Cruise To Santa Clarita from Palmdale

In a variant of the normal HDC Monday Cruiser rides on Saturday July 27, we are planning a one-way ride from the Vincent Station Metrolink parking lot to the Santa Clarita Metrolink. Meet at Vincent station at 7:00am; aim for the NW corner of the lot. We are planning to stop at the Fresh Works Grill for a brunch stop (http://freshworksgrill.com) then take the 12:38 train back to the Vincent station. This will be a casually paced no-drop ride, 28 miles from station to station plus 4 miles to get to the grill and back. Those wishing more challenge have the option of bicycling back (no leader identified for this as yet). Note that it is a mostly downhill ride to Santa Clarita but conversely uphill coming back. The one-way metrolink fare from Santa Clarita to Vincent is $8.50, or if you think you might like to go somewhere else on Sunday there is a $10.00 all weekend anywhere fare.

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  • Paul W.

    Thanks Richard and Trindel for organizing the ride today, we had a great time :)

    July 27, 2013

  • Ingrid W.

    Hi Richard.....total bummer about your thumb? Hope it heals quickly.
    Paul and I are quite familiar with the Santa Clarita end so no problem getting us to the station there.
    Ingrid

    July 26, 2013

  • Elaine M.

    Hi Richard, most of the riders have not taken the train before and I am looking forward to this experience. Please assist us in the train procedures once we get to our destination in Santa Clarita. Sorry about your accident. Elaine

    July 26, 2013

  • Richard M.

    Bummer. Got a call back from the urgent care folk that I went to last night. Contrary to their first glance, a recheck of the X-ray shows my thumb is broken (after a fall on the Wednesday night ride) and they specifically said I should not ride this weekend. Trindel ought to still be there to lead. Maybe I can drive along and provide SAG support and a lift back for a few people in place of the train (though I can't take the whole group - just 4 total).

    July 26, 2013

    • Elaine M.

      HI Richard,

      July 26, 2013

    • Paul W.

      Sorry to hear your news Richard, the route is very straight forward so it won't be a problem.

      July 26, 2013

  • Frank C.

    Looking forward to a great ride! : )

    July 26, 2013

  • Richard M.

    Route is basically Soledad Canyon. From Vincent station, take Sierra a mile south to get to Soledad and turn on it. We'll briefly take Crown Valley where it parallels Soledad for about 2 miles because Crown Valley is less hilly there. When we get to Santa Clarita, pick up the bike trail at Lost Canyon road. Bike trail goes right to the Santa Clarita metrolink. If you ask google maps for bike directions from Vincent grade metrolink to Santa Clarita metrolink, it will show you the route. Trindel and I did it on a Sunday a few months ago and found it much easier than we had expected. We didn't even feel like we had gotten any exercise yet when we got to the Santa Clarita station (and we are definitely on the wimpy side). I wouldn't do it on a weekday because of traffic, but it was pleasant riding on Sunday (and I expect the same on Saturday).

    July 22, 2013

  • Kathryn F.

    Sounds like fun - what is the route?

    July 22, 2013

  • Ingrid W.

    Sounds like a good ride. I'm in :)

    July 21, 2013

  • Alessandra N.

    sounds fun, I think I'm in!

    July 9, 2013

  • Elaine M.

    Elaine and Bob will be riding.

    July 9, 2013

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