On Saturday Bruce and I joined the Rough Riders for their Semi-Epic ride. Neither Bruce or I had ridden with them before and weren’t quite sure what we were getting into. We were both in agreement that we were probably in over our head. We were right. It’s funny how you can feel like you are in good shape, and then when you ride with people in great shape you really feel out of shape.
The ride took us up the famous Mandeville canyon. At least I think it was that Mandeville Canyon. Then we made our way to Sullivan Canyon up to the junction of Sullivan Ridge. The group was nice enough to wait for us and we continued on to Dirt Mulholland. We made a left turn at a junction and headed to an area called the Hub. From here we headed down to Trippet Ranch and Topanga. On this descent Bruce had a blow out. It was at this point we told the group to head on without us. We fixed the flat and continued down to Topanga Canyon.
Our destination was Topanga Creek Bicycles. We left my truck there earlier so we hung out for a while before heading home.
Many thanks to Chris Kostman for putting on this ride!
Now for some pics. You can click the photos to see them larger. All the photos are on my smugmug here.
Here’s a GPS track and the elevation profile from the ride.