|Nice ride today. Expected the trails to be even sandier given how long it's been since we got any real rain, but they weren't too bad. Maybe the wind strips the sand out of some spots. ||935||139/175|
|Took another first timer for her first off road ride. She did a great job, especially given that she was riding a hybrid bike, with only moderately knobby tires and rim brakes. Very impressive. ||1028||133/176|
|Trail is drying up fairly quickly after the rains. Still muddy in a few spots, but totally rideable. There is a tree that's fallen over the trail in the Brea Dam area, just downhill of where the train crosses the paved road that gives access to the dam. Beware. There is enough room to go around it on the left side, but that route was not rideable for me. I took the paved road down. Walking around the fallen tree is an option. More skilled riders than me might be able to ride around it. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc190/Xcelratr/FLoopFallenTree_zpscac4c154.jpg ||989||148/184|
|After 2 false starts, and a dumb (on my part) crash, got a good ride in. Can't believe how warm it is for Feb. Every ride is a good ride, though. :) ||1027||135/180|
|Took a new-to-FLoop rider around today. I could not keep up with her. :( Always nice to get a good ride in, though, despite the risk to my ego. ||842||146/183|
|No better way to honor MLK's lifelong achievements than by going out and getting dirty and sweaty. New PR for moving time, but not sure it counts. Spent a lot of time stopped to move the GoPro around. So I got some extra resting in along the way. ||1012||142/181|
|First ride after replacing BB5s with BB7s. Also played with GoPro for the first time. Film at 11...
|Took a newbie on her 2nd time around FLoop. She did a GREAT job. Tried to get some footage with new GoPro, but failed. ||853||136/181|
|Nice ride today. Courthouse parking lot was packed with vehicles. Cool air + sunshine = wonderful temperature. ||913||146/183|
|Took a first timer on this ride today. She did a terrific job both climbing and descending. ||1020||125/176|
|Nice ride today. About 6.9 miles in, when going downhill along the south edge of West Coyote Hills Nature Park, heading for N Euclid St, it's sandy enough to put a pretty good wiggle into the bike, and of course there's a big light pole RIGHT next to the trail. I go down that hill in fear of wiggling myself face first into that pole. ||878||143/177|
|Broke my chain with a dumb shift right at the bottom of Sullivan Cyn, turning up the concrete ramp to Queensferry. Thanks to Cynergy Cycles in SaMo for fixing it while I waited. ||1168||128/175|
|Trails are in pretty OK shape after yesterday's rain Only standing water I saw was long the train tracks. There were a few other spots that were muddy, but I didn't come across any spots where the wet ground was a handling problem. Yay for tacky dirt instead of sand pits! ||827||147/179|
|When the wind decides that it's time to ride,
To spread a little hell through the heartland,
It takes a good long toke then it blows the smoke
Through the desert night. ||972||134/170|
|Nice ride today, not as hot as I thought it would be. The sandyfication of various spots of the trail continues. We need some rain. Thanks to the girl scout hikers that made room for me at the bottom of the hill. ||872||146/176|
|First ride after converting to Stan's tubeless. 35 psi F/R. At first I thought I had better traction on the sandy bits, but after a few good wiggles late in the ride, I decided it's about the same. Very nice ride today, cooled off a bit and some occasional clouds helped. ||908||134/168|
|Apparently I was the only mtber too dumb to check the weather before riding. Sweet holy moly it was hot. Hot + leg day at the gym yesterday = slow damn ride today.
Head's up: the hard left to head down to the RR tracks about 8.8 miles into FLoop has gotten VERY sandy. ||1036||145/178|
|Nice ride today. Trails are holding up ok with this dry spell. But there is still more sand in spots than I've seen before. ||966||139/171|
|Good day for a ride. Was surprised how light the traffic was today. Came close to a new PR, but missed it by a few seconds. ||860||157/185|
|Nice ride today, sunny but not too hot. Some parts of the trail are very sandy.
Hardly anyone out today, very light traffic of peds/riders and no horses.
If dog owners have to pick up after their pups, why don't horse owners have to pick up after their mounts? ||959||159/185|
|Little hot, little humid, lotta bright sunshine. Nice summer ride. ||850||142/174|
|Always nice to get out and ride. Was hot and dusty today, and predictably busy with walkers and a few horses. But a great way to spend a holiday. ||894||143/177|
|Was a warm ride today, but not too bad, given how sunny it was. ||829||137/174|