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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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Glendora Mountain Road - Fixed (Fork Plus 3.97)

"It's by riding a bicycle the you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them" -Ernest Hemingway

I learned this a long time ago. Hills, and inclines go unappreciated and unnoticed in a car, but by bike you feel them, you get to know them.  You grow to appreciate the apex of a climb and the imminent downhill.

Riding fixed gear has only enhanced my appreciation for the road. On a fixed gear bike you ride every mile, every hill climb and and every descent. 

Today I headed out on my bike to GMR.  My goal was to go farther than I did the last time.  So this means I needed to do more than Fork Plus 2.  When I left the house it was cold and it never did warm up.  I left later than usual so there were quite a few riders heading up with me.  I managed to drag my butt to Fork Plus 3.97 and them some.  I am getting closer to my goal, Mt Baldy Fixed.

Kevin rides Sundays so the whole time I was looking for him.  We never did cross paths but he rode to the First Saddle Plus 1.5. 

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