Tustin to O'Neill Park

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.

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  • Connie

    Really awesome day out with all my favorite biker buddies :-)

    December 29

  • Brian C

    Nice riding with everyone. My leg just had other plans for me today. I think I was a little dehydrated due to the holiday festivities. I got up to Marguerite took in some views of the lake and headed back. Next time, there is always next time!

    December 28

    • Robert R.

      Brian, Glad you made it back OK. You should know that you can always call me if you need help. Try daily Calf Strecthing and daily Bananas not to mention practice on the hills. Get better soon and come back, we enjoy riding with you.

      1 · December 28

  • Robert R.

    Another beautiful day and perfect for Cycling. This route was excellent and will be a keeper, Alicia was challenging with multiple 'rollies' making us 'earn' our Cinnamon Rolls which gave us the 'fuel' to go up Live Oak Canyon. The climb up was awesome under the canopy of over hanging Oak Trees making for a most enjoyable shady ride. For me the climb didn't get challenging until the very end when the grade hit 10% for a short time. But everyone made it up in good fashion. "Good Job" everyone! Then a nice downhill cool down ride to Cooks Corners.
    Up Glen Ranch Road and the rest was truly all down hill. It was an awesome way to finish a great ride. I will incorporate that finish in all similar rides. Thank you Pam for being the first to bring it to my attention. Get well soon, we miss you.
    Thanks to everyone for cycling with RCA today. We all had a great time!!

    2 · December 28

  • Brian C

    I love that park. Wish I could of see it.

    December 28

  • Suzette

    Have a cold that feels a little worse this morning. Not going to make it today.

    December 28

  • Suzette

    Haven't ridden all week. This is going to hurt.

    December 27

  • Robert R.

    Ride incentive: the next 2 riders to sign up get free Cinnamon Rolls. Wahooo!!

    But 'Offer' expires at 7 PM on Friday. Hurry because I know of someone sitting on the fence and this might just do it. SAY YES!

    1 · December 26

    • Brian C

      Free cinnamon rolls!!! ok ill go. :-)

      December 26

    • Frances

      Okay I'm in!

      December 27

  • Robert R.

    Perfect weather is forecast for this Sat. At 9 AM it will be a balmy 62 degrees and at 1 PM 72 degrees and mostly Sunny.

    It's a very scenic route as you can see from the picture above which is an actual one from our previous ride up Live Oak Canyon.

    So come on out for one of our best rides and some awesome Cinnamon Rolls as well, Wahooo!!!

    1 · December 25

    • Robert R.

      Awesome weather and very little wind, only 3 mph!

      December 26

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