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

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  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Actually, DH laps are their own special kind of pain and fitness. Like alpine skiing. Not easy.
     
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  2. solislbc

    solislbc Member

    Location:
    Cerritos
    Name:
    G
    Current Bike:
    2020 Yeti SB130
    Yes, my buddy and I were exhausted after 4 runs. A beer would have typically helped with post ride pain. The restaurant we ate dinner at actually had Heineken zero . Still holding strong.
     
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  3. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    2005 Santa Cruz Superlight
    27 years ago I gave my son a Santa Cruz Heckler, and since he's replaced it with a SC 29er, he repatriated me with it. Worked on it today and took for a short jaunt up B*.

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  4. solislbc

    solislbc Member

    Location:
    Cerritos
    Name:
    G
    Current Bike:
    2020 Yeti SB130
    I’m old enough to remember when kenda dominated the trails. I still roll a nevegal on my gt.
     
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  5. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Nevegal has the softest rubber, I still use them
     
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Interesting way to get the bars higher. And rear suspension without front suspension? Hard-fork? That thing looks frightening to ride.

    I'm just heckling....
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    And... How was the trip down memory lane on the old steed? Did you have the uncontrollable urge to hit the single tracks?
     
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  8. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    2005 Santa Cruz Superlight
    The seatpost was too short, so ascending was arduous, but the descent, by an admittedly poor DH rider (poor uphill too), was really fun. Couldn't believe the shock, which has never been rebuilt AFAICR, was functional. Also, the bushings in the frame are original. All surprising since my son had raced the bike and is a pretty gonzo rider.
     
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  9. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Spent a few days up in Sequoia N.P. with the family. Has been on my hitlist for a few years now, so I am glad I finally got up there. Stayed at a little vacation home in 3 rivers about 4 miles from the park entrance.

    Day 1.

    It's hot out there. Didn't really know what to expect as we began our drive up the winding road to the sequoia groves. Temps at the top were a decent 80 degrees. This was also a huge test for my 2 year old son who gets notoriously car sick, especially on twisty roads. Added a static strap to the car, got him some "sea bands" wristbands that supposedly help with motion sickness, and a homeopathic tablet that many swear by. In the end, I kept him on low doses of Dramamine. Entire trip was puke free. (exciting news for me, because now we can explore some of the local goods). First stop was Moro rock. Found parking right at the lot, crowds were not too bad. Definitely the views of Yosemite without the crowds. Moro rock, was a bit too crowded though when considering the current Covid situation. Not much room to move around out of the way for oncoming traffic. Stuck to less dense areas after this. Kudos to my 70+ mother in law for making it up all the steps to the top.
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    From there, we drove through the tunnel tree, and picnicked at Crescent meadows. Let my son out of the backpack here to run around and burn some energy.


    It was now his nap time, so the plan was to scoot across to Kings Canyon, and get in some of the scenic byway while he napped, then stop at a few places after he woke. We ended up waiting for road construction on General's Highway for 1 hour 20 minutes between the parks. This put a major damper on the plans. So we instead checked out "General Grant".
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    The original plan was to go back to Sequoia side and stop at Sherman, before leaving the park for the day. Rather than sit in Traffic, we headed down HWY 180, then down the 245 to tour the back country on our way back to the cottage.

    Day 2.
    Really wanted to see General Sherman. But rather than head back to the crowds (even though small crowds) we headed up the Mineral King Hwy. For those of you who have never been, this is a SERIOUS road. Very steep. Very twisty. Very narrow. Very large cliffs on the edge. We crept up this hwy to the small section of Sequoia Park at the top. (stopping at a cool granite cascade halfway up)
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    We travelled to the Atwell Hockett trail, and descended 500 ft, the mile and a half to the bridge and waterfall across the East fork of the Kaweah. Hung out on the bridge and relaxed. Then headed back up.
    AMAZING views up there.

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    Back to the car, guzzled some liquids. Then back down the twisty death road, and onward back to L.A....
     
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  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Great area. Mineral King would be (is) an awesome climb.
     
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  11. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Not sure why my image links don't work......
     
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  12. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    E9F14F5A-91D2-4A08-BDAC-CC3FC3939A3E.jpeg I planned last Sunday to go up and see the General Grant tree with my son, plans changed and we went up to the Trail of 100 Giants. It was very crowded but we had a good time.
     
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  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I was busy selling the p.o.s. Ford Fiesta and buying this:
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  14. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    2005 Santa Cruz Superlight
    Nice upgrade.
     
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