I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    I rode my bike today.
    It was Golden
    At least one person was using Eagle
    One guy named Mike
    One guy named Alex
    It was bromatical

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  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    ^ Details! Details! ^
     
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  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Short spin around the 'hood chasing this roller derby chick.
    1.2 miles
    0'

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  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    I love Trail 100!
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    It's totally obvious you sandbagged your weekend prediction....you didn't hit the FLoop even once! :laugh::rolleyes:
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Monroe Truck Trail Solo up and back. Felt great to get out on the bike after a looong week. MTT is good flow, a little bushy, but very manageable. I hope Tuesday goes well.
     
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  7. SingleTrackJB

    SingleTrackJB Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    SingleTrackRider
    Very very nice pics !
     
  8. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    The weekend is not over yet...:whistling:
     
  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Not gonna' lie: I skipped to the crash! Looked like you walked away from it!


    Santa Cruz Club!
     
  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    It's pretty cool that I know so many names there!


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    Including #1!
     
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  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    @Luis pee’d on the trail!
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    :eek:
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I rode my local trails today with @Cougar. Holiday morning in Aliso means crowds. Today, we couldn't even get to a trailhead due to some sort of running event in Aliso Viejo. All left hand turns were blocked from the park north past Aliso Creek, Pacific Park, Moulton all the way to Carlotta. We had to go up to El Toro and find our way to Canyon Vistas from there.

    Craig has been abroad for several weeks, so he wasn't feeling up to anything spicy or long :oops:. We just did an easy collection of three ups and three downs for a total of 15 miles and 2250'. It was nice and cool all morning, and although the fireroads were heavily populated, we had no substantial interruptions on Lynx or Meadows, and only a bit of a slow down at the end of Rock-It.

    Bikes are fun! :cool: :thumbsup: :)
     
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  14. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Last day of my vacation and I wanted to do a good ride up in the front range of the SanGabes. Started really late like 12:30ish this afternoon weather warm! I knew it was gonna be a nice and eazy cruz up to Ken Burton saddle,
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    Once on top felt a nice breeze, wish I could've stayed a bit longer to enjoy it. Headed back down I rode Fern trk. trl. over to Millard camp ground, up lower Sunset ridge trail.
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    Once on Mt Lowe the fireroad was hot!!
    I was determined to make it up right before Sierra saddle where I hopped back on Sunset ridge back down to Millard canyon road and Fern trk. trl. nothing like finishing it off w/ El Prieto, a fun ride through there but I had to take it easy as my body was wearing out from being out in the sun all afternoon, no mechanicals, no flats, no falling of the bike it was a good solo ride!!
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  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Rolled outta bed at 3:00 this morning for a 5:00am roll time from the Tree Farm at Blackstar. It was dark...really dark.

    Only 1 car in the parking lot.....however we saw no one. By the time we reached the end of the canyon it had lightened up quite a bit. We could also see that we may be heading into the soup. At the 2nd right hand switchback we were in the soup.

    Dropping into Hidden Ranch it was pretty foggy.

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    Legs were taking a while to show up for the ride. We were not fast today.

    About 1/2 mile from the top, we got above the clouds.....
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    Made the right turn at Beeks' to be smack into the sunlight. The climb up to the Doplar Ball seemed long. Still no legs.

    Off and up Main Divide to Hagador Peak.....legs were dead. At Hagador it dawned on me why I had no energy. My Sunday afternoon ride didn't finish until after 6:00pm, and we rolled at 5:00am this morning. I guess 11 hours wasn't enough recovery time.

    The push across the rest of Main Divide was a struggle. @Faust29 and I did do a little exploring on a singletrack opposite Pleasants Peak....looks doable. Yet, I used some extra energy that I didn't have to begin with.

    Finally made it to Motorway. Run down Motorway wasn't fast....but wasn't slow. Just kinda took it easy. Back at the car by 9:00.

    Great way to start the day.

