I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    George!

    I've known him since the VW days.
     
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  2. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    Quick afternoon ride at El Moro with a buddy. Lizards, Boat, Cow, Old Emerald down and up & Fenceline with the requisite fire roads to connect. I’m really liking this new Ripley! 13.1 miles, 2,170 feet.

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  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
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  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Member

    Location:
    Corona
    Name:
    Aaron Brooks
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL
    I got a picture of a bobcat yesterday in Chino Hill on the Dragon's Blood segment. The cat was jogging up the trail as we were descending.

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  5. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Secret privateer Enduro team in development. I'm thinking we should be named Black Huckers ;)

    Yup! I have lured him away from crit racing and back to the dirt. I'm trying to get him to join this site next.
     
  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Excellent plan there!
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Quickie ride this afternoon, between things that needed to get done. Did a GSC/Cherry Canyon combo but I ran out of time and was unable to do the full loop through Cherry. :mad:

    Bikes is FUN!

    7.21 miles
    1385'
    638 calories

    And, perfect riding temps! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Fanatic

    Fanatic Member

    Location:
    Corona
    Name:
    Aaron Brooks
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL
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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
    Parked at Trail's End off Chapman, unloaded the Kona, rode to Beek's Place. Caught @Grego just past the B* gate and rode up to Beek's with him; the wind through the canyon had slowed me down and I was a couple minutes late to the party. Great climb, wind sucked, it was howling at the top so I turned around. @Grego said he was continuing on to at least Hagador on his Pushme-Pullyou contraption. :thumbsup:

    Good ride, not fast. Lots of folks out "hiking" and taking up the entire 15+ foot width of B*. o_O Oh well, I wasn't in a hurry. Luckily I had a tailwind for most of the ride out of the canyon back to Trail's End. 32 miles and 3,300 feet of gain. Bikes are fun!!

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  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    M*A*S*H/Millennium with @Mikie and @Voodoo Tom. Trails are in great condition. A little windy but tolerable. Thanks for coming down guys.20180127_110615-2016x1512.jpg 20180127_110742-2016x1512.jpg 20180127_110933-1612x1209.jpg 20180127_111213-3024x2268.jpg 20180127_111834-1612x1209.jpg 20180127_111916-1612x1209.jpg 20180127_111921-1612x1209.jpg 20180127_114935-2016x1512.jpg IMG_20180127_140506_813.jpg
     
  11. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Yep! I left the Treefarm at 10:15 as planned. No sign of @Runs with Scissors but as soon as I hit dirt I hear a comment, "Nice contraption". Yay, company, it was Mark. We cruised with a nice social pace. About half way up B* I get a text from @Faust29 , they're already at Beeks and moving on. :confused: Well at least I don't have to worry about slowing them down now. ;) We continued to Beeks. Seemed to go by quickly. At Beeks the wind was crazy. I tried to send as text to Steve to check the wind further up but the phone would not connect. Mark was not planning on Motorway so he went back down B*. Thanks for joining Mark, great riding with you again! My contraption was working well and I still had energy so I committed to at least Hagador. For the most part the wind died down imo so once past the old Hag there was no turning back. Great views on Main Divide. Motorway was especially interesting on the full rigid. Don't get me wrong, the bike looks like it has a suspension fork on it but trust me, it's rigid. :poop:. All in all a good day on the bike.:thumbsup:.
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  12. Big Clyde

    Big Clyde Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Harley Phillips
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Big Pine.

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  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I did a local tour of Verdugo Mountain. Climbed La Tuna, rested at the lookout, then headed East along the motorway. There is a way down that I have always wanted to try but until the recent fire here, the fire road was completely grown over. Well, not anymore. It was just plowed this week. I had no idea what I was getting myself into but it didn't take long to see. It basically drops, and I mean drops, down the face of a steep mountainside. Multiple sections of easily 30 degrees or steeper for 100s of feet. Loose and chopped up but not as squirrely as it looked. It was both scary as hell and fun as hell at the same time. I walked a few of the sections but it's completely doable for the guys with Brahma balls. Someone had already plowed the way down on two wheels so I followed those tracks as much as I could. It is hero dirt and it seemed to cradle my tires as I descended.

