It is currently Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:57 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:52 am 
Offline
deerhucker
deerhucker
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 1500
Given: 1924 thanks
Received: 2911 thanks
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Blur LTc
Favorite Trails: any dirt with a challenge
I have been getting into shape. Unfortunately that shape is round. I wanted to get back to riding more but after a slow roll yesterday on the lower parts of Black Mountain, I realized how far out of shape I really am.

I saw that Thursday is national "Ride your bike to work" day. I have challenged myself to ride into work for the week to help jump start my return to reasonable shape. I only have 8 miles to my office, via road. Since I have long ago stopped road riding, I only have my trusty Santa Cruz to make the journey. 8 miles of road on a full suspension 2.35 tire bike can eat up a lot of energy. I think it had to be equivalent to 10 miles on a real road bike, right? The ride home I wont be so pressed for time so I might take a detour through Black Mountain.

Don't know if I will survive all 5 days but we will see. Anybody else playing along with the Ride your bike to work day?

_________________
The world does not revolve around you but your actions impact us all!


Last edited by bankerboy on Mon May 15, 2017 10:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
The following 4 users would like to thank bankerboy for his or her post:
avidtest, Dirt Pedaller, Dirtrider, OldDogDan
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:17 am 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:42 pm
Posts: 3150
Location: Laguna
Given: 7197 thanks
Received: 5890 thanks
Bike(s): Pivot, Specialized, Giant
Favorite Trails: Anywhere but LPQ
Due to the fact that I drive about 650 miles per week I would have to say no, I won't be doing that. If I could ride to work I would as long as I wasn't a sweaty mess when I get there. (Which I don't think is possible)
I will be riding in the evenings as much as I can.

Ride that bike Bankerboy. Ya know, I know where you live :mrgreen:

_________________
You never know what tomorrow will bring so go riding today or walk your pooch
Fear the Yeti

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank Dirtrider for his or her post:
bankerboy
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:57 am 
Offline
Participant
Participant

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:28 pm
Posts: 73
Location: Poway
Given: 162 thanks
Received: 62 thanks
Bike(s): Yeti SB95C, Yeti SB95
Favorite Trails: Los Gatos to Noble
I am riding "Ride Your Bike to Work" day, albeit only 3 miles. I am fortunate to be able to ride to work often. One of the best things I have ever done was to move close to where I work. I have an old Specialized P2 dirtjumper that I commute on to make it more fun. It also makes me appreciate my 9r when I am on it.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 3 users would like to thank Dirt Pedaller for his or her post:
bankerboy, Dirtrider, OldDogDan
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:50 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 31, 2008 9:54 pm
Posts: 4768
Location: Del Mar Highlandsish
Given: 6808 thanks
Received: 4844 thanks
Bike(s): Mantis Ghost
Favorite Trails: Vernal Pools
I walk to work every day. After the kids are off to school, I walk up the stairs.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 2 users would like to thank Ld00d for his or her post:
bankerboy, OldDogDan
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:59 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:56 pm
Posts: 6076
Location: Vista
Given: 19628 thanks
Received: 10748 thanks
Bike(s): Spec Epic, Trance X0
Favorite Trails: crooked & winding...
^^^ So Thursday, ride your bike up the stairs.



Top
 Profile  
 
The following 4 users would like to thank OldDogDan for his or her post:
avidtest, bankerboy, Dirtrider, Ld00d
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:32 pm 
Offline
Active Participant
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:32 am
Posts: 419
Given: 0 thanks
Received: 424 thanks
Bike(s): Commencal Super 4.1
Favorite Trails: Black Rock Oregon
I've always wanted to participate and I just might this year. It's 19 miles one way though so the weapon of choice would be the road bike. I just hate the route though. It's basically from jackson drive MTRP entrance to sorrento valley.

_________________
"You're like a mountain biking version of a mall crawler."-24v


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank n10sive for his or her post:
OldDogDan
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:09 pm 
Offline
deerhucker
deerhucker
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 1500
Given: 1924 thanks
Received: 2911 thanks
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Blur LTc
Favorite Trails: any dirt with a challenge
n10sive wrote:
I've always wanted to participate and I just might this year. It's 19 miles one way though so the weapon of choice would be the road bike. I just hate the route though. It's basically from jackson drive MTRP entrance to sorrento valley.



Ride to Old Town and pay for the Coaster to Sorrento Valley and ride up the hill? Not a total ride to work but maybe (assuming you get the time tables correct AND they allow bikes on?) it would work?

_________________
The world does not revolve around you but your actions impact us all!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:00 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:39 pm
Posts: 3112
Location: Ocean Beach
Given: 2331 thanks
Received: 5875 thanks
Bike(s): Mojo3, Carver Ti, Delirium
Favorite Trails: Hmm........
n10sive wrote:
I've always wanted to participate and I just might this year. It's 19 miles one way though so the weapon of choice would be the road bike. I just hate the route though. It's basically from jackson drive MTRP entrance to sorrento valley.

Ride the MTB! Through MTRP, across Clairemont Mesa Bl to Ruffin, up Kearny Villa, through PQ.

