I DIDN'T Ride My Bike Today, Cuzz....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Voodoo Tom, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    1. Work. Not good commuting conditions.

    2. I think I broke my toe when I stubbed it on the exercise bike this morning. Damned thing is a curse, I tell ya. :(
     
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  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    ...just a touch too much rain for me to want to get on the trails. Give 'em a day to dry out and will be fine. I almost built up enough enthusiasm to ride road, but not quite.
     
  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I missed out on Thursday Night Blackstar Social because I didn’t get home from work til 8:00. :gag::mad::cry:
     
  4. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Welcome to my world!

    All but 9 weeks out of the year of course. :whistling:
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Yeah, but I start at 5:00-6:00am.
     
  6. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I woke up this morning with zero desire to get on my bike. What? I know right? Anyways after a nice morning on the couch watching last weekend's F1 race Jennifer and I decided to go for a hike. Just local with both singletrack and fire roads.

    Climbing the first relatively steep trail I heard something coming up behind us pretty fast. I turn around to see a guy on an ebike "motoring" away. No call out or thanks for yielding. Oddly enough the guy looked like a seasoned MTBer. Of course all hikers see is a guy on a mountain bike. Oh well.

    There were a lot of people out even though it was already in the 80s. Beautiful day for a hike.

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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I could have shown you how to hold one of those. :whistling:
     
  8. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    My brother showed me several years ago when we lived in southern Oregon. Rattlesnakes are a lot quicker in this warm climate.
     
  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
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  10. Grego

    Grego MTB Addict

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Had to play auto mechanic on the truck. Suspension clunk turned out to be worn/loose lower ball joints. Picked up a pair of OEM at the dealer for $140. Figured if the original got me 260k miles, OEM should get me another 260k.:thumbsup: Autozone rents out tools (ball joint press) for $0, just deposit $ a get it back when you return. While I was at it I replaced my lifetime warranty brake pads. Cha-ching $0. Re-packed wheel bearing and performed all labor myself - $0. With all the money I saved I can almost afford to buy Trailslayer that gold 12 spd drivetrain he's been dreaming of.:rolleyes:
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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    ...because I found this beauty in the garage...

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  12. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Volunteered for a NICA race in Tehachapi. I will tell you those kids haul ass. Very impressive showing by all who competed. Wish they had this when I was in high school.
     
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  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Sweated buckets digging & pouring concrete in the back yard.
     
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  14. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I haven’t ridden a mountain bike in over a month. I forget the sensation, but it usually comes back to me real quick when gravity takes over. I’m bummed I’m missing out on all the Melache, but at least I have my growing gut and waistline, right?
     
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  15. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    A growing gut and waistline is highly overrated. I speak from experience. :whistling:
     
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  16. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    What kind of snake is that?
     
  17. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I chose to spend time with my lovely wife, who is an awesome mother to my still-sweet-but-getting-more-sassy-by-the-day daughter.

    We did visit a couple of bike shops trying bikes for my daughter's b-day next week.

    My wife and I found this photo on an Imagination Celebration Art display in South Coast plaza. Daughter took it. We didn't even know it was submitted into a contest, much less selected for display. o_O

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  18. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Beautiful shot, what a great surprise to find!
     
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  19. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Sunrise from Haleakalā... not a good excuse though because there were groups riding bikes down the crater.

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  20. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Thems a gator lizard. Sure nerd boy will give us the genus.
     
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  21. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Looks like it's keeping your garage pest free
     
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  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    We took it to the local park and released it. Too many cats roaming my neighborhood.
     
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Didn't ride my MTB, but did putter about on the tandem. All participants happy about it!
     
  24. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    this one is lighter in color, its a keeper. Feed it crickets
     
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  25. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Aloha. if it is clear enough, which is probably not the case, too late in the year. But if it is clear enough you should see the smoke-ash plume from Kilauea. I was there in winter and I could easily see Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. They both had snow above 10,500 ft
    happy glass trails with Lava
     
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  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I have been feeling ill the last 48 hours, so no riding. Hopefully I can get on the bike later this afternoon.
     
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  27. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I am still feeling crappy and it's like a rollercoaster ride. I feel like I am recovering and then I think to myself that I will ride after work and then by that time, I feel horrible again. No riding today, after all.
     
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  28. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Sounds flu-like, Mike. Hope you kick it ASAP!


    Cuz...ya can’t ride every day. Or can ya? :geek:
     
  29. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    I saw that display last weekend as I was chasing the wife from store to store... Very cool.
     
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  30. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    @mike , can't ride every day....

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    Delicate Arch at dawn

    Tomorrow, half day rafting on the Colorado...oh yeah!
     
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