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Old 07-25-09, 07:02 AM   #1
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GMR Ride Reports and/or Pics

You're prolly thinking, Wow, this guy is fast!...Nope, just getting a step ahead hoping to get all the reports in one thread. SO's we don't gotta search thru more pages for the pics and stuff!
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Just got back from my first GMR ride. It was punishing but was definitely able to find a pace and stick with it. Thanks for all the info on the forums.

I'm in the middle with the "happy to be alive" smile.
Here's a Mapmyride route for those interested.
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Darn good ride if you ask me! Lots of strong riders. Some first timers on the Leaky Fountain Boyz squad. Some STRONG women on the OCRebels squad! It started out nice with the 7 am start but quickly warmed up. Hot and dry at the tough 16 mile point but everyone was kicking butt and suffered thru it. Alex did his first GMR ride, guy climbed well. Dutchboy joined the ride a little late but as expected, caught up, passed then rode off into the sunset. I missed a pic of Dutchboy and Alex. If these guys would slow down, I'd be able to get a pic! Dutchboy always the fun entertaining guy. Telling jokes, making me laugh on the way up. I can't breath! I can't breath, just leave me Dutchboy! I had to set the guy free, Even his "telling jokes pace" was killing me! Hehe! Some dude Jason from Pomona joined our group on the ride. Never met him but we are so much fun, he stuck around! Cool guy! His female friend does GMR all the time, has a blog somewhere but I've never seen it!

Leaky fountain boyz tuffed it out too! Nice job for virgins! One guy headed back early (no names!). Gina drove support carrying ice water for us. I know it did me good! She did a good job, only lost one rider, her first so we will forgive her!

Nice day with nice people and good strong riders! Oh yeah, OCCRRick too!Hahaha! Did I mention, Them OCRebel women are Strong!

Caught a glimpe of Pinoybentrider up there on his fixie (crazy dude). Hey, why didn't you join us?! Too good I see! Hehe!

Heading up!

LuAnne, LouAnne, heck I can't spell...One of the Rebel women

BF'ers Viking and LLTAN...Mmmkay, when someone takes your pic, don't drop 'em!!

OCRebels Kim and The Legendary Dan Crain. Kim has one SWEET BIKE!

Not sure if this is Viking or Lance!

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Another tough Rebel Woman Lauretta and Rebel Dude Arthur

Picture is a lil blurry cause he wouldn't slow down! OCRRick

Gal kept folowing me,checking me out! I felt so violated! (Gina support)

LLTAN on the descent

Bionic Man (Brokenrider) made of pins and needles, needles and rods. Bad accident 3 years ago but still kicking GMR's butt on his first attempt! Guy doesn't even have eyeballs behind them glasses. Digital readout sunglass vision, kind of like the Terminator!

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There was another rider heading up that said "Hey Beanz" as we were descending. I don't know who it was but he looked FAST! If I had tried to head back up, he would have been gone!





KiethOC on the descent

He looked so happy up there, I had to post 2!

LLTAN and Brokenrider

Leaky Boy Victor and ummm I don't know who's in back!
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Nice job up GMR Always love to see your reports Beanz, makes me want to get out there and ride!

Also, are those Conejo Valley Cyclists jerseys I see? I'd like to find some people in the conejo to ride with, wondering if all the above mensioned and CVC-jerseyed riders are from the OC or if any made the trek from the Conejo.
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Great Ride Thanks for all the pic's and a Big Thanks to Gina for all the SAG support. Hope to do it again sometime.
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Also, are those Conejo Valley Cyclists jerseys I see?
Yup, pretty sure all these guys ar OC dudes. The Boyz don't call me with the wardrobe report for the rides, so I never match!

The jerseys were "Cruising the Conejo" jerseys I believe. They never invite me to the rides either!
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Hey Mr. Beanz,

Thanks for your help in bringing this group together. I needed to get back out to tackle the hills and this ride did the trick. Gina's support also made the ride much more enjoyable. It also looked like Gina's trip up and down GMR/GRR today provided some valuable training for her upcoming century.

I'm glad we got to chit-chat along GRR to make the miles fly by. It was also nice to meet some of the other BF folks.

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Hey Mr. Beanz,

Thanks for your help in bringing this group together. It was also nice to meet some of the other BF folks.


Rick
It wasn't me that organized it!...I just showed up and brought Gina with the water! It was Brokenrider, but a little shy posting so I had to hinta obt the ride!

And Rebel Rick!

