Thursday, August 16, 2007

Has anybody been to Wrightwood?

I've been there twice now. Did you know Mile High Pizza doesn't open until 4pm on weekdays? They'll get no business from me! The Mini-Mart has the best deal on soft drinks--a 44-oz Coke for only $1.29 + tax! (I think their bananas go for 29 cents.) Or did you know that the local bike rider could down 5 ClifBars and 2 tacos, and still be hungry for a McD's meal before dinner? Or that he could down an apple fritter, a cake donut, a pastry, and an oatmeal cookie on top of several ClifBars in a day besides breakfast and (very large) dinner? Now you do.

My first route to Wrightwood (July 31), where I used nearly all of the highway, is 91 miles one way. (Dad picked me up at La CaƱada Flintridge on the way back.) The route I took the second time (Aug 13), which took me up hwy 39 (San Gabriel Canyon Rd) to Angeles Crest, was only about 65 mi each way.

A man posted about his own ride on hwy 2, from Glendale to Wrightwood.


  1. I really want to know what time Mile High Pizza opens on a Saturday.

    Daniel those are some long rides. And, that is some serious calorie intake. Have you thought about taking your own food in a musette?

    I haven't been to Wrightwood for a long time. But I have been there.

  2. Saturdays (and Fridays) see Wrightwood's pizza place open at 2pm.

    After a while it gets to be a pain taking all that food. If I take 5 ClifBars, my jersey pockets and seat bag get quite loaded as it is.

  3. I haven't been to Wrightwood in a long time either. The Murphy's cabin was there and going there in college was probably my last time. I remember liking it and also tearing up a pair of ski gloves on a rope tow at the ski area there. Anyone else remember rope tows?

  4. It has been a long time since I was at Wrightwood. I can't imagine riding a bike that far. Seemed a long way even in a car. I really admire you for your stamina.

  5. Yeah, I haven't been to Wrightwood... er, ever! I think it'd been closed off to auto traffic going up through Azuza Canyon, or at least had been in the last few years.

    That's amazing Daniel! Keep up the good work. (And more importantly, keep having fun doing what you're doing)

    Anyone been to... Turnbull Canyon lately? (I call that far)