Archive for the ‘Website Updates’ Category

User Registration Fixed

May 19th, 2015 by MTBBill

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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 not 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.

Thanks,

Bill

 

Orosco Ridge – Boden Canyon Loop

May 6th, 2015 by MTBBill

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.

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An old road/truck trail turned singletrack through a meadow in Boden Canyon.

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Mother Nature is doing good stuff to the Lower Santa Ysabel Truck Trail.

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This old road in Boden Canyon has turned into some singletrack goodness.    Check it out!

Mule Hill – San Pasqual Valley

April 22nd, 2015 by MTBBill

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.

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Hodges, Black Mountain, Sycamore

March 15th, 2015 by MTBBill

I have hit up several different places over the last week.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

 

CRHT Page Added

June 7th, 2014 by MTBBill

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.

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GPS files being updated

June 6th, 2014 by MTBBill

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.

New Review Up! Crestridge

April 15th, 2014 by MTBBill

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.

 

Lunch time at La Costa

April 11th, 2014 by MTBBill

I squeaked in a lunch time ride today out at La Costa with Michael Paul aka YetiRider. Homee has been a program and been slimming up.  Down 15lbs already.  (I think he is trying to get down to women chasing shape)

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Michael is certainly climbing quicker. Good on ya!

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It was a mighty pretty day out today as well.    All the better to be out riding a bike.    On a final note, this is my first shot at using the mobile app for making posts do I’m going to have to see if this is going to meet my needs or not..

BLOG Outage – Resolved

March 28th, 2014 by MTBBill

So the blog was down for the better part of this week.  My web-hosting service kind of screwed me by shifting my the database to a new server and did me no favors in the process.  Those issues are now resolved and this should be back to normal.  Think it is time to go for a ride in the San Gabs tomorrow to celebrate!

Server Migration Complete

April 17th, 2013 by MTBBill

So I have finished migrating my website stuff from one server farm over to a new mo better one with new hardware and software stuff on the backend that will support the front-end better.

Not my stuff I swear!

Like all things touted as “seamless” in the IT world is often does not quite go that way.   Early on in the migration the site was down for a few hours when some DNS records got update too soon and prematurely sent folks to the new server that was not ready yet.  There were a couple of folks who either left comments on the blog or registered for an account, right in the middle of the cutover which will have resubmit there stuff.   Besides that all has all been ironed out and things seemed to be going just fine on the new stuff now….for now.  Time to go ride a bike :-)