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Archive for May, 2012

High Desert Cyclists’ Brunch Ride Series Ride #3

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Date: June 9, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Santa Clarita, Lost Canyon Road Trailhead (see map)

Join the High Desert Cyclists for a fun monthly Brunch Ride starting this month in Santa Clarita at the Lost Canyon Road Trailhead.

Directions: Take the 14 Freeway south to the Sand Canyon exit. Turn right onto Sand Canyon, then an immediate left onto Soledad Canyon. Turn left at Lost Canyon Road. Go under the freeway and there will be parking on the right.

The ride will be at a comfortable pace. Beginners and families are welcome. Distance covered will be 17 miles. Road bikes and mountain bikes are fine.

We will ride to Mimi’s Cafe. Please bring money for your meal.

All riders must wear helmets and carry a spare tube.

No one will be left behind. For information, contact Michele at michelechavez@yahoo.com.

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2012 Amgen Tour of California starts Stage 6 in Palmdale

Friday, May 18th, 2012
Tour of California Stage 6 Start

Start of Stage 6 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California

The 2012 Amgen Tour of California started Stage 6 this morning from Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale.

Stage 6 goes from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake.

I rode over to the park at 8:30 am, and met Elaine Macdonald, who gave me flyers for the ride on September 28th and 29th to Save Saddleback Butte State Park and the AV High Desert Cyclists’ Fall Century on October 20th. I passed out quite a few of these. Elaine said that she would send me a digital copy of the Saddleback flyer, so if you’d like one, contact me by email.

Then, I hung out with Fred Flores. While waiting for the race to start, we were approached by Channel 3 News and asked if we would agree to be interviewed since we looked like avid cyclists. I don’t know if and when this segment will be on Channel 3, but if you see it, let me know.

Fred Flores

Fred Flores

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Cyclist hit by vehicle at 10th St West and Ave I

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The Antelope Valley Press has reported:

. . . fire officials responded to a bicyclist who was injured after being struck by a vehicle.

The crash was reported around 3 p.m. along 10th St West at Avenue I.

This occurred yesterday, Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Nothing further was known and the incident is under investigation by the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

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High Desert Cyclists Brunch Ride Series – Ride #2

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Date: May 12, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Marie Kerr Park

Join the High Desert Cyclists for a fun monthly Brunch Ride starting at Marie Kerr Park. Meet in the Parking Lot on 30th St West near the basketball courts.

The ride will be at a comfortable pace. Beginners and families are welcome. Distance covered approximately 15 to 20 miles. Road bikes and mountain bikes are fine.

We will ride to brunch or coffee at a local restaurant or coffee house. Please bring money for your meal.

All riders must wear helmets and carry a spare tube.

No one will be left behind. For information, contact Michele at michelechavez@yahoo.com.

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