Category Archives: Road Trip Ride Report

Dudley’s Dream Ride–Ride Report

Dudley’s Dream Ride 20 April 2013 by Rob Verfurth Oleg planned and organized another awesome day of riding with the Descenders last Saturday. This is one of my favorite routes, painful, beautiful and memorable. I look forward to tackling it … Continue reading

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Dudley’s Dream Ride, April 20, 2013

All, 18 descenders have participated in today’s Dudley’s Ride. This was the first Dudleys of 2013 (usually we do about two Dudley rides a year) – and served as preparation for opening stage of Tour of California on May 12. … Continue reading

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Alpine Ride, April 6, 2013

We had 13 Descenders at the Alpine Ride today. 12 of us (Rick, Voris, Larry, Geoff, Yi-Shiou, Klaus, Matt Davis, Bernie, Guido, Steve, Garet, Oleg) met at 7-Eleven and Jeff Langley joined us at the top of SPP. Unfortunately Jeff … Continue reading

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Kitchen Creek and Pine Creek rides

All – we had 13 descenders who came out for an epic Pine Valley ride featuring two major climbing attractions of Greater San Diego area – Pine Creek and Kitchen creek. In addition to descender regulars had a new rider, … Continue reading

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Dec 29: Cool Old Julian Ride Report

We had 16 descenders out today, despite fairly cold temperatures and forecast calling for a chance of rain. Jeff, Voris, Neil and I separated from the group at Bandy Canyon to practice our time trial formation. We met up with … Continue reading

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Montezuma Ride report/ Upcoming Saturday’s ride

Descenders,   The weather cooperated this time yielding a near perfect day for the Montezuma Loop.  The traffic was light, the winds were mild, and temperatures perfect.  Several segments on strava were shattered to pieces by our group of 14; … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cyclogram from North Phoenix (by David Voris)

If you are interested in a 'summer' climbing ride in the winter, consider Scottsdale AZ.  Here is a picture Dave Voris took during the Thanksgiving break on the curvaceous road up to 7 Springs. Bartlett Lake is another superb option. … Continue reading

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Julian Fall Ride: 10-13-2012

Descenders, we had 17 rides who came out for our Julian Retro Fall Ride today. A lot of colorful old timey jerseys – many riders looked quite ridiculous, myself included. The weather was fantastic, not too hot, not too cold. … Continue reading

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Gilbraltar Road and Painted Cave–Santa Barbara Ride Report

Gilbraltar Road and Painted Cave Loop Monday, 17 Sep 2012 Bob Proulx had to drop off his daughter at UC Santa Cruz.  I had a consulting strategy session in Pismo Beach.  We decided to meet in Santa Barbara on our … Continue reading

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Greater Western aka “Donkey Ride” aka “Going South”

this is a little delayed ride report for Greater Western Ride, aka “Donkey Ride” aka “This Deal is Going South, Fast” we did back on Aug. 18, 2012.  This was a new route for Descenders – going through gorgeous roads … Continue reading

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Dudley Dream ride

See the full gallery on Posterous Descenders, We had a fantastic ride from Santa Ysabel today.  I was told to cease and desist my use of “Dudley Dream Ride” term as it is a registered trade mark of Mike Hodges … Continue reading

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Queen Stage of Tour of California Plans (May 19th, Mt. Baldy road trip)

ATOC Descender Event 5-19-12 Final.pdf Download this file Descenders,  First (quick) announcement – since the rain prevented us from doing Alpine ride this past Saturday, we have re-scheduled it for this coming Sunday (in *addition* to planned Saturday Oceanside Ride). … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Ride Report: Gibraltar, Old San Marcos, Painted Cave (report by Oleg Shpyrko)

Santa Barbara is claimed by many as the cyclist’s Nirvana, alongside with San Diego. I had to travel to Santa Barbara on business and brought my bike, naturally. One day I rode up Gibraltar and then down Old San Marcos/Painted … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Los Angeles, Fargo Street, 33% (by Oleg Shpyrko)

    A few months ago I went to Los Angeles on business and on the way back decided to stop by the Fargo Street in Echo park – which at 33% gradient is the 2nd steepest paved road in … Continue reading

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Julian: Banner Grade and Engineers

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Dudley’s Dream Ride, May 8, 2010

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Palomar Trifecta

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Banner Grade and Engineers Road

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Engineers Road Discovery (Julian Area)

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