RR: Wrightwood is Wright-On!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Mikie, May 30, 2016.



  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    The Earth may have felt lopsided for a couple of hours earlier today as 11 MTB'ers gathered in Wrightwood to hit some trails on this very fine Memorial Day! Temps in the mid to upper 70's while it rose to 95 degrees out in the Antelope Valley.

    It was somewhat a surprise as a lot of folks I suspect dove in last minute. Typical men, ha hah!

    No doubt I'm going to blow it on getting all the names right and I'm sorry about that, it's just in my sanguine nature.

    @scan started this mess (and it was an awesome mess)! I was planning to hang out with Mrs. Watson on Memorial Day, however she is doing an intense study for some classes she is taking and wanted to "drive on" with school papers... So, I "drove on" with riding my bike in Wrightwood! See, school CAN be good!

    It took little to twist @Voodoo Tom 's arm, he's a big push over for a potential Epic, knew that scan and @Maddog were hitting it! Then I heard scan was bringing a few friends (turned out to be a small army!), @Luis threw a yellow moon/green clover "hint" out there that would lead someone to think he was considering, and he brought Jose from OTB with him, whom I have had the honor of riding with a couple of times. Then there was the rumor of @Tom the Bomb dropping a nuke as well. Didn't know for sure until he indeed pulled into the parking lot!
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    All this potential energy all in one place on the planet....

    I didn't take a lot of pics so this is mostly GoPro stills. Remember, if you are dumb enough to follow behind me, you are gonna get your picture taken, and if you want your picture taken you got to be dumb enough to follow me! What the...?o_O

    I will finish this report later...out of time for now. Enjoy the Pics!

    The Arrival
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    The Men in Black.
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    The Good Guys.

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    Today's Wrecking Crew.
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    I just know this is all the San Andreas Fault!
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    The Maddog! The man who knows all trails.
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    Luis, Jose, and Tom the Bomb... Looking South towards Los Angeles. DSCF0365.jpg


    Another Inspiration Point.
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    Tom the Bomb, Scan, August, and Jose.
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    Tom the Bomb and Bill.
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    Luis!
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    Bill...
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    Voodoo Tom
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    Maddog! Uhhh, that bike has changed Greg's game!
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    scan! He started this mess with the invite... Thanks Bud! It was great!
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    The Wrecking Crew.
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    What the? ....Are these Baseball signals? What "is" Tom the Bomb doing back there?
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    On the last climb some of the guys wanted to descend Boyscout back to the vehicles. Tom the Bomb had to be home at a certain time and was running out of time. Luis, Voodoo Tom, Jose, and I went just a little further to an abandoned Logger road. I call it Log Jammer but I'm sure it has a different name. So we descended Log Jammer back to the vehicles while the other boyz dropped back down the fire road to do Boyscout and Fenner Trail (a very nice finish indeed!).

    Jose, Voodoo Tom, Luis, and myself getting ready to drop Log Jammer.
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    Voodoo Tom
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    I ran out of time to finish the report. But I will...

    Mikie
     
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  2. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Saweeeet trails and trail buds! Was wondering if you would catch that Mikie! Good stuff up there!
     
  3. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Way to haul the mail @Mikie! Looks like a great group. You guys tilted the Earth; no wonder I kept veering towards the cliffs today on Constance Mtn.
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    A Ha! It's @Mikie who keeps breaking his own site by uploading so many images!

    I truly am sorry that I missed this adventure. Although the group size was bigger than I prefer, the weather and trails look great! Looks like a great group of guys and more than a few smiles. And what can you say about the Bandana Man @Tom the Bomb that hasn't been said. Fashion, skills and personality rolled into one 6'5" package of awesomeness!
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I see ALL THINGS.... Tom! ;):whistling:
     
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  6. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    Wish I could have made it but I would have needed an EBike to keep up!! :Roflmao

    Note: I'm so tired of the EHaters posting about boycotting stores blah blah blah ...
     
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    imtbtrails is a cycling forum where people can post their position on anything related to bicycles. Nobody has been condemned for their pro E-Bike positions. What would be the point of having a cycling forum if people could not discuss all aspects of cycling?
     
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  8. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    When people on this forum are openly saying they will give an EBike rider a piece of their mind (I'm paraphrasing) is a forum I guess I'd rather not participate in.

    Keep an open mind folks, you might just need an EBike to keep doing the sport you love.
     
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  9. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    I think I found the reason why my photos were not uploading yesterday.
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Rox, I don't want to turn my ride report into an E-Bike debate.
     
  11. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    No doubt about it Wrightwood was Wright on.Here's a little video of how some of us finished the day on "logging road". Wasn't necessarily the most scenic but dang it was fun. May have to go back lots of times this summer...
     
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  12. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Sweet ! Looks good I want some! Although Boyscout and Fenner was pretty entertaining.
     
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  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yep! Those are the goods! I want to call that trail Logg Jammer!
     
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  14. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Picture time slot machine!
    Was this ride really two years ago almost??

    Time's fun when you're having flies :rolleyes:
     
  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    That was before @Mikie hit puberty. He still had the kids' wheels! :eek:

    I love Wrightwood. :inlove::inlove::inlove:

    Edit: Hmmm... Maybe I should have held back on the puberty jokes until after he ships my Tailwind. :cautious:
     
  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Might want to check the bag for adulteration before you use it....just sayin'. :p
     
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  17. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Check your email. Your tailwinds already shipped. I remain a virtuous boy.
     
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