Ridge Route Video

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Errin Vasquez

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Sep 13, 2023, 2:35:28 PM9/13/23
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Here's a great video by Gravel Bike California about the history of the Ridge Route. Thought it might be of interest to the group. Lots of history up there. 

Mike Sturgill

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Sep 13, 2023, 2:43:07 PM9/13/23
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Thanks for this link, Errin.

Question for the group/Kerin: Are there any brevets or perms that ride the Ridge Route? That's a road I've always wanted to ride and would love to ride it with others.

Thanks,
-Mike in (still hot) Phoenix


On 9/13/2023 11:35 AM, Errin Vasquez wrote:
Here's a great video by Gravel Bike California about the history of the Ridge Route. Thought it might be of interest to the group. Lots of history up there. 

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Errin Vasquez

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Sep 13, 2023, 2:56:31 PM9/13/23
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Hi Mike, 

Yes there was a brevet in July of this year. It's a great ride. Here is the RWGPS of the route. 




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Kerin Huber

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Sep 13, 2023, 2:57:25 PM9/13/23
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Hi Mike,
Yes, we do use the Old Ridge route occasionally.  This summer we ran the North Sierra Pelona Populaire, which descended into Santa Clarita on the Ridge Route.  I think it is also a perm.  
Also, one of our Dart teams used the Ridge Route as part of their route.
Kerin

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Mike Sturgill

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Sep 13, 2023, 3:02:05 PM9/13/23
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Thank Errin! Bummer that I totally missed that this brevet rode the Ridge Route. I notice that this route descends RR. Is there an advantage/disadvantage to ride in this direction as opposed to climbing it from Castaic?

Thanks,
-Mike

Errin Vasquez

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Sep 13, 2023, 5:12:06 PM9/13/23
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I'm sure others will weigh in. I have ridden it in both directions and I'd say it's almost a wash. Either way you have to get up to the "ridge" part of it. And once you're there it's still up and down. 

Bill Sheffler

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Sep 22, 2023, 12:10:05 AM9/22/23
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My first 400k in 2003 followed the Ridge Route. It was certified for PBP qualification. But I believe the RBA's org has folded or been merged

G Cardell

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Oct 23, 2023, 1:13:37 AM10/23/23
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The perm that goes down the Old Ridge Route has the same name as the Populaire and follows the same route is "North Sierra Pelona", #4620,  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41841335

Brook Henderson

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Oct 23, 2023, 2:45:55 AM10/23/23
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Greg,  

IMO, the ORR loop should run the opposite direction. That is, climb ORR and descend San Fran. 


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Mike Sturgill

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Oct 23, 2023, 10:31:10 AM10/23/23
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After this discussion below, I created a Perm (#4830) which starts/finishes in Ventura. I'm hoping to come out and join PCH Randos on the 4/27 running of the Pine Mtn 300k. While I'm there, I also hope to ride this Ridge Route Perm, which does go in the CW direction. I wanted to climb the RR and also enjoy the prevailing tailwinds from Pine Canyon to Lake Hughes.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44465561

-Mike

Brook Henderson

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Oct 23, 2023, 6:19:35 PM10/23/23
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Mike,

CA Hwy 33 was closed all year, and is still not open. There's no estimated time for reopening. And, we're expecting a wetter than average winter in SoCal. So, there's a fair chance the Pine Mountain 300k won't happen in 2024. I hope it happens, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

-Brook

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