La vie de vélo

Adventures in cycling and life

Murrietta Divide ride

I was a bit roadied out this week and did a lot of mountain biking (including a nice 3.5 hour after work ride with Pete on wednesday). Did Romero twice this week out of mourning .. what was once a fantastic singletrack climb of 3000 ft is now a bulldozed fireroad 😦 But still a nice climb, great views and it will regain its glory soon.

Bob and John were down for some epic backcountry riding so we loaded up the camelbacks and tried to get an early start.. instead we ran into the Saturday road ride crowd. We rode the paceline out and peeled off to climb up Romero. Then we dropped to Jameson reservoir and climbed to Murrietta divide with a faint view of Ojai in the distance. Turned around and retraced our steps, adding in a run down Old Pueblo.

My garmin reads 62 miles and 8200 vertical feet. Just over 6 hours of riding. I am toasted … haven’t done a ride that long in a while. We all did fairly well and john got a taste of his first “real” mtb ride. It was a good steady effort the whole way. Good thing I signed up to race a crit tomorrow morning at 8:00. Brilliant, Matt. Here’s some photos…







May 24, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Next time let’s do a challenging ride. That ride was way too easy and a little sweat never hurt anyone. Refueling at the Mothership / Chicken Rance was one of the best feelings I’ve had in a LONGGGGG time!

    Comment by J.Red | May 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. That would be Chicken Ranch.

    Comment by J.Red | May 24, 2009 | Reply

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