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LocationDateSportRouteMoving Time * Playback    Comment    CaloriesHR
California02/28/2021
Sun
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        10 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:09:23
1:12:00
 FS - 70 degrees and sunny. Saw a 3 foot ribbon snake at the base of Meadows. Saw a coyote on the road towards the fire road off in the meadow. 601141/178
California02/27/2021
Sat
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        10.7 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:10:27
1:14:00
 BB - Cool and sunny ride with the Mrs.
California02/21/2021
Sun
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.6 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:07:21
1:09:30
 73 degrees and sunny and clear. Zillions of folks out today enjoying this early spring day. 680155/175
California02/20/2021
Sat
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        15.7 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
40:20
40:20
 Easy ride today. 350154/170
California02/14/2021
Sun
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        16.3 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:35:01
1:50:01
 Cool and sunny out. Lots of folks out today. Too many without helmets - kids and adults alike. Too many e-bikes whizzing around too. 700148/181
California02/06/2021
Sat
CK - Whiting - Lime,L.S., Ed.,Whtg,MB/cact/sage/sct/lo/raptr
12.7 mi        1,711 ft        7.7 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:38:25
1:45:00
 FS - Nice and warm out - short sleeves and very few riders out. Extra credit as I did the icon fire road on the way out behind the edison towers (aka "white wall of sand" so additional climbing and half mile extra. Lovely conditions. 916159/181
California01/31/2021
Sun
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        16.2 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:35:30
1:39:10
 Nice temps when sun was out, but chilly when cloudy. Nice leisurely ride after 2 weeks off the bike. I saw more electric bikes than regular bikes. A few guys were whipping past people at 25mph at least. These are mopeds, pure and simple. It's out of control. I saw at least 40% of everyone on the bike trail today without helmets. Kids, adults, kids with adults, you name it. Amazing.... 750161/182
California01/17/2021
Sun
CK - Whiting - Lime,L.S., Ed.,Whtg,MB/cact/sage/sct/lo/raptr
12.7 mi        1,711 ft        8 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:34:53
1:39:24
 Nice and hot today. 911162/182
California01/09/2021
Sat
Aliso - Cholla/TotW/Mathis/Coyote
13.8 mi        1,185 ft        10.5 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:19:07
1:28:15
 Sunny and high 60's. Felt better than I thought after 2 weeks off the MTB. 915162/180
California01/01/2021
Fri
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        13 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:16:55
1:26:15
 New Years day ride with the Mrs. Sunny and cool out. Rode my beater bike. 546
California12/31/2020
Thu
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        15.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
40:46
40:46
 Chilly and windy. Very moderate ride today - took it easy. 151/168
California12/26/2020
Sat
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        16.3 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:01:30
1:01:30
 Sunny and cool out. Nice day for a moderate ride. Extra credit - rode from home so 4 more miles 530
California12/20/2020
Sun
Aliso - Cholla/TotW/Mathis/Coyote
13.8 mi        1,185 ft        9.9 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:23:33
1:27:00
 FS ride today. Warm with temps in the high 70's so short sleeves. Nice and sunny. A zillion hikers out enjoying the weather today too. 550165/186
California12/19/2020
Sat
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.1 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
37:07
37:07
 Nice ride on a sunny day. Great to get some sun and some fresh air. 319157/175
California12/13/2020
Sun
Aliso - Cholla/TotW/Mathis/Coyote
13.8 mi        1,185 ft        10.4 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:20:03
1:25:15
 HT - sunny and cool. Tons of folks out, so cramped my style on the downhills staying safe. Saw a bobcat off the main fireroad. 930165/181
California12/06/2020
Sun
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        17.6 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:27:40
1:31:55
 Nice day for a ride. Long time since on road bike. Extra credit; rode from home so another 5 miles today. 750161/185
California11/29/2020
Sun
Aliso - Cholla/TotW/Mathis/Coyote
13.8 mi        1,185 ft        10.3 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:20:18
1:24:52
 HT - sunny and nice out today. Way too may folks out and lots of kids on the trails. 900160/178
California11/27/2020
Fri
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        11 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:08:15
1:10:00
 Beater Bike ride with the kids and the Mrs. Sunny and a bit cool out but pleasant nonetheless.
California11/22/2020
Sun
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9.8 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:11:20
1:16:15
 FS - Nice ride. Too long off the bike. 818162/182
California11/01/2020
Sun
Aliso - Cholla/TotW/Mathis/Coyote
13.8 mi        1,185 ft        10.5 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:19:08
1:25:49
 HT - Nice and warm out. Not too energetic as once per week riding now doesn't maintain fitness. Great to be out in great weather. 900162/179
California10/31/2020
Sat
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.7 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:52
37:03
 Air looked clear but felt some stinging in my lungs at the end. 316158/178
California10/24/2020
Sat
CK - Marguerite P/L to Edison to Whiting
12.4 mi        1,324 ft        9.3 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
1:20:21
1:30:07
 SS - very cool and cloudy. Wore long sleeves for the fall season is upon us. Very few folks out. Too long off the SS so felt it on Mustard pretty bad. 1 stop to get HR down. Lots of silt and powder on Raptor and Cattle Pond so spun out a few times. 764153/177
California10/18/2020
Sun
Aliso - Cholla/TotW/Mathis/Coyote
13.8 mi        1,185 ft        10.4 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:20:04
1:25:01
 HT - great temps out. Slow and sluggish up to TOW. Not feeling it today. Killed it on Mathis descent (2:25). Felt better for last 5 miles or so. 905160/177
California10/13/2020
Tue
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        12 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:43
51:27
 SS - pushed hard as enjoying great temps tonight. Pushed hard on fire road segment and PR'd there by 29 seconds. Stopped to help a lady with a flat tire by the park but she didn't have a jack in her car. 483156/178
California10/11/2020
Sun
CK - Marguerite P/L to Edison to Whiting
12.4 mi        1,324 ft        9.6 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
1:17:33
1:21:49
 HT - Fun ride and not too many folks out. 757154/175
California10/08/2020
Thu
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:20
35:20
 Cool evening - first time since april wearing long sleeves. Fall is a-coming... 320147/163
California10/01/2020
Thu
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        18.4 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:25
34:25
 Nice and warm tonight. Felt good so pushed hard. 322155/169
California09/26/2020
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.6 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:07:09
1:12:49
 HT - nice and cool out today. Sun came out at the very end. Saw a bunch of Linked guys on the trail. 820162/182
California09/24/2020
Thu
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.5 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:34
50:30
 SS - still warm this evening. Nice! 468151/173
California09/22/2020
Tue
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        18.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:55
34:55
 Nice temps out tonight. First time on road bike in a while due to smoke in the air. 331153/169
California09/19/2020
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9.9 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:10:19
1:12:21
 FS - Felt smoke particulates in my throat on the fireroad, but air cleared on the west ridge as breeze from the ocean. Almost 2 weeks off the bike due to smoke and poor air quality. Saw 2 big deer on the fire road. 800160/183
California09/07/2020
Mon
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:26
57:34
 SS - nice morning ride before the heat. Not too many riders out, but quite a few hikers. 547151/181
California09/05/2020
Sat
Aliso - Cholla/TotW/Mathis/Coyote
13.8 mi        1,185 ft        10.9 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:16:17
1:24:17
 HT - got out before the heat. Pushed pretty hard today. Ripped down Mathis - PR'd by 13 seconds - 2:30;it's like the autobahn. Lots of folks out riding and hiking today early.  Other Comments900161/181
California09/03/2020
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        18.5 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
40:34
40:34
 Nice ride in warm evening weather. Felt good and blew by a ton of folks on way up to Marguerite parking lot. 450159/182
California09/01/2020
Tue
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:19
49:42
 SS - missed PR on the climb by 2 seconds. Starting to cool off at night. 470150/168
California08/29/2020
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.4 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:08:30
1:14:39
 HT - Had gone to Whiting Ranch but it's closed due to mountain lion sighting. Kinda windy but not hot at all. Really ripped down Mathis. PR'd it at 2:43 700151/171
California08/25/2020
Tue
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:54
52:35
 SS - nice and warm out tonight. Easy ride. 484149/169
California08/22/2020
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.9 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
55:33
55:33
 FS - nice ride in the evening. Almost nobody out so clear trails. 584157/170
California08/20/2020
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        18.4 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
40:42
40:42
 Felt good tonight so pushed hard. 412151/174
California08/18/2020
Tue
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        9.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
50:23
56:54
 SS - Nice ride in warm evening temps. Very few hikers and bikers out so made for empty trails. Felt good tonight. 515153/176
California08/15/2020
Sat
Aliso - Cholla/TotW/Mathis/Coyote
13.8 mi        1,185 ft        10.1 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:22:30
1:26:05
 HT - very hot today. Quite a few folks out. Nice to have gears for Cholla. 824152/177
California08/13/2020
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        18.3 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
41:06
41:06
 Nice and warm out tonight. Extra credit as rode from home. Felt really good so pushed pretty hard. 400155/176
California08/11/2020
Tue
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        12.1 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:26
48:58
 HT - Pushed pretty hard tonight. Nice and warm. Not many folks out on the trail which was nice. 487158/179
California08/09/2020
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        11 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:08:13
1:13:53
 Beater bike ride with the Mrs. Tried to coast most of the way back down. Lovely temps. 537
California08/08/2020
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.4 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:39:14
1:39:14
 SS - perfect temps today. 35 to first grate, 47 to second, 1:09 to gate. Hung out with a couple deputy sheriff's at top until they got a dehydration call near the waterfall turnoff, so I beelined it down ahead of them to avoid the dust. A full fire truck and another vehicle were pulling up to the waterfall turnoff when I got there. 877150/169
California08/06/2020
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17.9 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
41:52
41:52
 Nice ride tonight. Felt good. Had to slow down for several pokies on bikes. 395153/172
California08/04/2020
Tue
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:18
48:54
 SS - felt pretty good tonight. 467148/172
California08/02/2020
Sun
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.2 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:00:10
1:00:10
 HT - got out early before the heat. Tons of hikers and lots of pokey bikers - I passed at least 10. Felt pretty good and nice ride overall. 628162/178
California07/31/2020
Fri
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.1 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
37:08
37:08
 Nice and warm.Easy pace tonight. 320148/180
California07/25/2020
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.8 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
53:12
59:15
 SS - perfect temps. Been 2 weeks since on the SS and felt it. Didn't push very hard today. 504157/178
California07/23/2020
Thu
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.1 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
37:03
37:03
 Mellow ride tonight. Perfect temps. 298137/156
California07/13/2020
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
44:02
44:02
 Lap 2 of 2 - saw Ken from GDR planning committee - rode about 5 miles with him. 352151/166
California07/13/2020
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17.5 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
42:50
42:50
 Lap 1 of 2 - Perfect temps. Lots of folks out so dodging people. 370151/166
California07/11/2020
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:43:26
1:57:39
 SS - got out late so hot from the get-go. Rode good pace first 2/3rds, but last 1/3rd was tough as heat was an issue. Had to stop to cool down. Garmin registered 97 degrees. Cool at top so enjoyed the breeze and shade and a sandwich. Descent was like hot air from the oven blowing on me. Lots of hikers out too. 775142/174
California07/08/2020
Wed
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:21
48:51
 SS - nice temps. Felt good after 4 days off the bike. 468149/170
California07/04/2020
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail to Cooks
33.2 mi        1,256 ft        16.9 mph
+69 pts     GPX file
1:57:58
2:00:28
 Nice afternoon ride. Felt good after long Crystal Cove 6 mile hike this morning. Few folks on the trail since they're home BBQ'ing for July 4th. 875146/162
California07/02/2020
Thu
CK - Home to Beebee Park
7.2 mi        761 ft        11 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
39:00
43:57
 SS - Moderate pace tonight. 340140/168
California06/30/2020
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        17.7 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
56:31
56:31
 Felt good tonight. A bit chilly. Lots of folks out tonight. Something about smoking by a couple of electric bike riders.... 510152/176
California06/27/2020
Sat
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.2 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:44:02
1:56:15
 FS Ride today. Got out late so warm on SST. Passed quite a few guys on the climb to the flag. Felt better than I thought I would. 1001156/175
California06/25/2020
Thu
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:51
51:10
 FS tonight. Wasn't feeling it but good workout. 471148/177
California06/22/2020
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        18.1 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
41:35
42:05
 Felt good tonight so pushed hard. 430153/172
California06/20/2020
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:09:32
1:13:15
 Afternoon ride. Quite a few hikers out. Saw 12 baby quail climbing cholla and a gopher snake right before TOW. Mathis is like a freeway down. Really smooth. 680148/170
California06/18/2020
Thu
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:49
51:57
 SS - cool temps out. Moderate pace. 446145/171
California06/16/2020
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        17.8 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
56:10
56:10
 Felt good tonight so pushed it up to Cooks. 575153/177
California06/13/2020
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.7 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:36:47
1:36:47
 SS ride today. Counted 251 hiking people on way up to the turn off for the waterfall and 294 total to Beeks. At least that many on the return as well - thick as flies. I had to park half a mile from the gate; it was crazy crowded. Felt pretty good today with nice temps. 1:36 to first grate and 1:06 to Beeks Gate. Bombed down hill really fast. 898154/172
California06/10/2020
Wed
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        17.4 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
57:36
57:36
 Nice and warm out tonight. Extra credit as I rode from home. 17 second on sprint by the fwy - was in small ring and lowest gear. No good as need more rpm's. 650152/176
California06/07/2020
Sun
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:57
52:33
 SS - Great temps today. Pushed it as my knee wasn't hurting much. 508156/174
California06/06/2020
Sat
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.6 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
42:38
43:00
 A bit cool after this morning's rain but still short sleeved it. A few BLM protests on the trail but otherwise not very crowded. Felt good so pushed pretty hard. 480150/170
California06/03/2020
Wed
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:09
49:18
 Nice temps out. Blasted down the bike path making 6th overall on strava. Good workout, and nice having the full squish on the downhill. 503158/174
California05/30/2020
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9.6 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:12:18
1:14:23
 Cool out mid-day today. Took the geared HT today which was nice climbing Cholla. Bouncy on Meadows descent. 740153/176
California05/27/2020
Wed
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.7 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:02
51:24
 Rode geared Niner tonight. 500155/172
California05/25/2020
Mon
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:02
36:02
 Fun spin this afternoon.
