I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Very few here would throw in an homage to Carlo – that brought a smile to our faces, pal. :) On the trail yesterday, we mused how that kind of riding is undesirable to some, or possibly many. I know you are one to go after that kind of stuff, Dave. Plus a faction of you freaks here, nudgenudge. :cool:

    Seems like some of you might have burned some haul pass on St. George (worth it), but I'm serious about sharing SoMo love if anyone wants to do some Phoenix-area desert riding this month. Doesn't have to be gripping. The Coast to Coast (and back, optionally) is a user-friendly and classic desert ST tour on a National Recreation Trail. Check Trailforks, it's loaded. I won't ride anywhere else this month, and I've ridden numerous spots around the valley.
     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    2018 Trek FEX
    I've got some phone videos of @mike dropping Holbert yesterday. :cool:

    Saweeeetnesss!!! :thumbsup:
     
  3. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Hit oaks today.. met old friend Ramon...
    Hero dirt mostly gone.. last sat hero dirt..dried out fast...
    Hit hawk again..ate a little dirt.. tasty!
    1st time ever going over bar at the right hand drop.. always pucker up on the 2nd drop.. n not the first but today went over on the first.. looked up and see that the first drop is actually bigger than the 2nd...
    Was it always like that? Ummm..
    Then yucca..bb..barnam.. Chutes .. up and down..then cactus.. goat..up n down..
    Nice windy day...
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    San Juan seems a little ho-hum after Saint George. Mellow run up to Cocktail Rock with the Professor. He wanted to go all the way to Blue Jay, but I didn't have the time today. Next time I'll put my big girl pants on.

    Hard to believe that we were sliding in the rain a couple weeks ago, and fighting to keep our fingers warm. Today it looked like the trail hasn't seen water in 10 years. Bone dry and crazy loose with temps close to 70.

    And a big "THANK YOU" to whomever took the time to fill in several of the Death Star trenches. :thumbsup:

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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    2018 Trek FEX
    It was freezing cold up here all day, 37 when I left this morning and it never got above 60. I've been a little cold since our return from Utah. Go figure???
     
  6. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    san juan dries up fast!
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Got the go ahead to go home a little early, so chose to spend my time riding a bike! An enjoyable eight miles/1,200ft. Chameleon feels really rough after riding the Tallboy all weekend! A couple PRs, including climbing up my nemesis. I often walk it, but just pushed and made some good time! Ended up pretty chilly at the end, but Utah taught me perseverance!

    Look at that green starting to peek through the brown!!!

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  8. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Faust.. weird how fast the dirt dries... wind n sun ...
     
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  9. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    windy, cold, awesome sunset. Clear dry air with a layer of moisture air hanging out above trying to move in. Made a wonderful magenta climax to the blustery day.
    Happy empty trails
     
  10. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    No doubt that will outrage a few people
     
  11. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Prescott
    Name:
    hill^billy
    I was wondering if I would ever get to meet @mike and finally got to, and was sure glad I did because the team we had made this the funnest ride I have had to date! And one that is etched in my mind forever due to riding something I would have never considered if it weren’t for Mike and @Tom the Bomb inspiring me to dig real real deep and grow a bigger pair!
    Definitely one of those unforgettable experiences!
     
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  12. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Prescott
    Name:
    hill^billy
    Holbert is Insane! Makes you really dig deep! @mike digs deep! He tries till he makes it happen, and is seemingly not to afraid of what could happen! Parts I told myself no he gave a go, impressive to say the least!
     
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  13. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Doug, it was a great pleasure. We all were pushing our limit, but you did the riding, boss. :cool: My hope was that you did not feel any pressure, because that’s a sketchy motivator. You applied the skill and sack in perfect proportions to steal some plums and ride away without a scratch. Nicely done! :thumbsup: To next time...
     
  14. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Good ride in lcwp today with @knucklebuster. Up willow, fenceline, down lizards, back up to Bommer, down BVD, up Old Emerald, down TnA. BVD is perhaps in the best shape ive ever seen it, ruts mostly filled in but chunky part still chunky; and nice berms near the bottom, fun! TnA was in good shape too, looks like some work was done. Kudos to the trail elves. Great weather, cold with light clouds; dirt mostly dry again but little dust. Greening up out there
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    LCF told me they were going to do some major excavation on the middle section of T and A - the part where we lose a lot of altitude without a lot of fun. I hope they do it right! :thumbsup:

    Let's ride next week! :thumbsup:
     
  16. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    Love this post. The stoke is palpable. Congrats on a stellar ride.
     
