Sycamore Thursdays

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by LLPoolJ, Aug 9, 2017.



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  1. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Ride Name: Sycamore Thursdays
    When: Thursdays
    Time: 6:10
    Where: Sycamore Riverside
    Ride Description or Details:
    Something to do on Thursdays with dinner after
    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location: Farmer Boys on Alessandro
    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: Unkown
    Anticipated Mileage: 12
    Elevation Gain: 1100
    Ride Duration: 2hrs
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs: Non needed
    Facilities: Non
    Food/water suggestions: Enough to get you through
    Option to Upload:
     
  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Not tomorrow but maaaaaybe next Thursday I might be able to swing it.
     
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  3. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Anytime, we are there 99.9 of the time
     
  4. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Perris
    Name:
    "Dan" Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)


    Decided to follow Josh AKA @Sidewalk with the camera on yesterday's ride, and he decided to show off, hucking off of all sorts of things. Don't usually ride this fast... thought it was amusing just how much of a headstart he gave others before taking off.

    I feel like digging out a chainguide, so I can abuse my bike through the rocks some more without winding up with a dropped chain, cause that was fun. Makes me want to open up my riding some more too.
     
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  5. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I love the commentary, ha ha!

    Definitely, you go through too many rocks to go without a guide.

    I usually just do that stuff behind you, as normally I am following you. But I am still showing off, just to myself :)

    I need my full squish back...
     
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  6. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    That was awesome
     
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  7. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Did you all me a madman at 6:45? Ha ha
     
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  8. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Perris
    Name:
    "Dan" Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
    Yea, I thought you were a madman for hucking to flat at 6:30... shocked... not even much leg suspension travel considering the raised seatpost :notworthy:

    I rolled through it and that was enough to drop my chain.
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    Dayum.. dude's fast and stylish! Good job trying to keep pace too, Dan. Looks like a lot of fun, and I suspect that you and Josh put on a "how to" clinic for most of the other riders out there.

    @Varaxis - is that bell really as big as it looked in the video?

    Varaxis Bell.jpg
     
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  10. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Perris
    Name:
    "Dan" Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
    It hangs below the bar like a mini cowbell, with a lever/cable to retract the striker inside. Think it's made by Timber. Found it on Jenson.

    Not as big as say a 40mm stem in overall dimensions, but it does hit my knee pads on occasion.

    Edit: Unless you mean that light head in the front center (MagicShine MJ-880).
     
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  11. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Dan is one of my favorite people to ride with. He rides a lot like me, with a child like curiosity. Except he is smarter then I am. Though, I've seen him tackle an obstacle multiple times that I am not willing to try.

    I think the bell might look bigger since he has the gyro mount which really pushes the camera far forward closer to the bars.
     
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  12. code3

    code3 Active Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout
    I'm typically there most Thursdays at about 430-5 from Barton. I know I've seen some of you at the top of the dump. One of these days I'll have to link up with you
     
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  13. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Definitely! I normally start early, then loop back to Farmer Boys to ride with the group.
     
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  14. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner WFO
    Haha that was great! Careful Dan don't want to scratch that new Yeti. Gotta get out there , looks like a blast.
     
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  15. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    He makes it look so easy...o_O:eek::cool:
     
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  16. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Heading out there thursday morning, better for my schedule. Like cool temps better anyway
     
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  17. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I'm in for this evening; be @ FarmerBoys by 6. I'm bringing the slow climber (i.e., me), so maybe have some reading material for the hilltops. Do we need lights? :D
     
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  18. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Thanks for the earlier vid posts. Checked out FoShizzle this morning.........good stuff! I recognized parts of the trail leading into the main trail.
     
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  19. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Nice to meet. And yes, bring a light :)
     
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  20. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Great meeting you guys. Strong group of 12 tonight. Lots of intensity in the front half of the conga line.
     
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  21. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Perris
    Name:
    "Dan" Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)


    Two minor crashes (@0:06 & @6:55) and one save (@10:10) caught on film.

    Total coincidence that YouTube chose a thumbnail that shows the moment just before minor crash #2 happened.
     
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  22. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I'll watch when I get home.
     
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  23. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Ha ha, cussing me out!
     
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  24. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    If you hear me say "Faqin' Dan" its because I'm behind him when takes a no-mistakes line with unanticipatable features.
     
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  25. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
  26. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Yea I didn't follow him on that line.
     
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  27. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Perris
    Name:
    "Dan" Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
    *hysterical evil laughter* :ninja:

    Figured if you can do Rabbit Run, or whatever that one with the big rocky stuff at the bottom was, you could do this bit of chunk.
     
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