I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. ricke24

    ricke24 Member

    Location:
    La Habra
    Name:
    RickE
    Current Bike:
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010C
    I joined a couple of buddies to do the Cowride out in Chino on Saturday. Sunday woke up late and rode The “urban assault loop” (Trailslayers loop) with a couple buddies. It was good to see @OTHRider back in the saddle.

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  2. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    Rode Aliso on Friday after work, quick Lynx + Car Wreck lap, 8.6 mi / 1230
    Skypark on Sat - 20mi / 3800
    Hulda Crooks on Sun - 12mi / 1800

    My recovery is near 100, looking forward to another great week of riding.
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Something out at Cheseboro got me. My lower legs are rashing up and it BURNS!!! :mad:
     
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  4. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I've been getting the same thing in the area. I may just stick to fire roads for a while.
     
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  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I have been wearing, light-weight, full-length, Kevlar-kneed, Fox Defender pants for the past month or so and I'm liking the coverage.
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Yeah, we stepped out of our comfort zone for a rare Sunday San Juan Social......

    The Professor brought Jr. and a friend...so they took off early. We waited for Hugh to get there, so The Professor, @horsebikerider and @Faust29 took off and left me to wait....."Oh, you guys you will catch us". o_O

    San Juan starts with zero warm up.....50' on the pavement then climb for the next 6.5 miles. My legs felt heavy....fortunately Hugh was feeling it even more....ride #2 for him since NYD. Temps were pretty toasty with the 3:00 start. We slowly worked our way up. Caught Suz, then the boys...eventually the Professor. Steve was feeling spunky and had raced out way ahead. He stopped and waiting....way up there.

    We regrouped for the final push up to Cocktail Rock. Temps were quite nice with the breeze blowing. Conga line up to CR. Steve and I did a little extra credit up Old San Juan Trail.

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    We sent the Jr.'s off first....gave them a 5 min. head start. Suz took off. We gave here a few mins. Then the race was on. Took a while to catch up to Suz. The Professor and I went around. Caught Jr. #1 a little more than 1/2 way down. Jr. #2 beat me down.

    Fun run down. Only a few riders coming up....no issues there.

    Good times.

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  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    If Hugh = FB guy, looks like he doesn't need any more fitness to catch people!
     
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  8. Reyback

    Reyback Member

    Location:
    orange county
    Name:
    ReyMoon
    Current Bike:
    Scott Pro 29er
    Yeah, I found I get more climb this way.
     
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  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Nah, he got the jersey when he got his CX bike.
     
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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I noticed a type of wildflower whichnis lining the trails that grows low to the ground (1-2 feet) with white flowers and the plant itself looks a lot like Scorpionweed. Could be a related plant which would explain this misery.
     
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  11. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Had I not just had a nasty bout of poison oak I probably wouldn't care but this itchy crap is getting old.
     
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Picture Slot Machine!
    You guys need to start posting up Ride Reports like Real men! The goods get lost in here, here, here, here....
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  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Uhhhh....
    The Easter Bunny does NOT, look like he had a good time. Look at his expression... sheeeeesh! :rolleyes:
     
  14. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Quick whiting run this afternoon..legs weren't having it but they listened to me, barely.
    And a great wildlife encounter, a Juvenile Bobcat was trotting down the trail in front of me for a minute or two. Always stokes me when I see them.
     
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  15. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Biggish ride yesterday with Vince. Wanted to do some exploring. Started at Switzers up Josephine to check out Colby. What a blast. Super chunky. Vince would have an OTB moment and I too would lay the bike down. Good thing I had my pads. Nothing serious for either one of us, continued on enjoying the new dirt, er, and rocks. Climbed Josephine again and then around the Strawberry loop. That's a good ride already. Topped of with water at Red Box. Up the Mt Wilson Road to check out Valley Forge. Sweet goodness open her up and let her rip! Such nice ST down to the river. But made the mistake of climbing to Red Box via the ST. Yikes that's steep. Will check out the fire road next time. From RB down Gabrielino. This makes three weekends in a row of that ST goodness and we cleaned the waterfall again! Well, after Colby, the waterfall seems easy. Back at the truck , we were beat. So much good riding in the Gabes and still more to explore for us. Good times!!!

