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.

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And here is some video from the day:


8 thoughts on “Ele-VAY-tor

  1. Whoa! I felt the wind push me around when Dad went by…. Hey Forest! how about a calculation of Inertia or force with Dad coming down the hill? I could the bike screaming on the way down! “get me outta here”

  2. Very Cool Video —> next time I wanna see a ramp at the bottom of the hill to launch off of!! We could start a record of longest airtime or distance…..or most bones broken?

  3. I can’t get the image to copy – so I will share with you the blackboard my nephew posted:
    If you guess the answer to this question, what are the chances you will be right?
    a) 25%
    b) 50%
    c) 60%
    d) 25%

    Maybe this is an old one to you – I thought it was fun.

    • Well, I could be wrong but the question seems to be a catch-22. If you are randomly guessing the answer to the question and there is one right answer then that is a 1 in 4 chance of getting it right = 25%. But there are two answers that say that so that would be 2 in 4 =50%. But if 50% IS the answer then there is a 1 in 4 chance again. So it seems that there is NO right answer.

      Hopefully I came close.

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