Monday, February 15, 2010

Good Riding!

Justin and I managed to get in two great days of riding in amazing weather. So stoked. Saturday we set out from home and did a big road loop down to the coast and back with Luke.











I broke in the Tarmac right with plenty of mini-creek crossings and some mud!




Pace was mellow for the first half of the ride, but we somehow got caught up with a fast-paced paceline down on the bike path to Oceanside. Not so steady!



Justin's buzzing as Luke sets out for some aero bar time





The beach!



We stopped to fill up before heading back inland









One final stop before the last push home!



Spent the evening cleaning house and watching some Olympics coverage before prepping for our big day on Sunday and then bedtime!

Pre-ride brekkie



I remembered as we were about to pack up and head out that it was Valentine's Day! We had celebrated early (Friday) with surf & turf for dinner.

Heading up Maple Springs to chase Steph (and Chris)



Hittin' dirt



I love the sight of the snow-capped mountains in the distance!





In pursuit



Group up at 4 Corners



Heading out to Joplin



Not today, friend...



Justin Buzzing again



Joplin!





Finally made it!





Nick owns the steep slidey stuff



HAB





Steph and I at Old Camp



Luge!






Roading it up to Modjeska Grade and down to Harding



I think if he'd had more energy he would've flipped me off



4 Corners after the Harding climb







The crew finishing up before our descent down Maple Springs





Justin had offered free burritos, but after the parking lot fail in Irvine it was probably best there were only 3 of us, and a TON of food! We ate.



And ate again...

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Sneaky...you got fro yo!!! :)

Killer day out there with you guys...you OWNED it yesterday. Oh, and that shot of you lying on the ground looking up at the sky is awesome.

Ryan Weeger said...

nice, golden spoon! how did the guy on the wicked fast looking CX bike do descending joplin!? haha.

great looking riding this weekend, gotta take advantage of the weather huh!

Pedal Circles said...

R-Wub: He was headed over to Holy Jim. When Luke and I did Harding-Joplin last Oct/Nov or so we ran into a guy riding Joplin on a CX bike and he wasn't walking any more or less than I was! :)

Minh said...

My buddies and I saw you riding up maple springs on Sunday (Asian guy in the show-air kit right where the pave road ended). The guy on the S-works Tricross totally talked me into buying a cross bike!

jameson said...

the weather was so rad this weekend! your new tarmac is SICK!

those are the kinds of weekends that will have you ready come race season. you guys keep it up and hopefully i can actually line up a ride with you guys soon...

Pedal Circles said...

Minh - Eric's Tricross was SWEET! Almost makes me want one too! :)

Pedal Circles said...

James - for sure! We're hitting up some mountain bike routes this weekend, too. Stoked the weather is staying dry for now.

Jman said...

Great pics. I'm curious, what route do you take to get to O'side from out here in Temecula/Murrieta? I've always wanted to attempt that! Awesome blog, I've been away for a while and it was nice to see it's still active. Keep it up, great RR's.

Pedal Circles said...

Jack - do you have my email? Can you send you more info.