Nice ride thru a beautiful O'Neill Park with a slight detour to "Cinnamon Productions" other location near the Park. For a good preview see these pictures from the previous ride at http://www.meetup.com/Roberts-Cycling-Adventures/photos/10982862/ That was only the 4th RCA Adventure back Oct. 2012 and what a great one too. It would be nice to have those original riders attend this one also.
Anyhow we are starting from a "new location" this time at 'Magnolia Tree Park' in Tustin near the 5 Freeway & Tustin Ranch Road. Just a couple of minutes South on Tustin Ranch Rd off the 5, turning right on Walnut Av for only 1 block then a quick left on Raintree Ln for 1 block and another quick right on Fig Tree and stop and park there.
Then we head out Walnut to Yale and down to Irvine Centre Dr to Barranca over to Alicia Pkwy to Santa Margarita Pkwy where we go to El Paseo and to the other "Cinnamon Productions" to "fuel up" for the climb up Live Oak Canyon. After that it is all downhill via El Torro to Trabucco/Irvine Bl and left on Tustin Ranch and back to the Park.
Cinnamon Productions Website: http://rsm.cinnamonproductions.com/
The weather report looks good with the temp. at start time near 62 degrees, perfect for cycling, and the high at 73 degrees so it should be a great day to ride. Hope to see you all there. Robert . Woohooo!!!
Updated route to show Cinnamon Productions stop: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2482747
Please print out your own route slips from "ride with gps". Thanks.
There is also a shortcut for those who want to "bypass the climb" up beautiful Live Oak Canyon, after the stop at Cinnamon Productions, by simply taking Santa Margarita Pkwy over to El Torro and continue on the same route. We could then regroup at Starbucks on El Torro & Trabucco.
O'Neill Park Bypass Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2482209
Below is a picture of "beautiful" Live Oak Canyon. It has "awesome views" and if we get lucky we might see some "deer" as we have in a past ride. The grade starts out mild and stays mild until we near the top then gets steep for a short while and then your there at the top before you know it. The awesome scenery makes it all worthwhile even if there is no bike lane as you can see but also there is very few cars too. Brent and I have done this route on a cool summer night and it was a great ride with only a handful of cars passing by.