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 Overall Totals
Sport   Distance   AscentPoints
Mountain Biking      37,534 mi      4,814,764 ft      123,352
Road Biking      1,427 mi      43,653 ft      3,418
Walking      93 mi      16,250 ft      366

 
Route Summary (all dates)
RouteDistanceAscentCompletedBest
mapOaks Weir Weir Weir Oaks
03/05/2017
26.3mi.4,012ft.13:19:16
mapSaturday Sprin'ish Oaks / Weir
03/04/2017
18.2mi.2,200ft.12:39:42
mapBlackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
03/02/2017
17.5mi.2,225ft.1181:24:08
mapMaple Springs to Motorway
03/01/2017
17.4mi.3,611ft.12:18:03
mapCounting Coup Plus Some Extra
02/25/2017
66.9mi.9,997ft.18:10:51


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Activity History (all dates)
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LocationDateSportRouteMoving Time * Playback    Comment    CaloriesHR
California03/02/2017
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        7.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:17:43
2:28:02
SS. Nice afternoon cruise with Fiend and my wife. Warm temps at the start. Strong breeze at times. Trail has mostly dried out. Wind was howling at the top. Lots of riders heading up on our way down. Made it back down just at dark. Great day on the bike. 1334117/154
California02/23/2017
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:47:18
2:06:49
SS. Chilly on the way up....cold on the way down. Legs felt good. Lots of riders heading up just before dark....BRRRRRRR. Still a good day on the bike. 1296137/177
California02/16/2017
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:55:24
2:06:24
SS. Fun afternoon ride with Fiend and Josh. Great afternoon temps. Made it up and back right at dark. Great day on the bike. 1364121/161
California02/01/2017
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:44:05
1:55:12
SS. Fun night ride on Weds. Temps were not too cold...yet did drop into the high 30's on the way back down. Had a Fiend sighting early. The pace got progressively faster until it turned into a full on sprint the last 15 minutes. Lots of people out. Great night on the bike. 1286126/177
California12/07/2016
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:44:42
1:55:05
SS. Cool night out in Blackstar tonight. Anticipated much colder temps...but it felt much warmer the whole time. Dipped down to 39* going through Hidden Ranch. Only a few other riders out. The clouds started to roll in at Beeks. Good night on the bike. 1255133/180
California11/14/2016
Mon
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:06:19
2:32:05
SS. Full moon social in search of the Super Moon. It was a little late to the party but once it showed up....the party was on. Super bright on the way up. Ran sans lights on the way down....at least until we got back into the lower canyon. It was a blast flying down in the dark. Nice temps for most of the ride. Great night on the bike. 1277109/164
California10/31/2016
Mon
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:51:10
2:12:05
SS. Halloween social up Blackstar with friends. Was cool when we started. Got cooler along the way. 3 little piggies on each foot were frozen. Played leap frog with a very large group. Otherwise pretty quiet out there. Still a good night on the bike 1259117/153
California10/27/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:57:15
2:12:40
SS. Got a bit of an earlier start. Fiend kept me in check all the way up. Temps were nice, but it was a bit humid. Good amount of others out there. Got back to the car just at dark. Looks like we may not be able to make it next week without lights.....booooooo!!!!! Still a good night on the bike. 1247124/164
California10/20/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:57:49
2:00:24
SS. Thursday afternoon cruise with Fiend. Settled into our social pace. Not as hot as the temps indicated. Wind really wasn't an issue. Cooled down nicely up top. The run down felt pretty quick tonight. Good night on the bike. 1249123/153
California10/13/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:39:09
1:42:27
SS. Started off as a casual cruise with Fiend. However the animal that he is, pedaled too hard and popped a spoke early on. So he turned back. I pushed from there on. Needed to get back before dark as I did not bring a light. Felt pretty good. Temps never got cold. Made it back with a few minutes to spare. Good day on the bike. 1249128/172
California10/06/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:51:55
1:57:33
SS. Afternoon cruise with Fiend. Temps were nowhere near as warm as they were supposed to be. Nor did we have to deal with the wind. Casual pace up. Started to get chilly on the way back down. Made it back to the car before it got dark. Good day on the bike. 1243130/163
California09/29/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:45:35
2:04:48
SS. Thursday night social. Tonight we were 5. The SS's ended up out front. We pulled away without intention. Started to fade towards the top. Temps cooled down nicely. Fast and furious run down...4 of us jockeying for position in the waning light. Great night on the bike. 1262128/176
California09/15/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:41:31
1:48:51
SS. Afternoon social. The girls took off early, and Hugh was late...so we had to chase. Finally caught them about 1/4 mile from the top. Legs felt good. Temps were really nice. Moon popped up as we exited the gate at the bottom. Great day on the bike. 1237130/177
California08/18/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:54:17
2:19:47
SS. Lap 2 social. Between the first lap, the heat and the break in between, my legs were a little spent. Much slower pace, but I still struggled in a few places. Much nicer temps this time. Waited for the sun to drop at Beeks'. Burned the lights on the way down. Lots of riders heading up. Good day on the bike. 1259147/182
California08/18/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:41:38
1:41:50
SS. Lap 1 solo. Was meeting some friends a little later for a social cruise. So I headed out for a hot lap. Once climbing out of the canyon it got just downright blazing...no breeze. Around the 1st cattle gate I backed off the pace. Hit the gate at the top and rolled down. I never stopped. Made it back with plenty of time. Good HOT day on the bike. 1229149/185
California08/11/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:09:45
2:26:19
