I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Yep, seen that several times over the years. It usually happens in the Spring and then again in the Fall.

    I understand that this wasp has the second most painful sting in the animal kingdom. :eek:
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I have heard the same thing. Personally, I would prefer not to find out for myself. :oops:
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Ask @Danimal - I think he got tagged by one recently.
     
  4. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    :sick:
     
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  5. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    solo aliso ride this morning. I avoided the meadows/ms connector kerfuffle by pedaling up summit ave from home, then down mentally, over to 5 oaks, up cholla, down stairsteps and back home. Mentally is in great shape, but very overgrown near the bottom, hard to see the trail! Also the mustard was wet from the mist last night so my bike and i got covered in water and mustard pollen-clay-dead grass substance. Hadnt done 5 oaks since they did that work. I dont like that stupid paver at the top of the chute but i must say I enjoyed that long paver berm at the left hander. Nice and cool, if humid, this morning. Felt strong on the climbs, but ran out of gas near top of cholla. only a saw a handful of other park users.
     
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  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I have a good friend who stepped on one some years back. Said it would make a grown man cry.
     
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  7. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
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  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I miss you Mr. Bomb!
     
  9. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Arrived at cooks corner at 7:00am to knock out a loop. Mates were pedaling over from whiting so tried to time my pace to get caught. They got me at the flag.

    Overgrowth up STT was barely rideable in spots. I was soaked wet head to toe from Dew on the weeds and covered mostly yellow from mustards.

    I cruised the DH and got a -10 second PR. So it's True, Enve bars are faster!!!!!!!

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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I wonder if you tasted like mustard in that pic? ;)
     
  11. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    WTF? That's just weird. I suddenly have nothing much to say.
     
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  12. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    :laugh::Roflmao
     
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  13. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
  14. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Thats about what i looked like on my ride today
     
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  15. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Oh sure no Kokopelli this year so you just sneak off to Sedona. Not fair...First time I've ever seen Berni with a pack...
     
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    You mean you didn't lick your arm to see if it tasted like mustard??? Man, where's the adventure, where's the curiosity, where's the spontaneity?
     
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  17. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Another day another ride to & from work and another broken spoke that shot thru the rim tape on a frikking smooth blacktop section. At least I had a nice pretty flower bed to stop & work on my bike. Guess it's time for another re-lace with new spokes and to quit riding the trail bike to work. How ironic that it happened on the day they announced the V3 Ripley. Maybe it's an omen...
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  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    It's calling your name..you will be assimilated.
     
  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I actually rode my bike today!

    Climbed Hostetter (La Tuna), down Whiting Woods. Rode strong and fast, was in the groove. I almost forgot how fun bikes are.

    11.20 miles
    1:12:25 ride time
    1890' elevation gain
     
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  20. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Yeah but the Yeti Sb4.5 is calling too(& maybe louder) so now what am I supposed to do???
     
  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Buy them both, of course. You can't have too many mountain bikes, y'know. :whistling::rolleyes::Roflmao
     
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  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Get both!
     
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  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    That's what I was thinking. Do you have a spare room I can shack in since I'll be broke and divorced?
     
  24. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Oh I know all too well. Apparently 3 isn't enough.
     
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  25. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    AZT, OC CA
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    That v3 Ripley is checking a lot of interesting boxes. Thanks for the heads up, Tom, damn your eyes :cool:
     
  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Back to the tarantula hawk wasp. Have you guys seen this video about the effects of being stung? Go straight to 10:40 in the video.

     
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  27. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Yeah I was reading up on it this morning and thought meh but then I had some time to ponder and now it's got me thinking.
     
  28. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    @SnakeCharmer

    Don't know what tagged me but DAMN! Pulled a shiny back stinger from my leg that looked like a small roofing nail.

    OMG the pain... burning electric shock like pain, was all I could do to stop the bike without falling. Thing flew up my shorts when I was riding full speed and got the inner thigh. Swelled up an inch tall and 8" diameter, and was burning up. About a week for the swelling to go down.
    Whatever it was, it was an experience I do not want to repeat.
     
  29. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Tubeless wheels, no rim tape, solved.
     
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    No, but I have storage room for the bikes if you need it.
     
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