Just got back onto GL after a few years. Didn't use it because of the Garmin upload issue. But... apparently now it works if I switch my browser to IE while using GL. Thanks Doug for the effort... even if the gratitude might be quite delayed! :-P
Mountain Bike Ride 00:39:55 9.3 mph 6:27 pace HR avg 136 / max 158
08/14/18 - Not as hot as recently, and no smoke in the area either.
Catching a cold, so just decided to take it easy. Then Eric passed me on the last straight and gave me a challenge.
We fought hard on the last climb, 2 and half minutes of battling; each passing the other a couple of times - ultimately I pulled out the win (for 28th or something).
Ow, that really hurt: I wanted to crawl up in a ball.
Fun times out at the thing that used to be a lake.
Road Ride 01:30:24 breaks 01:33:15 8.7 mph 6:55 pace
08/14/18 - Got a late start so finished at dark. A bit cooler tonight which felt good. Right knee started hurting from first pedal stroke. Strange as it's been fine for the past 3-4 rides. Seat might have dropped a bit. Gotta check that.
Mountain Bike Ride 02:03:49 breaks 02:08:01 7.6 mph 7:52 pace
07/30/18 - My original plan was to head up to Beek's Place, but when I got above the shade and the sun was beating down on me I decided that Plan B would be to Hidden Ranch and back, as it was warming up quick. The drop into HR was a nice cool down, and then some high clouds rolled in so I went back to the original plan. Slight cloud cover stayed with me until about mile 7 which was nice. Found a short single track that I had not noticed before at about mile 3.5 - doubled back and checked it out on the climb; very short but breaks up the fireroad decent, which by the way was very smooth today; corners nice and clean.
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.