I Rode My Bike Today...

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



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  1. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Hit Hilda Crooks Sat, did the Jackrabbit Jedi loop, I had a great time. My boy not so much, did not lie the entrance into Jedi and was very vocal about it. To much exposure. Today I met a few friends at Riverside Sycamore. Nice tacky brown stripe through the tumble weeds. Little over 20 miles and 2000' for the 2 days.
     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    It's Monday. I rode my bike. Do I even need to elaborate?

    OK I will. 3 drops, 3 climbs at A-W with N8 - including a drop down one of my faves - 5-Oaks. A little muddy in spots out there today, but great weather. The trails had that velcro feel to it that happens when it gets saturated = not sticking to the tires, but really slow feeling. I still had lactic acid built up from my HUGE Saturday ride, so I just wanted to ride it out. I actually got more and more energy as the ride progressed and, well, I had a great time out there! Legs were toast, but they kept working.

    N8 set several PRs on that beautiful SB6c of his and was smiling as much as I was.

    Bikes are fun!
     
  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I rode today. Same as Saturday - 15 miles, 1,400 feet on the extended FLoop. 3 out of 4 days. Alles ist Ordnung! Or something like that.
     
  5. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Took nephew on his first night ride on the winter solstice. 8 miles in Marshall Canyon; ~1,000' elevation. He was super happy and thinks I'm the coolest dude ever. Ha! I have him fooled! He is way cooler than I was at 15 years old...he's way cooler than I am now, actually.
     
  6. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I sure hope you wore you Princess Leia costume.......it'd be a real shame if you didn't. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Very close! Alles ist in Ordnung! Although yours has more of a philosophical ring to it... :thumbsup:
     
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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
    It's only been ~40 years since my last German class...I'm surprised I remember even that much.:whistling:
     
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  9. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Jeff
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson v2
    I rode my bike on Sunday. Just a quickie with a buddy that's had a long lay off on the bike. Hit Aliso. 5 Oaks, Mathis, Rock it, Cholla, Lynx and out.

    Is was a little muddier than we thought it would be. Tried to skip the bad parts and not screw up the trail if at all possible.

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  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Interesting, we did virtually the same route yesterday and got 2200' of climbing. 5-Oaks, Cholla, Rock-It, Mathis- Rock-It again and out. The only difference is the climb from the top of Cholla to the top of Rock-It - definitely not 400 vft. Well, wait, there's the section from the bottom of Rock-It/5-Oaks to the bottom of Cholla - twice.

    And I agree, even Monday it was muddier than I expected. I imagine it will be closed for a few days, so you'll have to go over to SJT with the Bomb Squad tomorrow - if you're not working.
     
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  11. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Sycamore Canyon with Ray, Marek, and Jeff before a visit to my cubicle for the rest of the day. Sunrise was pretty on this balmy morning. 11 miles, 1,500' elevation.image.jpeg
     
  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Hey - I had that Fox Forx for a little while on my Jamis Dakar Comp... And those XTR wheels were Crank Bros before CB did them. Rare! And the combo shifter - brake levers that I could never figure out - suwheet!

    Looks like great weather out there - lots of fun to be had.

    PS - I have three spare saddles if someone needs one...(I'm looking at you, fanny pack boy). I spy Bontrager XR4s, so that must be a Trek.
     
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  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I rode my bike today! First time in 11 days! Actually rode the ~1 mile to the library to pick up a new book. All downhill, until the return. Didn't collapse into a coughing fit once I got home, so must be on the mend!
     
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  14. Postal Pat

    Postal Pat Well-Known Member

    Name:
    patrick
    Current Bike:
    kona hei hei
    Been off the bike awhile but was able to make it out for a Tapia night ride with a couple of riding buddies, James and his brother. James is a local kid who is not only really fast but he's manufacturing and selling his own lights the website is ethoscomponents.com he let me borrow one again tonight and they're sweet, anyone interested in lights give him a chance
     
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  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Rare components indeed from 2009 on a pair of Santa Cruz Blurs. Good eye Hertz on the XR4! That is my backup bike 2002 Giant AC2 being borrowed by a coworker; my primary bike (Trek) also has the XR4 on the rear...Nevegals up front. Riverside's Sycamore Canyon is all decomposing granite and percolates very well during/after rains. No mud and no dust, but all three 50+ year olds keep schooling me out there. At least no dust.

