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California01/31/2015
Sat
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Good times doing "Frank's Loop" with Tom, Ben and Greg. Quite a few others had the same idea. Cold and windy at the peak.
California01/24/2015
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Up till close to 3 looking at and taking pictures of the sky (Orion Nebula, Jupiter) the night before, I almost bailed on this one. Crazy wind literally turned me around on TCR. Really tired and not into it until the top of Trabuco. Finally felt better heading down Bell. Good times with Tom and Ben.
California01/19/2015
Mon
ACBP-STT-Luge-Oakley one last time
15.7 mi        2,576 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Good times w/ Tom. Decided use the drone for the first time riding but had issues with it. Got a nice shot of Tom on Dragon's Back without the drone though (see route pic). We wanted to hit Bonsai, Berm Shot and Dragons Back before it gets destroyed.
California01/17/2015
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Yeager Mesa
20 mi        3,807 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Rode w/ Tom, Ben, Greg, Matt & Mark. Ran 2 GoPros on Yeager but nothing seems to capture the steepness and beauty of that trail. Greg had a scary crash where he actually picked up speed for a second rolling. Glad he was OK! Feeling a little better on the climbs but still outta shape after minimal riding for 10+ months.
California01/12/2015
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 After work spin. I thought STT would be better but it was slow going to avoid mud. Luge was excellent, no mud at all.
California01/08/2015
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Something like this, because it was this. No sign of Tahoe Phil or Brain.
California12/30/2014
Tue
Trabuco Canyon - Yeager Mesa
20 mi        3,807 ft        6.1 mph
+68 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:18:09
4:20:25
Brrrrrrthday ride with Ben. COLD at Pinos Peak. Coffee dirt on Yeager. We caught a little rain on our way out on Trabuco. Thanks Ben!  Other Comments3543
California12/29/2014
Mon
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Mellow loop with Tom. Good times.
California12/27/2014
Sat
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft        6.1 mph
+98 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:57:28
5:12:32
Good times with Tom, Ben, Eric, and Frank. Cold and windy all morning. We added in climbing to the peak where it was especially cold and windy. Great day to be back in the hills with the boyz. No sign of Tahoe Phil, Flying Brain...  Other Comments3252
California12/24/2014
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Greg, Jay and Eric. Nice and clear at Beeks, we could see Downtown LA, and the Hollywood sign.  Other Comments
California12/20/2014
Sat
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8 mph
+29 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
57:03
1:05:21
Quick spin after work. Good to see Wayne out there. Stopped to help a rider fix his broken seatpost collar. Feels good to be getting on the bike again. 651
California12/19/2014
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8 mph
+29 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
56:55
57:39
Quick after work loop. Wanted to test the foot. Luge is in the best shape I have ever seen it. 649
California12/14/2014
Sun
TCR↑W.Horse↓E.Horse↑El Cariso↑Pain Divide↓Trabuco-
35.9 mi        6,363 ft    
+118 pts     GPX file
 Failed PAK 11 attempt. My longest ride in months has been a couple trips up Blackstar. I was glad to bite off what I could. It was good to get out again with everyone.  Other Comments
California04/06/2014
Sun
Horsethief - Trabuco (short loop)
12.1 mi        2,926 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Off the bike for a couple months and it felt good to get back out. Running support for Tom's first VQ. Rode the last leg of the race with Tom and Frank. Well, most of it. I flatted and Tom finished alone. Frank had 3 flats after the top of WHT, so I finished with him. Good times.  Other Comments
California01/11/2014
Sat
TCR/Trabuco/Pinos/Caspers/Coto/Dove
35.2 mi        6,943 ft    
+122 pts     GPX file
 
California01/04/2014
Sat
Dove/Coto/Caspers/San Juan/Bell Ridge/ BGR/Bell view
36.1 mi        7,364 ft    
+128 pts     GPX file
 Good day with Tom, Josh, Frank, and Brian.
California01/01/2014
Wed
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Once again wanted to be the first ones of the year to get to Santiago Peak. Not sure if we were or not since we went the long way. Tom Robe and I were among the first to tag the marker. Right behind CB, if he went up to the marker. Good times with Tom, Carl, Mark, Greg, and Paul! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
California12/26/2013
Thu
Maple - Modjeska - B&G
15 mi        4,139 ft        5.3 mph
+61 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:49:08
4:09:14
Good times with Greg and Vino. Legs needed more recovery time after Saturdays beating. B&G was like riding on marbles on the steeps. Recent rain had the ground pretty well packed but the even more recent sun had the top dry and loose. Could see for days. San Clemente Island, Catalina Island, San Nicolas Island, and Santa Cruz Island were all visible this morning. 2007
California12/21/2013
Sat
↑Chiquito ↓Yeager ↑WHT ↓ EHT ↑ El Cariso ↓Chiqui
39.7 mi        8,346 ft        5.8 mph
+142 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
6:51:34
9:43:39
Good times with Carl, Tom, and Frank. I stacked hard on Yeager right before where the bridge used to be. Tom and Frank went down Ortega. Carl and I finished down Chiquito. Had to race the sun up El Cariso back to the cars. I was totally out of juice at the end...  Other Comments4870
California12/14/2013
Sat
↑ Trabuco ↓Yeager ↑HJ ↓CW ↑ITT ↓HJ
40.4 mi        9,977 ft        5.5 mph
+157 pts     GPX file
7:23:18
7:23:18
 Great day in the Hills. First half of the day was with Tom, Frank, and Vino. Pretty much solo after that. Although I did see quite a few others doing the PAK 10. Time commitment kept me from finishing down Joplin. GPS died before I finished.  Other Comments
California11/30/2013
Sat
↑San Juan ↓EHT ↑El Cariso ↓Los Pinos
38.1 mi        8,378 ft        6 mph
+140 pts     GPX file
6:23:14
6:23:14
 Good times! Started with Ben and Frank. Caught up with Darin, David, and Mike going up. Carl caught us at cocktail rock. After a few stops Vino caught up to us. Finished with Carl, Frank, Vino, and David.  Other Comments4829
California11/23/2013
Sat
↑SanJuan to Pinos Peak↓Yeager↑Trabuco to Pinos↓Pinos
28.4 mi        7,640 ft    
+116 pts     GPX file
 Good times! Tom described the ride best.
California08/08/2013
Thu
Aliso: Beginner Ride
9.2 mi        481 ft    
+15 pts     GPX file
 Something like this with Brian. :-P
California07/24/2013
Wed
DB/What kind of shit is this anyway/2 Balls and a Bone
6.9 mi        1,504 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom and Brian. The shenanigans were non-stop as usual.
California07/16/2013
Tue
San Juan Hills
8.6 mi        1,857 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom. We did this route. Seriously, this is what we really rode. Not something like this, not something close to this, this is it. :)
California06/15/2013
Sat
Touring laguna, el moro, irvine
22.7 mi        4,125 ft    
+75 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with the gang. Ben, Carl ,and I added a bit more as we continued through El Moro to the coast with a nice up and down mixed in as well. Good times.
California06/04/2013
Tue
North Beach to Cottons
7.5 mi        507 ft    
+17 pts     GPX file
 This is a great run. Light head wind felt good coming back.
California06/01/2013
Sat
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 A variation of this with the crew. Good times.
California05/30/2013
Thu
Aliso: Beginner Ride
9.2 mi        481 ft    
+15 pts     GPX file
 Something like this. Started with Brain and Carl at CV with the usual start. A few ups and downs before looping back to meet up with Greg, Tom, and Ben. Brian jumped off the bus and we continued on... 20+/4k? 💀  Other Comments
California05/23/2013
Thu
5Oaks-Cholla-Stairsteps-HOSPITAL
5.1 mi        955 ft    
+17 pts     GPX file
 Yesterday's ride with Tom. We did quite a bit more than this, but this route has some cool pics. 💀  Other Comments
California05/23/2013
Thu
North Beach to Cottons
7.5 mi        507 ft    
+17 pts     GPX file
 Nice weather for a run at the beach. Ran into the Dude at the pier.
California05/20/2013
Mon
Billy Goat Trail
5.1 mi        998 ft    
+17 pts     GPX file
 Run before my ride this afternoon. First time on Billy Goat, nice little trail.  Other Comments
California05/20/2013
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Sleepy Hollow Loop
5.9 mi        640 ft    
+15 pts     GPX file
 First time running through Whiting before a ride. Made this short loop a bit more taxing.  Other Comments
California05/18/2013
Sat
Indian Truck Trail - Coldwater Trail
19.1 mi        4,265 ft    
+85 pts     GPX file
 Good ride, 9 strong to start. Stopped for lunch and realized Dave's bike was in the other truck. Oops! Good times.
California05/11/2013
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Good times with the crew. Group split at Yeager and Tom, Ian, Brian, and I continued down Bell, Mark, Greg, and Ben dropped Yeager.
California05/09/2013
Thu
CV start-ON/Rockit/TOW/MS/Meadows/TOW/Car Wreck/Coyote
15 mi        2,595 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Brian. Lots of people (in their own world) out this afternoon.  Other Comments
California05/08/2013
Wed
Wahoos-Luge-Berm Shot-Wahoos
14.3 mi        2,251 ft    
+44 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with a fun group.
California05/04/2013
Sat
San Juan/NSJ/Viejo Tie/Chiquito/NSJ/San Juan
20.4 mi        3,352 ft    
+64 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Brian, Mark, Ben, and Greg. Not too many people, everyone must have been racing. It was great.
California04/30/2013
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Quick loop after dentist appointment. Solo
California04/27/2013
Sat
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Good day for this one with Tom, Brian, Mark, Ben, John, and Frank. Was expecting it to be warmer, and have more bugs, but it was pretty nice. Joplin had some larger than usual chunk and plenty of PO. Dropped LJ to the cars. Good times  Other Comments
California04/25/2013
Thu
Aliso: 5 Oaks, Cholla, Lynx
5.2 mi        1,083 ft    
+18 pts     GPX file
 Solo after work. Great to see Mark, who was finishing his ride, and checkout his new ride. Legs were tired after yesterday.
California04/24/2013
Wed
Ridge Park-Red Tail Ridge-Rttle Snke-Mach 1-ITIC-Bmr-MLink
8.7 mi        1,373 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Yesterday's ride with Tom. Did this one after riding with Happydude.
California04/23/2013
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Peaceful ride with perfect weather. That is until I hit the pavement on Live Oak. Had some bonehead in a car decide to pass the full size truck in front of him and almost hit me head on while I was coming down. Luckily I was hugging the edge of the road and was far enough to the right that I didn't become a hood ornament. Missed me by 2-3 feet. If I would have been in the center of the lane I would have been done. No way that bonehead saw me coming down.  Other Comments
California04/17/2013
Wed
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Solid day with Brian. Nice cool breeze made most of the ride comfortable. Lots of PO. Good times  Other Comments
California04/15/2013
Mon
Whiting-Berm Shot-Edison-Whiting
9.9 mi        1,264 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Decided to get out and burn some calories. Ran into Jeremy at the start and we rode through the the first part of Whiting together. We stopped to help a mother and daughter with some mechanical issues. Finished the ride solo. Good times.
California04/13/2013
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Not sure how much longer this year we'll be able to enjoy the Santa Ana's without bugs. Great day for this loop. Salamanders on Trabuco, gnats and flies were out but not too bad, beautiful small fox about 5 feet in front of me on Bell. Clean again to the diving board on CSB, maybe I'll nut up and go off one of these days, IDK. Good times with Tom, Brian, Mark, Matt, Frank, and Greg.
California04/11/2013
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride after dentist appointment. 1 hiker, lots of wabbits and lizards. Beside that, I had the place all to myself.
California04/09/2013
Tue
Aliso-CV-5Oaks-RockIt-TOW-MTB-Car Wreck-Coyote-Out
13.1 mi        2,135 ft    
+41 pts     GPX file
   Other Comments
California04/06/2013
Sat
Vision Quest - 2018 COURSE
55.2 mi        11,200 ft    
+223 pts     GPX file
 Big thanks to the Warriors Society for another good event. Felt good (besides the cramps) to do this one healthy again. Cramped early but still managed to finish on the tail end of my estimated goal. I loved the bear bell on the descents - people could hear you coming and were courteous. Rode with Tom most of the way from the top of Blackstar until the first turn in the dirt heading up Maple Springs. Hiked the first half of WHT with Scribs. I could smell B.E.'s burgers before I got to the top of WHT, but had to pass. Dave Turner was checking out my old LiteSpeed Niota and then spent a lot of time talking bikes with us as well. He was riding a new carbon Turner (Czar?). Super nice guy. Best part of the day was having my wife and son at the finish this year. Good times!  Other Comments
California04/05/2013
Fri
Aliso-Church-fireroad-5Oaks-Coyote-Out-
10.7 mi        856 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Met Tom to get the bell he picked up for tomorrow (thanks Tom!). Decided to join him for a quick spin to get the blood in the legs going. We decided to hit 5-O's last minute. Good times.  Other Comments
California04/04/2013
Thu
Whiting-Berm Shot-Edison-Whiting
9.9 mi        1,264 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Fun easy ride with Tom and Jay.  Other Comments
California04/02/2013
Tue
Whiting/Berm shot x2, loop
10.6 mi        1,524 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Wasn't planning on riding because of a cold but decided to stretch the legs anyway. Was able to listen to the positive and inspirational ramblings of Hippydude...oh, who am I kidding...lol  Other Comments
California03/30/2013
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft    
+93 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom, James and Frank. Pushed harder than I intended today as I found myself chasing James but felt pretty good after the first half hour or so. Beautiful morning above the marine layer and some interesting cloud formations above us as well. Let's hope we get a little rain before the Pow Wow, just enough to close the main divide to traffic and hopefully improve the dirt. Fast and loose fireroad is sketchy enough!  Other Comments
California03/28/2013
Thu
CV start-ON/Rockit/TOW/Telonis(BD)/Pinecrest/T&A/SS/LYNX-out
16.1 mi        3,125 ft    
+54 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Tom and Brian. I was early so I did a little extra before we started. I think mr. Minus might have had a little fun on this one.
California03/23/2013
Sat
Dove/Coto/Caspers/San Juan/Bell Ridge/ BGR/Bell view
36.1 mi        7,364 ft    
+128 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Mark, Tom, Brian, and Frank. Lots of laughs, as usual. There was a couple at Pinos Peak enjoying a nice picnic when we arrived. They offered us a tasty sandwich that we devoured. Pace felt good and we were all pretty tired by the time we finished.  Other Comments
California03/20/2013
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Sleepy Hollow Loop
5.9 mi        640 ft    
+15 pts     GPX file
 Easy spin to check on newly installed chain. I knew it would be skipping and slipping but was hopeful it might stretch out. Solo.
California03/20/2013
Wed
Aliso-CV-5Oks-^Chlla-GN-^Wilw-BVD-^OE-Tna-^CA-CW-Coyote-Out
17.2 mi        3,381 ft    
+60 pts     GPX file
 Something like this with Tom, Greg, Ben, and Brian. Ben met us at the top of Cholla then we all continued on together. Good times.
California03/16/2013
Sat
Counting Coup - 2018
42.5 mi        8,627 ft    
+145 pts     GPX file
 Good ride today with Jay, Tom, Paul and James. Also nice to ride with Travis, Charlie, Mark, Ben, Eric and a few others. First time on some parts of the MainDivide in a long time. Rode the Niota for the first time since last April. Bike seemed more fun than I remembered.
California03/14/2013
Thu
El Moro -RP-Tktron-Rtlsnke-Mach1-ITIC-MR-BVD-OE-Bmr-FL-Out
13.5 mi        2,482 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
 Last Thursday's ride with Carl and Tom. Close to this in mileage and elevation. All 3 of us crashed - good times.
California03/13/2013
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.9 mi        1,180 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Easy spin with Terry. We rode from his place. we were planning on hitting Berm Shot but lost track of the time because of the added daylight with DLS and had to rush back. Good times.
California03/11/2013
Mon
Aliso-CV-5Oaks-^Cholla-TOW-Meadows-Wood Cyn-WC-Out
12.1 mi        1,783 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 After work ride with Tom and Brian. Spring was in the air?  Other Comments
California03/09/2013
Sat
Ultra Quest 2008-2009
39.2 mi        11,660 ft    
+170 pts     GPX file
 This was a great way to end DW's run of hosting the UQ. The rain last night left us with mud, snow, and some fun conditions today as well as perfect riding weather, making this one a true epic. Jesse had a mechanical, probably costing him his second UQ win, but he still fought his way back into second, which is crazy considering how much time he lost. But, DW had a mechanical that cost him even more time. I spent most of the day going back and forth with Brian E. So much so that we decided to finish down Bell together to the finish. Really cool since we spend so much time riding together on the Saturday rides. Tom and Matt finished strong. Carl decided to enjoy the day and cruise...kinda like what he does on our usual Saturday rides :)  Other Comments
California03/07/2013
Thu
Aliso CV start - 5 Oaks, Cholla, TOW w/ hook, CW, coyote run
9.9 mi        1,531 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Easy ride just to keep the legs moving. We rode a little, stopped for a little, rode a little more, had a lot of fun. Tom jinxed the ride again but this time it was Greg's turn to crash :) Great slow motion OTB that I really thought he was going to save. Good times with Tom and Greg.
California03/05/2013
Tue
Aliso-CV-5Oaks-^Lynx-GN-^Willow-Bommer-TnA-^StrStps-Lynx-Out
12.9 mi        2,611 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
 Close enough to what we did. Met Dale before we started and went with a variation of his route idea. One of my favorite mid week rides in a while. Tom hurt his ankle on the log drop and had us worried for a bit. But as usual, Tom toughed it out...with a smile. Good times with Tom, Greg, Ben, and Dale
California03/04/2013
Mon
Whiting-Berm Shot-Edison-Whiting
9.9 mi        1,264 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Terry. Real easy pace. Perfect day to get out and ride. Good times.
California03/02/2013
Sat
Bell Ridge/Yeager Mesa/Trabuco/Bell Ridge
21.7 mi        6,670 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Tom, Carl, and Mad Mo. We waited about 40 minutes to start with Mike, Dan, Mikey, and a couple others but quickly got out ahead. Not sure why we waited ;^) Brian E. started early. Mellow pace, lots of stopping and enjoying an easier route, compared to the last few weeks anyway. I ripped the seem on my shorts and they kept getting caught on my seat, and ripping open further, so I had to ditch them and ride in my chamois liner. Good times.  Other Comments
California02/28/2013
Thu
Dragons back/Munchkins/Drunken fools/2 balls and a bone
8.9 mi        1,870 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Tom, Greg, and Brian. Beautiful day. Some of the fun steeps are getting a bit over grown already.
California02/26/2013
Tue
Aliso-CV start-5 Oaks-^RockIt-TOW-BD-Laguna-PC-Bommer-BW-^GN
16 mi        2,764 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom and Greg. Took a spill and body slammed my bike. Bars in the chest, wrist is sore, good impact on the leg...bike slammed into a large rock and bent the crap out of the tabs for the disc brakes. It wasn't that bad, considering we met someone picking up her husbands car after he broke his ankle today.
California02/23/2013
Sat
Holy Jim - Coldwater - ITT - Bell Ridge
41.7 mi        9,471 ft    
+155 pts     GPX file
 Good long ride today. Big group to start with Andrew, Mark, John, Brian, Frank, Tom, and Carl. Descended Coldwater with Brian, Frank, Carl, and Tom. Tom and Carl dropped us going up ITT. The "shirts or skirts" moment came at the top of ITT, with the Dude and Frank dropping Holy Jim. Tom, Carl, and I made a left. They dropped me on the Main Divide heading to Bell. Finally got a second wind on Bell for a good finish. Tom rode real strong today. Carl rode to and from the ride from home in Dana Point. He also cleaned "can't see bottom" on his old hardtail. Stopped by Cismontane for a little while after the ride but I was pooped so left early. Good times!
California02/21/2013
Thu
Whiting-STT-Luge-Berm Shot
14.1 mi        2,242 ft    
+44 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Tom and Jay. Turned the lights on when we were on STT. Mustard was soft and felt like extra work. Good pace through STT and Luge and a nice cool down through Edison. Weather felt nice with a 3/4 sleeve jersey, even after it got dark. Good times, thanks guys!  Other Comments
California02/18/2013
Mon
Rose Canyon-O'Neill-STT-LJ
16.5 mi        2,636 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Tom. First time on some of these trails in a while. Perfect weather while we were riding but cooled off quickly after we finished. I didn't know there was some wildlife in the Rancho Los Lomas. That was a cool surprise. Good to see Jay and Steve after they finished.
California02/16/2013
Sat
^Bell↓Yegr^WHrsthf↓EHrsthf^ElCariso^MD↓Bel
39.1 mi        9,562 ft    
+152 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Tom, Carl, Brian E, and Bob, who met up with us at the top of West. There was a running race heading up West as we were going up. Walked less than 100' on West, by far my best effort. Some snow on the Main Divide. East was in excellent shape. Wasn't as warm as we expected coming back out of Elsinore. Solid pace and felt fine all day. Good times.  Other Comments
California02/12/2013
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Tom and Jay. They had a good pace tonight, I was slow. Good to see Don before and after the ride.
California02/11/2013
Mon
Aliso-CV-5Oaks-^Lynx-GN-^Willow-Bommer-TnA-^StrStps-Lynx-Out
12.9 mi        2,611 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
 Lots of laughs and fun with trobe1 and Hippydude, or yourdudeness if you happen to be a hiker, dog walker, runner, etc. in his way on the trail :P. hahaha  Other Comments
California02/09/2013
Sat
Pinos Up & Down
16.1 mi        5,661 ft    
+77 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom and Carl. Traces of snow starting around 2100 feet. I thought there was too much snow to try and complete our original route. So Tom and I figured up and down Pinos in the snow was still a good Saturday adventure. Carl continued on as usual. A bit wet, cold, and slippery until we got out of the snow on our way down.
California02/07/2013
Thu
CV-ON/Mathis/TOW/Telonix(BD)/Carrillo/Shredder/GN/Cholla
16.8 mi        3,305 ft    
+58 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom and Brian. More stop time than ride time today since we kept stopping so I could experiment with the new GoPro3, and also setting up a new pulley system on a few shots. Going to take a long time to go through all the shots but should be interesting. Not very good lighting but a nice day to experiment. Thanks for the patience guys.
California02/05/2013
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom and Jay. Thanks for dinner Jay!
California02/02/2013
Sat
Bell/Pinos/San Juan/Bell/BGR
41.7 mi        10,702 ft    
+167 pts     GPX file
 Started with Tom, Hippydude, Brian E, Carl, and Frank. Tom dropped back down Bell. Frank and the Dude dropped Trabuco. Carl, Brian E., and I finished after a long break at Pinos peak. Good times, great riding weather, excellent trail conditions.
