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    Socal - Los Angeles County - San Dimas NickNames: #BonelliPark

    1) Take Interstate 210 (Foothill Frwy) to Via Verde Drive (Raging Waters Drive). Go east to Bonelli Park. You can pay $6.00 to enter the park or just west of the 210 Frwy on Via Verde Drive is a park and ride lot.
    2) An easy way to get into the park without having to pay for parking is to go to the south side of Brackett Airport (using Mckinley Ave.) and park at the airport administration building parking lot. Near the parking lot is a road with a metal gate leading up a small hill. Just go around the gate and follow the road to another gate. (While on this little stretch, there are little trails to the left which I have not yet taken). Once past this second gate is a trailer park to the left and a dirt trail to the right. Take the dirt trail and you'll end up in the park. Once inside, choose your own path or trail to ride on! Thomas Guide page 600


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    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park-Rode various fireroad, and single track trails this past thursday. I had not been here before so didn't know what trail I was on. Pretty mellow trails, but good for training. Not a destination, but it's close enough that I will be back.
      climber1 a 61 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Carve(Pro)_ from Alhambra, California

      Posted:03/14/2015

    • Trail UpdateComing To Bonelli Park.-Coming from San Diego to visit end of June to Mid July.Looking for some local riders to ride with.Sucks riding alone lol!
      mtbryder a Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Rockhopper Expert 09/Yeti ARC from San Diego,CA

      Posted:06/24/2011

    • Trail UpdateSpeaking of bonelli does anybody know were they had the super D race out there that was held back in March, thanks.

      Posted:08/20/2009

    • Trail UpdateGreat Trail-i only tried east side of the park so far, very good trail, beside there's a little part where it's really rocky or sandy, overall it's a great trail
      vile10

      Posted:08/10/2009

    • Trail UpdateFire Road Trails-The County came in and cleared most of the fire roads in August '08. The good news is that they are wide and clear again. The bad news is that they brought a lot of loose dirt on to the trail so be careful.
      hawkesworthm a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Cannondale Prophet 3 from La Verne, CA

      Posted:08/28/2008

    • Trail UpdateAmazing Ride-We went on the trail me and my step son this Sunday, the weather was great it had rained the day before but despite the mud it was an amazing ride...
      a 34 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Marin East Peak/ XTR Train/ Maitou Black Plat/2.3s from Arcadia, CA

      Posted:12/04/2007

    • Bonelli Park Map-
      Steve URL: Nice Bonelli Park Map

      Posted:08/11/2007

    • Trail UpdateMarch 2007 Ride-No rain so it's great. Trail is not too dry and not too soft. It's fun for a quick spin within the SGV/Inland Empire areas.

      Newbies can scale this and sweat like a carabao (noypi to-ets, 'no).

      It's a trail for stage-race, too, I guess, since there's one (XC race) coming up on March 25th.

      There's lots of riders, hikers, and horseback riders, esp. during the weekends, so be extra careful out there.
      Alexis a 34 year old Weekend Warrior riding a specialized rockhopper pro from the 909s

      Posted:03/21/2007

    • Trail UpdateMUDDY!!-Went ridin at Bonelli right after a rain last week and it started off fun...a little mud making each climb and trail a bit more difficult. Next thing I know I can't pedal and I have mud caked up everywhere! My buddy and I ended up walking our bikes out until we reached the blacktop. Felt like a little kid again!! Don't ride after it rains! Wait until it dries up, maybe a day...doesn't take long!
      kaideezy a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Kona Dawg

      Posted:02/15/2007

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park-Hey Mtbchick, don't give on this urban gem, they do that every year.

      Jim

      Posted:01/01/2007

    • Trail UpdateBummed-most of the singletrack has been plowed by the park to accomodate a horse event so the horses could ride 4 abreast. too bad. and bad for the environment. corkscrew is gone. very little actual singletrack left in this park. too bad since it is a nice urban location for quick rides.
      mtbchick riding a cannondale URL: mtbchick

      Posted:12/29/2006

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park - San Dimas-Did the fire roads yesterday (5-13-06). Man was it HOT!! The fire roads are overgrown. We need to get out there and ride this trail before it gets out of hand. LOTS of wascaly wabbits! hehehe
      junebug0710 a 25 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Yellow Specialized Rockhopper from Alhambra

      Posted:05/14/2006

    • Trail UpdatePost-Rain-The trails were super muddy everywhere, it was very difficult to do much. It looks like it might need a few days to dry up.
      Billy a Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Rockhopper from La Verne

      Posted:03/04/2006

    • Trail UpdateBonelli... Fire Roads...-Decided to spend lunch today riding the fireroads of Bonelli, tried to park at the Via Verde park-n-ride, but it was packed so I parked across the street. Anyway dropped in on the right side which turns into the Middlecrest trail and you follow that and you run back into Via Verde on the east side of the park. The trail was smooth like it's just been graded, but there were some rocky sections which were kind of fun pretending they were jumps. Anyway when I got to Via Verde I just rode it backwards and it's still a great ride. Beautiful day, can't beat So. Cal. weather in the middle of January! Awesome day! Where's lunch...
      D a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek Fuel 90 WSD from Upland

      Posted:01/10/2006

    • Trail UpdateBonelli BBQ-A brush fire the other day took out quite a bit of the southwest corner of the park. The area just south of Via Verde and east of the 57 Fwy burned, probably about a mile or so east. We took the fireroad up to the singletrack that parallels Via Verde; it was burned about halfway to the maintenance station. We didn't ride up, but it looks like it burned up by the heliport and somewhat further east. In spite of this, we still had a great ride. Most of the trails are in good shape and the downhills are all packing down nicely: Lakeview downhill (by the abandoned tractor),and the Treeline Trail are a blast. The Rocky Trail is is quite different after all the rain, but I finally found decent line and didn't eat it this time.
      Closet Roadie a 52 year old

      Posted:06/22/2005

    • Trail UpdateAll trails are really overgrown. Roads are now basically singal tracks, and the few signal tracks are now goat paths. Fun, but lots of stinging plants that can't be avoided. But go and enjoy while it last
      a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized Stumpie

      Posted:06/01/2005

    • Trail UpdateOvergrown!-damn, the hill next to 57 is all overgrown with vegetation. water level still high. have to cling on the fence to get across the water pocket by the RV camp. the rest is good.

      Posted:04/14/2005

    • Trail Updateride around the airport, the water level is still high and the water at the stream crossing is too high and stagnant (pretty nasty stuff). everything esle is pretty good, some part are a little bit more techcal because of the erosion factor.
      Epic Mtn Biker a 31 year old Die-hard Enthusiast

      Posted:04/09/2005

    • Trail UpdateHows The Trail?-guys! anyone know hows the trail is like now? hows the water level of the lake? hate to cross the water by the RV campgrd. thks for any info.

      Posted:04/08/2005

    • Trail Updateyou can avoid the stream crossing by going around the airport. less of a mess that way
      Epic Mtn Biker

      Posted:03/26/2005

    • Trail UpdateTRAIL ACROSS BONELLI-THIS PAST MONTH WE RODE BONELLI AND ENDED UP ON SAN DIMAS CANYON ROAD,WE TOOK A TRAIL THAT IS ACROSS THE STREET,DONT KNOW THE NAME OF IT BUT IT WAS A GOOD TRAIL,NO CLAY THERE!WE HAD TO CROSS FOUR SMALL STREAMS THE FIRST BEING THE DEEPEST,I WAS ABLE TO RIDE ACROSS ONE.THE TRAIL LASTED ABOUT FOUR MILES LATER.THOUGH IT DIDNT RAIN THAT DAY,ON THE WAY BACK THE STREAMS WERE UNRIDABLE,THEY WERE DEEPER AND HAD A FLOW TO THEM,WE HAD TO PICK UP OUR BIKES TO CROSS.THE REAL TEST WAS THE LAST ONE,SINCE IT WAS THE DEEPEST COMING IN,ABOUT 4 FEET COMING OUT.AFTER WE CROSSED THE LAST STREAM YOU COULD HEAR IT GETTING LOUDER AND MORE RAPID.MADE IT OUT,BEST TIME I EVER HAD KICKING UP MUD!
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 4 miles Elevation change:
      Dirt Road=90%

      Posted:03/26/2005

    • Trail UpdateThe Horse VS Bike-The guy who was riding the horse didn't just leave a wife and small daughter but 3 daughters behind. He was the nicest guy. I went to his funeral. I cryed!! I was up there on the trail helping him and talking to him befor he went into the coma. I had his daughter walk her horse back to the equestrain center befor anything was seen. For the record the gentleman that was on the bike didn't leave, he stayed until the horse back rider was air lifted. he did pass away that thursday.

      Posted:12/27/2004

    • Trail Update24 Hours Of LA @ Bonelli-Team Big Bear orgainzed a great race! The trail conditions were a little sloppy and not too technical, but the mud bogs on the east shore sure made things interesting. On one of my night laps, I buried my front wheel past the top of the rotor in the mudpit just before the Corkscrew. As I dismounted, both feet sunk halfway to my knees. So much for picking a good line (I apologized to Mr Bonk for giving him the bad advice....I think he got stuck there too!). At least I was able to get out of that mess without losing my shoes in the process; it sure would have been a long 4 miles back without them.

      It was a blast racing along with Mr Bonk, Mr You, Flying W, Superjoe and Patrick (also Gordon from Santa Maria and Upchuck).
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 9 miles Elevation change: 1,000?
      Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=70%
      Closet Roadie a 51 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized FSR from Upland

      Posted:11/11/2004

    • Trail Update24 Hour Race-Team Big Bear did a great job in producing the race. It was cool to see them racing. I had the pleasure of meeting Dave during one of my night laps. All of the racers we very friendly. Congratulations to all that raced, looking forward to see you out on the trails. For our team night riding is the best time to ride. Nothing like going down hill at full speed!!!!!! Just in case you care our team Supernova-lights.com our factory race team took 2 ND PLACE IN THE STEEL DIVISION. The 1 ST PLACE were animals!!!!!!. We could not catch them.
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: 22 laps Elevation change: ??????
      Supernova Factory Race Team a Racer E-mail: infousa@supernova-light.com URL: Supernova lighting systems

      Posted:11/11/2004

    • Trail Update24 Hours Of LA-I was there and finished 4th in the steel class. Thanks to Mr. You. Our 4 man team finish 3rd, good job Super Joe, Closet Roadie, Patrick, and Flying W.
      Flying W does not listen well and he broke his finger [I will leave that for your imaginations] the trail was rough in some place from the dried mud ruts. Other areas were just MUD.
      Had a great time and will do it again.
      Note to self do not ride on a two man team next time.

      Ride rating: Expert
      Ride distance: 80miles Elevation change:
      Mr Bonk a 43 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Muddy Trek 9.9 from The 909

      Posted:11/11/2004

    • Trail UpdateCrzyRidr5-You got your panties in a bunch cause you don't want to ride and get your bike dirty, I understand. That gasoline, match, fire thing is creative. Why don't you throw caution to the wind and release the victim you got hold up in your cellar and go out and ride.
      Though, I would not recommend Puddingstone as a destination for at least a week.

      Carlton a 42 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/29/2004

    • Trail UpdateGood Luck-to you 24 hour madmen! Watch the top of rocky hill - group of 10 this week had 3 flats between us when we got to the restrooms at the top of the hill. The rain made it more technical, but the back of the track - near the 57/10 junction, is some pretty thick shit. The clay on the back side really screws up your tires & pedals. Also, the water crossings are as deep as I've seen them - bring a snorkel!
      Have a good time you 24-hr hammerheads!
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 13 miles Elevation change: 1500
      Singletrack=15% Dirt Road=85%
      Murph a 43 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Fuel 90 from La Verne

      Posted:10/28/2004

    • Trail UpdateConditions Are Great.......-As long as you stay out of the mud. Rode here Saturday with my son, while we didn't get into the areas that I knew it would be muddy the main trail roads were soft and fun.
      Ride rating: Beginner
      Dirt Road=75% Paved Path=25%
      Rippin'Rob a Cross-Country Rider

      Posted:10/24/2004

    • Trail UpdateUpchuck-I saw you guys head up the Corkscrew while I wussed out and went up the Rocky Trail....

      Mr Bonk and Mr You left Patrick and me in the dust and beat us on lap two by about 8 minutes. At least Partick had an excuse, as he worked all night long and showed up to ride with no sleep!

      Hopefully this rain storm will pack things down a bit, especially that west side downhill just before you cross the bridge as you head north towards Raging Waters. But if it continues to stay wet, it will become a mud bog for the race!
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 9 miles Elevation change: 1200
      Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=70%
      Closet Roadie a 51 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized FSR from Upland

      Posted:10/18/2004

    • Trail UpdateMight Have Seen You There...-Hey Mr Bonk! BizangoBoy and I were out there from 8:30-10:30 this morning doing laps. We were on the Kona and Independent Fabs hardtails.


      Don't know if we spoke to you, but there were a few others out there we chatted with during the ride. Looking forward to the race! What's your team name?


      Upchuck riding a TurnIFreeMondONAdynaGT1x1

      Posted:10/16/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli State Park-Was out there today with Mr You,Closet rodie and Patrick. most of the trials have not changed.
      The loose one is along the 57 fwy. there is a right turn [riding north] that will take you every time if your not careful.3 laps in 3hours 20 mins.
      Hammer Hammer Hammer!!!!!!
      More training tomorrow for the 24 hour race.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 25 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=50%
      Mr Bonk a 43 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek 9.9 from Funtucky Ca

      Posted:10/16/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli State Park-Well they have just sanitized all he double track sections of this course.
      It is now loose and soft all the way around. The high speed stuff at the
      begining (clockwise direction) is sketchy to say the least and should be
      nice and dusty for the 24 hour race there this November. Once it rains
      it will all pack down nicely but until then yuch. With the bull dozers
      having doen their worst the trail is wide open and all the brush is well
      back off the trail/road. The remaining singletrak is still intack and in
      very good shape. At this time of year the water crossing is very low and
      the back side swamp is a dry.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 9 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=15% Dirt Road=85%
      CrossMax a 40 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a A Turner, Titus & Cannondale R2000 from Los Angeles URL: http://areas.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=CALAFB&CU_ID=157

      Posted:10/12/2004

    • Trail UpdateOFF WITH YOUR HEAD!!!!-Ok Carlton now you can race!!!!
      Ride rating: Expert
      Singletrack=100%

      Posted:09/27/2004

    • Trail UpdateMt SAC On Holloween 10-31-04-Please accept my apology for giving the wrong info. You can get more info on http://campusevents.mtsac.edu/special/fat_tire.html
      Later.

      Carlton a 42 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:09/27/2004

    • Trail UpdateAlone Time-You know, it is fun riding with a bunch of buds, (which by the way kicked major ass at the 24hours of adrenaline! You rock!) but riding alone is also really cool, esecially bonelli. nothing crazy and technical at this place just some good riding. did it today at noon really nice. gonna be going there more often since all the really fun stuff is closed. have fun! by the way, where widow maker starts there is another trail that leads north. does anyone know where that one goes?
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 11?miles Elevation change:
      Henry a 36 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Giant VT1 from Temple City

      Posted:09/27/2004

    • Trail UpdateThe Mount Sac Thing-http://campusevents.mtsac.edu/special/fat_tire.html
      henry

      Posted:09/26/2004

    • Trail UpdateRace Links-24 hr. Race = www.teambigbear.com; Mt. SAC Race = ?
      a Racer

      Posted:09/26/2004

    • Trail UpdateIn Re Henry And Post # 17-Top of the mornin' to ya fellas... with regards to the trail north of the equestrian center behind the closed bathrooms: no I have not done that particular trail, I believe the one I have done is the "rocky trail" I think the one you fellas are talking about is the "corkscrew" trail. Unfortunately it's been to hot to do my "lunchtime" rides so I have been going after work to CWL/Marshall Canyon/Potato Mtn. so when it starts to cool off I will definitely have to check out the corkscrew and see what it's all about.

      So we got a 24-hr. thing comin' up huh? Anybody got a linky on that one? How 'bout the Mt.Sac one? I have to admit I am a tad interested... I have never raced before, but hey there's a first for everything... right?!
      Diane

      Posted:09/26/2004

    • Trail UpdateI Am A Man. I Am Iam I Am-Iím thinking of what I should do, hmmmm. I could race for about 1 Ĺ hour on Sunday at Mt SAC, which is about 2.5 miles from Puddingstone to anyone complaining about ďappropriate trailheadsĒ, possibly win a very nice hand made trophy, drink some beers, have a bbq with some friends and Monday go to work feeling refreshed.
      Or, I could Sign up for a 24 hour race I havenít heard or read about, and if itís a sanctioned event, pay over $100 bucks, get a sever case of monkey butt, sleep deprivation, and several days to recover. Guess which one I choose. Besides, I didnít choose my gender.

      Carlton a 42 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:09/25/2004

    • Trail UpdateHEY CARLTON!!!!!-Comeon Carlton be a man and do the 24hour race!!!!!

      Don't let the cold keep you at home!!
      Ride rating: Beginner
      Singletrack=100%
      a Racer URL: The Fullerton Loop

      Posted:09/23/2004

    • Trail UpdateHey No Name,-Don't get me started.
      Carlton

      Posted:09/23/2004

    • Trail UpdateI think I'm going to do this one since I passed on Idlewild this year. Now to decide on a two man or solo effort.
      Dirtshark a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Landshark from Santa Clarita

      Posted:09/23/2004

    • Trail Update24hrs Of LA-I think this is going to be fun. It's nice to have a race in the LA basin. I don't think rain or cold will be a factor with our harsh 75-80 degree fall days, and 50-60 degree nights.

      Carlton, why not post the other race on the appropriate trailhead?
      a Cross-Country Rider

      Posted:09/23/2004

    • Trail UpdateMt SAC-Mt SAC is having their mountain bike race on the Nov.7th if anyone is intrested. Later.

      Carlton a 42 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:09/22/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Regional Park-We're getting a couple of teams together......it should be a blast, and it's right in my back yard. I don't think the cold will be an issue, the lows at night should be in the 50's.

      But if it rains, the southwest side in particular will quickly become unrideable. Much of the area from the front of the dam, south to Via Verde, is clay, the kind that sticks like glue and will add 50lbs to your bike in no time.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 10 miles Elevation change: 1,200
      Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=70%
      Closet Roadie a 51 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized FSR from Upland

      Posted:09/22/2004

    • Trail UpdateI Predict-this will be a real loser for TBB.To damn cold.Regardless what people say,they turn out much more for the warmer races then they do the cold ones.I think this will only be a one year event.Put this same event in July and it'll sell out every year.

      Posted:09/22/2004

    • Trail Update24hrs Of LA-anybody riding in the 24hrs of LA Nov. 6-7 at bonnelli? www.teambigbear.com
      Looks like fun!
      a Racer

      Posted:09/22/2004

    • Trail UpdateI can't remember the last time I rode this trail. It was in much better shape than I expected. There a a few soft spots, and some of it has been plowed, but overall it's not too bad. (a lot better shape than Marshall) There were no bugs to speak of and I even saw a red fox. I'll probably be back tomorrow.
      Innes

      Posted:09/21/2004

    • Trail UpdateTrail Update-just did the whole trail today @ 5pm except the part next to raging water pump station. they graded a few part of the trail. a few spot r soft, sandy & loose rock. dont know if the part next to raging water is packed with mosquito which it always do but the rest of the trail is fine-no mosquito.

      abt the accident, everyone just be considerate and courteous when using the trail.
      ks riding a 02 giant ac air

      Posted:09/17/2004

    • Trail UpdateDoes anybody have any updates on trail conditions? I haven't been to Bonelli for a while. I'm assuming it's pretty dry. Are the mosquitos/gnats still bad? If anyone's up for a night ride here or in Marshall, let me know.
      Innes

      Posted:09/17/2004

    • Trail UpdateC'mon People!-You are absolutely correct on the line of vision thing. Thank you very much. When I posted to Diane, I was being general in my description. Only she knows her abilities, and from reading her previous posts she seems pretty adept at her riding skills. I find myself to be a very responsible rider. I do not race. I ride as fast as I safely can. If you are a smart person you will know exactly what I mean. Key word "safely". When coming up to a horse, I dismount and start walking. I believe that you are just trying to get a rise out of all the kind people on this site. We are all just having fun. I wonder why you will not post your name or something. Let us all know who you are. Diane, have a great time. I hope you have tried that area. One day we'll meet up there and "race" down that hill!!!
      Henry a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a VT1 from Temple City

      Posted:09/17/2004

    • Trail Update"let Go Of The Brakes"-to the person who responded in #3: the section that Henry is talking about, you have very good line of vision. If riders are racing down this section they have plenty of time to slow down/dismount if another rider, of any sort is coming up. About the person who died, has anyone actually talked to people who run the horse stables? I usually run into the young, blonde girl who leads group rides, I'll ask her next time I see her.
      Still not convinced a Weekend Warrior from puddingstone

      Posted:09/17/2004

    • Trail UpdateTire Tracks?-if your said dead person would have worn a helmet, it wouldn't be an issue.
      No amount of patrol on a trail can protect idiots from not protecting themselves, and how about looking down once in a while, you'll see a ton of bike tracks. That's usually and indicator that bikes use that trail as well. DUMB@SS

      Posted:09/17/2004

    • Trail UpdateIt's A-multi-use trail dumbsh!t. Bikes ARE allowed there. Racing? Umm, no. There was a race in May. BS on the supposed death.

      Posted:09/16/2004

    • Trail UpdateThere is a posting on August 9 which quotes "Henry"'s advice to "Diane"--"To Diane - Have you been to through the two downhill sections on the north side of the closed bathroom that is above the equestrian area? The one on the left is really nice, short but nice. The one that you'd take if you go straight is really fun, just pray, let go of the brakes, pick a line and boogie. Thats what I've tried anyway".

      This clearly shows that some bicyclists are racing on the trails, which is evident with the phrase, "let go of the brakes".


      As for the ranger denying that a fatal accident occured, there is good reason to try and igonore that situation on those trails. Up till now, there hasn't been a problem and the County implied consent of bicylist use of the trails.
      There should be patrols on the trails; either the LA County Police or the Mounted Equestrian patrol. From what I understand of the situation out at Bonnelli, no one is patroling the trail. The trail is clearly marked for equestrian use, which is what the decease relied on. There is no evidence that the trail is to be used by bicyclists.

      Posted:09/16/2004

    • Trail UpdateNo One Died-I checked with the ranger. No such incident. Someone thought this hoax would be funny. It wasn't. If I see the guy who started this, there will be a death.

      BTW, horses don't belong here.
      Bonelli Rider a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Big Bike

      Posted:09/14/2004

    • Trail UpdateHelmets!-I agree with the fact that horses are spooked by just about anything. If this is a true story, it could have likely been prevented if the equestrian would have worn a helmet. How about some self preservation - so quick to blame others!
      a Cross-Country Rider

      Posted:09/14/2004

    • Trail UpdatePerson in ambulance by HOt tubs, was for a 10 year old girl was serverly burn on accident by her fathers grill.

      Posted:09/14/2004

    • Trail UpdateHorserider/biker-I ride puddingstone very often as I live a mile away. All I can say is that I entered thru airport side and when I reached top of the hill on the northeast side above horse center, there was an ambulance and a paramedic unit pulling away on the road up by the hot tubs. This was on Labor Day at 8:15 a.m.
      Rick a 47 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a VT-2 from La Verne

      Posted:09/14/2004

    • Trail UpdateStill Cow Poo-Poo-I personally called the park ranger and he said there was no incident as described below. So, BS it is. Maybe Tom got his parks mixed up..........
      Xcbug riding a SuperLite from Carlsbad

      Posted:09/12/2004

    • Trail UpdatePlease-post a link or something to verify.Also if it is true,how much would the mountain biker be to blame?About anything can sppok a horse and riding a horse like riding a bike is inherently dangerous. If this story is true my condolences to the family.
      Pain Freak riding a Surly Turner from The 909

      Posted:09/12/2004

    • Trail UpdateNo BS-As it happens, the story about the bike and the horse is, in fact, true. The guy thrown from the horse, who subsequently died, was a man I had worked with for the last 3 years. He left behind a wife and a young child, who will be, no doubt, devastated by the loss.

      Special note to the poster claiming this was all BS: There's a very special place in hell for people like you who make light of the tragedy of others.

      Tom Donnelly a 49 year old from Monrovia, CA

      Posted:09/12/2004

    • Trail UpdateCow Poo-poo-PF's right. And, like funny...he KNOWS his poo-pos.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Xcbug a 40 year old riding a Santa Cruz Superlite from Carlsbad

      Posted:09/12/2004

    • Trail UpdateCow Poo-poo-Yeah, I'm calling it.I find nothing in the local papers and nothing on the web and if it ain't on the web,it didn't happen.
      Pain Freak riding a Surly Turner from The 909

      Posted:09/12/2004

    • Trail UpdateAs for BS, the correct spellling of the word he uses, "would'nt", the correct spelling is "wouldn't" which has the apostrophe between the "n" and the "t"--takes place of the "o". BS, If you don't believe this happened that's fine. I'm sure the County of LA will be taking notice because the guy died. Let the County sort it out is my advise. There has to be some rules about the use of the trail.

      Posted:09/11/2004

    • Trail UpdateA horse lover that a mountain biker freak out.

      Posted:09/10/2004

    • Trail UpdateBS!-This is a bunch of BS!

      If any of this was true then why would'nt anyone put there name to it?

      Nothing in the News Papers ?

      if it looks like BS, sounds like BS, smells like BS,
      must be Cow $hit
      Ride rating: Beginner
      Ride distance: 18 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=100%
      Too Much BS

      Posted:09/10/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park-The horse rider passed away on Thursday morning. He never came out of the coma. This was a horrible tragedy.

      Posted:09/10/2004

    • Trail UpdateI Called-the ranger station and asked for details.The lady answering the phone said this is the first she'd heard of it.She asked others and no one there had heard anything like this either.

      Posted:09/08/2004

    • Trail UpdateNo the rider did not take off. As far as I know, the horse person is still in a coma.

      Posted:09/08/2004

    • Trail UpdateLabor Day Accident-I couldn't find any news story in the local paper, which is the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

      Posted:09/08/2004

    • Trail UpdateSpurious?-That would be newsworthy. Where's the link?

      Posted:09/08/2004

    • Trail UpdateDid the rider take off? That is to bad for the person on the horse.
      Ride rating: Beginner
      Paved Path=100%

      Posted:09/08/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park-On Labor Day, there was an accident involving a bicyclist and an equestrian in Bonelli Park above the equestrian center. Apparently, the bicyclist came racing down the hill and scared the horse. The rider was thrown from the horse and has been in a coma since. Please be aware of the fact that horses are easily scared by racing bikes.

      Posted:09/08/2004

    • Trail UpdateBush Hill:-a few spot on the hill is quite sandy especially the one up from wooden bridge. i guessed they just graded it. the rest of the trail is smooth.

      Posted:09/04/2004

    • Trail UpdateFrank G. Bonelli Regional Park-Rode on Tuesday, did the Upper Bee Hive Trail to the Walnut Trail and then I think we connected to the North Shore Trail and wrapped around some trail my buddies and I call the "deliverance" trail, you got to see it to understand it... it's like a mini jungle it's really cool to ride through and then we cut through the campground rode around the to the south side of the lake and back to the Via Verde Park-n-ride. All in all it was a good ride, a couple of days later I went back & did the either the Corkscrew or Rocky trail... I think it was the Rocky trail because it was all rock, pretty cool. Anyway it was all good.
      Diane

      Posted:09/03/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli...-Hey Henry... no actually I have not done that section in a while... last time I did it, it was pretty rutted out, but I think I will have to revisit it now you have my curiosity up and running! Actually today my co-worker and I rode the 57/210 trail called the Upper Bee Hive Trail and it was in pretty good condition for summer anyway. It was pretty loose in some sections, but do-able. We did the long way around and did a trail we call the "Deliverance" trail but technically it is called the North Shore Trail I think?? It is kind of a trippy trail through some jungle like scenery... pretty cool though. Anyway it was a good ride. Happy Trails to all... :)
      Ride distance: 6.75 Elevation change: ?
      Dirt Road=50% Paved Path=50%
      Diane a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:08/17/2004

    • Trail UpdateTo Diane-Have you been to through the two downhill sections on the north side of the closed bathroom that is above the equestrian area? The one on the left is really nice, short but nice. The one that you'd take if you go straight is really fun, just pray, let go of the brakes, pick a line and boogie. Thats what I've tried anyway, it didnt work. Incycle has a map of the park on their website. But just experiment. We go there often, we where there tonight. My buddy took a nice dive at the creek in the Ho Chi Min section!
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 11 miles? Elevation change: yeah
      Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=100%
      Henry a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Giant VT1 from Temple City

      Posted:08/09/2004

    • Trail UpdateLunch...-Last week for lunch I decided to check out the trails. So Tuesday I decide to go easy so I do the Middlecrest Trail around the reservoir all the way up to Via Verde. Stop for a power gel and backtrack the exact same path... great ride.

      Wednesday a couple fellow co-workers/bikers all decide to do the Coyote Trail that follows the 10fwy. and that trail is really, really rocky. It needs help in a major way. That trail is only 1.6 miles on the map, but it will kick your butt! By the time we got to Via Verde we all thought we were gonna have a heart attack!

      Thursday did the same as Tuesday... the Middlecrest Trail is just really well maintained. Unfortunately the heat is just killer mid-day! Might have to do night rides instead of lunch time rides!!

      Hey if anyone has been up on any other trails I would love to hear about it. Especially the Bee Hive trails or the north side trails. Thanks!
      Diane a 34 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:08/09/2004

    • Trail UpdateGreat Ride-Went for a ride this morning at Bonelli. my first time up there. the trail was excellent with very little loose dirt. the rock trail is downhill just enough to give you momentum to sort of fly over the rough stuff and at the same time technical enough to make it a real blast. I will definelty be back next week. on the north side of the trail there is about a 2 mile stretch with trees overhanging almost the entire way. that was good because the exposed spots will let the sun beat down on you with no mercy. I was very impressed with the ride

      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 10 Elevation change:
      Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=70%
      Paul a 36 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized Enduro Comp from Fullerton, Ca

      Posted:07/18/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Bugs-I went for a night ride last night because I can't take the heat during the day. Trail conditions were great, but the bugs were awful. There were so many bugs it was difficult to even take a breath. Looks like I need to get over my fear of bears and start riding in the Wilderness Park and Marshall again.
      Innes

      Posted:05/03/2004

    • Trail UpdateUpdate As Of March 9th, 2004...-Went up at lunch time with a co-worker, started out by the 210/57 at park headquarters and did the middlecrest trail all the way up to via verde and took via verde down to the tree line trail and back. Everything was pretty clean as far as from the rains. The only thing to say is if you do the tree line trail up the second and the last steep it's really rocky and not looking too good. It felt good to be out on the bike again! :)
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:03/11/2004

    • Trail UpdateNot Bad,-It's still a little soggy in places.
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:03/10/2004

    • Trail UpdateWet, Wet, Wet!-Parked at the air field and tried to make it up the hill. Way to wet! Still need to give it some more time. Bummer!
      Innes

      Posted:02/29/2004

    • Trail UpdateWatering Holes?-The constant water flow above the horse barn must come from an underground spring. That mud hole has been there for years.
      My theory on the mud hole below the helipad is a possible fracture in the small reservoir that's on top of the hill. That mud hole appeared around six month ago.
      Anyways, theyíre all annoying. But it could be worse, like being a moderator on MyBikeSite for instance.

      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:02/13/2004

    • Trail UpdateWatering Holes-Anybody know what's up with the perpetual mud holes above the horse barn and at the top of the fireroad by the helio pad?

      Posted:02/13/2004

    • Trail UpdateTrail Update-This is supposed to be a place to update trails. This is not a chatroom/bulletin board. Exchange emails and plan dates someplace else.

      Posted:02/07/2004

    • Trail UpdateYo D-As a general rule, I don't wash the bike, but I had to wash off the 50 lbs of mud after Wednesday night.

      Tonight was good though. Lots of traction everywhere. Glad to here you turn left. I see most people going the opposite way. Have you done Bush hill? That's the one that will bring you down to the switchbacks. It's deffinately a hike a bike at the top, but worth it.

      Had another trail encounter with an animal. I followed a shunk up MF #1. Had to stay about 100 feet behind him. Darn critter wouldn't get off the trail until the very top. At least he didn't spray me.

      Rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:02/06/2004

    • Trail UpdateHey D-You're going the wrong way! You should turn left through the tunnel at Via Verde. That way you go up all the big hills. :)

      I'm hoping the mud will dry out a little bit more by tomorrow night. See Ya.


      Rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:02/05/2004

    • Trail UpdateNice Thursday Evening Ride...-Parked at the Via Verde Park-n-ride started to the right around the reservoir, did Middlecrest Trail went up to Via Verde road... all that part of the trail was ok, not affected too badly by the rains. Continued up Via Verde, rode up past the hottubs, veered off to the right and I think I did either Corkscrew Trail or Rocky Trail... I think it was Rocky Trail because it was haneous! All rock and crevasse, kinda technical. Then after that obstacle course I proceeded to I guess McKinley Drive, road around the airport saw a couple of older gents... waved hello one was riding a Mongoose... couldn't see what the other was riding. Anyway did the single track on the north side I think it may have been the North Shore Trail which was cool & dry.. no worries there. When I was coming back to the park-n-ride I could see where parts of Upper Bee Hive Trail (left side) were flooded... that's gonna take a while to dry. Happy trails to all & watch out for the mud puddles... they'll kick your @$$!!
      Ride distance: 8.66 Elevation change: ?
      Singletrack=25% Dirt Road=25% Paved Path=50%
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:02/05/2004

    • Trail UpdateThanks D-Yeah, I know the spot you're talking about. I always see cop cars there in the evening and wonder what they're doing there. I figured that they must go there to have doughnuts and coffee with the rangers.

      Carlton says that the South side of the park is drier. Must be because the sun hits it more. I'm sure it'll be fine by Friday.

      Rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:02/05/2004

    • Trail UpdateRayzorx...-Just park at the Via Verde Park-n-ride and cruise down the street to the first driveway (not dirt driveway) on the right and you should see a bunch of cop cars and a building on the right and by the flagpole is the main entrance and just go to the desklady and ask for a trial map & she'll give you one.

      Sorry to hear about all the mud, when it's that thick it's no fun!! Take care in the mean time!
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:02/04/2004

    • Trail UpdateCan You Say MUD-Muddy in all the usual places. The recent grooming on the first hill up from Via Verde sure made for some really thick mud at the bottom. The bike must have weighed 50lbs. when I got done.

      Hey D.. where did you get that trai map? I want to get one so I can correlate the trail names with the ones we use.

      Rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:02/04/2004

    • Trail UpdateRayzorx...-Hey good luck on your race Sunday!!

      Co-workers & I rode on Friday at lunch from the Via Verde park-n-ride. We did the (left) Upper Bee Hive Trail, Walnut Trail and up the switchbacks to the road and took the road back to Via Verde to the park-n-ride, it was a short but good haul. Some parts of the Upper Bee Hive trail were a little sandy & soft... bee careful... no pun intended... ok maybe a little!! :) Walnut Trail towards the end is a little rutted and rocky, but manageable... just don't get too close to the cactus growing out of control from the side of the hills. Anyway hope to catch up to you soon and again good luck with the race... let me know how you did!! Heading down to Fullerton Loop Super Bowl sunday morning appx. 10am... C-ya... D
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:01/31/2004

    • Trail UpdateStart Location-I always start in the Bracket Air Field parking lot. Go through the gate, up the small paved hill, and make a left.
      INNES from Rancho Cucamonga

      Posted:01/26/2004

    • Trail UpdateSunday Special...-I actually picked up a trail map so I have the "official" names of what I rode. I did the Middlecrest Trail up to Via Verde Road and then went down Via Verde Road and I think I did Tree Line Trail (I call it the three bitches). After looking at this map I have realized that I have done them all except Kiko's trail... does anyone know if it connects to another trail or is it a dead end??? Does anyone know if there is any other parking other than the Via Verde Park-n-ride? I'd like some different variety to start out with sometimes, thanks!!
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:01/25/2004

    • Trail UpdateRE: Heilmut-Scroll down the posts until you get to one that has a link called Jay's Ride. (It's around post #60) He has a map there that has most of the loop that Carlton and I ride. We add a couple extras to it, and we go in the opposite direction from how most people ride it. That way we go UP the big hills, not down them.

      Meet us on Monday and we'll show you the way. BTW, I'd go with the highbeam.

      Ride rating: Intermediate
      rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail

      Posted:01/24/2004

    • Trail UpdateOK... Lets Talk Bonelli....-I to saw the blue/white light riders Thurs night but didnt get a chance to talk to them. I was busy picking gravel out of my left shoulder and duct taping my helmut back together. This is the second time I've gone down hard just after thinking...hey maybe I should turn on my high beam...Oh well probably wont be the last. I ride Bonelli about three times a month and still have no idea what the different trails are called. Is there a map of any kind or are these word of mouth names?
      Ride distance: Elevation change:
      Heilmut Splidor a 37 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a SC SL from W.C.

      Posted:01/23/2004

    • Trail UpdateMeanwhile, Back At Bonelli......-Did the loop with Carlton tonight. Are they ever going to finish that guard shack entrance? The gate was closed across the road so we had to go around. Dragon's Back kicked me to the ground once. Damn rocks :). Needed to put more air in the rear shock.

      All in all a good ride. Does anyone use a NightRider Digital Evo light? My cut out right before getting to the Via Verde drop in. I thought they could do more than 1:45 on 15 watts but maybe I'm wrong. I saw some guys with the Blue white lights and they really blind you. Any suggestions on those kind of lights is appreciated.


      Rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:01/21/2004

    • Trail UpdateSunset Ridge-I park on Wheeler just below the private entrance and go through the walk-up gate. It wasnít locked before. Ride up to the fire road and the push begins. Go to the top of Sunset Ridge then down to the parking lot-vista point. Take the asphalt down towards Baldy Village then make a right. Go down Baldy road to the dirt road that takes to the beginning of the sisters at Potato Mt. Once youíre on Potato go down to where it hits Cobalt loop then turn right. From there work your way down Marshall Cyn all the way to the reservoir out onto the residential area turn right then back to Wheeler. Did you get that? Itís a long ride, anyone interested?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:01/21/2004

    • Trail UpdateWe Rode-Marshall today and when we got to the top we seen some trucks up on Sunset Ridge (thats the name of the trail up there).So if vehicles can make it I'm sure mountain bikes can.We rode San Sevaine last weekend and thats a different story.If you're going to do this all the way to Baldy Village be prepared to turn around as there were numerous rock slides and fireroad collapses.Don't do it alone.
      Pain Freak from The 909

      Posted:01/21/2004

    • Trail UpdateDawn--You're right about the gate. You have to wait for a car to come out of the gate if you go up that way. It usually doesn't take too long. Then stay left and go all the way up Wheeler. The road dead ends and the fireroad starts on the right. It's a long grind and before the rain was kind of soft. It puts you out at Cow Canyon Saddle/ Glendora Ridge Road. I prefer riding up Baldy road, turn onto GRR and going down the fire road and there is a pedestrian gate at the end that is always unlocked from the inside. Going that way still includes about a 5 mile climb on dirt though most of the climb is on pavement. It's not technical but some places are sandy. Haven't been up since the Christmas rain so I don't know if places are washed out.

      Check out Cow Canyon Saddle and Wheeler Ave. under the trailheads section.
      OD a 30 year old Racer from Claremont

      Posted:01/21/2004

    • Trail UpdateHey, Rayzorx - how do you get to the trail that goes from Wheeler to Baldy Village? When I ride Marshall, I usually start at the top of Stephens Ranch Road. I thought the only way to get to the Baldy Village trail was to go in through the gated community at the corner of Wheeler/Golden Springs. I have always wanted to try it but I can't get into the gate! Is is a technical ride? I am not a very good tech rider but I love riding up hills! Also, where is the beheaded bear? I would like to see that.....
      Cannondaledawn a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Cannondale from Pomona

      Posted:01/21/2004

    • Trail UpdateNot About Bonelli Either...but-Yes there's a fireroad from Wheeler to Mt. Baldy village. If you think the ride from Oak Mesa to the top of Potato is long, don't try the fireroad.
      MtbCL a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Superlight from Covina

      Posted:01/20/2004

    • Trail UpdateMarshall Canyon-I've gone in the back way from the parking lot on Wheeler before. Is that where you mean?

      Last time I was there I hooked up with some guys in the parking lot. One guy was waxing his legs before the ride and I thought "Wow, these guys must be fast. I hope I can keep up"

      Turns out it was all show. I dusted both of them on the hill going up to the parking lot where the dirt jumps are.


      Rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:01/20/2004

    • Trail UpdateGo Through Marshall Canyon.....-You can always get up Potato Mtn. going through Marshall Canyon although it is a pretty long ride. I took a buddy up for the first time and he only had to hoof the last turn. He didnt even lose his lunch. A horsy man informed us of a dead bear, minus the head, in the wash of Marshall which made me wonder...whats worse a bear running around my favorite ride or somebody willing and capable of chopping its head off..hhhmmm. Does any body know of a trail from Marshall that goes up to Baldy village?
      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: 10 Elevation change:
      Heilmut Splidor a 37 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a SC SL from W.C.

      Posted:01/19/2004

    • Trail UpdatePotato Hill Closed-Well that's news. We rode Potato last on December 24th. so they must have closed it afterwards for some reason.

      Bummer.

      D, if you want to do the loop at Bonelli sometime, let me know.

      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:01/17/2004

    • Trail UpdateNot Bonelli But...-CWL is not open. It's been closed since New Year's eve. The gate by the parking lot is locked. You can legally access Potato from Evey canyon---go up Baldy road till the dam. You'll see the turnout and gate on the left. Evey canyon has a lot of slides though so if you're not a really good technical rider you will probably need to do some hiking. Marshall cayon and Johnson's pasture/Webb is all open.

      Posted:01/16/2004

    • Trail UpdateYo D! --CWL is open. We rode Potato last month and it's spooky now because it's all burnt black and totally quiet. But that hasn't stopped the climb from being brutal.

      I'm going to a race this weekend so I'm out but next weekend sounds good. I'll see if Carlton wants to go too. Email me if you decide to go.

      Bush Hill. You start at the entrance to Bonelli Park and go under the tunnel. Take the trail until you hit the downhill with all the catus on the left. At the bottom you can turn right and go up a series of switchbacks to the road. Turn left and go up the FR for about 100 yards. You'll see a path that goes off the side of the road. Take that and you'll hit Bush Hill. It's a narly uphill at about a 75 degree incline.

      We call it Bush Hill because there's a lone green bush about halfway up. For a long time that was my goal mark, but with the traction the way it is now, I can make it past it. Deffinately a hike a bike for the last 1/3 of the climb. The downhill side takes you back to the switchbacks I mentioned. Great view of the 210 FWay from the top.


      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:01/16/2004

    • Trail UpdateHey Chris & Rayzorx-Hi it's D, hey I have never had the opportunity to do the Potato Mtn. ride... I have co-workers that have done it, but I missed that day. I would like to do it either this weekend or next or the next... do either one of you guys know if the CWL is open to ride? Last time I went up there it was still closed, also I don't know if the Potato Mtn. road is open or if the rains messed it up? If either of you fellas have info. I would greatly appreciate an update!! :) Maybe i'll see you up there? :) Happy trails to you guys!! Hey what's Bush Hill, I think I may have ridden that one if you tell me exactly where off the 210??
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:01/15/2004

    • Trail UpdateChris-Thanks for the info. I'll have to check it out. I'm always looking for a good hill to climb. Have you ever gone up Bush hill on the 210 freeway side?
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:01/14/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park- San Dimas-Rayzorx, The three bitches are located at the south end of the lake near/ above the waters edge, southwest of the camp ground. The trail is basically a fire road that runs east to west. After the third incline, a single track located to the right of the trail will lead you down a 50 yard descent consisting of exposed tree roots and small area of exposed rock. The trail curves to the left and dumps you onto a paved road. The 3 bonelli bitches are nothing compared to the 7 on potato. Hope I helped
      Chris a 25 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a specialized, FSR from Ontario

      Posted:01/13/2004

    • Trail UpdateD-Can you be more specific on where the "three bitches" hill is? I ride the loop several times a week and can't quite place it. Have you ever done Potato Hill in Clairmont? At the top there are some stepped climbs call the 7 bitches, and they are.
      Ride distance: 12.5 miles Elevation change:
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:01/13/2004

    • Trail UpdateSouth Side & Middle...-Jan.7,8,9, hot days... rode during noon time, trail is totally dry and kind of rocky. Just took high road on south side not trail that runs along the fwy. Also trail in middle south side of lake... 3 bitches because of the 3 steeps you have to climb, last climb really, really rocky then you have the little single track down. Ok I though for an afternoon quickie. Be aware of coyotes, not harmful, but they'll pop out when you least expect them to.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: appx. 4-6 Elevation change: not to bad
      Singletrack=1% Dirt Road=90% Paved Path=9%
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek Fuel WSD90 from SoCal

      Posted:01/11/2004

    • Trail UpdateWet, Cold, Muddy, My Light Quit--Sure. What time? The trail was a little a sloppy and it would have helped to have light.
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:01/06/2004

    • Trail UpdateMy Light Quit...-Sometimes you have to charge the battery. Are you up for tomorrow night? Just how muddy was it?
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:01/05/2004

    • Trail UpdateWet, Cold, Muddy, My Light Quit--I'm ascared of the dark.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 12.5 Elevation change: up&down
      Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=49.45% Paved Path=.65%
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:01/05/2004

    • Trail UpdateRampage-Which way do you run? I'm with you about the dog leashes. There's an old woman that I pass with this really big brown Rotwieller that allways scares me. He seems un interested in chasing anything but you never know.
      If you've been out on the trails in the last couple of days, how are they? I've been staying away to avoid the mud.
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:01/04/2004

    • Trail UpdateBonelli-As someone that runs at Bonelli 2-3 times per week for the last 20 years, I personally have not had many problems with Mountain Bikers. I have been attacked by dogs 4 times and have had weekly problems with dog owners. Keep your damn dog on a leash morons!

      Love, Rampage. The tall guy running on the trails:)

      Posted:01/04/2004

    • Trail UpdateBungle-Yesterday was beautiful on the trails. Bush hill has got good traction but you still need to be a mountain goat to make it the whole way up. I suspect today's rain will help pack some areas like the bottom of MF2.

      BTW Bungle,
      Come ride Bonelli some time and then see if Fullerton kicks ass. If you like some challenging trails, rocks, and up hill climbs, then you'll like Bonelli.

