Coastal Cruise (Full century)

Distance: 94 miles and 3400 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

We start with a trip south to Palos Verdes, mostly on the beach bike path, which should be fairly clear this early in the morning. In Palos Verdes we make a loop around the western side of the peninsula, doing a little climbing along the way. Then it’s down to San Pedro where we take an interesting (if not scenic) route through the harbor area to the LA River. We pick up the LA River trail down to the beach and take the Long Beach bike trail along the coast to Seal Beach. We continue south to lunch in Huntington Beach. Then we start back, taking a more inland route. There is a detour up to the top of Signal Hill for the view before we continue on north back to the start. On the profile you can see that most of the climbing is in the early trip through Palos Verdes and the sharp spike in elevation in the second half is the trip up Signal Hill. However, you never get above 400 feet above sea level, so it is not a mountainous day.

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