I Rode My Bike Today...

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



  1. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Made it to Pre Scott with 3hrs of daylight. Had a ride planned right from the Boys apt. Rode around Willow Creek lake into the Granite Dells. I researched these trails, they were dble black to Pro level stuff. I concur. I walked several drop and climbs. Nailed others. Want to try them again. Made it through into the Constellation trails which I have ridden b4 was running out of light so had to cut these short not b4 yard saling it into the rocks. A bump and couple of bleeders. Hit the hwy home. 11 miles 1000' of climb.
    For those of you that enjoy huge slabs of rough granite these are for you.
     
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  2. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Sunday afternoon ride around the hood

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  3. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    You killed it out there, sister! So glad that you and G-Reg could join us. Always more fun with the full Monte's :giggle:
     
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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I've fished on most of those boats!
     
  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Beautiful spring morning
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  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    ^ Which way did you go from there?
     
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  7. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Couldn't go wrong with either...;)
     
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    That is a fun group to ride with. :thumbsup:

    I did a quickie with the plus tires around Arroyo and Tijeras, with a little diversion to Waterworks. Last time down Waterworks I had the road bike with 28mm tires. The 3.0 Trailblazer was just a touch more fun. It would have been a great run, except for the group of little old ladies who questioned why I was on a hiker trail. o_O:eek::confused:

    20 miles and 1500 feet...
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  9. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Trying to ride more often after work even if it is the local Floop. Lately I've lost a solid 10 pounds and trying to lose 10 more. Flooped last night on the SS. Man I love not shifting. Only a few noobs out n about. Peaceful ride clearing my mind of the BS I put up with at work. Plus I wanted to test out the new fork. The old Minute sucked. Broken controls, stuck, leaking... Found a Markhor which is the current replacement for the Minute. 1.125" steerer, 9mm quick release, rebound, lock out, same size and most importantly same light weight.;) Wow controls that work! This thing is plush! Very linear. Probably too much so. Will monkey around with it later. Not a bad upgrade for a bike I don't want to sink money into. Only $200.:cool:
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  10. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Today was a great day to ride at night. It seemed like I was the only one out there which was funny. I got off work late and the temp at Rocky Peak Road was 94. It would be a nasty day on that ridge in the sunshine. I hope it will cool down so I can drop Humming Bird again.
    Happy first hot day of the year trails
     
  11. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    That was yesterday sitting in my computer. Today I rode the valley on my mtn bike. Gosh the amount of friction really sucks. Doing a bunch of miles on pavement lets you know how much energy it takes to ride the trails. I would have ridden my road bike but I put air in last night and my front was flat this am, so the mountain bike got a taste of pavement
    Happy maybe time for some E bike trails.
     
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  12. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Quote of the year...so far.:thumbsup:
     
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  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It's Tuesday.....it's a ride day. Looked at the temps out at the Oaks at 3:00 and it was 93*.....yeah....no. Waited.....then headed out at 4:30'ish. Still hot....still really dry. I was half way through my 1 bottle in the first 30 mins.

    The heat zapped my energy....with the later start, good thing I had only planned on a short spin.

    So that is all I did.......

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  14. SingleTrackJB

    SingleTrackJB Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    SingleTrackRider
    Rode 5 Oaks for 2nd time , managed to do it until the steps. Then i walked :thumbsup:. That trail is fun! There were at least 5 times i felt quite uncomfortable but as long as you have speed it seems ok. That drain on the very top is not well placed though! ;)
     
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  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
  16. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    5 oaks is classic.. just enough to scary yah but not kill yah!
    I've given up on car wreck... just too much price to pay for bad fall and not fun if you go too slow but 5 oaks still good at speed...
     
  17. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Never a dull commute...Four of em on the way home. Must be the new DHF cause I never had this issue with the plus sized Rekons.
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Mixed it up a little bit today. Instead of the usual Maple Springs / Motorway loop.....we went and rode in Tesla Land......er, I mean Shady Canyon.

    Someone....not me is doing a big ride on Saturday and wanted a shorter and easier ride today....so that is what was on the table.

    From Quail Trailhead, up Quail to Serrano to Camarillo to Stagecoach South to Willow...turn around, Stagecoach South(going North) all the way back to Nix, then West Canyon back to Serrano and back to Quail Trailhead. Did the Quail Wetlands Loop just to check it out.

    Saw a Bobcat out on Serrano, and this friendly guy on the Stagecoach climb to Nix:
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    Other than the headwind.....it was good ride.

    18 / 2600'
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Yep... 18 miles on some fun stuff. :thumbsup: Well, it was all fun except for the climb up Quail in the beginning. I almost lost my lunch. :gag: :p

    The Camarillo redesign is interesting...

    Toasty at the start, but cool and breezy by the end. :thumbsup:
     
  20. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    All these rattlers....
    Tastes like chicken!
     
  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    So soon? Commuting on the "safe" bike?? :whistling:
     
  22. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Is that a Red? Where is @ SnakeCharmer?
     
  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Yep they've been out in force for the last couple weeks around here. Even saw one this morning at about 6:30am while the temps were probably low 50's. I would have stopped and got a picture but my heart was already pounding out of my chest from pushing the stupid heavy minions and having a near head on with another rider at the butt crack of dawn. As for the safe bike I'll take dodging or waiting for a a few snakes to move any day versus bailing and stuffing my shoulder in to the ground again...
     
  24. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Dang, all these snakes around for you guys and not a single one for me so far. I did see three tracks up in Cherry a few days back, though.

    And, I did see a Federally protected, 4 foot long Rhinoceros Iguana at the Humane Society this afternoon. The species is considered Threatened.
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    You could have had mine. I didn't need to see it that close! :whistling:
     
  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Yes, a Lovely Red Diamond. I wish we had that species up here.
     
  27. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It was thick....really thick. Figured we would run across at least 1 on this ride, but I was expecting it stretched out across the trail.....not all wound up just off the trail.
     
  28. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Short ride on the fun but sketchy trails in Rosamond. 20+mph winds made it even more fun.
    Old pic of Rosamond ride because I didn't take any today.

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  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Sheesh, dude... those are definitely some share the trails moments!
     
  30. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Got out late, and had a meeting this evening at six, so I took a quick route up and over the hill to hit some dirt. Short bit of the good stuff on the GT. Wind was starting to blow pretty hard, so a lot of junk in the air. Can't complain.

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