I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    Bad juju! Best wishes for minimal injury and good outcome.
     
  2. jaime

    jaime MTB Addict

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
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    1 hour riding on 80° and its cooling down.....:thumbsup:
     
  3. T-2

    T-2 Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma
    Name:
    Tom Shaffer
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Stumpy EVO
    Trail was in great shape, forgot how much fun it is, too bad its a little short. 3,100 ft gain with two laps
     
  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Tooooooom!
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    So we took a donor T2 tray, cut it in half and spliced in a new 34" section of raw tubing.
     
  6. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    #kidduro
    I knocked out around 6mi and 750'
    First ride on dirt with this daughter, she is 2 and very busy and if I plan many dirt trails I gotta figure out how to restrain her a little better.

    BTW, I bought 12mm rear axel from "the Robert axel project" to bolt the trailer mount to and it works great. Nice product, he shipped it same day as order also.

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  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Brilliant! I didn't see that from the pic, it looks really clean!

    Now looking for extra T2 tray!!!
     
  8. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    We had planned on doing a JRA shop (road) ride this morning but Jennifer wasn't feeling well this morning so we had breakfast and watched MotoGP. By 10 she was feeling better and asked what I'd like to do. I suggested we do a cruiser bike ride and she countered with MTB up Las Llajas. Las Llajas is a 3.5 fire road that leads up to private property. At the top you can peel off to the right and climb up to Chumash/Rocky Peak. Jennifer was feeling good by the time we got to the top so I suggested 2 laps to which she readily agreed. Temps were nice and there wasn't much traffic. So glad we got out even if it was just fire road. IMG_20170604_121942_856.jpg
     
  9. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Saw a rufus sided tohee a legless lizzard and a tiny baby bird on the trail. It was so small I thought it was a wounded turantula, I got off the bike and looked closer to see it was a baby bird, it was very tired.
    Happy strange evening on the single trac trails
     
  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    We then welded a 2x2 tube to the back to mount to the receiver. It is solid. No rocking whatsoever. The pedals also sit about 2" from the bumper, so it's really tight up against the back.

    This was right after I painted it. I the rear wheel carrier hadn't been put back on yet.

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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    I got out late this afternoon for a casual cruise around the Oaks with my Colorado buddy Jeff. Installed an old Reba I had on his Voodoo frame, so he wanted to give it a test run. My legs were a bit tired from yesterday, so we kept it short. Started from the barn, so no warm up for me before heading up Goat. Temps were nice with a cool breeze.

    10 miles / 1700'

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  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Really, it looks perfect. Thule should off it as an option!!!
    I came across this, and am thinking about ways to attach the tandem roof rack to it: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/6151838356.html
    It's way out in Reseda, but if still around next weekend, might drive out to get it and use it for the base.
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  13. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Hit my go to S Oaks w/ weir camyon loop fun. Checked out a (new to me) singletrack back in weir canyon. Loads of fun smashed into 17 miles and just under 3300'. It was a splendid day for a bike ride.
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    I thought about doing a fork mount with roof mounted trays, but they are v-shaped and seemed like they would be tougher to match up perfectly on a splice.
     
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  15. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    TS in da house. Welcome, bro!!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    The Thule fork-mount single bike trays are pretty spindly, but I have the full-on Thule tandem carrier, and it's no joke. In fact I think it's great, it's just getting the tandem up to the roof that sucks!
     
  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Looks like there are many ways to skin that cat...:thumbsup:
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  18. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Flats on a road tandem seems an interesting choice..
     
  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    That looks waaaaaayyyyyy too complicated.
     
  20. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    We racked our tandem horizontally on a rear rack with it hanging out a bit on both sides. I don't believe that is any kind of code infraction.
     
  21. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Climb to Arch Bay Heights on some road I don't know the name of. Go to the end of the ridge to the south (Disneyland?). Wanted to drop into Gelsons parking lot, but too foggy to see very far. Not a good idea for a first time run down a super steep. Reversed back to Mentally and dropped it. Climbed Cholla and dropped stairs. Stagecoach over to Camarillo and reversed it up and under the 73. Reversed Lizards (rolled the rock!) climbed to Newport ridge park thing. Dropped ticketron. Then Over Redtail and down Rattlesnake. SO many P-lines on Rattlesnake now. Avoided all of them and went down the gut. Fun and clean run. Then up some super long boring fireroad climb back to Bommer and dropped TnA to home.

    I was G U T T E D after this ride. I think I didn't hydrated enough on Saturday. And I rode my Foes at super low tire pressure (cuz I thought I was gonna do the nutty drop into Gelsons and would need all the traction I could get). When I got home, I was kind of hallucinating a little bit- things were just super foggy. (I was plenty hydrated- strange).

    Fog - sun - clouds. 5,000 ish and 30 ish.

    My wife's fresh out of the oven Rosemary chicken and BBQ short ribs got me evened out.

    Very tough day on the bike, but some epic descents.

    This Foes is SO comfortable - but I definitely got too aggressive with the tire pressure for a 4 + hour ride.
     
  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Pretty sure max width is 8.5 ft, so as long as it's not wider than that, no problem-o.
     
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Pulled off a second ride on Sunday, when my neighbor and I took our kids down to the creek for a ride and a dunk.
    An extra five miles and plenty of smiles over two hours!

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  24. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    One of the best parts of Lizard! I usually walk up it, then turn around and ride down once or twice before continuing on.
     
  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    Our tandem is 8'6" :geek: :thumbsup:
     
  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Better deflate the tires!
     
  27. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    Eh, turn the bars a little bit and you're way in there :cool:
     
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  28. BeckTrex

    BeckTrex Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    2009 Giant Trance X3
    Based on this:

    http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/trucks/width.html

    The max is 102” (8’6”) but depending on the vehicle it could be less:
    No passenger vehicle shall be operated on any highway with any load extending beyond the line of the fenders on its left side or more than six inches beyond the line of the fenders on its right side.​
     
  29. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    These must be outa staters...

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  30. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Must be a Fixie
     
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