Wednesday, August 27, 2008
big tujunga canyon road
on a crazy route suggestion of my friends ryan and alethia, i took a bike ride earlier this week that turned out to be one of the most difficult i've ever undertaken. tim and i set out early monday morning and headed out to sunland, ca where we turned into the mountains following big tujunga canyon road. what we faced was 15 miles and almost two hours of gradual climbing - almost 1500 feet of altitude change, winding up the mountain sides.
we ran out of water along the way, and were cursing ryan and alethia by the end, but we were also blessed with some amazing canyon views, and a very quick and fun 10 mile decent down hwy 2 back to la canada and eventually pasadena. almost 50 miles of intense riding is a crazy way to start off a monday morning.