Cool Breeze Century Training - Distance and Hills

Invitation to Cool Breeze First Timers

In preparation for the Cool Breeze Century in mid-August, a 56 mile ride is planned to get legs ready for climbs, add saddle time and base miles.

Emphasis will be placed on paceline and climbing techniques.

Planned route:

Start time is 6:30am.

Meet up location is Ruben Ayala Park, 12th Street entrance parking.

Terrain Rating:

This ride is a Terrain 4: very hilly. The route has several climbs and is long: 56 miles.

Ride Classifications:

This ride is a classified as B.

If you are a Group C BoBie cyclist and want to test your endurance and climbing skills and have at least 35-50 mile under your bibs, or shorts come out and join the ride.


Cyclist must have basic cycling skills such as, knowledge of cycling hand signals; ability to fix a flat, experience riding more than 35-50 miles over rolling moderate hills, familiar with paceline techniques; comfortable riding in a groupetto, familiarity with equipment (gearing). And, most important, follow instructions and provide feedback.


July 17, 2013

Starting time is 6:30am, beat the heat.


Helmets are mandatory on all BoBie rides. Bring spare tubes (2) and a method to inflate, two bottles of water, nutrition and appropriate clothing to be comfortable during the entire ride.

Be sure to have Sun Screen for HOT or SUNNY days.

FOG, DRIZZLE, or MIST, or any other extreme weather: our new policy is to meet at the scheduled place and time and decide to wait or cancel depending on the conditions at the time of ride. Rain cancels the ride.

Should you not be able to join the ride after registering and need to cancel please text or call one hour before the scheduled Meet Up time (my contact info is in the RSVP question section below) to avoid delays.

Please bring Emergency ID and a cell phone (is recommended).

DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Hilda O.

    Thanks for putting this together Moses, it was great!

    July 18, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    It seems like a fun ride
    I have a question...what is the grade % range from this route?
    Like 4% to 7%?
    Thank you!

    July 18, 2013

  • Hen H.

    Thanks Moses. Fun ride.

    July 17, 2013

  • Moses Rodriguez I.

    We had a super group of cyclist on the ride this morning. First two miles of our paceline was sloppy but it soon took shape and then it was like clockwork.

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • Cecil S.

    Fantastic ride!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Cecil S.

    Yes, you were a great leader out there today. Thanks for your words of encouragement!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Rosanne

    Great workout... thanks Moses :-)

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Karen T.

    I don't know but it was slow.

    July 16, 2013

  • Moses Rodriguez I.

    @Karen-The plan is to get back to the park by noon or, if we get a favorable wind, earlier.

    Considering your climbing, how many times have you climbed these inclines? And, at what pace? 5, 6, 7, 8 mph?

    July 16, 2013

  • Karen T.

    I wanted to do the ride w/my sister but we compromised on riding pico Rivera to east fork. I do want to try your ride so I will give it serious consideration for next wed. Approx. what time do you anticipate getting back? I have an appt. in montebello that day.
    P/s I've never done any of those climbs you mentioned. I've done carbon canyon (going towards brea). Santiago canyon, cogswell dam, amar to summitridge drive (near the country) ....still think I'm ready?

    July 16, 2013

  • Moses Rodriguez I.

    @Karen-I don’t want to push you into attempting to ride or climb outside of your capability. However, I read your Bio and you list an average speed of 14-15mph, with a liking to ride 50-65 miles. If you have ridden to the white fence at top of Soquel Canyon, or Chino Hills Parkway to Chino Avenue, or Grand Avenue to Diamond Bar I would give this ride a second thought.

    No one is left behind.

    Next Wednesday’s ride will be the same route as this week’s, 56 miles. This will be followed by climbing San Dimas Canyon to work on ascending and descending skills. The next ride will be an 80 mile ride followed by two short rides, 30 miles, to work on tempo and paceline technique.

    July 16, 2013

  • Moses Rodriguez I.

    @George-so, you give-up riding with me and a few BoBies for a trip to Coronado Island. Enjoy.

    2 · July 16, 2013

  • George Anthony R.

    Sorry Moises, road trip to Coronado Island. See you on the next ride. Ride hard, ride safe and have fun!

    July 16, 2013

  • Karen T.

    Ok thanks, I'm still unsure about my ability to climb. I don't want to keep the group waiting. I may do Sunday's ride w/Roseanne. Maybe next time, Ty.

    July 16, 2013

  • Moses Rodriguez I.

    Karen, climb at your own pace. We wil regroup at each summit. This is a training ride, not a get "PR" (STRAVA, Personal Record) ride.

    July 15, 2013

  • Karen T.

    How fast do you have to climb?

    July 14, 2013

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