RR Old Ridge Route

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by bigringrider101, May 9, 2015.

  1. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    I posted here inviting, but no takers. Some interest but no one jumped in. Luckly I posted on the OTB board also and I got someone from there to share all the awesome views. For some reason my phone was taking very crappy pictures today. Sorry about that.
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    This was my first time riding the old route. I did not know we help conmemorate the first century of the old road. It first open in 1915 not sure of the exact date, tho. 5af16ed23b93a8821a5759b0b07be1b5.jpg
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    My weapon of choice was my RLT9 which turned out to be right bike for the job. d6d3113f79470d7fd1f034b355ab83b5.jpgb708e60597212aa9e56b807ccc03561a.jpg
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    We all know this familiar old site. Sandberg Inn, now trail head for Mikie's favorite Golden Eagle trail.
    I have not been riding a whole lot in the last couple of weeks. Due to a bad cold and other things that kept me off the bike. When we finally made it to Sandberg. We had about 3 hours of ride time and feeling pretty beat. One thing was for sure the way back promised to be a lot easier, that's way we kept pushing to point "B".2739590e02724289649c0e99931d9112.jpg
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    We ended with 52/6500 not bad.
     
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    "I wanna stick around till I can't see straight"
    "Fill my eyes, with that Double Vision"
    "No disguise for that Double Vision"
    "Ooh, when it gets through to me, it's always new to me"
    "My Double Vision gets the best of me"...


    Would have loved to gone, too late of notice and I don't own a Gravel Bike, Mr. "I have a quiver to choose from"

    That IS a great ride though. Glad you enjoyed it my friend!
     
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Looks like fun...

    You say that a gravel bike was the right choice. Is it mostly hardpack? Just wondering how the hardtail would have done...


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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    This is in my neck of the woods...
    I have ridden it on my old aluminum road bike and it beat the Be-Jesus out of me cuz the bike was too stiff.
    It's actually mostly deteriorated pavement but paved. Hardtail would do fine. My 5 inch squish bike would do okay cuz I can lock out the front fork but I would still like to have a full lock out shock on the rear...
     
  5. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Just blurry vision not "double" Mikie. Apologize again for the bad pix. I didn't realize how bad the were until I saw them on the computer. Probably a foggy lense I don't know. No I have to start thinking about getting me a camera.
    Hardtail would've been fine Faust29. I did broke a spoke on the way back. My body had a spoke wrench so I was able to tight and loose some and made it back.
     
  6. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C

    I love the rides you post... I need to get up there one of these times!
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    If I had had a vehicle, I'd have been all over this. But alas, I am in Anaheim and had no way to get there. At least, not without riding my bike 50+ miles to your trailhead. :cool:
     
  8. Daddy Dirtbag

    Daddy Dirtbag Member

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Jeff Johansen
    Current Bike:
    2016 Trek Stache 9 29+
    If you're on an MTB, you can drop down behind the old Tumble Inn ruins on an old fire road that drops down into a canyon. Turn right at the bottom of the canyon, and you can double back almost all they way to Sandberg. But alas, the road is gated what looks to be a very short distance from Sandberg. Too bad, as it would make for a nice loop. There are also a few fun, but short, ninja singletracks along the RR if you look for them and do a little exploring.

    Nice RR, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    We'll be hiting this again. Right now the closest available day I have would be sunday 6/24/15. Have no idea what the weather will be like though. Mr Runs With Scissors and UPSEd, what do you guys think? Interested?
     
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C

    I will keep my eyes open... Not sure what the schedule will look like then, but I'd love to give it a go.
     
  11. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Do you mean the 14th? If so I would definitely be up for it.
     
  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm always interested in great rides. But full disclosure, as Faust can attest...gnarly exposure on narrow trails isn't my forte.

    I take it this is mostly deteriorated pavement and dirt/gravel? I'll keep this tentative until closer to the date. 2 weeks after that I'll be in Utah committing suicide by climbing with no air :)
     
  13. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    No, sorry I meant sunday, may 24th. June 14th is open also.
     
  14. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Even better. I'll let you know.
     
  15. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I'm definitely in for this date if you want to plan it Berni.
     
  16. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    It's on. I got me a camara, hopefully pix will be a little better.
     
  17. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Nnnnnnniiiiiicccccceeeeee ppppppppiiiiiiiiiiiiccccccccccsssssssss,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ggggggggrgrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaaatttttttt rrrrrrrrriiiiiiidddddddeeeeeeee. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    ^^^I (barely) see what your doing there!
     
  19. climbnride58

    climbnride58 Newbie

    Name:
    Steve
    I might be interested if it is June 14th. I rode this on my road bike years ago.
    Warning: I am an ex mtb racer, but am old, and slow now.
     
  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    We pretty much ALL used to be mtb racers :lol: ...and welcome to imtbtrails! :D

    @faust and runs with scissors, Interstate 5 replaced Old Ridge Route so this is a pretty wide (two lane) deteriating road...
     
  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Why, then, I think I could possibly ride this.
     
  22. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    This time it's for may/24/15, sorry. Will be starting a new thread on the trailhead forum.
     
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