Category Archives: Road Trip Ride Report

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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