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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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Glendora Mountain Road - Fixed

Uninspired. I was hoping for rain this morning.  I didn't want to ride, I haven't ridden much these past few weeks.  Sure, I attempted GMR twice during the Thanksgiving Weekend but those rides were small compared to my epic Saturday rides to... to, wherever. 

At home, my roller workouts are few and when I do manage to get on the rollers, I can't wait until my workout is over. 

I'm not sure whats going on but I've been feeling a bit uninspired when it comes to riding.

So last night I was hoping for rain.  It didn't rain, its 12:05 pm and its still not raining. 

I woke up at about 2 am this morning and tossed and turned until my alarm went off at 4:50 am.  Well, I can't hear rain and I'm awake.  I might as well start the motions.  Coffee is made, gear and bike are ready to go.  Cereal for breakfast and my morning constitutional, it's still not raining, so I guess I have to ride.

6 am, I left the house.

The ride to the base of GMR happened.  No hammer-fest, no great pace, I just turned the pedals and eventually got there. I stopped after the first climb and just past Dalton Road.  I was breathing hard, yep this ride is going to suck. 

Turning circles, and circles, and circle, finally I made it to the first saddle.  After the first saddle I finally got my groove and it was a breeze to East Fork and GRR.  I stopped and snapped a few photos then decided to head back down.  Today is not a Baldy day. 

Ahhh, a nice cold beer on a cold semi-damp day.  Hmmm, I think I have a few beers left over from Thanksgiving. 

(I was actually disappointed in the amount of trash I saw while riding up GMR.  It was worse than usual.  I was also majorly bummed by the graffiti.)


TrevorW�� said...

Lets hope that your desire to get out and ride returns soon Jason...


GMR said...

More sunlight Jason at lunch will help you mentally and physically.

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