I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    If you’re spending nearly 6 hours in the saddle, you’re in another league as well. Well done
     
  2. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Hit our local go to spot, Calavera, in Carlsbad. Tons of short ups and short downs. Definitely a decent workout when you only have an hour. If you look in the right direction, you even have ocean views (photo 2). Believe it or not, the rd photo is an extinct volcano.

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  3. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I'll be in Carlsbad for three nights in August - wanna show me? That techy corner looks challenging!
     
  4. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    That's the Roman Road which is up at the areas highest point, the water tank. Also where you can see the ocean from on a clear day. Just as long as I'm in town, I'll be glad to show you around. @pperrelle is moving down to Carlsbad permanently in a few weeks so he should be a Calavera expert by August as well. Bring your lights, we can go at night if it's hot.
     
  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Your user name should have been "Traveling Wilbury". You seem to be in a different location almost daily. :eek:
     
  6. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Thank goodness for a gainfully employed spouse :thumbsup:
     
  7. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    Yep, @mtbMike was kind enough to give me a tour and I've been back a couple of times and am starting to figure out the lay of the land. Happy to show you around. The trailhead is just steps from the new house.
     
  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    And an understanding one!
     
  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I dragged my lazy carcass outta bed early enough to ride to work this morning. I get to do it in the other direction this afternoon. :geek:

    I've really been slacking; first commute since Bike to Work Day last month, I think.:gag:

    17 miles with under 300 ft of gain to get here. :thumbsup::thumbsup: About the same for the trip home.

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  10. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    You had a wizard with you, a little hokus pokus and you were all fixed.
     
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  11. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    ever notice acupuncture needles and cactus needles look alike?
     
  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Save money. Find a saguaro and give it a hug. :thumbsup:
     
  13. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    San Gabes with @Luis, @David Cho, Scott and Steve. I haven't been over there for a couple of years and boy am I glad I went. There is so much to be had. Mildish climbs followed by chunky technical singletrack. I need to ride that stuff more often as I tended to hesitate on some of it today. I got a slice in my rear tire that a plug wouldn't fix so I ended up putting a tube in. Not long after that I clipped a sign on Sunset and had a mild OTB. Apparently the sign was just put up. I don't like where they put it. Anyways it was a great ride overall. Can't wait to go back.

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  14. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yea what @UPSed said, rode our bikes today :)
    JPL start. Up the Gab to Fern TT-Up Fern to the Brown Mt saddle-Down Brown FR to Millard-Up the connector to Chaney Rd-Up the pavement from hell to Lowe FR and all the way up to Inspiration point.
    After some inspiration we headed down Middle Merrill to Echo Mt from there we took the Lowe/Sunset connector to Sunset ST.
    The chunk on Sunset did a number on Ed’s rear tire and one of the signs near the bottom did a number on Ed :confused:
    Back at Millard we climbed back up Brown to El Prieto and after a quick bomb session we were back at JPL :)

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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C

    Paging... @Cougar . :whistling:

    Still too soon? :D
     
  16. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I rode my bike today... First ride since the IMTB Socially Awkward Ride. New puppy, mother-in-law, graduation stuff... :bang:

    I left the house about 8:00 and it was a cool and damp 55 degrees, with about 50 feet of visibility. :inlove: I took the plastic Highball and climbed Vista in O'Neill and went down the DH.

    My house is in those clouds on the right...
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    Played roadie to Santiago Truck Trail. At the top of Modjeska Grade, Mickey Mouse told me it was 85 degrees. :gag:
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    No PRs were in danger heading across STT out to the luge. It was hot, and I was really starting to understand that 32x20 is too hard of a gear. Maybe if I work at it... Maybe never! :p I did clean the F-U climb, but it was questionable for a few seconds...

    I hung out at the flag for a few minutes, which my watch counted as luge time. Fun run down... The plastic frame really soaks up the bumps better than the aluminum ever did. With the heavier fork, the luge is almost pleasant. :p

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    20 miles, I think... And 2800 feet.
     
  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I wonder if it was "the pavement from hell" that Ed was calling "Mildish"? :eek:
     
  18. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Probably since he’s part roadie nowadays :stop:
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    You say that like it's a bad thing. o_O
     
  20. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Sure took your mother in law a long time to graduate.
    Nice ride
     
  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    That part of the ride wouldn't be easy on a roadie either. Due to roadie gearing, it would up out of the saddle the whole way up.
     
  22. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    If I am counting correctly, you have climbed over 16,000' in less than a week. Good Lord!! :thumbsup:
     
  23. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Actually it's 22,379' but who's counting? ;)
     
  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Strava is counting. Strava is always counting. :Roflmao
     
  25. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Hughes
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 50/10
    Holy elevation gain Batman :thumbsup::eek:
     
  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Hughes
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 50/10
    Alright ladies, and gentleman I’m back to teaching hot yoga..if your in Newhall on a Tue night, Wednesday or Sun...stop in to sweat your arses off ;):D

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  27. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Oh. That kind of hot yoga. :Roflmao:Roflmao:p:D
     
  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    No offense, and I'm sure the scenery is beautilicious, but I'd much rather sweat on my bike. :whistling: Yoga in any way, shape or form just don't cut it.
     
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  29. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Hughes
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 50/10
    TOTALLY get it! I said that for years before I tried it:thumbsup:
     
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    That move would put most of us in the hospital. I mean, seriously... Know your audience. :stop: :p
     
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