I DIDN'T Ride My Bike Today, Cuzz....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Voodoo Tom, Sep 6, 2015.



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  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    She's a keeper!
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    My last ride was June 8. I went through the garage this morning and the Kona looked at me and asked where I've been. It was so pissed it farted out all the air from the back tire. However, progress is being made on the home front so I may get a short ride in next week.

    Hope springs eternal!!!

    (Wife is doing better every day, I'm not really begrudging the time off the bike.)
     
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  3. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Maybe this is a needed break and you’ll come back stronger:D
     
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  4. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Bait-and-switch yesterday...fended off a work ambush.

    Today, though... :sneaky: If I can pry the weezil out of the sack, we’re golden :gotnothing::oops::cool:
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I didn't get out yesterday for a ride either.....BUT.....

    That doesn't mean I didn't get out. Went for a hike up Motorway....with gas powered hedger in tow, with a group of others.

    Motorway is now brushed for a large portion of it.

    4 things I noticed yesterday while out on trailwork:

    1. It it back breaking work.
    2. Trails are steeper than they seem when you hike them instead of ride them.
    3. It takes so much more time to cover ground on foot.
    4. Hiking downhill killed my knees.
     
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  6. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    No wonder why some hikers are so grumpy!
     
  7. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    Big thanks, that is tough work, nevermind the hiking up and down and carrying the tools. Hikers have it easy, and so do bikers!
     
  8. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Too much work, too little time.
     
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  9. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    I rode up Maple Springs this morning, with my Dad who is 84, in my old Bronco which is 53. As much as I love biking, it doesn't beat this.
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  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Quality time... Can't beat that. :thumbsup:
     
  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    That Bronco!!.:inlove:
    My hubby was wanting to get me one like that,and as mich as I wanted it, it was, sadly, totally impractical :(
     
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  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    How about this one then? Way more practical!
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  13. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    :laugh: That’s awesome!!!
     
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  14. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Didn't pack the bike!
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  15. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Is that Nor Cal?
     
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I dint ride my bike today because I did a walk through the park with the girls.
     
  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
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  18. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    That’s the good stuff! ;)
     
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  19. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    'cuz it's time to do some of this...

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    First day on a surfboard since last November. Water was a bit chilly, but pretty comfy with a long-sleeve spring suit. To my surprise, I managed to catch 6 or 7 and actually stand up. That's my 7'8" Stewart 949 I bought last July.

    On the way back, as I was pedaling on Christianitos Rd., I guy pulls up next to me, rolls down his window and says "Wow, someone else who still pedals a bike out here? I thought I was the last one." I replied "Tell me about it..." He added emphatically "e-bikes have ruined Trestles."
     
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  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    A lil’ vitamin sea and vitamin D!!:thumbsup:
     
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  22. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Herz stole my thunder;)
    The daughter and I brought just one board to the beach today, (I need a rack for my car:gotnothing:) and neither of us surfed.:Roflmao
    The company, sunshine, warm sand and perfect ocean temps were:thumbsup::inlove::D!

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    EDIT~ that made it sound like I surf, which I don’t, I try, but I suck:facepalm:
    The daughter, on the other hand, is good:cool:
     
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  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Beach bound tomorrow with the kid & the wife & the dawgs. We need this...
     
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  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Meh....had my fill of the beach as a teenager, and of the ocean as a sailor for 9 years. I much prefer my non-bike days to be filled with hikes. But then, that's just me. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    I lost the vote... but now we might go to the creek and splash around instead.
     
  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Get some, Ventura was perfection! Mondos or Solimar:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  27. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Taking advantage of NOT doing the laguna beach festival of arts this summer, wife and I went on a camping/hiking trip in the Eastern Sierras this tues-fri. Camped near Bridgeport for two nights and last night stayed in Mammoth. Had to hike middle elevation stuff because there's still quite a bit of snow out there above 8500-9500 feet, depending. On Wednesday we hiked up to Green Lake, and kept going up another mile and 400' up to East Lake and the snow got so prevalent we lost the trail where it switchbacked across the creek. Trudged through the snow to the lake, (9400') which still had some ice and it was chilly. Next day a little lower, hiked to Barney Lake above Twin Lakes, and did Mcgee creek on last day, lower and snow free until the big creek crossing. only been to mcgee in fall before, quite the wildflower display in June. Trails were uncrowded and weather was awesome, way cooler than usual for end of June.

    Barney lake
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    Mammoth crest
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    McGee
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  28. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Fabulous!! Way to mix it up and mine some different fun, Gary :thumbsup:


    Back yesterday from a Yosemite mission. As my mom said decades ago, Again??

    So you know... if you leave your bike unlocked in the woods where I intend to ferry loads, I will make use of your bike : )

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    My only regret was not using it more to get all the water from the car to the woods. Next day it was gone.

    We got up 35% of the South Face route on Washington Column, but it took 8 hours. My man Brant took 4 hours to lead the Kor Roof pitch. I really don’t know how that’s even possible, though I was there to witness it. I’m sure we’ve both led it in an hour or so.

    As long as nobody gets hurt, it’s a success. Since I budgeted 14 hours for the climb, I would have missed the 10-11am Tioga Pass window getting home, where my mom is visiting.

    Honestly, it’s not the added three hours. I know we can deal with that. I may not understand what it is, but there is a reason my pal epic’ed the pitch. I don’t like feeling I’m forcing the hand doing life support oriented stuff. If committed that’s another story. We were not.

    So we rapped off at 2am and packed up for the hike down as it got light. It’s good to be reminded of one’s mortality, and sets a good stage for the next successful summit.

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    The only accident...this pic.

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    Here’s to my buddy, giving all he had and pulling through with safe climbing and a good attitude. No ding on our partnership :)
     
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  29. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Not even a little dip in the ocean huh?!
     
  30. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    I may need a translator to understand what happened here. Sounds like your friend took 4 hours to do something that you and he and many others consider a 1-hour challenge. That put you into survival mode rather than climbing mode, and required abandonment of your target. Did I get that right?

    Regardless, you certainly do some amazingly challenging stuff when not riding your bike. Most of us just play pickleball or watch competitive eating on tv.
     
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