Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tour of California

My photographic skills are lacking. A posed shot, I can handle.

But action shots?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flower Power

Today, I did a quick ride around Bonelli to test out my new bottom bracket. It is definitely Spring, but roses aren't the only flowers with thorns...

Okay, cacti don't have "thorns," but you get the idea.

I tend to think of Mustard as the official flower of Bonelli. But this guy is in abundance as well. Sometimes the Thistles are hidden amongst the mustard. So be careful if you are riding through an area overgrown with mustard (most of the park). This stuff stings like the dickens if you brush up against it.

This is a nice flower,
but the picture is too symmetrical for my taste...

I like this composition better,
but the flowers are less impressive...

While the official flowers of Bonelli were everywhere to be seen, California was represented as well. No spines or thorns, just a distinctive hue of orange...

In case you were wondering, Bonelli is not "where it's at." Tomorrow, the party is up by the ski lifts on Mt Baldy. Come out and buy an overpriced Clif Bar from me to support my 2012 Tour Divide bid...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Super Hot Biker Chicks

Whenever I last rode up West Fork (over a week ago), it was hot. As I was descending from Cogswell Dam to the river below, I happened upon these women who were climbing. I figured, if I was hot going down, they must have been super hot going up in that weather!

A couple of champs

I didn't take too many pix that day. And some didn't look as good as real life. But here are two more from that ride. The first is my turn around point. I wanted to go to Mt Wilson, but poison oak was suggesting otherwise.

Lots of places one can go

The second picture is one you may be able to help me with. What is it?

What The (whichever word you prefer) ???