Hills of the South Bay (Medium)

Distance: 42 miles and 2900 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

All the routes are much the same today except the shorter ones cut off early and head back to the start. All are together for the first 18 miles when the short cuts off. The long and this medium continue together to the 31.5 miles mark when this medium cuts off. While the long does additional hills, when this medium cuts off, it goes directly to lunch and then takes a fairly direct and fairly flat route back to the start. There is no easy description of the route except to say it winds around a lot for all the hills. If you run your cursor along the profile below, you can follow the route on the map above it. There are a lot of turns. Lunch is fairly late in the route, but there are numerous places to stop all along the way. On the profile below, the highest hills starting at the 25 mile mark are on the slopes of Palos Verdes, but they are not too steep. Just take it one hill at a time and you can do this ride. On the map below, the red portion is the common route with the long and the blue indicates the medium’s direct return.

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