IT sucks that I didn't get your pic. But trying to hold my heart inplace while riding with you kept my camera hand busy!...Missed the pic, Hate when I do that!
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Nice! Looks like a lot of camelbacks were brought along. We're they really necessary? 2 bottles won't do it until refilling at the village? Or that spring? I want to do that ride sometime soon, but only have 2 bottle capacity. I spose I could carry an extra sport drink bottle in my jersey pocket.
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Nice! Looks like a lot of camelbacks were brought along. We're they really necessary? 2 bottles won't do it until refilling at the village? Or that spring? I want to do that ride sometime soon, but only have 2 bottle capacity. I spose I could carry an extra sport drink bottle in my jersey pocket.
I think the CB's were brought cause it was the first time these guys did GMR and din't know what to expect. Alos not knowinghtat I had Gina with the ice water. Eventhough I've done it several times, I take a CB AND 2 bottles when I do it alone in the heat reaching he village with 1/2 a bottle left. But 2 bottles may be just enough. I've done it but run out of water about 17 miles up, right after the tough spot.

I've seen overheated riders sitting at that same point asking if I have extra water as I ride by.

A few riders had 2 bottles but did refill at the shack when Gina showed up with the ice chest. So yeah, you CAN do it with 2 bottles but expect to run near empty in the heat. I've done it with 1 1/2 during cool season, but GMR gets real hot and dry at the 16'ish mile point.

I usually do the descent with 1/2 a bottle. In today's heat, I use atleast 1 1/2 on the descent! The others also refilled on the descent.

BTW, besides the CB's, and all the bottles, Gina carried 6 extra gallons of water and returned home with ONE!

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Hi guys it was a great ride on a hot day Beanz I know you missed my pic today but you take many of my pic before, today I thought I make it up to you so tried to take some pic but it did not look as good as yours. as you know I can't remember names but on the way up I talk to some of the guys, very nice folks, really enjoied the ride I'll do it again thanks for organizing it for all of us & my special thanks to Gina for the suport & the ice cold water Gina the cool water felt great many thanks to you see you all next week














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Mystery Woman

The lady riding with me is Lauretta - a regular Rebel Rider. And the guy with Kim is the legendary Dan Crain.

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I guess you all arrived as I left the ranger station. I was wondering if it was the BF group but was heading out already.

It was a good day. We started early and caught shade on many switchbacks so that helped.

As for the water situation, I naturally sweat buckets and it surely poured off me today. I had a small camelback which is equal to 1.5 large waterbottles and I went 3/4 through it, AND a reg size bottle of diluted orange juice. I felt good and feel that I hydrated well. Sometimes I forget.

For me, the more water the better. If I went all the way to the top on a hot day I'd bring two large bottles and a camelback. More weight but bonking sucks.
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Its me Jason from Pomona

It was nice to meet up with you guys. Please keep me posted on your rides.

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Caught a glimpe of Pinoybentrider up there on his fixie (crazy dude). Hey, why didn't you join us?! Too good I see! Hehe!

I missed a great ride with you, but I was pressed for time. I turned around a cow canyon saddle. Thanks for the offer of cold drinks, Gina. Hope to see you on SART tomorrow, but I will be out early again. Ron
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Also, are those Conejo Valley Cyclists jerseys I see? I'd like to find some people in the conejo to ride with, wondering if all the above mensioned and CVC-jerseyed riders are from the OC or if any made the trek from the Conejo.
We are all from OC, or the leaky fountain boys as Mr. Beanz puts it. We did the Conejo ride a few years ago and it just happened that three of us wore the same jersey.
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We are all from OC, or the leaky fountain boys as Mr. Beanz puts it. We did the Conejo ride a few years ago and it just happened that three of us wore the same jersey.
Hey, nice avatar! Looks familiar!
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Nice! Looks like a lot of camelbacks were brought along. We're they really necessary? 2 bottles won't do it until refilling at the village? Or that spring? I want to do that ride sometime soon, but only have 2 bottle capacity. I spose I could carry an extra sport drink bottle in my jersey pocket.
They come from a MTB background and have been wearing them on the road for many years...it's just what they do. It has nothing to do with the amount of water a water bottle will carry, it's just their preference and they ride with them ALL the time. If you'd rather carry extra water bottles, go ahead.
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We did the Conejo ride a few years ago and it just happened that three of us wore the same jersey.
I don't buy that for a minute...you guys were probably texting each other all day yesterday to make sure you'd match!
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I rode from Encanto up GMR, down to the cafe on East Fork, then turned around and climbed up and over again. It was HOT! I drank 2 1/2 bottles on the way up just GMR from Glendora today - normal for me is 1 bottle to 1 1/2.

I was surprised by all the cars on East Fork - HUNDREDS of them parked everywhere. A guy at the cafe said that's normal for a Sunday afternoon in the summer; everyone likes to go swimming in the creek.
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Awesome pictures Mr. Beanz! Bummer I missed a nice ride. Hope you'll do it again soon so I can join you. And I'll tell Gina not to babysit you next time.
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