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  16. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Excellent ride! Up Josephine twice is nuts! Colby is no joke but the problem is it makes the loop too short. There is an overgrown connector back to the Gabrielino but you gotta know where it is.
    VF is just flow compared to the chunk, but watch your step!
    Going back up the trail, especially after that many miles is a grind. The fireroad sucks too.
    Good job!
     
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  17. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Good job @Grego that's a good ride, I was telling @rossage I wanted to ride VF so good to know don't take the Gabrielino singletrack up I'll stick to the fireroad.
     
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  18. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Grego.. san gabs r addicting.. i need to hit strawberry down to jpl... el prieto.. callin my name...
    Just like the floop..
     
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  19. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    I'll be riding Strawberry Saturday adding Valley Forge loop as well if your intrested,
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Connected with bud JB and headed up to Hulda. Showed him the Valley View up trail, and rode down Rattler which is in crapola condition. Thought we might get rained on, but only a few sprinkles driving over.

    Tallboy appears to make me want to go fast: https://www.strava.com/activities/2295725805

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  21. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Family in town.. no riding this weekend..so got a nice ride in today at aliso.. deserted out ther after 4.. nice loops.. trails seemed changed a bit but quite fun... 5 oaks so diff w the mustard...
    Meadows all to myself! Had to share lynx n rocket but all good.. cant get greedy!
    Saw a group of kids.. they were flyin down roxket.. so xool to see jr high school kids bombing!
    Awesome errie ride at oaks...used all the daylight!
     
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  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Just a quick out and back on Bell to see the condition before Rwanda... They graded out all of the ruts from the Dove Canyon waterfall to the main Caspers gate at the bench. Gotta get it ready (and wide enough :gag:) to squeeze 1200 souls through there. It wasn't too soft... Until I hit the end and turned around for the return trip. It poured... By the end, every square inch of me and the bike were covered in a nice layer of sand and grit. :Roflmao

    I will say that I could tell the Aggressor on the rear is going to be a really grippy tire. With every pedal stroke, it lifted and flung at least a half pound of dirt onto the backs of my legs and into my shoes. :p

    I could hear the equipment on Star Rise, so hopefully they get it rideable soon... :thumbsup: Also saw the "special event" warning signs at the waterfall.

    17 miles and 2000 feet...

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  23. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    Met up with @Ebruner at Santiago Oaks for a Tuesday night group ride. Followed by Tustin Brew Co. I didn’t feel great on the bike tonight and was just “off”. Heavy legs and tight on downs. Oaks is almost too overgrown at moment in spots. Creates a fog of bugs that are relentless. Nice short evening to ride.
    9mi 1700’

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  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I too was out at the Oaks with @horsebikerider

    Right off the bat, I was cold.

    Up Oak, saw 2 rattlers in the first 2 turns.

    PR’d the 3rd B.

    It was pretty clear that I wasn’t gonna get any warmer.

    Rolled down Barham Ridge and down chutes. Ran across the high school teams out on training rides.

    Nearly got run over by an Ebike that wasn’t willing to give an inch on the fire road.

    Got home, never did warm up.

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  25. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    It was unexpectedly cold yesterday pm... i had shirt on only.. and was chilled all night ling..even after hot shower
     
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  26. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Car wouldn't start today, so it's fatty to the rescue!!! Maybe a quick park loop after..
     
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  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
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  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    STT out and back to Cadillac and down the Luge with @mtnbikej ... Parts of STT are like riding through a mustard tunnel. Same with a few sections of the luge... :thumbsup:

    Fun ride... No PRs were ever in danger. :D

    13 miles and 2300 feet...
     
  29. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Two laps of El Prieto tonight :thumbsup:

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  30. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Left my black dog at home and did a high speed rip through the flower fields. The trails are so narrow right now adding so many extra twists and turns. It was wickedly fun. My lights coloring the tall mustard crowding the center of the trail at eye level combined with the high speed was magic. On the way back I was counting at all the brittle brush sunflowers strewn across the trail and gave confirmation that I spent most of my time coloring inside the lines with only a few flower heads trimmed by my passing spokes. When I got home I noticed not everything escaped the spinning spokes and my bike looked like it was dressed for a spring parade with yellow flowers adorning the front wheel.
    Happy beautiful blooming trails
     
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