Day Five of my fall vacation through Colorado was riding around Twin Lakes between Leadville and Buena Vista. There was plenty of nice trail and killer views. Find all the pictures, maps and blabbage here.
Archive for the ‘Website Updates’ Category
Day 3 of my Chasing Aspens Tour through Colorado was in Winter Park where I could to make some new friends as well as spend some quality trail time with old friends. It was an outstanding introduction to riding at elevation and pretty fall colors. I can find a few more words and a few dozen photos of that outing here.
The Magic Carpet Ride Trail on Little Creek Mesa
Following up on my recent road trip to St George I have updated my Utah section of the site. I have added the following pages:
I also updated the Little Creek Mesa page with an updated map, GPS files and pictures from both this most recent trip and a 2013 trip. I also have enough Utah trails on the site now, that I split them out from the “Other US Trails” section to try and make things a little more organized. (It is still a little wonky) I also split out Colorado Trail into its own section, but that section looks a little light. Time to plan another ROADTRIP!
During one of my previous BLOG software updates I misconfigured the email settings which prevented users from receiving the systems emails when they either tried to register or when they requested password resets for retrievals. I fixed this last night so that function now works. I apologize for the inconvenience. Also please note that I in the coming weeks I will be sending out a system wide email for actual human and current user validation. I have had a glut of spammer attempts over the last couple of years and I suspect there is a fair amount of scrubbing to do with the registered user database.
UPDATE: The user database has been scrubbed and some new anti-spam goodies are in place with some fairly aggressive parameters. I’m fairly certain a few legit users were caught in the “nets”. I apologize if you were affected, but you will have to re-register.
I have added a page to the site for the Orosco Ridge and Boden Canyon Loop near Ramona. This is 14.2 mile loop that includes about 2,200 feet of total climbing.
An old road/truck trail turned singletrack through a meadow in Boden Canyon.
Mother Nature is doing good stuff to the Lower Santa Ysabel Truck Trail.
This old road in Boden Canyon has turned into some singletrack goodness. Check it out!
I added the Mule Hill and San Pasqual Valley trails located near Escondido to the site. You may also hear these trails referred to as Raptor Ridge as that is the top of the climb. While this is for the most part a non-technical trail, the farmland scenery not typically associated with San Diego it offers is worth a look-see.
I have hit up several different places over the last week.
I started the week off with meeting some new and old friends for a spin through Sycamore Canyon and then some. There will be some updates on my site in the coming weeks for this area. Biggest takeaway for now is to stay east of the watershed running down the middle of the canyon as the Marines are patrolling their land that is on the west side of the seasonal creek. Instead of parking at the dirt lot near Mast and Medina, park at “Hole in the Fence”. Google Map 9100-9140 Birchcrest Blvd, Santee, CA 92071 and park near there. This is a neighborhood so remember to be a good visitor in their hood. Be quiet and don’t thump your system. Trail starts through the hole in the fence at the end of Birchcrest. Exploration is good for the soul!
I have been refreshing my knowledge of the Black Mountain area in preparation for a webpage update and there were a couple of back corner trails that I had not been on in a long time. So an after work ride was in order here. I kinda had lost an appreciation for how much climbing you can get in out here. Often times when I’m researching an area I put together a route that allows me to cover the most trails and trails I have not been on it a while. This latest research route I did was 14 miles and included 2,900 feet of climbing. No wonder muscles and joints were wanking the next day!
I came across the fellow while out on the trail. Literally! I came across him. When I realized that this big fellow was a snake I was way to close to stop and not prepared to bunny hop over him. Boy was he pissed!
Nichol had been out of town for a while so Saturday we took a welcome back cruise on familiar ground out at Lake Hodges. It was unseasonably warm but as far as I’m concerned there is no time like the present to start getting acclimated to the hot weather. Ahhh, the kind of problems we have to deal with in San Diego.
I have added a page to the site for the California Riding and Hiking Trail. At this point its designed to share my on-going information gathering on the trail in the form of an interactive Google map. I have not physically ridden all of the sections of the trail so if during the course of looking at my information you have some information to share feel free to comment here or email me.
I am in the process of going through some of my older pages that only have National Geographic TOPO! map files. I’m adding GPX, as well as Garmin Mapsource as well as Google Earth KML files. I’m also adding link/icon to the pages to search the blog and provide a list of related posts. Currently the Hollenbeck Canyon, Noble Canyon and Tour De Noble pages have been updated with others to follow.
I have finally gotten off my butt and finished up new trail review on the website proper. The Crestridge Ecological Reserve. In the last year I have mostly been doing blog posts or updating existing pages. I have at least a dozen other trail pages in the works so hopefully it won’t take as long to get the next one out. Then again beer, bikes and life in general could foil that plan.