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California10/09/2011
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Sunday morning with Dave, Kim, Jason and Robbin. Nice ride, great weather, quite a few other bikers plus a few offroad trucks.
California10/07/2011
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Solo after work ride last friday
California09/16/2011
Fri
Coto/Ladera/Dove Loop
23.1 mi        2,225 ft    
+60 pts     GPX file
 Afterwork solo ride on Friday the 16th. Perfect weather for riding.
California09/10/2011
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Tom, Dave, Kim, and her amazing Trail Angel trainer Adrian. Could not keep up with them.
California09/05/2011
Mon
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with a big neighborhood group (16 or 17). Actually had rain and thunder on the way up, but it just cooled things off and made the trail better. The clouds also made for great scenery.
California08/17/2011
Wed
KP-O'Neil/Monestary
12.1 mi        1,296 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Afterwork ride with Rick, Dave, Russ, and Gary. Finished up at Selmas for some pizza.
California08/13/2011
Sat
IRC Limestone- Hicks-Loma-Box-Sinks-Loma-Hicks
11.7 mi        1,797 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Rode on open access day with Dave, Kim, and Tom. Got a flat at the very end and decided to walk back to the car. Got home and found both tires flat later that day.
California08/10/2011
Wed
KP-O'Neil/Monestary
12.1 mi        1,296 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Terry, Rick, Dave, Kim and Russ. Ended up at Selmas for a beer.
California08/07/2011
Sun
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride Sunday morning. Started out cool and foggy, but warmed up quickly. The luge is a lot of fun now. A little chunkier and the ledges have grown a little higher.
California08/05/2011
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride, forgot to post until now
California06/18/2011
Sat
Harding to Santiago Peak
29.1 mi        4,882 ft    
+93 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Clark and Kevin. They usually only ride road bikes, so it was fun to take them up on the dirt roads for a change. They did really well.
California06/15/2011
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Dave, Tom, Greg and James. Great weather, felt pretty good. Spaghetti at Cooks after hit the spot.
California06/13/2011
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride after work on Monday. Nice weather and conditions. Still slow due to lack of regular riding.
California06/11/2011
Sat
O'Neill-Hals Pool-VistaX2
13.9 mi        1,709 ft    
+38 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with neighborhood group. Fair amount of climbing for a local ride.
California05/28/2011
Sat
KP-O'Neil/Monestary
12.1 mi        1,296 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Halfasst and the neighborhood group. Fun ride and great weather, but the trail down from the Monastery was pretty much unrideable.
California05/26/2011
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Rode after work on Thursday. Took it slow and easy. Felt good at the flag so I decided to keep on going up to Old Camp.
California05/16/2011
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Monday after work ride. Nice and cool but not quite cold. Lower part if being regraded with a dozer so it is loose in some areas.
California05/03/2011
Tue
50 Mile Ride 2011
47.7 mi        5,449 ft    
+131 pts     GPX file
 Forgot to post this ride last week. Lots of wind, but lots of good friends and a great job by all the volunteers.
California04/28/2011
Thu
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Tom, Dave, Greg and Alberto. It was tough with the heat.
California04/26/2011
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 First time in Whiting since the rains. The first part is one huge sand pit, but the rest is in pretty good shape.
California04/20/2011
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode after work with Tom, Dave, Greg, and James. Great weather and ride.
California04/06/2011
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride before the rain comes in on Thursday. Trail in in fantastic shape. Kept myself busy chasing lizards off the trail until one of them turned out to be a snake. I could not tell if it had a rattle before it scooted into the weeds.
California04/02/2011
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Did a rough version of this ride with the Saturday neighborhood group. Did not do the jungle part of Tijeras but added a loop through O'Neil
California03/06/2011
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode last sunday morning. There was an incredible amount of riders going both up and down today. Everyone enjoying the great weather.
California03/04/2011
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode last friday. A few small muddy spots that were easy to avoid. Otherwise trail in good shape. Everything is incredibly green now. Nice to meet OneTrackMind at the parking area at the end of the ride.
California03/01/2011
Tue
El Moro: Redtail Ridge - Rattlesnake
9.9 mi        1,397 ft    
+31 pts     GPX file
 Rode last Tuesday. Forgot to post until now. Trails had dried up and were perfectly tacky but not muddy at all. Not sure now with the rain.
California02/11/2011
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode last friday. Great weather except for some pretty good head winds. A rider went OTB a little ahead of me on the luge. Got banged up, but otherwise was okay and so was bike.
California02/08/2011
Tue
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 
California01/28/2011
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode last friday after work. Great weather and things keep getting better as they dry out.
California01/25/2011
Tue
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Afterwork ride last Tuesday. Great weather and trail is getting better every time. Ruts are filling in from all the traffic.
California01/21/2011
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode last friday after work. Beautiful sunset on the way back down.
California01/16/2011
Sun
Blackstar-Tree Farm To Beeks
17.8 mi        2,198 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 
California01/14/2011
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on Friday. Had to make a lot of stops along the way. I am really out of shape.
California01/02/2011
Sun
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Rode Sunday late morning. Started late enough to avoid the ice and early enough to avoid the rain. Lower paved section is littered with debris but the dirt section is in good shape. Just a handful of icy patches to watch out for. Saw halffast and mtbfiend going up as I was going down.
California12/09/2010
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Vickies SS group, but cheated and used my gears. Lots of other groups too. Must have seen at least 30 riders along the way. Trail is in great shape. Fun times.
California12/07/2010
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Nice on the way up, but cold as usual on the way back down, especially going through Hidden Ranch.
California12/05/2010
Sun
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode in early afternoon on Sunday. Started to sprinkle lightly on my way down. Got finished with the Luge before the sprinkles turned into rain.
California12/03/2010
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode last friday afternoon. There was a group of people shooting pistols or semi-automatic rifles (could not see them that well)in a side canyon above the property on the right that has the miniature golf course. Was worried about bullets bouncing off rocks on the first part of the climb. Is shooting legal in Black Star?  Other Comments
California12/01/2010
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Quite a few hikers in Whiting. Trails were fantastic. Nice and tacky and almost all of the sand and silt is gone due to recent rains. The luge was also in great shape.
California11/28/2010
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Sunday afternoon. Nice and cool on the way up, but kind of cold coming back down. Lots of walkers/hikers enjoying the lower portions of the canyon.
California11/26/2010
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode last friday. Lots of hikers out. Trails are in good shape.
California11/24/2010
Wed
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Rode last wednesday after work. Okay on the way up, but freezing on the way down. Had to stop a couple of times to thaw out my fingers.
California11/13/2010
Sat
KP-Jungle-Tesoro Ridge-Fire Hose
15.2 mi        1,148 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Rode with neighbors. Everything going well until I completely blew it going down a steep section on the trail next to firehose. Had my weight too far forward, hit a rock, went over the bars and right into a prickly pear cactus. I am still finding small thorns two days later.  Other Comments
California11/10/2010
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode after work yesterday. Got to Old Camp about a half hour before sunset. Beautiful ride. The hills beside the trail are starting to green up. When I got to the top, I was in the bottom of the clouds. Mist was blowing past my face but I could still look down at a golden sunset. Really cool.
California11/07/2010
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode late yesterday afternoon. Was worried I was going to get rained on, but the wet stuff never showed up. Nice and cool which was good because I really struggled on Puke Hill. I really have to start riding more frequently.
California11/04/2010
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on Thursday. Got to the top in daylight and descended in the dark. Nice views at the top. Was really slow due to my lack of riding.
California10/14/2010
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on Thursday. Saw two snakes on STT and three deer in Whiting.
California10/12/2010
Tue
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Rode last Tueday. Unable to post until today. First ride in a long time and I was really slow going up Mustard.
California08/28/2010
Sat
KP-Tijeras-Tesoro
16.3 mi        1,247 ft    
+39 pts     GPX file
 Rode to the Relay for Life with the neighborhood gang to support Russ on his survivor lap. Great group and a fun ride.
California08/15/2010
Sun
Aliso-Car Wreck
8.1 mi        886 ft    
+21 pts     GPX file
 Enjoyed the opening of Car Wreck along with Halfasst and many others. Okay at the top, but had an OTB halfway down and thought better of trying the last rocky section. Need to try again, but with protective gear and a bike with more travel.
California08/14/2010
Sat
Saturday-Tijeras to O\'Neil-Vista
11.6 mi        1,140 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on Saturday morning with Terry, Steve, Tim, Joe and Halfasst. Nice, cool weather to enjoy.
California08/12/2010
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo afterwork ride. Had to get home early. Really out of shape after being on vacation and not riding much before.
California08/06/2010
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 First ride in a long time (went back east on vacation) and I really felt it. Have a lot of work to do to get back into shape.
California07/12/2010
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode after work on Monday. Did not see anyone else until almost the end of the ride. Did see a small blue helicopter that was hovering only a few feet off the ground in Hidden Valley. Also saw a fox on my way down.
California07/09/2010
Fri
O'Neill-Luge-Tierjas
28.9 mi        4,289 ft        8.9 mph
+87 pts     GPX file
3:15:00
3:15:00
 Rode last friday after getting off of work early. Pretty tired after this one since I have not been riding as much as usual lately.
California07/06/2010
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Afterwork ride. Saw the peacocks again. Great weather.
California07/03/2010
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Rode with neighbors
California06/29/2010
Tue
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on Tuesday after work. Bike needs a good tuneup. It has a lot of creeks and groans these days.
California06/24/2010
Thu
Santiago Oaks: Chutes/Mountain Goat
9.9 mi        1,406 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Kparsons and Larry. Actually rode a little longer with more climbing, but close enough. Good food and beer and BJ Brewery afterwards.
California06/23/2010
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 After work ride on Tuesday. Pretty warm today. The Whiting sand pits are growing. The last part of STT near the clearing of Old Camp is overgrown. My hands took a beating on the way back down. Luge is still in pretty good shape.
California06/17/2010
Thu
whiting luge modified
20.1 mi        3,204 ft    
+63 pts     GPX file
 Afterwork ride last Thursday. Whiting sandpits are starting to grow again. The luge is getting more interesting as the rocks and ledges become more exposed.
California06/16/2010
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 After work solo ride. First time on the bike in almost two weeks and I really felt it. Have to start riding more consistently.
California06/05/2010
Sat
2010 Toad Festival
30.3 mi        4,475 ft    
+92 pts     GPX file
 Fun but really hot with lots of bugs. Thanks to the Warrior's Society for putting on a great event. Trabuco was a lot of fun. Thanks for brushing back all the poison oak!
California06/03/2010
Thu
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode after work on Thursday. Starting to get hot! The trail is very overgrown near the top with wild flowers and weeds so there were also lots of bees and flies. Could not stay at the top very long because of all of the insects. Gene and Ned, thanks for the nice brushing on the Luge.
California06/01/2010
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 After work ride. Nice, cool weather and the road is smooth and fast. Lots of riders going up as I was going down.
California05/31/2010
Mon
KP-Jungle-Tesoro Ridge-Fire Hose
15.2 mi        1,148 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Saturday morning neighborhood ride with Keith, Terry, Rick, Pete, Tim, Alfonso, Russ and Cassey. Lots of sand and water but a fun ride.
California05/25/2010
Tue
whiting luge modified
20.1 mi        3,204 ft    
+63 pts     GPX file
 Rode Tuesday after work. The luge is getting really overgrown with tall weeds. Hard to see the trail in spots.
California05/23/2010
Sun
Saturday-Tijeras to O\'Neil-Vista
11.6 mi        1,140 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Saturday ride with the neighbors, Pete, Steve, Rick, and Terry.
California05/20/2010
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode after work. Nice weather and trail conditions.
California05/13/2010
Thu
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Quick afterwork ride. Trails are in good shape. Sand is starting to come back in a few spots.
California05/11/2010
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode last tuesday after work. Unable to post until now.
California05/07/2010
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Great weather, but was not feeling so great and was really slow. Maybe just overtired.
California05/02/2010
Sun
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode Sunday morning with Kevin. It was surprisingly cool (almost cold) in certain sections due to clouds and wind. Trails are in good shape except for the amount of vegetation creeping in on the sides.
California04/29/2010
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Not too many riders along the first part through Whiting, but quite a few at the end. Also did Cattle Pond, Marks Bench and went back to 4 corners to do all of Cactus.
California04/27/2010
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode Tuesday afternoon. A few other riders and lots of hikers. Beautiful temps and the hills are really green. Blackstar is super smooth and fast right now.
California04/26/2010
Mon
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride on Sunday late morning. Perfect temperature for riding. Not too cold or hot. Saw quite a few riders for how late I started. Luge is obscured in a few places by all of the vegetation on the sides.
California04/26/2010
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride on friday afternoon. Great weather and trail is in great shape. Pretty slow since I have not been riding as much lately.
California04/20/2010
Tue
BB-Whiting-2Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-S Hollow-Live Oak
7.5 mi        887 ft        9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
50:00
50:00
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Got half way up Mustard and the rain started. Had to scramble to get out of the park before the trails started to get too wet.
California04/10/2010
Sat
2009 Project Rwanda 50 Mile Ride
51.3 mi        5,287 ft        8.4 mph
+137 pts     GPX file
6:08:00
8:15:00
 Great ride and event. Huge turnout. Weather was great and the hills were incredibly green. Was not quite ready for this many miles, but managed to finish.
California04/04/2010
Sun
KP-Aliso-Mathis-Rock-It
11 mi        1,212 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Nice sunday ride with Keith. Was really slow going up Mathis. Need to get back in shape after being sick for a while.
California04/01/2010
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Went back to 4 corners in order to add Cactus to the total ride. Trails are in great shape.