SS. Thursday afternoon mellow social cruise with Fiend and my wife. Great temps today. Lots of big hairy spiders out. Good night on the bike. 1275108/158
California06/23/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:01:05
2:15:04
SS. Nice late afternoon cruise up with Fiend and my wife. Not many people out. Temps were really nice. We were in no rush on the way up. Felt ok. Still a good day on the bike. 1331112/158
California06/04/2016
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:45:26
1:52:26
SS. Late afternoon start with my wife. 6:30 roll from the Tree Farm. We would end up racing the waning daylight. Temps were perfect and cool...even enjoyed the breeze. Made it back to the truck just at dark. Saw the sunrise out there this morning, and the sunset this evening...bookend day. Great day on the bike. 1276125/173
California05/12/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:46:31
2:11:40
SS. Thursday afternoon social with the gang. Been a while since we had done this. Blackstar looks a lot different with the road being reworked. At least there is a line burned in after the rains. Started off warm and started to get chilly. Started to fade on the road back to the tree farm. Still a good day on the bike. 1328123/176
California03/03/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:44:30
2:14:24
SS. Thursday night social cruise. Good thing because my legs were MIA. Started off cool and got cold down in Hidden Ranch. Actually warmed up at Beeks'. Not very busy out there tonight. Still a good night on the bike. 1241116/163
California02/25/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:59:01
2:10:10
Nice late afternoon cruise with Fiend and my wife. 3rd ride back on the SS for her. Temps were comfortable, and eventually cooled down. Pretty quiet out there. Saw a bobcat in Hidden Ranch. Just cruised on the way down. Good night on the bike. 1248111/154
California02/14/2016
Sun
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:41:15
2:12:11
SS. Sunday solo outing. Not my intended ride. Back and knees were bothering me, so I cut my ride short. The wind picked up and didn't help either. Ran into some friends at Beeks' Otherwise a decent day on the bike. 1284134/171
California02/04/2016
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:39:39
1:49:49
SS. Late start w/ Hugh. He rode the geared FS bike...slacker. Blackstar was pretty quiet tonight. Temps were cool but not cold...at first. Started getting pretty windy just past Hidden Ranch. Ran into Old&InTheWay at Beeks. Took it easy on the way down...trail is quite rutted. Still a good night on the bike. 1286140/178
California01/24/2016
Sun
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:03:25
2:12:29
SS. Sunday morning stroll with my wife. Hadn't been out there since before Xmas, yes it's been a while. Lots of people out. Temps were kinda cool. Let my wife set the pace. I just sat back and cruised, worked on keeping my HR down. First time back to Beeks' for my wife since giving up a kidney in August. Great day on the bike. 1293119/158
California12/03/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:00:00
2:11:10
SS. Fun Thursday social with Fiend. Didn't get as cold out there as I thought it would. Not a lot of riders out tonight. Legs felt good. Felt a little squirrely on the way down...go figure. Still a good night on the bike. 1268115/148
California11/19/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:53:38
2:03:18
SS. Late afternoon cruise with Fiend. Had the place to ourselves on the way up. Only a couple riders on the way down. Temps stayed warm on the way up. Cool on the way down, but never got cold. Made it to Beeks without lights. Good night on the bike.  Other Comments1275120/161
California11/12/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:49:59
2:02:58
SS. Chill ride up Blackstar w/ Fiend and Hugh. Cruised up in somewhat nice temps. Winds kicked up before dropping into Hidden Ranch. Got windier on near the top. Clear views. Fast fun descent down. Missed seeing a bad crash in front of me by millimeters. Got cold at the bottom. Still a good night on the bike. 1257117/161
California10/15/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:58:27
2:04:05
SS. Afternoon bug fest with Fiend. Actually they attached themselves to him more so than me. Very nice temps, but humid. Legs felt way better than I though they would. Quiet on the way up....busy on the way down. Still a good day on the bike. 1255
California10/08/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:52:49
2:00:53
SS. Thursday afternoon cruise with Fiend. Was a bit toasty, but cooled down nicely. A snake and a handful of tarantulas, and a couple of riders. The times didn't reflect it, but the ride seemed to go by quicker. Still a good night on the bike. 1282
California09/24/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:00:57
2:09:04
SS. Thursday afternoon cruise with Fiend. Started off pretty damn warm. In fact, we were wondering where the breeze was at one point. It would eventually cool down. Legs went away really early on. It then went from a cruise to a slow grind. Got back to the car just at dark. Good night on the bike anyway. 1307
California09/10/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:54:25
2:18:32
SS. Another Thursday, another Blackstar cruise with Fiend. Was expecting warmer temps. While it was warm, not blazing hot, but it was still pretty sticky. Up at Beeks with the breeze blowing it was really really nice. Not many other riders out. Felt good the whole ride. Good night on the bike. 1326
California08/15/2015
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:05:15
4:47:22
SS. Sundown Shenanigans at Blackstar. Group of us headed up to Beeks for my wife's bday ride. 2 BoB trailers in tow carrying up the grub and suds for the evening's festivities. Pretty warm at the start and quite humid. That quickly disipated and the temps actually turned out really nice at Beeks. I drew the short straw and towed the BoB with the cooler....we estimated 50 lbs or so. Took a detour down Booby Trap on the way down...that was interesting with the trailers. A crash and a flat on the way down kept everything in check. Tons of big hairy spiders out tonight...lost track of the count. Great night on the bike. 1294
California08/09/2015
Sun
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:56:59
2:15:45
