Sunday, February 19th, 8:30 a.m.
Start Location: Sorensen Park in Whittier From 605 Frwy, off and east on Washington 0.5 mi. to left on Broadway to Park on right.
For a map and directions to the start, click Start or press the Start Location button in the Sunday Routes *menu on the right.
- Long – 50 miles – 3500 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
- Medium With Hill – 40 miles – 1700 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
- Medium Without Hill – 42 miles – 1100 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
- Short – 33 miles – 1200 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
We seem to like rhyming ride names. If we had a member which a certain name, I could start this description off with: “Don’t dally – Sally Halley’s Valley Rally will be right up your alley.” I couldn’t fit in the word “galley.” Anyway, the Valley of the title is the San Gabriel Valley – specifically the Whittier, Industry and Diamond Bar areas. All routes ride the same area today, but dont stick together much. All routes head east from Whittier. The Long makes it all the way to Pomona and then returns via Diamond Bar Blvd and Brea Cutoff to Industry for lunch. After lunch it’s a quick hop over Turnbull back to the start. The two mediums head to Industry to join the Longs for lunch (probably beating them there) either by going over Turnbull or around it. They both make an easy return. The Short doesn’t go quite as far east as the mediums before returning to Whittier. The only major hill today on any of the routes is Turnbull and that’s not really so bad. It occurs to me now that I didn’t use “tally” either. I could have said “Tally-ho – don’t dally . . . etc.
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All routes will now contain elevation gain data. If this data is obtained through actual experience with a barometric altimeter (more accurate), this will be indicated. If this is based on mapping data (less accurate and usually higher), this will be indicated.