California01/30/2013
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Pushed myself a little harder than normal.
California01/28/2013
Mon
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Tom. TCR was muddy because they were doing some grading. Traction was good on Trabuco Trail. Bell was cold and a little slippery in a couple spots up high. Rode out through the houses in Robinson Ranch after dropping BGR to avoid the mess on TCR. Good times.
California01/26/2013
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Wet ride with Carl, Tom, Juan, and Frank. We were pretty optimistic that the weather would clear for us and allow us a big ride today. Unfortunately the weather never changed, only got wetter the further we went. Waited at Blue Jay for a bit to see if it would clear but it never did. Hit new SJ on the way back.
California01/22/2013
Tue
Laguna w Troy's broken pedal
10.2 mi        1,181 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Route description says it all. I couldn't have been much luckier though. We started at the bottom of Canyon Acres and headed up Pinecrest. Then about a hundred feet from the top of Big Bend the pedal spindle broke. From there it was mostly downhill to CB.
California01/21/2013
Mon
Dragons back ,Drunken Fools,2 balls and a bone- V2
10.3 mi        1,916 ft    
+34 pts     GPX file
 Repeat of last weeks ride with Brian. Beautiful day in the hills and the dirt on the shaded side was perfect this week. Good times.
California01/19/2013
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom and Ben. Original plan was to hit Pinos but my wife informed me I had different plans :) We hit New SJ out and back as well as Viejo Tie. Good to see Jeff S, Bill F, Hans, and the crew headed to Pinos on our way up. Wish we could have joined them.
California01/18/2013
Fri
Whiting-Berm Shot-Edison-Whiting
9.9 mi        1,264 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Fun mellow ride with Tom. Wasn't planning on riding but Tom called and I had time so... Thanks for the call Tom.  Other Comments
California01/17/2013
Thu
Aliso-CV-5 Oaks-^RockIt-TOW-CW-Coyote-Out
9.4 mi        1,611 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom. Nice weather for this one. Cooled down a lot at the end but all in all beautiful. Got caught in a rut going too fast, bike started to go one way, I started to go another, thought I could recover but, no! Think I broke a branch with my neck and lost some flesh. I was overdue for a crash anyway, good to get it outta the way. Thanks Tom.  Other Comments
California01/15/2013
Tue
Dragons back ,Drunken Fools,2 balls and a bone- V2
10.3 mi        1,916 ft    
+34 pts     GPX file
 Good times with no-more-Hippydude. Mellow pace with some fun steeps. Still a little slippery in the shade in a few spots.
California01/12/2013
Sat
Carl's Santa Ana Epic #1
53.1 mi        12,200 ft    
+199 pts     GPX file
 Long day in the saddle. 7 of us started, 4 of us finished. Tom, and Jake had a big day but not the whole route. Larrissa blew up her derailleur early. Finished with Carl, Matt, and Brian E. Really chilly getting started a little after 0500 heading up TCR. Felt the coldest descending the top of CW, but that might have been because I layered down too soon. 3 of our favorite descents in one day is always a blast! Not the best remedy for a head cold, but it will do.  Other Comments
California01/08/2013
Tue
Aliso-CV-5 Oaks-RockIt-TOW-MS-WC-Out
12.3 mi        1,501 ft    
+34 pts     GPX file
 Wanna play hangman? Tom had a "_ _ _ _ a _ _ _ a _" :) Fun times as always.  Other Comments
California01/05/2013
Sat
Indian Truck Trail - Coldwater Trail
19.1 mi        4,265 ft    
+85 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Ben, Greg, Tom, & Matt. Hammertime and Sourceminer caught us on the climb up ITT. Lots of people at the top of HJ where we ran into Steve and Larissa, who joined us for the ride down Coldwater. Tom had a mechanical.
California01/03/2013
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom. Beautiful night to be out on STT. Great view of San Clemente Island and Catalina Island. Tom had a mechanical.
California01/01/2013
Tue
Holy Jim/Main Divide/Coldwater/Indian Truck/Holy Jim
37.3 mi        7,287 ft    
+129 pts     GPX file
 Fun New Years day ride. Started with Ben, Travis, Shane(?), Carl, and Brian. Carl, Brian, and I dropped Coldwater which was in excellent shape. Took the hike-a-bike exit out to avoid the homeowner in the quarry. I didn't think the hike was that bad. Our original plan was to head over to Bell Ridge and finish with that. I wasn't feeling it today and Brian and I finish with HJ while Carl continued on to Bell. COLD with plenty of snow on UHJ, Coldwater, and ITT. Good times. No Tom today, but he would have had a mechanical :)  Other Comments
California12/27/2012
Thu
McVenture
35.9 mi        8,416 ft    
+136 pts     GPX file
 Carl sent me a message last night..."adventure time", and it was. Handle bars make a lousy machete. Good times with Carl and Tom. Tom had a mechanical.  Other Comments
California12/22/2012
Sat
Bell Ridge/Yeager Mesa/Trabuco/Bell Ridge
21.7 mi        6,670 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Good grind with Carl, Brian E., Brett, Matt, and Bob. Met up with the Dude, and a bunch of others on Trabuco. Big gathering of us at Pinos Peak before dropping Bell. Matt, Brian, and I took off before the rest of the group and had a fun pace down Bell. Good times!
California12/20/2012
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Fun loop with Tom. Dirt is excellent. Beautiful post sunset view of Catalina Island from the flag.
California12/17/2012
Mon
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Could have been at home and dry but that wouldn't have felt invigorating. Tom and I got into the clouds real quick and I expected it to be much colder, and wetter, than it was. Although it was cold at four corners and on the way down. Descending with drizzle limiting visibility was interesting, and slow. I turned off my helmet light which helped a little. Couldn't see the puddles till you were about 10 feet from them. So, I managed to go right through most of the big ones. Besides a number of puddles the dirt was good. More good times with Tom.  Other Comments
California12/15/2012
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Memorable ride with Ben. Wasn't sure if the weather would cooperate, but once again, it did. Rode up on a mountain lion on Bell, right at the bottom of the last hike-a-bike on Bell, after the Yeager turn off. From a distance I initially thought it was a huge bobcat. Once I saw the tail I yelled to Ben so he wouldn't miss it. We watched it continue up the trail a short distance and got a real good look. What a lucky day.  Other Comments
California12/11/2012
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Another fun night with Tom, Greg, and Ben. Rode up on a skunk on one of the singletracks coming down. Came around a quick turn and it was right there.
California12/08/2012
Sat
PAK #9
33.1 mi        8,843 ft    
+135 pts     GPX file
 Great day for this one. Good times with Tom and friends I haven't seen in a while. Great weather all day with the exception being the bottom of ITT where it was a little warm. Felt pretty good all day. Carl, Larrissa, Steve, Sarah, Richard, and Jeff caught up to us at the top of ITT. Then Brian E. caught up to everyone at four corners. Fun to drop B&G with a small group. love this time of year and enjoying the longer rides. Too much happens during a long ride like this to fully recall.in a short comment.  Other Comments
California12/06/2012
Thu
Cantina-Bell-BGR
7.3 mi        1,499 ft    
+25 pts     GPX file
 Fun quick loop. Good times with Greg, Travis, Tom, and Matt. HaB seemed quicker at night.
California12/04/2012
Tue
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Great night to ride, surprisingly warm all the way. A few puddles on STT but the Luge was excellent and mud free. Good times in the hills with Tom, Ben, and Greg.
California12/01/2012
Sat
^MS^Modjeska Sngltk^Buckthorne^UJoplin-Dwn UHJ^UHJ-Peak-dwn
22.5 mi        6,620 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Love days like this. We woke up unsure we could do a long ride because of the weather. The plan was to go to UHJ and back, but the exact route wasn't set. We all changed the route along the way. I decided to go back up UHJ and everyone followed, Tom decided on hitting Santiago Peak on our way back, and Ben was committed to hitting Modjeska peak to complete tagging both peaks. It's always great to finish a ride with a great technical descent. B&G is a little tough to follow in a couple spots and we had to backtrack after dropping a little ways to get back. Good times! Thanks guys! Also, nice seeing TRB, Murmur, MTB Fiend, and dandrews today as well.
California11/28/2012
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 After work ride to beat the rain.
California11/27/2012
Tue
Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks
17.5 mi        2,225 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom, Ben, Greg, and Dave. Ran into Eric & Jay. The moon was bright enough to ride most of the way without lights.
California11/24/2012
Sat
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Another fun Saturday ride. Started with Brian, Dave, Ben, and John. It was warming up quick so everyone decided to skip Pinos. However, I had made plans to meet Jay at Pinos Peak, so I continued on. Ran into some of the BGR guys and S.T.U.P.I.D.A.S.S. guys (hey, that's their name, no disrespect, they all charge) at the top of Trabuco. Great time riding Pinos with Jay. Ben waited for us to finish with a couple recovery drinks. Thanks Ben! Good times!!
California11/15/2012
Thu
Neghborhood dirt to STT/Luge and Berm Shot-09-13-2012
19.1 mi        2,180 ft    
+52 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom tonight. I really expected it to get cold but the weather was great. Made it home with just enough time to head to class. I'm beat now.
California11/13/2012
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Place (Xmass tree farm start)
17.8 mi        2,392 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Good Tuesday night ride with Tom and Greg. Not as cool out as we expected. Coyotes were barking and howling in the distance when we finished. Good times!
California11/10/2012
Sat
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Good seeing James and riding with him part of the way to cocktail. Not a soul on Pinos and no recent tracks. Felt better than expected.  Other Comments
California10/27/2012
Sat
RCC-TCR-^Trabuco-Pinos Peak-Bell to Yeager Mesa-TCR-Out
20.6 mi        3,841 ft    
+70 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Tom, Greg, Carl, Ben, Andrew, Matt, and Travis. Weather was nice until we got back down onto TCR. Felt like crap most of the ride thanks to a head cold.
California10/25/2012
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Good.times with Tom and Greg. Rode most of the way up with only the moon for lighting.
California10/21/2012
Sun
Chiquito/San Juan loop trail
7.7 mi        1,375 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with the Dude. I think we both cleaned SJ Loop and hit a couple spots coming down Chiquito we don't usually go for. I finally rode one of the spines. Although it felt smooth, not sure I like rolling the dice like that. We were concerned about getting wet, and could see that Pinos Peak was covered in a thick layer of clouds, but the weather warmed up on us. Fun times.
California10/18/2012
Thu
RCC-Hals Place-TCR-^Bell-Down BGR-TCR-RCC
9.4 mi        1,682 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom and Jay. The climb up to BGR is a grind but the descent is worth it. We had just enough light to knock this out.
California10/13/2012
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Nice to have cooler weather and get away from the coast and into the Santa Ana's again. Excellent conditions today after the rain on Thursday. Great ride with Tom, Eric, James, Carl, Brian, Matt, and Andrew. Ran into Brian E. and his crew heading up Trabuco as well. Fun times!
Utah09/30/2012
Sun
Gooseberry Mesa Day 2
10.6 mi        635 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Day 9: Last day of riding on our trip. Amazing sunrise from camp. Walked around before breakfast and found some cool petrified wood on the Mesa. Great ride with Tom, Eric, and Jay. We really enjoyed this area and, although we were ready to head home after 9 days of riding, can't wait to get back out here. Awesome trip! Very grateful Tom invited me on the 5 day tour with Western Spirit - meeting up with Eric and Jay on Gooseberry Mesa really was the icing on the cake to make this an epic trip.
Utah09/29/2012
Sat
Gooseberry Mesa day 1 quick little ride
5.3 mi        231 ft    
+10 pts     GPX file
 Day 8: quick ride at Goosberry Mesa with Eric and Jay after driving down from Fruita. They had an amazing spot picked out to camp on the Mesa. Great short loop to get a taste for the area.
Colorado09/29/2012
Sat
Fruita - Horsethief Bench loop & partial Rustler's loop
9.5 mi        991 ft    
+25 pts     GPX file
 Day 8: Final day in the Fruita area. I had a good feeling this would be a great ride after seeing some video of Horsethief Bench on YouTube. It was more rugged and technical than expected. Tom and I tried a few times but we were only able to clean the top half. The remainder of the loop was incredible with great views and nice terrain. Favorite route of the trip.
Colorado09/28/2012
Fri
North Fuita Desert Area Day 2
17.9 mi        1,975 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Day 7: Final day with Western Spirit. Hit some of the same trails as the day before but also included Joe's Ridge 2x, which was one of the best trails in the area in my opinion. After lunch we climbed Prime Cut for one last descent on Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers. Excellent 5 days of riding with or new friends Emily and Brian from Western Spirit, Doug, Devon, Rick, David, Troy and Tara.
Colorado09/27/2012
Thu
North Fruita Desert Area
17.1 mi        2,084 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Day 6: Afternoon ride on day 4 with WS. We tried talking the guides into taking us to do The Whole Enchilada but instead it was back to our original itinerary. Fun trails, fast and flowy. A little too groomed and didn't have the wilderness feel that the rides along the Colorado River side had. Still a good time and everyone is having a great time riding and ribbing with each other.
Utah09/27/2012
Thu
Moab Practice Loop Slickrock
6.4 mi        391 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Day 6: Day 4 with WS. After camping in Moab we rode down to the Slickrock area. I snapped my rear deraileur in the beginning of the ride and had to run the uphills. This area was fun but the ride was short.
Utah09/26/2012
Wed
Moab- Bar-M trails
21.5 mi        1,028 ft    
+46 pts     GPX file
 Day 5: 3rd day with Western Spirit. Still raining in the morning so a change of plans had us in Moab. This was fun when we were doing it but after getting a taste of Slickrock area, and later in the week Gooseberry Mesa, this was OK. However, the fact that we were driven down here to ride after getting rained out in Fruita was a big plus and showed Western Spirits commitment to making sure we had a good time. After the ride I rode back in with Emily to help assist a woman with a possible broken wrist while most of the group took the bike path into Moab.  Other Comments
Colorado09/25/2012
Tue
Western Rim Trail
18.4 mi        1,591 ft    
+46 pts     GPX file
 Day 4: The riding along the Western Rim has incredible views! We stopped for lunch above a scenic gorge. The Western Rim Trail twisted through the area with amazing views on every turn. However, after lunch we rode through rain for quite a ways. A little flash flooding and nasty bentonite mud cut the ride short. After everyone piled into the van muddy and cold, it was off to warm showers and a nice dinner at the Hot Tomato in Fruita. To everyone's surprise, our guides, Brian and Emily, washed all our bikes while we had dinner!
Colorado09/24/2012
Mon
Zion Curtain Trail
16.2 mi        2,010 ft    
+46 pts     GPX file
 Day 3: 1st day with Western Spirit. Thanks Tom for the invite. This trip was about as good as it gets. The guides were great, the other guests were all friendly and a lot of fun. The trails were a blast. This was a nice route and everyone enjoyed it.
Utah09/23/2012
Sun
Thunder Mountain
15.2 mi        1,742 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Day 2 - Wow! Beautiful trail once you get on the singletrack. Especially after White Peak.
Utah09/22/2012
Sat
Taste of Jem
10.7 mi        618 ft        11 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
58:25
1:11:51
Day 1 of 9: Quick ride with Tom on our first day of our road trip to Utah and Colorado. We didn't have time for much but wanted to get a ride in before dark. 518
California08/18/2012
Sat
MC, Fox, Rabbit, Ridge Route, Turtle Rock, Bommer
15.9 mi        3,250 ft    
+55 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with the Sat Crew. We weren't sure how to get back to the cars and went up Turtle Rock instead of Bommer initially. Had to turn around and head back the correct way. The heat was tough on both of those climbs.  Other Comments
California07/05/2012
Thu
RP-MC-OE-ML-FL-Out
8.5 mi        1,403 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Something like this with Tom. Nice and cool for July, gotta love it. Good seeing the SS crew as we were getting ready to head out. Fun times as always.
California07/04/2012
Wed
Aliso-Church-IS-^Meadows-TOW-BD-PC-TnA-^StrStps-RkIt-Out
23.9 mi        3,423 ft    
+72 pts     GPX file
 Good times with the crew. 9 of us this morning riding in wet mist at the top of meadows down in to Laguna.
California07/03/2012
Tue
Aliso-CV-5Oaks-Coyote-Mathis-TOW-MTB-SY-Coyote-Out
12.2 mi        2,258 ft    
+40 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Tom. Plan was to take it easy but a middle ring push up Mathis wasn't my idea of easy. Lost my Garmin on an easy washout into the bushes but didn't notice it missing for a little while. Luckily I found it right away when we went back for it. Solo crash on Coyote avoiding oncoming traffic on our way out. A little scratched up after this one. Good times!
California06/30/2012
Sat
Santiago Oaks 6-30-12
18.4 mi        3,513 ft        6.8 mph
+63 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:41:48
3:35:03
Fun times with Andrew, Mark, Carl, and Roy. Great route courtesy of Winger 1638
California06/28/2012
Thu
Backside of Whiting with a side of Berm Shot
7.3 mi        909 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Quick one with Tom. Dinner at Wahoo's when we finished.. Good times.
California06/27/2012
Wed
aliso, new start, 5 oaks, canyon vista, d-land, meadows
20.9 mi        2,677 ft    
+60 pts     GPX file
 Kinda, in-a-way, sorta what we did. Same mileage and elevation. First time climbing Meadows in the middle ring in a long time, it hurt. Always fun riding with Tom and Brian. We always seem to push each other. Good times.
California06/25/2012
Mon
Jump park,Drunken sailor,3 Stooges,2 balls and a bone
9.9 mi        1,949 ft    
+33 pts     GPX file
 Solo after work ride. A little warm in spots, cool ocean breeze in other areas. I did a slight variation from this route.
California06/23/2012
Sat
RP start,Tick,MC,Willow,T&A,Pine C,ML,FL
20.4 mi        3,135 ft    
+62 pts     GPX file
 Kinda, in a way, sorta, not really like this, but close enough. Started at the bottom of Canyon Acres and headed to Pinecrest from there. Nice to finish T&A and not have to go up stairsteps.
California06/20/2012
Wed
San Juan Hills/ 6/20/12
8 mi        1,512 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Quick ride with Brian. I forgot that I needed to get home to pick up my wife's car, so I had to cut the ride a little short.
California06/19/2012
Tue
Aliso-CV-5 Oaks-RockIt-TOW-MS-WC-Out
12.3 mi        1,501 ft    
+34 pts     GPX file
 This turned out to be a real gem of a ride. Tom and I both mentioned to one another that we weren't feeling motivated before we started. But it turned out to be a great ride. Good meeting up with Alex, Jim, and their crew, perfect riding weather, excellent trail selection, and riding inbetween two deer only a few feet away on our way out. Awesome ride.
California06/16/2012
Sat
Shady Canyon-LCWP-El Moro & back
22.6 mi        3,581 ft    
+70 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with the Crew. We weren't quite sure where we were going on more than one occasion. Good times with Mark, Tom, Carl, Matt, John, and Brian.
California06/14/2012
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Tom. Good to see Keith, Sarah, and their crew out there tonight as well. I tore the side wall in my 2 week old rear tire coming down the Luge. Great weather for a ride.
California06/13/2012
Wed
Quail Hill Lollipop
12.6 mi        2,039 ft    
+39 pts     GPX file
 Did this and a little more - up and down Camarillo, up Lizards +. Fun ride after work weather was great.
California06/12/2012
Tue
Backside of Whiting-Berm shot-Bonzai-Edison-Whiting-out
9.9 mi        1,515 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom, and Jay yesterday. Good luck with your surgery Jay!
California06/09/2012
Sat
Aliso-church-Aliso Summit trl-IS-^Meadows-TOW-TM-^CA-CW-Out
15.1 mi        2,062 ft    
+44 pts     GPX file
 This was turning out to be a great ride but unfortunately Ben had a hard fall. I went down Canyon Acres with him and waited for Mark and Tom to come around and get us. Good to do start out doing something different, but a bummer when one of your buddies gets hurt. Heal up quick Ben.
California06/08/2012
Fri
RP-MC-Bommer-BW-^Big Bend-Bommer-Fl-out
10.4 mi        1,979 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Great route choice by Jay. We had to abort last weeks attempt after a mechanical, and I was concerned we might not do it again the way things started. It all worked out perfect and we had just enough time. Big Bend is in great shape. Good times with Jay, Eric, Tom, and James.
California06/04/2012
Mon
SJhills-Dragons Back/2 Balls and a Bone/Drunken fools
8.8 mi        1,718 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Nothing like starting a ride plowing through thistle. Looks like I'll be spending the evening digging the thorns out. 4 out so far, another half dozen or so left, blah...  Other Comments
California06/03/2012
Sun
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Close enough. A couple loops on Berm Shot today. Original plan was to head over to O'Niell too but wasn't feeling it today.
California05/30/2012
Wed
Forts/HITF/OTB/Q/OTB/Bermacide x2/Q/HS/No tools
18.6 mi        2,059 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Hippylessdude. First time in the weed patch in a long time.
California05/28/2012
Mon
San Juan/NSJ/Viejo Tie/Chiquito/NSJ/San Juan
20.4 mi        3,352 ft    
+64 pts     GPX file
 Good turnout today for the annual Memorial Day ride. The group split in half at Cocktail. Good times with lots of laughs. No crashes, scratches, or bloodshed until the end. Unfortunately the force (gravity) got the best of trobe1-kenobi on the way down (front tire washed out). No word yet on how many stitches, but guesses were anywhere from 18-40!
California05/26/2012
Sat
5o-ch-gn-wllw-bvd-oe-ta-ca-cr
17.5 mi        3,502 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Great Sat Crew ride with Tom, Mark, Ben, Carl, Greg, and Andrew. A couple mechanicals and I had a trip OTB on GN. Great weather for climbing this morning. A little warm going up Willow but nice and cool going up Canyon Acres.
California05/23/2012
Wed
CV: 5-O's, Cholla, GN, Willow, T & A, SS
12.6 mi        2,310 ft        6.9 mph
+41 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:49:14
2:25:50
Good times with Brian. 1055
California05/22/2012
Tue
Ridge Park - Lizards Deluxe
9.5 mi        1,556 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Kinda-in-a-way-sorta-not-really what we did, but close enough. Fun times with Tom.
California05/19/2012
Sat
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Good day in the hills with Tom, Carl, Mark, Ben, John, Dave, Travis, and Andrew. Joplin was in great shape aside from the upper part being hidden by the weeds. Someone seems to have removed some of the chunk from the "mine field" section. The switchback at the bottom seemed to be tamed as well. Finally hit the gap jump at the top of the Luge. Fun times!
