Tag Archives: Santa Monica aka SM

First AHA ride in the bank

So today, without grand fanfare, trumpets, drums and games I suited up, did my usual pre-ride check routine and went onto my first ride. Continue reading

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More hills and a nice surprise

The early morning was filled with honey-do’s I had to get out of the way, and once done I had enough time to get a ride in. I decided to repeat the Fernwood Canyon ride (here is the Garmin Data) … Continue reading

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Great climbing route near Los Angeles Westside

My ride distance from Brentwood was 36 miles with 3133 feet of climbing and the ride took me 2 hours and 33 minutes. A ride I intend to repeat many times in the future because of the challenge and the beauty along the way. Continue reading

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Slowly coming back and what fun it is

For the month of August I logged about 646 miles and climbed some 34000 feet. My average speed for this distance and elevation shows at 15 mph. Continue reading

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Fun Saturday coast ride

When I got home I was surprised to see that I rode 40 miles, and I was even more surprised at my average speed, 17.5 mph. For me, that is damn good. Continue reading

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Conejo Century Ride – May 9, 2009

Without doubt, my legs will be challenged and given the amount of climbing I will probably take 7 hours to finish. The weather forecast is great, blue skies, high 60’s (another day in paradise). I am going to get a 30 mile ride in tomorrow, a 50 miles on Thursday, take Friday off and hopefully will feel good on Saturday morning for the 6:30 am start. Continue reading

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Smoked by a girl

Just when you think you are hot stuff Last weekend I decided to ride one of my favorite 50 mile loops and use the route to incorporate some interval training. The route from Brentwood to PV (local speak for Palos … Continue reading

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