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California10/31/2017
Tue
Partial Maple Springs
8.4 miles      1,593 ft      
+28 Ladder
 Todays Birthday ride. First ride on Maple Springs for 4 years (to the day) Thanks to Geoladders for recording all this stuff. Not as far as i'd planned to go but good to get out. It's definitely gotten steeper since I last rode it :)
California10/28/2017
Sat
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Saturday's ride. Been a while. Nice out
California06/20/2017
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 miles      2,225 ft      
+50 Ladder  +5 bonus    9.1mph
1:55:00
1:55:00
 Thanks to Rumpled for organizing this. A bit of a grind for me on the up but well worth it for the views and camaraderie at Beeks. Great sunset and fun “convoy” on the downhill.
California04/30/2017
Sun
2017 Rwanda Ride
26 miles      2,085 ft      
+63 Ladder  +5 bonus
 A great but tough day on the trails for me. Very, very slow but no-one seemed to mind. Mucho thankyou's to all the organizers and volunteers for a fabulous day out. Rode with Rumpled and Mike who graciously waited for me on numerous occasions. Somehow i managed to ride past Mike while he was fixing a slow flat so we did not finish together. By some statistical freak all three of us managed to win something in the raffle from the beer tent so a great end to the day.
California04/15/2017
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +5 bonus    9.4mph
1:40:00
2:00:00
 First time to the gate in a while. Never seen the trail so smooth. Just took my time enjoying the peace and quiet and great views.
California03/26/2017
Sun
Toad Festival 2007 Short Course
10.6 miles      610 ft      
+24 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Last Sunday
California05/23/2016
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +5 bonus
 First post in a while. B* has been bulldozed and sanitized since last time i rode it. Views are still great though.
California03/05/2016
Sat
Quail Shady Bommer
11 miles      1,171 ft      
+29 Ladder  +5 bonus
 On the board for 2016. Been riding a little but not posting.
California11/22/2015
Sun
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Late afternoon ride. Only one other biker out. Nice moonrise and setting sun at the same time.
California11/17/2015
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Been a while since i was here. The great retaining wall of Lake Forest has been built since then. Must be 50 feet tall in places.
California11/01/2015
Sun
Toad Festival 2007 Short Course
10.6 miles      610 ft      
+24 Ladder  +1 bonus
 
California08/23/2015
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Trails mostly gone now. There is a dude in an RV at the top of the hill keeping watch over the machinery.
California08/22/2015
Sat
Taco Tues Irvine regional edition
7.4 miles      498 ft      
+17 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Something like this
California08/18/2015
Tue
Quail/Bommer Ride
9.5 miles      715 ft      
+23 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Tuesday after work ride
California07/18/2015
Sat
Quail Shady Bommer
11 miles      1,171 ft      
+29 Ladder
 In search of OCHHH. Found trail but no beer so retraced and ran into the FRBs at the bottom of West Fork. No way was I going back up, so went back to the car and got there just as the rain came down.
California07/12/2015
Sun
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Ouch. Could have used a calendar to time this one. You know you've gotten fat when the wife says "you are going out on your bike today aren't you?" Felt good to be out, just gotta get back in the routine again now.
California07/08/2015
Wed
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 miles      1,050 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Last Sunday. Lots of no entry signs on the road past the gate so retraced and took the little used trail trail on the east side of the creek down to the sewage works. A pleasant little discovery for me.
California05/17/2015
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 
California04/12/2015
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Local ride.
California04/05/2015
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Sunday's ride.
California02/28/2015
Sat
Deer Canyon Anaheim Hills
4.5 miles      620 ft      
+13 Ladder  +1 bonus
 OCHHH. Not this trail but we were not far from here. A very enjoyable 2 hour slog through some steep horse trails and drainage ditches with plenty great views.
California02/22/2015
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 No ride yesterday due to family event but at least managed a short rainy ride today. Quite refreshing to be honest. PS - Fences up on Glen Ranch Road and some grading already started. Not sure how long we have left to ride here. I believe it's designated as a new commercial center:(
California02/15/2015
Sun
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 miles      1,050 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 The gate at the sewage plant was no longer there, so went to the gate at the golf course which still is there (unfortunately).
California02/07/2015
Sat
IRC Limestone: Hicks/Loma/Sandtrap/Sinks
10.6 miles      1,218 ft      
+29 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Late decision to ride Limestone Open access day and an even later start. Only had time for this though the main ridge was closed anyway. Got turned back by the "official park closers" sweeping the trail, just before the Sinks.
California01/24/2015
Sat
Bommer-Elevator-MoroCyn-E.Cut-MoroRidge-Fenceline
10.5 miles      1,220 ft      
+28 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Fun ride with Rumpled, Brad & Cori. Loads of people out.
California01/17/2015
Sat
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Nice out. Literally hundreds of hikers in the lower canyon, swarms and swarms of them. Parking full over 400 yards from the gate. Has B* been on TV or something?  Other Comments
California01/10/2015
Sat
2015-01-10 OCHHH
3.1 miles      314 ft      
+7 Ladder
 Good to catch up with the crew. Avoided the flashing lights at the BC.
California01/03/2015
Sat
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Late afternoon start. Great riding weather.
California01/01/2015
Thu
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Whiting was almost fully dried out. First and probably the last time in the top 10 on Geloadders for me :)
California12/28/2014
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Easy Sunday ride with Mrs. S, Ron and Ryan. Ryan's first time on a bike in 4 years.
California12/26/2014
Fri
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Christmas Eve ride
California12/26/2014
Fri
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Nice and cool today, perfect riding weather (for me anyway). Still very slow but felt stronger than I have in a long time. Trail is in good shape for descending right now as a lot of the loose stuff is washed away.
California12/14/2014
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder
 .. went to bottom of Cholla
California12/14/2014
Sun
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 miles      1,050 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 To/from Aliso Woods with some horse trails added in. Park was open when i got there so..
California12/07/2014
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 It looked like OCH3 rolled through here yesterday.
California11/16/2014
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Local trails. Lots of downhillers in Edison.
California11/11/2014
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 miles      2,225 ft      
+50 Ladder  +6 bonus
 Last nights ride with Rumpled. I did warn him i was seriously out of shape but I think even he was surprised how long it took us. We didn't plan to get all the way to the gate but we ended up there. Disneyland fireworks looked pretty insubstantial from up there. Not many folk out and only two riders started after us. Saw the lights of three riders descending the singletrack ridge. Need to do this more often.
California11/08/2014
Sat
Santa Rosa Plateau Loop
7.2 miles      504 ft      
+23 Ladder  +15 bonus
 Discovered this little gem while visiting family in Murietta. Shame less than half the area is open to bikes. Only saw two other riders though it was 92 degrees.
California10/31/2014
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Birthday ride. Went to Maple Springs first as didn't realize the road was shut (thought it was just Motorway closed). Very, very slow but just kept chugging along.  Other Comments
California10/26/2014
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder  +1 bonus
 
California10/21/2014
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 
California10/11/2014
Sat
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 The trail was a lot steeper today than the last time i rode here.
California08/31/2014
Sun
Shady Canyon
10.5 miles      746 ft      
+24 Ladder  +1 bonus
 
California08/30/2014
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 
California08/24/2014
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder  +10 bonus
 
