The ride Brett and I did last saturday was unplanned and unprepared. I just wanted to do a long ride, and Brett didn't care. We decided at the start we would go to Glendora Mountain road since it is closed, maybe even to the ski lifts of Mt Baldy. When we crossed highway 39 we changed our plan, and decided to go up this road, which neither of us had done before.
After a couple miles of climbing I noticed the elevation was 1500ft - highway 2 is at 6700ft, that means a 5200ft climb ! mmm, so much for 'not very hard'... Plus, each of us had only had 2 bottles of water, with no supplies for the next 40 miles or so...