I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Would have loved to have hopped on this one. I've always wanted to ride this historic route.
     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Tried San Clemente Singletracks today for my first (and maybe last?) time. It was fun, but not much to it - at least what we rode. Lots of swoopy smooth stuff. I can see that there are many hidden and not-so-hidden techy lines and jump lines that may warrant further exploration. Scott and I sessioned one section that had four features - a drop, step-up jump, a kicker jump and a rock drop. That was fun, but I am too chickenshit to hit kickers with the speed required. I need practice! I'm fine on the drops.

    We took a little detour trail trying to find an innovative way back to the car. After a bit of a nerve-wracking long skinny bridge over a pond, we were nearly attacked by a mt. lion. He did pose for a selfie with us, before he attacked. I've never seen a mt. lion look so much like a cheetah before!

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    Here's Juli (of Santiago Oaks helicopter rescue fame) enjoying the swoop...
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I agree....not a fan. Been a few times....don't need to go back.
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I rode my bike today......first time since last Sunday :eek:

    And I made it a whoppin' 3.5 miles before I turned around. Too many hours working this week, then Thursday the funk finally caught up to me. Now I'm fighting monsters in my sinuses and nose.
     
  5. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Open access day at Bommer Canyon. Started from the cattle camp at Bommer. East Fork is steep!! Made our way over to Rabbit Run, only walked the one super tight rock, made everything else. Over to Cattle Crest for an up and back. Out Shady Oaks, back up to Ridge Route, sessioned the fun roller on Big Rock. Fun morning on the bike. Felt dialed today.
     
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Wow! Talk about a small world. What made you think to come to imtbtrails? That’s a crazy cool coincidence!
    Despite that unsolved X-File... welcome to imtbtrails!

    :)Mikie of Frazier Park
     
  7. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Recovery crashing today at Greer.

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  8. JimN

    JimN Member

    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    Name:
    JimN
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Switchblade 29er
    Ha! I lurk around on here once in a great while. Decided to check in early yesterday before heading out to GE, just to see if there were any recent posts about the current conditions. Saw Tom's post about his planned ride and figured we might see him out there. Lo and behold, we saw you guys do a quick 180 at Sandberg. Figured it was as good a time as any to create an account so I could comment. Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Welcome to the best little forum on either side of the Pecos, @JimN! (Waving Smiley)

    Ride a lot and write a lot. :thumbsup:
     
  10. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Well that's nasty... :eek:

    Heal up quick, and maybe wear some pads when practicing gap jumps? :whistling: :thumbsup:
     
  11. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Welcome to Hooligan Ranch! animated-smileys-waving-015.gif
     
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I know JimN from one of the “other forums” so I was happy to see his post here yesterday. We have ridden together in the past and we cross paths once in a while on the dirt. Welcome @JimN !
     
  13. JimN

    JimN Member

    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    Name:
    JimN
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Switchblade 29er
    Pecos, Nueces, Guadalupe or Brazos! Thanks again to all for the welcomes. Enjoy the extended weekend!
     
  14. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Using pads in the pic right!?!?
     
  15. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    Met my buddy as planned and pedaled into Oaks at 9am, too late for my liking. Dang groups are out of control and I’ll continue to to mock them for standing around blocking trails. Also saw a new breed out there... #enduroebikers. Got passed by two dudes who were taking the easy Chutes down while we were climbing up who were wearing goggles with half lids and on e-bikes... descending the easy way. :laugh::confused::Roflmao Can’t really wrap my head around that one, the old term kook comes to mind.

    Anyways, 13 miles and 1600’ up. Up Chutes, down goat, up B’s, down Yucca, up Goat, down Chutes and time for a burger and beer now.
     
  16. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I had pads and a full face on :D

    The jumps were done after scraping up the knee. Just a flesh wound!

    (riding in to work this morning wasn't pleasant).
     
  17. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Oh, and my friend on the bright yellow bike is on a 26er. They ain't dead yet!

    Though, he cased a jump and ruined a tire, and those are a little hard to find at your LBS (he had to order them).
     
  18. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    4 ups, 4 downs in my 'hood, with my friend Kevin (Pivot Mach 5.5 guy).

    Probably the most humans I've ever seen in Aliso on a Sunday morning, including one group of 100 or more - yes, you read that right - mono-ethnic group of hikers with a lot of little kids. Glad to see them out enjoying the day - but not in those numbers. They were on the main fireroad, going in the opposite direction, so no real impact on us.