SS. Not the ride we had planned for today. Late morning start and it warmed up pretty quick. Lots of people out. Nice casual pace with my wife. Legs were still a little tired from yesterday. Still a good day on the bike. 1268
California07/30/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:50:30
2:09:37
SS. Later start than usual. Fiend decided he wanted some extra rolling resistance, so he let out a bunch of air out of the back tire by cutting the sidewall...you know, there is this thing called a valve stem...would have been easier. Anyway tubed it and continued on. Casual pace. Temps were actually pretty nice out. There was rumbles of thunder, but it stayed dry where we were. Good night on the bike. 1247
California07/23/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:01:42
2:20:18
SS. Seemed like it was a bit cooler today...but the humidity is still an issue to be dealt with. Very casual pace this evening. Fiend had some issues, but bounced back for the descent. Only a couple of other riders out. Good night on the bike. 1246
California07/02/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:49:13
1:59:43
SS. Fire by the Toll Road made getting to the ride an adventure, so we were a bit late...I hate being late. Nice temps out. Only saw a couple of riders and a couple of runners. Felt pretty good. Other than that pretty uneventful ride. Good night on the bike. 1226
California06/04/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:49:34
2:08:46
SS. Blackstar Thursday with Suz, Fiend and Hugh. Plan was to take it easy this afternoon and just get in my miles. Temps were pretty nice out. Not a lot of other riders out. Put my jacket on for the ride down...don't think I really needed to. Legs felt good. Good day on the bike. 1356
California05/09/2015
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:59:10
2:15:30
SS. This ride didn't turn out the way I figured/planned it to. Started with my wife and Fiend. Just a nice casual pace...my wife is still recovering from an injury. My plan was to ride home through the Oaks. She would turn around at the 2nd cattle gate. Fiend and I continued up. Temps never really warmed up. As we neared the top, I had pretty much decided I was only ride back to the car. Too cold, too tired, too hungry...and pretty unmotivated. Still a good day on the bike. 1291
California04/30/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:56:43
2:07:32
SS. 2nd lap with Fiend. Temps felt a bit cooler. Neither of us was pushing the pace. Kept a nice casual conversational pace. Legs were tired after the 1st loop. At the top the temps dropped and it turned into a very nice evening. Didn't see many others out there. Still a good evening on the bike. 1262
California04/30/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        11.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:31:50
1:31:50
SS. Tale of 2 rides. Was gonna meet up with Fiend, so I set out early to get in some extra credit. I didn't get started as early as I had hoped. 3:20 start meant it was pretty damn hawt. On top of that I had to push the pace to get back in time for our meet up. Got to the top and felt ok. Turned around and was hit immediately by a hot, dry headwind. Made it back to the car with a couple minutes to spare. Good day on the bike. 1278
California03/12/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:57:35
2:13:23
SS. Thursday afternoon cruise with Fiend and my wife. Very warm temps. Headwind most of the way up. Tailwind most of the way down. Felt kinda tired tonight. Dealt with creaking spokes all the way up. Not many people out. Good afternoon on the bike. 1270
California03/05/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts     GPX file
1:53:20
2:09:13
 SS. Nice afternoon cruise with the wife and Fiend. We got out earlier than usual. Was warmer than last night for sure. Not many others out. Got done before it really got cold. Good night on the bike. 1122
California02/05/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:53:57
2:04:21
SS. Casual cruise this afternoon with Fiend. Got out early enough lights would not be required. Not many people out today...must have been the colder temps. Started to get kinda foggy/hazy towards the end. Got ack just at dark. Good day on the bike. 1238
California01/29/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:47:49
1:58:38
SS. Thursday night cruise tonight with Fiend and Trobe1. Later start than usual. Figured the later start would mean colder temps....not the case. Actually stayed pretty nice and comfortable the whole ride. Felt pretty good most of the ride. A couple of big groups...then we had the place to ourselves. Good night on the bike. 1268
California01/08/2015
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:57:04
2:26:34
SS. Tonight was just about the cruise...and we did that in abundance. Nothing quick about our pace...we were in no rush. Wife turned around at 2nd cattle gate...Fiend and I continued on. Temps were comfortable on the way up. Temps cooled down pretty good on the way back down. Kinda hit the wall after we exited the gate. Still a good night on the bike. 1247
California01/06/2015
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:40:43
2:05:58
SS. Ladies choice tonight. Wife wanted to head out here...so we did. She wanted to cruise. I saw Fiend's truck, and started to chase...fortunately, we crossed at the 1st cattle gate. I pushed the pace up to Beeks, while the wife continued to cruise. Picked her up on the way back down. Ran into a couple more friends at the 2nd cattle gate. Lots of people out tonight....lots of hikers out after dark. Comfortable temps the whole time. Good night on the bike. 1246
California01/03/2015
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:38:03
1:43:29
SS. 1st ride of 2015. 1st ride after having the flu. 1st ride after having not ridden since Monday. Didn't realize it was open access day out there...holy crap!!!! that is a lot of people. Temps were colder than i would have liked. Cold air wasn't welcomed by my lungs. Still turned a :56 gate to gate. Glad to finally get out. Good day on the bike. 1259
California12/11/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:56:25
2:10:58
SS. This was the cruise following the hot lap. Change into dry close and had a snack. Fiend pushed the pace through the canyon...typical. Felt surprisingly good for most of the ride. Started to fade a bit the last 10 mins to Beeks. Rode most of the way up without lights. Temps felt cold up top, but not so bad on the way down. Good night on the bike. 1271
