Thursday, February 26, 2015

View from the Road

Snow covered Baldy captured by Bill on his ride Wednesday morning from Newman's point.

The sun is lingering longer and I got out for two secret trainings in the evenings. yipee.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Riders! Volunteers! Housing Hosts! Wanted!

San Dimas, California  (February 24, 2015) - Riders, volunteers, and housing hosts are wanted for the 16th annual San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR), scheduled for March 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2015. Come and be part of 3 days of great racing.  Information about the race is available at:

Rider registration is open through Sunday March 22nd .  All categories have openings. Register now to assure a spot at   Stage races like the SDSR which are open to a wide range of riders are becoming very rare, so please come out and support this race.

Volunteers are needed to help at the race in roles such as Course Marshall.  For information about open volunteer position, see:  This is a great opportunity to be a part of a professional caliber bike race.  Strong volunteer support is what makes it possible for us to put on this event.  Everyone’s contribution is valued!  Email our Volunteers Director at if you have any questions about volunteering.

Housing hosts are needed to provide accommodations for pro team riders that are racing in the SDSR.  Hosting one or more riders is a great way to become acquainted with professional cyclists. More information about host housing is available in a PDF document posted at   Email our Host Housing Coordinator at if you are interested in being a housing host.

Monday, February 23, 2015


Rainbow over GMR. The rain gauge  reports 1 inch of rain from this storm.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Road Conditions

Three hydraulic oil slicks on Glendora Mountain Road between mile marker 8.89 and  5.51. Translated from the new culvert with new section of road to the shed. Department of Public Works personnel were soaking it up with dirt. Make sure the first lap is the visual on road conditions. The spills were extensive and covered both lanes in areas.

This was one of two cars pulled up from mile marker 6.8 (the down hill before the shed). It was 400-500 feet below the road and was hidden from view. Here the auto is nearly up the hillside.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Wolfgang at the shed. He is considering hosting riders for the SDSR in his home.

We all cheered for a rider flying up to the shed.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Crash at the s bends

Bill at first saddle.

Joan donated her park tool emergency tire boot patch to repair a Chino Hills rider's slit tire. Way to pay it forward.

Matt on his way to Baldy

Baldy from GMR

Mt. Baldy from Glendora Ole Hammer Park

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Host Pro Cyclists in Your Home

2015 San Dimas Stage Race Looking For Host Families
San Dimas, California (February 4, 2015) - The San Dimas Stage Race organization is searching for families in the San Dimas Area who would like to host riders for the 2015 race! Host housing is needed for the professional men’s and women’s bicycle racing teams competing at the 2015 San Dimas Stage Race – an opportunity for families in the area to connect with National Champions, Olympians, future Olympians, and hard-working racers striving to fulfill dreams in professional bike racing. The race runs from March 27-29. Teams typically arrive 1-2 days before the race and usually leave the day after the race.

We are in search of families who live within a 30-minute maximum drive of San Dimas, CA. Opportunities exist to host riders from men’s and women’s teams. See for race information. Host homes need to provide: a bed space (couch or air mattress is fine) for each rider, kitchen privileges and refrigerator space; garage or other safekeeping space for bicycles. Host homes ARE NOT expected to provide: transportation or food, the teams will provide their own transportation and meals. Some families do like to provide some shared meals, but are not expected to do so.

Host families are encouraged to engage with their guest racers, as experience shows that involved host families find the experience most rewarding when they connect with their guests. Come watch them race, talk to them find out what the life of a professional road cyclist is all about. If you would like to host a cycling team, please send an email to with the following information: Name, address, City, Phone, Email and the number of riders you can host. Whether you can host one or two riders, or whether you and your neighbors can host a full team of eight; we want to hear from you!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Spinning my wheels

Counting down the days to the time change. With more daylight and the lure of outdoor riding during the week. In the meantime I spin my wheels. First slow and steady to warm up and then 20 minutes in I do intervals. Spinning as fast and hard for 15 seconds. 10 intervals. Comparing my sessions the beginning of January. The dots are moving in the right direction.