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Janus Sequential Centuries – Day One

Saturday, January 20, 2018

NOTE: Much of these routes is in the area of the Thomas Fire (which at this writing is still going). Road closures may force changes in this ride or its cancellation. Check the club web site before coming to the ride for any changes to the schedule. This is one of the few rides for which I don’t write a new description each time. So, once again, here is my standard spiel: For over 20 years the club has offered this January challenge – ride a century on each of two consecutive days. It is named for Janus, the Roman God of beginnings and endings and who is usually depicted with two faces looking both to the past and to the future. The month of January is named for him. In keeping with the idea of looking both directions, our two consecutive centuries are really the same century ridden each day, but in opposite directions. In truth, most riders only ride one of the two days, but every year a few hardy cyclists will take up the challenge of riding both days. Each century consists of the same large loop around Ventura County, but on Saturday we ride the loop in a counterclockwise direction and on Sunday we ride clockwise. The course is essentially the Grand Tour Highland loop without Casitas Pass. Today we start from Thousand Oaks with the trip over Erbes to Moorpark, then over Grimes to Santa Paula and then over Dennison Grade to Ojai. Then its down to Ventura for a swing through Oxnard and on to the final climb of the day  Potrero. Although this is subject to debate, I have always considered today’s route to be the more difficult one because you climb Potrero (a very steep hill) near the end of the ride. See below for the reverse ride. NOTE: It is usually very cold at the start, so come prepared.  START:  CROWLEY HOUSE PARK in THOUSAND OAKS.  From Ventura Frwy (101), off and north on Hampshire Rd, L – Thousand Oaks Blvd (at T) for  mile, L – Oakview and L – Pleasant Way to Park.   (101 mi and 5100 ft)


Club: Los Angeles Wheelmen click for this clubs Click for Rating

Type: Road  Where: Southern CA

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