California12/11/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        12.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:26:50
1:26:50
SS. Got out for an early loop before meeting up with Fiend. Got a later start than I would have preferred. So it was on....a hot lap it would be. Turns out it would be a sub :54 gate to gate. Only saw a couple of other riders out. Temps stayed comfortable the whole time. Good afternoon on the bike. 1299
California11/25/2014
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:52:17
2:20:29
SS. Ladies choice tonight. This is what the wife chose. Saw Fiend was out there, thought about chasing him down...but ran into some other friends on the way in. Felt pretty good at the start, pace was quick and we dropped the girls. Pretty cool dropping down into Hidden Ranch. Scooped up Fiend on his way down, so he turned around and continued on with us. Coming down through Hidden Ranch was much colder. Lots of people out tonight. Good night on the bike. 1260
California10/09/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:02:03
2:11:54
SS. Casual Thursday cruise up Blackstar with my wife and Fiend. Later start than usual. Full Moon ended up being late to the party....showed up for the last 5 mins. of the ride. Good number of riders out. Definately cooler dropping through Hidden Valley both ways. Saw a deer and a bobcat, all in the first 10 mins of the ride. Very dusty ride back down. Good night on the bike. 1296
California10/02/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:03:20
2:18:07
SS. Back to Thursdays @ Blackstar with Fiend. Feared the heat and winds. Turns out both were a non factor. Was really comfortable the whole time. A bit chilly coming back down. Had a fox sighting down in the canyon. Time was no factor, as it was just a cruise. Good night on the bike. 1303
California09/25/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:47:12
1:52:41
SS. Been a while since we did this. Got a late start and I knew that we would be pushing it close with sunlight. Blackstar was recently graded, but was in better shape than it was last week when I passed through. Got to the top about 6:50. It was pretty dark by the time we passed by Art's place. Temps were really nice. Good night on the bike. 1274
California08/09/2014
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:53:38
2:20:51
TB. Full moon done proper. Big bright super moon tonight. Looked like it was gonna be a great night. At HR, Fiend and my wife decided they were not gonna make it to Beek's. So I was off on my own. Pretty quiet out there tonight. Pretty eerie out there solo...especially only by moonlight. Could see the fog chasing up the canyon. Got to Beek's and decided to run sans lights back down to the others. By the time we climbed out of HR the moon was barely visable. I chose to still run without lights, it was still bright enough to see. By the time we got down to the pavement, the moon could not be seen. Lots of hikers in the canyon. Still a fun ride and a good night on the bike. 1305
California08/07/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:57:11
2:10:01
SS. Some nights just are not great. Tonight started out slow, and just seemed to get slower. No power in the legs early on...kept waiting for them to warm up. Never happened. In fact slowed to a crawl the last 1/2 mile or so to Beek's. DH is always fast and fun. Bonked pretty good as soon as we hit the pavement. Fiend and my wife left me behind. Good to get out...but it was a bit of a sufferfest.  Other Comments1277
California07/31/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:53:26
2:17:47
SS. Ummmm.....yeah, so it was a ride, and I was there. Glad it was a recovery ride. I had no gas in the tank. Felt like both tires were flat and both brakes were dragging. Fortunately Fiend wasn't feeling much better...so we cruised. Temps started out pretty warm and cooled down in the shadows. Glad when we got back to the car. Any ride is better than a sharp poke in the eye.  Other Comments1248
California07/17/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:53:09
2:07:39
SS. Back to the regularly scheduled ride. Fiend warned me he was on cruise mode for the ride. So I did the extra credit ride before to burn up some extra energy. Was fine with pace. Felt pretty good. Failed to negotiate a rutted turn below Beeks...oooops. Earlier descent meant shadows were a little funky and what we were used to. Good afternoon on the bike nonetheless. 1262
California07/10/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:46:36
2:05:27
SS. Thursday night cruise with my wife and Fiend. Legs felt great from the start. pedaling felt effortless...gotta love rides like that. Little bit later start and temps reflected that...much cooler. Let the leash out a little too much on the DH to catch my wife. Legs went away towards the end. Still a fun ride. Good day on the bike. 1315
California07/03/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:49:28
2:20:43
Tandem. Tandemania Take 2. Figured out why it seemed like it was hard for me and super easy for my wife...apparently I was working way harder than she was. We figured this out about 1/2 way to Hidden Valley. After that it got much better. Right knee was not happy climbing. Played leap frog with Fiend the whole way up. We would get ahead, then stop for a breather, he would pass by, then we would chase him down. Really enjoyed the DH today. Finally got the lean and pedal location in the spot. Felt like a freight train going down. Super fun. Great night on the bike. 1383
California06/19/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:52:51
2:02:59
SS. Nice afternoon cruise/recovery ride. Started off with Fiend and my wife. Fiend and I made it up to Beeks, by wife only planned to Hidden Valley. Had the place to ourselves after one hiker 1/2 way to HV. Nice temps meant no jacket. Saw a couple of deer down across from the cross. Pretty quiet out there. Good evening on the bike.  Other Comments1307
California06/13/2014
Fri
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:50:58
3:00:42
