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Westridge-Sullivan Canyon  (California)      32k views  
          Route creator K0KE  

Route Overview

Overall:  7.0
Technical:  3.8
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Distance: 10.4 miles
Ascent: 1,595 feet
Time: 1:30 minutes
Ladder Points +31
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This is a great beginner route. Easy fire road ascent and a great singletrack descent. Westridge-Sullivan Canyon is one of the more busy trails in the Santa Monicas. The decommissioned NIKE missile radar site at the top of Westridge fire road has bathrooms and water. Ample parking on Bayliss Road. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CALL THE FIRE HOTLINE (805)488-8147 BEFORE RIDING ANY ROUTE IN THE SANTA MONICA'S AS THEY CLOSE FREQUENTLY FOR FIRE DANGER.

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Finish Times
PlaceNameBest Time  SpeedCompleted
2:30:004.1 mph1 
2:26:004.3 mph1 
2:12:324.7 mph1 
 Aus Rotten 
2:00:005.2 mph1 
1:55:005.4 mph1 
1:50:005.7 mph1 
 Sir Robin 
1:45:005.9 mph3 
1:42:406.1 mph1 
1:41:006.2 mph1 
1:40:526.2 mph1 
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  Route Comments
Late afternoon ride with J.
Took another first timer for her first off road ride. She did a great job, especially given that she was riding a hybrid bike, with only moderately knobby tires and rim brakes. Very impressive.
Took a first timer on this ride today. She did a terrific job both climbing and descending.
Broke my chain with a dumb shift right at the bottom of Sullivan Cyn, turning up the concrete ramp to Queensferry. Thanks to Cynergy Cycles in SaMo for fixing it while I waited.
I was riding uphill on Dirt Mulholland on the right side of the road. About 100 feet in front of me another rider comes around a corner going very fast down the middle of the road. I pull further to the right to avoid him.Without slowing down he pulls to his far left. I go as far right as I can. He goes as far to his left as he can and runs straight into my bike. Luckily he missed me when he went flying over his handle bars. He gets up and says what are you doing riding on the right side of the road you're supposed to ride on the left side. Now a third person comes riding up and stops to tell him that he almost made them crash because he was riding on the wrong side. His reply was you're both wrong you're supposed to ride on the left. Oh well,now I need to get my front wheel straightened.
It's amazing how much more I like this ride when the bugs have the day off. NICE.
Took a friend for her first ride around this route. She did great.
The trip down thru Sullivan Cyn is a lot more fun when brakes work. Last trip down, lost a lot of braking power and had a hard time reining the bike in. Yesterday, scrubbed the rotors/pads and now things are mo' bettah. Not sure what contaminated the brakes, possibly some grease or oil left in the dirt of the canyon by the recent construction work? Dunno, just a hypothesis.
Very buggy again. Smacked a bee with my face on the way up, smacked 2 butterflies with my shoulder on the way down.
One good thing about wind is that it keeps the bugs from hovering around your face. Lots of debris on the trail in the canyon, leaves and branches probably blown in by the wind.
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