Changing the Fossil Hill Flag

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by knucklebuster, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Not so much a ride report, though there was riding involved, but more about changing the old tattered flag on Fossil Hill. @mike and I pedaled up Modjeska Grade and met @kioti at the STT gate a little after 6am. Got the HAB done up to Fossil Hill around 7, after checking some potential side trail projects along the way.

    Mike wasted no time gearing up with his climbing stuff and scampered up the pole, with Jim supervising
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    Up at the top of the 20 foot pole. There was allot of old hardware to clean up so took awhile
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    New flag going up
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    This is where the hill gets it's Fossil name, rocks like these all over up there
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    All done after an hour or so of work. Jim and Mike.
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    New flag viewed with a little zoom from the STT gate
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    Jim took the old tattered flag and will have it turned into some tasteful artwork.

    Some cold beverages and chat afterwards with a couple great guys. Thanks Mike and Jim!
     
  2. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Very cool! Thanks for the Flag report, and the changing out the old one.
     
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  3. Maddog

    Maddog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lancaster
    Name:
    Greg Madison
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer 275
    Thanks for doing that guys! Very nice especially before the 4th! I've only been there once maybe 15 yrs ago when we were camping at Doheny I think. Appreciated the flag then and now as well. I gotta get back down there to check out the new one!
     
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  4. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Dave, thanks for driving this and supplying the new flag (and thank you Mrs. @knucklebuster, as well) ! Always hard to look at that tattered old glory up there, but Jillian is thrilled and will breathe new life into the remains. :inlove: (Great shots, too!)

    And thank you, Mike, for bringing the new hardware, climbing up that pole and hanging the new flag! Props also for cleaning out the old stuff and trading a more traditional Sunday ride for a combination "ride/pole climb." Also, great meeting you in the real world, and excellent plan on getting an early start!
     
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  5. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Awesome work!
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Good work, team!

    Nice to give things a little love out there – thanks for keeping this one on the Burner, Dave : ) Jim, great to finally connect in the real world. Sharing your encyclopedic knowledge of the area made it more than just a mission. The bits of singletrack on the way down were an unexpected treat :cool:

    Good times with a purpose...yea :thumbsup:
     
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  7. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Thanks Mike!

    FYI, here's one of Jillian's americana art flags:
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  8. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Wow, very cool. When's the next mission to change out the Bear Flag?
     
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  9. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Soon, I'm thinkin'. It looked a little haggard next to the new US flag. Small, too.
     
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  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Best report evah! Way to go you guys!
    Gets a feller teary eyed. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    Pure adoration for you fellas!! :inlove::inlove::inlove:
     
  12. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    So bitchen!!
     
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  13. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Thanks Rox!
    Gotta keep your Avatar pole in prime condition, right? :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Picture Slot Machine!
    THIS! Every bit of it!