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Quail Hill Trail + El Moro long ride-Intermediate cardio required

Should have nice cool weather this weekend so we are going to have a really long ride from Quail Hill all the way to the far end of El Moro (Crystal Cove State Park).   Several of us have done each section of this but have never done them all in the same ride.  There might be a little bit of exploring (a.k.a. getting lost.)

Meet at 9:00. We will roll out at 9:15.

This is an intermediate ride because of distance and because we will be doing lots of climbing, however will will go slower than the typical intermediate ride.  We will ride for 2 hours and then take a 1/2 hour snack break overlooking the ocean.  Then we will spend another 2 hours coming back on a different route.  This will be a LONG ride, probably 25 miles total with 4 hours of actual riding time.

Please bring a mountain bike, HELMET, plenty of water, sunscreen, and snacks.

To get there take the 405 to Sand Canyon/Shady Canyon and go south. Go a few yards after the turning circle and the parking lot will be on your left. The address ,35 Shady Canyon Drive, will be on a large sign. (There are several parking lots on both sides of the street. Please park at 35 Shady Canyon). Do not follow your GPS or you will zoom past the parking lot and end up at a gated community. You cannot get there from Culver drive because of a housing development that blocks the road. Some GPS devices don't know this.

Afterwards there is an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant.

If you have any questions please post a comment and someone will respond.

Standard disclaimer: You are responsible for yourself. The leaders are not responsible for anything.

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  • The Flying Squirrel - T.

    That's for the great pictures Mario!!

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Mariano

      you're welcome Tasha!

      March 23, 2014

  • The Flying Squirrel - T.

    Awesome ride Jeff. Thank you that was fun!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jeff for setting up this ride. I made 22.6 miles and 3458' climbing. One of my longest. Thanks again.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Carrie

    Thanks everyone! Once again, a great day!!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Stan C.

    great great ride! :-) Jeff thank you for setting it up it was nice to see the ocean and waves ....all we needed was a barbecue at the beach :-). great to see friends old and new ;catching up

    2 · March 23, 2014

  • Linda H.

    Nice ride. Thanks:-)

    March 23, 2014

  • The Flying Squirrel - T.

    H we are having lunch at Sharkeez at Quail Hill Albertson Center

    March 23, 2014

  • Carrie

    On my way with Brian. See u soon!

    March 23, 2014

  • Linda H.

    Michael and will be taking a shorter version only 14 miles. :-)

    2 · March 22, 2014

    • Linda H.

      Carrie meet at 35 Shady Canyon . Go on 405 to shady Canyon .its the park on the left after the traffic circle

      March 23, 2014

    • Linda H.

      Check out my 12.8 mi Ride on Strava: http://app.strava.com...­

      March 23, 2014

  • The Flying Squirrel - T.

    Woohoo Michael Kim is back!!!!!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • The Flying Squirrel - T.

    I am riding Turnbull Saturday. I want to bike Sunday but will depend on how legs feel from Sat ride. Hope to make it. Can I get a Taxi at hour 3 if I can't finish? LOL

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • cwazy g.

      I would need to do a shorter ride :-)

      March 21, 2014

    • Michael K.

      Tasha, I will do a short version with you for us crips :)

      2 · March 21, 2014

  • Jack

    Wish I could go. Have done quail to Ranger station and almost 30 miles. Lots of climbing. Have fun.

    March 20, 2014

  • Arturo A.

    Is this a lot of fire road?

    March 20, 2014

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