Thursday, December 24, 2015

Glendora Ridge Road Closed 12/24/2015 to 12/28/2015 due to icy road conditions

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Toy Ride Success

The SC Velo/Incycle Toy Ride was a Great Success!

Toys collected during the three week drive
were delivered to the San Dimas Sheriff's Station. Apart of the toys delivered were 40 bikes donated by SC Velo, Incycle, Impact Racing Team and a generous donation by Cannondale. 

Many of the toys were carried by the Toy Riders in back backs on their ride over to the San Dimas Sheriff's station. The rest of the toys and the bikes were transported by vans.

The officials at the Sheriff's station were impressed and grateful for all of the toys and bikes we have provided them to distribute to deserving local families. 

Many thanks to everyone that contributed and participated!

Can you spot Hammer the mini-pincher is sitting in the photo?

Hard Core

The summer crowd of folks on the mountain have gone holiday shopping. Only the hard core veterans who need their Gmr fix ride during the winter months. My ride schedule has dropped to once a week  with the short days. Blame the cold weather, but the in door exercise routine fell by the wayside as well. The Saturday morning sun felt good albeit a bit cool. A whole week off I took in the grinding gears, the small hillside erosion as squirrels scurried away, the rhythm of wheels and chains and pumping hearts. Joan and I forged ahead as Matt and Bill caught up. At the shed, Joan was quick to descend. Matt, Bill and I lingered on. We stopped at Newman's to check out the reservoir when a large red tail hawk fell overhead. The wing span was impressive as the bird flew low overhead. Fortunately the white remembrances of dinner floated down to the hillside. We were happy not to have been tagged with hawk crap.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

GMR Cleanup

Kudos to those who participated in the GMR Cleanup Saturday December 12 sponsored by Extreme Boardshop and REI. People trekked from San Diego, Riverside and surrounding cities to participate in festivities and fun. They covered seven miles of road collecting items discarded along the road. Their good work should inspire us all to pick up our items. The Angeles Forest thanks you.

It was a tough day of riding for me as the winter hours cuts into my ride time. It was nice to meet Yann at the shed.