California05/17/2012
Thu
Aliso - 5-O's, Rock-it, TM (part), PG (part), Lynx
10.1 mi        1,942 ft        7.5 mph
+34 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:20:28
1:53:42
Something different with Tom. 881
California05/15/2012
Tue
Whiting-Dragons Back-Berm Shot- Edison-Whiting-Out
11.1 mi        1,668 ft    
+33 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Tom, James, and Travis.
California05/14/2012
Mon
Aliso-CV start-5Oaks-Up RockIt-TOW-Meadows-Coyote Run-Out
11.9 mi        1,652 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Benito from his Casa.
California05/12/2012
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 SJ up and down Carl's way. Rode up to the singletrack shortcut that puts you on the main divide when doing Pinos. Took that down, and then Falcon. Then we hit Viejo Tie. I cleaned VW rock and immediately stepped off the trail when I stopped. Everyone enjoyed that, but no one more than Tom, who got it all on camera. Good times with Tom, Carl, Frank, and Ben. Nice to see Wayne at Cocktail out enjoying the day as well.
California05/10/2012
Thu
RP-MC-Larry's-Stgech OutnBack-Up Camarillo-Laurel-^MC-Out
9.7 mi        2,160 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Tom. Windy and cool to start but we were out of it quick on this route. New reroute heading up from Nix is great.
California05/08/2012
Tue
Neighborhood dirt with O'Neill added in
17.1 mi        2,080 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Tck Magnet. HBD Greg!
California05/05/2012
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Gringo de Mayo ride with only one amigo. Good times with Mark1890.
California05/04/2012
Fri
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 
California04/30/2012
Mon
SJ Hills w/ Dragon's Back & 2 Balls and a Bone
8.3 mi        1,485 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Close enough to what I did after work today. Tick hitched a ride home...
California04/28/2012
Sat
Trabuco-Yeager Mesa-Trabucco
20.3 mi        3,906 ft    
+69 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Ben and Andrew. Good to ride with again Andrew, it's been too long! Yeager was in great shape. Shoulder is feeling so much better. But, lost a lot in the legs after taking it easy for the last few weeks. Stopped by Cooks with Ben to see everyone doing the Rwanda ride. Thanks Jay and E, for the tasty burgers and pop.  Other Comments
California04/26/2012
Thu
Neighborhood dirt to the Luge & back
20.4 mi        2,609 ft    
+58 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Greg. Turned the lights on once we hit STT. A little soft and some puddles on STT but the Luge was great.
California04/25/2012
Wed
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Close enough. Went through the backside of Whiting too. Met Marcelo from Brazil coming out of Whiting and rode with him over to Berm Shot.
California04/24/2012
Tue
KWH-Tuesday Bikes N' Beer ride
7.4 mi        1,300 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with a great group. Gray skies until the end of the ride. Then we were treated to a beautiful orange/red glowing sunset to the west, and a full rainbow to the east.
California04/07/2012
Sat
Vision Quest - 2018 COURSE
55.2 mi        11,200 ft    
+223 pts     GPX file
 Where's Roy?...haha. I had really low expectations of finishing this year after having surgery on my clavicle 2 weeks ago and gave Roy a pack with a change of clothes, planning on a DNF.  At the bottom of Motorway I told Roy I was done, talked to a few people, then looked around and couldn't see Roy anywhere. So, decided to at least make a run for finishing CC, but still had no intention on finishing VQ. At the bottom of Holy Jim a DNF wasn't on my mind. It was tough, but so stoked to have finished. Thanks to Joseph, for the tube and helping me pump my flat tire on Trabuco. Thanks Tom and Eric, for waiting for me to finish. BIG thanks to Roy, for leaving me at the bottom of Motorway, otherwise I would have had a DNF. :-)  Other Comments
California04/05/2012
Thu
Blackstar to blacktop above Hidden Ranch
9.8 mi        1,252 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Plan was to ride to Beeks but wasn't feeling it again today. Felt better to ride the Niota with a softer fork though. No transfers, no refunds, no excuses...see everyone Saturday.
California04/03/2012
Tue
blackstar-top of skinsuit-blackstar
18.3 mi        2,795 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Failed attempt at Blackstar - Motorway today. Wanted to see how the shoulder would feel on Motorway with a 100mm terralogic fork. Shoulder seemed to feel every bump today and was barking at me to turn around well before I did and gingerly worked my way back. Felt OK last ride.??? Going to have to switch out the fork on the Niota before Saturday and hope for the best. Saw MTBFiend heading up as I was going back down Blackstar.
California03/31/2012
Sat
↑W.Horsethief -↓E.Horsethief -↑El Cariso -↓Yeager
36.2 mi        6,850 ft    
+123 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with the Sat Crew. Brian and I did this while everyone else did Trabuco - Yeager. I was tentative on the techy stuff today not wanting to fall on my shoulder (surgery on clavicle last Friday). Ended up taking a spill on Yeager anyways without any harm. Beautiful above the clouds today. Good to see Tom when we finished. Definitely doing VQ, shoulder should be fine.  Other Comments
California03/29/2012
Thu
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Feeling better, and tired of riding the couch, so this sounded good. Clavicle felt fine, even descending, but wife didn't like the idea...
California03/22/2012
Thu
Limestone- standard IRC Night ride loop
10.5 mi        1,430 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Good times. Another beautiful night in the hills. On the first singletrack we had a deer running parallel to us for a long time.
California03/21/2012
Wed
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Close enough. Glass Creek is gone and I hit Berm Shot instead of Dragons Back. Needed this one for an attitude adjustment. Rode the Niota...shifter pods are shot.
California03/16/2012
Fri
Harding - Upper Holy Jim
33.1 mi        5,834 ft    
+123 pts     GPX file
 Beautiful above the clouds today with Eric and Josh. Harding is always a grind, especially when the legs are still beat! Good times with Eric at RCC after the ride. Thanks E!
California03/14/2012
Wed
CV,ON,Rockit,TOW,MS,WC,out
12.6 mi        1,729 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Easy solo ride. Beautiful day to get out. Was planning on a run in Aliso after the ride but I'm a slacker and got something to eat instead.
California03/13/2012
Tue
Whiting & Berm Shot near Bonzai
9.9 mi        1,280 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Tom. First ride after the time change and we were not sure how much daylight we would have. Finished around 7 with daylight to spare. Good times.
California03/10/2012
Sat
Ultra Quest 2012-2013
40 mi        11,177 ft    
+167 pts     GPX file
 Challenging day in the hills. It really felt like it was going to get hot when we were heading up Bell but luckily it wasn't as hot as yesterday. I had a simple goal of keeping the stop time down under an hour (not easy on a route like this). Managed a better than expected finishing time thanks to the long weekend rides with the Sat' Crew. Big thanks to everyone who supported us, especially Eric and Jay who were cooking up the burritos at the finish this year.  Other Comments
California03/08/2012
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Another beautiful night. Nice moonrise as we approached the flag. Rode with Tom, Matt and Greg.
California03/06/2012
Tue
Neighborhood dirt to the Luge & back
20.4 mi        2,609 ft    
+58 pts     GPX file
 Another good ride with Tom. Not nearly as chilly as I was expecting but certainly cold at times. We were surprised there we didn't see anyone on the the Luge loop tonight.
California03/03/2012
Sat
Bell Ridge/Yeager Mesa/Trabuco/Bell Ridge
21.7 mi        6,670 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian, Tom, Matt, Josh, Jeff, and Mike M. Met up with Carl at Yeager. Started off windy to the flag on Bell, after that it was nice. Tom toughed it out being sick. Nice seeing Roy at RCC when we finished.
California03/01/2012
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Tom. Legs felt tired but not sore after yesterday. Good to see Vicki and the Thurs SSer's.Tom sounded awful after being sick...so I tried to keep my distance :^)
California02/29/2012
Wed
Neighborhood dirt with the Luge
20.2 mi        2,431 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 After work ride, followed by a 3 mile run.
California02/25/2012
Sat
The Four Peaks
37.5 mi        9,786 ft    
+151 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Carl B, Brian E, Hippydude, Frank, and Josh. Josh turned back after the climb up Bell. Frank opted for a different route instead of going for Pinos Peak. Hippydude's back was acting up so he dropped Holy Jim. C.B., B.E., and I suffered through the rest. Good to see Eric and Jay at Rose's after the ride. Modjeska Peak proper is worth the effort to get to it. **Garmin died before we dropped down at the Luge so route is incomplete**  Other Comments4109
California02/23/2012
Thu
Neighborhood dirt with the Luge
20.2 mi        2,431 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Finally getting a good flow on Berm Shot.
California02/22/2012
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Quick after work loop.
California02/20/2012
Mon
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Brian. Not too into it today but it was good to get in the dirt. Saw flat calculator and pistachio at cocktail. Always good seeing you guys!
California02/18/2012
Sat
Neighborhood dirt with the Luge
20.2 mi        2,431 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Worked this one in this afternoon. Missed doing the epic with the gang.
California02/16/2012
Thu
Neighborhood dirt with the Luge
20.2 mi        2,431 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Luge was dry and fast. Beautiful day to be out there solo and enjoying the hills.
California02/13/2012
Mon
SO-SC-3B-Z-D-AH-Z-CC-BG-MG-CR-BW-Out
11.9 mi        1,707 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Good times. A little bit of sprinkles when we started but only a few minutes worth. I forgot how much fun there is to be had out here. Thanks for the ride Rich!
California02/11/2012
Sat
Bell/Pinos/San Juan/Bell/BGR
41.7 mi        10,702 ft    
+167 pts     GPX file
 Another long one. I noticed Tom wasn't behind us a little ways down Pinos and decided to stop. Jeff and I were a little concerned after about 15-20 minutes still not seeing him. I was about to head back up when we heard him coming down (we were in the clouds and couldn't see him). About 10 minutes later he completely destroyed his derailleur and hanger. We left Tom at the bottom of SJ and at this point Jeff and I were pretty far behind CB, Brian E., and Hippydude. We caught up to Bob (2 flats for him too) and it was looking like we were all heading down Trabuco. I was stoked when we arrived at Trabuco and I got a text that CB, BE, and the Dude were at Pinos Peak! Jeff dropped Trabuco and Bob and I headed up to drop Bell with the boyz. What an Epic day!
California02/09/2012
Thu
Neighborhood dirt with the Luge
20.2 mi        2,431 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Added a couple runs through Bonzai (note: last weeks ride I forgot to post)  Other Comments
California02/07/2012
Tue
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft        7.8 mph
+14 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
18:24
21:09
Lap 4 of 4 - Clean. 177
California02/07/2012
Tue
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft        7.2 mph
+14 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
19:52
24:34
Lap 3 of 4 - dab 189
California02/07/2012
Tue
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft        7.8 mph
+14 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
18:24
21:09
Lap 2 of 4 - dab 177
California02/07/2012
Tue
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 a little bit of rain heading out Ortega but it cleared up and stayed dry for Brian and I. Lap 1 of 4 - clean.
California02/06/2012
Mon
Whiting Edision Viejo Bonzai
11 mi        1,267 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Close enough to our ride today. Good times with Big T.
California02/04/2012
Sat
^Bell↓Yegr^WHrsthf↓EHrsthf^ElCariso^MD↓Bel
39.1 mi        9,562 ft    
+152 pts     GPX file
 Good times with the Saturday morning Loony's. After last weeks jaunt up Pinos, going up Bell wasn't too bad, or W Horsethief which was soon after. Fun times with Tom, Matt, Josh, Frank, Hippydude, Brian E., and CB. I got swallowed by a 3 foot deep rut on East Horsethief. Everyone but Tom got to enjoy the show.  Other Comments
California02/02/2012
Thu
Neighborhood dirt with the Luge
20.2 mi        2,431 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Slight variation tonight. Rode over and met up with the Troupe crew, then off to the Luge. Big group tonight. Matt, Travis, Jeff, and I broke off the group and went over to Bonzai on our way back, while everyone else continued back.  Other Comments
California02/01/2012
Wed
ON,Rockit,TOW,Tel(BD),Willow,ML,FL,MC,SS,Lynx,out
17.4 mi        3,418 ft    
+60 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Brian. Great to see Mark, and later Tom, when we were on LCR.  Other Comments
California01/28/2012
Sat
Los Pinos - Bell Ridge Super Loop (shirts ride)
35 mi        7,903 ft    
+130 pts     GPX file
 Tough day with Tom, Brian E., Hippydude, Josh, Frank, and Matt. We almost lost Tom when we dropped down Coldsprings. The hike up Pinos was brutal. Luckily it wasn't as warm, or as windy, as we expected.
California01/26/2012
Thu
Neighborhood dirt with the Luge
20.2 mi        2,431 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Another perfect night for a ride. Fun times with Greg and Matt. Rear hub decided to give up the ghost tonight.
California01/25/2012
Wed
↓5-O's- Coyote- DC- ↑Meadows- ↓MS - ↑Meadows -↓CW
14.9 mi        2,493 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 after work ride. Beautiful day. Legs were tired to start after a short run yesterday.
California01/22/2012
Sun
San Juan/Bell/Yeager/Trabuco/Pinos
28.3 mi        7,224 ft    
+112 pts     GPX file
 Great day for this one. Old San Juan was a mess after yesterday run up there in the rain but I'm sure it will be fine in a couple days. Biggest group so far for a tough loop. Finished with Hippydude, Matt, Paul, Josh (the sticker stalker), Brian E and Brett. Mark, Ben, Greg and Jake started with us too. Everyone rode strong.  Other Comments
California01/19/2012
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Great ride tonight. Thought it was going to be colder than it was. started with Tom, Jason and Jake. Lots of people out as usual for a Thursday night. When I got home I realized I forgot one of my shoes in the parking lot and luckily it was still there when I returned. New head light worked awesome, thanks for the info Greg.
California01/19/2012
Thu
5o's-Cholla-SS-Willow-.5MC's-SS-Lynx
11.8 mi        2,758 ft    
+44 pts     GPX file
 Morning ride with Josh. A bit cold to start with lots of frost at the bottom of 5 Oaks.
California01/17/2012
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Josh. I headed over to Bonsai and did a couple loops over there when we finished.
California01/14/2012
Sat
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline - Smashface
30 mi        6,506 ft    
+109 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with everyone this morning. Skinsuit and Smashface were really loose. Original plan was to drop Skinsuit a second time but it was great riding weather for a tougher route.
California01/12/2012
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Greg and Scott. Nice to see V, Larry and the SS crew again. Rushak sighting as well. Nice weather again for a night ride, a few strong gusts of wind but a beautiful night.
California01/11/2012
Wed
CV,ON,Rockit,TOW,Car Wreck,Coyote-out
9.5 mi        1,414 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Decided to sneak this in after work since I was in the area. I also rode the top of TM, then across the condos to the top of Telonics and back up.
California01/10/2012
Tue
Frakk:Wahoo's/Whiting/Bonzai via Glenn Ranch
10.8 mi        1,149 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Quick after work loop. I must have been hallucinating this afternoon. Saw a water truck spraying down Raptor and then someone using a blower clearing the dust on the fireroad connector on the Whiting side of Glenn Ranch. Maybe we need a little rain...
California01/09/2012
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo after work ride.  Other Comments
California01/07/2012
Sat
Saturday funnner than crap loop
26.4 mi        4,401 ft    
+84 pts     GPX file
 Fun challenging route today with Tom, Mark, Matt, Greg, Ben, Dave & John. Coming up Canyon Acres heading back into Aliso was tough. Hope whoever it was that stacked towards the top of Canyon Acres is OK. His buddies thought his leg was broken. Great weather all morning.
California01/05/2012
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Greg. The weather was perfect for a night ride. Hard to imagine it's January. We climbed to the second lookout and my light battery died. Greg had a crazy bright little flashlight that we strapped to my helmet that saved the ride. Good to see Kieth, Vicki and the SS Thurs Crew at the flag. Nice surprise seeing Scott heading out when we finished as well.
California01/02/2012
Mon
Chantry Flats: Winter Creek Loop
5.1 mi        1,039 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 After doing Chantry Flats: Mt. Zion - Sturtevant loop we added this route. Matt, Tom and I added in the trail down to Hermit Falls as well. Fun trail, it's rideable down and up, but the exposure left little to no room for error. Non of the trails we rode earlier even came close to the exposure heading to the falls!
California01/02/2012
Mon
Chantry Flats: Mt Zion - Sturtevant
14.1 mi        3,340 ft    
+67 pts     GPX file
 Starting the year off right with Tom and Matt. This route no longer requires the extra road climb and starts from the Chantry Flats parking lot. Lots of hikers today. My News Years resolution of not screwing with my friends when we ride was broken early this year, I'll have to wait till next year and try again :^)  Other Comments
California12/31/2011
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 New Years Eve ride with Tom, Brian, Josh, Mark, Ben, Ryan, Frank, Matt & Travis. Put my hand in some poison oak getting around a downed tree on Trabuco. Then wiped sweat off my face with the same hand later. Fingers crossed I don't get any PO.  Other Comments
California12/29/2011
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Nice afternoon spin with Greg. Good to ride with you again. Saw Josh when I was getting ready. We rode up to the 2nd lookout above the Luge before heading back down.
California12/28/2011
Wed
Indian Creek to Noble Canyon
17.1 mi        3,027 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian and Tom. Our original plan was to do route 9972 but we had to hike through a significant amount of snow on Indian Creek and decided to cut it short. Lots of laughs as always, thanks guys.
California12/24/2011
Sat
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Just Brian and I today. Saw Mike out doing some trail work, as well as a couple groups that were shuttling. Most of the spines have had some work done on them and look good, with the exception of the biggest one. This route is always a challenge.
California12/23/2011
Fri
Aliso-CV-5Oaks-RockIt-Car Wreck-DC-Meadows-MS-Out
15 mi        2,754 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Tom. This is a great loop. We spent some time checking out a bobcat at the bottom of Meadows. He was hunting something and didn't want to pay any attention to us. After missing his chance at lunch he just casually went the other way.  Other Comments
California12/21/2011
Wed
Harding - Joplin Trail
23.4 mi        4,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Nice to get this one in midweek. Great day to enjoy this route with Tom. We saw a police helicopter hovering close to the trail about a mile from four corners. There is still some snow on the north facing slopes above four corners. The late afternoon sun was in our eyes on the way down from old camp.
California12/19/2011
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom, Monica and Scott.
California12/17/2011
Sat
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with the crew. We had a little bit of snow/sleet at Pinos Peak but we were out of it quick once we started descending. Had a trip over the bars that resulted in my rear brake caliper hitting a rock and bent the tab on the frame, resulting in some major brake drag. I should be able to bend it back. Brian noticed the sticker on his van before we left, then I got busted trying to stick it on the rangers truck. Just another day acting like kids with bikes.  Other Comments
California12/13/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Afternoon ride from home on the Niota. A couple puddles here and there on STT but the Luge was in great shape. Muddy spot on the pavement just before Live Oak was the worst spot.
California12/10/2011
Sat
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Just Matt, Mark and I this morning. Woke up early and caught a little bit of the lunar eclipse. Saw a lot of tracks heading down Joplin, which seemed to have some extra chunk. Had to hurry and get some work done when I finished. I'm beat!
California12/06/2011
Tue
Whiting Ranch - Edison - Glass Creek
11.3 mi        1,223 ft        9 mph
+30 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:15:05
1:22:10
Fun ride with Tom. Nice to see Jerry before we started, then Jake as we were heading back on the street. This is a nice loop if you want to head into Glass Creek from Whiting and check it out. Thanks for the call Tom. 734
California12/03/2011
Sat
Push-a-Kona #8
27.4 mi        6,624 ft    
+105 pts     GPX file
 What a great route. Windy and cool pretty much all day. Good to ride with some people I haven't ridden with in a long time and great to meet others. Thanks Darin!  Other Comments
California11/29/2011
Tue
Edison>Whiting>Bonzai
10.6 mi        1,264 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Close enough to what we did today except we hit Dragons Back. The traction approaching the last two drops on DB is nice again.
California11/28/2011
Mon
San Juan Hills, Alternative
9.9 mi        2,149 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Quick ride with Brian and Mark M.
California11/26/2011
Sat
Trabuco/Holy Jim/Main Divide/Bell Ridge/Yeager Mesa/Trabuco
29.3 mi        5,208 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Another great ride with Brian, Matt, Ben and Josh. The original plan was to head down Bell but we decided on hitting Yeager instead. Lunch at RCC with everyone but Josh when we finished.
California11/24/2011
Thu
Barcelona Hills, Glass Creek, Bonzai, O'Neill
16.8 mi        2,021 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Morning spin to burn some calories so I can go back for seconds this afternoon :) Happy Thanksgiving!
California11/23/2011
Wed
ON,Cholla,TOW,TM,Canyon Acres,Car Wreck,Coyote,out...
11.9 mi        2,324 ft    
+40 pts     GPX file
 Another fun ride with Brian.
California11/22/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2 of 2. Ryan joined me for this one. Easier pace than the first lap.
California11/22/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 of 2. Rode with Josh, Travis and Ryan. Good to ride with you guys, it's been too long.
California11/19/2011
Sat
West Horsethief - Yeager Mesa
22.3 mi        4,177 ft    
+75 pts     GPX file
 Excellent day for this route with Mark, Tom, John, Jake, Paul, and Frank. There was a running race heading down Trabuco so we went up W. Horsethief. The traction up was excellent and I think we all rode much more than we usually do. The trip down Yeager was awesome. Yeager is my favorite trail locally and the new reroute after the Mesa is a big thumbs up, makes lower section more enjoyable.  Other Comments
California11/17/2011
Thu
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Skipped Bonzai and add some extra loops in glass creek exploring. Brought lights for a late finish.
California11/15/2011
Tue
CV,ON,Rockit,TOW,MTB,MS,Meadows,TOW,CW,Coyote,out...
16.1 mi        3,024 ft    
+54 pts     GPX file
 After work ride with Brian. Trails are in great shape.
California11/14/2011
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo spin. Got into the clouds at the last climb before dropping down to the flag. Only one other rider out and a tarantula.
California11/13/2011
Sun
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Wow! I felt like I was riding a 100lb bike. No legs at all the whole way. Didn't want to bail on Hippydude so had to push through. Talked to mushroom Dave at Cocktail, then ran into Wayne (bikesurfski) on his way to Blue Jay. Good to see Jake as well at the top of Trabuco. Brian rode strong again the whole way. Pinos was worth the pain. Brian and I came close to a total clean all the way down, maybe next time. Great ride! Thanks Dude!
