SAME ROUTE AS LAST YEAR FOR 2017!! From Cox building in RSM, out to Arroyo Trabuco, into O'Neill, up Live Oak to Cell Tower, Down Vista, up Twisty Tire, out into RSM, Plano Trabuco to Tijeras Creek Trail all the way to Oso, then under the bridge, up to Oso, Antonio to Waterworks and back.
04/25/20 Hot out today. Rode the 25 miler in honor of the event that was postponed due to Covid 19. Lots of deep stream crossings that required climbing over on a log. Saw a huge 4 foot gopher snake in the arroyo.
03/29/20 Geared Niner - nice to not kill myself on the super steep hills. But strangely knees hurting afterwards, while last weekend on the SS doing 31 miles, no issues. Lots of stream crossings in the arroyo - 3 had to walk on log as too deep to ride through. Waterworks is amazing - whomoever did the work on the berms and jumps, kudos to you. Never been more fun to ride.
06/02/18 Perfect riding weather this morning. Saw a large coyote on the road about 1/2 mile from the tollroad in the arroyo, and saw another on the way back also in the arroyo. Only a few riders out today. Went to top of Vista instead of the bypass. Big bulldozer in the arroyo a mile or so from Oso resulted in interesting navigation of the stream crossing as mud was everywhere.
04/14/18 I couldn't ride it the day of the event because I was injured from a fall. Today finally I found the time and a good day to do it. I did not ride the asphalted Plano Trabuco having a dirt trail behind Robinson Ranch, adding at least 15 more minutes. I consider it a sin. Good temps. I turned my lights on when riding by the creek.