I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Does anyone know what this actually is? A google search of all the common sense terms turns up nothing. Not a single google image using a search of obvious terms. Weird.
     
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  2. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Those are boulders. Also known as rocks. :whistling:
     
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  3. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Placed there by aliens? Or by us to summon aliens? Only two things I can think of.
     
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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    California Stonehenge?
     
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  5. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    ...because I didn’t yesterday or the day before and I gained 5 pounds. Today‘s mission was to seek climbing opportunities with the squiggle bug. Up and up and up again. No dabs, and I feel good. T-minus 11.5 days until practice is over.
    Also, I’m down to one KRBC bomber in the fridge, just in time for Pumpkin Ale to be released!
     
  6. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    They were placed by someone to drive folks like you bonkers.
    Is it working?

    Or perhaps that's where the aliens will land to pick up those that want to transport to their world.
    Where the humans will be a protein source and/or harvested for their energy ( matrix like)

    You pick.
     
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  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    It's a cookbook!!!
     
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    San Juan up and down with the Professor and @mtnbikej . A little warm at the beginning, but the sun dropped before the top, and it cooled off nicely. Someone was counting the dabs behind him, but I'm pretty sure there were dabs and slips all the way around. :cautious: There might even be photographic evidence. :whistling: We went a little past Cocktail Rock on San Juan, which was new dirt for the Professor. It seemed a little overgrown, but not bad. That's a really fun section, with some short chunky ups and downs... It was nice to see some of it again.

    Fun ride down... I left a little blood on one of the Death Star trenches. I didn't see it until the last second and slipped trying to get up on top. Scraped up the leg a little bit, and my ass feels like hamburger. No biggie... :p :oops:

    About 1/3 mile from the bottom, I burped the front tire, and rode the last 5 or 6 switchbacks with only a few pounds in it. Too close to the bottom to stop, so I finished in limp mode.

    Crazy fun night...

    14/3100

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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '20 Pivot Firebird 29
    That's OK. I'm told it happens to everyone. :oops:

    We still love you.
     
  10. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Nice one, San Juan riders (and soil samplers, good save). :thumbsup::D

    The last 7 miles or so are okay in limp mode; ask how I know...
     
  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    San Juan Trail late yesterday with @Faust29 and the Professor. Social pace on the way up. It was warm at the start, tolerable.
    Yep, I was counting dabs on the way up. One of us only made it a turn or 2 before getting it out of the way. Another made it up a little ways past that. And one of us only dabbed into the hard switchbacks in the middle after someone threw their bike down.

    Finally cleaned the rock garden just before Cocktail Rock.

    We dragged lights up, it was only 5:45, and the Professor had never gone past CR on SJT. So one of us suggested a little extra credit. We got just past the 7 mile mark, but one of our GPS’s only showed 6.9 so we went a little further.

    Climb back to Cocktail Rock is pretty rough right now. It’s also the first time in about 5-6 years that I rode the geared bike on it.

    Fun descent down SJ in the dark. What excitement you lose with top speeds, you regain with seat of the pants...especially with only a bar light. I forget how fun this is to come down in the dark.

    Good times.
     
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Ok... I won't complain about the last few minutes in limp mode. Seven miles sounds like a real Santa Ana's story... :eek:
     
  13. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Harding 18.6 miles 3,425 miles

    Tuesday ride. After pulling into the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary parking area and installing new break pads and a valve stem core up front, got rolling at 3:30 PM. It was hot, 85 - 90 degrees. First 3 1/2 miles were in full sun. Figured it would be like that so brought a good supply of ice water. When I started getting into shaded areas the bugs came out and the head net did too. Was taking easy in the heat. After Laurel Spring started to pick up the pace. The uppermost 2 miles have areas of sand with pebbles mixed in. Got a PR on that segment. Saw a hiker on the way up and a fox on the way down. Enjoyed watching the colorful sunset.


