Saturday, March 18, 2017

41 miles at 16.6 MPH average speed. Saw Ron and Dixie at the start, then again at the coast for a little, well a long visit ha ha! The legs really cool down then it's hard to get started again. Nice day but seemed to be getting a bit chilly at the coast. Alex stopped by too!

Good stiff headwind on the way to the coast. I really didn't think Gina would ride today. Last couple of days she had been complaining about a stuffy nose. But she did really well today. A few times she would pass me on the little hills ha ha! She didn't even looked tired today. On the way to the coast she wouldn't shut up though. She was talking about all kinds of stuff so I was like, "Gina, shut up, save your energy!". Maybe she didn't need it though cause she passed me up a few times ha ha!








Monday, March 13, 2017

Hi Longjohn

A short video I made of the locals saying hi to a dude in Western PA. who likes to hear the interaction with people on my videos. He says I speak well with the people but honestly, I hear myself sounding like a blundering idiot ha h a! It's hard to think of things to say at times. :-P

Anyway, a few riders saying hi to Longjohn. ;-)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday SART

Another 35 today at a 16.4 average with Gina. Nice day, sunny and better at the coast.

We ran into Don at the coast. Trying out this new recorder so hopefully we see some videos soon. Tony and his friend stopping by for a quick hello. Frank for a pic and a quick visit with Gina. I was busy talking with the peeps. Also Kevin who we have not seen out there in like forever! Maybe 8 years or so.

Gina did really well today, better than yesterday.


Tony and his friend


Jose and Joaquin


Frank


Don


Kevin




Saturday, March 11, 2017

Scaring The Homeless Thugs on SART ha ha!

44 miles with Gina today, 16.5 average. Ran into Ron and Dixie after 7 miles or so. Then Whosoever showed up right as we were about to leave.  Ron and Dixie took the front for most of the trip to the coast from Yorba. I was happy to sit at the back and take a free ride figuring once the wind got tough, I would step up and help them out. It did get windy and I pulled about the last 7 miles to the coast. It was a tough headwind but a good workout! Nice sunny warm day but once the coast was in sight, we could see the big blanket of fog. Bummer! Got chilly sitting around so we headed back with Ron and Dixie. About 5 miles in, they pulled away from us and I had no intentions of trying to keep up with them. I knew Gina would tire down the road. I did see them when we crossed the Edna bridge and vanished into the curves of the golf course section. So I was actually pretty happy that Gina did that well.

So, yeah there is a big debate among people about the homeless on SART. More trouble and more danger for us all. Some people think I should feel for them. Sorry! Couple years back there were a few, maybe 10 that were out there that seemed mentally unstable. Now, there are a couple thousand and my opinion, they are more thugs and drug addicts than people who are down on their luck.

People down on their luck don't shout things at you when you roll by. People down on their luck do not park rather nice cruisers in the middle of the lanes and go into the homeless camps looking to smoke dope! People down on their luck don't try to scare you into an accident. People down on their luck don't piss all over the trail so that you have to roll through it and splatter your legs with piss, including the women cycling out there.

Sorry, can't feel for ya! Today we were approaching Chapman. A couple was getting ready to cross the trail. Cycling traffic from both sides, several bikes. The guy sees us, the lady stops but the guy decides to stroll across the path forcing everyone into a defensive mode. anybody with common sense would know you have to make sure it is clear out there but this moron you know did it out of spite..=

So we roll by and I shout," WOW, TALK ABOUT STUPID!!!". I heard him shout something and heard his lady start shouting as well. Whatever! I just held my finger up saluting them as we rolled away.

On the return, we approached another section of homeless camps. We are almost done with our ride so we slow down. As I am approaching a section that is blocked with bikes, crack whore looking women and a bunch of thug looking guys, I start to ring my bell. I shout, "coming thru!" and continue ringing my bell bu the idiot just blindly walks across the trail. Me? I'm not stupid so I know to slow way down and I am doing about 8 MPH as I approach but the dope still doesn't hear me or pay attention. So he walks right out in front of me!

He sees us and almost jumps out of his pants. You can see them half way down his ass! Well pretty sure he almost shit his pants and I say good, he deserves it for being so inconsiderate to others who actually use the path for what it is intended, not hanging around smoking dope!

Well I guess there is an issue with Anaheim Stadium. I heard the homeless sneak in and use their outlets to charge their phones. I heard one got in a fight with a cyclist and then, somebody stole a tractor and rode around in it for 45 minutes through the parking lot.

I am actually glad to hear that they are causing more trouble. That will be the only way to go until someone considers chasing them out. Sadly, probably nothing will happen till they start robbing people at the stadium before authorities realize this is not a good place for them to be.

                          So anyway, you can see the idiot almost jumping out of his skin ha ha!






Friday, March 10, 2017

TGIF

Had the day off so I cleaned and lubed the drive trains on our bikes so they run smooth on Saturday. Nice weather so time to clean them up. After I was done, figured why not go for a ride.

Local 16 mile, a bit over 1100 ft of gain. Nice day, high of 86 on the ride. If it gets another 20 degrees warmer, I may consider removing the under layer ha ha!




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Local Solo

Tonight was another 15 miler with  1,273 feet. It was real nice to be able to ride with some daylight. I did wear my ankle bands, front and rear lights but it was't dark enough to appreciate them today but hey, it's all good.

I totaled up my rides for the year so far:

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11 rides on SART

7 rides on the road from home.

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                                                3rd time up to 24th street. Getting shady!


My ankle bands, both feet. NO, I will never shave my legs!


Look Ma, no hands!


Daylight!


Monday, March 6, 2017

A Video For You

Actually, the ride video from this past weekend. Tony, Mark J., Joaquin, Jose, and Gina on SART (3/4/17) . Caught a fly by of Bad Bob and The Legend Greg.



This was me and Mark back in 2003.  My first Ride Around the Bear. 1st of 4.