Day 59: Ocotillo to Pine Valley

Posted: May 9, 2014 in America: Miami to San Francisco

Today I have to climb 4155 feet to traverse my highest pass to date, over the Cuyamaca Mountains and In-Ko-Pah Gorge. It’s going to be a killer!

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Breakfast, coffee and fruit juice before at kick off at 7.30, no wind so far, staring along the IH8 winding it’s way up into the menacing mountains!

1000 feet:

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2000 feet and crossing into San Diego limits:

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Thank you borfer patrol guard for the photo!

3000 feet:

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4000 feet and a blown tube:

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And peaked at 4140 feet:

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Decided to get of IH8 and cycle Historic Highway 80 that runs alongside instead.

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Built to last!

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Laguna Peak – highest point along IH8 at 4055 feet, looking back from Highway 80 fly over.

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Expenditure $28.74

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