Memorial Holiday Weekend Rides . . . Where Are They???

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Mikie, May 25, 2016.

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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    So as to NOT hijack @scan 's Holiday specific (Monday) Trailhead request, I am looking at the entire Holiday weekend and the opportunities that unfold.

    Has anyone got some Epics lined up over the weekend?
    Mikie is on the prowl...:sneaky:
    If not I'm gonna put one together...
     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    You all might find this hard to believe, but I am doing an epic stay-at-home-and-do-some-local-rides weekend! (Head banger emoji).

    This is typically a Big Bear weekend for me, but alas, the cabin is gone. :cry::thumbsdown:
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Still thinking Los P Ridge. Any day.
     
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  4. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Working.....
    And my frame still hasn't come in...
    Early morning road rides...
    Soon, soon...
     
  5. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Available Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. Watcha got?
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I have some ideas....but nothing worth throwing out to the group. Plus I like to start waaay too early for most.
     
  7. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    All I know is my ride is Monday.
     
  8. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

    Name:
    mikie and robin
    Come cheer mcg ,me & Smokey Bear & our Angeles National Forest in the La Canada memorial day parade on Monday, bring the family afterwards at memorial park there's a event with lots of food & stop by the Forest Service booth & get a hug from me. . Thank you!!

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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    :mad:Grrrrr! Hurry up Dahmeet!:oops:
     
  10. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    Snow Summit Fri n Sat. Sunday I'm working. Monday I'm dragging Shitty to Noble then to Alpine Brewery for some grub and amazing beer! He just doesn't know it yet...heh heh :sneaky:
     
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Hey! I could kick Smokey in the shins for getting too close to my girl! Hmmmmmm.....:whistling:
     
  12. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Sunday is my hall pass day. I'm watching the forums for something to latch onto.
     
  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    So here is one for you hearty souls out there.....

    Looks like Sunday is gonna be the day.

    I will decide on a start time later.

    I've done this route a few times....looks harder than it is....but it is no lap around the Floop.

    https://www.strava.com/routes/3683363
     
  14. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    I'm running a 10k on Monday, so I'm saving my legs; otherwise I just might join J on that epic ride of his. ( Uh, no. That wouldn't really happen)
    Have fun out there.
     
  15. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    If you are willing to have a bit more waiting than usual; when you figure out a time, let me know when you expect to be at LHJ/MD and I might try and join you via the LHJ climb rather than the full Harding route. ~50mi is still my top end. (I also won't take offense if you don't want the social pace I would force upon you! Then I could abuse myself a weee bit less :p)

    I have been wanting to hit San Juan again (although this is about the longest possible way to hit it mind you).
     
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  16. MTBZen

    MTBZen Member

    Location:
    Corona, CA
    Name:
    Gary
    Current Bike:
    2017 Trek Pro-Caliber 9.6
    Probably quick/short morning ride at Chino Hills to get used to the new bike.....first foray into the world of the 29'er.
     
  17. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Congrats Gary!
     
  18. MTBZen

    MTBZen Member

    Location:
    Corona, CA
    Name:
    Gary
    Current Bike:
    2017 Trek Pro-Caliber 9.6
    Thanks...I rode it a bit on the street yesterday and have to say it feels odd. I'm also running much wider bars than I'm used to so the whole set up is strange to me. I think I may cut the bars down to around 700 mm...right now they are 740. I heard a 29'er described as being "in" the bike as opposed to being "on" the bike, and I think that's pretty accurate.
     
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  19. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Before you cut your bars down may I suggest getting a couple of more rides in with them at that width. Or better yet, if you have lock on grips, try running them inwards on the bars on the position you feel comfortable in. After that you can decide whether or not to cut the bars.
    I run 780's on my Enduro 29er and 740's on my Epic 29er.
    In my opinion, the wider bars help me to keep the bike stable at high speeds and when standing I can use the width of the bars for torque.
    Once you cut, there's no going back.
     
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  20. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Planning to head up to Wrightwood monday morning, get some good variety up there. Several friends of mine are planning to go!!
     
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  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Could you tolerate my company? Are the trails worth the drive?
     
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  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    NOOOOOOOO! Do not cut yer bars yet. 740 is narrow by today's standard. I run 780s on a 27.5" wheeled bike and many are running 800s. 29ers could use the extra leverage, and you will get used to it quickly.
     
  23. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Sure!! I think we could tolerate your presence chris. Hand is ready???
     
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  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Depends on how chunky the trails are. If it's like Rattlesnake - not ready yet. If it's like Lizard - no problemo!
     
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  25. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Probably like Lizard. No real chunk.
     
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  26. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    I posted this on the Memorial Day thread. Laguna local. Aliso, then over to LWP. Lots o' chunk. Lots o' climbing. Lots o' miles. 4 hours-ish. Can park at mi casa.
     
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  27. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    I'm calling MRA tomorrow to see if there's room on the Cannell shuttle for sunday. Then planning to ride Golde Eagle Monday on my way back home.
     
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  28. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    SAT EXPLORATION 2 LOOPS
     
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  29. MTBZen

    MTBZen Member

    Location:
    Corona, CA
    Name:
    Gary
    Current Bike:
    2017 Trek Pro-Caliber 9.6
    Good advice...I will definitely give it some time. It may be just that I'm not used to it...........
     
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  30. MTBZen

    MTBZen Member

    Location:
    Corona, CA
    Name:
    Gary
    Current Bike:
    2017 Trek Pro-Caliber 9.6
    Ok! Ok!....I will give it some time and get used to the feel. I'm hearing that wider bars are better from everyone.
     
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