Can’t believe it has already been a week since the ride. I did not have any major problems, a bit sore the day after, but a short, easy ride last week on Monday took care of that. One of the important lessons learned in the Solvang Century was the need for more hill training to become a better climber. First thought was to use the canyons of PCH, such as Topenga, Stunt, etc. but then I looked around my neighborhood and I have 3 canyons literally at my door steps. Bundy, Tigertail and Kenter. I figured I check out Bundy first and did 2 quick loops, and as it turns out one loop is right around 5 miles and 610 feet of climbing with some very steep sections. Next week I will test Tigertail and Kenter to see the elevation change, and then I think I will combine the three and call them the Brentwood Triple Crown.
This ride departs from Thousand Oaks and snakes through the Santa Monica Mountains, then descends into the rich farm lands of Camarillo in the Oxnard Plain and returns to the Conejo Valley through the communities of Moorpark and Simi Valley. The ride measures 102.8 miles and a full 6000 feet of climbing. A challenge for sure, as this represents 1000 feet more than the Solvang ride.