PCE just after the rains!!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by mtbMike, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Went up to ride the Palm Canyon Epic after Tom and the Bomb Squad packed down the sand wash for us last week. What started out as a group of 12 ballooned to 22 when one guy that tried to book too late in Van #1 ended up filling a 2nd van with his Aliso guys. We ended up having 3 no-shows so had 19 riders.!There was also a 3rd group out there that started 30 minutes later. That group had Hans Rey in it as well.

    Temps were supposed to be about 35 and potential snow up top this morning in the Thursday forecast. We ended up with temps in the 40’s, light winds and 100% sunshine. Oh and absolutely HERO DIRT all the way to the Potrero turnoff due to Thursday’s rains. We made no attempt to stay together and were leapfrogging all the way to the tractors.

    Surprisingly, the only issues we had were a couple finicky derailleurs, no flats and no other mechanicals. The Aliso group had one OTB into a face plant but you can’t blame them as they are used to riding trails as wide as freeways It was also the virgin run for all but one of the Aliso group. They loved the ride overall and especially the goat trails. Thankfully they didn’t suffer too much because the sand wash was packed down great due to the rains.

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  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Awe man! Looks like a perfect day:thumbsup:
     
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Geez! 19 riders!
    Good timing on the Hero!
     
  4. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Just luck. It was booked months ago. :)
     
  5. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
  7. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Way to plunder the conditions, chargers. Nice photo series, Mike, TFPU. :thumbsup:

    Izzat Cruzer Bob aka @pdqmach26 in the lineup? YetiBob now, eh?! :) Cheers, pal.
     
  8. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Yep, that's Bob alright....super good guy and great rider as well. He's ridden with us a few times after we hooked up with him in Downieville. He's also coming with us to Sedona in March.
     
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  9. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Niiiiiiice!
     
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  10. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Excellent! Rarely meet such a skilled/fit rider who blows so little about it. Yer ears burning, Bob? Cheers, guys. :)
     
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