California03/14/2010
Sun
Maple Springs - Holy Jim
24 mi        3,860 ft    
+87 pts     GPX file
 Rode last Sunday with Kparsons, Larry, Carry and Leigh. Lots of windy sections, but trails are in good shape. Lots of hikers on Holy Jim including one with a Macaw.  Other Comments
California03/11/2010
Thu
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Rode last Thursday. Allergies are bothering me these days. Hard to breathe.
California03/09/2010
Tue
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Rode Tuesday afternoon. It got really cold near the top and all the way back down. My toes and fingers felt frozen by the end of the ride.
California03/05/2010
Fri
Skyline - Blackstar
26.2 mi        4,425 ft        9 mph
+87 pts     GPX file
2:55:00
2:55:00
 Rode back on last friday after work. Skyline is in better shape than Blackstar.
California03/02/2010
Tue
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Lots of small wet areas to cross over. Myself and the bike spattered pretty good by the end of the ride. Saw lots of riders going up. Cold at the top.
California02/23/2010
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Only saw two other riders. Almost every section has dried up now.
California02/21/2010
Sun
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Sunday afternoon ride with Keith (Kparsons), Larry and Leigh. Tried to beat the rain but got caught by it near the top. Really cold. Met Mike (One Flew OTB) at the top.  Other Comments
California02/19/2010
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride. The beginning of Whiting is a mess, but the rest was in great shape. Nice to see Eric (OTB-Again) and Troy (Thinkfast)at the top of the Luge.
California02/13/2010
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft    
+93 pts     GPX file
 Rode Saturday morning with Larry and Leigh. Great weather and beautiful views. Lots of other riders and hikers at the top of Motorway. Not so good on the climbs this time and a pinch flat near the bottom of the Motorway. Altogether a fun ride.
California02/11/2010
Thu
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on Thursday the 11th after work. Pretty good conditions, just a small soggy section before the flag and another near the top of the luge.
California02/08/2010
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode in late afternoon. Lots of ruts and washouts. One washout near the top has resulted in the trail narrowing to about 18 inches wide with a slight camber and slick conditions. Be careful at this spot, especially when coming down.
California02/04/2010
Thu
Skyline - Blackstar
26.2 mi        4,425 ft        9 mph
+87 pts     GPX file
2:55:00
2:55:00
 Rode yesterday afternoon, but in reverse (Blackstar, Skyline, Blackstar). Got really cold once the sun went down behind the hills. Most of the recent work by the little dozer on Blackstar got wiped out by the recent rains, but someone has done a great job of making temporary paths through the rutted areas.
California01/31/2010
Sun
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode this afternoon. Ran into a rider just past the flag that had lost his bike down the side of the hill. Helped him retrieve it and then fix his tire and chain so he could get back home. Also came up on a dad and son at the bottom of the Luge. The son has gashed his knee pretty good but was okay.
California01/29/2010
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Afterwork ride. Lots of washouts, but you can make it past all of them.
California01/25/2010
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.5 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
48:00
48:00
 Nice afterwork ride. Nice to meet Royster in the parking lot before my ride. STT is in good shape thanks to work by the STR group. Thanks for all of your hard work. The luge is good except for a few small wet areas that are already getting better.
California01/24/2010
Sun
Santiago Truck Trail - Old Camp
14.9 mi        2,374 ft        7.8 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:55:00
2:00:00
 First ride since just before the rains. Thanks to the group already doing trail work on the STT from the gate to the flag. Beyond the flag, the trail was in surprisingly good shape. Just a few puddles that could be easily avoided.
California01/17/2010
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        7.9 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
3:15:00
3:30:00
 Good to get in a long ride before the rains. Rode with KeithP, Larry and Leigh. Motorway was tough. I have a lot of work to do before the CC.  Other Comments
California01/15/2010
Fri
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Friday afterwork local ride. Trails in good shape for now. Not sure how they will be after the rains.
California01/15/2010
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Rode Thursday afternoon. Perfect weather. Saw a bobcat on the way down.
California01/09/2010
Sat
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Kevin, Mark and Jordan. Lots of hikers in Whiting and other bikers on the Luge.
California01/08/2010
Fri
Coto/Ladera/Dove Loop
23.1 mi        2,225 ft        9.9 mph
+60 pts     GPX file
2:20:00
2:20:00
 Rode this while my son had soccer practice at Wagon Wheel.
California01/05/2010
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Fun night ride up the Luge with Kparsons. Lots of other riders to talk to on the way and great views of the city lights. Beer and tacos at Cooks after. What more could you ask for?
California01/05/2010
Tue
BB-Whiting-2Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-S Hollow-Live Oak
7.5 mi        887 ft        9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
50:00
50:00
 Short after work ride before doing a nightime Luge ride. Trails are in good condition now. The sand is starting to pack down.
California01/03/2010
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Early Sunday morning ride to try and stretch out the muscles from the San Juan ride. Not too cold. Trail is in good shape.
California01/01/2010
Fri
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft        5.7 mph
+82 pts     GPX file
3:05:00
4:05:00
 Great way to ring in the New Year with a ride up and down San Juan. Rode with Keith, Larry and Rick. Only one spill but that just means I wasn't pushing it enough. Really need help on the switchbacks.  Other Comments
California12/29/2009
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Trails are in good shape. Lots of hikers in Whiting. Exciting wildlife sighting at the bottom of the Luge (See Open Forum).
California12/27/2009
Sun
Holy Jim Trail
9.9 mi        2,288 ft    
+38 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Keith while his kids hiked/ran up to the peak and back. Only 37 degrees when we started, but warmed up after that.
California12/25/2009
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Christmas afternoon. Only saw a couple of other riders. Luge has a few sections littered with small cobbles but otherwise in good condition
California12/23/2009
Wed
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Tuesday late afternoon ride. Nice cool weather. Trails are in good shape. Just a few small puddles that can easily be avoided. Surprising that a few sand pits are still fairly loose and have not firmed up. Still need some more rain to pack them down.
California12/20/2009
Sun
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Solo sunday afternoon ride. Not very many others out this time of the day.
California12/11/2009
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode last night. Really cold both up and down. Rain did not do much damage. Just a few small slightly rutted areas.
California12/04/2009
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.2 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:55:00
1:55:00
 Solo ride up to Old Camp. Cold on the way back down.
California11/30/2009
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Full moon almost made a light optional, but not quite. Really cold on the way down in the Hidden Valley section. Scared an owl and a fox on the way down.
California11/28/2009
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Early morning solo ride. Getting cold these days.
California11/28/2009
Sat
KP-Jungle-Tesoro Ridge-Fire Hose
15.2 mi        1,148 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Rode with the neighborhood group and Chip came along to do a recovery ride. Fun local route and good company made for a great ride.
California11/25/2009
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Night ride up to Beeks. Great weather, buts lots of headwind due to the Santa Anas blowing. Great view at the top.
California11/22/2009
Sun
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.6 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:50:00
1:50:00
 Solo ride this morning. Kind of cold on the way back down. Quite a few other riders out.
California11/21/2009
Sat
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft        6.8 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:40:00
2:40:00
 Rode friday afternoon. Cold on the way down.
California11/20/2009
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode last night. Lots of cars in the parking lot, but only saw a few riders on the trail. Maybe they all continued up to Old Camp. Will do that next time.
California11/19/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Only saw a few hikers in Whiting and two riders coming down STT from the flag. Really nice and cool temps. Finished just before dark.
California11/18/2009
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Rode monday afternoon. Computer has been down so unable to post until now. Nice and cool. Only saw a couple of other riders out.
California11/10/2009
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on Sunday morning with Rob and many others. Some had mechanical problems, others had to leave early, so me and Rob went up to the Luge on our own. Great ride, nice weather. Rear hub is thrashed.
California11/07/2009
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10.2 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:32:00
1:32:00
 Nice and cool. Cold on the way down.
California11/05/2009
Thu
KP-Home-Jungle-Rolling Hills
8.7 mi        566 ft        10 mph
+19 pts     GPX file
52:00
52:00
 I saw lots of rabbits, a mouse, an owl, Keith in front of me and then absolutely nothing when my light quit on me. At least it is still under warranty.
California11/01/2009
Sun
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.7 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:38:00
1:38:00
 Saw a rattlesnake near the bottom of Mustard and scared a deer going through Live Oak. The luge was in pretty good shape, just a few areas with loose babyhead boulders.
California10/29/2009
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Been a week since I have had the chance to ride and I sure could tell. Good thing it was nice and cool.
California10/21/2009
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Great weather. Not too hot. Lots of riders coming up while I was coming down. Did not see the coyote some have been talking about.
California10/19/2009
Mon
(OTB) Tijeras > Coto > Riley > Ladera Ridge > WW > Tijeras
18.9 mi        2,199 ft    
+52 pts     GPX file
 Rode last monday, but just posted now. Started from Wagon Wheel Park rather than Canada Vista.
California10/15/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Larry and Keith (Kparsons) The trail is in great condition. Nice and tacky and no mud at all. Bike was completely clean at the end of the ride.
California10/12/2009
Mon
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.2 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:55:00
1:55:00
 Rode on sunday morning with Mark, Kevin and Rob. Mark and Kevin were suffering from post-Octoberfest disorder.
California10/09/2009
Fri
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Sure hope we get some rain soon to get rid of the sand pits.
California10/07/2009
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        11 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
1:25:00
 Nice and cool on the way up. Cold on the way down. Lots of riders coming up.
California10/05/2009
Mon
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.6 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:50:00
1:50:00
 Nice and cool out. Got pretty cold during the descent.
California10/02/2009
Fri
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Friday afternoon solo ride in the sand pits. Not to many other riders out. Temps getting better.
California09/29/2009
Tue
NV-Santiago Oaks: Chutes + Ext. Swamp tour
8.6 mi        1,025 ft    
+23 pts     GPX file
 Rode with KeithP, Larry, Mark and Kevin. Lots of fun but pretty dusty and loose in areas. Keith showed us Blair Witch which was fun in the front but a dustcloud at the back.
California09/28/2009
Mon
Whiting/Luge Cactus, Sleepy Hollow, Live Oak
18.8 mi        2,420 ft        10.8 mph
+53 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
1:45:00
 Sunday morning ride with Mark, Kevin and Ron. Pretty hot even in the morning. Mark tried to kill me climbing to the flag. Even with bruised ribs and riding a heavy downhill bike, Kevin was right behind us.
California09/24/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        7.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
58:00
58:00
 Night ride with Keith, Larry, Tom and Russ. First time down the luge at night. Lots of fun. the new light seems to work really well. chilli dogs and brew at Cooks after.
California09/22/2009
Tue
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Hot, dusty, afterwork ride. Not very many people out.
California09/19/2009
Sat
KP-Arroyo/Oneil/Hals
14.3 mi        1,144 ft    
+34 pts     GPX file
 Memorial Ride on Saturday morning for our friend Fred. Installed a memorial plaque on the bench below the Oak tree at the south entrance of O'Neil. He's up there riding perfect singletrack now.
California09/16/2009
Wed
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        8.2 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Solo ride. Had to be back home by 6:00. Only got stuck once in the sand pits.
California09/13/2009
Sun
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Nice morning ride with Mark. Weather finally cooled off. Lynx is getting pretty loose these days.
California09/12/2009
Sat
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        7.8 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:50:00
1:50:00
 Rode on Friday afternoon. Kinda of hot and lots of gnats on some sections, but great near the top and on the way down.
California09/09/2009
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Hot at the begginning of the climb, but cooled off after that. Came up on two deer on the way back down and they kept to the fire road for a surprising amount of time. I kept back and they just bounced along in front of me at about 15 miles per hour before they finally veered off.
California09/05/2009
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Rode last Saturday morning. Not too hot early on. Lots of riders out in large groups.
California09/04/2009
Fri
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        8.5 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Was really hot. Did not see anyone else until almost at the end of the ride. Lynx is getting pretty loose and sandy in some areas.
California09/02/2009
Wed
BB-Whiting-2Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-S Hollow-Live Oak
7.5 mi        887 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Lost my legs in the sand traps and could not get them back. Larry and Kparsons were really moving. Fun to try and catch them, but not today.
California08/31/2009
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Started at 7:30 in the morning and it was still baking hot. A little better in the few shaded areas, but not much.
California08/27/2009
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Wednesday afternoon. Saw lots of wildlife on the way up. A doe with two fawns, a fox near Hidden Valley and another fox near the top.
California08/19/2009
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Solo afternoon ride. Did not see any other riders between flag and old camp either going up or down. Trail is in good shape.
California08/17/2009
Mon
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 I have not ridden much lately, so this ride really kicked my butt. Weather was great though, and it felt good to finally do a good, long ride.
California08/12/2009
Wed
KP-Jungle/Tijeras/Waterworks
12.2 mi        950 ft        10.6 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:09:00
1:09:00
 Nice late day ride with Keith, Larry and Rick. Was really dark by the time we finished our beers at the Tijeras Creek C. C.
California08/06/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch C-Pond Mark's Bench Cactus Vulture Sleepy Holl
8.4 mi        1,141 ft        8.3 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
1:01:00
1:01:00
 Afternoon ride with Kparsons. A little hot going up Mustard, but the rest of the ride was perfect.
California07/31/2009
Fri
Random Tour of Santiago Oaks 1
10.7 mi        2,095 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Thursday ride with Mark and Kevin. A little warm but not too bad.
California07/29/2009
Wed
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride tuesday afternoon. First ride since getting back from vacation and hot conditions made for a slow ride. Sand pits need help.
California07/10/2009
Fri
(OTB) Whiting > Luge > Edison Viejo return
14.1 mi        2,141 ft        8.6 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:38:00
2:05:00
 Fun ride set up by Kparsons (thanks Keith!) with Eric (OTB-again), Vickie, Deb and Eric Brown, Larrie, and Jeff. Legs got tired through the sand in Whiting and never recovered. Fun time and good eats at Rudy's afterwards.
