Distance: 61 miles and 2600 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
Both the long and the medium are somewhat similar. They start out together as they head 7 miles west to Valley Circle. On Valley Circle, this long splits off to take Box Canyon up and over to Santa Susana Pass. This is a VERY steep climb in places. Once on Santa Susana, the long rejoins the medium and rides down into Simi Valley. They stay together as they cross Simi Valley, but then this long splits off once again to continue west to Moorpark for an early lunch. Then this long returns back to Simi Valley where you can have a later lunch at the same location the medium route uses. The two routes come together in Simi for the return to the start. The route back goes over Santa Susana Pass and then zigzags across the San Fernando Valley back to the start. As you can see by the profile below, the two trips over Santa Susana are the only major climbs of the day, but remember that the trip out to Simi includes the steep climb in Box Canyon.
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