SAME ROUTE AS LAST YEAR FOR 2017!! From Cox building in RSM, out to Arroyo Trabuco, into O'Neill, up Live Oak to Cell Tower, Down Vista, up Twisty Tire, out into RSM, Plano Trabuco to Tijeras Creek Trail all the way to Oso, then under the bridge, up to Oso, Antonio to Waterworks and back.
UPLOAD - DIRECT FROM YOUR GARMIN DEVICE To Post an activity, GeoLadders supports 'Uploading' directly from a Garmin device, BUT, USING THE IE BROWSWER ONLY (Microsoft Interent Explorer). Plug in your Garmin device to your computer and click the 'Upload from GPS' button, just above this text. Or, if uploading a new route that does not yet exist in GeoLadders, click the red 'Upload Activity' button, top upper right corner of the page.
UPLOAD - A GPX FILE Upload any GPX file (e.g. a recent activity) here using the 'Post GPX to this route' button, on the left. One way to get a gpx file of your activity is to upload from Garmin Connect or Strava. For example, upload your activity to Strava then download ACTIVITY as GPX from Strava to your computer. Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Download GPX' (saves to 'Downloads' on your computer). Go to www.geoladders.com, open the existing route you want to post to, select 'Post GPX to this route' (on left), then click the 'Browse' button (middle of page), find the GPX in your 'Downloads' directory. Double click, save. That's it. Your route appears on geoladders.com/posts and in your dashboard.
DOWNLOAD - DIRECT TO YOUR GARMIN DEVICE Download this route to follow it on the GPS during an activity, or to race a Virtual Partner (yourself or others) on the GPS. Plug in your Garmin device to your computer and click the 'Download from GPS' button, just above this text. (NOTE: ONLY USE MICRSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER TO DOWNLOAD, WILL NOT CURRENTLY DOWNLOAD THRU FIREFOX, CHROME, OR SAFARI).
DOWNLOAD - A GPX FILE Click the 'Download GPX file' link, on the left to download this GeoLadders route (as a GPX FILE) to your computer. Then to get the file on your GARMIN device, login to Garmin Connect at connect.garmin.com. STEP 1). Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) STEP 2). Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. STEP 3). Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. STEP 4). The activity opens (in Garmin Connect), then upper right, of the 5 icons, click the GEAR icon 5. then SEND TO DEVICE (Note: you can rename the acivity before sending to your device). The activity will show in 'Courses' on your Garmin device with the default name or the name you gave it. 6. You'll need to unplug your device to view courses on your device. That's it.
06/02/18 Perfect riding weather this morning. Saw a large coyote on the road about 1/2 mile from the tollroad in the arroyo, and saw another on the way back also in the arroyo. Only a few riders out today. Went to top of Vista instead of the bypass. Big bulldozer in the arroyo a mile or so from Oso resulted in interesting navigation of the stream crossing as mud was everywhere.
04/14/18 I couldn't ride it the day of the event because I was injured from a fall. Today finally I found the time and a good day to do it. I did not ride the asphalted Plano Trabuco having a dirt trail behind Robinson Ranch, adding at least 15 more minutes. I consider it a sin. Good temps. I turned my lights on when riding by the creek.
04/07/18 SS - lovely day. Sunny at start then clouded up for an hour then sunny at end. Trail is perfect with no safety hazards for the Rwanda Ride in 3 weeks. Streams are deeper than last time I rode this a month or so ago. Cleaned pretty much everything and didn't push too hard. Something about a guy pushing his geared bike up a hill and riding by him on a single speed that boosts the ego a tad.
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.