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04-01-21, 06:52 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

30 miles from the mouth of the SART and then...

30 miles from the mouth of the SART and then through Newport and a little bit of Irvine. I felt really weak today. I felt as if I hadn't eaten in a day. Had a banana half way through the ride and...
03-28-21, 07:31 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

^^ Glad to hear you're ok. Passing out is not a...

^^ Glad to hear you're ok. Passing out is not a good sign. Sounds like a case of heat exhaustion (rapid pulse etc). Good thing you were able to stop and take care of yourself the best you could....
03-27-21, 08:39 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Another generic 27 miles down to the Queen Mary...

Another generic 27 miles down to the Queen Mary and back.

I'm about ready to break out of my rut. The wife and I have been hiking a lot this month and when I got on the bike I couldn't believe...
03-22-21, 08:27 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

I can't speak for everyone here but I not only...

I can't speak for everyone here but I not only look forward to your ride reports, but your comments, route suggestions and knowledge of some obscure roads and areas has been invaluable to me. Just...
03-21-21, 07:25 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

I hate wind

I hate wind
03-18-21, 09:54 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Since the last several rides have basically been...

Since the last several rides have basically been a handful of my generic routes I haven't posted much. Not that many miles either so mentioning them sometimes seems a little unnecessary. The...
03-08-21, 11:17 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Search for "Pacific Ridge Trailhead". Basically...

Search for "Pacific Ridge Trailhead". Basically it puts you in Crystal Cove State Park. There are miles of multi-use and dedicated bike trails from the trailhead to the beach. You're mostly...
03-07-21, 10:19 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Friday: Headed out from Bolsa Chica area to the...

Friday: Headed out from Bolsa Chica area to the SART and then North to the Amtrak station in Anaheim. Although it was 42 mile round trip, up until then my max ride this years has been 30 miles. ...
02-27-21, 07:39 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Since the last several rides have been pretty...

Since the last several rides have been pretty standard for me I didn't bother writing down each day what I did. Unfortunately, this month's mileage wasn't that big.

in other news...
Today the...
02-22-21, 07:18 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

24 miles North on the SGRT from El Dorado Park....

24 miles North on the SGRT from El Dorado Park. We were going to go farther but I didn't sleep well the night before and I felt drained for all 24 miles of it. Plus, it had been a week since I had...
02-17-21, 09:02 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Don't be so sure of yourself. That ride would...

Don't be so sure of yourself. That ride would have probably killed me. Sounds like an awesome ride and you finished. No matter what or how you feel about your ride, everyone's welcome to post it...
02-09-21, 08:11 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

36 miles with a couple of friends. Started in...

36 miles with a couple of friends. Started in HB, rode down the Newport Beach peninsula and took the ferry to Balboa Island and then a trip around the Newport Back Bay. We returned the way we came,...
02-06-21, 09:45 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement and...

Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement and understanding. I do feel like I'm almost back 100% although I do admit when I approach a fence or a gate I slow down a little more than usual.
02-05-21, 10:22 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Nothing to brag about, 18 miles up the SGRT and...

Nothing to brag about, 18 miles up the SGRT and today I'm meeting with a couple of friends and we'll ride to the Queen Mary. That usually ends up being about 24 miles. It's all flat, just how I...
01-30-21, 06:05 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

20 mile round trip up the SGRT. Finally getting...

20 mile round trip up the SGRT. Finally getting some miles in. I got 242 miles logged so far this month which I'm very thankful for.
01-12-21, 09:02 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Another 30 miles loop up the SGRT. It was really...

Another 30 miles loop up the SGRT. It was really empty today. I went with a friend and just chatted the whole way. Just trying to get some saddle time in before the weather changes.

It looks like...
01-11-21, 06:09 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

So fart this month I'm at about 109 miles. No...

So fart this month I'm at about 109 miles. No spectacular rides, just getting back in the saddle after my accident in July. I'm finally comfortable riding again and as long as this nice weather...
12-18-20, 11:39 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

I want to try Jamboree going down it. I'm always...

