I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Charge your lights....we are likely to be out from dawn to dark. :sneaky:
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I dunno about a death march +, but I'll probably ride up a mountain. Just don't know which one or which day this weekend. :cool:
     
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  3. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Today was an afternoon stroll through Santiago Oaks & Weir Canyon loop. Nice and warm with a good breeze. Up chutes, down cactus, up coachwhip, down deer over to and through the Weir Canyon loop. Took my time, checked out a couple off menu lines. Next time. Looped around and back out deer loop up to top of barham, down yucca. Up bumblebee and over to Hawk. Took hawk down and mountain goat all the way back up to Barham ridge. Down chutes ridge line and out the park back to Santiago Hills Patk. Most all of the trails are cut back now. Came across two other riders on the whole ride and zero snakes! 17 miles all smiles.

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  4. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Friday night a longtime friend of mine asked if I was riding the MTB on Saturday. (He went to the darkside years ago but still rides dirt). I said I was hoping to as I have had a cold all week. Woke up feeling okay so I decided to go for it. I met him at his place in Thousand Oaks and we rode road over to the Western Plateau section of Wildwood Park. It was mostly pavement and fire road with a few miles of singletrack thrown in. I think he's wanting to ride the MTB more these days. Ended up with 15.4 miles and 1888'.

    Today I woke up and my cold was even worse. I drank my coffee and ate a little breakfast and felt a little better so decided to do a quick ride. I didn't get started until 9 and it was already a little warm. Did the usual Albertson climb, part of China Flat, down Palo and Bones, some pavement over to and down Falling Star, Lang Ranch, up Green Beret, down Oak Canyon to the truck. As I rode I was feeling better so I rode a little farther than originally planned. Of course after I finished I felt like crap. Ended up with 19.3 miles and 3146'. 20170430_095839-1612x1209.jpg 20170430_103319-1612x1209.jpg 20170430_104100-1612x1209.jpg 20170430_104154-1612x1209.jpg
     
  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    @Luis was kind enough let join in on an Ojai ride today. There was 7 of us, including some OTBmbc members. A great bunch of guys and good times!

    After the ride, we ate at a vegetarian/organic food joint. I had an organic soda loaded with 40 grams of sugar! :eek:

    My Garmin unit says 4002' elevation gain.

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  6. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Volunteer in El Moro, rode the SS was still a little tired from the heat yesterday.

    Saw an odd thing... it was like a Caterpillar Jailbreak there was like 10 of them in 2 groups trucking across the trail on No Dogs.

    Who can tell me which Caterpillar this is?

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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    That is a Sphinx Moth carerpillar.

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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    There is that one ride from last summer that I need a little revenge with... That's a 10,000 footer! But I'd probably suggest starting and ending with tacos instead of at Harding.
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    :cough: https://www.strava.com/routes/7992517 :cough:
     
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  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I rode my bike today with my wife.

    Today was different.

    Today was a ride that was about 180* from my normal way of things. Today...I rode a bike with 26" wheels. A bike with 180mm fork and 100mm rear suspension. A bike with gears....including a FD. :geek::gag: Gotta say though, to go along with all that.....today's ride also included a bike with 2 chains, 2 stems, 2 sets of bars and 2 saddles.

    We did a quick ride to the Oaks this afternoon. Park was pretty quiet.

    More info in a few days on the rig.

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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    A mtb bicycle built for two? Testing it out, perhaps to buy?? :whistling:
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I have those plastered all over the front of my truck....wings stuck in all the gaps in the panels.
     
  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

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  14. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    @Danimal It is officially open! But not all of it. They let us keep Tunnel 1 and Tunnel 4 plus some other trails up on the mesa. And some other trails. But Tunnel 3/Rocking Horse, Tunnel 2, Tunnel 5 and the main mesa-top loop from top of Tunnel 4 to Rocking Horse were closed.
     
  15. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Went to a pretty intense demo yesterday

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    Lake hodges is looking nice and high. Its been years since this area was underwater

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    Idyllwild today.

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    Fun times...

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  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    That rig was made for PCE!
     
  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Won't make it around the switchbacks.
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    We should probably move this to the "I'm gonna ride" thread, so Herz can start washing his cat. By the way, which half do you want me to join? :p
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Is it official now? That's pretty cool looking...
     
  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    That's what cheater lines were meant for. :whistling:o_O:p:D

    ;)
     
  21. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Bike report to come in a day or 2.
     
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  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It would be like trying to drive a double dirt hauler down Lombard St in SF.
     
  23. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
  24. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Here is a short video of yesterday's ride. Unfortunately, my camera malfunctioned for about 50% of the footage I attempted to record. :mad:

    BTW, are there video tags here to use???

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  25. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Sedona zen. Fab views on twisty single track. Twists up and down, side to side constantly. Threat of exposure and cactii occasionally along the trail. Trails are all empty except for a few hikers, one got lost and asked directions. I am already a local
    Happy Vortex trails

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  26. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

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

    @knucklebuster On the Pivot it was the rear pad wore away to nothing - I lent my bike to a friend so he could ride with an out of town guest. They did Maple to Motorway, and the out of town guest must have fingered the back brake all of the way down motorway. When I started my Sunday ride with the bike, the rear brake was screaming, and I knew that I would need to change pads at the end of the day, but in the middle of stairs, it went metal to metal, grabbed and I skidded and had a bit of a tumble.

    On the Bronson, it was a fluid issue and the brakes were fading the deeper that I got into a downhill.

    Total user error in both instances.

    T
     
  27. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Rode Skyline yesterday With Redwoods. 25 miles end to end. Saweeeeeet! No snow on the trail! 68*
     
  28. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Good to know! We are scheduled to be up there Mother's Day weekend.
     
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  29. no worries

    no worries Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Brad
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    I tried TNA for the first time this weekend. Some of the stuff near the end was just too much for me, I'm not too proud to say. Line choice being dictated by heavy brush and visibility, and the cost of failure looked like a pretty good tumble down a rock chute. Was riding solo, so doubly cautious. Beautiful trail though, especially the ridge out to it. I may graduate to it someday. Maybe not :)

    So in somewhat the same vein I tried Hawk last night at Oaks and cleared it in one go. There are definitely places things could go wrong, but in general that's right at the top of my technical level. Really fun and I look forward to dropping it again soon!

    Unfortunately the helicopter came in for a lift off Chutes. A solo rider (49 yr old male running a nice looking Giant hard tail) went down with a compound leg fracture on one of the drops. Answer to 'how bad is it?' was 'Recoverable' from the OC fire guys keeping us off the trail at the top. Healing vibes to that guy. I tell you the lift out seems pretty damn scary on top of it all. Whew. Be safe everyone.
     
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  30. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    My wife was just asking me this morning what the deal is with all the air lifts out of the Oaks lately, especially on Chutes. Told her it was riders taking the trail for granted.
     
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