Monday, July 10, 2006

Chino Hills Loop

Did the Chino Hills Loop last week in 104 degrees temp. I also forgot my cycling cleats. I found out the hard way that clipless shoes do allow you to power up hills as well as add stability in turns and downhills. I hope I don't make that mistake again.

The loop (23 miles) starts at Carbon Canyon Regional Park and immediately climbs for 6 miles to a 730 ft. vertical. A quick and scary narrow, winding downhill with no shoulder and another 440 vertical climb over 4 miles.

I would not recommend this ride. Carbon Canyon Road has a small shoulder and is a two lane winding road. The rest of the route involves tricky lane changes and cars going 60 MPH.

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