I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    And an extra pint of sealant...
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Wednesday is turning into a pretty regular event... Usually it's a Motorway loop, but tonight we mixed it up and did a spin to Sierra Peak and back. Mid 60s for most of the way up, and 50s on the way down. We started at 5:00 and made it down just before dark... :thumbsup:

    A couple other bikers were out there, but I was surprised how many hikers were headed to the falls.

    I got 24 miles and 3400 feet. Jason says he was there for the whole ride but his Garmin only shows 20 miles... :whistling:
     
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  3. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Everyone must have been out on Tuesday because no one was at Oaks last night (I counted 6 MTB's). Lots of trail cleaning going on most of the trails.
    Kinda nice ... BUT there was this creepy crawly at the top of Deer.


    And two tarantulas, we saved one as a Tarantula Hawk was circling above it.

    IMG_0443.JPG
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Dude...::what an idiot.
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Wow, that's unusual because wasps generally do not release their stingers like bees do. I wonder if the offender broke apart when it made contact with you.
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    We saw one of those on Tuesday night out there, but it was darker on the turn just before Peralta Hills.
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    EWWW, GRODY!!! :eek:

    You don't want to get stung by that lil monster!
     
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  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    LOL! He has an entire series of allowing venomous creatures sting or bite him. A few that come to mind: Gila Monster, Bullet Ant, Cowkiller/Velvet Ant.
     
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Like scorpions, they glow under a black light. Attach a black light pointed down and ahead on your handlebars for warm season night rides. You'll see more creepy crawlers than you were unaware of before. :eek:
     
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  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    It's true....wanted to do something different. I do enjoy the ride out to Sierra Peak. Legs finally feeling good again. :thumbsup:

    Uneventful on the way up....just a bit breezy. Temps were cool, but I was comfortable in short sleeves.

    Somewhere on the way down, my Garmin decided it was a good time to take a nap and froze up. None of the buttons worked. Eventually it turned off and I was able to restart it, but it found the "space/time continuum" out in B* and jumped to a location farther down the trail. :mad:
     
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  11. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    This is delayed, but.. I rode my (friend's) bike last Sunday evening. Up the STT to check/enjoy the greenery and occasional mustard forest; down the Luge to look for a lost Garmin. Got passed on the STT by 2 shite-bikers. Rode slow down the Luge because I was looking in every likely spot for the Garmin.

    Then after cruising down Live Oak and onto El Toro, I made too fast of a right turn onto the sidewalk of Ridgeline and did a WWF body slam off the concrete. After regaining my breath and creaking out a few "yes I think I'm alright" to concerned motorists, I did a quick bike check and rode up the hill to home.

    Felt as if I broke my hip and shoulder, but opted to wait and see how it played out. After awhile I was barely able to stand up or walk w/o two canes. Monday sucked. Tuesday was better. Wednesday up and down. Today a little better still.

    I'd like to do some brush work on the STT, but it's gonna hafta wait a week or so. And yes, the bike appears to be OK.
     
  12. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    Quick pre-work run at Oaks from the grocery store lot. Up 3 B's, down Barham to Cactus, down Cactus, up Mountain Goat and down Chutes back to the car. Only a couple other bikes out there. Perfect weather and ride conditions. IMG_4373.JPG IMG_4374.JPG IMG_4375.JPG
     
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  13. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    That's not good! Heal up quick.
     
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  14. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Oh man, healing vibes. Falls are tough on our old bodies :thumbsdown:
     
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  15. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Summoning the gods of recovery to assist in your return to bike riding, Jim. Ain't that the way it goes? Primary danger over; guard goes down and sometimes we do, too. Speedy recovery with no residual issues is what I requested. Best wishes, pal!
     
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  16. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    It was the shite-bikes. They jinxed you worse than a black cat crossing your path... Heal up fast.
     
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  17. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    You're probably right, and to be honest, I'd rather see a moto. At least they're honest about their motors.
     
  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    We did have some excitement on the B*-Sierra Peak ride last..... @Faust29 had another part fail on his bike.
     
  19. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Thanks for the healing vibes, y'all.

    I'm doing the "cyclist, heal thyself routine." NSAIDs, ice, rest, PT, cool and warm water therapy, and house stuff (cooking, stairs, trash cans..) as possible. Hoping to ease back into work by tomorrow or Monday, which right now is painting and plastering.. :eek:

    I feel blessed that it's not worse, and that I didn't whack anything with my head.
     
  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    So he's a participant in the "Mtnbikej Bike Part Destructive Testing Service?"
     
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I'm not sure this one qualifies... :cautious: The strap on my underseat bag broke at the stitching. It was still attached by the seat post strap, so it dipped down and rubbed the tire on one of the downhills coming back from Sierra Peak. It sounded like an airplane, but I had a velcro strap that saved the day!

    And... The bag is still intact, and already re-secured to the bike until I find its replacement.
     
  22. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Whew .... :D
     
  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I did a short goof off ride this morning at GSC to make a brief video.

    miles: bloop-d-bloop
    ride time: bloop-d-bloop
    elevation gain: bloop-d-bloop

    https://www.pinkbike.com/video/469800/

    Hey guys, are there video tags available here?
     
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  24. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Burly!!!!!!! You're in an elite class of outdoorspeople now...
     
  25. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Naaaah. The real elite never get stung/snakebit/bear clawed etc. :geek:
     
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  26. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I am sure it qualifies. :) No MBPDTS denial, please. :cool:
     
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  27. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    That sounds dangerously close to cidiot status to me. :cautious:
     
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  28. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
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    I re-taped/taped over mine after I had that happen. Two layers of tape are better than the hassle.....
    .
    Ripley V3.0 ....group buy in the works!
    .
    .
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a magician!"

    That sucks. It seems most of us fall hardest when not expecting it. I guess that's damn near circular logic. Heal up fast. And I'm glad you didn't hurt your friend's bike. Perhaps one day...

    And yes, stay off the trail-work for a week at least. Hoping for quick healing and no injuries beyond the run-of-the-mill hematoma and/or muscle swelling.
     
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  30. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Pretty cool... But I have to admit I like the video from March 11th a lot better!
     
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