Palm Canyon Epic_Night Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by rossage, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Our condolences.....2015-12-27 15.19.18.jpg
     
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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Oh. My. God. They're being probed by aliens!!
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    It started with a simple steak dinner .....2015-12-27 17.32.13.jpg
     
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  4. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Ended in a night of terror

    2015-12-27 17.33.14.jpg
     
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  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Stalking us...2015-12-27 18.10.51.jpg
     
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  6. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Like Sasquatch, hard to get a clear shot2015-12-27 18.10.31.jpg
    2015-12-27 18.12.38.jpg
     
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  7. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Would the coming.of dawn end the terror of the Palm Cyn werewolf?2015-12-27 18.11.32.jpg
     
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  8. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    What's that in the bushes?2015-12-27 18.12.00.jpg2015-12-27 18.13.13.jpg
     
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  9. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Daylight. We finally find Dio. He never saw the werewolf.
    Hmmmmm......2015-12-27 18.14.11.jpg
     
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  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    It was magical...Ross, Mike, and the Warewolf are a pleasure...the entire experience was very, very safe...I would do it again.
     
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  11. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I think this one is going to be interesting reading... Mike's two teaser videos set a pretty high bar! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Surly (not the bike) you can't possibly suggest that this will suffice as a ride report?:rolleyes:

    A few pics of Johnny Darko's cousin in the Trailhead forum?
    :unsure:Hmmmmm.........?
     
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  13. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Semi report cross posted in another thread just to make things interesting for the mods and others trying to capture the Wolf.
    AaaaWooo, werewolves of Palm Canyon!
     
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  14. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Ha ha! We got 3 threads going now....Mr Watson is going to have a fit!
    You can't contain the 'Wolf!!!!-
     
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  15. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Thanks for the heads up on conditions, Ryan! Our condolence to you guys for having to endure the frigid gale!

    Conditions did not pan out as forecast for us. There was just a breath of wind (or less) the entire time.

    We could not resist the campfire and baying at the moon, which kept us pretty distracted until well after 10pm. We opted for a 3am start, which somehow became a 4am start – 19° F with negligible wind. After a couple of quick stops to adjust layers or bikes in the first few miles, we punched through to Dunn's Oasis and took a break. A L/S t-shirt weight top and a couple of long bottom layers worked perfectly for me. Shoe covers and windstopper gloves worked perfectly also. At the Oasis in the first rays of our ride we finally felt a little chill and layered up temporarily before we out-backed Hahn hill and finished on Art Smith.

    No disastrous cold-related issues. My dropper stopped working and light batteries were struggling, but we were finely tuned, traveling light and way in the ST groove. In another stunning brain lapse I left my sleeping bag at home, but slept fine thanks to a couple of borrowed blankets (thanks, guys).

    Big, big props to two of the best doods you could hope for on a mission...Dio and Rossage. They made the ride super fun while ripping hard down and up everything. And they know how to camp! My condolence to everyone who missed out on the good times...it was a a stupidly fun time worthy of the ridiculous idea. AYE!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Rawwwrrr!!!!

    (Yikes!...monster trials...scary!!!!!))
     
  17. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    What a quote!!!! Totally true!
     
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  18. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    Wind!? What wind?

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  19. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    The official ride report to this epic is in our minds and hearts, in the Trailheads section, and infiltrated in the posts of our fellow IMTBTrails.com members...and a little bit up in smoke somewhere in the Canyon, of course.
     
  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Not so swift.
     
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  21. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    All...
    Moved the report to the, uh, report. It lost it's likes. If you want to "re-like" Rossage, Mike, Dion, AND the Warewolf . . . Feel free. Why "Ware" Wolf?
    Soft Warewolf?
    Silver Warewolf?
    Tupper Warewolf?

    When I saw these pics I about had heart failure from laughing so hard.... Great job!
     
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