MTB (mountain bike) 4:24:00  44.86 mi (5:53 / mi) +7592ft 5:04 / mi
Epic Catalina MTB, snakes, fox, bison, ravens
Power Meter not working, need to reach out to Pioneer!!
What a great ride today, Brad and Wayne and I took the Catalina Express over @ 6am . We got some coffee once we got off the boat and then grabbed some lockers to put are street clothes in after the ride. Right from the get go riding we were climbing some very steep grade for about 3.5 miles with a gain of 1600+feet. That warmed me up fast. All fire roads we were on the entire day, once we got up to the top of the first climb, we road on fire road for about 10 minutes and bison were off to our left so I had to stop and get pictures. Wayne and I decided to put our bikes down and walk up a hill to get a closer view of them and picture. We then road for a while on rollers all the way to the airport, which was about 10 miles from Avalon. We were almost there and the ranger driving in the opposite direction asked us if we had permits, we told him we didn't know we needed them, so he said once you get to the airport go upstairs and buy one, which are $35 for one year. We got our permits and headed toward 2 harbors and that was not bad, then we headed further to the backside of the Island and there were beautiful views but lots of rollers on the fire road, which become very tough and play with your mind after riding for 3+ hours. We had one hell of a climb call "Banning House Rd Climb" almost 3.5 miles from some of the steepest pitches I've ever climbed. I had to get off my bike and walk it for a while, Brad was able to climb most of it, I was probably about 100 yards behind him and Wayne was behind me. With fresh legs, I think I climb this whole thing with my new gearing. I a bunch of foxes and a rattle snake and a few ravens on the fire road. Said hi to a few hikers too. Once we finally got past the airport on the way back we climb a few more times and then dropped back into Avalon. There were a lot of people there for President's Holiday. We went and got food and had some good drinks as well as on the boat ride back to mainland. Great day of riding and views, will be going back to do more riding over in Catalina soon.