I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    Rode w mtbbiker this morning....Holy Cornhole, what a freakin blast.........

    He introduced me to Squirrel Cage. Top of the trail is an intimidating rock section; he made me do it! "No excuses" he says. Yippee... I did it!! Ok, the first section only (baby steps).

    Next we hit Jump Line; I follow him into every jump - YAY!!!!!WOO!!!!!YIP YIP!!!!!!

    You guys gotta come out here and ride w us. :D
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    [strava]https://www.strava.com/activities/358997964/embed/190d86694108e990d2d2439ba4be16256d48765b[/strava]

    I rode today....actually it was Saturday.

    Left with grandiose plans for a 100 miler. Warm, damp, humid from the moment I departed.

    About 1/2 way up Blackstar I broke through the clouds and into the rising sun. At Main Divide, I was above the clouds.

    Dropping down Skyline I could feel the heat and humidity rising. Went down a ways and turned around. Back at Sierra Peak, with the intention of heading over to Chino Hills, I knew that as the clouds broke, it was just gonna get warmer and stickier. I decided that I preferred to be closer to home when that happened. As i began the climb back into Weir Cyn the sun came out and as predicted, the humidity skyrocketed. Climbing up Deer was proof I made the right choice. Did a couple of other extra credit climbs before heading home.

    Oh well, there is always next weekend.
     
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    ^^^What a disappointment "J" . . . :roll: ^^^
    ONLY... 69.4 Miles and 8,192 feet of elevation gain.
    We have standards here . . . ya know...
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I know....ended up in the penalty box yesterday for it....didn't get to ride.
     
  5. CarlS

    CarlS Member

    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Name:
    Carl
    Current Bike:
    Walmart $50 special

    That place is definitely on my To-Do list! but I need a bigger bike. :|
     
  6. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    I rode my 5-Spot (5.5 travel). That's all that's needed - you should have joined us Carl!!
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Commuted again today...about 32 miles total. And wouldn't you know it, halfway home the bike turned into a two-speed. Rear derailleur cable broke. At least it's mostly level and I had a tailwind today :)
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    What is a derailleur cable? :roll:
     
  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    You know...that thing that, when it breaks, allows you to be restricted to 50/11 or 34/11. Quad-busters. ;)
     
  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I rode today.....

    Again took advantage of OTH occupying a ton of riders in OC, so the trails are a little less crowded. :lol:

    Headed over to Oaks...was pretty hot, but a dry heat...sort of. Spent most of the time out in Weir Cyn were it was easily 15* cooler. Even dropped out the backside of the park for some extra credit. Was almost 9:00 by the time I got home.

    [strava]https://www.strava.com/activities/361525739/embed/ad0a0ef8e0de5af4a4098e89f703831abface7b8[/strava]
     
  11. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Ding Dong this morning the "easy way" - early start with Mike. Up O'Neil, Bell View and the lovely HAB up lower Bell Ridge. Ding Dong is loose and rutted, and tons of white knuckle fun :D One steep section my rear tire caught a rut and got me sideways (like I was doing a tail whip but still on the ground), and my attempt to correct it put me right into the bushes, even left a little DNA. The rebuilt shock worked well but somewhere near the bottom the seatpost blew and wouldn't come back up. :cry: Still, fun times and mostly beat the heat :) :thumbup:

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  12. CarlS

    CarlS Member

    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Name:
    Carl
    Current Bike:
    Walmart $50 special
    I thought you worked a 9-5 job inspecting welds in the searing heat all day? how did you find time to fit in a 5 hour ride???
     
  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I don't know what this 9-5 job thing is......6am starts...2pm quits....working local for once. :p

    Plus no kids....and my wife was out at OTH all day....and I didn't get home til nearly 9:00.
     
  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I think what he is asking "J" is have you ever really thought about finally committing to Mountain Biking... :wtf:
     
  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I fear commitment....maybe one day I will jump into this mountain biking thing with both feet.
     
  16. ddmansprty

    ddmansprty Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Santa Clarita
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel
    Managed to get two 8 mile rides in since we blew up the rocket and work has slowed down to a crawl.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.strava.com/activities/362159730" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.strava.com/activities/362159730</a>

    and

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.strava.com/activities/360632979" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.strava.com/activities/360632979</a>

    If things don't pick up soon, I just might start getting some real rides in/ need a new job!
     
  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Next time we ride together, you pedal with one leg! And no switching halfway through... That's for yahoos!
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Oh, the shame... Me and my broken finger were probably hiking in O'Neill when you were out there having fun. 7 miles and 900 feet... On foot! God, that sucks.
     
  19. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Knew you were disabled with the finger so didn't ask if you wanted to join the ride, but as we were struggling on the HAB up Bell Ridge a trail runner ran by us, thought maybe that was you, but I was too out of breath pushing my bike to even ask :?
     
  20. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    I love how everyone is using the term "yahoos" now ... LOL! It's such a great word that has such a humorous and loving connotation feel to it. :D
     
  21. MCB2K

    MCB2K Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Castle Rock, CO
    Name:
    Brian Kiggins
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc
    I rode my bike yesterday, and as someone pointed out, made a neat doodle... a dog with a really long tongue.

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  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    ^^^What site produces this Embed?^^^
    A lot more detail than STRAVA...
     
  23. MCB2K

    MCB2K Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Castle Rock, CO
    Name:
    Brian Kiggins
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc
    Endomondo.com... and I did a screen shot of my profile page.
     
  24. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    If Mikie ever gets a jersey, I vote for the "IMTB Yahoos!" design.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  25. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

    Name:
    mikie and robin
    Rode our classic 1996 Y's on a Marvel ous Beach ride. .. Santa Monica to Hermosa & back. .Thank you! ROBIN & [emoji15]

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  26. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I rode my bike tonight with a friend who has been overseas for a month. I love riding my bike, and socializing with friends. That is all.. :wave:
     
  27. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Shortest herzreport ever. You ok? :wtf:
     
  28. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Look at the one that started this thread. All is well. Looking forward to Saturday's ride with a few good friends and a few new friends. Bike is running great! :thumbup: :wave:
     
  29. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

    Location:
    .
    Name:
    .
    I got out for a quick 10.3 miles last night (1,128ft gain) at Oaks. Not a ride I'd normally post up about but it's always cool to run into rattlesnakes on the trail. This guy was a red diamond hiding in the bushes right near the Catus/Bumble Bee junction as I was heading up towards Goat. He was pretty wide but I couldn't get a good picture of the rest of him.

    Happy Friday!

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  30. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    I rode my bike twice today, once to work and once back home, even took the medium range route(although I seriously considered playing hookie and just riding my bike once with Mikie and Ed up on McGill except my truck was broke) Thats not the good part though. The good part is I left work at noon to spend the afternoon with the family(summer break is almost over and I haven't taken any time for the kid or the wife or the puppy :( so now is the time...) Decided to jam out to Ventura and take Rusty for his first trip to the beach. He really liked it and so did dad...Dad also had a tough time deciding what forum to post this in.

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