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

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



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  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Yup. That warrants another "ooof"
     
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  2. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Well.
    I have 3 weeks off,
    But.

    I'm taking refuge in a hotel suite nearby in Arcadia, since our plumbing incident now means removal of all flooring in our little house....

    All our belongings are being moved into a storage container because asbestos...

    Sooo, taking at least this week off from riding, maybe Saturday I'll go grab the bike from the shed while the kids naps....

    Or just wait a week until things settle and we move back in
     
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  3. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    Because I payed Nurse Ratched. Apparently our favorite family holiday activity is having surgeries. Shoulder surgery for Mrs Gravy today. Relatively tame, as far as surgeries go, and she should be fully back up to speed in a couple months. I lit up when I saw her new socks (@mountaingirl sara 's faves), so I broke mine out to make the most of the occasion. Lemonade, and stuff.

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  4. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    I should send you all of my lovely surgery socks :Roflmao Oh wait..I trashed them, all three pairs.:whistling:
    Sorry to hear about the surgery, was Mrs Gravy injured?
    Either way, downtime sucks:(
     
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  5. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Was suppose to ride today with the hubs and his buddy at P12. But the daughter lost her phone in the snow while we were hiking PCT yesterday...soooooooo we’ll be hiking again today o_O
     
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  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Yikes. She didn't realize it yesterday after the hike?

    Can't you hike while riding your bike? :whistling:
     
  7. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    She realized it on the way back down, so we searched and froze and searched. There’s about a foot of snow near the top so finding a phone in that is like a needle in a haystack. :confused:
    And her phone was on airplane mode :facepalm:
     
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  8. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    Trashed them? Heresy! Kim had developed interscapular nerve impingement. We've been chasing a diagnosis for a while, and originally thought it was thoracic outlet syndrome, but finally got to the bottom of it. It's quite rare, apparently. Surgery basically just snips the tendon that's compressing the nerve, as that tendon is apparently something we've evolved to not really use, so recovery isn't too bad. Mainly just recovering from the incision, and PT to rebuild the atrophied muscle that wasn't getting any juice.
     
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  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    That’s so interesting, I hope she heals fully and quickly!
    I’ve had quite a few yoga students with shoulder impingement issues, seems to be pretty painful!
     
  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Mrs. Gravy’s brachiating days of swinging from trees are over.
     
  11. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    I’ll break it to her gently.
     
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  12. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    B
    Planned on riding after work today but when I went to move my 4Runner this morning it barely turned over. I did have to jump it a few weeks ago and it was on my to do list but after the almost non-start I didn’t want to chance it anymore.

    Just went to Costco and picked up a $90 Interstate which replaced a red top Optima. The OEM Panasonic battery lasted 6 years, the Optima gave up after 4 years. If this new one lasts even 3 years it will be worth the price.

    The trip to Costco took longer than the battery swap. At least I only had to go into the tire/auto section so I was in and out in a few minutes.
     
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  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I haven't even looked at a bike all year (so far). :(

    Life has been non-stop super sonic lately. No time at all to ride. :mad:
     
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  14. DIRTJUNKIE

    DIRTJUNKIE Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Name:
    Jay
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer, Pro
    4 days of crazy busy.
     
  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    The last time I rode was 12/30/2020! :eek:
     
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Me too!
     
  17. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I didn't ride my bike today... because the trails have been closed for the last 7 days due to wet conditions!!

    So I "road" my bike on Monday for 19 miles in and around the park, and today I went for a 5.5 mile trail run through the park with my dog, Dash. Have to admit, the trails were kinda spongy, with wet leaves and slippery roots, but we're not talking Blackstar "consume your bike" kind of mud.

    Seems like the peeps in NC don't like getting mud on their jerseys :)
     
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  18. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    Rugrat’s b’day present today. Since her bday is so close to the holidays (we do both Christmas and Hanukkah) we always do an experience instead of more presents. She got to see me face a fear as well, on a 2700 lb horse no less.

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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    And you think the single speed is a rough ride. :eek: :Roflmao

    Very nice experience... :thumbsup:
     
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  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I did not ride today. We had originally planned to climb Goat Mountain but the wind picked up today and the wind chill factor made it uncomfortable to be out in. So, we headed downhill into Morongo Valley and did a short walking tour through Big Morongo Preserve. Windy down there too but at least 15 degrees warmer. We did the standard loop and then enjoyed a pack lunch we brought. Wind is supposed to drop off tonight so Goat Mountain tomorrow.
     
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  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I haven't ridden in over a year.

    Well, not since 2020 anyway. I told you the start of 2021 was going to make us long for 2020. It's only just begun, I'm afraid.

    I've been tied up with COVID stuff, school stuff and a case of mistaken identity and social media gaslighting that could cost me a great deal.

    Maybe tomorrow.
     
  22. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    Yikes. I won't ask, but good healing(?) and protective vibes sent to you and yours.
     
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  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    I’m not so sure I like this post but I’m pulling for a good ride for you. Sounds like you might need it...
     
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  24. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    WTF?!?!

    I hope you get it all sorted out...
     
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  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    COVID tests were all negative, so we have that going for us. Which is nice... :thumbsup:

     
  26. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    We’ve been on coronacation too...the one household member who tested positive just completed two fever free days, and is released from isolation tomorrow. The rest of us are sitting here waiting to see if we get sick.

    this was the wrong week to have nothing to do except read the newspaper :poop:.

    the CDC says we could conceivably test out by next Wednesday, work is paying me to not come back until the 24th. So I think a negative test means remedial bike time...gonna go wash my hands again.
     
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  27. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    Dude, that sucks. I hope everything works out.
     
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  28. Ocpop

    Ocpop Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    Stay strong, man.
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Ooof. Sorry to hear. Best wishes to stay symptom free and for the one CO+ member to return quickly to complete health!
     
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  30. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    Fever never topped 100.5. The daughter is the youngest and fittest among us, and she returns to college full of antibodies. We were worried about her maybe getting sick and having to isolate 250 miles from home, and now that’s not an issue. So I’m thankful it happened the way it did, if it had to happen at all.

    My covid-nurse sister in law has been driving home the need to megadose vitamins D and C, so my down time has basically been a lot of tanning and picking citrus off the trees. I feel pretty fortunate to get to quarantine in OC.

    Best wishes for the social media cleanup. I thought of a joke but you might not find it funny and it might have gotten me banned...so we'll just leave it at that.
     
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