Mod Bike (mod bike) 3:37:37  48.69 mi (13.4 mph) +8099ft
ahr:136 max:157 slept:7.0
Encanto Park to Baldy Ski Lifts and back.
Things went well on the way up to My Baldy Ski Lifts, then I hit a crack in the road coming back down Glendora Mountain Rd, there was a lot of shade as the sun was not at its peak, hit the front tire and heard it pop and the front wheel started shaking and I leaned all weight back and tried feathering the brakes then the tire just beeded off the wheel and I slammed my head right side onto the hwy about 30mph and bounced off the ground and helment and shoulders slammed the ground again, destroyed the derailer and handles are I think done along with brakes and shifters. My cleates stayed in the peddles the entire time came to a stop along the shoulder in dirt where I was met with a shit load of ants and tried getting up but realized I was still clipped in, finally unclipped and got up and head was pounding and skin was on fire. I didn't realize how close I was to the edge of at least 100 foot drop or more. I thought was I hope a car or motorcycle does not run me down when I fell. Hats off to Ben and his group coming up GMR, helped me put a new tube and gave me some water. Funny Ben is good friends with Spencer Ito. Small world. Road Rash, some pretty good swelling on my head, loss a filling, and bike jacked up.
Prior to the debacle, I felt really strong riding this morning, legs where heavy and tired from MTB yesterday and weightlifting but man I was able to hold good power and I did not push really hard I just wanted to keep some sweet spot intervals and once I did that I was able to just hold decent power. I guess the positive my helmet saved me, as it was broke and big chunk missing from the impact. Oh plus I got a Cup. :)
To the Lifts