La vie de vélo

Adventures in cycling and life

Jameson ride

After last weekend’s “cross training”, ie a grueling 2 day backpacking trip in the Sespe wilderness, I was ready for a weekend of two-wheel fun.

Saturday was a decent road ride; explored the Riviera up Mission Ridge, out to Montecito/Romero and back via Mountain Drive. I was not feeling stellar but pushed the climbs OK.

Sunday saw a huge turnout for the epic Chicken Ranch ride up to Jameson. Starting in Montecito, we climbed up Romero, descended the dirt road to old Juncal camp and went upstream to the Jameson Reservoir. The lake was beautiful and the weather was fanstastic … 55 and clear.

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I should say that the eeather was great except for the top of Romero pass which was a wind tunnel and felt like sub zero temps. Of course this is where we decided to stop for two of our breaks…

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Anyways, a great out and back. All dirt road. No technical. Lotsa climbing. 30+ miles in 4 hours with 4500 ft of vertical. I’m beat…

Here’s the map of the jameson out and back

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November 9, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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