Happy New Year my sources of inspiration and good humor!
Staff 12/08/17 12:57 PM
GeoLadders iPhone app for iOS 11 is now available in the Apple app store (as a free app). The app is basically the same as the previous version (i.e. functions as a gps, allowing you to easily record and post any activity to GeoLadders).
Staff 11/28/17 11:30 PM
GeoLadders iPhone app v2.0, supporting iOS 11, will be available soon, ...we have finished testing.
01/06/18 - Aahhh... so nice to get back out on the bike and the trails. Super pleasant solo ride out to SP. Been sick for way too long! Lost 10lbs by starving the fever, and not drinking beer. Makes the climbs so much easier. In a rare twist I started feeling better and better as I climbed so I kept on going on out to SP, one of my favorite rides. Stupid stupid Garmin mysteriously stopped tracking my ascents/descents sometime around Beeks, did not notice until the descent back from SP. Had to power off/on to get the ascent tracking back, even though mileage and time, etc. was still tracking. Stupid Garmin. Truly, a Great Ride!
01/05/18, 04:41 PM Flu shot missed the mark this year. That's why there is the current endemic. I got my flu shot late Sept and am still suffering from this creeping crud. Hoping to get back on the bike this weekend. Glad you're feeling better.
11/18/17 - Blackstar Motorway was so sweet soothing and serene. Motorway was like always a treat. When I go to the Maple Springs Visitor Center Parking Lot it was awash with calamity spewing motor vehicles running amok. This was the first time I've been able to complete this route.
EDGE305 Mountain Bike Ride 00:38:30 breaks 00:38:31 8.2 mph 7:18 pace HR avg 80 / max 94
12/19/17 - no rso. StartTime=1731. [12762.FX9; 82740. total; 0. to tie Venus]. [12762.FX9; 82740. total; 7260. to tie Abigail]. This ride completed the virtual circumnavigation of the equators of the Earth, Moon, Pluto, Mercury, Mars and Venus and is 0 miles into the equator of a fake geomass named Abigail (7260mi circumference to yield 90000 total miles). The completion of Venus was expected to be in around 4 years after I'm 82. I finished Venus a few months early. This 12 year plan was conceived in 2006. My post of 2014aug05 when I completed going around Mars asked for suggestions as to what my next goal after Venus should be. bikesurfski suggested Uranus. I didn't like that because it would take me 15 years to complete and I would be almost 97 years old. In addition on 2014aug06 I added comments to the 2014aug05 post as to what was included in my 'total miles'. My balance is deteriorating and a goal that far into the future would not keep me motivated.
12/18/17 - Superb way to utilize a vacation day. I've always enjoyed the climb up Silverado and on a day/time with little to no traffic was just perfect by me. Out on Maple Springs I only encountered a couple hikers just below 4 Corners. So nice to climb out on Maple Springs again, always a favorite. Can't wait until we get some wet weather and everything gets a thorough cleaning. I'm no fan of Motorway and was expecting the worst, and got the worst in the shale section. After that I was pleasantly surprised to find the trail in great condition. Nice descent back to the truck made for a ... Great Ride!
12/16/17 - If the number of friends willing to do a big a$$ ride with you is a measure of success, J is a very successful guy. I think we were 14 strong for much of the ride. Others would come and go, just as J designed the route to be. Everybody appeared to be enjoying the day. Great Ride!
11/20/17 - Later start than anticipated due to chores and other delays. I've been thinking about this route for a while now and today turned out to be perfect for it. Caught the sunset as I got to the top of Live Oak and just before dropping down Vista for a 2nd romp. Popped out of O'Neill just at darkness and ran the flashers all the way home up SCR. Great Ride!
10/29/17 - What would you do? Josh and I were out enjoying the gorgeous afternoon peacefulness as we ascended to OC. At the Cadillac junction we come across 2 MTB'rs, a Dad and his Son, who had just traversed Harding-Joplin. They told us they had an encounter with a Mtn Lion down in OC. They thought the ML may have been stalking them as they took a breather and water break just above the OC campsite. The ML did not run off, but did disappear into the brush. As they tore out of there, they told 2 hikers who were approaching the top of OC. We kept going, at first undaunted. Then we came across the hikers on their descent and they indicated they also saw the ML, but we passed too quickly for any kind of report. I'm usually game for seeing wildlife, especially ML, but coming nose to nose with one somehow did not feel advisable, we stopped at the first telephone pole and hung out a bit. It was getting dark and we half-expected to see the ML come trotting around the blind corner. What then? Great Ride!
10/29/17, 09:52 PM We opted to turn around. And for that we were treated to an incredible sunset above the roiling fog rising toward us. We stopped to warn 2 other riders ascending about the ML, and then descended in to the gray mist. Darkness was creeping in, that was when I realized I had not brought a light. Luckily we were able to drop the Luge in low light, but the climb home was in darkness. Always an adventure!
10/24/17 - Sensational and stunning twilight ride, really quite beautiful. Unfortunately, I was feeling quite poorly for nearly the entire ride. By the time we had descended and were out on blacktop I could barely pedal hard enough to keep the bike upright. Still, because of the outstanding twilight and good company it was a Great Ride!
09/23/17 - Couldn't get started til 12:00 noon. As I going up Trabuco Creek Road, encountered the imtbtrails group on their way down. They were the only other mountain bike riders seen on the entire route. It was a beautiful day with lots of greenery. Had a great time. Hope I don't get P.O. rash this time.
09/23/17 - 6 of us showed up for the Saturday Crew Ride this morning. Our route had similar #'s as this.
By the end it was just Benito and myself. Troy had a little mishap at one point but he should be ok and then I decided to tip over on a climb and fall right into a cactus. First time I have done that and I was covered in needles. If Ben wasn't with me, I would have been in a lot more trouble. Probably be pulling them out for a long time.
09/06/17 - This was one EPIC ride, painful but EPIC! Lots of rain thunder and lightening, thought we were in for a situation. Things did work out for an amazing long arse descent....wooohoo! Fun stuff!!
08/31/17 - Simply the best BS ride of the year! Light rain started the moment we hit dirt and got heavier from there, but it was so cool to see! Rain reflecting in the afternoon light, all the rocks shiny and clean. And the rainbows, double rainbows, everywhere! Wonderful smells a aplenty too. Rain completely stopped by the time we got to the Hidden Ranch overlook. From there to Beeks the trail was a bit crusty, but dry. Winds were swirling and sometimes strong gusts would either help or hinder. Everything was great on the descent until we got back to the HR overlook, there it had continued raining, apparently, and the infamous BS slick mud caught us. Josh and I seemed to do OK. I saw Jason do a controlled/uncontrolled slide for 30 yards before his wheel locked up from caked mud. Suzanne and Steve also locked up. After that short, sloppy section the trail was fine and dry again. But the damage was done in aces and I had to hose the bike down real good at home. Great Adventurous Sensational Ride!