I "Road" My Bike Today...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Grego, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    ^ I got stung by a coral in the knuckle today at work. Felt like a bee sting and lasted about that long, too. My knuckle still aches a lil' bit.

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    RRR: 15.71 miles to and from the Rose Bowl taking the scenic route. That's all I had time for today. Time to get cleaned up now and transform back into a responsible daddy.
     
  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    What's the day job... something that gets you stung by coral sounds interesting!

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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Freshwater/saltwater/reef aquarium keeping. Usually, I don't react to stings. I've been stung literally thousands of times over the past few decades. I thought I was immune until today. :mad::laugh:

    EDIT: I take that back about reacting to coral stings. If one gets me in an open cut, my reaction is audible for at least a few blocks.
     
  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Got it! I did not know coral stings were a thing! Between you and @Sidewalk recently... ouch!!!
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    DERAIL AHEAD!

    Corals are one of our planet's "perfect life forms". They are both animal and plant. Meaning, they have a respiratory system and a digestive tract that can digest captured solids like animals AND they can feed themselves by the process of photosynthesis like plants. They haven't changed in 100's of millions of years. They are covered in a protective slime coating that is full of stinging cells. Some types can cause more pain/harm/damage than others.

    Class dismissed!
     
  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    If they were perfect, they'd be fertile hermaphrodites. ;)
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Schooled!
     
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  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I wanted to get out and just ride a bit... so did!

    BEAUTIFUL spring evening!

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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Psssssssst.....Spring doesn't begin until 9:15 ante meridiem March 20. :p
     
  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Beware, the “Correction Nazi” is on the loose again. :eek::D
     
  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Well, there's no winter in SoCal, so it's either summer, autumn, or spring!!!
     
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  13. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    So, Coral snake charmer?

    I'm really confused.
     
  14. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I've been hit by bees a couple of times on the hand. While the face is uncomfortable, the hand is worse!
     
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  15. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    Rain is wet. Rode around Santa Clarita. Got caught in a bunch of rain.

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  16. levity

    levity Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Larry
    Current Bike:
    Stumpy
    why are these two smiling?

    hint: the out-of-focus sign in the background reads "WATCH DOWNHILL SPEED, NEXT 10 MILES"

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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    You're not allowed to post something like that and not tell us where it is. :stop:
     
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  18. levity

    levity Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Larry
    Current Bike:
    Stumpy
    the little blue sign in the background gives it away: S22
    Montezuma Valley Rd dropping down to Borrego Springs, ~3400 ft in 10 miles, 6-7% avg grade, includes "a few turns"!

    here's a view from a mtb ride looking down from the Jasper Trail at 4000' about a mile or so away from S22
    Borrego Valley with Santa Rosa Mtns in the background, Salton Sea in the distance on the right

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  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    ***RARE OCCASION***

    RRR for Mrs. SnakeCharmer! While I was ripping the lips off of the basses, she did a double bike path loop around the island on my roadie. 7.62 miles of smiles. :inlove::thumbsup::D
     
  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Did a few laps around the Rose Bowl with the wife this evening.

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  21. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Oak Glen PIT 38/3600. Awesome day of riding. Free event with support. Life is good with good friends. I rode alone cause thats what I do it. 60+ people participated.
     
  22. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Roller Blades for me; jogging stroller for the baby, but it has Maxxis Hookworm tires on it, breh!
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    How was the event??? I wanted to do it, but the fam was lazy from Universal Studios yesterday, so I rode MTB instead!
     
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  24. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Spent Earth Day by burning a bunch of carbon driving up to Pomona and riding Ciclavia with some friends. Nice seeing so many people riding so many kinds of bikes.
     
  25. AKAlan

    AKAlan Active Member

    Location:
    Van Nuys
    Name:
    Alan
    I did my Little Tujunga loop with the Camp 9 option, the first time I've done that in a while. I got started a little later than I like, but that meant passing the Hansen Dam soccer fields with the vendors setting up so I stopped and picked up a cucumber/lime/kiwi juice.
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  26. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Did the charity Tour de Cure in Napa on Sunday. Garmin died just after 70 miles.
    Been doing this for 11 years now.
    It was the 80 mile distance which has grown to about 86 miles. Might as well do the 103 mile century.

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  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Some spikey climbs and drops there!
     
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  28. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Actually not that bad. Mostly 6% or so, about 6-8 minute climbs for slowpokes like me. They just look worse as the only real climbs in 80 miles.
     
  29. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Sorry it took so long to reply to you. I’m gonna be lazy and paste the same text I gave my employer:

    CicLAvia (http://www.ciclavia.org/about) is an Open Streets event planned by the nonprofit organization CicLAvia and sponsored by LA Metro, SCE, LADWP, SoCal Gas, Metropolitan Water District, SCAG-Go Human Campaign, etc.
    Basically, a route within Los Angeles County that connects mass transit rail stations is selected and shut down to vehicle traffic so that the public may utilize said route via alternative modes of transportation, namely bicycling, skating, and walking, but creativity is always welcomed. The goal is to demonstrate and encourage the feasibility of mobility without automobiles and to foster community cohesion. Los Angeles County CicLAvia started off annually in 2010 but occurred 11 times at various locations in 2017 and so far has/had 5 events in 2018.
    The event on April 22, 2018 was titled “Tour of the Foothills” and went from Claremont, through Pomona, through La Verne, and ended in downtown San Dimas. The Metrolink North Pomona and Claremont Stations are along this route. LSA neither sponsored nor donated money to this event, but my client (City of La Verne) was a host City this year, and I put on my LSA shirt and greeted the Mayor and members of the City Council at the City’s booth along the downtown strip. I also spoke with the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning, and they mentioned meeting ML at the 2018 AEP Annual Conference and enjoyed her presentation on Climate Change. I also visited the booths of SCAG, LA Metro, and SCE to make an appearance and see if I recognized anyone, which I did not.
    Over 100,000 people attended the April 22 event, and it always is a massive festival.
     
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  30. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    How did I miss this tidbit!?
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