    11.81 miles
    1985'
    944 calories

    The OTB guys (hello @Luis) should add this descent to their Verdugo Mountain rides. The junction is just East of the Skyline intersection on the motorway. It dumps you out in Whiting Woods.

    There is already some wildflowers starting up along the motorway and I saw waves of migrating Painted lady butterflies. Too early for that and it is concerning because there is no Thistle growing for the bflies to lay their eggs on. Nature is so confused! :eek:

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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Wow.

    You don't come out of the shadows often, but when you do... :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  15. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    THAT! Is an awesome pic! Major Kudos...

    Rode my bikey too! With @UPSed and @Voodoo Tom .
    Wrote a ride report as well.
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  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    We didn't do the math so well! Sorry we missed you out there!

    We rode a little today. http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/thr...017-vq-and-cc-thread.5296/page-16#post-117220
     
  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
  19. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I had to attend the annual USFS, all day, mandatory volunteer training in Corona today. I considered a couple after-meeting ride options and chose to check out Coal Canyon, since it's maybe my favorite fire road climb in the Cleveland. I was pleasantly surprised by its condition, seeing as the Canyon Fire went through the lower part of it. Wind was howling and alternatively hitting me from all directions, which made the climb even more interesting.

    Temps were good, views were outstanding, and I had just enough time to get to the top of the main ridge (that connects to Sierra Peak) and back down to my truck at Green River before dark. Saw two hikers with their dog, but otherwise had the whole climb and descent to myself. Ribbons of headlights and tail lights lit up the 91 as I descended, and there was a strong headwind to buck back up the bike path to the truck.
     
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  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm about due for another trek up Coal Canyon my own self. :gag:
     
  21. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    It's mostly in great shape right now. Maybe even Sutra-esque on the climb if you've got low enough gears, but more hard-tailish on the descent?
     
  22. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    First ride on dirt this year. I met a cool group of friends of friends but had to cut it short towards the top of mtt so I could get to a child’s birthday party. Down at the rock garden towards the end I saw a big group of cairns that looked cool and was thinking of stopping for a picture just as I otb’d. As I was falling my handle bars twisted and I realized I was about to impale myself through the neck...
    I thought “ if I’m found dead by some foraging hippies this will be the saddest death ever.”
    The bar ended up thumping me just below the the neck.

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  23. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Too close for comfort! Glad the hippies were denied the find...

    o_O :eek: :poop: :eek:
     
  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yikes! :eek: That's gnarly and waaaaaay too close for comfort. o_O
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    And we actually left about 15 minutes late... But it never felt like we were pushing. We took it really easy up Harding, and then made good steady time for the rest.

    Eagle was in great shape, except for some of the loose turns. You would really like that one.
     
  26. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I think I would, too. Gotta check it out. Maybe a Bedford/Eagle loop.
     
  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Starting from the Corona side, that is probably the "easiest" loop... Another option would be an out and back. @singlespeedrider has climbed it a bunch of times- including yesterday.

    You'd have the miserable little HAB at the beginning to gain legal access to the trail, but then it's a smooth climb...
     
  28. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I don't mind a little HAB, so that's a good option. I'm thinking B/E loop to see 'em both on one ride, so far I've only ridden Skyline on that side. I also wanna try Indian Truck Trail, but I'm not sure about Coldwater or East Horsethief. :eek:

    Definitely on my exploration list is Sycamore and points south and east.
     
  29. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I've gone down Bedford... And the thing that struck me was that there was a fair amount of "up" at the beginning of the downhill, but then it was just twisty fire road. Indian Truck Trail is a tough climb. My memory may be clouded, because that was a really long day, but I'd rank it at least as difficult as Harding to climb. Probably worse.
     
  30. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    Blackstar to eagle and back up skyline gets you the eagle descent. I have also done blackstar, skyline up eagle motorway loop a few times. I enjoy the ckimb up eagle but it’s tough. From the new legalish start it’s only 3.3 miles and 9.1 average grade.
     
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