I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Glad to see ya finally got out
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Serious Rule 49 violation. :facepalm:
     
  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    6 days in a row now. Just a leisurely FLoop today, or so I thought. Got there, unloaded the bike, and realized I forgot my water bottle. Thought about it for 2 seconds or so and said f*** it, rode anyway. Ended up with a Super Loop PR. o_O

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    I may have to ride tomorrow just because a huge weekly number is within reach. :thumbsup:
     
  4. SingleTrackJB

    SingleTrackJB Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    SingleTrackRider
    Thursday evening Aliso Woods ride. The fireroads got flattened out and the single tracks are in great shape. PR on a smooth Mathis
    Today tried Chino Hills Park. Ok i rarely go there, so it was fun to do something different, but I’d give it a pass now. The trails are completely overgrown, especially coming down Telegraph into the base camp was a bushwhacking fest :gag:
    Always good to be out though :thumbsup:
     
  5. ricke24

    ricke24 Member

    Location:
    La Habra
    Name:
    RickE
    Current Bike:
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010C
    I got a last minute invitation at 7:20am to join my buddy Alex at Turnbull Canyon at 8 am. I was going to just be lazy and sleep in today and ride locally in the afternoon since the wife works tonight. Nice cool gloomy day and then the sun started to come out. Another beautiful day to ride!

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  6. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I've only been to Turnbull once, right when I started riding. It killed me. I need to go back. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam

    That looks delicious...I’d take it with an Impossible Burger!
     
  9. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam
    Just got back a couple weeks ago from a work conference in Whistler...four days and lucked out that Squamish was just starting to melt out enough to ride. Got in four awesome days riding there! Rupert and Leave of Absence are up there in my list now....

    Got a few bike commutes and Hulda Crooks runs in before work, also a partial snowy Exploration/Skypark run last weekend.

    Snuck out with Smashy for a quick 75 minutes at Greer today...had been planning on a bit longer but Three of Four (Gen X TV reference) asked me to be around for breakfast, and I can’t say no to her! Overdrive, Mouse, Distortion, and TMB FTW, and back to house by 8:50 AM.

    Gotta say, I keep expecting to be let down by riding down here after getting the goods up BC way, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised! We got it pretty good down here, all told....
     
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  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I asked three passers by for a truing stand, and none of them had one. :( We had to do it. :cautious:

    PS Rule 100 - quoting or referring to the Velominati Rules is for posers. :whistling: Kind of like the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
     
  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Ahhh, but I didn't quote the rule. Just noted the number. :x3:
     
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  12. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    Another fun one today. We were supposed to be at June Mountain for closing weekend, but the rugrat really didn't want to miss her dance class, and we're going to Mammoth for a week the following week. This was a nice consolation prize. Las Virgenes, Ridge Connector, Palo Camado, Sheep Corral, back to Las Virgenes. First time I've ridden the full length of Sheep Corral. That one is officially my jam. First and only other time I rode the lower section was my first ride back after surgery, and between being timid of reinjury and getting my legs back under me I walked a couple of the more technical sections of the descent. No HABs or ejections there, or anywhere else today, and only one pause to suck wind, and one for an obligatory pic. Really feeling like things are starting to click, and it's fun getting addicted to the feeling of progress in another endeavor. 13 even, 2971.

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  13. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam

    SACRILICIOIS!!!!
     
  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That stuff out there looks like a lot of fun. Someday I need to make the drive. :thumbsup:
     
  15. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    Nestled amongst all the the fire roads, there are some gems for sure. Come on out!
     
  16. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Revisiting Strawberry, I believe last time I rode through these trails is when @Cisco Roots organized a ride that I attended right before he took of to Washington!

    Well today I was back, me and the Sasquatch! met up at Switzers. Since Strawberry reopened after the fires I have not seen this trail in such great shape like I did today. Thank you to all whom have put in their hard work into this trail and the Gabrielino was good as well. I had such fun riding today w/ Trinidad on this loop it was smiles for miles :):D

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  17. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Wonderful cruise with Jennifer this morning. Easy pace and a few short breaks. We did Albertson, China Flats and Hidden Treasure. With her new lung power it's just a matter of her getting back into shape. All she wants to do is ride and she's really enjoying her Mojo. What a great day.
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    We also had a @Luis and David sighting.

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  18. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    Did the SDMBA Archipelago ride today and had a good time. The ride connects several of North County’s riding areas. Surprisingly, it was only about 5% pavement with all of the connectors. Lots of riders signed up but the trails were mostly wide open since everyone spread out. 42 miles/5,446 feet. I pretty much only stopped at the aid stations so unfortunately didn’t take many pictures. Ran into a couple of members, @Big Clyde and “Coz”(not sure on the spelling).

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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Up, down, around and all over at the Oaks and Weir... :thumbsup: We started with a foursome- @mtnbikej , @cajun , @TheProfessor, and me. After the first lap, Cajun and the Professor suddenly remembered that the cats were at home waiting for their perms. What are the odds that two different households had cats waiting for a styling treatment?!?! :cautious: :D

    Going down Chutes on the first lap, I was passed by a war-whooping ass-hauling young lady... Turns out it was Larissa and she went by me like I was standing still. Damn, she's fast... :eek:

    Anyway... @mtnbikej and I continued on and checked on the tail end of the Non-Dot Granfundo 50km riders... We spent quite a bit of time with the caboose, who was having a hard time finding his way out of Weir. We misplaced him for a bit, but he managed to find the finish. :thumbsup:

    Ended up having some tacos at the finish... :inlove:

    36/5000 at the Oaks is pretty taxing... :thumbsup:

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  20. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Finally, geez Herz!;)
    I’m next, send me those flying pigs would ya!?
     
  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Go Jennifer! Hey @Mikie I predict were gonna need an “I’ve been chicked thread” very soon :thumbsup::whistling:
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Pffft. Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. More than once. :cool:

    There are people slower than me (not very many) and there are people faster than me. Doesn't matter if they're female or not. :whistling:
     
  23. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Wait, what??? You GOT Chicked, or you WERE the Chick? :whistling:


    I got Chicked a couple of times but the one that hurt the most was several years ago on the very last climb on day one at Koko. You have to climb up to camp on this brutally steep four wheel drive road for about a mile and this Chick just Bahhhlew by me. Yes, it made for some nice Lycra viewing but DANG!Ego destroyed as I consider myself a pretty good climber in those steep technical conditions. :unsure::( I got CHICKED!
     
  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Where's the snow???
     
  25. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
  26. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Jennifer "chicked" me three times on the day we met. I laughed each time thinking I have to meet this chick. The rest as they say is history. :inlove:
     
  27. kingaucho

    kingaucho Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    I’ve been wanting to ride up to Santiago Peak from home and finally did it. Weather was pretty good for a long day on the bike, too! Stoked to get an 8 hour hall pass.

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  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That's a heck yeah ride no matter what!!
     
  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Not too shabby a ride there!
     
  30. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    :eek: :thumbsup:
     
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