Freesia and Jordan had recently got their mountain bikes and were going to be in town so we ganged up Saturday morning for a ride in Chino Hills. Seeing that our bike newbies are just beginning to break in their saddles we did our mild ride out by the Green River Entrance to Chino Hills
This ride is fairly flat but very enjoyable with a trail that lies in a sloping valley. The highlight of the ride was our time at the spot on the trail called “Elevator.” Elevator is a very steep descent (we gauge it to be about 30° for over 100ft) and then an almost as steep ascent. I imagine you get the up and down that gives the place its name.
In fact, I have equipped my bike with a speedometer and the device keeps track of the fastest the bike has ever gone. My record speed for a while was 31 mph. But a couple of weeks ago I broke it on Elevator by hitting 32.1 mph. I asked my Dad if he thought I could break 40 mph to which he replied, “Definitely!”
I said, “I think we will probably push it till we get badly injured.”
Anyway on this particular day I moved the record up again to over 35 mph. We don’t want to make 40 in one fell swoop, right?
Here are some pictures from our ride.
And here is some video from the day: