The Bomb Squad Bombs Skyline BB!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Tom the Bomb, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Scan the Man got a new ride and I knew he was just itchin' to break it in. Mikey and Voodoo were looking to escape the heat along with Ron, Ken and I wanting to get out of the I.E.
    Ron and Fran meet me at 6:30 to car pool and we meet Mikie , Voodoo and Ken Harkness at the trail head at 8:30. 15 minutes later we are climbing Plantation and on one of the sweetest xc single tracks around. Mikey was in the mojo with Ken pushing him all the way. The temps were great as most of the trail is in the shade. We bobbed and weaved our way through the goods with the occasional techy outcropping testing our skills. At about the 3/4 mark we enter the Jedi zone! If you have ridden this trail you know exactly what I mean. The fast , bermmy, slalom section through the trees that makes you feel like you are a star wars speeder! Frieking Fuuuuun!
    We get to the East end of the trail stop to collect our selves grab a bar, suck some tailwind to fuel up and get ready to bomb back. I do not think Mikey stopped moving. He is circling us like a hungry shark ready to attack!
    So back we go. On the way out Mikey and I were scoping all the kickers , rollers and log rides and we hit all of them , big fun! We hit the skyline fire road where Fran and Ken decide to short cut out to the cars. The rest of us pay our climbing dues to get to the the best of skyline to the West . HAULIN THE MAIL BABY! THATS SOME GOOD CHIT ! I JUST COULD NOT CONTAIN MYSELF! PEED MY PANTS SH!T MY SHORTS! HAAHAH, NOOOOT! I coulda though, sooooo fun! We drop onto the fireroad heading back to the car and Mikey strikes up a conversation with another rider and he tells him about a short final single track that he and Voodoo hit to top off the stoke.
    About 21 miles of smiles and panting but all good . Ron had a bit of a tire issue that Mikey plugged it to slow down the leak and nurse it through the ride, Fran finally got the hang of all those levers on his new Spark plug. No real mechanicals, Mikey digs his new bike and rides it like a supasta! Ken was hot and heavy on the pedals nonstop, Ron and Fran kicked azz railing the goods and Voodoo throws that Hightower + around like a pro!
    And yes we pigged out at Rocky's!

    Good riding guys, what a great way to spend a Saturday in BB! BaaaaaallllllZ Baby!
    TTB

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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Noooiiiiiccce!!!! :thumbsup::cool:

    Well done y'all. I can just see you all kicking off the little logs, rocks and ledges that are sneaking around the sides of the trails, and yes, that Jedi section is great, especially east to west. :)

    Hey @scan remind me what you purchased?
     
  3. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    @Tom the Bomb left out the part about almost getting his bike confiscated by some a__hole ranger.:Roflmao
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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    DANG, if looks could kill! :eek:

    Looks like a fabulous outing. I am envious.
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I was supposed to be a Bad Azz Ranger Rick! Sheesh! :rolleyes:


    So @Voodoo Tom and I arrive ahead of the others and we thought that the pin drop was further up. After some phone talk with Tom the Bomb himself we turned around. When we did, I spotted laying in the road this Ranger door magnet!

    I yelp, “Oh man! Way cool!”
    Tom says, “What is it, a hundred dollar bill?”
    I said, “Better!”

    I dusted off the sign and stuck on the side of the car.
    Drove down to the Trailhead and saw the boys. Pulled up to them and said, “Boys, I’m going to need you to gather your bikes over there for confiscation.”
    Not realizing that I had never met... Rocket Ron. His eyes got big but a little confused. When everyone started laughing, he did too.

    The day was awesome! I felt frisky! Glad @Tom the Bomb threw this up on the Riding Somewhere Forum and I happened to see it!
    Great day on the saddle, the pace was up there... :rolleyes: Ken was pushing me down the trail!

    Great to see @scan on his new set-o-wheels, sweet! Great to see Ken after all this time, super cool to meet Rocket Ron! Three rides in a row for @Voodoo Tom and me with @Tom the Bomb! What?!?!

    Rocky’s rocked! Taking Cathy to Sky Park and then Rocky’s afterwards on Tuesday!
    Oh yeah!
     
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  6. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Yeah that Ranger was pretty sketchy looking:sneaky:.
    Great weather up there today. TTB and I were thinking the same thing..... to head up to Skyline for cooler temps and great ST,and great to have more hooligans join in! Had fun on the new to me bike, but I bonked, not having ridden much in the last couple of weeks.
    Rocky's delivered after all I've heard of it, great subs!!
    @herzalot here's a pic of the ride, 2017 Scott spark 710, 27.5, 120 rear/130front, fox dropper, dual remote lockout

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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Ahhhh, that clarifies this comment:
    "Fran finally got the hang of all those levers on his new Spark plug."

    Congrats. I hope you dig it at least as much as you did your Trek. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    Wasn't @scan looking for a front wheel? Fixed it by buying a new bike?! Congrats! Good brand......
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  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
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  10. Maddog

    Maddog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lancaster
    Name:
    Greg Madison
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer 275
    Now you'll never have to pay for an adventure pass again:rolleyes:!
     
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  11. Maddog

    Maddog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lancaster
    Name:
    Greg Madison
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer 275
    Congrats on the new wheels scan! It looks fast and you won't have to worry during hunting season:thumbsup:!
     
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Adding some pics!
    I always get in trouble if I mention things and don't have pics to share. This time I have not mentioned things... and have pics to share...

    Stats for the day!

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    @scan! New Bike Day! Yeah baby!

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    Ken "I keep trying to spell his imtbtrails screen name but can't" Harkness, @Voodoo Tom, @Tom the Bomb!DSCF2275.jpg


    Ken @trmn8er Got it!
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    Selfie with a Photo Bomb! Not of the Tom type.
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    The scenery was awesome today! Look how green it is!
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    Panning to the Left, Skyline heads out that way.

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    @trmn8er enjoying the natural scenery! ...You're Welcome!
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  13. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Natural beauty...
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    new avatars perhaps?
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    :eek::gag::rolleyes:
    Gee.......... thanks for taking the time to put THAT... together for us.
     
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  15. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    Dis -like! Report post! sound alarms!
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  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Agreed, I’m beginning to think this is SPAM for some Greek Mail Order Dudes...:cautious:
     
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  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
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  18. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
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  19. trmn8er

    trmn8er Member

    Name:
    Ken
    Wow TTB, Mikie, Voodoo, Ron, SCAN thanks much for the invite! It was a good time had by all. No major mechanicals (aside from a tire issue) and the group was tight. All I can say is when are we going again? I'm off work most next week so maybe after July 4 we could do Wrightwood one Thursday or Friday? Here are a few more pics to add! Rocket Ron super nice meeting you too. I did not get many pics so sorry if I missed you guys.

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  20. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Unfortunately, my most famous photo.
    Focus is good, composition good, but the exposure... My eyes!!!
     
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  21. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude

    Dude... I'm in playa del Carmen right now and DDD ain't got nothing on the Europeans.
    Oh and @DangerDirtyD Get.A.Avatar.
    @Mikie I think is playing favorites here by not assigning one, give him one already. :mad::cautious:
     
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  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Alright already!
    Just been busy... :rolleyes:
    They pretty much supplied their own. What else was I supposed to do. I guess you can they have been Truncated...:eek: ???
     
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