California11/11/2011
Fri
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Brian and Eric. Weather was better than we expected. Quick bite to eat at Rose's when we finished.  Other Comments
California11/05/2011
Sat
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Always a good time with Tom and Brian. I'm looking forward to more cool riding days with great dirt like today. First time out here in a while. We were a little tentative getting into the chunk at the start but loosened up. I was feeling good by the time we hit Viejo Tie and hit VW rock again and a couple spots I usually pass on heading down Chiquito.  Other Comments
California11/04/2011
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode from home. First, over to Tim's house, then over to the Luge. Nice looking up and watching a stream of lights heading down the Luge. Tom's getting his riding legs back. You know, the ones that are scarred and bloody :)
California11/01/2011
Tue
CV,ON,Rockit,TOW,MS,WC,out
12.6 mi        1,729 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Quick after work spin with Hippydude
California10/29/2011
Sat
San Jacinto Enduro - Loop 1
49 mi        6,248 ft    
+141 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom. Met a few other Geo riders. Phishin Paul rode with us for quite a ways. Also, met Gerry Lattimer, Goat Pat, Mike (cow on STR) and a few others. Good to meet you guys! I flatted on the first long descent to the ranger station and Tom had a nasty chain suck that took a long time to fix towards the end of the ride. Considering my training has been mostly just months of carbo loading, and some added pounds, things went well.  Other Comments
California10/25/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Tom and I hooked up with Don and his crew for this one. A little wet driving out but not bad at all on the trail. I had to milk a low battery on my light - had just enough juice to make it down the Luge. Tom and I talked to a cop after the ride who let us play around with his night vision goggles, those things are awesome!
California10/22/2011
Sat
Blackstar-Skinsuit-Eagle-Silverado
31.9 mi        5,667 ft    
+105 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Mark, Matt, Ben, Eric, Tom and Rich. Mark went up Skyline and the rest of us continued over to Eagle.
California10/18/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode from home and hit dirt and pavement along the way making the loop a little under 20 miles. Rode the Niota for the first time since VQ.
California10/16/2011
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 good ride with Jay.
California10/10/2011
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Always nice riding with Tom. Beautiful night for a ride. Weather was perfect, clear views, moon was almost full, no need for any extra layers.
California10/09/2011
Sun
Santa Ana River Trail (SART) Shuttle
24.5 mi        2,125 ft    
+83 pts     GPX file
 Perfect weather for this one. Great company too - Jr. Munoz, Daniel, Sjon, Mark, Mark Jr., Ben, Vickie, Frank, Tom, Brian, Matt, Ben, Travis & Eric.
California10/09/2011
Sun
jenks lake-shuttle add on
5.9 mi        566 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 This is a great add-on to the SART shuttle route. The descent in the trees with the creek on the side is as fun as any section on SART. Always fun to ride with the I.E. Crew - Jr. Munoz, Daniel, Sjon, Mark, Mark Jr., Ben, Frank, and the O.C. Crew - Vicki, Tom, Brian, Matt, Ben, Eric and Travis.
California10/03/2011
Mon
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Hippydude. The plan was to do more but I wasn't up for it.
California10/01/2011
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Well, last time we did this loop it didn't get as warm as expected. Not today. We expected Bell to be dry, loose and overgrown but not so hot.
California09/29/2011
Thu
ridge park looper
7.8 mi        1,222 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Quick one with Tom and Jay to beat the sun. Good ride guys!
California09/27/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Legs were a bit sore after yesterdays run in the hills.  Other Comments
California09/26/2011
Mon
Whiting-Banzai
10.6 mi        1,061 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Rode from home and hit some of the dirt in the neighborhoods along the way
California09/22/2011
Thu
Ridge park- willow
8.2 mi        1,236 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 With Tom...
California09/20/2011
Tue
San Juan Hills 9/20/11
11.9 mi        2,001 ft    
+38 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with the Dude. I had a 6 mile warm-up before we started since I was early. Brian rode strong, I couldn't keep up on the climbs.
California09/17/2011
Sat
Harding - Joplin Trail
23.4 mi        4,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 good ride with the crew. Always nice to get above the clouds. We started at Cooks so we could finish with the Luge...
California09/15/2011
Thu
San Juan Hills- 9/15/11
9.8 mi        1,739 ft    
+31 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Brian. "Haven't been out here since last time we were out here" - Brian. Which had been a long time. Bummer a couple of the steeps were covered in weeds or possibly washed away.
California09/10/2011
Sat
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline
27 mi        4,735 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 Great morning for this route. Saw our favorite IE boyz out there today. We were in the middle of the thunder, lightning and rain going up Skyline, cool cloud formations once we got to the top. I'm looking forward to cooler weather and longer rides again.
California09/08/2011
Thu
El Moro-RP-MC-LC-Willow-OE-EC-ML-FL-Out
11 mi        1,086 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Another fun ride with Tom...Great to see Roy...Good to see some of the SS crew getting ready to head out too. Had some afterwords afterwards ;)
California09/05/2011
Mon
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Pretty big group this morning. Fun ride with some great people! Always good to see the I.E. boys. They must get up earlier than the rest of us and can't see what color socks they are grabbing :) (mismatched)...Great to see you Roy!  Other Comments
California09/04/2011
Sun
El Moro-RP-MC-LC-Willow-OE-EC-ML-FL-Out
11 mi        1,086 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Last weeks ride with Tom and Jay...
California09/03/2011
Sat
RP start,Tick,MC,Willow,T&A,Pine C,ML,FL
20.4 mi        3,135 ft    
+62 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with the Saturday Crew. Great route.
California08/27/2011
Sat
Dan Juan,WS, Forts,BS,Qual,OTB,Qual,HS,No tools,HW,NT
21.5 mi        2,605 ft    
+60 pts     GPX file
 Fun times in the weed patch. Had to weed wack our way through DJ. Nice lunch with Tom, Matt and Andrew after the ride.
California08/25/2011
Thu
El Moro-RP-MC-TnA-Willow-ML-FL-Out
11.1 mi        1,575 ft    
+33 pts     GPX file
 Fun quick ride before the sunset with Tom. Ran into Tim and Jake. Jake joined us down T & A and back.
California08/20/2011
Sat
Blah...
28 mi        3,123 ft        9 mph
+76 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:05:43
3:55:19
Failed attempt. AC joint still too uncomfortable on the climbs. Had to turn around way too soon going up HJ with the crew.  Other Comments1871
California08/13/2011
Sat
Aliso - Disneyland - Telonics Tour
16.4 mi        2,310 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Tom, Greg, Brian, Matt and John. Grade 1 shoulder separation on Monday so I was stoked to be on the bike already. Shoulder is healing quick but I had to skip dropping down Telonics and Car Wreck (rode down C.A. and Mathis instead). Good to see Jason on Mathis and Darin, Pat and crew at the bottom.
California08/06/2011
Sat
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with the Crew on Saturday. The route was out New San Juan, down Viejo Tie and back on New San Juan. Broke my seat post on Chiquito.
California07/30/2011
Sat
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Close enough in mileage and elevation to what we actually did. Great weather this morning for a tough ride with the crew - Mark, Matt, Andrew, Brian, flat tire Tom, John, Ben and Greg (the Tick Magnet)
California07/28/2011
Thu
The Thursday Big Social Ride at El Moro
10.6 mi        2,171 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride. Met Tom for a spin and ran into the SS Thursday crew. We joined them even though we had too many gears. Ran into Ivan at the top of Old Emerald and Tom and I decided to finish the ride with him.  Other Comments
California07/25/2011
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Quick spin just before sunset.
California07/23/2011
Sat
s.a.r.t. from jenks lake[shuttle]
39.8 mi        3,374 ft    
+100 pts     GPX file
 Great day with the OC and I.E. boyz. Haven't had this much fun, or spent this much time, on the bike in a while. Thanks for the tour guys!
California07/21/2011
Thu
CV - Cholla-Backdoor-Canyon Acres-Car Wreck-DC
11.7 mi        1,949 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Tom. We got to the top of Canyon Acres and started wondering what condition the climb was in. That led to us deciding to drop Backdoor and check the climb up Canyon Acres...it's in great shape.
California07/18/2011
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Squeezed this one in before dark.
California07/16/2011
Sat
Bommer - Shady Canyon open access day
19 mi        2,646 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Tom, Ben, Mark, Greg, John, Jake, Andrew & Dave. Dave and I cut out a little early and missed dropping Rabbit Run.  Other Comments
California07/12/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Easy after work spin. Weather was nice today.
California07/09/2011
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with matt, jason, mark, tom, ben, dave, scott. A bit on the warm side.
California07/04/2011
Mon
Oaks Fun Day
15.4 mi        2,728 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 First time in the Oaks in years. Fun times with Mark, Matt, Andrew, Doug, Greg, John and Mike.
California07/02/2011
Sat
Quail Trail to Bommer and Back
14 mi        2,064 ft    
+42 pts     GPX file
 
California06/29/2011
Wed
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Greg. Dragon's Back is getting soft and sketchy as you come into the drop. Nice weather before sunset.
California06/27/2011
Mon
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Decided to skip Dragons Back and did a few extra loops in Glass Creek, also added in some extra neighborhood dirt since I still had some light when I finished.
California06/25/2011
Sat
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Same route as last week but this time only Brian, Matt, Greg and I. Fun times.
California06/22/2011
Wed
ON,Coyote,DC,Mathis,CW,DC,Coyote
9.7 mi        1,482 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Quick after work ride with Brian. A little warm in spots.
California06/21/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 so(s)lo(w)...a bit on the warm side this afternoon.
California06/18/2011
Sat
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Close enough, same mileage but we must have had more elevation. Fun times exploring a couple gems with a big group (started with 13).
California06/12/2011
Sun
Serrano Creek & Park Single Track + Whiting Ranch Live Oak
12 mi        536 ft    
+25 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom K. Started at Wahoo's.
California06/11/2011
Sat
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Started with 11, finished with 3 and a bazillion fly bites. Unfortunately Matt broke his derailleur hanger and had to turn back while Greg, Ryan and I hit Pinos. Ran into "the men in tights" from the I.E. at the top of Trabuco.
California06/09/2011
Thu
Neighborhood dirt with O'Neill added in
17.1 mi        2,080 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Another fun after work ride with Greg. This week it was my turn to end up in the bushes.
California06/08/2011
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Quick after work loop. Felt good.
California06/05/2011
Sun
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Great day for riding this loop. Expected the day to get warmer than it did and have more bugs but the weather was excellent. Started with Mark, Brian, Tom and Dave. Dave turned around at the top of Trabuco. Bell is really getting overgrown and there is brush and weeds starting to hide the trail in spots. Tom keeps testing to see if his clavicle is fully healed, not by choice.  Other Comments
California06/02/2011
Thu
Barcelona Hills, Glass Creek, Bonzai, O'Neill
16.8 mi        2,021 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Greg. He ended up in some cactus on Vista, I didn't get it on film so it didn't happen ;) Fun times Greg, Thanks.
California05/30/2011
Mon
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with a big group. Good to see Jr, Daniel and Wayne. Plus the usual suspects Mark, Ben, Brian, Matt, Tom and Greg. We added Viejo Tie today, same as always on this loop, and rode New SJ out and back. Decided to ride Volkswagen Rock today. Great day.  Other Comments
California05/28/2011
Sat
ON,Rockit,Tow,Tel(BD),Willow,BVD,Emerald,ST,AS,SS,Lynx
17.6 mi        3,508 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Fun times.
California05/24/2011
Tue
Ding-a-ling
7.3 mi        1,394 ft        5.4 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
1:21:01
1:21:01
 After work ride with Greg. The reroute is still really soft, it will be interesting to see how it holds up next year (gonna stay soft for a while). Fun quick loop. 630
California05/21/2011
Sat
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with the Saturday Crew. Big group to start, Mark-O, Andrew, Mark W, Ben, Matt, Brian, Ryan, Robe and Scott. Lots of bugs at the peak! (thankfully some of us had bug nets) Fun times.
California05/14/2011
Sat
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Greg, Brian, Matt, Mark and Ben. We rode up to Blue Jay. Nice and cool most of the day, got a little warm climbing up from the falls on the way back.
California05/11/2011
Wed
Barcelona Hills, Glass Creek, Bonzai, O'Neill
16.8 mi        2,021 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Greg. Always nice to see Donald Jackson, who was waiting to start his ride.  Other Comments
California05/10/2011
Tue
CV,ON,Rockit,TOW,Car Wreck,Coyote-out
9.5 mi        1,414 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Had to head over to Dripping Cave and around since the connector at the bottom of Mathis is closed.  Other Comments
California05/09/2011
Mon
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Nice and cool out this afternoon. I'm still enjoying the "Dragon's Back". The weeds have really gotten tall in a couple spots on the connecting trails in the last week +.
California05/07/2011
Sat
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Nice to knock this one out again before it starts getting too warm. Started the day with Brian, Mark, Greg, Matt, Travis and Tyson. Mark, Travis and Tyson turned around at Blue Jay and the rest of us headed for Pinos. Almost a total clean top to bottom.  Other Comments
California04/30/2011
Sat
50 Mile Ride 2011
47.7 mi        5,449 ft    
+131 pts     GPX file
 Fun times. Rode with Hermit all day. Travis, Matt, Jeff and I rode over to Bonzai on our way over from Whiting, hit Vista once in O'Neil for a little extra fun too. Great to see everyone today. This is a great event. So well planned, so many volunteers, great festive atmosphere all day, and all for a good cause too. Thank you DG and the Rwanda Crew!
California04/28/2011
Thu
Barcelona Hills, Glass Creek, Bonzai, O'Neill
16.8 mi        2,021 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Greg, Randy and Josh. Slight variation this week. Fun times.
California04/26/2011
Tue
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Tuesday after work ride with Randy.
California04/25/2011
Mon
CV-5 Oaks, Mathis, BD, Willow, MC, SS, Lynx
17.3 mi        3,351 ft        6.1 mph
+59 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:49:34
3:54:31
Good ride with Brian. 1823
California04/23/2011
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Great day to do this route. Good to see Scott, John, Dave and Ben (too bad you are injured Ben you will like Bell). Rode Bell with Mark, Brian, Matt and Greg. We ran into Ned and Keith heading the wrong direction on Bell...up. Good to see everyone at Rose's when we finished (E, Ned, Larry, Chip, Gene, Keith). Nice reroute At the bottom.
California04/21/2011
Thu
Barcelona Hills, Glass Creek, Bonzai, O'Neill
16.8 mi        2,021 ft        9.3 mph
+47 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:48:31
2:09:12
Another fun loop from the neighborhood with Greg. This time connecting into O'Neill and hitting Vista. 1172
California04/19/2011
Tue
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Great after work ride with Greg.
California04/17/2011
Sun
Neighborhood Dirt
12.9 mi        1,586 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Greg. A few fun pieces of dirt here and there.
California04/16/2011
Sat
ON,Mathis,Coyote,TOW,MTB,We dont know,Meadows,CW,Coyote
19 mi        3,171 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Mark, Brian, Matt and Ben. A little exploring today.
California04/14/2011
Thu
ON,Coyote,Mathis,TOW,MTB,Carwreck,Coyote
12.8 mi        2,247 ft    
+41 pts     GPX file
 After work ride with Hippydude. Great day to get out in the dirt.
California04/02/2011
Sat
Vision Quest - 2018 COURSE
55.2 mi        11,200 ft    
+223 pts     GPX file
 Felt great to the first aid station. Left a bottle there and had to head back and get it. Then the wheels came off the bus heading up Maple, and the wheels slipped out from under me on one of the water crossing which had me soaked head to toe. Slow granny gear spin and plenty of nutrition on my way to the peak kept the cramps away and gave me extra energy for the trip up Horsethief. My thumb made the descents real uncomfortable and forced me to ride one handed on parts of Trabuco Creek Rd. Still a great day and the weather was absolutely perfect all day! TEAM HERMIT...thanks Matt!!  Other Comments
California03/30/2011
Wed
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Good ride today. My original plan was just to ride up to the area where the new work had been done and check out the trail up to that point. Ran into Twitch and redbaron and rode most of the way with them (stopped to talk to Jay, then check an email, and Jim and Mark got out ahead). We rode from the pipe washout to Beeks together. Great riding with you guys!  Other Comments
California03/28/2011
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Went down the Luge with Mad Man Morgan who was at the flag. Saw Monica at the cars. Still a bit soft in spots but overall the trail is OK.
California03/26/2011
Sat
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        4,254 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Lap 2 of 2, a little warmer on this loop. Felt better on this loop than I did on the first so I pushed harder and finished 10 minutes faster. Snapped my chain on my way over to Motorway. Saw Keith's group heading down Motorway, good to see you. Ran into Eric and met Chris when I finished. Saw Travis and Jeff riding up Silverado Cyn...
California03/26/2011
Sat
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        4,254 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 of 2. Rode with Mark, Matt, Ben and Josh. Cold at 4 Corners where we met Fast Turtle and SAmtn as we all tried to stay out of the cold wind. Nice to finally meet you guys!
California03/23/2011
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride on the Niota. Trail is in good shape, a couple wet spots in usual places but they were smaller than I was expecting. Rode from home which added an extra 10 miles.
California03/22/2011
Tue
Trabuco Ck Rd.-W. Horsethief-MD-Bell Ridge
22.9 mi        4,904 ft    
+83 pts     GPX file
 Great day with Brian, Tom and Eric. Trabuco was sloppy after the rain and Main Divide was soft in a few sections. Horse Thief and Bell were in great shape.
California03/19/2011
Sat
Blackstar-Skinsuit-Eagle-Silverado
31.9 mi        5,667 ft    
+105 pts     GPX file
 Threat of rain ruined a good Sat.MTB.Crew reunion. I thought we were going to have most of the originals and regulars. However, even the rain didn't show up. Rode with Mark, Scott, Jason and Ben. My thumb is being a pain on the descents, just not getting any better. Saw Steve and Ted getting ready to head out after we finished.  Other Comments
California03/17/2011
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 After work spin. Saw Doug heading back down STT.
California03/15/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Started solo. Steve and Ted caught up to me at the gate and we rode together to the flag. They continued up to OC. Good to see you guys!  Other Comments
California03/14/2011
Mon
KWH-Oneill Triple Climb from Selmas
9.2 mi        1,181 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with the Mon/Tues Night Ride crew. Wish I could make more of these, great group to ride with. I had to take off after the ride.
California03/12/2011
Sat
Ultra Quest '2011'
42.9 mi        9,874 ft        5.2 mph
+161 pts     GPX file
8:12:00
9:12:00
 Gotta love a good challenge. Got separated from the crew early and just did my own thing. Bummer Travis got hurt, good to hear he's OK, otherwise everyone from the crew finished. Nice to see a lot of guys that I don't get a chance to see but a few times a year. My thumb was bothersome but not too bad. Great day!  Other Comments
California03/09/2011
Wed
CV,ON,Rockit,TOW,Car Wreck,Coyote-out
9.5 mi        1,414 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Mark, Brian and Tom. Mark hit 1M in elevation today, nice. Brian was giving math lessons...I think. Quick ride with plenty of shenanigan's.
California03/06/2011
Sun
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Nice to get out and enjoy the hills today. Started with Brian and ran into Dave W., Steve T., Greg G., Ned and a couple others. Ned joined us for the trip down Bell and we caught up to Greg, who was waiting at the flag, for the final stretch down into civilization.
California03/04/2011
Fri
San Juan - Chiquito Trail
31.9 mi        5,590 ft    
+139 pts     GPX file
 Good day in the hills with Eric. Met up with Tom and he joined us for the trip up Chiquito on his new steed. My jammed thumb still hurt going down SJ but I didn't really notice it much on Chiquito, go figure. Good times with Jay and Eric at Santora's when we finished.
California03/01/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo after work ride. Had to take it easy on the Luge, jammed thumb didn't like all the bouncing.
California02/25/2011
Fri
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 6 of 6 with Hippydude and OTB_Again
California02/25/2011
Fri
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 5 of 6 with Hippydude and OTB_Again
California02/25/2011
Fri
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 4 of 6 with Hippydude.
California02/25/2011
Fri
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 3 of 6 with Hippydude.
California02/25/2011
Fri
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2 of 6 with Hippydude. We were concerned about the rain today so more loops here seemed like the best call.
California02/25/2011
Fri
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 of 6 today with Hippydude with OTB_Again joining us for the final 2. This loop is like a mean dog, if you are intimidated or hesitant you're probably gonna get bit.
California02/24/2011
Thu
CV,Oak nut,Rockit,TOW,MTB,TOW,Car wreck,Coyote, out
13 mi        2,086 ft    
+40 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian. Saw my old friend Doug S. on our way back to the cars.
California02/23/2011
Wed
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 4 of 4 with Tom. Last one is usually the best one, as it was today. Fun times.
California02/23/2011
Wed
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 3 of 4 with Tom. We flew down the techy sections on laps 3 and 4. Felt good.
California02/23/2011
Wed
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2 of 3. Forgot to start Garmin on laps 2 and 3. We stopped to pick out a new line through one rocky section on this loop.
California02/23/2011
Wed
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 of 4 with trobe1. No crashes today (except for me not coming unclipped on a couple stops, damn new cleats) and we seemed to find a good flow from the start.
California02/22/2011
Tue
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        4,254 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Afternoon ride with Eric. My legs were flat after the weekend adventure. Still plenty of snow before four corners and chilly. A couple flats between the two of us had us finishing at sunset. Good times.
California02/20/2011
Sun
Up Cadillac, Up Joplin, Down Harding
28.8 mi        5,306 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Josh and I went for a hike in the snow and brought our bikes so we could get Geo points :oP Fun day, we intended to ride over and finish with Eric but the snow made heading over the peak unrealistic. Snow started once we got onto STT from Cadillac and became too deep to ride from Joplin to part way down Harding. We saw a large group from "The Path" heading up from Four Corners as we worked our way down. Great day, Thanks Josh! Shared stories of the day with Eric and Jay at Rose Cantina after the ride.  Other Comments
California02/17/2011
Thu
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian and Eric. Saw a few people with "hard heads" at Cocktail. Weather got really cold at Pinos Peak. Good to get back on Pinos after having her clean my clock last time down. No scratches, crashes or bloodshed today.
California02/15/2011
Tue
Horsethief-Bell Ridge
22.1 mi        4,846 ft    
+80 pts     GPX file
 Fun times trying to keep up with Eric and Ned. Bell is in great shape. Refueled at Rose's when we finished.
California02/12/2011
Sat
Cadillac (Up) - Luge
11.2 mi        1,849 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Solo loop after doing HJ-Joplin with the Saturday Crew. Perfect loop to get my mind in the right place. Saw a large group of hikers coming down Cadillac as I headed up. Met Redwoods at the end of the ride. 35m w/ 6,750' for the day.