California05/23/2020
Sat
Whiting with Dreaded Hill
9.4 mi        1,805 ft        8.1 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:10:15
1:26:00
 SS - too many hikers out - total clogged trails. First attempt at riding up Dreaded Hill on the SS and won't ever attempt again. Brutal. Had to stop often to get HR down as was standing on the pedals for a huge portion of it. Wipes you out totally. A little extra credit as went to Marks Bench. Perfect temps though to be on the bike. 791156/181
California05/20/2020
Wed
CK - Home to BeeBee park with 2 loops
9.1 mi        979 ft        11.4 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
48:08
52:00
 SS - Felt good tonight. 467151/176
California05/16/2020
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        9.2 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:47:21
2:08:15
 SS - lots of folks out as they just reopened the parking lot. Counted 245 hikers on the ride. Saw 5 Linked Cycling guys at the meadow so chatted with them for a bit. Lovely temps out - perfect actually. Did better on the SS today than I thought. Saw a decent sized rattler and also a gopher snake on my ascent. 926153/181
California05/13/2020
Wed
CK - Home to Beebee Park
7.2 mi        761 ft        11.4 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
37:42
41:42
 SS - nice workout in cool temps. Pushed pretty hard tonight. 344145/170
California05/09/2020
Sat
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.7 mi        1,297 ft        10.2 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:26:02
1:32:53
 SS - Perfect temps this morning for a ride. Saw a couple quail and a nice 3 foot gopher snake. Quite a few folks out. A couple didn't belong on their bikes at all - street bikes and no helmets. Really? Just a delightful ride. 823153/176
California05/07/2020
Thu
CK - Home to Beebee Park
7.2 mi        761 ft        8.9 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
48:36
58:23
 SS - ride with John P. down the street as he wants to get in shape. 288124/164
California05/05/2020
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        15.6 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
47:54
53:15
 Burned all my juice on the uphill segment after the 5 fwy - 16 seconds! Took 4 miles before I felt good again to pick up the pace. Also had to slow and stop a few times as a zillion families and kids on bikes made for treacherous riding on the trail. Saw Isaac and chatted with him. Nice and warm out. 352144/164
California05/02/2020
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.6 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
54:26
59:40
 SS - Gorgeous day for a ride. Extra credit as left from Marguerite Parking Lot and cut through the trail by Oakley to the Glenn Ranch Portal - 13.6 miles total. Lots of folks out. Tons of kids on the trail hurting on the Mustard ascent. 450152/182
California04/30/2020
Thu
CK - Home to Beebee Park
7.2 mi        761 ft        11 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
39:04
43:11
 SS - Quick run up the hill on the SS. Nice workout and fun descent. 338142/165
California04/28/2020
Tue
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        18.3 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:44
34:44
 Pushed hard tonight. 331154/169
California04/25/2020
Sat
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        9.9 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:31:15
2:53:00
 Hot out today. Rode the 25 miler in honor of the event that was postponed due to Covid 19. Lots of deep stream crossings that required climbing over on a log. Saw a huge 4 foot gopher snake in the arroyo. 1466161/178
California04/22/2020
Wed
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:24
35:34
 Warm evening. First time in short sleeves this season. Felt pretty good tonight. 328156/173
California04/19/2020
Sun
CK - Heroes to Aliso Fire Road to Marguerite Pkg Lot
24.6 mi        912 ft        16.2 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:30:41
1:33:40
 Still overcast and cool for part of the ride. Saw 60 people on bikes without helmets today and probably a third were kids. Not feeling too strong today. Headwind heading to Aliso. 739163/187
California04/15/2020
Wed
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.3 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:45
36:45
 Warmer this evening. First time without tights on and a jacket! 324155/172
California04/11/2020
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail to Cooks
33.2 mi        1,256 ft        16.8 mph
+69 pts     GPX file
1:58:21
2:04:21
 Cool but sunny out most of the time. Lots of folks out on the trail walking and riding. Counted a total of 76 people without helmets. And a bunch were kids. Saw Sharon G. on the trail so fun to catch up with her. 979165/88
California04/05/2020
Sun
BB-Aliso Creek Trail-Grace-End-Rockfield-Back
14.3 mi        575 ft        15.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
56:00
58:00
 Lots of people out. 375154/180
California04/04/2020
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.4 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
55:45
1:17:00
 SS - Not feeling it today as been 2 weeks since on the SS. Stopped to rest on Mustard. Tons of people out. 540154/180
California03/31/2020
Tue
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:58
35:58
 Cool but not cold out tonight. Felt pretty good, but tight in the beginning. 326159/174
California03/28/2020
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.7 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
53:15
56:00
 Nice temps out today. 815163/182
California03/28/2020
Sat
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        9.7 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:33:49
2:37:19
 Geared Niner - nice to not kill myself on the super steep hills. But strangely knees hurting afterwards, while last weekend on the SS doing 31 miles, no issues. Lots of stream crossings in the arroyo - 3 had to walk on log as too deep to ride through. Waterworks is amazing - whomoever did the work on the berms and jumps, kudos to you. Never been more fun to ride.  Other Comments1250163/181
California03/22/2020
Sun
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.6 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
54:15
58:00
 SS - second ride of the day - Like I said, zillions of families out hiking or on bikes. Some mud but trails draining quite well. Streams in Whiting are running, but not too bad. 632157/187
California03/22/2020
Sun
CK - 2016 Rwanda 25 miler - 3/4th of the route Training Ride
18.9 mi        1,740 ft        9.8 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:56:25
2:03:00
 SS - Never seen so many bikes out with families on the trail as today. Most of these bikes hadn't seen daylight for 5 years as they've been sitting in garages. Bikes that had no business being in O'Neil and other parts of the route, but with the Corona Virus, everyone was out and about in the sunshine. Muddy in spots but not too bad. 1030157/187
California03/15/2020
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        14.9 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
50:25
50:25
 Ride 2 of 2 with KJ. 350156/183
California03/15/2020
Sun
aliso creek trail ,ridgeline,santiago loop
15 mi        980 ft        14.2 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
1:03:15
1:05:00
 Ride 1 of 2 Good ride with KJ. Sunny near Heroes, then cloudy the further inland. Lots of folks out trying to get some ride time in between the rains. 500156/178
California03/12/2020
Thu
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        16.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
37:38
37:38
 Evening ride and caught enough time before dark and between rains. Cold out there but dressed for it. 393157/176
California03/09/2020
Mon
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        15.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
40:42
40:42
 Recovery ride after work. Love Standard Time. 517
California03/08/2020
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        8.4 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:33:29
2:42:00
 SS - Nice temps on the way up, but windy and chilly from Beeks to Sierra Peak. Rain was threatening. Cleaned everything so getting stronger. 1271154/180
California02/29/2020
Sat
CK - 2016 Rwanda 25 miler - 3/4th of the route Training Ride
18.9 mi        1,740 ft        9.4 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
2:01:15
2:15:00
 SS today in nice temps. Saw Chris M. Also saw a coyote and big Doe in arroyo. Ran by the tail of a 3 foot rattler up on ridge of Chiquita trail. A bit early to be out of hibernation, don't you think? The guy reared up when I passed. Cleaned entire hill to O'Neill cell tower so felt good about that. 1063153/181
California02/23/2020
Sun
CK - 2016 Rwanda 25 miler - 3/4th of the route Training Ride
18.9 mi        1,740 ft        9.5 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:59:25
2:04:00
 SS - cold out today and a bit muddy. A few stream crossings. 988157/187
California02/17/2020
Mon
BB-Aliso Creek Trail-Grace-End-Rockfield-Back
14.3 mi        575 ft        15.8 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
54:10
55:00
 Recovery ride. Knees still sore, so took it easy. Wish they'd open up the trail under the freeway. 584154/165
California02/15/2020
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        8.3 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:52:46
2:03:41
 SS - First good training ride in preparation for THE GOOD DIRT RIDE (fka Rwanda Ride). Cool but sunny so nice up and back. 1015160/179
California02/08/2020
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.5 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
54:53
57:01
 Ride 2 of 2 today. Felt great after second ride. Should have done a third loop.
California02/08/2020
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:12
1:01:00
 Ride 1 of 2 today. Lots of hikers out on the trail. Cool but sunny. 527163/179
California02/02/2020
Sun
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9.2 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:15:20
1:25:00
 Nice temps at start, then once on West Ridge, clouded up, fog and temps dropped 10-15 degrees. Saw Beth and Mark near TOW. 795158/181
California01/26/2020
Sun
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.5 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
54:44
1:07:00
 SS - chilly out as cold and cloudy. First time on the Single Speed in months. 1 stop near top of Mustard to rest, so did better than I thought. 524156/183
California01/19/2020
Sun
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        16.3 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
38:50
40:50
 Nice when sunny, then clouds rolled in and got cool. Stretch ride. 389153/169
California01/18/2020
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.3 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
59:45
1:04:00
 Rained Thursday so nice and tacky. Felt a bit better than last week. 660168/183
California01/12/2020
Sun
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:01:30
1:10:00
 Sunny and chilly out. First time on MTB in 5-6 weeks. 668169/187
California01/05/2020
Sun
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        15.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
39:59
39:59
 Been really sick before Christmas with the Flu. Finally enough energy to get out and spin a little. Still pretty weak. 320156/174
California12/15/2019
Sun
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        16.5 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
38:32
38:32
 First time on bike in 2 weeks. Cold out but sunny. 400158/182
California12/01/2019
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        8.5 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:49:46
2:03:10
 Sunny but cool out. Trail was excellent with tons of grip on the downhill. Only a few mudholes but there was an easy way around. Blackstar dries quickly after a big rain. Glad I brought a heavy jacket for the descent. Rode with KJ and a guy from Brea tagged along with us to the top. Did better than I thought. 39 to first grate and 1:19 to gate. Gorgeous views of the snow on all the local mountain ranges. Clear skies and air - saw tons of ships in the harbor sitting offshore. 947152/175
California11/30/2019
Sat
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        13.8 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
54:15
1:30:00
 Annual Thanksgiving ride with the Shire Boys. KJ, Brandon, Michael. Michael wasn't doing well. Lots of stops and rests for him. Slow ride, but fun company. 128/170
California11/24/2019
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.9 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
44:25
44:40
 Short sleeves today. Too nice of a day to not ride. 450161/175
California11/23/2019
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.8 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:42
1:01:15
 SS ride today. Nobody out biking mid-day when I went. I think this is the last short-sleeve day of the season. 537157/181
California11/17/2019
Sun
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17.4 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:14
34:14
 Nice and warm today - too good to pass up another weekend ride. Trail closed at freeway for some construction. 406157/178
California11/16/2019
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:26
57:10
 SS ride. Nice and hot out mid day. Only saw 2 bikers out and one I passed climbing mustard. 532158/182
California11/09/2019
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9.5 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:13:31
1:16:00
 Hot out - in the 80's. Not as many bikers as I thought would be out. 805160/182
California11/02/2019
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.8 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
56:31
1:16:53
 SS - lovely day with 80 degree temps. Felt good today. Cleaned everything on the Single Speed. 541
California10/26/2019
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        9.9 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:12:25
1:20:25
 Nice warm day. Got out late, but heat not an issue. Felt lousy with no energy. Not a fun ride. 740156/181
California10/22/2019
Tue
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:03
36:03
 Nice warm evening. Probably the last of this calendar year. Dark at the end. 319154/179
California10/20/2019
Sun
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.4 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
55:27
1:07:00
 SS ride today. Lovely weather. Not feeling too strong. 538155/178
California10/15/2019
Tue
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.5 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:17
36:17
 Nice warm evening. Barely finished before dark. 366151/168
California10/12/2019
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.8 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
56:06
1:12:05
 SS ride today. Saw Sean from Linked before ride so chatted with him. Saw Pook hiking on Mustard so took the chance to take a break and chat with them. Lovely temps and nice riding conditions. 546156/180
California10/08/2019
Tue
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        18.1 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:58
34:58
 Nice evening ride before dark. Perfect temps. Felt pretty good tonight. Did some intervals. 528
California10/05/2019
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.7 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:06:53
1:12:00
 Nice temps today. Lots of folks out. Not enough time on MTB the last month for sure. 701158/181
California10/01/2019
Tue
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.7 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:44
35:44
 Got home a bit early so got this in before dark. 319153/167
California09/28/2019
Sat
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        15.7 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
47:37
50:00
 Rode with KJ. Nice temps after the drizzle this morning. He's out of shape so took it easy. 380
California09/26/2019
Thu
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.4 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:29
36:29
 Quick ride before dark. Felt pretty good tonight. Warmer than I thought after today's drizzle. 323
California09/21/2019
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.4 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
55:07
1:04:10
 SS - Great riding temps. Rear hub on SS still not smooth. Lots of folks out today. Saw some Linked folks at the end, so joined them for some coffee. Good day in the saddle. 531158/183
California09/19/2019
Thu
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        17.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:00
36:00
 First time with long sleeve in many months. Cool out tonight. 319
California09/16/2019
Mon
CK - Neighborhood Spin
10.6 mi        293 ft        16.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
38:12
38:12
 Evening spin in the neighborhood 286
California09/14/2019
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        10 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:09:50
1:14:55
 Hot as got out late. Breeze on west ridge. Clouds over the water but could see Catalina from TOW. 685158/179
California09/07/2019
Sat
Aliso-cholla,mathis,coyote
11 mi        931 ft        11 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:00:10
1:09:00
 SS Ride on old bike today. Bottom bracket acting up so cut ride short. Extra credit by riding Coyote up instead of fire road. Not feeling good today and glad I made it back with bad bottom bracket. 538153/181
California09/05/2019
Thu
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        9.1 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
50:57
52:36
 Nice and warm out. Tons of riders tonight. 456
California09/02/2019
Mon
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 mi        1,050 ft        16.6 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:19:26
1:29:00
 Nice ride this labor day. Saw Jim G walking his dog so stopped to chat with him. 595154/174
California08/31/2019
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.7 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
53:47
1:06:22
 SS - rode the old SS today. Thought a guy was going to buy it but he flaked last night. Got out later than planned so sunny and warm. Rode by the picnic tables at bottom of Cattle Pond and Mustard. Bad memory of Tuesday night's heart attack victim (Jeff V.).who didn't make it. R.I.P. 502154/180
California08/29/2019
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.1 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:50
39:00
 Nice ride in nice temps. Love warm evening rides. 305143/160
California08/27/2019
Tue
Whiting - Sleepy Hollow Loop with Cattle Pond
6.6 mi        695 ft        8.8 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
44:50
1:31:15
 Sad day at Whiting. Came across a man down and others performing CPR at base of Cattle Pond. Took turns with another guy giving CPR while the downed man's wife gave mouth to mouth. Helicopters had to lower paramedics down. About 25 minutes of CPR before they arrived. Had to winch up the patient in a basket since heli's couldn't land. Rode home in the dark - glad I wasn't mountain lion dinner. UPDATE: The downed rider passed away upon arrival at the hospital. Prayers to his wife and family.  Other Comments407151/179
California08/24/2019
Sat
CK - Paseo de Valencia to Ridgline up and over
18.2 mi        1,023 ft        15.5 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:10:12
1:15:15
 Lovely temps for a ride. First time on road bike for a while. Lots of people out. 542161/180
California08/20/2019
Tue
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.6 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
54:27
57:35
 SS - almost nobody out as Over the Hump was happening tonight. Felt a bit stronger than last ride. 524154/180
California08/17/2019
Sat
CK -Whiting - CP + Must. + MB + Cactus + Sage Scrub + SCT+LO
7.8 mi        875 ft        8.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
56:48
56:48
 SS - Trying to get back in shape after minimal riding. Cool out and sun showed at Cattle Pond. Saw JP near Marks Bench and a few other Linked Cycling riders too. 596159/186
California08/13/2019
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16.5 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
38:15
38:15
 Nice ride in nice temps. 291
California08/10/2019
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.5 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:07:49
1:13:00
 Got out later than planned but nice breeze on west ridge. Too long between rides. Losing my fitness for sure. 157/185
California07/27/2019
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        9.7 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:13:42
1:33:00
 SS - first time on it in months, and it showed. Got out later than hoped so pretty hot on the Cholla climb, but breezy on the west ridge. Mathis is a freeway - super smooth. 744157/191
California07/25/2019
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        15.9 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
47:05
49:00
 Nice and warm and a big muggy but not bad. Derailler spring wasn't working right so had to ride in big ring.
California07/23/2019
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:14
35:50
 Nice ride after a while off the bike.
California07/13/2019
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:54
56:00
 Nice morning out. Zillions of hikers. Started at P/L. Went down sage scrub vs. sleepy hollow. 465
California07/09/2019
Tue
Yosemite: Half Dome via The Mist Trail and Cables
18.4 mi        5,390 ft        2.1 mph
+79 pts     GPX file
8:45:00
12:10:00
 Great hike in perfect weather with my son, bro in law and his friend. Stuck on cables for 15 minutes waiting while someone at the top was wigging out not moving. Glorious views and fantastic beauty. Spent an hour and a half at top. Million dollar view for lunch! Knees did fine on descent, thanks to training and hiking poles. Water falls were pumping from all the rain this winter. Awesome!  Other Comments
California07/07/2019
Sun
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.6 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:07:26
1:12:00
 Overcast and cool with sun coming out mid-day. Not too many bikers out today but lots of hikers. First time on MTB in ages. Glad Coyote trail is open. 641
California06/23/2019
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.1 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
43:56
43:56
 Nice ride mid-day in the heat. Felt pretty good after being off the road bike for so long. 403
California06/11/2019
Tue
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.9 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
55:30
59:51
 Nice evening ride without long sleeves. Saw Les again on the trail. Quite a few folks out enjoying the first days of summer. 511
California06/09/2019
Sun
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        8.4 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
54:48
59:02
 Fun ride - first time on MTB in quite a while as been training for road metric century. Rode the full squish geared today. Warmed up nice this morning. Lots of folks out. 547
California06/06/2019
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:01
35:01
 First ride since metric century on Saturday. Good recovery ride. Still cool/cold out. Almost mid June. Where is summer heat?
