Saturday, February 27, 2016

2016 SMR 06

Feels like spring!  Poppies and wildflowers and warmth. 

Wildlife Encounter:  Turkeys at Little Pine Creek

 JB's tire finally gave up the ghost... he had a rapid loss of pressure including sound effects, inspected the tire and decided not to continue.

Yup, this tire is toast,.
 Special guest rider, Hari from the office joined us this morning.  He turned around at the Junction though.
So after waiting around for JB's flat and a slower Junction ride with Hari, it was getting kind of late so I decided to just go to Juniper.

I'm out of ClifBars...went old school and brought a banana.

This lady was taking photographs for her
Wildlife Encounter:  Jackrabbit at the Dips

Big Dog!

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I really love the Belgian Classics bike racing season.  It started today.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

2016 SMR 05

Couple days of rain but it stopped last night and today was dry.

Road was still a little sloppy though.

8 at the Gate

This guy passed us pretty fast, but then slowed down.
We joked that he didn't know where the Summit is.
He had a fast cadence like a windmill. 
I switched my camera here from HD mode to Action mode
thinking I might get better shots on the descent.

Have you seen these 3-D profiles on VeloViewer?  COOL.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

2016 SMR 04 Junction Plus Kiosk

ALMOST went out in shorts today... it was that nice.

Jim from the health club team
tells me the health club team is no more.

This guy and I both had our CAL jerseys on.
We said "GO BEARS" at the same time.

Diablo Shoutout to Kasters.
He always looks like he's having a great time. 

JB decided he didn't want to do Summit and wanted to do the Hole in the Wall.  I agreed to go down to the Kiosk and then came back up.  Got some good SGR photos.

Kind of busy on The Mountain this morning... hikers, picnickers, riders...

Later in the day, there was an injury collision near the helicopter pad (photo below).  A mountain biker was coming down the path on the right and a road biker was coming down the road, the mountain biker crossed the road without slowing down and ran into the road biker. I wish there were a way to cull the stupid from our ranks.

The Helicopter Pad

Saturday, February 06, 2016

2016 SMR 03

I thought I was right on time but JB said I was late... I checked and for sure my damned cheap bike computer was 4 minutes behind.

Kind of foggy down the south side of The Mountain

JB rails Chainbuster downhill like a boss.  
I take it like a Nancy because broken bone pain 
lingers in my memory.

Hey, who're these guys?

Beautiful skies, beautiful weather, beautiful ride.

JB told me a story about hitting his head on a shelf when he was feeding his cats this morning, then he realized that he had broken a blood vessel in his eye.  By Junction it was Zombiesque.  I advised him to keep riding and not think about it.