Updated Los Penasquitos Page

It has been long overdue, but I have finally updated my Los Penasquitos page to reflect the current configuration of trails in the area. Yes, it does include the Tunnels area.   More from a trail inventory perspective than a go ride it endorsement.   Although, if those trails were legal I would highly endorse them.  But … Continue reading “Updated Los Penasquitos Page”

Feels Like Spring At Penasquitos!

With all of the destruction that has happened in the Penasquitos Canyon area over the last decade due to land development coupled with the various land management agencies waking up with from decades of management slumber the whole area is kind of a land management circus show.   The only groups that are making out in this deal … Continue reading “Feels Like Spring At Penasquitos!”

Tuesday Spin at PQ

Tuesday, I opted for spin through Penasquitos Canyon with the hardtail.   After riding the UZZI around for that last while, the hardtail felt like a  flatland rocketsled out a PQ.  It felt really good carry a good grip of speed under your own power without the assistance gravity.   I knew I was going to be … Continue reading “Tuesday Spin at PQ”

The 2009 Archipelago Ride

This is the second year a group of advocates and friends got together to do a ride that has become known as the Archipelago Ride.  Open Space in coastal San Diego County has become very fragmented over the years into a patchwork of “islands of open space”.  The Archipelago Ride concept is one to demonstrate how these … Continue reading “The 2009 Archipelago Ride”

Wet Trails Rating

During the winter months, aka our rain season, there is usually a few questions about which trails can ridden after a sizable series of rain.    Please keep in mind our typical soils are not the type that handle sizable rains well.   So unlike the Pacific Northwest or the East Coast, the trails need time … Continue reading “Wet Trails Rating”

A little bit of Skyline DH

On a whim, I decided to head up to Corona and investigate a trail I have l been eyeing for a year or so.   To get there I needed to climb the Skyline Drive Fireroad on the the northeast side of the Santa Ana Mountains.   I arrived at the trailhead at fairly descent time and … Continue reading “A little bit of Skyline DH”

A Little Singlespeeding in the Tunnels

I took the singlespeed out for a little trail love these Tuesday out at Penasquitos Canyon and the “Tunnels”.   Tunnels used to be in the “secret-stash” catergory but has exploded in popularity with the destruction of Del Mar Mesa and the “Intestines” trails.   You won’t find much in the way of direct information about Tunnels … Continue reading “A Little Singlespeeding in the Tunnels”

First Ride with the new bike

I got my first ride in today on the new 6.6 rig and while I’m still working a extensive review, the bike really felt great. Here are a few shots from the day on a trail system attached to Los Penasquitos Canyon. This is a big as air as I ever expect to get and … Continue reading “First Ride with the new bike”

Archipelago Ride

Rich Julian and I have been tossing around the idea for this ride for quite sometime as part of the our “Islands Project” concept of pushing to have all of the our small islands of open space connected throughout the county.  Each little island of open space on its own has a network of trails … Continue reading “Archipelago Ride”