Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Rusty cars and Ghost towns

Finally made it up to Ride Glorieta Baldy on Monday.We decided to park in the LifeWay Glorieta Baptist Center The recommended route is up a fireroad climb up 63A for 12 miles then descending on single track coming out at the Baptist Center.Total of about 21 miles
Since we only had a few hours we decided to ascend on single track and come back down single track when we needed to.I had never been to the Glorieta Baptist Center before. Let me tell you it is Mammoth it is like its own city. It is crazy how much money religions have. I wonder if Jesus has vacationed there.
We had a great ride. It is really nice up there.Real woodsy feel. I can't wait to go back and do the whole thing.
What is in your audio player? I have Neil Young at the Royal Festival Hall in London,2/27/71 in my player currently. A guy at work hooked me with it. I had a few tracks from it but never the complete show. Before Neil plays "Old Man" he talks about how he had just wrote the song a couple months ago and how it is about a man and his wife who he had bought a ranch from and the man and his wife had stayed on to take care of the cattle.
Some pictures of the Oil fires in England.
Here are some pictures from the ride Monday.
Anthony's fancy pants wheel

First part of the trail

Bikes with rusty car frame

Ice skating ahead

Lots of climbing

random trail goodness

Anthony airing it and me blurring it.

Decided to take a break at the ghost town


Shot of the hotel ruins and a grave




Anthony grooving with another rusty car in the distance


Sweet Ride!
Then later on after i picked Ella up from school and went for some ice cream I got to enjoy one of these.

7 comments:

Jay said...

Manoman, wish I coulda done that ride with you gize. Maybe next time, huh?

Glorieta IS a whole town with its own trash collection, gas station, camp ground (2), and police (security patrol). There's a residential area and I've seen homes for sale in there. And, I heard that Jesus did vacation there once - a long time ago.

Jay said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
hamad said...

i just wanted to drop a note, and tell you that i really like your blog. i've been reading for a while now, ever since i started this whole blog thing.
love your pics. really nice.
i've been "spinning" Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour. latin lounge music. good for mellowing out.
keep it up. one speed all the way.

riderx said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
riderx said...

What's up with your email? I tried to send you something and it bounced. If you've got a new address send it my way.

iconoclasst said...

Nice shots, man, good stuff.

On the topic of beer, if you can get hold of it, try some of Rogue's Santa's Private Reserve...pretty hoppy and complex, just an all-around good tasting and very satisfying ale.

Just had some of Stone's Double Bastard--10% abv and a brilliant mixture of sweet and bitter rolled up in one...recommended!

Enjoy the holidays...

Four said...

What's up with your email? I tried to send you something and it bounced. If you've got a new address send it my way..by Andy and FSN