569442

MoAlpha 02-15-22 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22410331)
That looks really nice! Glad you got the downspout issue resolved. Now just need to straighten that path light.

Curious, what's the square footage of your place? Having a hard time getting a sense of scale.

Path light is now obsolete with new post light, which lights the path much better, and will be put elsewhere.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c9e8afa68.jpeg


House is a nominal 2200 sq' above ground. Compare to 2011 leviathan next door!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...faf9b840e4.png

Velo Vol 02-15-22 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22410338)
Looks like it's perpendicular to the slope of the land. Troubling.

I hate to editorialize, but this needed to be pointed out.

datlas 02-15-22 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22410342)
Out and back from the bottom of GMR is the easiest way. Also the most fun, in my opinion. I avoid Baldy road below GRR, up or down. You could add the ski lift if you want.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38569442

Thanks, I will suggest we try it that way. It might depend on how we feel and how cold it gets up there.

Mojo31 02-15-22 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22410344)
Path light is now obsolete with new post light, which lights the path much better, and will be put elsewhere.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c9e8afa68.jpeg


House is a nominal 2200 sq' above ground. Compare to 2011 leviathan next door!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...faf9b840e4.png

5223 looks out of scale compared to the surrounding houses.

rjones28 02-15-22 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22410306)
It's the Elixir of Life.

Correct

rjones28 02-15-22 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22410361)
I hate to editorialize.....

Oh?

Velo Vol 02-15-22 10:54 AM

MOTD

15 February 22


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big john 02-15-22 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22410363)
Thanks, I will suggest we try it that way. It might depend on how we feel and how cold it gets up there.

The route I created starts climbing on hwy 39 which can have traffic, especially on a warm weekend. There is an OHV park up there so people tow their toys up that road. I haven't had a problem there but coming down 39 in the afternoon is more busy.

BillyD 02-15-22 11:03 AM

The super bowl drew 10 million more TV viewers than it did last year. Go figure.

MoAlpha 02-15-22 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22410374)
5223 looks out of scale compared to the surrounding houses.

There we are actually surrounded by those things, being in one of the last tracts nearby where you can buy a tear-down for 800 K (the folks next door paid about 400). That invites people who want a giant house in the inner burbs and can't afford architecture.


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