I Rode My Bike Today...

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



  1. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
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    Parking at the top or bottom if you want to shuttle. Or you have the option of pedaling up the dirt or road.

    Was that a roadie ride, or MTB?
     
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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I love that ride, just so scenic. Even better when the roads are closed (which I believe they are closed this weekend) so there is no traffic!
     
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  4. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Hot & windy with thunder & lightning & rain but I still had a better commute than these folks...
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  5. hill^billy

    hill^billy MTB Addict

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Seems it always looks like that.
     
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  6. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Does, that's why I always take the long way thru the hills...
     
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  7. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Just wait until Newhall Ranch gets built. Phase by phucking phase. 4,000 additional homes is good for the economy, so it is good for you and me. #thislandwasmadeforyouandme.
     
  8. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    I hopped on my bike to run some errands. I was sweating like I was on a exposed ridge. This weekends going to be hot. I'm starting to hydrate now.
     
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  9. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Hopefully no more dirt lost to the project. They're now building a high school up the canyon from my house and have completely phuqed up one of my favorite routes.
     
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  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    It's proposed on the hills west-southwest of Magic Mountain. Although if they have to import soil during rough grading, I'm not sure from where it will come.
     
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  11. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    Heat be damned! We rode the Thursday night Black Star social cruise. There was wind, rain, mud, rainbows galore, cool breezes, thunder, lightning, a tree down, and a million laughs coming down on wet snot.



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  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Damn!!! Totally forgot it was Thursday. But I think I would not have made it in time anyway. Glad to see y'all had a good time. I will make it out there for one of these again soon.
     
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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    This was a riot... We were slipping and sliding all over on the way down. Then we hit the thick mud and it was just like VQ day!
     
  14. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    AWESOME photos!!!!! :thumbsup::cool:
     
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  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    What an adventure tonight.

    Figured we would see some rain along the way. Thursday Blackstar social. However we got to the rain about 10 mins into the ride.
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    It got heavy at times. We were soaked....but the temps were warm, so it really didn't matter.

    About 1/2 way to Hidden Ranch the rain finally backed off and we were welcomed to a grand view:
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    The trail was a little sticky.....but no issues heading up. Once into Hidden Ranch the trail was bone dry all the way to Beeks'.

    Great sunset tonight....
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    The way back down was an adventure. All good to Hidden Ranch and the climb out. Beginning at the first cattle gate, we started to run into the mud. It was sticky up high, but still rideable. Going into the turn above the really fast straightaway, the road turns to the left, and I was in a 2 wheels slide going right. Both wheels locked up shortly after. The rest of the ride down was good....however it became very warm and very humid.

    Good times.
     
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  16. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    We had our usual Thursday nights, but we had hero dirt.
     
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  17. muni

    muni Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5, 16 Spec Camber29
    My original plan was to ride El Prieto but I got to the bridge and they closed it off for repairs. So I ended up driving to Mt Hillyer. I haven't biked in six months and so I knew I would be struggling. Reason why I rode the Specialized, it would of been a sad watching a guy hike a Yeti from the first 1/4 mile mark. Some photos of my adventure.

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  18. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    The Weezl and i rolled up Dedisse to Evergreen Peak, down the other side and finished on Sisters. Under 15 miles but lots of rocky challenges up and down. Quintessential mountain bike terrain to my mind; rides dreamily...

    She is getting into her Bronson and doing more every time out. Today broke some barriers. Nothing beats seeing your loved one surging and digging it.

    Primo weather and not crowded for a holiday.

    To the good times...
     
  19. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Bam, GE handled. Love ya Mikie
     
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  20. MTBHotRod

    MTBHotRod Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Santa Clarita
    Name:
    Rodney Thompson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    GE with the IMTBTrails crew. The look on Mikie's face when we all rolled up was priceless.
     
  21. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Yes it was
     
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  22. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    This look
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  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    A few from today.

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    The tears were about to start rolling. :cool:
     
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  24. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
  25. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    I rode my bike today too. Some place up near Sanberg. Wasn't as hot as I thought it was going to be. 21 miles, 2800' or so. Rode up there with @Faust29 and @Danimal. Thanks for driving, Steve!

    I drank 84 ounces of liquid (including three beers, two sodas and a large can of Arizona Arnold Palmer) after the ride, and have not yet peed. Hmmmm...

    Oh, I ran into a few other IMTBers up there too. About 30 of them. And a werewolf. And Father Time or Gandolf the Wizard or some strange man in flowing robe and long white beard. (No not Pat - beard was longer and whiter). I learned from him how we are the Taliban and we killed his grandmother.

    But I digress. Fun day with awesome people!!! Huge shout out to @DangerDirtyD for putting this thing together, and the scores of IMTBers who made it happen, either behind the scenes or in person.

    Can't wait to see what our Fearless Leader @Mikie picks for his next bike. He may chose to keep the one he received today. Short chainstays, low bottom bracket and tireless technology! I understand he ripped on the Hightower 275+ on his favorite descent.
     
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  26. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Yep. GE. Jennifer and I were there too. We love you @Mikie!20170902_102431-2016x1512.jpg
     
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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
    I was there. Outstanding day.

    Now I must go compose my entry for "Crash Confessions." :whistling::eek:
     
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  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    :eek::rolleyes:
     
  29. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I'm so tired, but awesome ride! Thank you everyone who came or helped out. That's all I can muster right now.
     
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  30. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    GE with a solid crew for the unveil. Best day on the bike....ever! Great meeting everyone hope to do it again SOON. I'm spent!
     
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