Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
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Originally Posted by GumbyN
looks like typical Kansas breeze to me. how "Mrs. Beans" is leaning into the wind is pretty much how i have to ride.
what kind of road is that you guys are on? one of the fabled bike lanes/paths i hear about?
i've noticed in your two videos i've watched (the one with the descent) that there are tons of riders where you're at. i have yet to pass/see another rider when i'm out on a ride (northwest KC, KS area, bumpy chip-sealed country roads).
cool video - i have the same Performance jersey as "Fred" does (can't beat $9).
Thanks! Yup, a bike trail we frequent is Santa Ana River Trail. I read lots of comments on the forums about over crowded trails etc. Our trail isn't not that bad. Can be a little crowded in some short sections (parks etc) but the trial is 30 miles one wy and 60 roundtrip. There are sections where we may not see another rider for 10 miles. In the late afternoon, we may go 20 while only spotting 5 other riders.
The descent video is on Glendora Mountain Rd. 20 mile climb to Baldy Village. 42 roundtrip with 5,000 ft of climbing. 10 years ago we could do this 42 mile ride with only seeing 3 other riders. Now cycling is more popular so we see 10 in the first 8 miles. The section section of 13 miles is usually not as crowded, might see 4 other riders.
I am Fred in the video. Another camera shy rider snatched the recorder from my hand and got a shot of me. I have the flour green jersey, the light blue, and yellow. I picked them up couple months back. I paid $19 then a month later the $9 special came out.
I have about 150 videos on youtube. Many of the trail and the mountain ride (GMR). Many times I figure I won't shoot a video but then we run into othe riders we know or meet. Lots of forum members. On the trail, we may encounter 200 riders on a 45 miler.