Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday 10/12

Andy noticed the large bird sitting in the tree at Glendora Ridge Road mile marker 0.29. Bill was the bird whisperer who got up close about 30 feet away and took the photo. Furloughed US Forest Rangers said they were bald eagles. Another rider went by and asked what was up. An Eagle! He said that was worth stopping for. After my photo of Mt. Baldy, Andy spied a red tailed hawk attacking a second eagle. What a spectacular sight. Definitely worth the trip.
Lin at the shed.
Andy's Liqui Gas Canondale at the shed. Green is his theme.
The view of baldy between eagle sightings. Glendora Ridge Road mile marker ~1.
Andy at Glendora Ridge Road at mile marker 6.2.
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.

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