Ivan’s Ride (Short)

Distance: 34 miles and 1500 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

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 short and the medium 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. While the long and medium return by riding up and along Mulholland Dr., this short continues over Cahuenga and down into Hollywood. It then makes its way west back to the start. On the map below, the blue indicates the common route with the medium route and the pink indicates the separate return done by the short. As you can see by the profile, there are two major climbs – up Sepulveda early in the ride and over Cahuenga late in the ride. However the ride over Cahuenga is much lower than the climb up Mulholland done by the long and medium.

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