I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Thanks for the trail conditions report! I almost went their yesterday, but it was cool enough to stay local.
    That last photo looks like where the log bridge crossing used to be, did it get washed out?
     
  2. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    *
    Name:
    *
    First ride from the new house this morning, I think it was my first ride in a month (moving sux).

    A bit more of a commute to the trails but it’s a nice very gradual climb for a warm up then an easy cruise on the way back home.
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    HA!!!! You live about 6-7 doors down from my cousin.
     
  4. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    All water crossings are completely passable without getting wet. There are a couple wooden brides that look new and are in different places than before our record rains.
     
  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I need to get up there for sure!
     
  6. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    YESSUM!
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Soon, very soon...
     
  8. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    No poodledog plant rash so maybe I am immune.
     
  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Takes at least a few days before the rash starts to appear. Are you itchy anywhere that it made contact?
     
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Water Works x 2... Chiquita Ridge and Tijeras Creek to get there...

    There has been a new message on Chiquita Ridge every time I've been there in the last couple months...
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    Someone did a little work on the Tijeras Creek Trail... Some tread work and a little brushing. :thumbsup:
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    16 miles and 1800 feet...
     
  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    ...or funny like a clown died...?
     
  12. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Past 4 days.. whole guac.. then onto moab..
    Whole enchilada.. minus snowed sections..
    Hit mag 7 minus 2
    Navajo loops..
    Wow.. i like moab..
    Porcupine not underrated
    So many trails... not enough time...
    Yeah... moab is worth the 11 hour drive..
     
  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Uh... Tailwinds...? Duh.. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    :laugh:

    I dint realize that the stuff has divine powers.
     
  16. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Jordan May
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon
    Up Maple to Four Corners. Nobody else on the tail until the very end. Passed a guy climbing with no water and no shirt on. He said he was good so I carried on. Lady bugs are out in full force right now. Was covered in them when I got back down to the truck. Probably a good 100 all over me and the bike. Really pretty day on the mountain with perfect weather.

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  17. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Umm anyone having like buttin issues. Ot workin?
     
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  18. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Not workin?
     
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  19. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    Tuesday rode Aliso+Laguna 15.4 mi / 3200 ft
    Yesterday rode Irvine+Laguna+Newport Coast 22mi / 3300 ft
     
  20. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Never mind..
     
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  21. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    Did the other end of last week's ride, San Juan trail from Blue Jay to Cocktail Rock, then hit Viejo Tie on the return. Summer has arrived, it was hot up there (Garmin said 95 for a bit but it tends to overstate in direct sun). I remember why I don't do this route too often, the climb from the bottom of Viejo Tie to Blue Jay is a soul crusher at the end of the ride in the mid day heat. Still an awesome all-singletrack ride with plenty of techy bits up and down to keep it interesting.

    The climb out from the creek heading to Cocktail Rock. I don't often climb this direction, takes a lot of energy up and over the many outcrops and navigating the ruts. Fun coming back down though.
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    A couple of large trees across the trail. I did hear a chainsaw running, maybe lower down Chiquito. Maybe the Hot Shots are working their way up.
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    Fairly large branch completely blocked the trail, was at the bottom of Viejo Tie near Chiquito. Probably very recent as no go-arounds or throughs were apparent.
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    better, easier to push it off than trying to go over or around
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    Had not been up Chiquito to SJT in a few years. Some of it is really overgrown and plenty of PO. Someone did some tread work on a couple of washed out areas which is much appreciated. Sign has seen better days, but good to know it's just 8.2 miles to the Candy Store.
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  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Little spin up to Prospect Park. Meandered in and out of the orange groves, then up to fancy houses. Felt kinda' crappy at the start, pretty nice by the time I finished!

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  23. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I've heard riding a bike can have that effect. :thumbsup:
     
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  24. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Thursday night Black Star Social... @mtnbikej , @horsebikerider , @guywhodoesntdoforums, @The Professor, and @The Mini Professor

    A little warm at the start, but then it cooled off nicely... Some of the gang went for a little extra credit over to Skyline. Along the way, the Professor got to see some of the other ruins off the beaten path. Fun little extra credit jaunt... And there was even time for a safety break at the top of the single track climb. I learned quite a bit about the latest in pipe technology. :eek:

    We skipped Booby Trap on the way down due to the overgrowth. Apparently, Mini Professor didn't see us skip it, and he headed down alone. He didn't crash... :thumbsup:

    I had the plus tires on the Hightower for a little extra fun... skinny 2.8 on the back, and the jumbo 3.0 up front. Fun tires to play around on. :D

    20 miles and 2800 feet...
     
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  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Quick 8 mile loop through Nitro trails in Henderson, NV with my bassin’ buddy Derek. We got lucky with cloud cover to keep the temps under control but there was quick bursts of rain here and there.

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  26. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Up Cheeseboro to Palo Saddle-Buzzards rest and back, place was empty. 2 riders passed me on the way out, because I was looking for flowers, and I am slow in my old age. Parking at the entrance was empty. Passed way too many on the way back, parking was full upon my return. Golden Stars everywhere, quite a few Matilja Poppys, Saw one snapdragon like plant I cannot identify, one Woolly Blue Curls (it was on a small slope that did not burn). two large groups of Slender Mariposa Lilies, few Plummer's Lilies, lots and lots of Turkish Ruggings. A slender long spike, bluish white that I could not identify, it was everywhere and stood up to 4 feet tall, quite a few Scarlet Larkspur, one Perry's Larkspur, few Calif Golden Poppies
    Happy after the burn trails
     
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  27. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Botany is awesome!
     
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  28. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    most people just see 12 foot mustard crowding the trail but there are a lot of other things blooming. I saw others too and was going to stop on my way out. I was going way to fast to see them. The Matilija Poppies were cool, at first way off the trail, big white flowers, I saw them and said naw. Later up the canyon they became closer. I love the yellow lilies, they are pretty rare, and there were two groves of over 100 each
    Happy Cheeseboro trails

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  29. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Mtbkin and botany!
     
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  30. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Chkin out the new flowers at santiago oaks.. dirt great ... lots of hikers and mtbkers..expected for sat am... we have it good!
     
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