Enriquez, when uploading a gpx to create a new route from http://www.geoladders.com/gpx_create_route.php make sure you add a name AND point to your GPX with the browse button. If you forgot to enter a name you will have to repoint to the GPX file using the browse button, otherwise you will get a red error message. If you're having an issue somewhere else let us know the link, thanks.
Staff 08/20/17 11:07 AM
UphillRider55, thanks, yeah gpx posting should be a bit easier now, for both new routes and existing route posts. Garmin Communicator is officially gone, so GPX for now. Later this year we hope to get Garmin Express going. Working on updating iphone app now.
Mountain Bike Ride 00:59:40 breaks 01:36:03 8.7 mph 6:52 pace
Today at 02:10 PM - After a long weekend at work I had every intention of sleeping in and not riding today, but when I got up a little later than usual and it was still nice and cool out I decided to do a very slow and mellow ride. Glad, as always, that I got out. Had a chance to chase (literally) 3 small bucks down Cattle Pond loop - even had one stop and turn around to see if I was still coming; I was so he bailed. Was really surprised as to how long they stayed on the trail and let me chase. Pretty cool. Finished the ride, had some coffee and then went out to watch the Eclipse. Great day!
08/10/17, 07:46 PM yes it really was. You could pick up tunnel vision on this and just zone out and play ewok through the trees. Bit dry and dusty in spots, and also up top a fair number of snow piles to ride through. Bike doesn't handle same in snow as dirt lol. But the dirt was thin loose over hard pack so the tires hooked up well and I could really get ripping. Thing about trails up here is they are one-direction. I never let loose in CA because people are always climbing what you're dropping. Up here you just frickin' drop and let it rip and listen to your lizard brain not the one telling you to watch out for a family of four from Tustin climbing the trail. A will ride again.
Edge 800 Mountain Bike Ride 04:14:30 breaks 04:50:53 5.5 mph 10:54 pace
07/27/17 - Today I got the opportunity to see if I could keep up with Jay, Jeremy and Steve on the Blackstar Thursday Evening Ride. I couldn't.Gave up at the half way point. But this is not a bad story. Today like on my 2 previous rides, stopped trying to push it. Just relaxed and didn't worry about the results. Momentum gradually increased until I was moving along well and easy. Today a mile from the Beeks gate to the D Ball didn't seem to take much effort at all.
07/23/17 - Well, that was a real good one! Afternoon plans had me out on the trail kind of early AM (no mtnbikeJ dawn patrol by any means). Amazing there were so few folks out, for the entire route. Weather was great, especially in Laguna Wilderness and on the ridges, although noticeably hotter as I ventured along Serrano Ridge. I felt good throughout, but had a few moments of fatigue, and remained well hydrated. I really like this route, but it is time to do it in reverse next time. Great Ride!
07/15/17 - Looks like us MTB'rs just can't catch a break - Oakleyville now appears to be closed to all use and is now labeled a "Nature Presrve". A formidable sign enough for me to not take the chance of doing my recovery route through there. really too bad too, I like that route. The park was empty so riding against traffic was a non-issue. Great Ride!
07/16/17, 12:52 PM "Nature Preserve" my a$%. They bulldozed everything around it to build more homes. I can respect it more if they were honest, but they are insulting my intelligence with feeding me this BS. So, all trails are off limits? Way to go OC. Time to move elsewhere where outdoor activities are still appreciated. What a bunch of liars!
07/12/17 - Sad, sad news my fellow MTB'rs - STT to OC has been destroyed by illegal vehicle activity. A week and a half ago I reported the illegal vehicle activity here. Turns out the vehicle was stuck about 1/4 mile above the OC Helo pad. CNF would not act on it without pics and GPS coordinates. Today, J and I rode back out there to get the pics and GPS coordinates. After Cadillac it was immediately evident additional vehicles had driven through. They rescued the stuck vehicle and destroyed all the vegetation on the trail in the process. We took pics and still reported the GPS coordinates to CNF, indirectly, via Kioti. Nice weather, but a bit buggy when not moving. Great Ride!
07/12/17, 10:04 PM It's frustrating, we have been sounding the alarm for years and CNF is absolutely indignant and will not even post a Ranger at the bottom of Cadillac to hand out tickets. From my home, I can see nighttime illegal vehicle activity every Fri/Sat/Sun, and other nights too. With the revenue generated from the CNF stated fine of $5000 and/or 6mos Prison they could easily pay for their salary many times over and pay for barriers. Why won't the CNF actually protect our trail from illegal vehicle activity?
