A lot happened the last seven days, so I’ll dispense with the babble.
The big story was Griffith Park Advisory Board meeting after opening up Mt. Hollywood Drive to vehicular traffic, which was a mess both operationally and literally:
I guess these folks never heard of “pack it in pack it out”#KeepCaliforniaBeautiful#keepgriffithwild
Posted by Nicolas Rodriguez on Friday, March 27, 2015
Packing the hall tonight trying to shut down this hair brained scheme to open Mt Hollywood Way to cars. #grassroots #griffithpark #cycling A photo posted by Christian Townsend (@christian_townsend) on
Oh yes, the road is no longer a place for hiking, but it’s fine for smoking:
If you want to read my recap of the meeting, here’s my weekend article!
Another big event in the San Dimas Stage Race also took place this past weekend. It’s a three day event that is big in the West Coast cycling scene and is a platform for some of the Pro Continental teams, both men’s and women’s, to kick off the season.
The first stage is a 4.25 mile climb up Glendora Mountain Road with an elevation gain of 1257 feet:
The second stage is a Road Race with a series of seven mile loops at only a 264 gain per lap, but a couple of quick punchers to keep you on your toes:
Stage 2 of SDSR and Joy McCulloch placed 10rh in a stacked Pro Women’s field! #Repost @joyonbike with @repostapp. ・・・ Sunny in San Dimas today for #sdsr! Such a rad course, going up Heckler Hill with @connie10outta10suela who is all about @happinesswatts – this does not look happy! Thanks Greg Hayes for the cheers, photo – and heckles!! @ipasports @khsbicycles @maxxistires @jlvelo @kaliprotectives @krampkrusher @xpedousa @ridetheserfas @rideshimano @bikereligion @bicyclebluebook @praxisworks #khsbicycles #krampkrushers #switchtoexpedo #justaddpraxis A photo posted by KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo (@ipasports) on
The last is a six turn crit where you’ll see speeds averaging 30 mph+:
Women’s pro cycling #sandimasstagerace #incycle #cycling #bikes #womensprorace #sdsrstage3 #sdsr A photo posted by Michelle (@ridenropem) on
At the Hammer Museum, complete streets superstar Janette Sadik-Khan and our local rising star Seleta Reynolds had a sit down you can watch here: