Basic V - 6 hours - South Yuba

Up Cement Hill
Across Wet Hill Ditch
Across Airport Ditch
Down Lake Vera Purdon Road
Up Round Mountain Flume Trail
Down Round Mountain Switchbacks
Up South Yuba Trail
Up North Bloomfield Road
Down North Bloomfield Graniteville Road
Up and down Rim Trail
Down the Vonnegut trail
Down Graniteville Road
Down Missouri Bar Trail
Down South Yuba Trail
Down unknown trail
Down North Bloomfield Road
Up North Bloomfield Road
41.55 Miles
6769 Feet Climbing
5:50 Hours
4490 Calories
149 Average HR
182 Max HR

On the Giant Trance X1. Long ride. Approached it with the intensity of an endurance race. Was cool and dry, great weather on a clear fall day. Trail coming out of the South Yuba campground down to North Bloomfield road needs work. Trail needs benching near the road and the rocky section needs to be eliminated as it is totally unrideable and difficult to hike. Accompanied by Don Adams.

7:00 am start time on a Sunday. ugh.

Sierra Buttes from the Airport Ditch.

Don Adams on the Round Mountain Flume Trail.

Don on the RM Flume Trail again.

Vuduvgn (me) climing a section of the South Yuba Trail below Edwards Crossing.

Same section.

Don on the same section of South Yuba looking downstream, not the trail in the background.

Don making a particularly rocky section of South Yuba look much less scary than it is.

Don pushing up a very steep section of the Rim Trail.

Don on a particularly colorful section of South Yuba below Missouri Bar.

Climbing out of Edwards Crossing.


On Bike Strength - Grouse Ridge

Up Round Lake Trail
Up Sand Ridge Trail
Down Glacier Lake Trail
Down Round Lake Trail
Down Crooked Lakes Trail
Down Lindsey Lakes Trail
Up Grouse Ridge Trail
Down Round Lake Trail

21.10 Miles
3806 Feet Climbing
2370 Calories
143 Average HR
191Max HR

On the Giant Trance X1. Incredible! Trail was in great shape, barely dusty and great traction. Fewer trees down on the Grouse Ridge Trail than I had heard. We ran into maybe a dozen of them and they were not too hard to navigate over or around. Cold and windy day. Accompanied by Billiam.

Billiam coming up the Round Lake Trail.

View of the Sierra Buttes from Sand Ridge.

Vudvgn (me) and Billiam on Sand Ridge.

Glacier Lake.

Billiam on the Grouse Ridge Trail.

Looking North with the sun falling.

Feeley Lake with the moon rising just before sunset.


Basic V - 2 3/4 hours - Pioneer Trail

Up Willow Valley Road
Up Pioneer Trail
Down Conservation Camp Road Trail
Down and back up unnamed road
Around Horse Trails
Down Pioneer Trail
Down Miner's Trail
Down Snow Mountain Ditch
25.32 Miles
3119 Feet Climbing
3167 Calories
139 Average HR
186 Max HR

On the singlespeed. Route includes my commute from work to Tour of Nevada City to meet the group. We had some fun exploring the horse trails at night! Accompanied by Laser Cats, The Flask Man, Metal Mike, The Captain, Gnat & The Terrible Twos.


Basic V - 1 1/2 hours - Hallelujah Trail

(Thin pink line is from a previous ride, same route. GPS had trouble locking sattelite reception untill about 1/2 way into the ride.)
Up Pioneer Trail
Up Burlington Ridge Road
Up new unnamed trail
Down Hallelujah Trail
Down Pioneer Trail
12.71 Miles
1276 Feet Climbing
1:28 Hours
976 Calories
146 Average HR
182 Max HR

On the singlespeed. After drenching rains on Saturday the trail was in great shape, fast, tacky and smooth. Awesome condition! Accompanied by The Believer, Supergirl, Trucker, Billiam and Gator.


Basic V - 3 hours - South Yuba

Up North Bloomfield Road
Up and down the Rim Trail
Down Unknown Trail
Up Relief Hill Road
Down Buck Road
Down Missouri Bar Trail
Down South Yuba Trail
17.71 Miles
2336 Feet Climbing
2:56 Hours
2336 Calories
141 Average HR
185 Max HR

On the singlespeed. Ripcat's birthday ride. Cool and wet, was rained on only during the last 1/4 mile, great timing! First time i've done this loop with a 2:1 gear ratio. It hurt, hurt like hell. Trail is in great shape, thanks Metal Mike for all the work you've done on the trail this year! Accompanied by The Believer, Ripcats, Jennyjo and GT4 Champ.

GT4 Champ & Ripcats.
Daffodil sculpture at Lake City.

The top of North Bloomfield Road at Lake City.

The Believer.

Daffodil sculpture.

Daffodil sculpture.


The Believer.


GT4 Champ.

View of the diggins from the Rim Trail.

View of the diggins from the Rim Trail.

Ripcats & Jennyjo.

GT4 Champ & The Believer walking up a steep climb on the Rim Trail.

Jennyjo on the same climb. Not bad for 5 months preggo!

Jennyjo again on the same climb.

The Believer fixing a flat on Missouri Bar. Ripcats supervising.

Ripcats, GT4 Champ & the Believer on the South Yuba Trail.

Ripcats, GT4 Champ, vuduvgn & the Believer on the South Yuba Trail. Notice it's getting dark.

Ripcats walking a very steep section of trail on the South Yuba Trail at Humbug Creek. Getting darker and darker. Not to worry, we finished in the daylight, but barely.