06/22/17 - Late start- 9:AM. 2nd ride on new Primer,asphalt section now way easier. Once on the dirt 93 degrees in the shade up to the peak . At 4C's next 4 miles zero shade. Basicly way too hot. Started pre hydrating for this ride on the day of the Blackstar Neoplatonic Ride and also wore water management sun blocking clothing and brought lots of water. Otherwise would not have made it to the Peak. At the Peak took 2 D-Ribose tablets, 2 B-12 tablets, 3 Source of Life Gold Chewable Nutrition tablets and 1 Hammer Nutrition Gel Shot. This combo is an excellent anti bonking kit. Guaranteed instant revitalization. Air conditioning on the way down.
Mountain Bike Ride 02:21:24PR breaks 03:34:32 7.4 mph 8:04 pace HR avg 122 / max 147
06/21/17 - Made the call at a few places to do a Summer Solstice ride up Blackstar. Looks like about 25 people answered the call. Really hot to start, mid 90's ish. Once up into Hidden Valley, things were actually pretty pleasant. Lots of shade and not too hot.
Got up to Beek's in time to watch a pretty decent sunset and enjoy a beer and meet some new people.
Then, an initially cool descent that got warmer and warmer.
Lots of hikers down in the flat areas as we exited - probably one or two of them are the asshats that put in the new spray paint graffiti.
Thanks to all who came out - it was a great evening.
06/21/17, 09:23 AM Sheriff was out there ticketing cars for parking on the wrong side. I told him about someone was actively painting on the road. His only response was "right now"?. Yup. Turns out there was more than 1 Sheriff around, so maybe he actually drove in to investigate?
06/21/17 - Nice solstice sunset from the top. Large turnout for Rumpled's callout for paganism. Apparently there are a lot of pagan MTB'rs. Really comfortable at the top, I was a bit concerned it would be a cold nighttime descent, but once out of HR it was downright warm again. Great Ride!
06/18/17 - Mayhem. Anarchy. Here’s how it went down. Body Central sent the word out Friday that I was doing a longer ride Sunday afternoon when the cool breezes kick in. Everybody was totally down for that, but nobody raised a flag when the digestive tract went on a sugar binge of cookies and cupcakes at last nights party and even proceeded to fuel the next day on leftover cookies and cupcakes. Nothing said. And so it was predictable, really. Should have noticed the sluggish climbing but was focused on the empty trails and promised cool afternoon breezes. But the climbs were feeling a bit tough and soon enough it could not be ignored, the digestive tract was complaining of no substance food, the legs were complaining of no power and pointed their collective leg fingers at the digestive tract. And that was that, all that internal conflict going on and it was decided to abort the original longer ride plan and make the right turn for Beers and Burgers. Still, a Great Ride!
06/15/17 - After work ride w/ Ben tonight. Our ride had similar numbers to this. Burped my front tire which made the tire wobble. Did our best to get it seated on the rim but still some wobble. Time for a new tire.
06/10/17 - Fantastic ride yesterday with Dino, Ben and Jonna . We did 7 Oaks variation and it was super fun and a little sketch ((-; after climbing Radford with some extra credit to boot . Always a challenge riding with those three amigos !!
06/11/17, 07:21 AM This is the kind of ride I like to do. I have been in all those trails but in two separate rides. To make it all in the same ride, all 52 miles, now in my shitty shape I am, is impossible.
I am very envious. Good for you guys that you can do it.
06/05/17 - Another pleasantly placid pedal through abundantly bright wildflowers. The Lizards were quite well represented, but nary another human soul was to be seen thru-out the journey. Lovely weather! Great Ride!
06/01/17 - Ruh roh! Bunch of hammerheads showed up for tonight's BS ride. Things started out tame but eventually the pace beat me down. Fun to ride with J&S on the tandem. Hoping for warm sunny days ahead. Great Ride!
06/01/17 - Not the exact route but real similar in miles/ascent/etc. Rode with KWH and Josh. Cold and gloomy the whole ride, but at least I was prepared. Still riding without the Camelbak pack and I feel far less fatigued after a ride. Great Ride!
05/27/17 - Beautiful, bountiful breezes blew by blatantly. Felt like a sensational spring day. Trails were basically empty. Felt good throughout. Tried using a fanny pack with 2 small bottles and biking necessities. My back and shoulders were loving it after decades of toting the Camelback with a load of stuff. But, rationing water is something to get used to. Super Southern California day, it's why I live here. Great Ride!