Many thanks, Doug! Geoladders provided great rides, great friends, and great memories, and a great motivation to explore new trails, ride more, and stay healthy. Thank you for your gifting it to the mountain bike community. Cheers.
Doug. I want to echo the sentiments of so many that have posted. Thank you for all of your yrs of support and for this site. I've made great friends, enjoyed countless adventures, and Geoladders was the catalyst behind it all. Thank you and best of luck moving forward
Mountain Bike Ride 03:39:54 breaks 04:56:49 5 mph 12:03 pace HR avg 136 / max 168
09/30/22 - Started from Atlit adding an extra 5 miles to this humid ride with 8. Also added a long singletrack in the Ofer Forest to make this a complete ride. Is this our last ride entry on Geoladders? How sad :-(
Mountain Bike Ride 00:48:52 breaks 00:52:15 11.2 mph 5:20 pace HR avg 145 / max 172
09/29/22 - SS - still warm enough for short sleeves tonight. Since this platform is winding down, For those that are curious about what I really look like (no, my Congo Kid avatar isn't really me), check out www.CONGOKID.net for podcasts of my growing up in D.R. Congo/Zaire. There are a few pictures of me.
Thanks for this program to help me track my riding and fitness and helping me find new trails to ride on. Later! See everyone on the trails.
Mountain Bike Ride 01:30:57 breaks 01:44:35 7.4 mph 8:03 pace HR avg 90 / max 110
09/26/22 - no rso. StartTime=1354. [23026.FX9; 387.+102K=total; 2613. to tie Debby]. 170. Just before reaching the 6" strip of dry dirt, a Propane Truck went thru that area and scattered mud everywhere. Had to get off the bike and walk it thru. On the return trip I tried to get off the bike. My cleated bike shoes were mudded solid in the bike pedals and I could not get my shoes out of the pedals. Rode thru the mud and did a soft crash so that I could take my shoes off and then worked on getting the shoes out of the pedals. My pedals are half and half: accepting cleats on one side and anything on the other side. Used more energy pedaling because I am used to pulling up and pushing down with both feet. 103F GPS-Hi-Temp.
Mountain Bike Ride 01:24:35 8 mph 7:27 pace HR avg 94 / max 110
09/25/22 - no rso. StartTime=1542. [23003.FX9; 364.+102K=total; 2636. to tie Debby]. 170. Avoided all mud and mud puddles on the outbound trip. I started to wobble on a 6" wide strip to bypass the mud. I went into the mud and managed to avoid the barbwire fence.
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.