California06/01/2019
Sat
Ojai Metric Century
63.7 mi        2,773 ft        16 mph
+137 pts     GPX file
3:58:45
4:45:15
 Fun ride today with KJ and Brandon. Woke up to rain in Santa Barbara but on the drive to the start line, it cleared up. Cool - about 60 degrees or less for the duration. A few sections of misty rain, but nothing to worry about. All did fine on the big climbs from mile 10-20 through the pass. Bombed down the hills - great fun. Good SAG support with lots of good food and goodies at each aid station. A hearty "well done" to all the volunteers. Great BBQ chow at the end. Crummy drive home as too much traffic, but a great day nonetheless. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped make it a fun event. 1795152/182
California05/30/2019
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16.3 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
38:36
38:36
 Moderate spin before Saturday's metric century. 276
California05/27/2019
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        14.6 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
51:35
54:00
 Ride two of 2 today. Rode with Brandon - final big training ride for him for the Ojai Valley Metric Century next weekend. 324
California05/27/2019
Mon
Aliso Creek-Santiago Canyon, 44
42.6 mi        2,240 ft        15 mph
+95 pts     GPX file
2:50:45
3:22:00
 Ride one of two today with Brandon and KJ - cool and sunny and cloudy off and on. Brandon did pretty well today. 1294
California05/25/2019
Sat
CK - Paseo de Valencia to Ridgline up and over
18.2 mi        1,023 ft        14.7 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:14:15
1:18:00
 Ride with KJ today. Cool but nice when sun was out. 971
California05/23/2019
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.5 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:01
36:01
 Solo ride tonight. Cool but sunny. Still waiting for summer.... 504
California05/21/2019
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        15.9 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:03:10
1:12:00
 Rode with Brandon tonight. Very cold as rain was threatening. Planned to climb Ridgeline but his chain kept skipping and popping off. 629146/166
California05/18/2019
Sat
Sea to Sky via Aliso Creek Trail-Short
51.7 mi        3,235 ft        14 mph
+120 pts     GPX file
3:41:15
4:32:00
 Ride with Brandon today. Added 10 miles and 900 feet climbing for him this week. He did fairly well and only had 1 stop on Modjeska grade and 1 on Silverado canyon climb. Sunny and nice out today. 1648140/176
California05/14/2019
Tue
CK - Paseo de Valencia to Ridgline up and over
18.2 mi        1,023 ft        16 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:08:01
1:08:01
 Good ride tonight. 767152/169
California05/11/2019
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail to Majeska and Back
41.7 mi        2,182 ft        14.4 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
2:53:28
3:38:15
 Rode with Brandon. Gorgeous riding weather with sun out and low 70's. Slow going for my riding partner as he'd never ridden this far nor climbed this much. He was dragging for a good portion of the ride, but he made it. 1274138/169
California05/09/2019
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.4 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:10
36:10
 Cold ride - again. Where is summer???? 352152/164
California05/07/2019
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        15.6 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:04:23
1:06:00
 Cold ride tonight with Brandon.Helping him train for a metric century. 826
California05/04/2019
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail to Cooks
33.2 mi        1,256 ft        17.7 mph
+69 pts     GPX file
1:52:13
2:04:23
 Cool and overcast. Brandon bailed at the last minute since he was sick, so rode alone. Felt pretty good but right knee acting up more than normal. I hate getting old. 1226160/176
California04/28/2019
Sun
Aliso Creek Trail to Cooks
33.2 mi        1,256 ft        16.6 mph
+69 pts     GPX file
2:00:15
2:07:00
 Road ride to test my knee and it did fine. Felt great as scrubbed the Rwanda ride due to my knee hurting so testing it out. No issues fortunately, though less strain on the road bike vs my SS on a mountain trail. Cooling off the next few days and was cool when the sun was behind a cloud. 1249154/168
California04/23/2019
Tue
CK -Whiting - 2X CP + MB, cactus, vulture, serrano, live oak
11.2 mi        1,648 ft        7.8 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:25:26
1:35:15
 SS - Final training ride before Rwanda 50 this Saturday. Didn't feel it tonight as tough going up Vulture. Nice temps outside though. Lots of bikers out. 795154/181
California04/20/2019
Sat
Santiago Canyon - Silverado Canyon
27.5 mi        2,086 ft        15 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
1:50:15
2:10:00
 Good ride with KJ. He was on gravel bike and didn't eat right so was fading at the end. 900150/175
California04/19/2019
Fri
CK -Whiting - 2X CP + MB, cactus, vulture, serrano, live oak
11.2 mi        1,648 ft        7.6 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:28:41
1:47:00
 SS - Needed extra climbing so did CP, Mustard to Marks Bench twice, then out. 814152/173
California04/18/2019
Thu
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.3 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
59:35
1:05:00
 SS - nice ride in warm temps this evening. This is the first ever ride in Whiting Ranch where I did not see one bike rider in the park. Not one. Only 6 hikers. Wierd, as the temps were terrific. 416117/174
California04/16/2019
Tue
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        9.1 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
50:59
1:05:00
 SS - chill out tonight. Quite a few bikers though. Helped a kid that had chain problems part way up Mustard. Handed out a bunch of Rwanda Ride cards and talked it up with lots of folks. Hope some of them participate on 4/27. 480147/174
California04/13/2019
Sat
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.7 mi        1,297 ft        10.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:24:58
1:29:00
 SS - After doing 2.5 hours of trail work at Caspers this morning on Sun Rise to clean up the trail for the Rwanda Ride, went home to rest and recharge then get this ride in. Had been bull-dozed from Dove Canyon Waterfall to the 3rd gate so a bit sandy on top of hard pack. 883155/175
California04/13/2019
Sat
CK - 2016 Rwanda 25 miler - 3/4th of the route Training Ride
18.9 mi        1,740 ft        9.8 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:56:24
2:07:00
 SS - 2nd ride of the day. Needed to get some more miles in to prep for Rwanda ride in 2 weeks. Only walked at the last pop to the cell tower in O'neill, otherwise felt pretty good. Top of right knee started to hurt half way through. 1 bad spot on Chiquita trail by the power line tower descent to the toll road - a couple of ruts could make for a bad day. 1070151/173
California04/11/2019
Thu
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
51:07
1:03:00
 SS - nice ride after work. Chatted with some guys at Marks Bench. Lots of water crossings (though most a mere trickle) and a couple of soupy mud-holes. 547152/181
California04/08/2019
Mon
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        16.5 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:00:36
1:00:36
 Warm weather has finally arrived. Nice to not wear a jacket and bundle up. Painful first 13 miles as working out the lactic acid from Saturday's monster ride. Last 3 miles felt loose and good. 465152/164
California04/06/2019
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        8.5 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:56:22
2:07:00
 SS - Ride one of the day. Lots of hikers out. Nice temps but cool on the ridge. 36 to first grate. 1:09 to gate. 760138/176
California04/06/2019
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        8.3 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:52:34
2:13:00
 SS - Ride 2 of the day. Tough slug up to the top as adding lots of elevation this week on the SS. 38 to first grate and 1:18 to gate. Really slow and running out of energy. Saw 191 hikers just on the way up. Place was crawling with people. Warmed up nice mid-afternoon. Very tired. 969149/171
California04/04/2019
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16.3 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
38:38
45:00
 Slow leak on rear tire so stopped a few times to pump it up. Cold. 317149/161
California04/02/2019
Tue
CK - Heroes to Aliso Fire Road to Marguerite Pkg Lot
24.6 mi        912 ft        15.3 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:36:09
1:42:00
 Rode part way alone then picked up Mark for the balance. Got to truck at dark. 706143/166
California03/30/2019
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        9 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:22:50
2:58:00
 SS Ride in warm sunshine. Love it. Worried about the steep and long hills from Beeks to Sierra Peak, but managed to clean them all on the SS, so happy about that. Saw Jim B on my way down. Saw my first 2 snakes of the season - both gopher snakes. Out sunning themselves on the road. 1280154/178
California03/28/2019
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.4 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
45:39
47:15
 Rode with Mark. He did pretty well keeping up for not having ridden in ages. Chilly. Can't wait for next week when we can shake off this winter weather. 408153/171
California03/26/2019
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        14.3 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
52:11
54:00
 Rode with Brandon. He's just starting to train so he did pretty well overall. 358136/173
California03/23/2019
Sat
Harding-Maple Springs-Silverado-Modjeska
27.8 mi        4,092 ft        8.4 mph
+84 pts     GPX file
3:19:17
3:55:00
 Not as cold as I thought as sun was out till just before 4 C's. Tough grind up as been fighting cold 2 weeks and only done 2,400 feet last week, so big jump. More stops than I care to mention. Bottom hanger spinner ground the whole way up in low gear and couldn't get it to stop. 41 degrees on descent so feet frozen most of the downhill. Garmin said 27 miles total. 1662156/178
California03/18/2019
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
46:53
47:54
 Nice ride tonight. Still congested and not feeling healthy. Not many out tonight.  Other Comments394154/174
California03/16/2019
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        9.2 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:47:56
2:30:00
 SS - did the mind over matter thing and went in spite of my head cold and total congestion. Hoped the heat would help cook this crud out. Lovely temps and gorgeous weather. Stopped once to fuel at mile 7, and actually did better than I thought after being sick the past week. 38 to 1st grate and 1:14 to gate. Chatted with a guy at the Beek's gate on the return. 1079159/181
California03/14/2019
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        16.5 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
45:15
45:15
 Nice to ride after work and not freezing cold either. Still sluggish from getting the head cold crud this weekend. 400151/171
California03/03/2019
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        15.2 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
49:22
50:42
 Ride 2 of 2 - Nothing additional to report. Started getting tired towards the end. Chilly out. 36060/140
California03/03/2019
Sun
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        15.8 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:37:54
1:44:20
 Ride 1 of 2 today -A break in the rain so couldn't climb any MTB trails so decided to get some road riding in. Not as many folks out as I thought. Cloudy towards Cooks so headed that way first. Hit 2-3 miles of rain on the return then it stopped for the duration. 795106/173
California02/23/2019
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        8.4 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:58:23
2:15:15
 SS - first time up on Single Speed in ages. Did much better than last week. Counted 108 people hiking on the ride up to the Ball. Snow on the SE facing hillsides starting about 3 miles up. More mud than I thought. 1 stop a mile from the gate to rest/eat/clean off mud. 38:30 to first grate. 1:08 to gate, so better than I thought for being so out of shape. Chilly at top. Awesome views of Catalina and San Gabriel Mountains. 1013150/176
California02/18/2019
Mon
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        15.5 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:39:47
1:50:54
 Nice ride with KJ. Cold but a gorgeous day with sun shining and blue skies. Fun to draft off of someone. He did well on the gravel bike. 148/175
California02/16/2019
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        7.8 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:59:56
2:24:00
 Rode Rotwild with KJ. He was on his new gravel bike. More mud than I thought and multiple stops for rest as haven't climbed anything in months. Right before second grate was a mudhole that clogged up my tires and bike. Had to stop and clean a couple pounds of mud off with a stick. Clear and cool on ride up. Wicked breeze and very cold at top. 1:25 to gate. Way out of shape. Dodged tons of people on descent as everybody wanted to be outside today since first clear weekend day in weeks.
California02/09/2019
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        15.5 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:39:48
1:49:33
 Cold cold cold. But fortunately caught enough time after the rain to get this ride in. Way out of shape but needed the miles. Took an hour and a half after my ride till my feet felt normal as they were frozen, even with my warm socks.
California01/26/2019
Sat
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        16.1 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:02:07
1:09:00
 Gorgeous day today in the high 70's. Looking forward to starting to train hard in the next week or so. 420162/178
California01/20/2019
Sun
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        15.7 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
40:15
40:15
 A bit cool - nice easy ride.
California01/13/2019
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        16.3 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
45:54
45:54
 Nice ride on new Cannondale steed. Gotta dial in the handlebars and aerobars and seat, but this new ride is great.
California12/30/2018
Sun
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.7 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:32
59:00
 SS - a bit chilly but clear this afternoon with few riders out. Quite a few hikers though. Did better on the SS than I thought - 1 stop on Mustard toward the top. Otherwise felt pretty good. First time on it since Thanksgiving.
California12/29/2018
Sat
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        12.3 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
1:01:00
1:12:00
 Ride with the Mrs.'s and a couple from the Shire. Lovely ride.
California12/24/2018
Mon
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        15.3 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
41:10
41:10
 Tried KJ's bike today. Sweet ride.
California12/22/2018
Sat
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        8.5 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
54:04
57:00
 First time on bike in a month. Way out of shape. Great temps for riding though.
California11/23/2018
Fri
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        11.8 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:25:15
1:40:00
 SS - rode it today with the gang from The Shire and the Mrs. and a few others. 3rd annual "day after Thanksgiving" ride up to Cooks Corner. A bit cool and the downhill back was lousy on the SS while everyone else had road bikes. Too much spinning. Good company as always.
California11/23/2018
Fri
Whiting/Cattle Pond/Cactus/Lil Cholla
6.7 mi        1,007 ft        9.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
43:31
52:00
 SS - morning ride with KJ as he wanted to try single speeding. Realized it's tough but he had fun trying it. The slug up Mustard almost killed him. Rain from yesterday early morning made for perfect conditions - tacky. A bit soft in spots going up Mustard on last hill to 4C's.
California11/18/2018
Sun
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:01:13
1:18:00
 Nice temps out. Not feeling it today though. They redid descent from top of Vulture.
California11/11/2018
Sun
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        8.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
56:15
58:00
 Nice riding temps today. Tons of hikers and only 2 bikers. Cactus is still awesome.
California11/03/2018
Sat
Whiting Ranch w/ Cattle Pond & Sleepy Hollow
6.5 mi        750 ft        7.6 mph
+17 pts     GPX file
51:06
58:00
 SS - unseasonably warm this afternoon for a November day. Only saw 4 folks on bikes. Tired from heavy labor in my back yard so took it easy.
California10/27/2018
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        9.6 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:43:18
2:10:00
 SS ride on my new SS - lovely temps and not too many folks out today. 34:30 to first grate and 1:07 to Beeks gate. Hung out at the ball quite a while chatting with a guy and enjoying the view and weather.
California10/21/2018
Sun
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.9 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
55:28
59:00
 Quick ride this afternoon. Warm. Only saw 1 other biker. Saw a guy on a huge electric motorcycle/bike at Mark's Bench bombing up the hill. Huge battery. Thought those weren't allowed in the park? Cactus was a dream after the rain last weekend packed down the trail work done by Roger T and others. Best I can remember.
California10/09/2018
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:45
35:45
 Nice spin. Chilly out. Broke out the long sleeves.
California10/06/2018
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        9 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
55:19
1:28:01
 SS - Lovely temps and overcast. Ran into Sarge and his grandson at 4 C's and rode up to Mark's bench with them. Tragedy at the end of the Live Oak Trail. A guy was taking a break there with his 2 riding buddies and literally fell over with a massive heart attack. Sarge went up the road to guide in the fire truck. I got there a couple minutes later. 2 helicopters came and landed nearby in a clearing with the 2nd bringing the paramedics right when the fire truck arrived. One biker was giving CPR by pumping his chest repetitively for at least 15 minutes till the paramedics got there. I was going to spot him but he kept going. The man down was fading in and out. Barely conscience. He'd start to turn blue and then turn normal and start to respond.Very scary as I didn't think he'd make it. The paramedics gave him IV's and the paddles 3 times before they left with him. All I could do was pray for his recovery while the one biker was giving CPR. Tough day. Pray that he's OK and for his family.  Other Comments
California10/02/2018
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16.6 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
37:57
37:57
 Nice temps tonight, but donned long sleeves. Getting dark fast.
California09/29/2018
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.8 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
56:03
1:15:00
 SS - Lovely day for a ride. Inaugural ride for my newly converted Niner RDO into a Single Speed. It was a 1X11 in its former life. Got out mid-morning. Rode up mustard to the bench and out with another guy on a SS that was just getting into it. Made for two crazies riding together. Still need to dial in a few things like my seat position and the handlebars, but overall it rode well.
California09/25/2018
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
37:02
37:02
 Cool temps tonight.
California09/22/2018
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        10.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:09:00
1:16:00
 Nice mellow ride today. No pushing hard. Nice temps and not too many folks out today.
California09/18/2018
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17.1 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
43:40
44:20
 Nice ride in nice temps. Didn't push it.
California09/15/2018
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        10.3 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:36:18
2:01:00
 SS - got out late so very hot on the climb. Started out too fast so heart rate wouldn't come down for a long time. 4 people on electric bikes went buzzing by. 32:30 to first grate. 1:01:50 to gate - just missed breaking an hour. Dodged about 25 guys on cyclocross bikes going up to the ball on my way down - a race of some kind.
California09/11/2018
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        18.1 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
41:24
43:06
 Decided to power all the way up after the killer climb up Gibraltar on Saturday. This was "cake", relatively speaking. Felt pretty good both ways.
California09/08/2018
Sat
CK-Gilbraltar Climb- Mt. Rd at El Cielito to El Camino Cielo
12.7 mi        3,884 ft        9.2 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:22:40
1:50:34
 Climbed this famous hill with KJ. Heat was brutal so stopped a few times to catch shade under a rock or bush. About mile 4.5 it really gets steep (11-13%) which killed me even when the switchbacks stopped and it wasn't as bad to the finish. Spectacular views for most of the ride. Fun ride down. Wish I had disk brakes though.
