Open Invitation to Weekly P-12 Rides

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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Ride Name: Open Invitation to Weekly P-12 Rides
    When: Monday’s and Wednesday’s
    Time: Meet Time is Usually 4:30pm
    Where: P-12 and 25th Street West Cul de Sac, Palmdale Ca.
    Ride Description or Details:
    This is a social cruise. We ride at the speed of the slowest rider. No pressure. This is low lying rolling hills, more Cross Country. No sustained climbs but a ton of Singletrack networks that have been built over decades. I have been riding there since the 90’s.
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    Meet Location:
    We call it the P-12 Cul de Sac. It’s right next to Highland Highschool off of 25th Street West
    Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise, Easy with Moments of Effort
    Type of Ride: All flow except Klunker 2, very little technical. Hardtails do very well here, in fact most of the time I bring my Yeti.
    Rider Limit: No Limit
    Anticipated Mileage: depending on the level of the group.
    Elevation Gain: Anywhere from 1200 to 2200 feet
    Ride Duration: 1 to 2 hours max
    Previous Ride Reports: None I’m aware of
    Possible Bail-Outs: You are never more than 4 miles from the Trailhead.
    Facilities: None
    Food/water suggestions: I usually just bring a bottle of water and no food. Usually eat a PB&J on the way there.
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    This is an after work no pressure ride that runs at the speed of the slowest rider. Social pace with moments of effort. All are welcome.
    I only request that if you are going to attend, PM me and let me know so I for sure go. Sometimes work gets in the way and I want to be responsible as the ride leader.

    Do not be intimidated about this ride. It’s a fun place to ride with no big climbs!
    So come out and ride bikes!

    Note: It can get very windy on some days.

    :thumbsup:Mikie
     
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  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Unfortunately for me and my ilk, it may as well be a bazillion miles away. :cry:
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I thought P-12 was all but closed. I guess not. Go get some! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Weekly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? Way to commit, Mikie!!
     
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  6. Maddog

    Maddog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lancaster
    Name:
    Greg Madison
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer 275
    Technically it is closed and some semi-serious fences have been put up. They have been circumvented and there are other access points which have not been fenced yet. @Mikie I can ride this Wednesday, June 6th.
     
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  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Hah! I was sitting at the Cul de Sac a week ago and a couple of Sheriffs pulled up and said, “How’s it going?”
    I said,”Great! Just finished my ride!”
    The passenger cop said,”How you getting in now, I come out here to ride as well?”
    I told him that I putt over to P8, there is an easy access point there.
    He says,”Thanks! Hope to see you out there. I ride a Specialized”
    I said, “Awesome, let’s hook up a ride sometime”,and gave him an imtbtrails sticker.
    The cop was stoked about the sticker!

    I don’t think anyone is taking the closure serious except the guys who want the closure!

    I probably can’t ride on Monday due to work, see you Wednesday!
     
  8. Maddog

    Maddog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lancaster
    Name:
    Greg Madison
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer 275
    Rich rode there last week and talked to one of the construction guys. He said they don't really care as long as the riders stay away from the work areas during the week. The north ridge and the west end have nothing going on so that's where to go during the week. See you Wednesday! Anybody else in?
     
  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    My domicile is within 1 mile of Knott's Berry Farm. The chance that I could make a midweek Antelope Valley ride is somewhere between slim and none. :(

    Slim's on vacation, BTW.
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Usually Joe Mac, Homer Salinas, and Mike Balice go, or a variation amongst them...
     
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  11. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Who?

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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Joe McDaniels is the Director for the B2 Bomber program, used to be on my Proflex race team. Homer Salinas and Mike Balice are both coworkers at NGC as well. Homer used to race all the races I did back in the 90’s, Mike Balice is a Moto guy who cross trains riding bikes. He has done the Acton Trail with me in years past.
     
  13. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    A little excitement here Wednesday. A brush fire in your riding area is no joke, especially with 25 mph winds. Fire trucks passed me just as I reaching the parking area. Fortunately, the Fire Dept. chopper made short work of the fire by sucking water up from the aqueduct and drenching the hill side. That guy has skillz. Greeat job of flying in high winds. We quickly made our way to the south ridge trails so we would be out of the way and have a good view of the action. Too far away for good cell phone pics unfortunately. When the smoke died down we rode in for a closer look on one of our usual trails. No real damage done other than some nice vegetation torched. Rumor has it that it was started while they were welding the new water tank for the housing tract. Isn't progress great?:gag:
    View of mop up operations from North Ridge trail.
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    The good news is that none of our awesome trails were harmed. Come and get you some.
     
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  14. Maddog

    Maddog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lancaster
    Name:
    Greg Madison
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer 275
    Are you coming on Wednesday @CBone?
     
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  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Yop!
    We was there! In fact we saw @CBone and said hello as we passed on our way out to ride. I think it was “125” mph winds that day. I’m pretty sure it was the highest wind speed I have ever attempted to ride my bike! Joe Mac and Mike Balice were not sure if they wanted to thank me after the ride (naturally they did when it was over).
     
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  16. ULEWZ

    ULEWZ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Northridge, Ca
    Name:
    Lew
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer Pro Carbon
    My son rides some of those trails after work (across the runway from you) . He trys to get me to go, but after a full day, I just want to go home. Enjoy.
     
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  17. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Well we can certainly meet up if he wants and we can hit some together. :thumbsup:
    Don’t be a stranger, get out and get some yourself. Once your on the bike and a few turns of the cranks you will forget all about the couch, ha ha!
     
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  18. ULEWZ

    ULEWZ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Northridge, Ca
    Name:
    Lew
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer Pro Carbon
    My issue is the dark. I don't see well at night and I don't have cataracts. Use to ride motorcycles to Newcombs every Thursday after work, but had trouble when the dark hits. We shall see
     
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  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    You are in luck! With Daylight Savings inplace, we never ride past dark this time of year!
     
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