Saturday, December 27, 2008

Romero Canyon (Ventura, CA)

After leaving Ojai, I drove over to Mike and Galen's place in Ventura. They live halfway up a mountain with a balcony view over the ocean.

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Mike took me to one of his favorite rides in Santa Barbara called Romero Canyon. It starts with a four mile climb up a fire road, followed by a blistering downhill through some rocky technical sections. Both of our bikes suffered minor punctures, but we just aired the tires up a couple of times and made it to the bottom of the trail. For the last mile or so the trail dumps back onto the original fire road which allowed us to gain some real speed (somewhere around 35mph I guess).

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