I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Great Labor Day ride today. Mikie and Pat (psm) met up with me to ride Wildwood. Nice combination of single track, double track, fire road and a little chunk thrown in. Oh and some water crossings. We hit most of the good stuff all at a mellow pace. Got a little warm (mid 90s) towards the end. Pat has upped his game from the last time I rode with him.
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    I was having a pre-birthday lunch after the ride so I invited them over. Pat had to get so it was just Mikie, Jennifer and family and me for the pre-birthday celebration.0fe7d6fee65a8a7e492064a6b08043b0.jpg

    Jennifer's take on an MTB cake! What a great day!
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  2. Postal Pat

    Postal Pat Well-Known Member

    Name:
    patrick
    Current Bike:
    kona hei hei
    Nice to stop lurking and actually show up and ride, that was fun it was good to ride with you guys.
     
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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hah! I rode my bike today with the two knuckleheads above....... They kicked my azz! AND! I kicked my own azz! (infamous hill^billy quote)
    Serves me right for burning the candle at both ends...
    Most of this week, I never got to bed before 11:30 and one night after 2:00am working on the Forum. I sought professional help... for the Site!o_O Not Me!;) So now the site is set up to burn a back up copy of the entire forum at 3:00am every morning for safe keeping....

    Oh, sorry... what did I do today? OH! I rode my bike today. Got to meet lurker psm (which is dangerously close to PMS! :eek:yikes!) Pat looks like a version of Dusty Roads from ZZTop! I liked the look! Glad you finally came out of the lurker closet doood! Great to meet you and chase you all day!

    Ed was a great ride leader today and put together an azz kicker for me anyways! Thank buddy!

    ...Oh, and the lunch and cake? TOTALLY worth it. That German Chocolate Cake was supah moist. It reminded me of my moms cakes. That is my favorite birthday cake too! Thanks Jennifer!
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    On my way, on the 405...Whoops! Missed the 118!

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    Motely Crew! UPSed and psm... "Everybody's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man!"

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    UPSed trying to look stately as he chows a food bar...nice!

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    Getting ready for a descent...

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    THIS IS OUR LAND....AND THESE ARE OUR PEOPLE...Ha hah!

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    Birthday boy starting his run... Go birthday boy, go!
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Absolutely not! Most of my posts are tongue in cheek - and this was about continuing this loooong thread that I started because I didn't have much to say, nor much to report - just a nice weekday ride. It's great to read everyone's stoke on this thread - and gives us a place to "check in" without having to do an epic ride report. When I clicked on the thread of this title yesterday, it was only 4 posts long and not 40 pages. I thought it had disappeared! Mikie says it was a bug in the system through tapatalk.

    Robin, you are literally the last person on this site that could EVER be accused of intentionally doing anything even mildly mischievous (well, other than y, know, with Mr. McG ,well, ummm uhhh.... I better go now). :oops: :)
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Okay... this is not a double post or anything...
    I did happen to ride my bike AGAIN today as well, but with my awesome better half Cathy. We spun up O'Neil Canyon this evening cuz she got a New (to her) Bike!

    In fact it was Jennifer's (UPSed and Jennifer) bike sitting in the garage all lonely. I brought it home from Ed and Jennifer's and surprised Cathy with it. She was so excited that she demanded I set her up and we go for a putt up the canyon.
    Personally, I thought she was having sex with it. All I heard the whole time was omg......OMG.......OMG!

    Now hold tight and embrace for impact... It does happen to be a Specialized Stumpjumper, but it checked all the boxes and Ed and Jennifer were awesome to us on price! Cathy and I are very blessed to have such good friends!
    Thank you Ed and Jennifer! Cathy is freaking out happy!

     
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Congrats to Cathy! And those are my kind of stats :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Yay for Cathy...:thumbsup:
     
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  8. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

    Name:
    mikie and robin
    Awesomeness Cathy!
     
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  9. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    So glad it went to a good home and no one is more deserving!
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    I believe this was before her last ride on the Stumpy.
     
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  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    WHAT IN THE WORLD!?!?!?!?!? Mrs. Mc"G"?????? You sweet pea, have Diplomatic Immunity! :laugh:

    We had a software glitch...nothing more. just happened to start with your post here...

    Remember.....Diplomatic Immunity.... Can you say Diplomatic Immunity? I knew you could...;)
     
  11. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

    Name:
    mikie and robin
    Aaahhh thank you! for the Diplomatic Immunity. .was feeling kinda down yesterday as my bff smokey will be in hibernation soon. So went to visit him on our way to mt pacifico Sunday uploadfromtaptalk1441726605463.jpg
    He still wanted me to tell everyone to be safe out there in our forests. .Thank you! Hugs
    P.S.Mr. Watson I know how much you love my bff smokey [emoji4] [emoji7]
     
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Stoopid Smokey the Bear! Getting that "Full On" from Mrs. Mc"G".................:gag:
     
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  13. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Should've posted this yesterday but I was too busy gettn hammered for my brothers birthday!.......

    Wasn't even planning on riding Labor Day til late Sunday so I hit Luis up, and since he owed me a ride out my way we decided to hit up GMR Monroe Truck Trail and Colby Switchbacks, a first for him. Thanks for comin' out Luis bro!..... Had a great ride, 17 miles and 2700, done by 1030 just as the temps and heat were beginning to spike! Oh yeah and a rock must've dented my back rim which caused a flat, ugh, so now time for some new rims (perhaps a blessing in disguise ;))....

