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Wrightwood Ride May 2013

The HDC Wrightwood 2013 ride

The HDC Wrightwood 2013 ride

This was a great 100-mile ride from Lancaster to Wrightwood and return, with 7,500 feet of climbing.

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This week is a BIG Bike Week in more ways than one!

There are many cycling activities happening in the Antelope Valley this week. For spectators, Stage 3 of the Tour of California, a 110 mile loop from Palmdale to Santa Clarita will start Tuesday from Marie Kerr Park at 11:15AM. For more info on the TOC:

http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/Route/stages/stage3.html

This week is Bike-To-Work Week. Thursday, May 16th is Bike-To-Work Day! The High Desert Cyclists, in coordination with LA Metro, has set up a bike-to-work day Pit Stop at Bicycle Johns, Lancaster from 6AM to 9AM. Coffee and snacks will be provided. For more info on bike-to-work day and week:

http://www.metro.net/bikes/bike-week/

Finally, this is a big cycling week for me personally. This past Saturday I completed the Central Coast Double Century in 13:25. Tuesday, May 14th, I’m cycling a “staff ride” for the Heartbreak Double Century with my good friend John Clare. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to watch the Tour of California cyclists race on our local roads. For bike to work day, I’m going to ride to NASA (70 miles round trip) with some old work friends. This Saturday, May 18th, I’m riding the Davis Double Century with John Clare.

Remember, when cycling in the heat: stay hydrated, use electrolyte replacement products, and always wear a helmet.

Kevin Walsh

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