California02/12/2011
Sat
Trabuco Ck Rd.-Holy Jim-MD-Joplin-STT-Lower Joplin
23.8 mi        4,901 ft    
+84 pts     GPX file
 Nice day in the hills with Mark, Brian, Jeff, Matt and Ben. Jeff and I went up UHJ for a little extra hike-a-bike fun. Saw EF and the WS crew getting ready to head out for trail work before we started (thanks!). First time up TCR since the rains in December. Lower Joplin aka Rose Canyon is a mess! Major wash-out with high penalty for failure if you slip crossing it!  Other Comments
California02/09/2011
Wed
Aliso-CV-5Oaks-RockIt-TOW-BD-Willow-TnA-StrStps-Lynx-out
15.9 mi        2,944 ft    
+53 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with trobe1. Spent extra time working on getting the GoPro set-up with different mounts and camera angles. The lighting was great and the conditions were prime too. Probably would have had some great shots if I would have remembered the memory card. Doh!
California02/08/2011
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Dropped my van off to get the fluids changed and decided to ride my bike home (a couple miles) in my work clothes. Tom spotted me at a stop light and pulled over, then we were off to do the Luge. I hit Bonsai and rode to the shop to P/U van when we finished. Good thing I grabbed my pack and gloves for the ride home or I might have missed out. Thanks Tom!
California02/06/2011
Sun
↑SanJuan to Pinos Peak↓Yeager↑Trabuco to Pinos↓Pinos
28.4 mi        7,640 ft    
+116 pts     GPX file
 Started the day with Tom, Eric, Brian and Josh. Eric had to cut out early and we finished with someone who looked like Brian but didn't sound like Brian (just sayin'). Nice ride today if you enjoy scratches, crashes and bloodshed. Tom and I were a little banged up when we finished. Tip of the day: if you want to see Tom try to ride something, just tell him you have seen someone ride it, he will usually try it.  Other Comments
California02/03/2011
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2 of 2. A few others out on this lap.
California02/03/2011
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 of 2. Rode with Mark as he test rode a Rocky Mountain Slayer. I felt kinda crappy most of the ride, but that seems to be the norm these days. Brake issues seem to be all worked out thanks to R&R MV. Saw Zungu flying by on STT.
California01/30/2011
Sun
Chiquito/Yeager/Trabuco/Cariso/Ortega
24.5 mi        5,530 ft    
+91 pts     GPX file
 Started the ride with Brian, Carl, Travis and Jeff. Yeager survived the rains fabulously and is in great shape. Unfortunately, it started to rain as we were fixing one of the many mechanicals of the day on upper Yeager. Wet and cold coming back, so Brian, Carl and I opted to ride the road down from Blue Jay. (Repost of today's ride since the Dude uploaded the file. )  Other Comments
California01/27/2011
Thu
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with trobe1, Bain and Happydude. Nice to be able to sneak a good midweek ride in.  Other Comments
California01/24/2011
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Easy spin after work.
California01/23/2011
Sun
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline
24.4 mi        4,585 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Mark, Matt, Andrew and Ben. Windy in spots this morning. I headed over to do Skinsuit - Skyline a second time and ran into the group from The Path getting ready to drop Skinsuit too. Skinsuit is in great shape, even more fun back to back. Unfortunately, my Garmin was dead from the start today.  Other Comments
California01/23/2011
Sun
Skyline- Skinsuit
9.6 mi        2,609 ft    
+39 pts     GPX file
 Blah, blah, blah...(part 2 - 35mi, 7,000'+ today)
California01/16/2011
Sun
San Juan - Chiquito Trail
31.9 mi        5,590 ft    
+139 pts     GPX file
 Rough day with Tom and Brian. Original plan was to go down Pinos instead of SJ, we all agreed (after the ride) that it would have been tough. Met up with Matt and Josh for the descent of San Juan. Nice to see TrailMonkey (Steve) and his buddy Ted at Cocktail on our way back. Big group of hikers out there today as well. Tom and Brian rode strong, I started hurting early.
California01/12/2011
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Busy day but nice to sneak in a quick ride between this and that. Lot's of cars at Cooks.
California01/10/2011
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 quick spin after work. My first time on the Luge since everything changed. Big thanks to everyone who has helped work to restore the trail.
California01/08/2011
Sat
Blackstar,Skinsuit,Skyline,Silverado
35.3 mi        6,818 ft    
+121 pts     GPX file
 Good ride that started with Mark, Josh, Brian and Eric. We met up with Travis on the way up Skyline. Skinsuit is in good shape, a couple ruts, but overall great. Motorway is in great shape now too (thanks for the work Gene).  Other Comments
California01/06/2011
Thu
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Quick one after work.
California01/01/2011
Sat
Maple Springs - Santiago Peak - Motorway
25.9 mi        4,757 ft    
+86 pts     GPX file
 Nice, but cold, morning with Mark, Matt and Ben. Lots of ice going up Maple Springs. We were the first ones to the peak in 2011! We took Buckthorn on the way back down. Fun times. Happy New Year!
California12/30/2010
Thu
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Afternoon ride with Brian. Looked busier than a weekend afternoon. I was surprised the lower switchbacks were in such good shape. Good to see uphillrider (Craig) and to meet T-Bone (Steve).  Other Comments
California12/27/2010
Mon
Maple Springs-Santiago Peak-UHJ-SP-MS
28.5 mi        5,513 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Nice day to be out enjoying the hills. This is a nice route. Started with Ben, Brian and Tom. Ben turned around at the peak. Good to see Hal, Jr, Mark, Mark Jr and Ben out there today. I had fun hitting the biggest water crossing at full speed on the way down, got soaked though :)  Other Comments
California12/14/2010
Tue
Jump park,Drunken sailor,3 Stooges,2 balls and a bone
9.9 mi        1,949 ft    
+33 pts     GPX file
 Quick after work ride with the Dude. Lot's of people in the hills this afternoon.
California12/12/2010
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Joplin
30.7 mi        5,814 ft    
+115 pts     GPX file
 Hippy Birthday Dude ride. Fun day with Brian, Matt and Ben. Nice and clear day made for some great views of downtown L.A., Catalina, San Clemente Island and more.
California12/05/2010
Sun
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline
27 mi        4,735 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 Fun times as always with Mark, Brian, Tom, Eric, Doug, Andrew, Ben and Matt. Skinsuit is in great shape, as is Skyline.
California12/03/2010
Fri
Dragons back ,Drunken Fools,2 balls and a bone- V2
10.3 mi        1,916 ft    
+34 pts     GPX file
 Looks like I'll be back on the Niota while the fork goes back to Fox. Drunken Sailor is a bit rutted and soft still.
California11/28/2010
Sun
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Chilly but still a great day for Pinos today. Fun times with Hippydude, Hermit, tweasol and CB.
California11/26/2010
Fri
Harding Joplin Old Camp Luge
27.4 mi        5,288 ft    
+94 pts     GPX file
 Nice weather today for this loop. Views of Catalina, San Clemente Island and downtown LA. Still quite a few patches of ice on Harding. Joplin is in great shape. Rode with Hermit and the two Bell Bail Bonds men :P  Other Comments
California11/21/2010
Sun
Motorway - Main Divide
7.4 mi        1,936 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Rode with the White Angus. We turned around a little early because of time constraints. Good trail for riding after the rain if you don't mind the climb.
California11/14/2010
Sun
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Another fun day in the hills with Josh, Carl, Eric, Mark, Andrew & Ben. Thanks to the Warriors, the singletrack behind the peak is cleared out nicely (as well as Joplin). Bummer about your seat post Eric.  Other Comments
California11/07/2010
Sun
Indian Truck Trail - Coldwater Trail
19.1 mi        4,265 ft    
+85 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Hippydude, goldrunner, tweasol, and mark1890. Coldwater is in desperate need of some brush work! Josh flatted, and I was unaware till I stopped, and then I had to hike almost a half mile back up to everyone. Nice to have Ben and Mark join us!  Other Comments
California10/31/2010
Sun
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Started with Mark, Ben, Scott, Tom, Brian, Josh, Matt and Travis. Ran into more friends at Pinos Peak. Great day to enjoy Pinos. Nice to see Pat B., Mark1890, superdutydave, and others back at the cars.  Other Comments
California10/28/2010
Thu
CV,O.N,Rockit,TOW,Tel(BD),C.A,TOW,CW,Coyote
13.5 mi        2,379 ft    
+44 pts     GPX file
 Good times, lots of laughs with Brian.
California10/24/2010
Sun
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Nice to get on Bell again, this time with Brian, Carl, Josh, Matt, Jim and Aaron. Carl made CSB look easy, just missing the last turn at the bottom. We started with Mark but he had to turn back at the top of Trabuco. Good to see Travis, Eric F and OTB_again when we finished.
California10/22/2010
Fri
Upper Holy Jim Loop
21.9 mi        3,941 ft    
+77 pts     GPX file
 Fun day in the clouds with Brian and Tom. Good seeing Doug before we started and Josh when we finished. Great dirt conditions today, the only mud was on Trabuco Creek Rd. Happy Birthday Tom!
California10/17/2010
Sun
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Better than expected weather this morning. We stayed dry until we headed down from old camp. Started with Mark, Brian, Ben and Travis. Mark and Travis turned around at the top of Holy Jim. After ride grinds at Rose's with Ben and Brian (thanks Brian).
California10/15/2010
Fri
SC STRX
10.7 mi        1,901 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Crappy ride with Hippydude, Jake and Jaden...well for me anyway, I ran over some. Jaden spotted a big tarantula so I picked him up to check him out. Tried to toss him on Hippydude and never saw Brian move so quick...*evil grin*...Always a good time...
California10/10/2010
Sun
CV,ON,Mathis,TOW Tel-BD,Willow,ST,AS,SS,Car wreck,Coyote
19.5 mi        3,396 ft    
+64 pts     GPX file
 Tom crashed hard, I face planted, Josh pulled off an epic roll, and we were all challenged even more than we expected considering the terrain. Tom bent his rear derailleur (not on his crash) and had to be towed back to Canyon Vistas from the bottom of Car Wreck. Good times...but my back hurts.
California10/08/2010
Fri
Dragons back,Drunken sailor,2 balls and a bone
9.4 mi        1,704 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 quick ride with the Dude. Thought we were on Drunken Sailor but instead found something we hadn't been on. Some fun stuff out here if you look in the right places. Finished as it was getting dark. Thanks for joining me Brian
California10/05/2010
Tue
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 lap 4
California10/05/2010
Tue
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 3
California10/05/2010
Tue
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Perfect route for today. Light drizzle but the dirt was great and the rocks weren't slippery at all. trobe1 and Hippydude were charging as usual. Took me a couple laps to loosen up.
California10/05/2010
Tue
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lots of fun today with trobe1 and Hippydude. This seemed like a safe call with the weather. The goal was to see if we could clean this loop after a few laps. Some scratches and bloodshed after sessioning a few sections during the first 3 laps. But we were ready for a real attempt on the fourth and final lap, which was a success.
California10/03/2010
Sun
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Tom, Brian and Josh. TRobe1kenobe was charging the spines, even cleaned the biggest one. Nice job Tom.
California09/25/2010
Sat
CV,Oak nut,Mathis,TOW,Telonix(BD),Willow,T&A,SS,CW,Coyote
19.3 mi        3,176 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Another fun loop. Rode with Mark, Brian, Matt, John, Josh, Ryan and Ben. Noticeably cooler in El Moro.
California09/18/2010
Sat
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Tom, Brian, Matt and Ryan aka Milatime. Ran into SuperDutyDave and his buddy (forgot his name) and rode New San Juan and Viejo Tie with them as well. Nice to see that, even though we did Viejo Tie, nobody has posted on the point weenie route :P  Other Comments
California09/12/2010
Sun
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        4,254 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Mark, Andrew, Matt, John and Josh. Great weather, gnats not as bad as last week, and not too may people out.
California09/06/2010
Mon
Maple springs-Modjeska peak
17.8 mi        3,150 ft    
+58 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Mark and Andrew. My first time up Maple Springs since VQ. I actually like this fire road (the pavement not so much). First non-singletrack ride for me in a long time.
California08/29/2010
Sun
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline
27 mi        4,735 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Mark, Brian, Andrew and Josh.
California08/24/2010
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 2 mile run then a quick loop before breakfast with Terry. Need to get back in shape.
California08/15/2010
Sun
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Did the Hippyride on Sunday. Felt like crap, so I went down the Luge as Brian and Josh continued on to Old Camp.
California08/08/2010
Sun
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian and Jake. We added Viejo Tie as usual. (Nice seeing you again Jake) Tasty lunch at Bravo Burgers afterward hit the spot. (thanks Brian)
California08/06/2010
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Easy cruise with Terry.
California08/02/2010
Mon
KWH-Oneill Monday Night Ride
12.2 mi        1,288 ft    
+33 pts     GPX file
 Fun times as always, glad I could make it tonight.
California07/30/2010
Fri
Forts,Qual,DL,04,NT,Dh,Socks,BL,M&L,OT,,LS
18.5 mi        2,324 ft    
+52 pts     GPX file
 After work ride Friday with Brian. Fun times and steep climbs.
California07/25/2010
Sun
ON,Cholla,GN,Willow,ML,FL,BTN,Liz,BVD,OE,ST,AS,SS,Lynx
20.4 mi        3,907 ft    
+69 pts     GPX file
 Fight club rules. Same mileage and elevation.  Other Comments
California07/21/2010
Wed
Stt Just past flag and back
8.7 mi        1,465 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Thanks for the call Roy. Good times as always.
California07/18/2010
Sun
DanJuan,W.S.Forts,Qual,Holeshot,H.W.Notools
19.9 mi        2,740 ft    
+58 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with nice cooler temps all morning. Rode with Hermit, Mark W, Ben, John and some crazy guy.  Other Comments
California07/16/2010
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Early ride with Terry before work. Good to see Scott when we finished.
California07/11/2010
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Nice weather for a ride. Surprised there weren't more people out enjoying the cool weather.
California07/03/2010
Sat
Dan Juan, white sands, forts,qualifier,hole shot,no tools.
17.4 mi        2,341 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Hippydude. I haven't ridden here in months. A missed turn on Hole Shot had me limping out with a sore shoulder after a silly fall.
California06/30/2010
Wed
Whiting w/ Banzai Ridge
10.2 mi        1,457 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Thanks for hitting me up for a ride today Roy. Good times.
California06/27/2010
Sun
Ridge park-laguna coast
12.1 mi        1,900 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Mark and John. Nice cool riding weather that won't be around much longer...
California06/20/2010
Sun
ON,Cholla,GN,Willow,ST,AS,Tel,Rockit,Coyote,out.
15.9 mi        2,986 ft    
+53 pts     GPX file
 Nice route with Brian, Travis and Matt.
California06/15/2010
Tue
ON,Cholla,1/2SS,TOW,Telonix,(BD),Lynx out...
12.3 mi        2,452 ft    
+43 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Brian and Jaden.
California06/13/2010
Sun
ON,Cholla,GN,Willow,ML,FL,BTN,Liz,BVD,OE,ST,AS,SS,Lynx
20.4 mi        3,907 ft    
+69 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian and Travis. Saw a huge rattler and he was pissed that Brian almost ran him over, he was rattling and hissing!
California06/06/2010
Sun
Oak Nut,Cholla,GN,Nix,Stagecoach,Bom,T&A,SS,Lynx
17.8 mi        3,024 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Something a little different.
California06/03/2010
Thu
Aliso: Five Oaks - Rock-it
8.1 mi        1,345 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Tom.
California05/31/2010
Mon
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with a large group made for a good start to the day. Nice to see everyone out there today. Rumors of our big group riding SJ must have kept others away because it was uncrowded for a holiday. Got a good video of Tom diving into the brush. I'm going to do a simple video of the ride if anyone wants to see it let me know.  Other Comments
California05/29/2010
Sat
Upper Holy Jim Loop
21.9 mi        3,941 ft    
+77 pts     GPX file
 Good ride today with Mark, Scott, Doug, Ryan, Matt, Brian and Travis. Everyone split off into different directions once on the Main Divide. I need to get back out on the bike more, my legs were lame today. A little sleep would help too.  Other Comments
California05/22/2010
Sat
Ridge Park / Laguna Coast / Newport Coast Xtra Credit
15.9 mi        2,606 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Matt, Scott, John, Mark and Ben. I almost ate crap on NBTD, literally, an inch higher and it would have gotten me in the mouth. New helmet cam is going to add to the fun on rides.
California05/08/2010
Sat
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with hippydude, agitate1890 and evilbawb. Half the local mtb population must have been doing the Traverse so the trail seemed quiet for a Saturday. We added Viejo Tie and went out and back on New San Juan. Kinda missed not doing the Traverse today though.
California05/02/2010
Sun
CV,5o,Rockit,tow,Telonix,Big Bend,ML,FL,NBTD,Liz,T&A,SS,Lynx
22 mi        4,071 ft    
+74 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Matt, Brian and Josh. Excellent weather for some fun in the dirt. Finally cleaned the top of Big Bend.  Other Comments
California04/25/2010
Sun
(OTB) Holy Jim > Peak > Joplin
24 mi        6,115 ft    
+95 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian, Matt, Jason, Josh and John C. Still some patches of snow up towards the peak. Plenty of gnats at the peak and plenty of PO on LJ. Felt good on Joplin.
California04/23/2010
Fri
Blackstar/Smashface
20.4 mi        4,136 ft    
+71 pts     GPX file
 excellent weather for doing this route today with Ned and Eric. Nice cool breezes made the climb out of Ladd Canyon much easier. BS was still a bit soft in some spots. Conditions on Smashface were great. Still no bueno when it comes to riding the final descent into the creek bed, even though the traction was there for it.  Other Comments
California04/19/2010
Mon
KWH-Whiting 1.5 Loops
9.7 mi        1,113 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Rode with John, Jay, Tim, Chip, Pat & Tom. First time back in Whiting in a while. Tom has a nice case of poison oak, that does not look good. Brenda, Eric and Mark C met us for dinner after the ride at Rudy's. Good times.
California04/18/2010
Sun
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Matt, Roy, Travis, Brian, Doug and Roy. My mind was elsewhere today and I just couldn't get motivated. Hot spots on Holy Jim and Main Divide but mostly pleasant when the wind was on us.
California04/16/2010
Fri
5-O's, Cholla, Rock-it, Mathis, Rock-it
11.4 mi        1,881 ft        8.9 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:16:38
1:17:46
 Solo. Haven't been riding as much lately during the week and it felt good to get out. Hippydude and trobe1 were all smiles when they got back from their ride. 893
California04/10/2010
Sat
2009 Project Rwanda 50 Mile Ride
51.3 mi        5,287 ft    
+137 pts     GPX file
 Another great Rwanda event. These guys know how to make sure everyone is having a good time. Spent most the ride with Matt, Mark, Doug and Scott. Rode the second leg with Mark. Good to see everyone out there.
California04/03/2010
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Weather was excellent and Bell was still in great shape. We were expecting Bell to be loose. BGR on the other hand was back to usual - loose, rutted and tough. We didn't even come close to cleaning it today. Scratches, crashes but only limited bloodshed. Good ride with the Dude.
California03/31/2010
Wed
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with the dude. Cold and damp at Blue Jay so we bailed on our original plans to do Pinos. Hit New San Juan on the way back.
California03/28/2010
Sun
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Roy, Brian, Matt and Travis. We rode new SJ out and back for a little extra fun. Added Viejo Tie as usual. Typical shenanigans with Hippydude added to the fun. Beautiful day to ride.  Other Comments
California03/26/2010
Fri
SJ Hills w/ Dragon's Back & 2 Balls and a Bone
8.3 mi        1,485 ft        6.5 mph
+26 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:16:13
1:29:24
Easy spin with Hippydude. We were going to ride the weedpatch but decided on this instead because the weeds are out of control on the southside. Weeds were out of control here too. A couple funny falls because we couldn't see the ruts through the 3+ foot growth. A couple tics tried to catch a ride home. I almost ran over 2 rattlesnakes as well. 686
California03/20/2010
Sat
Vision Quest - 2018 COURSE
55.2 mi        11,200 ft    
+223 pts     GPX file
 Thanks Warrior Society for another great event. Matt and Rob you guys are awesome, THANKS! Thanks to House also (good seeing you Doug). Fun day in the hills. Good to see so many people I haven't seen in a long time. Today was not my fastest time but it was a personal best regardless. After riding the Ultra Quest course unsupported 2 weeks ago, then racing UQ last week, my goal wasn't too high. Somehow managed to finish only 15 minutes or so slower than last year after a flat and early cramping  Other Comments
California03/17/2010
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Always a fun time with Tom and Roy. Good to see Steve M. again on our way up, before the flag. I'm betting Tom goes tubeless after today. Left a tube on the trail in case Tom had problems with his patch kit (smart thinking Roy). Roy and I both had to get back or we would have waited.
California03/13/2010
Sat
Ultra Quest '2010'
42.3 mi        9,906 ft    
+161 pts     GPX file
 Hippydude and I decided to give it a shot and do UQ afterall. We spent the most time riding with or around Brian E. and Carl B. Great day, especially considering we rode the course last week. Paced ourselves well. Somehow managed 13th or 14th. A few people had mechanicals early on and had to turn around. Less than half the starting field had finished when we left around 6:30(DARK). Excellent day in the hills.  Other Comments
California03/10/2010
Wed
STT-Luge-Bonzai
13.3 mi        1,811 ft    
+38 pts     GPX file
 Nice afternoon loop with Tom, Roy and Monica. Luge is still a bit sloppy up top.
California03/05/2010
Fri
Ultra Quest '2010 ' course ( pre- ride )
43.2 mi        9,904 ft    
+162 pts     GPX file
 New date for the UQ wasn't going to work so OTB_again, Hippydude and I made a late decision to knock it out today (trobe1 had to work). We started at San Juan, instead of Chiquito, and went for it unsupported. We paced ourselves well and finished as it got dark. The pace was certainly more enjoyable than a rushed race pace. trobe1 met us at the bottom of Trabuco (sorry we didn't talk longer Tom but we still had a ride to finish) Tasty grinds at Bad to the Bone was a nice finish to an epic day.  Other Comments
California03/03/2010
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Always a good time riding with trobe1 and OTB_again. Dirt was fast and grippy on the way down. Recovery drinks and grub at Cooks afterward.
California03/01/2010
Mon
Upper Holy Jim Loop
21.9 mi        3,941 ft    
+77 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Terry. Mellow pace all the way. Cleaned Upper Holy Jim and the drop into Lower. Great weather all afternoon.
California02/26/2010
Fri
Harding - Upper Holy Jim
33.1 mi        5,834 ft        8 mph
+123 pts     GPX file
4:08:00
4:08:00
 Nice day with Brian and Eric. A few groups climbing Harding today. Met up with Tom at Upper Holy Jim and he joined us for the ride down. We all rode the top drop into lower Holy Jim today.
