I Rode My Bike Today...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by herzalot, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    TECRIL rides again! Same ol' stuff, but when your same ol' stuff is this much fun, it's ok to be redundant.

    Met up with @Cougar, my friend Scott and his friend Rob. Rob quit smoking about three weeks ago, and he was hurtin'. Major props for quitting the cancer sticks, getting a 5010 and getting out to ride. One trip up Cholla was enough for Rob, but he loved Rock-It. Who doesn't?

    Scott, Craig and I love Cholla so much we did it again, then rode Lynx. I had a guy on an XC rig wad up pretty hard in front of me. I was giving him plenty of room so he wasn't feeling pressured, but he got caught by a rut and had quite a little tumble. Not injured.

    At the end of Coyote, I stopped to prepare for the slog up Mathis to Alta Laguna, but my compadres weren't feeling it. We said our adioses and up the hill I went - ever so slowly. Fun run down Meadows, as always.

    Today was really annoyingly busy. It's usually busy on a Saturday morning, but today just seemed like we ran into people at all the worst spots - where the trail is most fun, or narrowest. No flow on R-I or Lynx due to other trail users, but I was alone on Meadows by 11:30.

    That is all - bikes are fun!

    2400' 18 miles
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Tell Rob every time he feels the urge to light up, go for a ride instead. :thumbsup:

    Good for him getting rid of those things.
     
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  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    This ^^^^^ !!!
     
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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I rode my bike today with hooligans...
    Voodoo Tom and Rossage. They hurt me (or I hurt myself) on the last climb Ran out of steam. Had plenty for the descents though. Funny how that works out.
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    Ohhhhh....heaven let your light shine down....
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    The man of glow...Rossage.
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    The man the myth, the Voodoo. Voodoo Tom.
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    Backside of Strawberry Peak.

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    I.....uhhhh, I got nothing. Voodoo stuff I suspect.

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    I tried to use a zoom lens, but I got nothing.

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    Gotta at least post a bike pic!

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    None of us cleaned the infamous Red Box to Switzer Waterfall...

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  5. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Whaaat?
    Somebody sanitized (a little) that waterfall section too!
     
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Wah wah wah waaah waaaaaahhhhhh.
     
  7. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Move a little rock here, another over there...nobody will notice. It will make it easier, I mean, safer! Or just put a two-lane P-line around the whole thing!!!
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    TECRIL mixes it up a bit. @Cougar and I strapped on some protective gear and hit 5-Oaks, Car Wreck, Stairs and then, of course, Rock-It - in that order. Really fun morning hitting some tougher trails. Beautiful weather - very fall-like today, cloudy at first, then cool sunshine. Lower sun angles. Not nearly as crowded this morning as yesterday - no crowds or interruptions on the downs. Nobody on 5-O, nobody on Car Wreck, one man and his dog on Stairs (not in the way), and a small group of five hikers on a flat part of Rock-It who were already off to the side - no problemo!

    Great day! Bikes are fun. :thumbsup::):cool:

    2450' in only 12.9 miles.
     
  9. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Another can't make up my mind sit around the house then last minute ride from home. Thankfully I'm relatively close to dirt. I did a lot of pavement and fire road and a little bit of single track but still had a great ride. The grin is for the beautiful day.20161002_103127-1600x1200.jpg Screenshot_20161002-124426-1200x1291.jpg
     
  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Excellent!
     
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  11. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Solo ride yesterday. Left from the house over to Oaks. What a nightmare on the streets :gag:. At Oaks hit up Yucca, Coachwhip, Chutes and Puma. The trails were empty as expected since I started late. One of my highlights of the ride was when I was leaving the park towards the Santiago Park exit there are several large circular stones that provide a walkway to cross a creek when water is flowing. I've only ridden across them once about 15 years ago and only because I followed someone through. It's a challenge and you're wet if you fail. Well the water was flowing so I thought I'd give it a shot. This time with 29er wheels. A bystander watching :eek:. Made it across easy:D. City streets back to the house :gag:. Made some good mileage. 41/2200.

