Rosamond

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  1. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Just a short report on a ride from a while back. We told Mikie about Rosamond while riding P-12 and he was curious. So, here you go @Mikie - and anyone else who might be curious.

    Rosamond is very different from our normal P-12 trails. Lots of rocks and more rocks. Tough riding conditions with loose, crumbling rock over solid. Tough on tires and body parts. Other world type areas with trails given descriptive names like "Escape From the Red Planet".

    The trail builders have been active so we headed up to sample a few new lines.

    Looking South East with San Gabes in the far background. Dry lake bed can be seen to the left and the streets of Rosamond below. Willow Springs Raceway is just a few miles to the West of here.
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    Resting after one of the tough climbs. Notice the volcanic rock formations in the background. The loose crumbling rocks make things interesting at speed and make riding off camber trails pucker inducing.
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    Dropping in to "Trial N Terror". The solid rock garden below has lots of tire traps waiting to swallow your front tire. OTB anyone?
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    Checking out a tight left into a steep slippery dust-over-rock chute. The other guys rode it but I decided to keep my skin in tact. Next time.

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    Nice wooden feature that winds through the rocks.
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    Lots of rocky riding from here to the bottom of the trail, including a tight rock drop, but we didn't take any more pics.

    We also rode "Two Miles of Fun" , a two mile climb with lots of challenging switchbacks.

    Rosamond is a fun area to work on your skills and ride something a little different. Pad up and give it a shot. I almost made it out unscathed but I clipped my bar end on a trail side rock formation and left some skin behind.
     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Reminds me a bit of AZ/NV terrain.
     
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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Oh my!
    I didn't expect this. Kind of reminds me of Bootlegger Canyon. Jagged rocks with big sharp teeth. Definitely a place you would want to wear extra gear. I got to get me some of that in the future.
    Thanks for posting this up @CBone !
    I like it!
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Very cool... love the wooden bridge through the rocks. Hats off to the visionaries! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    @CBone You definitely have some people out there that love those trails! Nothing wrong with walking that section at all!

    BTW, to delete extra/unwanted photos, click on edit as usual, and then go to more options and you can see the photos down at the bottom.
     
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  6. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Looks cool. Have you ridden Sycamore Rocks over by Victorville?
     
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  7. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    I used to hunt birds in that area. Did you see any quail or chukar?
     
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  8. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    I haven't ridden there. What part of Victorville?
     
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  9. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    I haven't seen any that I remember. Lots more quail in the Palmdale area where there is a little more vegetation.
     
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  10. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Thanks @Cyclotourist. Got it taken care of.
     
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  11. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    I know people who could put a ride together :thumbsup:. I used to ride out there more often. One of my ridding buds is a new dad and can't make it down to ride with us very often. This is his back yard and his trail handiwork. The least I can do is drive 10 miles to ride with him right?
     
  12. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Prescott
    Name:
    hill^billy

    I have ridden there, just off the 15 Fwy.

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