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LocationDateSportRouteMoving Time * Playback    Comment    CaloriesHR
California10/16/2007
Tue
Hill Intervals (10/16)
32.1 mi        2,355 ft    
+77 pts     GPX file
 Ran into muzungu finishing one of his long, La Ruta training routes while I was heading back. 2171130/174
California10/15/2007
Mon
10/15/07
20.7 mi        1,374 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Nice and brisk. I love fall. 1385132/180
California10/11/2007
Thu
10/11/07
15.1 mi        795 ft    
+33 pts     GPX file
  963124/127
California10/10/2007
Wed
RR (10/8)
13.6 mi        800 ft    
+30 pts     GPX file
  855131/163
California10/10/2007
Wed
10/10/07
34.8 mi        2,099 ft    
+80 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with NapoleonD. Somehow managed to get a headwind no matter which direction we were riding...sweet! 2355142/184
California10/07/2007
Sun
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        7.4 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:42:45
1:42:45
 First time up SJ on a SS; a lot easier and more fun than I thought it would be! Amazing views and perfect temps up at Cocktail today; we're definitely privileged to get to live and ride where we do. 1112143/174
California10/06/2007
Sat
RSM-Pendelton (10/6)
56.5 mi        1,926 ft    
+117 pts     GPX file
 Strong headwind ALL the way back made this route a bit less enjoyable. Gorgeous day though so hard to complain too much. 3799151/186
California10/05/2007
Fri
RR (10/5)
16 mi        977 ft    
+36 pts     GPX file
 Who turned on the AC???? 975124/160
California10/03/2007
Wed
Coto - Caspers Badger Pass
24.5 mi        3,194 ft        10.1 mph
+72 pts     GPX file
2:25:40
2:25:40
 Liked the company (Koke & Murmur), not a huge fan of the route. Badger Pass just isn't a fun decent at all and once you get to the bottom you get to deal with tons of deep, soft sand...yay. To make matters worse, all three of us got flats...once was enough for this sucker. 2058153/193
California10/02/2007
Tue
10/2
30.2 mi        1,668 ft    
+68 pts     GPX file
  2059140/178
California09/29/2007
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,690 ft        8 mph
+99 pts     GPX file
2:50:55
2:50:55
 Gorgeous day today. Quite a few people on the trail. Felt really good and set PB for this route without even pushing. 1931155/189
California09/29/2007
Sat
PZ2 (9/26)
17.3 mi        958 ft    
+39 pts     GPX file
  1096
California09/24/2007
Mon
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.7 mi        1,151 ft        10.3 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
56:56
56:56
 Lap 3: Slowest lap of my three. Hard to get motivated at 3am when it's 30-something degrees outside and slightly wet. Fun event overall. 773152/174
California09/23/2007
Sun
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.7 mi        1,151 ft        11 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
53:01
53:01
 Lap 2: Really cold but churned out some pretty quick climbs. Slowed waaay down on the descents. 772165/184
California09/22/2007
Sat
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.7 mi        1,151 ft        12.2 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
48:00
48:00
 First lap w/LeMans start. Felt great and probably could have knocked 3-4 minutes off this time if not for the ridiculous amount of lap 1 traffic. Quick tip: If you're racing and people are yelling at you to move, DO IT! 750156/181
California09/22/2007
Sat
Keen Camp
5.5 mi        581 ft    
+13 pts     GPX file
 24HOA warm up.
California09/20/2007
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        10 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:17:00
1:17:00
 Nice, mellow cruise w/Murmur. The weather was unbelievable: clear, crisp...perfect!
California09/20/2007
Thu
Intervals (9/19)
34.1 mi        1,931 ft    
+77 pts     GPX file
 Ran through a patch of goatheads on Irvine Blvd and had both tires go flat. Only one tube but a really cool passerby stopped his car and happened to have a tube. Saved my butt! 1x5m PZ4 and 1x20 PZ4 w/15-20s sprints every 2m. 2282134/181
California09/18/2007
Tue
PZ2 (9/18)
16.6 mi        1,172 ft    
+39 pts     GPX file
  1105144/194
California09/16/2007
Sun
Intervals (9/16)
48.8 mi        3,988 ft    
+121 pts     GPX file
 Nice ride with the orange crew. 1x5m PZ4, 2x10m PZ4, 2x20m PZ4 w/15-20s sprints every 2m. 3473147/186
California09/14/2007
Fri
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
  1665160/194
California09/14/2007
Fri
Recoery (9/14)
20.6 mi        1,420 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
  1304128/160
California09/10/2007
Mon
Recovery Ride
13 mi        580 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
  743115/136
California09/09/2007
Sun
Group Ride (9/7)
41.7 mi        2,900 ft    
+98 pts     GPX file
 Awesome ride with team Geo. Lots of fun, felt strong on the hills today. 2709152/192
California09/09/2007
Sun
Pyramid (9/8)
32.9 mi        1,832 ft    
+74 pts     GPX file
 Discovered that, by using Ascent software, you can actually export GPX files and upload them onto GeoLadders on a Mac! I may not even turn my PC on again...ever. 2223144/180
California09/07/2007
Fri
RR (9/7)
20.3 mi        930 ft    
+43 pts     GPX file
  1253116/144
California09/05/2007
Wed
Intervals (9/5)
31.7 mi        2,595 ft        13.6 mph
+79 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:19:29
2:19:29
Was it really over that hot just yesterday? It was actually chilly out there this evening! Good ride w/BigDD. 1x5m PZ4, 4x2m PZ5/6 + 1x3.5m PZ5/6 up "The Wall" and 1x7m PZ4. 2205136/189
California09/04/2007
Tue
PZ2 (9/4)
22.4 mi        1,685 ft        14.9 mph
+54 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:30:21
1:30:21
Really hot on this ride...5x1m shuffle drills, 5x1m 120rpm drills and 1x5m PZ4 blowout 1411152/189
California09/01/2007
Sat
Aliso Tour de Force
20.1 mi        2,814 ft        7.5 mph
+60 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:40:27
2:40:27
Fun ride with Gassertrucks. Hadn't done 5 Oaks in a while...always a blast. 1773152/194
California08/31/2007
Fri
PZ2 (8/31)
18.4 mi        1,166 ft        14.8 mph
+43 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:14:22
1:14:22
Hot, hot, HOT! I've never actually ridden in an oven but I would imagine I came pretty close today. It was so bad the air was almost palpable. 1173154/183
California08/28/2007
Tue
El Dorado Crit (8/28)
24 mi        274 ft        24.6 mph
+45 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
58:37
58:37
Fun, fun, fun! I just discovered a passion for crits and the season's ending...bummer. Finished top 10; need to work on tactics. 1641168/202
California08/27/2007
Mon
Rim Nordic - XC COURSE #4
7.4 mi        1,043 ft        9.9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
44:58
44:58
 2nd lap, felt like I was cruising pretty fast but was actually losing time over lap 1. I think I got complacent with 2nd place out of sight ahead and 4th out of sight behind...mental note to push harder even when riding on an island. Took 3rd on the day and 3rd overall in the series so nice outing in general. Congratulations to Murmur and Napoleon D on their strong finishes. 697174/191
California08/26/2007
Sun
Rim Nordic - XC COURSE #4
7.4 mi        1,043 ft        10.3 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
43:20
43:20
 Crashed twice on this lap but still felt pretty good. 1331175/191
California08/26/2007
Sun
Pyramid Ride
20 mi        1,887 ft        18.4 mph
+52 pts     GPX file
1:05:10
1:05:10
  1028141/176
California08/23/2007
Thu
RR (8/23)
18.4 mi        1,206 ft        14.1 mph
+43 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:18:04
1:18:04
Recovery. 1167116/151
California08/22/2007
Wed
PZ 5/6 Santiago Cyn (8/22)
38.9 mi        3,035 ft        17.5 mph
+96 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:13:29
2:13:29
Hammer fest w/Big DD. 2637146/188
California08/21/2007
Tue
PZ2 (21)
32.3 mi        2,040 ft        15.3 mph
+75 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:06:34
2:06:34
2155133/169
California08/19/2007
Sun
Ladera Ranch Grand Prix (Cat 5 Men)
17.6 mi        1,053 ft        16.6 mph
+40 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:03:40
1:03:40
First road race; it was awesome! Held my own in the lead group for most of the race, tried a couple of breaks, did what I could for NapoleanD's bid for the podium and even lead the second to last lap in the process. Lots of fun, I'm definitely doing this again. 1111164/195
California08/18/2007
Sat
Pacific Island x4
36.4 mi        4,150 ft        14.2 mph
+100 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:33:40
2:33:40
4x10m PZ 4/5 hill climb up Pacific Island Dr...ouch 2709143/187
California08/17/2007
Fri
Pre Ride (8/17)
19.9 mi        1,255 ft        11.5 mph
+45 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:43:25
1:43:25
1353133/186
California08/15/2007
Wed
PZ2 (8/14)
18.1 mi        1,412 ft        12.8 mph
+44 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:25:00
1:25:00
1214141/175
California08/15/2007
Wed
Intervals (8/15)
26.7 mi        2,416 ft        14.2 mph
+68 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:52:21
1:52:21
1x5m PZ4, 6x2m PZ5 (3m rest) and 3x1m PZ5 (3m rest). Tough day but felt good to hammer. 1716144/188
California08/12/2007
Sun
LCWP Nature Center
8.1 mi        1,427 ft        6.8 mph
+26 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:11:12
1:11:12
LCWP has opened up some great new trails and has plans to open quite a few more. Took the SS out for a spin and found this to be the perfect ride for the torture rig. 125991/183
California08/12/2007
Sun
Holy Jim - O\'Neil Park
24.1 mi        4,098 ft        6.8 mph
+78 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:32:05
3:32:05
Tough interval day. Pretty tired so the intervals hurt worse than usual but they had to be done. Thanks BigDD for playing rabbit. 1x5m Z4, 3x10m Z4 (5m rest), 2x1m Z5. 2406142/185
California08/11/2007
Sat
Ladera Shop Ride (8/11)
30.1 mi        2,622 ft        14.2 mph
+76 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:06:57
2:06:57
Fun ride with the boys in orange. 2088134/190
California08/10/2007
Fri
Recovery/Ladera Ranch Grand Prix Pre-Ride
19.8 mi        1,140 ft        14.5 mph
+44 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:21:41
1:21:41
Recovery pace. Did six laps around the LRGP crit course. One turn is a bit tricky, the rest are pretty fast. 1302127/153
California08/09/2007
Thu
Training (8/9)
28.7 mi        2,313 ft        14.8 mph
+70 pts     GPX file
1:56:06
1:56:06
 Interval day. 1x5m PZ4, 5x2m PZ5, 3x1m PZ5. I love interval day. 1900131/186
California08/08/2007
Wed
PZ2 (8/8)
23.3 mi        2,022 ft        12.7 mph
+58 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:50:10
1:50:10
1700129/169
California08/06/2007
Mon
Recovery (8/6)
15.4 mi        1,304 ft        14 mph
+38 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:05:56
1:05:56
962121/152
California08/05/2007
Sun
Rim Nordic #3 2007
6.1 mi        988 ft        9.6 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
38:00
38:00
 Lap 1 1244170/188
California08/05/2007
Sun
Rim Nordic #3 2007
6.1 mi        988 ft        9.6 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
38:00
38:00
 Lap 2. Great job to all the Team Geo guys out there.
California08/04/2007
Sat
Rim Nordic Stage Race Hill Climb 2007 COURSE
2 mi        510 ft        9.2 mph
+7 pts     GPX file
13:17
13:17
  370159/189
California08/04/2007
Sat
Rim Nordic Stage Race Dirt Crit 2007 COURSE
4 mi        364 ft    
+10 pts     GPX file
  310162/186
California08/02/2007
Thu
Intervals (8/1)
20.3 mi        2,010 ft        14.4 mph
+53 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:24:42
1:24:42
Saw NapoleonD on his way home from his ride; these new uni's are hard to miss. Did five 40's up Robinson Ranch Rd then did another 4m PZ4 interval and spun out the rest. 1369128/182
California07/31/2007
Tue
PZ2 (7/31)
13.9 mi        3,010 ft        7 mph
+49 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:58:14
1:58:14
Nice ride w/Murmur. Tried a little ninja rollover action to start the ride off right. VERY hot and humid out there today. 5x120RPM spinups. 1341147/180
California07/29/2007
Sun
Endurance Ride (7/29)
43.2 mi        3,503 ft        13.3 mph
+107 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
3:15:24
3:15:24
2819122/173
California07/28/2007
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        9.7 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
2:39:43
2:39:43
 The new orange camo was in full effect to today! Great ride with (almost) the entire Team Geo contingent (helooo...muzungu). Intervals: 1x5m Z4, 3x10m Z4, 2x1m Z5. 2357161/189
California07/27/2007
Fri
PZ2 (7/27)
27 mi        1,412 ft        10 mph
+60 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:42:28
2:42:28
Weather is MUCH nicer down in HB. Nice "view" along Strands too. :) 1878128/157
California07/26/2007
Thu
Rest Ride (7/26).