I want to try Jamboree going down it. I'm always riding it uphill to SCR. I guess that's one of the nice things about riding in that area... There's always a nice downhill slope no matter which...
12-17-20, 01:14 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Another quick 20 miles today. I'm trying to work...

Another quick 20 miles today. I'm trying to work out some Garmin 520 issues. I'm even copying Garmin in on my rides so they can figure out what's wrong with my unit. My main complaint is that all...
12-15-20, 01:43 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Another 20 milers down to Bolsa Chica. I hope...

Another 20 milers down to Bolsa Chica. I hope this weather holds up. Beautiful day.
12-12-20, 09:13 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Did a 25 mile loop down to the Queen Mary with a...

Did a 25 mile loop down to the Queen Mary with a friend. Starting to increase the mileage.
12-02-20, 07:36 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Did a 20 miler down to Bolsa Chica yesterday and...

Did a 20 miler down to Bolsa Chica yesterday and today. My wrist isn't giving my the grief it was a couple of weeks ago. Today was a beautiful day to be out riding.

Quick note: The SGTR south...
11-13-20, 05:44 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Don't discount how good you ride. You could...

Don't discount how good you ride. You could literally ride circles around me with one leg tied behind your back.

I do enjoy seeing the maps of your rides. I keep telling myself.... Na, who am I...
11-03-20, 06:33 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

The wife and I did an 18 miles R/T down to Bolsa...

The wife and I did an 18 miles R/T down to Bolsa Chica. The legs feel great and the only thing that hurts is when my wrist takes a beating, but I'm powering through that and it seems to be getting...
10-23-20, 11:30 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

3rd ride since the accident. The wife and I did...

3rd ride since the accident. The wife and I did a slow 11 mile round trip from the house to Seal Beach. She's just beginning again too, so after one more of these we'll be stretching the mileage...
07-04-20, 07:23 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Glenn Ranch Road is a tough little climb. I've...

Glenn Ranch Road is a tough little climb. I've done it twice from El Toro all the way up and it nearly killed me.
07-01-20, 09:03 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

I know what you mean. When the wife and I are...

I know what you mean. When the wife and I are driving around we're always on the lookout for riders. All of a sudden she say "Look, it looks like a bike path down there with a rider on it".
06-30-20, 07:00 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

From HB down to Irvine, Jamboree and Newport...

From HB down to Irvine, Jamboree and Newport Back Bay Routes. The Back Bay road was closed to walkers and bikers about 1/2 way through. Anyway, about 35 miles with a couple of old friends. I...
06-27-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

CAT7RDR, Thank you. I know you're an expert...

CAT7RDR,

Thank you. I know you're an expert in that area and I had been thinking of PM'ing you regarding different rides that I could access off of the SGRT. Every so often on the SGRT I'll see...
06-27-20, 07:32 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

ob, As always, thanks for the suggestions...

ob,

As always, thanks for the suggestions and encouragement. One thing I will agree with you is getting the earliest start possible during these summer months. I am a very early riser by nature,...
06-26-20, 03:42 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Did the SGRT to the bottom of the dam. 50 mile...

Did the SGRT to the bottom of the dam. 50 mile round trip. Monthly total 430 miles. I feel like 50 miles is becoming my long ride right now but I expect it to be the "mid" mileage ride soon. My...
06-24-20, 06:10 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

up the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the top of the...

up the SGRT from El Dorado Park to the top of the dam. 54 miles in all. Left early and didn't run into too much heat on the ride back. That's my farthest 1 ride mileage since I've been keeping...
06-24-20, 06:46 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

I remember mentioning to the wife that there were...

I remember mentioning to the wife that there were some people there doing repeats up and down the grade. I pointed out that some of the people we saw going up the grade when we got there were doing...
06-23-20, 07:14 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

^^^ That hill up from the tide pools would be a...

