All Mixed Up (A Blend of Dirt and Road)

Discussion in 'Gravel Grinders' started by Cyclotourist, Oct 23, 2018.



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  1. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I started out to post this in IRMBT thread, but changed my mind. Some dirt, more asphalt, and no real plan. Fun day!!!!

    I got out this morning for something other than the FLoop, even though I rode through a tiny part of it on the way out and the way back.

    Started from the Amerige Heights complex, and just went north-ish. Had no real plan in mind - which can make for an awesome day. Ended up in Powder Canyon, never been there before. Kinda fun, but man those climbs are steep on the Sutra. There's a lot of it I didn't get to because unplanned & stuff. I'll need to hit it early morning some weekend soon.

    Had fun, having the phone on the bars with maps available means I never got lost, and this a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

    Mt Wilson is still there....
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    Some fun back roads in La Habra Heights / Rowland Heights.
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    Stats...
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  2. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Jordan May
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon
    Took my friend Hung on a little south country gravel ride to break him into what gravel riding in OC is like. He’s really enjoying his new Diverge and the diversity a gravel bike adds to your stable. 65 miles 3000 feet up. We took our time.

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  3. Poofighter

    Poofighter Member

    Location:
    Cypress Hill
    Name:
    Noel
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Shortboy
    For you gravel dudes and dudettes

     
  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Spent the morning cleaning my office (Saturday fun!), and by the time I got home, ate lunch, read the paper, it was starting to get late in the day. Dragged Firstborn out for a quick ride around. We were hoping to go the back way to Hulda Crooks, but it was too late in the day for that. So just did a San Timoteo Trail meander. Pretty fun. Wow I'm out of shape. Have I mentioned that already?

    10/500/1

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  5. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    I love your bike, is it a decent weight? Very cool.
     
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  6. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    @UPSed When do you want to do a gravel ride together? I have only ridden mtbs in the Conejo Valley area so would enjoy getting out on a gravel ride.
     
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  7. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Any weekend after this weekend. We're heading to St. George Saturday.
     
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  8. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    Hopefully you are taking the right bikes?
     
  9. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    :Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao:sneaky::Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmaoo_O:) Of course....:whistling:
     
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  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Thanks, I love it! It's not a lightweight, but it could be built up that way. I just have in the middle of the road parts on it.
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Just a little spin to stretch the legs before sunset. Trying a new saddle... A Brooks Swift instead of the B17 I normally have. Fancy racy saddle. I think it'll work.

    7/670/1

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