Not A Day Like Any Other Day, at Golden Eagle

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Mikie, Sep 2, 2017.



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  1. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Congratulations, Mikie, for creating and shepherding this great website and bringing us all together!

    Your new bike is awesome and such an upgrade from 'my' first bike. Even though it was belt-drive and could rail the tightest turns, I just felt more confident and capable when I stepped up to the bigger wheels and longer wheelbase of my stingray. Fortunately, it wasn't battery powered so I was able to start off on the right foot. That being said, I think it's possible to disable the motor on the new rig and not compromise your principles..

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    Thanks again for your amazing work with this site and the community you've built. You're such an inspiration and this was a well-deserved day for you!
     
  2. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Forgot about this comment, damn funny.
     
  3. BIKEMONSTER

    BIKEMONSTER Member

    Name:
    BIKEMONSTER
    Current Bike:
    Vintage Stumpjumper
    Congrats on your new family Mikie!...and the best MTB website around.

    Here's to Mikie...the richest man in the world. (cheers)
     
  4. BIKEMONSTER

    BIKEMONSTER Member

    Name:
    BIKEMONSTER
    Current Bike:
    Vintage Stumpjumper
    Now go out and buy yourself a bad-a$$ e-bike! (j/k)
     
  5. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Here's the first group of photos as we headed to the now infamous HOT fire road climb. Yes a lot of these smiles would soon start to wane...:gag:
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  6. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Wait, there's more...

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    She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes...
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  7. Postal Pat

    Postal Pat Well-Known Member

    Name:
    patrick
    Current Bike:
    kona hei hei
    Awesome day all around, @Mikie your reaction to everything was the best and proved that you deserved it, thanks for what you do for us. Pleasure to meet everyone and had great time.
     
  8. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cave Creek, AZ
    Name:
    Tom
    Congratulations @Mikie and thanks for this awesome site!
     
  9. Postal Pat

    Postal Pat Well-Known Member

    Name:
    patrick
    Current Bike:
    kona hei hei
    Glad someone got his picture, tried to explain him to the wife and kids and they weren't believing me
     
  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Shoulda' taken a picture of the $100,000 Silmarillion rig he was sporting! Wizarding pays well!
     
  11. Postal Pat

    Postal Pat Well-Known Member

    Name:
    patrick
    Current Bike:
    kona hei hei
  12. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    Looks like a great IMTB Tribe get together and celebration. Sorry couldn't make it but thanks for all this Mikie, well deserved for all your efforts!
     
  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I cleared it going up. Went around it going down. :cool::whistling:
     
  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    You are a smarter person than me!
    Please don't crash... please don't crash... please don't crash...
     
  16. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    That log was a jump on the way down. Woohoo. Fun riding with you again.
     
  17. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    *
    Name:
    *
    Congrats @Mikie and thanks for all the work you put in for us hooligans! :thumbsup:

    Bummed I wasn't there but glad to see how it turned out, one of these days I'll ride with the legend of imtb trails...
     
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Pics I took... as always I missed folks. Grrrrr!
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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I cleared it both ways, but my chainring is only 1 for 2.
     
  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    I used the cheater small logs that set up against it on each side of the big log which turned it into a roll-over. Cleaned it both ways. :whistling:
     
  21. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    I'll say it was a day like no other. Takes all types to make the world go round I guess... I present "The Wizard of GE"...
     
  22. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Hahahaha that's just a small taste of the 45 minute rant....
     
  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    You mean it kept going after I went back down to the trailhead???
     
  24. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Nice diffusion, VT. :thumbsup:
     
  25. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    When we rode down to you guys I looked back up the road and there he was. I'm sure he was contemplating walking to where we were o_O
     
  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
  27. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    I saw 29 confirmed attendees in the PM we had going. Was that the actual rider count (+ Mikie) present for the event?
     
  28. Paul Hales

    Paul Hales Member

    Location:
    Mornington Peninsula, Australia
    Name:
    Paul Hales
    Current Bike:
    Norco Torrent custom build
    Great video, would have loved to be there.
     
  29. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Another great comment of the day when Mikie said he didn't bring enough water. Not because it was hot, but to replenish his tears.:cry:

    Amazing how this event went off without a hitch. Good job everyone! Thanks Mikie for not only the website but for also being a friend. :thumbsup:
     
  30. T-2

    T-2 Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma
    Name:
    Tom Shaffer
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Stumpy EVO
    Mike, I think its all pretty evident that we all appreciate everything you do for the mountain biking community. It was a fun day. Any video of the Wolfe/Wizard interaction?
     
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