Ride a bike, share your experience and love. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Beach Ride: Diamond Bar to Newport

Today Mike and I started the ride early, 5:30 am to beat the heat.  Part of SART is closed due to construction.  The sign said closed until 7/12/2020 and detours are available.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

GMR to Mt. Baldy - Too Hot To Handle

Today we set out to ride GMR to Mt Baldy.  It was a hot one and I was a bit sluggish partly due to the heat but really because of the beach century I did on Monday.  I just couldn't get up to speed and on GRR I had to stop for a few minutes to catch my breath. 

I am glad to be home, but I think for July rides are going to start earlier.

Thanks Jose, Balmore and Nathaniel for joining me on this ride.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Beach Century - Starting the week on a roll

Today just felt like a beach century would start the week right.  Fortunately I had a few Bicycle Friends to join me on this Monday's adventure.  Big thanks to Attila for leading us out on SGVT.  I was able to get a number of PR's for his hard effort.  On the way back it was hot coming through Pomona but alas, we completed the century before noon. 

For the beach century we heading east from Pomona to Duarte and down SGVT.  Once on PCH we headed south to SART back home. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wednesday Cycling Connection Ride

Today was Les' seventy something birthday!  We celebrated by singing him Happy Birthday before setting off for 27 miles of fun.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Double Century

Yesterday, me and 5 other guys decided to ride our bikes from Claremont to Oceanside and back. The trip took us all day and was 206 miles total. I never really considered riding this far but when the opportunity was presented to me, I couldn't say no. Thanks Ricardo, Balmore Martinez, Omar, Warren Peace and Attila Horvath for coming along for the ride.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Glendora Mountain Road to Mt Baldy Ski Lits

When Attila said let's ride to the Mt Baldy ski lifts I was half in.  Honestly, I thought the idea of riding to the lifts was more entertaining than actually riding to them.  Did I really want to suffer those last few miles from the lodge to the lifts?  Did I want to crawl my way up the numerous switchbacks?  Not really. It's always easier to turn right and head down Mt Baldy than heading up, especially after climbing Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Road.

Fortunately, I ran into Chris and he said some words of encouragement. Basically he expected to see my Strava and FB post on FB showing I made it to the lifts.  Also, the night before, I did tell Attila I would join him for the GMR to Ski Lifts ride so I couldn't back down. 

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