      Ride distance: 12.5 miles Elevation change:
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:12/25/2003

    • Trail UpdateRE: Young Garza-Hey Garza, what fire roads have you been riding on? If you're used to the Fullerton Speedway trail, then I can see your point. If you want to do some challenging xcountry riding, meet me and Carlton at the Via Verde parking lot at 10AM Wednesday morning. I'll show you how an old fart rides, and I'll even let YOU use my training wheels.
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail from West Covina

      Posted:12/23/2003

    • Trail UpdateOH PLEASE-i haven't been riding in that area yet, however the FULLERTON LOOP does kick ass!!! follow my lines and you'll see anyhow peace ride on and happy holidays
      bungle

      Posted:12/23/2003

    • Trail UpdateYoung Garza-Yes, your rite about the stink, Usually around the Raging Waters area. The old farts, I'm getting close, however, most of them hang out at the RV Park. The training wheels are correct too because a number of guys are training there asses off riding there wheels.
      What you need to do is get off the asphalt. I hope you donít think Fullerton kicks ass.
      I have ridden all the local trails and Bonelli has some of the best cross country training trails. If your up to it, meet me there tomorrow at two at the Via Verde park and ride. I have a nice 12.5-mile course laid out.
      Later.

      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:12/23/2003

    • Trail UpdateI Like-my training wheels.And if you're lucky, some day you may make it to ol fart status.
      It is pretty tame over there Steve but can still be fun.Not much to ride though.You're not that far from some of the other local stuff (also tame)but in my opinion more fun.You've got Marshall Canyon and Gledora Mountain are a few, but definitely reccommended over Bonelli.You can ride to both from there as they are real close.I'll be out of town so I can't show you around,but once you get to the trails just ask around and people will give you the run down.These trails always have mtb'ers on them.
      Pain Freak from The 909

      Posted:12/23/2003

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Conditions Please...-I am going camping at Puddingstone Lake/ Bonelli Park on the 28th. please let me know the latest conditions.
      Steve K a 16 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Mongoose XR-100 from Canyon Country (Santa Clarita), CA

      Posted:12/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateDuh-You're lame

      Posted:12/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Stinks-This trail is for old farts and those riding with training wheels.
      David Garza a Cross-Country Rider riding a KHS Alite

      Posted:12/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Is Fast-No loose areas and only a little mud.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 12.6 Elevation change: + -
      Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=50%
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:11/17/2003

    • Trail UpdateNight Riders-Had a good ride on Monday night. To the guy in the parking lot that asked my about doing the whole loop, sorry Bro. Didn't me to seem uninterested, I was just amp'd up on Gu and rare'n to go. Next time, let's hook up and do the loop. I think I might have passed you going the other way but not sure.

      Be sure to put on mud tires next time!


      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 12.6 miles Elevation change:
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:11/12/2003

    • Trail UpdateRe: Adventure Race-No prob Fermina. We have to ride in the dark all the time now so I know what it was like during your race. Bush hill is tough, especially at night. I think you're right about the up hills.

      RE: Promise. Don't sweat it. I just got new brakes. Good thing too. Had to lock em up today to avoid 3 women walking 2 dogs in the middle of a race course. And for those of you that think I purposely terrorize people and animals on the trails, I missed all of them, and didn't even cuss.


      Ride distance: 12 miles Elevation change:
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:11/02/2003

    • Trail UpdateThx Rayzorx! Re: Adventure Race-Thanks again for the details! In fact, we did have to hike up that one single track trail (Bush Hill?). The park was awesome. It was only a 11.5 mile bike ride in this race, but I swear about 90% was uphill. And especially riding at night and watching out for those rocks were pretty challenging, but a lot of fun. This was the last race for the Balance Bar Sprint series for 2003. http://www.balancebarsprint.com/ . This race was originally supposed to be at Castaic Lake, but got moved to Bonelli about a month before since Castaic is no longer open to the public. I don't think there will be a night race in LA for next year, but if it's at Bonelli, I think I will definitely do it again. ;-)
      Fermina a 29 year old Racer

      Posted:11/02/2003

    • Trail UpdateA Promise-I promise not to ride this trail as long as Rayzorx stays put at Bonelli. Yechh!!

      Posted:11/02/2003

    • Trail UpdateWHAT THE...-One time in Bonelli Park I was riding my bike when all of a sudden a dog darts out in front of me and I can't avoid it, so I run it over!

      Oh no, Rayzorx, you should be more careful.

      Another time in Bonelli Park I was riding my bike when these God forsaken foreigners get in my way and one of them jumps right in front of me to retrieve their sandal.

      Oh no, Rayzorx, you should slow down for the foreigners.

      THIS IS SOME FUNNY S&#%.

      Posted:11/01/2003

    • Trail UpdateI'm Goen There Anyways-Later.
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/31/2003

    • Trail UpdateBonelli park is closed to all civilians. It is now considered national land and is under the control of the USFS. It is one of the local areas being used to house various fire fighters and equipment including some prisonor fire fighters.
      mtbcl a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a SC SL from Covina

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateHey Carlton...-Maybe you should try drinking the Sugar Free Red Bull?
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateHoly Shit,-I was wondering what the heck you meant. Then I scrolled down. The damn web site showed there was a problem down loading. Guess not.
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateBACK AWAY CARLTON!!!-Dude...back away from the keyboard, maybe slow down on the caffeine, eh?
      Wyraus riding a Fast one

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRace?-Is there another race this weekend?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateSmokey Trails-I did a ride early Monday morning at the park. Went about 8 miles and decided that there was too much smoke in the air, so I short cut my ride and came back through the park. In the area just inside the entrance to Bonelli the road was lined with firetrucks on both sides, and several parking lots were full of them. there had to be at least 75 trucks altogether.

      There had a makeshift headquarters/mess hall set up under a big tent in the picnic area and were getting ready to serve breakfast. (This was about 5:15AM)

      I got to hand it to the fire fighters. They're doing a hell of a job in hell like conditions.
      Rayzorx a 48 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/29/2003

    • Trail UpdateI think the announcer said that 300 teams (each with 3 members) were entered. He than asked how many were newbies (first race) and more than half raised their hands. Just in case anyone can't add, that means there were 900 people on mountainbikes...cool event.

      Posted:10/24/2003

    • Trail UpdateCurious-How many competed in the race?
      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/23/2003

    • Trail UpdateToo Late-The race was on Sat.
      MtnbikeMike a 18 year old Racer riding a Trek Fuel 90 Disc from La Verne

      Posted:10/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateRE: Fermina - I'm not sure what parts of the trails are included in your race but here's a rundown on some of the ones I do.

      Dragons' Back: The trail that climbs up from Bracket Airport, is nothing but rocks. There's a rut down the middle on some of it so you'll be navigating from left to right. The left side can be challeging because it's off-camber. Going down the other side to the horse barn has some rocks but you can usually see them ahead of time, and they make nice jumps.

      MF#1: We enter this hill from the cattle corrals. The first part is packed OK, but once you take the right turn half way up, you'll start hitting rocks. At the top you'll traverse a kind of rollercoster trail, again, littered with rocks. Watch out for the cactus on the right.

      MF#2: This hill is on the 10 Frwy side of the hills. You reach it via the fire roads starting from the second guard station. The bottom is very loose and there are a lot of loose rocks the size of softballs all the way up. There's actually about 8 less rocks since I stumbled on some last night and chucked them over the side in a fit.

      Forgotten Road: If you drop in by the entrance to Bonelli Park and make the left turn through the tunnel, you'll go down hill and then up a section of what used to be an old black top road. This makes a sharp right onto a section of fire roads on the 210 Frwy side. Most of the uphills are loose dirt. There is a couple of downhills that are really loose and sandy. Be ready to brake and slide. Eventually you'll come to a switchback downhill that's really loose at the turn. The rest of the downhill is off camber and has cactus on the left. From here you can go right, up some switchbacks to the RagingWaters parking area, or go left up a dirt road. You will see a trail cut in on the side. This takes you to Bush Hill. I don't think it's humanly possible to climb this hill. I have made it as far as the bush, but you'll have to hike your bike up on your back the rest of the way.

      Good luck with your race. It sounds like fun. Who's putting it on anyway?


      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateRE: Fermina - I'm not sure what parts of the trails are included in your race but here's a rundown on some of the ones I do.

      Dragons' Back: The trail that climbs up from Bracket Airport, is nothing but rocks. There's a rut down the middle on some of it so you'll be navigating from left to right. The left side can be challeging because it's off-camber. Going down the other side to the horse barn has some rocks but you can usually see them ahead of time, and they make nice jumps.

      MF#1: We enter this hill from the cattle corrals. The first part is packed OK, but once you take the right turn half way up, you'll start hitting rocks. At the top you'll traverse a kind of rollercoster trail, again, littered with rocks. Watch out for the cactus on the right.

      MF#2: This hill is on the 10 Frwy side of the hills. You reach it via the fire roads starting from the second guard station. The bottom is very loose and there are a lot of loose rocks the size of softballs all the way up. There's actually about 8 less rocks since I stumbled on some last night and chucked them over the side in a fit.

      Forgotten Road: If you drop in by the entrance to Bonelli Park and make the left turn through the tunnel, you'll go down hill and then up a section of what used to be an old black top road. This makes a sharp right onto a section of fire roads on the 210 Frwy side. Most of the uphills are loose dirt. There is a couple of downhills that are really loose and sandy. Be ready to brake and slide. Eventually you'll come to a switchback downhill that's really loose at the turn. The rest of the downhill is off camber and has cactus on the left. From here you can go right, up some switchbacks to the RagingWaters parking area, or go left up a dirt road. You will see a trail cut in on the side. This takes you to Bush Hill. I don't think it's humanly possible to climb this hill. I have made it as far as the bush, but you'll have to hike your bike up on your back the rest of the way.

