Monday, May 27, 2013

Saturday Ride

Roderidgo's first climb up Glendora Mountain Road.
John back in the saddle.

Roderidgo at the shed. Whats the second best ride in Southern California?

Bill's go pro camera captured these shots.

First saddle.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Construction on Glendora Mountain Road

The Department of Public Works has awarded a contract for the building of a retaining wall at mile marker 8.9 on Glendora Mountain Road. The contract was awarded to the John S. Meek Company, Inc. Details here Construction should begin around June 4th and complete around August 4th.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Can't Escape Now

A six bladed home made helicopter with a go-pro camera on board. Matt reports it is three feet long.

Bills photo from mile marker 7.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

School bus driving school on the mountain

School bus training happened on May 10th, 2013.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday Ride

Alot of great folks riding the road on Saturday.

Kim and Mike.

Brent, Linda and crew.


His motto: "Mountains make you stronger. Wind makes you meaner."

Maria and Cary
If summer is here, I must get on the road sooner to beat the heat. Hope everyone comes back to enjoy the climb.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday Ride

After Friday's ride on a day that temperatures peaked at 100F, the winter gear was packed away. Warm weather is here and good bye cold. Then the clouds appeared and rained over the weekend. It was still cloudy on Wednesday evening. I missed the blood pressure screening at work. The line was too long. Another colleague related how good they felt after visiting the gym. Cardio, weight training, keeping trim. Perhaps that spurred me on.
Still a moment's hesitation as I stood at the cusp of the garage dressed to ride with a warm jacket, leggings and a hat for the descent. I pushed on and the ascent by the Ranger's station was hard as always. Gaining momentum I felt power in the legs on the journey up the hill. Sitting back farther in the saddle. The speed increased nicely. My plan was to turn around when I saw friends coming down the hill. There were very few people out. Runners coming down from the Garcia/Ridge route.
I spied two riders in grey nearing POM corner riding up. I could hear talking. About a third of a mile in front of me. Rabbits to chase. I surprised myself as I closed the gap.
I recognized one of the riders, my friend.
Turned around at the saddle. Used all the warm gear for the freeze downhill. Strong ride. Calories burned. Endorphins coursing through the veins.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Ride

Quiet day on the road while Bill and I rode to the shed. Met Wayne on his way down the road. Good to catch up and see that I can ride and a real wimp when it comes to pain..
The real news started after I left the mountain. A motorcyclist crashed on GMR around noon today. Story here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Begin Again

Happy to be on the road and on a bike. The First Monday night and Wednesday evening ride in forever. OK, more like six months. I reconnected with Mike who runs with his dog. I rode to the First saddle both nights. It is a good spot to turn around. The bee swarm on the dirt was amazing and scary. I got as close as I could with out being threatening to the bees and then zoomed in. No stings.