I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    So frustrating to see these huge groups. Looks like most of this group were very skilled riders (despite a couple of crashes), but running 25 guys down an illegal trail and posting it is hugely irresponsible. Perhaps it should be pulled off this site too? Running 25 guys down the legal trails is bad enough, especially since Car Wreck is very popular with hikers these days.

    BTW - this is not the group I was referring to earlier.
     
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  2. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    That is not the group, although I did see that crew at Top of the World yesterday.
     
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  3. littlewave

    littlewave MTB Addict

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    What. The. F@ck.
     
  4. littlewave

    littlewave MTB Addict

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Also, I rode yesterday. Quick loop in LCWP. All legal. No video. No shuttle. No groups. No p-lines harmed.
     
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  5. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    I would love to ride theses trails, flying down like that ... but honestly...
    I'm done w pushing my boundaries... if u ride long enough u seen too many crashes...
    car wreck, five oaks is more than enough for me...
    going back to the floop hopefully today!
     
  6. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Awesome, kc, we have some skirts my old lady was gonna donate to goodwill... :sneaky::geek:

    Just a friendly raz, brother. :) Nobody needs any excuse to ride something or not. Whatever's good for you is good – period. :thumbsup: Now,...not riding because somebody else crashed? o_O:cool: Pad up, be careful and show em how it's done...on the floop if ya must! :D
     
  7. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Another loop from home. This time I went over towards Rocky Peak. Tapo Canyon/Chivo/Las Llajas/Seashells/Rocky Peak/Stagecoach. Now I'm thinking of a way to tie yesterday's ride and today's ride together. Seems it would be around 60 miles and 8k. Maybe on my next vacation.IMG_20180213_121309_346.jpg
     
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  8. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Where's Rossage?
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    Ok, another hint...
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  9. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    mike.. Never worn a skirt while riding bikes... Never! While riding bikes...
    I still like me my chunk and downhill speed... car wreck, 5 oaks, rattlesnake..all within reason.... stumps, telelonics .. etc.. just not fun when ur teeth rattle out from death gripping too much!!!
     
  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Did a quickie this afternoon, later than originally planned. Parked at GSC, where a lil' mtn bike hottie was gearing up, too. She got going before me, motoring up the switchbacks to the first lookout where I passed by her, greeted her, and then continued on to climb up and out and over to Cherry Canyon. Did the usually loop-d-loop through there. Encountered a cycling team of some sort, ages ranged from early to late teens and all of them were riding Rocky Mountain XC bikes.

    It's getting greener by the hour here now.

    8.21 miles
    1558'
    726 calories
     
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  11. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    We broke him. He'll never be "right" again.
     
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    A little normal, a little off the grid... 23 miles and 3500 feet.

    Literally every 50 feet on Black Star Canyon Road from the tree farm to the gate... Both sides.
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    Yep... This one dead ends at the creek
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  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    @Faust29, I assume that those holes were made by the local Indians of a past time? Are there any other signs of them from the past out that-a-way?
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    They are all over the rocks there... hundreds of holes.
     
  15. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I like Stagecoach, fun little trail in either direction.
     
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Any other types of Indian relics? Petroglyphs? Pictographs? Structures? Scalps? Motorcycles?
     
  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Slurpy machine?

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  18. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I’ve never poked around there. It’s 5 miles up Black Star...
     
  19. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb MTB Addict

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Marshall, Itchy scratchy, Marshall boooyah!
     
  20. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Fat Tuesday Golden Hour Floop spin.

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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Nice... Glad to see you posting here!
     
  22. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
  23. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Sexy. Paint on a bikini and do a layout. On the bike, shitty!!!!!
     
  24. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Waiting impatiently!
     
  25. AKAlan

    AKAlan Active Member

    Location:
    Van Nuys
    Name:
    AKA:Alan
    I took my monster cross on Mendenhall ridge on Sunday for the first time since before the Sand Fire. The closure signs are gone and there's an updated map at Bear Divide, but for some reason they haven't put the updated notice online. The road's in great condition, most of the side-wall slashing rock gardens are gone, even 700x32s would probably be okay up there right now. It looks like the grading went down into Pacoima Canyon, unfortunately I was only able to go in about 10 miles before running out of time and turning around.
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  26. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    We were going to make a hike our anniversary tradition but we chose to ride instead. We did a nice leisurely cruise on Backbone. The trail was a little tacky with the morning rain and in great shape. No better way to spend our anniversary.IMG_20180214_135552_281.jpg IMG_20180214_135552_275.jpg IMG_20180214_135552_295.jpg IMG_20180214_135552_298.jpg IMG_20180214_135552_286.jpg IMG_20180214_135552_289.jpg
     
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  27. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    I wanted to check out the Oakmont trails that @Cyclotourist always mentions. So after riding Crafton Hills Loop ,went over to Oakmont and did a scouting ride. Some nice single track over there. I'll definitely have to go back and ride more of it!

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  28. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    today i did west horsethief to trabuco, hoping for at least some tacky dirt. Despite a little bit of rain in the past few days, i've never seen that canyon so dry in february. There was some moisture in the soil, but not a lot. At least the weather was proper february cool and cloudy and it wasnt summer dusty. Still had fun, had it all to myself except for a rider doing the trabuco-bell loop with his dog and a handful of hikers near the end. Wouldve went up to yeager if the soil was tackier (and if I was feeling stronger-still not quite 100% after being sick. Jesus.). Maybe next time.
     
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  29. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    How was the West Horsethief hike? I haven’t been up it in awhile and need to try it before VQ...
     
  30. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    That is an amazing photo! :geek: :thumbsup:
     
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