I don't do well in heat, so prepare yourselves for that.The Law said:We went out to Pacheco Falls once. It was disappointing compared to the hype. See you all shortly, assuming I can get Dan motivated.
It only read like that after the sun beat on it for 20 minutes while climbing.urinal mint said:Someone needs to calibrate their cyclocomputer and/or apply some common sense to an erroneous reading like that.
It's a Canon A710 IS. It was just set to automatic when I took it. The camera has done me well.:thumbsup:mudworm said:Wow, I love that picture! It's really unique. Just curious. What camera do you use (light enough to carry on a Coe ride?), and what settings did you use to take that picture?
It really depends upon which Coe dweeb is spouting nonsense at the time.BigLarry said:What's that Henry Coe-factor again?
one thing for sure, all things being equal.....its the sameurinal mint said:It really depends upon which Coe dweeb is spouting nonsense at the time.
Fortunately, rational folks with a broad base of riding experiences simply chuckle at folks who claim that Coe riding is "1.5 times harder than other riding."
I'm glad to see you made it back.Biking Brazilian said:We made it. The heat was definitely a factor. But we grabbed it by the neck and told it who its daddy was.
The tipping point was Coit Ridge Trail. I cleaned it. About 20 yards of it. Then it was an arduous 1.5-mile uphill walk; if someone claims they've cleaned this trail, like "King of Kong," I'll call BS until I see proof on video.
We "had" to go this way since we ran out of water, ironically, at White Tank Springs. Although I trust my purifier, there was no way I was dunking it in that algae-infested cesspool. So up we went...when we finally got to Coit Lake, we bathed and refilled the CamelBaks, then carried on up Coit Road to Crosscut then out on Wagon to Camp Willson, then down Lyman back to the car.
And to nobody's surprise, Plymmer's car was still there when we left, as it was there when we arrived. He wasn't lying when he said he's "going deep." At first I thought he was going on a hot date, but it was just another (hot) day at Coe.
Here is the MB map that my GPS data logger picked up: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/episode/view.do?episodePk.pkValue=5929082
My watch, which is more accurate, said we did 4,800 ft. for the day.
Great riding with everyone today!
I "heart" Coe.
What do we have here, another Pete on this thread?!
Me too.Biking Brazilian said:We "had" to go this way since we ran out of water, ironically, at White Tank Springs. Although I trust my purifier, there was no way I was dunking it in that algae-infested cesspool. So up we went...when we finally got to Coit Lake, we bathed and refilled the CamelBaks, then carried on up Coit Road to Crosscut then out on Wagon to Camp Willson, then down Lyman back to the car.
I "heart" Coe.
I think we got back about 4:30. We were pretty spent, and ready to get some place cooler. Good ride though, and Coit Lake saved us. I don't think we would have made with out the refill of water. It was surprisingly tasty.The Law said:Me too.
Hey, just curious-- what time did you all get back to your cars?
Dan, those pics would look better with black borders...
Roy, I cleaned your tracks and then uploaded to Motion Based for analysis here. The MB results are:plymmer said:Partial Stats of my Ride:
Start: 8:45 AM
End: 7:00 PM
Total Miles: 53.83 Miles
Partial Ascent: around 8K (I'll have to re-evaluate this. It could've been more but 3 sets of batteries wasn't enough even though they were all charged. Sigh.)
It was real hot out there and I went so deep that I took an extended break at Wasno Road and Wagon Road. I really didn't think I could go any farther. I wanted someone to take me back to my bed and tuck me in. Dead. Maybe they could have feed me too. I rested for a full 1/2 hour.
I did manage to finish off on Grizzly Gulch Trail (as Charlie says, the rejuvenating trail) slower than usual. Every slight hill was difficult but I managed to "suck it up" and get to the end. At the car I rested for another 20 minutes. Ah, the brutality. I'm not near the level I was last year. My fault was, I went so deep that I didn't have time to swim to cool off. I was worried I wouldn't finish and get caught in the dark. I forgot my mininewt light so that was a factor. My legs seemed not too bad but I was feeling a bit sick and sort of spinny.
After a big meal at Giancarlos in Morgen Hill I was feeling more human.
I'm glad every one else was able to get out there. Hell, even Dan51! I guess he really does like the place. Plenty of chance to hone his expert photography skills. Good reports everyone. I always enjoy them.
Long live Coe!