| ||And now it's July. A drizzly morning and overcast day, but the sun came out in the late afternoon before our ride. ||583||98/162|
| ||Another MTB commutish. Feeling sluggish, hard days at work - and stressful with a few Covid positive coworkers. Still, good getting out. ||634||101/134|
| ||Got a bit of everything - wind, drizzle, clouds, some sun. Got out and paddled around Balboa and Lido. Good time out. ||520||89/112|
| ||Pretty hot day for a run. I was pretty beat from the ride the day before and couldn't run too much. Just got around the relatively long trail. Good to see some people out and about. ||613||95/122|
| ||Tried to do San Juan Trail for the first time. It was pretty dang hard. Pretty technical single track climbing for me. Those types of switchbacks always mess me up. Just past the switchbacks I fell over the side. Slid down about 20 feet down a steep hill with my bike on top of me.
Pretty hot day as well.
Between it all, my HR was spiking. Heat, climbing, and a lot of stress. I ended up walking probably 40% on the way up.
Took us a bit over two hours to go less than 3 miles. Then it came time to chuck it and turn around.
Downhill went much better than I expected. Struggled on the switchbacks and the rock gardens.
Maybe I'll go back some day, maybe not. ||1065||123/154|
| ||Just a nice evening to walk the dogs. Easy to social distance. ||50||79/98|
| ||Tired from the night before, but ride we did. Not hot, not cold. A pleasant evening. Even ran into Simon, a new friend riding with his son on a trail a bike. ||675||103/128|
| ||Came back to the Tuesday Night Ride after hearing it is back. It was easy for me to social distance as I got dropped. Some good hard efforts and suffering by me. ||701||122/143|
| ||Evening doggie walk. Saw a couple of small hawks on the ground. We got closer and they flew away into the trees, but stayed close. Maybe nesting or young? ||53||79/97|
| ||Summer Solstice ride - last full day of spring. Got a group together to ride to Beeks. 7 of us celebrated the changing of the seasons with our pagan rituals at Beeks. Pleasant weather and a fun time. ||1116||119/154|
| ||After a month of waiting for Specialized to fix their proprietary part; I finally got to ride my Epic again.
Nice evening out. ||654||99/131|
| ||Doggies need walking, nice evening for it. ||117||90/110|
| ||A handful of us got together to SUP and kayak. Pretty breezy morning. Head wind sucked coming back to Castaways.
Fun time out - lots of people on the water. ||413||91/118|
| ||Fairly warm day and fairly long trail. Felt good to see a few people out.
Also saw a huge snake at the Nature Park, not a rattler but 5 feet long. ||654||104/132|
| ||Had a day off to go to a group camping event - well, that didn't happen.
Got a couple of more guys to go SUP with me. Went around Linda, to the Dunes then North Star. Some wind and current going back to Castaways as the tide was filling in.
At the Dunes ramp we saw either Customs or Coasties checking boats at the ramp. They had a cool go fast boat - it had 4 x 250 hp engines.
Add in some beers on the beach and a fun morning off. ||409||94/120|
| ||MTB commute and I went for the CX bike. Only one HAB, and some slower descents. Eric's Bday - so we stopped for a couple of celebratory beers.
Saw a skunk on the way back. I think it tried to spray me - but it backed up to the wall - 180 degrees from me. ||778||106/142|
| ||Hot one, but we rode. Wondered where everyone was, didn't see many on the trails - until near sunset when the hordes came out.
A day for wildlife - quail, ducks, rabbits, geese, coyotes, a skink? ||749||105/139|
| ||Very hot day and not riding after work. Might as well take out the SUP. First ever post work SUP. Pretty windy, so I tried to head upwind, but got a lot of side headwind. Seemed both ways.
Did a couple of short legs and came in. Just a couple of miles, nice to be out. ||279||105/120|
| ||Nice casual SUP in Huntington Harbor. Ran into an old friend on the water, what are the odds? ||316||82/106|
| ||A nice ride around Long Beach environs stopping for an occasional beer. Nice day to be out. ||565||99/129|
| ||Mostly dirt in an odd overcast cool day. Halfway in I got a nasty screw in my rear tire. Stans saved the day and made it all the way back. ||676||100/132|
| ||Global Running Day and Cycling Day on the same day? Well, me and the dogs tried to run. Intervals of 90s on/120 off. Had to shut it down halfway thru as my girl dog has too many leg issues. Think I have to shut her down for running completely. ||355||99/136|
| ||Back on the MTB for the commutish ride. Checked out a bit of the Laguna Niguel Botanical Preserve. On the way back, saw a single quail near the sewage plant - first time for that in this area.
Humid out, kinda tropical. ||711||101/136|
| ||Got my first haircut in 4 months instead of riding my bike. Then, took the dogs for a walk to feel the breeze with less hair. ||41||71/96|
| ||Lazy Sunday morning dog stroll. ||43||70/95|