P12 - Septembers Owner of the Lonely Hearts Club

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Mikie, Sep 5, 2018.

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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Ride Name: P12 - Septembers Owner of the Lonely Hearts Club
    When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Time: 5:00pm
    Where: The Cul De Sac of P-12 off 25th Street West Palmdale, Ca
    Ride Description or Details:
    For the month of September!
    For the most part a cruiser! There are no big climbs, more XC rollers with some small punchy climbs. Multiple routes and options. Base is typically 10 miles... then with options. Pace and route determined by the attendees!

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    The end of the Cul de Sac of Avenue P12 west of 25th Street West in Palmdale, California
    Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate.
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise, Easy with Moments of Effort, Moderate Pace, But the goal is to leave no rider behind!
    Type of Ride: Out and Back, Loop, Lolipop
    Rider Limit: No Rider limit
    Anticipated Mileage: All depends on the days Attendees, (open)
    Elevation Gain: All depends on the days Attendees, (open)
    Ride Duration: All depends on the days Attendees, (open)
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs:
    You are never farther than 5 miles from the vehicles.
    Facilities: None.
    Food/water suggestions: Bring what you got. I usually just bring a water bottle.
    Option to Upload:
     
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Pease let me know if you are going to attend so this lonely mtb heart does not leave without you! :)
     
  3. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
  4. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I was about to post the same response! Some day soon @Mikie !
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Ahhhh Man!
    You two have NO IDEA what a stoke that would be to see you pulling up!!!
     
  6. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Heeeeeeeeeeee's Baaaaaaccccccck. :thumbsup: :D
     
  7. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Haha, heeeeeeeeres Mikey:devilish::cool:
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    FYI for anyone thinking of joining this coming Thursday....:coffee:....:Roflmao
    I will be changing venues and riding what I call the 5 Deer Outside Loop. About 10 miles with about 5miles of climbing. Lots of fun technical drops on the last half.
    Good fun.
    Roll time is 5:00 pm. Location is the T-intersection of Bouquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon Rd. There is a dirt parking lot less than 50 yards on Spunky off of Bouquet.
    Please let me know if you are going and need more details.
     
  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I watched a youtube video of this ride and it looks a bit like GE. Hmmm. :)
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    You may have watched a 5 Deer Trail video. Unfortunately it's not 5 Deer. :( It goes around 5 Deer because 5 Deer is in such rough shape. 5D has two tough situations. One... the Moto's have destroyed it so the trail is in bad shape (which it would be awesome for technical, if wasn't for point Number Two). Two, it is so overgrown and full of Poison Oak that it's just not worth the attempt on my part. It needs some serious clearing. Constantly grabbing your helmet from above... :mad:

    So what I do is start at Bouquet and Spunky. There is a singletrack directly across from the T Intersection, climb up to the fire road, where there is about a 5 mile climb to the ridge. Take the ridge East to SOT. Drop the SOT down to a erosion destroyed truck trail (which is awesome), and take the truck trail all the way back to the singletrack across for the T Intersection.

    This is 5 Deer WITH the Outside Loop. 5 Deer is the trail section inside of the loop. I'm just going to do the outside. If I have time, I might try a exploratory to see how good/bad of shape 5 Deer is actually in. I miss that trail! :(

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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    You youtube video comments section says "highlights from 5 deer outside loop", but it's from 2014.

    Do you consider this one a FS bike ride or would a HT be suitable?
     
  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    When I lived in Green Valley I rode 5 Deer and SOT almost every weekend. That section of SOT is a lot of fun.
     
  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Well....
    If you were to ask @mtnbikej ... all trails are singlespeed hardtail capable. I could and would ride this on a hardtail. I don't own a hardtail anymore. But I would definitely use a dropper on sections... if I were to ride with a guy on a hardtail, I would certainly throttle back some! ;)
     
  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    OK, I'm in! I will bring the FS bike this time and decide if it's HT doable (for me) afterward for any return visits. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    :eek:You mean? That is. You mean, this is NOT... going to be a lonely hearts club ride??? I'm going to have company? :inlove:

    Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/mWinMWCDu6E2
    Parking for Trailhead this Thursday...
     
  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    It’s true....there are only a handful of trails that most people ride that I’d consider not hard tail friendly.
     
  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I can think of a few other members here that could consider this a local ride. :whistling:
     
  18. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Afternoon parts delivery day for me means it's highly unlikely that I'll be back in time but I'll bring my bike with me just in case traffic doesn't suck as bad as it normally does on the 210 freeway going to and from Arcadia in the afternoon. Don't wait but consider this a maybe...
     
  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Go earlier or send somebody else. :whistling:
     
  20. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You guys are killin me!
     
  21. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    I gotta finish making the parts first.

    Lets just say that'd go over like a fart in church and besides I'm likely the only one with a valid license and insurance...:confused:
     
  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    :gag::eek::Roflmao
     
  23. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yeah, but all we want to do is love on yah! :inlove:
     
  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    See, if you break the bike it's easy to fix. When you break you, though....:bang::poop::gag:
     
  25. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Awe Mikie:rolleyes:
    How was the trail? I’ve never ridden that one, but we used to off road on Rower.
     
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  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Why didn’t you tell me that BEFORE?!:eek:
    ;)
     
  27. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Riding it today after work. Let you know what kind of condition it's in...
     
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  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    @Mikie did you hit this last night? I woulda been there if it wasnt for a late work appointment.
     
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  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I did P12 with Crisstopher and Homer last night.
    You just say the word and we will hit it when you want. I'll PM you my cell number.

    As well... A heads up for the September Owner of the Lonely Heart Club
    To all. I will be on business travel all of next week in Florida... :( No bikey for Mikie... :cry:. Leaving Monday and returning on Friday. Riding something on Saturday.
    Then training for a 50 miler in Arizona the following weekend. Tour of the White Mountains.
     
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