    BTW, you have no idea how uncanny you are with that fanny pack comment to me! Haha!
     
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  16. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Hahahaha I rode my bike twice today. Once with the dog and once by myself. Rusty had fun on the first ride and dad had fun on the second ride...

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  17. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Anyone make it past the Luge toward Old Camp?
    Is the Mercedes still there? Ha-Ha....
     
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Quick ride this early eve.....

    Been dealing with a cold all week, so today was a short one. Didn't so much care about mileage today....just elevation. Heart Rate was high the whole ride....may have been the Day-Quil I took before the ride. Trails were mostly dry....a few were like riding on soft warm fudge, and sounded like velcro.

    19 miles / 3300' ascent

    https://www.strava.com/activities/455817542

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  19. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    Did a quick Quail Trail, Camarillo to Nix loop. Nothing spectacular but according to strava and the 6 PR's I must have felt good.
     
  20. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I love that place, Mr. SSR! Keep an eye out for the Irvine Ranch open access days for even more excitement.
     
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  21. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I have hit those a few times. I can ride this from my house, makes it my easy short on time ride.
     
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  22. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    IMAG0005.jpg I rode my bike on tuesday....One of those days that you have to stay at home but you are so stubborn and don't listen to your better half....and did not ride nor had fun and bent the RD.... I know is not a good idea to ride the day is drizzling after a day raining...but I didn't listen.... Well bike is at jenson waiting to have the RD transplant and hopefully have my baby back on Sat..... The worst part was when I got home wifey said.... "I told you..." Man...those words of wisdom...
     
  23. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Oh... I think we can all relate to the "I told you so" from the wife. We're guys... Naturally slow learners! :thumbsup:
     
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  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Obviously it is not your judgment, but your tires that are at fault - unable to shed mud. You will need to get better ones. :whistling:
     
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  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Wow.....looks like you rode Blackstar, but I know Skyline gets just as bad.

    Don't think of it as " I told you so".....think of it as an adventure, AND a learning experience.
     
  26. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!

    When started Mtb'in I did the same thing. Went from entrance to entrance at o'neil looking for one the didn't say "closed". Found it! 2 muddy miles later carried out a very heavy muddy bike. Ha-ha....it has also happened couple times since, and yes apparently I'm a slow learner. :whistling::cool:
     
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  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I think my worst was coming down the Chiquita Ridge to the Tijeras Creek Trail on my Diamondback. By the time I hit the bottom, both tires wouldn't spin... They were more like skis. And I broke the rear derailleur and chain clean off... That was a fun walk home. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    I rode yesterday with all three of my boys; my youngest (2) got a Littl' Trykes bike for XMas and we took all of our bikes out for a little spin at the school in the afternoon.

    Today I got out with the intent of doing a Whiting-Old Camp-Luge-Whiting ride... and then the wind won. After being scarred by my sort of fail last week bailing on the Joplin at the peak, I decided I was going to go as warm as I could for this ride. Low 40's with sustained winds in the upper 20's mph.

    I probably could have gone a bit more than I ended up doing (just a single small loop at Whiting), as the balaclava, jacket, and new thicker gloves my wife got me for Xmas certainly helped stay warmer... it just wasn't fun. haha. I didn't relish the thought of getting even colder climbing up to the top of the Luge.

    It looks like the next cold thing I need to work on is my feet. Even with wool socks, my feet were one small step above numb most of the ride and never warmed up.

    Cold Dec 26th 2015.jpg
    My wife says this was my Hoth picture.
     
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  29. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I rode... First time since climbing up Cadillac last Sunday. I wanted to head out the Bell Trail to Caspers, but I made it as far as the little park before the first gate. My Garmin was possessed, and only showed 6 degrees celsius, which I now know is 42. The wind almost blew me off the bike in a few spots, so I turned around and did a Chiquita Ridge, Tijeras, Arroyo Trabuco loop. That was a smarter idea, as the wind was a lot more manageable.

    @Cyclotourist - This spot should look familiar. :thumbsup:

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    Too Windy.jpg
     
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  30. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Indeed, lovely place to take a break!!! And yeah, wind is crazy-cold. Although even if I was so inclined, I'm still not feeling great, and coughing up the occasional piece of lung. Any week now, I'll be getting better!
     
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