California09/03/2018
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        10.7 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:10:02
1:13:00
 Stretch ride with the Mrs.
California09/03/2018
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        10 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:39:11
2:05:00
 SS - nice and cool and overcast for the first half up. Removed my arm-warmers at 2nd grate and must have loosened my Road ID as I noticed it was gone when I turned around at the Doppler ball. Hope someone returns it. Lots of folks at the Ball today. Felt pretty good. 34:30 to 1st grate. 1:05 to Beeks gate.
California09/01/2018
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        10 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:09:19
1:31:00
 Club ride with Linked today. Great temps and overcast. Slow pace to base of Cholla then normal for balance. Nice to go down Meadows on a full suspension.
California08/30/2018
Thu
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        9.3 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
49:08
53:00
 Not feeling it tonight a traveling past few days. Flight was early so got out with plenty of light. Great temps.
California08/28/2018
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.9 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
42:01
42:33
 Nice ride before dark. Getting cooler out in the evenings. Felt good to be on road bike after 10 days off since my Century ride.
California08/25/2018
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        10.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:08:56
1:20:00
 Ride on new HT - cool for most of but sun came out. First time to Aliso Woods since fire - Dripping Cave closed and Coyote closed.
California08/23/2018
Thu
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        9.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
54:16
57:00
 Evening ride on new HT. Gears still not shifting cleanly.
California08/21/2018
Tue
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        9.8 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
46:30
1:02:00
 Rode my "new" Niner HT. Chatted with a couple of guys at base of Mustard.Powered up mustard to mark's bench trying to beat the 2 guys. Getting dark early - couldn't see with sunglasses on LOL.
California08/18/2018
Sat
Cool Breeze Century
101 mi        5,217 ft        15.9 mph
+225 pts     GPX file
6:21:30
7:10:00
 Great ride in great overcast temps. The course changed slightly but the 2018 version was 101.3 by my Garmin. Rode with my son and sunny on the climb up behind S.B. but then cooled off near coast and overcast for the balance.
California08/16/2018
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        14.9 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
42:11
42:11
 Easy spin to stretch before Saturday's century. Right knee killing me.
California08/14/2018
Tue
Aliso Creek Trail
13 mi        1,119 ft        8.7 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:30:24
1:33:15
 Got a late start so finished at dark. A bit cooler tonight which felt good. Right knee started hurting from first pedal stroke. Strange as it's been fine for the past 3-4 rides. Seat might have dropped a bit. Gotta check that.
California08/12/2018
Sun
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        12.3 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
51:15
51:15
 Recovery ride.
California08/11/2018
Sat
Lincoln - SART - PCH
32.9 mi        249 ft        17.4 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
1:53:22
1:57:00
 Ride 2 of 2. Didn't want to venture too far inland due to smoke. Fresh air near beach was great. A bit slower pace as burned too much juice with a guy on first ride.
California08/11/2018
Sat
YORBA LINDA PARK TO HUNGTINGTON BEACH via SART - OUT & BACK
45.5 mi        415 ft        18.4 mph
+84 pts     GPX file
2:28:15
2:30:15
 Ride 1 of 2 today. Ventured as far inland as I dared due to smoke from the Holy Jim Fire that is still raging. Picked up a guy on the return and we pace-lined at 22 mph the whole way to the beach. He peeled off there, but I felt it overdoing it as this was to have been a tapering ride in preparation for next week's century. Blew that plan. Knees felt it the rest of the day. Came here due to clean air vs. smoky air in south county.
California08/07/2018
Tue
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        17.6 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:27:59
1:31:15
 Warm out tonight. Only smelled a bit of smoke near Saddleback church for a few minutes, but not an issue from the Holy Jim fire that started yesterday.
California08/04/2018
Sat
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        15.6 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:04:17
1:04:17
 Ride 2 of 2 today. Already did 64.5 miles with over 4K of climbing. Much warmer for this one and heat was a factor. Plus made a huge mileage jump today, but legs felt pretty good in spite of that. Still quite a few folks out late riding in the morning in the heat, surprisingly.
California08/04/2018
Sat
CK - Modj. grade-silverado-Irvine lake-ridgeline-water plant
64.3 mi        4,306 ft        15.7 mph
+152 pts     GPX file
4:05:35
4:23:00
 Ride 1 of 2 today. Wheels down a bit after 6 am. Perfect temps for the entire ride. Right knee started hurting at mile 50 but manageable for the balance. Putting seat up and back helped, but now my butt hurts more. I'll take a sore butt vs. knee. Saw a dead great-horned owl and red-tailed hawk about 100 yards from each other a quarter mile from Lake Irvine on the side of the road. Bummer on that. Didn't push it too hard as making a huge jump of distance today.
California08/02/2018
Thu
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        16.9 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:31:10
1:34:26
 Nice ride tonight. Great temps. Moved seat up and back and kneecap wasn't an issue, thankfully. Nothing else to report.
California07/31/2018
Tue
CK - Heroes to Aliso Fire Road to Marguerite Pkg Lot
24.6 mi        912 ft        16.4 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:29:45
1:32:00
 Nice evening ride getting some miles in after being sick this weekend with a bad cold and poison ivy I picked up in PA last week.
California07/26/2018
Thu
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        9 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
55:14
58:00
 Full squish tonight. Moderate pace. Perfect temps. Never seen so many rabbits out on the trail as I did tonight. Lots of bikers out too.
California07/25/2018
Wed
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.7 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
35:35
37:00
 A bit warm but not bad as long as I kept moving.
California07/20/2018
Fri
GM5-Aliso, Coyote, Cholla, TOW, Meadows
12.5 mi        1,110 ft        7.9 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:35:05
1:40:00
 Nice ride today.
California07/15/2018
Sun
Aliso Creek-Santiago Canyon, 44
42.6 mi        2,240 ft        15 mph
+95 pts     GPX file
2:51:00
3:15:00
 Didn't quite finish this distance but did extra climbing to make up for it with KJ. He's still getting into shape so took it slow. Nice temps.
California07/12/2018
Thu
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.8 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
51:30
54:12
 Single Speed ride - nice and easy pace.
California07/10/2018
Tue
CK - Heroes to Aliso Fire Road to Marguerite Pkg Lot
24.6 mi        912 ft        17.2 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:25:52
1:28:30
 Nice ride after work. Great temps. Much cooler than Saturday's ride.
California07/07/2018
Sat
CK - Modj. grade-silverado-Irvine lake-ridgeline-water plant
64.3 mi        4,306 ft        15.1 mph
+152 pts     GPX file
4:16:15
4:32:00
 Hot, Hot, Hot is the summary of this ride. With the 110 degrees yesterday, was out early with wheels down at 5:50 am right at sun up. Modjeska grade climb was hard as breathing oven air. Silverado climb wasn't bad, but the return from Irvine Lake was brutal. The heat in the canyon was sapping all energy. Once I climbed Ridgeline, temps dropped a lot and felt nice until water treatment plant. The return was pretty warm. Took the dirt path to circumvent the parking lot at Aliso Woods entrance and front wheel went out from under me. Landed on my hip hard and have a huge strawberry. Can't wait to see (and feel) the bruise tomorrow. Gonna be a doozie. The heat was a monster factor today and really made it a struggle to finish the additional mileage and additional 1,000 feet of climbing from last week.
California07/05/2018
Thu
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
50:27
55:00
 SS - Warm but nice. Not too many bikers out and only saw a few hikers - probably due to the heat. Almost hit a huge doe on Whiting road and saw a huge 2 prong buck. Been 3 weeks or so since on the single speed and felt fine with no stops.
California07/03/2018
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        17.3 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
57:56
58:00
 Good ride tonight. Did intervals. I hate intervals.
California06/30/2018
Sat
Sea to Sky via Aliso Creek Trail-Short
51.7 mi        3,235 ft        15.9 mph
+120 pts     GPX file
3:15:50
3:32:00
 Perfect riding weather today. Saw Lisa D. on the trail out running. Saw a dead rattler on Modjeska road - small dude. Knee hurting quite a bit. Going to slide cleat in a hair and see if that helps.
California06/28/2018
Thu
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
50:18
55:00
 Good ride tonight. Just wanted to get some exercise to save my juice for Saturday's big ride. Quite a few folks out this evening. Was in 3rd gear heading up Mustard and on the last leg where it turns left just before 4 C's and 2 guys had been slowly catching up to me. When they got on my wheel, I dropped 2 gears into 5th and sped up and left them in the dust up to 4 C's. SS training did that. Gotta love it.
California06/26/2018
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        17.6 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
57:03
57:03
 Nice ride tonight. Felt good.
California06/23/2018
Sat
Aliso Creek-Santiago Canyon, 44
42.6 mi        2,240 ft        16 mph
+95 pts     GPX file
2:39:50
2:49:00
 Nice and cool the entire ride. Headed to Irvine lake first and had some sun but still cool. Overcast on the return from Cooks down to Aliso Woods for the duration. Knee was hurting a bit but rode fairly strong for the duration.
California06/21/2018
Thu
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        9.7 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
51:04
57:00
 Good ride tonight. Chased a guy on Portola and most of the way to Mustard and then got dropped. He was hauling. Kept up a fast pace the rest of the ride. Longest day of the year - great day to be out riding.
California06/19/2018
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        17.4 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
57:26
57:46
 Nice ride tonight in excellent temps.
California06/16/2018
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail to Cooks
33.2 mi        1,256 ft        15.4 mph
+69 pts     GPX file
2:09:04
2:24:00
 Rode with KJ today. His third time on a bike in a year so he did fairly well overall. He was hurting though so took it at a very moderate pace. Overcast the entire morning except for about 3 minutes of sun. Cool and even slightly chilly. Lots of riders out today.
California06/14/2018
Thu
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        9.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
49:27
51:00
 SS - perfect riding weather.
California06/12/2018
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.7 mi        768 ft        17.2 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
58:24
58:24
 Nice ride this evening. Kickoff of training for Century ride in August.
California06/10/2018
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        11.2 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:07:00
1:11:00
 Leisurely ride with the Mrs. Great temps out. Saw a 2.5 foot rattler crossing the asphalt by the toll road.
California06/09/2018
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        9.9 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:39:34
2:02:00
 SS was the bike of choice today.Lovely day for a ride - sunny, warm, and a cool breeze the entire ascent. Quite a few riders coming down. Passed a few on the way up as felt really good today. 35 minutes to first grate and 46 to 2nd. 1:12 to the Ball. Good views from the top. Fun ride down; made good time.
California06/07/2018
Thu
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        9.1 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
49:58
55:00
 SS bike tonight. Lovely evening and perfect temps. Love riding in the evening in shirtsleeves only.
California06/04/2018
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.1 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
44:01
44:01
 Cool out tonight.
California06/02/2018
Sat
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        11 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:15:26
2:35:00
 Perfect riding weather this morning. Saw a large coyote on the road about 1/2 mile from the tollroad in the arroyo, and saw another on the way back also in the arroyo. Only a few riders out today. Went to top of Vista instead of the bypass. Big bulldozer in the arroyo a mile or so from Oso resulted in interesting navigation of the stream crossing as mud was everywhere.
California05/28/2018
Mon
GM5-Aliso, Coyote, Cholla, TOW, Meadows
12.5 mi        1,110 ft        10.4 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:12:14
1:19:00
 Single Speed - Lovely Memorial Day ride. Got out late due to some sewer issues, but nice and warm with a cool breeze. Lots of hikers and bikers out. 1 stop on Cholla. Saw a nice gopher snake slithering across the trail in front of me. Dodged a lot of people that were out today. Busy place!
California05/27/2018
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        10.5 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:11:15
1:23:00
 Stretch ride with the Mrs. Decided to coast all the way back from Cooks Corner. Needed to pedal partly up the 3 ramps on underpasses, otherwise coasted the entire way. Rather slow, albeit, but doable.  Other Comments
California05/26/2018
Sat
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        9.8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:13
58:00
 Ride 2 of 2 today. Sun still played games with the clouds but no rain. Saw Nick and Paris on the trail so chatted with them for a bit. Saw 1 quail on Live Oak. Nothing else to report.
California05/26/2018
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        9.2 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
53:58
1:02:00
 Ride 1 of 2 today. Worried about rain so wanted to stay close. Saw a beauty 3 foot racer coming down cactus. Hit brakes to avoid hitting him so he could slither off the trail.
California05/19/2018
Sat
Maple Springs - Santiago Peak
23.4 mi        4,153 ft        7.2 mph
+74 pts     GPX file
3:14:45
4:02:00
 Nice and sunny the whole way up. Nice and cool, but cloud cover in the valley the entire day. So looked down on cloud cover from the peak. Tons of motorbikes out and SUV's and trucks with weekend wanna-be warriors doing their 4 wheeling as the gate was open. Made for very dusty conditions with all the traffic. 33 min to end of pavement, 1:26 to 4 C's and 1 hour to peak. Forgot how chunky and loose that first half of 4C's to the peak is - not fun riding at all, though it's been way worse with HAB sections. Saw a dinky gopher snake just before getting to 4 C's on the way up.
California05/15/2018
Tue
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        9 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
54:59
55:30
 SS - nice ride after work. Felt good and didn't stop except for 1 light on Portola. Even cleaned Vulture though pretty slippery with rocks/gravel. Nice that it's light out so late.
California05/12/2018
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.4 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:08:43
1:20:00
 SS - chilly and cloudy out due to rain last night. Saw Justin H and his two boys out on the main fire road. Cleaned Cholla and west ridge without too much trouble. Saw a turkey vulture on the ground on the fire road on my return. Pretty cool. Lots of newbies out today and most didn't have helmets. I don't get it.
California05/10/2018
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Borrego-Mustard-Whiting-Serrano Cow-Live Oak
5.8 mi        851 ft        9.8 mph
+17 pts     GPX file
35:10
35:10
 SS - got out of work late so had to make this a quick loop before dark. Saw a huge doe right before Serrano Cow Trail. Saw a huge rat on live oak - biggest one I've seen. And I've seen some big rats. I used to shoot rats with my pellet gun as a kid in Congo in the chicken coop...just sayin'.
California05/08/2018
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.2 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:43
36:43
 Nice cool evening. Lovely ride.
California05/05/2018
Sat
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft        6.4 mph
+82 pts     GPX file
2:46:15
4:20:00
 First time up San Juan Trail. Left around noon as JP has some stuff in the am. 2.5 miles up had to stop due to heat. JP couldn't get body temp down, but breeze helped as we ascended. Lots of stops for JP to catch up and find a bush to get under to cool off. Couple of close calls on wiping out as tires sliding a lot, though I dropped air pressure. Tons of poison oak up on the loop section, but fortunately didn't touch any. E ticket ride down - total blast, though most of it was slippery. Would probably do up and back to cocktail rock vs. the loop next time due to rocks and HAB sections got a bit old after a while. Felt fine as first time on geared bike in quite a while. Pedaling is easy with gears. Go figure. Wasn't tired at all.
California05/03/2018
Thu
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
51:22
55:00
 SS - Nice trail conditions after yesterday's rain. Felt stiff as first time on bike since Saturday's Rwanda ride.
California04/28/2018
Sat
2018 Ride for Rwanda - 50 Mile Route (Official)
45.7 mi        5,141 ft        10.1 mph
+126 pts     GPX file
4:30:29
5:25:00
 SS - well I met and exceeded my goal of doing the 50 mile ride on a Single Speed by beating my previous record. Terrific weather. Got passed by tons of folks the first 6 miles as can't go fast on the flat. Clogged climbing O'Neill cell tower trail getting stuck behind slow folks in granny gear. Spun out on big hill on East Ridge in Caspers but pedaled it all regardless. 1 stop up star rise to get heart rate down and otherwise cleaned everything, including Chiquita hill at the top. Mechanical issue with 2 loose bolts on my chain ring. Dove and Antonio wrench stations didn't have the tool to tighten. Shout out to PERFORMANCE BIKES for giving me the torx wrench so I could have it to tighten the bolts the rest of the ride. I did make it. Skunked on the raffle again - they just don't pull my number. Raised $135K today for bikes for Africa and Team Rwanda, so many thanks to the Planning Committee and all the volunteers and sponsors that helped with the event. Another successful Rwanda Ride!
California04/24/2018
Tue
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        8.7 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
53:15
59:00
 SS - took 2 noobs out that were not in shape. They were sucking wind on Borrego trail and I had to wait several times for them to catch up and I was going slooooow. Recommended they hoof it back from mustard to the trailhead as they'd be toast trying to push their bikes up mustard. They heeded my advice. Once I left them, I was back to normal pace.
