Monday, September 8, 2014

Saturday Ride

It's been a busy weekend with family and an epic ride for Heather who had a "Three Flat Day".

Here's the view from Ron and Matt

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Who invited you?

Even squirrels like oranges.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fox

Baby fox up gmr this morning.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Ride Photos


Derrick the youngest rider on the road today made it half way up.
We descended the mountain together.

Derrick's mentor, Doug.

Cheryl in fine form at the shed. Cool tape on her handle bars.


John eats cooked red potatoes to refuel while riding.
 
This gentleman rode from Oregon to New Hampshire in 50 days.

Cheryl's friends.


the view of Little Dalton Canyon. Enlarge to see GMR on the far hillside.

Bill and Doug discuss Titanium Salsa Vaya Bikes.

Bill checking the tires on his Salsa.
 
Heather at the shed. 

Matt at the Shed.

Heather and Matt at Glendora Ridge Road mile marker 4. After riding "north" GMR (a "yoyo") for a couple of miles.


Heather has sites on riding to the Village.

Fork Plus Four.

Water levels at the lowest in the San Gabriel Reservoir from Newman's point.

This cave is normally under water.

An additional white line above the water level shows the shrinkage in recent days.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Doug and Donna

Doug and Donna are training on Glendora Mountain Road for their upcoming adventure on the Bitterroot 300K loop. This amazing four day journey in the Pacific Northwest along the Trail of the Couer D'Alanes and the Route of Hiwatha promises cooler temperatures and greener surroundings. The Friends of the Trails have a nice write up of the itinerary



Doug took these photos of a peacock foraging along Glendora Mountain Road just past mile marker 10.49. Definitely the highlight of the day.


My bird encounter of the day happened as I was on my way down. The shadow of a four foot wing span silently crossed the road and caught my attention. Matt pointed out the eagle a few minutes later silently floating on the air currents overhead.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Glendora Mountain Road closed 8/29 to 9/2 for fire protection and safety. GRR also closed.
CB#: 6264852439

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Power of Heather

Power is the force of muscles cranking through pedals pushing cyclists up the hill and it is measured in kilowatts of energy. The Power of Heather is a different type of energy very real that can move mountains. When Heather smiles, her power makes you smile as well. She tells tales interspersed with the gentlest of laughter. Vignettes of woe are turned into delight and humor. Her taste for adventure and sport ranges from kayaking to horse back riding. Heather's grace is a magnetism that opens doors, or more aptly makes car drivers a bit more generous when waving us through an intersection or forest rangers ribbing us about riding in the heat. It's amazing what Heather can do.