I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Jordan May
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon
    Steve good meeting you today and thanks for joining me in the loop. I’d post a photo but well it’s the same one you did. Ha. See you out there again soon.
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Welcome to IMTBTrails @JordanHMay


    How ya been?
     
  3. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Jordan May
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon
    I’m doing good J. Steve was telling me you two ride together often. I’ve been doing a lot of road miles this year but getting back on the mtb more lately. Looking to do some bigger rides this summer in new areas. Hope all is well with you it’s been a while.
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Welcome @JordanHMay ! Ride a lot, write a lot!

    I get the sense that you are yet another massive mileage, mega climber, so you'll fit in with the bulk of the frequent posters on this site.

    Others, like myself, don't comprehend what makes your type tick. But good on ya!
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Another Tuesday.....Another Tuesday @ the Oaks.

    Today I was solo. Headed out a little after 3:00 and it was on the toasty side. Didn't feel all that great the first hour. Eventually that wore off and I started to find my groove. Chased the @trailslayer down Chutes Ridgeline. The last hour turned into social hour.

    Would have been able to get more in...but ran out of daylight.

    Lots of people out.

    25 / 3600'

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  6. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    nice picture! Milking the daylight...
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Social spin to Old Camp and back down the Luge with @mtnbikej and @guywhodoesntdoforums. Nice evening up there...

    17 miles and 3000 feet.

    Top of Goat Hill...
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  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    :eek:

    That's cheating!

    :D:rolleyes:;)
     
  9. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Good job, riders :thumbsup:


    I woke up in some nameless drainage with my tent fly iced up and hose frozen. Slow departure, but attacked every climb on the trail until my motor said enough. Hit the Grand Canyon Highway (closed to auto traffic) for some nice paved miles into Jacob Lake. Guessing 25 mi. total.

    Big ditch from Kaibab Plateau:

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  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    This has a jillion interpretations. o_O:Roflmao

    Sounds like the ride is everything it's supposed to be, @mike. :thumbsup:
     
  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Yeah, yeah, yeah....I knew the pace was going to be social, so I brought the social bike.

    I did cheat on the earlier climbs....even dropped into the 42t cog for a minute. :whistling: Then again, I did pedal the last mile to Old Camp in the 34x24....not bad for a 31 lbs squishy bike. :cool:

    The run down from Old Camp to the Luge wasn’t as fast as I thought it would be...I found a lot of those turns to be pretty slippery.

    Gave a couple of riders a head start down the Luge and tried to chase them down. To big of a lead, caught one of them at the bottom of the climb out.

    Fun ride nonetheless.
     
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Thursday Night Black Star Social... Just two of us, and we made it up a little quicker than the normal social pace.

    It physically hurt to put the gears on. Then it physically hurt to drag them all the way to Beeks. Too complicated. :gag: :p
    @mtnbikej got them shifting smoothly for me in the parking lot before we headed out... :thumbsup:

    On the way back down we passed a pretty young lady squatting in the dirt for a photo shoot. Her top did not seem to fit properly :whistling:, and it looked like there was going to be a motorcycle involved at some point. Not sure why, but my heart rate spiked through that section. Oh, the things you see out there... :oops:

    17 miles and 2200 feet.

    Something seems wrong in this picture. And it will be rectified immediately after the Rwanda ride.
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  13. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    I ride all the bikes!
    Shake down ride for the Rwanda 50. This thing flys.
    Brand new CC Blur.
    Everybody got their bike dialed?

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  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    My bike already knows where it has to go, and when I turn the pedals the wheels turn. What else could I need? :thumbsup:
     
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  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Do these gears make my butt look big? :oops:
     
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Looks fast just sitting there!
     
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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

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

    Whoa whoa whoa...do I see a Ti Nitride chain there???? You'll have to shorten it after Rwanda. :whistling:
     
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  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    My bike has gears, and I like it like that!

