It sure is pretty out there in California these days.
New chain and cassette at zero miles by ccorlew, on Flickr
Del Puerto Canyon, near Patterson CA by ccorlew, on Flickr
Somewhere near Patterson. There's a draught in California, but it rained a bit last week. by ccorlew, on Flickr
Bike racks at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
Attachment 370842This photo was taken by Biker395 (Victor) but that's me in the distance. I think this is a great photo of the road, i.e. showing how twisty it really is. I think this is Glendora Mountain Road but it may be Glendora Ridge Road (Vic can verify). Hopefully Vic will post more photos from this ride, but this one is my favorite!
Rick / OCRR
Here I am about the time I decided to name my new bike Ruthie, because on a lightweight 29er, Rolling Up The Hills Is Easier.
This step rise near the Top of "Huff and Puff" trail at Dauset Trails used to give me fits when I first rode it several years ago.
Rolling right on up by BluesDawg, on Flickr
Thanks, Rick! Yep, that's our descent down little GMR down to Camp Williams. I just barely caught you with the camera before you were out of sight! Here are you guys climbing back up, with a view of Baldy behind.
And here's that wiggly photogenic section ... you guys almost at the top.
... waiting for warmer weather to ride again ... it won't be long
Climbing Sagehen Pass
Today's ride - my favorite 1 hr ride up and around the orchards with great views of the valley.
First ride of the year - found that the trail down one of the City's ravines that I use for part of my loop is officially closed for this wood chipping operation, still cleaning up from the ice storm just before Christmas. I was able to get through as they weren't working on a Sunday but weekdays will be more of a problem.
Panoramio - Untitled photo
Whoa ... you coulda been invited!
Really happy they didn't go in reverse this year. We had a tailwind on Highway 33 heading to the fire station, a tailwind up most of the Heartbreak climb, then a rippin tailwind through Lockwood Valley ... never got through there so fast.
Graupel snow - Taos, NMAttachment 373051
Some pictures of my ride yesterday and today.
Bicycle ride 4/05/14 and 4/06/14
Beautiful spring day up here north of the 49. I apparently don't see much while I ride according to my wife, including the dead Quail on the side of the road with it's feet straight in the air. I did however see this sunflower and thought I should stop to smell the roses ... so to speak.
No riding for me cuz of the hernia surgery. And I'm now at that dangerous no-pain phase where I'm likely to overdo it. It was a beautiful day, so I took a drive in the Subie. Even with a fun car to drive, it's only about 1/10 as fun as it is on a bike. Anyway, I got a pix of our local "switchbacks."
A Sunday tradition... may favourite restaurant opened in 1942 and has been owned and operated by the same family for 62 years.
All good rides start here.