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Annual "Happy Hills Training Camp" in SLO 12.11.09 - 12.13.09

posted Dec 1, 2009, 11:11 AM by Tyler Wertenbruch   [ updated Dec 1, 2009, 5:48 PM ]

Happy December Everyone!

It is time again for the LSD (Long Slow Distance) winter training camp.The San Luis Obispo weekend will be December 11, 12, & 13. Here is the tentative itinerary:

All rides start (and finish) at Blackhorse Coffee, 1065 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. Rides will leave at the published times; if you want coffee, get there early!

Friday, December 11: Ride leaves at 1;00 PM. Route will head south to the Dinosaur viewing area in Huasna, then return to SLO through Arroyo Grande & up the coast. Two small climbs, the rest is flat & rolling. About 60 miles. http://www.mapmyrid e.com/view_ route?r=52712597 0267170763

Saturday December 12: Ride leaves at 9:00 AM and heads up the coast (SR 1) to Cambria, then over "The Wall" on Santa Rosa Creek. Back to SLO through Morro Bay, Turri Road, and Los Osos Valley Road. One HUGE climb an two shorter but tough climbs. Two white knuckle descents. The rest is flat & rolling. About 80 miles. http://www.mapmyrid e.com/view_ route?r=36512597 0481219925

Sunday December 13: Ride south to Arroyo Grande, Nipomo and the Nipomo Mesa. Return to SLO through Oceano, Grover Beach, & Pismo Beach. Flat & rolling terrain. No real climbs to speak of. http://www.mapmyrid e.com/view_ route?r=20912597 0713968617

All rides are LSD! If you want to impress people with your fitness, sit on the front and pull the whole group. If you want to race, CX Nationals are in Bend, OR! These are intended to be no-drop rides, but you need to be strong enough to average 17-18 mph for these rides. About 75 miles. Numerous bail out points for those who wish to head home early.

There will be support on the rides; please bring some $$$ to kick in for gas for the support volunteers (maybe buy them some coffee & pastry).

There are numerous hotels/motels in San Luis Obispo. Go to http://www.sanluisobispocounty.com/visitors/san-luis-obispo-hotels/ for more info.