Riding in Orange County: Saturday May 21, Whiting Ranch/Old Camp/The Luge

Photos of the North Ranch Mountain Bikers of Ventura County. Click on an image to see it full size.

Pictures are from Alan, Fred and Rainer - Thanks!

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climbing out after the Luge (that was fun!)
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Hostess Jennifer takes the safe way
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Newlywed Karen follows suit
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relaxing at Cooks Corner (not the planned lunch spot, but we were too tired to continue)
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After a few beers, we set up shuttles back to the cars (Thanks Rainer and Pete!)
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Gary Fleming from South Bay joined us for Saturday's ride
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Steve Handshaw has ridden this trail before
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Joanna and Charles size up the creek crossing
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Norma's gonna make it!
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Oh well, (that switchback was a little tight)
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Some of us made it…
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Some didn't…
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Karen and Jennifer riding sweep
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The last creek crossing…and the last of the shade!
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The gang takes a break at the start of Mustard hill fire road
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Tony found a garden snake and just had to play with it
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Tony flies down the alternate single track back to Mustard fire road
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Joanna starts the claim (just before losing her middle and big rings!)
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Mustard fire road was hot and steep at the end.
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Taking a break at the top of Mustard. (Andy Chen at the right joined us all the way from the Chino Area)
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…back to the claiming, headed for Santiago Rd.
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This is close to the famous mountain lion attack!
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The Modjeska grade starts on pavement…
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…and continues on single track for several miles
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Did I mention it was HOT?!!
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The Santiago Truck Trail leaves the city and heads for the back country here
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A rare appearance from Jim Boudo, and Rainer riding sweep (Thanks for all the help Rainer!)
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