I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    @mtnbikej What new hoops, maybe looking for some 29ers as well?
     
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  2. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Wish I could have joined you but I was having some appliances delivered :)
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Nothing exotic.....she has 27.5+ on her Tallboy, so I got her a set of 29's.

    Arch Mk3
    Hope Pro 4
    DT Comps 2.0/1.8/2.0
    DT Alum Nipples

    Jenson price matched Tree Fort Bikes so it was hard to pass up the $66 per hoop price(normally $100)
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    So... Will the fat tires be going back on anytime soon? I saw her Strava times. :eek:
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It's 29er for the time being. :sneaky:
     
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  6. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I have been going back and forth quite a bit for my last few rides. I have to say though I do prefer the 29s for the majority of my riding.
     
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  7. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
  8. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Watching the San Gabriels appear out of the darkness with the sunrise, temp at 48; well into the time to hit it. Got up to the ridgeline above the SG valley and looked out at the tops of the San Berdos to the east and scanned across the Cajon pass to Azusa Cyn and then Wilson. Could see past the Grapevine to the north. The other side held the mountains dropping down to the sea at the "Bu. HB and the stacks at Magnolia dead ahead. Catalina laid beyond with the dip at the isthmus and to the far left and beyond San Clemente island rising out of the Pacific, clear as it's ever been. I could see past the point in Newport to the hills dropping into Laguna.

    I thought about the inland boys, and you foothill denizens, and the north county crew over the hill (literally not figuratively), those gearing up to hit the Susanas and all the OC folks getting on it near the south county coast or up into the CNF. I hope you all get some soon. I got mine early and I am beaming.
     
  9. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Always go to the inside part of a corner while stopped or climbing, you can drift to the outside after you are about 1/2 up, by then you can see around the chaparral. I have only seen two dudes ever take an inside line when going downhill. BTW the inside is the shortest, but the fast guys always end up on the outside because of all that momentum
    Happy single track trails
     
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  10. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    I saw the ridge trail appear on mtbproject recently. Been kind of wondering about it, apparently it rides out to the big A by Azusa canyon.
     
  11. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    I hit up Chino Hills today to retry the route that flatted my tires beach in September. Parked at carbon canyon near the entrance to CHSP, rode up telegraph to four corners, raptor/ridgeline to upper aliso. Up sidewinder, which from now on I think I'll reserve for down hill since I'm guessing out rides better that way. On to bane ridge, which was the first time I've done this trail. Really enjoyed it, although I found the drop in by the towers a bit tricky. Probably needed a little more speed, less brakes. South ridge was a ... that is one badass climb. I ended up walking a good portion, my legs were about done by this point.

    Finally got to try bovinian delight and wow, what a great trail. I think that is now on my top 5 list of trail segments. I just wish it wasn't such a pain in the ass to reach. Especially since it's over in 5 minutes. Then, back to the car.
    22 miles, 2800 feet.

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  12. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Second one looks like the potato chip jump that leads to the enduro line into mini Moab. I REALLY love that line.
     
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  13. Fanatic

    Fanatic Member

    Location:
    Corona
    Name:
    Aaron Brooks
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL
    You are right. I love that line into little moab. I still don't have the courage to do the gap jumps, but I am really enjoying rolling the rock sections.
     
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  14. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I finally got the courage, and the daylight last night. I hit the whole run down twice, and it was awesome!
     
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  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3
    This is a Life....behind bars cross-thread ride report: I rode my bike a lil bit this afternoon. :)

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  16. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    That metavolcanic matrix is melache, rain or shine baby!
     
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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Even in this thread you have to tell where. :rolleyes:
     
  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3
    Oh sorry, it’s SARA Park in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

    Pic #1 is Beer Bottle trail
    Pic #2 is Watershed trail
    Pic #3 is Sonny’s trail
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I rode my bike today! Town Trail to 2N08 to Skyline to Fern. 15 miles and 2000 feet. :thumbsup: Two days of skiing, and a nice ride on day 3... I was a little worried, as my head is completely plugged. But, once I got a couple miles up, it felt better. Mountain air, Baby! :thumbsup:

    My only other time on Skyline was the large IMTB group ride in July 2016. We climbed Fern to Skyline for that one. The elevation didn't look too different, so I decided to go the other direction and drop Fern. It was a good choice, and I'd do it again. It's probably a couple hundred feet more climbing on Skyline, but it's still a riot... Fern was a fun descent. Absolutely surreal seeing skiers while riding the trails... o_O

    Last time at this spot I had some creepy guy taking my picture while I was taking a leak in the bushes. @Mikie
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    Little Extra Credit to Grand View Point
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    I helped a mtb couple put out the fire that some jackasses left behind. Still burning. 50 yards from the sign. People suck.
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  20. Fanatic

    Fanatic Member

    Location:
    Corona
    Name:
    Aaron Brooks
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL
    Awesome ride Faust. I want to ride Skyline so bad, but I am going to wait for spring. Those pics are great.
     
  21. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hey Aaron,
    I guarantee you we will be doing a Skyline group ride in the spring!
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yeah, that and the cross. Apparently it is not possible to make it a loop, although at one time you could from what I gather. Access at the bottom off Hilltop closed off, in no uncertain terms. And I can't find any other way on Google Maps. I did some research after I rode it; this appears to be an unofficial route and the Forest Service doesn't recognize it either. Sure would be fun, though.

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  23. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    The problem with going down Sidewinder.....is you have to bypass Bane Ridge to ride that short amount of Sidewinder. It really isn't that bad after a few times. There just isn't a good way to loop it as a DH.
     
  24. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I have keys for that.
     
  25. FizzyCola

    FizzyCola Member

    Location:
    The soda aisle.
    Name:
    Dr. Thunder
    I rode the Fullerton Loop on Wednesday.
     
  26. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Henderson, Nv
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
    12 miles at Santiago Oaks today. It was coo! I had fun! Saw a big coyote at the bottom of hawk. And, a roadrunner scared the crap out of me at the bottom of deer. Fun runs down yucca and chutes ridgeline.

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  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    It's a really fun trail... It is more swoopy than anything else I can think of. You are always twisting, turning, rising, and falling. I wish I had a little more time up here to go farther. In hindsight, I should have skied one day and ridden for two. The trails are dry and dusty, but in really nice shape, otherwise.

    When you do make it up here, get help from a local. There are so many trails to choose from. I only did a short vanilla loop, but there are a lot of options.
     
  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Me too!

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    Just kidding... I would never. But I do own a pair of bolt cutters. :cautious:
     
  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3
    Those look just like the clippers I use to trim my T.Rex’ nails.
     
  30. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo, Ripley V4 & Timberjack
    Early morning Chino Hills ride. Rode in from Brush Canyon Park for the first time to hit the east side trails. It was cold at the start. The Garmin read 27 degrees. Up Aliso Canyon, South Ridge, Bovinian(which is in great shape) and then the Raptor/Faultline/Sidewinder loop back to Aliso Canyon and out. 21 miles, 1,972 feet.

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