SS. Fiend wanted to throw a Full Moon Ride Party...so I offered to play Sherpa and tow the BoB. In went the cooler, the food and snacks, and the extra/warm clothes. Starting at 8:15 or so the moon was MIA. Not to worry, it would make it's presence known. Quite a few riders out...but they got earlier starts and were heading down well before the moon. Felt pretty good most of the way up. Finished strong up to the top...wasn't the 1st one...but I wasn't last....which was good, cause I had all the goodies. Was surprised and my time. Temps were comfortable until we decided to head back down. Pretty cold heading through HR. A couple of very large groups of hikers down in the canyon. Good times with the group as usual. Good night on the bike. 1251
California06/12/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:42:46
2:09:07
SS. Nice afternoon ride up B* today. Was nice to catch up with Superman. Wife started off slow, and picked it up just before the 1st cattle gate. Temps were nice and cool, after the 2nd switchback. Got to chase my wife down....she is getting quicker...it is taking much more effort to reel her in. Felt pretty good most of the ride. Saw 3 deer. So good day on the bike. 1344
California05/29/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:54:07
2:23:07
SS. Thursday Night Booze cruize with Suz and Sherpa Jerm. This was a cruise, no doubt about it....and tonight, I was perfectly fine with it. Legs felt heavy most of the way up, and downright dead the last 1/2 mile or so to Beeks. Chased my wife going back down. Lots of people out tonight including Fire and PoPo. Legs went out on the pavement back to the gate. Good to get out. Temps were nice up and back. Good day on the bike. 1266
California05/08/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:43:31
1:55:31
SS. Nice recovery cruise tonight. Legs were a little slow to respond. Fiend and my wife were hitting the sauce along the way. Pushed up the last 200 yards to get to the gate in the time we figured on. Chased my wife down from the gate...eventually gave her too much a lead, I wasn't able to close the gap. Legs went away at the start of the pavement. Good ride....good afternoon on the bike. 1244
California05/05/2014
Mon
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:52:38
2:01:09
SS. Main ride with Fiend. Glad we were just cruising, cause I left my legs on the 1st ride. Cooled down pretty quick. Got down right chilly on the way down. Only saw a couple of other riders out. Could have done without the wind. Glad we were not out there any later. Good day on the bike though. 1250
California04/17/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:50:58
2:04:29
SS. Sure didn't feel like spring tonight. Nice social pace with Fiend and my wife. Cold and cloudy up top. Not one of my better efforts. Legs went out on the way back to Tree Farm. Was cold all the way down. But any day on the bike is a good day on the bike. 1258
California03/27/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:49:37
1:59:28
SS. Just another Blackstar cruise. Sure didn't feel spring out there. Cold and windy....and colder on the way down. Nice social pace. Not many riders on the way up, quite a few on the way down. Pretty uneventful ride. Good afternoon on the bike anyway. 1470
California03/13/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:48:12
1:59:51
SS. Just what I needed...a nice recovery cruise up Blackstar. Ok, so I hit the wall towards the top. Felt pretty good most of the way up. My wife decided to jump and sprint to the top. Was surprised how chilly it got on the way down. Only a couple of others out, otherwise pretty quiet out there. Good ride, and good day on the bike. 1443
California02/13/2014
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:52:19
2:24:57
SS. Even closer to full moon. Super bright light tonight. No need for lights. Pace started pretty quick by 2 of the J's...and it wasn't me. Pace eventually slowed way down and became a nice cruise. Warm temps all the way up. A little chilly coming back through HR. Decided to ride down without lights....was pretty fun, just a couple of spots I didn't remember. Not nearly as busy out there as we had thought...which was fine. Also had a fox sighting just before the 1st cattle gate....finally a critter sighting. Good night on the bike. 1431
California01/15/2014
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:53:37
2:09:17
SS. A bit of a test of wills tonight. Headwind most of the way up. Nice warm temps. Thought about doing more...but fighting the wind on the way up and then hearing it howling above the gate, squashed that idea. Nice tailwind from time to time. Lots of riders heading up. Good ride.  Other Comments1424
California01/07/2014
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:44:28
1:50:36
SS. Left the car with the plan to ride to Hagador Peak. Howver, by the time i started to climb out of the canyon, started to feel a bit nauseous. Figured it would pass. It didn't. Made it to the gate. Called it at that point. Nice temps last night. Really do enjoy climbing B* in the dark sans lights. Not many people out. Ride was good. 1428
California11/14/2013
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:53:02
2:15:01
TB. Sierra Peak or bust......bust it was. Fiend wasn't feeling it so we just did the normal ride. Not a problem for me...actually enjoyed the cruise...seems as though I have been on a "go go go go" kick lately. Temps were nice on the way up...a bit chilly on the way down. Lots of riders heading up...was nice getting out a little early. Good ride.  Other Comments1473
California11/12/2013
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:48:38
1:51:58
SS. Plans kept changing throughout the day. Finally settled on this. Got out what we thought was earlier, but was still pretty dark. Wasn't full moon, but it was bright enough to ride by...was even casting a shadow. Temps stayed warm all the way up. Put on the jacket at the top expecting cold temps on the way down. Nope, was hot most of the...HR was chilled, but still not bad at all. Let the wife set the pace. Casual ride up. Legs felt great the whole time. Good ride. 1491
California11/06/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        12.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:24:49
1:25:22
SS. Finally found the 2:00 I have been trying to get on the climb. Felt really good most of the way up. Got out early...not ready to bow down to the darkness just yet. Had the whole place to myself on the way up...didn't see any riders on the way down til I climbed out of HR. Nice and warm on the way up...started to cool down on the way back. Got back to the car well before dark. Excellent ride. 1405
California10/31/2013
