Return to Mt. Pinos

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by UPSed, Nov 22, 2014.



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  1. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Jennifer asked me on Thursday where I was riding this weekend. I said I had no idea. She said we haven't done Mt. Pinos in a while, would you be up for that? I was like ?!?!?! Hell yeah! We arrived in the parking lot around 9 a.m. And it was cold and windy. The severity of the cold is portrayed by my lovely Jennifer.
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    We were soon on our way and I could tell by the recent moisture we would have a blast coming down. A couple of miles up we started to hit some small snow patches.
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    As we were climbing up it was actually getting warmer and we started hitting some slushy spots but nothing too bad. Took a quick break about halfway up.
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    We then resumed our climbing where we would run into a little more snow.
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    We eventually made it up to the Nordic base and decided to take some funny pics even though it was freezing and very windy.
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    The last two miles weren't too bad until we neared the summit. Howling winds and freezing temps made it tough.
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    Took another quick break at the summit to refuel and regroup then headed down. By that time the shuttlers and warming temps turned a lot of the snow into a slushy mess. No time for pics on the way down. Bikes didn't take too much of a beating considering the conditions.
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    You can tell by my muddy snow eating grin I had a blast!
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    As always we finished off the ride by stopping by Mike's Pizza. Great pizza and beer and as always my wonderful Jennifer is as happy as can be no matter the ride or conditions.
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    Ride stats..... http://www.strava.com/activities/222062192
     
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Hey! Isn't McGill Trail near where I live??? :eek:

    No worries. I was out of Stans to fix my tire and out of Brake Pads to fix my rear brake. Sooooooo I sat on my azz all day.

    Thanks for making me feel even more lethargic than I already do! :laugh:

    Great Pics and report . . . Awesome!
    And holy fahhhshizzle! Jennifer can really put the beer down!
    Thanks Guys!

    Mikie
     
  3. surftime

    surftime Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Huntington Beach CA
    Name:
    luke
    Current Bike:
    Yelli screamy Stump Jumper FSR
    great photos and report - the snow looks fun, never been on that trail how many miles and elevation?
     
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  4. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Added to bottom of report. 17.4 and 2979'.
     
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  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Great ride report. Looks like a "refreshing" blast, although the rider in the one pic looks frozen solid. Mmmmm post-ride beer!!!
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Every guy should have a riding partner like your wife. Good on you both for cowboying up.
     
  7. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    I was up there Saturday also...it was a cold muddy mess. :mrgreen:
     
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  8. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Someone organize a ride! I've been wanting to ride there... How many miles is the climb to get to the base?
     
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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Roughly 7 miles to the upper parking lot. Another 2 miles to the peak.
     
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  10. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5

    x2
     
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  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    ...and then there is THIS character!
    (picture slot machine)
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  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Who is this chubby guy? :D
     
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  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    A rockstah... Sheesh! Everyone knows that! :rolleyes:
     
  14. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    This report must have been posted before the Like feature was implemented. Like! :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Picture Slot Machine!
    @MrsUPSed herself! Apparently a two fisted heavy drinker!
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  16. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Read the thread title and thought it was about @scottay’s return. He should be just about mended...?
     
  17. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I think @scottay went full gravel. :whistling:
     
  18. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    :thumbsdown::geek:
     
  19. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    :Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao
     
  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Lame!
     
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