Flying Monkey...

Discussion in 'Videos' started by Faust29, May 28, 2021.



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  1. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    On a hardtail... And I can't even get @DangerDirtyD to come up and ride the front range on his hardtail. :p

    @mtnbikej shared this one with me yesterday, and I've watched it 10 times since. :confused: @mtbMike mentioned it on the forum not too long ago, and has been there.

    I made the mistake of throwing it up on the big screen where the wife could see it. This greatly reduced my chances of ever seeing this trail in person. :Roflmao


    27.5 x 3.0 on the rear, 29 x 3.0 on the front, 130mm fork... It starts to get chunky around the 1:45 mark.

     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Watching that gave me the hee-bee-gee-bees. :eek:
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It’s on the radar....TheProfessor saw it and has been hounding me to go.

    not sure I’ll ride the SS though.
     
  4. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    :D Only once!! I was out there with @pdqmach26 and another Team AARP member. We walked 3 separate feature/sections more due to the exposure vs the feature itself. Once you clear that move at the 2:30 mark, it was actually pretty fun. That being said, I won’t bother making a return trip.

    For those that have done Portal, the first 1/4 mile of this trail is wayyyyy sketchier. Props to those that ride this as intended. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Well-Known Member

    Location:
    RSM
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V4
    That looks like a fun trail... added to the list :cool:
     
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  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    @Faust29 I rode my hardtail down the gnar of Bonelli the other night, and I pinch flatted my rear tire. That bike is strictly for recreation and smooth, nothing trails. Indeed I have upgraded the crap out of it from the parts bin, but still it has mechanical disk brakes with 160mm rotors, tubed tires (I gotta remove that 2.1 small block eight from the back), and a head angle +-70* without a dropper post. I would need a 27.2mm dropper with external routing, and the best I could find is 110mm travel, which is nowhere near enough travel to avoid crushing my delicates.

    @mtbMike , are you building a house near Williamson, AZ?
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    70 degree head angle, 100 mm fork, no dropper, 160 mm rotors, rear tire is a 2.0 Cross King... :whistling: Of course, everything in the picture is broken except the rear wheel, saddle and bell... :Roflmao The frame still hangs in the Path, but at least it was faster than @Mikie 's Yeti. :Roflmao

    Anyone need a 135 rear wheel? Single speed hub?
    IMG_1453.jpeg
     
  8. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    Yes, it was actually finished last December. Been here ever since.
     
  9. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    My boss told me today about one of her neighbors, a retired police from San Diego. Is that you?
     
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  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Oh snap, snap!
     
  11. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    No idea to be honest....Williamson Valley is a big place. I know there are at least 10-12 retired San Diego police officers out here. What is your bosses name?
     
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  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    3” tires with a 130 fork? That’s more squish than some FS whips have. :geek:

    Plus tires would definitely take some teeth out of a trail like that. Props for a worthy effort nonetheless.
     
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  13. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Her name is Lynn. She’s a tall lady in her mid 60s with curly blonde hair. She’s on the Architectural Committee of whatever HOA there is over there, and she’s very pragmatic. Moved from CA 6 months ago. She says the neighborhood is comprised of a bunch of conservative CA immigrants, and she loves it there. I lived in Prescott area for about a year and told her to go to the Iron Springs Cafe, but she said they closed for good recently.
     
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Finished this for yah!
    ...until Mikie posted up his actual time. :whistling:
     
  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I watched the vid. i knew he had to edit and post it up, yet i was still unclear if he was going to live.
    I know that a lot of time video's tame down the ride and sometimes they make them look even more dangerous than they are . I felt the danger more than the safety, yet i would probably ride that with no shame in walking what was out of my pay scale.
     
  16. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    I said at the time that I was happy being faster on the first run with the Highball than you were on 3 or 4 runs of your Yeti. :D It takes some guys longer… You got me on the 5th try.

    There really isn’t any way to win this one… :p
     
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  17. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Hell ya! I love the Strava smack talk! Are you guys talking about Cannel?
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    Yes… When we were knocking back beers and grub at the brewery, I noticed that my Strava was faster than Mikie, because he couldn’t upload his run from that day with his dumb phone. After the crying, he uploaded and shaved off something like 15 minutes…

    But hey… A win is a win. 2015 Highball with no dropper and XC tires was faster than his first few runs on the enduro Yeti super bike. :Roflmao And we were choking on smoke the whole time with zero visibility… :inlove:
     
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  19. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    @Mikie probably started the plunge at the back of the pack his first several times on Strava, having to pass HoOLigAnS one or two or five at a time and sometimes get stuck behind them for miles before they’d either pull or fall over for him to shave a few more seconds from his PR.
     
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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    All irrelevant to the Strava timer… :Roflmao

    Just like I know that you’re faster than me. But… And this is a huge but. I have one good run after working at it numerous times, and it’s Strava immortalized! Then I get to talk :poop: about you squishy guys. :p

    43 seconds on Middle Merrill… I’ve been studying video. :whistling:
     
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  21. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I was gonna reference a similar example, but I won't say where because I don't want @Sidewalk to take it away from me. Hint: his run is on video somewhere on this forum.
    43 seconds is just a blip! But ya gotta do it at night so there's no trail traffic.
     
  22. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    I would never claim to be the fastest on anything by Strava times are a bunch of hooey and can't be trusted. On a few rides out here, I have been riding with people and at no point in the ride were they in front of me and on multiple DH sections, I even waited 30+ seconds for them yet they end up with faster times on multiple segments.
     
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Oh oh oh... Pick me, pick me... I know I know!
     
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  24. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Yeah they sure are...:Roflmao
    IMG_1489.jpg
     
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  25. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    I knew you were going to find that… It’s why I didn’t post it. :Roflmao
     
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  26. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
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  27. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    That’s a pretty big glitch… How did you find that one?
     
  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er

    Many, MANY people show it as their biggest climb. Easy to find if you search the Cannell Plunge Segment. I think it's a feature, not a bug. :p:rolleyes:

    It appears all Strava looks at is the elevation difference between high and low points. Not whether the direction was up or down.
     
  29. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I rarely chase Strava times anymore. Has to be pretty damn unique anymore. Last time I did it was a 11 mile segment I ran on the PCT last year, not even a bike ride.
     
  30. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I'm with you on that Brothah!
    Segments in my opinion are somewhat a joke. I prefer the whole run and not a 500 foot section with a silly name. I can understand a segment like the last DH on Golden Eagle, or the full run of McGill, but all these little itty bitty (yes, I used the word itty bitty) segments are just plain silly.

    Plus... I'm old and past that stage of my life. If I pull off a PR... Whoo Hoo! Otherwise... pass. ;)
     
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