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, March 22, 2020

Just a family hike

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Slow Ride Around Town

I didn't plan on riding today, but when I woke up, it wasn't raining.  I took advantage of this fact and rode around LaVerne, Bonelli Park and then through downtown Claremont.

Total Trip: 26.86 miles; 2h, 6m

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Ride

It was cold!  Mike and I ran into Scott and Stewart on Sapphire Road and convinced them to ride to the Valero just before heading to Lytle Creek. 

Total Trip: 50.50 miles; 3h 33m


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cycling Connection Wednesday Ride PLUS EXTRA CREDIT

Today I rode my bike to Day Creek in Rancho Cucamonga to meet up with Les and the Cycling Connection Gang.  We decided on the Grind Ride course.  I felt good and I am liking this semi-retired state I am in.  I might like it too much, DOH!

Total Trip 56 miles; 3h 33m

Monday, March 9, 2020

Psycho-List Crazy Legs Ride PLUS Extra Extra Credit

Monday means I join the 8:15 am Psycho-List Crazy Legs Ride lead by Barry.  It's a great ride with a descent pace.  The company is friendly and no one gets left behind.  Carl and Mike, joined me again.  Prior to the ride Mike and I decided to ride up to Shinn Road for pre-ride extra credit points and on Bonita we turned down E Street in LaVerne to get in a quick loop around Bonelli.  While at Bonelli, we threw in a short climb up Canon.  

Total Trip: 42 miles; 2h 57m

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Carbon Canyon to Brea Canyon Loop

Roll out times of 6:00 am can be tough but Mike and I had things to do, so an early ride was in order.  Today we decided on a Carbon Canyon Loop. 

Totals: 23.5 miles; 1H 30M

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Glendora Mountain Road Gate to Shack

Earlier this week I was looking for a Domestique to tow me up GMR.  It's been a while since I have done any type of climbing and I needed the help. I was nervous about heading up GMR because the goal was Gate to Shack, and I wasn't sure I had it in me.  The best type of Domestiques, not only carry my water bottles, extra jacket, spare wheelset, suntan lotion, and food, but they also provide great conversation and encouragement to press on. 

Today I enlisted Mike and Doug.  Doug didn't carry any of my stuff but he did keep the conversation lively.  Next time you are around Doug, ask him about, "that one time he drove off a cliff."  Mike, long time bicycle friend, provided Hope.  Hope that someday I will be able to climb GMR and not lose sight of him before I am clipped into my pedals.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cycling Connection Wednesday Rancho Cucamonga Ride

Today Les Schoenfelder, longtime Cycling Connection member, lead us out on CC regular Wednesday morning ride.  The ride begins near the Starbucks just off Baseline Road and Day Creek. This was my first ride and the crew was nice and lead me through Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana. 

Total Trip 27 miles @ 2H 54M


Domestique WANTED

I will help you help me.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

North American Handmade Bicycle Show - POSTPONED

I was very excited about this going to this years North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) 2020.  Unfortunately it was postponed due to growing concerns with coronavirus.  I am totally bummed out. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Psycho-List Monday Morning Crazy Legs

I started my first week in semi-retirement with a Monday morning ride.  The group ride of choice was the Psycho-List's Crazy Legs ride that meets at Euro Cafe and we roll out by 8:15 am.  This ride happens every Monday morning.

Carl and Michael joined me on the ride and it felt GREAT!  After the ride was completed, Michael and I decided to do some extra credit and headed to Baseline and Hellman before heading back home via the Pacific Electric Trail (PET).  

The total trip distance was ~43 miles (The group ride was ~25 miles). 

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