A Dream Realized

A Dream Realized

Last Thanksgiving I attempted to do a ride I have had in mind for a long time. There are four regional parks near to me, Peñasquitos, Sycamore Canyon, Mission Trails and Marion Bear, that I have mountain biked in over the last few years. It occurred to me some time ago that I could make a loop of them and ride all four in one day. My attempt in November was unsuccessful – my route through Mission Trails was ill-chosen and it nearly killed me (OK, not really, but it was pretty awful). I decided to go directly home, skipping Marion Bear, and finished with only three of the four.

Today I, and my friend Stephen, accomplished the four-park ride. Most of the time and distance was off-road, although there is the inevitable on-road connecting sections. There were no crashes, although I nearly endoed at one point, and one pedal broke (his). Luckily it wasn’t too hot out in Sycamore Canyon. I’m tired, of course, but happy that I finally accomplished it.

(p.s. If you’re reading this via RSS, there is an iframe of the GPS track of the ride above you’re probably not seeing.)

2 thoughts on “A Dream Realized

  1. Hi Stephen, What a cool ride!!! I am jealous. Now I’m all inspired to get my off-road bike back together and go out there and make tracks in the dirt. Over four hours in the saddle of a mountain bike is too much for me. After three I’m ready to get off and do something different. I applaud your tenacity. Well done 😉

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