blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

big tujunga canyon road


[looking up at our morning commute]

today was epic, an awesome mountain climbing day with greg. we struck out for big tujunga canyon road after warming up through burbank and than up sunland. big t starts off nice and sweet, if you asked she probably would serve you up a nice cool drink and a picnic lunch. but give her time, as she gradually gets mean and than is a down right nasty bitch of climb. we cruised through some scenic camp grounds and washs [empty rocky rivers for those not in so-cal] and the whole time thinking that it is turning out to be a sunday stroll through the park, instead of our wednesday mountaineering expeditions. well it didn't take long for her to turn from 5% to 8% to 10% than a nice decent, than 12% than 14% than 16%. we finally made it to angeles crest highway [which by the way is freshly paved] and decented down to smelLA. all in all a wonderful way to suffer and hurt through a gorgeous day in so-cal [95+]. word to the wise, if you like going fast to PV or poping over the short steep hollywood hill's climbs, you may not enjoy big tujunga canyon road, as it is like an extra long piuma with 2 - 3 stunt roads added at the end [sorry LA talk].


[digging the scene, during my morning commute]


[a cool 50's bridge, no this is not the coast highway]


[greg basking in the heavens as he climbs one of many 14% grade]


[the tujunga dam and reservoir]

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