Mountain Bike Ride 02:30:22 breaks 03:01:27 7 mph 8:35 pace HR avg 120 / max 141
Today at 12:19 AM - First day of summer. Got about 20 people to join me in a Summer Solstice BStar ride. Thanks everyone for coming out on a really nice night. Sunset from top of BStar was really nice.
Mountain Bike Ride 00:51:04PR breaks 00:57:00 9.7 mph 6:10 pace
06/21/18 - Good ride tonight. Chased a guy on Portola and most of the way to Mustard and then got dropped. He was hauling. Kept up a fast pace the rest of the ride. Longest day of the year - great day to be out riding.
06/20/18 - Another after work ride - legs felt pretty sluggish. Pretty quiet out on the trails. One big group that started before me. Nice seeing Cynthia out there. Cooks was packed again as usual for a Wednesday night.
06/11/18 - Slow starting but excellent ride with Jake who complains but still kills it !
Great to run into Benjonna and Joey R and his crew ! Motorway is in awesome condition and my new dropper is dope 😜
Road Ride 01:11:15 breaks 01:23:00 10.5 mph 5:41 pace
05/27/18 - Stretch ride with the Mrs. Decided to coast all the way back from Cooks Corner. Needed to pedal partly up the 3 ramps on underpasses, otherwise coasted the entire way. Rather slow, albeit, but doable.
05/30/18, 10:21 PM On my 100 Miles of Nowhere Centuries we've done coasting as a contest. Start at the top of the tunnel. No pedalling at all. No rocking your bars either. A couple of us have made it past the RR tracks. Tough contest.
Mountain Bike Ride 02:32:41 breaks 03:37:51 7 mph 8:32 pace
05/26/18 - Good ride with regular Saturday Crew ride plus some other who we haven't rode with in a while. Started with a group of 12 of us today. Good route and good times back at Rose Canyon Cantina after the ride.
Mountain Bike Ride 01:02:04 breaks 01:45:11 8.4 mph 7:09 pace
05/22/18 - Just got back into town and asked my wife how much "rain" we got. "Oh, it was just a slow steady drizzle..." she says. And I believe her - Whiting's open so I was good to go; until I hit Mustard. Pedaled through the slippery slope as far as I could - made it to the last climb and really didn't want to unclip and step in it but the tires were just too caked w/mud and wouldn't turn. Spent 30 minutes up top cleaning my bike and shoes. I've been through this same scenario many times before - you would think I should know better. Riding is like a drug - it clouds your ability to think clearly... Hey - the rest of the trail was fabulous; already thinking about another ride in the morning....
Mountain Bike Ride 01:51:45 breaks 02:06:37 6.7 mph 8:56 pace HR avg 128 / max 151
05/11/18 - Irvine Ranch Conservancy ride. You know the drill, don't poach - can only go with a docent. Signed up for this intermediate ride; I was by far the slowest. Tough climb up Shoestring right off the bat. I was really beat, but eventually made it around. A few HAB's for me all around the place.
05/06/18, 04:10 AM Hi Ben. Seeing your post made me remember 6 years ago when I rode this very ride and I met you and Jr. on the trails twice. Now I can only remember it because now I can't do this kind of rides anymore. I can't store in my body the energy needed for 50 miles. At least I can enjoy the memories.
Mountain Bike Ride 01:41:49 breaks 01:58:00 9.2 mph 6:31 pace
04/21/18 - SS - 2nd ride of the day. 1:12 to the gate. Final big training ride for the Rwanda Ride scheduled for next Saturday. Handed out a few Rwanda Ride business cards and asked quite a few folks if they were riding. Warm, but a nice breeze. Front brake pads squealing like a stuck pig on the downhill - gotta replace those ASAP. Took a nice nap when I got home. I'm ready for the 50 miler next week!
Mountain Bike Ride 01:08:03 breaks 01:44:35 8.2 mph 7:20 pace
02/24/18 - Brrr... It has been a while since I've needed to bring out the cold weather gloves and I kinda wished I would have this morning. Didn't feel my fingers until the top of Mustard. Reminded me of that Foghat song - cold ride.... I am freezing.... or something like that.
Mountain Bike Ride 02:26:28 breaks 02:48:00 10.2 mph 5:53 pace
02/17/18 - SS - finally got the chain tension figured out by using a half-link. Lovely day for riding after volunteering at the Harding Time Trail this morning. Only walked a couple sections that were too chunky to ride - 1 small section by cell tower in O'Neill and the last pop at Chiquita ridge. Saw my first rattler of the season bombing down Chaquita just before the toll road - a 4 footer sunning himself. Rolled about 3 inches from his head. He didn't move. Water in the arroyo not too deep - cleaned all of them. Forgot how much flat there is on the route - hard to make time on the SS.
01/24/18, 11:29 AM Injury after Injury has had me off the bike. Now if I could only get back to where I was 8 years ago.
The YT is nice especially at the price point if was at. Does not climb as well as my Mojo did, but it%u2019s a fun bike.