Sunday, October 27, 2013
Matt wanted to go far. I thought he meant Glendora Ridge Road +4, or +6. John upped the ante and said Cow Canyon Saddle. The weather was perfect, with the day that dawned clear and the haze of the valley below us. Temperatures in the 70s-80s, it couldn't get any better. What the heck, it's Baldy. Fortunately John told tales, Matt listened and I huffed and I puffed to get up the Reward Climb (aka the wall). The great thing about friends chatting is that you concentrate on their words and put the body into auto pilot. Tales of Tom and his broom sweeping Glendora Mountain Road. Rides to Crystal Lake, and Mountain Biking up Mount Wilson.
Goal for this week: I must put in more time on the indoor trainer.
Today's ride was harder than the first time to Baldy this year. I need more training in the upper altitudes. Got there. Got back. Long day. Good ride.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
It was a ride full of friends, as John C. waited for us at Palm Drive. Rick and Greg pedalled by and I kept pace with Rick for about 2.5 miles before dropping off. Greg had his new Trek Madone 660 bicycle. An ultra light 15 pound "pure air" machine.
Bill, John and I rode to the shed from the first saddle. Hung out at the shed when Andy and Lin arrived. The five of us rode to fork plus six with a stop at fork plus four chatting with the furloughed US Forest Rangers.
Spent five hours out on the road, with plenty of chatting at the shed. It was a 38.5 mile ride.