California04/22/2018
Sun
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        15.5 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
38:24
39:24
 Stretch ride. Tried to go slow.
California04/21/2018
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.2 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:41:49
1:58:00
 SS - 2nd ride of the day. 1:12 to the gate. Final big training ride for the Rwanda Ride scheduled for next Saturday. Handed out a few Rwanda Ride business cards and asked quite a few folks if they were riding. Warm, but a nice breeze. Front brake pads squealing like a stuck pig on the downhill - gotta replace those ASAP. Took a nice nap when I got home. I'm ready for the 50 miler next week!  Other Comments
California04/21/2018
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        9.5 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:44:45
1:54:10
 SS - Ride 1 of the day. Paced myself since I was going to climb this hill again today. Great weather finally. Zillions of hikers and bikers out today. Saw 3 others on single speeds cranking up the hill. 1:09 to gate.
California04/19/2018
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.1 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
46:33
46:59
 Cold out tonight. Am so ready for this winter chill to be done with. Easy spin tonight as saving juice for big training ride Saturday.
California04/14/2018
Sat
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.7 mi        1,297 ft        9.8 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:30:04
1:43:00
 SS - Second ride of the day. Breezy on the ridge. Last 5 miles were painful - legs were noodles. Needed the miles and saddle time though.
California04/14/2018
Sat
2015 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda – Caspers Loop
21.8 mi        2,486 ft        9.6 mph
+60 pts     GPX file
2:15:25
2:32:00
 SS - Ride 1 of 2 today. Nice warm day with breeze. Got a late start. Minimal bikers out today as Counting Coup got postponed to today. Did see a large group training for the Rwanda Ride. Saw 4 groups of horse riders, totaling 13 horses in Caspers.
California04/09/2018
Mon
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        9.1 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
50:59
55:00
 SS - First warm evening of the year. Nice to wear short sleeves. Not too many folks out. Cleaned everything in good order. Felt really good tonight.
California04/07/2018
Sat
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        10.5 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:22:05
2:41:00
 SS - lovely day. Sunny at start then clouded up for an hour then sunny at end. Trail is perfect with no safety hazards for the Rwanda Ride in 3 weeks. Streams are deeper than last time I rode this a month or so ago. Cleaned pretty much everything and didn't push too hard. Something about a guy pushing his geared bike up a hill and riding by him on a single speed that boosts the ego a tad.
California04/05/2018
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        15.3 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
48:55
49:56
 Cool out tonight. Not feeling it on way up to Cooks - pretty tight and tired.
California04/03/2018
Tue
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.3 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
59:58
1:04:33
 SS - Chilly out. Only 1 stop just before top of Vulture. Very loose and kept spinning out when mashing. Got to truck right at dark.
California03/31/2018
Sat
2015 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda – Caspers Loop
21.8 mi        2,486 ft        10.1 mph
+60 pts     GPX file
2:09:08
2:35:00
 SS - good ride with Animal Jim today. Cleaned every hill today including to the 1st gate, up East Ridge, up Star Rise and the last hill by the picnic benches. Animal Jim wasn't feeling too good so stopped a few times to let him catch up. Saw a good sized rattler at top of East Ridge. Awesome weather and great ride.
California03/29/2018
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        15.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
37:15
38:15
 Nice ride after work. Didn't push too hard - saving juice for Saturday's ride in Caspers.
California03/27/2018
Tue
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        9.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
50:11
53:41
 SS - first ride on MTB after work this year - gotta love Daylight Savings time. Cleaned Mustard and up to Mark's bench. Felt really good tonight.
California03/24/2018
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        8.9 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:50:50
2:03:00
 SS - Chilly but sunny. Windy. Trail was hard with only a few puddles. Stopped at mile 7 to eat and bundle up as temp was getting lower and wind was picking up. 37 to 1st grate, 1:13 to gate so average pace up. Cold on the descent, but sunny most of the ride.
California03/22/2018
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16.9 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
37:23
37:23
 A brief respite from the rain so snuck this in before dark.
California03/19/2018
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.6 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
45:14
46:10
 Nice ride after work.
California03/15/2018
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
39:20
40:02
 Fist time on road bike in ages now that time change has occurred. Chilly out but dressed for it.
California03/11/2018
Sun
Part Coto West Ridge and Chiquita
11.7 mi        1,174 ft        8.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:24:45
1:35:00
 SS - clouds threatened the entire time, but besides a few soft areas, not too bad of trail due to rain yesterday.
California03/04/2018
Sun
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.7 mi        1,297 ft        8.7 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:40:40
1:50:00
 Soft and damp for first 3-4 miles of the route (then on the return). Dry for second half. Very cold, and didn't want to push it today.
California02/17/2018
Sat
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        10.2 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:26:28
2:48:00
 SS - finally got the chain tension figured out by using a half-link. Lovely day for riding after volunteering at the Harding Time Trail this morning. Only walked a couple sections that were too chunky to ride - 1 small section by cell tower in O'Neill and the last pop at Chiquita ridge. Saw my first rattler of the season bombing down Chaquita just before the toll road - a 4 footer sunning himself. Rolled about 3 inches from his head. He didn't move. Water in the arroyo not too deep - cleaned all of them. Forgot how much flat there is on the route - hard to make time on the SS.  Other Comments
California02/11/2018
Sun
Whiting Wahoos Line Shack Short Loop 2X Live Oak
4.4 mi        398 ft        9 mph
+10 pts     GPX file
29:15
36:00
 SS - Some extra credit. Too nice of a day to go home early. Chain kept jumping off and getting loose.
California02/11/2018
Sun
Whiting/Cattle Pond/Cactus/Lil Cholla
6.7 mi        1,007 ft        9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
44:31
1:00:00
 SS - Lovely day. Chain kept jumping off when under strain since tensioner didn't work right. Had to keep retighten rear axle - royal pain.
California02/10/2018
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        8.3 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:52:25
2:06:00
 Chilly ride off and on when sun was behind a cloud. Tons of hikers out with their dogs. Never seen so many dogs on the trail. 40 to first grate. 54 to second. 1:20 to Beeks. Cold and windy on the top and on return. Not feeling it today with several stops on the climb up. Slow going. Gotta get in shape!
California02/03/2018
Sat
CK - 2016 Rwanda 25 miler - 3/4th of the route Training Ride
18.9 mi        1,740 ft        10.5 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:48:19
1:59:00
 Nice warm day. Not many folks out today. Felt pretty good and kept it in a hard gear for the climbing.
California01/28/2018
Sun
GM5-Aliso, Coyote, Cholla, TOW, Meadows
12.5 mi        1,110 ft        10.5 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:11:32
1:21:00
 Hot today - over 80. A bit breezy. Lots of riders and hikers. A kid about 12 years old panic'ed on coyote coming towards me and was going too fast and barely missed me (I pulled over) and crashed - sticking his handlebar square in his chest. Poor kid. He'll feel that bruise tomorrow. Nice new path at the transition from old top of the world to the street leading to trailhead of meadows.
California01/20/2018
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:00:50
1:05:00
 A bit chilly towards the end with winds on the ridges. Glad I brought a windbreaker. Saw 2 on horseback and passed them 4 times as they meandered throughout the park.
California01/13/2018
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:09:21
1:09:21
 Nice hot day today. Not feeling good after 2 weeks of being sick. Actually had to stop half way up Cholla - first time I've done that in a long time.
California01/06/2018
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:01:20
1:10:00
 First time on bike in 2 weeks. Still on tail end of this 2 week cold. Sunny at times today. Only a few bikers out this afternoon.
California12/23/2017
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.7 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:30
1:06:00
 SS - new 23t rear cog. Gotta adjust the chain as the tensioner isn't engaged so axle pulls forward loosening chain. It jumped off 3 times. Lots of folks out.
California12/16/2017
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.6 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
57:51
1:05:00
 Chilly out this afternoon. Winter is finally here I think. Saw Pook and his fam while riding up Mustard. Felt better than I thought after being off the bike for 2 weeks and fighting a cold this whole time.
California12/02/2017
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        9.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
54:12
1:01:44
 Nice sunny afternoon. Only saw 3 guys on bikes.
California11/23/2017
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        9.1 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:42:31
1:53:00
 SS - Early afternoon ride on this Thanksgiving day. Very hot till just past 1st grate, then started to cool off. Only saw 3 guys on bikes and just a few hikers. Everyone must have been getting ready for a big turkey dinner. New SS and felt the 32 X 22 difference from my old SS at 30 X 22. Burned in the front brake pads on the descent so slowed often coming back.
California11/19/2017
Sun
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        9.3 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
48:40
1:00:20
 SS. Put shorter stem on and wider bars and that seemed to help with base of thumbs hurting. Still need to dial in my "fit" a bit though.
California11/18/2017
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
51:15
1:05:49
 First time on "new" On One Single speed. 32 X 22 so a few more teeth on front ring, but 4 lbs lighter. Great temps out.
California11/11/2017
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
53:02
58:00
 SS - been a while, so felt it for sure. Almost hit a deer on live oak. Lovely fall day.
California11/04/2017
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        9.4 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:44:50
2:02:00
 Saw a trantula about 2/3rds up the way to Beeks. A bit cool and very windy at the Ball. Only 3 riders out today, but lots of hikers for some event put on by the Parks Dept.
California10/28/2017
Sat
Whiting Ranch Basic Loop
8.3 mi        1,048 ft        8.3 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
59:48
1:05:00
 Nice morning ride. Great temps. Got smoked by a guy on a ss blasting up mustard - too bad mine is in the shop for a bad brake piston. Lots of folks out today.
California10/21/2017
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.4 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:08:27
1:22:00
 First time on the Rotwild in ages. Nice temps.
California10/14/2017
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.3 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
54:45
54:45
 First time on SS in ages, as been training for a road bike century. Definitely a different muscle group. Led 3 girls out of the park as they were sort of lost. Saw a couple of Linked guys at start and saw a few others I knew helping with the poker ride.
California10/10/2017
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.1 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:55
36:55
 Quick spin. Rode in dark towards the end.
California10/07/2017
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail to Majeska and Back
41.7 mi        2,182 ft        15.3 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
2:43:00
2:54:00
 Cool at start but heated up fast. Wasn't feeling it today. Lots of crosswinds in the canyon.
California10/03/2017
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.5 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
42:55
42:55
 Nice spin. Stiff at beginning.
California09/30/2017
Sat
CK - Aliso Woods water plant to Modjeska to Silverado end
58.2 mi        3,811 ft        15.6 mph
+136 pts     GPX file
3:43:44
4:09:36
 Training ride. Perfect temps with breeze. A good amount of wind in canyon on the return made it tough from Silverado. Started out a bit fast on the climb from Heroes to Maple Springs and paid for it at mile 45. Flatted at Mormon Church on the return. And had just put brand new tires on the night before. Go figure.
California09/28/2017
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.9 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
44:23
44:23
 Perfect riding weather this evening, though light was on for the last few miles with sun setting so early.
California09/26/2017
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.5 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:02
36:02
 Good ride tonight. Felt good.
California09/23/2017
Sat
Sea to Sky via Aliso Creek Trail-Short
51.7 mi        3,235 ft        15.7 mph
+120 pts     GPX file
3:18:15
3:40:00
 Cool and sunny. Saw a road runner and JP and the Mrs. getting ready to climb Blackstar.
California09/21/2017
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:38
38:00
 Cold out tonight.
California09/16/2017
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail to Majeska and Back
41.7 mi        2,182 ft        15.5 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
2:40:50
2:52:00
 Cool and overcast the whole ride. Still fighting this head cold so wasn't feeling too strong throughout.
California09/14/2017
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        16.6 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:00:33
1:01:45
 Getting dark early - rode last 5 miles with light on. Cool too - put on jacket for return.
California09/12/2017
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:31
34:31
 Starting to get cool in the evenings. Used arm warmers for a bit. Getting dark earlier.
California09/05/2017
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.8 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
44:45
44:45
 Nice ride on a warm evening.
California08/31/2017
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16.6 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
38:02
39:02
 Warm out tonight. Nothing else to report.
California08/26/2017
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail to Majeska and Back
41.7 mi        2,182 ft        15.3 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
2:43:40
2:54:00
 Big 30 mile jump in mileage today. Legs and knees felt it toward the end.
California08/22/2017
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.6 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
42:44
42:44
 Nice training ride tonight in perfect temps. Caught up to JP on the trail as he was riding back from the train station. Felt pretty strong throughout. Must be all that ss riding :-)
California08/20/2017
Sun
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        10.4 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
57:15
1:04:00
 Nice stretch ride with the Mrs.
California08/19/2017
Sat
CK - 2016 Rwanda 25 miler - 3/4th of the route Training Ride
18.9 mi        1,740 ft        10.1 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:52:25
2:19:25
 SS - Good training ride doing 3/4ths of the Rwanda 25 miler starting at Applied Medical. Cut back into the arroyo gravel road at Tijeras Creek golf course and skipped Oso and Waterworks portion. Nice and cool out. Rode the entire way (no walking), with no stops to the O'Neill bench. 1 stop up to cell tower. Cleaned Chiquita Ridge so happy about that! Knee started to hurt a bit so didn't finish the full 25.
California08/17/2017
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.4 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:14
37:14
 Easy spin after long week of travels. Perfect temps this evening.
California08/12/2017
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        9.5 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:44:22
2:20:00
 SS ride - first time over 1,000 feet of climbing. 36:45 to first grate and 48:45 to second and 1:08:45 to gate. One stop at 2nd grate up Blackstar to Beeks to fuel so felt good all the way up. Got out later than planned so a bit warm on the climb but nice breeze at the top. Chatted with some guys there for a while. Front brake isn't working right so took it easy on the descent. Really hard to go fast on the flats on a single speed!!!
California08/10/2017
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.4 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:15
36:15
 Been a while since on my road bike. Different muscle group from the s.s.Cooler temps. Nice ride.
California08/08/2017
Tue
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
53:10
1:02:00
 SS. Did Borrego, cattle pond and mustard to about 15 feet from the top without stopping, when I hit a baseball size rock and lost my balance. Almost cleaned Mustard. Lovely weather and great views form Mark's Bench.
California08/05/2017
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.5 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:08:00
1:24:00
 SS. Made it to third switchback on cholla before heart rate blew up. Tough slug up the rest. Almost made it to top of Mathis, and cleaned hill to TOW. Cool breezes and two bevy of quail on west ridge.
California08/01/2017
Tue
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        9 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
50:38
1:01:41
 SS ride. Made it to the hard left just before top of Mustard before I had to rest. Then a quick rest before the last steep pop to 4 corners. Not too many folks out. Whiting Ranch had rain - some areas had puddles.
California07/30/2017
Sun
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.6 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:07:11
1:09:00
 Nice temps late afternoon. Not many folks out.
California07/22/2017
Sat
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.4 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:07
37:00
 Stretch ride.
California07/20/2017
Thu
SKINNY - Whiting - Borrego, Cow pond, Mustard, Cactus, Sage
7.3 mi        941 ft        8.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
49:30
59:00
 Inaugural ride on the s.s. Tough climbing mustard. Had to rest a few times. Cleaned the last 20 yard pop to 4C's.  Other Comments
California07/18/2017
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.4 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
43:15
43:15
 Nice ride tonight.
California07/15/2017
Sat
Whiting Ranch: Glenn Ranch/Mustard/Marks
7.7 mi        1,000 ft        8.4 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
55:08
1:06:00
 Loop 2 of 2. Bumped into a few Linked folks on way up mustard.
California07/15/2017
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.4 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
54:25
1:02:00
 Nice temps today. Loop 1 of 2.
California07/11/2017
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
43:58
43:58
 Nice temps out tonight.
California07/08/2017
Sat
Whiting Ranch with Vista Lookout Trail
10.7 mi        1,589 ft        7.8 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:22:06
1:40:00
 Hot today. Didn't get out early enough and the heat was brutal. Didn't have it today and very sluggish. Saw 2 folks I know - both running on the trails.
California07/06/2017
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.7 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
42:19
42:19
 Felt good tonight. Nice and warm out.
California07/04/2017
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail - Heroes Park - Aliso Wds Fire Rd RT
16.5 mi        545 ft        14.8 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
1:07:00
1:28:00
 Rode with the cast from The Shire today. Slow going with drama as always. Had to fix Steven's flat as he had no patches or pump. Had a good time. Was late to get home as had to get BBQ going. Nice way to spend time on Independence Day - in the saddle.
California07/04/2017
Tue
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.7 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:22
59:00
 Got out late - hot. Didn't want to do another loop so didn't. Decided to get more saddle time on my road bike.