30.5 mi        2,594 ft        12.4 mph
+76 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:27:20
2:27:20
Finally got the new Team GeoLadders uniforms today...SWEET! When you see light orange camo with black shorts and camo trim around the bottoms honk and say Hi. Also got motor-towed by Murmur over at Blackstar...that's a lot more difficult than they make it look in the TDF. 1986128/177
California07/25/2007
Wed
Interval Training (7/25)
31.5 mi        2,728 ft        14.1 mph
+79 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:14:07
2:14:07
Hammer day. 1x5m PZ4 int, 5x3m PZ5 int and 4x2m PZ5 int...ouch. 2047140/187
California07/24/2007
Tue
Training (8/9)
28.7 mi        2,313 ft        14.5 mph
+70 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:58:32
1:58:32
1846146/182
California07/22/2007
Sun
Whiting - Old Camp II
22.7 mi        3,921 ft        8.2 mph
+73 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:46:46
2:46:46
Fun ride w/BigDD. Pretty hot and humid going up but really nice coming down. Lots of people out there today. Four, 10 minute zone 4/5 intervals. 1992154/194
California07/21/2007
Sat
Z2 Training (7/20)
14.1 mi        1,181 ft        15 mph
+35 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
56:25
56:25
941134/171
California07/18/2007
Wed
Santa Barbara Training
21.5 mi        1,367 ft        14.5 mph
+49 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:28:37
1:28:37
Santa Barbara is an awesome bike town. Well marked paths are everywhere so it's almost impossible to get lost. Awesome weather, awesome scenery, I can't wait to go back. 1377132/170
California07/16/2007
Mon
Recovery (7/16)
11 mi        1,032 ft        10.2 mph
+27 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:04:43
1:04:43
746132/160
California07/15/2007
Sun
Rim Nordic, Race #2 - XC COURSE (2007)
8.3 mi        1,463 ft        7.8 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
1:04:10
1:04:10
 Lap 1: Going strong, riding with the lead group then, BOOM, saddle bolt gives out. Spent 10 minutes trying to fix it (friggin recessed FSA bolt) before Thomas from Team Jenson let me use his seatpost and saddle...Thanks! Also, thank you to Rod for helping out... 836172/193
California07/15/2007
Sun
Rim Nordic, Race #2 - XC COURSE (2007)
8.3 mi        1,463 ft        9.1 mph
+26 pts     GPX file
54:35
54:35
 Lap 2: Felt strong and didn't finish DFA despite the 10 minute delay. Tough day for Team Geo today: Four riders, two broken seatposts, one serious case of cramping and one broken collar bone...hate to see Koke sidelined for something like that. Bad juju today. 969178/190
California07/14/2007
Sat
Pyramid Ride
20 mi        1,887 ft        13.9 mph
+52 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:26:11
1:26:11
1312140/180
California07/12/2007
Thu
Recovery Pace (7/12)
19.4 mi        1,567 ft        13 mph
+47 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:29:41
1:29:41
Sloooooow. 1122119/168
California07/11/2007
Wed
Antonio, Antonio, Antonio (7/11)
30.7 mi        2,116 ft        14 mph
+73 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:11:33
2:11:33
Fun ride w/Big DD and Ashley. One 5 minute PZ4 interval and five, 2 minute PZ5/6 intervals. 1937137/189
California07/10/2007
Tue
Training (7/10)
25.6 mi        2,124 ft        14.8 mph
+63 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:43:23
1:43:23
Is this really July? Incredible weather. Two, ten-minute high RPM, PZ3 intervals with 5 "spin ups" afterwards. 1592133/174
California07/09/2007
Mon
Training (7/9)
15.4 mi        1,056 ft        14.2 mph
+36 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:05:06
1:05:06
1063136/182
California07/07/2007
Sat
San Juan to San Diego w/Train Return
73.8 mi        2,847 ft        17.3 mph
+156 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
4:16:06
4:16:06
That was fun. Off the PZ2 script but, oh well. Nice to ride with the boys. 5361146/187
California07/06/2007
Fri
Ladera Shop Ride 2
11.8 mi        720 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Got to try out the forthcoming Felt Redemption. Wow, VERY sweet ride. Thanks to Ty and the guys from Ladera Cyclery for making this happen. 1143138/181
California07/04/2007
Wed
Ladera Parade (7/4)
14.8 mi        574 ft        14.9 mph
+30 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
59:30
59:30
Momentarily became part of the Ladera Ranch 4th of July parade...oops. 5 spin-ups and 1 ten minute, high RPM, Z3 interval. 998129/176
California07/03/2007
Tue
Training (7/3)
30.6 mi        2,152 ft        14.1 mph
+73 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:09:56
2:09:56
Just a tad bit above "warm" out there today! 1898135/189
California07/02/2007
Mon
Dove Canyon (7/2)
13.7 mi        788 ft        12.1 mph
+30 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:07:50
1:07:50
Recovery ride. 809115/143
California07/01/2007
Sun
Team Big Bear, Shoot Out #1 COURSE
16.2 mi        1,961 ft        11.6 mph
+45 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:23:44
1:23:44
Ditto what Murmur said. Team Geo had a great showing out there today with Murmur and muzungu showing us all how to "crush it!" I really hope the Platinum Performance guy is OK; the crash sounded really bad. MAJOR props to the CytoMax pro that was leading the race who gave up his likely win to help a downed rider. 1555177/191
California06/30/2007
Sat
ACT Pyramid (6/30)
19.7 mi        701 ft        16.5 mph
+41 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:11:36
1:11:36
Pyramid warmup for tomorrow. 1265136/174
California06/29/2007
Fri
Antonio (6/29)
11.5 mi        605 ft        13.4 mph
+25 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
51:35
51:35
Five 120 spin-ups and five one-minute shuffle drills. 133/184
California06/28/2007
Thu
Team Big Bear, Shoot Out #1 COURSE
16.2 mi        1,961 ft    
+45 pts     GPX file
  1703151/188
California06/27/2007
Wed
Training (6/27)
31.5 mi        1,815 ft        13.7 mph
+71 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:17:36
2:17:36
Three ramp-up intervals plus some OLDs. 2052138/179
California06/26/2007
Tue
Training (6/26)
22.8 mi        1,455 ft        14.3 mph
+53 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:35:44
1:35:44
1505137/173
California06/25/2007
Mon
Training (6/25)
19.7 mi        1,108 ft    
+44 pts     GPX file
 Can't kick this stupid cold! Felt like crap. 1225129/164
California06/23/2007
Sat
Pyramid Ride (6/23)
27.1 mi        1,898 ft        14.4 mph
+64 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:52:58
1:52:58
Still fighting a cold. Perfect weather for a ride though so that helped keep me upright. 1860128/173
California06/22/2007
Fri
Antonio 6/22
15.4 mi        714 ft        14.3 mph
+33 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
1:04:28
1:04:28
Ugh. Doing battle with a cold and losing. Also, either my HRM telemetry strap has gone haywire or I've developed the unique ability to get by HR up to 214 and recover to 120 inside of 30 seconds...awesome. 903137/214
California06/20/2007
Wed
Jeronimo Training Ride 6/19
21.7 mi        1,465 ft        8.3 mph
+50 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
2:36:55
2:36:55
Five shuffle drills w/five 120's; the rest PZ2. 1426141/182
California06/20/2007
Wed
Training Ride 1 (6/20)
16.5 mi        971 ft        81.1 mph
+37 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
12:11
12:11
First part of the "Garmin's having issues" ride. Five 40's, plus one 5 min Z4 interval and Five one-leg drills (each side). 141/176
California06/20/2007
Wed
Training Ride 2 (6/20)
21 mi        1,542 ft        124.4 mph
+50 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.20
10:07
10:07
OK, my Garmin is having issues. These two were one ride and the unit never shut off...weird. 1825133/184
California06/17/2007
Sun
Aliso Z2 Training 6/17
19.4 mi        1,332 ft        10.3 mph
+45 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:52:47
1:52:47
Mellow, Z2 recovery ride with BigDD & M210. More people in the park than I've ever seen before. 1267122/163
California06/16/2007
Sat
Glendora Mountain Road to Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts
54.8 mi        8,116 ft        14.1 mph
+167 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
3:52:48
4:48:20
Brutally fun ride with the Texas Funky Bunch! This thing just never relents; average of about a 6% grade for 25 or so miles followed by a four mile, 13%+ monster from Baldy Village up to the ski lifts. I swear, I think I saw God at one point it was that painful...awesome. 4318163/198
California06/15/2007
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Early morning ride with Franco. Kept things very mellow. 725139/167
California06/14/2007
Thu
Training 6/13
31.4 mi        2,165 ft        14.6 mph
+74 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
2:09:11
2:09:11
Tough day. Changed my position on the bike quite a bit and it felt good but I still need to get used to it. Lots of intervals including six 40/20's that are easily the toughest types of intervals I've ever done...embrace the pain! 2025145/187
California06/14/2007
Thu
Tour de Ladera
19.5 mi        980 ft        15.3 mph
+43 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:16:07
1:16:07
PZ2 ride looping around Ladera a couple of times. I think I need a different saddle! 1321128/157
California06/12/2007
Tue
Training Ride 6/12
31.4 mi        2,510 ft        15.2 mph
+77 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
2:04:17
2:04:17
PZ2 Ride w/5 120+rpm "spin ups." Got to see the power meter in action today; I didn't sleep much so my HR stayed in Z3 almost the entire ride while my power output was very similar to my Sunday morning Z2 ride of similar length where my HR stayed in low Z2 the whole time...cool. 2032146/184
California06/10/2007
Sun
Training Ride 6/10
30.5 mi        1,360 ft        15.6 mph
+65 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:57:07
1:57:07
Slow Z2 ride...not a lot of fun. 2022126/155
California06/09/2007
Sat
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        9.7 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:28:31
1:28:31
 Three, ten-minute Z4 intervals. Supporting Murmur, BigDD, Larry and Muzungu who all did great in the Traverse. Great job to all of the GeoLadders riders out there today. 1282159/185
California06/08/2007
Fri
Aliso: Cholla - Lynx
9.7 mi        725 ft        11.6 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
50:16
50:16
 This route takes on a whole new dimension on a SS. 1133141/189
California06/07/2007
Thu
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Rode w/Shane, worked on pedaling drills. 608141/176
California06/07/2007
Thu
Ladera Cyclery shop ride 04
27 mi        1,936 ft    
+64 pts     GPX file
 "Mellow" ride...ummm...OK :) 1768132/184
California06/02/2007
Sat
Elings Park 2007 COURSE (Sport, 3 laps)
13.7 mi        2,154 ft        10.5 mph
+42 pts     GPX file
1:18:30
1:18:30
 Awesome race, awesome course! Great job to ALL of the Team Geo guys as well as the rest of the Ladder faithful who were well represented up on the central coast today.
California05/31/2007
Thu
RnR - Santiago Cyn
26 mi        1,894 ft        18.7 mph
+62 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:23:28
1:23:28
Started w/the Rock-n-Road group but decided to drop off the back when they started pushing. 1760148/187
California05/29/2007
Tue
Aliso - Santiago Cyn (5/29)
55 mi        3,511 ft        16.3 mph
+128 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
3:22:49
3:22:49
Good push with Koke, BigDD & Terry Best. I'm hungry now. 3607146/191
California05/27/2007
Sun
Whiting Dual Loop 2
9.4 mi        1,307 ft        9.8 mph
+27 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
57:13
57:13
Double trip around Whiting. Lots of newbs and hikers out today. 837159/192
California05/26/2007
Sat
Oak Glen
39.1 mi        3,888 ft    
+103 pts     GPX file
 Really nice riding out here. Maybe one of the best road climbs I've ever done. Not the exact route I did but pretty close; my Edge went dead after about 10 minutes and wouldn't turn back on. PowerTap got much of the data though. 167/114
California05/25/2007
Fri
RSM - Melinda - Live Oak (5/25)
21.6 mi        1,808 ft        12.7 mph
+53 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:42:33
1:42:33
Mellow cruise w/Napolean D. Saw Shleppy on the way back. 1457132/185
California05/24/2007
Thu
RSM Training Loop (5/24)
16 mi        1,140 ft        15.1 mph
+37 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:03:25
1:03:25
Endurance pace ride (Z2). 985142/172
California05/23/2007
Wed
Laguna Hills - Irvine - Aliso Viejo
39.3 mi        1,720 ft    
+84 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with the Team Geo. Have to learn not to accelerate so early on the climbs. 2459152/190
California05/20/2007
Sun
30/60/90 Training (5/20)
34.8 mi        2,579 ft        14.8 mph
+84 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
2:21:10
2:21:10
Eight 30/60/90 intervals. Nice day for a spin. 2277146/190
California05/18/2007
Fri
Antonio
14.8 mi        927 ft        10.3 mph
+33 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:26:31
1:26:31
Ride from yesterday. Had too many things going on to ride today...suck. 995130/178
California05/16/2007
Wed
Mariners Loop
18.9 mi        1,444 ft        15.5 mph
+45 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:13:03
1:13:03
1216134/166
California05/14/2007
Mon
5/14 Ride
33.2 mi        2,504 ft        15.7 mph
+80 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
2:06:28
2:06:28
Good ride with Larry. Perfect evening for a spin. 2172146/184
California05/13/2007
Sun
Idyllwild Spring Challenge Sport COURSE 2007
22.3 mi        3,139 ft        8.7 mph
+66 pts     GPX file
2:33:23
2:33:23
 Pretty fun race with a little of everything and a lot of one thing: HIKE-A-BIKE! Probably the toughest race I've done to date (including VQ). Took third despite having to ride the last mile+ of the race on a flat front tire. Hopefully the organizers can actually get thing organized next year. Congrats to all the Geo-guys and way to persevere Koke. 3271178/194
California05/13/2007
Sun
Coto Loop
15.3 mi        1,076 ft        13.9 mph
+36 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:06:08
1:06:08
Power Zone 1/HR Zone 2 recovery ride. 893115/142
California05/11/2007
Fri
Ladera Loop Quattro
17.1 mi        1,586 ft        8.7 mph
+43 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:57:54
1:57:54
Mellow ride with Sunti on a demo'd Ransom (thanks Ladera Cyclery). Wrong size for me but I can see potential...have to try out a large some time. 2156
California05/09/2007
Wed
Antonio - Alicia - Olympiad
22.8 mi        1,258 ft    
+51 pts     GPX file
 First ride on the new bike with Koke and BigDD. This road stuff might be fun.
California05/06/2007
Sun
Southridge (Fontana)
6.7 mi        1,028 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1: Tape was gone near start/finish line so went off course and lost about a minute and a half...
California05/06/2007
Sun
Southridge (Fontana)
6.7 mi        1,028 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2: Feeling good, passing guys, racing Murmur, then...boom!...face plant. Front tire was gone so I jogged the last mile of the race to avoid the DNF and somehow managed to not come in last.
California05/03/2007
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        10.5 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
2:27:29
2:27:29
 Seven sets of 30/60/90's up Blackstar then the chase was on. Tried to catch TRB & Murmur who had 4+ minutes on me at Beeks but could only cut their lead down to 1:30 by the time we hit Motorway. I'll take what I can get I suppose. 2356159/187
California05/02/2007
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2...this one's mine too CD. 474149/174
California05/02/2007
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Started out with BigDD, Koke et al but decided to peel off at the top of Mustard. I've ridden the new section of Cactus three times now and just can't get used to it...very loose, flat and soft...no bueno. P.S. Mine! 577167/196
California04/30/2007
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        11.1 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
31:26
31:26
 1st lap. Felt horrible on my hill-start interval up Mustard. 537162/195
California04/30/2007
Mon
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 2nd lap around Whiting. One hill-start interval up Mustard and a 30/60/90 up Santiago Ranch Rd...not feeling great today. 581164/192
California04/28/2007
Sat
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Grrrrr.
California04/28/2007
Sat
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Trying to get over the Brady Quinn debacle...stupid Dolphins. 766
California04/27/2007
Fri
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        10.2 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:15:08
1:15:08
 Mellow cruise w/BigDD. Lynx needs some serious work. 969144/173
California04/25/2007
Wed
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        10.1 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:43:41
1:43:41
 Hammer fest around Aliso with BigDD followed by a 90 minute, level 2 yoga class...I'm tired now. 1520159/191
California04/24/2007
Tue
Coto Loop X
17 mi        1,351 ft        11.5 mph
+41 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:28:46
1:28:46
8, big ring super sprint hill intervals. 1166155/193
California04/22/2007
Sun
Partial Idyllwild Spring Challenge Ride
16.4 mi        2,163 ft        8.4 mph
+47 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:57:10
2:28:21
Wow. Couldn't hook up w/our "tour guide" for the full Spring Challenge route so we pieced this ride together...amazing. Rode down "Snake Skin" twice because it was just that much fun and found the 24 HOA course to be in the best shape I've ever seen it. Finished off the ride by getting chased by a dog who was intent on taking dwhouse down but we all made it out unscathed. If you haven't ridden out in Idyllwild make it a point to do so....soon. 1438141/176
California04/21/2007
Sat
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Forgot to turn on Edge.
California04/19/2007
Thu
Tiejeras - Coto - M&M - Antonio
18.9 mi        1,766 ft        9.9 mph
+49 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:54:10
1:54:10
Good zone 3 ride with Koke. Saw a baby rattler and moved him off the trail. 1317146/184
California04/17/2007
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Good ride with TRB & Murmur. Two, 10 minute race/hill start intervals. Sub 54 minutes gate-to-gate. 1255156/193
California04/16/2007
Mon
Coto Valley - Tesoro
10.8 mi        1,034 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Recovery ride. 716117/159
California04/15/2007
Sun
Sea Otter Classic 2007 Course
19.1 mi        2,788 ft        11.7 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:38:00
1:38:00
 Incredible event. The race was a lot of fun and passing was at a premium. Saturday's weather consisted of torrential downpours that helped turn the course into a fast, tacky, fun event. Good job to all of Team GeoLadders. 1612179/193
California04/10/2007
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Good zone 3 ride w/Murmur. Managed to hit the gate in 1 hour flat while keeping my HR in Z3 the whole time...not bad. 1214156/188
California04/09/2007
Mon
Ladera - Coto Valley - M&M
12.8 mi        1,446 ft        9.7 mph
+35 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:19:23
1:19:23
Did some FL intervals w/Big DD. He got his new bike today...very nice! 994149/189
California04/07/2007
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.3 mi        3,549 ft    
+76 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride with TRB & Murmur. Weather was really wet and misty but kinda cool. Unbelievable amount of trail traffic today...crazy. 1922150/187
California04/05/2007
Thu
Tijeras - Coto Valley - Ladera
14.3 mi        1,368 ft        8.7 mph
+36 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:39:12
1:39:12
Fun zone 3 ride. Perfect riding weather out there today. 1045134/184
California04/03/2007
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Good zone 2-3 ride w/Franco. 1267127/163
Arizona04/02/2007
Mon
Phoenix NOVA 2007 COURSE
10 mi        742 ft        13 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
45:57
45:57
 Lap #2; took third. What's that noise coming from behind me? 675178/194
California04/02/2007
Mon
Tijeras Creek Wall: Intervals
7.6 mi        1,048 ft        7 mph
+22 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:04:54
1:04:54
Five 30/60/90 intervals in up Tiejeras Creek Wall. A little steep but it did the trick. 668141/184
Arizona04/01/2007
Sun
Phoenix NOVA 2007 COURSE
10 mi        742 ft    
+23 pts     GPX file
 Pre-ride on Friday of the McDowell race course. 649151/182
Arizona04/01/2007
Sun
Phoenix NOVA 2007 COURSE
10 mi        742 ft        13.1 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
45:51
45:51
 Lap 1 of the NOVA National #1 Race. Still need to work on my race starts. 1275178/194
California03/28/2007
Wed
aliso/cholla/lynx/cholla/rock-it
12.3 mi        1,264 ft    
+32 pts     GPX file
 Two modified race start intervals up Cholla. Saw some guy riding a road bike - no, not a cyclocross bike, an actual road bike with skinny, slick tires and all - along the ride...not real bright IMO. Lots of novice riders in the park today. 881151/195
California03/27/2007
Tue
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Quick spin on a demo Yeti ASR...nice ride; very different than I thought it would be. 422
California03/25/2007
Sun
Bonelli Sport Course
18 mi        2,725 ft        11.8 mph
+55 pts     GPX file
1:31:25
1:31:25
 Really fun race. Felt like crap in the beginning but came on strong towards the end of the first lap and starting passing and dropping people on lap 2. Got outsprinted for 5th but still a good result. Also had a fun time battling Murmur for most of the race...thanks for the motivation! 1587181/192
California03/25/2007
Sun
RSM - Ladera Loop 1
14.8 mi        1,526 ft    
+39 pts     GPX file
 I guess the race wasn't enough for me today so, when Sunti called and asked if I wanted to ride I said "sure." Kept it mellow and forgot my computer.
