Thursday, June 30, 2016

The gate at GMR is closed. The CHP unit is gone. Steaknives reported that they rode GMR this morning.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

GMR is still closed. CHP unit present.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

GMR still closed 6/28/2016. Bill reports:
GMR is still closed with a CHP unit there to shoo folks away.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The latest report from Matt is that the officers keeping folks off the road do not know when it will be open. The road is traditionally closed on July 4th weekend. With the fires they want the road closed for service vehicles only. Even after the fire is out above ground, The root system is still hot and can cause flare ups.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Baby Bald Eagle Gets Own No-Fly Zone

Firefighters battling a pair of wildfires in the San Gabriel Mountains have been instructed to avoid a 1,000-foot radius area around a nest where a baby eagle is getting ready to fledge, a U.S. Forest Service official said Wednesday.

626 Gold Streets Postponed

Due to active wildfires affecting air quality in the San Gabriel Valley region, public safety officials and city staff, who have been monitoring the situation closely, have officially moved to postpone the 626 Golden Streets event to a future date.

See the info here

Matt reported: Just talked to the police at the bottom of Gmr and he thinks Gmr will be closed for a few more days now.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Map of burned areas

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

GMR is closed. This officer said maybe Saturday.

Monday, June 20, 2016

View of the fire's from the Mr. Wilson cam

Spreading fast

Fire near Morris dam

Gmr closed for red flag warning

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wednesday night ride with Heather

Monday night ride with Joan and Cathy.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

626 Gold Streets

626 Gold Streets Walk, Run, Skate, or Bike 18+ miles of closed roads from Azusa to Pasadena on June 26 from 8 am to 2 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the activity hubs. Volunteers are entered into a raffle. 626 Gold Streets Volunteers

June Rides

Just when you think you can predict June weather it changes right before your eyes. Saturday, June 4th during the GMR Time Trial - hot sun streamed down from sun up to sun down. Friday, June 10th the over cast morning marine layer burned off to a beautiful sunny afternoon. Saturday June 11th, a higher marine layer promised a bit of sun at the top which disappeared as the thick wet clouds rolled up over the mountain as we chatted. Saturday afternoon it drizzled large drops that smacked the pavement as they landed. I call that rain. Just when you think you know June, you don't. Warm summer mid week rides turn to chilly spring rides on the weekend. Go figure.
Saturday June 4th. The GMR Time Trial Finish line. Complete with a King of the Mountain to cheer your finale.
Len on his historic GMR Time Trial event. It was hot with little wind.

June 6th. The Monday night ride with Joan, Heather and Cathy.
Cathy and Heather said that was a piece of cake.

Saturday June 11th. Sun shining. The yellow of the Spanish Broom painting the hillside.

Catching the rays. Len and Matt on Saturday. There was sun.

Saturday June 11th. This is a champion. She was shaking her head on the climb by the Ranger Station as her partner waited for her. I told her that section always kicks your rear. It does get easier. She made it to the shed. The first time in three years. congratulations.
Patience, Perseverance and Pedaling are his virtues.
A & J were on their way to Baldy. It was so good to meet you and chat.
Yes. I climbed Glendora Mountain Road and won. Excellent ride.
This view is from the first saddle on Saturday June 11th. the clouds have rolled in and covered everything. It was a chilly with a big dollop of moisture during the descent. Two great rides back to back on Friday and Saturday.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summer weather for riding started last Wednesday. I had a good strong ride tonight. I went out to mile marker 8.27.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

On site registration for GMR Time Trial 2016

Lightning Velo is holding their annual GMR Time Trial this coming Saturday, June 13th.  More info: