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Monday, September 6, 2010

Glendora Mountain Road - Its a Beautiful Morning!

Oh what a beautiful morning. I have to admit it was hard for me to get up but I had plans for a quickie! Out by 6:30 am and back by 9:30 or much sooner is what I was hoping for. In my head, I timed a potential Mt. Baldy ride but if I wanted to make it within my allotted time, I needed to leave much earlier.

Bottom line, it didn't happen and I settled for a GMR ride to the Maintenance Shed. I met up with Annette and Steve and together we rode up GMR. I hung with them for awhile before speeding up GMR. I was going faster than usual because I new I'd only be going to the Shed and in no time I was coming up to the first saddle. I spotted a rider in the distance and decided I needed to reel him in.

Pop! I heard a tire blow out. It was the rider ahead of me. I stopped and helped him with a tire change. During the tire change, Annette and Steve came riding past. They continued on and shortly after I caught up to them. We rode for a few miles before I picked up the pace again and headed to the Shed.

No time to chat, by the time I reached the Shed, it was 8:30 and I needed to turn around and start heading home.

At Amelia and Route 66 a guy on a 1994 GT Road bike zoomed past me. I quickened my pace and rode with him all the way home. His name was Kevin, and it just so happens he lives close to me. I commented on his really high cadence and he told me about his many cycling adventures.

The clouds hugged the mountain sides.

A candid action shot, Annette and Steve.

Another candid action shot from another angle!
Saved by BicycleFriends! I don't remember this guy's name, but I helped him with a tire change! Hey, you owe me a tube!

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