RR: The 2019 imtbtrails Golden Eagle Social at Golden Eagle

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by mountaingirl sara, Jun 22, 2019.



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  1. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Geez, where to start!? What a freaking awesome day with some freaking awesome and amazing mtn bikers!!!
    19 riders on lil’ ol’ GE, the weather was perfection, the company was outstanding the comraderie was/ is off the charts! I’ll let the rest of the gang spill the deets, what I really want to convey is that I feel incredibly blessed to be on this forum, you hooligans helped get me through some tough days this past yr and words will never be enough so I won’t even try.
    Mikie, you are the leader of this rag tag beautiful mess of mtn bikers and I know I speak for us all when I say, thank you for all that you do!!!! We love you brother!!
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  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    This couldn't happen again in a million years.

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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '20 Pivot Firebird 29
    @Mikie is very particular about getting his truck level!
     
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I did the invite, but this whole thing was in honor of the return of our very own @mountaingirl sara to the dirt so I moved this to ride reports as I can’t think of a better way to start this!

    I will post up my thoughts and pics here as well... Today was indeed a glorious day in so many ways!

    Please everyone drop the good stuff here!
    :thumbsup:
     
  5. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Where is @Faust29 ? Did he miss another group shot? :laugh: :Roflmao

    Welcome back @mountaingirl sara :thumbsup:
     
  7. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    He was there. A awesome day for sure!
     
  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Only my eyeball made the final edit. That's better than being totally omitted in the shitter, I guess... I see it as an improvement. :p
     
  9. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Super bummed I missed this. Please post lots of pics so I can imagine being there. Looks like everyone had an awesome time.
     
  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '20 Pivot Firebird 29
    What a great day up there. Here's the roll call of participants:
    @mountaingirl sara @Mikie @Voodoo Tom @scottay @SnakeCharmer @Torrent77 @Sasquatch9billion @konakc @UPSed and Jennifer, @Faust29 @Danimal @Bill @Grego and #Vincethetrailslayer, @scan @Fueledbyex8, @buggravy and me.

    Couldn't ask for better weather. Cool sunshine, with enough breeze to keep the bugs at bay. Not a lot to report as far as the ride goes, a couple minor spills, but I will let those involved 'fess up. Just really fun singletrack with really awesome people.

    The after party was fantastic. Beers, dogs, brats, sandwiches, Mrs IMTB's famous cookies, laughter, storytelling, hugs and for a moment I thought we were either going to hold hands and sing Kum Ba Ya or start a drum circle. So much awesomeness.

    Sara - we are all glad to see you back on dirt. You absolutely crush it on that 5010. Such stoke! Congrats!

    Bikes are fun. IMTB people are fun. That is all. :cool: :thumbsup: :)

    Oh - forgot one "incident." After our group photo in the meadow (which Mikie will post), I started off on the singletrack only to experience searing pain in my left toes - like burning-and-being -stung-by-a-bee pain. :eek: I jumped off my bike, sat down in the dirt (next to an ant hill), pulled off my shoe and sock and pulled out a vicious thorn that had stabbed between my toes. So much for the benefits of well-vented shoes! The nice thing was I was so far behind, I had the trail to myself after that. :thumbsup:
     
  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I saw @scottay wearing a Gopro today. Hopefully he will have some video footage to share.
     
  12. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    At least he wasn’t there when my LOWTOWER spit me off.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yes, post pics. That way I can photoshop myself into them. :whistling::rolleyes:

    Really wish I could have been there, but priorities y'know.;)
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '20 Pivot Firebird 29
    Here ya go Steve. I wouldn't want you to feel completely left out. Here's a low-res, shady picture with almost all of your self in it!

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    This was just before we joined hands and sang. Your truck is looking mighty fine in this photo! :thumbsup:

    Edit: Hey @Runs with Scissors - there's plenty of room for you to photoshop yourself into this one.
     
  15. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Super fun time riding with y'all! Welcome back Sara and nice to finally meet you. Only pic I took of the day:
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  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Then you can deny that it ever happened. ;)
     
  17. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Absolutely stellar day. Great trail, great weather, even better company. It was really a treat meeting and riding with you fine folks. Stoked to be part of great group of humans, and look forward to many more rides together. @Mikie you've created and fostered something really special here. Kudos.
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    What a cool day... It's always cool when you get to put some more faces to the screen names. I will certainly be there for the next gathering at the Floop. :thumbsup:
    And now that my DD duties are over, I'm going to partake of a Corona that @Danimal left in the cooler. I'm up like 6 beers for the day. And a 1/2 head of lettuce... Score!

    The only picture I took today...
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    HBkites, ~JB~, Tom the Bomb and 25 others like this.
  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Fabulous ride, great group, and wonderful weather on some of the best trails So Cal has to offer. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Well?
    What can I say?
    I'm a firm believer that Mountain Biking can certainly be you with nature on your bike. I think that's was how I was back in the 90's. But as I have gotten older I really found that the Mountain Biking community is really where it's at. We ride together, we suffer together, there is a definite element of toughness that we share that millions outside our sport will never experience. I am so proud to be a part of such a positive family. i think that is really what we need especially in these crazy times.

    Today was a special day and would be for anyone coming off the injury list. @mountaingirl sara had a long haul ahead of her and she stuck with the imtbfamily which ALL OF YOU helped her get through. That's behind her now, it was time to celebrate! We need to do these types of things with anyone in our family that struggles no matter the damage. I think that is what makes us special. He is a starter kit of pics, I will add commentary later.. I will throw more on here later as well!

    I will make one comment. It was hilarious when someone would introduce themselves and say there real name and people would look like deer in headlights. Then, when they said their screen name the lights would go on!

    What a great and wonderful day!

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    @Voodoo Tom (Tom)

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    @konakc (KC)
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    @buggravy (Matt)
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    @Danimal (Dan)
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    @Sasquatch9billion (Trinidad)
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    @Grego (Greg)

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    The Trail Slayer (Vince)
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    @MrsUPSed (Jennifer)
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    @scan (Fran)

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    @mountaingirl sara and Jennifer
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  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Haha, I was there!
     
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  22. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Thanks Greg! It was cool seeing you on the SS, maybe someday I’ll join the SS badass-ness:thumbsup:
     
    Tom the Bomb, Grego, Faust29 and 8 others like this.
  23. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Super bummed I missed this :(
    I’m sitting at the hotel lounge outside of rainy Denver reading the ride report.
    Super jealous :p

    Fun stuff gals and guys!!!
     
    ~JB~, Tom the Bomb, Grego and 15 others like this.
  24. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    Coupla grabs..
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    Luis, Tom the Bomb, Grego and 17 others like this.
  25. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    Sum more...
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    ~JB~, Tom the Bomb, mtnbikej and 13 others like this.
  26. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Excellent party ride! :thumbsup:

    Glad y'all lived to tell. :)
     
    Luis, Tom the Bomb, Grego and 8 others like this.
  27. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Great day to welcome back Sara , and to as others have said, put names with faces. The trail was awesome, being my first time riding it. Here are some pics:

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  28. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Today was a fun day...now when i see screen names.. i know who they are! Mug shots r awesome...
    Golden eagle trail n beer ..
    Weather ..no bugs
    Spicy hot links.. and new favorite bbq....carrots!
    Skinney single track goodness
    Imbt people priceless.....
    Mtbkers have something in common..
    Hard to explain...we love nature but also look out for one another...even if complete strangers...
    Strangers no mo...
     
  29. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    I can’t believe you’re never been to GE @scan
     
  30. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Time to wrightwood..scan
     
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