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:45:50
2:55:53
TB. Fun Halloween ride in Blackstar....ooooo.....scaaaaarrrryyyy. Casual ride up with Fiend and Donald Jackson. Nearly had a run in with some deer dropping into HR. Comfortable temps on the way up....nice at the top, and really cold in some spots on the way down. Good ride. 1540
California10/25/2013
Fri
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        11.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:28:47
1:37:47
TB. Didn't ride last night, so had to make up for it tonight. Went out with a goal...misssed it by "that" much. Had to stop of adjust the seat a few times, what a pain in the butt. Didn't feel particularly strong, but the legs felt good. Weather was cool, then warm and humid, then just humid...really never got cold. Only saw a few others out. Critter count....1 small snake just before top of HR pavement. Great ride though.  Other Comments1445
California10/17/2013
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:42:39
1:55:56
SS. Back on the SS. Kinda missed it. Nice casual pace. Saw a couple of riders ahead on the way up....ton of riders coming up on our way down. Never got cold, but was glad for the arm warmers and vest. Fun times. Good ride. 1381
California10/02/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:46:55
1:55:00
SS. Nice afternoon cruise. Was lacking some serious motivation. Not to say...uneventful ride. Did see a king snake on the way up. Was a little cool on the way down. Good ride. 1422
California08/29/2013
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:45:28
1:48:20
SS. Waiting til later to start the ride this evening. Turned out to be a good choice. Temps were comfortable to start and turned down right nice. Much more comfortable pace tonight. Only saw 2 riders on the way up, and 7 on the way back. Lots of tarantulas tonight. Nearly had a run in with a Kamikazee Bunny at the lower cattle gate on the way down. Good ride. 1443
California08/28/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        11.8 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:28:45
1:29:04
SS. Today was about motivation...or lack thereof. Changed my mind 2 or 3 times on the way to ride. Was either headed here or to Luge/Old Camp. Was getting a late start...due to lack of motivation. Put the light on my bike. Decided I didn't want to be out late, and didn't feel like driving to Cook's. Figured I would just cruise up to Beek's and enjoy the cooler weather in the dark. While unloading the bike I took the light off the bike. Got on the bike at 6:10. Now I motivated myself to pedal quickly and make it back before dark. Guess that motivation worked. Was only 2:00 off my best time gate to gate and round trip, and acutally tied my PR for the descent down...on the SS. Got back to the car just before dark. I guess motivation works. Good ride though.  Other Comments1415
California08/24/2013
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.2 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:54:02
3:58:08
TB. Fun group ride for wife's B-day. Took one for the team and towed the BoB up....would of loved to have at least 1 more gear....glad I decided against the SS. Perfect temps. Snake and owl sighting. Snacks and drinks at the top. Good time for sure. 1471
California08/18/2013
Sun
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:38:51
2:15:00
SS. Got on the bike about 9:40 and it was already getting warm. Saw the Fiend was out there...so started the chase. Just short of the first cattle gate, realized that he had way too much of a head start on me, so I backed off and just cruised the rest of the way up. It was pretty toasty in some spots. Rode out just past the gate and hung out a few minutes. Fiend came down from SP. Hung out nd chatted a bit. On the way down saw lots of hikers in the canyon....at 11:45 on a very warm day, many looked ill prepared for the heat. Turned into a pretty good ride. 1399
California08/07/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        12.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:24:08
1:25:29
TB. Plan was to ride with Fiend. Car trouble meant I was on my own. Decided to give a go at a hot lap on the geared bike. Pushed hard for most of the ride. Started to bonk about 1/4 from the top. Turned in a respectable time. Raced down to keep up with the theme of the ride. Fiend eventually showed up...passed by him in Hidden Ranch...but was too focused on reaching my goal...so a high 5 on the way by and off I was. Met both goals. Was faster on the flats on the geared bike, but I felt slower on the climbs....the 2.35 Hans Dampf on the Tallboy probably wasn't helping. Kinda quiet out there tonight. Good temps. Good ride. 1505
California07/31/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:40:26
1:59:46
SS. Fun ride tonight with Fiend and Dirtuls. Loaned Dirtuls my wife's Tallboy so she could see what all the hoopla was all about. Pace started off kinda quick...as it usually does, then mellows out a little in the middle, then picks back up towards the top...as it usually does. Actually, didn't want to get caught by the other riders coming up. Gave the others a head start on the descent...forgetting they had gears and I didn't. Blackstar is pretty thrilling when you don't touch the brakes. Good ride for sure. 1427
California07/25/2013
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:44:44
1:56:03
TB. What a difference a day makes. Felt 100% better tonight. Its amazing what a little bit of pressure in the tires will do. First time in a while that I rode the geared bike out here. So feels like cheating. Wife and I were joined by Fiend today. Comfortable pace. Weather turned out to be really nice. Quite a few riders out. Good night to be out. Good ride.  Other Comments1488
California06/19/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 SS. Original plan was Sierra Peak...as you can see, obviously...we didn't make it to Sierra Peak. Which turned out to be a good thing. Legs went away about 1.5 miles from the pavement on the way down. Casual pace on the way up. Had no intentions of pushing it tonight. Made it to the gate in a respectable time for our pace. Lots of hikers in the lower canyon on the way in. Lots of single riders on the way down. Breezy and cool up top, warm and arid down below. Glad Fiend came out...glad he decided not to push to Sierra Peak....glad I decided to abandon my original plan. Was still a good ride.
