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

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  1. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    Was in Lake Havasu for a wedding and I had a big plan to ride at the Monolith Gardens yesterday in Kingman but a drunk driver hit my sons parked car at around 8 pm and made it not drivable. The drunk driver left in handcuffs. On the bright side it was a beautiful wedding of a young couple who no doubt will share many years together.
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Got up this morning, did the NYT Crossword & Mini & Vertex & Spelling Bee, had coffee, putzed around, fixed the switch on the ceiling fan, and realized I just don't have any interest in getting on the bike. Maybe only today, may include tomorrow...who knows? Weird.
     
  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Cuzz it was 90° - cuzz there was a 4' swell - cuzz there was no wind and friendly tides...
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Cuz I saw gusts of wind over 40mph at Pleasants Peak.
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I figure when the jets are taking off inland instead of over the coast at John Wayne…that’s my cue to not ride my bike.
     
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  6. RIGID

    RIGID Member

    Location:
    The older I get, the faster I was...
    Name:
    bandman
    Work related.
    Hot and humid Cancun last week.
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    Straight to cold and chilly New York this week.
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Also a cue to grab a surfboard! Optimal wind.
     
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    Ouch… I had a little wind at Inspiration Point, and then it was eerily calm on the trails down.

    I lived in NY State for 22 years, and never made it to New York City. :Roflmao
     
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  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    Did some diggin! Cleared some trail of encroaching goatheads. Never-ending job...

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  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I din't ride today cuzz I hemmed and hawed between surfing (no waves) and riding (kinda hot). By the time I decided, it was hotter than I would have preferred, so I wussed out and did random tasks instead. Tomorrow. With the masses.
     
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  11. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Hell no, I could barely get off the bed today. I finally gave in to naproxen sodium – it’s an amazing drug. Bikes need a few days off, I guess. :whistling::gotnothing:
     
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  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I’ve had people bring bikes in that had tires that looked like that. We sold them new tires. They didn’t want to pay the ship labor to remove the goat heads.
     
  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    Pre-tubeless era I had to throw away tires that were similarly encrusted. One of the few times I had to call for an evac. One of my problems with tubeless is that when I need to run a tube, there are so many broken off points that are penetrating the tire, there is a pretty good chance I'll miss one and it will puncture the tube I just put in. Which is now covered in latex and won't hold a patch. I hate goatheads with a passion!
     
  14. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    Lots of Christmas honey doo’s which took up most of my day. Might try and get a night ride in tonight.
     
  15. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I walked my water tank hill this evening. I normally ride it when everything is wet. I have not gone up in a few years. Pretty good climb 300' in about 1/2 mile. I did not break out the bike because everything is dry, I rode yesterday and I have not worked myself up to riding everyday as yet, soon. Bad news: my old loop trail that rings that hill is abandoned. I don't ride that water tank unless it is wet so others have let us down by not keeping the trail open. To me it is a famous loop, they filmed Spartacus from that trail oh so many years ago. This too shall pass.
    Happy trails into the past.
     
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  16. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I rolled my ankle a month ago playing with some dogs in Athen, GA. I went to a Dr. the next morning and she told me I should be good to go in about a week.
    A month later, I followed up with my Dr. who almost literally laughed at the idea that I'd be better in a week. She referred me to sports medicine and PT. :bang:
     
  17. Titus

    Titus Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Titus
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower LT
    Rough week for riding. Tweaked my back mid-week and was dealing with sciatica, and got the vaccine booster shot yesterday afternoon and spend most of today on the couch. Didn't feel awful, but not good enough to get on the bike. Hoping to sleep it off tonight and get in a mellow ride tomorrow.
     
  18. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    No like on those injuries, guys. Gravity is serious shyt, eh? Heal strong and enjoy your time off the bike.
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Cuzz it was parents vs kids in water polo today. This may be a hint as to who is the better water polo player in the family...
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    Holy hell is that a tough game! I've never played before. I am not a good swimmer. When I paddle my surfboard, I don't kick, I just lie down and use my arms. That doesn't work in the pool! Ten minutes (running time) of either swimming or treading water (egg beater style) is brutal. I have new respect for my 11 yo who often has to play two games back to back with no subs - 6 min quarters with time stoppage and shot clock - no rest when the clock is stopped unless it's a full time out. RESPECT!
     
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  20. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    Friday midnight hands and feet felt like they'd been soaked in ice. Sat morning, full blown symptoms - shivering chills, sweaty fever, muscle and joint pain, headache, coughing, runny nose. Temp bouncing from 95.6 - 99.8 in 2 hours. Couldn't find a pharmacy nearby with a covid quick test. Went to Rite Aid drive through yesterday noon. 2-5 days for results. Given I am still in recovery from the other shite, I would prefer the flu. Oh boy.
     
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  21. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    No like! :thumbsdown::stop: Here's to getting on top of everything. Stay strong.
     
  22. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    Thanks Mike, I appreciate ya.
     
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  23. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    :(
     
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  24. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    those quick tests are not accurate. they say 60%, 40% false
     
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  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Ahhhh crap...

    Hang tough @blixet!
     
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  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Swimming is not a sport….swimming is a way to keep from drowning.
     
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  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    That's kinda how I feel about running. Running is every other sport's punishment for misbehavior or screwing up!


    So who decided it was a good idea to move soccer into a 10' deep pool? Well at least you can use your hands. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    Hang in there...
     
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  29. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    Still have... THE FLU. And it seems to be pretty mild. Got negative covid test result with this morning's email. Haven't had a cold or flu for at least 20 yrs. Never vaccinated for flu. Figured 25 yrs of exposure to kids in the class got me conditioned well. Never missed a day of work for illness either. Got my Koobi saddle yesterday so maybe today I'll mount it on the hardtail. Hopefully when I am fully recovered in a few days after the rain I'll get to check it out.
     
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    I like good news with my morning coffee... :thumbsup:
     
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