  17. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Blackstar Tree Farm to Beeks Place 17.71 miles 2,273 feet

    When I started out from the Tree Farm it was 62 degrees and felt warmer the few times that the sun came out from behind the clouds.

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    When I got to Hidden Ranch, I was still in daylight but the temperature had dropped to 39 degrees.

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    Went up to Beeks and watched the sunset. On the way back down, most of the time I was riding in 33 degrees. It was a good thing that I had come prepared for cold weather. Nice ride :)
     
  18. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    Great ride today with sir huck alot :) Three fun downhills in just 10 miles. BVD has been made great again, big thanks to whomever cleaned it up. We rode it less than a month ago and it wasn't much fun imo.

    A Ranger and CCC truck were parked at top of Big Bend but no one in sight. We stopped a little over halfway down because we heard some hooting and hollering. Quite a ways off the main trail through the dead mustard stalks we could see a group of maybe 15-20 with hard hats I think. Our guess is they are working on a re-route of the middle section that currently goes down the fall line. So like a big giant switchback. Would substantially lengthen the trail for sure. There has been some work on the trail too, drainage and maybe some berm/rut work at the top. Kudos to the CCC group if they are out there working on it. https://ccc.ca.gov/

    Sir Huckalot at the bottom of BVD
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    Homage to that other trail across the canyon, or maybe some other hidden meaning?
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  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    After 3 days off....got back on the hike last night. Plan was for a quick spin at the Oaks.

    Well, quick wasn’t in the cards. From about pedal stroke #9, I knew it was gonna be a struggle.

    on all the climbs it felt like I was tied to a tree.

    the DH’s felt fast though. Even PR’d Hawk by 6 seconds....not sure I was feeling that fast. Who knew.

    trails weren’t very crowded. Wasn’t very warm either.
    Got home shortly after dark.

    20 / 3200’
     
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  20. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    But you still got decent mileage and great elevation....just saying :whistling:
     
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  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    My last ride was Sunday, this week has been busy with work, puppy and Christmas stuff. I had to get me some dirt time before work tonight.
    Clear and crisp with a chilly breeze, it was really peaceful out there:inlove:

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  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Off work early for 10/1200 at Sycamore Cyn (south) w/ the guy two cubicles down from me... a great time out!
    Those trails are so noodly, Pastafarians have services there!

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  23. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Did you see any flying spaghetti monsters?
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  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    And all the people said, "Ramen!"
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Floridian?
     
  26. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Cold dark STT (sort of... :whistling:) to Cadillac and down the Luge... Fun night with a silent bike. I took one large rock off the big toe on the way down. @mtnbikej got to hear a lot of words that aren't appropriate for a family friendly site! :whistling: :poop: :oops: We were pretty much alone, except for the 4 guys headed to Old Camp. They were geared up for an overnighter.

    I also dropped the chain on the luge... My klutchenspringenthingy was in the wrong position... Oops.

    12.6/2300

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  27. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Not a requirement to be a Pastafarian, but it helps!
     
  28. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Perfect trails out a Chino Hills SP. Rode with ken the termin8r, frequently pushing the pace. Dirt was excellent. He showed me a Redwood Grove of trees at Carbon cnyn reg. park.....who knew these beautiful trees were there!!!
    26 mi/2800k elev

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  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    2018 Trek FEX
    Everything is greening up! :cool:
     
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  30. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    So it ended up being much warmer than I expected.

    one of us decided that we’d check out the extra credit up and overs instead of staying on STT. It has been many years since I checked them out. Glad to see they were still ridable.

    quiet night on the trail. Except for the 4 riders heading to Old Camp, we saw no one else.

    Steve decided that riding. A bike wasn’t hard enough and tried to play soccer with a rock.

    Heading down the Luge....felt like a total rookie. I was all over the place.

    still a fun night in the bike.
     
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