      Good luck with your race. It sounds like fun. Who's putting it on anyway?


      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateAdventure Race At Bonelli Park-Hey I am doing an Adventure Race this weekend for
      Balance Bar at Bonelli Park (night race) and it looks
      like there are some narly trails with rocks. What trails have the steepest climbs? Rocks? Sand? etc? We are expecting about 10-15 bike ride, along with running and kayaking. Any info would be greatly appreciated! :) Thanks!
      Fermina a 29 year old Racer from San Jose, CA

      Posted:10/15/2003

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park-I rode this park for the first time last week 10-04-2003. I got a little bit lost, but came out ok. It was really soft & sandy after the wooden bridge but everything else was ok. I took the time and marked my trail on a jpg (mapquest -see link), and would like to know if everyone else takes the same route. I parked at Lowes right off of the 210 and Arrow Hwy. This way I could get a couple more miles and some warm up time.
      Ride distance: 12 miles Elevation change:
      a Weekend Warrior riding a butt-ugly yellow NRS1 Giant from CA URL: Jays Ride @ Bonelli Park, CA

      Posted:10/11/2003

    • Trail UpdateClearing The Trail-Did the loop tonight, had to turn on the light halfway up Dragon's Back. Going up MF#2 was annoying at best. I kept shooting rocks out to the side with my back tire. I guess that's one way to clear the trail.

      Any one racing the Mt.SAC Fall classic next month?
      Ride distance: 12.6 miles Elevation change:
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/07/2003

    • Trail UpdateNow This Looks Like Fun!-Hey Carlton, check this out.

      http://www.mtbsa.co.za/news_archive/Californiarains.htm
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateDogs On Leash-I just checked for this information on www.dogfriendly.com. They state that at Bonelli Park, dogs must be on leashes.
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateHey, Matt-I have not seen any signs at Bonelli requiring dogs to be on leashes, but at Claremont it is posted VERY CLEARLY as you enter the gates - DOGS MUST BE ON LEASHES - maybe you should check it out......
      Cannondaledawn a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a CD

      Posted:10/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateWhat Are The Rules?-What are the rules regarding Dogs on leashes? Do they HAVE to be on leashes or not? If not, then it is just something that over-reaction boy needs to just suck up and live with. If not, he should just suck it up anyway. It's a multi-use trail. Not a multi-use and everyone should be prepared for a biker trail. I had the same thing happen with a dog yesterday at Cheeseboro. I did not hit the dog. I slowed down, looked at how happy the dog was to be outside, which by the way was as happy as I was to be outside, and passed the dog without incident. That is the reason we are all on the trail anyway. To enjoy the outdoors. Remember that next time your blood begins to boil and make sure we all act in a way that lets all of us continue to enjoy the outdoors. Happy riding.
      Matt

      Posted:10/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateWhat Are The Rules?-What are the rules regarding Dogs on leashes? Do they HAVE to be on leashes or not? If not, then it is just something that over-reaction boy needs to just suck up and live with. If not, he should just suck it up anyway. It's a multi-use trail. Not a multi-use and everyone should be prepared for a biker trail. I had the same thing happen with a dog yesterday at Cheeseboro. I did not hit the dog. I slowed down, looked at how happy the dog was to be outside, which by the way was as happy as I was to be outside, and passed the dog without incident. That is the reason we are all on the trail anyway. To enjoy the outdoors. Remember that next time your blood begins to boil and make sure we all act in a way that lets all of us continue to enjoy the outdoors. Happy riding.
      Matt

      Posted:10/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateWhat Are The Rules?-What are the rules regarding Dogs on leashes? Do they HAVE to be on leashes or not? If not, then it is just something that over-reaction boy needs to just suck up and live with. If not, he should just suck it up anyway. It's a multi-use trail. Not a multi-use and everyone should be prepared for a biker trail. I had the same thing happen with a dog yesterday at Cheeseboro. I did not hit the dog. I slowed down, looked at how happy the dog was to be outside, which by the way was as happy as I was to be outside, and passed the dog without incident. That is the reason we are all on the trail anyway. To enjoy the outdoors. Remember that next time your blood begins to boil and make sure we all act in a way that lets all of us continue to enjoy the outdoors. Happy riding.
      Matt

      Posted:10/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateWhat Are The Rules?-What are the rules regarding Dogs on leashes? Do they HAVE to be on leashes or not? If not, then it is just something that over-reaction boy needs to just suck up and live with. If not, he should just suck it up anyway. It's a multi-use trail. Not a multi-use and everyone should be prepared for a biker trail. I had the same thing happen with a dog yesterday at Cheeseboro. I did not hit the dog. I slowed down, looked at how happy the dog was to be outside, which by the way was as happy as I was to be outside, and passed the dog without incident. That is the reason we are all on the trail anyway. To enjoy the outdoors. Remember that next time your blood begins to boil and make sure we all act in a way that lets all of us continue to enjoy the outdoors. Happy riding.
      Matt

      Posted:10/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateHey Attitude Boy-Doesnít sound to me like anyone thinks they own the whole trail.
      Yea, It pisses me off when I'm crunching up hill and a stray dog wanders in my way. The owners of the dogs should be more courteous to others. It doesnít happen all the time, and when it does, I just shake it off.
      And what the hell are people doing wading in that aviation fuel saturated scummy gutter water. Sounds to me like the person jumping in front of the cyclist absorbed way too much of the carcinogens emanating from that slow moving swamp.
      Anyways, happy trails. I'm out-

      Carlton a 41 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut

      Posted:10/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateRe: Cannondaledawn-Thanks CDDawn, that's what I'm talking about. We ride at Clairmont on the weekends sometimes but mostly Puddingstone during the week. Suprised I haven't seen you. You're right, the trails at Clairmont do get crowded with hikers and dogs on the weekends. Definitely have to be careful around blind turns.

      Maybe people like no name poster should read more carefully. It seems that some people are so quick to give you the Dad Lecture. I never said I ran over a dog and I don't think I own the trails either. I merely related some experiences I"ve had on the trail. I try to be courteous to others. Sometimes
      it works, sometimes it doesn't.
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/02/2003

    • Trail UpdateRE: Rayzorx-I think you are right, Rayzorx. I ride this trail, Marshall Canyon, and Claremont 3-4 times a week. The trend of not keeping dogs on a lease is getting out of hand. It is very annoying, especially when you are humping it up a hill! It is not a matter of the mountain bikers being rude, but a matter of irresponsible owners as well as a matter of safety for the dogs and the riders. It is not unusual to get up to speeds of 25+ comming down the hills, and that is without even trying. It would not take much for a mountain biker coming around a corner to hit a loose dog or go over the side of the mountain trying to avoid the dog. I am not a fast rider and I have problems with hikers and loose dogs at least once per week. I am not rude to them and I give them ample warning when I am approaching them from the back. True, this is a multi-use trail but not only do the bikers need to be courteous, but the hikers need to respect bikers as well, and that is not happening. So, Rayzorx, I understand where you are coming from and from your description of the incidents, I don't think you did anything wrong.
      Cannondaledawn a 36 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Cannondale from Pomona

      Posted:10/02/2003

    • Trail UpdateAttitude Is Everything...-I can't remember the last time I had a conflict with another trail user, regardless of who might be 'at fault.' Equestrians and hikers never seem to yell at me, and I don't run over anyones animals or sandals. Not everyone is happy to see me, but I don't give any unhappy souls any ammo against me, either. Maybe Razoryx is not at fault, but his postings read like '...in less than a week, two different groups of people on the trail have gotten in my way. First, some stupid off leash dog got in my way, so I ran it over. Then, some idiots from another country we're swimming in that horrible water. So once I got them to comprende that I was coming through, I was gonna run over their sandals when one of em got in my way. What idiots.' Sounds to me like someone thinks they own the trail, and everything you have said in your 'defense' has only furthered that impression.

      Posted:10/01/2003

    • Trail UpdateRE: Gil-You're right Gil, the dog isn't stupid. His owners are. They're humans and should know this is a multi-use trail, and should have their dog on a leash (not lease).
      I've been bitten before, so I don't stop for any animals, especially when I'm humping it up a hill. Do you hit your brakes for every rabbit that darts out in front of you? I don't think so.

      As for the sandals, let's get the facts straight. I slowed to the point of balancing on my pedals while trying get the people to understand that I wanted to go through. Once they did, they moved out of the way to let me through. At the last minute, the lady dove for the sandals. I'm not going over the bars just because someone makes a stupid decision. And for the record, I didn't hit the sandals or the lady. Again, these were humans who should know that they're in the middle of a multi use trail. The hundreds of bicycle tracks around them should have been a clear sign of that, plus the fact that two other bikers had just come through there from the other direction.

      I used to wonder why no one has posted to this trail since April, and now I know. As soon as someone puts something up here, bleeding hearts like you start preaching on how we're supposed to be courteous to others and mindfull about this being a multi use trail. Well I try to be courteous to others. I stop for horses, I call out to hikers, and I don't try to terrorize anyone on the trail. I just try to get a good workout in and better my performance. As a "racer" you Gil, should understand that.