California07/09/2009
Thu
GM5- Aliso Mini Tour Variation 4
21.8 mi        2,527 ft    
+60 pts     GPX file
 Sounded like a great route so I tried it out. Especially since I had never tried going up Rockit before. A couple of spots on Rockit were tough due to either a highly irregular rock surface or loose sand. Ended up with a bent derailleur hanger and a hand full of prickly pear by the end of the ride.
California07/04/2009
Sat
O'Neil Whiting Luge O'Neil with Extra Credit
24.1 mi        3,455 ft        9 mph
+72 pts     GPX file
2:40:00
2:40:00
 Solo ride. Lots of hikers out. Starting to heat up.
California07/04/2009
Sat
Random Tour of Santiago Oaks 1
10.7 mi        2,095 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Thursday ride with Ron and Mark. Good weather. A little warm but a cool breeze.
California07/01/2009
Wed
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        7.9 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:13:00
2:25:00
 Rode Tuesday afternoon. It was hot going up Meadows. Came across a rattlesnake at the bottom of Mathis, but it quickly scooted off into the brush beside the trail.
California06/27/2009
Sat
KP-Arroyo/Oneil/Hals
14.3 mi        1,144 ft        10.1 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
3:00:00
 Fun ride with the neighbors back on Saturday led by Keith Parsons. Too many margaritas the night before.
California06/21/2009
Sun
Laguna Coast:Fenceline-Rattlesnake
11 mi        1,875 ft    
+43 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Saturday morning. It became cold and drizzly as we climbed up willow. The sun never came out the whole ride.
California06/19/2009
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.9 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:35:00
2:00:00
 Fun ride with Larry, Keith, Scott, Dwayne, Chip, Vickie, Deb and Kathy last tuesday. Lots of sand in Whiting, but the Luge is in great shape.
California06/14/2009
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft        8.1 mph
+76 pts     GPX file
2:45:00
3:00:00
 Rode this morning. Surprised to see an SUV on the STT between the flag and Cadillac. I told them they were on a non-motorized trail and it was illegal for them to be driving on it. They said they came up on a dirt road from the model airplane airport off of Trabuco Road and did not see any signs that said it was illegal.
California06/13/2009
Sat
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride. Luge is in great shape. Sand pits in Whiting are getting worse.
California06/12/2009
Fri
Blackstar to Pleasants Peak-Out-n-Back
23.6 mi        3,816 ft        8 mph
+74 pts     GPX file
2:58:00
3:10:00
 Nice ride with Craig, Steve and John. They all kicked my but climbing up to Pleasants Peak. Nice cool weather.
California06/07/2009
Sun
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft        6.2 mph
+96 pts     GPX file
4:12:00
4:45:00
 Fun ride at the Toad Festival. Actually found a toad this time. Great to be with Larry and Carrie and Chip was always close by.
California06/05/2009
Fri
Random Tour of Santiago Oaks 1
10.7 mi        2,095 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Don't have a Garmin, so not completely positive I followed exact route, but mileage ended up the same at the end. Lots of climbs, glad it was cool.
California06/01/2009
Mon
Trabuco Creek and Holy Jim out and back
19.5 mi        3,128 ft        6.7 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:55:00
3:10:00
 Rode Sunday morning. Foggy with drizzle along Trabuco Road, but cleared up along Holy Jim. Trail is in good shape, just a few areas near the top where the outer edge is soft making the trail kind of narrow. Saw Talks with Foxes going up as I was going down.
California05/30/2009
Sat
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.8 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:36:00
1:36:00
 Rode back on Thursday, not able to post until now. Added some extra credit, Cattle Pond, Marks bench, and went back up to 4 corners from the Luge to go down Cactus.
California05/24/2009
Sun
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Great weather and trails are in good shape. Still a lot of bees just before the flag.
California05/21/2009
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Mathis is a little loose now but still plenty of easily rideable paths to take. Need to do some maintenance on the bike, drivetrain sounds like crap.
California05/18/2009
Mon
Coto/Ladera/Waterworks/Tijeras
24.2 mi        2,228 ft        10.8 mph
+62 pts     GPX file
2:14:00
2:14:00
 Saw lots of deer and a roadrunner. Surprised I did not see any snakes.
California05/14/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.5 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:40:00
1:40:00
 Rode after work on Wednesday. Saw hikers and other bikers in Whiting, but not a single other person on STT or the Luge. Lots of bees on the trail just before the flag.
California05/11/2009
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.4 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:40:00
1:40:00
 Closest I've ever come to getting bit by a rattlesnake. I was riding on the right side of the road and it was hidden in the weeds right next to the side. It rattled and struck at my bike in one quick motion. It sure made me alert for the rest of the ride.
California05/07/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.5 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:40:00
1:40:00
 Rode on Tuesday afternoon. Not been able to get on the computer until now.
California05/02/2009
Sat
El Moro Poker Ride
12.8 mi        1,810 ft        8.7 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
2:25:00
 Fun day at the Poker ride. Good company and good beer.
California05/01/2009
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Great weather. Trails in good shape. Dreaded hill was tough as always.
California04/30/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        9.2 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:32:00
1:37:00
 Nice weather for a ride. Tried to help another rider who's chain got jammed between the inside of the cassette and his hub while going up Mustard, but no luck. Helped until his partner arrived with tools.
California04/26/2009
Sun
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Great weather and good ride with Mark, Ron, Kevin and Art. Need to keep riding more, pretty tired near the top.
California04/24/2009
Fri
reverse waterfall, grasshopper, swamp tour
9.3 mi        1,266 ft        7 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Nice ride with Mark. Good to see him back on the bike after breaking his collar bone a while back. Reverse Waterfall is a great climb. Much more intesting than the B's
California04/22/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Cactus/Sage Scrub Loop
6.5 mi        842 ft        8.7 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
45:00
45:00
 Second lap.
California04/22/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Sleepy Hollow Loop
5.9 mi        640 ft        8.4 mph
+15 pts     GPX file
42:00
42:00
 Nice and cool. Lap 1.
California04/17/2009
Fri
San Clemente Single Tracks - All Over
14.2 mi        2,501 ft    
+46 pts     GPX file
 Trails are really overgrown with 4 feet weeds along the sides. Lots of fun. Great weather. Found some ticks on my clothes at the end of the ride.
California04/15/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Admired ScottV's Ibis Mojo in the parking lot, which was a good thing because I only got to see it briefly one more time as he cruised past me going up Mustard. Kept getting windier and colder all the way to the flag and was sprinkling at the top.
California04/12/2009
Sun
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Ron, Kevin and Art. Trails in great shape.
California04/10/2009
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode Thursday afternoon after work. Nice and cool. Trails in good shape.
California04/06/2009
Mon
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo Sunday morning ride. Great weather and conditions.
California04/06/2009
Mon
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on friday afternoon. Great weather and trails are in really good shape.
California04/01/2009
Wed
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Great weather for riding. The forest rangers have wiped out all of the technical features on the trails in this park. Even Cactus is now just a smooth highway.
California03/29/2009
Sun
Coto/Ladera/Waterworks/Tijeras
24.2 mi        2,228 ft        10.9 mph
+62 pts     GPX file
2:13:00
2:13:00
 Rode Friday afternoon. Could not get onto computer until now.
California03/25/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode after work yesterday, not able to post until now. Amazing how green everything is and how many wild flowers are covering the hillsides along SST right now. Luge is in great shape.
California03/07/2009
Sat
Vision Quest - 2018 COURSE
55.2 mi        11,200 ft        6.3 mph
+223 pts     GPX file
8:45:00
9:45:00
 Great job by the Warrior's Society. Thanks to Kparsons and Larry for keeping me going. Bad cramps down MW, up MS and down LHJ. For some weird reason, my legs came back hiking up Horsethief, but then cramped again at the top. Glad to just finish.
California03/05/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        7.6 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:00:00
1:00:00
 Nice, easy paced spin to wake up the legs before the VQ.
California03/01/2009
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        8.1 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
3:10:00
3:20:00
 Final training ride for VQ. Beautiful day and great weather. Time to get the bike ready for next weekend.
California02/27/2009
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:58:00
1:58:00
 Trail up to Old was in great shape and so was the Luge. Thanks for whoever did the trail work on the Luge!
California02/24/2009
Tue
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        4,254 ft        7.3 mph
+68 pts     GPX file
2:18:00
2:25:00
 Great weather for an after work ride. Motorway is in good shape.
California02/23/2009
Mon
Blackstar to Pleasants Peak-Out-n-Back
23.6 mi        3,816 ft        8.3 mph
+74 pts     GPX file
2:50:00
3:10:00
 Started out to do Blackstar-Motorway, but my riding partner was having breathing and saddle problems. So we turned around at Pleasants Peak.
California02/20/2009
Fri
Skyline - Blackstar
26.2 mi        4,425 ft        9.2 mph
+87 pts     GPX file
2:50:00
2:55:00
 Blackstar has dried out for the most part.
California02/18/2009
Wed
Cooks - Old Camp - No Luge
19.6 mi        3,232 ft        9.1 mph
+62 pts     GPX file
2:09:00
2:15:00
 Nice after work ride. Wet with some puddles between the flag and Old Camp but not bad. Went back down STT rather than the Luge to help the Luge heal a little longer.
California02/16/2009
Mon
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft        5.9 mph
+82 pts     GPX file
2:58:00
3:10:00
 Rode on Sunday morning with Mark, Ron and Kevin. Not able to post until now. Trail only had a few small muddy areas. Lots of riders coming up as we were going down.
California02/11/2009
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Blackstar took the rain pretty well. Muddy in spots along the Hidden Valley section and at the bottom, but otherwise, okay.
California02/04/2009
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        9.1 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:22:00
2:30:00
 Afterwork ride before the rains come. Great views from Beeks and Sierra Peak.
California02/01/2009
Sun
Skyline - Blackstar
26.2 mi        4,425 ft        9.2 mph
+87 pts     GPX file
2:50:00
2:58:00
 Did this in reverse. Started up Blackstar first. Beautiful weather and great views this morning. Lots of riders coming up Skyline on my way down.
California01/30/2009
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft        8.2 mph
+76 pts     GPX file
2:43:00
2:48:00
 Great weather and the trails were in fantastic shape. Not very many other bike riders out. There were two guys on motorcycles going up toward Old Camp just above Cadillac while I was going down. I told them motorized vehicles are not allowed.
California01/28/2009
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.3 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:54:00
2:00:00
 Rode yesterday afternoon, not able to post until today. Only saw two others going up, noone past the flag. Finished just before it got too dark. Cold coming back down. Trail is in really good shape.
California01/25/2009
Sun
Freemont/Blind/Weir
10.4 mi        1,337 ft        7.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
2:10:00
 Mudfest ride with Kparsons, Larrie, Carbon Carrie and others. Started out to do Fremont Canyon, but the rain and mist created wet, muddy and slick conditions, so we bailed and slipped our way down through Weir Cyn.
California01/22/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.2 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:43:00
1:43:00
 Afterwork ride before the rain came. Trails are in good shape. Not very many riders out.
California01/21/2009
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10.4 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Rode yesterday afternoon, but not able to post until now. Nice weather. Not too warm or too cold. Only saw three other riders, but Art was coming down while I was going up. He never gives you much room to get by.
California01/18/2009
Sun
KP Bommer/Quail/Fox/Shady
15.1 mi        2,310 ft    
+46 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with a great group of riders. Was really tired today and did not ride well, but still had a lot of fun.
California01/16/2009
Fri
Maple Springs - Santiago Peak
23.4 mi        4,153 ft        7.8 mph
+74 pts     GPX file
3:00:00
3:06:00
 Friday afternoon ride after work. Nice on the way up, cold on the way down. Gate is open, and there were a few trucks and a broken down drill rig on the route.
California01/16/2009
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        8.7 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:28:00
2:28:00
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Perfect weather, just a little cold at then end. Only saw three others going up as I was going down big switchbacks.
California01/13/2009
Tue
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.5 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:24:00
1:24:00
 Have not gone up Dreaded Hill the hard way in a while. Was not too bad. The fireroad was packed down with very few ruts.
California01/12/2009
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        8.2 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
3:08:00
3:28:00
 Sunday ride with Kparsons, Mark, Joe, and others. Really windy from Beaks to the Motorway. The climbs along the Main Divide just aren't much fun. The Main Divide is fairly gravelly, and the Motorway is filled with loose, angular rock and quite a few ruts.
California01/09/2009
Fri
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        7.9 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:49:00
1:49:00
 Solo ride Thursday afternoon. Cool on the way up. Freezing on the way down. No other bikes, just hikers. Still patches of snow and ice 6.5 miles into the ride. Great views.
California01/06/2009
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.2 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:43:00
1:43:00
 Solo after work ride. Whitihg is still pretty wet with areas of mud, but STT and the Luge are in great shape.
California01/05/2009
Mon
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.7 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:01:00
2:15:00
 Sunday morning ride. Not able to post until today. Nice ride with Ron, Kevin, Mark and his son Jordan. Cold at the beginning. Trails nice and tacky.
California12/22/2008
Mon
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.1 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
1:45:00
 Rode on Sunday late morning. Quite a few others on the trail. Muddy in some spots with a few small areas where soil has slumped onto the trail, but nothing unrideable. The luge is starting to get some of its technical sections back.
California12/17/2008
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode yesterday afternoon but not able to post until now. Cold but trail was in good shape.
California12/14/2008
Sun
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        6.5 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:57:00
2:10:00
 Nice Ride with Mark and Kevin. Cold at the beginning but warmed up the rest of the way.
California12/12/2008
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride after work. About 1.5 miles from the top and ran into OTB Again. He turned around and kept me company to the top for some extra credit. Nice to have someone to talk too. Incredible moon out at the end of the ride
California12/10/2008
Wed
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.4 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
1:22:00
 Solo ride through Aliso. Trails are in good shape.
