Sunday, October 08, 2017

A Futile Attempt

It's Sunday, I woke up early (around seven...) and promptly checked my e-mail.  There were TWO new cache notifications, and not too far away!  I got the bike out (Oddly, I had pumped the tires up Friday, for no particular reason.), for the first time since July, and rode over to the GZ, as we say.  Got out the phone, fired up the app, only to find the caches disabled, as the park doesn't officially open until next week.  Big fence all the way around.  Oh, well!

Trip:  2.54 miles
Ride Time: 16:26 minutes
Average Speed: 9.27 mph
Odometer (Ending): 12,831 miles.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Icebergs Dead Ahead, Sir!

I went for a bike ride (On the Jamis) with my cousin on Friday the 30th, down around the Big Bay.  On the way back we stopped here for a big of a rest (My knee was hurting a bit) and I noticed  ICE BERGS across the bay!  I had read about proposals to tow icebergs to San Diego to supply water, but I didn't know they had actually done it!

No, it's just huge piles of salt at the South Bay Salt Works.

We rode 21.51 miles according to the Trip-O-Meter, and the odometer was at 12,828 miles when we ended the ride. The average speed was 10.33 MPH.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Silver Strand

I went for a geo-bike this morning on the Silver Strand. 

Odometer Start: 12,802 miles
Trip:  5.50 miles
Odometer End: 12,807 miles
Average Speed: 7.97 mph
Max. Speed: 19.6 mph

I found nine caches, more or less, including two I had not been able to find on a previous trip.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Out For A Ride

Abel and I drove out to Santee this afternoon to ride the bikes.  We started at the Walker Preserve Trail start in Santee on Magnolia, and headed east to the other end at Channel Road in Lakeside. There were a lot of dog walkers, runners, walkers, a few cyclists, and one elderly lady in a wheelchair being pushed along.  I was surprised to see there is now a PARKING LOT at the Lakeside end!  Did not know that! We turned around there and headed back, and of course it got a bit cooler and started sprinkling a little, off and on.  We found a couple of geocaches on the way back, too.

Odometer START (Est.): 1,273.9

MILES ridden:  6.20

Odometer END: 1,280.1

Thursday, October 27, 2016

First Time Out In A Long Time

I rode out to El Cajon find me a geocache or two.  I rode under the take-off path for the airplanes from Gillespie Field, so I tried to include them in the selfies when I could.  Sort of share the glory!

Near the GZ for the first cache, I had to commemorate my ride (and the find!) with yet another selfie.  I don't know why I am smiling, some dud on a very loud motorized bicycle came zooming by a few seconds before this.

And another aircraft goes by!

After finding another cache on Prospect (And not noticing a new one I rode right past!) I headed over to the duck pond to sign the on-line logbooks.  I seem to have managed to not include any of the myriad duckies that were quaking about in this picture!

For documentational porpoises, here are three images of the trip-o-meter.

Today's trip was 16.60 miles.

The odometer reading at the end of the trip was 12,795 miles.  REALLY, I thought I had at least 15,000 on the Jamis!

And the average speed was 9.75 MPH.  Fairly blistering, for me!

That's about all I got here!

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

What Month Is This?

Not much to report, but I DID go to Performance and bought me some T-Handle Allen Wrenches, along with some toe clips.

I replaced the rear brake pads with ones I purchased a LONG time ago, and lubricated the rear cable housing, too.

I installed the toe clips. 

I lubed the chain, too.

I took the Jamis for a little ride around the block.  The toe clips seem to fit my tennies OK, and the rear brake did not squeal, even though I may have forgotten to set the toe-in... 

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bike To Work

I rode the Raleigh Twenty to work on Thursday, but we got a ride home because of a hiking question which required a short walk in MTRP.

On Friday I rode the Raleigh Twenty both ways, to and from.  I got a Bike To Work tee shirt at the Grossmont Pit Stop.  I gave the shirt to Mrs. P. in hope that she had ridden her bike to work that day, but it turned out she did not.  Maybe it will inspire her?

Mrs. Kim took pictures of D. and Me at work, but perhaps she got a little carried away.  One or two would have sufficed!

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