07/07/22, 06:30 PM Hi devodoc!! Thanks for your comments below. Yep, we started this site in 2004, you were on the early crew in 2005, alot of history and great memories around, for sure. We're still making some: ...keep posting, we're just getting going again ;) Yeah, the ladder and geoladders was king in Orange County for awhile! ...and when that stopped we decided to just leave it running all these years since it was already built. Our new goal is to hit Shark Tank and face Mr. Wonderful as the longest running business (almost 20 years now), with the most appalling balance sheet ever. He will love us! :)
05/27/22 - no rso. StartTime=1030. 179. Explore SunCityWest to see what happened to the old pickleball courts; 4 have been converted to a single tennis court. 2 have been converted to platform tennis courts. This is my last visit to SunCity, SunCityWest, and Surprise AZ. Also this was the last visit with my friends of 22 years who introduced my deceased wife and me to pickleball as the 4 of us participated in RoundDancing and SquareDancing, and playing cards and pickleball as well as going out to lunch. I have sold my 2nd home in HappyTrailsResort and they sold their 2nd home in SCW. We will still visit via telephone.
05/28/22, 01:51 AM I am not moving from the home in Prescott Valley AZ which was built and lived in since 2004, 93 road miles N of Surprise AZ. I am merely not going more than 25 miles from home any more. At age 86 driving 93 miles was getting too hard. The Surprise home was used to stay in Sunday nite thru Wednesday morning each week from October thru April so we could Round Dance, Square Dance, play pickleball etc.
Mountain Bike Ride 03:45:58 breaks 04:44:58 6.1 mph 9:45 pace HR avg 117 / max 150
05/15/22 - Kind of too warm today for me at the start. Later the temp was excellent. No mountain biker was seen today. Maybe too hot for them. Doing Blue Mud again just after riding North Ridge. Good route. Good ride.
Walk 00:23:58 3.8 mph 15:46 pace HR avg 88 / max 93
12/05/21 - no rso. StartTime=1917. 175. There will probably be no bike rides for me until sometime next year. My wife broke her right hip on 2021aug18 with surgery the next day and has been in a hospital, rehab hospital, and a skilled nursing facility for 100 days. She has home care witth a physical therapist twice a week, occupational therapy once a week and a nurse once a week. Her goal is to be able to walk again with a walker. She still can not walk unaided. She needs a lot of supervision. She has fallen without injury 3 times since she has been home.Most of the time she is in a wheelchair. I brought her home on 2021nov26, the day after Thanksgiving. Taking care of her is exhausting. This walk is the first pure exercise for me since 2021nov25.
12/08/21, 10:41 PM Hi Shiftalot, hope you & your wife are hanging in there. Sounds very tough. My mom, who is 87 tripped face forward down a stair onto concrete, this year, banged her head and cracked her knee bad. Was in a wheel chair for many weeks. Painful on many levels, but she did get through it.
Mountain Bike Ride 03:42:55 breaks 04:47:20 5.3 mph 11:22 pace HR avg 117 / max 153
11/28/21 - Good weather today. I suffered at the beginning because I ate lunch and started to pedal right away. I planed to descend on Cold Water Trail but the evening/night came too quickly so I went back the same way I climbed up.
Mountain Bike Ride 02:30:16PR breaks 03:29:36 5.6 mph 10:44 pace HR avg 104 / max 142
05/20/21 - Perfect day for MTB- Fresh breeze with overcast sky. Last time I climbed up Brown Mountain was in 2014. At that time the Ken Burton Trail was closed. Now is open and rideable. My first time descending and riding the 7 miles of Ken Burton Trail. It is my kind of ride.
05/08/21, 01:24 PM Do you know there is drop down box in the top right corner so you can choose the correct type of ride -Mtn vs. road??? You are posting a road ride as a mountain bike ride. For some reason you are choosing to ignore this, but hey, it's the internet so whatever.
Activity 01:43:32 breaks 01:49:22 2.7 mph 21:50 pace HR avg 90 / max 105
05/05/21 - Rented a SUP and got a paddle in on the Napa River. Went from the docks up to Lincoln and then back downstream to the Yacht Club and then returned.
Saw some goslings and other birds but no exceptional wildlife.
Nice day on the water.
Mountain Bike Ride 03:48:51 breaks 05:00:46 6.4 mph 9:21 pace HR avg 102 / max 149
03/07/21 - Great weather for mountain biking. (And hiking too) Today's goal was to explore LAVIDA Road towards the south after its junction with Olinda Road. LaVida road is closed about one mile from the junction because of a cattle farm established there. Years ago i was able to descend to Carbon Canyon Road using a very nice single track existing on the west side of that particular hill. No more.