Showing posts from July, 2013

David Wu’s Angeles Crest Ride

7-20-2013:   The course Our group at the start The training continues for the InyoUltra 466.   This time a really fun social ride. This was a really fun one. Everyone was there!! Many of my friends showed up and we all had a great time on a fairly tough course with some considerable climbing in the mountains. The ride started at Encanto Park in the city of Duarte. Some started as early as 6:30am but the main group rolled at 7:30. I was considering this a ride to taper my longer training so I opted for the 88 mile course in lieu of the longer course which incorporated a few more climbs at the end. I still pushed my pace a little bit on the climbs though to check my conditioning at higher altitudes. I felt absolutely fantastic all day!! We rolled along the San Gabriel Mountains in a westerly direction through the Sierra Madre and Pasadena before meeting Hwy 2 at La Canada.  We took our first break at the service station before startin

The Los Angeles Wheelmen Grand Tour Triple Century ( Staff Ride)

7-6-2013 As training continues for the Inyo Ultra 466 ,  once again this year I volunteered to work the Portrero Road Rest Stop on the Grand Tour. I had a great time serving up the goodies to the faithful ultra distance riders on event day. I opted to do the first of two scheduled staff rides for the staffers who worked the event. There were about 9 of us doing the staff ride. Last year, I did the Quad Century on the tandem bike with my brother in law Vince. We were the only ones doing The Triple Century this year. The logistics of running this staff ride with so few riders when there are so many different courses on the original event is very difficult. They wanted us to all do the same course which was fine with us. The double century riders did a hybrid course which combines the lowland double century course with the highland course then we peeled off to do the triple century out and back to Gaviota by ourselves fully self we thought! W