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

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

  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Same. My wife and I were both youngests in our family and had no desire to have kids. Too selfish. Glad we changed our minds. Well at least to this point we are glad. I'll report back in her tween and teen years.
     
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  2. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I should have pointed out that I was 51 and Jennifer was 46 when we got married.
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I'm in my early 50s with a teen daughter and it's been all good so far.
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Oh - that DOES change the story a little. Now it's even funnier!
     
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  5. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    I haven't been on my bike since I turned into a snot and phlegm factory... :gag:
    At least the body aches only lasted one day :confused:
    I was doing so well too, avoiding all the sick people at work. When the wife gets sick, there's no avoiding since sharing is caring :oops:
     
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  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Oh yeah, this reminds me... I screwed up my knee on Sunday's ride pretty bad. Repetitive motion injury, hurts like hell to walk. Damn, PERFECT weather to be riding after work as well... so bummed.
     
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  7. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Teeter-tottered between a quick ride and mowing the lawn, chose the latter since I was already feeling rain drops and haven’t been able to get to it on the past couple weekends. At least I got some sort of exercise!
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Got home from work, changed into our riding gear, went downstairs into the garage.....and it started to rain. :cry:
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Shouldn't last long...already clearing here. For a few minutes, anyway.
     
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  10. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Big drops of water coming the sky, really hard at that.
     
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  11. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Should’ve mowed the lawn instead. :laugh:
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I was busy taking pictures...

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  13. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    This was yesterday’s non-ride reason.. today Oaks is still too muddy and gonna swap a rear tire instead.

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  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Pesky thing called work interfered. And there was a pretty serious headwind this morning, so I didn't ride to work, either. :thumbsdown:
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    That trail is freaking awesome. Much rougher with an "off the grid" feel than most of the Wrightwood stuff. 6 miles of fun...
     
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  16. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    In the Wrightwood 50, we drop out to the road, curse our own existence for a 3 mile hellish pavement climb, and then turn onto the fireroad at the prison for another hellish climb back to the start of Manzanita. I push my bike for a lot of that. :gag:

    I'd love to hit that loop with fresh legs to see if the climb is really that bad... I think the prison is mile 34 in the Wrightwood 50.
     
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  17. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    We start at the bottom and get the climbing out of the way first. Ending with Manzanita is the way to go. And yes. The climb is really that bad.
     
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  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    If you really want a death march badge, the Wrightwood 50 is the most physically demanding ride/hike I've ever done. Seems to happen in October every year.
     
  19. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Looks.......toasty.
     
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  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Looks a bit breezy...and are we supposed to infer the location?? I'm gonna guess Mammoth. :rolleyes:
     
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  23. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    You’d be right. This is chair 23. Lucked in to about the 10th chair up after they opened the top. It was unreal. Snow was so good and deep I hit some of the double blacks (which is normally out of my league). At one point I lapped 23 four times in a row cause there was no line. Legs were toasted!
     
  24. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Amazing what some pow pow will do for your confidence on the steeps, love chair 23 and the backside. Sounds like you had some good fun, rad!

    I miss sliding on snow, only go on trips once a year or so these days... that is until the kids get into lessons. Plan on going back to skiing when my kids start, not gonna try to start them on boards. My boy will be three next season, game on.
     
  25. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yep, start them young. I have great memories of my 4 year old daughter (1990) headed down the slopes at Big Bear. She loved it.

    I'm gonna have to get my grandson a mtb, and a board. :cool:
     
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  26. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    VT's top 10 reasons for not riding today (in no particular order except for the last one)...

    It was too cold this morning(39° at 9:00am)

    It felt good to sleep in(I’m an insomniac and more than 3-4 hrs is a treat)

    Still muddy around here(and probably will be for a while)

    I rode yesterday(and it was a good ride)

    Rusty wanted to go for a walk instead(no really his ass was draggin)

    My bike(s) was too clean(don’t hate they look good)

    Weather was too damn nice this afternoon(seriously I don’t know what to do if it’s not windy or cold or blazing hot or…)

    Had to do some grilling this afternoon(It’s Sunday that’s what I do)

    Beers be going down like water(I say this like it’s a good thing)

    Call to the wifey's 95 year old grandmother back in Ohio brought me to tears. Grandma is moving a little slower but she is such an inspiration with her positive outlook on life. The rest of the reasons really don’t matter cuzz Mama is kicking azz…
     
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  27. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    As long as they're good beers.....and yeah, the old people keeping on is da shizzle. I still can't get my mind around my 80 year old mom traveling around the world. She's filled up 2 passport books already. I think the list of where she hasn't been is shorter than the list of where she has been.
     
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  28. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Yep just puts things in perspective and reminds you not to sweat the small sh!t...
     
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  29. da big hills

    da big hills Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I had my Grand daughters first birthday party. So I drank mimosas and just relaxed
    Happy chill days
     
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  30. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Video from one of the guys on the first chair on 23 on Saturday:

     
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