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Part one of three of the Tour de Foothills and GMR Challenge

Saturday was the first of two 72 mile “pre-rides” ahead of the Tour de Foothills century in November. I went into this ride somewhat apprehensive as I was unable to finish this ride last November. The GMR climb did me in and I finished dead-last on the timing part of the ride. I abandoned at […]

Tour de Big Bear

When you do rides like the Tour de Big Bear don’t forget to stop and look around, enjoy where you are. I, for the most part, didn’t do that on this ride. I got to Big Bear on Friday afternoon around 2PM. I wanted to get there early to acclimate to the altitude and to […]

Gravity only rides

A group from my office recently went on a day trip to Big Bear’s Snow Summit to ride the lift and let gravity do the work for a day of riding. It had been a few years since I had ridden in Big Bear, but it will be more often now. I think I had […]

If it’s not one thing, it’s another . . .

I’ve now gone on three rides in a row without a flat! (knock, knock on wood) It must have beent the defective tire causing the punctures. And now moving on to the latest issue. A few months ago I noticed some extra ‘pain in the ass’ on rides. After some investigation and some ‘Googling’ I […]

Ojai Valley Century

It was good and, at the end it was HOT!. Fortunately though it was only the last 10 miles or so that really sucked the energy out of you on the final climb of the day. The rest of the ride was cool enough for me to keep my arm warmers on until the inland […]

Mt. Wilson, the road version

After a pretty light Sunday I figured I needed a little more intense ride in prep for this weekend’s Ojai Valley Century. I didn’t feel up to the massive GMR-GRR-Mt Baldy ride so I went for Mt Wilson. I felt as strong on this ride as I have ever felt. Much of the ride in […]

Nice Sunday ride

We had a small group ride with a few people I work with. This was originally meant to climb Mandeville Fire Rd, but since none of knew how to get from the parking area to the fire road we decided to just do an up and back in Sullivan Canyon. It turned out to be […]

Long weekend start with club ride

I didn’t ride much this week ahead of the weekend. OK I didn’t ride at all this week, but followed it up with three pretty tough days over the long weekend. This was my second club ride and my first as a member. It was basically the same as the week before with a little […]

Mt. Wilson

Kinda a ‘recovery’ ride from yesterday. If an 18 mile, 4500 foot climb can be a recovery ride. I didn’t push and stopped a lot.

First club ride

Today I joined a cycling club. But first I rode a club ride, well mostly a club ride. It wasn’t exclusive to club members but many of the riders were in the club. I have been thinking and talking of a joining a club for years, but never actually got around to it. Today I […]