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  14. MCB2K

    MCB2K Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Castle Rock, CO
    Name:
    Brian Kiggins
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc
    I rode my bike Sunday... 34 miles including the 2 miles from the camper to the LBS in Moab to catch the shuttle.

    Here's a shot of one of the tasty drops on Porcupine Rim.
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I rode today with an old friend... His first time on a mountain bike. He had a blast... Especially coming down Live Oak in O'Neill!

    We only did 12 miles and just under 1000 feet, but I think he's hooked. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I know that drop! That is an awesome trail!!!:)
    Wish I could have been there...:mad:
     
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  17. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    According to the garmin, at 7am it was 68 degrees in Wood Canyon (Aliso), 82 at the top of Cholla and 95 at Top of the World around 8am (the garmin tends to overestimate when in the sun). Doesn't sound that bad I guess but it sucked all the energy out of me. I didn't do a second climb, just stayed down in the canyon. Glad I got out but don't think I'll be doing much the rest of the day :sick:

    Fairly clear today, could see Catalina in the distance....
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  18. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    I'll be riding my bike today on this:
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    I'm just waiting for a down pour any minute now so I'll get sweet, tacky dirt to ride when it's cooler. Yeah baby......
     
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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
    I rode to work today. The ride home may be...interesting.
     
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  20. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I rode my bike today. Wanting to do something semi epic on my birthday I decided on Golden Eagle. Met up with Luis in Santa Clarita and Tony met us at the trailhead. Nice climb up the fire road and the temps weren't bad at all. A little breezy on top and plenty of shade and shadows from the clouds to keep us cool. About 8 miles up Tony had to turn back for work related reasons. Appreciate him coming out to ride with me. Luis and I continued to the normal turnaround point. After a quick snack we headed back. On top it is rolling terrain but mostly downhill on the way back. We took a quick break at the top of the final descent and enjoyed the cool breeze with the thunder clouds above us. Lowered my seat 2 cm and let it all hang out! Was a little nervous after my crash on Sunday but shouldn't have worried. Nice clean run back to the car where a couple of 805's were waiting for us. Within a minute or two we started feeling some big drops of rain then the lightning surrounded us with the thunder happening almost immediately. Pretty intense. Nice drive back to Santa Clarita where I picked up my truck then Luis and I drove over to Chipotle where he bought me lunch! What a wonderful way to spend my day!b0431f6ca0a6f25861ab18fb8bdc5025.jpgdb44f557ed6430774c549567228a579e.jpg134d7ea6c8e63e5294889569ea5cad6c.jpg88c3ecb017b4993778c1507f4a1a34c9.jpg4e0d3cfac23aa0463f61277ca6bc2a82.jpg602bfc6f19927aa5bf4817d132452aab.jpg
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Happy Birthday, UPSed! That's a pretty nice way to spend the day... :thumbsup:
     
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  22. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    ^^^ I approve the above ride report ^^^


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  23. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Thanks for the pics Luis and thanks for lunch!
     
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  24. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I rode my bike today. Just a double out and back on a local fire road. Got a late start at 9:30 and finished around 11 and it was close to 100 already.
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    Ride profile approved by Madonna.8f86c8088a14e6ee749225372677f978.jpg
     
  25. GregMiester

    GregMiester Member

    Location:
    La Verne
    Name:
    Greg
    Current Bike:
    2014 Giant XTC Advanced 2
    Rode Bonelli today(it's my usual as it's only 2 miles from home) and did a couple laps on the Turn & Burn course...it was a bit humid and I'm finding I prefer cold weather riding any day over this Swampy stuff! I think I live in the wrong state.

    Came across some trail sabotage near the treeline trail part of the course too...


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  26. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Whoa, who's the awesome dog???
     
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  27. GregMiester

    GregMiester Member

    Location:
    La Verne
    Name:
    Greg
    Current Bike:
    2014 Giant XTC Advanced 2
    Random internet meme dog photo. That's the face I made when I skidded to a stop. (That's also the face I make when I pass people in the hallway at work)
     
  28. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I rode my bike tonight. Went to JRA to pick up their demo HD3 for tomorrow's Big Bear ride and decided to join their night shop ride. I was hoping for a nice mellow pace as I had already ridden once today. It was in the upper 80's and humid when we started. We rode from De Anza Park in Calabasas across Grasslands Trail to Mulholland Hwy where we picked up the Las Virgenes Canyon View Trail. The pace was brutal. A couple of riders actually had to pull over to hack. I'm glad I'm a slow climber as it prevents me from trying to keep up. We turned around about 5 miles in and headed back. A few riders had had enough of the fast pace and started dropping back. We regrouped a couple of times and all finished safely. Wish I was able to do more night rides.789ed2ee3229c7c4aad160aabd64a342.jpgde5c860dc028bbf36d602de72a4401cc.jpgaff691319b053d97b332c070cfcf7349.jpgce75a54db4053812be2f28eb1ebe2423.jpg342478b4980dd7c891f911a40a3a4454.jpg
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  29. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Night rides are FUN
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  30. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Mid-day FLoop. 11 miles and the usual 1k Ft of gain. Really hot today too. I drank 3/4 of my water bottle! (I often do the FLoop without drinking a drop but today was just too hot):cool:
     
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