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    Flooped today with 7 others. Good times, over 50 miles this weekend.:)
     
  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Got a good fun ride in today on new dirt, thanks to @Faust29 and @mtnbikej showing me around the Bell View trail and Caspers. Starr Rise isn't as hard as I thought it would be.

    I have a new rule: I only ride with Steve and J the day after they've done 8,000-10,000 feet. :cool: I managed to keep up with them almost the entire ride.

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  13. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
    I rode my bike today and brought two new people out with me. Both had ridden before, but not for a long time. Trying to keep the sport growing and be a good ambassador. Still had to take some bike porn shots of the best bike I've had to date!IMG_2848.JPG
     
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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Rwanda Caspers Loop...

    It was a fun ride... Lots of smiles and conversation. The legs were a little tired, especially in the beginning, but they held up their end of the bargain to complete an 11,000 foot weekend.

    I may just survive the Wrightwood 50 in a couple weeks. :thumbsup:

    And every time I think about sore legs, I think about @mike and his last month... No more complaints!

    Top of the East Ridge Climb
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  15. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Sunday is family day but nobody wanted to play except Rusty so we ganked his moms bike and took off. Did a variation of our normal loop from the garage. Perfect temps and my smart phone decided to play dumb and not record the ride but I got pics so it happened.

    Rusty saying "who me, nope wasn't me I didn't come from the other side of that stinking fence..."
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I rode my bike today (yesterday), but paid the price today (today). 35 miles, mostly road, as I pinch-flatted like a newb at or about mile 12 (https://www.strava.com/activities/731194010). My wife's phone bounced out of the bar bag at the time, but the tire didn't let go till a quarter mile further down the road. By the time I figure out the phone is gone, some distance and time passed. This was as it was heated up, did I mention that? So I jog back the 1/4 mile with the bike and a flat, find the phone, try to patch the tube, but it's full of Stan's which means it's basically unpatchable, swap in the spare, and get riding. By that time, it's getting hot, I'm pissed off, and guess what: Bonk! So instead of hitting the trails I love up in Yucaipa, I end up finding the flattest route back home, and hope I don't run into any goathead patches. Made it home, inhaled four slices of pizza, two beers, and crashed for an hour or so. Just a little riding today with the kids, but nothing worth noting. Kinda' generally feel craptastic :-/
    If it cools down and I can peel away this afternoon, maybe some mileage! Or maybe just get the kids processed and in bed, then go and whatch John Oliver, The Circus, and new season of Blunt Talk (Good Sunday night lineup).
    Lone pic from the ordeal was when I stopped post flat and filled up w/ H20. I may have been dehydrated as well...

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    Spent the morning trying to patch the tube that pinched, spending an hour or so getting the patches to adhere (Stans' effs that up), only to finally figure out that I have a valve-stem tear. Great.

    But still agree, bikes are fun!
     
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  17. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    34 miles 2,295ft. it was the cycle for life ride in Irvine. Good weather and some good climbs, as always got the stinky eye from a handful of roadies, some comments like "your bike looks heavy, for this kind of ride, are you sure you'll be ok? " "Your tires are so big, bope they roll fast" "if you need help, let one of the staff members call the taxi ( a recovery car for the ride) and as always I responded to all the comments in a positive manner and with a smile. Ended the ride with a pretty good shape, I didn't cramp at the end like last year, thanks to the advice of my friends here, just one large bottle of tailwind and a some apples at both rest stops and a dietcoke on the second stop @ rock and road cyclery and the last part wich goes from rock and road @Santa Margarita to Irvine lake...ohh man !
    Nice climbs indeed !!! Good day good temps and good food !!! IMG_20161002_085334.jpgShiny happy people ;)

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    The guys at clyclery were scratching their heads when I got inside the store with beefy road tires "hey, why do you have those tires on your mtbike?" Because I'm roading my bike, buddy. "Oh I see, because those schwalves are heavy" man, I know ufff with this set up my bike is at 35lbs 8oz :confused:.