California06/12/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.7 mph
+50 pts     GPX file
1:47:53
1:47:53
 SS. There are nights when you feel great, and then nights when you feel like you should turn around. Between being off the SS and nursing an injured calf, tonight was the later. Nice casual pace....that is all I could give. Nothing left in the tank. Was about 20 mins slower to the gate than normal. Cool temps....this is June right? Turned out to be a good ride....but I was glad it was over.  Other Comments1446
California06/01/2013
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        12.1 mph
+50 pts     GPX file
1:26:56
1:27:56
 SS. Solo ride tonight. Finished up late at a going away party, so I was on my own. Decided to give a go at a new PR. Felt slow up to the 1st cattle gate. Was a little off my time. Scared a deer on the way down to HV. Pushed on to the top. Reached the gate a few ticks under :54. Didn't waste any time to put my jacket on, and raced back down. Good thing the temps stayed comfortable. Lots of toads out, and saw large owl do a fly over. After starting the climb out of the canyon, had the place to myself. Very pleased with my ride tonight. Great ride. 1431
California05/25/2013
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.7 mph
+50 pts     GPX file
1:38:27
1:56:58
 SS. Nice morning cruise up Blackstar. Took it easy knowing that there is another ride planned for the day. Lots of people out. Temps were perfect. Could have done without the head wind on the way down, but was still a good ride. 1505
California05/22/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        11.4 mph
+50 pts     GPX file
1:32:13
1:50:58
 SS. Got a bit of a later start than planned. Saw that Fiend was already out...but didn't know how far. So I put my head down and the chase was on. Set new PR's along the way. Glad I met up with him above HR...not sure I could have kept that pace the whole way up...but it was fun. Last minute choice to bring the jacket turned out to be a smart move. Headwind on the way down kinda sucked. Good ride though. 1426
California05/01/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.9 mph
+50 pts     GPX file
1:46:12
1:55:50
 SS. Solo ride tonight....which meant I got to suffer by myself....and suffer I did. Climbing out of the canyon there was no power, no energy. Thought about turning around multiple times. Took everything I had, and still had to dig deep. Felt slow...was slow. Made it to the top...yippee. Ride back down was uneventful. Was a good ride because I got out and rode.  Other Comments1382
California04/20/2013
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:47:54
1:58:59
SS. Late morning ride in between commitments.10:30 start and it was already warm. Not uncomfortable...but was nice when the breeze was blowing. Not so nice when it was head wind...which seemed like most of the way to to Beeks. Lots of riders coming down on the way up. Decided to take a couple of the singletracks on the way down...wife's idea, not mine. Enjoyed the tailwind on the way down. Good ride and wife turned in a PR on her SS. 1432
California02/27/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.5 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:50:11
2:12:17
SS. Ride 2. What a difference an hour makes. Winds picked up and the temps dropped. Pace felt slower, but total time wasn't far off. Legs would come and go the whole ride....maybe I pushed too hard on the first ride. Not as cold on the way down as I expected. The tailwind at times was nice. Good ride. 1379
California02/06/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:48:57
2:05:21
TB. Nice chilled ride tonight. Pretty quiet heading up. Felt warmer at times than the actual temp. Only saw a few other riders out. Gears and suspension made me feel like I was cheating. Fun ride with Dirtuls and Fiend. Pretty chilly in Hidden Ranch on the way back. Good ride. 1411
California01/31/2013
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:49:01
2:11:11
SS. Got out a bit earlier tonight. Another warm evening...especially for the end of January. Took a casual pace tonight. Gotta say I enjoyed the ride. Legs felt great the whole time. Even took it easy on the way down. Met up with MTB Fiend about 5 mins from the top. So he joined us for the ride down. Only a couple of other riders out. Very good ride. 1462
California01/09/2013
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:44:10
1:56:38
SS. Got out a little earlier today than normal. This meant that we get to the top and start heading back before we needed lights.....but more importantly, before it got really cold. Pushed hard all the way to the top....legs were not happy about it...but who cares, I am in charge. Made it back down to Hidden Ranch before turning on the lights. Started to get chilly, but not COLD. Someone pulled the big metal bar out of the hillside after we went by on the way up....damn near hit it on the way down. Really gotta get out there and cut it off before someone really gets hurt. Only a few other riders out. Good ride. 1400
California12/20/2012
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:58:37
2:55:10
Winter Solstice/End of the World Ride. Figured we would all freeze to death before the world ended tomorrow. Was not the case...in fact, the climb up was actually quite comfortable, when not in the wind. Pretty big turnout for the ride, considering the expected temps. Got to meet some new faces. Planned well and brought enough clothing to keep me warm on the descent. Worked really well, til about the last 10 mins. when my toes got cold. Fun times for sure. Thanks to Fiend for putting this together. See you all on the other side. 1415
California12/12/2012
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:45:04
1:58:11
Fun ride tonight. Got rained on while on my way to meet for the ride. Got out of the car and it was pretty cold. We saddled up and headed out. Not nearly as cold once moving. Legs felt great tonight. Pushed the pace a bit. Just past the 2nd cattle gate the drizzle/sprinkles became more steady.....but it was short lived. Got to the top...no rain, but the wind was blowing. Threw the jacket on and headed down. Felt pretty warm. Saw a gopher by the 2nd cattle gate and a skunk just below switchback in the bottom of the canyon. Really enjoyed it. 1498
California12/06/2012
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Conditions were better tonight than last night....but it was also colder. Much more relaxed pace. Forgot to turn the Grmin on.....d'oh!. Fun ride anyway.
