Monday, December 17, 2007


Most people bag on LA (including myself), but I have never bagged on the great biking up there!

I went up to Glendale to visit my IMLP compatriot, Mr. Dan Altobello, to do some serious riding. On saturday, we left his place in g-dale, and took off towards the Mt. Wilson Observatory via angeles crest trail.

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It was pretty much straight up from the get go. We finished off the ride by doing some laps around the rose bowl.

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After that, we refueled at a fantastic vegetarianism restaurant aptly named Fatty's. And to think there's no such thing as sarcasm in socal!

Sunday was the day. We headed on over to the Kanan Dume trail, which, and I quote "is the best ride in the Santa Monicas". This ride absolutely rocks. 2 years ago, I rode the west end of it, and it was a blast. Sunday, we road the east end, and somehow, I think it was better than I remembered. I was actually hootin, hollering, yelling during some of the downhill single track sections it was so much fun. It was fantastic! Dan will actually be moving 3 miles from the trailhead in a few weeks, so I am looking forward to biking the whole trail sometime soon.

Needless to say, this weekend confirmed again that mountain biking is guaranteed to kick my ass, just about every time!


jaybuddy said...

Dude! That looks sweet! The journey has begun!

Paul said...

Hey Ryan,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like we know some common people :). See you around. Good luck with your 2008 racing!