I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Don't SCs usually come with a spare? It's in the little bag of extra doo-hickeys.
     
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  2. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    I think this is the only real answer.
     
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  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    It's like the giblets in the frozen turkey....no one quite knows what to do with that bag. Do you cook it? Set it aside for later???
     
  4. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Took the day off from work today since I was scheduled to work tomorrow. Rode up Skyline again on the SS. Seems to be my go-to spot lately. Been scoping the canyons out for some future insanity.:whistling: Chilly weather and almost hero dirt. Made it to Beeks then kept going to bag Hagador. Peaceful. Back down at the start just before the rain. :cool: 18/3600. The job for tomorrow got canceled. 3 day weekend yay!:thumbsup:
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    Btw, anyone loose a blingy mtb part on Skyline? Lmk.
     
  5. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I already checked, no spare :gotnothing:
     
  6. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Haha! Not sure how to sell this wonderful idea to my better half!:thumbsdown:
     
  7. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Blingy like a derailer hangar? ;)
     
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  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Sell it as a fait accompli. What, he's gonna make you return it???:Roflmao
     
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  9. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    I rode up Maple Springs around 1:00 pm today. I made it within a mile of where the pavement ends when light rain turned into medium rain. I was feeling really good. I was thinking about so many things I don't remember the climb being bad at all. When I made it to the end of the pavement my pants were soaked and all I was thinking at that point was weather would be better next week and If I turn around now I would only have to deal with minimal Friday freeway traffic. So I did. 14 mi. 1,800 elevation.
     
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  10. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Ha! Actually...
     
  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Take it to your LBS tomorrow and have them straighten the hanger (enough to work for now) and then go online and order a spare hanger. It's a small extra part that you should always have in your spare parts pack.
     
  12. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Uh ...yeah:laugh: that might work for a $100 item! You’re funny!
     
  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I have yet to bend a derailleur hanger, so I admit I don't understand this thought.
     
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  14. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I have bent two in 100 years of riding. One I limped out with 600 feet of HAB, the second was on the top of Rosewood on the tandem, I bent it back using the RD as a lever and took the bike and headed down the hill so there was no turning the crank and then a limp back to the trail head. Thank goodness Rosewood is 99% single track down hill for 900 feet of glorious switchback goodness. One time I was riding Alabama and had a chain break right at the crest of the butte. Three mile coast to the trail head.
    happy trails when mechanical breakdowns happen at just the right place.
     
  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    You probably have to ride where there are rocks or roots in order to bend a derailleur hanger. :whistling:
     
  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Or crash...
     
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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
    I found out that @mtnbikej, @Faust29, The Professor and J2 were doing Maple Springs and points east or west, so I tagged along. Mostly - as in mostly well behind everyone else. :p

    Kinda drizzly in a few spots, but temps were about perfect. Kept from overheating on the climb and didn't freeze to death on the descent. I had planned on going to 4 Corners and did. I thought everyone else was going farther, but they weren't.

    Rode the last few miles of the ascent with J2 (Professor's offspring) and I have hope for the future. Extremely articulate, widely-read, knowledgeable 13 year old with an obvious huge interest in the world around him. And best of all, he rides at my pace. :thumbsup:

    Thanks for the invite Steve. Great to ride with all y'all again. :thumbsup:

    Edit: I had just over 2,800 feet at the gate, so of course I had to ride back up a little to hit 3,000 feet of gain. Hilarious that everyone asked "extra credit?":laugh:

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  18. DBMX119

    DBMX119 Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Rick McKee
    I was in the FB kit and waved at you guys on the way up and then back down. Epic conditions with the exception of 4 corners where it suddenly got cold, foggy and windy. haha I was planning on going further but turned around and headed back (I parked at Cooks).
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Yep... Fun day out there. We ran into quite a few familiar faces. :thumbsup:

    I would have liked to go further, but two in our merry band did not come prepared... After descending in the cold rain with no helmets, gloves or jackets, I think they learned a valuable lesson. :p

    It was nice on the way up until a mile or so before Four Corners. Mid 50s, which was warm enough for short sleeves. :thumbsup:

    Fun day... 6,000 feet from last year’s total.

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    The lady bugs have taken over the end of the pavement. Anything reddish in this picture is lady bugs...
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  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    ^LOL, Mark is out there in Summer riding attire. :cool: ^
     
  21. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
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    "Coast to Coast to Coast" went down today. South Mountain AZ, National Trail from east to west and back. Variations possible, as I did today.

    Think Palm Canyon meets UPS/Porcupine Ridge. Rocky desert ST on ridges and peaks, with ledgy drops and steps on the east end. 30.5 miles and 3700' tells an incomplete story of this ride. So much rocky ST, about 26 miles. (A dirt road gets you a couple miles in.) Physical riding with continuous consequences/need for focus. 7:26 to finish, with a snack break halfway.

    I went up Mormon Trail where I could, because National is very ledgy thru there, and later veered off onto Ranger Trail and Bajada mostly by accident. But would have missed the big, fat javelina if I'd stayed on National. :) Bajada goes through a nice area but is a kind of forgettable trail. If you do C2C(2C), stay on National on the west end. Spectacular positions and fun ST on Natty; you'll swear you're on Whitehorse Peak. I got burned by not going down it but still ascending it...chock it up to a workout. :oops: Ranger had some testy rocky drops and switchies, if short.

    Years ago I got beat down pretty good on this ride due to fitness and skill. So it felt good to send the MF handily. Notwithstanding, there is tons of brutal HAB and constant tricky riding to negotiate. Trailside exposure on just a couple spots on National, but unforgiving downslope landings regardless. I tipped over at 0 mph in one spot and got reminded how nice bushes are to land in. Because I rolled on the rocks bad enough to elicit a are you okay? from a hiker. I get bummed that, usually, nobody sees my blunders, so that was a positive today. Nice lady.

    Dropping the finish, I begrudgingly rolled into the Waterfall on the dumb left line because I'd never done it. I dismounted halfway down because it felt, uh, dumb, and dragged my Smash back up, rolled in on the rock spine for a precision, fun line on the crux of the route.

    I grabbed a couple bits of trash, but the trails are pretty much impeccable. A dog shyt bag and some cidiot piss paper was the only trash I left. Walkers and riders were very nice. Low 70s felt warm, but all the oxygen down here is dreamy.

    A classic endurance ride with loads of tech – put it on the list for winter riding. :thumbsup:
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Only for the climb. :whistling:
     
  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    So you covered up for the descend, locking in all of the already embedded moisture? :D
     
  24. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Looks like a nice fall day in December 7779070F-AEDD-41F7-9609-3BD8330B8A26.jpeg
     
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  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    We all were heading up... Heading down was a lot colder! :D
     
  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Interesting. That's not what the first image in your post depicts. Everyone else in that image is all bundled up as though it was wet and chilly. Mark is acting as though he is all comfy on a bright, sunny day.
     
  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Some of us were there a while longer. :whistling:

    I tried to give him the single speed on the way up. He said he only wants to ride @herzalot 's bike. :cautious: :p
     
  28. SingleTrackJB

    SingleTrackJB Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    SingleTrackRider
    Hi did anyone try the Luge today / this afternoon or was it raining there and hence too muddy?

    My local ride is El Moro and that has been (rightly) closed.
     
  29. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Which one the Tracer, the Firebird or his new Hightower...?:laugh::rolleyes::cool:
     
  30. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    The boy said he wanted to go riding, so how could I crush his youthful exuberance???
    Drove out the the creek trails, as it is all DG and not muddy. Forty five minute spin in the light rain. 61F at the start, 58F at the end, never got cold. A lot of fun!

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