We have made 2 changes to the beach loop (and BFL) to bypass the private property in Poway (Stagecoach Rd) as a recent rider got turned around by the property owner. The other change, also in Poway removes a very steep hike-a-bike section and provides easier access to resupply at a 7-Eleven. GPX files have been updated, cue sheets will be updated later.
Follows the Coast to Crest trail from Julian down to the Pacific Ocean before returning via Ramona. Singletrack, dirt & some asphalt roads. 150 miles 13,000+ feet of gain
Drops down into the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park looping through Borrego Springs. Rocky singletrack, sand washes & some asphalt. 115 miles 12,000+ feet of gain
The most technical loop heads south into the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park via Pine Valley looping through the Corral Canyon OHV area. Singletrack, technical trails, dirt & some asphalt roads. 160 miles 20,000+ feet of gain
I started this race not knowing exactly how I would feel for I just started a new diet a month or so before. Early on in the ride I somewhat lethargically was searching for a little energy and was wondering if the new diet that worked so well for me during training might not really been the best choice for longer endurance racing? Boy, did that thought change quickly! After the first hour I felt rather amazing and was surprised by how effortlessly I was moving along. Before I knew it I was already 51 miles into the ride, still feeling great...