    The amount of cars with bike racks parked on Canyon Vistas and the surrounding side streets was an all-time high. Videos posted on YouTube with trail names is having a profound impact. Confirmed by some out-of-towners we talked to who were here to ride Telonics and A-t S------ based on videos they had seen. Once-hidden gems are becoming superhighways.

    Considering how crowded the park was, we didn't experience much disruption on the downs. :thumbsup:
    There was occasional distraction on the climbs...:geek: :whistling:

    Cool sunshine. 18.3 mi, 2800'

    Bikes are fun, :cool: :) Even ones with a cracking/thunking sound coming from the left crank every rotation. :mad:
     
  19. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Another day I'm the saddle. Just a tour in our local hills. Devil's Canyon for the third time this week. Had some oncoming motos on the way down but nothing scary. Later on a couple of climbs I got some kudos for being a strong climber. I laughed at that one. Back to weekend warrior tomorrow. I finished this week with 260 miles and over 34k'. 95% on the MTB. Looking forward to my next vacation.

    Today's ride:
    42.6 miles and 5,203'

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  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I hit Monroe Truck Trail late in the morning. Legs are still a little sore from riding yesterday so I took some breathers on the way up and enjoyed the view. A handful of shuttlers, some hikers, and some mountain bike hotties to boot. Lots of lizards but no snakes. :(

    The "tick trees" are in full bloom. Beautiful white flowers completely cover them up there.

    Did a lil extra credit by climbing Upper MTT to the high point, where I took a pic of Mt. Baldy lurking in the background. Great riding temps!

    Hit In-n-out in San Dimas on the way out. :inlove:

    15.86 miles
    2559'
    1275 calories

    Dual thread posting (again)...

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  21. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Hey corn
    In all seriousness lets not use that term kook. It comes from the gi s in the korean war.. derogatory word that they used for koreans bc js koreans called korea han guk..

    I hate for this forum to turn into a place where filipinos or koreans feel unwelcolmed...
     
  22. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    El moro.. laguna and shady canyon..hit cattle crest for 2nd time open access...that trail could be a riot just bombing down...
    Hit camrillo 2x..the tricky sections seem toned down...
    Easy peasy down the techy right ..then on an easy section non tech fell over in front of all my friends... blood knee too..
    Life us good!

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  23. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    WTF, J. You better put the mtbj jujitsu on that shite. Get out of the weeds soon!
     
  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    No blood from my morning ride! Son did the full loop with the HS team, and blew it up! Tons of PRs today for him! I rode a bit of the climb with my youngest, who is going to her first race Saturday! She tired out about 2/3 of the way up, so we turned around. I took her home, then drove back up and did singletrack laps while waiting for everyone else to get back. I love going down Three Hawks and climbing up Thunderbird in Yucaipa. First one was awesome, and I did the climb in 20 min, so figured I had time for another. That went great, so hey, at this pace why not one more! So another up and down, got back at the perfect time to meet at the parking lot.
    As you may have read elsewhere, let me confirm: Bikes are fun!

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  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Really??? I always thought it was "Kook" with a "G" as the first letter instead of the "K". To me a kook has always been an American slang word for an idiot.

    The online definitions state that this term is a surfer's slang word for an idiot or the like.
     
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  26. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    I went like 6 years ago. It was wierd.
     
  27. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Some bermy, loamy, swoopy, techy riding at Demo Forest Santa Cruz

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    Sorry but no blood was shed

    I did shed a tear or two from sheer happiness
     
  28. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I love the SC Singletracks. I am also weird.
     
  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Fantastic!
     
  30. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Weez and I taking more advantage of a CO non-winter. Shopping for goods along road 543 in Buffalo Creek...

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    Possibly overtooled for the flow sections...

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    Some unreal wind blasting through the area. As in, getting pushed off the trail into obstructions in some spots. We found a great break spot, Oprah Windfree...

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    Accidental and apropos...

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    Raspberry Ridge trail terminus. Observing fire activity below Turkey rocks...

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    New dirt on Gashouse trail...long climb, exposed and snow-free. Top of Blackjack looked snowy, so we were happy to drop RaspRidge for the first time, then the flowfest back to the TH. Such a great area, and a sublime day on the spokes with my #1 partner. Not understanding how it gets better :inlove::thumbsup:
     
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