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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Accomplishment of the year - 100 miles

Since I started riding I have had many great accomplishments.  The first was actually riding, then it was Marshal Canyon, then Potato, then Baldy, etc.  Well Saturday, I realized another goal of riding 100 miles. 

Thanks Jose, Oscar and Rommel for the company.  It was a great trip. 

We headed out from Fairplax and Puddingstone Drive at about 6:30 am.  We rode through the streets of Orange County until we were able to hop on Santa Ana River Trail. From SART, it was a speedy ride into Newport.

At Newport we rested for about 30 minutes.  I adjusted my headset and we ate at some beach diner. 

From Newport we rode up Pacific Coast Highway to Seal Beach to catch San Gabriel Valley Trail.  From SGVT is was a long 50 miles back to the cars. 

SGVT was well paved and we took it all the way to Sierra Madre.  There were a few hills on Sierra Madre and at the tail end of 100 miles ever the smallest ant hills can hurt.  We managed and at this point I started to get a second wind.  I challenged both Jose and Oscar to sprints on Route 66, San Dimas Canyon and Bonita. 

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