P12 Lonely Hearts Club is Back on the Menu

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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    The P12 Lonely Hearts Club Band is back on the Menu

    After work rides at P12 in the Antelope Valley.
    Currently Tuesdays and Thursdays Every other week... and Tuesdays and Friday Rides the opposite week. Friday rides are during the day at various locations. Yeah... I know, it's confusing, (I work every other Friday).

    • Meet Time: 4:30 - 5:00pm
    • Lights still required by end of ride.
    • Typically 9 to 15 miles
    • Ride Time typically from 1 hour to 2 hours max
    • Trail conditions: All singletrack, DG so damp is amp! Rolling hills with minor sustainable climbs. Some short steeps, a million trail choices. Can often be breezy.
    • I eat a PB&J before the ride and just bring one water bottle and a hip pack.
    Meet Location is Avenue P12 off of 25th Street West, Palmdale California.
    We may change it up from time to time and start at 60th Street West and the Aqueduct.

    So code word "P12" means from P12 and 25th West. "60th" means from 60th Street West and the Aqueduct. No secret handshake required... :coffee:

    ***ALWAYS CHIME IN HERE IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SO WE WAIT FOR YOU OR PROVIDE CHANGES TO THE MENU!***

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    P12 Trailhead
    https://goo.gl/maps/WRocBVuCtTTYt5Za7
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    60th Street Trailhead (Godde Hill is 60th Street West)
    (If you use WAZE, Godde Hill sounds like "Go to Hell" ...:laugh: )
    https://goo.gl/maps/JgBaaqPnC56rsZ5M6
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    2/9/2021
    Riding tonight from "P12".
    Roll time "goal" is 5:05 pm
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    The temp forecast is surprisingly warm up there tonight. :cool:
     
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  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Maybe tomorrow
    A new romance
    No more sorrow
    But that's the chance
    You gotta take...
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    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope one day you join [me]
    Uhh...With or without the sun..?
     
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  5. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    What's this by your lone some BS?
    What's this by your lone some BS?
     
  6. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    @DangerDirtyD you may only need that helmet if it is without the sun. Unless your afraid of the Palmdale riff raff.
     
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hey! It was a tradition before you came along young Whipper Snapper. I still have ridden way more rides at P12 alone than with you. We have a ways to go... :)
     
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  8. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I used to ride after work with the gang. Now I work from home so I ride from home.
    Happy trails
     
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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Had a short ride last night. It turned windy and unexpectedly chilly.
    @JoeMac had a new Ripley Demo he had to get back to the LBS so we cut the ride short.
    John took off and did some extra credit.
    I was pleasantly surprised at the turn out and hope to grow the bench.

    @SS Barby
    @JoeMac
    Two guys from NGC:
    Bryan Winchester & Jake Jubile

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  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    :( I did not bring my bike today due to weather projections of high winds in the High Desert!
    yesterday in the Palmdale area the winds were hurracinous! Just a heads up.
     
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  11. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    RSM
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    RSD Middle Child Ti 29er
    Isn't that the norm in Palmdale??!! i remember jumping my bmx bikes on homemade tracks out there with my cousins many moons ago... if we weren't sideways when in the air it was not normal... :)
     
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Yeah... but sometimes the Wind gods are angry. Right now they are PISSED! :eek::oops:
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Weather report says it's only blowing about 20 right now. :whistling:
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I heard it was gusting to 70 mph in greater metro Sandberg.
     
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  15. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    RSM
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    RSD Middle Child Ti 29er
    up up and away!!

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  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    How does she DO THAT??? :geek:
     
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  17. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    RSM
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    RSD Middle Child Ti 29er
    Skunkworks :speechless:
     
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  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    or, skunk bud...:D
     
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  19. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    RSM
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    RSD Middle Child Ti 29er
    Both very lucrative projects :sneaky:
     
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  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    @SS Barby and possibly @JoeMac will be out there tonight for the LHCB P12 ride. I however have to work late tonight. Like 9:30pm late...:gotnothing: This always seems to happen...:mad:
     
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  21. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    What the heel!
     
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  22. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    I will more than likely go today if anyone is interested.
     
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  23. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Back on Schedule... Hopefully!
    I'll be at P12 off 25th West at around 4:35/4:45...
    Goal is to roll around 5:00pm... :thumbsup:;)
     
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  24. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    I will mostlikly be there. :sneaky:
     
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  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    :geek:
    Bring the "other" helmet.... not this one.
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  26. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    Cool, might actually turn this into a regular ride. Two weeks in a row more than just Mikie and I
     
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  27. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    Wait? What?
    The only thing I can think of, is that this is a warning that I am playing with the big boys now.
     
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  28. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    her hair pins must have been awesome. The load that they displaced into her hair and scalp, wow. And the starch they used in the habit must have been heavy. how else could you keep an airfoil with wing tip vortex winglets. She was an advanced aviator with a good solid background in physics.
    Happy heavenly trails
     
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  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Well? We rode last night.... and it was... glorious!
    The weather was beyond perfect. The wind was nothing more than a light spring breeze. I wore a jersey with no undershirt but had my Woolly Bully's on just in case.
    @hill^billy did indeed show for the ride so it was the gang of 3. @SS Barby , @hill^billy , and myself.

    We did a daylight loop for the benefit of Doug who apparently does not own lights and says he does not do night rides (totally missing out!).
    Then John and I did a second loop to round up to 15 miles. I felt pretty good on the ride. At one point John was climbing some singletrack with me on his tail and he was breaking traction with his mighty singlespeed legs and I came unglued trying to stay with him... took a while to recover but finished strong.

    It was a great after work ride and I wish all of them could be as perfect as last night's. If we get momentum... the Lonely Hearts Club Band just might turn into group rides! :thumbsup:
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    I notice that STRAVA is REALLY pushing for membership lately...
    All these little notices popping up...
     
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  30. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    So I forgot my camera and would have posted a beautifull sunset to cap off my ride of our perfect evening ride! Mikie promised me he would get me back before darkness fell and did. I think I'm in shape? Then I am not! They do it to me every time, but, I don't mind getting my a$$ handed to me from time to time ;). Great evening at the Palmdale gym!
     
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