Friday, May 30, 2014

Mysterious Science of Fire

Watch Fire in Slow motion brought to us by our friends at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab.

Conflicting Reports

There are different directives coming from different responses of the guards at the gate. The first report stated that on June 4th the road may be completely closed to any activity with the implied meaning no hiking and no cycling. The second report came from the guard today saying construction at the site will continue on the weekend. The road may be accessible to foot and bike traffic through out the week.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Scoop from Joan

Good news GMR fans! The road is closed for the filming of San Andreas, the movie. I spoke to the Cinema Security guy this morning and he said the road is OPEN to bikes and hikers. They will be filming thru June10. Staged car crashes and more!

Monday, May 26, 2014

GMR Road closed 5/28 to 6/11

GMR road closed 5/28 to 6/11

Thursday, May 22, 2014

GMR Road closed this weekend. Open to cyclists and...

GMR Road closed this weekend. Open to cyclists and hikers. Expected closure on friday evening. from US Forestry.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tour of California 2014 Stage 7

I enjoyed a cool drink and empanadas at the cafe Malbec waiting for the Tour to arrive. The fencing was set up about 2:15 at the corner of Green and Catalina Streets in Pasadena. We chatted with a British couple who follow the tour closely, Loretta and Alan. The camera equipment was top of line as I listened to the clicks of photos captured as the tour whizzed past. We cheered the Lattern Rouge or the fellow riding in the very last place as he went by. The parade of support vehicles following the riders was impressive. The official with a red flag waved the riders to make the turn. Her race radio provided insights into the attacks and the catches by the peloton. It was nice to hear the unofficial winners announced as Peter Sagan, Thor Hushovd, Danny Van Poppel for Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California. Stage Results
Sir Bradly Wiggins in Yellow for Team Sky.
Mark Cavendish in the white jersey with Red and Blue strips for Team Omega Pharma-Lotto Quick Step.

Peter Sagan in the Green points Jersey for Team Canondale with Thor Hushovd for BMC in the red and blue jersey on the right.

Peter and Bradley coming out of the corner
John C. watched the Tour from the top of Linda Vista and the 210 freeway.
John received a gift from Sir Bradley. Pretty cool. Awesome memorabilia.

Friday, May 16, 2014

GMR expected open on saturday 5/17 after 10 am

GMR expected open on saturday 5/17 after 10 am

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GMR - Road closed to May 16th due to red flag warn...

GMR - Road closed to May 16th due to red flag warnings.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

GMR Road is closed.

GMR Road is closed. Personnel closed the road this morning at 8 am. Closed until 05/14/2014. a tow truck and fire engine pulled up an OTS vehicle by 9:30 am.

Birthday Nuts.

Bill from a previous ride

Thursday, May 8, 2014

My rides

Rode on Sunday morning early to beat the traffic. It was mostly a success. Quite surprised to see the pelotons of riders on the road.

Hooked up with Joan and Heather on Monday for a ride to Newmans. Much more fun when you chat with friends.

Wednesday was cloudy and I was about to skip out when I realized the Thursday schedule would be too late. I got out and rode. Ken caught me a mile and a half from the top. Great inspiration to pedal a bit faster. Thanks Ken.

Rarely do I see wildlife until it is staring me down in the middle of the road. I was amazed to see two does, one smaller one crossed the road and headed up the hillside. The larger one was staring at me from the opposite side of the road. "Cross, don't cross. What's that skinny thing on the wheels doing?" I read her mind. I made a complete stop as I wondered if deer were smarter than squirrels. She took the opportunity to bound across the road and with one magnificent six foot hop landed perfectly on p the hillside. From the seclusion of the brush, the does watched me and flapped their ears. I wanted a photo, but the noise of the velcro as I tried to get the equipment out sent them scurrying up into the deeper brush.

Everyone turned out happy and on their way. The endorphins were much needed on Thursday.

Friday, May 2, 2014

A green hillside. Enjoy the color of spring before the heat of summer dries it out. With todays temperature above 102F it feels like spring was short.

Road is open.