The Bomb Squad Recon ride.

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  1. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Old School Commissions the Bomb Squad to a Reconnaissance Mission at NOBLE CANYON!

    Yayyyyyaaa!

    It was supposed to be Old School Rick's annual bday ride but since he is on the I.L. we will recon for him.

    A squadron of Rossage, T-2, Knucklebuster, Anaz, John, Martin and myself landed at the trail head about 9:30. We climbed up the pavement to the Oak tree, then navigated to the Indian Creek single track and motored up to Sunrise highway across to Penny pines. All was good going up just a bit of wind and chill at Champagne pass. We grabbed some grub and hit the trail to Noble. We rode through some snow and very slippery mud over hardback patches but all was good. Dropping into the canyon dank was AWESOME. We did hit a trail block where a huge tree had fallen across the trail requiring a tricky HAB. Continuing on we get to the tech. All the rocks, roots and little drops make this on great ride. At the stairway to hell, we all gave it a valiant effort with Adam and Knuckles making the most of it. Sometimes you see the line and well sometimes you don't . John had a couple tricky dismounts but nothing serious. At the last mile we followed Ross down what looked to be a little extra credit but actually ended up on a short road back to the cars.
    What a great day on the bike. Everyone was on there game today! One little dump over by John and a rear cog separation by Adam. Luckily it was at the end of the trail where he could run out in second gear. No blood to speak of and smiles from ear to ear. Ross just killed it on that Dh hard tail he was rockin!
    Way to haul the Mail guys! We missed you Old School!
    25.75 miles and 3300 elevation.
    BBBBBaaaaaallllllzzz Baby!
    TTB

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  2. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Yeah man, a great day on the bike with a good crew.
    Climbing the cobbles up Indian Creek trail
    The wind and sky at Champagne Pass
    Snow and slick mud turning to hero dirt when Noble started dropping, finally.
    The soothing squish of my MRP rebound damper when things got rough
    Overshooting our last turn and ending up in an interesting neighborhood.
    Good times!
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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Yeahhhhhhhh buddies!
    Way to go, you crazy Fashizzles!

    Bombs away!
     
  4. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    Killer ride with a great group of animals (dang those guys climb fast!). Been over 20 years since I rode Noble, must get back more often. Great mix of fast flow and rocky tech, beautiful views and deep canyons. Maybe a little more than I bargained for on the climbing... official caboose and close to a bonk at the end. @rossage kept saying this here was the last climb...

    This little stint on Sunrise Highway between Indian creek trail and Noble about killed me. Temp in low 40s and a strong headwind, still going uphill, energy fading fast. At least the views were nice
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    Had shifting problems all day, multiple chain-in-spokes, but didn't want to take the time to try a repair so just babied and dealt with it. Found this after taking the derailler hanger off. No wonder...
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    Thanks @Tom the Bomb for setting it up and keeping the enthusiasm going!
     
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  5. T-2

    T-2 Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma
    Name:
    Tom Shaffer
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Stumpy EVO
     
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  6. T-2

    T-2 Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma
    Name:
    Tom Shaffer
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Stumpy EVO
    5D72B028-8231-422E-8093-3570F13BE35C.jpeg Great ride and great to see my SoCal buds. Missed you Rick. Always interested in seeing what fuels people on rides.
     
  7. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Wow Dave good find. I do not think I have ever pulled out my der. bolt.

     
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  8. furball

    furball Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Name:
    furball
    Are those olives? Yum. Not sure if this is the same Ross but 2 weekend ago i rode Strawberry & one MWBA trail workers said I looked like him. Then a guy passed me riding the same bike. It's gettin trippy out there.
     
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  9. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Yeah man, it's me!
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  10. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    Love that pic!
     
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  11. furball

    furball Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Name:
    furball
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