I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    J did what to his bike?! :eek:
     
  2. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    @George and I rode around Kenneth Hahn Park. Lots of hikers out, but the hero dirt made it worth it. 8mi 1200'
     
  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Great ride...but I still prefer going from the Black Star side. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    But no snow and ice on that side...
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    That might be true....but on days like today, Blackstar wasn't an option.
     
  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Hey - I've golfed there on numerous occasions! And ice skated on that lake too!
     
  7. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    Bronson CC v3
    Good times! Thanks for indecisively hitting me up! ;) @littlewave great meeting and riding with ya. Hope we get to shred the gnar again sometime soon. :cool:
    Here's our run down TnA. Bikes...and gimbals are fun! :eek:
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Wasn't feeling a big ride today....so the plan was to head out in search of snow.

    While it was cool when we started from the Tree Farm, the temps weren't too bad heading up Silverado. Over the gate at Maple Springs and begin the climb up. So much better when the gate is closed.

    I was overdressed at this point. I had dressed for the 25* temps at the Peak. While we weren't fast going up Maple Springs, it went by in not too much time. Was happy as we got towards 4 Corners and the temps came back down. Lots of bikes out. Passed a few ebikes on the way up....the road was closed to motorized vehicles, don't know why they thought they were special.

    Ran into a couple guys I knew at 4C. They had just come down from the Peak. Asked how far up for snow...he said most of the way up...and it was cold. So we settled on just going out to Modjeska Peak. We bottomed out at 30* before reaching the turn around point. A little bit of snow/frost/ice on the ground. Hands were nearly frozen, even with winter gloves on.

    Back at 4C we headed on over to Motorway. Dropped into the first DH on Main Divide and was splashed with mud and water. It would be that way most of the way across. We did run into @Bryon along the way and the group got a little bigger. Couple of soft and spongy spots before Motorway.

    Short break at the top of Motorway. As we were discussing the trail, I realized this would be the first trip down on the new SS. I didn't push on the climb, but once over the top I just went. I didn't think I was pushing the pace. Slowed up a few times when I encountered hikers. Otherwise I just let it roll. Down towards the bottom I could see the rider that was ahead of us, so the chase was on. Caught him at the moto barrier. Kinda took my time going over as I was chatting with the other rider. Down and out and bottom. The other 2 were a ways back.

    Uneventful roll back down Silverado.

    Now I took 1:02 off my PR....my rolling time was another :31 quicker than that.....on a 12:00 DH. There is still time to be dropped.

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  9. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Dang it , looks like killer riding conditions and I have the f'in flu!
     
  10. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Not much to add. Fun morning. Nice meeting you @tbarnesarc
     
  11. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Damn!!!!!! Some season it's been, sorry you got it. Hang in there dood. :geek:
     
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  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Holy-moly, 14 PRs today. Mix of climbing and descending. That included a ridge line that kinda freaks me out a little that I dropped in and rode the whole way (and PRed!). Really windy, but not miserably so, and protected in the canyons. And a LOT of riders out. Looks like a lot of people were out! I was going down a trail I've always kinda' liked, and some guys were coming up. They said I should climb it and take another one down. Good advice, as the other trail (Rattler) was a blast to ride down, with big huge banked berms that let you open it up. I tried to get not one, not two, but three guys to ride with me, and nobody was available, so did it all solo. 19 miles/19k ft over 2:20. And forgot my water bottle so had to find some well-placed fountains on the ride!

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1436936434/

    Above-mentioned ridge line:
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    Erosion-generators:
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    View back home:
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  13. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    And i havent been sick a day from august '16 till jan '18. Both of the times this season we got some rains and hero dirt-denied! Been coughing off and on now for 8 weeks.
     
  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    There was a lot of hikers out yesterday when I was riding also but I didn't see another rider. I did see plenty of fresh tire tracks in the hero dirt though, so they had been there earlier.
     
  15. Bryon

    Bryon Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Bryon Walsh
    Current Bike:
    Giant XTC
    @Faust29 and @mtnbikej , awesome riding with you guys. It was cold up at the peak. Nice temps on main divide and a fun run down Motorway. Great day on the bike. Oh and I got some snow pics.

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  16. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I rode my bike....yesterday. I went to go visit @herzalot 's neighborhood to check out the massive crowds and wouldn't you know it, I saw not one hiker or biker on any of the downs we did. Oh and the dirt was soooo magical, makes me want to split work and go get some more before it all dries out!
     
  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Why, how is that possible? Please explain. :whistling:
     
  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Soooooo.....did you hit up SJT?
     
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  19. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Nope. We did domestic chores instead, Oh Boy! Oh and I made 15 bean soup! Soooo tasty! Plus I Decided to change the wheels out on Rox's beach cruiser and do other bike/garage related stuff. Thanks for the intel tho! :thumbsup:
     
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  20. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I always lose count at 14. I heard they make you faster, tho. :whistling:
     
  21. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I know what you mean! It took me several times to get all 15 counted.

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  22. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    I’m no accountant, but I’d say there’s more than 15 in that bag.
     
  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    He was having a dream. Hopefully, he has woken up now!
     
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  24. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    No dream, well, the dirt was dreamy. :thumbsup:
     
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  25. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    Bronson CC v3
    Here's yesterdays run down Lizards with @littlewave and @herzalot from our ride. Tried to stay close to Brett which turned out pretty cool. :thumbsup: That same premise didn't work out too well with herz because he smoked me. o_O

     
  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    ^When you were rolling through the partly shaded canopy, it looked like you are traveling at light-speed because the light shining through became streaky. :cool:
     
  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    30'? :whistling: OK, sonny boy. You keep tellin' yourself that! :speechless:

    Cool little video, @tbarnesarc. Always entertaining to hear your commentary, and stoke. :thumbsup: :cool: You were getting on the pedals in the slalom section. Nice work.

    As I was viewing, I kept thinking of @Runs with Scissors and how he would probably love the canopy section, and the slalom section after the HaB. Honestly, who doesn't?
     
  28. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    Bronson CC v3
    I was though... @SnakeCharmer :eek: It's amazing what a simple thing like an ND filter does to GoPro footage i.e. motion blur. Was stoked on how that came out for sure.;)
     
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  29. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
  30. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Yeah, that looked cool!
     
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