California08/10/2014
Sun
Big Laguna Trail
7.6 miles      793 ft      
+19 Ladder  +25 bonus
 Great area. Lots of easy singletrack for Mrs S. We backtracked to avoid going back to the car on the road and rode up Sunrise Trail on the West side of the lake.
California06/25/2014
Wed
2014-06-25 Hump To Home GPSV
5.5 miles      418 ft      
+12 Ladder  +1 bonus
 About 12points worth. Good times with the HHH crew.
California06/14/2014
Sat
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 With Tommy and Liz who continued on to Beeks.
California06/01/2014
Sun
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +1 bonus
 With Mrs S. Those deer aren't afraid of anything, almost crashed into one. It seems that some cougars are needed West of I-5.
California05/31/2014
Sat
Toad Festival 2007 Short Course
10.6 miles      610 ft      
+24 Ladder
 Plus a bit more. Not many out at 3pm. Saw 3 deer near the sewage spill. Never seen them there before.
California05/26/2014
Mon
RedR - Blackstar to Hidden Ranch
10.7 miles      1,513 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Super slow, so only had time (and energy)for this. Slow descent too as think i need new rotors.. or maybe just need to lose 20 lbs (or both). Good to get out though.
California05/25/2014
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop
14.2 miles      960 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Lots of stops but good to be out there.
California05/17/2014
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Today
California05/12/2014
Mon
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Last week
California04/20/2014
Sun
Shady Canyon
10.5 miles      746 ft      
+24 Ladder
 Mrs S' back in business ride.
California04/19/2014
Sat
Redr - Turtle Ridge loop 10 mi
10.7 miles      1,253 ft      
+29 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Good times. Huge rattler spread out across the trail at the top of the switchbacks. We eventually got him to move but he wasn't happy. Our group had two other close rattler encounters today. Be careful out there.
California04/13/2014
Sun
Blackstar to 1st Cattle gate
10.6 miles      1,094 ft      
+28 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Fun ride with Mrs. S until she managed a low speed crash on the last rut on the way down. The usual theater: I think I broke my ribs, I can’t breath, my lungs are filling up with fluid, I need a helicopter etc. Five minutes later we were coasting back to the car. She will be sore in the morning though. Good times.  Other Comments
California04/12/2014
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 miles      1,050 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 On the MTB. Added some dirt on the way out and back and in Aliso. Did more than i was planning to which makes a nice change.
California04/06/2014
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder  +5 bonus
 With Mrs S who kicked my fat azz. We passed a guy hiking out after he had snapped a chainstay on Carwreck. That could have been ugly but fortunately he was fine.
California04/05/2014
Sat
Montbury-O'Neil Tour
15.8 miles      1,960 ft      
+44 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Rode from home to the end of the CC/VQ. Watched the 6-7 hour finishers come in. Congrats to all. The band at the end was pretty good too.
California03/30/2014
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 
California03/29/2014
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Embarrassingly slow but gotta start somewhere. Lovely day out there.  Other Comments
California03/23/2014
Sun
Quail Shady Bommer
11 miles      1,171 ft      
+29 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Nice and steady with Mrs S.
California03/21/2014
Fri
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Time to start riding more.
California03/21/2014
Fri
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Last Saturday
California03/09/2014
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Good to get out
California02/15/2014
Sat
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Today. Very slow but it felt good to get out.
California02/09/2014
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Last Saturday
California01/12/2014
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Slightly chilly AM ride with Mrs S. Not many people out at first, then the floodgates opened.
California01/05/2014
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 On the 2014 scoreboard.
California12/31/2013
Tue
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Good to get out, slow going though. Started 2013 well but faded badly last 6 months. New job hasn't helped. Gonna try to get more organized to fit more riding in 2014. Happy New Year to all.
California12/22/2013
Sun
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder
 Late afternoon. Three large deer were standing on the trail.
California12/21/2013
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Yesterdays ride
California12/14/2013
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop
14.2 miles      960 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Good ride with Jeff, Ron & Dave. My chain broke climbing out of one of the water crossings but didn't delay us too much
California12/06/2013
Fri
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 
California12/01/2013
Sun
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Warmer than i was expecting
California11/30/2013
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Yesterday
California11/23/2013
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 miles      1,050 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Threw in as much dirt as i could. Thought Aliso/Wood would be open by the time i got there but no luck. Never seen so many MTBs on the bike path.
California11/17/2013
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Good midday ride, though lots of foot traffic in the lower canyon. 1:31 G2G Had a nice chat with Jeremy who appeared riding "the Fiend" from MD just as I got the the gate.
California11/10/2013
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Easy like Sunday Morning, with Mrs S , Tom & Lizz.
California11/07/2013
Thu
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Figured a decent downhill stretch would fix my new pads rear brake rub problem as it has in the past. Today it make it worse as the wheel was barely turning when i got back to the car. Back to the drawing board. Made the uphill heavy going too.
California10/31/2013
Thu
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 miles      2,698 ft      
+48 Ladder
 Fantastic solo birthday ride. 1:58 G to G. Only a couple of trucks and one other rider. Also celebrating 10 years ago today finishing my final round of chemo for bone cancer. Its great to be alive.  Other Comments
California10/27/2013
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 With Mrs S., Tom & Lizz
California10/26/2013
Sat
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Yesterday. It was warmer than i was expecting
California10/24/2013
Thu
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Saw a couple of bow hunters.
California10/20/2013
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 today
California10/19/2013
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Yesterday
California10/13/2013
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder
 Yesterday, very slow but great to be out.
California10/11/2013
Fri
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Lovely late afternoon ride. Its been a while and it felt good to get out, though had to use granny granny on lower B* for the first time in a long, long time.
California09/12/2013
Thu
IRC Limestone-Shoestring-LomaRidge-Box-Sinks-Raptor
12.9 miles      1,837 ft      
+38 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Very friendly group this evening. Went clockwise for a change. Great views. Suffered on Shoestring due to lack of fitness.
California09/08/2013
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Hot yesterday
California09/08/2013
Sun
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Early evening ride. A shock to the system but it was good to get out. I like the new open pedestrian gate.
California09/01/2013
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Hot @ midday
California08/22/2013
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Pleasant temperatures this evening
California08/10/2013
Sat
Santa Ana River Trail SART
14.5 miles      1,854 ft      
+41 Ladder  +11 bonus
 Did more than this. Angeles Oaks start, then Eastbound on SART plus some diversions but after almost 3 hours out there I was toast and slowing the group down too much, so bailed and climbed up Glass Rd (which took forever) then rode SR-38 back to the car. The rest of the group continued on to the campground and back (they did 32 miles - no way I would have made that today). Not sure why we took the death-defying hike-a -bike alternative (instead of the more sensible route that a group from The Path Bike shop took) but that section was not fun for me and sapped a lot of energy. The rest of the trail was awesome.  Other Comments
California08/08/2013
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +11 bonus
 On the 26 for a change
California08/03/2013
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 miles      1,050 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Turned around at the dirt as the bike was making strange noises. Haven't figured out what it is yet.
California07/28/2013
Sun
Alvin Meadows: Optimater
5.7 miles      1,280 ft      
+25 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Saturday and we did a bit more than this randomly exploring trails. Optimator was great fun. Only saw two other riders plus a group ride from the Hub Cyclery who were coming in as we were leaving
California07/26/2013
Fri
Alvin Meadows: Optimater
5.7 miles      1,280 ft      
+25 Ladder  +25 bonus
 Friday ride in Idlywild though not quite this route. The town is open for business as thankfully the fire didn’t hit town. There were lots of events supporting the local firefighters this weekend. Hurkey Creek is closed but Alvin Meadows open (I think I prefer it to Hurkey anyway). Lots of great singletrack descents and fireroad climbs. Lizz had a crash and ended up with a stick lodged under her skin so needed a trip to the Doctors office. Luckily nothing serious.
California07/24/2013
Wed
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Rode Whiting with Brandon's Wed evening group, 30+ riders, nice people.
California07/21/2013
Sun
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Late ride. Two Tarantulas, no bikes,only a few hikers in the Canyon. Very peaceful.
California07/20/2013
Sat
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder
 Changed the small ring and got rid of the chain slippage. Three broken teeth on the old one, oops.
California07/13/2013
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Saturdays ride
California07/03/2013
Wed
NewChutes/Cactus/Coachwhip/Deer/NewChutes
9 miles      1,345 ft      
+27 Ladder
 Velosport Wed Evening ride. First time on most of this. Good fun.
California06/30/2013
Sun
Shady Bommer in Reverse
14.5 miles      1,957 ft      
+42 Ladder  +1 bonus    8.3mph
1:45:00
1:50:00
 Late afternoon riding in Ron, Keith & Brandon's dust. Not too hot though.
California06/29/2013
Sat
Bell View trail to Casper's
9 miles      1,330 ft      
+27 Ladder
 Yesterdays 6pm start with Mrs S., Tom & Lizz. Lovely evening and we didnt see another soul. Trail is in great shape.
California06/25/2013
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +1 bonus    8mph
1:57:00
1:59:15
 Nice, steady solo evening ride. 1:26 G to G not bad for so little riding recently. Looked like some kind of informal ride was going on using all the singletracks with a guy manning a big cooler half way up. I was offered a beer but declined (today makes 5 days with no beer, hopefully the sacrifice will pay off).
California06/23/2013
Sun
Aliso - Cholla / Mathis Loop
10.6 miles      863 ft      
+26 Ladder
 With Mrs S.
California06/19/2013
Wed
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Q
California06/16/2013
Sun
Blackstar Partial 3-23-10
14.6 miles      1,764 ft      
+41 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Today with Mrs S.
California06/15/2013
Sat
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Yesterdays late afternoon ride
California06/09/2013
Sun
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder
 Easy ride
California06/02/2013
Sun
Twitch - Tijeras / Robinson Ranch
16.5 miles      1,345 ft      
+40 Ladder
 Good times with Mrs S, Tommy & Lizz though Mrs S had a couple of crashes. One on the downhill towards Antonio and another on the sneaky left up'n'over on the singletrack shortly after. Nothing serious but it shook her up, so we took it real steady after that.
California05/26/2013
Sun
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +1 bonus
 With Mrs S. Rode ye ancient Hardtail which was surprisingly smooth.
California05/22/2013
Wed
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder
 Strangely quiet late afternoon ride with Ron, Jeff, Dave and Marcus. No other riders in Whiting. Its getting dusty out there. The shock on the 26 Camber blew out so temporarily down to the the 11 year old Hardrock Sport which I was about to give away this weekend.
California05/19/2013
Sun
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Wore my fancy new Firestone Brewery (my favorite tipple) cycling shirt that a friend got me. Only problem it’s size XXL and pretty much fits, meaning it’s time to shed some pounds.
California05/16/2013
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Rode the 26 for a change and enjoyed the ride. It felt much lighter (because it is) and easier to move around. Swings and roundabouts though, and I don't think a 27.5 would be much different to a 26. Guess I'll just wait for the 28.25 to be the next big thing.
California05/14/2013
Tue
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder
 First time riding clipped in for Mrs S. She did good.
California05/11/2013
Sat
Shady Bommer in Reverse
14.5 miles      1,957 ft      
+42 Ladder
 Good ride with Ron though my new chain kept getting stuck in the derailleur because it was too long and I didn’t shorten it. That’s what happens when you watch “how to” videos on You Tube after you’ve already finished the job.
California05/10/2013
Fri
Limestone Canyon/Sinks/Raptor Docent Ride
10.3 miles      1,461 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus
 An eventful IRC ride and lovely evening. Good to be back on the bike again though it was making strange noises and no great surprise when the chain broke once we hit dirt. Thanks to Steve and Dave for the assistance, I figure it was 5 minutes or less before we were rolling again. Tony took us to some great new singletrack/switchbacks behind the Sinks and Raptor was closed so we did full Limestone Ridge. Gary fell into and got stuck in some bushes, Tony had a long mechanical, Kato crashed in a rut and a rider rode over him, but we all made it back in one piece.  Other Comments
California04/27/2013
Sat
2013 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda - 50 Mile Route
51.1 miles      5,903 ft      
+141 Ladder  +16 bonus    6.8mph
7:30:00
7:30:00
 Well that was tough but fun I think. Didn’t prepare well this week. Started 5 minutes early (decided to head off to O’Neil for a “bathroom” break). Thought I’d just missed the Waterfall cutoff on the way back but I guess the field started a bit late so I scraped in. Lollygagged too much on the way out and another pitstop in Caspers didn’t help. The last 5 miles from O’Neil were a sufferfest, but at least I was in good company. A great event as always.  Other Comments
California04/21/2013
Sun
2nd leg of Project Rwanda ride
24.3 miles      2,513 ft      
+64 Ladder    7.7mph
3:10:00
3:10:00
 This but with Dove Canyon waterfall start. Not many people out this afternoon. Wilted a bit in the heat in the last 3 or 4 miles. Managed to get round with no walking though.
California04/19/2013
Fri
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder
 It doesn't take long to lose fitness.
California04/14/2013
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Short ride with Mrs S.
California04/13/2013
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop
14.2 miles      960 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Ran into OCHHH after one mile, so that meant a good 60 minute “delay”. I’d forgotten they would be there, but the spidey-sense for beer must have kicked in.
California04/06/2013
Sat
Counting Coup '12
43.5 miles      8,318 ft      
+149 Ladder    4.9mph
8:57:30
8:57:30
 Thank Warriors, for a great event and post-ride venue. Felt stronger this year and made the cutoff at 4C by 20 mins. After the peak just cruised the descent (walked most of UHJ) though I still broke the mythical 9 hour barrier (just).  Other Comments
California04/02/2013
Tue
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Eventful ride with Ron and Dave. Ran into a guy who had crashed descending Line Shack after running into a rider coming up. He had hurt his hip badly and a colleague was helping him back to work. Then some jackass flew by then caused a newbie to crash on the singletrack right in from of us by tailgating him and clipping his rear tire. He didn't stop. Then Ron's seat post snapped in the middle of Berm Shot, fortunately he didn't crash (much).  Other Comments
California03/31/2013
Sun
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder
 Home to Monastery with Mrs. S, Tommy and Lizz
California03/30/2013
Sat
Blackstar to Doppler Golf Ball 7000
16.5 miles      2,348 ft      
+49 Ladder
 Not the best morning. An unfortunate incident with a shock pump broke Rumpled's shock so no ride for him. Was supposed to go further with Adolph but this was about his limit.
California03/28/2013
Thu
Montbury-O'Neil Tour
15.8 miles      1,960 ft      
+44 Ladder
 Startled a Deer and he jumped a wall and ran across Live Oak Canyon Road. Luckily no traffic was coming. His two companions had more sense and stayed put.
California03/26/2013
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Quick spin.
California03/24/2013
Sun
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder
 Late afternoon ride, still plenty of people out.
California03/23/2013
Sat
Skyline - Blackstar
26.2 miles      4,425 ft      
+87 Ladder  +15 bonus    6.8mph
3:50:00
4:15:00
 A change is as good as a rest so "they" say. Skyline wasn't as steep as i was expecting from the ride profile.
California03/21/2013
Thu
Montbury-O'Neil Tour
15.8 miles      1,960 ft      
+44 Ladder  +1 bonus
 I should do this ride more often.
California03/19/2013
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop
14.2 miles      960 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus    8.2mph
1:44:00
1:44:00
 Needed a fun, enjoyable ride and this fit the bill perfectly. Added the Robinson Ranch part of Rwanda.
California03/17/2013
Sun
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder
 Nice easy ride with Mrs, Tommy and Lizz.
California03/16/2013
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 miles      4,520 ft      
+93 Ladder  +1 bonus    5.7mph
4:31:00
4:31:00
 Was planning on a steady ride but this was way too slow. Too many stops due to running out of gas. I think some fecker stole my endurance. 4:10 at bottom of M'way :(
California03/14/2013
Thu
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder
 Never seen Edison so busy.
California03/11/2013
Mon
IRC Limestone-Shoestring-LomaRidge-Box-Sinks-Raptor
12.9 miles      1,837 ft      
+38 Ladder
 Lovely evening. Good to be back doing the IRC "night" rides in Limestone, though tonight we didn't need lights till after the Wall. This is a always a good ride. Up Shoestring was a bit heavy going though.
California03/10/2013
Sun
Maple Springs Truck Trail to Four corners
16.3 miles      3,083 ft      
+55 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Windy in places. Rode past 4C till the volume of snow melt running down from Modjeska was like riding up a river. 1:47 G to 4C. Ran into a guy Carl at 4C who i kinda rode with from the Ball to Mway in last years Coup.
California03/09/2013
Sat
road-Mathis-TOW
18 miles      1,301 ft      
+43 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Plus down Cholla and some additional bike path. First time up Mathis without stopping for a break.
California03/07/2013
Thu
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder
 Did the Line Shack loop twice. Drizzle but no rain. Two Coyotes and not a single human.
California03/05/2013
Tue
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Felt good. Three days with no beer helped.  Other Comments
California03/03/2013
Sun
Blackstar Canyon to Hagador Peak
20.7 miles      3,642 ft      
+68 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Yet another early turnaround, not good. Today's lame excuse was feeling nauseous.
California03/02/2013
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Saving energy for tomorrow.
California03/01/2013
Fri
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Easy spin
California02/24/2013
Sun
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder
 Nice easy ride with Mrs. S, Tommy & Lizz though almost got creamed by some moron descending at the bottom of steep hill into Whiting from the Glen Ranch Rd parking lot. Young guy, no helmet, flat out speed, wrong line and totally out of control. He was coming pretty much straight at me I so jumped off the bike to my left, cutting my wrist in the process and he somehow missed my bike. If I hadn’t jumped I think we both would have been in the ER or worse. Neither he nor his buddy stopped to apologize. That is a dangerous spot.  Other Comments
