RR:Chilao Extended

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Mikie, Jun 27, 2020.



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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    So we rode our bikes today...
    Trailhead invite protocols were violated, and form #imtb-1687 was NOT used to invite other hooligans for a meet up to ride in the Greater Chilao Area :eek:!

    I stopped by @Voodoo Tom ‘s on the way to the ride to get him my derailleur hanger straightener, if that doesn’t fix his shifting problem looking like a new bike. :geek: He couldn’t ride today...:thumbsdown:

    So today was Chilao, posted up a ride suggestion in a rogue “Whose riding where” thread in trail invites. There were some bites, one of which was @rossage who suggested an extension to the ride and meet at Charlton Flats a couple miles West of Newcomb’s where we traditionally start. It was a cruiser and we took way more breaks than we would normally do. It was a great day!

    As I was heading up Angeles Crest, some dude in a Red Prius was cruisin’ along with a mountain bike on the back. I recognized the bike and the Prius, it was @scan ... coincidence? Nope! :thumbsup:

    I’m a freak about being on time and chose poorly about not topping off my gas tank when I headed up Hwy 2 but here I am writing a ride report so all went well!

    Got to the Charlton Flats parking lot like right a 7:57am and most everyone was there. One guy never showed, that’s twice in a row now :gotnothing:. I won’t mention any names ( @Sasquatch9billion :whistling:). Dood! Where were you!:cry:

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    @rossage , @scan , @JoeMac , @SS Barby , @Luis , @Faust29 , and I were on the Chilao menu for the day. I had never ridden from Charlton Flats so there was new dirt involved. We started right off with a drop (which means a climb at the end) that hooked up with a lower section of Silver Moccasin that abruptly climbed up and over to another canyon, then up and over to the end of Silver Moccasin where I’m used to ending the trail.

    The required Sh!t talk was the entire day. You don’t need a radio when Ross is on the ride. In fact, Luis tried the Mute Button a couple of times but it was apparently broken. I was in heaven.

    Just seemed to be a climbing day. Had a few steep climbs in addition to the Hillyer wall. Nobody cleaned the wall today. I had committed to ride “The Spine” today and I did it twice. Ross did an outstanding job of leading the way and executed his effort in perfect form. For me however, my landing on the first pass was real rough and could have, probably should have, been a crash but I didn’t, the second run was cleaner but was still on the rough side. Will do it from now on!

    I honestly do not remember when I lubed my chain last (here it comes...;)) and at one point at the bottom of Hillyer borrowed some lube from John. Naturally there was a News Media outlet right there to get footage of the event. As the cameraman rolled film with an evil salivating heart... I actually think it does a better job of sharing the run-on sentences of poor Ross as he was trying to map out the next move options for the ride. :laugh:
    Hey @SS Barby , thank you so much for the on the trail chain lube bud!!!

    Two laps of Hillyer and the extra credit was wearing folks out. As much as we pleaded with @scan and @Luis to hang in with us, they needed to bail. The climb out was brutal when we hit the black pavement section back to Charlton Flats. o_O But all survived!

    I pulled a rookie move and forgot my camera, so no pics. I know others captured some and one guy even caught some lube action and there is possibly some Spine riding action almost ending in disastah!

    Always a great day with the imtb Hooligans! Thanks Ross for putting a great route of additions into an already great loop!

    Hoping pics and vid will be shared by others. There are no better days than hanging with the Hooligan Nation!
     
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    And you didn't wait for me? I'm suffering a lot of FOMO right now. :confused:

    Nice ride and RR! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez

    Yarg!!! I owe you two @Mikie . Blame it on long, fun nights BS-ing with my wife. I woke up at noon and made some coffee.
    How about a Laguna-Aliso ride to make-up for it? My childhood trails:)
    PM me and we'll set something up?
     
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I think it’s pretty cool that it was due to hanging with the Misses!
    Sounds good!
     
  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Great day out there...

    The Wahoo recorded 113 in direct sunlight on the way up the wall the second time. That's the highest I've seen on my little GPS unit, and my head felt it... :p

    I didn't take many pictures today, but this guy always seems to find the camera.
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    Rock-N-Roll Brand Ambassador:
     
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  6. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    You guys all suck...:cry:
     
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  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Cathy saw the top pic and said I’m quite the Diva...:cautious:

    Okay! I’ll get some Dumonde! :rolleyes:
     
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  8. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Make sure you clean that Squirt off before you apply the elixir.
    Welcome to the family:devilish:
     
  9. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    Looks like a great ride, and stellar crew. I can hear the sh!t talk from here. Nicely done, fellas.
     
