Super strawberry loop plus extras

Discussion in 'Rides That are 30 Plus Miles' started by Luis, Nov 2, 2018.



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  1. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Cisco’s Sunday ride.
    Meeting at JPL at 7:00am, on N Windsor along cinder block wall.
    Carpool up to Clear Creek
    Strawberry peak loop to Redbox
    Redbox to Valley Forge
    VF to Gabrielino and back up to Redbox
    Redbox to JPL vía Gabrielino
    Distance & elevation: 30/4500

    Chit chat pace so some hands can be held if requested.
    Water available at Redbox which we visit twice on this route.
    Come watch @Cisco Roots forget what warm weather and dry dusty, loose, exposed trails are like :eek:

    https://strava.app.link/wDuzimWRwR

    Last time out we started at Switzers and climbed up to Clear Creek. We will start at Clear Creek and skip about one mile and 600ft elevation
     
  2. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Don't forget to set your clock back an hour before you go to sleep Saturday night.
    You don't want to miss this ride.
     
  3. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    AAAAAAAWWWWWEEEEE Chit! Cannot make it! Say hello to Ciiiiiiiiisco for me. Give him a TTB hug!
     
  4. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Valley Forge what is that like, out and back?
     
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  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Best done in a downward direction...
     
  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    :bang::poop::(:poop::mad::poop::cry:
     
  7. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Awe bummer TTB!

    I’m gonna start making my excuses now by saying that I haven’t seen the sun in weeks so I might have already melted by the time I exit the strawberry portion! Can’t wait for this ride!
     
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  8. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Dam this sounds fun, I'm gonna try to swing this one. Welcome back Cisco"
     
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  9. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    You’ll definitely like it more on your SC :thumbsup:
     
  10. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    WTF! Where is the RR Luis I don't have all night! A bunch of my homies on this ride. All good?
     
  11. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Yo @Tom the Bomb !! It was a killer day in the Gabes. We hit up Strawberry from Clear Creek to Red Box to Valley Forge down VF, up to Red Box then down the GAB to JPL. Epic ride with a good crew. 11 of us. Felt good hittn some SoCal dirt again!

    Spent most of my day hangin w @rossage on the ups and downs. So good to get back to some good ol smack talkin! All the trails were in primo shape. Got to shred the GAB from Red Box with @Luis and Rossage , we cleaned the waterfall literally only tire lengths between us. Was a blast.

    The GAB has some serious death defying exposure. The trail however is in great conditions thanks to the MWBA work and is a blast to ride.

    David lent me his tricked out Hightower. Such a good bike. I loved it.

    Luis always knows how to put a good ride production together. Yeah man!

    Stats were 33 miles and 4500 gain.

    Valley Forge is open and running good. Go get some!

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  12. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Oh yeah! What a ride! Turned into a hybrid IMTB/OTB/MWBA ride on some of the best trails in the San Gabes. The all-star class ensured smack-talk and riding was top-notch.
    Everybody has heard about how good Strawberry is but the star of this ride was Valley Forge trail. Recently worked on and ready for fun! Haven't been down it in several years due to it being overgrown but it is in fantastic shape now. High-speed S-turns through manzanita leading into loose, dusty, switchbacks that drop precipitously, testing your skills while begging you to look around at the amazing scenery. Eyes on the trail! Climbing back up to Red Box hurt and the toll was showing on a couple of riders. After bombing the Redbox Switzers section, we lost a couple of riders but the rest of us pointed downhill on the Gabrielino. Totally rocked it with just a few minor get-offs and the only mechanical that I know of was @Luis kneeing his pricey Wolftooth ReMote... Bummer.
    I was somehow made into the point man for most of the ride. @Cisco Roots stuck on my wheel and we had a great time catching up and talking smack. His PNW skills transferred over well and he rode David's Hightower liked he stole it.

    There are a couple of trees down along the route but nothing major.

    Everybody rocked it!

    @Luis, @Cisco Roots, @burt, OTBs- Arby(he got the meats!), David, Josh, Carson, Jose, Jorge, MWBA- Matt B, and the guy in the green shirt that Luis knows from Tapia rides.
    What an amazing crew!

    Such a great day on the trails... We gotta come up with something better now, cuz @Cisco Roots might be back for Christmas... Oh yeah!

    I got 32 miles and 4300 climbing, 6550 descent.
     
  13. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Just gonna drop in some pics from my phone. I’ll fill in the backstory later.
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    :cry: I am very sad....
    I missed this.
    I had church duties on Sunday locked in to 2:00pm... :(
    Glad you fellers had a good time!
    @Cisco Roots ! Yeah buddy!
     
  15. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Now thats what I'm talkin about! Looks awesome, glad everyone rocked it. No crashes no injuries is a good thing.
    Thanks guys wish I coulda made this one.
     
  16. Erik H

    Erik H Member

    Location:
    Altadena
    Name:
    Erik Hillard
    Awesome! Wish I could have joined you all.. glad to hear people enjoyed the recent Valley Forge tune up.. about 3 days of MWBA work into it recently. 2 week day small crew days and 1 Sunday big work crew.. :)
     
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