California02/23/2013
Sat
Harding - Modjeska Peak
21.1 miles      3,847 ft      
+71 Ladder  +16 bonus
 Started as the Time Trial riders were descending. There was a lot more snow on Harding than I was expecting. Not too bad on the way up but a bit hairy coming down. Only one minor crash.
California02/22/2013
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +1 bonus    8.5mph
1:50:00
1:55:00
 Perfect conditions this afternoon so went for a PR. Got 1:18:51 Gate to Gate probably a little over 3 minutes better than my previous best after adjusting for the washout and bumps that are no longer there. Other than the usual swarms of teenagers in the Canyon there was no-one else out. Didn’t see another bike till coming back down the final switchbacks.
California02/18/2013
Mon
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Much better ride. Now just need the Warriors Society to change the CC to 12 laps of Edison starting at 4pm then all should be fine.
California02/17/2013
Sun
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Another struggle but felt marginally better by the end of the ride. At least the brakes weren't rubbing today.
California02/16/2013
Sat
Blackstar Canyon to Hagador Peak
20.7 miles      3,642 ft      
+68 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Really struggled today, super slow plus had severe brake rub which didn't help. Found out back at the house that my rear wheel wasn't tightened properly Doh! Glad i turned back instead of continuing on to Mway which could have been a disaster.
California02/12/2013
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Quick ride before taking the bike in for some TLC.
California02/10/2013
Sun
PB Shady Bommer El Moro Quail
21 miles      2,973 ft      
+62 Ladder  +5 bonus    7mph
3:00:00
3:15:00
 A little cooler than yesterday but still comfortable. No mud.
California02/09/2013
Sat
Shady Bommer in Reverse
14.5 miles      1,957 ft      
+42 Ladder  +1 bonus    7.9mph
1:50:00
1:55:00
 Started slowly as was not feeling great, but it ended up being a decent ride. Trails were bone dry.
California02/05/2013
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Another good one with Eric and Rumpled. Gate at the top was closed.
California02/02/2013
Sat
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 miles      4,254 ft      
+68 Ladder  +5 bonus    5.1mph
3:17:00
3:32:00
 First longish ride in a while and felt it by the end. Apart from 10 yards of one uphill on MD cleaned the whole ride including Motorway which seemed a lot looser than the last time I did it. 1:52 Gate to 4 C, 28 mins down Mway. Nice trail work on the washout.
California01/31/2013
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Good ride with Rumpled and Eric. Felt pretty strong. Enjoyable post-ride shandies too, though interrupted by teenagers making out in the next-but-one car then when they left two other cars of kids pull up right next to us and start smoking dope when the rest of the parking lot was deserted. You’d think they would at least be smart enough to find somewhere a bit more secluded. Guess Facebook has created an “oversharing” generation.
California01/29/2013
Tue
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Just made it out of Whiting before "dusk"
California01/27/2013
Sun
Aliso & Coyote
9.1 miles      428 ft      
+19 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Lowland ride after yesterdays debacle. Plus about 18 miles on the bike path/horse trails. 2hr 45 ride time.
California01/26/2013
Sat
Maple Springs Paved
7 miles      1,323 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Man in the rain ride. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdIb5RPabjw Better than no ride at all. Coming down Met MTB Fiend and Durtuls at the parking lot who decided to abort their ride. Smart move. Drizzle at the start then bucketing down by the end of the pavement, not worth continuing on. One crazy dude still coming up as i was descending.  Other Comments
California01/23/2013
Wed
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Plus some hill reps on Glenn Ranch rd.
California01/20/2013
Sun
Aliso - Cholla / Mathis Loop
10.6 miles      863 ft      
+26 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Nice warm ride with Mrs S and Tommy. A bit tired from yesterday.
California01/19/2013
Sat
Bommer Loop with GPSV
11.5 miles      1,962 ft      
+36 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Bommer Open day with Ron. Quail start. Almost cleaned the first steep hill, then took ages to recover after that.
California01/17/2013
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Lunch time ride with Mrs S. Must have rolled over something nasty as we both got rear wheel flats. Great flat changing weather though.
California01/15/2013
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Did a bit more than this.
California01/12/2013
Sat
Balckstar to Beeks, Hidden Ranch, Back Up and Down Again
20.5 miles      3,484 ft      
+65 Ladder  +5 bonus
 A good training ride with Rumpled carefully avoiding the chill of Main Divide. B* was really busy. Chatted with a bunch of people including some Trail Angels, an 8th grader who had just ridden gate to gate in 49 mins (yikes), and met the infamous Goldrunner at Beeks.
California01/11/2013
Fri
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Something like this. Lots of riders out this lunchtime.
California01/08/2013
Tue
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Perfect weather and conditions today.
California01/06/2013
Sun
Aliso - Cholla / Mathis Loop
10.6 miles      863 ft      
+26 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Up Mathis down Cholla. Rode from home so this plus about 9 miles each way on the bike path. 3 hr 20min ride.
California01/05/2013
Sat
Blackstar - Open Access Day
6.4 miles      938 ft      
+19 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Blackstar Open day with Mrs S and Lizz. First time on these trails. It was nicer than i was expecting.
California12/31/2012
Mon
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Last ride of 2012
California12/30/2012
Sun
Aliso - Cholla / Mathis Loop
10.6 miles      863 ft      
+26 Ladder
 With Mrs S so we climbed up through the neighborhood instead of Cholla. Trails surprisingly dry though bottom of Mathis was a bit slippy. Loads of people out.
California12/28/2012
Fri
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 miles      2,698 ft      
+48 Ladder
 Thought about going to Mway but it was pretty cold and i didn't feel great. Lots of ice in the puddles on the way up. Felt like a wimp as I met two guys at 4C on Cyclocross bikes who had ridden up Maple from Costa Mesa and were going back via Harding and Whiting.
California12/27/2012
Thu
Quail Shady Bommer
11 miles      1,171 ft      
+29 Ladder
 Midday ride with Mrs S. Great conditions.
California12/22/2012
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Quick ride from home with Mrs S
California12/20/2012
Thu
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 miles      2,225 ft      
+50 Ladder  +6 bonus
 Rumpled and i set off early at the slow folks start time. Great conditions and good fun hanging out at the gate. Nice to put faces to names and chat with Keith & Andy about Ribena and Hob nobs. Also good to meet Tony. Thanks to Fiend for organizing.
California12/16/2012
Sun
Santiago Truck Trail (gate to flag)
6.8 miles      1,000 ft      
+23 Ladder
 Ridgeline start. The first 2 miles of STT were bone dry but the last hill was slippery. We were aiming for the flag but turned back before the last downhill due to the conditions. Some light rain and cloud had turned what had been a bit slippy on the way out to super treacherous, slime on the way back. We warned the riders coming up. Probably best to leave STT a day or so to dry out.
California12/15/2012
Sat
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 miles      2,698 ft      
+48 Ladder
 Started late morning to try to get the warmest part of the day. On my way down saw MTB Fiend and lots of other solo riders coming up who must have had the same thoughts. Not sure how well that worked as it was 48 degrees at the car when I left and 47 degrees when I got back around 2pm. Climbing in the sun was comfortable enough though and there was no wind at 4 corners. But the descent was very chilly! 1:54 gate to 4C.
California12/09/2012
Sun
Orchard Hills Beginner Ride
1.6 miles      263 ft      
+4 Ladder  +1 bonus
 IRC Beginner MTB skills class with Mrs S, Lizz and Tommy. We all learned something and it was good to practice on the rocks and logs. THanks to Kevin, Steve and the rest of the Docents.
California12/08/2012
Sat
San Clemente Singletrack
11.1 miles      1,386 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Pretty close to this. First time here, great fun. Seven riders with Ken showing us round. Only saw one other group and a couple of solo riders.
California12/02/2012
Sun
Sick day on Maple Springs
8.6 miles      1,652 ft      
+29 Ladder  +1 bonus
 With Mrs S, Tommy, Lizz and Ron. We turned back due to rain and lack of proper clothing. I did warn them, but at least they learned a lesson today. Warmed up in the Silverado cafe afterwards.  Other Comments
California11/30/2012
Fri
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 miles      1,050 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 About this from home. Can't ride tomorrow so got some seat time in on the MTB . Timed it terribly as it rained all ride. Soaked to the skin. Was surprised Aliso Woods was open so went to the gate.
California11/28/2012
Wed
Limestone Sand Trap East & West Loma Raptor
12 miles      1,390 ft      
+32 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Another great night ride with IRC. I had stupidly yanked the two parts of my trusty Magicshine light apart so now have a dodgy connection. Couldn't get it to stay on beforehand but somehow it managed to keep shining the whole ride. Time for a new light though. Any suggestions?  Other Comments
California11/25/2012
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder
 Second time up the "Star" this weekend, this time with Mrs.S, Tommy and Lizz. It was only 7 weeks ago that they were all struggling and whining and we only made it half way. Today Mrs S. and i turned round at Beeks while Tommy and Lizz made it to the Ball. Three new Main Divide "debutantes".
California11/24/2012
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder
 Felt awful and the blazing sun on the lower switchbacks didn't help. 1:30 gate to gate.
California11/21/2012
Wed
Quail hill
17.7 miles      2,010 ft      
+48 Ladder  +1 bonus    9.6mph
1:50:00
1:58:00
 Lovely day. Surprised there were so few people out. Only saw one other rider.
California11/18/2012
Sun
Tijeras to Arroyo Vista
10.9 miles      930 ft      
+26 Ladder
 Family ride.
California11/17/2012
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 miles      3,157 ft      
+65 Ladder  +16 bonus
 Good, steady ride with Rumpled. First time to Sierra Peak for both of us. We ran into the Freek's riders coming the other way. Nice tacky dirt even on Main Divide.
California11/15/2012
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Got out as daylight was fading and wasted some time going out and back at the new Lake Forest Sport park as the earthmovers are back and its no fun to ride right now. Got swiped in the eye by some bush on the way back taking out my contact lens. Had to ride the last few miles with one eye closed. Guess i need to invest in some clear glasses for riding at night.
California11/11/2012
Sun
Redr - UCI - Bommer - Turtle Ridge 10
10.3 miles      1,315 ft      
+29 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Similar to this but with a Quail Hill start. Tooks Mrs S, Tommy and Liz up the switchbacks for the first time. They are improving.
California11/10/2012
Sat
Bommer Loop with GPSV
11.5 miles      1,962 ft      
+36 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Bommer Open day loop starting at Quail Hill with Ron,Dave, Jeff, Marcus and Danny. Really nice conditions and not many people out.
California11/04/2012
Sun
IRConservancy Fremont Blind Weir & Tecate Forest
16.3 miles      2,277 ft      
+48 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Fun IRC ride though a bit warm at the end. Was sucking wind in last place on the way to the Tecate Forest so turned round half-way to be able to "take five" at the Weather Station. It helped.
California11/03/2012
Sat
IRC Limestone-Shoestring-LomaRidge-Box-Sinks-Raptor
12.9 miles      1,837 ft      
+38 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Limestone Open Day. Started late to avoid the crowds. Not feeling it today and struggled all the way round.
California10/27/2012
Sat
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 miles      1,382 ft      
+29 Ladder
 Good ride with Ron, Jeff, Dave and Marcus. Made it round with only two brief stops and for the first time, no walking. Unfortunately I didn't put the bike back in the rack in the garage properly. It fell over and Mrs S ran over it with her car. Luckily only a busted seat (i think)  Other Comments
California10/20/2012
Sat
Harding/Laurel Spring
9.5 miles      2,245 ft      
+36 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Been riding the flatland too long so this was a bit of a shock to the system. Nice ride but cloudy. Not cold yet but its finally time to put the full-fingered gloves back in the camelback for the descents.
California10/14/2012
Sun
9/24 Partial Blackstar
8.5 miles      950 ft      
+23 Ladder
 Perhaps not the most productive weekend of riding but dragged Mrs S, Tommy and Lizz half way up B* for the first time. Slow going but still good to be out there. Good brunch at Silverado Cafe after ($3.50 for a great burger and $2 beers).
California10/11/2012
Thu
IRC Limestone Sinks/Box Springs Docent Ride
9.1 miles      889 ft      
+23 Ladder  +1 bonus
 IRC Ride (thanks to the Docents for riding tonight). This but we came back along Loma ridge and down Sandtrap. It started to rain as we set off and the trail was a bit sticky in places but not bad at all (though Dirtuls was whining big style). The rain soon stopped and it ended up being a good ride apart from the last 300 yards which covered the bikes in mud. There must have been a cloudburst happen there while we were riding.  Other Comments
California10/07/2012
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Blackstar is sanitized and fast right now, though not fast for me as I just meandered up enjoying the peace and quiet. Only saw 1 person after the houses. Must be football season or something.
California10/04/2012
Thu
Coto - Blood, Sweat and Beers
6 miles      544 ft      
+14 Ladder
 Thursday's ride. There is a big rut that you don't see til the last second which almost took me and Cori down. Rumpled wasn't so lucky and hit the deck hard, so we cut the ride short.
California10/03/2012
Wed
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus    7.8mph
1:25:00
1:30:00
 Good ride with Ron,Jeff, Dave and Marty. Finally starting to feel a bit less sluggish.
California09/29/2012
Sat
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 miles      880 ft      
+24 Ladder  +15 bonus
 Fun Poker Ride when we finally got going. A rider took a hard fall on the first downhill right in front of us and was pretty banged up so I went back to fetch a Ranger while Marcus and Ron slowed traffic down. Looked like a broken wrist or arm and he was pretty dazed but got into the Rangers truck under his own steam. Then 100 yards later i flatted with a tire full of cactus spikes.
California09/27/2012
Thu
Arroyo Vista Tarred and Feathered
11.3 miles      964 ft      
+28 Ladder
 Thursday Night Shandies
California09/26/2012
Wed
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder
 Showing Ron and Marcus round their own backyard.
California09/23/2012
Sun
O'Neill-Monastery Rd-Vista
8.9 miles      913 ft      
+22 Ladder
 Home to Monastery with Mrs S, Tommy and Liz. Approx equivalent to this. Bought some "Trabuco honey" in the gift shop (made from bees at the Monastery) . V. tasty!
California09/21/2012
Fri
2012-09-20 Irvine Park/SO Shandy Ride
10.2 miles      692 ft      
+23 Ladder
 Good early evening ride with the crew. We took a wrong turn in Willow and ended up in a sandpit. Made it up Tim's Hill for the first time.
California09/16/2012
Sun
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus
 With Tommy and Mrs S. Stopped to look at two deer in Whiting munching grass about 3 yards from the trail and were not scared of us at all.
California09/13/2012
Thu
Ridge Park Out and Back
7.8 miles      982 ft      
+22 Ladder
 Thursday night Shandies ride. Forgot my seat (doh) so Tim drove back home and brought back Paula's old girly saddle which had springs, so a bit of a bouncy ride. Good brews and views afterwards.
California09/09/2012
Sun
Toad Festival 2007 Short Course
10.6 miles      610 ft      
+24 Ladder  +15 bonus
 With Mrs S, Tommy and Liz
California09/08/2012
Sat
Aliso: West Ridge
4.4 miles      583 ft      
+12 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Transporting liquids, supporting some runners.
California09/03/2012
Mon
Aliso Creek/Cholla/Rockit/Skatepark V2
32.9 miles      1,587 ft      
+72 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Vaguely like this. Rode from home with Ron, Dave and Jeff to 1/2 way up Mathis, then backtracked to hook up with Mrs S, Tommy and Liz at the Aliso/Wood parking lot and took them up to base of Cholla then bottom of Meadows. Solo ride back home from parking lot. >4 hours out there. Earned my beer today.
California09/02/2012
Sun
Oneil Live Oak 7.6
7.6 miles      1,081 ft      
+22 Ladder
 Really out of shape. Rode behind Jeff, Ron, Dave and Danny.
California08/25/2012
Sat
Aliso-Chollax2,Links,Rockit,Coyote
12.1 miles      1,184 ft      
+31 Ladder
 Something like this
California08/21/2012
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Felt a little less rusty than the previous ride.
California08/18/2012
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Good to be riding again.
California08/06/2012
Mon
2012-08-04 OCHHH
5.7 miles      692 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Did this on the MTB with a bit of HAB and an RSM High School Start.
California07/29/2012
Sun
Shady canyon
8.8 miles      551 ft      
+19 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Took Mrs S, Tommy and Liz out for a spin. Their first time here and they enjoyed it, (i think!)
California07/28/2012
Sat
Fullerton Loop
11.3 miles      930 ft      
+28 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Rumpled's road (train) trip. Met Dino and the STR crew for the first time; very friendly folk. Good, cold Guinness at Roscoes was a bonus. We'll be back.
California07/24/2012
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 A rattler was stretched out across the trail in Glass Creek. Stopped just in time.
California07/14/2012
Sat
CDM Buck Gully El Moro outside loop
16.5 miles      1,695 ft      
+43 Ladder
 As close an equivalent route i could find. Out and back with Quail Hill trail head start, Shady, West Fork, Ridge Park, Buck Gully. Ran into OCHHH at top of Buck Gully, beers at the bottom. The return ride up Ridge Park was a bit of a grovel.
California07/12/2012
Thu
Limestone Canyon/Sinks/Raptor Docent Ride
10.3 miles      1,461 ft      
+30 Ladder  +1 bonus    6.9mph
1:30:00
1:40:00
 Another good IRC ride though struggled a bit this evening. Was slowest rider and didn't make it up the Wall. Need get get out riding more.
California07/06/2012
Fri
Arroyo Trabuco-Waterworks-1st Lookout
12.5 miles      820 ft      
+29 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Shandies ride. A nice trail but tough on the drivetrain.
California06/30/2012
Sat
quail-bommer-nix loop
16.6 miles      2,308 ft      
+48 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Added Nix to my usual Quail loop for the first time. Makes it a bit harder but well worth it. Not many people out at midday. Got a great view of all the stationary cars on Laguna Canyon Rd heading towards the beach stacking all the way back to Nix Nature Center. Rather them than me.  Other Comments
California06/28/2012
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 miles      690 ft      
+20 Ladder
 Enjoyable social ride with Cori, Brad & Rumpy. Good beer'n'pizza after
California06/21/2012
Thu
IRC Docent led - Fremont-Blind-Weir
12 miles      1,447 ft      
+33 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Lovely evening for a ride.
California06/17/2012
Sun
Blackstar - 2nd Cattle Gate
12 miles      1,394 ft      
+32 Ladder
 Slow, easy ride. Tires gripped pretty well in the loose dirt.
California06/13/2012
Wed
Whiting w/ a side of Dreaded Hill
10.6 miles      1,473 ft      
+31 Ladder  +1 bonus
 A bit like this. HHHH BBQ. Home to Edison, realized I was riding "sans helmet", back to home, back to Edison, then through lower Whiting to the start. Followed trail for a while then up Dreaded for the first time (walked three short sections) 4 corners, down whiting rd, up line shack, was just too late for the beer check, On In. Good times at BBQ after.
California06/12/2012
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Getting fat and lazy (again), so just trundled around fun local trails. A young, but almost three foot rattler was spread out across Aliso Creek bike path on the way home.
California06/09/2012
Sat
Shady Canyon
19.2 miles      856 ft      
+41 Ladder
 OCHHH. Started at Park'n'ride under SR73. Got lost in UCI on the way back.
California06/07/2012
Thu
MontBury-Whiting-Edison
11.1 miles      1,348 ft      
+30 Ladder
 
