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

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

  1. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Sounds like that thing has Yetiitis.
     
  2. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Damn Huffy I shoulda known...:Roflmao
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Congrats Gramps! :thumbsup::cool:
     
  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    I told you I took it down the stairs!!!

    J/K, I didn’t ride it more than in a parking lot at work and just noticed a loose headset from my spin. I didn’t mess with anything, I promise. It sounds like the bike was never tuned up or lubed since it sat around for a year. The Earth’s magnetic field must have made some adverse adjustments to the bike. I hope you get it squared away VooDoo.
     
  5. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    It’ll be fine now that everything is tight and not too tight. Ripley axle fits perfectly too, I checked.
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    ...I'm tired. Several days in a row can do that. Tomorrow morning, back at it. :thumbsup:
     
  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Several days in a row of anything, even nothing, can be tiring!


    We might need a new thread...I didn’t ride my bike this week cuzz... :cry::geek:
     
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  8. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    How is your injury healing up??
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Drove from Breckenridge to St. George on Thursday. T-rex was trying to eat the Grinch in Fruita, and my girls were mocking him:

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    St. George to home yesterday. Riding today.

    Saw this Hooligan trying to show off his new license plate in the parking lot of the Cafe Rio in St. George:
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    Yes our very own @Cougar proudly denouncing his CA residency. He was kind enough to join us at the St. George Cafe Rio on 1 hour's notice - but that's how our rides always went. I would be driving to the trailhead and call Craig. 9 times out of 10, he would meet me there - sometimes he would arrive before me. Miss you, little brother!
     
  10. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Thanks for asking, Sara! As expected, NTB. Wrist, elbow, shoulder and back all coming through at about the same pace. The wrist is a re-re-re-reinjury, so, no high hopes of bombproofness. Come to think, all those parts had previous injuries, so I’m pretty happy with the outcome. And I got off easy because I could have gotten seriously injured. So it goes...making the most of what ya got, or what ya got left!! :)
     
  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Good news Mike! Are you going stir crazy yet? Caged athletes can be dangerous :devilish::whistling: @mike
     
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I didn’t ride my bike on Saturday...
    I would like to blame the weather, it was indeed very cold. Then it got cold with hurricane winds! These winds happen like once a year up here where you feel the house is heading to Oz! Storage sheds end up at other neighbors, hatches need to be battened.

    Plus, I had a two year project that needed to be completed. I rebuilt the water damaged cabinet under the kitchen sink, fixed a water leak, replaced the dishwasher. I also finished a shelf I built in the service porch that I started about 2 months ago. Have to admit, feels pretty good to get projects done.

    But... I didn’t ride my bike.
    Go back to work tomorrow. January is going to be hell at work. Can’t wait until January is over.

    Bike on!
     
  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    @Cougar! We miss you!
     
  14. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Hehe! :eek: Somehow this down time is not bothering me at all. I had such a full year and looking at another one coming up; it’s really pacifying. Plus not good conditions where I am temporarily, so it’s not like I’m missing something. Truth be told I probably need a break, both mental and physical. :)
     
  15. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Even more good news! That’s awesome and not always easily done mentally and physically...good for you!
    Heal up and heal in, the trials will get to see you soon!:cool:
     
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  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I didn't ride today because Christmas decorations had to be taken down and stored away. Another year until I get to do that again. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    I miss y'all too :) It was good to see Chris when he was passing through!
     
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  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    You're looking good... Utah agrees with you. :thumbsup: Too good, in fact. I'm going to have to pedal my ass off in the beginning at True Grit and hope it's enough that you don't catch me on the downs. :cautious: :D:p

    --------

    I haven't ridden my bike since Palm Canyon on Saturday. That was a riot... But the next morning I jumped in the car with both boys and drove to Eugene. Rain, fog, snow and ice the entire way. Then I turned around and drove home minus one kid. 1900 miles in two days... I'm getting too old for that. :p

    But... I did learn with undeniable proof that there is a higher power and cosmic karma. Going through the Siskiyou Mountains, there were 5 cars in the ditch. Every single one was a BMW 3 series... :p:D Sorry, @Danimal .
     
  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    What you don't know from the picture is that Craig was stuck in that position and couldn't get up without my help. He's getting old. :whistling: ;)
     
  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    @Cougar . . . not too much longer (okay, 8 years or so) and we'll be neighbors. :cool:
     
  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I haven't ridden a bike since last weekend and I won't be riding for a while longer according to the wet forecast arriving this weekend that goes well into next week.

    Heading out to the desert this afternoon and staying until Sunday and we have opted not to bring bikes. This will be a research trip for my cousin who may be buying the Havasu house from us.

    And the cherry on top of all of this is that I have a head cold. :gag:
     
  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I am up in the desert WITHOUT my bike and its a horrible feeling. I can’t remember the last time I was without my bike up here but its been at least a decade. My klunker is in the closet with flat tires (tubed). We do have a pump here but I don’t have any riding attire or protection.

    Should I pump up the tires and go for a sandy desert road spin when I have a chance?

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  23. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    The answer to that question is self-evident. :Roflmao
     
  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    A grand day out with my spouse! Lunch in town. Pastrami sliders and a pint:

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    Then took the boy this season's first MTB team practice.

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    The wife and I hiked around the trails a bit. Soooo nice out!

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  25. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I swear I read this three times in a row as "A grand day without my spouse." :confused::rolleyes::laugh:
     
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  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    We see what we want to see... :)
     
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  27. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Uh..duh! :gotnothing:
     
  28. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    A blanket of snow warms my frozen riding status...

    I’m glad to be unable to ride temporarily. Because forever is a long time! When I lawn-darted into that big rock, I felt a bolt of relieve when I was able to stand up and move around. So there’s that.

    But as my buds know, my spine is a disaster decades in the making. Bad laboring and lifting form, trauma from accidents, no stretching; general abuse on top of inherent issues. Again, I feel glad. I should, really, not be able to do jack sht for athletics.

    The L5 on xray looks way more compressed than it did 20 years ago, and it was a 10mm bulge then. I’m positive that I’ve re-aggravated it by landing on my posterior, and so I’m off bikes indefinitely. Orthopedic gives me a rosy outlook, citing my overall health and activity. PT, home exercises, heat and meds...in combination with a big dollop of patience, that’s my recovery cocktail.


    Don’t take it easy on the trail. Take calculated risks. Wring every drop out of this short life we have. Yea you might crash, boo fcking hoo. Live fully, and do it now. Make sure your fam is covered if you F it up badly.

    No sympathy, please. This just an update. Carry on!
     
  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    No sympathy.....i love the positive outlook.
     
  30. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Haven’t touched my bikes since our half frozen attempt at a New Year’s day ride :unsure:
    Work has been very turbulent. Last July our family owned dealership was purchased by a corporation. Technically it is still owned by a family but they own over 40 dealerships across the US and more are being purchased this year. I think he wants to own the most Honda dealerships on the west coast.
    Recently my boss was let go because his position was no longer necessary. Needless to say us remaining managers were walking on eggshells after that happened. To kinda ease our fears all the remaining managers were requested to attend a meeting at the home office in Canton Michigan this past Monday and Tuesday for a face to face with the owner and a bunch of higher-ups. Expectations for our store were presented and a plan on how to proceed were laid out.
    Too bad we only had a short visit but it was eye opening. Canton is just west of Detroit headed towards Ann Arbor. On Tuesday before heading to the airport we drove to see the corporate headquarters of GMC at the Renaissance Center. It’s righ across from Windsor Canada on the shore of the Detroit river. There’s a mini GM exhibit inside that was pretty cool.
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    I miss my bike... :(
     
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