    Got home, had a cheese and olive plate, took a nap, went for a ride. Not a bad life. Found one of my favorite trails that has been seriously neglected and overgrown for a long time has had a lot of love put into it. Totally rideable although just a touch sketch in a couple places. Maybe it's just me.
    Great time out this evening!

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  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    With those stats, it's like you have your own private FLoop!!! (Not Idaho) :p
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Slow and steady wins the race...
     
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  21. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Enjoyed riding up Blackstar this evening. Saw @mtnbikej and @Faust29. Just past Hidden Ranch, saw a Rattlesnake.:)

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  22. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Did my local loop. Although not from my door. My spouse is concerned of street riding because of all the crazy drivers around. Quick drive to heritage park in west Covina and set out from there. Only a 4 or 5 minute ride up Grand to the trail head.

    This trail was graded earlier this year, which left it very wide. Now is back to singletrack due to growth. Dirt is in great shape though.
    Really need to practice my switchbacks.

    For the first time ever I met another rider on the singletrack.
     
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Forgot to mention I just about rode over a slithery serpent of the fanged variety. It was on the trail as I came around a corner. Surprised us both, and was luckily going fast enough for him/her to not do anything about it. It was redish and not super big/fat. First sighting of the year for me.
     
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  24. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    I rode my commuter to work today. 6.4 miles, 159ft of elevation gain. First time I've ridden something other then the stationary bike in 34 days (but who's counting?). Back feels good, I think it's time to do a little blackstar feeler on the dirt this weekend to test the waters.

    Such a relief to be getting back into riding again, I'm sure my wife will appreciate the relief from my crabbiness. :)
     
  25. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Easy paced spin up Albertson with a lap of China Flats and back. Should be good to go tomorrow.

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  26. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Jordan May
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon
    Quick spin up to Beeks this morning. Chilly at the bottom, nice and toasty at the top.

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  27. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    So these are from last weekend....

    Headed up to Idyllwild. HUB system late afternoon Saturday. Found some trails I hadn't been on before...

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    Awesome views up there
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    And then the most unreal lighting after sunset. No filters here...
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    Next day I rode Hurkey Creek. Had heard it is partly ridable again.

    Gorgeous place...Climbed up Keen to May Valley
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    Came across this fat Pacific Southern daring me to pass him
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    Pano. Lots of fire damage evident in places
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    I climbed all the way up to Southridge TH and then back down, hitting some of the side trails on the way
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    Big nuts
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    Water in Socal
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    A few trees down in here
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    Giant yucca
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    Forgot how much fun the place was, great mix of buff forest singletrack and tech granite
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  28. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    wow.. some awesome pictures. thanks for posting..
    one downside of having a cheap phone.. photos suck..
     
  29. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Rode my bike at Tapia canyon near Castaic lake last night. I guess you can say the theme was made in the USA night ride.
    First off, James Voshell from Ethos Components brought his helmet lights for people to borrow and use in a real world environment.
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    Continuing with the made in the USA theme, Bobby Acuña the FOES racing sales manager brought a couple of Ridgebacks to set some new PRs on.
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    Bobby was on the 27.5 and James got to ride the 29er and I was left eating dust trying to keep pace in the downhills.
    A couple of more shots of the 27.5
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    Next ride will be Friday May 4 at 6:30pm at the animal shelter 31090 Charlie Canyon Rd

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  30. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Did a fire road (mostly) cruise through the Puente Hills today.

    This ride has been on my radar for a while, begin at powder canyon and follow the schabarum skyline trail to Turnbull. Today was the day.

    Lots of climbing, both ways. Some street crossings (with optional sketchy tunnel inner the road), saw a coyote...

    There is one section of singletrack that follows the street along the Hsai Lai temple, albeit is about 10 feet below street level and tree covered.

    Finally ended at the cow trail in the Turnbull trail system. Hit that up, then up workman ridge fire road, and headed back the way I came. 19 miles, 3900 feet.

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