California03/24/2007
Sat
Ladera Shop Ride 1
6.4 mi        649 ft        7.6 mph
+16 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
50:39
50:39
Early ride w/Matt from Ladera on the newly minted M&M trail. 493133/174
California03/24/2007
Sat
Ladera Shop Ride 2
11.8 mi        720 ft        10.6 mph
+27 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:07:07
1:07:07
Second Ladera ride with larger group this time. 800137/172
California03/23/2007
Fri
Aliso: Cholla - Rock-it
10.4 mi        840 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 Nice evening ride w/m210. Saw a coyote that looked completely different from any of the others I've ever seen. Very cool. 689132/135
California03/22/2007
Thu
Bonelli Park Race Course (1 Lap)
9 mi        1,301 ft        9 mph
+27 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:00:21
1:00:21
Lap 1 around Bonelli. This course is much longer and steeper than I thought. Should be a fun, fast paced race on Sunday. 823155/189
California03/22/2007
Thu
Bonelli Park Race Course (1 Lap)
9 mi        1,301 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2. 823165/188
California03/21/2007
Wed
RSM - Ladera Loop 1
14.8 mi        1,526 ft        8.8 mph
+39 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:41:20
1:41:20
Finally found a the singletrack leading to Ladera from Oso Pkwy near Las Flores. Did several Fahrtlek intervals as well as a couple of 30-60-90's but there was a lot of mud and rain so that hindered the structure a bit. 1163142/186
California03/18/2007
Sun
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft    
+56 pts     GPX file
 Cruised w/m210 and Aaron. First time running tubeless without UST tires...very nice. 1221129/185
California03/17/2007
Sat
Ladera Cyclery shop ride 07
43.7 mi        3,418 ft        17.2 mph
+107 pts     GPX file
2:32:32
2:32:32
 Really fun ride w/Koke and the Ladera shop ride crew. First time on a road bike in almost a year; it was great! 3097153/189
California03/16/2007
Fri
Coto Valley - Tesoro
10.8 mi        1,034 ft        7.7 mph
+27 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.10
1:23:14
1:23:14
771133/169
California03/15/2007
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 1 w/Murmur, Shakedust, Koke, Jerry and Big DD. Did 5 intervals and lost my water bottle...luckily Koke found it on lap 2. 711154/191
California03/15/2007
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2. Fun ride. Finished this and did a 3.5 mile run to boot...getting ready for an Xterra. 676167/186
California03/13/2007
Tue
Aliso: Cholla - Lynx
9.7 mi        725 ft        6.2 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
1:35:00
1:35:00
 Nice evening spin with m210 and Michelle. Burned 666 calories on this ride...spoooooky. 666122/161
California03/10/2007
Sat
Southridge (Fontana)
6.7 mi        1,028 ft        10.1 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
39:32
39:32
 Lap one, felt good.
California03/10/2007
Sat
Southridge (Fontana)
6.7 mi        1,028 ft        9.2 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
43:20
43:20
 Lap two; had my best race yet at 1:22:51...nine minutes better than my first race in Fo back in January...not bad. 1233187/198
California03/09/2007
Fri
RSM - Ladera
12 mi        957 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
  700139/177
California03/08/2007
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        11.4 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:21:49
1:21:49
 Rear shifter crapped out so I could only get the five hardest gears. Still did six 30-60-90 intervals but couldn't get the proper rest in between...oh well. Thanks for the ride Murmur and DD. 1219161/196
California03/05/2007
Mon
Bane/San Juan Hill/Raptor
13.7 mi        2,154 ft        8 mph
+42 pts     GPX file
1:43:27
1:43:27
 Got in a perfect, zone 2-3 ride with Franco and Trask. This is actually a really fun ride that Franco's put together...who knew there was Carbon Canyon could be fun. 1182127/177
California03/04/2007
Sun
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        5.7 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.00
1:12:45
1:12:45
Slow going recovery ride with Aaron. A lot of beginners (i.e. bike pushers) on Mustard today. 614134/180
California03/03/2007
Sat
CC
38.8 mi        8,954 ft        6.6 mph
+146 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.00
5:50:44
5:50:44
4404160/191
California02/28/2007
Wed
Maple Springs (Partial)
11.3 mi        2,135 ft        7.6 mph
+38 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.00
1:29:02
1:29:02
5 aerobic intervals w/Big DD. Unbelievably cold up there today, probably in the low 20's on the way down. 1266132/182
California02/26/2007
Mon
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        9 mph
+48 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.00
1:36:14
1:42:04
VQ could have some ridiculously fast times this year if we don't get too much rain between now and Saturday. MS is blazing fast right now. Saw Monique and Ron who stared about 10 minutes before me and managed to do MS-Motorway in the time it took me to do this route...wow. 1470142/182
California02/24/2007
Sat
Southridge (Fontana)
6.7 mi        1,028 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Arrrgh.
California02/20/2007
Tue
Harding (Partial)
13.1 mi        2,877 ft        7 mph
+47 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.00
1:52:55
1:52:55
Wasn't feeling great so I let Murmur, TRB and Koke go on while I turned around early. 1301139/188
California02/17/2007
Sat
Harding - Upper Holy Jim
33.1 mi        5,834 ft        8.4 mph
+123 pts     GPX file
3:56:24
3:56:24
 Rolled w/Murmur and TRB. Good pace up Harding, probably would have been PB if not for the wind. Gorgeous day overall though. Had to have passed at least 50 people on lower HJ...most crowded I've ever seen it! 3232164/190
California02/15/2007
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Cold night ride with m210. Daylight savings time is coming soon so bye bye lights! 1013132/169
California02/13/2007
Tue
Aliso:Mathis to Top of The World
9 mi        1,010 ft        10.1 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
53:28
53:28
 Six 1 on, 2 off intervals up Mathis and up to TOW. Chest was on fire; still hacking up...stuff...from this cough. 693146/186
California02/10/2007
Sat
Southridge (Fontana)
6.7 mi        1,028 ft        9.6 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.00
41:54
41:54
Lap 1...average HR 186 for both laps...ouch. Team GeoLadders did very well; good job gents! 626184/197
California02/10/2007
Sat
Southridge (Fontana)
6.7 mi        1,028 ft        9.1 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.00
44:03
44:03
Really sick, lost my voice so I now sound like a 14 year old. Still put up a respectable time. Hopefully I'll be 100% in two weeks at the next one. 627188/200
California02/09/2007
Fri
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        9.6 mph
+23 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 3.00
1:12:18
1:12:18
Mellow ride with m210 and Murmur this morning. Fontucky here we come! 889140/174
California02/07/2007
Wed
RSM - Coto Valley Loop
18.1 mi        1,911 ft    
+48 pts     GPX file
 Interval training. Got my Edge back from Garmin today but it's still charging so no data.
California02/04/2007
Sun
RSM - Ladera
12 mi        957 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Quick zone 3 (I think) ride. Garmin still has my Edge so no data.
California02/03/2007
Sat
Horsethief - Horsethief (2x)
29.9 mi        5,842 ft        6.6 mph
+121 pts     GPX file
4:33:00
4:33:00
 Great ride w/Murmur, TRB & Napolean D. Going up HT once is painful, twice is just masochistic. We saw thousands of lady bugs at the bottom of HT the 2nd time around...I guess it's mating season. Felt good but I guess we need to be faster if we're going to beat GDR's time...gosh he's fast.
California01/31/2007
Wed
Coto Loop
18.8 mi        1,739 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Edge is on its way back to Garmin for replacement so no data. Mostly zone 3 (I think) with a couple of Fartlek (you'll have to look it up) intervals thrown in on the climbs.
California01/26/2007
Fri
RSM - Ladera
12 mi        957 ft        10 mph
+29 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:12:33
1:12:33
Good low zone 3 ride. 874134/169
California01/25/2007
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
55:09
55:09
 Quick night ride with M210. Really warm out there tonight and lots of people on the trail. 721144/191
California01/23/2007
Tue
Aliso - 01/23/07
13.1 mi        1,599 ft        10.6 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:13:42
1:24:00
 Great ride with the Cal Trans crew. Unfortunately, I will be the last ride on my new bike for a couple of weeks; shock's stuck down and has to be sent back to Fox...I'm cursed! 1119156/190
California01/22/2007
Mon
Arroyo Trabuco RR
9.5 mi        586 ft        10.4 mph
+22 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
54:54
54:54
Quick zone 2/low zone 3 ride. This is the perfect recovery/beginner route; I'm going to have to map it. 601119/158
California01/20/2007
Sat
RSM - Main Divide - Murrieta
42.8 mi        7,807 ft        5.7 mph
+144 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
7:31:14
7:31:14
This would have been a pretty easy ride but for the fact that, when I got to the ridge above Murrieta there was no trail so I decided to head down the steep hillside and make my own trail BIG MISTAKE!! It should have taken me 15 minutes to finish the ride, instead, it was 2 hours of hacking through underbrush so thick there were times I literally couldn't see anything above me or through the brush. My legs are thrashed and I'm really sore but I had an adventure! 4284144/184
California01/18/2007
Thu
RSM - West Ridge - Chiquita Ridge
22.3 mi        2,315 ft        10 mph
+59 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
2:13:46
2:13:46
A solid zone 3 ride endurance ride. Not a lot of fun but I got some amazing views of the sun setting so it was worth it. 1824138/182
California01/16/2007
Tue
RSM - Coto Valley Loop
18.1 mi        1,911 ft        11.3 mph
+48 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:36:02
1:36:02
Good push with Koke. Got to do plenty of intervals on the multiple rolling hills. Koke has a name for them but it scares me. It was nice to not have any wind for a change. 1454154/190
California01/15/2007
Mon
Bulldog - Mesa
14.2 mi        2,797 ft    
+54 pts     GPX file
 This was the "anything that can go wrong will" ride. First Craig ate it leaving the parking lot. Then Franco made a wrong turn and wound up with riding a couple of extra miles. Then my crank arm came loose so no more pedaling for me (had to walk/coast the rest of the way down). Franco then tacoed his wheel and finally, Craig had to tow me out with some nylon cord that he found otherwise I might still be walking! Definitely have to "thank" the shop that put my new bike together. 1662146/179
California01/13/2007
Sat
NORBA NMBS #1, Southridge 2006 (1 lap)
6.9 mi        1,080 ft        9.2 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
44:57
44:57
 Lap 1...really, really windy. Love the new bike! 641178/192
California01/13/2007
Sat
NORBA NMBS #1, Southridge 2006 (1 lap)
6.9 mi        1,080 ft        8.8 mph
+25 pts     GPX file
47:03
47:03
 Took 2nd; great showing by Team GeoLadders with several podium finishes. Great course overall and a fun place to race. Forgot to stop my Edge after the race to no GPS playback...bummer. 656181/190
California01/13/2007
Sat
Warmup Ride
2.6 mi        268 ft        7.2 mph
+6 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
21:19
21:19
140/172
California01/12/2007
Fri
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 A quick "tune up" ride on the new Racer X...SCHWINNNNG! Awesome bike. Once the new fork and brakes are on it will be even awesomer ;) 472145/182
California01/09/2007
Tue
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        9.7 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
42:34
55:24
Got a quick spin in with BigDD before it got dark. Battled a slow leak in the rear tire the entire time but made it through. Also got a sneak peak of a prototype GT with an internal drivetrain....interesting. 605162/193
California01/08/2007
Mon
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        11.1 mph
+23 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:02:32
1:05:57
It was nice to escape the wind down in Aliso. One and a half race start intervals. Thanks for the ride Murmur & TRB. 914157/195
California01/07/2007
Sun
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.7 mi        1,297 ft    
+31 pts     GPX file
 Nice cruise with Juls. Got started a little late so the last half turned into an inadvertent night ride. Juls is getting better and better every single week! 863
California01/06/2007
Sat
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        6.8 mph
+93 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
3:47:32
3:47:32
Nice zone 3 HR grind to the Motorway with m210, Jerry and Lyrovk. Cut the ride short because...well...there's only so much "zone 3" riding one can take on boring fireroad. 2430147/182
California01/03/2007
Wed
RSM - Coto Valley Loop
18.1 mi        1,911 ft        10.3 mph
+48 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:45:22
1:48:57
Low HR training ride with Murmur. It was nice to have some company out there. 1467141/174
California01/01/2007
Mon
RedR - Blackstar to Hidden Ranch
10.7 mi        1,513 ft        5.8 mph
+32 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:51:14
1:51:14
Nice, mellow ride with Juls up to Hidden Ranch. She would have made it to Beeks' without a problem had it not been for the ridiculously high winds. This was her first day w/clipless pedals and she only tipped twice but got right back up and kept going with nary a complaint! 805109/162
California12/30/2006
Sat
50 Mile Ride - Project Rwanda - Leg 1 (The Climb)
25.5 mi        4,461 ft        10.4 mph
+88 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
2:27:57
3:16:47
Started out cold but warmed up quickly. Had fun with all 200+ peeps that showed up. A HUGE thanks to all of the incredible volunteers who fed us along the way. What a great event. 1929148/185
California12/30/2006
Sat
50 Mile Ride - Project Rwanda - Leg 2 (The Cruise)
24.5 mi        2,797 ft        9.9 mph
+69 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
2:27:57
2:35:12
Cruised the second leg with Trask, John C and GrannyRing. This leg shouldn't have been called "The Cruise" but rather "The Lie" because there were plenty of little leg burning climbs to make one miserable! :) Awesome, awesome event with almost $30k raised!! BTW Murmur, I think I saw Star Jones humming a tune on the way home. 2275144/173
California12/28/2006
Thu
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft        6.8 mph
+82 pts     GPX file
2:36:00
2:36:00
 Just an awesome ride with Geo Team and friends (Murmur, Koke, BigDD, Doug, Napolean D and Damien). Had a nice, high speed OTB on the way down...that felt goooooood. ;) Great to have Damien along for some helpful coaching tips...thanks! 1734161/193
California12/26/2006
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft        12 mph
+47 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:17:52
1:34:30
Did ten, 1 minute, middle ring sprints w/3 minute rests in between. 54:23 to gate...not bad. Saw Doug at the top...said he was going to do Motorway - Motorway but only had one bottle...I think he must be a camel! ;) P.S. Hey Murmur, is that Mama Cass warming up over there? 1263157/194
California12/25/2006
Mon
Rancho Cruise
13.2 mi        966 ft        7.4 mph
+31 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:47:22
2:00:22
Nice, relaxing Christmas day cruise with Juls. This weather is amazing...is it really December? 929107/156
California12/23/2006
Sat
Harding - Modjeska Peak
21.1 mi        3,847 ft        8.3 mph
+71 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
2:33:36
2:48:04
Cold, extremely windy ride with Murmur, TRB (aka TuRBo) and Raul C. You know it's windy when you're pedaling as hard downhill as you are up. BTW, great to see TRB back on his bike again. 2011141/180
California12/22/2006
Fri
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        8.8 mph
+48 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:37:51
1:40:38
WINDY! Very strong gusts of wind both up and down Maple Springs. Almost knocked me off my bike a couple of times. Cold too. Did three 10 minute 50/50 hill-start intervals. 1408159/192
California12/19/2006
Tue
Coto Loop
18.8 mi        1,739 ft        10.3 mph
+47 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:49:24
1:49:24
Spin to win baby. A bit nippy out there...great views though. 1358148/183
California12/16/2006
Sat
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        7 mph
+54 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:48:21
1:55:52
Cold, wet, foggy and rainy most of the way up and down (especially at the top)...in other words: fun! I did have a close encounter with a newb in a full face helmet who went OTB onto my handlebars...glad my bike could be there to break his fall (how do you convey sarcasm while typing?). 1142148/183
California12/15/2006
Fri
One Order of Whiting w/Extra Mustard
7.7 mi        1,346 ft        7.8 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
59:13
59:13
The Chipotle burrito I ate for lunch wanted to make a comeback during my two 50/50, 10 minute hill start intervals. Felt like major poo-poo trying to keep that stupid thing down. 744152/188
California12/13/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        9.4 mph
+56 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:30:12
1:37:12
Fun ride with Matt from Ladera Cyclery. Did two 50/50, 7 min hill repeats. Fun, fun, fun. 1292162/191
California12/13/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek - Coto Valley Loop
6.4 mi        711 ft        8.9 mph
+17 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
43:11
48:45
Fun little loop with Geo-Homies Doug, Ryan and Jerry. Last one of our meetings before the end of the year...thanks for keeping things going strong guys! 521148/185
California12/12/2006
Tue
Coto Valley Sprints
8 mi        1,198 ft        8.4 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
56:52
1:01:24
Eight 20 second sprint intervals with 50 second LT finishes. Burn baby burn. 716156/188
California12/09/2006
Sat
Aliso Ride
15.4 mi        1,991 ft        6 mph
+44 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
2:34:27
2:34:27
Just cruising and enjoying an amazing day. Ran into SpineDoc before my second trip down Rock-It. 1308138/176
California12/08/2006
Fri
Simpson Park - Ramona Cross
10.4 mi        1,914 ft        6.5 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:35:48
1:35:48
 Fun route. Got lost towards the end and added about a mile to the total ride but, overall, this ride has some really fun singletrack that would be even more fun to ride with someone who knows the trails. Thanks Goldrunner for making the trip out. 1073151/179
California12/07/2006
Thu
Mathis - Mathis - Mathis
12.6 mi        2,124 ft        8 mph
+40 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:35:02
1:35:02
Two 10 minute 50/50 hill start intervals up Mathis. Going up that stupid...errr...fun hill twice inside of a half-hour is just a joy! BTW, Jerry is definitely following me :) Also, rode a Felt Virtue 4 tonight; very solid suspension design. 137288/187
California12/06/2006
Wed
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8 mph
+57 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:58:29
2:18:31
Fun ride with Granny Ring, Trask and Franco. Did six 3 minute intervals with 4 minute recovery periods. 1474152/185
California12/04/2006
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Dreaded Hill
4.8 mi        800 ft        8.3 mph
+22 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
34:31
37:33
Strike 3: Did some spinning exercises...not as easy as I thought they'd be. 511149/176
California12/04/2006
Mon
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        10.5 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
39:16
39:46
Strike 2: No chain baby. Felt good. 621166/189
California12/04/2006
Mon
Whiting Cactus w/Raptor Road Climb
7.4 mi        1,143 ft        9.9 mph
+22 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
45:10
51:14
Strike 1: Warmup lap. I think Jerry's following me...Stalker! 677158/185
California12/02/2006
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Lynx
9.7 mi        725 ft        5.1 mph
+16 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:55:30
1:55:30
Did a quick second ride with Jerry and Tim...We all took different ways back to the cars. 677142/174
California12/02/2006
Sat
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.9 mph
+37 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:17:39
1:47:11
Good group out there today. Cut the Aliso - LCWP ride short because my legs feel like crap...stupid game of "Control." :) 1035153/182
California12/01/2006
Fri
Coto - Caspers Cougar Pass
20.7 mi        2,340 ft        10.6 mph
+56 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.80
1:56:43
2:01:19
Casper's is a ghost town. Felt good today. 1752147/189
California11/30/2006
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 It was in the 30's in the canyon tonight and very windy at the top. Great to meet Winger and a nice ride all around with Doug, Ryan, Jerry and Matt. 1299
California11/29/2006
Wed
Portuguese Bend
6.2 mi        1,397 ft        5.9 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
1:03:00
1:03:00
 Had a meeting in Harbor City so I decided to give this a try while I was out there. Fun little ride if you happen to be in the area but probably not worth a special trip. I wouldn't recommend trying this without a Garmin Edge...waaay too many turns. 744139/180
California11/28/2006
Tue
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.2 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:54:45
1:54:45
 Great group tonight! It was stinkin' freezing out there there...I think all of our toes were numb by the time we started going down the Luge. Nice to meet cjwally and Twitch tonight. 1476157/190
California11/26/2006
Sun
Aliso: Beginner Ride
9.2 mi        481 ft    
+15 pts     GPX file
 Nice relaxed ride with the wife. Ran into SuperJoe, Thinkfast and Jerry while out there. It's getting cold out there.
