I Rode My Bike Today...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by herzalot, Feb 17, 2015.



  1. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    ...and it's Tuesday. Four climbs and four fun descents in my local hills. No one was there. I felt strong. I feel blessed and lucky. Bikes are fun!

    That is all.
     
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    I did NOT ride my bike today. I have not seen sunlight yet today either. I am happy for you :D . . . yet sad for me :cry: .
     
  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Lucky stiff. Quit gloating. :cry:
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    You are running out of sunlight, kind sir. You best get outside while you can. :cool:

    There was lots of sun out there today, but temps never quite got to 70*. Did I mention that I feel lucky?
     
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  5. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I delivered more bike parts instead. [emoji12]
     
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  6. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    That's great and all but the question is......did you look good??? ;)
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    I was sponsored by Troy Lee today. Older version of Skyline shorts in black and white (circa 2009), older Skyline jersey with totem print (bright blue, of course), grey A1 helmet, and TLD forearm/elbow guards intermittently. I mixed it up a bit with black 4" Dakine socks, my black (with orange writing) Dakine pack, white Oakley Radar glasses, and of course, my Sidi Dom 5s completed the ensemble. OH CRAP - almost forgot my new 100% gloves, with padding. Black with splashes of bright blue and red.

    I was a sight to behold! I made sure to go slow enough for everyone to get a good look - and smell - as I rode by. Unfortunately, there weren't many fans out there today.
     
  8. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    BEAUTIFUL!!! (tear falls from my eye)

    BTW I was your 1001 "been thanked"....just saying.
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    Holy Carp! Last time I looked at that number it was around 450. Cool. I am - a legend in IMTB cyberspace and in my own mind - and you sir, were 1001! I thank YOU!

    :clap:
     
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  10. Cougar

    Cougar MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Niguel
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    I <3 Aliso, and I <3 Herzalot's <3 of Aliso hehe
     
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  11. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    I did not ride my bike today, I went out and touched the grips and squeezed the lever and it made me smile. Then I went inside came back out and did it again and it made me smile again. Then I remembered tomorrow is hump day! I am night riding Marshall cnyn with T-2! now I am excited!
    6:30 Oak Mesa school parking lot. Now you can be excited toooooooo!
     
  12. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    I may or may not have been in Aliso. I may have been in LCWP - even closer to where I am currently living. There are at least 20 phenomenal "off menu" trails there where real men (and a few women) ride!

    Oh, who am I kidding, I was in Aliso.
     
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  13. Rob S.

    Rob S. Well-Known Member

    Location:
    La Habra, CA
    Name:
    Rob Skinner
    Dude, when you ride mid-week, you're among an elite group of pensioners and soccer moms. Nobody judges you by where you ride, as long as you possess the mid-week vibe. It's a zen sort of thing that eludes the weekends-only crowd. And you're right, bikes ARE fun.
     
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    I just feel good knowing that imtbtrails is a true venue for "bringing it home" on posts and threads of such depth. It's literature of this magnitude that truly defines us. :lolno:
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    I don't know whether it's ironic, sad or just plain confusing that this thread - in which I start off by saying basically nothing of substance - has more replies and thanks per view than some of the masterpieces about ski racing or phenomenal riding that I have initiated on this site. :wtf:
     
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  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Oh crapolla!
    You don't want me to add substance to this and ruin the whole theme . . . do you?

    okay, just one tidbit... "Mindless moments for me are precious"...

    Director..."CUT!"
    "Okay, let's do this scene again. This time, I need a more glib statement from you Mikie. Something with less depth, less thought provoking, mindless with mindless capitolized. Something that we will all forget before you finish saying it"...

    "Lights! Roll Camera! aaaaannnd .....Action!"

    Mikie ... "Like what?"

    Director ..."Perfect! That's a take, check the gate, and a wrap! Good job people!"

    :eh:
     
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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
    Is this a Freudian slip indicating membership in the Church of the Eternal Koi Pond?
     
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  18. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I'm just jealous I can't ride on Tuesdays unless of course the Tuesday falls on one of the eight schedule weeks I have off a year. [emoji12]
     
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  19. Rob S.

    Rob S. Well-Known Member

    Location:
    La Habra, CA
    Name:
    Rob Skinner
    Oh. Must have overlooked those. I'll go back and look for them. :p
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    Dang - and I thought my six weeks off per year was pretty good! Relative deprivation sets in...
     
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  21. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    Amen to that.

    Elite group? Haha, sure. "At either end of the economic spectrum lies a leisure class."

    :cool:
     
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  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    He's almost "LIKE" a Dock Worker, but definitely a UNION puke... (I still like him regardless :shh: )
     
  23. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I'm a grunt worker with a driver's license!
     
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  24. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    I rode my bike today, and it wasn't Aliso!

    I felt lazy today... 10 miles from home and I hadn't climbed 100 feet. :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  25. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer T275c
    Glad I'm not the only one, I grab, touch, and squeeze my bike often when passing her by in the garage. But today I was lucky to ride a quick loop, a short 8 miles, but a short ride is always better than no ride.
     
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  26. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    You keep yours in the garage?
     
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  27. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    You know what this means? You have started your very own Seinfeld episode on IMTBTrails!!
     
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  28. hill^billy

    hill^billy MTB Addict

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    I rode, and pushed my bike today and loved every second , on a Wednesday. I did run into a couple of nice equestrian lady's, shouldn't surprise me living in horse country. Tomorrow I will get to ride in a Punch Bowl, elite? No, just blessed :cool: . "That is all"
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    I did it again today. I had to try out my new Fox Ranger shorts (yes, I bagged on Fox Head for some older apparel that was either ill-fitting or ripped easily). Well these fit great in the shop and they were a good price.

    Well you can't try new shorts on the same ol' trails, so I enlisted the service of a 22 year old friend to show me some new stuff - trails that I've been wanting to ride for years but haven't because my regular riding buddies draw the line at 5-Oaks. Those who ride said trails frequently are generally too hard core for me in both fitness and courage, so I don't want to slow them down by joining them. I am somewhere in between.

    My guide was great, the trails were awesome! I walked one feature towards the end of the second trail when I failed to get my foot clipped in. You don't want insecure feet on a steep, nasty, bumpy rock roll down. Rode all the rest. Yay me! In retrospect, I should've walked back up and rolled that section for the satisfaction of riding it all. :eh:

    The shorts were spectacular, BTW - even holding up to one spill on a transfer trail. And no they are not red, orange, fluorescent green, yellow, bright blue or even white. Sorry Tom.

    Pictures coming soon.
     
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  30. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    A few more replies, and you'll be tied with the Bomb Squad at Idyllwild! I still don't get why Seinfeld was so successful, but there seems to be something to this formula... Maybe you should sneak a DH video in this thread, and see what happens.
     
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