Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quickie Junc Run

Lots of people on bikes today. A few too many cars too.
Wildlife Encounter: a bunch of turkeys near Little Pine Creek

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Gate - Junction - Hole in the Fence

Home computer is dead so my next few posts will be sparse.

Health club got some new spin bikes - LeMond Rev Masters. Spin instructor killed me last night so today I was still hurting.
Peter showed up though so that was neat.

Wildlife Encounter: Black eared jackrabbit.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Nice Weather ... for January!

But it's March and only one week until spring.

Also first Saturday of DST.

JB and I did the Junction. Got passed by the Chris Horner looking guy in shorts again. Hung around at Junction for a while then started up Summit Road.

Wildlife Encounter: Coyote at Livermore Overlook... he ran away before we got too close.

JB turned around just after the coyote encounter and I went on up to Juniper. There were more riders on Summit Road than NGR - must have all gotten an early start. There were a lot of high clouds and it got a lot colder up there and a little windier.

Spring is busting out all over, but the wind beat these poppies up pretty bad.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Gate - Junction - Kiosk - Junction - Gate

Last Saturday ride of Daylight Wasting Time.

Pretty decent weather today for a change. Met JB at the Gate at 8. Didn't see many riders going up except one guy who looked like Chris Horner blew by us like he had his own personal tailwind.

Didn't have much motivation to do a punishing training ride today, maybe next week (will probably still be dark at the start.

JB smoked me to the Jnxn then we went down SGR to the Kiosk... his original plan was to conitinue on down and mine was to turn around but he got spooked by the fog on the Danville side so he came back up with me. I did a long interval and almost made it all the way back to the Junction alone but he caught me with a half mile to go.

There's a new weather recording gizmo at the Ranger Station.

Wednesday night rides will be starting again soon also!.