California11/25/2006
Sat
Trabuco Creek Road (to trailhead)
11 mi        920 ft        11.3 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
58:16
58:16
 Woke up with stomach problems so I didn't join the HJ-Trabuco group but, took some Tums, got a little extra rest and decided to try to intercept them on their way back. Saw Trask and JeffK on my way in, Jeff's Ellsworth was in pieces...literally...typical Ellsworth.
California11/25/2006
Sat
Trabuco Trail (half)
14.5 mi        1,961 ft        8.1 mph
+43 pts     GPX file
1:47:09
1:47:09
 Second half of the ride; met up Franco, Gassertruck, Unikid and OldSpokes at the top for the run down. Great group of guys and some good conversation at lunch afterwards. 2404155/185
California11/24/2006
Fri
Whiting Cactus w/Raptor Road Climb
7.4 mi        1,143 ft        7.8 mph
+22 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
56:53
1:21:40
First ride w/my buddy Aaron in a very long time. It was awesome until I got a flat coming down the fireroad...once again, Stan's garbage failed to seal a very small puncture. That stuff is worthless! 774137/185
California11/23/2006
Thu
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft        9.1 mph
+61 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
2:00:08
2:33:19
Fun ride with about 150 of my closest friends. Very cool of Rock n Road and Team VeloSport to do this every year...Thanks! 1724158/190
California11/22/2006
Wed
Peters Canyon #2 (dual loop)
5.6 mi        560 ft        11.4 mph
+19 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
29:21
29:56
First time on this loop in years. Much easier than I remember. :) 483170/189
California11/22/2006
Wed
Peters Canyon (dual loop)
5.8 mi        751 ft        12.6 mph
+21 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
27:40
45:01
2nd loop w/o "Big Red." Saw Owen on this one so I raced home to gain control of the route before he got to it...am I too late? :) 477172/192
California11/20/2006
Mon
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        7.8 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
53:22
53:22
Slow pace. 658154/178
California11/16/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek Plus
9 mi        1,234 ft        9.4 mph
+26 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
57:59
57:59
Riding a prototype Chumba Solo (SS 29er) and learned a few things: 1) SSers have serious, deep-seeded psychological issues and should seek professional help. 2) 29" wheels roll over everything. 3)This thing was not a bike but rather a medival torture device designed to inflict copious amounts of pain and it works well. 749147/184
California11/15/2006
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.3 mph
+29 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
48:54
48:54
What's that weird noise behind me? Oh, that's just Jerry turning himself inside out trying to catch me. :) 801164/188
California11/11/2006
Sat
Harding - Santiago Peak
27.2 mi        4,694 ft        8.3 mph
+88 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
3:16:43
3:30:51
Almost became a hood ornament on some idiot's truck who was driving up Main Divide WAY too fast...I thought only roadies had to worry about crap like that. Did five, five-minute "Power Stand" intervals w/three minute breaks...I'm tired now. 2627148/191
California11/10/2006
Fri
Blackstar - Pleasants Peak
22 mi        3,642 ft        8.5 mph
+70 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
2:35:50
2:56:50
What an incredible day for a ride! Still nursing the hand/wrist so we stuck to the fireroads (i.e. no Motorway). Got to meet McGrunt on the way down...great conversation! Franco's getting stronger all the time. 2008146/186
California11/08/2006
Wed
Whiting Hills (Fireroad Only)
7.2 mi        1,080 ft        9.1 mph
+21 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
47:28
47:28
My wrist is still a bit tweaked from my fall in AZ so I stuck to the fireroad in Whiting and just climbed a bunch of the hills until it got dark. Going down Dreaded with almost no light is a reall...uhhhh...treat. 742
Arizona11/05/2006
Sun
National Trail: Coast to Coast
22.8 mi        3,516 ft        3.2 mph
+71 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
7:03:02
7:03:02
Honestly, this may be the best, most technical ride I've ever done. Other than the 6 mile road section, this is a 20 mile (I messed up on the GPS for 3 miles) tech fest! Rock ledges, drops, step-ups, shale, exposure and some of the nastiest plants on Earth pretty much comprise every inch of this trail. Thanks to the incredible group of AZ locals who treated Jerry and I like one of their own...amazing! 2180
Arizona11/04/2006
Sat
Red Mtn: Hawes Trail
17.9 mi        2,068 ft        5.7 mph
+49 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
3:09:50
3:09:50
I'm not sure I can say enough about AZ. The riding out here is absolutely incredible! This particular trail offered some fast, fun riding with an immense amount of fun mixed in at virtually every turn. Stay tuned, I'll be uploading pictures and directions soon. 1491
California10/31/2006
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.6 mi        2,135 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 First time on Blackstar since June (I was boycotting it for the summer). Saw Jr. Munoz's other worldly "friend" at the bottom of Blackstar...spoooookeee. Thanks for the ride Murmur, I needed it.
California10/30/2006
Mon
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        7.8 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
53:02
53:02
Sloooooooooow ride to work the giant not out of my left leg. Totally alone out there today except for the deer. 706134/166
California10/28/2006
Sat
Sam Merrill Trail
16.1 mi        3,690 ft        6.2 mph
+96 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
2:36:20
3:09:36
Perfect day for this ride. Beat the heat and enjoyed a fun spin with JBecker and Jerry. Tried a Tito Ortiz forearm smash to a jagged piece of granite...the granite won. 1974147/189
California10/27/2006
Fri
Aliso Triple Loop
15 mi        2,068 ft        8.9 mph
+44 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:41:16
1:45:45
Added 5 Oaks to the Dual Loop. It's really loose and rutted up there right now. Fun ride with D.D. 1289162/196
California10/25/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Fun jaunt through the park on a loaner Commencal bike. Fun bike and great group of guys.
California10/21/2006
Sat
Harding - Motorway
34.5 mi        7,250 ft        7.7 mph
+129 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
4:29:21
5:10:21
Gorgeous day out there today. Had a good time but I suffered; my fitness and endurance are in the toilette right now. Great meeting Jbecker and ThinkFast today; both great guys and strong riders to boot. One day, maybe, just maybe, Jerry will actually bring enough water on a long ride...maybe. :) 3561160/190
California10/20/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        6.8 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:01:02
1:01:02
Quick early morning loop with SpinDoc. It's cold out there at the butt-crack of dawn! 665148/186
California10/18/2006
Wed
Coto Singletrack Exploration
9.2 mi        1,509 ft        6.7 mph
+28 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:21:33
1:21:33
Had a horrible day and needed to get out for a while. 953159/187
California10/13/2006
Fri
Skyline - Beeks Place
10.7 mi        2,158 ft    
+39 pts     GPX file
 First time on Skyline. Had perfect weather, good company (Trask is back in full effect!) and was enjoying the singletrack on the way down...UNTIL MY STEM CRACKED IN HALF! If you want to see pictures and read the whole story go here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=2342749#post2342749
California10/10/2006
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        9.1 mph
+56 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:32:58
1:43:02
Fun spin with TRB, Koke and D.D. 1358159/193
California10/09/2006
Mon
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Discoverd some well traveled singletrack paralelling Chiquita Ridge that looks like it goes quite a distance...I'm going to have to go exploring soon. Edge had a dead battery so no data.
California10/06/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
14.1 mi        2,165 ft        8.1 mph
+56 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:45:09
1:58:18
Fun ride, it's getting kinda cold! 1467146/184
California10/05/2006
Thu
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft        8.7 mph
+61 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
2:05:43
2:08:48
Ate Murmur's dust both literally and figuratively. Quite cold at the top. 1800161/193
California10/02/2006
Mon
Ladera Intervals and Stairs
5.4 mi        1,261 ft        4.8 mph
+19 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:07:12
1:07:12
Ouch! No fun chasing rabbits up hills. 947150/195
California10/01/2006
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        9.5 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
36:38
36:38
Nice to be back on my bike again after a week in Chicago eating some GOOD food. Bike felt incredible after the guys at Bike Co. had it and worked on it while I was away...thanks! 152/192
California09/22/2006
Fri
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.8 mph
+51 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:59:18
2:07:27
Went down hard on the first steep section of Meadows coming down. Blind corner, lady was riding up, I went into and over the tree and hurt my ankle/foot...thanks for stopping to make sure I was alright lady...or not. Thanks to Big DD for pulling my bike off me. TRAIL TIP: If a rider falls near you, help them out...it's common courtesy! 1775155/195
California09/20/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        11 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
37:47
38:47
Took a Carbon Epic w/2007 XTR components out for a test ride and...wow...that's all I can really say. This thing is bike porn on wheels. 665163/191
California09/18/2006
Mon
Ladera Sports Park - 3rd Lookout
7 mi        1,450 ft        6.5 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:04:19
1:04:19
Slow recovery pace to knock out some of the lactic acid that's pooled in my legs from the Otter Pop jaunt (don't ask). Nice to actually see Sunti on his bike again...yes, the boycott is officially over. 760129/168
California09/16/2006
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        9.1 mph
+57 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:43:44
1:45:36
Solo spin and some great weather. Raced some guy down from Old Camp...he seemed a little put off by having me behind him but didn't really like the idea of me passing him either so I guess them's da breaks baby! :) 1671166/193
California09/15/2006
Fri
Aliso Dual Loop II
14 mi        1,681 ft        8.1 mph
+39 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:44:32
1:44:32
SpineDoc's first trip UP Meadows and he almost made it. Next time he'll clean the whole thing. I love this weather...nice and cool...perfect for riding! 1200148/189
California09/13/2006
Wed
Dreaded Hill Climb - 2007 COURSE
0.9 mi        644 ft        4.8 mph
+11 pts     GPX file
11:36
11:36
 Forgot my shoes so I had to go back home and get them; this was all I had time to do.
California09/09/2006
Sat
Harding - Upper Holy Jim (Shuttle)
24.1 mi        4,379 ft        5.8 mph
+94 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
4:10:19
4:10:19
Second day on the Chumba XCL; it's a bit more work than I'm used to on the climbs but a lot of fun on the decents. Thanks for the ride guys. 2595162/183
California09/08/2006
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        6.1 mph
+29 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:14:18
1:14:18
Nice spin on the Chumba XCL test bike today. It's a bit small for me but I can tell that it has a ton of promise. Its DH capabilities are amazing and, even though I'm a little compact, it climbs very well. The biggest surprise is probably the fact that the DHX shock barely moves during out of the saddle hammer sessions. 7796/154
California09/07/2006
Thu
Aliso - Mathis > Rock-it
9.7 mi        1,058 ft        11.1 mph
+26 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
52:21
54:57
Spin from yesterday. Brakes were having issues so I cut the ride short. I'm surprised there isn's an actual GeoLadders route for Mathis - Rock It. I guess I should map it for real. :) 762162/188
California09/02/2006
Sat
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        7.2 mph
+54 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:45:18
2:18:39
Finally felt normal again on this ride. Was going to go to the top but Jerry and I opted for the turnaround instead. Great meeting Goldrunner, SmithG, Randy, Brakeheart, RandyP and all the other Geo-guys up at cocktail. 1459166/191
California08/31/2006
Thu
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        9.8 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
42:25
57:25
Stopped the meds, felt a bit better today but not much. Fun ride with Jerry, Ryan and Hermitologist. Had a good time at Starbucks afterwards. 618156/186
California08/30/2006
Wed
Aliso Exploration
12.9 mi        1,392 ft        9.5 mph
+34 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:20:54
1:20:54
Wanted to see where "Canyon View Trail" went. Answer: Nowhere. Felt horribly and unnaturally weak again so I checked the side effect of one of my new allergy meds: muscle pain and weakness. I won't be taking that one again any time soon (Nasonex in case you're wondering). 660157/186
California08/26/2006
Sat
San Juan Super Loop #1
50.8 mi        7,165 ft        7.9 mph
+159 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
6:23:33
7:27:33
Code Gator did me in on this ride today. My legs were about as bad as they've ever been. Murmur, Koke and TRB (which stands for "Toe's Really Broken") were awesome...thanks for waiting for me today gents. 5142146/184
California08/25/2006
Fri
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 "Raced" Murmur up Mathis to see who could go the slowest...it's harder than you think. 1093133/176
California08/23/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch:Cactus-Sage Scrub
6.9 mi        880 ft        8.6 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
47:52
51:31
Recovery pace at the speed of smell! I was going so slow my saddlebag broke loose and opted for a ride on the handlebars. 716148/173
California08/21/2006
Mon
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,371 ft        9.3 mph
+61 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:57:49
1:58:03
Started too hard, blew up in the middle, settled into a groove and finished just seconds off my personal best (1:26:43 gate-to-gate) to the top. Great views today and nice weather to boot! 1735164/192
California08/19/2006
Sat
Trabuco Canyon - Bell Ridge
20.4 mi        4,510 ft        6 mph
+108 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
3:22:40
4:08:38
WOW! This is easily the toughest 20 miles on GeoLadders period. Climbing Trabuco is always challenging and then there's Bell Ridge: About 9 miles of unrelenting, overgrown, unforgiving terrain that will test your spirit in MANY different ways. Riding this w/Animaltico was awesome! He cleaned one section that's so steep and rocky that it was hard to walk down! Make sure you REALLY like pain before you do this ride otherwise you're going to be sad. :) Thanks for cruising along on this adventure George! 3093167/191
California08/18/2006
Fri
Fullerton Loop
11.3 mi        930 ft        9.1 mph
+28 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:14:22
1:21:22
It's been about 5 years since I'd ridden this and now I remember why. OK beginner loop IF you have nowhere else to ride...otherwise it's pretty slim on the fun-factor. 1049152/185
California08/18/2006
Fri
Noble Canyon Shuttle
10.1 mi        736 ft        11.9 mph
+35 pts     GPX file
51:00
 Repost for Monthly: 2nd run of the day down Noble. I could've stayed here all day if I didn't have to get home...it's THAT good. 660150/186
California08/16/2006
Wed
Justaspin 1
7.3 mi        553 ft        11.4 mph
+17 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
38:36
38:36
Variation on the Tijeras Creek loop. For some reason it recorded as two routes...strange. 611163/186
California08/16/2006
Wed
Justaspin 2
6.8 mi        205 ft        4.1 mph
+13 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:39:40
1:39:40
Great to hang out with Brian, Doug, Chris and Ryan. Thanks guys! 466132/184
California08/14/2006
Mon
Aliso: Mathis - Meadows
9.1 mi        1,024 ft        9.4 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
58:04
59:39
Quick spin w/D.D. Meadows is getting really loose. 809141/183
California08/12/2006
Sat
Noble Canyon Shuttle
10.1 mi        736 ft        9.2 mph
+35 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:06:09
1:46:46
First of two runs down Noble with a GREAT group of guys. If you've never done this trail you're truly missing out. Jerry, MFTitan, Jason, Skipp, CalEpic and Kentonn, thanks for making the trip! 706150/185
California08/11/2006
Fri
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        7.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
57:35
 Took SpineDoc up STT and down The Luge for the first time. Watch out people, he's going to be fast when he gets the hang of this DH thing! 733149/182
California08/09/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        10.5 mph
+32 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:20:47
1:51:47
Tempo ride around Tijeras. Ran into NapoleanD twice (we were riding the route in different directions), Shleppy and a guy named Jim who was riding Tijeras...ON A UNICYCLE! And singlespeeders think they're hard core! ;) 1124141/183
California08/07/2006
Mon
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.4 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:05:31
 REPOST from 8/7: Fun ride with D.D., Don Jackson, OCRider and Terry. Went down Meadows after sunset...kinda difficult to see with almost no light. 1715139/189
California08/04/2006
Fri
Harding - Upper Holy Jim (Shuttle)
24.1 mi        4,379 ft        7.1 mph
+94 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
3:22:30
4:56:49
What a gorgeous day for a ride! Perfect temps, sunny, a nice cool breez and some cool people (Craig Trask, Brian & Koke) to ride with...awesome. The top part of Lower HJ is in desperate need of a brushing...most overgrown I've ever seen it. 2917139/189
California08/02/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
22.2 mi        3,518 ft        8.8 mph
+76 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
2:31:18
2:40:36
Good ride w/TRB. The weather was unblievably nice but my legs definitely weren't matching. We cut out the stupid hike-a-bike section from the standard Whiting-OC route, thus the variation. 2431157/188
California07/29/2006
Sat
Laguna Coast - El Moro - Laguna Ridge
15.5 mi        2,584 ft        7.9 mph
+49 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:57:54
2:35:03
This is an awesome route for anyone who doesn't mind climbing to get to some fun, technical singeltrack. Laguna Ridge was an awesome trail...thanks to VonSkipp for showing Jerry and I the way. 1557142/183
California07/28/2006
Fri
Aliso - Laguna Coast - El Moro
22.9 mi        3,489 ft        7.5 mph
+79 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
3:02:53
3:55:13
Plenty of climbing and some fun, technical descending and all near the beach! Thanks again Terry for showing me the way. (This is repost as this route was modified) 2274147/184
California07/26/2006
Wed
Aliso: Fireroad - Cholla
6.8 mi        520 ft        8.7 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
46:51
 Warm up lap with Murmur. First time actually doing this route. Not very exciting but it's a good training ride. 654150/185
California07/26/2006
Wed
Aliso: Mathis - Meadows
9.1 mi        1,024 ft        9.5 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
57:46
2:04:25
Nice little loop w/Doug and Murmur. Saw a nice sized rattler crossing the road on the way in...he didn't even stop to say hello. 741146/182
California07/26/2006
Wed
Aliso: Five Oaks - Lynx
5 mi        1,130 ft        7.5 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
39:51
 First time up Rock-It; not really that hard. 5 Oaks is still my favorite trail in the park. I also had fun guiding Murmur down 5 Oaks for his first time on that trail...cool. 536167/195
California07/24/2006
Mon
Aliso: Cholla - Lynx
9.7 mi        725 ft        11.6 mph
+16 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
50:18
1:02:34
2nd lap aroud Aliso. Ran into Casper at the top of Lynx. We had a large Geo-Group out there today! 725152/188
California07/24/2006
Mon
Aliso: Mathis - Cholla
10.4 mi        961 ft        11.6 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
54:00
1:17:00
 Hammer fest up Mathis chasing Jerry and VonSkip. I don't know that I've ever climbed that thing as fast as I did today.
