I Rode My Bike Today... OK maybe Fri. on SART

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  1. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    So Friday morning I drove down to Redlands to drop my broken bike ( poor Ripley, see I crashed post) at Don's Bike Shop. Decided to venture out on my singlespeed and ride from Mountain Home View campground up Loch Leven trail to Angelus Oaks, SART to Middle Fork then return to car via SART down to Mountain Home View.

    First, the climb from Loch Leven campground up to Angelus Oaks is awesome. Perfect gradient for a SS, nicely shaded and just had the coolest scenery and vibe the whole ascent. Very cool. Then got on the SART and hada blast, just again wished to have my Ripley. At the start of the trail heading to Middle Fork it was a little overgrown but very manageable. Saw some deer and other animals. Just great section.

    Then headed back to Angelus Oaks on Middle Fork section, didn't realize the fireroad was so long.Once descending down SART from Angelus Oaks it was a little overgrown again but otherwise in great shape. I started running out of time so jumped on the fireroad back down to Hwy 38 a little early.

    Great ride can not wait to do the Hellacious ride. Amazing trail and will be even better with imtbtrails Hooligans and my Ripley. The ride kicked my butt. 3000+ feet elevation gain from Mountain Home View to Angelus Oaks. By the time I was done, I Was Done...

    Here is the link from my Strava to see the trail and stats. I highly recommend as a loop for a good 3 hour ride.
    https://www.strava.com/activities/2654742986

    The mtbproject link, I followed the Loch Leven loop up and then descend SART back down following the Mountain Home Creek loop descent.

    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7010573/loch-leven-loop
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7037332/mountain-home-creek-sart-thomas-hunting-grounds-loop

    Sorry, for no pictures. I don't tend to stop to smell the roses while riding (unfortunately) especially when riding solo
     
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    When did you sneak this report in? Well obviously on August 26th, but my point is I completely missed it!

    Great ride! Wish you snapped just a couple pics for the visual...
    :thumbsup:
     
  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Thanks for finding it @Mikie because I missed it too!
     
  4. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    Yeah, it was the ride I did on the day that I went and picked up my Ibis from being repaired. I rode it solo on my SS. It was a couple of days before Cannell. I know I am bad at taking pics.
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Nice jaunt up there SSB, thanks for the run down and info.

    Seems like you might have seen some white stuff. Off-season grabs can be the best. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    This was actually back in Aug. So no snow at that time.
     
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  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Thanks. Not a voracious reader. I hope there was no dehydration involved...
     
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  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    yeah, I'm with everybody in just seeing this... Looks like it was a great ride! Loch Leven is such a fantastic climb and a fun descent as well!
     
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