Poking Around PV – Metric Century

Distance: 62 miles and 1900 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

The metric century stays with the full century for the first 31 miles as it rides down to the edge of Palos Verdes and it rejoins the full century for approximately the last 25 miles as it rides north again back to the start. In between, it shortcuts the full century by eliminating the ride down through San Pedro and most of the riding in Palos Verdes. We start with the trip south to Torrance which uses a somewhat inland route.  This includes a few short but steep hills. After leaving the full century route, the metric rides through Lomita and up onto the Palos Verdes peninsula.  The climb onto the peninsula is the only major climb of the day (the peak in the middle of the route) and it does not go as high as the full century. After rejoining the full century route, it is back to  the coast and a return back through the beach communities back to the start. There are a lot of turns on this route, so be prepared to follow your route sheet carefully, 

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