I "Road" My Bike Today...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Grego, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yeah, RIGHT, like there is a right thread to post anything here, ha ha!
    Ben! Don’t sweat it. These guys derail every thread so feel right at home, lol!
    I’m just SO GLAD you are here Brothah!
     
  2. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I told you! Just combine all of the threads and posting on the wrong thread will be a thing of the past. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    Ha ha thx! So then does that mean this is ok in here?


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  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
  5. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro


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  6. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    I road my bike today with some friends. Happy Independence day everyone!
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  7. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    107 degrees for a very very long time on a very very long climb from SCV back to Palmdale. Bikes are DUMB! In the video, you can see the dance my nerves are doing inside my calf (I don't know how to upload it). It's not that exciting lol. It's a damn techno dance party in there! Great ride today. I only say great because I made it back home under my own power. I almost didn't think I was able, really. That heat did a number on me. First, the physical dehydration and cramping were tough but then the mental game gets involved and that gets even tougher. I am pretty sure I was daydreaming about a cold bath or even a hose from someone's yard on the way back. What an experience in the hurt locker.

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  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yeah - don't do that... :thumbsdown: :confused:

    Glad it wasn't a tale of tragedy. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    I am with you 100% on that. When the weather said a high of 95 it just never occurred to me to calculate how hot the beat back from the pavement might make it. I mainly ride mountain and the dirt just doesn't present that kind of problem so I ride in 106 on the mountain without a problem. The 22-mile climb in that temp was the pressing the limiter for sure. I have no desire to do that again but sometimes you gotta learn stuff through experience.
     
  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That which does not kill us makes us smarter. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    No doubt about that! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    True that.
     
  13. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, Ca
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Jet 9 RDO
    83 miles on Monday and then I Peddled out a century yesterday. Flat tire on lake Hughes plus a nasty headwind all the way down making for a very slow decent. Dropped by @dvosuspension to say hi, then stopped in at @performancebike for a new tube then up San Fran. Dipped onto bouquet but when the headwind made me come to almost a complete stop I turned around. Almost home had 95, my OCD required the hundo. Listened to my #otushelmetspeakers for 5 hours until the battery died. That's with the volume up. Pretty dang good! #truckercoposse

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  14. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Spin around the block.

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  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    We road our bikes today. Did the bike path along the North shore of Big Bear lake.

    9.74 miles

    The Three Amigos:

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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
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  18. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    The skimmers seem to be multiplying on rides as of late which is rad. @sir crashalot and I usually ride mondays and fridays after work. This time Brandon, Tim and Jake wanted to hit Tna. Brandon, Tim and Gary had ridden the trail before but it was my first time so I was a little nervous...:p Brandon was damn close to a full pull as was Tim and Jake. We did have a scary moment when Jake went OTB on the last roller. He came out unscathed probably due to his falling prowess from his action sports background. :eek: I got my first full pull since coming back from injury which I'm rather stoked about. That new fox 36 seems dialed now and is like butta. The vibe was awesome with lots of laughs and giving each other crap. As most of you know when your buddies get into riding their stoke in contagious. :thumbsup: A great way to end the work week to say the least. TGIF party people. :gag:
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    This is truly rad...but which road were you on?? :whistling::p
     
  20. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    I see how you are Mark....:laugh:

    Edit: Went right over my head. wrong thread. woops.:rolleyes:
     
  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Cool - but wrong thread, brother Taylor. This one is for road rides. (Although, technically, most of your rides include some road riding, so you could post here, based on rule 2743.6, ss a-c). However...

    IMTB members, commence thread shaming ritual.

    (Kudos to @Runs with Scissors for beating me to it. :thumbsup:)
     
  22. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    For some reason, I got the idea in my head that doing a big roadie event would be fun.

    I should know better. All bicycle riding sucks, especially hard effort ones. Ugh. Did the Tour de Big Bear Gran Fondo HC. Technically not a race, but they still pay $200 for first place...so...race. But when Phil Gaiman and Chad Hall are there, you know at best it is a race for third place. Phil beat me by AN HOUR, Chad finished a minute back from Phil.

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    125 miles, 10,000' of climbing.
     
  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    You crazy... o_O
     
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  24. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Undisputed
     
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  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    OUTSTANDING!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Deserves more of the likes... this is pretty amazing (even if on skinny tires)!!!
     
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  27. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Helping Jennifer build miles for the Tehachapi Gran Fondo in September.

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  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    The Strava route looks like an unfinished Dali or Picasso. :x3:
     
  29. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    My GF and I went out to Palm Springs to visit with her mom, so I brought my roadie. I looked on the map while we were there and was excited to see that we were only a few miles from the Pines to Palms...so I took a quick spin up to the start of the Palm Canyon Epic. Took a photo up there, thought about how much I can't wait until it is PCE season again, then rolled back down to hang out in the pool.

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  30. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    That's a great road, with so much elevation gain close to the valley. Felt like flying.
     
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