California12/08/2008
Mon
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.3 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:07:00
2:30:00
 Only Mark and me today. Trails are in great shape. Nice to follow Mark on the downhills and try and learn better technique.
California12/01/2008
Mon
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        7.5 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:05:00
2:20:00
 Nice ride with Ron, Kevin, Mark and Scott. Did a little extra credit going down to the actual campsite and backup again.
California11/24/2008
Mon
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Sunday morning ride with Ron, Art, and the 2 Kevins. It's great to have Old Camp back. The trail has become much more of a fireroad now, but hopefully some rain will help it get back some of its previous character. Still a great trail. Cooks was packed when we got back, so we went to Wahoo instead.
California11/15/2008
Sat
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Kparsons, Larry, Carbon Carrie and Rick. Gave everyone a good laugh with a pathetic OTB at the top of the chutes.
California11/14/2008
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.6 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:39:00
1:39:00
 Second ride on the re-opened Luge. It is in great shape. Need to hit Old Camp next time.
California11/11/2008
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.1 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
56:00
1:15:00
 Rode yesterday afternoon with many others. Too many to count. Thanks to the Warrior's Society for all their hard trail work and to STR for scheduling the ride. Can't wait to go up to Old Camp.
California11/10/2008
Mon
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Nice ride with Mark, Ron, Art and the two Kevins. Much better on the downhills today.
California11/07/2008
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:34:00
1:34:00
 Rode yesterday afternoon. Became really windy about half way up. Saw MTBFiend coming up as I was going down.
California11/05/2008
Wed
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        8.5 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:13:00
1:13:00
 Tuesday afternoon ride. First ride in quite a while. Whiting was in fantastic shape. Just a couple of muddy areas and all the sand bogs were packed down by the rain.
California10/22/2008
Wed
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.8 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:59:00
2:10:00
 Solo ride. Not too many others in the park. Too hot! The Meadows ascent was painful.
California10/21/2008
Tue
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride last Sunday morning with Kevin and Mark until Mark had a nasty OTB and sprained his wrist. Glad it wasn't broken.
California10/16/2008
Thu
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Rode back on Thursday. Unable to post until now.
California10/14/2008
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Rode back on last Tuesday. Computer has been down for a while.
California10/13/2008
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Keith Parsons and many others on Sunday morning. It was going to be the Freeks ride (Beeks to Sierra to Fremont Canyon) but the red flag warning allowed us to only do Beeks.
California10/11/2008
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Second lap.
California10/11/2008
Sat
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Rode Friday afternoon and just now got a chance to post. First extended lap through Whiting. Very quite and nice and cool.
California10/08/2008
Wed
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Keith Parsons on Tuesday afternoon after we watched our daughters run in a cross country meet. Very hot. Did not see any other riders along the route.
California10/05/2008
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        7.6 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:50:00
2:50:00
 Rode on Saturday afternoon. Got rained on halfway up and from Beeks to Sierra Peak and back to Beeks. A lot harder when your tires get packed with mud.
California10/02/2008
Thu
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        7.9 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Quite in Whiting on Thursday afternoon. Much better temperature today. Trails did not improve much (if at all) after the rain last week.
California09/29/2008
Mon
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        6.2 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:03:00
2:30:00
 Sunday morning ride. Felt good for first half of climb, but then I lost my momentum and the temperature really climbed. Always a great trail though. Left less blood than usual.
California09/26/2008
Fri
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Thursday with Ron and Kevin. Still lots of sand but getting better.
California09/24/2008
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:34:00
1:34:00
 Solo ride. Saw a group of four and MTBfiend going up. Great weather for riding.
California09/21/2008
Sun
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Nice ride with Mark and Kevin. Great weather. Lots of runners out today.
California09/19/2008
Fri
Santiago Oaks- Standard- Robbers, Chutes, Irvine Park
11.3 mi        1,129 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Thursday afternoon with Ron, Mark and Kevin except that we did this counterclockwise and we did Saniago Oaks and then Irvine Park.
California09/18/2008
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.9 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:35:00
1:35:00
 Rode last Tuesday and forgot to post. Did not see Art's white truck anywhere. Maybe I just got lucky.
California09/15/2008
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Sunday afternoon. Epic is in the shop, so I had to use the old, abused hardtail.
California09/11/2008
Thu
Santiago Oaks- Standard- Robbers, Chutes, Irvine Park
11.3 mi        1,129 ft        9.2 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:14:00
1:14:00
 Nice ride with friend Ron. Part of trail was closed because they are emptying water from the dam. Great weather for riding.
California09/08/2008
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.6 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:38:00
1:38:00
 Started late on Sunday morning and it was already hot at 9:00 a.m. Saw a large group of people in old west clothing complete with rifles and pistols. Must have been taking photos.
California09/05/2008
Fri
Santiago Oaks- Standard- Robbers, Chutes, Irvine Park
11.3 mi        1,129 ft        9.4 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:12:00
1:12:00
 Thursday afternoon ride. Not too many others out in the hot weather. Need to start riding more to get my stamina back.
California09/02/2008
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.4 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:40:00
1:40:00
 Only able to do one ride over the weekend. Need to start riding more to get my legs back.
California08/29/2008
Fri
Aliso: Cholla - Rock-it
10.4 mi        840 ft        11.1 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
56:00
1:08:00
 Nice ride with kparsons, Larrie and Carrie. Finally able to ride with part of the group again. Larry had fun on his niner demo.
California08/29/2008
Fri
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        7.5 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
1:22:00
 Rode back on Tuesday the 25th. Forgot to post until now.
California08/21/2008
Thu
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        7.7 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Hot ride. Not many others out on trails.
California08/21/2008
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        10.2 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Have not ridden in a while and it sure felt like it. Some stupid jerk painted graffiti on Rockit.
California08/14/2008
Thu
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        7.3 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
1:25:00
 Hot and really muggy. Was hoping it would rain, the Whiting trails really need it.
California08/14/2008
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Tuesday, forgot to post.
California08/10/2008
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        7.8 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:46:00
2:46:00
 
California08/07/2008
Thu
Anaheim Hills - Weir Canyon
12.1 mi        2,097 ft    
+43 pts     GPX file
 Nice double loop ride with friends Ron and Kevin. Hot at the beginning but Weir Canyon was shady and cool.
California08/07/2008
Thu
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        7.3 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
1:25:00
 Rode on Tuesday but forgot to post. Really hot and had trouble with some of the sand pits.
California08/01/2008
Fri
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.3 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:06:00
2:06:00
 It's been a while since I have been to Aliso, trails were great except for Meadows.
California07/30/2008
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:34:00
1:34:00
 Great weather but slow today (Tuesday afternoon). Still trying to get my legs back after a long vacation. Lots of riders out.
California07/27/2008
Sun
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Rode with the neighbors, Rick, Terry, Keith, Fred and Mike on Saturday morning.
California07/24/2008
Thu
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        7.5 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
1:22:00
 Another hot day in Whiting. Trails are starting to get just a little bit more packed down, but still really needs some moisture to help things out.
California07/23/2008
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Rode on Tuesday. Hotter than I anticipated, plus still hurting after going on vacation for three weeks.
California07/18/2008
Fri
Whiting-4crns-SH-Whiting Rd-Sage Scrub-SH-Live Oak
10.3 mi        1,482 ft        7.5 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
1:23:00
 Whiting has really changed. Borrego has about a dozen sand pits you have to slog through. Cattle Pond is okay but sandy at the bottom. Mustard is okay. The start and end of Cactus has been relocated and most of Sage Scrub also. Sleepy Hollow has been added. It will be really fun once it is packed down.
California06/21/2008
Sat
bommer/ridge route
11.7 mi        2,474 ft        5.4 mph
+42 pts     GPX file
2:10:00
2:10:00
 Incredibly hot ride with Kparsons, Larry, Ron and Kevin. Would like to try this area another time when the weather is better.
California06/20/2008
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.9 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:35:00
1:35:00
 Was going to continue on to Sierra Peak, but it was too hot.
California06/19/2008
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        7.2 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
3:00:00
3:15:00
 Rode on Tuesday afternoon and it was really hot along the lower third of the climb. Not too bad at the top because of a light wind.
California06/16/2008
Mon
Emerald Canyon
15.1 mi        2,601 ft        7.2 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
2:06:00
2:20:00
 Fun fathers day ride. Downhills were fun and felt good on the climbs back out of Emerald Canyon and Deer Canyon.
California06/13/2008
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10.1 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:33:00
1:33:00
 Rode on Thursday afternoon. Little warm going up but felt great coming down.
California06/13/2008
Fri
Chiquita-Red Sign-Palomia-RatsBack-Oso Loop
10.8 mi        1,870 ft        6.5 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
1:40:00
1:40:00
 Computers been down, so I have not been able to post this weeks rides. Rode this on Tuesday afternoon.
California06/07/2008
Sat
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft        7.3 mph
+96 pts     GPX file
3:35:00
4:05:00
 Toad ride. Lots of fun and lots of great people. Perfect weather and the trail was in great shape. Trabuco was a lot of fun.
California06/06/2008
Fri
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Second ride on Thursday afternoon. Had problems with brakes while my partner had problem with a slow leak. Lots of riders out.
California06/06/2008
Fri
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft    
+21 pts     GPX file
 First of two rides on Thursday afternoon. Finished just before the start of a large foot race. Lots of hikers and other bikers out.
California06/05/2008
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Tuesday afterwork ride. Did not have a chance to post until now. Great weather, kind of windy. Annoying slow back tire leak on the way down.
California06/02/2008
Mon
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Nice Saturday morning ride with the Talega gang.
California05/28/2008
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10.1 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:33:00
1:33:00
 Tuesday afternoon ride. Great weather and trail is in great shape except for the big washout at the top has lost its protective row of sandbags. Saw a huge tarantula on the way up and two peacocks near Art's place on the way down.
California05/27/2008
Tue
Chiquita-Palomia-Ladera Waterworks v3
16.1 mi        2,046 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
 Monday afternoon ride after things dried out. Should have done an earlier ride with Keith and company, but thought the trails would be trashed. Ended up they had a great ride and conditions were good.
California05/27/2008
Tue
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft        5.7 mph
+99 pts     GPX file
3:58:00
4:20:00
 Rode this last Sunday. Lots of other riders out. Beautiful weather and trail was in great condition with only a few mud puddles. Wish I had better skills to be able to keep up with others on the descents.
California05/22/2008
Thu
Canada Vista Coto Waterworks Singletracks
15.3 mi        3,707 ft        8.7 mph
+58 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
1:45:00
 Solo ride on Wednesday afternoon. Great weather. Went down Polomia to Coto and back up again instead of going over to Rat's back. Same amount of climb but slightly greater distance.
California05/22/2008
Thu
Oneil Live Oak Vista Homestead 9
9 mi        1,277 ft        7.7 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:10:00
1:10:00
 Did this quick route on Monday after work. Forgot to post until now.
California05/16/2008
Fri
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:00
45:00
 Second loop after Peters Cyn. Tried out the small single track that bypasses the steep and rutted section of the Chutes, but it was covered with a pretty deep layer of soft sand and silt. Needs some rain to pack it down.
California05/16/2008
Fri
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft        11.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
31:00
31:00
 Hot, thursday afternoon ride combined with Santiago Oaks. Lots of other riders out.
California05/13/2008
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10.4 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 A little slower today. Probably because I haven't been able to ride since last Thursday.
California05/09/2008
Fri
Chiquita-Palomia-Ladera Waterworks v3
16.1 mi        2,046 ft        8.5 mph
+45 pts     GPX file
1:54:00
1:54:00
 Thursday afternoon solo ride. Nice weather. Trails are in good shape.
California05/07/2008
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10.6 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
1:28:00
 Tuesday afternoon solo ride. Nice cool weather. New PB (gate to top 1:01) but still did not manage to break the hour barrier. Maybe next time.
California05/05/2008
Mon
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft        5.7 mph
+82 pts     GPX file
3:05:00
3:30:00
 Sunday morning ride. Perfect weather. Great ride but had a flat, a couple of falls, and the technical sections kicked my butt.
California05/02/2008
Fri
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        8.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
44:00
44:00
 Santiago is in pretty good shape now. Lots of riders out. Where are all of the new trails?
California05/02/2008
Fri
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft        10 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:00
35:00
 First loop combined with Santiago Oaks loop. Big Red is getting a layer of loose soil on the surface.
California04/29/2008
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10.5 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:29:00
1:29:00
 Getting close to reaching the top in less than an hour.
California04/29/2008
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Sunday morning ride that I forgot to post. Already hot at 8:00 in the morning.
California04/24/2008
Thu
Chiquita-Red Sign-Palomia-RatsBack-Oso Loop
10.8 mi        1,870 ft        5.4 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
2:01:00
2:01:00
 Lots of climbing in a short route. First singletrack and Rats Back are really overgrown. My legs are all scraped up from hitting plant stalks.
California04/23/2008
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Did this ride back on Sunday, but forgot to post.
California04/19/2008
Sat
home/chiquita ridge/tesoro st/waterworks
15.7 mi        1,435 ft        7.5 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
2:05:00
2:05:00
 Nice ride with Keith on Friday afternoon. A lot hotter than expected. Took a few wrong turns and ended up in the deep grass and weeds. Had a tick on my leg afterwards.
California04/18/2008
Fri
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft    
+40 pts     GPX file
 Did this on Thursday afternoon along with the Tijeras Creep - Chiquita ridge loop. Saw a rattlesnake and also a big roadrunner that had just caught a small gopher snake.
California04/18/2008
Fri
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Did this Thursday afternoon along with the Coto Valley loop. They have chained up all the gates leading out of the ball park, what a pain in the but. Why can't we have access to a public trail from a public park?!
