Firecracker Special (Short)

Distance: 25 miles and 300 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

All three routes are somewhat similar today.  This short is essentially a shortened version of the medium route. Both this short and the medium start out looping around in the immediate area of the start. Then, while the medium (with the long) makes a loop to the south down to Huntington Beach, this short cuts directly across to Seal Beach where it rejoins the medium route. Together they go north through Seal Beach and back into Long Beach and a stop in Belmont Shores for lunch. After lunch they tour a neighborhood of nice homes before heading off towards Signal Hill.  This short, like the medium, also skips the climb up Signal Hill and simply heads straight back to the start. As you can see by the profile below, there are no significant hills at all on this route. On the map below, the blue portion is the common route between the medium and short routes and the pink indicates where this short differs from the medium.

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