Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day 824: King Gillette Ranch - The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser!

Day #824 * Hike #1028 * New Track #810
Sunday February 17, 2013 ***Happy Anniversary Jess!!!
King Gillette Ranch - Calabasas, CA

The Biggest Loser
My Tripometer: 1.5 Hours * 1.5 Miles * +25 Feet

From the 101 Freeway in Calabasas, exit on Las Virgines and head south toward the ocean.  A few miles up, turn left on Mulholland.  Then turn right into the very first driveway.  You can park in the visitor center parking area for free, up to 2 hours.  On the other side of the bridge is additional parking for the park, but you have to pay there.

We hiked back to The Biggest Loser Headquarters.  My legs were a bit sore from the large hike yesterday but the mild walking felt good.  This was actually a nice relief after cramping up on the long motorcycle ride from Ventura.

We viewed some of the workout areas including what you see in the picture above and the pool.  We did not explore beyond the fields but I imagine there are trails back there.  Today was my 5th wedding anniversary with Jess.  We have been together for 11 years now!  We chilled out and had a picnic.

After awhile, we called it quits here and then took the scenic route back to Ventura.  We rode down Mulholland and of course passed by the Rock Store and I found our pics on the website.  Take a look...

After riding around for nearly 200 total miles today, we finally took a load off and settled up at Bombays in Ventura.  There we watched the Shoemaker Brothers, I think that's their name.  Normally, we love watching this local band.  They are quite unique with their violins and music range.  However, today they seemed exhausted and we were not as excited.  I still think that they have star power in them and they should try out for America's Got Talent.  Unfortunately, another couple years of Ventura local clubs and they will be deemed all washed up.  That said, they still command a pretty decent local following.  Mostly middle age women, so I guess I fit right into that :)
We concluded the evening with a nice movie and then we met back up with Jerri, our wonderful friend, Aunt if you will, and closed up the Chill Out Frozen Yogurt Shop.  If it wasn't for her, these hikes would hardly be possible and our anniversary would have been making Panini's

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