California02/24/2010
Wed
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 All in all a great day. Met someone who was down from Ventura and we gave him directions for HJ. I felt like crap going up Trabuco, and the hike-a-bikes as well (HR crazy high too ??). Felt good on the descents though :) trobe1 and Hippydude had a solid pace all day. Tweasol was charging Bell, nice job Josh. Good times with Tom and Brian at Rose's when we finished.  Other Comments
California02/21/2010
Sun
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft        6.2 mph
+127 pts     GPX file
3:38:12
3:38:12
 Great ride with Eric. Legs were lame going up SJ, must be riding too much. Original plan was to go longer but my legs weren't up to the task. COLD at Cocktail but luckily no rain all morning. The recent dirt work on Pinos was a nice surprise. Missed Hippydud today, or I should say he missed out.  Other Comments
California02/19/2010
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Nice afternoon ride with Eric. Good to see Dave (Hannibal) out there as well.
California02/19/2010
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 RnR shop ride. Whiting is still a mess with a real bad spot in the beginning. Scott, Randy and I headed over to the Luge which was in great shape, no mud or water.
California02/17/2010
Wed
3 Park Funnner than Crap Loop w/ a Reptile
21.4 mi        3,776 ft    
+70 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Hippydude and trobe1.
California02/15/2010
Mon
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline
27 mi        4,735 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 Nice day in the hills with Tom. Legs still felt decent after Saturdays effort. Talked to a couple guys doing BS - Motorway, Scott and Matt. Always good to see Twitch out there who was getting ready to head out on his SS. Some nut in a truck coming out of Blackstar (not Art) didn't want to let us pass him and would speed up if we tried, one time almost hitting Tom. Besides that a great day.
California02/13/2010
Sat
Upper part of SJ - Falcon - Yeager - Trabuco and back
14.8 mi        3,833 ft    
+58 pts     GPX file
 Middle section of our sufferfest today.
California02/13/2010
Sat
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Tough day with Hippydude. We did this route as well as heading over to Yeager and up Trabuco and back. Met OTB_again at Trabuco and he joined us down Yeager. Met Singletrack and he rode with us down Chiquito. Brian stacked hard on one of the spines. I was glad he was OK. I was also glad I got it on video ;-) Good to see some familiar faces out there suffering as well. Today was a grueling 30+ miles.
California02/11/2010
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2. A few more people out on this loop. Felt a little better second time around.
California02/11/2010
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 with Eric. Nice and cool out. A little sloppy still on part of the Luge. Always a good time riding with OTB_again.
California02/09/2010
Tue
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Nice mellow pace ride with Tom. We weren't sure if we were going to beat the rain or not. Luckily we stayed dry. Trail is a little slick in spots. Thanks for the company Tom.
California02/08/2010
Mon
Viejo Tie/Old San Juan Trail intersection to Blue Jay
6.5 mi        797 ft    
+17 pts     GPX file
 Something like this. Headed up to Blue Jay from Chiquito. Then rode back down SJ a ways and back up to Falcon and Blue Jay looking for Brian and Tom.
California02/08/2010
Mon
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Good times as always with Brian and Tom. Both falls were flowing nice. We rode up to Blue Jay and managed to get separated then we were running circles looking for each other. Hippydude and trobe1 were charging today! I think I need to find some different riding partners. They keep raising the bar.  Other Comments
California02/07/2010
Sun
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Nice morning ride with Mark. Harding has had a few big rock slides since last time I was up. Cold coming back down. Good to see Jim out there.
California02/04/2010
Thu
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Good times as always on Bell. Started with Brian, Eric, Tom and Josh (tweasol). Tom lost his crank bolt heading up Trabuco and had to turn around. Josh was charging Bell and found his way into the brush on the top. I managed to get saved by a bush on BGR. Thanks for the work on BGR Eric!  Other Comments
California02/03/2010
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 The plan was to head up Joplin until I met up with Brian and Tom. I wasn't sure if I missed them so I decided to pass on trekking up Joplin. Only saw 2 bikers and 1 hiker on the trail.
California02/02/2010
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Part 2 with Tom and Phil. Thanks for heading out again guys. I need the saddle time.
California02/02/2010
Tue
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Good to get out today. Finally feeling better, but not 100%. Good ride with Tom and Phil. Nice to meet tweasol and quikflip27 on their way down from Joplin. Good to see Wayne out there as well. Pulled the base of the lights off the flag pole so I can redo them. Hopefully I can come up with a better design. Decided to follow this one up with another Luge loop when we finished.  Other Comments
California01/31/2010
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft    
+93 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with Mark and Roy. Good to see Twitch and the crew of Troupers. Still feeling under the weather so I slowed Mark and Roy's pace today. Thanks for hanging with me guys. Wanted to go further but I need to kick this darn bug.
California01/23/2010
Sat
12 Hrs of Temecula | Vail Lake 1/23/09
9 mi        1,155 ft        7.4 mph
+25 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:12:37
1:12:37
lap 6, final lap for me. This one really hurt. The consequence of racing with a lingering flu hit hard before this lap. Good to see Roy, Tom, Eric and the rest of the Troupe posse out there today. Thanks for the encouragement. Thanks for teaming up with me Ryan, I had a great time.
California01/23/2010
Sat
12 Hrs of Temecula | Vail Lake 1/23/09
9 mi        1,155 ft        9.1 mph
+25 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
59:40
59:40
Lap 5. Thought I was done after this one but prepared for one more lap, even though I had no intention of going out again.
California01/23/2010
Sat
12 Hrs of Temecula | Vail Lake 1/23/09
9 mi        1,155 ft        9.7 mph
+25 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
55:34
55:34
Lap 4
California01/23/2010
Sat
12 Hrs of Temecula | Vail Lake 1/23/09
9 mi        1,155 ft        9.8 mph
+25 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
55:08
55:08
Lap 3. Saw a couple people crash in the wet section coming down towards the transition area when I finished this lap.
California01/23/2010
Sat
12 Hrs of Temecula | Vail Lake 1/23/09
9 mi        1,155 ft        10.2 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
52:58
52:58
 Lap 2. Trail was in good shape after the rains last week. Started getting noticeably softer in a few spots on this lap.
California01/23/2010
Sat
12 Hrs of Temecula | Vail Lake 1/23/09
9 mi        1,155 ft        9.1 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
59:19
59:19
 Lap 1 of 6. Teamed up with Quad Damage. 12 laps total for our 2 man team. Tough day, I felt like crap all day since I wasn't fully recovered from having the flu. The Parade lap was nice to spread people out a bit but it was wheel to wheel most of the way up the switchbacks. The climbs right after that spread everyone nicely. Had about a 2 minute mechanical issue on this lap all other laps were fine.
California01/17/2010
Sun
Blackstar,Lone Oak,Eagle,Motorway
35.1 mi        6,621 ft        8.3 mph
+119 pts     GPX file
4:14:36
4:14:36
 Fun times with Brian, Eric, Doug and Andrew. Lone Oak hasn't seen much traffic. This is a fun route with plenty of climbing. Rode the Niota for the first time in months.
California01/15/2010
Fri
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft        6.8 mph
+89 pts     GPX file
2:24:18
2:24:18
 Hippydude will go. Always a good time when it's Heckle and Jeckle. Nice pace today, especially for Brian after doing this yesterday. Thanks Brian.
California01/12/2010
Tue
CV,5O's,Mathis,TOW,Telonix,Willow,ML,FL,NBTD,MC,SS,CW,Coyote
23.8 mi        4,150 ft    
+77 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian. Cleaned some stuff I hadn't even attempted in the past. Nice weather to be out. Good to see Chris (Spartacus) before we launched and Gene at the end. Great to hear some fun trials will be open in the near future.
California01/10/2010
Sun
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline
27 mi        4,735 ft        9 mph
+88 pts     GPX file
2:59:17
2:59:17
 Fun morning with Brian, Mark, Roy, Matt, Doug and Travis. Tasty Mex food with Roy afterward.
California01/08/2010
Fri
San Juan Hills Exploration W/2 balls and a bone, V2
9.7 mi        1,977 ft    
+34 pts     GPX file
 original plan was to do Harding solo but riding with Brian and Tom is always a blast. 2 balls and a bone is much longer now and has seen a lot of work.  Other Comments
California01/07/2010
Thu
Whiting-Banzai
10.6 mi        1,061 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Nice to ride with Roy again. Always a good time. Started from Roy's place and met up with Terry B, Dave and Ryan at Whiting.
California01/05/2010
Tue
Up Bell Ridge to BGR +
8.8 mi        1,701 ft        6 mph
+29 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:28:31
2:36:24
Fun times with Eric up Bell and onto BGR. BGR was loose and challenging as usual. Still not 100% on it yet. Nice to ride with John on some new dirt at the bottom. Hope to do this route more often. Good challenging route that's steep up and down. 768
California01/03/2010
Sun
Cooks>Harding>Joplin>STT>LJ>O'neill
29.6 mi        5,295 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Good day on the bike. Views were about as good as they get. The morning suns reflection off of the buildings in downtown LA made them really stand out. We had a big group and everyone rode solid on Joplin.
California12/31/2009
Thu
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft        6.9 mph
+108 pts     GPX file
2:57:00
4:47:59
 Great way to end the year. Bell and BGR were a little slick in a couple areas but overall conditions were good. Always fun riding with Brian and Eric. Tried a makeshift helmet mount for the camera. Lots of video but ran out of memory on BGR and what would have been the best footage. Good to see Doug and Bobby when we finished.
California12/29/2009
Tue
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Recovery ride after Sundays epic. Recovery of Eric's jacket that is ;-) Legs were still tired but the day was awesome. Bell is such a blast and BGR is always a treat. Thanks for another great time Eric. All smiles at the end. Missed Hippydude and trobe1 today.
California12/27/2009
Sun
Holy Jim - Coldwater - ITT - Bell Ridge
41.7 mi        9,471 ft    
+155 pts     GPX file
 Great day on the bike that started with Matt, Doug, Eric and Brian. Matt and Doug had to cut out early. That left Brian, Eric and I for the climb up the wall and over to Bell Ridge. No water at the bottom of ITT but luckily the cool weather and some water at the top of Trabuco helped us out.  Other Comments
California12/24/2009
Thu
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian once again. We actually didn't hit old SJ but hit new SJ out and back with Viejo Tie mixed in as usual. Saw a big bobcat when I was driving back out to Ortega. Looked to be a good 40-50 pounds and darker than usual. Saw him cruising for a good 30 yards.  Other Comments
California12/20/2009
Sun
Holy Jim - Bell Ridge
27.2 mi        5,585 ft        6.7 mph
+96 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
4:05:02
6:34:52
Amazing day with the gang. Started with Mark, Matt, Jason, Brian, Roy and Eric. Brian, Eric, Roy and I hit Bell Ridge together. Good times! I had some problems getting my stem off the rim (tubeless) after folding the tire on Bell. Other than that it was a perfect day. Nice to meet Trailmonkey and his buddy out there too. 2796
California12/13/2009
Sun
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with a good group consisting of Roy, ,Kevin , Charle, James and Chris. Conditions were nice, glad I didn't flake.  Other Comments
California12/09/2009
Wed
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Epic day with OTB_Again. This was the start and end of the ride. Chilly going up Trabuco. Lots of frost and leaves covering the trail in spots. Then it was over to Pinos and San Juan. The finish was classic. We were pretty sure it was going to get dark on us but we had some emergency lights if we needed them. Chased the sun down Bell before for seeing it dip behind Catalina. Made it to the bottom with barely enough light to see in the dirt. Amazing day. Thanks a ton Eric! I enjoyed your company.  Other Comments
California12/09/2009
Wed
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Middle portion of today's epic with OTB_Again. We spent most the ride down Los Pinos leap frogging each other taking pics and videos and having a great time. Trail was in good shape after the recent rain. Tom rode up to meet us then joined us for the climb up San Juan. Tom's seat broke on the way up. Luckily Eric had some electrical tape and Tom was able to get it to stay in place. I'm sure he would have continued up without a seat if he had to.  Other Comments
California12/06/2009
Sun
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline - Sierra Pk
29.1 mi        5,541 ft        7.8 mph
+99 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:43:27
4:26:38
Fun ride this morning. Started with Matt, Andrew, Mark, Scott, Doug and Brian. Doug, Brian and I decided on dropping down Skinsuit. Someone cut up some brush and deposited it on the long chute before the bottom. Other than that it's in great shape. Cold heading over to Sierra Peak. Started to get some light rain as we finished. 2389
California11/30/2009
Mon
Harding - Joplin Trail
23.4 mi        4,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Jay, Eric and Tom. Eric and Tom were charging the hardest sections, re-riding a couple spots. Surprised the legs felt OK after doing SJ-Pinos yesterday. Spotted zunGu heading up STT. Thanks for the ride home Tom.
California11/29/2009
Sun
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Eric, Brian, Ryan and Matt. Ran into a few people doing some big loops today. Good to see Royster, calepic and Uphillrider this morning. Recent dirt work on Los Pinos has tamed the lower switchbacks a bit. Good conditions today.
California11/26/2009
Thu
Harding - Joplin Trail
23.4 mi        4,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Great riding with everyone today! Joplin has seen a lot of traffic since my last trip down. Loose and fun. Thanks RnR, Tom, Eric, Matt, Doug, Jim, Brian, Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Zsolt and about 50-60 others.  Other Comments
California11/24/2009
Tue
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Thanks for joining me Tom. A bit windy in spots but overall great weather. Tom saw a big shooting star. It was still going when I turned around and spotted it. My light went out about a third of the way down the Luge. Had a good laugh at the decor someone placed on the Luge.  Other Comments
California11/22/2009
Sun
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with the crew. I was the anchor today, legs were lame. Great weather today and there were a lot of hikers on Holy Jim enjoying the day as well.
California11/17/2009
Tue
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Front brake went limp coming down. Big thanks to John at Rock n' Road for taking care of it for me. Talked to someone from Tucker when I finished and there is now no parking after dusk in the canyon.  Other Comments
California11/15/2009
Sun
Viejo Tie/Old San Juan Trail intersection to Blue Jay
6.5 mi        797 ft    
+17 pts     GPX file
 
California11/15/2009
Sun
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Same route as last week, including Blue Jay. We started off with Mark, Brian and Matt. Chase pace again this week on the way down. Good times!
California11/13/2009
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Night ride with Terry to see how the lights are holding up.  Other Comments
California11/12/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Started with the W A, then rode alone. :evil grin:  Other Comments
California11/11/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride today. Started at Cooks so I could end the ride with the Luge. Decided to go hard, which I haven't been doing much lately. I was surprised I only missed my PB by a little under a minute. Saw Scott's car next to mine when I finished.
California11/08/2009
Sun
Viejo Tie/Old San Juan Trail intersection to Blue Jay
6.5 mi        797 ft    
+17 pts     GPX file
 another point weenie route, oh well (sigh) close enough I guess.
California11/08/2009
Sun
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Hippydude, Hermit, Milatime and DWHouse. We rode up to Blue Jay for a little extra climbing. The chase pace from Blue Jay down to the Candy Store was a lot of fun.
California11/05/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo afternoon ride after work. Started at Cooks. Good to see Terry Best out for a run. Great weather for riding.
California11/03/2009
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo run before dark. Saw 2 large groups of deer coming through Live Oak, then a buck by himself on Serrano.
California11/01/2009
Sun
San Juan/Viejo Tie/Blue Jay
23.2 mi        3,718 ft    
+72 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with a big group. Added a little extra dirt time going back for the blood hound that lost the scent of the pack.  Other Comments
California10/30/2009
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Always fun riding with Brian. Great afternoon to be in the hills.
California10/27/2009
Tue
Whiting w/ Banzai Ridge
10.2 mi        1,457 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Slow and easy, low HR. Nice and cool out.
California10/26/2009
Mon
Whiting - Luge - Bonsai - Dreaded Hill - S Hollow - Live Oak
19.5 mi        3,034 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with scary Terry. This started out as an easy ride, and it was until I suggested Dreaded Hill. Terry had some brake problems on Serrano *evil grin*. His first time up Dreaded and it looked like he was enjoying it. Good times, thanks Terry.
California10/25/2009
Sun
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline
27 mi        4,735 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 Another awesome weekend ride. Today we started Mark W, Brian, Roy, Travis, Eric, Luis and Doug. We met up with Ben and Mark at the doppler, Paul caught us before we started our descent on Skinsuit. The ride back included some exploration down BS. Good times.
California10/22/2009
Thu
Aliso: Meadows - Rock-it - Mathis - Rock-it
15.8 mi        1,897 ft    
+44 pts     GPX file
 Yesterday ride with Big T. His first time on all these trails. The Big T is getting stronger.
California10/21/2009
Wed
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Fun after work solo ride. Lots of riders out today. Giant had a demo tent setup in the parking lot.
California10/18/2009
Sun
Blackstar/Smashface
20.4 mi        4,136 ft    
+71 pts     GPX file
 Great ride this morning. Started with Mark, Andrew, Matt, Brian, Roy, Travis and Jim. This is a challenging ride and the hike/climb out of the canyon is tough. Look forward to hitting this one again later in the year.  Other Comments
California10/13/2009
Tue
Partial Old Camp Luge
11.6 mi        2,086 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Terry. We went up almost as high as LJ before we turned around because of time constraints. *SS (repost from yesterdays ride since Big T posted the route)
California10/10/2009
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft    
+108 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Hippydude. Bell was softer than I thought it would be. Felt good to be on it again. Look forward to getting on it after we get some rain. Brian left some DNA on Bell, other than that it was uneventful.  Other Comments
California10/09/2009
Fri
(OTB) Tijeras > Coto > Riley > Ladera Ridge > WW > Tijeras
18.9 mi        2,199 ft    
+52 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with OTB again, trobe1, jbh65, KeepsWhatHappens, and TalksWithFoxes. First ride out here in a long time.
California10/07/2009
Wed
Cooks Corner-STT-Lower Joplin-Hal's Place-Oneill-Cooks
17.7 mi        2,682 ft    
+54 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with OTB, Trobe, Royster and Twitch. Well, up until we saw the signage, and then the car, and then informed we were trespassing. Lower Joplin is signed towards the bottom, barb wire is up above the sandy switchbacks. Anyone riding it is taking their chances. RIP Lower Joplin.  Other Comments
California10/06/2009
Tue
Aliso: 5 Oaks, Cholla, Lynx
5.2 mi        1,083 ft    
+18 pts     GPX file
 Yesterdays ride with Big T.
California10/04/2009
Sun
CV,5O,cholla,SS,willow,fl,ml,nbtd,liz., T&A,SS,Lynx
18.7 mi        3,521 ft    
+63 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Brian, Roy, John, Travis, Phil a Zsolt. Roy, the destroyer, broke his deraileur and then blew up his rear hub. Luckily it was at the end of the ride.  Other Comments
California10/02/2009
Fri
T.F.loop w/ hardwood V2
18.1 mi        2,045 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Brian. Pushed harder than we usually do. Brian broke his chain trying to middle ring a climb. Finished in the dark. Good times. Thanks Brian.
California09/30/2009
Wed
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian. Been a while since I've done Pinos. It was loose, as to be expected, but really not too bad. Brush needs to be cut back in a few places so it was nice to run into a couple guys heading up to do some maintenance. We noticed a lot of foot prints towards the top of Pinos, obviously from people searching for the lost ultra-runners last week.
California09/27/2009
Sun
Holy>peak>Joplin>Lower Joplin
24.7 mi        6,545 ft    
+100 pts     GPX file
 Good size group this morning to start. Unfortunately Trobe, Hermit, Mark W and 1890 had to cut out early. Finished with Winger, Rough Rider, Hippydude and Royster. We saw a 30' dirt tornado, or whatever they are called, while enjoying the view from the peak. Hippydude was in sync going down Joplin and I took a trip OTB. Good to see Eric and Jay back at the cars.  Other Comments
California09/25/2009
Fri
Hal's - STT - Lower Joplin
16.1 mi        2,665 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with T. A wee bit too hot in a couple spots.  Other Comments
California09/23/2009
Wed
Whiting w/ Banzai Ridge
10.2 mi        1,457 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Roy.
California09/21/2009
Mon
Cooks Corner-STT-Lower Joplin-Hal's Place-Oneill-Cooks
17.7 mi        2,682 ft    
+54 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Big T. Not as toasty as we thought it was going to be. We kept the route average stop time in the hour+ range :) Coming down lower Joplin I had a nice size bobcat exit the trail right as I passed. Good job today Terry, you rode solid.
California09/20/2009
Sun
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Nice morning, not as hot as I expected. Started with Mark, Jim, and Doug. Good ride with the exception of a couple close calls with moto's.
California09/16/2009
Wed
STT - Lower Joplin - O'Neill
17.3 mi        2,504 ft    
+52 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride introducing Big T to Lower Joplin. 1454
California09/13/2009
Sun
Maple Springs - Santiago Peak
23.4 mi        4,153 ft    
+74 pts     GPX file
 Nice morning for a trip to the peak. Nice meeting singlespeedrider (Mark). Brian and I took single track from behind the peak down to 4 Corners. Good times.
California09/09/2009
Wed
Thinkfast's sc singletracks loop w/hardwood
16.9 mi        1,972 ft    
+46 pts     GPX file
 Fun times as usual with Brian.
California09/07/2009
Mon
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with a great group of guys. Nice to finally have a little bit cooler weather to ride in. Too bad no Winger or Fossil sighting today.  Other Comments
California09/05/2009
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft    
+93 pts     GPX file
 Nice morning with Brian and Mark. Not much riding recently and I felt it. Took it easy. Nice to meet surfrav and friends today.
California08/30/2009
Sun
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Started out solo. Planned to go further but wasn't motivated. Saw Brian E on his way down from Joplin. Then met up with Chris and Terry (Team Flow) and finished the ride with them.
California08/25/2009
Tue
SanJuan Hills exploration w/ 3 balls and a bone
12.8 mi        2,647 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Close to what I did, minus the initial descent, added some singletrack I haven't done in a while. Legs were logs today
California08/23/2009
Sun
Holy Jim - Upper and Lower Joplin
22.1 mi        4,694 ft    
+79 pts     GPX file
 Great ride today with Brian, Jason, Matt, Doug, and Terry who we met going up the Main Divide. 2650
California08/19/2009
Wed
SanJuan Hills exploration w/ 3 balls and a bone
12.8 mi        2,647 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride exploring some of SJ hills with Brian.