California06/03/2012
Sun
Aliso Creek Whole Trail RT Heroes Start
32.8 miles      1,465 ft      
+71 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Turned up for lap 3 of 3 of Rumpled's 100 miles of Nowhere ride. Good ride with Sleazologist and Gobiker with Eric joining in. Beers at Cooks tasted good.
California06/02/2012
Sat
Limestone Canyon/Loma Ridge/Dripping Springs Docent Ride
6.9 miles      1,088 ft      
+21 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Limestone Open day. Took Mrs. Shigalert and a couple of newbies there for the first time. Good fun and they enjoyed it, though to say it was slow going would be an understatement.
California05/28/2012
Mon
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Made it up a couple of hills in Edison for the first time.
California05/26/2012
Sat
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Stopped to give Gatorade to a damsel in distress who was feeling light-headed and sitting beside her bike. She seemed OK. I found her riding buddies who were waiting and suggested they go back for her.
California05/24/2012
Thu
Aliso: Mathis - Cholla
10.4 miles      961 ft      
+18 Ladder
 Good to have the Thursday crew up and running again, though we ended up a bit fragmented out there.
California05/19/2012
Sat
Share Poker Ride, Santiaigo Oaks>Weir Long Loop
15.6 miles      1,892 ft      
+44 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Fun event. Its good to be back on the bike.
California05/05/2012
Sat
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder
 Something like this. Plus did some hill reps in the Glass Creek Open Space, which looks a bit less like the surface of the Moon than it did.
California04/28/2012
Sat
50 Mile Ride for Rwanda 25 Mile Route
27 miles      2,729 ft      
+71 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Fun event and a great trail. Thanks to all the Volunteers. Rode with Rumpled who, unfortunately, had a mechanically-induced crash, at speed, in the first mile. He carried on like a trooper though, and despite his dodgy front brake, we made it round in one piece. Rode to/from Cooks from home.
California04/21/2012
Sat
PB Shady Bommer El Moro Quail
21 miles      2,973 ft      
+62 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Quail Hill start looking for OCHHH. Found them in disarray on PCH looking for the trail (it hadn't been laid yet). We found part of it on the beach. Stayed at the end for quite a while catching up with people, but only had one beer, before riding back.
California04/15/2012
Sun
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder
 A passing resemblance to this route. Got to O'Neil nursery entrance and the "park closed" sign was lying in the bushes. Went up to Monastery road, trail was 95% dry but gate at top was still shut so turned back and went to Whiting which was definitely open (though tackier than ONeil)
California04/12/2012
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Nice easy ride.
California04/07/2012
Sat
Counting Coup - 2018
42.5 miles      8,627 ft      
+145 Ladder  +20 bonus    4.6mph
9:16:48
9:16:48
 Great day, great event! Thanks, Warriors Society for all the organization and support. Made it, though it was a close run thing. Thought I had more time than I did on Maple Springs and only made the second cutoff by 5 mins. Sat down to eat then some dude came up and said I’m taking off your number plate you needed to get past this white gate (which was 10 yards away) by 6 hours. I said OK I’m leaving he said not without a medical evaluation. They looked at my knee and said that looks swollen I don’t think you can go on. I said I have an artificial knee (from bone cancer) it always looks like that, anyway they let me continue. So me and my friend Karen (who rode up Maple Springs with me) went 5 mins up the road and stopped to eat there. Got caught by Jason? the sweep on the last climb up to the peak then rode with a couple of other sweeps til we caught a gal and her riding buddy at the bottom of Lower Holy Jim. Met and rode last few miles with Rumpled (thx for the beer)  Other Comments
California04/03/2012
Tue
Redr - Turtle Ridge loop 10 mi
10.7 miles      1,253 ft      
+29 Ladder  +1 bonus
 About equivalent to this but started at Quail Hill trailhead and made our way back through neighborhood trails in Turtle Ridge. Nice steady ride with Ron checking out the "new" Bommer ridge singletrack. Fun climb though had to walk a few steep switchbacks near the top.
California03/31/2012
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Late morning start. Into the clouds at the first cattle grid, and it got friggin cold after the second one.
California03/29/2012
Thu
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder
 Ribs still a bit sore from their encounter with the handlebars. Brakes fixed, everything working fine. Will now ride the backup bike until CC.
California03/26/2012
Mon
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder
 Need to sort my brakes out, they were squeaking like crazy.
California03/24/2012
Sat
Trabuco Ck Rd-Holy Jim to Main Divide and back
19.6 miles      3,125 ft      
+61 Ladder  +5 bonus    4.9mph
4:00:00
4:15:00
 A “no flow”ride. First time up Holy Jim and can’t say I enjoyed the climb too much. A bit too technical for me, so lots of HAB and almost impaled myself on the bike half way up. Also got stuck in the middle of the Old Goats 50 mile trail run. 36 min to Fire station, 2:43 to MD. Coming down was much more fun and less difficult than I had thought, but must have stopped 40 times to let runners pass. Needed a gas mask for the dust coming back on Trabuco creek road. Perhaps not the best use of a valuable CC training day, but lived to tell the tale.
California03/22/2012
Thu
Limestone Canyon/Sinks/Raptor Docent Ride
10.3 miles      1,461 ft      
+30 Ladder
 Fantastic views of the Santa Ana’s from Loma Ridge this evening. Didn’t need lights until after the Sinks. Thanks Docents.  Other Comments
California03/20/2012
Tue
El Moro Loop from Ridge Park
12.5 miles      2,318 ft      
+41 Ladder  +1 bonus    5.4mph
2:20:00
2:25:00
 Great ride with Ron. I think we did a bit more than this. Most of it was new trails for me. Got back just as lights were needed. Ridge Park, great downhill singletrack to Upper laurel, Bommer ridge, old emerald, fenceline, slow easy, moro canyon to PCH then back up no name.
California03/16/2012
Fri
In search of Sierra Peak
19.8 miles      2,639 ft      
+57 Ladder  +1 bonus
 About this. Got to Beeks and decided to do a bit more. Half way to Sierra Peak it suddenly turned cold and windy, so called it a day.
California03/15/2012
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Quick spin on the 26'r. Still like it. It's good to have choices.  Other Comments
California03/13/2012
Tue
Quail hill
17.7 miles      2,010 ft      
+48 Ladder  +1 bonus    10mph
1:46:00
1:49:00
 Faster ride with Ron who was pretty keen to finish before dark even though we had lights.
California03/11/2012
Sun
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Slow,easy,knee friendly, recovery ride. Plus to/from Lake Forest on the bike path. 2:45 ride time.
California03/10/2012
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 miles      4,520 ft      
+93 Ladder  +20 bonus    6.4mph
4:02:00
4:02:00
 Took it steady at "all day ride" pace. Walked about six sections of MD which I think helped keep my legs fresh as they still felt good at the end. 1:35 to Ball, 3:11 to top of Mway, 3:41 bottom. Looks like the CC cutoff times are now within reach.
California03/08/2012
Thu
Limestone Canyon/Sinks/Raptor Docent Ride
10.3 miles      1,461 ft      
+30 Ladder  +6 bonus
 Another good Full Moon ride with IRC, felt strong today. Pleasantly surprised to make it up the Wall on the 29’r. Was treated to a brake disk changing Masterclass by the “Fiend” afterwards, and he didn’t even charge. Must be moving up in MTB circles as I was taken aside (by someone who will remain anonymous) and told in hushed tones that my wheel reflectors were a bit of a fashion “faux pas”.  Other Comments
California03/06/2012
Tue
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +1 bonus
 
