I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    :D I turned around as soon as I got to the white stuff:whistling: Too tired to plow though it today
     
  2. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Thanks for asking: I ended up rotating down the chute, smacked my hip on the ground, same side as Jan 1, banged the back of my head on the ground as the bike rotated down above me. Hey the helmet works in reverse. All I did was draw blood on my hip. My Jan 1 leg contusions are still hard- black and . I did not did not hit them. This did not have a rock field so really not too bad except the head and the hip. It is a long way down when falling backwards.
    I did try that ringing in the ear fix, it works.
     
  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Roger on backwards. Slow-speed bumbles are the worst, I did a good one a month ago and my bike looks very used suddenly. And still working out the embedded spines of whatever. I'm pining for SoCal days when I could fly off into a bush or dirt. Heal up fast and get back on your program. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    What is the ringing in the ear fix?

     
  5. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    Indeed. Back from whence I came was my recent undoing also. I finally got around to cleaning off my rig this weekend, a mere two and a half months since it was dirtied, and discovered a good shot to the head tube. I must have done some inadvertent pile driver type maneuver to get the bike ass over tea kettle like that.
     
  6. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    mikie wanted to know. I told him to smack his head hard into the ground and the ringing goes away. It only lasts as long as you head is out of wack, then back to normal. I did that last night, it works.
     
  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3
    A few slugs from a Jack bottle will do the trick as well, for a little while at least. Strictly medicinal, of course.
     
  8. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    CC73CAA5-AD31-4424-AB91-A7D54F27CD16.jpeg Uneventful Whiting/Luge ride today. No mountain lion encounter of any kind, no mauling or a friendly hello. Had most of the trail to myself. Only other biker was a young hotshot who shot past me on Mustard like I was pedaling backwards. The Luge was completely empty except for two hikers. I was going to try for a sub 1:40 time but wasn’t even close.
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    1:40 from where to where? 3:30 is fast from flag to creek bottom. Please do not try for any downhill records at this point in your riding. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I'm guessing he means 1 hour and 40 minutes for the loop... :thumbsup: But I do know someone who hasn't posted a time anywhere near as slow as 3:30 in months. It's all relative... And I'm a Strava Stalker. :Roflmao

    And @Ocpop - There was a mountain lion sighting on Black Star yesterday. They're out there...
     
  11. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    Yup, 1 hour 40 min for the entire loop. May be a pipe dream...

    seriously, I’m like an old lady when I’m going downhill, getting a PR is the last thing on my mind.
     
  12. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    This is a pic from Saturday at Whiting taken by a friend’s coworker from back of her house. I admit I was sweating heavier than usual biking through whiting today.

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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    That’s awesome!

    If you’re on Facebook, take a look at Jerry Springer. He’s a retiree who has game cameras in O’Neill... Some of his stills and videos are amazing. There are several cats living right in the arroyo.
     
  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Yes, I am aware that there are guys (and maybe some gals) who do 2:00 or 2:30 Luge runs. 3:30 is fast but reachable by solid riders on good equipment. Sub 3:00 is nuts. TB's times are just stupid fast.

    Oh, and I think 1 hour 40 minutes is pretty quick for a full Whiting-Luge-Whiting run.
     
  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Wednesday practice. I think middle child will soon be faster than me! Also of note, I was telling her to be aware that the ground is drier than last week, and so is sandier and slicker in the corners. She said that yeah, she noticed that. Wow, she's already reading the trail conditions!!!

    8/940/1

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  16. evdog

    evdog iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    More pics from this weekend. Decided to check out New Millenium trail after the Revel demo. Remembered my light but didn't have the helmet mount for it. My knee didn't cooperate so I enjoyed the golden hour and was back to the truck by last light anyways. Nice flowy trail, will have to go back some time and finish it.

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  17. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    O'Neill really only has one legal trail of any length... So I rode it twice. :Roflmao Once up Live Oak, and once up the Coyote Canyon side. I also did both entrances, so it's like two different trails! :p Needed a mid ride mechanical consultation with @mtnbikej concerning my rear shifty doo-hickey. They have bike stands :whistling: at the top of Vista! Kind of a funny shape though... :p

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    After my second run down the Vista DH, I popped out onto the pavement, and thought briefly about hopping on the second half of the Hoffman-Homestead Trail. It's off limits to bikes, and I've never ridden it. But it's really a cool trail and has several little step-ups and tight turns. It would be a lot of fun on a bike... Then I snapped to my senses, and remembered that I'm not on an e-bike, and rules apply. :thumbsdown:

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    12/2000
     
  19. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Jan 8, 9 2004 so it is the correct month
     
  20. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    interesting trail. The switch backs have an inside groove cut into them. It is there to shed the H2O. I used the groove a few times as I was riding it a little fast, the S back pops up and you cannot shed the speed fast enough. One of those is shown in pict 3, just past the straight away. The mustard was high and you could not see the corner ahead. This trail does not have the far side of the inside corner cut up the hill so it rides a little slow, I have noticed the farther west you go, the higher the berm is cut on the inside corners.
    Happy Grassland trails
     
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  21. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    Interesting... it was forwarded to a friend who forwarded to me. I guess I should have checked the details before posting it here. In any case there was no intent to deceive in any way on my part.
     
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  22. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    How do you get the metadata on this photo? It doesn’t seem to have a time stamp.
     
  23. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Maple Springs to Modjeska 17.9 miles 3,182 feet 1,780 calories 29 degrees

    4:00 PM start. Gate was closed. :thumbsup: Started seeing frozen remnants at 4.25 miles/ 3,400 feet elev. On the sheltered mile before 4 Corners there was ice up to 2 inches thick. Stopped a number of times to assess the situation because of the fog and wind but they would diminish and I did make it up to Modjeska. Enjoyed the ride back down. :)

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  24. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Ok... I'm glad I'm not the only one wondering. I read the EXIF and didn't see anything...
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Amazing that there's still ice up there! The shaded stretch 1/4 mile under Santiago Peak had thick compressed ice across the road. We were slipping and sliding and it was close to 70 degrees. :confused: :eek:
     
  26. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo, Ripley V4 & Timberjack
    I think @da big hills was referring to when the attack happened. It was January 2004.
     
  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Ahhhh... Got it! Thanks for the translation.
     
  28. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Yes, the cat was lying in wait next to the trail, popped up and got a dude. Then the cat dragged him down into the canyon bottom and buried him to age the meat. Other riders found his bike and thought, "Gee somebody abandoned an FS out here on the trail". The next day again lying in wait, a lady rider went by, again the cat jumped up and forced the girl to the ground. The cat was to dragging the lady down with the ladies riding partner holding on into the canyon when some dudes came by an saw the lion with a ladies head clamped in her jaw. They did their best to look BIG with their bikes above their head and threw large rocks. The cat let go and the lady was saved. Later when they hunted the cat down they found the dude covered with sand in the canyon bottom.
    happy trails a little lower on the food chain.

    lucky for me my encounters are never lying in wait. They just crash through the chaparral and charge. When you hear the chaparral breaking it is time to exit stage left.
     
  29. evdog

    evdog iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    A few more pics from last weekend. Decided to check out some Backbone trail between Encinal Cyn Rd and Mishe Moshke or whatever. Nice trail, perfect weather and ocean views

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    You can just make out two trailhead parking lots in the distance below. I only ran into a couple people in 10mi each way, so I guess everyone headed into the wilderness area on the other side? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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  30. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    Awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed all these pics from my stompin’ ground. Hopefully these will entice some more IMTBRs up this way.
     
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