Riding Solo

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My kids are on spring break and they have an amazing auntie and uncle that wanted to keep them for the week, so who am I to get in the way of some family bonding? Love my kids but it sure has been nice to have so much freedom and quiet!!! =D So today instead of getting in some extra hours at work I thought I would treat myself to a little training ride out at Chino Hills.

I caught a glimpse of my froggy on my drive down to the trail and it put the biggest smile on my face! I had to share what I saw in my mirror!

This was around 430p. I know you’re jealous!!! ;D

I don’t typically ride alone but it’s hard to find someone to ride with at 4 in the afternoon. I figured I’d be alright. Aside from the most recent mountain lion (baby) sighting a few weeks ago, what trouble could I really get into while doing mostly climbing?

You know I prepared to do a ride report, hence all the pictures. But I figured I was going to have a miserable time riding alone. And I thought my article was going to be about how lonely it felt out there. But I am surprised to say that I had such a good time out there all by my lonesome!!!

Only drawback with riding by yourself. No one to take pictures!

Man, did I have the BEST time. I felt like Cinderella out there! Butterfly’s, birds, squirrels, rabbits, and lizards! It’s been awhile since I’ve seen so many critters out there! I have to admit it was a little creepy out there when I would see the bushes rustle and hear something scampering off. I would just turn on my ipod whenever I got a little too freaked out.

It felt so amazing to be out there by myself. So much quiet! I only saw two other guys out there while I was climbing. So I was free to sing and talk out loud to myself. And I took full advantage. Ha! After finishing my climb I was supposed to head on back down the way I came up, but then I saw this singletrack. I could not resist!!!!!

I hooted and hollered all the way through!!

Look at this gem!

I had so much fun riding through the singletrack. I felt like a little kid today and it felt great.I took my time just to enjoy the scenery, the nice smells and my sweet bike. It was so much fun I almost wished I had someone there to enjoy it with me…almost. 🙂

And on my drive back home an unexpected critter was found making it’s way up my leg. I wasn’t kidding about the whole Cinderella experience out there. This bugger hitched a ride home with me. RL showed up right as I was about to relocate him. And I couldn’t resist. I chased RL around the alley with my caterpillar as he screamed and yelled. Aw, it was so funny! I wish I had a picture of the horrid look on his face and his arms wailing. In case you didn’t know RL has a terrible fear of any little bug that crawls on its belly! Hehehe. It was the best way to cap off a great afternoon. Good laughs.

Big McLargehuge

While these other pansies are riding mountain bikes with their matching spandex and color coordinated...so called KITS...I'm bangin' their wives at home and she just served me breakfast in bed and I washed it down with a cold beer. Enjoy your ride suckas, cuz I know I did!

13 thoughts on “Riding Solo

  1. Dang RL!!! I thought you were the original gangsta… turns out your just the original sissy boy.

  2. Very nice…I was about an hour behind you on the same trail yesterday, Priscilla. Man, those mustard plants are way overgrown. Glad you had a good ride!

  3. Who needs a riding buddy to take pictures. You seem to do it well by yourself, witha pose even 😉 j/k cool pics!

    I was there Sunday, both North & Southridge are overgrown w/mustard plants. Coming down Sycamore Trail from Northridge was painful w/the plants whipping your arms and legs 🙁

    RL, are you scared of bugs??? )

  4. No way Lance! haha. I was going to head up there around 530p but decided to head up ealier at the last minute.

    Joe: Well I don’t have the mad photog skills you got but i manage. lol. I need to figure out the timer so i can take those riding away pics that jeremy and lance take when they ride solo. hahaha. Those plants sting!! I got whipped pretty bad a few weeks back. 🙁 But they sure are pretty! 😀

  5. I find that if you have a custom gear set up, riding with a group can suck! besides i work nights, and i find i really enjoy the time alone after my 12h shift.

    Beautiful pix, although i am glad i dont get whipped by all that over grown stuff.

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