California08/17/2009
Mon
Weedpatch: Bl Couch/Q, Brkn Spoke, BC/Q, HShot, HW, BL, BC/Q
9.3 mi        1,187 ft        6.4 mph
+26 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:27:27
2:00:39
Introducing BigT to the weedpatch. Thanks for the Cali rolls afterward T. 708
California08/16/2009
Sun
Old Camp - Lower Joplin - Oneill
21.6 mi        3,384 ft        8.9 mph
+67 pts     GPX file
2:25:52
3:07:39
 Big group to start out. Longer ride than I thought we were doing but it was fun. Darn Stans wouldn't seal a small hole in my rear tire, luckily I had a plug kit. Lower Joplin was a treat. There was plenty of poison oak in some spots, we'll see if I get any. 1639
California08/13/2009
Thu
5Oaks-Cholla-Stairsteps-HOSPITAL
5.1 mi        955 ft    
+17 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Hippydude and t-robē-1-kenobe. The force was strong with t-robē-1 today...unfortunately the force was gravity. Heal up quick Tom, you're a tough dog!  Other Comments
California08/12/2009
Wed
Whiting w/ Banzai Ridge
10.2 mi        1,457 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Hippydude today. Warm going up Mustard, besides that it was nice. Met energy222 @ 4 Corners. We rode Edison back from Bonsai, instead of the pavement.
California08/10/2009
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Easy pace with Big T. Saw Jason's car when we finished, surprised he didn't catch us. Great riding weather this afternoon.  Other Comments
California08/09/2009
Sun
El Moro - Ridge Park - NBD/Old Emerald/Rattlesnake
16.1 mi        2,682 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Great riding weather this AM. Rode with Matt and Mark. Felt good on the descents but had no legs to keep up with them on the climbs.
California08/07/2009
Fri
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Started off with Matt, Jason, Brian, and Doug. Brian was having some mechanical problems, and Doug got swallowed by one of the switchbacks. So they cut out early. San Juan was sketchy descending in the dark.
California08/04/2009
Tue
Aliso: Cholla > Meadows Dual Loop
20.1 mi        2,871 ft    
+60 pts     GPX file
 Solo. The heat sucked it right out of me today.
California08/03/2009
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Mellow pace ride with Roy and Terry left plenty of time for heckling.
California08/02/2009
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Great morning with Mark, Brian, Scott, and Jason.
California07/31/2009
Fri
dw,ws,forts,qual,hs,no tools hw,blind lemon,socks,ot.
19.8 mi        3,067 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Great night with Brian, Tom, and Roy. Lots of fun doing this stuff at night, it's been a while.
California07/29/2009
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 solo. felt like crap, but it was good to get out.
California07/28/2009
Tue
pier,forts,q,04,hs,q,socks,nt,bl,socks,ot, L switch,pier
18 mi        2,127 ft    
+50 pts     GPX file
 Schedule opened up today which made for good times with Brian. Coolest riding weather I've had in a while, followed by some fun in the water.
California07/26/2009
Sun
Cv,5o,cholla,rockit,mathis,tow,meadows,cv.
14.3 mi        2,160 ft    
+43 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Matt, Mark, Brian, and Ryan. Felt good on the descents, but felt like crap climbing. Nice and cool at ToW, seemed to get warm quick in Aliso though. Nice new ride Ryan!
California07/22/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Drove up, and got out of the van, got back in the van and drove home, it was too hot. Came back a couple hours later. Front brake was making noise, sounded like running a wet finger over a crystal glass. Drove me nuts, so I had to drag the brake to avoid going crazy.
California07/19/2009
Sun
cv,5o,cholla,ss,nix con,liz,fl,nbtd,fl,ml,big w,ss,lynx
19.4 mi        3,311 ft    
+62 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Mark, Brian, Doug, and Andrew. Temps were warm but not too bad until the last 45 minutes. Stair Steps was HOT, and Doug summed it up well at the top..."that was unpleasant".
California07/17/2009
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Brian and Doug. Nice night to be out.
California07/15/2009
Wed
Whiting w/ Banzai Ridge
10.2 mi        1,457 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 Fun time with Roy. Not as hot as I expected but still toasty. Thanks for joining me Roy.
California07/13/2009
Mon
Your Helmet is not a Kickstand w/ fenceline and MLink
9.9 mi        1,326 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Q: When is the waist down, the waist up? A: When Big T goes over the bars, and gets stuck upside down, using his helmet for a kickstand. - Looking back it was a funny sight. At the time I thought he might be seriously hurt.
California07/12/2009
Sun
cv,5o's,cholla,nix,lizards,fl,ml,t&a,ss,lynx
20.1 mi        3,284 ft    
+64 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian and Mark. Nice to ride some trails I haven't been on in a while. Heat, and a nasty cough, made the ride tough.
California07/11/2009
Sat
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Nice to see Chamley out there running today.
California07/08/2009
Wed
5-0's 2x, ^Rock-it, TOW, CW
13.1 mi        2,180 ft    
+41 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Brian and Tom. I was early so I decided to do a quick 5-O's loop before they got there. Great weather in Aliso today.
California07/05/2009
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 AM ride with Big T on his new Stumpy.
California07/04/2009
Sat
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 GeoLadders 4th of July parade led by Grand Master Royster71. Good times today, nice riding with everyone.
California07/01/2009
Wed
Whiting w/ Mark's Bench - Bonsai
10.9 mi        1,166 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Always fun riding with Tom and Roy. Thanks guys. We were going a little above the speed limit down Serrano and Live Oak and I think I ended up running over a snake. Cool seeing a big horned toad today too.
California06/29/2009
Mon
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Mellow ride with Big T.
California06/28/2009
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo ride to replace the lights.
California06/27/2009
Sat
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        4,254 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Matt, Mark, and Andrew. Andrew and I saw a tiny rattlesnake on our way up Maple Springs. Saw Ross B and his group getting ready but didn't recognize Ross until we passed on MS.
California06/25/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Social pace with Big T. Found the lights on the flag were all down. Back to the drawing board...plan on replacing them Sunday AM.
California06/24/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Nice breeze most of the ride but a few hot spots.
California06/22/2009
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Finished right after sunset. Nice and cool.
California06/21/2009
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 After breakfast loop. Trying out new pedals. Felt like I went hard but the time didn't reflect the effort.
California06/20/2009
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Started with the group doing San Juan - Chiquito. Continued with them on New San Juan and Viejo Tie then I peeled off and headed up to Blue Jay.
California06/17/2009
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2 of 2. Heckle and Jeckle loop with BigT. Parking lot was jammed when we finished. Good to see the guys from Linked today. J.R. lost his keys up by the flag, hope he finds them.
California06/17/2009
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 of 2. Ran into Eric P who I met at UQ this year. Only a couple others out there on this loop.
California06/16/2009
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Nice to see John and Brenda as I was getting ready, and then Jake when I finished.
California06/14/2009
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Mark, Scott, and Brian. Weather was nice and cool all morning. Saw someone in a jeep trying to make a u-turn on the trail between Cadillac and the Luge.
California06/10/2009
Wed
T.F.loop w/ hardwood V2
18.1 mi        2,045 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian. Great riding weather.
California06/08/2009
Mon
Whiting w/Mark and Banzai Ridge
10.9 mi        2,210 ft    
+38 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Tom and Roy. We met Taly at 4 corners and he joined us over to Bonsai.
California06/08/2009
Mon
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Great riding weather for June, nice and cool, even put on the arm warmers for the descent. First ride of the day with Tom. We had the pleasure of meeting dstepper, Bruce, and Shannon from STR.
California06/06/2009
Sat
Oneill - Hal's Place - Arroyo wash
17 mi        1,606 ft    
+43 pts     GPX file
 Fun bonus ride after the Toad Fest. I need to ride in O'Neill more, some fun stuff out there. Always a good time riding with Tom.
California06/06/2009
Sat
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Another fun Toad Fest ride. Nice to meet XCRider and see everyone today. Always good to see the IE crew. Ended the day with a short loop with trobe1.
California06/04/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Scott. We were going to go easy but I think Scott had other plans :-) Thanks for the hard push Scott, felt good. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim on his way up the Luge. Thanks again for all the trail work Jim. Good seeing Don as we were getting ready.
California06/02/2009
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Late ride with Terry to check the lights on the flag.
California06/02/2009
Tue
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Solo. I was going to ride weedpatch but decided to do this instead. First time to Old Camp in a while and there were plenty of weeds on the way up there as well.
California05/31/2009
Sun
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Brian and Mark. Wet below cocktail, nice and cool most of the way up. We didn't get above the clouds until we got to Blue Jay. We added New San Juan and Viejo Tie on the way up. Traction was great on the way down. Surprised there weren't too many people out today.
California05/28/2009
Thu
3 Park Funnner Than Crap Loop -v4
25.6 mi        4,128 ft    
+81 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian. Weather was perfect all afternoon. Fun times!
California05/27/2009
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Ran into Ryan from Linked. Put some solar lights on the flag at the Luge. - http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/general-discussion/36224-lighting-up-flag-luge.html
California05/25/2009
Mon
nothing b to do,mc,willow,oe, ef,f line,r snake,nn,ticketron
17.4 mi        3,313 ft    
+59 pts     GPX file
 Fun times, great weather.
California05/24/2009
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Getting over filling ill so took it easy.
California05/20/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Scott. A bit warm and the legs were tired from yesterdays climbing.
California05/19/2009
Tue
ThinkFast's Aliso Tour
17.6 mi        3,081 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Down 5-0's, up Cholla, down Rock-it, Coyote, Dripping Cave, Up Mathis, Down Meadows, Up Meadows, Down Lynx. Middle ring+ on all the climbs. Saw a Rattler on Meadows and a Whip snake on the connector behind the houses. Nice breeze made for a great ride. 1482
California05/17/2009
Sun
El Moro Wanderings
20 mi        3,606 ft    
+66 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Doug, Matt, Jason, Mark, Andrew, Brian, Scott, Roy, and Phil. Wet and cool most of the morning, sun was starting to break through the clouds as we finished.
California05/16/2009
Sat
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Son's class was canceled so I was able to get out for a short ride this AM. Nice to see Scott and Chris finishing their ride.
California05/13/2009
Wed
Whiting w/Mark and Banzai Ridge
10.9 mi        2,210 ft    
+38 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Scott and Roy. My bad luck continued with a broken camera and broken rear derailleur. I like Roy but I think he might be jinxing me.
California05/12/2009
Tue
Aliso CV: Cholla, Rock-it, Cholla, Meadows, DC, Coyote
13.7 mi        1,950 ft    
+40 pts     GPX file
 Maiden voyage on my new 5 Spot. Easy pace with a few stops for adjustments. Ran into GDR as I finished. 1012
California05/09/2009
Sat
The New Traverse 2012 COURSE
46 mi        8,350 ft    
+153 pts     GPX file
 The bad news is that Murphy's Law was in full effect today. The good news is I got to enjoy the course much longer than expected :o) Big thanks to all the volunteers.
California05/03/2009
Sun
Coto,Caspers-dual loop
25.7 mi        2,972 ft    
+71 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Scott, Brian, Mark, Matt, and Doug. First time on these trails in a while.
California04/30/2009
Thu
dw,ws,forts,qual,hs,no tools hw,blind lemon,socks,ot.
19.8 mi        3,067 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Brian and Tom in the weed patch. Came really close to cleaning White Sand, maybe next time.
California04/28/2009
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        12.2 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:16:57
1:16:57
 Similar to the last ride to Beek's with BigT. Rode the SS to a PB of 51:08 gate to gate. Then rode back down to Terry, who had a PB of his own, and then rode back up to the gate again. Parked next to the trobe1 mobile.
California04/26/2009
Sun
Blackstar to Santiago Peak
44.3 mi        6,997 ft    
+139 pts     GPX file
 Great riding weather this morning. I put my Garmin back together but the start/stop button won't work. Started with Doug and we rode to Motorway together (broke my chain on the way). The loose section between Motorway & 4 corners was not hard to ride at all, there are a couple lines to follow. There is a section past 4 corners that is a mess though. Nice to see Koke out there today.
California04/24/2009
Fri
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft    
+23 pts     GPX file
 Solo on the singlespeed. 3:56 up Cholla, PB. Saw a beautiful King snake in a rut near Top of the World. Great riding weather.
California04/23/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo on the SS. Saw DW before I started. Hard effort today.
California04/19/2009
Sun
Holy Jim/Main Divide/Coldwater/Indian Truck/Holy Jim
37.3 mi        7,287 ft    
+129 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Brian, Doug, and Andrew. Weather was nice, except for the heat on the bottom half of ITT, and at the End of TCR when we finished. We went up Upper Holy Jim instead of the Main Divide, but Brian's Garmin kept shutting off, and I kicked mine into 2 pieces on a crash on Coldwater, so this is close enough. Coldwater was really loose, making the bottom half a slidefest. Worst crash of the day for me was going uphill, sorry Brian. hahaha
California04/16/2009
Thu
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Hippydude. We added Viejo Tie as usual. I fell in the bushes and had a hard time getting out, would have been easier with a little help from Brian, but he was having too much fun laughing.
California04/13/2009
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 On the SS today. Rode with BigT until the cement pipes then pushed until Beeks. Rode down and met back up with Terry and turned around for another 15 minutes of extra credit climbing back to the gate. Terry is improving leaps and bounds every week.
California04/11/2009
Sat
Holy Jim up and down
19 mi        4,054 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Mark. Cold coming down. Ran into BigT, Frank the Tank, Dave F and others. Lots of hikers out today. If anyone lost a pair of sunglasses on HJ I found them, PM me with a description.
California04/10/2009
Fri
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Great weather for riding today. Fun times as always with Brian.
California04/09/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Hard effort.
California04/08/2009
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 On the SS. Mellow pace ride with BigT. Weather was nice and cool and the trail was dry. Nice to meet Donald Jackson when we finished.
California04/07/2009
Tue
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Second time around.
California04/05/2009
Sun
Upper Holy Jim Loop
21.9 mi        3,941 ft    
+77 pts     GPX file
 Started off with Doug, the plan was to ride over to Trabuco as well but the legs are still tired, and the Lower Holy Jim decent is so much fun, I took the easy route back down. Doug continued on to do a Super Size Loop. Beautiful day in the hills this AM.
California04/02/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Rode from Cooks. Met Big T at 4 corners and continued the loop with him. He's getting stronger every ride. Sorry to keep you waiting Terry. Saw Twitch getting ready to head out.
California04/02/2009
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo spin before meeting Terry.
California03/31/2009
Tue
Whiting w/ Banzai Ridge
10.2 mi        1,457 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 
California03/31/2009
Tue
Whiting w/ Banzai Ridge
10.2 mi        1,457 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
 
California03/30/2009
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 
California03/30/2009
Mon
Serrano Creek Trail
8.6 mi        419 ft    
+18 pts     GPX file
 
California03/28/2009
Sat
Ultra Quest 2008-2009
39.2 mi        11,660 ft    
+170 pts     GPX file
 Scratches, crashes, bloodshed, and suffering, this route will provide all four. Rode with Hippydude and Quad Damage most of the day. I had some stomach problems going up San Juan and didn't want to stop so we got separated. Somehow managed 11th overall. I think the attrition rate was higher this year with the heat.
California03/25/2009
Wed
Dog park,Hole shot,hardwood,No tools,Blind lemon,Qual.
8.9 mi        1,258 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Mellow ride with Hippydude and the grommets. My rear derailleur went awry again and I had to take it apart on the trail, seems good now.
California03/23/2009
Mon
Jaden,s San Juan Hills ride -V2
10.3 mi        2,056 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Good laughs with Brian, Jaden, and Terry. Easy pace.
California03/21/2009
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft        6.3 mph
+108 pts     GPX file
3:15:00
4:43:00
 Signed up for the 50 mile ride but skipped it to do this route with Brian. Pushed after "can't see bottom" to the end. Drove over and enjoyed the Project Rwanda festivities afterward. Good to see everyone having a great time for a good cause.
California03/20/2009
Fri
3 park funnner than crap loop -V2
23.7 mi        4,391 ft    
+79 pts     GPX file
 This was supposed to be an easy ride before tomorrow. Brian doesn't like easy rides anymore so we decided to play Frogger on Laguna Canyon before we went up Big Bend. Fun times as always.
California03/18/2009
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Added Santiago.
California03/17/2009
Tue
Jaden's San Juan Hills ride
8.2 mi        1,701 ft    
+28 pts     GPX file
 Quick ride with Brian. Good to see Nick out there. Hopefully we can get him back into the mix on the weekends.
California03/15/2009
Sun
Bell Ridge/Yeager Mesa/Trabuco/Bell Ridge
21.7 mi        6,670 ft        4.4 mph
+96 pts     GPX file
4:57:00
7:00:00
 Tough ride, a little more so being sick, must be the most under valued ride on GL. Doug joined Brian and I for the trip up Bell and down Yeager. Thanks for going all the way Brian! Yeager has a few downed trees, seems a little less rocky than I remembered it, but crazy steep in spots. I had a good fall on a section I should have walked. Cold and damp most of the day. We were surprised that all day we only saw 2 bikers (on Trabuco) and a few hikers on Bell.
California03/12/2009
Thu
3 park funnner than crap loop -V2
23.7 mi        4,391 ft    
+79 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Brian and Tom. Thanks for chauffeuring my bike to the trail head today Brian.
California03/11/2009
Wed
Forts, Qual,Hole shot,n.t. h.wood,n.t.blind lemon,socks,o.t.
18.3 mi        2,423 ft    
+52 pts     GPX file
 Good ride after work with Brian. My derailleur was acting up and added to our time. Hopefully it gets fixed quick.
California03/10/2009
Tue
Aliso: Cholla 4x- down Lynx, Rock-it, Mathis, Meadows
25.2 mi        2,816 ft    
+69 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
Easy pace today. Legs started to feel better about half way through. Nice to see Tom and Roy at the end of their ride.
California03/07/2009
Sat
Vision Quest - 2018 COURSE
55.2 mi        11,200 ft        7.8 mph
+223 pts     GPX file
7:02:00
7:02:00
 BIG thanks to Rob for his support! Was on pace to brake 7 hours but suffered a lot more than usual up Trabuco and Horsethief and missed by 2 minutes. Congrats to Matt and Jason for their feats today, amazing. Solid rides by Doug, Ryan and Mark as well. Ryan's good finish after loosing his rear derailleur cable early is awesome. Thanks for the recovery drink Paul. Always good to see Tom, Roy, Ben, Hal, Richard, Rene,... 5223
California03/05/2009
Thu
Forts,qual,04,hole shot,Qual,socks,oregon trail,no tools
15.8 mi        2,053 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride in the weed patch with Brian.
California03/04/2009
Wed
T.F.loop w/ hardwood V2
18.1 mi        2,045 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 The plan was to do the Funnner Than Crap Loop with Brian but the rain picked up as we got to Aliso (I saw 2 riders start and come back within 5 minutes as the rain started). We drove back down to SC and had great weather for the first half of the ride. The sky was spitting a little on our way back. Fun time as always.
California03/02/2009
Mon
Cholla, Lynx, Cholla, Tow, Meadows, DC
19 mi        1,734 ft        9.6 mph
+48 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:59:03
2:25:43
Mellow ride with BigT. Terry's first time in Aliso so I showed him around a bit. Thanks for the before and after ride eats T. 1212
California03/01/2009
Sun
Trabuco Creek > Holy Jim > Santiago Peak > Upper Holy Jim
25.3 mi        5,090 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride today. Started with Mark, Doug and John. Snow on the backside of Saddleback shouldn't add more than a few minutes next week.
California02/26/2009
Thu
San Juan Hills, Alternative
9.9 mi        2,149 ft    
+35 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Brian. The usual horsing around led to some good laughs.
California02/25/2009
Wed
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Another great ride with Brian. Easy pace most of the ride. Did a variation of this one today.
California02/23/2009
Mon
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft        6.1 mph
+127 pts     GPX file
3:42:00
5:12:00
 Fun times as always with Brian and Tom. Brian and I were fried from the weekend and Tom decided to punish us. Tom took a dirt sample on Pinos, glad he was OK.
California02/21/2009
Sat
Motorway - Motorway (2x)
41.5 mi        7,862 ft        9 mph
+141 pts     GPX file
4:36:05
5:06:43
 Good hard pace ride with Mark, started with Brian also. Nice to see Rollnstone, Ross B, Trizz, Chewyeti, Freekengo, Duke77, Brad, Pat K, Vicki and others out there. Felt surprising good most of the morning. PB.
California02/19/2009
Thu
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Great ride tonight. I haven't seen this many Mountain Bikers at Cooks since the Rwanda Ride. Good times with everyone, Matt, Ryan, Jason, Doug, John (KWH), Rob (alpine Rob), Eric (OTB Again), Garrett (No Go), Jim (twitch), Nick (from Felt). Beautiful night for my first night ride this year.
California02/18/2009
Wed
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Lots of fun today. We added New San Juan as usual. Dirt conditions were outstanding for Pinos! The weather was perfect as well. Great times with Brian and Tom. When Tom pulled up at SJ we asked how much time he had, he said "all day", so we told him "you're coming with us". hahaha
California02/15/2009
Sun
Blackstar,Lone Oak,Eagle,Motorway
35.1 mi        6,621 ft    
+119 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Mark, Brian, Andrew, and Doug. Met Milatime (Ryan) at the bottom of Eagle and he joined us for the climb. Lone Oak is similar to Skinsuit but maybe a bit longer and faster. More climbs on the Pain Divide to get to it with less street riding on the bottom to get to Eagle. Fun time. First long ride on the Chameleon, I felt good most of the day.
California02/12/2009
Thu
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Mellow ride with Brian. Sore left calf today, seems I strained it hiking through the snow Tuesday. Surprised to see a few groups of riders climbing on our way down. Midweek SJ rides are usually quiet. Good to see Paul this morning as we were getting ready, also Mark and Drake on our way down.
California02/10/2009
Tue
Maple Springs-Joplin-Luge
19.1 mi        3,649 ft    
+65 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Brian. We had plenty of snow. We were the first tracks in the snow to 4 corners. Only rode about 1/4 of the distance from four corners to Joplin because of the snow cover. The upper portion of Joplin was sketchy with the snow (I ended up in the bushes). We were glad to finally be back on dirt about half way down Joplin. saw KWH on STT. Full Ride Report here - http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/trail-talk/30918-maple-springs-joplin-snow.html
California02/08/2009
Sun
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Cold wet ride with Matt, Ryan, Doug, Andrew and Abby. We had some sleet on our way up. Decided not to go any further once we hit four corners. Enjoyed a nice after ride breakfast with Doug, Matt and Andrew, thanks guys.
California02/05/2009
Thu
San Juan Loop Trail
2.4 mi        340 ft        8.6 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
16:40
16:40
 With Brian. Pushed second time around. Got some funny looks from a group of hikers we ran into on both loops. Only dabbed twice.
California02/05/2009
Thu
San Juan - Chiquito Trail
31.9 mi        5,590 ft    
+139 pts     GPX file
 Great day on the bike with Brian. We added a second loop on the San Juan Loop trail. Weather started out excellent in the morning but began to look threatening on our way up Chiquito. Rain started before we got back on San Juan and continued all the way down. We were wet and muddy when we finished. As usual, Brian was pushing me to the limit on the chunky singletrack.
California02/04/2009
Wed
T.F.loop w/ hardwood V2
18.1 mi        2,045 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 Easy pace today with Brian. First time on the new section of qualifier. Watched a Marine helicopter do touch downs a few times. Weather doesn't get any better than today.
California02/03/2009
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 First ride with Terry. Only a couple of people on the trail. next time I might take the double-double bet ;-)
California02/02/2009
Mon
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 What a great day. The weather was nice, a little warm maybe. Great company with Brian and Roy. Conditions were a bit looser than last week but still OK. Roy killed it for his first trip down Pinos. Glad you could make it Roy. Brian owned the lower section as usual.
California01/31/2009
Sat
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        8.9 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:36:54
1:36:54
 Good ride with Matt, Ryan, Andrew and Abby from Wisconsin. This was part 2 for the day. Ryan and Matt continued on to the peak. Saw Pat K and son, also saw Tinker coming up on our way down.
California01/31/2009
Sat
Blackstar-Skinsuit-Eagle-Silverado
31.9 mi        5,667 ft        8.8 mph
+105 pts     GPX file
3:37:57
3:37:57
 Good ride with Matt, Ryan, Andrew and Abby from Wisconsin. Mark did a separate route. Good to see everyone out there, RollnStone, Ben, Roy, Frank, Jr, jbh65...
California01/29/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        9.8 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
35:47
44:12
4 of 4 on SS. Talked to Tony (Mr. Hobbs) for a few minutes at 4 corners. Added Sleepy Hollow. 416
California01/29/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        9.6 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
36:22
36:24
3 of 4 on SS. With Sleepy Hollow again. 429
California01/29/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 1 of 4 on the Singlespeed. Added Sleepy Hollow.
California01/29/2009
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        4.7 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:14:35
1:15:32
2 of 4 on the Singlespeed. Forgot to stop Garmin so time is from the first 2 laps. Added Santiago this loop. 870
California01/28/2009
Wed
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Another good ride with Brian. We did a variation of this route. Trails are in great shape and the weather was perfect.
California01/26/2009
Mon
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian. Cold above Blue Jay. Pinos was in fantastic shape, which allowed us to clean more of it than in the past. I was able to clean everything down to the lower switchbacks and Brian cleaned most of those. Brian had to ride the last few miles with a thorn in his front tire, didn't want to take it out and risk a flat. We saw a few groups of kids on a field trip on the switchbacks at the bottom of Pinos.
California01/25/2009
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2 of 2. Trail is in great shape overall. Nice and tacky with just a couple small water/mud puddles. The Luge has a couple slick spots as well. Any riding done today will be packing everything down for the most part.
California01/25/2009
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        10.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
41:40
41:40
 Lap 1 of 2. Rode from home on the hardtail. First time riding with the Racing Ralph back on the front. Decided to go all out on the first loop. Slid out on the Luge (damn RR) but still managed a PB.
California01/21/2009
Wed
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Great time with Brian (Hippydude) and Tom (trobe1). As usual, we added new San Juan and Viejo Tie. Good to have you join us Tom.
California01/19/2009
Mon
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian. Our intention was to do Coldwater but we couldn't get motivated for the climb up ITT, so we decided on Joplin instead. Also spent some time at the peak, where a family from RSM was stuck after getting a flat in their truck. We started at Albertson's.
California01/17/2009
Sat
Bedford - Motorway - Maple Springs
28.1 mi        6,585 ft    
+117 pts     GPX file
 Good morning ride with Mark and Jason. Mark flew up Bedford and Jason rode all of it on his SS. Lots of people out on MD today. Good seeing everyone!
California01/14/2009
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 2 of 2 solo. Wind picked up on this loop. Only saw 1 other rider.
California01/14/2009
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 1 of 2 solo. Nobody around.
California01/13/2009
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Solo.
California01/12/2009
Mon
T.F.loop w/ hardwood V2
18.1 mi        2,045 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Brian. Legs are still tired from the weekend. Stoked to clean the hill climb - after the 5th try. I might not get so lucky next time.
California01/10/2009
Sat
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        4,254 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 After doing Blackstar - Motorway this was supposed to be Maple Springs to Four Corners. Everyone else was going to Motorway so I couldn't turn around.
California01/10/2009
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft    
+93 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian, Mark, Andrew, Matt and Jason. SUPER windy at Beeks, not to bad the rest of the way.
California01/08/2009
Thu
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian. We did a variation of this route.
California01/06/2009
Tue
San Juan Hill's Special
13.2 mi        2,729 ft        6.5 mph
+46 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:02:19
2:35:55
Great ride with Brian. Fun route. 1244
California01/03/2009
Sat
Blackstar-Skinsuit-Eagle-Silverado
31.9 mi        5,667 ft    
+105 pts     GPX file
 Another fun day with Mark W, Chamley, Brian, Matt, Andrew and Ryan.
California12/31/2008
Wed
San Juan super loop #2,with Cold Springs
47.3 mi        7,271 ft    
+147 pts     GPX file
 Good day with everyone. Started with Brian, Jason, Mark and Ryan. Mark didn't have enough time to finish and Ryan was riding after food poisoning so they pulled off at different times. Brian, Jason and I were left to suffer on our own. Nice to see Wayne and Gregg on SJ
California12/27/2008
Sat
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Good day with Doug, Matt, John, Brian and Brad. We added New San Juan, Viejo Tie and upper Chiquito to the loop. My brake pads wore down to the clips on Pinos, good thing I had an extra set in my pack.
California12/23/2008
Tue
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft    
+127 pts     GPX file
 Another mid-week epic with Brian. We added new San Juan for a little extra fun. Great conditions on the whole route. Good to see Paul, Roy and Tom on San Juan. LOTS of downed trees at Blue Jay. There was still a good amount of snow from the top of Trabuco to Pinos Peak. Los Pinos was the best I've seen it.
California12/20/2008
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.3 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:53:20
2:15:00
 Lap 2 of 2. Started off to do the Luge loop with Mark and Brian. Mark decided to go to Old Camp again and I followed.
California12/20/2008
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.1 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:57:00
2:25:00
 Lap 1 of 2 this morning with Brian and Mark. Cold start with frost on the trail. On the way up I almost had a head on with some clown on a motorcycle. Good too see some familiar faces on the trail today.
California12/13/2008
Sat
Blackstar-Skinsuit-Eagle-Silverado
31.9 mi        5,667 ft        8.3 mph
+105 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:51:04
4:53:55
Great ride with Hermit, Hippydude, Mark W, Rushak, Blind Lemon, Colvin and Winger. There was another group out there doing the same loop. This route is slightly different (than #19410) as I was the only one in our group to take a different approach to the bottom of Eagle. This route is a little more direct and avoids the gated community. Dark and cold up top. 2772
California12/11/2008
Thu
3 park funnner than crap loop (Reroute)
22.5 mi        3,048 ft    
+66 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Brian. Some of the fun has been taken out of the Funnner than crap loop :(
California12/10/2008
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
48:50
48:50
 Solo. First time on this trail since the recent rains. Trail is in great shape. Saw Spartacus getting ready to head out when I finished.
California12/09/2008
Tue
1/2 Hippy's S.J.Hills Exploration
7.4 mi        1,703 ft        6.2 mph
+27 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:11:31
1:22:54
A little extra exploring. Other wise familiar territory. Good job Brian on the drop down to Los Mares! 739
California12/07/2008
Sun
San Juan Super Loop #1
50.8 mi        7,165 ft        8.5 mph
+159 pts     GPX file
5:59:00
6:56:00
 Awesome day with Doug. We started @ 6am, in the dark, from the Dove Canyon waterfall. We did the Coto portion out to San Juan first and finished with O'Neil and Tijeras Creek. Saw a good size cat print on Oso. Pushed the final couple miles to beat 6 hours (ride time). The weather was great for a long ride. Thanks Doug!
California12/04/2008
Thu
ThinkFast SJ Hills exploration 3
12.1 mi        2,195 ft        6.4 mph
+39 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:53:36
2:11:24
After work ride with PacDude...I mean Hippydude ;) 1098
California12/03/2008
Wed
San Juan - Chiquito Trail
31.9 mi        5,590 ft    
+139 pts     GPX file
 Mid-week epic with Brian. Been wanting to do this one for a while, today was a great day for it.
California11/30/2008
Sun
Chantry Flats: Winter Creek Loop
5.1 mi        1,039 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 We added this loop after the Mt. Zion - Sturtevant Loop. Great day with everyone. Thanks for the fun times guys! Pics and Ride Report here: http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/trail-talk/27586-chantry-flats-mt-zion-sturtevant-camp-winter-creek.html
California11/30/2008
Sun
Chantry Flats: Mt Zion - Sturtevant
14.1 mi        3,340 ft    
+67 pts     GPX file
 Incredible day with Mark, Matt, Brian and Andrew. Beautiful singletrack and some Steep climbs. We added checking out the lookout, Sturtevant Camp and the Sturtevant Falls. We had the camp caretaker show us around inside a few of the buildings. Pics and Ride Report here: http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/trail-talk/27586-chantry-flats-mt-zion-sturtevant-camp-winter-creek.html
California11/24/2008
Mon
ThinkFast's SJ Hills Exploration 2
10.5 mi        1,963 ft        6.2 mph
+34 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:42:23
2:13:41
Good ride with Brian. We rode a few steep singletracks, some old and some newer. Good times as always. 986
California11/19/2008
Wed
Pier, DanJuan, Wt Sand, Forts, Qlfier, HoleShot, DH, BLemon+
17.6 mi        2,740 ft        7.3 mph
+54 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:24:02
2:53:57
Fun Loop with Brian. Lots of steep climbs on this one. 1485
California11/18/2008
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
49:00
49:00
 Quick loop after work.
California11/16/2008
Sun
Holy Jim - Joplin Trail
24.2 mi        4,923 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Great day with Mark, Brian, Matt, Jason and Doug. The weather was nice after a windy start. I had a tough time staying upright early but got it out of my system before we hit Joplin :) Posted some pics here - http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/trail-talk/26960-holy-jim-joplin.html
California11/14/2008
Fri
Thinkfast's SanJuan Hills exploration
8.7 mi        2,056 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Another fun time on the bike with Brian. First time out here in a while. It's nice to see the trails are in such great shape.
California11/11/2008
Tue
forts,qualifier,holeshot,no tools
14.5 mi        1,589 ft    
+39 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with Brian. First, he has to talk me into riding today. Then, I tell him I'm tired and want to go easy. Once we get to the singletracks he smells weakness and goes out hard. The ride turns into a fast pace game of cat and mouse. Finally, we are both out of gas laughing on the side of the trail. Great day!
California11/10/2008
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.2 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
49:43
49:43
 Lap 2 with the group. Greg went down hard up top, hope he is OK. Saw Bobby finishing his long ride and rode down the Luge with him.
California11/10/2008
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.4 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
54:00
54:00
 Lap 1, solo, before meeting up with the group. Trail is in great shape. The reroute on the bottom is perfect.
California11/08/2008
Sat
Horse Thief - Bell Ridge
24.7 mi        5,177 ft        6.2 mph
+88 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:58:09
4:59:12
Tough route today. Lots of HaB. The views were amazing! Rode the whole way with Mark and Brian. Ryan and Matt started with us but decided to do a Super Loop. 2692149/179
California11/05/2008
Wed
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Middle ring on all but the connector to Alta Laguna. Lots of goats at the top of Meadows. Saw Chamley at TOW as I was ending the ride and rode down Meadows with him. Nice and cool out today, what a treat.
California11/02/2008
Sun
Blackstar - Skinsuit - Skyline
27 mi        4,735 ft        7.7 mph
+88 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:29:30
3:59:54
Great ride with Mark, Matt, Brian and Doug. Mark killed us on the climbs, Brian cleared the most on Troy Lee, Matt rode strong as always on the single speed. Doug rode on to Sierra Peak. 2576136/179
California10/29/2008
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2, solo.
California10/29/2008
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1, solo.
California10/28/2008
Tue
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Quick ride after work.
California10/25/2008
Sat
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Mark, Matt, Ryan, Brian, Andrew and Chamley. We did this in reverse.
California10/22/2008
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2 of 2. Started out with Garret and Jerry. I was saved by my phone, they were pulling away and I had to take a call :)
California10/22/2008
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 of 2. Solo, warm and dry. Saw 8 deer on this lap, 1 was a buck. Stopped and took a few pictures.
California10/18/2008
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Matt, Ryan and Brian. Viejo Tie is always a fun detour. Only saw a few riders on the descent, which was a treat.
California10/13/2008
Mon
c.v.,5 oaks, cholla,ss,c.a. tow,meadows
14.9 mi        2,285 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Brian.
California10/04/2008
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Eagle Road - Skyline
37.6 mi        6,001 ft    
+118 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Mark W. Hippydude, Blind lemon,Rushak, Winger,and quad damage. A few of us took the singletrack at the bottom of Eagle to avoid crossing the nice lady's property. Good thing, she has built a gazebo, that you have to go through, to discourage using that point of exit.
California10/02/2008
Thu
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 Solo. Too much of the good life for Brian so he flaked :o) Middle ringed Meadows again then cruised the rest of the way. Feeling tired after riding more than usual the last few weeks.
California09/30/2008
Tue
Yuma'ykawichum Pompe 1
20.7 mi        2,620 ft        7.3 mph
+59 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:50:20
3:45:08
Fun times with Hippydude. We did a little exploration to start, then did some of the older trails bass ackwards before returning on our normal route. 1609132/175
California09/28/2008
Sun
3 Park Funnner than crap loop w/ 5-O's
20.1 mi        3,808 ft        7.1 mph
+68 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:48:36
3:54:13
Great ride with Mark, Matt, Brian, Roy, Doug, Scott and John. Limited amount of crashes, scratches and blood shed today. Nice views once we got above the marine layer. 1819
California09/26/2008
Fri
Aliso: Cholla - Rock-it
10.4 mi        840 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Slow-Low-Solo. Saw a nice size Bobcat on Wood Canyon on my way out.
California09/23/2008
Tue
Aliso: Cholla - Rock-it
10.4 mi        840 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Slow (pace) and low (HR) solo.
California09/22/2008
Mon
forts,04's,hardwood , no tools, oregon trail.
17.6 mi        2,168 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 Fun times with Brian. Great weather for ridng today.
California09/17/2008
Wed
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        9.4 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:52:00
1:52:00
 Solo. Legs felt tired but strong? Pushed middle ring on most of the route except the dirt connector above Meadows and the top of Dripping Cave.
California09/15/2008
Mon
5-0, Cholla, SS, Wllow, Emerald Falls, Old Emerald, T&A, SS,
16.9 mi        3,101 ft        7.1 mph
+56 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:23:14
2:56:40
Good ride with Brian. A little hot in some spots. 1491136/178
California09/13/2008
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft        6.1 mph
+108 pts     GPX file
3:22:00
4:43:00
 Great ride with Matt, Ryan, Mark, Brian E, Hippydude, Jake and Jason. Bell is loose, as expected, this time of year. Mark missed the turn off to Bell but luckily turned around because we thought he was still in front of us. A couple flats today but no major crashes, scratches or bloodshed. We took the BGR singletrack at the end.
California09/11/2008
Thu
OH Crap! Loop
13.5 mi        2,027 ft        7.4 mph
+41 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:49:41
2:26:26
Brian and I decided to explore today. Found one of the trails the the TWF guys told us about. I think I know how they got their name. We did the trail backwards though. What the... 1049135/176
California09/06/2008
Sat
Holy Jim up and down
19 mi        4,054 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
 Started off to do HJ-Trabuco with everyone. Too fatigued from a long work day yesterday to go the distance. I was glad to have Brian ride down HJ with me as well. I should have taken the day off the bike.
California09/01/2008
Mon
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft    
+82 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with a large group of strong riders. Nice to meet more of the GeoFamily. We added Viejo Tie for a little extra credit. The trail drew blood from a few on the way down. Andrew beat everyone to Blue Jay ;-) Thanks bikesurfski (Wayne) for the cold Red Bulls at the end. **If anyone wants a copy of the group shot send me a PM**
California08/28/2008
Thu
FiveO, Cholla, Telonics, Willow, T&A, Stairsteps, Lynx
15 mi        2,813 ft        6.9 mph
+51 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:11:07
2:39:19
Good ride with Brian. Weather was great. This is a nice mix of technical trails in a short distance. 1362138/
California08/20/2008
Wed
3 park funnner than crap loop!
23.3 mi        3,379 ft    
+70 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian today. He was on a roll and cleared everything. Well, except the climb up stairsteps. I was on a roll of a different kind after almost going OTB.
California08/16/2008
Sat
Bommer: Wilderness Access Day
22.2 mi        3,762 ft        6.8 mph
+71 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:16:11
4:13:16
Great Saturday ride with Mark, Brian, Matt, Ryan and Andrew. I was surprised how fun the singletrack is out here. 1966132/179
California08/14/2008
Thu
cv,5 oaks,cholla,coyote,meadows up down, out
15.3 mi        2,264 ft    
+46 pts     GPX file
 Nice change of pace with Brian.
California08/12/2008
Tue
Meadows, Telonics, Willow, Emerald Falls, T&A, C A, Meadows
19.3 mi        3,404 ft        7.1 mph
+63 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:44:00
3:08:45
Lots of climbing with Brian. First time up Canyon Acres since it was graded a few months back, it's too loose to clear. 138/175
California08/09/2008
Sat
Chiquito - Viejo Tie Trail
16.3 mi        2,320 ft    
+89 pts     GPX file
 Good day with Mark W, Matt, Brian and Blind Lemon. A couple small crashes between us. Lots of poison oak.
California08/06/2008
Wed
3 park funnner than crap loop!
23.3 mi        3,379 ft    
+70 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Brian. Midday start made this the hotter than crap loop today. Although there were some cool breezes in some spots. We both went through our water today.
California08/02/2008
Sat
Trabuco Creek > Holy Jim > Santiago Peak > Upper Holy Jim
25.3 mi        5,090 ft    
+88 pts     GPX file
 Great Saturday ride with Mark, Brian, Andrew, Ryan and Matt. We saw our buddy Frank, who did Coldwater with us a couple months ago, and he joined us. Good to see Danny and Frank (grinding)at the top. Mark is back! Picking the good rides and riding stronger than ever!
California07/30/2008
Wed
T.F.loop w/hardwood V3
16.5 mi        1,835 ft    
+44 pts     GPX file
 Nice easy ride with Hippydude. I was surprised when I came around a fast downhill corner and found Brian wearing his bike :) I don't see that too often. Glad he wasn't hurt. We took it easy after that.
California07/23/2008
Wed
Another SC Pier to Singletracks Loop
19.4 mi        2,808 ft        7.8 mph
+58 pts     GPX file
2:30:00
2:59:00
 Another good mid week ride with Brian. Saw the TWTF crew heading out as we were on our way out.
California07/21/2008
Mon
3 park funnner than crap loop!
23.3 mi        3,379 ft    
+70 pts     GPX file
 Great ride with Brian. He kicked my butt on the climbs. This is a fun combination of trails.
California07/19/2008
Sat
SC Pier to Singletracks Big Loop
21.2 mi        3,220 ft    
+65 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
Good ride with Mark, Brian, Andrew, Matt and Ryan. We added a couple trails that haven't been ridden much and had a fair amount of weed slap to deal with. I surprised a skunk on Dan Juan, came within less than 10 feet, and was lucky he was facing towards me. Fun times, lots of climbing.
California07/16/2008
Wed
Another SC Pier to Singletracks Loop
19.4 mi        2,808 ft    
+58 pts     GPX file
 More fun times with Brian. This is a great ride. I think I'm getting weaker by the weak.
California07/12/2008
Sat
Canada Vista/Bell View/Hal's/Whiting/Oakley/O'Neill
34.2 mi        4,081 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Great day with Matt, Mark, Scott, Andrew, Ryan and Brian. We took the long way to Whiting :o) On our way back we hit Banzai Ridge for the first time, that was fun. Ended up being a longer day than we planned.
California07/05/2008
Sat
3 Park fun Loop
22.9 mi        3,261 ft    
+69 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with Mark, Scott and Brian. The heat made the climb/hike up Stairsteps not so "Fun".
California07/04/2008
Fri
Another SC Pier to Singletracks Loop
19.4 mi        2,808 ft    
+58 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian, Mark and Bow. Nice and cool most of the morning.
California07/01/2008
Tue
Another SC Pier to Singletracks Loop
19.4 mi        2,808 ft        7.3 mph
+58 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:40:00
3:31:55
Another fun ride with Brian. Down Dan Juan, up White Sand, down Fort and Broken Spoke, across Qualifier, down Hole Shot, over to Hardwood and across No Tools, then worked our way back the usual way. 146/180
California06/28/2008
Sat
3 Park Fun Loop - Short
17.1 mi        2,275 ft        8.6 mph
+49 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:00:00
2:23:52
Fun ride with Brian, Mark, John and Scott. Legs are feeling a little weak after limited riding this month. 133/181
California06/25/2008
Wed
SC Loop with TWTF Singletrack
17.5 mi        2,723 ft        6.9 mph
+54 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:31:21
3:11:58
Fun ride with Brian. We started out deciding to go easy but managed to put a good amount of climbing into a short distance. Brian showed me a new singletrack, thanks Brian. 134/179
California06/21/2008
Sat
Chiquita-Palomia-Ladera-Waterworks-Arroyo Trabuco-Oniell
29.2 mi        2,811 ft        8.9 mph
+76 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:16:22
4:27:22
Great morning ride that had 11 of us at the start - Mark W, Scott, Chris, Jason, Mark C, Fabian, Ryan, Andrew, Brian, Don and I. Ryan and I decided to add a little extra credit. It felt nice to be on the bike after being sick for 2 weeks. It looked like someone was airlifted off of Chiquita this morning. Nice to see Doug and hear about some new features being worked on for the site. 144/186
California06/07/2008
Sat
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft    
+96 pts     GPX file
 Toad Fest ride. Rode most of the day with Brian, Scott and John. Good to see so many friends on the trail, too many to name. Always a great time afterwards at O'Neill Park with everyone. We all came away with some schwag. This is one of my favorite events. Thanks for the ride home Scott.
California06/04/2008
Wed
Thinkfast's sc singletracks loop w/hardwood
16.9 mi        1,972 ft    
+46 pts     GPX file
 Good times with Brian. SC Singletracks are in good shape. Quicker pace today added to the fun.
California05/31/2008
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft    
+99 pts     GPX file
 Perfect day to be on San Juan. Good times with Hippydude and Mark. Me