California07/01/2017
Sat
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.4 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:21:31
1:43:00
 Cool and overcast this mid-day saturday ride. Sun came out for 10% of the time. Been 2 weeks since been on the bike as traveling back east, but felt OK.
California06/20/2017
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.5 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:02
40:00
 Summer Solstice ride in warm evening weather.
California06/17/2017
Sat
Whiting Ranch - The Luge Loop
15.4 mi        2,363 ft        8.8 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:45:12
2:10:00
 Rode with the Williams boys. Hot and no breeze. Wish we'd left earlier in the morning. Saw a dead rattler going up Modjeska Grade.
California06/10/2017
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
52:43
1:05:00
 Nice afternoon ride. Saw a 3 foot gopher snake on way up to Mark's bench.
California06/03/2017
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        8.8 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:52:56
2:15:00
 Tough ride today - out of shape and 4 day road trip with little sleep made me sluggish and tired. A bit hot on the first half.
California05/29/2017
Mon
Whiting-Mustard-Cactus-Sleepy Hollow-Live Oak
6.1 mi        703 ft        8.7 mph
+17 pts     GPX file
42:28
43:58
 2nd ride of the day. Started to cool off at the end. Missed riding over a rattler's rattle by 1 inch going down Cactus.
California05/29/2017
Mon
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.5 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
53:27
55:15
 Nice ride today after putting in 1/2 day at the office. Perfect temps and only a few folks out since most were probably at a BBQ. Saw a little quail. Felt pretty good since been off the bike so much.
California05/28/2017
Sun
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        10.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
58:15
1:05:00
 Nice afternoon ride with the Mrs. Leisurely and relaxed.
California05/27/2017
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:09:02
1:11:00
 First time on MTB in 4 weeks. This head/throat crud is the worst. Lost a lot of fitness. A zillion families and their kids were out today. Lovely temps.
California05/09/2017
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        16.3 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
45:53
46:50
 Chilly and overcast tonight. Freak cold spell. Bundled up warm and was fine. Been a week since on the bike so not too strong tonight.
California05/02/2017
Tue
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        16.7 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:32:35
1:34:56
 Perfect temps for an evening ride. Stiff at the beginning; carry over from the Rwanda Ride on Saturday no doubt. Never got loose.
California04/29/2017
Sat
2018 Ride for Rwanda - 50 Mile Route (Official)
45.7 mi        5,141 ft        9.7 mph
+126 pts     GPX file
4:42:01
5:18:01
 Woke up to major wind. Temps warm but the wind was brutal till 10 am or so. Everywhere seemed to be I was riding into a head-wind. Tough. Just under 1200 riders but $144,000 raised today. Lots of stream crossings. They rerouted the end to avoid riding up to the SCE tower, which was fine by me as getting warm and tired by then. My GPS showed 46 miles exactly and only 4,150 feet of elevation gain. Go figure. Fun raffle event even though I didn't win anything as usual. Big shout-out to all the volunteers to help pull off a successful 11th Annual Rwanda Ride.  Other Comments
California04/25/2017
Tue
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 mi        1,050 ft        16.8 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:18:22
1:22:00
 Squeezed this in before dark. Last ride before Rwanda 50 on Saturday.
California04/23/2017
Sun
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        14.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
39:45
39:45
 Nice recovery ride after yesterday's huge MTB rides. Nice and warm out this afternoon.
California04/22/2017
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
57:09
1:11:00
 Second ride of the day. Hot by the time I got there early afternoon. Arms were tired from the DH effort coming down from the Peak. Ice had melted in my camelback so my hydration wasn't very cold. Glad to finish this ride and get in my air conditioned truck. Wanted to get these miles in in preparation for the Rwanda 50 ride next weekend. I hope I'm ready.
California04/22/2017
Sat
Maple Springs - Santiago Peak
23.4 mi        4,153 ft        7.3 mph
+74 pts     GPX file
3:11:53
4:05:00
 Lovely day for a ride to the peak. A zillion motocross guys and jeeps and 4X4 weekend warriors were on the roads due to the gate being open. Warm at bottom and steadily got warmer, but due to elevation gain, never felt hot. Cool breeze at peak. Foothills HS mountain bike team was training so passed a few of them. Rock section above 4C's not as bad as previous years, but still a tough section with a short HAB section. Really flew on the downhill. 1:33 to 4C's and 2:24 to the peak. Ate lunch up there with pretty good views. FLIES and GNATS everywhere. Breathing them in, crawling around my face and helmet on the uphill grind. Note to self: keep Deet in my backpack. Used a large hankerchief over my face for the downhill which was just the ticket. Had a ton of dead gnats and flies on my jersey and legs from hitting them at speed.
California04/20/2017
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail-Grace-End-Rockfield-Back
14.3 mi        575 ft        16.7 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
51:09
53:00
 Legs just weren't feeling it tonight. Never loosened up.
California04/17/2017
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.1 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
43:59
44:58
 Wasn't feeling it on the return. Struggled to keep my pace.
California04/15/2017
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        9 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:24:00
2:35:00
 Rode with Animal Jim today. Fast pace to Beeks at 1:11:30 to gate. 1:37 to the peak. Fast return due to hardpack. Saw a HUGE coyote in the meadow area halfway down blackstar - big, and fat he was. Good ride with a good friend. Perfect weather.
California04/13/2017
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        16.9 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
59:29
59:39
 Cool out with threat of rain.
California04/09/2017
Sun
Whiting-Mustard-Cactus-Sleepy Hollow-Live Oak
6.1 mi        703 ft        8.6 mph
+17 pts     GPX file
42:44
50:12
 Ride 3 today. Gotta get miles in for Rwanda training. Left my sandwich on the counter so was running out of fuel for this last loop.
California04/09/2017
Sun
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.4 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
54:16
58:53
 Second ride of the day. Saw a my first quail of the season. Nothing else to report.
California04/09/2017
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        9.3 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:45:55
1:53:15
 Super hard pack the whole way up. Evidence of Counting Coup and VQ was all the mud tracks and tons of gel pack wrappers. Comfortable temps. 3rd gear the whole way to the ball. 37 min. to 1st grate and 1:13 to gate and 1:20 to Ball. Super fast ride down as trail had been graded and felt like concrete due to yesterday's rain. No dust or loose soil so stuck every corner at fast speed. Knocked 7 minutes off my previous record for a huge PR today. Wow. Quite a few hikers out too. Saw a 2.5 foot rattler in the meadow area half way up.
California04/05/2017
Wed
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        17.5 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
57:22
57:22
 Caught earlier flight from SMF so got in a ride tonight. Tired from trip so not feeling good till about half way into the ride. Nice and warm.
California04/02/2017
Sun
CK - Heroes to Aliso Fire Road to Marguerite Pkg Lot
24.6 mi        912 ft        16.5 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:29:28
1:35:52
 Stretch ride after yesterday's big mountain bike ride. Perfect temps.
California04/01/2017
Sat
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
55:31
1:01:00
 Second ride of the day to log some more miles after doing the Rwanda 25 mile route in the morning.
California04/01/2017
Sat
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        10.3 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:25:02
3:17:00
 Pre-ride course with a few of the organizing committee. Perfect day.Lots of stream crossings and lots of deep water. You will get wet! A few folks doing trail work near Oso and arroyo to help with stream crossings.
California03/28/2017
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail-Grace-End-Rockfield-Back
14.3 mi        575 ft        16.7 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
51:15
54:00
 Fun ride before dark. Glad I brought leggings and jacket for return as got chilly at the end when sun went down.
California03/25/2017
Sat
Harding-Maple Springs-Silverado-Modjeska
27.8 mi        4,092 ft        9.1 mph
+84 pts     GPX file
3:03:20
4:01:00
 Lovely, cool and sunny till mid. Then about mile 6 it got cold as wind picked up and fog rolled in. Glad I brought layers. Cold and cloudy at 4C's. 1:06 to mid. 1:53:41 to gate.Fun ride down maple springs - feet frozen by half way down. Saw JP driving on Santiago canyon road so he stopped to chat.
California03/23/2017
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:46
38:00
 Cold out there tonight.
California03/19/2017
Sun
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        8.8 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:52:56
2:04:00
 Hot for the first half, then cooled down after the first grate with a nice breeze. Went out at 4th gear for first 4 miles and paid the price. 37:00 to grate and 50 to second and 1:15 to gate. Saw first baby rattler of the season in the meadow area. Very fine powder to ride in due to recent grading. Found a phone. Connected to the owner so now to get it to him in Long Beach...
California03/16/2017
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.6 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
45:12
46:30
 Nice cool evening. Got back just at dark.
California03/14/2017
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:03
36:30
 First evening ride after work, thanks to the time change. Woo-hoo.
California03/11/2017
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        7.8 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
3:17:32
3:46:00
 Rode with 3 Linked Cycling guys - for about 3 miles and then got dropped. Perfect day with nice cool breeze on the ridge. 39 to first grate. 1:16 to Beeks. 2:42 to top of Motorway. Forgot how I hate the loose rocks on Motorway. If I'd had enough juice in my legs I would have gone on to 4 Corners instead. Passed quite a few folks training for Counting Coup. It was busy on the Main Divide today.
California03/04/2017
Sat
BlackStar / Silverado to Maple Springs
25.7 mi        3,410 ft        9.5 mph
+75 pts     GPX file
2:42:54
3:18:15
 Training ride today. Nicer weather than last week. Forgot how tough the pavement section is on Maple Springs. Once hit the dirt, really picked up some steam. 3rd gear all the way up to the top. Not cold up there at all. Lovely views, and great lunch spot. Actually passed a few folks going up MS.
California02/25/2017
Sat
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft        7 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:36:16
3:09:01
 Good ride today. 2nd gear all the way up. 1:08:30 to Mid. Had a little lunch. About mile 6, started to get chilly, then got COLD. Freezing and windy at 4 C's. 1:57:30 to gate. Glad I brought my full-fingered gloves and a warm head/ear warmer for descent. Feet frozen by mile 7 or 8. Took an hour after descent to get feeling back in my feet. Then on descent, felt something on the outside of my knee. Thought I'd strained something or poked a bush on the way down. It was a little tick. Hope I don't die. Yowzer!  Other Comments
California02/20/2017
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        8.3 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:59:56
2:13:00
 Chilly ride up with overcast. Tons of hikers and only a handful of bikers. Trail conditions not too bad till mid point, then muddy and clay. Soft trails had me sinking in and schlepping weight of clay on bike and both tires. Took lots of effort to climb in those conditions. 39 min. to first grate. Totally fogged in at Doppler ball. Mud flying everywhere on the downhill but conditions made for some fun, fast turns.
California02/12/2017
Sun
Whiting-Cactus-Luge Loop
14.6 mi        2,193 ft        7.4 mph
+44 pts     GPX file
1:59:02
2:20:00
 Sunny and cool after the rains. Just wasn't feeling it as tired from helping at Harding Time Trial race yesterday getting up at the crack of dawn. Borrego was very wet with lots of streams running through. Shout out to Jason and another LINKED CYCLING guy doing trail work by the flag. Luge was very fun. Did Cattle Pond for extra credit included in this time.
California02/04/2017
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks Ball
16.5 mi        2,365 ft        8.7 mph
+49 pts     GPX file
1:54:07
2:15:00
 Nice ride to start getting in shape. Felt better than I thought I would. Tried it in 2nd gear all the way and made it - not bad for an old man that's out of shape. 38:45 to first grate. 1:16 to gate.Chilly at the Ball, so glad I had jacket for descent. Stopped a few times on return to take photos. Tons of people out - the cars were parked all the way to the Agrueno Green road. Hikers mostly.
California01/28/2017
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:11:43
1:26:20
 Clear and dry after weeks of rain. Out of shape for climbing that's for sure! Clear views everywhere and zillions of people out after weeks of rain.
California01/21/2017
Sat
Heroes to Crown Valley and Back
18.2 mi        771 ft        15.3 mph
+38 pts     GPX file
1:11:20
1:17:00
 A break in the rain, so got out there. Some mud and wet areas. Chilly.
California01/15/2017
Sun
aliso creek trail ,ridgeline,santiago loop
15 mi        980 ft        14.7 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
1:01:10
1:03:00
 Chilly out. First time on road bike in months. Clouds started looking like rain again. Head wind on the return.
California01/08/2017
Sun
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
55:26
1:02:00
 Nice ride with Ralph in 75 degree weather. Few spots were really soft, which made pedaling hard, but the balance was tacky and awesome.
California12/26/2016
Mon
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.2 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
55:27
1:06:00
 Sunny but chilly. Soft in many spots. Lots of folks out today burning off the Christmas dinner calories no doubt.
California12/18/2016
Sun
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        9.7 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:13:57
1:28:15
 Pretty cold out today after Friday's rains. Only a handful of riders out. Nice trail conditions. Didn't have a lot of energy today.
California12/10/2016
Sat
CK - Whiting - CP-MB-WT-Cact-Vulture - Concrse-SCT-LO
9.8 mi        1,776 ft        7.7 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:16:16
1:26:00
 Good ride in cool weather, but sun came out. Only a few riders out. Saw a road-runner flying; that was cool.
California12/04/2016
Sun
JA - Whiting w/Cattle Pond, Marks Bench, Cactus, Sleepy Holl
7.6 mi        880 ft        8.8 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
51:32
56:00
 Nice ride in lovely weather for an out of shape guy. Felt better than I thought. Only a few folks out today. Warm and sweated a bit. The playback shows taking sage scrub, which I did.
California11/26/2016
Sat
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        13.1 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:17:00
1:40:00
 2nd annual post-Thanksgiving ride with KJ and the usual gang of suspects. Late in leaving and constant issues with one guy way out of shape, one guy lost his water bottle and that resulted in a 20 min. delay for him to go back to find it, etc. Weather was cold, then comfortable, flipping about 10 times before the rain hit. Did get home pre-rain. Nonetheless, fun times with the Millenials.
California11/05/2016
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.2 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:10:05
1:22:00
 Nice and hot this afternoon. Still tough ride with only getting out once per week. Can't stay in shape that way. Showed three guys around as they were from LA and wanted the roughest DH we had, so sent them down Car Wrecks.
California10/29/2016
Sat
BB-Whiting:Cattle Pond-Marks Bench-Cactus Hill
7.7 mi        1,332 ft        9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
51:23
1:03:00
 Nice ride in humid weather. Felt better than last week.
California10/22/2016
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9.5 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:13:08
1:29:00
 Mid-morning ride. Hotter than I thought it would be. First time on MTB in a month due to the head/sinus crud. Way out of shape. Fell at 1 mph on transition between pavement before heading down meadows on way down to the HAB section. Slick ruts. Handlebar end creamed my thigh so sore today. Icing it but deep bruise for sure.
California10/16/2016
Sun
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.5 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:04
36:04
 First time on a bike in many weeks. Sinus infection just never wanted to go away.
California09/24/2016
Sat
Aliso - Cholla / Mathis Loop
10.6 mi        863 ft        9.8 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:05:10
1:10:00
 Fighting a head cold so took it slow. Heated up nice so let's hope it cooks out my congestion. Saw Dr. V a few times. Got stung by a bee on my thigh. Got the stinger out quickly but still hurts.
California09/17/2016
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        10.7 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:05:00
1:21:00
 Nice ride this morning with sun but still some overcast and coolness. Saw a nice doe on the main fire road. Lots of hikers out today.
California09/15/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        16.9 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
44:20
47:00
 Got home a bit early tonight so got this ride in.
California09/10/2016
Sat
CK - Whiting - CP-MB-WT-Cact-Vulture - Concrse-SCT-LO
9.8 mi        1,776 ft        7.8 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:49
1:34:02
 Got a late start. Hot out there.
California09/05/2016
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        10.7 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
1:10:00
1:14:00
 Nice ride with KJ and the Mrs. Lovely weather.
California09/01/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17.3 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
43:20
43:20
 A bit cool tonight.
California08/30/2016
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail - Heroes Park - Aliso Wds Fire Rd RT
16.5 mi        545 ft        17 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
58:24
1:03:00
 Nice ride tonight. Stiff for first half for some reason. Stayed warm throughout. Getting darker earlier.....
California08/27/2016
Sat
CK - Whting CP-SS-SCT-LS-Whtg-MB-Whtg-SCT-LO
11 mi        1,783 ft        8.1 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:21:30
1:38:00
 Solo ride today. Saw 10 quail. Overcast and cool the entire ride.
California08/25/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.9 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
44:28
44:38
 A bit cool tonight. Felt very stiff the first 1/3 of the ride for some reason.
