Sunday, November 30, 2014

CB#: 6264852439

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Ride

An afternoon ride in the warm sun felt more like summer than autumn. My legs were stiff and less cooperative. My performance sagged. Then motivation caught up with me, and talked me up the hill. Scott encouraged my tempo a bit faster. The corners were sunny and hot with no wind. Fortunately it was late enough to have plenty of shade. Scott had the scoop about the latest over-the-side vehicle at Coyote Corner (mile marker 10.63). Two men stood on the berm looking down the hillside. Accessing the remaining vehicle, the father of the driver and a towing service operator surveyed the damage. The vehicle had rolled over several times. The driver was recovering.

First saddle was enough for both of us. Scott descended while I stayed and chatted with Robert from Parliament of Owls. He had tales of mountain lions from here to the Santa Monica Mountains.

The after glow of a bike ride and the pleasant surprise of friends always feels sweet.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Ride

there are some days when you crave the solitude of a solo ride. And there are days when you need the connection to friends but find yourself alone on the road.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Matt's evening ride

Matt's view from Newman's.

Monday, November 17, 2014

GMR closed Monday 11/17 8:30 am

GMR closed Monday 11/17 8:30 am. Closed due to high winds. Expected to be open 11/19/2014.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday Along the Road

Skateboarders rolled down the road balancing on a thin sheet of wood. The roar of the wheels created a harmony with the pavement. Bending low they clasped the board to hug the turns, vigilant to a stray rock or an odd ridge of tar that lined the cracks of worn asphalt. They descended with a unity of wheels, road and board.

Saturday, the skateboarders put their boards aside and walked the pavement. Armed with large clear plastic bags, they bent down and grabbed fast food bags, aluminum cans, drink bottles, cigarette cartons, and high energy food wrappers strewn along the edge. The back of the pick up trucks filled with bags of trash. The forest breathed.

And for the rest of us, a simple rule holds true. Pack out what you pack in.  Throw that carton, can or container back into your car, your bike or your backpack. Put the empty wrappers in jacket pockets. It's lighter now and it crumples so it fits.

The community of skateboarders earned a mountain of respect. They stepped up to a task that few of us do and all of us can enjoy.  For those Saturday heroes my gratitude and thanks.

Thank you.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

SC Velo Food Drive

San Dimas, California (November 10, 2014) – The Southern California Velo Cycling Club (SC Velo) and Incycle Bicycle Stores are conducting a Thanksgiving Food Collection Drive to help provide holiday dinners to families and individuals that otherwise could not afford one. Food items to be donated should be non-perishable, such as Canned Meats, Canned Vegetables, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Boxes of Stuffing or Turkey Dressing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, bags of rice or dried beans, etc. The food can be left in collection bins at Incycle Bicycle Stores in San Dimas, Chino, Pasadena, and Rancho Cucamonga ( ) between Wednesday, November 12th, and Sunday, November 23rd. Anyone bringing food to an Incycle store during this food drive will receive a free Incycle water bottle . All of the donated food will be taken to the Salvation Army Regional Food Distribution Center for distribution to needy families.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Saturday with Tour de Foothills

Link to photos its late. and this reluctant blogger can't seem to get the links correct.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Ride

After the rain the Sunday ride felt very good. Bill took this photo at the top of Monroe. Baldy is hiding behind clouds. Definitely click to feel the full effect.