California04/16/2008
Wed
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Tuesday afternoon ride. Great weather and trails are in great shape. Only problem was trying to get by cross traffic on Coyote Run due to heavy vegetation along sides of trail.
California04/14/2008
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        7 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
3:05:00
3:05:00
 Sunday morning ride. Lots of other bikers and hikers out. Have not been able to ride for about a week and I sure could feel it. Need to get back on the trails more often.
California04/04/2008
Fri
Peters Canyon #2 (dual loop)
5.6 mi        560 ft        10.5 mph
+19 pts     GPX file
32:00
32:00
 Did this loop before heading over to Santiago Oaks. Lots of gnat clouds to dodge.
California04/04/2008
Fri
Santiago Oaks: 5.5B\'s
8.2 mi        1,463 ft        7.1 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:10:00
1:10:00
 Did this loop after the Peters Cyn Loop. The lowermost B is still loose with soft sand and gravel.
California04/02/2008
Wed
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:11:00
2:26:00
 Did a slight variation. Instead of going to Meadows after going up Mathis I went to Rock It again since it was so much fun and went out on Coyote Run to the main road.
California03/26/2008
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.9 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:35:00
1:35:00
 Great weather. Nice to work the legs for a while. Need to get out more often.
California03/23/2008
Sun
Laguna Coast:Fenceline-Rattlesnake
11 mi        1,875 ft        6 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:50:00
2:00:00
 Since the Counting Coup, work and family activities have allowed me to only ride twice in three weeks and I sure felt it. Climbing Bommer really hurt. I have a lot of work to do to get back in shape.
California03/10/2008
Mon
Oneil Live Oak Vista Homestead 9
9 mi        1,277 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Rough approximation of route I did with neighborhood riding group including Kparsons and Carbon Carrie. Too much work and kids sports since Counting Coup, so only able to do this small ride. Still fun with a great group to ride with.
California03/01/2008
Sat
Counting Coup - 2018
42.5 mi        8,627 ft        6 mph
+145 pts     GPX file
7:05:00
7:40:00
 Great day and a great ride with a lot of fantastic people. Wasn't very fast but I made it with no falls and no flats. I sucked on Upper Holy Jim. Need a lot of downhill practice.
California02/27/2008
Wed
Blackstar to Peasants Peak & back
20.3 mi        3,153 ft    
+63 pts     GPX file
 Rode on a beautiful, clear Tuesday afternoon. Road is in good shape except for usual mud holes at the very bottom. Rode most of the way with Bo from Sho-Air. Nice to have someone to chat with.
California02/23/2008
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Did this ride Sat afternoon. Waited for the sun to dry out the trail but waited too long. Started to rain as I began the ride and didn't stop until I got to the top. The trail got really slippery and muddy from the 1st cattle guard to past hidden valley. Made for a more challenging ride than expected.
California02/21/2008
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.8 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:36:00
1:36:00
 Got cold and windy at the top. Nice to talk with and ride back down with MTBfiend.
California02/18/2008
Mon
Oneill-Waterworks Figure 8
13.7 mi        1,026 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Did this ride on President's Day with my two oldest kids. They thought they were going to die on the climbs. I need to take them riding more. Creek crossing are flowing pretty good these days.
California02/16/2008
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        7.3 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
3:31:00
3:31:00
 Did this as part of the STR training ride. Was tired after doing Blackstar-Sierra Peak the day before, so I bailed out after the Motorway. The motorway is pretty trashed right now from firefighting activities. Very loose and rocky with several rough fireroads cutting through.
California02/16/2008
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        7.4 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:55:00
2:55:00
 Did this ride friday afternoon. Lots of riders out. Beautiful views.
California02/13/2008
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        10.4 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Rode Tuesday afternoon. Route is in good shape now. Only a couple of ruts cutting across the road near the bottom to watch out for plus the big washout near the top. Art has the usual speed bumps in place.
California02/09/2008
Sat
Canada Vista Coto Waterworks Singletracks
15.3 mi        3,707 ft        7.8 mph
+58 pts     GPX file
1:58:00
1:58:00
 Did a slight variation of this route with the neighborhood group. But essentially the same. Great riding weather.
California02/08/2008
Fri
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Chiquita Ridge is okay now. Bell View still has muddy areas but is a lot better than last week.
California02/08/2008
Fri
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        10.3 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
32:00
32:00
 Climb is rutted after rains. Rest of the trail has healed up pretty well with only a few muddy areas. Combined this with the Coto Valley Loop.
California02/06/2008
Wed
Chiquita-Palomia-Ladera Waterworks v3
16.1 mi        2,046 ft        8.1 mph
+45 pts     GPX file
1:59:00
1:59:00
 Nice route. Surprising amount of climbing and good singletrack. The only downside is having to deal with cars when crossing Oso and Antonio.
California01/31/2008
Thu
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft    
+40 pts     GPX file
 Wednesday afternoon ride. Combined this with Tijeras Creek Chiquita Ridge Loop. Tijeras Creek and Chiquita Ridge are fine, but Bell View should still be avoided! Still very soggy! I would have turned around but was running out of daylight.
California01/31/2008
Thu
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Wednesday afternoon ride. Did first half of this, then Coto Valley Loop, then last half of this. A little wet in areas.
California01/26/2008
Sat
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Combined this with Tijeras Creek Loop. Lots of people getting in last minute rides and walks before the weather goes bad.
California01/26/2008
Sat
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Local ride before the rains come. Trails were in good shape. Only a few muddy areas.
California01/23/2008
Wed
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.4 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
1:22:00
 Finished the ride just before the rain came. Trails were in great shape. Not sure how they will be after the coming rain.
California01/20/2008
Sun
Fremont Canyon Wilderness (IRLR)
18.6 mi        7,831 ft        7.5 mph
+100 pts     GPX file
2:29:00
3:45:00
 Challenging docent led ride above Irvine Lake. Great views and tough climbs. Not for those that must have technical singletrack. Will sign up for the Beeks-Fremont Loop next time it is offered.
California01/17/2008
Thu
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Did this loop after the Tijeras-Chiquita Ridge loop on Thursday.
California01/17/2008
Thu
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        10.3 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
32:00
32:00
 First loop combined with Coto Valley Loop. Can't post second loop until tomorrow.
California01/15/2008
Tue
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft        9.5 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:10:00
1:10:00
 Only time for a quick loop after work and before it got dark.
California01/14/2008
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Rode this last friday, the 11th. Great weather for riding. Still some muddy areas down near the bottom but the rest is just fine. Watch our for large eroded area near the top, especially coming back down.
California01/04/2008
Fri
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Did this along with Chiquita Ridge loop back on Friday. Ankle really bothering me by the end of the ride. Time to put ice on it.
California01/04/2008
Fri
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        11.4 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
29:00
29:00
 Did this back on Friday, but have been out of town since. Combined this with the Coto Valley Loop. Ankle still hurts from the Rwanda Ride.
California12/29/2007
Sat
2007 Project Rwanda Fundraiser
46.5 mi        5,900 ft        8.2 mph
+124 pts     GPX file
5:40:00
5:58:00
 Great ride but it really showed me that I am in lousy shape right now. Cramped for the last 20 miles.
California12/28/2007
Fri
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:39:00
1:45:00
 Easy pace to not overdo it before tommorrow's Rwanda ride. Saw a fairly large Bobcat on Chiquita Ridge.
California12/25/2007
Tue
Tijeras-Caspers-Chiquita Ridge Loop
31.6 mi        3,907 ft        9 mph
+89 pts     GPX file
3:31:00
3:50:00
 Actually did this ride on Christmas Eve but did not get a chance to post it. Not riding a lot these days so this ride really hurt. Lots of climbing. I also ran out of daylight and had to go down Tijeras Creek in almost total darkness.
California12/21/2007
Fri
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Quick ride after work on friday. Beautiful day. Wish I could have had more time to do a longer ride.
California12/17/2007
Mon
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        8.7 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
1:28:00
 This is always a great route. Trails are in great shape but I'm not. Need to start riding more.
California12/13/2007
Thu
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft    
+13 pts     GPX file
 Added this small loop to the O'Neil - Waterworks loop.
California12/13/2007
Thu
Oneill-Waterworks Figure 8
13.7 mi        1,026 ft        9.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
1:25:00
 Bike got trashed on this route. Creeks and trails are pretty muddy since the rains. Combined this with Arroyo-Live Oak.
California12/05/2007
Wed
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft    
+13 pts     GPX file
 Second loop after the Arroyo Trabuco-Waterworks loop.
California12/05/2007
Wed
Oneill-Waterworks Figure 8
13.7 mi        1,026 ft        9.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
1:25:00
 Combined this ride with the Arroyo Trabuco-Live Oak ride. Stream crossings are really muddy these days.
California12/03/2007
Mon
San Juan Trail (down only)
11.4 mi        760 ft        7.4 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:32:00
1:47:00
 First time on San Juan. A great trail and great views. Struggled on the tight switchbacks. Lots of riders climbing up (did this ride on Sunday morning).
California11/29/2007
Thu
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.4 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:35:00
1:35:00
 Slow going. I can really tell that I haven't been riding much lately.
California11/22/2007
Thu
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Nice Thanksgiving morning ride with neighborhood gang. Talks with Foxes joined us.
California11/06/2007
Tue
Saturday-Tijeras to O\'Neil-Vista
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:17:00
1:17:00
 First night ride with neighborhood group. What a blast. I definitely have to get my own light system soon.
California11/02/2007
Fri
Peters Canyon - Lake Loop
2.5 mi        320 ft        9.4 mph
+10 pts     GPX file
16:00
16:00
 Second little loop of the day.
California11/02/2007
Fri
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:00
45:00
 First loop with a couple of friends. Did not realize that the strip mall parking lot was being used by the Silverado Canyon evacuees. Really crowded.
California10/31/2007
Wed
El Moro: Phat Tire\'s Loop from Ridge Park x2
19.8 mi        3,544 ft        9.4 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:06:00
2:06:00
 My wrist was hurting me, so this was a good route to get a workout and avoid any painful singletrack descents.
California10/28/2007
Sun
Aliso: Cholla - Lynx
9.7 mi        725 ft        10.1 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
58:00
58:00
 Second loop of the day
California10/28/2007
Sun
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9.3 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 First of two loops. Very busy today with all the other parks closed.
California10/27/2007
Sat
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Nice to finally ride again after about a week and to finally ride again with the neighborhood group. We spent some time watching the helicopters attack a flame-up above Joplin Boys Ranch.
California10/22/2007
Mon
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        7.7 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:03:00
2:03:00
 Sunday morning ride with a few friends. Trail was pretty busy. Trails are in pretty good shape right now.
California10/19/2007
Fri
El Moro: I think I can, Fenceline, Deer Cyn, Mach I, I think
11.7 mi        2,307 ft        8.6 mph
+39 pts     GPX file
1:21:00
1:21:00
 Haven't been in El Moro for a while. Having trouble with my shoulder so I did this route which has simple downhill sections. Good climbs though.
California10/16/2007
Tue
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Nice cool weather for riding.
California10/11/2007
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.3 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:42:00
1:42:00
 Nice cool weather for riding. I sure get banged around by the luge. Probably a combination of my lousy downhill technique and old age. Still had fun though.
California10/03/2007
Wed
Lowlands Semi-loop
24.9 mi        1,974 ft        10.2 mph
+62 pts     GPX file
2:27:00
2:27:00
 Good little climbs on the way out, but not much of a payoff on the way back.
California09/28/2007
Fri
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.5 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
27:00
27:00
 Second route combined with O'Neil, Waterworks, Jungle ride.
California09/28/2007
Fri
Oneill-Waterworks Figure 8
13.7 mi        1,026 ft        10.3 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 First of two combined rides. Nice and cool weather.
California09/26/2007
Wed
Dana Point Hills
5.1 mi        919 ft        8.1 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
38:00
38:00
 Stopped by Dana Hills on my way home from the San Clemente Single Tracks. Fairly boring after doing San Clemente.
California09/26/2007
Wed
San Clemente Singletracks
5.4 mi        763 ft        5.8 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
56:00
56:00
 Fun short ride. Lots of swoopy singletrack with small ups and downs. The hike-a-bike section is definitely hike-a-bike (really steep, but short). Got a little lost and ended up back tracking a little. Actually rode a total of 6.5 miles.
California09/24/2007
Mon
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 This loop hardly showed any signs of the rain. It was so dry before, it soaked all the rain up.
California09/24/2007
Mon
Oneill-Waterworks Figure 8
13.7 mi        1,026 ft        9.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
1:25:00
 Rain did not effect this route too much, just a few muddy areas. Did this along with Arroyo Tabuco - Live Oak loop.
California09/15/2007
Sat
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.4 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
1:22:00
 Did the dual loop with a little extra credit of going up to Top of the World and back again after doing Mathis.
California09/12/2007
Wed
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.5 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
27:00
27:00
 Second loop after doing Arroyo Trabuco - Waterworks loop. Lots of deer along Arroyo Trabuco.
California09/12/2007
Wed
Oneill-Waterworks Figure 8
13.7 mi        1,026 ft        10.3 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Not bad for a local (RSM) route. Added the Arroyo Trabuco - O'Neil route to this to get more climbing in.
California09/01/2007
Sat
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Stopped off at O'Neil on my way home from Whiting.
California09/01/2007
Sat
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8.8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:00
47:00
 Started early in the morning and it still got to hot. Just did this route instead of going over to the Luge.
California08/29/2007
Wed
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft        10.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
32:00
32:00
 Second loop after Santiago Oaks. Started out hot but got better as the sun went further down on the horizon. Lots of people to watch out for.
California08/29/2007
Wed
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:00
45:00
 Rode this along with Peters Cyn Dual Loop on Tuesday afternoon. Really hot and very loose in spots. These days you can ride this whole route and not see another person.
