I Rode My Bike Today...

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

  1. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    I guess i should strt new thread
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Quick Hakuna Matata ride this morning... I took the Tin Lizard out with the intention of riding the pavement down to Waterworks. A couple miles in, though, the dirt called, and I ended up riding the Tijeras Creek Trail most of the way. Fast and flowy...

    After one Waterworks descent and Escalator climb, I thought about another one... And then another, and then another... Next thing I knew I was looking at possibly having 4 Waterworks descents from home in under an hour. I hit the bottom of the last descent at 58 minutes. It doesn't mean anything, but it felt good to hammer a little... :thumbsup: I ended up doing two DHs from the water authority entrance and two DHs from the Antonio entrance. What a riot. With the improvements and added length, it is a much better trail than it was in the past. Me likey. :thumbsup:

    I took it a little easier on the way back and ended up climbing Chiquita Ridge by Coto de Caza...

    22 miles and 22o0 feet...

    Hakuna Matata...
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  3. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Brilliant day at hard harding.. but after first few switchbacks..grade gets easier...must be over 7 years since i last rode harding... why wait so long? Oh yeah almost died last time... i guess i am in better shape... pre strava days...
    Patches if poppies..
    Green..
    Just gorgeius out there..
    Saw only two riders..
    One lost phone
    Seat would not go down..
    No rear break
    But an awesome ride!

    I love my free mondays...
    Greer on sat
    Harding today
    What a contrast.. both so good so different
     
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  4. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    It was Erin Machan's.....she rode back up and found it :). I'm sure that she is very grateful that you left it.
     
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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
    Rode this morning. The ride home in about 30 minutes is gonna be....interesting.

    Wind is blowing about 20 mph. :poop:
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    It was an epic tailwind!!! Except where it wasn't. :gag:
     
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  7. tfitz

    tfitz Member

    Name:
    tom fitz
    Wire Mesa Rockville Utah

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  8. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam
    Got 2/3 Exploration and an hour at Skypark (Arrow, Comet, and Jumpline x 2) yesterday AM...fantastic up there right now.

    Exploration (the part I rode) was about 95 percent clear, with a few rideable snow patches down low and up high. A few trees down as well but not overly flow-killing. Bottom gate is now open...
     
  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Yesterday, I rode with @scan and a friend from Idaho. The mustards around Cheseboro are topping 8 feet and they are dense.

    I did some recon across the freeway before we met to see if New Millennium is open. Im gonna say no, considering that a bike couldn't possibly get through this mustard tunnel of darkness (at the dog park). :eek:

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  10. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Wow, that's gnarly. According to reports on Trailforks, there is a guy that is currently clearing the trail, and is making his way down to the BP trail head as opposed to starting at it. Supposedly it's only 100 yards of that mess left, but I don't know that I'd want to wade through that snake infested mess to get to the clear section. And when I rode the LV Downhill a few weeks ago it was a mess in sections as well, so you get it on both ends unless it has been worked on.
     
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  11. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Greer again. Great again.. bit far of a drive. well worth it.. getting warmer...
     
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Thanks for the update... Explo is one of my summertime go-tos!
     
  13. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Yesterday was another great day with Jennifer. With her new lung power I'm thinking I may have to push a little harder to keep up with her once she gets back into shape.
    Just some fire road and a couple local singletracks.
    21.5 miles and 3089' for her
    30.3 and 5075' for him

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  14. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Unhappy stomach caused me to DNF on this morning's HS training ride. Bummed as the day was perfect otherwise.

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  15. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam

    Yeah bang for buck is heavily tilted toward the numerator...especially nice for those of us thoroughly in the family way....
     
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    If you have the time/inclination it's a great technical climb as well. But that will definitely eat up the day...
     
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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    A quick MTT. It's pretty beat up between the top of Mystic and the top of GMR. Creek bed is a riot - full on feet-wet water crossings and wheel-chocking rocks.
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  18. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam

    Oh yeah...I always try to climb it...definitely less boring on the climb for me...some HAB but worth it!


    Also, at Skypark, looks like they are making a new line branching off the bottom of Comet with a really long wood skinny thing at the bottom...
     
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  19. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Yeah , finally got to meet and ride with the Snake man, showing me around Las Virgenes and Cheseboro. The flowers looked great and early in the ride had to dodge runners . Some good stuff out there.!! Great post ride food at Sharkey's

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  20. Reyback

    Reyback Member

    Location:
    orange county
    Name:
    ReyMoon
    Current Bike:
    Scott Pro 29er
    Had some time in the afternoon... 2x FLOOP+

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  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I got in a whopping 5.05 miles and 923' of gain. But, at least I rode this evening. :p
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Your Panaorama loop is incomplete. :sneaky:
     
  23. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Too much beer, tacos and Thai?
     
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  24. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Riding MUSTARD tunnels in the dark. It is amazing how many flying critters live in the mustard branches
    Happy blooming trails
     
  25. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    The gate might have been locked. It was yesterday.:confused:
     
  26. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Saturday's ride STT, Old Camp, Luge
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    Today's last grind for the week, @ the loop
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  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    There's a correlation between the two...
     
  28. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Local Simi with the beefy tires. Went down Babyheads and Bones. Felt like I was on a hard packed gravel road. I was able to push a 9.5 mph pace without too much effort. They'll stay on till the day before Rwanda. After that? We'll see.
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  29. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Great photo!!!!!!
     
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    San Juan Social Sunday!

    @mtnbikej , @horsebikerider , along with TheProfessor, Two kids, and Hugh!

    Fun time up and down on the Tin Lizard. I know this will be blasphemy, but it is so much easier and faster to get up and down that trail on the hardtail than on the barcalounger. I think part of it is that I never learned to sit and spin... :oops:

    With a lot of the Santa Anas closed due to the Holy Fire, I really need to get out here more. San Juan and Motorway, at opposite ends of the mountain, are really all that's open now. :thumbsdown: Need to take advantage of both... And It's only 25 minutes from home... :thumbsup:

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