Posted on February 14, 2013
I apologize that there are now a thousand biking photos on the front page, but this thing has seriously revolutionized what I want to do for fun now.
Two days after I started the photo of the day, Troy and I attempted to climb up to Sierra Peak, the highest mountain in the end of the LA Basin range.Â We failed pretty miserably; we hiked up a massive amount of the mountain, but stopped short due to the fact that I had gotten no sleep out of sheer excitement, and the fact that Troy had work in 3 hours and we still had to make the descent. Still, it was pretty.
Then, in November of that same year, Casey and Jacob and I attempted to get up to Sierra Peak again. We made it much further but still felt short of the peak itself, which would make the entire hike total about 14 miles to get up and back.
So, now that I have my epic new mountain bike, I got out of class today at 2:15 and immediately loaded up and booked it over to the trailhead at Corona, starting my ride at around 3:30. The sun was rapidly setting as I approached the peak and made the final, brutal climb, but at 5:15 I crested the final ridge as the final rays of the sun were fading over the horizon.
Not to mention the ride back was a bat-out-of-hell burnfest to get back down to the bottom before it got too dark to see. So that was interesting.
This is something I’ve wanted to accomplish for over two years now. I’m satisfied with my day.