California08/23/2016
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        15.7 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
37:54
37:54
 Not too motivated tonight.
California08/20/2016
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Rockit - Coyote - Mathis - TOTW - Meadows
14.5 mi        1,914 ft        9.1 mph
+42 pts     GPX file
1:35:01
1:57:00
 Rode with the Linked boys today. Good group. Chilly at start but warmed up nice by base of Cholla.
California08/18/2016
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        15.9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
37:28
38:28
 Mellow recovery ride tonight.
California08/16/2016
Tue
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 mi        1,050 ft        17.1 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:17:18
1:29:00
 Starting to up my miles. Ran into JP on the trail. Chatted for a bit, but had to hightail it due to darkness coming on.
California08/13/2016
Sat
Whiting/Luge Cactus, Sleepy Hollow, Live Oak
18.8 mi        2,420 ft        10.1 mph
+53 pts     GPX file
1:51:58
2:08:58
 Rode with Ralph F today. He's still fighting a cold so went kinda slow but kept a moderate pace. Heard a mountain lion had been seen a few times this past week near the flag, but no sightings today by us or anybody we saw on the trail. Got back before the heat so a great ride.
California08/11/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17.7 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
42:21
42:21
 Pretty routine ride. Nothing exciting of note.
California08/09/2016
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.1 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
43:47
43:47
 Nice ride. Very stiff from laying carpet this weekend.
California08/06/2016
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.8 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:06:16
1:10:00
 Nice and overcast the entire ride. Still humid so sweated a lot. Tons of cross country runners out and hikers galore.
California08/04/2016
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:53
37:53
 Mellow ride. New shoes' inaugural ride - others were toast.
California07/28/2016
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.8 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:20
35:20
 Mellow ride tonight in the nice hot evening air. Still weak from being sick this past week.
California07/18/2016
Mon
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.9 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
41:50
41:50
 Cranked pretty good tonight. Passed a guy on the return by Glenn Ranch road and he gave chase. Tailed me the whole way to Heroes Park and I couldn't shake him. Made me pedal hard and fast!
California07/16/2016
Sat
CK - Whting CP-SS-SCT-LS-Whtg-MB-Whtg-SCT-LO
11 mi        1,783 ft        8.2 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:20:09
1:29:00
 Solo ride today. Sun came out right at start but pleasant temps. Found some sunglasses right before 4 corners on Mustard. Found the owner at 4 Corners. Met a lady from Uganda hiking on the trail. She could understand Lingala but not speak it. Epesi ngai mawa ete ayebaki kosola lolenge na ngai te kasi likambo te. Nasepeli kosola na ya kaka.
California07/14/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail - Heroes Park - Aliso Wds Fire Rd RT
16.5 mi        545 ft        17.2 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
57:34
59:55
 Nice and warm tonight.
California07/09/2016
Sat
Aliso Cholla Meadows
11.7 mi        1,058 ft        10.1 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:09:21
1:28:00
 Linked club ride today. Sun finally came out at base of Meadows. Nice riding weather.
California07/07/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail - Heroes Park - Aliso Wds Fire Rd RT
16.5 mi        545 ft        17.3 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
57:09
1:04:00
 Nothing terribly exciting today to report.
California07/05/2016
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17.3 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
43:12
43:22
 Nice ride after work. Cooler out tonight than the evenings last week. Gorilla glue did the trick (so far) to fix the buckle on my shoe. New shoes to arrive in a couple of days.
California07/02/2016
Sat
Whiting-Cactus-Luge Loop
14.6 mi        2,193 ft        7 mph
+44 pts     GPX file
2:05:49
2:18:00
 Good ride with the Linked guys. Extra credit of cattle pond. Wonderful temps.
California06/28/2016
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17.6 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
42:38
44:00
 Nice ride this evening. Buckle broke right off my shoe, so gotta shop for some new ones. Had these 5 years. R.I.P.
California06/25/2016
Sat
CK - Whting CP-SS-SCT-LS-Whtg-MB-Whtg-SCT-LO
11 mi        1,783 ft        8.6 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:16:34
1:35:00
 Nice morning ride before the heat kicked in. Lots of hikers out today. Saw a ribbon snake about 4-5 footer climbing to Mark's Bench.
California06/23/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail - Heroes Park - Aliso Wds Fire Rd RT
16.5 mi        545 ft        17.3 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
57:20
59:45
 Nice ride in perfect weather. Saw a bunch of quail.
California06/21/2016
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.8 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
42:10
49:00
 Lovely evening for riding tonight. Perfect temps. Saw Jim and Marilyn on the trail so good to catch up with them.
California06/18/2016
Sat
Aliso Cholla Meadows
11.7 mi        1,058 ft        10.3 mph
+30 pts     GPX file
1:08:06
1:28:00
 Rode with Linked Cycling club today. Moderate pace to base of Cholla. Got warm towards the end.
California06/16/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail - Heroes Park - Aliso Wds Fire Rd RT
16.5 mi        545 ft        16.7 mph
+33 pts     GPX file
59:14
1:04:40
 Nice ride after work
California06/12/2016
Sun
JA - Whiting, Vista, Marks Bench, Sleepy Hollow
9 mi        1,315 ft        8.2 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:05:48
1:18:00
 Overcast and cool, but humid. Did some extra credit by hitting Sage Scrub instead of Sleepy Hollow. Took a while to feel decent as was slow in the beginning.
California06/09/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - PDV - Marg Pkg lot
12.5 mi        460 ft        17.3 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
43:24
43:24
 Fun ride tonight with minimal folks out on the trail.
California06/06/2016
Mon
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        17 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
59:07
59:07
 Nice ride tonight.
California06/05/2016
Sun
Whiting Ranch Cattle Pond Mark's Bench Cactus S Hollow L Oak
7.4 mi        963 ft        8.8 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
50:23
55:00
 Second loop of the day. Did extra credit by hitting sage scrub vs. sleepy hollow.
California06/04/2016
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Borrego-Mustard-Whiting-Serrano Cow-Live Oak
5.8 mi        851 ft        9.5 mph
+17 pts     GPX file
36:25
40:00
 First loop of the day. Hot going up mustard.
California06/02/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.7 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
42:25
43:00
 Nice and warm this evening. Methinks summer has finally arrived. Felt pretty good tonight but a bit stiff at the start of the ride.
California05/30/2016
Mon
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.9 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:05:40
1:10:00
 Nice afternoon ride. Sun out finally but perfect riding weather. Tons of hikers out for the Memorial Day Holiday.
California05/26/2016
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
37:10
38:10
 Mellow ride tonight.
California05/24/2016
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
44:07
45:07
 Still crazy cold for the end of May. Felt good even though off the bike for 10 days due to traveling. Rain was threatening but stayed dry.
California05/15/2016
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        16.5 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
45:28
45:28
 Recovery ride. Still cool out and threatened to rain every 10 minutes before the sun would come out again. Strange weather.
California05/14/2016
Sat
Whiting/Luge Cactus, Sleepy Hollow, Live Oak
18.8 mi        2,420 ft        8.7 mph
+53 pts     GPX file
2:09:15
2:32:00
 Solo ride in cloudy and cool conditions. Tons of folks out today, especially at 4 Corners on the return - about 40 bikers. Felt great all day. Garmin only registered 14.5 miles for some reason so adjusted it accordingly.
California05/12/2016
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17.1 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:40
37:40
 Nice ride tonight. A bit cool. Still waiting for summer to hit.
California05/08/2016
Sun
Whiting Ranch Cattle Pond Mark's Bench Cactus S Hollow L Oak
7.4 mi        963 ft        9.1 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
48:55
49:50
 Second loop of the day.
California05/08/2016
Sun
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        10.9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
38:01
38:09
 Solo ride in overcast skies.
California04/30/2016
Sat
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        10.4 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:23:13
3:45:00
 Light sprinkles at start but awesome trail conditions for the first half due to last night's rain. Drier once hit Twisty-tire in RSM and the second half of the ride. A few bottlenecks in the beginning, but it opened up fine a few miles in. Took lots of videos and pictures of riders, conga lines, stream crossings, and aid stations. Sun came out at lunchtime - perfect for the balance of the afternoon raffle event. Bummed I didn't win anything, but that's the norm. Thanks to the numerous volunteers and sponsors - helping with almost 1,300 riders and $142,000 raised for the Rwanda National race team and World Bicycle Relief. Another great Rwanda Ride!  Other Comments
California04/26/2016
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.1 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
44:01
45:15
 Chilly out tonight. Got a late start.
California04/24/2016
Sun
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        8.9 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:26:43
1:35:00
 Sunny and cloudy off and on. Nice riding weather. Bottom bracket started grinding before Cholla so slowed down and tried to coast when possible. It needs maintenance for sure. Was going to do this loop again, but with the mechanical issue, cut the day short. Handed out a few Rwanda Ride cards to riders - hope they sign up for next week's event.
California04/21/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17.7 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
42:19
42:45
 Saw Snowman at start and ended up catching him. Then passing him. Felt really good on the climb up to Cooks.
California04/17/2016
Sun
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        10.4 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:23:10
2:34:00
 Sorta hot out today at start, so glad had some shade in the arroyo. Felt it that I hadn't been on my MTB in 2 weeks on the climbs. Kept a pretty good pace overall.
California04/14/2016
Thu
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        17 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
44:02
45:00
 Tried to push hard on way up to Cooks. Saw Snowman on return so rode a bit with him before finishing off the ride. Chilly out this evening - when is summer coming?
California04/10/2016
Sun
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        15.5 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:05:00
1:15:00
 Rode with da boys today. All 6 of us.
California04/05/2016
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        17.1 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
58:57
58:57
 Nice after work ride. Nice and warm.
California04/03/2016
Sun
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        15 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
39:30
39:30
 Slow and easy recovery ride.
California04/02/2016
Sat
2017 & 2016 Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route (Official)
24.8 mi        2,032 ft        10.1 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:28:15
2:40:00
 Rode with Jim, Ralph, Tim and JP. Started at Dove Canyon waterfall as were was going to do the whole 50 today but their pace was way faster (15%) than my normal so out of gas by the end, so bailed on that plan. Awesome weather out and fun to be on some new trails I'd not been on before.
California03/30/2016
Wed
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        16.2 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:02:15
1:02:15
 Chilly out but dressed for it. Quick ride in after winging in from SMF.
California03/27/2016
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        7.4 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:42:00
1:50:00
 Recovery and post Easter Brunch with the Mrs. and her bro. Slow indeed, but nice casual pace and felt good to get the lactic acid out of the legs from yesterday's ride.
California03/26/2016
Sat
Holy Jim - Santiago Peak
25 mi        4,732 ft        6.9 mph
+84 pts     GPX file
3:38:15
5:02:00
 Rode with Ralph F. today. First time up Holy Jim. The stream crossings and HAB's made for slow going, but once we passed the trail to the Falls, we clipped along fine. Cleaned each switchback except one when his tire slipped so I had to stop. Awesome views on the way up. Felt good when got to Main Divide, so headed to peak. Didn't realize how far it was, and a few sections required pushing the bike due to how steep and all the rocks - virtually unridable. Ralph bailed about 1.5 miles from the peak as his hall pass was running out and he needed to go home. Mine did too once I hit the peak and got a text about when I needed to be home, so had to high-tail it home. Made it down to my truck in 1:07 from the peak per Garmin. Got attacked by the turkey at the trailhead to HJ Trail on the return. Crazy bird.Saw Jim B. on MD road helping with radios for the __ Goat 50 mile run. Hadn't seen him in about 8 years. The MD road from Holy Jim to the peak is tough. But glad I finished it.  Other Comments
California03/22/2016
Tue
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        15.6 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
48:12
52:00
 Nice cruise - a bit chilly but dressed for it. First "after work" ride for the season. Staying lighter every day. Loving it!
California03/20/2016
Sun
CK - Aliso Creek Trail: Heroes Park - Cook's Corner - Heroes
12.5 mi        659 ft        15.9 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
47:15
47:15
 Recovery ride.
California03/19/2016
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Sierra Peak
21.5 mi        3,157 ft        8.9 mph
+65 pts     GPX file
2:25:30
2:40:00
 Lovely day for a ride. After being off the MTB for 2 weeks, did a bit better than thought. 35:30 to first grate and 1:10 to Beeks Gate and 1:37 to Sierra Peak. Nice lunch overlooking Yorba Linda. 2nd gear or higher entire ride. Saw 2 snakes on return - both 3 footers and 1 a rattler. Watched some sheriff's doing training for search and rescue part way up the hill. Handed out a few cards for recruiting Rwanda Ride people. Good ride. 178/185
California03/13/2016
Sun
aliso creek trail ,ridgeline,santiago loop
15 mi        980 ft        15.3 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
58:50
1:03:00
 Nice ride today. Eleki mikolo mibale ete batiyaki eloko na mosoko na ngai, nde nguya ejalaki wana te. Nice when sun out, but chilly when behind clouds. Nothing else to report.
California03/05/2016
Sat
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft        6.9 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:37:15
3:20:00
 Tough slug to the top. Stopped to rest and give my butt a break a few times. Big jump from last week in elevation gain. Have no idea how some guys break 1 hour on this trail. 1:59:30 to gate.
California02/28/2016
Sun
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16.4 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
38:26
42:00
 Perfect weather for a ride. Getting lactic acid out from yesterday's Beek's ride.
California02/27/2016
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        8.5 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:50:29
2:01:00
 After helping with the Harding Time Trial event, headed up in the afternoon to get some climbing in. Hot till mile 3 then cooled off on the climb. 1 stop due to sore butt - need to get my old seat back on the bike - the paper light carbon one isn't worth the weight benefit. 40 to first grate and 54 to second. 1:22 to top. Could have pushed a bit more earlier in the ride - had plenty in the tank at the top. Cool and windy at top so rode with my windbreaker part way down. Starting to feel better and stronger after minimal riding the past few months.
California02/21/2016
Sun
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        16.2 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
38:57
41:00
 Stretch ride following yesterday. First time on road bike in months. Did a bit better than thought. Perfect riding weather.
California02/20/2016
Sat
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        8.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:29:32
1:40:00
 Nice sunny day for mid-February. A tad cool but no need for jacket. Did better than I thought as I'm way out of shape.
California02/15/2016
Mon
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.2 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:10:15
1:28:00
 Unseasonably hot today. Tons of hikers out. Training starting for Rwanda Ride in April. Clear views of Catalina.
California02/13/2016
Sat
Serrano Creek Trail & Serrano Park ST
10.4 mi        463 ft        12.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
51:10
1:05:00
 Solo ride. 4 weeks off the bike, so took easy spin. Rode into Whiting part way up Dreaded Hill, then returned through Live Oak so had some extra credit. Nice and warm out.
California01/17/2016
Sun
Whiting-Vista,Mustard,lower Catus,Live Oak
8.7 mi        1,244 ft        8.4 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
1:02:00
1:15:00
 Nice day for a ride. Warmed up to around 70 degrees. Tons of hikers out. Tough slug to the top of Vista Point, as this once per week riding doesn't advance my fitness at all. Maybe I'll break out the trainer for some mid-week spinning.
California01/09/2016
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        9.9 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:11:47
1:30:00
 Solo ride. Cold out so layered up. I think I talked a guy (Ted) into the Rwanda ride this year. Made it home just as it started to sprinkle. Felt sluggish all day as been fighting a cold all week.  Other Comments
California01/02/2016
Sat
Whiting-Vista,Mustard,lower Catus,Live Oak
8.7 mi        1,244 ft        8.9 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
58:23
1:08:00
 Bumped into Tim L. at the trail head so rode with him. Fighting a cold so was going to go easy today, but we charged ahead up to Vista Point, as I'd never been there. Nice and clear and sunny today. Great way to start the New Year.
California12/26/2015
Sat
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        13.8 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:13:00
1:30:00
 Rode with KJ, Steven and Michael M. (2 Newbs). Howling headwinds up to Cooks corner, then awesome tailwind for the return. Michael wasn't feeling too well so tossed his bagel(s) at the bridge by Trabuco Road, then felt better the rest of the way. First time on a road bike in a few months. Chilly out too, but wore layers so was fine.
California12/20/2015
Sun
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        7.6 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:00:15
1:09:00
 Rode with Ralph F. today. Glad it worked out. Dressed warm but temps were fine. Hard and tacky trails with only a few puddles to dodge from last night's rain. Best downhill on the Luge ever as some folks have been doing trail work and the g-turns and berms are awesome. Been a few weeks off the bike so stopped once to get my heart rate down, but otherwise kept a moderate, nice pace so we could chat.
