Saturday turned out an interesting ride that was fairly dynamic in weather and air conditions. On Friday my ride partner (and teammate) opted to move our 150mi loop to next week and keep things local instead because I'm currently suffering from a nasty cold, making a shorter ride in order. So we hit up an oft used 115mile/11,000ft route. Temperatures started off chilly at 50°F. Cutting through the San Gabriel Mountains found temperatures in the upper 80's with a humidity in the single digits. Once on the other side in Acton, things were muggy stifling with a high humidity. Back over, the reverse, only to be welcomed into the smoggy heat of the San Fernando Valley. Salvation came at dusk when we hopped over the Hollywood Hills into WestLA, where the weather is comparatively ideal. Throughout the ride everyone we met was very friendly, welcoming, and pleasant. A few spare bottles of water were given by a construction crew at the top of Angeles Forest, vehicles descending into the canyons were very accommodating. Great day, good karma, but I'm still very sick. *cough cough*
Pic taken at the top of Angeles Forest, looking back.