California08/25/2007
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        7 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:15:00
2:15:00
 Early morning ride with 3 friends to beat the heat. Did extra credit by going down from clearing to camp and back. Quite a few people doing this trail today.
California08/25/2007
Sat
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        8.1 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Actually rode this on friday morning. Dreaded hill kicked my butt this time.
California08/22/2007
Wed
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft        10.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
32:00
32:00
 Second loop of the day after doing Santiago Oaks - Chutes. Lots of hikers and walkers to look out for. You really have to check your speed to keep from hitting someone.
California08/22/2007
Wed
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        8.4 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
43:00
43:00
 Oaks sure was hot and dusty. It really needs some rain to help things grow back. First loop today.
California08/20/2007
Mon
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        7.8 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:15:00
2:30:00
 Rode this on Sunday morning. Couldn't believe how hot it was going up Meadows even early in the morning.
California08/17/2007
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.7 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
1:22:00
 Actually rode this last friday. Thought dreaded hill was going to kill me in this heat. Ran into Murmer, Napolean D and TRB along Portola Parkway.
California08/16/2007
Thu
ONeill Park - Whiting Ranch Loop
18.3 mi        2,395 ft        8.5 mph
+50 pts     GPX file
2:09:00
2:09:00
 O'Neil and Whiting had a lot of shade, but the section between the two parks was outrageously hot.
California08/14/2007
Tue
El Moro - Emerald Canyon
11.9 mi        1,854 ft        8 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:29:00
1:29:00
 Actually did this ride on Saturday the 11th. Fun singletrack descent but the climb out of Emerald Canyon is really loose.
California08/09/2007
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.4 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
1:22:00
 Last Thursday's ride. Starting to get hot.
California08/07/2007
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        7.7 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:50:00
1:50:00
 Keep forgetting to post my rides. This is from last Tuesday
California08/03/2007
Fri
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        8 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:48:00
1:48:00
 Even the creek crossings are dry. We sure need rain.
California07/31/2007
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Can't believe how dry and sandy this route has become. Unfortunately, the Arroyo Trabuco has been turned from almost a single track into a highway.
California07/27/2007
Fri
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        7.8 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:50:00
1:50:00
 Hotter than I expected, plus a flat. But altogether a good solo ride.
California07/25/2007
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        9.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
38:00
38:00
 Second lap. A lot more people later in the day.
California07/25/2007
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:00
48:00
 First lap. Not to crowded.
California07/21/2007
Sat
Sam Merrill - Lower / Middle Loop
11.1 mi        2,819 ft        5.1 mph
+66 pts     GPX file
2:10:00
2:10:00
 Combined this with Sunset and Preita back to JPL. See previous post.
California07/21/2007
Sat
JPL - Millard - Lower Merrill
15.3 mi        3,700 ft        6.1 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:30:00
2:30:00
 Variation of this route. Left JPL parking went on rodes to Lower Merrill, up Merril to Inspiration point, down middle Merril, back up fire road to Sunset, down Sunset, up to Prieta, down Prieta to JPL.
California07/20/2007
Fri
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:00
48:00
 Second lap through Whiting. Everything is incredibly dry.
California07/20/2007
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        9.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
38:00
38:00
 Finally back on the bike after a long vacation. Great to be riding again, but I really feel the effects of the down time.
California06/27/2007
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
55:00
55:00
 Late afternoon ride with a couple of friends. Pretty darn hot but a fun ride. A couple of cold glasses of Fat Tire brew at Cooks Corner sure hit the spot afterward.
California06/27/2007
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        9.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
38:00
38:00
 Quick ride through Whiting before joining friends at Cooks to go up to the Luge.
California06/23/2007
Sat
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        7.2 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:25:00
2:25:00
 Haven't done Aliso in a long time. Especially on the weekend. Crowded but fun and great weather. Nice to meet boss vader towards the end.
California06/21/2007
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        10 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
35:00
35:00
 Second lap through Whiting. Getting busy late in the day.
California06/21/2007
Thu
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
46:00
46:00
 First Lap. Its getting hot these days.
California06/18/2007
Mon
RSM - Ladera Loop 1
14.8 mi        1,526 ft        8.5 mph
+39 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
1:45:00
 Nice ride with the neighborhood riding group.
California06/15/2007
Fri
Coto - Caspers Cougar Pass
20.7 mi        2,340 ft        9.5 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
2:10:00
2:10:00
 Not able to ride as much these days, and it shows. Got really overheated today. This route is too exposed on a hot day.
California06/07/2007
Thu
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Local after work ride. Major blowout on rear tire. Still do not know what I ran over.
California06/05/2007
Tue
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:00
48:00
 Computer crashed last week, so I need to catch up on posting my rides.
California06/02/2007
Sat
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Lots of annoying mechanical problems today. Hit something really sharp and it not only put a hole in my tube, but also a good size hole in the tire! Computer wire broke off where it connects to body so it can't be fixed. Time to go shopping.
California06/02/2007
Sat
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        10.3 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
32:00
32:00
 Combined this with Coto Valley Loop to do non-technical but good workout ride.
California05/31/2007
Thu
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Combined with Hal's Place route. The portion through Arroyo Trabuco used to be almost like a single-track (just after the Winter months) but has been graded into a boring fireroad.
California05/31/2007
Thu
O'Neill - Hal's Place (REVISED)
9.5 mi        1,415 ft        7.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Combined this route with Tijeras Creek Loop. Great riding weather. Wish I had the time to go into the Cleveland Forest.
California05/29/2007
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.1 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
50:00
50:00
 Great weather for riding. Wish I had time to go to Old Camp.
California05/26/2007
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Nice weekend group ride with the neighbors.
California05/25/2007
Fri
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Quite solo ride on friday afternoon. Great weather for riding.
California05/22/2007
Tue
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:00
45:00
 A small amount of vegetation is starting to grow, but the place still looks like a moonscape.
California05/12/2007
Sat
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Participated in the Toad Festival. Fun ride. Pretty tough. My friend struggled with cramps most of the day. My computer shut down for a while so I don't know what my time was.
California05/11/2007
Fri
Fullerton Loop
11.3 mi        930 ft        10.8 mph
+28 pts     GPX file
1:03:00
1:03:00
 Long time since I've ridden this route. Good thing I went with a couple of friends that know it so well. I would get lost without them.
California05/10/2007
Thu
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        10.3 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
32:00
32:00
 Did this along with the Coto Valley Loop
California05/10/2007
Thu
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        10.2 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
1:28:00
 Nice day to ride. Combined this with Chiquita Ridge loop.
California05/06/2007
Sun
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Too hot for this route today, but had to do a local ride. This route has very little relief from the sun on hot days.
California05/04/2007
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.6 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
1:23:00
 Nice day for a ride. Not as warm as I thought it would be, which is good. Almost forgot that they changed the middle of Sage Scrub.
California05/02/2007
Wed
Anaheim Hills - Weir Canyon
12.1 mi        2,097 ft        7.3 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:40:00
1:40:00
 Oaks and Weir are open, but damage is severe. Made sure to stay on fireroads only. Trail damage would lead to serious erosion problems later.
California04/27/2007
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        6.8 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:33:00
1:33:00
 Fairly hot today. Bike running good after putting on new front derailer. Wish I could give myself some new parts to get me going.
California04/24/2007
Tue
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        10.2 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
1:28:00
 Riding the hardtail for a while until my Epic is fixed. Nice weather for riding.
California04/20/2007
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.5 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:24:00
1:24:00
 Great ride until my chain snapped and my front derailer got tweaked. Not sure what happened but could only use the big ring for the rest of the ride.
California04/18/2007
Wed
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:30:00
1:30:00
 Combined this with Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge.
California04/18/2007
Wed
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        11 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
30:00
30:00
 Combined this small loop with the Coto Valley Loop for a combined ride of approximately 20.5 miles.
California04/12/2007
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.5 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
48:00
48:00
 Nice ride up to the Luge. Windy by not too bad. Saw a baby rattler and heard that someone saw a mountain lion on the trail earlier in the day.
California04/10/2007
Tue
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.8 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:21:00
1:21:00
 Nice ride through Whiting with a couple of friends. Lots of people in the park today and a lot of riders climbing dreaded hill.
California04/09/2007
Mon
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        10.3 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:27:00
1:27:00
 Tired at the beginning but legs kicked in after a while. Nice local ride.
California04/06/2007
Fri
El Moro: Dual Loop
14.3 mi        2,534 ft        7.5 mph
+52 pts     GPX file
1:55:00
1:55:00
 Hard ride made harder when my friends small and middle chain rings began to suck up the chain and all he could use was the large chain ring. I decided to also use only the large chain ring in order to share his misery. What was I thinking.
California04/04/2007
Wed
RSM - Ladera Loop 1
14.8 mi        1,526 ft        9.1 mph
+39 pts     GPX file
1:38:00
1:38:00
 Wanted to check out single track between Oso and Ladera. Not real exciting but better than riding along the road. Good climb at the beginning. Missed a right turn and ended up above two big water tanks but still found a way down.
California04/02/2007
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Gotta start freeing up more time to not have to do this local ride. Too much sand and water that gunks up my bike.
California03/29/2007
Thu
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        9.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:00
45:00
 Second lap through Whiting. Lots of people out enjoying the park.
California03/29/2007
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        9.7 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
36:00
36:00
 First lap through Whiting. Took it nice and easy to enjoy the great weather.
California03/24/2007
Sat
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Combined this loop with the Arroyo Trabuco-IO'Neil Loop.
California03/24/2007
Sat
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft        10.1 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:06:00
1:06:00
 Nice ride with neighborhood riding group. Did this along with Arroyo Trabuco-Live Oak Loop and added in the new single track in O'Neil.
California03/22/2007
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        7.9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
44:00
44:00
 Still had enough daylight to do this quick route.
California03/22/2007
Thu
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        7.9 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:49:00
1:49:00
 Fantastic weather for riding. Saw some kind of snake on the road getting warm. No rattles so I wasn't that concerned with it.
California03/20/2007
Tue
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        10.3 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:27:00
1:27:00
 Got to the back part of Coto, and it started to mist and then lightly rain. I was soaked by the time the ride was over.
California03/20/2007
Tue
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        10.6 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
31:00
31:00
 Combined this small loop with the Coto Valley Loop
California03/18/2007
Sun
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.5 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
27:00
27:00
 Second route combined with Tijeras Creek Loop. Saw a big rattlesnake sunning himself in the middle of a fire road section.
California03/18/2007
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.3 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
1:23:00
 First of two combined routes. Also found and did extra credit on new small single track in O'Neil Park. Crews are still working on it and its a little loose, but it should be fun (but short) in the future.
California03/15/2007
Thu
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.7 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:32:00
1:32:00
 Earely morning ride. Fog made the ride more interesting.
California03/11/2007
Sun
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.4 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:35:00
1:35:00
 Very hot today for March. This trail is very exposed and the sun just beats on you.
California03/09/2007
Fri
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 First time back on the bike after having minor surgery. Feels good to be riding again.
California02/18/2007
Sun
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Really crowded on Sunday morning. Spent most of the time dodging hikers. Managed to somehow put a twist in my brand new chain. Need to buy a new one after only 1 week.
California02/17/2007
Sat
Chino Hills - Twin Rings
20.4 mi        3,548 ft        8.5 mph
+72 pts     GPX file
2:24:00
2:24:00
 First time at Chino Hills. Good place for training. Lots of climbs. Started to get hot towards the end. Saw my first snake for this year.
California02/16/2007
Fri
Peters Canyon #2 (dual loop)
5.6 mi        560 ft        9.9 mph
+19 pts     GPX file
34:00
34:00
 Quick little route to test out bike after having it worked on.
California02/15/2007
Thu
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft    
+13 pts     GPX file
 suffered through this second loop on the old hardtail. My butt hurts.
California02/15/2007
Thu
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 My good bike is in the shop, so I hopped on the old hardtail. Forgot just how bad it is, no computer, no clip-in pedals, poor shifting, and the seatpost kept slipping down no matter how tight I torqued it. Can't wait to get my Epic back.
California02/13/2007
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Too busy at work these days to do much more than my local ride.
California02/10/2007
Sat
Laguna Coast:Fenceline-Rattlesnake
11 mi        1,875 ft        6.3 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
1:45:00
 Great weather but a lot of mechanical problems. Front brakes went out making descents slow and drive train skipping making climbs tougher. Time to overhaul the bike.
California02/07/2007
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        8.1 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
43:00
43:00
 Second loop through Whiting. Not many people today. Nice weather.
California02/07/2007
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
46:00
46:00
 First time able to ride in a while, and it really felt like it. First of two loops through Whiting.
California02/02/2007
Fri
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Did this loop after Tijeras Creek Loop. Some parts of the trail a little gummy due to wet clay.
California02/02/2007
Fri
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Trail is in great shape. Did not get affected at all by the rain.
California01/28/2007
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.1 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:17:00
1:17:00
 Busy weekend so only able to do my local route.
California01/26/2007
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.1 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
2:00:00
 Great ride until I had a major front tire blowout near the bottom of the Luge that sent me off the side of the trail. Only scraped up though.
California01/23/2007
Tue
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        7.8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
46:00
46:00
 Second loop after doing Peters Canyon loop.
California01/23/2007
Tue
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft        10.3 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:00
34:00
 Loop through Peters Canyon before hitting Santiago Chutes.
California01/21/2007
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Busy weekend so only had time to do a local route near my home.
California01/19/2007
Fri
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.8 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Nice afternoon for a ride. Lots of people in Aliso today.
California01/16/2007
Tue
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        7.3 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
49:00
49:00
 Second loop after Peters Dual Loop. Great ride until we all hit a pile of dog poop that had been deposited in the middle of the trail coming down chutes. P.U.
