I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    You betcha I will.
     
  2. da big hills

    da big hills Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I go out and get wet before I fully put the suit on, and go out to wash the booties out when I am done. Some say the water gets a little warmer but I never noticed.
     
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  3. da big hills

    da big hills Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    71 again, started after dark so it was illuminated all the way. Small slice of a new moon out there so the best rides will be over the weekend. The autuminal equinox is upon us and we are 1/2 way to longer days again. In the mean time I will see more of you out there after dark, saw one tonight.
    Welcome to the dark side, happy trails
     
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  4. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Just don’t go falling off the trail :eek:
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I will attach velco to my tires and I will ride with tunnel vision.
     
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  6. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Lol, gotcha!:thumbsup::D
     
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  7. luskie

    luskie Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Randall Loscutoff
    Current Bike:
    Piviot Mach 5.5
    Marshal cyn last night
    10.6@1650’
    Lost the beam focus lens on my bar light so need new light
     
  8. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Went out for a quick fire road spin. Trying to take it easy before the Tehachapi Gran Fondo on Saturday. Late start but the temps were still pleasent. Only saw two other riders at the bottom of Palo Comado. Nice day for a ride.

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  9. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson C
    I rode Hurricane, Utah rim trail today. I swapped out my 29rs for my 27 plussers. Good choice. Plenty of chunk. 13 mile lollipop. My wife and I are only here for a day.

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  10. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Cause its Thursday!
     
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  11. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    It is but Cheeseboro is always busy.
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Why is it always so busy there??? Not sure I would call it epic...
     
  13. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    It's a newbie's paradise. Nothing epic about it.
     
  14. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Thursday night Sycamore. Had a good time. 10 miles of sweating. Pushed the pace of the group, I think they missed me the last few months. My participation has been non existent. Trying to change that.
     
  15. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    I rode my bike today. Local 7 miler hill trainer. I struggled. But I did it. Like @rossage says, sometimes your the windshield sometimes your the bug!
     
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  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Twice. To work, then home. It was fun.

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  17. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I respect and appreciate your commute. You should be on the cover of the forthcoming City of Long Beach Climate Action and Adaptation Plan!

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  18. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    This is your body trying to tell you something as of course you all ready know.;) Lay off for a few minutes Bomb.
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That's my goal!! And I filled out my AVR survey today too. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Ya what does my body know. I got Moab on the brain!
     
  21. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    So social pace in Moab? Ha ha!
     
  22. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Eight-mile Ophir Creek Trail drops off the Tahoe Rim Trail not far from Tahoe Meadows/Mount Rose Highway, all the way down to the 395. The signage reading Bikes Not Recommended encouraged me to give it a go, so the Weaz and I charged it at lax-thirty with some vague idea of a self shuttle.

    It got good right away...

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    Then it got better. Fully engaging riding of every description, but most notably, low-speed picking through steep chunk. A jumbo alpine Joplin. Several dismounts until finally you hike down a drainage, then back to seldom-ridden ST with some sand, loose dirt and rock, rock gardens and whatever else you can think of.

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    The weze and I agreed it was a damn fun romp, giving it 4 of 5 stars in the challenging-terrain riding vein. To quote the weez…Bicycles Highly Recommended! I haven’t heard giggles like that from her since when…it’s like Upper Holy Jim in the woods!...

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    The hitchhiking was not good at the bottom, so after a short effort I grabbed my bike and headed toward a shortcut I saw on Gmaps. Gated road, then another gated road…I was committed to the road ride back up. The wind was quite unkind, and once the bike lane ended partway up Mount Rose Highway I chucked my bike in the woods and hitched a ride to my car, grabbed said bike and scooped up the weez down the hill.

    Super fun day, and fun trail if you like it rough-hewn.
     
  23. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
  24. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Been riding my bike a lot lately just too lazy to post, my bad! Here’s some pics from random recent rides....

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  25. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Outstanding...and that last pic is a great album cover band shot. :thumbsup:
     
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  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Fun little late morning ride, turned into the social hour! Immediately ran into @riiz who was meeting up with another friend. The three of us took off up the hill, explored some new to them trails, meandered around to the local frozen custard stand. Then farmer's market where I was dropping off some parts to another friend, then home. But then we were over-taken by some some Stada Rossa buds so we talked shop about that a bit. Riding bikes can be exhausting!

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  27. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Hit el moro again..love that place.. some newbies joined.. one got a brand new bike! And he can climb better than i already!
    .its so awesome to see newbies get the bug..
    Had to cut it short n leave the group.. barely made it home in time for kid duties!
     
  28. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Gold Valley Rim Trail to Big Boulder to Third Divide to First Divide in Downieville with @pdqmach26 Great weather and nice trail conditions

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  29. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Love all that greenery and rich, lush soil...
     
  30. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    As Whiting is in powder mode figured it'd be a good idea to ride a trail I haven't done in a while, and toss in some new to me dirt too.
    Last week I did a similar ride and decided on a repeat today. The intention was to have some fun and do WaterWorks again.
    Started near the Taco joint in Santa Margarita that @Faust29 likes to frequent. then through the entrance of Coto De Caza and down to Water Works trail. Repeated WW a few times :) then headed back up to make a nice loop.

    Looks like Ladera has some new single track around and I'll be doing some exploration :cool:. A fun time for sure.
    20.8 and 1590'.

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