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 Overall Totals
Sport   Distance   AscentPoints
Mountain Biking      50,123 mi      7,108,217 ft      164,508
Road Biking      537 mi      38,430 ft      1,503
Walking      9 mi      1,521 ft      47

 
Route Summary (all dates)
RouteDistanceAscentCompletedBest
mapSullivanRidge-SquirrelCage-SullivanCyn-Farmers-Backbone-JDro
01/13/2018
19.5mi.2,910ft.82:37:51
gallerymapWhiting Ranch - The Luge
01/12/2018
14.1mi.2,165ft.2341:39:13
mapBabs training ride - Arroyo
01/07/2018
10.8mi.458ft.11:48:49
gallerymapBlackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
01/06/2018
21.5mi.3,157ft.1542:25:13
mapMonroe TT 1/2 ride
01/01/2018
11.2mi.1,699ft.12:57:01


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Basic Information
User NameMTB Fiend
GenderMaleTeamAge58
CityTrabuco CanyonRegionState
Joined05/31/2006Last On11/24/2019
CommentRide. Lots. Must reach that annual goal - 100 miles straight up!




Activity History (all dates)
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LocationDateSportRouteMoving Time * Playback    Comment    CaloriesHR
California01/13/2018
Sat
SullivanRidge-SquirrelCage-SullivanCyn-Farmers-Backbone-JDro
19.5 mi        2,910 ft    
+60 pts     GPX file
 One of my favorite rides just before one of my favorite days! Fun and happy small group on another stunningly gorgeous day! Light traffic both ways - perfecto! Great Ride, indeed.
California01/12/2018
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+43 pts     GPX file
 Oh man! That felt good! So nice to be back in the saddle again, and feeling mostly healthy. Whiting was no less sandy, but STT was sheer bliss. Not a speck of dust, not a speck of mud, the bike is ready for the next big adventure. No more of this weekend joy riding stuff, time to get down to full time riding again. Great Ride!
California01/07/2018
Sun
Babs training ride - Arroyo
10.8 mi        458 ft        5.9 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
1:48:49
1:48:49
 Nice day for a pleasant ride. Babs' first time in the Arroyo. She loved it! Of course. Great Ride!
California01/06/2018
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 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!  Other Comments
California01/01/2018
Mon
Monroe TT 1/2 ride
11.2 mi        1,699 ft        3.8 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
2:57:01
2:57:01
 At least I was outside and enjoying the great outdoors, that is what motivated me. Been sick in bed with the creeping fever crud since Wed afternoon. Started feeling a bit better late Sun afternoon and I was hell-bent on making our annual New Years ride. Turns out it was just too much exertion and I was too weak to make it to the top. It got to the point I was basically turning the pedals by muscle memory and sheer tenacity, not with any level of power. It got worse as I weakened and could barely place the front wheel where I wanted it. Not good. As absolutely disappointing as it was, I had to turn around. I was feeling light-headed and wobbly. I slow-rolled the descent and caught up with the portion of our group who were hiking instead of riding. I hiked the bike with them rather than risk passing out and crashing. Rode the bottom section when our rider group caught us. Not exactly the ride experience I had hoped for, or planned, but still a Great Ride! Sigh...
California12/26/2017
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Whew! Made my annual climbing goal. 100 miles straight up. Back on Dec 1st I was questioning if I could meet the goal. I was down by almost 60k feet. I'm kind of a tenacious person who is very much goal-oriented so I had to blitz for it. After today, it's all goal gravy. Past years it was easy to blow past the 100 miles straight up goal, but shifting priorities and a willingness to give up perfectly good riding days for other activities made this year a challenge. Nothing like a nice peaceful Blackstar ride to clear the mind and the soul. Great Ride!!
California12/25/2017
Mon
STT-OldCamp-out-n-back, plus Whiting
27.2 mi        3,962 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Great day for a peaceful ride, right? Sad to say I had a confrontation on STT near Old Camp. It's just not right that I had to backtrack to a spot where the 2 trucks could get past me. Their argument was that the trail is on their vehicle GPS/mapping system. I pointed out that same system shows a trail that goes straight up to Santiago Peak is that what they were looking for? Sigh... until CNF gets serious about blocking access there is no point in arguing with them. The trail to Old Camp is basically fire road now, some challenging spots, not many. Chatted with some friends for a bit after climbing past the Luge. Did Whiting on the rebound and was feeling the climbs in my legs. Lots of friendly hikers. Great day for a Great Ride!
California12/24/2017
Sun
Simple Whiting via Concourse
8.6 mi        1,176 ft    
+25 pts     GPX file
 Pretty sweet solo afternoon ride. Saw a small cadre of brand new Santa Cruz bikes going up Mustard. Nice. Sadly, 1 eBike. Really beautiful day, hoping this weather hangs for the week. Great Ride!
California12/23/2017
Sat
Maple Springs - Motorway, from Tree Farm
27.9 mi        4,497 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 Nice peaceful ride with Josh. Took a break at the guardrail and felt like my legs never got back in to the ride after that. Strange, really. Such a great day for climbing, too bad for the legs. A bit of traffic out on Maple Springs, and nothing out on Main Divide. Still not liking the shale on the upper section of Motorway and basically had a death grip on the brakes the whole way down. Not so great. Love the descent back to the truck, so smooth, no brakes. Great Ride!
California12/22/2017
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Oh man! Killer Blackstar ride. Got out a little early so I could enjoy the sunset and a brew at the top. I knew it was a bit too early and I had to wait for it, but it came, right on time. A bit average, actually. It was cold and breezy to windy at the top, still I waited a bit for the orange glow, never happened. Off I went for the descent, all the while with a nagging feeling I should hang out longer at the top. Sigh... I should have. Back at the truck I witnessed the rocket launch with a great view and got some killer pics. I just can't stop imagining what that must have looked like from Beeks. Wow! Still, it was awesome to see. Just another one of countless Blackstar adventures. Yeah, it was a Great Ride!
California12/21/2017
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+43 pts     GPX file
 Yup! Sure do prefer those vacation days when I can start whenever I want. Instead, being the working stiffs that we are, it was a twilight ride. A cold and windy twilight ride at that. Sensational Orange hues and glows, accompanied with an in your face blast of headwind, followed by an extreme side wind. I won't be sorry to see the winds blow on through. On the Luge descent, I just had no flow and could not seem to focus far enough down the trail to get that flow back. Maybe my lights were on too bright, don't know. Nonetheless, a Great Ride!
California12/18/2017
Mon
Maple Springs - Motorway, from Tree Farm
27.9 mi        4,497 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 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!  Other Comments
California12/16/2017
Sat
mtnbikeJ's B-day ride-LagunaWilderness
28.4 mi        4,582 ft        5.5 mph
+90 pts     GPX file
5:10:56
5:10:56
 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!  Other Comments
California12/14/2017
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a lot of wind. All the wind protected areas were most welcome. Nice to get out with J&S again. Josh joined us too. Great Ride!
California12/13/2017
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Had to start work super early so left a bit early to go ride. Delighted to see the Peacocks are back, one may be juvenile. Another spectacular sunset into twilight into darkness ride out to Sierra Peak. Simply sensational. Unfortunately I was a bit rushed and had no time to hang around. Although breezy, temps on the ridge were easily 20 degrees warmer than the cold temps in HR, brrrr... Delicious sashimi dinner and watching the meteor shower out on the back patio. Hard to beat a So Cal Winter. Great Ride!

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