Ivan’s Ride (Medium)

Distance: 42 miles and 2500 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

Today all three routes are somewhat similar. One way to look at it is that the medium is the basic ride. The long route adds a little to it in the middle and the short route subtracts a little. All routes are together for the first 10 miles as they make their way west over to Sepulveda and then ride to the top of Sepulveda. While the long splits off for its extra miles, this medium and the short continue down Sepulveda into the Valley.  The long rejoins the route in Van Nuys. Together all three routes then ride past the Mural in the Tujunga Wash and continue east to have lunch in Studio City. After lunch all routes start back on Cahuenga. The long and medium turn to ride up and along Mulholland Drive west to Deep Canyon. This steep plunge  brings the riders back down into Beverly Hills and a short hop back to the start. As you can see by the profile, there are two major climbs – up Sepulveda early in the ride and up Mulholland late in the ride. The extra loop ridden by the long adds a little extra climbing, but not a lot.

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