Club Ride Events

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mikie, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I need to get better at this...
    It’s fun to get out with a couple of guys and push our limits, however, I got to say, the big meet and greets have gone really well and I have thoroughly enjoyed the big club rides. The Mikie ambush with the barbecues and all was one of the best times of my life and I’m talking about the group ride and grubbing with imtbtrails family afterwards part. That was so awesome and fun!

    So I was hoping we could put a few of them together for 2018. We ain’t getting any younger!
    I was thinking at least 2, and maybe even 3 to even 4, unless we get sick of each other.

    Was also thinking of what locations. Naturally Wrightwood, Big Bear, and stuff like San Juan and Holy Jim and Palm Canyon come to mind. Wrightwood is really a good spot as it has the parking lot, Jackson Lake, park benches and grills with lots of big trees and kinda centrally located. Not a lot of traffic and EXCELLENT trails!
    Big Bear is kinda like a tailgate party. Do our ride, come back to some hibachi and coolers of refreshments... good times!

    I’m not a great planner, but I think the group rides and face time connections are great for all of us.

    Looking for some input, suggestions, and a great event planner!
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I like the idea.

    If you plan it, they will come.

    Chose a date and plan it a good ways in advance. Those that can make it will. With enough notice most can usually rearrange the schedule.

    Bummed I missed out on the “Mikie Ambush Ride”.
     
  3. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Bit of a drive for most but maybe a Pinos/McGill day could work. Take over one of the campgrounds and have some fun. Climb, descend, shuttle, beer & bbq, camp. Just a random thought.

    Wrightwood is an awesome idea.
     
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Agreed!
    You did miss out on the M.A.R., ha ha! It was extremely well planned and executed, and it was a great time had by all!
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Great ideas, Mikie!

    I really don't care where or how it goes off, I will be stoked to join if I'm around.
     
  6. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    I'm in...schedule permitting. Location is KINDA irrelevant.
     
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  7. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I’m in if at all possible! These are the best! Lots of trails with nearby campgrounds to settle! Palm Canyon, San Juan, Mt. (and Los) Pinos, Wrightwood, Big Bear, Wildhorse to SART, Exploration Trail and Dogwood Camp, Noble Canyon, Mt. Wilson, etc., etc., etc.!!! YAY!
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Plan it. If I can make it, I'll be there. M.A.R was freakin' awesome!! So was the SART meet & ride.
     
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  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Yep... You guys ain't half bad to hang with. In small doses, at least... :p
     
  11. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I’m in anytime I can be but all too often life gets in the way.
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I don't like group rides. I get some pretty serious anxiety and end up alone. That said, I would be down for Wrightwood, if you can keep the ride under 4000' of climbing.
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    That means a pretty short ride. :sick:
     
  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Maybe there could be a kiddie loop and a grown-up loop...
     
  16. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Me too. I don't like big group rides at all. Maybe all of us loners can get together for a solo ride.
     
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  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Ride together but don't talk to each other. :laugh:
     
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  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Or you can ride with me...but you'll be way ahead of me. Problem solved!! :cool:
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Any/all of the above sounds great!!!
     
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