Bombin Potato!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Tom the Bomb, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Decided I needed to push it a bit since I could not get out on the weekend. Potato Mtn. baby! Pulled into the parking lot at Oak Mesa, geared up and just as I am about to mount up Richy Rich pulls in! Cool ! I will shame him into riding with me . After a bit of dialog he agrees and away we go. Rich has not been out much and had been fasting along with the emotions of losing his dad. I am sure he was looking to clear his head a bit today . We set out headed towards Potato. After a few miles I could tell Rich was getting worked a bit so he decided to loop around the interior of Marshall while I went to Potato. I would send a text or two and connect on the way back and finish out together. The climb to the base of Potato is just as tough as the climb to the top. Got there downed a bar and attacked the climb. Before I knew it I was rounding the last push to the top , nice. Signed a potato, played photographer for a family at the water tank, sent Rich a couple pics and headed down the face of Potato. Temp was strange , interestingly I was a little warm. It was overcast with good conditions, you would think by looking at the pics that it would have been cool but not so. Actually a bit muggy in spots. Cleaned the marbly face , hit the fire road and sizzled back to the gate. Rich calls me to meet at the gazebo. A few minutes later he is cruising up and we are headed down the fun stuff back to the parking lot. Nothing like the satisfaction of getting a good ride in. Good to hook up with Rich. Hope all goes well with your trip back to the funeral. Condolences to you and the family my friend.
    See you when you get back.
    Ride was good ,
    Trail was good,
    Bike was good,
    Life is good.
    TTB



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  2. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Dirt therapy again, none better.

    Good work, Tom. TFPU :thumbsup:
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Looks like a "sweet" Potato ride!
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Just when I thought you guys couldn't surprise me anymore... You pony up with the signed potatoes! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    BP
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2011Trek Fuel Ex9
    Good ole memories of sweet potato, I use to ride w/ these 2 dudes that race mtn. bikes and thought this ride wasn't to bad for a newb. Well let' just say that was a tough climb up and never forgot that special day! Felt like I was climbing Machu pichu" Thanks for posting Tom.
     
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  6. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Love me some Potato Mountain! The views looking back towards Mt Baldy on a good day are something to marvel at! Cheers TTB
     
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  7. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Way to haul the potato sack Tom!!

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  8. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    This is a real question. Are there wild potatoes to harvest on that trail?
     
  9. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Nope you gotta Haulem in.
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    My standard response to anyone riding their bikes right now is, "I hate you!"

    But this is solely on the basis of jealousy and nothing more. Otherwise awesome!

    At one point, I may shorten it to, "IHY!" as today is the first day I actually was able to rub a couple minutes together to eat some lunch...

    Yeah... I'm just feeling sorry for myself. :)
     
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    If only it was potato cheese soup Mountain...:oops:
     
  12. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Isn't that a Neil Young song?
     
  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    “Hey hey, my my...
    Potato cheese soup never dies...
    There's more to potatoes
    Than meets the eye.
    Hey hey, my my.”
     
  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    @Mikie, I was actually able to get a visual of you singing that! :eek:

    :D
     
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  15. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball

    More like,

    Oh to live on
    Potato cheese soup Mountain
    with the barkers and the colored balloons
    you cant be 20 on
    Potato cheese soup Mountain...

    But you get my drift...
     
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  16. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I can only think of... I saw a werewolf doing trials at Art Smith trailhead

    :sneaky::D
     
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  17. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    His hair was perfect!
     
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  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I love this place...
     
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  19. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Isn't that just a myth?
     
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  20. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    The trials part.
     
  21. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Thanks for posting this Bomb. Condolences to the Coca Cola Guy.
     
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