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  16. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Ok so I strayed off a little. But to close out the holiday weekend I did Floop. Had to try out the double magic drivetrain on the SS. It works! Legs are now fried. 106/8140 for the weekend. Almost what @mtnbikej and @Faust29 do in one ride.:alien:

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  17. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Hey... Your Floop Cat has a funny tail. I usually only see the fly swatter on Mark's routes. What's up with that? Super secret floop extra credit?
     
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Sounds like a good weekend. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
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    Thats because the list is filtered....you both probably follow a lot of the same people.
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  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    RR: FAIL!!!

    I tried to do a simple grunt up La Tuna this afternoon. I felt fatigued by the time I had reached the end of my block. I made it out to the base of the hill and started to climb, super-slow. I knew something wasn't right. I made it about 1/4 the way up the mountain and turned around and headed home. My entire body is stiff and every little bump hurt like hell. Couldn't catch my breath, had to stop every 100 yards for the duration of my attempt upward. This happened to me about a year ago. To bed early tonight, for me.
     
  21. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    FB_IMG_1527633920348.jpg Just rode the SuperMoto today. My riding partner Got busy.
     
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  22. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I am getting dressed to ride. Rode last night with a big brite full moon. I was reading tonight about a gal that fell in Joshua Tree and broke her pelvis. She was out there three days and drank her own urine. I plan on being back soon and I do not have anything to catch my urine. Plus riding at night does not cook your brain. So no urine for me, but C'est la vie, chacun son goût,
    Happy night trails
     
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  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Luckily for us guys, our urine comes out in a stream under compression and it is directional. Direct the stream toward your mouth and open up wide if that day ever comes.
     
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  24. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    :eek::Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao:D
     
  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Well today was going to be one of those take it or leave it days. Today was going to be day 4 in a row....and past histories has shown I don't do well 4 days in a row.

    Got a text from @Ebruner about riding Oaks....so I committed. I let him know it was going to be a short ride...and that worked well for both of us. Headed down to gear up when I remembered that I needed to service the rear hub on the SS....the axle is loose. So I hopped on the HT and rolled. On the way to the Oaks, my fears were validated...my legs and body were mush. Also realized I left my phone at home. Slow rolled up Oak....then looked at the time. It was later than I thought it was. I knew what time Erik was gonna roll...I didn't think I had time get another up and down in, so down Bumble Bee and up Goat.

    Was going to wait at the top of Chutes, but it was really breezy and chilly, so I went down Chutes and waited at the wash. He was running late and I figured I'd give him til 5:30 and head back up Chutes...Well he caught me about 1 minute up Chutes. Social pace up the climbs....then attacked the DH's. Seemed like the wind was blowing across all the DH's.

    Tonight was a little quieter than it has been. Still a good afternoon on the bike. Good riding with Erik.
     
  26. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Rode my bike today as promised.
    Stough canyon is located in the Verdugos on the Burbank side. It’s a great short after work ride. Four mile fireroad climb up to the La Tuna towers.
    The climb started inside a dense cloud that gradually thinned out the higher I climbed.

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    I was pleasantly surprised to see the sun and blue skies as I neared the top. Got to see some of the OTB crew before they rolled back down the hill.

    I hung out at the towers taking in the amazing sunset
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    Then I happened to look down and noticed I wasn’t alone
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    Just a little Zen moment experienced above a cloud covered busy city.
    Bikes are indeed fun :)
     
  27. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    What he said... it was good. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    This same thing has happened to me occasionally. I don't know if it's a virus, general fatigue, dehydration, nutrition, or ??? Feel fine going out, then feel like crap with no power and sorta' trembly during the ride, come home and rest/sleep for the day, and am then fine.

    Weird scenes inside the gold mine...
     
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  29. tfitz

    tfitz Member

    Name:
    tom fitz
    Close to home

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  30. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I forgot to mention the other night I was riding the ridge and an insect as big as your thumb was heading at me down the trail. I look closer it had hair. I think I saw my first shrew. I know they are out there but never saw one before. Last night up on the ridge I was impressed by the frogs chirping. I am 6oo feet above the creek so I was quite impressed
    Happy night trails
     
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