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Up, up , up ! 170 miles in the San Gabriel mountains(13 posts)

Up, up , up ! 170 miles in the San Gabriel mountainsPeterRider
Dec 8, 2003 2:38 PM
This week-end ride included plenty of climbing (9300 ft in 62 miles, I was really sick of going up), plenty of cold (good I brought some heavyweight underwear and a 0degree sleeping bag), wind and lots of rain.

The full ride report is on


Below: remember the fires in October ? As far as I know, this is where the largest ones started...
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re: Up, up , up ! 170 miles in the San Gabriel mountainsThorman
Dec 8, 2003 5:50 PM
That looks a lot funner than what I did this weekend (6.5 hours on the rollers). Do you have a library of all the rides you do in this area? My parents are moving down to Riverside so I may be out this way next spring. Looks like you are using Topo USA. I have a copy of it and map routes with it all the time.

Rides in the mountainsPeterRider
Dec 8, 2003 7:06 PM
I have quite a bunch of ride reports linked on Basically, any road that goes in the mountains is good to take, because
- there won't be too much traffic
- it's going to be pretty
- not much risk to get lost, there are so few roads...

I recommend buying the "Tom Harrison" maps, they are available at any sports store like REI or Sport Chalet. They are expensive (~9$) but very good, and laminated so they don't fear water. Otherwise, the AAA map "mountains and deserts" is good as well.

TopoUSA is a good software, but I don't use it much, it doeesn't work correctly with my GPS unit.

"Carbonic snow"? LOL!The Walrus
Dec 8, 2003 6:06 PM
Caltrans has been contracting to have all the highway roadside areas in the fire zones hydroseeded--sprayed with a solution containing grass seed, a binding agent, food color (hence the green) and fertilizer--in the hopes of getting some vegetation growing before the "rainy" season to cut down on mudslide threats.

It's pretty shocking to come around a curve and suddenly see these places when they're fresh; the color is so vivid it's like seeing a huge deposit of turquoise.
Great report and picsirregardless
Dec 8, 2003 11:13 PM
Keep up the good work.