Yesterday I completed the Heartbreak Double, a maniacal ride from Palmdale to Gorman and on into the Los Padres National Forest; 204 miles, 15,500' of climbing, 13:35 riding time, and 14:55 elapsed. In addition to being tough - there is no such thing as a flat section anywhere, and there is wind, and cold, and heat - this ride is beautiful; in particular the views of the Central Valley from Mil Potrero Highway are amazing.
Yes of course I took some pictures :) you can find a gallery here:
And I have posted a selected few below...
Next weekend: theOjai Valley Double Metric (a double metric is 200km = 130miles instead of 200miles). Interestingly it heads up route 33 from Meiner's Oaks and almost connects up with part of the Heartbreak. Stay tuned!