I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I'll get stoned for this...

    It's ok... But it's pretty short for the Santa Ana single track descents and it can be crowded- A mile and 600 feet? Motorway is steeper, looser, and 3 times as long. Trabuco is even bigger in comparison.

    And the stuff that @mike likes to ride? A lot longer, bigger, steeper, and more remote...
     
  2. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    this is why my elbow is shot.. I love the luge.. Trabuco... motorway... holy jim (even more so now b/c so much softer/non summer) all of oaks.. no braking Peralta...
    I need more shocks... but then I love climbing too....dilemmas...
    Saving my elbow for San Gabs....
     
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  3. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    I can't compare any downhill to luge.. plenty long compared to downhills in Aliso and Oaks...
    One likes the luge b/c of the jump/out of control/thigh burn feeling! faster you go the easier on your back!
     
  4. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo & Intense Primer
    To be honest, I'm no OC expert. I grew up there riding Whiting, Aliso and Laguna repeatedly. Without the advantage of the internet, I didn't venture out much. All that time I was riding at Whiting in the old days, I had no idea I could hang a left and go up to where the Luge was. I rode it for the 1st time 4-5 years ago but just from a pure "fun" factor, I loved it. There could be 100 trails better than The Luge in OC and I just may not know about them.
     
  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    The drawback to the trails I mention is the entry fee. Our climbs are long...

    From reading your posts, I think you’d really like some of mike’s rides.
     
  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I knew there was gonna be some adventure or drama, I just knew it! :thumbsup:

    So Mark, how in the heck did you do what you did to that tire/rim?! :eek: A mountain-bike-hater booby-trap, perhaps??? :rolleyes::D
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    That's part of the problem. The travel on your fork is 100mm and the frame is "XC"? Does Giant make an aggro HT with modern geo? If so, then you need a new bike (relaxed geo and 120-130mm fork travel). Being in a more relaxed/aggro/attack position will make the bumps seem smoother and you'll go faster and you'll feel more confident and it will climb just as well.
     
  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm just special. :laugh:

    Never saw the perpetrator of my tire's demise. Just heard the results and the rest is described above. It was obviously native plant life - I just didn't see it.
     
  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    That is my one complaint about The Luge... it's way too short. Considering the speeds that can be taken through it, it's over way too soon. :(
     
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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
    Kid in college. No budget for new bike. :(
     
  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Seems so unlikely.

    Might be time set hook Steve up to a polygraph machine...
     
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  12. floyd

    floyd Member

    Location:
    anaheim
    Name:
    garret
    Current Bike:
    Jeffsy 29, Meta AM 4.2, Fargo
    I had to be somewhere in aliso at 11 yesterday so I brought my bike and got to check out some trails beforehand. I did 5oaks, bong drop, cholla, lynx and rock it. I wanted to do car wreck but ran out of time. Had a blast. I'll bring the enduro next time for sure though.. Those are some serious trails.
     
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  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    OK, I found your new bike, Giant Fathom 29. HTA is 69 degrees (XTC is 70 degrees) with a 100mm fork. Buy just the frame. Hopefully, most of the parts form your XTC will transfer over, BUT, invest in a Fox 34 fork set at 120mm to relax the geo on the new frame a little more. Then, you'll be swingin' for the fence!

    No money? Haaa, that's what going into debt is for. It's the American way...
     
  14. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo & Intense Primer
    All the more reason to come up to Downieville. Nobody can complain about the miles upon miles of downhill singletrack out there :)
     
  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    From Tuesday's ride before I had to take off for a conference. First ride since being sick all the previous week and weekend, and it was killing me! But I finished, and had fun. Because it beats the alternative!

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    Might get a ride in this evening when it cools down a bit. Big Bear tomorrow, and hoping it won't kill me!!!
     
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  16. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Are you back yet? :cool:
     
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  17. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Patience all good rides take time.
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Two kids in college... I may be selling bikes!
     
  19. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    1 kid in college and he is paying for it. Investment in himself. Also has a job and rents a house with his girl. I can buy all the bikes I want.
     
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  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I hate you. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. :p
     
  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Perfect! Help a brutha out, Mark needs a new frame and fork.
     
  22. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo & Intense Primer
    Nice. I like it. Luckily, both my kids did Army ROTC so their 4 year education was paid for. The Army gets theiir investment back the next 4 years as you work 50-60-70 hours a week with no overtime but you check out with a degree, world travel and 4 years of life/work experience.

    All that makes my latest bike search possible. Set up to demo the new Ripmo in a few weeks but will prob wait to see if Yeti does any changes to the 5.5 before going all in.
     
  23. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Unfortunately, I never left!?! (I guess that's another thread :confused:).

    But I did just get off the phone with the guy who organized and completed most of the trail work in the Santa Ana's from the early 70's to the mid-90's. He and his Sierra Club group, including my brother, built or restored most of the trails we ride here, as well as extensive trail work in the San Mateo Wilderness. We can thank him for Upper and Lower Holy Jim, both Horsethiefs, Coldwater, the Trabuco trail, San Juan, Los Pinos, Joplin, etc.

    So that was a major stoke, and I'll definitely get on some trails this weekend.
     
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  24. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    My Friday night lights ride

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    Climb Caballero canyon to Sullivan. Dropped down Sullivan canyon through the fun twisty optional ST. Got faced slapped by poison oak :eek: because that stuff grows EVERYWHERE.

    Luckily I know what Mugwort looks like. Plucked and crushed some leaves and rubbed on the affected areas. Just a little nod to the Chumash Indians who knew the soothing properties of the plant :geek:

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  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
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  26. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Blackstar to Hidden Ranch. Short Ride, 14 miles 1500 ft., but it was just what I needed.blackstar061518 002.jpg blackstar061518 032.jpg
     
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  27. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I stayed local today. I've put 5K miles in my truck in the past 2 months so I need to back off of driving distances for fun for a spell.

    Did a local loop. Lots of riders out. I was hoping that everyone in So Cal would be up at Skypark today since there is a festival going on. I guess not. :mad: :laugh:

    6.99 miles
    1985'
     
  28. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Jennifer went to Cheeseboro to run with her girlfriends so I used the opportunity to ride from home and meet her at the parking lot when she was through.

    The plan was to just cruise over Albertson to Palo Comado and drop down to the parking lot. Well cruising across Albertson I decided to take Powerline to add to my vacation elevation and drop into Cheeseboro that way. I got to Triple Threat aka Gas Pipe and figured what the heck. May as well drop that to get some single track in. It was a good choice because by the time I did that then went down Las Virgenes and climbed back into the park Jennifer was just finishing her run.

    I felt surprisingly well considering this is my 8th straight day on the bike.

    Eight day total:
    38,486'
    277.3 miles

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  29. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Holy Jim to Trabuco. The classic triangle. About to send the wall, yippie.

    Should I be posting in I’m gonna ride my bike? I guess we need a new thread for goons like me who ride-post. I’m riding my bike now. Or today. It happened. It’s gonna happen.

    It’s so nice up here, I don’t want it to end...
     
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  30. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Why the "eight day total"? As though you are not going to ride on the ninth, tenth, and eleventh days, too? We expect you to.

    BTW, excellent work thus far. :thumbsup:
     
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