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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I'm calling you "PR Steve" from here on out... :thumbsup:
     
  15. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Did a lap of some of my backyard stuff. Tried to recreate a loop I did under guidance a month ago, but lots of twists and turns meant a few missed turns. Some of which were stumbles, others lead to new off the record stuff. After a couple wrong turns I went more into exploration mode. It's really cool to see all this single track close by that significant work has gone into, though admittedly the novelty of it is greater than the quality of the trail itself. Still not a bad early lunch break on a Thursday. 10.74/1736.

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  16. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Double dipped. The rugrat got a new lid too. 5.3/58’.

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  17. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Self-aggrandizement.

    :Roflmao :Roflmao :Roflmao
     
  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That's how you get 'em hooked. :thumbsup: Ride partner until she decides she's too cool to hang with dad...
     
  19. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Yup. I genuinely cherish these rides. I made a comment in the "balancing life..." thread that I was glad to have MTB as something that I do without my wife or daughter, but I might have to rethink that position. She and I had not done a ride that was just the two of us in a while - probably two months or so, and I was reminded how much I enjoy it. It's really where we have our best conversations. I think she appreciates that she has all of my attention. She's also pretty ADHD, and conversations with her tend to be all over the place, and a mile a minute. I think the additional focus and movement that she has to put into riding the bike allows her thoughts to slow down, and we just have a certain quality of conversation that we rarely have elsewhere. It's really special time.
     
  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I had my daughter riding Black Star with me several times when she was 14 or so. Now she's almost 21 and I miss those rides....

    Yours is what, somewhere around 5 - 7 years old? She's not ADHD, she's normal. Everything is new at that age and needs to be confirmed. You're her source for confirmation. Enjoy it, and mess with her mind while you can.

    I had mine convinced that I could control traffic signals for the longest time. :)
     
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  21. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    She’ll actually be 10 in January. I hear what you’re saying, and totally agree with the sentiment, but she’s legit ADHD (as is my wife). She’s not on meds or anything - I’m pretty opposed to that. Dance, and hopefully bikes, snowboards, etc., will be her meds.
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Thursday social with the dynamic single speed duo and the cantankerous professor...

    Quite chilly out there... :thumbsup:

    17/2200

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  23. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Sunrise Sycamore Canyon Marauders (i.e., MarekThePolishPunisher). 9/1177. First time in Sycamore Canyon (Riverside) since the fire several months ago. The trails in the burn zone are great: demarcated by ash and wide open to flow. The trails in areas that have not burned are getting rather bushy: my Strava times are safe for a while.
     
  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Top of Cow Saddle to the start of Devil's Backbone. No, I don't know why. Looking down on Cajon Pass, Phelan, Hesperia, etc.
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  25. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Musta been a San Juan day yesterday. Fran and I were kicking around ride options and settle on new to him San Juan lollipop. Lots of loose tricky chit. We used to be able to haul the mail on the first half of the lollipop. No more, it has gotten very tight in there. We had fun attacking the techy stuff climbing back to cocktail rock. Fran was on it all day. Fun DH on the way back, talk about a kitty litter trail.
    Good times 18.46 mi. 3712 elev.
    Balls baby!
    Fran has some pics.
     
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  26. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Thanks for the tour TTB. Finally made it out to the often mentioned SJT. We joked about how that trail is real MTN biking:thumbsup:
    Oh by the way @Mikie , when I ran out of water, TTB gave me some of his Tailwind laced H20!!
    The trail was awesome, so much STT!!

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  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '20 Pivot Firebird 29
    The ruts on SJT appear to have gotten wicked since I last rode there. Glad you had a great time!
     
  28. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Yeah makes for some tough techy climbing
     
  29. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam
    Busy few weeks in Squatchville...been out for a few close n short Oakmonts which is pretty decent for out the door riding...as Cyclotourist can attest!

    Got out for some Greerish (nod to Carnival Row) delights this morning. Godzilla and me for 1:35 with the usual loop: overdrive-mouse-distortion-insidious-TMB ...gotta agree with TTB about mouse being the bees’ knees :thumbsup:

    amazing how a little ride like that can change the outlook for a whole day...bikes are legit therapy :)
     
  30. Sassyquatch

    Sassyquatch Member

    Name:
    Sam

    I got to get back out there...been waaaay too long! I’m sure that cocktail descent will be much more fun with an intact mandible this time :x3:
     
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