California07/21/2006
Fri
Aliso Follow The Leader
12.6 mi        1,324 ft        10.1 mph
+33 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:14:46
1:22:02
My legs don't want to cooperate these days...I have no idea what's going on. 1001148/188
California07/20/2006
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Cactus
6.6 mi        880 ft        10.1 mph
+23 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
39:19
41:22
2nd lap w/VonSkipp. It was hot and my legs were not up to par today. Just one of those days. 611159/192
California07/20/2006
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak
5.8 mi        690 ft        9.6 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
36:31
38:31
First lap w/VonSkip...took it easy on this one. 644145/185
California07/17/2006
Mon
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
13.8 mi        2,191 ft        9.6 mph
+56 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:25:39
1:32:39
Good, fast paced ride with TRB. The little thunderstorm we had last night dropped just enough rain to make the trails absolutely perfect! Almost zero dust. 1291162/189
California07/15/2006
Sat
Cannel Plunge Plus
40.7 mi        3,381 ft        8.1 mph
+102 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
5:02:12
8:01:37
Epic adventure trail. Don't let the profile and lack of elevation gain fool you, this is a VERY difficult ride. Most of it occurs between 8k-10kft of elevation and there is plenty of hike-a-bike and soft dirt climbs to make you suffer. This is a must do for any advanced rider! 4073138/182
California07/14/2006
Fri
Keysville Classic Loop
8 mi        1,230 ft        8.3 mph
+24 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
58:08
1:06:20
This was a fun "warm up" loop with Skippy since we were in Kernville early. Kinda sandy in places but a really fun singletrack descent. Worth riding if you're in Kernville. 807154/184
California07/13/2006
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        6.8 mph
+37 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:53:31
1:20:36
Fun ride w/Brian. Liked the WTB tires so much on the Chumba that I thought I'd try one on my bike...so far so good. 1143152/190
California07/10/2006
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        10 mph
+47 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:33:08
1:41:13
Was going to cruise to Motorway w/Koke but turned around at Beek's because of a client. My legs thought we were going fast but the clock said otherwise. 1:01 to the top...not good. 1229134/183
California07/08/2006
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        9.2 mph
+57 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.70
1:42:50
2:03:06
Just a quick Saturday morning spin. Ran into Shake Dust and got to see his new ride...sweet! Some riders need some serious lessons in trail etiquette as I rode behind a guy for almost 1/4 mile, asked to pass politely about 5 times (there were several places he could have let me go) and finally had to yell at him twice before he finally moved...what a tool! 1542160/189
California07/05/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Cactus
6.6 mi        880 ft        8.9 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
44:44
1:04:00
 SpineDoc's first ride in Whiting...I was very impressed w/his climbing ability after only a month on a MTB. Saw a baby rattler at the top of the last climb...very cool! 646135/188
California07/03/2006
Mon
Trabuco Holy Jim Main Divide
22.9 mi        3,945 ft        6.7 mph
+74 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.60
3:26:07
4:33:41
Nice, mellow climb to the top w/DD, Murmur, Skippy & TRB. TRB was the Spider Fighter with his "Stick of Doom" all the way up! Opted Main Divide down to save time...One OTB, one broken light (I had to hold it in my left hand for 90% of the descent), a couple of flats and one dead light later, we only got down a couple of minutes before the other guys. 6216142/187
California07/02/2006
Sun
El Moro Figure 8
12.2 mi        2,184 ft        7.3 mph
+39 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.60
1:39:52
2:11:00
Fun ride w/Sam. Hammered up "I Think I Can" and felt burnt by the top. It was HOT out today...glad I chose a shoreline route. 1278155/193
California06/30/2006
Fri
Aliso Fun Route
14.1 mi        1,468 ft        9.9 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:25:45
 Just a nice mellow ride with Trask. 5 Oaks is going to need some trail work soon as it's getting really loose and rutted in places. Saw a bobcat running across a field with a fresh kill...that's a new one for me.
California06/28/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Vista
6.9 mi        1,274 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 GPS was acting up so I'm not sure on the actual time. Fun ride w/Joe, Doug and Brian. Back on the Titus and felt a bit slow on the DH's...I'm spoiled now. 804123/187
California06/26/2006
Mon
Trabuco Creek Road Lower Holy Jim
19.2 mi        2,972 ft        7.5 mph
+59 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.60
2:32:46
3:03:34
HJ was ridiculously humid, buggy, hot, overgrown and covered in poison oak. On the way down I tried a technical line and went OTB...HARD! Smashed my helmet and have some serious bruising on my shoulder, leg and hand. If not for the helmet, I guarantee I'd be dead or in a coma; I hit that hard...thanks Giro! 2346154/194
California06/24/2006
Sat
Whiting Santiago TT Lookout Luge
16.1 mi        2,735 ft        8.4 mph
+51 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.60
1:55:19
2:07:16
Longer version of Whiting-Luge with detours around Cattle Pond, down Cactus and up to the clearing past the switchback above "The Flag." Still on the Chumba and loving every minute of it...it's a shame I have to give it back. 1649166/194
California06/23/2006
Fri
Santiago Oaks Plus
6.7 mi        996 ft        5.9 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.60
1:08:23
56:23
Awesome jaunt through Santiago Oaks on the Chumba. This thing begs you to push yourself so I did, hucking myself off drops I've never had the cajones to to try before. For anyone looking for a 6+ inch travel bike, you have to put this baby on your list! 740157/192
California06/20/2006
Tue
Aliso Fun Route
14.1 mi        1,468 ft        9.6 mph
+37 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.60
1:28:09
1:41:41
I'm riding a Chumba EVO test bike right now and, WOW!, I can't believe how much fun this thing is. 6+ inches of travel front and rear sucks up bumps like they're not even there! The amazing thing is that it climbs very well for such a big bike. I think I'm in love! 1751139/189
California06/16/2006
Fri
Strawberry Peak
15 mi        3,700 ft        6.8 mph
+64 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.60
2:12:03
2:50:39
Strawberry Peak is just pure, unadulterated fun! Koke and I had a nice, steady pace going from start to finish despite the fact that the threads inside his rear tire seperated and caused a serious tire rub. If you ride a MTB, you owe it to yourself to ride this trail. 2066146/185
California06/14/2006
Wed
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.6 mi        1,297 ft        9.9 mph
+31 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.60
1:28:47
2:57:47
Gnats were out in force tonight. Good to see Ryan back out there with his messed up finger. Rode the last couple of miles of this by myself at dusk so the trail was pretty dark. Rather than go fast, I practiced riding wheelies...I still have work to do. 1481137/180
California06/12/2006
Mon
Aliso Super Tour
19.7 mi        2,966 ft        8.7 mph
+60 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
2:16:02
2:29:57
This is an awesome route! I wish 5 Oaks were longer as it's easily my favorite trail in Aliso. Just remember, the stairs at the bottom are easier than they look. 995152/192
California06/09/2006
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        9.7 mph
+47 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
1:35:34
1:56:23
Fun group of guys on Blackstar today. Kept my promise to myself to go slow...it's harder than it sounds. 874134/176
California06/08/2006
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        10 mph
+93 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
2:33:46
3:02:09
Hammered through this one at a fast pace with TRB & Murmur. First time down Motorway on my Titus...loved the trail before, love it even more now! Paceline down the pavement was a lot of work! 1438158/190
California06/06/2006
Tue
ONeill Park - Whiting Ranch Loop
18.3 mi        2,395 ft        6.9 mph
+50 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
2:38:35
2:56:35
I can't believe it was slightly cold out today after the weekend we had...crazy. 997135/187
California06/02/2006
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft    
+47 pts     GPX file
 Active rest, kept the HR very low. Hot out there today and it's only going to get hotter! Nice to see Craig back on the bike/GL again. 862128/156
California06/01/2006
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        10.5 mph
+37 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
1:13:02
1:31:22
Nice cruise w/Vapor, D.D, Scott V & MtnDew. No push...race on Saturday. It's gonna be hot out there! 657148/183
California05/31/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Dreaded Hill
4.8 mi        800 ft    
+22 pts     GPX file
 Nice breeze once you got past four corners. Rode down to the water tower you can see from the top of Dreaded; not really much down there.
California05/29/2006
Mon
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,640 ft        7.4 mph
+99 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
3:04:31
3:42:38
San Juan's in great shape. I think I'm getting cooked on the bike right now; probably going to take some time off after 24 Hours of OC. 1040157/184
California05/28/2006
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak (old)
5.2 mi        680 ft    
+21 pts     GPX file
 Just a quick lap to get some miles in today. Passed - literally - about 50 hikers in the park today.
California05/26/2006
Fri
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        6.4 mph
+54 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
1:58:09
2:53:24
Pretty mellow. Wiped out my knee on some sandstone on the way down...feels like I ran a cheese grater across it. 580137/174
California05/25/2006
Thu
Modified Aliso Route
13.2 mi        1,630 ft        9.1 mph
+37 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
1:26:35
1:34:40
Wasn't feeling "it" on this one. 707151/190
California05/24/2006
Wed
Aliso Tour II
17.5 mi        2,262 ft        8.7 mph
+50 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
2:01:10
2:13:50
Really fun ride with Terry Best. We tried to take in the best Aliso had to offer. First time down "5 Oaks"...I think it's my new favorite Aliso trail...too bad it's such a pain in the butt to get to! 853156/196
California05/22/2006
Mon
Santiago TT, before the flag
5.3 mi        955 ft        7.9 mph
+17 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
40:12
42:36
Mud, mud and more mud. I've never seen STT this bad. We literally had about 10lbs of the thick brown stuff coating our bikes. No fun. 256148/179
California05/20/2006
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,640 ft        7.5 mph
+99 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
3:03:18
4:29:51
Ortega's closed on weekends until 8am so we got a late start and, man, it's getting hot. Fun ride w/Murmur, Shake Dust, TRB & Dump Truck. TRB did something very unique today: he shuttled San Juan...backwards! 1027157/192
California05/19/2006
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Cactus
6.6 mi        880 ft        10.2 mph
+23 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
38:48
41:09
Just a quick evening loop around Whiting. Trying to get my shocks set up right...maybe a little too low on the air pressure. 276158/192
California05/17/2006
Wed
Arroyo Trabuco O Neil Luge
21.1 mi        2,534 ft        10.2 mph
+58 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
2:03:24
2:11:55
Really nice out there today; not as hot as I thought it would be. Still feeling the effects of the crash but felt much better today. Another couple of days and I should be close to full strength. 1155157/189
California05/15/2006
Mon
Aliso: Mathis - Meadows
9.1 mi        1,024 ft        8.4 mph
+20 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
1:04:40
1:54:40
It was coooold up at Top of the World tonight. Still hurting from my crash on Friday...ugh! 441134/182
California05/13/2006
Sat
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft        7.3 mph
+96 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
3:35:01
4:15:01
Didn't find any toads but got a ton of CytoMax and a hat out of the deal. I was really slow today because of the wipe-out yesterday but TRB, Murmur and Dump Truck waited for me...thanks guys. 1251146/185
California05/12/2006
Fri
Tijeras Creek - Cougar Pass
28.6 mi        3,709 ft        9.6 mph
+84 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
2:57:58
3:26:15
Giro Xen helmet: $100. Oakley Half-Jacket sunglasses: $125. Slamming both of those things, face first (along with the rest of your body following gleefully along) into a rocky fireroad whilst travelling at 20+ MPH: priceless...and painful. 1574149/191
California05/10/2006
Wed
El Moro Singletrack Tour
12 mi        2,130 ft        8 mph
+39 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
1:30:11
1:39:26
Fun route but I was off my game tonight. 2 crashes, one banged knee and a general feeling of...ugh. We actually did "Nothing Better to Do" back to the gate twice as we waited for our friend. 582151/188
California05/08/2006
Mon
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,040 ft        7.6 mph
+61 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
2:24:08
2:34:49
Did 10 one-minute intervals w/D.D. then finished the route and a laid back pace. Something big was moving through the bushes where we stopped on the way down and it wasn't moving like a deer...we didn't wait around to find out what it might be. 1018133/182
California05/06/2006
Sat
Santa Ana River Trail (SART) Shuttle
24.5 mi        2,125 ft        9.3 mph
+112 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
2:37:15
4:31:15
25 riders showed up (no Ned of course) and we had an awesome ride. Great group(only 3 flats and no major crashes), incredible trail conditions and some pizza to finish things off...realy, could one ask for anything more? 1314143/179
California05/05/2006
Fri
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.8 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:59:05
 Fun ride with hammerheads D.D. and Shleppy. Just cruised on the flats but hammered the climbs (Cholla and Mathis at least). Felt really good going up Mathis today. 894149/187
California05/04/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek O Neil w Road Return
13.6 mi        1,487 ft        9.8 mph
+36 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
1:23:33
2:42:33
Met up with Sparticus, Doug and Brian at the top of Vista. A bit overgrown but some amazing views tonight. This was a cool route from home. 711141/186
California05/03/2006
Wed
Aliso Variation Route
13.9 mi        1,703 ft        8.5 mph
+38 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
1:37:37
2:00:37
Fun ride around Aliso. I heard Car Wreck was open so we tried it. While there is no sign at the top there is one at the bottom: IT IS NOT OPEN. It's also VERY overgrown and pretty much not worth riding. 700140/186
California05/02/2006
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.7 mph
+29 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
52:21
58:21
Quick recovery ride w/D.D. Perfect riding weather. 370141/174
California05/01/2006
Mon
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.5 mi        1,256 ft        10.7 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
53:14
 Lap 2 of 5. Fastest lap of the day. Had chain problem otherwise it probably would have been faster. 525169/183
California05/01/2006
Mon
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.5 mi        1,256 ft        9.3 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:01:06
 Lap 3 of 5. First night lap; it was freezing! Tons of rodents on the trail playing chicken with me. Slowest lap of the race for me. 493153/171
California05/01/2006
Mon
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.5 mi        1,256 ft        10.5 mph
+34 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
54:36
55:36
Lap 5 of 5. One last lap on the amazing Hurkey Creek course to help solidify "Team Bag Balms" 2nd place spot! Battled with two other team for much of the night but wound up almost 20 minutes ahead when it was all said and done...this was a great, fun team...thanks guys! 527155/168
California04/30/2006
Sun
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.3 mi        1,113 ft        8.8 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
1:03:00
 Pre-ride of the course...this is an incredible ride and to get to race it...wow!
California04/30/2006
Sun
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.3 mi        1,113 ft        10.1 mph
+34 pts     GPX file
55:00
 Lap 1 of 5. Passed about 20 people and felt really fluid. Team Bag Balm (Murmur, Koke, ShakeDust, Brian and me) was in full effect...more to come.
