I took a walk today on Glendora Mountain Road. It was the perfect temperature, warm, mid 70s, breathable air. And did I say WARM? Great day to be outside. I needed to hone the photography skills for the upcoming San Dimas Stage Race. I took photos of anything that moved. A shout out to all those happy people enjoying GMR. No matter what you were riding, you looked fast and strong. For those of you who didn't want their photo, I have removed the obvious. Email me if you need something Contact GMR
It’s been two weeks since I’ve ridden the Road. Call it winter. Call it cold. Call it bad weather for the working stiffs limited to the weekends. Call it out of town family. Call it for what it really is, slacking, pure and simple. Where is the motivation to get on the indoor equipment after long days with head down earning a living. Funny work doesn’t quite seem like living. Call it unprepared.
It’s been two weeks since my bike wheels have touched the Road. The mountain loomed larger in my anticipation of the ride. Enshrouded in an active grey veil meandering up the hillside the rising curves remained the same. The moisture of the sky stuck to anything that moved through it. Tiny droplets formed on my handlebars. Surprised was I when the skateboarders called it quits early in the day. The road slick from active dew.
I rode to First Saddle. Then called it quits. The first part of the descent the brakes grabbed grit on the bike rims. Yup. no more up for today. A bowl of hot soup awaits to revive me from the descent. Matt and Bill agreed. Saturday was a drier day overall than Sunday.
After a week of rain the Friday ride brought its own reward with the stunning view. I pushed hard to improve my time ignoring the heel spur pain. The road has silt in half a dozen areas. Plenty of grit along the edges from the storm.
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