I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I'm not worthy of the "zilla". Yet. ;)
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Getting there.
     
  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    That makes sense, I get it, thanks!
     
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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Ed, when you gonna get a SS? Im gonna go sample my bud’s SS this afternoon.
     
  5. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I already have one.

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  6. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I think you need to come out for a ride. Soon. :D
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That is awesome. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    I friggin wish I could man. I just threw my back out again saturday morning (for the third time this month) while putting my underwear on. I was like 75% recovered from the last event I had 3 weeks ago. It's been a month since I've been on the bike. It's been a struggle for me the last month and I hope I will soon be able to put this behind me.

    Meanwhile, I shall bide my time by consuming ALL OF THE BIKE RELATED INTERTUBE CONTENT. No but seriously... I'm so bored. I've rebuilt every bike that I own twice and now they are all perfect lol.
     
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  9. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    Well, since you're bored, I'll help you out and drop a couple of my bikes by...................:)
     
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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Nope. You know what I meant.
     
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  11. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Fantasy Island, 8.2 FAST miles.

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  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I was spent from two pedally type rides today so I didnt have the gas to do a lil trail ride sampler on my friend’s SS. What I did do for the ride I posted above is match his SS cadence as best I could by choosing and sticking with the closest gearing on my drivetrain to his 32x21. I rode his tail almost the entire time and around the last mile, my bad knee starting hurting so we finished at a good time for me.

    SS interests me, thats all I can say at this point. :D
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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


    That's what I said... Like 10,000 miles ago.
     
  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Fantasy Island is almost completely flat, no?
     
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Mostly flat. Quite a bit of out of the saddle short hills to burst up. Not like So Cal. No sustained climbing.
     
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  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    That is why matching the SS cadence was not to difficult. It definitely changes when you have to start climbing.

    But I'm glad you are intrigued. :thumbsup:
     
  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Staying with him on the flats was no different than pushing it a little.

    In any event, I dont think my knee could handle it anyway.
     
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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Quick spin yesterday to see how the legs felt after Vision Quest... 15 miles around the flat part of the Rwanda ride. On the little climb above Coto on Chiquita Ridge, someone built a little single track go-around. It's all of 150 feet long, but it was fun. :thumbsup:

    The actual trail is steeper and looser than it looks in the picture, and this part of the course usually has the 50s and 25s running together. I can't count how many of the 25s I've seen spin out and go down on this little climb.

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    I also ran into Jerry, who is the mountain lion king of O'Neill Park. Great guy... His mountain lion videos and pictures are amazing.
     
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  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Suz and I headed out for our Tuesday afternoon Oaks ride.

    She said she wanted to do a similar route to what I did on Sunday. She also said she wanted to ride down Hawk.....how can you argue with that.

    We met up with our friend who joined us for most of the ride.

    Up Goat, up BumbleGoat, up BumbleBee, down Yucca, up Coachwhip, down Barham, down Cactus, up BumbleBee, down Hawk, up Oak, down Peralta, up Oak.

    Suz was pretty much done at the bottom of Peralta, but with a small nudge she did one extra climb up Oak.

    17 / 2600’

    Good ride
     
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  21. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    I'ma tired :sleep:
     
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  22. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Some Taco Tuesday ride stoke:


    Recent Eagle Scout project installed pavers on this descent. Turned out pretty good for a city open space park
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    Continued on to the Tunnels, a pretty unique local canyon full of dwarf oaks
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    Got back up top just as sun was going down. Imminent construction will soon kill part of the trail network.
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    Another Eagle Scout project
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    Another tunnel of brush
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    tacos...
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  23. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    You are doing it wrong bro.
     
  24. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Yesterday I did a nice spin on Backbone from Encinal to Mishe Mokwa and back. The air was clear and the views were spectacular.

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  25. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Just a short 3.5 miles up live oak to the vista and back to my car on the glen ranch side.
     
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  26. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
  27. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I don't think you did. :cautious: That's not what you do. :rolleyes:
     
  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Got back into the Weds usual.

    Hit up Maple Springs to Motorway with @Faust29

    Pretty breezy and quiet on the way up. Not fast....not slow. Bugs not an issue.

    Pretty breezy and quiet on the way across Main Divide.

    No KOM on the Motorway tonight. Still fun, but slower.

    Got around without lights.

    Good ride
     
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  30. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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