I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Got out of work early, son was napping when I gotg home. Took advantage of the situation.

    I have the most metal ranking on lower winter Creek ever.

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  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Can't see the images. :unsure:
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    OK, that's weird, when I quoted @Derkderkall, the images are showing.

    Ohhhhhhhhh, @Mikie ???? :whistling:
     
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  4. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    I can't even see my own photos.
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Yup....had a small window to ride today...almost thought i wouldn't get one in.

    Was off today. Been a while since had ridden Maple/Motorway. Disappointed to see the gate open again....at least we had a good 4 months of it being closed.

    Legs felt heavy from the start. Maybe I should have had breakfast before the ride.

    Uneventful up to 4 Corners. Temps were nice most of the way up. Bugs were not an issue.

    Dropping from 4 Corners, had some contact lens issues, but they sorted themselves out.

    They are replacing the moto barriers that were ripped out when the cut the fire break during the Holy Fire....however, they still have not fixed the barrier at the top of Motorway....WTF???

    Steve led down...not sure how comfortable he was out front. The trail is getting pretty overgrown.

    Good to get out for a mid day, mid week ride.
     
  6. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    Happy to get a post work mini lap in at oaks.

    Saw 8 other wheeled vehicles. 4 were well-loved 15 year old hardtails, the other 4 were motorized. One e-rider was younger and fitter than I, the other 3 were able bodied if portly.

    Mountain biking is dead, and I must have missed the obituary.
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Glad to hear you got out. Mountain biking is alive and well outside the county parks.
     
  8. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    It’s just weird how this year, everyone I see is either riding a bike they pulled out of the back of a storage unit for the first time in a decade, or they’re motorized. The prior 3-4 years every rider was on the Santa Cruz flavor of the month.

    I tend to avoid weekend mornings when most riders of modern pedal bikes are out. So I’m just wondering how much data there is in my anecdote.
     
  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Gotta say, I have yet to see an e-bike on Monroe...
     
  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I rode my bike for an entire hour! My only ride since 4/22... not sure how that happened. Tons of foxtails that got really annoying to pull out of my shoes and socks, but otherwise uneventful. Felt pretty good pedaling, which was a nice surprise!

    https://www.strava.com/activities/2335116307

    All the green is going, going, g...

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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    The afternoons are a mix out there.
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Just cause you haven't seen one....doesn't mean they aren't out there.
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Still 60% Santa Cruz Uber Bikes here in Laguna.
     
  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Kinda like mountain lions...:whistling:
     
  15. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    I met a couple, man and woman, probably in late 50's, early 60's there in the parking lot just about to months ago after all the rain. They asked how to get there, about the trail etc. I gave them the scoop. Not sure if they even made it by the creek bed. There was still a lot of water, hard to follow the trail. ....

    Now the Roadies coming down (upp?) fr Baldie I talked to at the top last time, hopefully they made it. The woman said she had a new stumpy, then asked how it compares to the floop... I just said, you will have a lot of fun, won't be a problem.
     
  16. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    haha.. floop vs Monroe...
     
  17. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    Quite late for this, have had a cold since Thursday night, which got worse Tuesday.... I wonder why :whistling:

    Rode Aliso for 7mi/12oo Friday
    Rode Aliso/Laguna for 29mi/4900 Saturday
    Rode San Clemente for 13mi/2700 Monday
     
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  18. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    What goes down must come up. Did Space Mountain again today, but for the first time took the west end of the trail down to Portrero, and then back. Felt super confident getting Smashy on the descents, but it was total amateur hour on the climbs. Couldn't hold a line, back tire constantly slipping. Getting out of granny gear helped with traction, but tis the season I guess. Maybe an air pressure adjustment is in order? Or maybe I just sucked today. Long, steep, and loose AF descents on the west trail meant soul sucking climbs on the return. Traction was so bad even when I had to HAB I could barely even walk. Twas a day, but the finish was super fun. 12.3/2092. Also, a bike glamour shot since for a brief time it was the cleanest it's been since about 500 feet into my first ride on it.

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  19. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    That's my favorite climb right there! Haha! I've actually never witnessed anyone clear it even with perfect traction. There are a lot of tough climbs on the ride you did today.
     
  20. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    Bronson CC v3
    Today I rode and got that damn monkey off my back after that stupid crash recently:cool:. One of my buddies over at crank bros hit me up and wanted to do a quick lap after work. Of course I was in. We started from crank bros/ my office which is next door and were pushing it on the climbs but no PR's on my account for some reason :gag:. Still felt good regardless. Backstreets of NoLag to Dartmoor, to boat road, to bommer and down that new trail I'm still getting use to TnA:whistling:. The lap itself took us about 50mins door to door:thumbsup:. Since it was new minion day the added bonus was the nice exfoliation the new tires provided by kicking up little bits of sand up on my face. I now have the skin of a 20 something girl...:p Video is below of the last few sections of the trail where I did not crash this time.

     
  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Picture Slot Machine... I miss Trabuco. Best part of the forest. :(
     
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  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Good job. You'll be back to the pace you were just prior to your fall in no time. :thumbsup:

    What's squeaking on your bike?
     
  23. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    Bronson CC v3
    Definitely. Was just making sure I got through it that run. Brakes are what is squeaking but I think I know the cause.
     
  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Hmmmmm. What I was hearing on the video sounds related to suspension - the sound matched the bumps. Not a braking sound. :gotnothing:
     
  25. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    Bronson CC v3
    That's the fork damper sound. You must have your hearing aides turned up to 11. :eek:
     
  26. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    TNBSSR... Minus one Professor and one Mini Professor.

    I took the Hightower to make sure everything was working as it should... New Rekon 2.4s front and back, new resin pads for the XT 8020s, new KMC chain, new cassette, and a new/old chainring. It was quiet and smooth, even when I stood and mashed. I declare it KokoReady. :D It's going on the wall until departure, and the single speed will get the call up for any rides between now and then. :thumbsup:

    Speaking of standing and mashing... One of the single speeders was feeling especially spunky last night! @horsebikerider led the charge up the mountain, and the rest of us just sort of fell off the back and tried to hang on. Damn single speeders. :D:thumbsup:

    Nice night, but definitely a little cooler than I expected coming down. :thumbsup:

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  27. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Needs more mustard.....:D
     
  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Luis and I watched David clean it. It's brutal. :eek:
     
  29. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    Was across the canyon from @tbarnesarc yesterday... 3 loops in Aliso. Not horn tooting, but first time in a long while I was able to make it up Cholla without a stop, even though a molasses-like 8.5 minutes. Made my day :) Mathis nice and hardpacked now, wasn't too bad either.

    Rockit in great shape except the last fast section scares the crap out of me with all the hardened ruts and and diagonal/off camber lips ready to throw me down. Mentally Sensititve is running real fast. It almost seems sanitized, but could be the new bike :) They re-named Meadows trail to Mustard trail (or should). Went up and down it, the invasive plants yanking at my brakes and bars sending me off trail numerous times, and near zero sight lines. Prob will avoid until it gets brushed.

    Oh yeah, just a heads up, saw a horsey on Wood canyon rd.. Came up behind it, stopped and walked. Rider was appreciative but waved me by as she turned the horse to see me.

    Couple of pics at top of Mustard
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  30. tfitz

    tfitz Member

    Name:
    tom fitz
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