California03/04/2012
Sun
IRC Docent-led -Fremont-Blind-Weir-extended route
16.7 miles      2,343 ft      
+50 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Another good IRC ride. The wind kept the temperature comfortable for the most part. Thanks Docents.
California03/03/2012
Sat
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 miles      2,698 ft      
+48 Ladder  +1 bonus    6.6mph
2:10:00
2:15:00
 Cut my planned ride short after receiving an urgent "return to base" text at 4C which turned out to be BS, Grrrr. On the positive side, starting to really like my new Camber 29'r. The first couple of rides I thought I'd made a bad purchase as it seemed heavy and hard to turn the wheels compared to my 26'r. Today did Gate to 4C in 1:45 (my best by 7 mins) feeling comfortable.  Other Comments
California03/01/2012
Thu
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Whiting has dried out pretty well.
California02/28/2012
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Everything i could get to in time was closed today so did an hour or so on local dirt/horse trails, about equivalent to this.
California02/26/2012
Sun
Lake forest to second lookout
17.5 miles      2,494 ft      
+52 Ladder  +5 bonus
 About this, came back through Edison. Didn't make it to Old Camp as planned.
California02/25/2012
Sat
NV-Blackstar Canyon -> The Ball
17 miles      2,403 ft      
+50 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Good to get back out there. Cold/work/family stuff/injury have been getting in the way of training. Went a bit past the Ball then decided to turn round to save energy for tomorrow.
California02/20/2012
Mon
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Lowland ride plus 7 miles each way to/from home. Trying to strike a balance between seat time and getting rid of my cold. Loads of riders in Aliso.
California02/18/2012
Sat
Bell View Loop
4.8 miles      441 ft      
+11 Ladder
 Not really this. OCHHH in Robinson Ranch. Good times. About 90 mins of steep trails half of which was HAB. The singletrack got too steep and narrow to push the bike so I didn't make it to the beer check.
California02/17/2012
Fri
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Nice afternoon ride. Still not quite over my cold.
California02/12/2012
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Cool conditions. Felt strong despite a stinking cold. 1:23 Gate to Gate, 4 mins quicker than my previous best.
California02/11/2012
Sat
Quail hill
17.7 miles      2,010 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Nice conditions and a fun ride. Seven riders this morning, and I played tour guide again. We saw a guy who had gone down hard on his face in El Moro, his buddies were calling the paramedics.
California02/09/2012
Thu
Aliso: Mathis - Cholla
10.4 miles      961 ft      
+18 Ladder  +20 bonus
 Up Cholla, down Mathis. This route plus about 7 miles each way to/from home on the bike path/horse trails. 3 hr ride time.
California02/07/2012
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Morning ride. Leg sore at first from Saturdays crash, but felt better at end.
California02/04/2012
Sat
Limestone Full Moon Ride - Advanced
11.2 miles      1,461 ft      
+32 Ladder  +1 bonus
 Limestone Open day. Showed Ron,Jeff,Dave,Marcus&Danny round on their first visit here. We had to start before Rumpled could get there. Arrived as the gate opened, crazy busy with mostly hikers. Hit the deck hard due to front wheel washout on slippery acorns (aka ballbearings).
California01/31/2012
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 "Back-up bike" ride. She needs some TLC.
California01/29/2012
Sun
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 miles      3,371 ft      
+61 Ladder  +5 bonus    5.7mph
3:10:00
3:30:00
 A slow, solo, grovelfest up Harding today. Felt yesterdays "faster" ride in my legs. Great weather though.  Other Comments
California01/28/2012
Sat
Quail hill
17.7 miles      2,010 ft      
+48 Ladder  +1 bonus    8.7mph
2:02:00
2:02:00
 Super ride and weather, on a great loop. Surprised how few Geopeeps ride this. Rode anticlockwise. Felt good, 43 mins to toll road.
California01/25/2012
Wed
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Warm and windy out there.
California01/22/2012
Sun
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 miles      4,254 ft      
+68 Ladder  +10 bonus    4.8mph
3:30:00
3:45:00
 Felt sluggish today. Had to keep stopping to eat. That's what you get for drinking beer for dinner instead of food. A bit chilly at times. Kept running into "Fiend" who was doing a long one.  Other Comments
California01/17/2012
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +10 bonus
 
