Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: There's a little cafe, where they play guitars all night and all day
Hope you all had a good week-end, don't know about all your area's, but WOW what a gorgeous week-end, I love fall weather.
Fiddynut - Yes a good run, great season but it never makes coming up a little short an easier to take, and Damn, Boston and LA the two highest payrolls, make it to the WS, bummer. Can't wait for spring training, I love the phrase Pitchers & Catchers report. Glad to hear you have made so much progress getting in shape and onto the bike, good for you man, not many are that motivated, and you should be proud of that accomplishment, and now you are a motivating force. I hit a trail I would see from the road and have wanted to try for the longest time, it was not as tough a climb as I thought, going from a valley trail head up and over the damn to the lake, and a ton of fun, I will definitely do it again. I have been going to an occasional spin class, and swimming a bunch at our local gym, and I could tell it paid off. I didn't have to get off and walk once, it is an awesome feeling to climb a hill all the way up. Oh, and the jungle is looking very nice, good times ahead. Below are a couple pictures from my ride. There is one of a guy fishing from a boat, I took that shot with you in mind. It reminded me of a time I was in Rhinelander many years ago.
Poprocks - After I posted, I reread your post and figured out you meant the pedestrian bridge, lol, ya the 15 was built awhile back. I like single track, not a big down hill guy, but I do like going fast at times, the loose gravel was a bit scary this week-end, if I had gotten out early AM it might have had a little more moisture. I was planning on buying a hardtail when I got this bike, (I rode a Costco special with upgrades for years), I let the guy at the local bike shop talk me into this good deal on last years model, lol. I get home and read online, one nightmare story after another about chain suck issues, and sure enough I had em. I frequent the shop a lot, so I was taking it back often complaining, and when I was out in Colorado I was so frustrated by the chain and shifting issue's I swapped out both derailleurs and the shifters, and so glad I did, now I love my bike as I should. The ride went well, fairly busy, but it was Sunday afternoon, felt great and now I am excited to find more trails near by. I was riding my wife's road bike down on the coast along 101, but scary as hell being with cars, I have been buzzed a few times on the road and so I like trails, and no cars much better. I have posted a couple trail pics, and 1 of my bike. FYI, it was just under 4.5 miles from the fruit stand trail head to the parking lot of Hernandez hide-away, no wallet so I just rode on by, lol. Climb up wasn't nearly as tough as I anticipated.