Distance: 63 miles and 3300 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
The long and medium stay together for almost the first 23 miles as they head southeast to Rancho Santa Margarita, climbing up Bake Parkway along the way (the climb at about 10 miles on the profile). They then turn south towards the coast with this long continuing on all the way down to Capistrano while the medium turns off earlier. There’s an opportunity for an early lunch in Capistrano. Then the route heads north along the coast and climbs inland on Crown Valley and Pacific Island Dr. The peak at about mile 39 is the steep climb up Pacific Island Drive. The long reconnects with the medium route and has an opportunity for a later lunch with the medium riders. After the later lunch, the two routes continue together back across Irvine and back to the start. Although there are several other hills, Bake Parkway and Pacific Island are the main climbs of the day with the Pacific island climb really standing out.
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