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, May 29, 2021

Filling up before Monrose

Saturday Montrose 8 am is getting bigger and bigger. So many riders. Heading down to South Pasadena I met up with a fairly large group along the way. First it was Demi, Frank, Gabriel, and Danny at Live Oak, then Steve (or John, I cannot remember his name) somewhere on Baseline. Off Route 66 in Glendora we met Scott, Bill and Monte. Then around Duarte we met Big Block and Alvin. Yeah, I joined a bunch of trouble makers and we continued our way to the start of Montrose.

If you are interested in the Montrose Ride below are the Details

Montrose Weekly Ride

Location Group Time Pace
Trader Joes So. Pasadena C 7:30 am Slow
Trader Joes So. Pasadena B 7:45 am Moderate
Trader Joes So. Pasadena A 8:00 am am Fast

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

GMR to Mt Baldy

We had good company, but I had nothing to give. I was dog tired today.

GMR Hustles

When you GMR Hustle, you eat while on the bike. No stops, no breaks.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Monday Crazy Legs

The warmer temperatures allowed us to ditch the vests, arm warmers and full finger gloves. We had a decent group. I was hoping to see Balmore to congratulate him on his epic 167 miler he did over the weekend. Today we had the usual suspects on this ride John W, the two Mikes, Barry, Connie, Beth, Monte, his wife Liz and Warren.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Madonna Buder, The Iron Nun

Madonna Buder, AKA the Iron Nun

"“The past is dead and gone, the future is not the future until it gets here, and then it's the present moment. That is the only thing that you are responsible for.”

Friday, May 21, 2021

Texas Gravel RIPS! (Gravel Locos Vlog Series)


The Vegan Cyclist was in my neck of the woods a couple weeks ago. I was hoping to ride with him but never happened. Maybe next time.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

GMR - Near Monroe Truck Trail

From the left: Me, Gio, William 

GMR to Mt. Baldy 3x

 I am not sure how this happened but today was the third consecutive day riding from my house to Glendora Mountain Road to Mount Baldy.  The first time it was with Mike Y and Frank I. Then Royce and Frank and today it was Frank, Gio and William D.  

I enjoy GMR to Baldy rides but three times back to back, that's a little crazy.  Today was wet, cold and visibility sucked.  It's made for an interesting fun day.  

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

GMR Hustle 2021 (First of the Year)

 Frank I, Michael Y and I did the GMR Hustle.  It was a great ride, the day started overcast and ended in the sun on at Mt. Baldy.  

Friday, May 14, 2021

Beach Century

Yesterday Demi, Otto, Warren, Mike and I met up at Euro Cafe and headed down to the beach.  The weather was perfect for a beach century, cool in the morning and sunny by the time we were heading home.  This was the first time in YEARS riding with Mike M so it was a real treat.  He said he isn't riding much but I heard he is doing a lot of secret training these days.  Mike rode strong and 100 miles ain't easy. I think he is secret training.

I joked around saying I am going steady with Warren.  Warren is a diesel engine and kept such a great pace to and from the beach.  He is such a steady even paced rider, it makes these long rides seem easy.  No surges, just an even fast steady pace.  

We saw a number of riders out today, Alvin and his crew, Chad, and Mike Y.

On the way back, Demi's rear cassette was making weird noises so we stopped at Local Bike Stand.  

From left to right: Demi, Otto, Warren and Mike M. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

GMR to Mt. Baldy

Mike Y and I headed up to Glendora Mountain Road this morning.  It was a quiet car free ride for the most part.  While heading up GMR, two fire engines and an ambulance passed us with their lights and horns blaring.   We continued up and by the time we made it to the maintenance shed, they were making there way down. 

At Cow Saddle we ran into a hiker who asked if we know Sylvia P.  Yes, we know Sylvia P.  

We punched through the clouds right before Newmans and this made for a spectacular sight.  Overall the ride was a relaxed talking pace.  On the way down we headed to Rancho Cucamonga before heading back to Pomona. 

Clouds on GMR

 I am very lucky to be able to ride as much as I do.  One of my favorite places to be is up in the mountains.  It's always an extra special day when I ride past the cloud cover and see this.  Photos do this view absolutely no justice.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Photobombed by a Laundromat Lady

Us MAMILS trying to look PRO but we just got photobombed by the laundromat lady. 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Montrose 8 am

 Dang the Montrose 8 am group is growing and growing.  It's nice seeing so many familiar and NEW faces on this ride.  Mike F promised to bring back the skin color kits for this ride and Wilson made a guest appearance. Everyone brought their hustle today. Just getting to So. Pasadena we had to tell "Big Block" to slow down.

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