Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday and Tuesday I got out for a short ride to first saddle. Time to shake off the holidays and burn the pumpkin pie from the legs. Tuesday was warmer. I got out earlier around 2 pm. Fewer people on the road. Sweet.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Controlled burn in GMR today. Yikes!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Drone practicing for upcoming car photo chute up Gmr

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Matt at Johnstone Peak

Matt went hiking today. Looking down at Gmr from the top of Johnstone peak

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A call to action

Bob Eckhoff is gathering the eager to make GMR beautiful once again. On Thursday Nov 10 I'm asking for volunteers to help me and my friend Chris to clean up the appalling trash strewn about on Glendora Mountain Road. We will meet at 7am at the dirt turn off at the bottom of GMR. Bring gloves and any tools you can, rakes barrels, etc. If anyone who lives in the Glendora area has time Mike at the ranger station will provide us with trash bags if we can pick them up on Monday or Tuesday. Otherwise I will provide them. Let's try to make our favorite riding road look like this picture again.

Saturday ride with Joan. Heather and Cathy.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

My ride Tuesday evening. Cool. Cloudy. Wishing I had my Gore jacket for the descent.

Tow truck pulling a car up the hillside that crashed.

Monday, October 31, 2016

View from GMR

Bill is on the road 3 or more times a week.

Joan rides GMR frequently

Matt is old-school GMR riding 3-4 times a week since 2000.

Chuck is a new buddy who rides GMR daily.

Rick rides GMR once a month
The clouds were overhead and high enough not to rain. The temperature was warm in the 60-70s. Perfectly gorgeous day to be outside. See friends and stretch the bicycle legs.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween fun on GMR

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saturday walk around flathead lake. Montana

Afternoon rainbow. Flathead Lake Montana

Buck at Flathead Lake Montana. This is bit more north than GMR

Matt reports:
Helicopter looking for car over the side this morning. I don't think they found one.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Routine Aerial Patrol

Photo by Ron This is the helicopter searching for car dumped over the side from the "carjacking" report.
Found it. No jacking.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Car Jacking on GMR / GRR

Maybe it wasn't a carjacking after all. The story began with Two men carjacked a gray 2013 Hyundai early Saturday Morning at 3:30 am. Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s San Dimas Station at 909-450-2709. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. However the story changed. The car was found over the side. Lots of reasons to be less than factual. http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20161008/two-sought-after-carjacking-in-forest-north-of-glendora?source=most_viewed http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20161010/authorities-question-report-of-carjacking-in-forest

Friday, September 23, 2016

Ride with Peter Sagan
Go to
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Thanks. It is posted
GMR closed for the weekend due to fire danger.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I missed a blogger-tunity tonight. Cathy stopped a semi truck at the hairpin curve and asked him where he was going. He said "to the rest stop". She convinced him to not go up... So he backed up all the way past the gate. Crazy!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday morning ride

It was the best of rides. It was the worst of rides. German drove his 2008 Dodge Charger on Glendora Mountain Road on his way to Baldy Village at 6 am in the morning. Joanna was seated beside him. He lost control of the car near mile marker 7.0. It was the longest moment of his life as the car flew over the edge and landed in a bush a few feet. The first responders roared up the mountain. Hook and Ladder. Paramedics. Ambulance. Sheriff's vehicles. Jan's Tow Truck. The long bed. German and Joanna were walking talking and a bit shaken. German said he was still paying for the car. Joanna had not yet eaten breakfast. It was 10 am. An extremely lucky couple. indeed.

A hunter lost a kill between mile Marker 7.0 and 7.26

Friday, September 9, 2016

Azusa Police Department to check on cycling safety Saturday September 10th. Please do full stops and obey road signals.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Monday ride. Heather. Jamie. Friend. Bill. Matt. Len. The marine layer was thick and we waited for sun to warm us up. On the way down. Heather led with me next. Matt and Bill followed. Heather the better descender I allowed a gap to form. Matt saw his first tarantula on the road this year.

Friday and Saturday rides

Friday, September 2, 2016

Glendora Mountain Road is closed to motor traffic for the weekend.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

GMR closed for Labor Day weekend. Closure started Thursday September 1st. Reopens Tuesday September 6th

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Missing cell phone found on GMR

Bill found a cell phone laying on the road a bit below mm 11.70. Bill dropped it off at the Glendora PD station.

Two hot ladies on a Monday night bike ride. Cathy and Heather spurred me up the hill. It was a hot evening in the low 90s. My stubbed toe did fine.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rod walked his bike down the long straight away near the first hairpin turn with a flat tire. He needed a new tube and a pump. Fortunately a SAG driver for another cyclist assisted. Matt offered his tube and the driver had a full push pump. Rod was able to ride up the road. The marine layer was thicker today. So thick it looked walkable. It was a day to help others and make new friends.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gate is open on GMR

Friday, August 19, 2016


GMR is closed due to the blue cut fire

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Blue Cut Fire

Here's an interesting perspective. Compare the size of the smoke cloud to the size of Mt Baldy in the foreground. That's a lot of smoke!

Currently, there is a brown haze on the top of the San Gabriels, all the way to Mt Wilson, so it is likely impacting the air quality on GMR.

Photo by Mark coming soon

Bill took this photo Wednesday morning. The valley was clear as a bell.

GMR Closed due to Blue Cut Fire

Glendora Patch lists GMR closed to motor vehicles.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Escaping the house I walked Big Dalton Canyon Sunday morning. Has it been more than a year since my last visit. The biggest change is the clearing of trees south of the camp grounds. Goats don't use chain saws.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mark's view of GMR

Mark G. captured the early morning marine layer in the canyons on August 7th, 2016.