^^^ That hill up from the tide pools would be a gut. The wife and I were there about a year ago and our car had a hard time going up that hill.
06-19-20, 06:04 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

I did the Santiago Canyon Road course I did last...

I did the Santiago Canyon Road course I did last week, but this time with a friend. Although I'm still struggling up some of the hills in my lowest bailout gear... I'm not getting off the bike and...
06-14-20, 07:13 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Once I get a few more West to East trips under my...

Once I get a few more West to East trips under my belt I may start to try and mix it up. Still, that's a little way off and will require a fair amount of training on my part first. I'm really...
06-13-20, 05:57 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

35 miles through Irvine. Started near the 5 fwy...

35 miles through Irvine. Started near the 5 fwy and Jeffrey Rd. Worked my way up to Santiago Canyon Road to El Toro Road and a few others until I got on Barranca and then headed back to Jeffrey Road....
06-12-20, 07:31 AM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Stopping at the Shake Shack on PCH and enjoying...

Stopping at the Shake Shack on PCH and enjoying the view before we turned around. It sure is a nice area.
06-11-20, 08:52 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

From Huntington Beach to Crystal cove. 35 miles....

From Huntington Beach to Crystal cove. 35 miles. It was killing me today. I left without any breakfast and on top of that I did not sleep well the night before. If I hadn't been riding with 2...
06-09-20, 01:57 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

The last 2 days have been 2 rides with the wife...

The last 2 days have been 2 rides with the wife down to Seal Beach and back. Back in October she was hit by a car while riding and she's just now getting the courage to get back on a bike. We'll be...
06-07-20, 04:00 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm off the bike for a couple more days. BB...

I'm off the bike for a couple more days. BB issues and waiting for the new one to arrive on Monday. Hopefully I can get out on Tuesday.
06-02-20, 07:46 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Did 28 miles down to Huntington Beach Pier with a...

Did 28 miles down to Huntington Beach Pier with a buddy. Got home and realized how dirty the bike has become and decided to clean it up. Cleaned the chain, took the headset apart and opened up the...
05-31-20, 07:59 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Thanks guys. It will be a challenge to break that...

Thanks guys. It will be a challenge to break that record again in June. I'm gettin' tired just thinking about it, lol.
05-31-20, 05:22 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Ditto today. Ended the month with 531 miles which...

Ditto today. Ended the month with 531 miles which as far as I can tell is a modern day record for me.
05-30-20, 04:10 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

El Dorado Park > South on SGRT > South on PCH to...

El Dorado Park > South on SGRT > South on PCH to Jamboree in Newport beach and back, 43 miles. A lot of group riders out on PCH today. Seems like it's getting busy again. But, this was Saturday....
05-29-20, 05:04 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

It's becoming one of my "go-to" rides. Again...

It's becoming one of my "go-to" rides. Again today.
05-26-20, 06:56 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Huntington Beach to Balboa Peninsula, then the...

Huntington Beach to Balboa Peninsula, then the ferry to Balboa Island. Then a complete trip around the Newport Back bay. By the time the 3 of us got back we had logged 35 miles.
05-22-20, 05:50 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

Left behind Huntington Beach wetlands and rode...

Left behind Huntington Beach wetlands and rode down to Crystal Cover (in and out through Newport peninsula etc). 37 miles in all. Rode with my 2 friends and they came in really handy when I had a...
05-20-20, 06:28 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

44 Mile Loop. Casual but long for me right now. ...

44 Mile Loop. Casual but long for me right now. SGRT South from El Dorado Park to PCH, ;PCH South to SART and then North on the SART to Taft/Ball Road. Then West down Ball Road to El Dorado Park....
05-19-20, 08:38 PM
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Posted By TakingMyTime

28 miles loop down to Huntington Beach Pier. The...

28 miles loop down to Huntington Beach Pier. The wind was really moving around. It seemed that no matter which direction I was going I was riding into a headwind.

I have to say that stopping at...
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