RR: Danielson Ranch

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  1. Steve Petree

    Steve Petree Guest

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    Around 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, I started to run out of gas at work, figuratively speaking,
    and headed out to the car. I had a 50+ mile commute ahead of me, but I felt just wasted. I have an
    interesting job, but it doesn't give me any excercise. Instead of starting it up right away, I put
    the seat back, started up the CD, (Vivaldi's Four Seasons), and tried to take a snooze. After
    fifteen minutes I was still awake, but rested enough for the drive home.

    During the drive I decided to take the bike out, although I was dog tired, just to get outside in
    the fresh air. I had an errand to run, but when I got home, I changed into my bicycle togs, and
    threw the bike into the back of the car, and headed over to the State Park.

    I decided to do a short loop, just down to Danielson Ranch, and turn around. The weather was clear,
    and cool, in the mid 60's, with a breeze coming on shore. It was late afternoon.

    From the parking lot, there's a short uphill, through the National Park, to the state park
    entrance, where there's a long downhill into Sycamore Canyon. The route is a paved fire road, with
    some worn spots, so I knew it would be pretty easy, I also wanted to stop at a couple places, and
    snap some photos.

    Sycamore Canyon, especially the upper part, is pretty lush this time of year, with lots of flowers
    on the side of the road, making the air fragrant. When I did stop, I could hear lots of birds
    chirping, and a "whipper will".

    Anyway, I had a nice easy coast down to Danielson Ranch, where the paved road ends, and turned
    around for the climb back up to Rancho Sierra Vista, where I parked my car.

    Because the ride was short, I expected to "clean" Hell Hill, two clicks out of my granny gear, which
    I did, in good time, (for me), and headed back to the car, and home.

    Ah! another ride complete!

    BR Steve

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    </head> <body> <font face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"> Around 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, I
    started to run out of gas at work, figuratively speaking, and headed out to the car. I had a
    50+ mile commute ahead of me, but I felt just wasted. I have an interesting job, but it
    doesn't give me any excercise. Instead of starting it up right away, I put the seat back,
    started up the CD, (Vivaldi's Four Seasons), and tried to take a snooze. After fifteen minutes
    I was still awake, but rested enough for the drive home.<br> <br> During the drive I decided to take
    the bike out, although I was dog tired, just to get outside in the fresh air. I had an errand
    to run, but when I got home, I changed into my bicycle togs, and threw the bike into the back of the
    car, and headed over to the State Park.<br> <br> I decided to do a short loop, just down to
    Danielson Ranch, and turn around. The weather was clear, and cool, in the mid 60's, with a
    breeze coming on shore. It was late afternoon.<br> <br> From the parking lot, there's a short
    uphill, through the National Park, to the state park entrance, where there's a long downhill into
    Sycamore Canyon. The route is a paved fire road, with some worn spots, so I knew it would be
    pretty easy, I also wanted to stop at a couple places, and snap some photos.<br> <br> Sycamore
    Canyon, especially the upper part, is pretty lush this time of year, with lots of flowers on the
    side of the road, making the air fragrant. When I did stop, I could hear lots of birds
    chirping, and a "whipper will".<br> <br> Anyway, I had a nice easy coast down to Danielson Ranch,
    where the paved road ends, and turned around for the climb back up to Rancho Sierra Vista, where I
    parked my car.<br> <br> Because the ride was short, I expected to "clean" Hell Hill, two clicks out
    of my granny gear, which I did, in good time, (for me), and headed back to the car, and home.<br>
    <br> Ah! another ride complete!<br> <br> BR<br> Steve<br> </font> </body> </html>

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  2. Bruce Edge

    Bruce Edge Guest

    On Thu, 01 May 2003 07:50:10 -0700, Steve Petree wrote:

    > Around 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, I started to run out of gas at work, figuratively
    > speaking, and headed out to the car. I had a 50+ mile commute ahead of me, but I felt just
    > wasted. I have an interesting job, but it doesn't give me any excercise. Instead of starting it
    > up right away, I put the seat back, started up the CD, (Vivaldi's Four Seasons), and tried to
    > take a snooze. After fifteen minutes I was still awake, but rested enough for the drive home.
    >
    > During the drive I decided to take the bike out, although I was dog tired, just to get outside in
    > the fresh air. I had an errand to run, but when I got home, I changed into my bicycle togs, and
    > threw the bike into the back of the car, and headed over to the State Park.
    >
    > I decided to do a short loop, just down to Danielson Ranch, and turn around. The weather was
    > clear, and cool, in the mid 60's, with a breeze coming on shore. It was late afternoon.
    >
    > From the parking lot, there's a short uphill, through the National Park, to the state park
    > entrance, where there's a long downhill into Sycamore Canyon. The route is a paved fire road,
    > with some worn spots, so I knew it would be pretty easy, I also wanted to stop at a couple
    > places, and snap some photos.
    >
    > Sycamore Canyon, especially the upper part, is pretty lush this time of year, with lots of flowers
    > on the side of the road, making the air fragrant. When I did stop, I could hear lots of birds
    > chirping, and a "whipper will".
    >
    > Anyway, I had a nice easy coast down to Danielson Ranch, where the paved road ends, and turned
    > around for the climb back up to Rancho Sierra Vista, where I parked my car.
    >
    > Because the ride was short, I expected to "clean" Hell Hill, two clicks out of my granny gear,
    > which I did, in good time, (for me), and headed back to the car, and home.
    >
    > Ah! another ride complete!
    >

    Is this the same Sycamore Cyn and hell hill in Newbury Park, just off Wendy & Potrero?

    -Bruce.
     
  3. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Guest

    On Thu, 01 May 2003 07:50:10 -0700, Steve Petree wrote:

    > <font face="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"> Around 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, I started to run
    > out of gas at work, figuratively speaking, and headed out to the car. I had a 50+ mile
    > commute ahead of me, but I felt just wasted. I have an interesting job, but it doesn't give
    > me any excercise. Instead of starting it up right away, I put the seat back, started up the
    > CD, (Vivaldi's Four Seasons), and tried to take a snooze. After fifteen minutes I was still
    > awake, but rested enough for the drive home.<br>

    Same situation here. Long commute, job that gives me a nice CRT tan. Sometimes it just about kills
    me to get out the bike or strap on the skates or something...but it's always worth it and I'm always
    glad I did.

    Glad you had a nice ride.

    gabrielle
     
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