Strawberry Surprise

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by UPSed, Dec 13, 2014.



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  1. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Jennifer and I decided to do a last minute Strawberry Peak loop. Got to the Switzer parking lot around 11am this morning and man was it cold!
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    I was hopeful that we would warm up as soon as we started pedaling. The fire road climb was nice and tacky.
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    Once we got to the saddle we decided to go left to Josephine peak.
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    Views were incredible up there.
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    After a short break we bombed down the fire road to begin the Strawberry Loop. At the parking lot a fellow had just finished the loop with his dog and said there were a couple of spots with snow. He must have been on something because there were more than a couple spots with snow.

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    It was actually a few inches of frozen hail so at times it was rideable and at times we just sank in it.
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    We finally made it to the lower section and that was all rideable.
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    The climb out began with a little HAB because of the snow but we were soon out of it. The trail conditions for the rest of the loop were superb.
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    We didn't get back to Red Box until 430 so thought it best to take ACH back to the parking lot. I think we were doing around 30 when I took this picture.
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    Overall it was a good ride and my Jennifer is such a trooper. Gave me hugs and kisses when we got back to the truck. Sorry no pictures of that. Ended up with 19.6 miles and about 3700' of climbing.

    Just a few more random shots.
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Nice RR - thanks. Love the hail on the tire shot especially.
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Yeah, I got surprised by all the snow on the backside. Jackie let me down with her forecast. She usually keeps me abreast of the situation with her titillating reports. My early ride was in the 30s the whole way.
     
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  4. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Prescott
    Name:
    hill^billy
    Sounds like there will be snow for the Lowe ride?
     
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  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Uhhh, huhh huhhh hhhuhhh he said "titillating" I see what you did there! :thumbup:
     
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  6. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Maybe a little bit up top. Nothing to worry about
     
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  7. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Very arousing!
     
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  8. MTBHotRod

    MTBHotRod Member

    Location:
    Santa Clarita
    Name:
    Rodney Thompson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Great RR Ed. Still haven't had a chance to ride it since reopening. Hope to hit it soon.
     
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