[CR]Summer Baldy Ride! SoCal riders take note!


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Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 16:26:27 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: chasds@mindspring.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Summer Baldy Ride! SoCal riders take note!

Join an intrepid group of climbers on their vintage steeds for a ride up to Baldy Village, nestled in the Angeles National Forest, in the San Bernardino Mountains.

This informal ride is on Sunday August 14. We start at 9:00am. The Baldy Ride begins at Pioneer Park in Azusa, at the corner of E. Sierra Madre Ave. and N. Dalton Ave.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&address=&city=azusa&state=ca&zipcode=

We'll ride up Glendora Mountain Road, which is, I understand, still closed to motorized traffic. 5000 feet of climbing in about 25 miles. We'll ride to a small park in Baldy Village, then return through Glendora, where Chuck Schmidt will lead us to lunch at one of his favorite places, and we can check out a legendary LBS in the area, Bud's Bikes.

It's a *really* beautiful ride. If you've done it, you know, if you haven't, you're in for a treat. A challenge, yes, but at a moderate pace the climb is not that hard, and it's VERY scenic.

Forecast is for warm weather, so bring plenty of water, and I do mean PLENTY, because other than a couple of restrooms en-route there is nowhere to water up until Baldy Village.

Please e-mail me if you have questions, or if you're coming, so we know who to expect.

So far we have Chuck Schmidt, Jack Bissell, Brian Baylis (c'mon Brian, you can do it..<g> ) I and Carmen on our Jack Taylor tandem (all that climbing on a tandem, what am I, nuts?)

We'll see you there.

Charles Andrews
SoCal