This was Mr. Beanz's idea, but since he is too much of a chicken to accept responsibility for organizing the ride, I decided to step up. So here is the scoop:
What: Ride up GMR to Mt. Baldy village and back (approx. 45 miles with 4,000' of climbing)
When: Sunday, December 4, 2011 leaving at 9:00 AM sharp. Don't tell me the start time is too late! If you can't enjoy an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning, you are too damn old to ride a bicycle! Besides, a later start will be welcome by the SD yuppies like Calamarichris who has to drive 100+ miles to Glendora.
Start location: Glendora High School parking lot - plenty of parking and no neighbours to disturb. The parking is on the corner of Valley Center Ave. and Palopinto Ave. exactly opposite the St. Dorothy Church. The best address to map is the address of the church:
241 S Valley Center Ave
Glendora, CA 91741
We will ride together in the first 1.5 miles from the high school to the bottom of GMR at a leisurely, warm-up pace. Once on GMR, feel free to put the hammer down and kick some arse. We are planning to re-group at the shack (around mile 10).
Who is invited: On a second thought, I don't blame Mr. Beanz for not wanting to organize the ride. Common sense is a scarce resource nowadays. People bítch and moan about anything and everything. That's why I decided to have strict selection criteria for the participants. You are required to fill the application form below. I'll review it, and if you are approved, your login ID will appear at the bottom of this post. I must warn you beforehand though, that if you answer "YES" to any of the five questions below, your application will be rejected.
1) Do you need SAG?
A) No, my bike is roadworthy and I know how to fix a flat, perform minor repairs and I will carry spare tubes, tyres, CO2s, etc.
B) No, if I get a flat I'll walk back to my car (what's SAG by the way?).
C) Hell no! SAG is for sissies.
2) Do you think any person other than yourself should be responsible for your safety?
A) No, I've been over 18 for the past 30 years or so.
B) The only person responsible for my safety is the one that I see in the mirror.
C) Hell no! I'll be wearing a helmet which protects against any and all evils.
3) Will you ride in any weather conditions?
A) No, I'm not stupid.
B) Hell no! And I'm the one who decides if the weather conditions are suitable for riding in the mountain.
C) No, I'm a wuss like JimmyNH and I ride only in good weather conditions.
4) Do you mind if Mr. Beanz captures you in his video?
A) Hell no! Actually that's why I'm doing the ride.
B) No, Mr. Beanz makes the coolest videos with the coolest music background.
C) No, I'm too ugly to have my picture taken anyway.
5) Are you afraid of wild animals that you might encounter on GMR?
A) No, the noise from cars and motorcycles keeps the wild animals away from the road.
B) Hell no! I can outrun a mountain lion and wrestle a bear.
C) Hell no! I'll carry a .38 Smith & Wesson in my back pocket.
Mr. Beanz + N guests
Lesper4 (in with new cleats and powered by beer - no chance to keep up with him now).
idoru2005 (maybe not)
Eyemage (because Mr. Beanz said so)
chefxian + N guests