California01/15/2012
Sun
Limestone Canyon/Sinks/Raptor Docent Ride
10.3 miles      1,461 ft      
+30 Ladder
 Another fun IRC ride. Nice to do Limestone during the day for a change.
California01/14/2012
Sat
NV-Blackstar Canyon -> The Ball
17 miles      2,403 ft      
+50 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Took my brother in law and his buddy Jeff on Black* for the first time. They ride every weekend but had never been here and loved it. They just rode across the concrete wall at the washout without even hesitating.  Other Comments
California01/12/2012
Thu
BB-Exploring lower Aliso Creek Trail
7.5 miles      506 ft      
+17 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Easy ride, gave the backup bike a rare run out.
California01/10/2012
Tue
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +10 bonus
 
California01/07/2012
Sat
Maple Springs - Santiago Peak
23.4 miles      4,153 ft      
+74 Ladder  +25 bonus    5.8mph
4:00:00
4:15:00
 Fabulous solo ride. First time to the peak. Lots of vehicles made for a dusty ride. Rode from 4C to Modjeska Peak with a guy called Jim who had ridden from Newport Beach. Met a couple on a tandem just below the peak. 1:52 Gate to 4C, about 3 hrs elapsed time to the peak.  Other Comments
California01/05/2012
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Quick spin
California01/03/2012
Tue
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Felt better today. Had to stop twice for dogs chasing me. One was fine but the other was pretty vicious and forced me off the trail, so I made his owner pay by riding a good 300 yards before I stopped and gave him an earful. "Stop, stop, I can't catch up with you on your bike" he gasped. LOL.
California01/02/2012
Mon
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Still a bit tired from Saturday
California12/31/2011
Sat
Blackstar to Pleasants(almost)
20.4 miles      3,565 ft      
+66 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Great ride with Rumpled. We set out for Pleasants Peak but at the top of Hagador decided enough was enough. First time past the ball for both of us.  Other Comments
California12/29/2011
Thu
Limestone Canyon/Sinks/Raptor Docent Ride
10.3 miles      1,461 ft      
+30 Ladder  +20 bonus
 Can't think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening in late December. Thanks Docents.
California12/26/2011
Mon
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 miles      3,371 ft      
+61 Ladder  +5 bonus    5.7mph
3:10:00
3:30:00
 Perfect conditions. Saw only 6 other solo riders and a couple of hikers. Was everybody in the Mall? Took it slow and enjoyed the views, 2:30 to 4C with breaks.
California12/24/2011
Sat
ONeill: Toad Short Ride
10.7 miles      468 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Easy ride with Ron,Jeff,Danny and Glen.
California12/22/2011
Thu
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder
 Plus to/from home with horsetrails. Wind assisted 1:10 to base of Cholla. 2:35 ride time.
California12/18/2011
Sun
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder
 Chased a big Coyote along the fireroad for 100 yards.
California12/17/2011
Sat
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 miles      2,225 ft      
+50 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Rumpled and I started the STR Ride early with the aim of getting to Pleasant Peak, however the horizontal rain at Beeks changed our mind. Thanks to STR for the doughnuts and beer at Beeks.
California12/14/2011
Wed
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Quick spin
California12/11/2011
Sun
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder
 Glass Creek Open Space behind LA Fitness now mostly bulldozed and cleared of vegetation. Its gonna be a mess when it rains.
California12/09/2011
Fri
Limestone Canyon Irvine Conservancy Ride
10.5 miles      1,392 ft      
+29 Ladder  +15 bonus    7mph
1:30:00
1:55:00
 IRC Full Moon ride, 18 riders. Finally made it round with no HAB or spin outs. Enjoyed the BS round the "campfire" after.
California12/07/2011
Wed
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Three bulldozers scrubbing vegetation in Glass Creek Open Space, presumably in preparation for the new Lake Forest Sports Park. There was lots of rope and tape up but it didn't say No Entry :) Ran into a guy riding a Segway through Edison.  Other Comments
California12/04/2011
Sun
Aliso - Mathis to Lynx
10.3 miles      1,099 ft      
+27 Ladder
 Home, horse trails, Aliso Creek bike trail, up Mathis, down Lynx, back home via Aliso Creek. 3 hour 20 min ride with breaks. Rode all Mathis (with a couple of breathers) but walked part of the rock garden on Lynx.
California12/03/2011
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Short,windy ride from home.
California11/26/2011
Sat
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Something like this from home. Finally ran into my neighbor Flyingbryan, nice to meet you Bryan.
California11/19/2011
Sat
NV-Blackstar Canyon -> The Ball
17 miles      2,403 ft      
+50 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Gate to Beeks in 1:27 (finally broke 1:30 after many attempts). Got pretty chilly on the descent. First time to the Ball, great view. Talked to a couple there at 3pm who were on the way to Motorway, hope the weather held for them.
California11/17/2011
Thu
Limestone/Docent Ride
11.8 miles      1,569 ft      
+34 Ladder  +15 bonus
 Fogtastic ride! 25 riders tonight, I think Shoestring was nice but couldn't really see much. Thanks Docents.
California11/15/2011
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Quick spin
California11/13/2011
Sun
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 miles      2,698 ft      
+48 Ladder
 Great conditions today. Couldn't find my Adventure pass so parked 1/2 mile down the road. 1:56 gate to 4C, about 9 mins faster than my previous best. Ran into Durtuls and Roger on the way back down.  Other Comments
California11/11/2011
Fri
Limestone Canyon Irvine Conservancy Ride
10.5 miles      1,392 ft      
+29 Ladder  +15 bonus    5.7mph
1:50:00
2:00:00
 Last nights IRC Full Moon ride. Not quite this as we went up Sand Trap instead of Hicks Haul. About 20 riders. Thanks Docents.
California11/05/2011
Sat
San Juan Capistrano Hills Loop & Singletracks 2
7.6 miles      911 ft      
+20 Ladder  +5 bonus
 OCHHH. Something like this.
California11/02/2011
Wed
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Testing out my new Five-Tens. v. comfy.
California10/30/2011
Sun
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Knees a bit sore today so did this from home plus a few diversions. 2hr 45 ride time.
California10/28/2011
Fri
BB-Cooks-Oneil-Vista
8 miles      1,373 ft      
+25 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Rode from home and did a bigger loop in O'Neil, so a bit more than this.
California10/25/2011
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 
California10/23/2011
Sun
Limestone Canyon Irvine Conservancy Ride
10.5 miles      1,392 ft      
+29 Ladder  +5 bonus
 IRC Ride. This route plus to/from Loma ridge via Hicks Haul from Toll road start.
California10/20/2011
Thu
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Took a header after pancaking at speed round a sharp turn at the bottom of Whiting. Not quite sure how I managed that. Luckily nothing too serious but it was a painful grovel home.
California10/18/2011
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.6mph
55:00
55:00
 Flying tonight (well relatively speaking)
California10/16/2011
Sun
Coto endurance
15.3 miles      1,763 ft      
+42 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.8mph
2:15:00
2:15:00
 Wagon Wheel school start, in-between putting up/taking down Open House signs for the Mrs.
California10/15/2011
Sat
Bommer Cyn East Fork Ridge Rt Bommer Meadow
5.9 miles      851 ft      
+17 Ladder
 Closest i could find, in search of the OCHHH Beer Check (didn't find it) before heading out to watch Rumpled and Eric race at Spooky Cross (a real fun event - especially for spectators)
California10/11/2011
Tue
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Cleaned up the drive train real good and got rid of all the squeaks and creaks. What a difference.
California10/08/2011
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.7mph
2:20:00
2:35:00
 About a third of the way up Blackstar I stopped for a breather and heard something large rustling in the bushes a few yards from the trail. I started ringing by bell but it kept coming closer. Oh oh, here we go I thought, but then two hunters with rifles suddenly appeared. I don’t think they were going to catch anything thrashing around like that, especially at midday.
California10/04/2011
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Short ride from home at dusk.
California10/01/2011
Sat
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder
 Plus to/from home on Aliso Creek bike path. About a 3 hour ride in all.
California09/29/2011
Thu
Shady Bommer in Reverse
14.5 miles      1,957 ft      
+42 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.7mph
2:10:00
2:30:00
 Anticlockwise. The trails have been scraped since I last did this ride making it a bit easier.
California09/25/2011
Sun
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Afternoon ride, felt good.
California09/22/2011
Thu
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Chased a "pack" of 3 Coyotes down the trail for 100 yards while ringing my bell. Yeehaaw!!
California09/20/2011
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.9mph
2:15:00
2:30:00
 First time to Beeks in a while and took it real slow enjoying the views. Two Tarantulas and one Deer on trail. First time I've seen a deer on Blackstar.
California09/15/2011
Thu
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 Nice and cool this evening.
California09/13/2011
Tue
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 miles      751 ft      
+21 Ladder  +15 bonus
 This plus about a 3 mile warm up and warm down. Good ride with my friend Ron and Alan from OC Wheelers who both kindly rode slower for me. Millions of hikers/joggers out tonight.
California09/10/2011
Sat
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Had planned to to Limestone open day but the thunderstorm struck as i was putting the bike in the car so figured it would be closed. Went to the grocery store instead and saw the Fire dept hosing down a tall, burning palm tree on El Toro Rd that had been struck by lightning. Short ride from home this afternoon instead.
California09/06/2011
Tue
Limestone Canyon/Sinks/Raptor Docent Ride
10.3 miles      1,461 ft      
+30 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Enjoyable evening/night ride with IRC. Didn't realize the small, coiled snake on the gravel at the end was a rattler, otherwise would have stopped to warn those behind. Struggled on some of the hills this evening but always nice to ride here. Thanks docents.  Other Comments
California09/04/2011
Sun
Caspers Park Oso Trail Loop
11.7 miles      1,581 ft      
+33 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Exploring Caspers, approx equivalent to this. First time here, nice place and very peaceful. Only saw two horses, one deer, half a dozen hikers and no bikes. From campground: Bell Canyon/Oso/Cougar Pass/East Ridge loop then up San Juan Creek Trail to Badger Pass trail and back.
California09/01/2011
Thu
AW > Aliso> Woods Cyn>Cholla>Coyote and back
10.2 miles      1,046 ft      
+26 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Thursday Night Shandy's with Cori/Tim/Brad and Paula. Saw a snake fighting with a rabbit and four mule deer.
California08/25/2011
Thu
Trabuco Creek Road (to trailhead)
11 miles      920 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Small group tonight, just me, myself and I.
California08/24/2011
Wed
2011-08-23 Over the Hump Race #11 GPSV
8.7 miles      779 ft      
+21 Ladder  +10 bonus    8.3mph
1:02:38
1:02:38
 First Over the Hump this year. I prefered this course over the route i did last year, though I was just as slow. Did manage to beat 3 guys in B3 though, yeah!!  Other Comments
California08/22/2011
Mon
2011-08-19 IRC Limestone Ride GPSV
12 miles      2,039 ft      
+38 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Evening IRC ride, 13 riders. First time on Sand Trap, a nice single track with no sand. Got a couple of pinch flats, second one at the end so slow rolled down Hicks Haul to finish
California08/14/2011
Sun
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Easy ride with Mrs Shigalert.
California08/13/2011
Sat
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 About this from home. Didn't see a soul in Whiting, very unusual.
California08/08/2011
Mon
Quail Shady Bommer
11 miles      1,171 ft      
+29 Ladder  +15 bonus
 After work ride with Ron and Karen. Nice temperature tonight.
California08/06/2011
Sat
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.7 miles      1,151 ft      
+34 Ladder  +25 bonus
 Great place, though got completely messed up in my directions leaving the campground. A couple of dead end single tracks later, I just followed tire tracks. After meeting several groups coming the opposite direction I finally figured out I was riding this loop the wrong way round. Doh! Still a great ride but next time I'll do it the right way.
California08/04/2011
Thu
AW > Aliso> Woods Cyn>Cholla>Coyote and back
10.2 miles      1,046 ft      
+26 Ladder  +5 bonus
 A good Wednesday Night Shandy's ride. Need to lose some weight, ran out of gas big time 1/2 way up Cholla.
California07/31/2011
Sun
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Easy ride from home.
California07/28/2011
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 miles      690 ft      
+20 Ladder
 Steady ride with Cori and Tom. Lots of folk out.
California07/23/2011
Sat
IRC Red Rocks-Baker-Helo
9.5 miles      1,243 ft      
+27 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Blackstar Park open day, after today its Docent only riding. Did something close to this. Loads of hikers out but not many bikes. Good to do something different, though Limestone is way nicer.
California07/18/2011
Mon
Limestone Canyon Irvine Conservancy Ride
10.5 miles      1,392 ft      
+29 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Fun IRC evening ride with a good crowd of 19 riders. Despite a couple of mechanicals we made it back before dark. Managed to clean three hills for the first time. Thanks Docents.  Other Comments
California07/16/2011
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop
14.2 miles      960 ft      
+32 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Slow going today. This route is tougher than it used to be with all the sand. More of the Jungle survived than I had thought.
California07/13/2011
Wed
Quail Shady Bommer
11 miles      1,171 ft      
+29 Ladder
 Fun Tuesday Night Shandy's Ride. Lots of nice scenery.
California07/10/2011
Sun
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +5 bonus
 About this from home.
California07/08/2011
Fri
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder
 Forgot to post last Fridays ride. This plus to/from home on Aliso Creek bike path.
California06/28/2011
Tue
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder  +5 bonus
 
California06/26/2011
Sun
2009-11-29 IRC Slow Limestone Ride
11 miles      1,653 ft      
+33 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Always good to ride in Limestone. Thanks Docents. Got some extra credit in by riding 1/2 way back up the hill to assist a rider who had flatted.
California06/24/2011
Fri
Quail/Bommer Ride
9.5 miles      715 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Stalking Rumpled. Leg is finally starting to feel better.
California06/21/2011
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 
California06/19/2011
Sun
Partial Blackstar 5/23/11
7.8 miles      783 ft      
+20 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Rode with the wife, her first time on a bike in 4 years. However, she does spin class 3 times a week and kicked my butt uphill, disappearing into the distance up the switchbacks in middle chain ring. Coming down was another story, especially after she managed to fall by stopping in the middle of a micro-rut. We probably need to build her confidence/bike skills up a bit before venturing off road again. Good times though.
California06/16/2011
Thu
Work to Home with a little Serrano Bonus
4 miles      301 ft      
+9 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Reverse of yesterday to pick up car.
California06/15/2011
Wed
Work to Home with a little Serrano Bonus
4 miles      301 ft      
+9 Ladder  +5 bonus
 About this. Good to be back on the bike again after 5 weeks out with injury.
California05/07/2011
Sat
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.7 miles      1,297 ft      
+31 Ladder  +20 bonus    6.5mph
2:15:00
2:25:00
 Great weather. Took the singletrack on the way out.
California05/05/2011
Thu
HHH Taco Tuesday
10.1 miles      1,269 ft      
+28 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Fun ride. We managed to lose Brad again, he's only done this ride 50 times or so now.
California05/03/2011
Tue
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +5 bonus
 About this.
California05/01/2011
Sun
Blackstar Partial
12.1 miles      1,430 ft      
+33 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Easy late afternoon ride. Another stupid low speed OTB, still getting used to the stiffer fork set-up.
California04/28/2011
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 miles      690 ft      
+20 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Evening ride with Brad and Cori.
California04/23/2011
Sat
TREE - QUAIL HILL / SHADY CANYON
13.1 miles      1,949 ft      
+39 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Closest i could find. Need to get a GPS but am surprised no-one has posted my actual route yet since Bommer Trailhead has been open a couple of weeks now. Quail trailhead, Shady canyon, Bommer Meadows, West fork, under 73, El Moro, Laurel, back under 73, Serrano ridge. A loop with a little bit of everything, plus its legal now.
California04/21/2011
Thu
Bell View trail to Casper's
9 miles      1,330 ft      
+27 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Evening ride with Brad and Cori. The scenery is beautiful right now, and we were surprised there were no other riders out. Still a few ruts out there and we all somehow managed to go OTB, though mine was voted most entertaining.
California04/19/2011
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder
 
California04/15/2011
Fri
Aliso Woods > Up Woods to Base of Cholla > Down Coyote GPSV
8.6 miles      530 ft      
+19 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Nice evening group ride. Great weather.
California04/06/2011
Wed
Serrano/Glen Ranch/Whiting
12.7 miles      1,078 ft      
+31 Ladder
 About this from home.
California04/02/2011
Sat
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 miles      3,371 ft      
+61 Ladder  +25 bonus    5.2mph
3:30:00
3:30:00
 Watching Coup. Got to 4 corners/Gnat City just after 10am and watched riders going through the aid station for half an hour or so. Around half of them looked fine but others were really suffering. Saw DURTULS and asked how was it? “Brutal” was the answer. First time to top of Harding. Really enjoyed it even though the climb took forever. Noticed a broken spoke putting the bike in the car so had to quickly dust off and ride Ye Ancient hardtail with rim brakes instead. Makes you appreciate disk brakes.  Other Comments
California03/31/2011
Thu
Blackstar to 1st Cattle gate
10.6 miles      1,094 ft      
+28 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Velosport ride. We went a bit further than this to the blacktop. Lovely evening with a nice group.
California03/27/2011
Sun
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +5 bonus
 
