More Black Mountain

Time to get in some more Black Mountain.   I continue to be impressed with the improvements that been made and the progress on the trails out here. The Black Widow trail going down the west slope of the mountain continues to see love from the trail crews. Word is there are future plans for access … Continue reading “More Black Mountain”

Return to Black Mountain (RB)

It has been quiet some time since I have been over to the east side of Black Mountain in Rancho Bernardo.    Man I have been missing out.    There has been some really good contouring single tracks built on “Little Black Mountain” that are replacing the stupidly steep old jeep routes that were previously … Continue reading “Return to Black Mountain (RB)”

Black Mountain – RB

My day job was been rather pesky by infringing on my Saturday so I only had to time to squeak in a short ride.   I had not been out to Black Mountain in Rancho Bernardino.    In had been at three years and change since I last rode here. I knew some development was in … Continue reading “Black Mountain – RB”

Black Mountain – Coast to Crest

Fresh back from working in the Puget Sound area it was time to hit up some of the local stuff.  I got up at O-Damn Early to hit up a new bit of trail and the Black Mountain Truck Trail near Ramona. Ramona this time of year can get really toasty and Pamo Valley can really … Continue reading “Black Mountain – Coast to Crest”

Black Mountain & SYTT

Last weekend I managed to get back out to the Santa Ysabel Truck and the Black Mountain near Ramona. (Along the Santa Ysabel Truck Trail) The weather guessers were call in for a storm to hit the area in the afternoon, so I packed up the rain gear before heading out.   Typically I do about … Continue reading “Black Mountain & SYTT”

Hodges, Black Mountain Sycamore

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 … Continue reading “Hodges, Black Mountain Sycamore”

New trail goodness at Black Mountain

I spent a couple of afternoons this past week getting reacquainted with Black Mountain in near Rancho Bernardo.  The Lilac Canyon trail has recently been rerouted and it is way much for the better. The trail still starts from the Miner’s Ridge Loop trailhead but now instead of steeply descending down to Carmel Valley Road … Continue reading “New trail goodness at Black Mountain”

New Year’s Day in Pamo Valley and Black Mountain

I decided to start the New Year off with a solo ride through the Black Mountain area near Ramona.   There is something about the combination of a ride with lots of climbing, great vistas and solitude to help get things straight in your head.    I done the 30 mile loop I had planned a couple of … Continue reading “New Year’s Day in Pamo Valley and Black Mountain”