  10. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    I have no problem with Squirt. It is the best I've used riding on three different continents
     
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  11. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Glad I was able to join in at the last minute. I did take video of Ross, Mikie and John riding down the spine. I gotta upload those but here are some screenshots in the meantime.
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  12. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Great day out there!! Charlton was new to me , beautiful ST!! Good to ride with @Luis again as always. Some pics of some Hooligans and @JoeMac physically distancing. 1 pic of a section of silver mocassin switchback trail.

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  13. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    How was the second run down Hillyer? Less hikers the second time around?
     
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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    There were a few hikers the second time around, but not bad... It seemed like everyone was friendly.

    I really missed having Luis in front on the second run down Hillyer- especially after baking on the wall. :(
     
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  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    There was way less foot traffic on run two, as Steve said. John and Ross meant business and once they peaked Hillyer just kept going. Ross waited for me at the Spine so we could run it together again. Joe had a bobble going down the main route next to the Spine and I think he went over the bars? But apparently was fine. Joe doesn’t have a dropper. He wants one now...
     
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  16. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    The hikers were bunched up under the boulders in the shade.
    Oh yeah! Chasing @Luis on his Enduro in the past really made me a better hardtail rider. At least I can keep him in sight with modern geo and a 140mm fork!
    The wall is back to it's old tricks. Loose. Even the outside/right line is blown out. Made it to the tree twice, little rear spin and slip, fork wobble to recover, and it's over.
    Hillyer never gets old. Bobbing and weaving, up down, granitic rollers and kitty litter corners.
    The high speed drop into Horse Flats is dangerous fun. I take the roughest line I can see, and I'm going so fast I'm just touching the tops of the rocks. Then the gnarly g-out through the rocky stream bed, and up the steep bank to the Silver Moc.
    Very cool to see @Mikie ripping on the hardtail! I've never seen him roll the spine-even full squish.:thumbsup: Next up is @Faust29 !
    @scan and @Luis went back on the Mooney fireroad-how was it?
    @SS Barby was off the front all day on a surgically repaired carbon frame and some sweet XT Di2
    Hadn't seen John in years. Solid rider never dropped his post even on a full squish. OTB waiting to happen. Lucky, no harm no foul
    Great day on the bike!

    Except for the dehydrated part. I was chugging water all night trying to get back to normal.:cool:
     
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  17. Dr. Wellington Yueh

    Dr. Wellington Yueh Member

    Location:
    Northridge, CA
    Name:
    Tom Kenney
    Hey, Mikey...

    Your Strava profile pic looks like that crazy hippie who won the free throw contest in Semi-Pro - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0839980/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_77

    Dang sorry I missed this one. I was up at the right hour, but had bigger fish to fry (report pending).

    EDIT: My reddit syntax has no meaning here.
     
  18. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Too funny!!!
     
  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Okay next image...
    What is the first image you see here? :coffee:
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  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Multi-disc sausage slicer, which I'd want to be nowhere near....
     
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  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I don't even know what this means....
     
  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    That would insinuate you had sausage to slice...:cool:
     
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  23. Dr. Wellington Yueh

    Dr. Wellington Yueh Member

    Location:
    Northridge, CA
    Name:
    Tom Kenney
    Schwinn Stingray, of course!
     
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  24. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Keep your fingers away from your rotor!
     
  25. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Two beach cruzers mating and making a baby Ripley...
     
  26. JoeMac

    JoeMac Newbie with Hope!

    Name:
    Joe McDaniels
    Great ride even with the over the bars thing, luckily all smooth rocks in that area! Helmet worked as advertised, camel back came in handy too as a air/water bag back protector. Yes- Im getting a dropper (preferably with a new bike attached) but I don’t think that would have helped me Saturday. I was delirious on the 2nd time down hillyer lost my line in the rut next to the spine and T-boned a rock on the left. Glad John got to see it happen at least...
    Awesome area to ride, look forward to going there again.
    Great ride and better group of riders!

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  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Guy applying lube on the trail?

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  28. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Okay admittedly, that is FN funny!
     
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  29. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Lookit @Mikie with the hardtail and the baggies. :confused:
     
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  30. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

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