California01/16/2007
Tue
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft        11.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
31:00
31:00
 First Loop of the day combined with Santiago-Chutes. Starting to get just a little warmer in the afternoon.
California01/14/2007
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Local ride on Sunday. Cold even in the afternoon.
California01/12/2007
Fri
Whiting: Raptor Road - Dreaded Hill
4.9 mi        1,212 ft        7.8 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
38:00
38:00
 Second loop after doing Cactus-Sage Scrub. You actually have to cross over from one route to the other and then cross over again to make a double loop out of the two routes.
California01/12/2007
Fri
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        9.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:00
45:00
 Double Loop through Whiting again today. Combined this with Raptor Road-Dreaded Hill route. Cold even in the afternoon.
California01/10/2007
Wed
Whiting: Raptor Road - Dreaded Hill
4.9 mi        1,212 ft        8.7 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
34:00
34:00
 Found a way to combine this with Whiting, Cactus, Sage Scrub to make a good double loop ride. Borrego, Mustard, Cactus, Sage Scrub, Line Shack to parking lot near Oakley, Raptor Road, Dreaded Hill, Whiting Road, Serrano Cow Trail, Live Oak, Portola Road back to start.
California01/10/2007
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        9.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:00
45:00
 Combined this route with Whiting-Raptor Road, Dreaded Hill Route.
California01/06/2007
Sat
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        4,254 ft        7 mph
+68 pts     GPX file
2:23:00
2:23:00
 Beautiful views due to the clear air today. Pretty windy at four corners. Nice to ride with a big gang today.
California01/04/2007
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.5 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:21:00
1:21:00
 This is always one of my favorite routes. Good combo of climbs and descents.
California01/01/2007
Mon
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Second loop combined with Tijeras Creek Loop.
California01/01/2007
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Quick local ride. Route is well packed down now after Project Rwanda. First of two loops.
California12/30/2006
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Easy ride over the loop with neighborhood group. Saw some of the project Rawanda Riders.
California12/29/2006
Fri
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        10.2 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
1:28:00
 Nice friday afternoon ride. Great weather.
California12/26/2006
Tue
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8.8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:00
47:00
 Second lap. Too many hikers today
California12/26/2006
Tue
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        8.5 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
41:00
41:00
 First lap through Whiting. Great weather and trail conditions. Very busy.
California12/24/2006
Sun
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Second loop after Tijeras Creek Loop.
California12/24/2006
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 First of two local loops. Trails are well packed now from the recent rains.
California12/21/2006
Thu
Coto - Caspers Badger Pass
24.5 mi        3,194 ft        8 mph
+72 pts     GPX file
3:05:00
3:05:00
 Felt slow today. Either it was the lack of sleep the night before or I'm just getting old. Broken chain didn't help either. Oso trail is tough. Very steep.
California12/19/2006
Tue
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.6 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
1:23:00
 Warmed up just enough for a great afternoon ride.
California12/14/2006
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.9 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:35:00
1:35:00
 Nice weather. Route is nice and tacky and firm after last weeks rain. Just a few wet areas at the bottom.
California12/12/2006
Tue
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:00
48:00
 Fun, quick loop through Whiting. Still a little muddy after the rains. Did a small amount of extra credit (Cattle Pond up and down). It was good to meet Thinkfast at the end along Portola.
California12/08/2006
Fri
50 Mile Ride - Project Rwanda - Leg 2 (The Cruise)
24.5 mi        2,797 ft        9.7 mph
+69 pts     GPX file
2:32:00
2:32:00
 The fire roads between the nursery and the top ridge above O'Neil Park have been recently graded and are loose and sandy. Makes traction pretty tough on the climbs.
California12/06/2006
Wed
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.7 mi        1,297 ft        10 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
1:28:00
 Was going to do Cougars Pass, but got a flat and ran out of time.
California12/04/2006
Mon
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Started and finished the Tour of Rancho in O'Neil, so I did added in this loop since it also goes through O'Neil
California12/04/2006
Mon
Tour of Rancho - Bell View
16 mi        1,750 ft        9.2 mph
+41 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
1:45:00
 This route should be called the Tour of Cobbles. Almost every downhill section is littered with baby head boulders.
California12/03/2006
Sun
O'Neill - Hal's Place (REVISED)
9.5 mi        1,415 ft        7.6 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Only had time today for one quick local ride. Too many soccer playoff games.
California12/02/2006
Sat
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.7 mi        1,297 ft        10.2 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:26:00
1:26:00
 Only had time today to do a local ride. Nice weather for riding.
California12/01/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Dreaded Hill
4.8 mi        800 ft        5 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
58:00
58:00
 Ate a good lunch. Took a long rest, and then sucked it up to take one more short ride through Whiting for the team.
California12/01/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft        7.8 mph
+76 pts     GPX file
2:52:00
2:52:00
 Beautiful weather for this ride. Saw a gathering for the female mountain biker that was killed by a car on Santiago Canyon Road. Very sad and very tragic. Hope it never happens again.
California11/30/2006
Thu
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        9.8 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
29:00
29:00
 Did this loop after Tijeras Creek loop, starting on Arroyo Trabuco rather than the street cul-de-sac. Way too cold this morning.
California11/30/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.1 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:17:00
1:17:00
 Woke up early to do this local ride before heading into work. I hate riding when it is so cold, but I need to help my team.
California11/29/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Dreaded Hill
4.8 mi        800 ft        6.9 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
42:00
42:00
 Second loop around. Really started to get cold as the sun got low.
California11/29/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8.3 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
50:00
50:00
 Cold and windy, especially at Four Corners. Did not see any other riders until the very end of the ride. Did another loop which included Dreaded Hill.
California11/28/2006
Tue
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        9.5 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
30:00
30:00
 Only have time today to do a short morning ride. Froze my ass off.
California11/27/2006
Mon
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        10.3 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:27:00
1:27:00
 Did this along with Tijeras Creek-Chiquita Ridge. This "valley" ride is actually along two ridges with lots of small and fairly steep climbs.
California11/27/2006
Mon
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        10.3 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
32:00
32:00
 Comvined this out and back with the Coto Valley Loop. Darn cold today but glad I did not get rained on.
California11/25/2006
Sat
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft        9.5 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:10:00
1:10:00
 Decided I had enough energy to do this loop after doing Hal's Place loop. Really worn out towards the end even on this easy route. Too many straight days of riding I guess. The Control game is going to kill me.
California11/25/2006
Sat
O'Neill - Hal's Place (REVISED)
9.5 mi        1,415 ft        7.1 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Tired from Old Camp yesterday, so just doing local rides today. Playing around O'Neil today.
California11/24/2006
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        7.2 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:10:00
2:10:00
 Great weather for riding.
California11/23/2006
Thu
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Did this loop with Tijeras Creek Loop.
California11/23/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 First loop combined with Arroyo Vista loop. Trails are very sandy these days.
California11/21/2006
Tue
Skyline - Beeks Place
10.7 mi        2,158 ft        7.3 mph
+39 pts     GPX file
1:27:00
1:27:00
 First time on this route. Shorter but steeper than Blackstar. The trailhead has changed due to construction so I had to guess on the right way to go.
California11/17/2006
Fri
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Only enough time these days to do local route. I hate daylight savings.
California11/15/2006
Wed
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.7 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:32:00
1:32:00
 Great weather, fun ride. This route is actually a pretty good workout with all the constant ups and downs. Not for those that need technical sections.
California11/12/2006
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Quick ride around local loop. Nice weather.
California11/10/2006
Fri
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft        7.2 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:31:00
2:31:00
 Nice weather to do this ride. Only one other rider on the trail today.
California11/06/2006
Mon
O'Neill - Hal's Place (REVISED)
9.5 mi        1,415 ft        7.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Combined this with Tijeras Creek Loop to get a better overall workout.
California11/06/2006
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
1:20:00
 Took a friend for his first time on this route. Fun through the Oaks along Creek but not technical enough for him.
California11/03/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.1 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
1:28:00
 Tired today. Felt like a slug going up dreaded hill.
California11/01/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Arroyo Trabuco has been bladed off which has made it less interesting but some of the annoying rocky sections have been eliminated. Much faster now.
California11/01/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Arroyo Trabuco has been bladed. Not as interesting now but at least some of the really rocky sections are not as annoying.
California10/30/2006
Mon
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Surprisingly cold today compared to the weekend. Combined this with the Tijeras Creek Loop.
California10/30/2006
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Hate this daylight savings time. Only had a chance to do a local ride before it got to dark.
California10/25/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.3 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:26:00
1:26:00
 Nice cruise through Whiting before it got dark. Lots of deer today that did not seem to care how close you got to them.
California10/23/2006
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Quick local ride. Wish there wasn't so much water and mud along the trail near the golf course.
California10/20/2006
Fri
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        7.5 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:55:00
1:55:00
 Was a nice ride until 5 trucks went by and almost forced me off the road and then I had to eat dirt for the next mile.
California10/19/2006
Thu
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with a couple of friends. Ran into several other friends while riding. Lots of traffic today.
California10/17/2006
Tue
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft        10 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:00
35:00
 Still had time to do this loop after Santiago Oaks before it got too dark.
California10/17/2006
Tue
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6 mi        883 ft        6.8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
53:00
53:00
 Nice easy ride with a friend today. Nice cool weather. Trail is in better shape now after last weeks light rain.
California10/15/2006
Sun
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.3 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
1:23:00
 First time doing Aliso on the weekend. Way too much traffic, but still fun time with friends. Actually kind of cold at times.
California10/13/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.6 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
1:23:00
 First time doing Dreaded Hill in quite a while. Not fast but made it all the way without too much trouble.
California10/11/2006
Wed
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.1 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:24:00
1:24:00
 Lots of riders out today enjoying the cool fall weather. This is still one of my favorite routes.
California10/07/2006
Sat
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.5 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
27:00
27:00
 Second loop after doing Tijeras Creek. Dozer has made fireroad descent very loose.
California10/07/2006
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 First loop along with Live Oak loop. Watch out for wet areas just past the golf course.
California10/06/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        7.9 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:48:00
1:48:00
 Great day for riding. Nice and cool. Gotta love fall type of weather.
California10/04/2006
Wed
O'Neill - Hal's Place (REVISED)
9.5 mi        1,415 ft        7.4 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:17:00
1:17:00
 Combined this with Tijeras Creek Loop. Lots of climbing for such a short route. Nice combo with Tijeras Creek loop.
California10/04/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 Combined this loop with O'Neil-Hal's Place loop which make a good combo. Took it easy on this route to save energy for the climbs on the Hal's Place route.
California10/02/2006
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft        7.6 mph
+76 pts     GPX file
2:55:00
2:55:00
 Great weather for this ride. Trail needs some light rain to help it get packed down. Lots of areas with loose gravel and rock.
California10/01/2006
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
1:15:00
 Only had time to do a local route this weekend. Nice weather. Watch out for water and mud at the end of the descent just after the golf course.
California09/28/2006
Thu
Fullerton Loop
11.3 mi        930 ft        11 mph
+28 pts     GPX file
1:02:00
1:02:00
 First time on this route. Lots of variety makes it fun and keeps you busy. Thank god I went with someone who knows the route well or I would have been totally lost. We did some extra credit by taking an extra loop through a golf course.
California09/26/2006
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        7.4 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:02:00
1:02:00
 Great weather for riding. Need to get faster.
California09/24/2006
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 At Catalina Island most of weekend. Only had time to do a local route late on Sunday.
California09/22/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.4 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
1:25:00
 First time through Whiting on new Epic. Lots of fun! Need to get back in shape. Dreaded Hill killed me.
California09/19/2006
Tue
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        8.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:29:00
1:29:00
 First ride where I was actually able to test out the new Epic. Heavier but tracks like its on rails on the climbs. Night and day difference between this bike and the old hardtail on the descents. Fun ride.
California09/19/2006
Tue
Aliso: Beginner Ride
9.2 mi        481 ft        12.1 mph
+15 pts     GPX file
46:00
46:00
 Used this route to test my new bike before going on Aliso Dual Loop route.
California09/16/2006
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
1:18:00
 First ride on new bike (Specialized Epic. Sweet. I wish I could have gone on a better route to really test it out.
California09/12/2006
Tue
Santiago Oaks: Waterfall
6.6 mi        946 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Saw a beautiful rattlesnake (black with yellow diamonds) and then the ride turned into one of those days when you and your partners have nothing but mechanical problems. Oh well, it still beats sitting at home.
California09/08/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Vista
7.8 mi        1,200 ft        8.2 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
57:00
57:00
 A couple of sections that are tough to climb on this route.
California09/06/2006
Wed
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.7 mi        575 ft        10.2 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
28:00
 Second loop after doing Tijeras Creek Loop. Hope the hot weather breaks soon.
California09/06/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.3 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
1:23:00
 Hot day for riding, so I kept to a local ride. Combined this with Live Oak Loop.
California08/31/2006
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        7.7 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:50:00
 Hot day today. Hardest part of Whiting is the sand pockets. Watch out for all the bees and wasps at the water fountain at the top of Mustard Rd.
California08/29/2006
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
 Started late and had to scramble to get back home before it became completely dark.
California08/26/2006
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
 Nice late afternoon ride. A little on the hot side.
California08/25/2006
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        7.5 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
3:26:00
 First time on this route. The stretch between Beeks Place and the Motorway was tough with lots of climbs.
California08/23/2006
Wed
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        10.5 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
 Did this loop in combination with Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge route. Nice ride all in all.
California08/23/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        9.7 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
34:00
 Combined this out and back with the Coto Valley Loop route. Saw a huge tarantula on the Coto Valley Loop trail.
California08/19/2006
Sat
HorseThief - Trabuco
20.8 mi        3,420 ft        6.4 mph
+76 pts     GPX file
3:15:00
4:00:00
 Horsethief was rough but going down Trabuco was great. Thnks Terry and Bot from the Warriors Society for showing us the way.