California04/30/2006
Sun
Hurkey Creek 24 Hour - COURSE
9.5 mi        1,256 ft        10.1 mph
+34 pts    EDGE305 Software Version 2.40
56:32
57:46
Lap 4 of 5. 2nd "night" (it was really very early morning) lap and it was VERY cold. Very fun though as was every lap around this awesome course. 518155/170
California04/26/2006
Wed
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        9.3 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:32:50
 Rode w/5 non-Ladder guys and had a good time. Legs are a bit shot, need to take tomorrow off completely before the 24hr race on Sat. A little cold today but still nice. 800146/183
California04/25/2006
Tue
El Moro: Technical Loop
11.5 mi        1,972 ft        8.6 mph
+36 pts     GPX file
1:20:36
 Great route with some very fun, technical singletrack. Lots of climbing and descending. Would have done more but the legs are DEAD right now! Thanks Intensekip for leading the way. 590147/182
California04/24/2006
Mon
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.8 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:47:15
 Fun ride with D.D. and saw TD8 as he was flying back downhill as we were on the way up. First chance to really drop the seat at play w/the new MotoLite on some descent singletrack...It was awesome!! 806151/183
California04/23/2006
Sun
Aliso: Mathis - Meadows
9.1 mi        1,024 ft        9.1 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
59:50
 Quick spin with D.D. Saw Intensekip (or, should I say, TurnerKip) at the bottom of Mathis and saw President Bush fly over in "Marine One" at the top of Mathis...where's your mountain bike prez? 501133/181
California04/17/2006
Mon
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.6 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
47:44
1:07:42
 I was a mess today: first I fogot my shoes but the guys decided to wait while I ran home and grabbed them, then my drivetrain had the worst case of chain jump/suck I've ever experienced. Rather than mess up the ride anymore I bailed at the Luge while TRB, D.D., Murmur and Joe rode on...thanks for your patience gents...I owe you all one. 398148/188
California04/15/2006
Sat
Old San Juan Trail
17.6 mi        3,260 ft        6.4 mph
+82 pts     GPX file
2:43:56
 Another wet & muddy but fun ride with Murmur, TRB, TD8 & Sunti. Weather.com: 69, partly cloudy...liars. We were going to go all the way to the top but TD8 said something about having to go see "The Vagina Monlogues" with his wife...had to cut it short because of that. 789146/180
California04/13/2006
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        10.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:12:16
 Fun ride with D.D. Now that the weather's nice and the days are longer there are A LOT of people getting out on the trails...it looked like rush hour on Coyote. 691153/186
California04/12/2006
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
46:13
 Fun, quick ride with D.D. and Wes. Had to bail at the Luge because we're having people over tonight. 562155/187
California04/11/2006
Tue
Tijeras Creek: Hill Intervals
8.3 mi        1,230 ft        8.9 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
55:51
 Pushed hard for some middle-ring interval climbs up the loose, rocky, rutted climb of Tijeras Creek (near Antonio and Bienvenidos). 4 intervals this time, hoping for 6 the next and shooting for 10 down the road. 429153/188
California04/08/2006
Sat
Harding - Joplin Trail
23.4 mi        4,320 ft        7.5 mph
+89 pts     GPX file
3:06:27
3:57:00
 Fun, fun, FUN! Ride with Murmur, TRB & Sunti. Joplin is one of the funnest technical trails I know of. A bit overgrown due to the recent rains but in good shape overall. I even managed to clean sections I've walked in the past. 1154149/186
California04/07/2006
Fri
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.7 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:01:03
 Lanai Kai macaroni salad followed immediately by a trip up Meadows equals slow and...ughhhh. Other than that it was a great ride with D.D. through one of the funnest routes in OC. 890149/186
California04/06/2006
Thu
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        10.2 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:08:22
1:15:00
 Incredible weather and trails are in awesome shape. Saw lots of wildlife (deer, bobcat, roadrunner, etc) out there today but not many people...perfect. 606147/185
California04/05/2006
Wed
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        8.3 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:43:13
1:57:00
 Cold, wet, REALLY windy, foggy...oh yeah...did I mention wet? Water crossings were VERY deep and fast moving so staying dry was not an option. Fortunately, we had TD8 along to "blaze" a trail through the first, 2ft deep, crossing...thanks! :) BTW, I still can't totally feel my feet...is that normal? 806155/185
California04/02/2006
Sun
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        3,540 ft        8.6 mph
+68 pts     GPX file
1:57:32
 Awesome ride with a very cool group of guys. Weather was perfect...180 degree difference from yesterday's mud/rain fest. This route holds up remarkably well after heavy rains. Thanks Sky King and Kevin for making me push on the climbs! 853151/185
California04/01/2006
Sat
HorseThief - Trabuco
20.8 mi        3,420 ft        7.4 mph
+76 pts     GPX file
2:48:37
 Two words: Miserable bliss! Set out to do Trabuco-San Juan but, due to unending rain and cold, we decided Horsethief would be a better option. Really fun time suffering with Sunti, TRB, TD8 & Murmur. Also loved the "puddle wars" w/Sunti & TRB...I think TRB won. 1028156/188
California03/30/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 1st of 2 laps. Finally back on MY bike after almost 4 weeks and wanted to get some pedal time in. Feels nice to be back. BIG thanks to BikeCo for going above and beyond in taking care of things...thanks guys!
California03/30/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Lap 2 of 2.
California03/25/2006
Sat
San Juan - Los Pinos
22.5 mi        5,823 ft        6 mph
+127 pts     GPX file
3:44:55
 Wow! Los Pinos is simply amazing. Hyper-technical, loose, steep descents, plenty of hike-a-bike pushes thrown in with some of the best views you can imagine. Be warned though, this is a VERY advanced trail and I may be the only one of the 4 of us today who really loved it. Thanks for the ride Murmur, D.D. & RoyTA...you guys are troopers! 3468151/176
California03/24/2006
Fri
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        3,540 ft        7.5 mph
+68 pts     GPX file
2:13:52
 Very mellow, fun ride with Brian and Craig. Weather was unbelievable today and Main Divide is in the best shape I've ever seen it in. 2044150/187
California03/23/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Did two laps and screwed up on the lap set buttons on the Polar so no times. Slow anyway since I wanted to keep the HR down. 883146/173
California03/23/2006
Thu
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 2nd lap. Incredible weather today. Unbelievable how much it's changed from just two days ago.
California03/21/2006
Tue
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        9.7 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:28:30
 Maple Springs is incredible after rain. Had a good pace to the top and saw Doug, TRB & TD8 right before 4 corners. Sub-freezing temps on the way + sweat = Brrrrrrr. Can't wait for my Gore-Tex socks to arrive! 1615163/183
California03/18/2006
Sat
Harding - Upper Holy Jim
32.6 mi        6,250 ft        7.2 mph
+123 pts     GPX file
4:32:24
 Slow, freezing grind today with Murmur. Snow, rain, hail, mud...this sucker had it all! I even got to do some "extra credit" back up Holy Jim for a recon mission. Love riding w/Murmur; the guy just grinds and smiles...very cool. Great seeing Sky King and Sleestack again after several months. 4292152/181
California03/16/2006
Thu
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        10.6 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:12:38
 Wow, Aliso is in awesome shape! All the rain has completely washed away all of the ridiculous sand leaving behind the smooth, rocky base-layer. Still riding the loaner bike and it's growing on my a bit...I still miss MY bike though. 989166/186
California03/14/2006
Tue
Santiago Truck Trail - Old Camp
14.9 mi        2,140 ft        9.2 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:37:09
 Fun ride with Murmur & Royta. Still on the loaner bike but I tweaked some of the pressure settings and actually didn't hate the bike for the first time. 1681162/183
California03/09/2006
Thu
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,040 ft        8.6 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:07:08
 Very cold at 4 Corners today; almost froze on the way down. Still on the loaner Flux and I really just don't like it at all. I never thought I'd appreciate my Stumpy as much as I do right now...I miss my bike. 2139157/181
California03/08/2006
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
48:52
 Great group ride w/Geo-Crew. Riding a loner bike and hated it going down The Luge. Thought I was recovered from VQ, I was wrong...legs started shaking every time I gave a good push. Should have done a recovery ride the day after VQ. 734157/185
California03/04/2006
Sat
Vision Quest - 2018 COURSE
55.2 mi        11,200 ft        7 mph
+223 pts     GPX file
7:50:40
8:07:00
 Ouch! Lots of work but lots of fun! I was praying for a boulder to crush me as I began my death hike up Horsethief but, no luck, had to finish. Don't know my overall VQ place yet but did very well. Tons of thanks to Julie (my incredible wife) and Terry Best for the support...you guys are awesome! 7683160/182
California02/26/2006
Sun
Maple Springs - Four Corners
14.4 mi        2,698 ft        9.8 mph
+48 pts     GPX file
1:28:07
 Felt great on the climb; had an excellent rythm and pushed all the way to the gate. DH was a different story; was feeling great then went down on a corner...hard. Took plenty of skin off r-leg (ankle to buttock), r-arm, l-arm and both hands. Deep bruise on r-thigh too...not good for VQ. 1558161/182
California02/25/2006
Sat
Whiting: Raptor Road - Dreaded Hill
4.7 mi        1,212 ft        8.4 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
33:46
 2nd part of my Whiting ride w/Brian. His first trip up Dreaded; he did a good job. Felt good, didn't push, just cruised. 1363156/183
California02/25/2006
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Vista
6.9 mi        1,274 ft        8.7 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
47:43
 First part of my quick ride w/Brian. Only 3 months in and he's getting very good. Ran into the Whiting-OC group at Four Corners...good to see some of those guys again. First time up Vista; much steeper than I expected. 136/191
California02/23/2006
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        11.2 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:23:12
 Ate a bad burrito before riding so didn't feel all that well. Still a gorgeous day to ride so I can't complain. Wound up with sub 1 hour to the gate so I still pushed after recovering a bit. 1506163/188
California02/21/2006
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        9.8 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:34:31
 Short (1 hour >) and intense is the prescription leading up to VQ and that's what this was. Legs were very tired from yesterday's 51+ mile effort but still pushed to 1:01 to the top. 1336146/179
California02/20/2006
Mon
San Juan Super Loop #1
50.5 mi        7,053 ft        7.9 mph
+159 pts     GPX file
6:21:15
 Looong ride with Joe & Sunti. Fun loop with some VERY steep climbs thrown in. There's still some snow at the top of Trabuco so, all in all, this was a pretty cold ride with some really sticky mud thrown in. I think I'm ready for VQ now...I hope. 5962152/191
California02/18/2006
Sat
Maple Springs - Santiago Peak
23.4 mi        4,153 ft        8 mph
+74 pts     GPX file
2:55:46
 Wow! Mind numbingly cold, lots of snow, mud splashing in your eyes, fog and snowfall...what a cool ride! Fun group of "adventurers" braved The Peak today...nice. Average temp: 36...brrr. 2886156/185
California02/17/2006
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        7.4 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
3:29:10
 Did a variation with more mileage/climbing that took us through the heart of the fire. A lot of the land was scorched prett bad...looks like moonscape. This was my friend Brian's longest ride (30 miles) by far...good job! 2739137/180
California02/16/2006
Thu
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:57:42
 Friggin cold out tonight! Fun ride at a mellow pace before Death Ride on Sat. Sam tried a new technique of trying to inflate his blown tube while leaving his new tube draped around his neck...don't think it worked! :) 2035158/189
California02/14/2006
Tue
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
13.8 mi        2,191 ft        8.1 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:42:26
 Great mellow cruise with Murmur, David & HappyMtbr. Kept my promise to myself to not exert myself before the "Death March" ride on Saturday. Weather was amazing today. 1647151/183
California02/11/2006
Sat
Backbone: Corral - Encinal Cyn
17.3 mi        3,680 ft        7.7 mph
+82 pts     GPX file
2:15:31
 Incredible ride with an awesome group of guys. We all promised not to go fast...and lied!:) Not even smashing my right nut and having David try his own brand of Tae Kwon Do/Brokeback first aid could dampen the spirits. All around a near perfect day. 2575169/195
California02/10/2006
Fri
Live Oak - Santa Margarita Pkwy Loop
14.7 mi        1,092 ft        14.9 mph
+28 pts     GPX file
58:59
 Another slow one. Really nice weather this morning though. 856134/174
California02/08/2006
Wed
Tijeras Creek - Cougar Pass
28.6 mi        3,709 ft        10.1 mph
+84 pts     GPX file
2:49:00
 Repost: Rode with Murmur and mapped the route. Excellent way to get some miles in without straying too far from home if you live in RSM. 2812157/196
California02/06/2006
Mon
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        9.5 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
34:46
 The beginning and end of my ride. Thanks for letting me use your little light Doug, that thing's great. 187/160
California02/06/2006
Mon
Coto - Caspers Cougar Pass
20.8 mi        2,340 ft        10.9 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:54:07
 Fun ride with Doug...memo to all: he's FAST! Casper's is in great shape and that climb up Cougar Pass is crazy steep...a couple more feet and I would have fallen over. 2810193/161
California02/04/2006
Sat
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft        8.3 mph
+96 pts     GPX file
3:08:26
 This was just an incredible day for a ride! Great weather, clear skies and the trails - especially Trabuco - were in awesome condition. Did the whole ride with Sam (dump truck) and he's really getting fast! It was great seeing Sparticus and Scott V and riding with them to the top of Holy Jim. I think Trabuco is my favorite DH in OC. 3420165/186
California02/03/2006
Fri
Ladera Cyclery - Antonio Pkwy
15.5 mi        701 ft        17.6 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
52:54
 Recovery ride = embarrassing. Moving at the speed of smell when I start getting paced by a woman on a comfort bike...ouch. Pride says go, discipline says slow...discipline won this round. 656135/160
California02/02/2006
Thu
Ortega - PCH - Alicia Loop
37.2 mi        1,465 ft        20.6 mph
+39 pts     GPX file
1:48:35
 Nice day for a ride. I seemed to hit every stinkin light along the way so there was a lot of stop-and-go... I guess that's another reason I like my MTB more. Can't beat the road for training purposes though. 1954165/186
California02/01/2006
Wed
Whiting Ranch - Joplin
30.7 mi        5,814 ft        7 mph
+115 pts     GPX file
4:23:00
 REPOST: I'm getting/am sick and that made for a rough ride today. Legs felt like lead for much of the climb and I felt completely drained by the time we hit Cook's. Nevertheless, this was still a great ride (how can you beat miles of singletrack descent). Thanks for cruising Sam, it was fun! 4209154/188
California01/31/2006
Tue
RSM - Tustin Loop
40.6 mi        2,355 ft        17.3 mph
+94 pts     GPX file
2:21:00
 REPOST: Still recovering from a pretty bad cold so I just needed to get some miles in. I've wanted to map this for some time so I figured now was as good a time as any. 2291154/181
California01/27/2006
Fri
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        6.7 mph
+54 pts     GPX file
1:54:13
 I don't think I'm meant to ride Old San Juan. This is about the 7th time I've attempted it in the past 6 mos and, every time, something happens. Fun ride to cocktail w/Brian & Craig. Shock was VERY low on air on the way up so my pedals kept hitting...not fun. 1948159/190
California01/24/2006
Tue
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.9 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:45:36
 Solo night time effort. Started at dusk which, as it turns out, is a terrible time to ride: neither lights nor sun is bright enough at this time of day. Much thanks to John, the roadie, who hung with me from Cooks to Modjeska to provide me with a tail-light...very, very cool. 1532156/191
California01/22/2006
Sun
Maple Springs - Joplin
38 mi        7,858 ft        7.1 mph
+138 pts     GPX file
5:23:00
 Another leg burner with lots of elevation and some great descending down Joplin & Santiago. Rode with Koke who's an animal considering he's only been riding a couple of months. Very cold much of the way also, avg. temp of 55 with a low of 36! Brrrrrr. 5123156/183
California01/19/2006
Thu
Ladera Cyclery - Antonio Pkwy
15.5 mi        701 ft        17.5 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
52:56
 Sloooooooow recovery pace...about as exciting as watching paint dry. Kept the average HR below 130 so I achieved my boring goal...yay. 619128/150
California01/18/2006
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Forgot the HRM so no data for the ride; felt fast though. Fun, quick ride with ScottV. Lots of other people on the trail tonight.
California01/18/2006
Wed
Harding - Modjeska Peak
20.6 mi        4,059 ft        8.1 mph
+71 pts     GPX file
2:33:00
 Repost: Great ride if you want to add an extra 3 miles to the standard Harding route. Extra training, extra climbing, incredible views...can't beat it! 2962161/190
California01/14/2006
Sat
Upper Holy Jim Loop
21.9 mi        3,941 ft        6.3 mph
+77 pts     GPX file
3:28:00
 This ride had a little everything, fireroad climbs, technical singletrack, cops and a crime victim...not good. Great ride w/Sunti (finally back on his bike); cold & wet at the peak but VERY fun descent...love it! 2973145/174
California01/10/2006
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        10.2 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:31:09
 Pushed very hard up to the top but was still about 2 minutes off my pace. TRB has also become very fast since the last time we rode; dropped me on the last climb. Good company with Dump and Keith. Friggin cold in the canyon!!! 1545157/189
California01/09/2006
Mon
Motorway - Motorway (2x)
41.5 mi        7,862 ft        7.8 mph
+141 pts     GPX file
5:18:23
 Wow! Long ride with Joe. Lots of climbing on this one and the "double-dip" down Motorway was just awesome! Only drawback: Maple Springs was like the 91fwy today with all of the friggin 4x4's and motorcycles kicking up TONS of dust. On the plus side though: no bugs on Maple Springs for the first time EVER. (re-post w/full points) 5324158/183
California01/06/2006
Fri
Live Oak - Santa Margarita Pkwy Loop
14.7 mi        1,092 ft        16.8 mph
+28 pts     GPX file
52:35
 Quick ride through the canyon. HR is still acting up...doesn't make any sense. Pics to come later. 1039154/187
California01/02/2006
Mon
Palm Springs: Lower Murray Peak
6.8 mi        1,815 ft        5.9 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:09:40
 This is an awesome route for when you find yourself in the Palm Springs area. Remember, this is only one of ton of variations that can be done off the main fireroad to feel free to do some exploring! 1047150/187
California01/01/2006
Sun
Holy Jim Trail
9.9 mi        2,288 ft        6.1 mph
+38 pts     GPX file
1:37:36
 Pretty surprised to see this up here. Murmur and I just rode this a couple of days ago but the GPS file got screwed up somehow so, no post. Great ride but make sure you have a car that can handle the drive in! 1743162/189
California12/31/2005
Sat
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        7.5 mph
+54 pts     GPX file
1:41:56
 San Juan is a great trail to ride when it's just a bit wet...nice and tacky. Felt like crap today: very high HR, nausea, etc...I guess that's what 2+ weeks of "holiday eating" will do to you. 2002161/190
California12/23/2005
Fri
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        7.9 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:59:50
 Real mellow pace to keep the HR down. Had a great time riding with Terry and my buddy Brian who's new to the sport but getting better very fast! 1730145/179
California12/20/2005
Tue
Ladera Cyclery - Antonio Pkwy
15.5 mi        701 ft        22.1 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
42:06
 Couldn't find the HRM so no data. First time on the road bike in a looong time so it felt kinda strange.
