Grasslands and mini Bulldog on September 5, 2010

Tom leads us on the regular Grasslands-one-third-Bulldog loop on a hot September morning - at least it was cooler than yesterday!

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the start - De Anza Park on a rather warm day!
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it's an all male cast today - too hot for the women?!
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Tom rides past our normal descent point - now closed off!
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Tom - the abridged version?!
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Jim's not up to the helipad challenge today!
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M*A*S*H site - a younger couple strolling by said they'd never heard of the show, kind of dates us!
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Randy III goes for the helipad challenge on his 29er ...
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... just another push and he's there, but ...
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... he hides his head in shame as he missed by that much!
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Tom's confused - he thought Burbank was just down the street!
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Jim called the ambulance!
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Graham shows his talents as a hood ornament - hmm, don't call us!
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Yongky and Bruce back on the trail to Bulldog
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meet up with group of horsewomen - think we are 'nuts' going up there, they already lost a rider to the heat!
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'Jersey' and Randy reach the top of mini-Bulldog
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Mr Jersey himself - the Man in Black!
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Bill, a NRMBC newbie joined us for this ride on his 29er - they are becoming ubiquitous!
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now, why was everyone conglomerating around this spot?!
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Yongky heads along the miniBulldog ridge
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Bruce the Caboose avoids the gate at the bottom!
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waiting for Randy I at the 'sun' house
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so, where were you, Randy?!
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rush-hour at the bridge!