- Air Mapster 93
|Elevation gain:||2379 ft|
BIKE GOD Theatre
The theatre is closed this week due to prison riots.
Air Mapster goes on a solo scouting mission today, hoping to acquire intelligence on the back half of the Glendora to East Fork route.
Last time the BIKE GODS rode this trail, they started at the bottom of the mountain on the Glendora side, riding up, past the summit, and down to the 10 mile mark before turning around. Using his exceptional skills in mappery, Mapster estimates that another 6 miles of descent on the other side would have taken them all the way down to East Fork Road.
Today he prepares to start here, where Forest Route 2N16 meets East Fork Road, and make his way up, joining with the previous route after about 6 miles of climbing. This should provide invaluable information on the feasibility of a complete Glendora to East Fork marathon for the future.
Nearing the bottom of the trail, Air Mapster suddenly stops as he begins hearing voices and clanking iron. Carefully peering through the trees, he spies a couple of unsavory characters, including one wearing half an orange jumpsuit, far down the hill. These are undoubtedly a few of the many hardened criminals who are housed at this lockdown facility. The metal clatter almost certainly comes from prison-yard weight lifters.
In near silence, Mapster hops back on the bike and stealthily circles around for a better view.
From this vantage point, the situation is clear: this maximum security prison blocks any potential ride from Glendora to East Fork. But even more, an alarming situation can be seen unfolding before Mapster's very eyes. The presence of individuals without orange jumpsuits can mean only one thing: the inmates have taken control of the grounds, forcing civilian hostages into such terrifying acts as walking around, sitting at a picnic table, and kicking a soccer ball.
Fearing that he may be discovered and incite a full-scale riot, Air Mapster quietly jumps back on his bike and high-tails it out of there. Even a BIKE GOD would be no match for the dangerous thugs down there if they were to capture him. Luckily, Mapster is blessed with superhuman uphill speeds, so he's miles away before anyone even notices the dust cloud he leaves behind.