California12/18/2005
Sun
Marshall Canyon - Potato Mountain
17.3 mi        3,295 ft        7.2 mph
+67 pts     GPX file
2:24:06
 Good route for those that live in this area. Rode this at recovery pace in order to keep the HR low to work on dropping some lbs. Thanks to Armondo for showing me this route. 1957171/140
California12/16/2005
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Old Camp
23.2 mi        4,093 ft        8.4 mph
+79 pts     GPX file
2:44:46
 Nice route! Rear brake was rubbing so bad I wanted to stick a pencil in my ear! Arrrggggh! Also so a skeletonized deer carcass on Modjeska...only one thing I know of will do that to a deer... 2773157/185
California12/13/2005
Tue
Sam Merrill - Lower / Middle Loop
11.1 mi        2,819 ft        5.6 mph
+66 pts     GPX file
1:57:24
 This is one of those "must do" rides for anyone who lives within an hour or so of Pasadena. Excellent climb up singletrack and fireroad and a long, technical descent along Upper Merrill makes for an awesome route. Also, make sure to detour into the resort ruins; they're very cool! 1928151/182
California12/12/2005
Mon
Caballero Trail - Sullivan Canyon Loop
19.4 mi        3,191 ft        8 mph
+82 pts     GPX file
2:25:55
 Rode this with Rich (Night Ranger) and his friend Steve. Great ride with A LOT of variety! J-Drop is a crazy, loose, rutted, stair-stepped descent with jagged pieces of rusted rebar sticking out everywhere...can you say fun!? If your coming from OC for this ride, plan ahead: LA traffic is horrendous! 156/186
California12/08/2005
Thu
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,040 ft    
+61 pts     GPX file
 Accidentally deleted my ride from yesterday...meant to delete and repost the Whiting route.
California12/08/2005
Thu
Whiting Ranch Grand Tour
10.5 mi        1,938 ft        8.7 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:12:00
 Repost from Tuesday ride since full points are up.
California12/04/2005
Sun
Christianitos - Pendleton Loop
11.5 mi        2,016 ft        7.9 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
1:27:13
 Crazy little loop with lots of overgrown singletrack. Some fun sections but lots of bushwacking in between...make sure to bring a weed wacker along! ;)
California12/03/2005
Sat
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6.2 mi        900 ft    
+24 pts     GPX file
 Great ride around one of the funnest quickie rides in OC. Forgot the computer today so no time but it was kinda nice not checking my HR and time every couple of minutes...more relaxing.
California12/02/2005
Fri
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        11.4 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
29:01
 First of two laps around my "backyard" loop. Almost ran into some poor newbie who was having a hard time navigating the only technical section on the whole trail...keep trying bro! 36150/182
California12/02/2005
Fri
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        11.2 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
29:18
 Second lap around the "backyard" loop. The clouds are still holding but they look like they could break at any time to ruin a bunch of rides tomorrow. 361
California12/01/2005
Thu
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft    
+57 pts     GPX file
 Mellow ride with Murmur and skass. It was really dark out there tonight with no moon. The ride down from the Old Camp clearing is very different at night. 2191141/181
California11/30/2005
Wed
Chino Hills: North - South Ridge
14.6 mi        2,201 ft        9.7 mph
+44 pts     GPX file
1:30:45
 
California11/30/2005
Wed
Chino Hills: North - South Ridge
14.6 mi        2,201 ft        9.7 mph
+44 pts     GPX file
1:30:45
 Did this loop again with C Trask and our newbie buddy Brian. Brian's definitely showing A LOT of improvement in a short period of time.
California11/28/2005
Mon
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        12.4 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
26:40
 Had to get one quick lap in before I dropped the bike off for some much needed repairs. Went for broke and managed to hammer out a solid time. 480144/181
California11/26/2005
Sat
Whiting Ranch - Cactus
6.6 mi        880 ft        9.5 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
41:44
 Mellow recovery ride with Murmur after our hike-a-bike adventure up Horsethief yesterday. Weather was unbelievably nice today. 729144/183
California11/25/2005
Fri
Holy Jim - Horsethief
24.2 mi        3,960 ft        7.3 mph
+79 pts     GPX file
3:19:35
 Murmur and I decided to see what we'd gotten ourselves into with the Vision Quest hike-a-bike up Horsethief; Wow! It would be 1.4 miles of steep hiking if you had no bike but with a bike...yikes. Great day, lots of other riders/hikers out. Vision Quest is going to be a butt kicker! 2912
California11/24/2005
Thu
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,040 ft        8.8 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:04:30
 Great Turkey Day ride with Keith B, Shleppy and about 100 of our closest friends...four corners was absolutely PACKED!! Huge props to the dude who hauled all of the coffee and pastries up Harding on a Bob trailer; had to be at least 50lbs worth of stuff but he fed the masses. 2319165/188
California11/23/2005
Wed
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft        10.6 mph
+14 pts     GPX file
31:01
 Was going to take some new pics of the route but realized too late my wife took the memory card out of the camera. I'll get those shots up soon so all of you that are riding this route can get full points. Sorry. 456149/181
California11/21/2005
Mon
Ladera Sports Park - 3rd Lookout
7 mi        1,450 ft        8.8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
47:36
 Great night ride with Scottster, Keith B and Vapor. This is a great interval course since none of the climbs are very long you can sprint to the top of each and recover before you hit the next. 821158/188
California11/21/2005
Mon
Noble Canyon via Big Laguna
22.4 mi        2,917 ft        8.6 mph
+68 pts     GPX file
2:37:04
 Mapped the route with Shleppy and Murmur on Saturday. This has got to be one of the best downhill courses around! 2248144/183
California11/20/2005
Sun
Chino Hills: North - South Ridge
0 mi        0 ft        0 mph
+44 pts     GPX file
1:31:28
 Rode this the other day with a couple of friends, one of whom was doing his first ride on his new bike. He's new to the scene so he had several "clip in tips"...always amusing! Good training route if you live in the area. 1260141/178
California11/16/2005
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Great night ride with Murmur, his friend and some dude named John who tagged on with us. Realized I was running about 30psi too much air in my fork...hmmm, and I was wondering why the thing was so stiff. Brilliant.
California11/15/2005
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        9.5 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:38:00
 Great night ride with Murmur and Burdman. It was extremely windy out there...especially at Beek's. 1255155/
California11/14/2005
Mon
Noble Canyon via Big Laguna
0 mi        0 ft        0 mph
+68 pts     GPX file
2:47:00
 Deleted old route with bad directions...this was my ride from that one that was already posted.
California11/13/2005
Sun
Tijeras Creek - Chiquita Ridge Loop
5.5 mi        580 ft    
+14 pts     GPX file
 Mapped this route with Shleppy last week. Great little training ride for after/before work. The trail's in great shape right now as well.
California11/11/2005
Fri
Strawberry Peak
15 mi        3,700 ft        6.7 mph
+64 pts     GPX file
2:14:30
 This was the first half of what was supposed to be Strawberry Peak-JPL. First off, this loop is nothing short of epic. Incredible views, unbelievable singletrack climbs and semi-trecherous but amazingly fun, exposed, decents. Hard to believe this place is just a couple of minutes outside of LA. Second part of this route to come... 2000148/
California11/11/2005
Fri
Brown Mountain - Ken Burton Trail
14 mi        2,240 ft    
+64 pts     GPX file
 This is the second half of what was supposed to be Strawberry Peak-JPL. Instead (once we passed the loop at Switzer) it turned into Switzer to 50 creek crossings, to a 100ft cliff, back across the creek crossings, up the Ken Burton trail (REALLY steep and overgrown), to Brown Mtn Rd. Murmur, TRB, Joe Crouch and I all thought we were - literally - going to have to be found by search and rescue teams. Crazy day but what an adventure. 1990140/
California11/10/2005
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 (Mon night ride) Not sure on the time since the Polar has issues when my HID light is running. Legs were still somewhat fatigued from Saturday's race. 490142/
California11/10/2005
Thu
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 Final lap!! (#9) Wasn't sure I was going to be able to do the 9th but, when I hit the transition area, I felt a surge of energy and rolled off one more and felt good. 644
California11/09/2005
Wed
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        7.1 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
38:49
 Lap 7 of 9...starting to wonder how many laps I have left in me at this point as things are starting to hurt. Passed the top solo guy in the next age group on latter part of the lap so I got another burst of energy. 644163/
California11/09/2005
Wed
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        7 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
39:26
 Lap 8 of 9...This one hurt. Left leg cramping...back tight...ran out of water. Only one more to go... 644162/
California11/08/2005
Tue
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        8.8 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
31:26
 Still entering laps...this is #5 of 9. Fastest lap; I was feeling good since I finally got some chain lube to eliminate the ghost shifts. 644166/
California11/08/2005
Tue
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        7.1 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
38:49
 Lap 6 of 9...still going. Almost took a header on the Warrior's Trail when someone decided to come to a complete stop on the rockiest section of the trail...genius. 644163/
California11/05/2005
Sat
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        8.5 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
32:38
 1st of 9 solo laps. This one was a little chilly. 644172/186
California11/05/2005
Sat
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        8.1 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
33:54
 2nd lap...legs were much warmer on this one and I felt good. Saw a couple of people break chains on this lap; this course did challenge chains! 644171/183
California11/05/2005
Sat
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        7.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
35:00
 3rd lap of 9...felt good on this one. HR was leveling out. 644168/180
California11/05/2005
Sat
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        7.7 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
35:48
 4th lap of 9...Still chugging along at this point. Lots of dust so chain lube had dried up; ghost shifts are no fun. 644167/181
California11/04/2005
Fri
Coto - Valley Loop Trail
14.9 mi        1,824 ft        9.5 mph
+40 pts     GPX file
1:34:00
 Mellow ride with a great group (Shleppy, Chris L, ScottV, TRB and Doug). This would be a great route for someone who's relatively new to the sport but looking for something with some distance to it. 1252139/182
California11/03/2005
Thu
Ladera Sports Park - 3rd Lookout
7 mi        1,450 ft        9.4 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
44:51
 1st of two laps. This is a much more enjoyable ride when it's not covered in mud. One of the better, short, training rides around. I also realized that I was off on distance the first time I rode this. Computer caked in mud will do that to you. 709155/178
California11/03/2005
Thu
Ladera Sports Park - 3rd Lookout
7 mi        1,450 ft        9.8 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
42:59
 2nd of two laps. Felt really good on this lap (my legs don't work well unitl they're really warmed up). It was a little bit chilly on the way back...should have worn some sleeves. Incredible view from the 3rd lookout though...wow! 714157/182
California11/01/2005
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.6 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
53:00
 Fun ride with Keith B, Shleppy, ScottV and Scottster. I realized that a helmet mounted light is in my future if I'm going to keep doing a lot of night rides. Couldn't get the HID lights an wireless computer to play nice tonight.
California10/31/2005
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak (old)
5.2 mi        680 ft        9.8 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
31:59
 1st part of two Whiting laps at "marathon" pace. Saw 7 deer (well, 6 whole deer and one pair of ears bounding through the brush) in different places throughout the park. Nice evening for a ride but it's getting dark VERY early. 1029159/178
California10/31/2005
Mon
Whiting: Raptor Road - Dreaded Hill
4.7 mi        1,212 ft        10.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
27:32
 2nd part of a dual loop. Rode at "marathon" pace to prep for Saturday. Almost got killed by a coupole of knobs who weren't paying attention while bombing down Dreaded - felt like knocking them off their bikes but opted not to. :o) 156/181
California10/29/2005
Sat
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 First lap around the course w/Sky King, Sleestack and Hyperdanny. Took it easy and checked out the "novice" section. Really well put together course except the start - that's going to be a horrible bottle-neck when the race starts. 156/181
California10/29/2005
Sat
6 Hours of Orange County
4.6 mi        1,125 ft        7.5 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
36:53
 2nd of two laps. Did this one at a mellow pace that I figured I could last doing for six straight hours. The "Warrior's Trail" is a lot of fun but definitely something to be avoided (more for the sake of everyone else than for the individual rider) if you're not confident in your technical skills. 1284170/187
California10/28/2005
Fri
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        11.4 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:21:26
 Rode with a great group of guys. Weather was perfect and Sky King inspired me to mash my way to an all time best time. 1572170/191
California10/27/2005
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.6 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
53:12
 Nice night ride with some Basso guys. Fog was very thick towards the top so going was a little bit slow until you started down The Luge. Lights are now in full effect. 931159/182
California10/25/2005
Tue
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.3 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
49:03
 Trail's in great shape. Lots of grip from the recent rain and virtually no mud. 860162/182
California10/19/2005
Wed
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,040 ft        8.6 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:06:32
 Harding may be one of the best trails in SoCal when it comes to handling rain. The trail's in great condition with almost no mud!
