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More Chino Hills State Park

More Chino Hills State Park

I got the chance to explore a little more of Chino Hills State park last week. I think my recent experiences on new trails made me cocky. I should have done more research, and found this loop. (I'd have shortened it, but still.)

The riding was mostly on fire roads. What little singletrack I did find was in really rough shape. And the heat & unfamiliar territory made the Bobcat Ridge climb (570', 1.7 mi) feel far harder than it really is. (Before I saw the numbers, I'd have compared it to the second half of Bulldog. Now that seems laughable.)

But the views from the ridgeline look south over the 91 Freeway toward Coal Cyn, and east over Yorba Linda & Brea, and if you squint a little I feels a lot like the Rocky Peak Fire Road above Simi Valley. There are definitely times I'm homesick for that mountain.

Chino Hills State Park

First Loop in Chino Hills State Park

Farther Afield: Glendale & Pasadena

Farther Afield: Glendale & Pasadena

I was in Glendale for work this week, which is a rough enough commute that I stayed at a hotel Monday and Wednesday nights so that I'd only have to make the drive once a day.

Of course, the bike addict in me immediately seized on the opportunity: This means I have two evenings to kill, and I can bring my bike!

Glendale Sports Complex

Fern & El Prieto Cyn

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Garmin Screens

Garmin Screens

Once in a while I have to reset my Garmin, and every single time, I wish I'd written down how I have my various screens set up.

That ends today.

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There's Something I Want

And if I can get my weight under 175 and my Coachwhip PR under 9:00, I'm going to get it. Currently: 179 lbs and 9:22. So. 5 lbs, and 23 seconds.

Game on.

Coachwhip PR: 9:22

Neha Narula on Caching

I think this video, combined with Sarah Mei's blog post about the pitfalls of MongoDB has really gotten my head around the place NoSQL databases have in the web ecosystem.

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