California03/22/2011
Tue
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Easy ride from home, sorta this.
California03/17/2011
Thu
2011-03-17 Whiting Serrano 2 Laps GPSV
6.6 miles      932 ft      
+19 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Got stuck at work so missed the group. Finally found them sinking beers and eating chips in the creek bed.
California03/11/2011
Fri
IRC Limestone- Hicks-Loma-Box-Sinks-Loma-Hicks
11.7 miles      1,797 ft      
+36 Ladder  +15 bonus    6.7mph
1:45:00
2:00:00
 Lovely evening ride with IRC Docents. Even the "sufferfest" part when after descending from Loma Ridge, Jen decided to take us all the way back up again instead of heading for the cars.  Other Comments
California03/06/2011
Sun
serrano/live oak/ arroyo trabuco
22.2 miles      2,382 ft      
+59 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.5mph
3:25:00
3:25:00
 Maybe a bit more than this. Home, nursery, O'Neil, Arroyo, Jungle and back. Arroyo is rockier than before. The Jungle is very different with several more water crossings. Felt like I was going to be attacked by Crocodiles. No other riders here. Can see why the Rwanda ride will be re-routed this year.
California02/27/2011
Sun
Quik & Dry
24.8 miles      840 ft      
+51 Ladder  +10 bonus    7.8mph
3:10:00
3:10:00
 A bit more than this, probably 26 miles. Home, horsetrails, Aliso Creek with as much “shiggy” as possible. Got to Aliso/Wood parking lot and was surprised to see the park open, so went to bottom of Cholla. Nice day.
California02/21/2011
Mon
Trabuco Creek Road (to trailhead)
11 miles      920 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Solo ride. Just me a couple of MTB’s, 200 vehicles and 300 walkers/day trippers. First time on TCR since it’s been scraped. The good news is you don’t have to worry about loose fillings falling out your mouth on the way down any more. The bad news is its opened the road up to ordinary cars so there’s a lot more traffic some of it traveling way too fast. I estimated almost 100 cars parked just before the closed gate at the Forest boundary. Past the gate it’s business as usual, though many more walkers than before. Ran into Rumpled (again) who was in his truck at the closed gate. I think he let me beat him back down the hill.
California02/17/2011
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 miles      1,382 ft      
+29 Ladder  +25 bonus
 Rock n' Road Full moon ride, or rather for me watch the tail lights up ahead ride. Met Rumpled and Eric at bottom of Luge who sensibly had set of a little bit before the group. Quick beer with them in a completely empty Cooks parking lot after.
California02/12/2011
Sat
Aliso Creek Dirt Path to Edison Trail
10.6 miles      783 ft      
+25 Ladder  +10 bonus
 No much time for a ride today. Squeezed something like this in from home.
California02/09/2011
Wed
Serrano Creek to Glenn Ranch Rd
9.8 miles      894 ft      
+24 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Got off work early today, nice late afternoon ride from home, equiv to this.
California02/05/2011
Sat
Fremont-Blind-Weir Docent Led ride
14.1 miles      1,706 ft      
+39 Ladder  +10 bonus
 The regular Docents were resting/carbo loading for tommorow's Freak Ride so thanks to Ray and the other guys for leading us round in reverse plus extra credit up to the rock. Saw 3 deer in the meadow. Weir canyon was beautiful.
California01/30/2011
Sun
Fullerton Loop
11.3 miles      930 ft      
+28 Ladder  +20 bonus
 First time on this fun loop. We would have beaten the rain but for a puncture a mile or so from the end.
California01/22/2011
Sat
Blackstar-Tree Farm To Beeks
17.8 miles      2,198 ft      
+49 Ladder  +10 bonus    7.9mph
2:15:00
2:25:00
 Great weather with loads of peeps out. Didn't have time to go the Sierra Peak as planned. 1:34 gate to gate.
California01/17/2011
Mon
Oakley XC Loop
8 miles      854 ft      
+21 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Sorta this from home. Some fun singletrack sections with a few hazards (cactus, short steep drops). Got blinded by the sun at inopportune moments a few times, so would advise caution when riding late afternoon.
California01/15/2011
Sat
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 miles      1,382 ft      
+29 Ladder  +10 bonus
 OCHHH started at Saddleback Elementary today so did the Luge from there, with the usual beers etc after.
California01/09/2011
Sun
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 miles      4,254 ft      
+68 Ladder  +25 bonus    3.9mph
4:20:00
4:20:00
 Fun solo ride. Didn't see a soul on MD or Mway. First time doing this ride and almost bit off more than i could chew. More uphill on MD coming "down" from 4Corners than i was expecting and was very relieved to see the turn off to Mway. Took it slow on Mway , walked a few short rocky sections but its pretty much all rideable. Thanks to whoever did the trail work.  Other Comments
California01/07/2011
Fri
Serrano Creek to Glenn Ranch Rd
9.8 miles      894 ft      
+24 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Approx this
California01/02/2011
Sun
BB-Exploring lower Aliso Creek Trail
7.5 miles      506 ft      
+17 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Similar to this
California12/28/2010
Tue
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 miles      2,698 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus    5.6mph
2:35:00
2:35:00
 Finally got to see the great view from 4-corners (i thought that place was covered in permanent fog). Lovely day with several riders out. The trail is all rideable even for a Donkey like me, you will get wet feet though.
California12/26/2010
Sun
BB-Exploring lower Aliso Creek Trail
7.5 miles      506 ft      
+17 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Second post for home to Moulton section + horsetrails.
California12/26/2010
Sun
BB-Exploring lower Aliso Creek Trail
7.5 miles      506 ft      
+17 Ladder
 Boxing Day ride. From home to Aliso Woods parking lot with several extensions/detours. About double this so posting twice.
California12/16/2010
Thu
Serrano Creek to Glenn Ranch Rd
9.8 miles      894 ft      
+24 Ladder  +5 bonus
 IRC ride cancelled so rode horsetrails from home, equiv to this.
California12/12/2010
Sun
IRC Docent led - Fremont-Blind-Weir
12 miles      1,447 ft      
+33 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Good ride with the IRC Docents and company. Wimped out of the out and back to the Tecate Forest. Very warm today.
California11/30/2010
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 plus to/from home
California11/27/2010
Sat
serrano/cooks/whiting
13.9 miles      1,348 ft      
+36 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Roughly this from home.
California11/18/2010
Thu
IRC Limestone - Docent Ride
10 miles      1,202 ft      
+28 Ladder  +15 bonus
 Great IRC night ride. Pretty foggy along Limestone Ridge. Didn't see any one get a $425 ticket. Thanks Docents.
California11/14/2010
Sun
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Easy ride
California11/08/2010
Mon
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Last Sundays ride from home
California10/31/2010
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +5 bonus    7.2mph
2:10:00
2:10:00
 Beautiful birthday ride, just me and my imaginary friends. No mechanicals, yay.  Other Comments
California10/28/2010
Thu
Fenceline Emerald - El Morro
7.4 miles      954 ft      
+21 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Started out as a fun easy ride with Cori till deferred maintenance struck back and my chain broke at furthest point from the cars. Was struggling to the get the link out and bent my cheapo Walmart chain tool (you get what you pay for/bad workman blames tools). With daylight fading we decided to cut bait since neither of us brought lights. Cori was a trooper and ran/walked my bike back due to my bad knee. Met Finger who was out trail running. Beautiful sunset! Thanks Cori
California10/21/2010
Thu
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 miles      2,698 ft      
+48 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Gor Blimey Guvnor what a “pea souper”. Glad I changed my shirt and gloves for the descent. Flatted in the deepening gloom, got my chain tangled up and couldn’t get my rear wheel back in, thanks to the two guys who stopped to help. Ran into MTB Fiend and Sharon at the trail head putting up posters about the dog he rescued yesterday. I asked a few 4x4 drivers on the trail about it but nothing doing. Didn’t see any flyers at 4-Corners from concerned owners either.  Other Comments
California10/16/2010
Sat
Bommer Loop with GPSV
11.5 miles      1,962 ft      
+36 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Bommer Open Day ride with Rumpled. We survived the steep singletracks with some HAB. It was pretty cool and misty in places. By starting later we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves (only saw two bikers on trail). Legs are tired now.
California10/14/2010
Thu
IRC Limestone Up Raptor to the Sinks
8.5 miles      909 ft      
+22 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Great night ride with the IRC Docents, though pretty tough this way round going up Raptor. Super fun descent through Limestone Canyon, dodging toads and tarantulas. Scared several quail sitting on the gravel path towards the end of the ride and got smacked full in the face at speed by one who was a little late taking off, hopefully he’s OK.
California10/12/2010
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus
 About equivalent to this. Good to be back posting again.
California09/12/2010
Sun
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Part 2 0f ride
California09/12/2010
Sun
BB-Exploring lower Aliso Creek Trail
7.5 miles      506 ft      
+17 Ladder
 Part 1 of ride
California09/09/2010
Thu
HHH Taco Tuesday
10.1 miles      1,269 ft      
+28 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Fun easy ride, with Taco Bell, beers and banter in the parking lot afterwards with Brad, Tim, Paula and Cori. Used my new Magicshine light for the first time.
California09/07/2010
Tue
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.9 miles      1,180 ft      
+27 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Same ride as Saturday only 15 degrees cooler and 53% more enjoyable (apart from the flat tire that is).
California09/04/2010
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.9 miles      1,180 ft      
+27 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Rode from home. A relatively early start for me so not super hot.
California08/31/2010
Tue
Over the Hump 8/31/10 (Begginer, 2 laps)
8.6 miles      617 ft      
+20 Ladder  +5 bonus    8mph
1:05:00
1:05:00
 Finally did this race. A very laid back crowd, great course and organization. I may have room for improvement next year though. Even deducting a minute for an OTB into vegetation, I would still have been the slowest guy to finish and been beaten by all the juniors. Thanks for the encouragement from the Sport guys who were lapping me.
California08/26/2010
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 miles      690 ft      
+20 Ladder  +15 bonus
 Nice ride though a bit warm still. Several "not very friendly" bikers out tonight.
California08/25/2010
Wed
Limestone Canyon Irvine Conservancy Ride
10.5 miles      1,392 ft      
+29 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Fun IRC Full Moon ride with a good group. Many thanks to MTBFiend for lending me one of his lights half-way round. If he hadn't, I think the Docents would have been scraping me off Loma Ridge. I'll be buying a proper light before my next night ride.  Other Comments
California08/22/2010
Sun
serrano/cooks/STT
9.7 miles      1,786 ft      
+32 Ladder  +5 bonus    4.8mph
2:00:00
2:00:00
 Late start and very tough going today, not sure why. Was planning to ride Luge from home but ran out of gas on STT and started feeling dizzy, so turned round.
California08/19/2010
Thu
2009-10-20 Shig's Ride
8.7 miles      1,387 ft      
+26 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Close to this. Fun, easy ride with Brad, Tim and Cori. Nice to see Rumpled showing up for beers afterwards.
California08/12/2010
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +5 bonus    7.3mph
2:08:00
2:13:00
 Great ride with Cori who dragged me up to the gate in 1:32, my fastest (or rather least slowest) time. More Tarantulas than bike riders out tonight.
California08/07/2010
Sat
Tijeras Creek O Neil w Road Return
13.6 miles      1,487 ft      
+36 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.8mph
2:00:00
2:00:00
 Scared a Bobcat sitting on Tijeras Creek trail near the Toll Road . From the sound of it I think he had a buddy in the bushes. I hadnt seen one in three years but that's the second one i've seen this week. Tijeras Creek Golf club to Oneil, big lap of O'Neil and back.
California08/05/2010
Thu
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus    9.1mph
1:10:00
1:15:00
 Great weather, company and beers tonight. A Bob cat crossed the trail 10 yards in front of me. It was looking the other way, oblivious to my stealthy grovel up the hill.
California07/25/2010
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +5 bonus    7.2mph
2:10:00
2:20:00
 Not many folk out this afternoon. 5 other MTB'rs, 5 hikers, 2 quad bikes and 1 moto. Moto was coming up round a tight corner as i was coming down, luckily he was not going too fast.
California07/23/2010
Fri
serrano/cooks/whiting
13.9 miles      1,348 ft      
+36 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.4mph
2:10:00
2:10:00
 Vaguely like this. Home,horse trails, edison, line shack, sage scrub, cooks, aliso creek, horse trails, home.
California07/18/2010
Sun
IRC Docent led - Fremont-Blind-Weir
12 miles      1,447 ft      
+33 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Enjoyable ride today, though a bit warm on the first climb. By the time our slower group reached Fremont weather station the Peleton had left for an out and back to the Tecate Forest, so we had a nice time hanging out waiting for their return.
California07/15/2010
Thu
serrano to cooks
12.2 miles      911 ft      
+29 Ladder  +5 bonus
 steady post-thunderstorm ride
California07/07/2010
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 miles      1,382 ft      
+29 Ladder  +20 bonus    5.1mph
1:30:00
1:40:00
 First time on Luge, first time riding with Team Velosport, a very nice bunch of folk. Thanks to Matthias, Heather and the rest of the crew for showing us newbies round.
California07/03/2010
Sat
Coto endurance
15.3 miles      1,763 ft      
+42 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.1mph
2:30:00
2:40:00
 Something vaguely like this, probably a bit more. Start Wagon Wheel school, Riley, Coto Horse trails, up steep trail to West Ridge then to south end of W.Ridge and back.
California06/26/2010
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.9 miles      1,180 ft      
+27 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Nice spin. Rode from home.
California06/19/2010
Sat
In search of Sierra Peak
19.8 miles      2,639 ft      
+57 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.6mph
3:00:00
3:10:00
 First time attempt on Sierra Peak failure. Probably did a bit more than this. Missed the left turn on Main Divide and went down Skyline. Got back on track but bailed before the Peak. Next time i'll know what to expect. MD was pretty loose in places.
California06/17/2010
Thu
Tijeras Creek - Avery - Arroyo Lower
15.7 miles      703 ft      
+34 Ladder  +10 bonus    7.3mph
2:10:00
2:25:00
 This ride plus to/from Jungle with Brad and Jeff.
California06/11/2010
Fri
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 miles      1,140 ft      
+23 Ladder  +20 bonus    6.6mph
1:45:00
1:50:00
 First time on Meadows, great downhill. Showed my friend Bron visiting from England round, he loved it.
California06/09/2010
Wed
HHH Taco Tuesday
10.1 miles      1,269 ft      
+28 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Nice ride, tacos and beers with Brad, Cori, Tim + Paula
California06/05/2010
Sat
ONeill: Toad Short Ride
10.7 miles      468 ft      
+23 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Disappointed not to do the long Toad ride today, but the leg was just too sore this morning. Next Year! Instead, picked up the T-shirt and rode the fun short ride with the moms/dads/kids, the little kids did great. Almost stepped on a three foot snake.
California06/01/2010
Tue
Blackstar Partial
12.1 miles      1,430 ft      
+33 Ladder  +5 bonus    8mph
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Squeezed this ride in before spectating at "Over The Hump" this evening.
California05/30/2010
Sun
Serrano Creek to Glenn Ranch Rd
9.8 miles      894 ft      
+24 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Something like this from home. Easy ride to test leg.
California05/20/2010
Thu
Aliso Family route
10.6 miles      506 ft      
+23 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Nice steady ride with Tim, Brad & Paula on a lovely evening. "Chapeau" to the two guys on Unicycles.
California05/18/2010
Tue
Trabuco Creek Rd - LHJ Failure
13 miles      1,565 ft      
+36 Ladder  +5 bonus    6mph
2:10:00
2:15:00
 "Toad" training. First time on Holy Jim. I think it was nice but had to pretty much keep my eyes on the trail. Rode with a couple of guys I met at the trailhead who were also training for Toad. Thanks to Randy and Scott for letting me tag along(and for waiting for me).
California05/15/2010
Sat
Chino Hills: North - South Ridge
14.6 miles      2,201 ft      
+44 Ladder  +25 bonus    4.9mph
3:00:00
3:00:00
 Fist time here, great place. Unfortunately still suffering effects of a mid-week stomach flu so walked a lot. Rode in reverse starting at Rim Crest, Yorba Linda (saves $8 parking). OTB'd down a grassy hill on Bovinian Delight, luckily barely a scratch.
California05/09/2010
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.9 miles      1,180 ft      
+27 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Planned a longer ride today but got caught up in family stuff. Rode from home again.
California05/06/2010
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.9 miles      1,180 ft      
+27 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Something vaguely like this from home. Nice to have full suspension bike back from repair.
California05/02/2010
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.9 miles      1,180 ft      
+27 Ladder  +20 bonus
 Leg very sore this week so at last minute (6AM) decided to miss yesterdays IRC Fremont ride (sorry Zabrina). A bit less sore today, so managed this.
California04/27/2010
Tue
Madrid-Edison Viejo-Bonzai (exploring)
6.1 miles      681 ft      
+15 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.1mph
1:00:00
1:00:00
 Approx this Edison loop, from home. Bike being repaired this week so dusted of Ye Olde "Hardrock Sport" to get a ride in. First time on a hardtail in 18 months, it was fun.
California04/24/2010
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.9mph
2:15:00
2:25:00
 Blackstar is super smooth right now, very different from a couple of months ago. PB to top (1:35, yeah smokin' baby). Rear brake lever broke-off half way down which made things interesting.
California04/19/2010
Mon
Home to Whiting Serrano
8.4 miles      885 ft      
+22 Ladder  +15 bonus    8mph
1:03:00
1:09:00
 Easy ride before pizza and beers wathching the Leadville 100 movie, Cheers Rumpled.
California04/14/2010
Wed
Fenceline Emerald - El Morro
7.4 miles      954 ft      
+21 Ladder  +5 bonus
 Closest matching I could find to todays elevation. Got off work early so did some "extras" before the group ride.
California04/10/2010
Sat
2009 Project Rwanda Fundraiser - First 25 mile leg
28.1 miles      2,876 ft      
+74 Ladder  +15 bonus    6.7mph
4:10:00
4:25:00
 Great ride, many thanks to the organizers and volunteers. The last 4 miles were a little bit tougher than I thought they would be.
California04/03/2010
Sat
KP/Partial Rwanda
19.5 miles      1,476 ft      
+47 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.9mph
2:50:00
2:50:00
 More scouting for Rwanda. A bit rutty through Robinson Ranch but otherwise the trail is in great shape. A very short section parallel to Antonio where the County has closed the trail due to erosion means walking along a storm drain (or hacking out to Antonio).
California04/01/2010
Thu
start of Rwanda ride
5.9 miles      816 ft      
+17 Ladder  +5 bonus    5.1mph
1:10:00
1:10:00
 Rode from home to check out the first part of the Rwanda ride for next week. Not really this ride but approx the same elevation gain. I need to figure out how to upload from my ancient GPS.
California03/25/2010
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Borrego-Mustard-Whiting-Serrano Cow-Live Oak
5.8 miles      851 ft      
+17 Ladder  +5 bonus    5.8mph
1:00:00
1:00:00
 Fun ride with Brad till his chain broke after clunking half way up Mustard . He turned back but insisted I rode on. Many thanks to "Kind Soul #1" who stopped and fixed his chain, and "Kind Soul #2" who adjusted his rear derailleur. First lesson learned today is that we need to carry a chain tool and secondly he needs a new bike.
California03/21/2010
Sun
Bommer - East Fork, Hogback, Serrano, Hogback, Ridge Route
9.1 miles      1,397 ft      
+28 Ladder  +15 bonus    5.4mph
1:42:00
1:42:00
 Bommer open day. Fun ride with Rumpled (well at least after we had pushed our bikes up E Fork). The Ridge Route descent is great. Hopefully this will get opened up in the future so as to make a great loop from Quail Hill trail head.
California03/18/2010
Thu
Aliso: Cholla - Rock-it
10.4 miles      840 ft      
+20 Ladder  +30 bonus    7.8mph
1:20:00
1:40:00
 Glad that daylight savings is here so we have our midweek group up and running again. First time down Rockit so we took it easy. Nice trail, "We'll be back".
California03/14/2010
Sun
IRC Fremont Canyon - Tecate Cypress Forest
12.4 miles      2,114 ft      
+40 Ladder  +10 bonus
 Lovely ride with IRC, and the wind was not bad either (mostly crosswind). The originally scheduled loop was not rideable due to trail erosion so thanks to Brad and Dave for coming up with this alternative.
California03/11/2010
Thu
Whiting-Edison Loop
11.2 miles      1,756 ft      
+35 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.1mph
1:50:00
2:00:00
 Wow Whiting has changed a fair bit since before the rains. The lack of sand is a plus, though there are lots of new ruts and several small vertical drops to keep things interesting.
California02/28/2010
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +10 bonus    5.5mph
2:50:00
3:00:00
 First "real" ride for a month and boy did it feel like it. "Sticky" conditions meant the uphill was even slower than my usual snails pace, but made the downhill a blast. Thanks to whoever has been doing trail work on the upper sections.
California01/31/2010
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +10 bonus    6mph
2:35:00
2:50:00
 Slow going up today, legs felt like jelly, and the new ruts didn't help, though the trail is still fine for the most part. A beautiful day, with lots of riders out.
California01/17/2010
Sun
2010-01-17 IRC Weir Blind Fremont
11.1 miles      1,811 ft      
+34 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.9mph
1:36:00
1:53:00
 Nice ride with IRC. Seems a liitle bit harder this way round.
California01/09/2010
Sat
Nix Laguna Wilderness El Morro Fenceline Serrano Ridge
13.4 miles      1,914 ft      
+40 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.4mph
2:05:00
2:05:00
 
California01/07/2010
Thu
Whiting Ranch Loop w/Extra Credit
9.9 miles      1,490 ft      
+29 Ladder  +20 bonus    6mph
1:40:00
1:40:00
 
California01/05/2010
Tue
Whiting-Edison Loop
11.2 miles      1,756 ft      
+35 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.4mph
1:45:00
1:45:00
 
California12/30/2009
Wed
Quail Hill - Docent Ride
13.9 miles      2,363 ft      
+44 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.4mph
2:10:00
2:20:00
 Nice ride, drizzled a bit on us but not bad.
California12/26/2009
Sat
So. Cal. H.S. League - Lake Arrowhead
5.6 miles      715 ft      
+16 Ladder  +15 bonus    4.8mph
1:10:00
1:10:00
 Boxing day ride. Cold and muddy, some very steep little climbs. Great views half way round
California12/25/2009
Fri
Cougar Crest Trail
4.9 miles      812 ft      
+23 Ladder  +20 bonus    3.2mph
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Christmas day ride in the snow after dropping family off for skiing at Snow Summit. About 200 Mexicans at the trail head, BBQing or playing in snow with kids. After 100 yards saw only 2 hikers. Lots of hike a bike but great scenery and views. Nice way to spend Xmas day.
California12/17/2009
Thu
Bell View trail to Casper's
9 miles      1,330 ft      
+27 Ladder  +5 bonus    6.8mph
1:20:00
1:20:00
 
California12/09/2009
Wed
Trabuco Creek Road (to trailhead)
11 miles      920 ft      
+23 Ladder  +20 bonus    7.3mph
1:30:00
1:30:00
 
California12/07/2009
Mon
Santiago Truck Trail (gate to flag)
6.8 miles      1,000 ft      
+23 Ladder  +25 bonus    5.1mph
1:20:00
1:20:00
 
California12/06/2009
Sun
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 miles      2,698 ft      
+48 Ladder  +25 bonus    5.4mph
2:39:00
2:39:00
 Very nice ride on the way up but fffffreeeezing wind chill at 4 corners and on the first bit back down.
California12/03/2009
Thu
Trabuco Creek to Holy Jim Trailhead
9.3 miles      2,559 ft      
+38 Ladder  +10 bonus    7.5mph
1:15:00
1:15:00
 
California11/29/2009
Sun
2009-11-29 IRC Slow Limestone Ride
11 miles      1,653 ft      
+33 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.4mph
1:43:00
2:22:00
 Nice steady group ride with IRC. Shame that the winds meant we could not do the singletrack.
California11/24/2009
Tue
harding truck trail
6.1 miles      1,381 ft      
+21 Ladder  +10 bonus    4.1mph
1:30:00
1:30:00
 
California11/22/2009
Sun
Twitch - Ladera Ranch Loop
8.2 miles      1,018 ft      
+22 Ladder  +10 bonus
 
California11/21/2009
Sat
Trabuco Creek to Holy Jim Trailhead
9.3 miles      2,559 ft      
+38 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.2mph
1:30:00
1:30:00
 
California11/21/2009
Sat
Fremont-Blind-Weir plus - Docent led
16.6 miles      1,845 ft      
+44 Ladder  +10 bonus
 
California11/08/2009
Sun
2009-11-08 IRC Weir Canyon Slow Paced Ride
9.4 miles      1,541 ft      
+29 Ladder  +15 bonus
 
California10/20/2009
Tue
2009-10-20 Shig's Ride
8.7 miles      1,387 ft      
+26 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.1mph
1:25:00
1:25:00
 
California10/16/2009
Fri
Peters Canyon #2 (dual loop)
5.6 miles      560 ft      
+19 Ladder  +25 bonus    5.6mph
1:00:00
1:00:00
 
California10/11/2009
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.2mph
2:30:00
2:45:00
 
California10/08/2009
Thu
Trabuco Creek to Holy Jim Trailhead
9.3 miles      2,559 ft      
+38 Ladder  +10 bonus    6.7mph
1:23:00
1:23:00
 
California05/27/2009
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop
14.2 miles      960 ft      
+32 Ladder  +10 bonus    7.3mph
1:57:00
1:57:00
 
California05/09/2009
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop
14.2 miles      960 ft      
+32 Ladder  +25 bonus    6.6mph
2:10:00
2:10:00
 Nice ride, especially the singletrack in the trees.
California12/30/2008
Tue
O'Neill - Hal's Place (REVISED)
9.5 miles      1,415 ft      
+31 Ladder  +25 bonus
 Followed the route using printed directions. Nice route but a bit scrambly on the way to Hals place.
California12/06/2008
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 miles      2,135 ft      
+47 Ladder  +25 bonus
 v. nice





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