Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gate - Muir FOGGY! reported that the rain would stop by 7am and they were right on the money.

And when I say foggy, I mean foggy. All the way up, with a few clear spots where the view wasn't bad.

JB was a no show. Hardly any bikes or cars on the road.

Roadkill Observation: Frog

We had a pretty severe wind storm yesterday, I expected quite a mess on the road but it was fine; no trees down or anything.

At Juniper the fog was so thick you could barely see the road. By Muir I gave up and turned around.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gate - Junction - Kiosk - Gate

We were surprised with good weather this morning - the rain all was diverted south. So it was cool and foggy but dry and no wind. Peter, JB, and I all got to the Gate at about the same time.

I'm about 75% done with my bronchitis... it was still like riding sick, but not so bad as last week. JB and Peter were about 5 minutes ahead by Chainbuster.

Wildlife Encounter: turkeys

JB turned down, Peter went up, and I went down South.

Spring on the Mountain has arrived.

I set up a Diablo Spy Cam on SGR

I was reading about the international space station this week and they had a photo of the exersize bike on board - what I thought was interesting is that it has Look pedals! Also, there's not much need for a saddle, but they have to strap themselves in to hold their bodies down while they crank.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Quickie Junc Run - I'm sick!

I've had a really bad chest cold for the last two weeks but today I decided I had to ride... It was pretty miserable though, coughing the whole way up.

Started a little early and made it to the Junction before JB and Peter arrived. Then I was spent.

Snow to blossoms in just a few weeks. The Mountain is returning to life.

Update on Treat Crossing: some interesting new work completed and we can finally understand that unusual footing.

Looks like those holes are for connecting the pieces together like dowels.