This is the 2016 Rwanda 25 miler route but skips the Oso Parkway and Waterworks portion for a 19 mile total. Leave Applied Medical in RSM and head down to the church and into the Arroyo, through O'Neill, up to the cell tower and down Vista. Up Twisty Tire, to Plano Trabuco to Dove Canyon waterfall. Behind RSM Catholic HS and through Coto up to Chiquita ridge. At Antonio, cut into Tijeras Creek golf course and pop back to the gravel road in the arroyo and follow it back to the Church and then to Applied Medical.
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Steps to create GPX from Strava: Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Download GPX' (saves to 'Downloads' on your computer). Go to www.geoladders.com, open the existing route you want to post to, select 'Post GPX to this route' (on left), then click the 'Browse' button (middle of page), find the GPX in your 'Downloads' directory. Double click, save. That's it. Your route appears on geoladders.com/posts and in your dashboard.
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To get the downloaded gpx file from your computer onto your GARMIN device, login to Garmin Connect at connect.garmin.com. STEP 1). Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) STEP 2). Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. STEP 3). Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. STEP 4). The activity opens (in Garmin Connect), then upper right, of the 5 icons, click the GEAR icon 5. then SEND TO DEVICE (Note: you can rename the acivity before sending to your device). The activity will show in 'Courses' on your Garmin device with the default name or the name you gave it. 6. You'll need to unplug your device to view courses on your device. That's it.
03/22/20 SS - Never seen so many bikes out with families on the trail as today. Most of these bikes hadn't seen daylight for 5 years as they've been sitting in garages. Bikes that had no business being in O'Neil and other parts of the route, but with the Corona Virus, everyone was out and about in the sunshine. Muddy in spots but not too bad.
02/29/20 SS today in nice temps. Saw Chris M. Also saw a coyote and big Doe in arroyo. Ran by the tail of a 3 foot rattler up on ridge of Chiquita trail. A bit early to be out of hibernation, don't you think? The guy reared up when I passed. Cleaned entire hill to O'Neill cell tower so felt good about that.
04/13/19 SS - 2nd ride of the day. Needed to get some more miles in to prep for Rwanda ride in 2 weeks. Only walked at the last pop to the cell tower in O'neill, otherwise felt pretty good. Top of right knee started to hurt half way through. 1 bad spot on Chiquita trail by the power line tower descent to the toll road - a couple of ruts could make for a bad day.