California10/18/2005
Tue
Ladera Sports Park - 3rd Lookout
7 mi        1,450 ft        9.3 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
45:08
 New route that's near my house so I thought I'd give it a shot...big mistake. This will be a fun, short ride when it dries out but, for now, the mixture of clay like mud, sand and grass clippings makes for the thickest, stickiest mud I've EVER ridden. I spent as much time cleaning my bike afterwards as I did riding. :o( 500148/182
California10/14/2005
Fri
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak (old)
5.2 mi        680 ft        9.8 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
31:49
 First of two laps through Whiting. A LOT of slow/experienced riders in the park today...made the decents a little sketchy (especially when they decided to stop in the middle of the trail on blind corners!) 1182140/182
California10/14/2005
Fri
Whiting: Raptor Road - Dreaded Hill
4.7 mi        1,212 ft        7.6 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
37:26
 Second of two laps. Screwed up and took the long way thus adding plenty of time. I'm no longer calling that hill "Dreaded," I will now be calling it "Uncle" because that sucker tries to get you to say "uncle!" ;-)
California10/13/2005
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Cactus
6.6 mi        880 ft    
+23 pts     GPX file
 First part of a dual loop with Cactus and Old Camp #1. Awesome weather. By the time I got to the bottom of the single track after doing Old Camp it was dark so the covered sections were pretty sketchy and slow. 150/189
California10/13/2005
Thu
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8.8 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:46:48
 Reached a new milestone tonight: 100% middle ring all the way to the clearing without stepping out. It was a little rough at the switchback past The Luge but I managed to make it. Fun dual loop with Cactus...when I get a GPS I'll map this one as a Ladder route! 2759172/190
California10/11/2005
Tue
O'Neill Park - Arroyo Trabuco
11.1 mi        1,350 ft    
+26 pts     GPX file
 Dave from Freeride Cycles closed shop and took CTrask and I on a guided tour of this route. Fun route with lots of wildlife (and a teenage couple getting...wild) sightings and some fun DH sections. THANKS DAVE! 1281138/182
California10/10/2005
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Dreaded Hill
4.8 mi        800 ft        9 mph
+22 pts     GPX file
31:56
 Wanted to do a second lap but ran out of light. Saw a skunk running the trail on the way down Dreaded...rode by him just as he was about to lift his tail to let one rip! 165/190
California10/07/2005
Fri
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft    
+37 pts     GPX file
 Crazy temperature shift. Had a low of 44 degrees at one point and a high of 96 at another! Freeze then melt! Rode with two friends who are pretty new...it's fun bringing new people into the sport. 1214134/181
California10/06/2005
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        9.1 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
49:54
 Smoke from the fires made for some REALLY bad smog so I cut out Old Camp and just went down The Luge. Learned that HID lights and HRM do not play nice together. 1000
California10/04/2005
Tue
Coto - Caspers East Ridge Loop
19.7 mi        2,523 ft        10.3 mph
+52 pts     GPX file
1:55:08
 Saw my first mountain lion tonight near the campground of Caspers. Thought it was a VERY large bobcat (saw a real bobcat on Eastridge) then saw the tail. We stared at each other for about 5 seconds before it took off...very cool. Caspers is very sandy BTW, almost not worth the effort. 1846153/178
California10/03/2005
Mon
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        960 ft        11.3 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:15:05
 It's really starting to get dark early. I figured I'd have light until about 7:15...I was wrong. It got dark around 6:40. Gorgeous night though. 586
California10/01/2005
Sat
San Juan Trail (up and down)
22.8 mi        3,640 ft        7.5 mph
+99 pts     GPX file
3:02:01
 I love this ride! Hit the trail - literally - at the break of dawn and had awesome weather all the way up. Met my friends at the top and had a fun decent. Who could ask for anything more on a Saturday morning?? 3175161/186
California09/29/2005
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Edison Viejo
8.7 mi        1,180 ft        9.5 mph
+27 pts     GPX file
54:56
 This is a good training route. Not as much fun as Cactus but better than doing just the Live Oak route. The days are definitely getting shorter...bummer. 983162/191
California09/27/2005
Tue
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        8 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
1:57:11
 Going at a great pace until Joe's tire gashed open. After breaking the stem on the first tube and installing the second, it was dark. Fortunately, we ran into some people with lights who were kind enough to escort us down but that meant a VERRRY slow ride down the luge. We probably left 12-15 minutes on the table. Bummer. 1909155/183
California09/25/2005
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Cactus
6.6 mi        880 ft    
+23 pts     GPX file
 Rode with Craig, JeffK and some non-Ladder guys. First time MTB ride for one of our crew. That makes two newbie rides for me in one week...I think I'm done for a while. ;-)
California09/24/2005
Sat
Aliso: Mathis - Meadows
9.1 mi        1,024 ft        10.6 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
51:39
 Surfed for a couple of hours early then got in a quick loop to cap off an awesome morning. 1023165/189
California09/23/2005
Fri
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.6 mi        1,297 ft    
+31 pts     GPX file
 Took a friend on his first MTB ride ever so it was a reeeeeeaaalllly slow one but it's always nice to introduce someone new to the sport. 980121/187
California09/22/2005
Thu
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        6.9 mph
+54 pts     GPX file
1:50:31
 Heart rate was doing some crazy stuff on the way up. Legs felt good but the lungs just didn't want to work right. Fun ride nonetheless and the weather was great! 1975162/188
California09/19/2005
Mon
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
13.8 mi        2,191 ft        9.4 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:28:09
 Wow! Started the ride with a nice cloud layer that turned into some showers, that turned into a lightening storm, that turned into a short, heavy shower. Incredible ride that ended with an amazing rainbow. Also ran into Shleppy & Scott on the way to the Luge...sorry I didn't wait guys; lightening and "the flag" didn't seem to mix. 1584162/190
California09/15/2005
Thu
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        8.8 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
2:55:14
 Was set to do Counting Coup but a couple of pre-ride delays, a mechanical problem and a 4:00pm appointment meant that I had to bail at the bottom of the Motorway. I'm a little bummed but we're going to do the full Vision Quest next week so I'll get over it. 2556154/184
California09/12/2005
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Cactus
6.6 mi        880 ft        10.5 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
37:40
 Gorgeous evening ride. Weather was awesome and my legs felt really good. Craig cruised with me through the top of Mustard then I had to bail. I'm going to miss all of this riding when I start working full time. 777168/189
California09/10/2005
Sat
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
51:20
 Mellow ride with some friends. Still recovering from the Chiquito Hell ride the other day so nothing really felt great. If I get bored I'll spend an hour or two counting the 2,000 scrapes and bruises covering me. :-) 863157/185
California09/08/2005
Thu
San Juan - Chiquito Trail
31.9 mi        5,590 ft        5.4 mph
+139 pts     GPX file
5:55:58
 OK, I try not to be a complainer but THIS "RIDE" SUCKS!! Chiquito is fun if you like: TONS of poison oak, about 7 MILES OF HIKE-A-BIKE, BUSHWACKING and an un-natural amount of pain! This ride is not fun in any way, shape or form...AVOID THIS RIDE AT ALL COSTS! BTW, did I mention the TONS OF POISON OAK AND MILES AND MILES OF HIKE-A-BIKE?!?!? 5474151/182
California09/07/2005
Wed
Aliso: Cholla - Meadows
11.6 mi        1,140 ft        11 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
1:03:31
 I don't usually take the fire road all the way to Cholla and now I know why: too much sand! Fun solo jaunt otherwise and Meadows is always a great decent. 1097163/186
California09/05/2005
Mon
Holy Jim - Trabuco Trail
26.2 mi        4,240 ft        7.2 mph
+96 pts     GPX file
3:37:32
 Feeling fast? Go for a ride with racer-boys Doug, Joe and Joe's friend Bill for a nice, humbling time ;o) Fun ride, great guys, but they stopped to check out the view, I didn't see them and - poof! - they were gone. Sorry I lost you guys...I guess that's the only way I'll ever beat you back to the cars. 3474152/182
California09/02/2005
Fri
El Moro: Ticketron - Moro Ridge
9.1 mi        1,335 ft    
+27 pts     GPX file
 Did a variation of this loop. Got all the points in with some "extra credit" added in so no time. Finally got my buddy back onto his bike today...nice to see him turning pedals again. 1159154/185
California08/31/2005
Wed
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        9.9 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:17:36
 Awesome weather tonight! Made it in just as we ran out of light...perfect timing! 1200145/183
California08/30/2005
Tue
Blackstar Canyon - Motorway
25.7 mi        4,520 ft        8.6 mph
+93 pts     GPX file
2:58:39
 Fun ride with CTrask. Blackstar is kinda boring but, I love the ride to the top of Motorway. A lot of grading so there are some very loose, gravel sections that REALLY slow you down. Not too hot today either.
California08/28/2005
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak (old)
5.2 mi        680 ft        10.8 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
29:00
 Quick, fun ride with semi-cool weather. Actually had my pedal strip off the spindle. Let me tell you, trying to pedal while simultaneously trying not to have your pedal slide off into never-never land is a real treat! 500144/185
California08/27/2005
Sat
Santiago Truck Trail - Old Camp
14.9 mi        2,140 ft        8.5 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
1:44:32
 Great ride with new Ladder rider, MattH. Mellow pace for most of the ride and just barely beat the heat coming out (it was already hitting 87 at 9:00A!) 1675153/189
California08/24/2005
Wed
Whiting Ranch - The Luge
13.8 mi        2,191 ft        8.2 mph
+56 pts     GPX file
1:40:28
 Rode w/Shleppy & RussJD (great guys, ride with them if you get a chance) on 8/24 and Shlep mapped the route (thanks man). Make sure to thank the guys that do the mapping as it really is not the easiest thing to do. 1628153/186
California08/22/2005
Mon
Whiting Ranch - Cactus
6.6 mi        880 ft        10 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
39:43
 These arent' my legs. These legs work too well...I guess that's what being unemployed for a couple of weeks and riding a lot will do for you. Cactus is in great shape now; thanks for all your work out there SHARE and the Ladder crew! 761159/184
California08/20/2005
Sat
Old Camp - Luge
15.7 mi        2,784 ft        7.6 mph
+57 pts     GPX file
2:03:13
 Felt good today. Took it easy up from the flag to the camp. It was hot but at least there weren't any gnats! 2202163/180
California08/18/2005
Thu
Harding - Motorway
34.5 mi        7,250 ft        7.2 mph
+129 pts     GPX file
4:48:18
 My butt hurts!!! This was long but fun. Doug and Joe are...shall we say...flippin fast but that helped motivate me (that and the stinkin gnats again) to get up those climbs. I'm going to need a day or so to recover from this one. 4670156/185
California08/16/2005
Tue
Harding Truck Trail
18.2 mi        3,040 ft        8.2 mph
+61 pts     GPX file
2:13:07
 Set a personal best with a 1:39 minute ascent. The gnats were out in force today so maybe that's why I climbed so fast...I hate those things!!! 2316160/185
California08/14/2005
Sun
Aliso Dual Loop
12.8 mi        1,420 ft        8.8 mph
+37 pts     GPX file
1:27:30
 Solo ride today. Nice, moderate pace to get the bloodflow back in my legs after a long climb up Maple Springs yesterday. 1337148/179
California08/13/2005
Sat
Maple Springs - Motorway
16.8 mi        3,540 ft        7 mph
+68 pts     GPX file
2:25:00
 First time doing this ride and I love it. Motorway is a blast. CTrask and I were going at a good clip until he had the worst blowout I've ever seen. His tire literally came apart. Yet another reason not to own lightweight tires. 2375155/180
California08/11/2005
Thu
Santiago Truck Trail (gate to flag)
6.8 mi        1,000 ft        8.8 mph
+23 pts     GPX file
46:23
 Stinkin HOT!!!! Hmmm, should I get a ride in today when I have so many other things to do? Must...have...points. I'm like a GeoLadder zombie these days. 850152/179
California08/10/2005
Wed
Aliso Tour
17.5 mi        2,560 ft        8.4 mph
+51 pts     GPX file
2:04:34
 Gorgeous evening with an awesome ocean breeze throughout most of the ride. Honestly couldn't ask for better conditions. 2090157/184
California08/08/2005
Mon
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        6.5 mph
+54 pts     GPX file
1:57:00
 This is just a fun ride. Riding with Animal, Manny, Joe and Craig makes me wish for a new set of lungs. Not on my game today but a "bad day" on the bike's still 100% better than a "good day" in an office. 2011168/189
California08/05/2005
Fri
Santa Ana River Trail (SART) Shuttle
24.5 mi        2,125 ft        7.3 mph
+112 pts     GPX file
3:22:00
 This may be the best ride in SoCal. Shuttle ride so you think "how can this be worth 112 points?" Then you start grinding and soon you realize 112 points is just right for this sucker. BTW Jeff, do you know where the keys are? :) Much thanks to CTrask for braving the ride up with the DUI guy. 3123145/178
California08/03/2005
Wed
Coto - Caspers East Ridge Loop
19.7 mi        2,523 ft        9.6 mph
+52 pts     GPX file
2:03:13
 Great group with Shleppy, Animaltico (who made a couple of us feel old when he didn't know what "Land of the Lost" was), Sleestack, Vapor and Sky-King. This is a great training ride with no real grinders so you can really attack the little climbs. 2274163/190
California08/01/2005
Mon
Laguna Coast: El Moro Canyon (dual loop)
15 mi        2,750 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 Took a header down Rattlesnake and the computer went out so I'm not sure exactly what my ride time was. Good ride with CTrask even though I was suffering through the second half with plenty of little abrasions...ouch! 1453
California08/01/2005
Mon
Blackstar Canyon - Beeks
15.5 mi        2,199 ft        9.2 mph
+47 pts     GPX file
1:41:18
 Rode this 7/25 with Doug. Just been waiting for it to get posted. Great training ride but not much scenery. 2058153/178
California07/30/2005
Sat
Harding - Upper Holy Jim
32.6 mi        6,250 ft        7.4 mph
+123 pts     GPX file
4:23:11
 Awesome! This ride is grueling (especially with an average temp of 93 and a max of 106) but, wow, is it fun! Cruising with the ladder crew was very fun and finishing off with CTrask and Shleppy was great! 4302157/182
California07/29/2005
Fri
Whiting: Raptor Road - Dreaded Hill
4.7 mi        970 ft    
+29 pts     GPX file
 ...Second half of the double loop that I did. Thought I did the Whiting one but Vapor set me on the straight and narrow. 154/181
California07/28/2005
Thu
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak (old)
5.2 mi        680 ft    
+21 pts     GPX file
 Rocked a double loop with Vapor and R.Campos. Did this then moved on to the "Dreaded" route... 1351154/181
California07/24/2005
Sun
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak (old)
5.2 mi        680 ft        9.2 mph
+21 pts     GPX file
33:45
 Silver lining: lots of gnats in my face on Mustard so I ascended the sucker faster than I ever have before trying to outride them! 815156/182
California07/23/2005
Sat
Chantry Flats: Mt Zion - Sturtevant
14.1 mi        3,340 ft        6 mph
+67 pts     GPX file
2:20:52
 Hmm, where to begin. Let's start with the good: Once you hit the trailhead, the climb is a lot of fun. Great singletrack under a nice canopy most of the way and the views are amazing. Onto the...shall we say...not so good. Mt. Zion Summit climb is about 90% unrideable (overgrown, narrow, steep and loose). Waaaay too much pavement. Tons of poison oak. Lots of fresh bear and mtn. lion scat. AGAIN, ZION IS UNRIDEABLE! 2 mile portage no fun. 2461161/186
California07/21/2005
Thu
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        8.8 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
51:44
 I was going to do Old Camp but got held up in traffic and got started about 20 minutes later than I wanted to. I'm not sure the Luge would have been much fun in the dark with no lights. 1006168/186
California07/20/2005
Wed
Aliso: Cholla - Lynx
9.7 mi        725 ft        11.6 mph
+16 pts     GPX file
50:21
 Finally got a ride in with Manny. Great rider and an even better person. It was dark by the time we got to the bottom of Lynx so the ride back to the parking lot was a little slow without lights. 839154/186
California07/16/2005
Sat
Aliso: Cholla - Rock-it
10.4 mi        840 ft        11.1 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
56:01
 Did this as part of a dual loop with Mathis to Meadows. Added the Wood Canyon fireroad section between the Meadows trailhead and Coyote in in order to get an accurate time. It was hot but I felt pretty good. If I ever get a GPS I'll see if we can add this as a dual loop; great trail combo! 900163/186
California07/16/2005
Sat
Aliso: Mathis - Meadows
9.1 mi        1,024 ft        9.5 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
57:34
 Did this as the second part of a dual loop with Cholla to Rock-It. Great combo of trails! (See posting on other route for more detail). 1066162/184
California07/14/2005
Thu
Aliso: Mathis - Meadows
9.1 mi        1,024 ft    
+20 pts     GPX file
 My new favorite "quick ride."
California07/13/2005
Wed
Santiago Oaks: Chutes
6.2 mi        900 ft        6.6 mph
+24 pts     GPX file
56:00
 This is just a flat out fun ride. Was supposed to ride with Doug but got hung up waiting for my bike at the shop. Rode with Robert C and his kids though so the pace was "slow and easy." Robert's kids have a serious future in this sport though. One bit of caution: the gnats are out in force at dusk so be sure to bring your glasses with clear or amber lenses. I didn't and had 10-15 bugs go into my eyes on the descents. 938146/
California07/10/2005
Sun
Aliso: Mathis - Meadows
9.1 mi        1,024 ft        9.5 mph
+20 pts     GPX file
57:24
 Did this ride in reverse (Meadows to Mathis) and really liked it. I've ridden Aliso for years and have never been on Meadows - great trail! Probably the hardest climb in the park. 996157/185
California07/09/2005
Sat
Laguna Coast: El Moro Canyon (dual loop)
15 mi        2,750 ft    
+49 pts     GPX file
 Actually did the ride from the Laguna Coast Wilderness park. I took pictures and plotted the route so, hopefully, it'l gett posted later.
California07/07/2005
Thu
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.6 mi        1,297 ft        10.3 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:25:00
 Beautiful evening. Fun trail for a quick spin. 911144/182
California07/06/2005
Wed
Luge (Cooks Corner)
7.6 mi        1,382 ft        7.9 mph
+29 pts     GPX file
57:26
  1138170/188
California07/04/2005
Mon
Aliso: Cholla - Lynx
9.7 mi        725 ft    
+16 pts     GPX file
 Fun ride; forgot the computer.
California07/04/2005
Mon
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.6 mi        1,297 ft        8.9 mph
+31 pts     GPX file
1:38:00
 Rode the singletrack along the side of the main trail for much of the ride; made things more interesting.
California06/28/2005
Tue
Coto - Caspers West Ridge
14.6 mi        1,297 ft    
+31 pts     GPX file
 Did this in combo with part of Tijeras Creek trail so I'm not sure how much time I spent on each.
California06/23/2005
Thu
Tijeras Creek Loop - counter
14.2 mi        812 ft        9.1 mph
+32 pts     GPX file
1:34:00
 Finger's still broken so I had to ride slow to help deal with the pain. 162/
California06/11/2005
Sat
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft        5.9 mph
+54 pts     GPX file
2:10:00
 Slammed into a rock wall, tore my arm apart and may have dislocated my finger. Rough day.
California06/07/2005
Tue
Aliso: Mathis - Cholla
10.4 mi        961 ft        8.9 mph
+18 pts     GPX file
1:10:24
 Great weather and the trail's are in really good shape. 1012172/185
California06/04/2005
Sat
Harding - Motorway - Joplin
39.4 mi        8,130 ft    
+142 pts     GPX file
 Joplin's a mess right now! Lots of poison oak and exceptionally overgrown. DO NOT ride this trail unless you are an advanced rider (i.e. ready for lots of steep sections with rocks, ruts and loose stuff) wearing something on your legs to protect against the massive amount of poison oak. VERY fun if you're up for some pain. 5014169/189
California05/28/2005
Sat
San Juan Trail (bottom half)
12.7 mi        2,315 ft    
+54 pts     GPX file
 A little rutted but a good ride nonetheless. The descent was great! It's always nice when the XC guy (me) can hang with the shuttle-monkeys in full pads!
California05/26/2005
Thu
El Moro Canyon
5.1 mi        840 ft    
+22 pts     GPX file
 Still no computer but great ride! The trail's in great condition and the cool, evening temps made for perfect riding weather.
California05/24/2005
Tue
Whiting Ranch - Live Oak (old)
5.2 mi        680 ft    
+21 pts     GPX file
 No computer or HRM (the sensor's broken) so no ride data. The trail's A LOT different from a couple of months ago...the changes are not necessarily all that great.





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