California12/06/2015
Sun
CK - Whting CP-SS-SCT-LS-Whtg-MB-Whtg-SCT-LO
11 mi        1,783 ft        8.2 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:20:45
1:37:06
 Solo ride today, as JP's schedule didn't work out. Warm out. Quite a few out on the trails. Wanted some climbing and got that in for sure.
California11/29/2015
Sun
Whiting Ranch Cattle Pond Mark's Bench Cactus S Hollow L Oak
7.4 mi        963 ft        8.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
51:15
54:00
 Solo Ride. Found a cell phone, and did get it back to its owner. Chilly on the downhill so glad I had my windbreaker. Extra credit to sagescrub instead of sleepy hollow. Saw 2 horses.
California11/22/2015
Sun
Whiting Ranch Cattle Pond Mark's Bench Cactus S Hollow L Oak
7.4 mi        963 ft        9.1 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
48:26
53:00
 Solo Ride today. Tried out my new 11-40 Praxis cassette. Wow - I actually feel like I can move my bike when climbing up Mustard as picked up 2 gears' worth of climbing power. Didn't feel sluggish on the climbs. Good move to give this old man some easier gear ratios. Nice and warm today.
California11/14/2015
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.5 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:07:42
1:15:00
 Nice ride this afternoon after 2 weeks off the bike. Tired from 4 days traveling this week and working today, but did better than I thought. No wildlife. Just people out there.
California11/01/2015
Sun
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        10.1 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
41:09
46:00
 Solo ride in nice weather. Trying to squeeze in a quick ride this weekend as very busy and with time change, daylight is limited. Quite a few folks out today at 4 corners especially. Still not convinced my new garmin 20 works right. Showed 6.28 miles only and 630 feet of climbing and 9.2 mph. Not sure I PR'd this like it says I did. Ran over a lizard on Borrego. Saw one rabbit. Nothing else to report.
California10/24/2015
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        10.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:09:09
1:17:00
 Wasn't feeling too good today and my fatigue on the trail reflected it. Great weather this afternoon. Saw 3 total riders today on bikes, and 1 guy on a unicycle half way up Cholla resting. Very sparse out there. One guy at bottom of Meadows was totally lost and needed to head to Alta Vista park - was starting to get dark and he said it would not be hard climbing Meadows. I hope he made it. Saw a bevy of quail. Legs and strength just not there today.
California10/18/2015
Sun
Whiting Ranch Cattle Pond Mark's Bench Cactus S Hollow L Oak
7.4 mi        963 ft        9 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
49:23
54:00
 Nice ride with Ralph. He's a strong rider so worked to keep up with him. Smelled like rain coming at Mark's bench, so raced to the truck but fortunately only got a drop or two. My new garmin keeps wigging out - it beeped while blasting through Serrano cow trail, so might have missed some time somewhere.
California10/17/2015
Sat
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:25:36
1:49:00
 Nice afternoon with sun and breeze. Humid though so dripped every time I stopped. Helped a father/son team 1/3 up Mathis to loan him my pump. He had a spare, but no pump. Surprised my new gear ratios allowed me to still clean Dripping Cave and Mathis. Headset got a bit loose - A big "shout-out" to Rock N Road shop for fixing that up post ride for me, as I thought my bike was rattling apart coming down Rock-it and Lynx. Saw 1 covey of quail. Actually passed a guy going up Mathis.  Other Comments423
California10/11/2015
Sun
Whiting Ranch Cattle Pond Mark's Bench Cactus S Hollow L Oak
7.4 mi        963 ft        8.7 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
50:55
54:55
 Not very hot this afternoon, as Whiting is in the shade late in the day. New bike floated across the sand and was OK climbing Mustard. Still think I'm 1 gear shy of full granny gear compared to my 26 inch Stumpy. Rips on the downhill, and getting more comfortable on the handling of this bike. Good ride!  Other Comments233
California10/10/2015
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        9.9 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:11:55
1:20:00
 First ride on my new 27.5 Rotwild. Felt bigger than my Stumpy so took a while getting used to it. Lost a gear on the climbs (felt it on Cholla)with the 2X10 gearing, but boy, does it RIP on the downhills. Wider bars and bigger tires and longer wheelbase is amazing. HOT, HOT, HOT out there.
California10/03/2015
Sat
aliso creek trail ,ridgeline,santiago loop
15 mi        980 ft        14.9 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
1:00:30
1:05:00
 Tried the new bike today. Saw Dusty and fam on the trail. Fell when hopping off E.T. road back to bike path - didn't hit the lip with enough angle. Sore hip and scrape on forearm. Hope hip doesn't tighten up too bad. Dumb mental error. Nice and cool out tonight.
California09/27/2015
Sun
Whiting Ranch Cattle Pond Mark's Bench Cactus S Hollow L Oak
7.4 mi        963 ft        8.5 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
52:15
52:15
 Nice afternoon ride. Only 2 other bikers out. Did a bit extra credit - took sage scrub down vs. sleepy hollow.No wildlife seen.
California09/26/2015
Sat
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.3 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:20
36:20
 Nice ride tonight. Tried Bret W.'s 53 CM Bottechia. Nice ride.
California09/19/2015
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.4 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:08:45
1:38:00
 Had 2 flats on bike before I left. Little thorns were so small that i couldn't feel them when I ran the tube. Then tire got soft at end of ride and went flat in garage. Talked with Ranger Rick for a bit about putting shade at a few key spots in park, so he said to write the upper management at OC Parks. Started getting warm towards end.
California09/12/2015
Sat
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:11:20
1:20:00
 Hot and humid are the two words to describe the weather. Drank 50 oz for this ride. Even had a very light sprinkle for half the ride. Forgot how much different that after 2 months of road riding, training for my century, that different muscles are used for mountain biking. Wierd how I killed it last week for 100 miles and today was slow and tired. At least the cloud cover persisted and it wasn't sunny to make it even hotter.
California09/05/2015
Sat
Santa Ana River Trail
40.7 mi        589 ft        17.7 mph
+78 pts     GPX file
2:18:10
2:35:00
 Balance of the full century with JP today. Great weather. Was fading at mile 80-90 but picked up some reserves and cranked hard from 93-100. Nice nap when got home and feel pretty good tonight. Total average speed for full 100 miles was 18.0 mph so pretty happy about that. Now I can scratch off my annual century from my 2015 list.
California09/05/2015
Sat
SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL GREEN RIVER 91FRWY TO BEACH
59.1 mi        762 ft        18.3 mph
+112 pts     GPX file
3:14:05
3:35:00
 Great ride with JP. Started at 6:08 am and watched the sun rise over Corona. Perfect riding weather all day. His front tire had a small leak so several times had to stop to pump it up. Pacelined well trading off evenly. 1st ride of the day on the way for a full century.
California09/01/2015
Tue
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        16.5 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:33:45
1:38:00
 Solo ride. Stiff for first 8 miles, then felt good, then felt blah. Saw a motorcycle that crashed just down from the Marguerite parking lot - the guy jumped the curb on El Toro road and went into the eucalyptus trees, almost to the bike trail. A ton of cops and paramedics were tending to him but he was not in a good way.
California08/29/2015
Sat
Santa Ana river trail at Ketela to Beach
32.1 mi        405 ft        16.7 mph
+60 pts     GPX file
1:55:10
2:10:00
 Solo ride - number 2 for the day. Heated up after knocking out 60 early in the day. Stopped and saw CB off Imperial for a few minutes - hadn't seen him in quite a while. He brought more ice and hydration which was appreciated. Definitely slower than the pace with Marco for the first 60.
California08/29/2015
Sat
SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL GREEN RIVER 91FRWY TO BEACH
59.1 mi        762 ft        18.8 mph
+112 pts     GPX file
3:08:50
3:17:00
 Good ride with Marco. Pace lined well and picked up a couple others for some serious cranking from Edna Park to the beach. Got out very early due to heat.
California08/27/2015
Thu
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
35:49
37:49
 Nice easy ride tonight, saving juice for Saturday. Ran into JP on his return home from on his MTB. Chatted for a bit. Hot and humid out. Darkness is coming earlier...
California08/25/2015
Tue
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        16.8 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:32:12
1:38:00
 Warm and muggy out. Rode with a guy from Muirlands to Cooks - kept my pace up a bit. took 5 miles or so get the old legs loose from Saturday's big ride. Got to truck right at dark.
California08/22/2015
Sat
Santa Ana river trail short ride
20 mi        233 ft        17 mph
+38 pts     GPX file
1:10:50
1:15:00
 Second ride of the day. Sun was out but not too bad overall. Legs started to feel last 10 miles or so. Pretty wiped out at the end.
California08/22/2015
Sat
SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL GREEN RIVER 91FRWY TO BEACH
59.1 mi        762 ft        17.7 mph
+112 pts     GPX file
3:20:07
3:30:00
 Nice cloud cover all ride. Rode solo but did pace line with a fast dude from Corona to Imperial hwy at 23-24 mph the whole way. I paid for it later in the day with screaming quads.
California08/18/2015
Tue
Aliso Creek Trail- Aliso Woods Park to Cooks
25.8 mi        1,056 ft        16.9 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:31:15
1:36:00
 Lovely temps tonight compared to Saturday's super hot temp. Felt good.
California08/15/2015
Sat
Aliso Creek-Santiago Canyon, 66 mile
66 mi        4,085 ft        15.9 mph
+153 pts     GPX file
4:08:20
4:20:00
 Got out early before the wicked heat. Started to bonk at mile 60 - had changed my hydration and the heat was killer. Last 6 miles were tough. Was 16.7 pace for first 58 miles, then faded big time. Thanks to the little lemonade stand in El Toro that got me back to my truck; cooled my core. Was going super slow the last 6 miles....
California08/11/2015
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to PDV to end & back
16.8 mi        783 ft        17.5 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
57:22
57:22
 Felt pretty strong tonight so pushed hard.
California08/08/2015
Sat
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.1 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:55
46:00
 Ride two of the day. Dropped water bottle near Marguerite parking lot and rode into the rough to retrieve it. Picked up a goat's head on sidewall. NOTE TO SELF: Leave the goat's head in the tire until you get home before removal. I removed it and watched my tire deflate, so had to repair on the trail vs. my garage. Live and learn!
California08/08/2015
Sat
Aliso Creek-Santiago Canyon, 44
42.6 mi        2,240 ft        16 mph
+95 pts     GPX file
2:40:01
2:55:00
 Nice ride even though sun was out, cool temps. Lots of folks out today.
California08/04/2015
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
33:42
34:42
 Nice ride. Got the lactic acid out from Sunday's long ride. Nice temperature to ride in tonight.
California08/02/2015
Sun
Aliso Creek Trail to Cooks
33.2 mi        1,256 ft        16.4 mph
+69 pts     GPX file
2:01:30
2:10:00
 Nice ride after being on vacation for a week. Gonna start ramping up mileage for a century in September. Sun came out shortly after start, but still not very hot overall.
California07/23/2015
Thu
aliso creek trail ,ridgeline,santiago loop
15 mi        980 ft        16.2 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
55:30
57:00
 Not feeling too strong today. Saw signs on the trail re: 10 mph is the new speed limit. One day they'll have radar guns handing out tickets to every cyclist on the trail....
California07/19/2015
Sun
aliso creek trail ,ridgeline,santiago loop
15 mi        980 ft        15.1 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
59:30
1:30:00
 Tried to get the ride in before the rain hit but didn't. Hung out under the bridge at El Toro Road for a while waiting for the rain to subside. It sort of did, but ended up soaked regardless when I got home. Advantage of riding in the rain: nobody on the trail!
California07/13/2015
Mon
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.3 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:30
36:30
 Nice ride. No pushing tonight since been almost a week. Nice and warm. Excellent riding weather.
California07/07/2015
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17.5 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
33:58
37:00
 Normal ride. Nothing to report.
California07/04/2015
Sat
Heroes to Crown Valley and Back
18.2 mi        771 ft        15.8 mph
+38 pts     GPX file
1:09:02
1:20:00
 Nice easy ride under cool cloud cover. Saw El Heffe and his daughter at the park - hadn't seen him in a while so chatted for quite a bit.
California06/27/2015
Sat
aliso creek trail ,ridgeline,santiago loop
15 mi        980 ft        14.5 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
1:02:10
1:04:00
 Rode with Snowman tonight. Glad to burn some energy after almost a full day in the office. Rode slow as he's way out of shape. Cloudy and overcast - wierd weather.
California06/23/2015
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17.6 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
33:46
35:46
 Needed to get some energy expended. Snowman couldn't make it so solo ride. Not too many folks out tonight.
California06/21/2015
Sun
BB-Aliso Creek Trail-Grace-End-Rockfield-Back
14.3 mi        575 ft        17.2 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
49:49
49:49
 Nice ride out. Only saw 3 cyclists out as everyone was out with Father's Day no doubt. Saw Snowman on his return, so chatted with him for a bit. Nice riding weather this afternoon.
California06/07/2015
Sun
Aliso: Coyote/Cholla/TOW/Mathis
11.9 mi        1,165 ft        10.4 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:08:45
1:14:00
 Perfect riding weather. Dave L. flaked out so rode solo. Clear views, but clouds blocking Catalina. Legs hurt from first run in 8 years after my foot injury, but sting worked its way out over time.
California06/02/2015
Tue
BB-Aliso Creek Trail-Grace-End-Rockfield-Back
14.3 mi        575 ft        17.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
47:55
47:55
 Nice ride tonight. Quite a few folks out walking dogs and riding bikes.
California05/30/2015
Sat
Santiago Oaks/Mini-Weir Loop
9.3 mi        1,389 ft        7.6 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:13:00
1:30:00
 Great ride with JP today - cool and overcast made for perfect temps. Lots of cool trails to explore. Wanna go back for more!
California05/26/2015
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        18.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
32:35
32:35
 Decided to push hard tonight. Felt good.
California05/24/2015
Sun
MIssion Bay Loop
15.8 mi        173 ft        8.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
1:53:50
2:15:00
 Fun easy ride with the Mrs. and bro-in-law and his better half. Not as cool as I expected as the sun did come out later in the day. Slow going as the ladies are not cyclists and their hardware was north of 35lbs on Walmart specials. Nonetheless, finished off with Leucadia pizza for dinner and then drive home with no traffic. Fun day!
California05/19/2015
Tue
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        17.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
34:32
35:32
 Good solo ride tonight. Felt pretty good so cranked well.
California05/16/2015
Sat
Aliso Creek Trail 22
22 mi        1,050 ft        16.9 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:18:10
1:23:00
 Wierd weather with sunny and cloudy every 10-15 minutes switching back and forth. Dressed properly. Not too many folks out today.
California05/13/2015
Wed
Aliso Trail
9.9 mi        466 ft        16.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
36:45
37:45
 Nice to get in a ride after 2 days of driving. Felt good to stretch the legs a bit. Cool/cold out as storm is brewing for tomorrow.
California05/10/2015
Sun
aliso creek trail ,ridgeline,santiago loop
15 mi        980 ft        15.9 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
56:45
59:00
 Nice afternoon ride in low 70's temps. Sunny and nice after a full week of cold and damp weather. Didn't think I was going that fast going to Ridgeline but felt great on the return home for some reason. Lots of families with kids out riding today - more than usual.
California05/02/2015
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.9 mi        1,180 ft        8.7 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:01:15
1:08:00
 Second loop of the day. Found a cell phone and some glasses. The owners of the glasses were a mile ahead of me. The cell phone person called, so made arrangements to return that. 2 for 2 for my good deeds.
California05/02/2015
Sat
Whiting/Dreaded Hill/Cactus
8 mi        1,282 ft        7.5 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
1:03:38
1:12:00
 Good ride. Up dreaded hill in 2nd gear. Forgot how long that hill is. Good riding weather.
California04/30/2015
Thu
BB-Aliso Creek Trail: Grace CC to end & Back
10.5 mi        567 ft        17.1 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
36:55
37:55
 Nice ride in warm evening air. Saw Snowman near Marguerite on my return. Chatted a bit before heading home.
California04/25/2015
Sat
2015 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda - 25 Mile Route
27.5 mi        2,756 ft        9.3 mph
+72 pts     GPX file
2:57:30
3:40:00
 Great event in overcast weather. Rain held off til raffle. Enjoyed not doing the full 50 (did 2 weeks ago) and helping out for the 7 am send off. Enjoyed stopping on the way many times for photos and videos of the riders and volunteers. Wasn't tired at all and was able to help rest of afternoon and with clean up afterwards. Got skunked with raffle. Bummer. Thanks to the volunteers and sponsors for helping make this the best attended and most funds raised ever!
California04/18/2015
Sat