We are still resolving a few issues related to our SSL,secure server transition. You may see a bug here and there, but easily fixed, by you, if you change the url manually from http: to https: For example on the posts page, or posting a message here in the forum. The only exception is the Garmin upload / download pages, which need to remain http: Thanks
Enriquez, Big T, & others: You can upload or download direct from your Garmin in IE, as before! But, for now, when the page comes up, you will still see the 'locked plug-in' error, just change https: to http: in your browser and reload the page.
Staff 09/16/18 11:34 PM
Big T, go to any route page and you'll see the 'how to upload gpx' blurb in the middle of the page, down the page, gray text, and this in orange ' UPLOAD - A GPX FILE'. It's actually only a few seconds to upload a gpx, that's the good news :)
Mountain Bike Ride 01:28:10 breaks 02:09:45 7 mph 8:31 pace
09/17/18 - Wanted to give Cactus some more time to mellow a bit so I opted to bypass it this morning. Forgot to turn off the Garmin, so time includes my post ride bike clean...doh! Apparently, cleaning your bike adds 2/10 of a mile to the ride...?
Mountain Bike Ride 01:36:18PR breaks 02:01:00 10.3 mph 5:50 pace
09/15/18 - SS - got out late so very hot on the climb. Started out too fast so heart rate wouldn't come down for a long time. 4 people on electric bikes went buzzing by. 32:30 to first grate. 1:01:50 to gate - just missed breaking an hour. Dodged about 25 guys on cyclocross bikes going up to the ball on my way down - a race of some kind.
Edge 500 Mountain Bike Ride 00:51:50 6.4 mph 9:26 pace
08/20/18 - Wanted to see what things looked like up Trabuco after the fire, but they've closed the Cleveland Forest gate, to all. A ranger was on the road and I asked him how long it would be closed, he said a few months. ...added this pic.
EDGE305 Walk 00:17:41 breaks 00:20:38 2.3 mph 26:23 pace HR avg 72 / max 72
08/18/18 - no rso. StartTime=1110. With my wife. This is the 1st post since 2018may25. My wife broke both bones in her wrist on 2018may26. I have been taking care of her 24/7 ever since. She is 1.5 years older than I am. 9 years ago she may have had a mini-stroke and her balance has not been good ever since. She can no longer dance. She still can not make a fist so she can not drive. It has only been a few weeks that she has been able to use her walker with enough pressure to keep from falling. So during the day she can now navigate around the house. At nite, she still depends on me to guide her around to the bathroom. I drive her everywhere she needs to go, eg, for physical therapy to reduce the swelling in her hand and to manipulate her fingers and wrist and forearm. The monsoon rains have made biking impossible. Prior to her being able to use her walker, I could not be away from her for more than 90 minutes and she could not get out of her lazy boy by herself.
Mountain Bike Ride 02:03:49 breaks 02:08:01 7.6 mph 7:52 pace
07/30/18 - My original plan was to head up to Beek's Place, but when I got above the shade and the sun was beating down on me I decided that Plan B would be to Hidden Ranch and back, as it was warming up quick. The drop into HR was a nice cool down, and then some high clouds rolled in so I went back to the original plan. Slight cloud cover stayed with me until about mile 7 which was nice. Found a short single track that I had not noticed before at about mile 3.5 - doubled back and checked it out on the climb; very short but breaks up the fireroad decent, which by the way was very smooth today; corners nice and clean.
06/11/18 - Slow starting but excellent ride with Jake who complains but still kills it !
Great to run into Benjonna and Joey R and his crew ! Motorway is in awesome condition and my new dropper is dope 😜
Road Ride 01:11:15 breaks 01:23:00 10.5 mph 5:41 pace
05/27/18 - Stretch ride with the Mrs. Decided to coast all the way back from Cooks Corner. Needed to pedal partly up the 3 ramps on underpasses, otherwise coasted the entire way. Rather slow, albeit, but doable.
05/30/18, 10:21 PM On my 100 Miles of Nowhere Centuries we've done coasting as a contest. Start at the top of the tunnel. No pedalling at all. No rocking your bars either. A couple of us have made it past the RR tracks. Tough contest.
Mountain Bike Ride 02:32:41 breaks 03:37:51 7 mph 8:32 pace
05/26/18 - Good ride with regular Saturday Crew ride plus some other who we haven't rode with in a while. Started with a group of 12 of us today. Good route and good times back at Rose Canyon Cantina after the ride.
Mountain Bike Ride 01:02:04 breaks 01:45:11 8.4 mph 7:09 pace
05/22/18 - Just got back into town and asked my wife how much "rain" we got. "Oh, it was just a slow steady drizzle..." she says. And I believe her - Whiting's open so I was good to go; until I hit Mustard. Pedaled through the slippery slope as far as I could - made it to the last climb and really didn't want to unclip and step in it but the tires were just too caked w/mud and wouldn't turn. Spent 30 minutes up top cleaning my bike and shoes. I've been through this same scenario many times before - you would think I should know better. Riding is like a drug - it clouds your ability to think clearly... Hey - the rest of the trail was fabulous; already thinking about another ride in the morning....
Mountain Bike Ride 01:51:45 breaks 02:06:37 6.7 mph 8:56 pace HR avg 128 / max 151
05/11/18 - Irvine Ranch Conservancy ride. You know the drill, don't poach - can only go with a docent. Signed up for this intermediate ride; I was by far the slowest. Tough climb up Shoestring right off the bat. I was really beat, but eventually made it around. A few HAB's for me all around the place.
05/06/18, 04:10 AM Hi Ben. Seeing your post made me remember 6 years ago when I rode this very ride and I met you and Jr. on the trails twice. Now I can only remember it because now I can't do this kind of rides anymore. I can't store in my body the energy needed for 50 miles. At least I can enjoy the memories.
Mountain Bike Ride 01:41:49 breaks 01:58:00 9.2 mph 6:31 pace
04/21/18 - SS - 2nd ride of the day. 1:12 to the gate. Final big training ride for the Rwanda Ride scheduled for next Saturday. Handed out a few Rwanda Ride business cards and asked quite a few folks if they were riding. Warm, but a nice breeze. Front brake pads squealing like a stuck pig on the downhill - gotta replace those ASAP. Took a nice nap when I got home. I'm ready for the 50 miler next week!