      I am tired of getting cussed at by horse riders when I stop for them, and having to ride through their horse crap. And I'm tired of the hikers that don't understand what "biker right" means and I have to stop because they all scatter right in front of me. If you guys want to preach about proper trail etiquette, go preach to all the other people using the trail. Maybe if the resonsibility was shared by everyone, we could all be happy.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 12+miles Elevation change:
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:10/01/2003

    • Trail UpdateMULTI USER TRAIL-People should have had a lease. BUT Very simple if you saw the dog without a lease you should have stopped.this is a multi user trail pedestrians have the right of way. Very silly for you to call the dog stupid. As if the animal should no better. As if the animal is human, Your on the bike with brakes, you could of stopped, as for the lady with the sandals if you would SLOW down a bit you should be able to manuever by them. YOu will not have these problems if u slow down. This trail can be easily closed to mountain bikers, by acts like yours. Don't spoil it for ALL MTB'ers
      RIDE TODAY WAS PERFECT.
      Ride rating: Beginner
      Singletrack=25% Dirt Road=50% Paved Path=25%
      GILL a 25 year old Racer riding a GT SPECIAL from COVINA

      Posted:09/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateRe: No Name Post-If you take the time to read my earlier post correctly, I was humping it up a hill at the end of my ride, and the stupid dog ran right into my front wheel. I wasn't trying to run the dog over.
      As for the sandal owners, I gave numerous shouts that I wanted to cross, and they finally realized that and had moved out of the way to allow me through. If they make a last second decision to dive in front of me after giving me the right of way, maybe they're the jack@ss.
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:09/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateWhat A Jerk...-Hey Razoryx, it is people like you who get trails closed to mountain bikers. You don't own the trail, and guess what, being on a bike does not give you the right of way. You must think you own the trail, to be bragging about how you ran over someones dog, and nearly ran over someone elses head while you were about to intentionally run over their shoes. What a jack@ss.

      Posted:09/29/2003

    • Trail UpdateTrail Hazzards - Part 2-Ok, so I'm out last Thursday eve, doing the loop, and I'm coming to the creek crossing before the Nam jungle. As I'm decending to the water, there's about 8 ESL's wading in that scummy creek. I yell several times "Biker crossing" (in English) and I get the deer in the headlights stare.

      They finally realize that I'm coming through, and move aside (still standing in the water), and just as I get to the point where I have to set up for the crossing, one female realizes I'm going to run over their sandals, and makes a dive for them, just a foot from my front wheel. Not wanting to take a bath in that liquid crap, I pedal harder, just miss her head, and launched across the water. Man I hate the smell of that creek.

      What's next? The cattle will get out of the corral by MF#1 and we'll have to navigate through them?

      Hey KC, hope I didn't confuse you with that last email.
      Be sure to bring a light.

      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3......for now from West Covina

      Posted:09/29/2003

    • Trail UpdateTrail Hazards-I was out early Saturday doing Carlton's 12 mile loop.I didn't do bush hill though. Everything is very loose.
      I ran (literally) into a new trail hazard coming up the last little hill before the drop in by the freeway. This couple were out walking their dogs, and were coming down the hill just as I got to the real loose sandy part. And here comes their black Lab galloping right for me as I'm coming up. I wasn't going to stop and I figured the dog would. Wrong. The stupid dog runs head first right into my front wheel. Duhhh. It didn't take me down but geezzzze people, control your animals.

      Anyway, it was a good ride. Actually came across someone running down MF #2 on the 10 freeway side.
      It looks like they've put boulders in place to keep people from running into the open gates by the horse corral. Good plan. At least we can see the boulders.

      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 12 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=15% Dirt Road=85%
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3.....for now from West Covina

      Posted:09/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateFast And Loose-Rode the area over looking the 210 fwy and then around into the park by the sailboat launch. Trails are very dry and loose. Lots of big rocks and sandy spots so be careful and make sure you have a patch and pump:)
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 6 miles Elevation change: not much
      Singletrack=10% Dirt Road=60% Paved Path=30%
      Mrkcy a 27 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Giant-Iguana from Temple City

      Posted:09/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateLoose And Dry But Still Fun-The graded roads are OK but they really chucked up some rocks in the process. Dragon's back by the airport is a bitch! Bush hill is very loose. Watch out for the gates by the horse corral. I don't know why everyone thinks the Fullerton Loop is so hot. Puddingstone rocks!
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:09/13/2003

    • Trail UpdateWeeds And Rocks-Actually its because a lot of people are pre-riding the course for the race on Sunday, May 4th.
      Mike T a 17 year old Racer riding a Trek Fuel 90 Disc from La Verne

      Posted:04/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateWeeds And Rocks!-Rode Puddingstone on Saturday and tonight. Seems to be a number of riders out now with the good weather.
      The trails are very overgrown and you need to watch out for weeds grabing your bars. The rains really washed off the topsoil so there's lots of rocks. Makes for some challenging up hills though.
      Rayzorx a 47 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:04/29/2003

    • Trail UpdateNo People-Rode Bonelli park today (sat.) and there were almost no people, thought that was strange cuz it was a realy nice day. The Trails are pretty easy with a few tough spots. really dry and hard packed, a few sand spots, and the trails seem to be a collection of intermixed smaller trails that intersect each other. you can get a crude map at the office.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Nick a 32 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Avalanche 2 from Arcadia

      Posted:04/05/2003

    • Trail UpdateBonelli-thinking of going to bonelli tomorrow, anyone know if it is rideable? thanks in advance.
      tomw a 57 year old from covina

      Posted:02/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Truck Trails?-Rode Bonelli on Sunday and I don't know where all the truck trails are but it was still fun. We made an immediate left after the drop in by the freeway and headed over some good trails. There's one big hill I'd never been up before, that was good only up to the bush. Had to walk after that. Saw horse prints going up and felt sorry for the horse.
      The trails are loose and rocky right now, but that makes it challenging. Especially the one going up from the airport. Lots of rocks at the bottom, but the hard pack spine at the top was fun.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Rayzorx a 46 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Fuji Diamond 3 from West Covina

      Posted:09/18/2002

    • Trail UpdateTactics And Strategy-TomC, may I suggest that you contact the admin staff at the park before taking your complaint to the director? It may be that the work is scheduled and they're waiting on the heavy equipment to be available, or that a volunteer group that adopted the trail is going to affect repairs, or that the work was postponed due to the presence of sensitive wildlife, or that a private contractor got in there and made a mess without the maintenance personnel's knowledge, or...

      Don't jump to conclusions, and don't assume that calling the director will get you what you want any faster. It's disrespectful to the people working in the park to immediately assume that the way to "get things done" is to go "straight to the top." I'll let you in on a little secret: when my boss gets a call from a member of the public, he either refers the caller back to me or asks me what he should respond or what I want the caller to know. In other words, while it may make you feel empowered to call "the boss," nine times out of ten it's the guy in the field calling the shots.

      Give the folks at the park a call and find out what's up. You may actually be doing them a favor. And by the way, it's the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department, not the city.

      DeRanger a 36 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Trek powered by experience from working with unhappy park patrons

      Posted:04/27/2001

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park-What has happened to Bonelli, aka Puddingstone? The whole place has been turned into one big four lane highway. The bridge crossing on the west side of the park near San Dimas Ave has gaping crevasses that are dangerous. Bonelli was a fun place at one time, in fact a good place to train, a couple of laps on the Bonelli rollercoaster is a workout. Send complaints to the Superintendent of Bonelli or the Director of the LA Parks Department before the damage and changes are irreparable.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 24 Elevation change:
      Singletrack=10% Paved Path=10% Truck Trail=80%
      TomCruz a 46 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a SC Superlight from San Dimas

      Posted:04/27/2001

    • Trail UpdateRODE BONELLI ALL WEEK-END WITH SOME BUDDIES.SATURDAY
      THE TRAIL WAS A LITTLE MUDDY IN SPOTS,ALOT OF RUTS FROM THE VEHICLES,AND HORSES THAT RIDE UP THE FIRE ROADS TOOK THE S/T VERY FAST,VERY LITTLE ROCK.SUNDAY WE
      ROAD THE FIRE RD'S.SOME RUTS AT THE BEGINNING,AND ALL THE MUD WAS PRETTY MUCH DRYED UP ALOT OF ROCKS ON THE FIRE RD. WITH AN OCCASIONAL BOULDER.WE HAD AN AWESOME RIDE.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=60% Paved Path=10%
      LLOYD SHUGART a 34 year old Weekend Warrior riding a SCHWINN MESA from ALHAMBRA

      Posted:03/19/2001

    • Trail UpdateBonelli Park-Bonelli Park is in pretty good shape as of this weekend. Not to muddy, although the trail along the went side of the lake is pretty bad. Most uphills seem to have been stripped of topsoil and are rocky and more technical than usual. Widow-maker is soft, slippery, and a little treacherous. Half mile hill is very rutted at the bottom (across the bridge). There are some ruts two to three feet wide and several feet deep. Ouch on a night ride!! Other than that there are patches of water and mud on the trail - not a problem - only adding to the dirty factor and ride enjoyment.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 12 Elevation change: 500
      Singletrack=10% Dirt Road=70% Paved Path=20%
      a 41 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Cannondale from San Dimas

      Posted:02/19/2001

    • Trail UpdateAs of 5-19-98, the trails/roads are in very good condition; with some of the single track being very s-i-n-g-l-e due to vegetation overgrowth (watch those bar ends); very little mud. I noticed the previous person indicated 0% single track....he/she must have stuck to the fire roads, cuz there's plenty of single track to be ridden. Ride safe today, so you can ride tomorrow!
      Singletrack=35% Dirt Road=50% Paved Path=15%
      Jimbeau a 43 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a GT-RTS from California

      Posted:05/20/1998


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