I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    @mtnbikej Suz is rippin'! Good form. I have to admit as I was watching the Cattle Pond video and waiting for her to appear, I was not expecting the speed and confidence she displayed. :thumbsup:

    Oh - and I too rode my bike today. Just a little mid-afternoon chore break with @Cougar. 1 hr. 1000'.
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Yeah....she set a PR today. She has been down it a few times.

    I gotta admit.....it sounded like a freight train coming around the corner right before she appeared.
     
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  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    How could I not ride today??? PERFECT weather out, dirt is still slightly tacky from the recent rain... just amazing! Went out for two hours with the 14 y.o... who gave me a real hard time. But once out was GREAT!
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    I think the trick is to find the random tire swing out in the country!
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  4. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Yes, BVD is terrible right now. But OE is amazing. Soooo tacky this morning. Railed a sweet PR, but I didn't even really pedal. Good times!
     
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  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Nice air! I like that guy's head poking up on the other side of the berm!
     
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  6. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Rode today!!!!!! 22 ish 3500. A few friends, good dirt, and me wondering where my fitness went. Hopefully four nights on the trainer this week! OE and Lizards were A-making dirt. Camarillo is a bit more challenging as a bit of the dirt has washed away. Nix was dead perfect. Got home and watched the sky while I read a book. Simple pleasures, I long to indulge in them! To whit:IMG_5260.JPG
     
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  7. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I was waiting for a positive review before I claimed my reward. In all seriousness I'm glad it's working out.
     
  8. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    My fourth straight day on a bike and my legs felt fine most of the ride, but my cardio was shot..... I couldn't get my HR over 144 all day. A classic sign of fatigue.
    Nice group of about 10 riders. Perfect fat guys weather. At times the mist turned to light drizzle. One water bottle was all I needed.
    Lately, I've been forgetting to start my Garmin. I'm not sure how to "fix" this issue..... I might need to change my pre-ride routine. Any suggestions?

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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Turn the O-N/O-F-F switch to the O-N position...:whistling:
     
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  10. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
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  11. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Still sore from yesterdays tree limb attack, I slept in and vegged out. That got boring after a while so I went out and rode the Flipp'n Floop...

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  12. jdubb

    jdubb Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    John Williams
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy cc
    Harding/Joplin/STT

    Feeling that I have recovered from 2 week battle with a nasty cold, I decided to do one of my favorite loops.
    Kind of a late start - slow & steady up Harding. I felt kind of good on the climb, but 2:30 to the top of Harding is rather slow.
    It sure was sunny above the clouds with great views of the surrounding peaks

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    The climb up Modjeska was a chore, but the pain didn't last t00 long - the usual chunk caused me to walk a lot
    It was a really quiet afternoon on the mountain-no vehicles and only one or two other solo bikers


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    I dropped into Joplin and felt real smooth on the upper stretches
    The fall colors were nice - I was rather tired on lower Joplin and even had a wash out coming into Old Camp (no harm - no foul)
    The ride down STT was fun and uneventful. I passed a few groups headed up to do their Luge loop.
    I rode back to the car at Tucker Sanctuary feeling satisfied, but exhausted. It was a beautiful day up on the mountain!!

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  13. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    ^^^^Deliberate planning with malice aforethought.
     
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  15. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I do turn it on, but in the 30 seconds it takes for my Edge810 to load up I tend to loose focus, and roll off without pushing the "start" button.
    My inability to stay focused for such a short amount of time is frustrating.
    I take comfort in the fact that this condition will improve with age....... :)
     
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  16. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    @jdubb One of my favorite things is climbing up and out / above the cloud soup into the Sun.
    Good on Ya!
     
  17. Fanatic

    Fanatic Member

    Location:
    Corona
    Name:
    Aaron Brooks
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL
    I met up with @Andy and @Faust29 for a quick spin on Whiting. Good times. Steve is a beast on the SS. I will probably convert at some point in my career.

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    Andy and I both cleared Mustard. I was a little disappointed that the other riders at the top didn't clap, but I forgave them.
     
  18. jdubb

    jdubb Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    John Williams
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy cc
    Thanks brother!
    The clouds/sun and the lack of any other humans made for a moody ride that was surreal at times - it helped to keep my mind off the pain I was feeling!
     
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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Does it have a warning you can set like the 510? It tells me when it senses motion and I've forgotten to start the timer.
     
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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Yep... A nice 10 miler in Whiting to get the blood flowing. That park is so much nicer during the week!
     
  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    My 500 beeps and displays the "hey, stupid, push a button" message when I start moving. Which message doesn't go away until I push a button.

    Can't believe they'd remove such a great geezer feature.
     
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  22. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Maybe this?
    1. From the home screen, select [​IMG] > Activity Profiles.
    2. Select a profile.
    3. Select Start Notice > Start Notice Mode.
    4. Select an option:
      • Select Once.

      • Select Repeat > Repeat Delay to change the amount of time to delay the reminder.
     
  23. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    And i just checked... Same menu on the 510. And a Google search shows it's the same on the 810. :thumbsup:

    They don't, however, refer to it as the "Hey, Stupid..." feature. :D
     
  24. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    It does have some warning on the screen (but no bips).
    Once I look at the screen I realized that I didn't start it. At that point and the visual warning is not needed.
    What I need is an audible signal.
    I'll check out the setting on it.
     
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  25. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Thanks,

    I change the setting.
    Hopefully it will do the trick.


    Now back to "I rode my bike today....." (which I didn't)
     
  26. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    It most certainly w...

    ...wait, what were we talking about?
     
  27. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Hmmm...must be just mine, then. :p
     
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  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    The last little climb to Vista has always been my go-to spot to work the heart rate and do intervals. With the recent trail work, I got the bright idea to expand my interval run to a small loop: up the main climb, down the drop in, and up the cheater drop-in. Rinse... Repeat. By the third one, I was walking the last 50 feet to the top. :gag:

    I took a break and dropped down the Vista DH, wandered around, and climbed back up Live Oak for another round of intervals. Until the $#@$%# chain broke, and I wacked my knee and left hand hard enough to draw some blood. :mad: Third broken chain this year? Maybe the 4th? I didn't fix it in under 2 minutes like mtnbikej did in Big Bear. I was easily up around the 10 minute mark. In my defense, most of the time was spent walking off the charley horse and swearing. :D

    I used to climb Live Oak because it was close, and it was a good warm-up... Now there is actually a nice payoff on the Vista DH. So much fun, I did it twice today. Hopefully, the trail work survives the rains... :thumbsup: My only caution would be that the trail wants you to go faster than the unbermed turns can handle... There are several that are very easy to enter way too hot. :whistling:

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    They don't make 'em like they used to...
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  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It seems like breaking chains hurt way more on the SS than on the geared bike.....

    Time for a new chain....and don't buy SRAM chains. They don't last.

    Keep an eye on your chain tension....if it gets too loose, the chain wants to jump off the ring/cog, often resulting in a broken chain.
     
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  30. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    ^^^ANIMAL^^^
     
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