Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Some Wed MTB in the dirt with Hillbasher and Eyemage
Cool ride today, not cool, warm but cool as in COOL! You know what I mean ha ha! We met at Minor's house as he conveniently lives near the bottom of the hill. Good thing because there were tons of cars in the parking lots and lining the streets. With tons of cars come tons of people and they were out today. most in friendly form. Lots of smiles and waves. But once we take the turn of to Potato, traffic is very light. You might see one or two other people, that's it.
We headed clockwise on the hill since Hillbasher had never been up this trail. It starts out climbing and just climbs and climbs. Then we headed up to Potato Mountain. We skipped the last steep mile. First time up, why torture the guy. That made it cool for me too, trying to get my butt back into some kind of shape.
Nice ride, all social attitude. Hillbasher did much better than I expected. I know he climbs GMR no problem but I expected him to have a little harder time in the dirt. Well, I should bring this one up for laughs. We hit a very steep section usually accompanied by loose rocks. This section comes late in the ride and gets you when you want it the least. I started up the steep section and somehow made it through without losing it. Just as I pass the section I hear a loud word, starts with an "F", four letters and it ain't "Fred" ha ha! Oh good, he lost it. That gives me a chance to take a break for some pics and sufferfest video.
Right around that point we ran into another rider, Eddie from Sunrise Ford. He joins us for a while but heads all the way up to Potato. We hung at the bottom for a bit, that was our plan, then headed down as Eddie continued up. It was a nice ride and I was seriously surprised at how friendly the wimmins were today. Summer must be right around the corner! You single guys REALLY need to start riding MTB. I heard Hillbasher say he'd like to do it again. Cool ride with Hillbasher, Minor, and Eyemage. Except that Eyemage had to head back early for work.
On the drive home, I saw a HUGE skateboard. First time for everything ha ha! (in the video)