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.
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04/17/21 FS with new rubber on both tires. Forgot to turn lockout off for Vista downhill. 2nd gear keeps slipping when under torque, and I can't dial it in. Ride 2 of two today. Quite a few kids in the arroyo without helmets.
04/10/21 HT - nice temps today. Not many out there on bikes today. Got feet wet in a few deep stream crossings in the arroyo. Extra credit as started at Beebe park so climbing out of the arroyo at the end ain't fun.
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.
04/07/18 SS - lovely day. Sunny at start then clouded up for an hour then sunny at end. Trail is perfect with no safety hazards for the Rwanda Ride in 3 weeks. Streams are deeper than last time I rode this a month or so ago. Cleaned pretty much everything and didn't push too hard. Something about a guy pushing his geared bike up a hill and riding by him on a single speed that boosts the ego a tad.
02/17/18 SS - finally got the chain tension figured out by using a half-link. Lovely day for riding after volunteering at the Harding Time Trail this morning. Only walked a couple sections that were too chunky to ride - 1 small section by cell tower in O'Neill and the last pop at Chiquita ridge. Saw my first rattler of the season bombing down Chaquita just before the toll road - a 4 footer sunning himself. Rolled about 3 inches from his head. He didn't move. Water in the arroyo not too deep - cleaned all of them. Forgot how much flat there is on the route - hard to make time on the SS.