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Irvine Loop via Santiago Canyon Rd

  • Sep 1, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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If you're interested in tackling hills and building your VO2 max, let's practice. 

This loop starts and ends in Irvine. It's 30 miles long with the hilliest part in the middle, after we've warmed up some with first a flat beginning, then a moderate climb. At about the 20 mile mark, we will coast down for a coffee stop in Foothill Ranch. The remaining 10 miles are flat.

Here's the route http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1683593.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great ride. So glad I did it.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Gina G

    Ooh! Wish I was able to have joined you all for the sweltering and rough ride. :D See you on the next weekend ride! :D

    September 1, 2013

  • Jackie Y.

    Thanks Christine; it was a fun ride!

    September 1, 2013

  • Jackie Y.

    Difficult but a great feeling to accomplish!

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Marla B.

    Jealous! But must admit spending quality time with my hubby in Big Bear with much cooler climate for this old girl was very nice! Another day, cooler temps and woohoo...I'm in :)

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Lisette

    Awesome ride! Thanks Christina for setting up this challenging ride. I conquered my fear of hills and got my fastest downhill speed to date. 33mph! Wahoo"""

    2 · September 1, 2013

  • Mike W.

    Whew! My first trip through the Canyon and it was a bear! Thanks to everyone else for sticking with it, too. If anyone had turned back just above Cooks Corner I would have gone with you. The weather forecast erred -- NO cloud cover in the morning, and it was warmer, too. Went through 3+ liters of water and another of Gatorade! Enjoyed lunch with most at the Bakery, although I grabbed a Subway Sandwich from next door! Good day, good ride, GREAT people.

    2 · September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super fun!

    3 · September 1, 2013

  • Tracy

    I think the heat is going to get the best of me this time. Changing my RSVP to no. :(

    August 31, 2013

  • Jackie Y.

    Ok with me

    August 31, 2013

  • Christina C

    I'm going to change the time to 7:30 am. Which means we LEAVE at 7:30. Please arrive at 7:15 and have your tires pumped and be ready to roll at 7:30.

    August 31, 2013

    • Christina C

      If this affects your schedule negatively, please change your RSVP.

      August 31, 2013

  • Christina C

    By show of hands, who would like to start at 7:30? I'm afraid it won't be as cool as I'd hoped. Let me know.

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • Mike W.

      Earlier is good by me. Reversing the direction is ok, too!

      1 · August 31, 2013

    • Marla B.

      I think Mike has a good idea regarding the reverse direction! Have fun - John and I are in Big Bear... He's happy mountain biking and I'm happy out of the heat :)

      August 31, 2013

  • Mike W.

    AccuWeather says it will be in the 70's all morning with cloud cover through 1 PM, but the high humidity will make it feel warmer. Be sure to bring a lot of water and stay well hydrated.

    August 31, 2013

  • Jackie Y.

    Anyone know the grade of the steepest hill? 6-7%

    August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      www.RideswithGPS will show you the grade if you click on Christina's link.

      August 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's more like 8 and 9, but those grades are very short sections, it's mostly 5, 6%. You can click on Christina's link to see the grade.

      August 30, 2013

  • Marla B.

    Bummer, Sat isn't good for me this weekend :(

    August 26, 2013

    • Marla B.

      I meant Sunday

      August 26, 2013

    • Pam

      Unlike :(

      August 29, 2013

  • Jackie Y.

    What will the average speed me about? Any slower people?

    August 28, 2013

    • Christina C

      I think most of us will be in the slower group. Not to worry.

      1 · August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am definitely in the slower group!

      1 · August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't worry about the speed. I'll be the slower group!

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great ride, but I'll be visiting my daughter.

    August 25, 2013

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