Valley Venture (Medium)

Distance: 49 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

All three of today‚Äôs routes are much the same except that the long and medium each start out with some climbing which the short skips. This medium, which is only a couple of miles shorter than the long, does 1300 feet less climbing and  most of it is only moderately difficult. This medium starts by heading east and then climbing up to Mulholland mostly on Coldwater Canyon. It meets up with the long route on Mulholland and together they descend back down to the Valley (there is one short climb on the descent).  After the descent, all three routes come together again and stay together for the rest of the day. All routes proceed west across the Valley by a fairly flat route to stop for lunch in Woodland Hills. After lunch, we head back to the start using the well known Wells Drive Medley back across the Valley.  As you can see by the profile, the trip up to Mulholland is the only major climb of the day. On the map the red indicates the portion of the route in common with the long and the blue indicates the separate beginning of the medium route. 

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