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    Time to get those calories back :whistling:

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    I don't do strava because I'm slow but I made this map just for you guys, that way you can see the route.
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  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Nice! You were almost in my neck of the woods. You could have ditched the roadies and hit some dirt with us!
     
  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Yes, I was on my bike today. I joined @Faust29 and @Runs with Scissors for a spin to and around Caspers.

    After yesterday's short spin, I wasn't sure how much leg I was going to be bringing. The other 2 took off with a bit of a quicker pace. Took me a little longer to warm up.

    Ended up doing the extra credit to the end on before and after the Casper's loop. Cleaned all the climbs going up East Ridge. Legs felt good most of the day. Did feel the burn on the little FU climb at the bottom of Oso. Faust was trying to talk us into going up Oso Trail.

    The climb out of Star Rise wasn't as bad as I feared it might be....we weren't fast, but I have been slower.

    Great temps out there. Fun times.

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  20. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Lizard. Camarillo. Stagecoach. Fenceline.

    Had a 0 mph crash on Camarillo. My shin and knee are all swollen. Also tagged a cactus with my hand. Otherwise pretty fun ride. Got a late start so park was pretty much empty. The slight cloud cover and breeze were a nice treat.
     
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  21. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
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  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Redemption! Sort of... four miles around town to drop off some over-due books at the library 3/4 of a mile from my house. Pretty nice out!
     
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  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Oh sure, burst my bubble by adding in T and A and 1500 feet more climbing. @Cougar and I were lamenting at the top of stairs that you would just keep going and going. Looks like we were right.

    I love the ride profile on your STRAVA page. Kind of speaks to the steepness.

    And going from 20/21 to 25/26 seems a bit drastic. I assume you are talking about your Bronson with those super stiff Enve wheels and the big-ass Magic Marys. I imagine it felt pretty bouncy at that pressure.

    I'm 210 lbs and run 22/24 and that seems plenty. You know I'm not gentle on my wheels. I ran your Magic Mary at about 23. To each his own, but my .02 is to land somewhere between where you were and where you went.
     
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  24. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    @herzalot did I pass you out there? I thought I saw your green helmet at the bottom of the canyon (over at the bottom of Birthday) (and coug) -- I actually called out "coug" across the canyon.

    Yes, it was too much pressure. But my legs were hammered the other night at 20/21. Gonna go 22/23 and see how we go. My buddy was not happy with my tire pressure today. He kept telling me to get my e-bike out of the park! ;)
     
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  25. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Rusty is best looking dog evah!
     
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  26. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I'm not wearing my green IXS anymore. Sporting a matte black TLD again (WITH a visor). The IXS is more comfy, but the vision is too restricted. Also, I'm not sure where "Birthdays" is. I only ride the trails on the menu. ;)
     
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  27. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    @Mikie and Rossage . What happened Ross you cleaned the waterfall last time you rode it with me on your hard tail! We all did!
     
  28. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I cleaned it twice last year. When did you ride it last, cuz it sho don't look like the last time I rode it last year? Holy Smokes! Seems like ALL the sediment was washed out between..., boulders seem bigger and more of them. Bad enough I wished I had a 29'er, that's pretty bad! If I had a straight shot I could just close my eyes and point, But with the corners...... :sick:

    You know what that means @Tom the Bomb? ... we gotta go back and give it a whirl...:thumbsup:
     
  29. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    I'm 0 for 2 cleaning the waterfall so far. It's doable but the penalty for failure seems pretty high.
     
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  30. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    Sullivan Canyon and Dirt Mulholland over the weekend. The city pretty much graded all the fire roads in the DM area. Fast, smooth, and boring as hell.:laugh:

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