California12/05/2012
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:56:01
2:07:31
Twas a very nice night for a ride. Started out chilled, got warmer, then got colder. Some muddy spots here and there.....only was was unavoidable. Dirt elsewhere was damp for the most part....again some sections felt like marshmallows. Been fighting a cold, so wasn't sure it was me or the conditions....turns out it wasn't me. Fun descent in the tacky dirt. Good ride for sure. 1612
California11/21/2012
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:49:42
2:04:39
Fun ride this evening....pretty quiet out there. Expected to see more riders, but not really. Felt very cold at the start and warmed up, before getting cold again. Got to the gate and forgot my waterbottle at the car...oh, well...didn't really miss it. Legs felt great the whole ride. 1552
California11/07/2012
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.1 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:55:37
2:13:20
Nice mellow ride tonight with MTBFiend and "Phyllis". Legs felt great....ride seemed very easy tonight. Temps were very nice for just about the whole ride....didn't need the arm warmers....was a little cool in the valley, but not bad at all. Was a very good ride. 1503
California11/01/2012
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:52:21
2:05:30
2nd day in a row for this ride. Wife took off a little early, so MTB Fiend and I spent the majority of the ride trying to catch her. Was cool seeing the buck....much more skiddish than those in Whiting. Considering this was 6th day in a row of riding, I felt great. Temps got cool, but not as cold as I thought they would. A good number of riders out...lots of frogs on the trail. Good ride for sure. 1452
California10/31/2012
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:45:20
1:58:53
Back on the SS tonight. Blackstar was pretty empty for a Halloween night. Saw only a few other riders out. Temps dropped pretty quick. Felt pretty good the whole ride....then again, wasn't pushing the pace either. Really dark out there before the moon came up. Good ride for sure. 1403
California10/10/2012
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        10.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:38:10
1:41:38
Made a last minute decision to go for a ride. Decided I was gonna go 110% on the ride. Made my personal best of 1 hr gate to gate. May be able to lose a little more time on the geared bike....a little too spinny on the flats. Temps were cool, but comfortable....glad I took the windbreaker with me for the descent. Only saw a few other riders out. Great ride for sure. 1467
California10/03/2012
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        9.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
1:46:28
1:56:13
Very nice evening ride. was joined by MTBFiend. Pace was kinda quick at the start, but mellowed out. Was able to pedal and talk, but we still turned in a good time to the top. Seemed to get dark quick tonight...but didn't turn the lights on til we turned around. Ran into a big group at the turn around point. Got behind some of them on the descent and paid the price...it was really dusty. Fun ride for sure. 1453
California09/29/2012
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        8.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:02:24
2:14:18
Full Moon Ride.....just the wife and I....and we had the place to ourselves. Saw 1 rider descending while still at the bottom of the canyon.....saw no one until we were nearly back to the bottom of the canyon. Saw a couple of deer in Hidden Valley. Full moon light was super bright...no lights needed to climb. Temps started to get a little chilly, but stayed really nice. Saw the Park Rangers escorting a group of teens out of the park as we were exiting....hopefully these patrols will help keep the trouble makers away. Very good ride. 1430
California08/02/2012
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        4.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
3:47:35
3:47:35
Full Moon Ride at Blackstar. Fun, food and friends up at Beeks. Nice size group ride. Pace started out pretty quick, but we all settled down around Hidden Valley. Very comfortable temps up at the top. Pinch flatted on 1 of the 2 potholes coming down towards Hidden Valley. Was following the BOB trailer and didn't see it due the the white out conditions caused by the moon dust. Wife got a flat just before the last bridge...didn't have a tube, so I went to get the car, while she did the walk of shame to the gate. Fun group.....fun ride. 1488
California06/28/2012
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft        7.6 mph
+50 pts    EDGE705
2:19:04
2:19:04
Nice night for a ride. Been a few months since I did this ride....been even longer since I did it during the daylight hours. Not too impressed with the trail modifications....not a fan of sand or moon dust. Fun ride with MTB Fiend popping his SS cherry. Weather cooperated perfectly. Lots of people out walking, only 3-4 other bikes. Felt good all the way up, but lost track of where I was at times....due to road looking different. Good ride for sure. 1558
California10/13/2010
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride tonight....got started about 20 minutes behind MTBFiend & friends....nearly caught them at the top. Pushed the pace fast at the bottom, and paid for it later...started to bonk pretty good just below Beeks. Not much of a moon, but enough that we didn't have to turn the lights on while on the climb up. Temps were perfect...warm and cold. Nice tailgating after the ride.
California09/26/2010
Sun
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Another fullmoon potluck ride...fun social pace....temps were perfect....moon popped up at the perfect time....a little cold going through Hidden Ranch....very warm by the time we got back to the gate.
California09/08/2010
Wed
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride tonight. Weather was better than it looked. Blackstar was dry. Was cool on the way up...no armwarmers or jacket. Ride down started cold(forgot my jacket) but was comfortable all the way out.
California07/24/2010
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
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California06/26/2010
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Great Full Moon ride.....got to Beek's just in time to see a most spectacular moon rise....shared some food and some suds. Good/fun group tonight.
California12/01/2009
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Excellent ride tonight. Started off pretty cold from Tree Farm to the gate. Then it warmed up a bit. By the time we got to the concrete pipes, we were shedding layers. About the 4th switchback up, the fog/clouds rolled in. Stayed that way all the way to the top gate. The road has been graded from concrete pipes just up past the 2nd cattle gate.
California11/17/2009
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 I am so not ready for the cold.
California11/03/2009
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Great ride tonight...felt way strong. Temps were warm then cool then warm then cool.
California10/29/2009
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Great ride tonight.....started at 8pm. Saw no other riders out besides our group. Temps were nice climbing. Very warm up at Beeks. Got a bit chilly coming back down. Oh yeah.....no lights.....moonlight only.




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