California08/18/2006
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        6.8 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:19:00
 Hotter than I expected, should have went later in the day. Great views.
California08/15/2006
Tue
El Moro: Dual Loop
14.3 mi        2,534 ft        7.4 mph
+52 pts     GPX file
1:56:00
2:15:00
 Tough little loop. Lots of climbs, the climb up Poles at the beginning is quite a grind or maybe I'm just getting old.
California08/09/2006
Wed
Blackstar - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,131 ft        14.5 mph
+64 pts     GPX file
1:29:00
 Good workout ride. Hot early on but cooled off toward the end. Lots of climbs from Beaks to Sierra Peak.
California08/08/2006
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
 Started late and had to scramble to get back home before it got too dark.
California08/05/2006
Sat
El Moro: Laguna Coast
9.9 mi        1,452 ft        7.9 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 Did a variation of this route that ended up with the same amount of miles and ascent. Went up no-name and down Deer Creek single track, up Deer Creek fireroad to Redtail and Rattlesnake, then Mach 1 to El Moro.
California08/03/2006
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
13.8 mi        2,191 ft        7.5 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:50:00
 Great weather for this ride. The overcast sky made it nice and cool along STT. Scared a big rattlesnake along Borrego Trail in Whiting.
California08/01/2006
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
 Nice ride with neighbors. Trails getting very sandy.
California07/29/2006
Sat
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        8.1 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:51:00
 Nice Saturday morning ride with neighbor. Cool early but got kind of muggy.
California07/28/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        8.1 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
43:00
 Second of two loops. Temperature a little better but still hot. I hope it cools off soon.
California07/28/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
52:00
 Friday afternoon ride. First of two loops. Still too hot. Boy am I out of shape since going on vacation.
California07/25/2006
Tue
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        9.9 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
 Did this along with Tijeras Creek Loop. Finally starting to cool down a little late in the day.
California07/25/2006
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
 Still slow and trying to get my legs back.
California07/24/2006
Mon
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        9.3 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
30:00
 Did this loop in combination with the Tijeras Creek Loop. I'm in bad shape since going on vacation.
California07/24/2006
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        9.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
 Fairly hot for so early in the morning. After a 3 week long absense from riding (family vacation), I feel like I've lost at least a half year of progress.
California06/24/2006
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Weekend ride with neighborhood group. Nice temp early in the morning.
California06/20/2006
Tue
Coto - Caspers Cougar Pass
20.8 mi        2,340 ft        8.8 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
2:21:00
2:30:00
 Nice ride to try and get my legs back after being off the bike so long. Did a poor job going up East Ridge (just after Cougars Pass). Very hot today.
California06/19/2006
Mon
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        9.3 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
30:00
 Really hot. Did this loop after Tijeras Creek loop. Saw one snake and two roadrunners.
California06/19/2006
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        9.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:31:00
 First Loop combined with Arroyo-Trabuco/Live Oak loop. Slow today due to hot weather and being off the bike for so long.
California06/15/2006
Thu
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        6.9 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
2:04:00
 Slightly hot but not too bad. Tons of gnats and horseflies. Forgot to bring bug repellent.
California06/11/2006
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        8.1 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:55:00
 Early sunday morning ride. Could really tell on this ride how much my recent lack of riding due to injury has affected my stamina. Lots of work to do to regain what I lost.
California06/09/2006
Fri
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
 Another ride on my old familiar local route to make sure my collar bone is healed.
California06/06/2006
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
 First Ride since breaking collar bone on April 21st. Feels great to be back on the bike again but Doc says only easy trails for a while.
California04/21/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft    
+40 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with good climbs, including Dreaded Hill until I had a bad OTB accident and broke my collar bone. Could be quite a while before I can ride again. Total bummer.
California04/19/2006
Wed
Maple Springs - Santiago Peak
23.4 mi        4,153 ft        7.4 mph
+74 pts     GPX file
3:10:00
 Great weather. Not to hot or cold. Route is in good condition. Fairly rocky from 4 corners to the peak.
California04/07/2006
Fri
Harding - Modjeska Peak
20.6 mi        4,059 ft        6.3 mph
+71 pts     GPX file
3:15:00
3:28:00
 Beautiful time of year to go up Harding. Nice and cool and everything is starting to turn green. Cold with lot clouds at the top. Saw a bobcat on the way down.
California04/02/2006
Sun
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        10.3 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
27:00
 Second loop combined with Tijeras Creek. Trails have not been affected much by rains.
California04/02/2006
Sun
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 First of a combined loop. Great riding weather. Wish I could have done a bigger ride today.
California03/30/2006
Thu
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        7.5 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:05:00
 Nice day to go up to Old Camp. Sunny but cool. Trail nice and tacky. Just a few muddy area that are easy to go around.
California03/27/2006
Mon
El Moro Canyon- Phat Figure 8 Loop
11.1 mi        1,916 ft        8.4 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:19:00
1:23:00
 Deer Canyon is a great downhill! If you haven't tried it, you should.
California03/24/2006
Fri
Anaheim Hills - Weir Canyon
11.9 mi        1,980 ft        7.1 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:41:00
1:50:00
 First time on this route. Good workout route. Lots of short but steep hills to keep your heart pumping.
California03/22/2006
Wed
O'Neil - Hal's Place
9.4 mi        1,570 ft        7.5 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 Second loop after doing Tijeras Creek loop. Not to bad already after the rains. Only a few muddy areas with most of the trails nice and tacky.
California03/22/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
 First loop of a combined loop with O'Neil-Hals Place. Good overall ride by combining the two.
California03/15/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.6 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
 Whiting is still in good shape after the rains. Trails are tacky with only a little bit of scour. I still think this is one of the best workout rides you can do in less than 1.5 hours.
California03/10/2006
Fri
ONeill Park - Whiting Ranch Loop
18.3 mi        2,395 ft        7.7 mph
+50 pts     GPX file
2:23:00
 Got up early to do this route before rains come in. It felt like I was going to freeze to death. Good route if your not looking for anything too technical.
California03/08/2006
Wed
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        8.2 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
 Good day to ride this route. Gate was closed so there was no truck traffic. Really cold on the way back down.
California03/05/2006
Sun
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        3,540 ft        7 mph
+68 pts     GPX file
2:24:00
 Have wanted to do this route for a long time. I picked a great day. Beautiful weather and only a few hikers and one other mountain biker coming down as I went up. Just me, pine trees and squirrels.
California03/04/2006
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 Cold, early morning ride before heading out for lots of family events.
California03/01/2006
Wed
Tour of Rancho - Bell View
16 mi        1,750 ft        8.1 mph
+41 pts     GPX file
1:59:00
 This route has great views and a surprising amount of short but good climbs, but not a good route after it rains. Lots of mud and soft areas.
California02/25/2006
Sat
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft        9.8 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:08:00
 Group ride with neighbors. Nice weather and nice ride.
California02/24/2006
Fri
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6.2 mi        900 ft        7.4 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
50:00
 Took a friend for the first time on this route. Chutes is fun but I sure bounce around a lot on my hardtail.
California02/22/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 
California02/20/2006
Mon
Tour of Rancho - Bell View
16 mi        1,750 ft        8.4 mph
+41 pts     GPX file
1:55:00
 Nice tour around Rancho. Watch out for dried out wild artichokes, their thorns are long enough to give you a flat.
California02/17/2006
Fri
Tijeras Creek - Cougar Pass
28.6 mi        3,709 ft        10.7 mph
+84 pts     GPX file
2:40:00
2:45:00
 Nice cool day to take this ride. Its all fireroad but lots of hills to keep you busy.
California02/14/2006
Tue
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.3 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
1:33:00
 Always love this route. Took a friend who did it for the first time and he kicked butt.
California02/12/2006
Sun
O'Neil - Hal's Place
9.4 mi        1,570 ft        6.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:22:00
 Have done a lot of variations of this route going from Rancho to the swimming pool (Hal's Place). This is a nice version.
California02/08/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
13.8 mi        2,191 ft        7.4 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:51:00
 Felt tired today. Maybe the heat or the wind. Met a couple of other geoladder dudes on the way up STT and then embarrased myself by falling over at the bottom of the Luge. Oh well.
California02/04/2006
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride in the cold fog this morning. No time, computer broke.
California02/03/2006
Fri
Coto - Caspers Cougar Pass
20.8 mi        2,340 ft        10 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
2:05:00
2:10:00
 Great time of year to do this ride. This area gets really hot in the summer. Nice workout. Lots of hills, especially the one just after turning from Cougar Pass to East Ridge.
California02/01/2006
Wed
El Moro: Deer Canyon - Rattlesnake
9 mi        1,635 ft        8.3 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
1:05:00
 Second loop through El Moro. Really good workout when combining two routes. First went up East Cut Across to El Moro ridge, across Missing Link and Fenceline to Dommer Road, Dommer Road to County Road and No Name and down to parking lot, then turned around and went back up No Name and County Road to Deer Canyon downhill. Deer Canyon is fantastic! Fun downhill sections with rocky sections, small drops, then tight turns with lots of overgrowth. Be ready for uphill section in the middle.
California02/01/2006
Wed
El Moro: Laguna Coast
9.9 mi        1,452 ft        10.6 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
56:00
 First loop through El Moro. Took it easy to be ready for second loop and for Deer Canyon downhill.
California01/28/2006
Sat
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft        9.1 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:13:00
 Nice ride with neighborhood riding group. Also ran into David Luna of Freeride Cycles and his group.
California01/25/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.6 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
 Perfect weather for riding. I still think this route gives you one of the best workouts for a route that takes less than 1.5 hrs.
California01/22/2006
Sun
Trabuco Trail (half)
14.5 mi        1,961 ft        8.3 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:45:00
 Combined this out and back with the Arroyo Trabuco-Live Oak loop. Really windy and way too many cars and quads on Trabuco Creek Road. I ate dust and dirt the whole time.
California01/22/2006
Sun
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        9.9 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
 Started in O,Neal and did this loop then went over to Trabuco Creek Road to do the Trabuco Creek Trail Short route.
California01/14/2006
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Vista
6.9 mi        1,274 ft        8 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
52:00
 Fun ride with neighborhood group before rain comes.
California01/12/2006
Thu
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        10.7 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
26:00
 Second loop combined with Tijeras Creek Loop.
California01/12/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.8 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:19:00
 Quick solo ride around local loop. Combined this with Live Oak loop.
California01/10/2006
Tue
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.6 mi        1,297 ft        10.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
 Combined this out and back with the Tijeras Creek Loop for a good altogether workout.
California01/10/2006
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
 Did half of this loop, then from the waterfall near the entrance to Dove Canyon, took an out and back to Caspers. Good workout altogether.
California01/07/2006
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.9 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:18:00
 Nice morning ride with neighborhood riding group. Great weather. The Arroyo Trabuco Trail is pretty rocky and sandy from the rains right now.
California01/06/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.1 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:28:00
 Felt tired today. Maybe from pulling a muscle on Wednesday going up Black Star. It was great weather for riding though.
California01/04/2006
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Spartacus (Chris) and Murmur (Mike) Little muddy at the beginning but then good the rest of the way up. Lots of headwind today make the climb a little harder.
California12/31/2005
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 Nice easy ride with neighbors before rains come.
California12/29/2005
Thu
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.6 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:23:00
 Nice cool weather, but lots of hikers today. Also saw a lot of deer near the bottom of Dreaded Hill.
California12/27/2005
Tue
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        10.3 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
27:00
 Second loop combined with Tijeras Creek Loop.
California12/27/2005
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.2 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:16:00
 Combined this loop with Live Oak Loop.
California12/24/2005
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 
California12/21/2005
Wed
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.8 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:21:00
 I know this isn't an official geoladders route, but it sure is a good one. Dreaded Hill is always tough. Saw 12 deer scattered throughout the park, eight were in one big group.
California12/19/2005
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Another local ride to try and figure out some shifting problems. Such a hassle.
California12/17/2005
Sat
Ladera Sports Park - 3rd Lookout
7 mi        1,450 ft        7.9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
53:00
 Detoured from Tijeras Creek and Took Arroyo Trabuco down to Ladera to do this route. Then went back and completed Tijeras Creek route.
California12/17/2005
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 Rode with neighborhood group today. Nice ride.
California12/16/2005
Fri
Aliso: Fireroad - Cholla
6.8 mi        520 ft        8 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
51:00
 Quick early morning ride in Aliso. Way too cold for me. I think I will stick with my early afternoon riding.
California12/15/2005
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
23.2 mi        4,093 ft        7.9 mph
+79 pts     GPX file
2:55:00
3:05:00
 Great route combining Whiting and Old Camp. My legs are aching. Barely beat the sun going down before getting back to the trail head.
California12/13/2005
Tue
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        7.9 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:20:00
 Really good route through Whiting. Quite a leg burner especially with Dreaded Hill near the end of the route. I hope this one becomes an official Geoladder route.
California12/10/2005
Sat
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.4 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:00
 Easy local ride with the neighbors today.
California12/08/2005
Thu
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.1 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:17:00
 Another local ride due to lack of time. Combined with Live Oak route.
California12/08/2005
Thu
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        11.1 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
25:00
 Combined with Tijeras Creek Route.
California12/06/2005
Tue
Arroyo Trabuco - Live Oak
4.6 mi        589 ft        9.9 mph
+13 pts     GPX file
28:00
 Combined this with the Tijeras Creek route.
California12/06/2005
Tue
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:13:00
 Combined this route with the Arroyo Trabuco-Live Oak route which results in a crude figure eight pattern. Saw deer both along Tijeras Creek and also in Oneil Park. Nice, brisk weather for riding.
California12/04/2005
Sun
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
13.8 mi        2,191 ft