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Saturday, April 30, 2011
Beep, Beep, Beep, my alarm went off at 5:00 am. "Ugh, do I really want to ride?"
6:30 am, I'm up, fueled and heading to GMR. I'm not going to push it today. Just a nice ride up the mountain.
Somewhere before the first saddle of GMR, I met Kroy. He came up behind me at a decent clip. We got to talking and it turns out he lives fairly close. We ended up riding together the whole way home.
Hey Kroy, lets ride again, send me an email.
On GRR we met Mike. He told us a funny story about riding to the Ski Lifts and some others about the places and races he's seen.
7 am and the Street Luge guys are ready to make it up the mountain.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I have this Grand idea of riding from Pomona to GMR to Mt Baldy Bar and Yacht Club at the very top of Mt Baldy. I guess I need to be able to get to the lifts first...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I was already tired before I even started the ride. It was fast but not to bad. That eastern Via Verde entrance always gets me. The road is in poor condition and beats me up everytime. I feel a cold coming along. Lets see what happens. I'd like to ride GMR to MT Baldy lifts this Saturday morning.
Sorry no pictures. The ride is to fast for pictures.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Lots of people ride GMR to MT Baldy ski lifts. I want to ride GMR to MT Baldy and then keep going up Falls Road to where the ski lifts drop you off at the top of the mountain. Anyone else interested. You would either need a mountain bike or cyclocross bike. If you are interested send me an email. BicycleFriends@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Liège–Bastogne–Liège was part of the UCI Road World Cup and is part of the Belgian Ardennes Classics series ...
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Alex Vinokourov of Astana was the 2010 Winner.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
It turned out to be a great ride. There is a bit of climbing but not as epic as a Baldy ride. For me the ride was fast getting to Santa Anita Ave. Once we entered the National Forest, Chantry Flats is only about two miles in.
The last time I was at Chantry Flats was on a Hay Delivery when I worked at my local feed store.
I was getting tired climbing up to Chantry Flats. I must have asked five people how much further until the pack station. None of them ever told me. Most just looked at me and laughed. WTF, No really I wanted to know!
It was overcast 100% of the way up. This was the best panorama shot I could get while climbing up the mountain.
This is where Santa Anita turns into Chantry Flats Road. See at the top (About 2.5 miles away).
On the way home the Montrose Group was heading in the opposite direction.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Cadel Evans of BMC was the 2010 Winner.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Tall Bike stands 4' 4" from ground to center of horizontal top tube. I am 5' 8" and look how tall it is compared to me.
Ball of dough ready to be split and put in bread pans to rise.
Frannie brushing egg white on risen dough.
Add some more sunflower seeds and ready to be baked.
Ahhhh! Fresh bread.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Its been awhile since I rode GMR to Baldy but I'm a team player and if the group wants to go to Baldy, then we ride to Baldy. Long story short, we decided on GMR to East Fork then down Azusa Ave (Still a great ride).
Above: Jeff and Scott from CCA join us on the ride.
Not a cloud in the sky, many bicyclist headed up and down GMR, East Fork and Azusa Canyon
Above: A rear tire flat gave us a few minutes of "Extra" rest!
The Street Luge guys were out in full force. They seemed rather cheerful today!