Or stay on Clairemont Mesa, drop into Marian Bear, follow to Genesse, up and then drop down off Eastgate Mall to Roselle.

Thats a long ride to ride in and home in one day though.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:31 am 
Offline
Active Participant
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:32 am
Posts: 419
Given: 0 thanks
Received: 424 thanks
Bike(s): Commencal Super 4.1
Favorite Trails: Black Rock Oregon
bankerboy wrote:
Ride to Old Town and pay for the Coaster to Sorrento Valley and ride up the hill? Not a total ride to work but maybe (assuming you get the time tables correct AND they allow bikes on?) it would work?

I thought about this, they do take bikes. My friend often commutes like this from closer area (North Park).

evdog wrote:
n10sive wrote:
I've always wanted to participate and I just might this year. It's 19 miles one way though so the weapon of choice would be the road bike. I just hate the route though. It's basically from jackson drive MTRP entrance to sorrento valley.

Ride the MTB! Through MTRP, across Clairemont Mesa Bl to Ruffin, up Kearny Villa, through PQ.

Or stay on Clairemont Mesa, drop into Marian Bear, follow to Genesse, up and then drop down off Eastgate Mall to Roselle.

Thats a long ride to ride in and home in one day though.


I think Id spend most of the day riding and sleeping, not working hahahaha.

_________________
"You're like a mountain biking version of a mall crawler."-24v


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank n10sive for his or her post:
bankerboy
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:04 am 
Offline
deerhucker
deerhucker
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 1500
Given: 1924 thanks
Received: 2911 thanks
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Blur LTc
Favorite Trails: any dirt with a challenge
n10sive wrote:

I think Id spend most of the day riding and sleeping, not working hahahaha.


And the problem with that is........?????????

Sounds like a perfect day. Probably should swing by Green flash or another brewery to make it a trifecta.

_________________
The world does not revolve around you but your actions impact us all!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:55 pm 
Offline
Moderately Obsessed
Moderately Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:51 am
Posts: 1502
Given: 499 thanks
Received: 1767 thanks
Bike(s): Monocog SS 29er
Favorite Trails: Skinny & dirty
I used to commute in to Pt. Loma from Tierrasanta, 16 miles on the most direct route. During the longer daylight seasons I'd go home via PB / Mt. Soledad, Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla Village / Miramar Rd. and back south on Kearney Villa Rd. That was another 30 miles. Good times.

Now I live 1.2 miles from work :|

_________________
"Those skilled at the unorthodox are infinite as heaven and earth, inexhaustible as the great rivers."
— Tzun Tzu


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 2 users would like to thank random walk for his or her post:
bankerboy, OldDogDan
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:45 am 
Offline
deerhucker
deerhucker
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 1500
Given: 1924 thanks
Received: 2911 thanks
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Blur LTc
Favorite Trails: any dirt with a challenge
Well, day 3 and I am still alive. Funny how much work 6 miles on the road each way is....

Tonight I might get "lost" since Black Mountain lies between myself and work. If only there were some trails there......

_________________
The world does not revolve around you but your actions impact us all!


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 3 users would like to thank bankerboy for his or her post:
Ld00d, OhNooo, OldDogDan
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 2:41 pm 
Offline
Moderately Obsessed
Moderately Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:51 pm
Posts: 1600
Given: 666 thanks
Received: 1789 thanks
Favorite Trails: teh gnar
I think coaster is free if you have a bike on Thursday, fyi.

I'm planning my commute via LPQ for bike to work day, normal route is all dirt. They have a pit stop at waterfall this year. Also worth going to the qualcomm pitstop.

_________________
strava:instagram:activejunky


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:43 am 
Offline
Active Participant
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:32 am
Posts: 419
Given: 0 thanks
Received: 424 thanks
Bike(s): Commencal Super 4.1
Favorite Trails: Black Rock Oregon
Welp.......
































looks like ill try next year :D. Have gotten three after work rides in this week though.

_________________
"You're like a mountain biking version of a mall crawler."-24v


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank n10sive for his or her post:
bankerboy
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:47 am 
Offline
deerhucker
deerhucker
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 1500
Given: 1924 thanks
Received: 2911 thanks
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Blur LTc
Favorite Trails: any dirt with a challenge
Hit the Sony pit stop in Rancho Bernardo. Got my sticker and shirt.

I remember why I gave up road riding all those years ago. There is new construction in a lot near the pit stop. Lots of big dirt trucks going in and out of the lot. One decided, out of the blue, to pull over into the bike lane and drive 3 miles an hour. He nearly pinched the rider in front of me. Fortunately we saw the truck coming over. The rider in front jumps onto the sidewalk to avoid getting crushed. I hung back and rode slow, eventually pulling into lanes of traffic to get around.

Annoyed, I yelled to get out of the bike lane. He truly was clueless to the road and traffic. He then proceeded to pull back into traffic and proceed down the road. Guess he had to answer his cell phone? People are just scary sometimes

On the plus side, yesterday evening, I hit Lilac to Ahwee to Lusardi crossing Carmel Valley and home. It was nice to play in the dirt as part of the commute.

_________________
The world does not revolve around you but your actions impact us all!


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank bankerboy for his or her post:
Ld00d
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group