The Goose gets Bombed

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Tom the Bomb, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    The Goose gets Bombed!


    The Bomb Squad landed in Hurricane , Utah last Wed. night with Doug and I landing ahead of Redwoods, T-2 and Pat Stuart to land Thursday afternoon. This mission was supposed to go to Moab but with only 5 days to get it done we redirected to a closer location for more riding.

    Day 1 would be a warm up ride, Barrel roll lollipop , Sidewinder and down Precipice. A good 1st day intro to the many techy lifts, rocks and shale ledges both going up and down. Good stuff, I think this is where Redwoods would ding his new rear rim. Luckily it was not as bad as the one he did at chilao. No issues. A fun trail mix to get things rolling. Afterward we stopped at Over the Edge to shop around. Pat picked up a new DD Minion to insure he would not take out a rim on the rides to come. Back to Doug's house for grub and libations to get ready for tomorrow.

    Day 2 GRAFTON MESA! A beautiful trail at elevation with fun twisty ledges and tricky maneuvers around the next turn. This trail keeps your focus baby. Take your eyes off the trail and you stuff a wheel or hook a bar and down you go. There is one spine ride that Pat S. was the only one to clean. We should rename him Big balls Pat! We rolled all the others until we hit the hairball , boulder rolling, drop and breathe trail descending the mesa. Tough techy chit baby. This is where the Crazy Hillbilly and Black Betty got their mojo going. A great ride , probably my favorite.

    Day 3 would be a big one. The hurricane loop with Dead ringer added in. This one took some work. Like day 1 lots of techy climbing and then you get to descend Dead ringer and Jem. Fast , flow with square edges and jumps to keep you smiling. A great day on the bike. That night we had a hellacious thunder and lightning storm. I swear I thought we were gonna die! The ground shook, the trailer shook and I am still shaking! It sounded like the thunder just kept echoing through the canyons. There was lightning with no time in between the thunder. Frieken scary!

    Day 4 we finally get to ride Zen. We had been trying to fit Zen in but could not make it work. Today it worked . This is just a 6.5 mile ride but rides like 12. It got a bit warm on us and with all the techy climbing this one worked us. Very cool rock formations and ride unders with a shear drop off the back side . Most everyone agreed this was there favorite of the trip. Doug took a tumble trying to stop and assess a drop and just could not hold on. Bruised some ribs. Hope he heals up quick.

    Big Balls Pat just killed the whole weekend. He rode his new Stumpy like the pro he is. T-2 rode his Blue bomber yeti hard and fast whoopin it up all weekend long. Getting all that 5.5 travel. Redwoods rode it so hard he had to buy a bigger , fatter burlier tire so he would not break something. Pat was on a mission. Hillbilly got his mojo on . He put Black Betty where she shined. In the CHUNK! A great way to finish the mission with great riding buddies and memories to last a lifetime. Picks and vids to come.

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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
    More because I know you dig pictures.

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  3. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Some more. And some vid coming too! What a trip. Baaaaaaallllllzzzzz baby. Mail delivered!

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  4. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Great scenery and great pics! Looks like you guys had lots of fun!
     
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  5. trmn8er

    trmn8er Member

    Name:
    Ken
    Best. Ride. Report. Ever.
     
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
  7. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Wow what a trip! Looks like a lot of fun had by all thanks for those pics...
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Nice job on hitting the goods.

    Looks like a great trip.
     
  9. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Yep great riding. The cool part about riding out there is how ridable everything is. Amazing how good traction is . And yes we climbed the fire road to the Grafton trail head for a loop ride! Restaurant tip, Lonnies BBQ was faaaaaaantastic!
     
  10. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Love how Grafton drops you out at an old cemetery...
    Good job Bombers!
     
  11. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Twas a memorabley THUNDEROUS, fun , social bomber of a ride! PATIENTLY waiting for Pat Wood’s vid of Pat Stuart’s 15 to 20 minute assessment of the, I’M GOING TO DO IT! I’t was really awesome to witness it up close and personal while fortunately not having to lend a spoting hand on Grafton! I think the 4 of us had our blood presure rise considerably just watching it. :Barefoot::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Dude!
     
  12. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Why you gotta post this stuff?:bang::bang: Just kiddin!

    Looks like a trip for the ages! Super stoked for you guys. Some day I will get out of So Cal to ride stuff like that!
     
  13. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Entance to high penalty
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    Very sketchy to get to where I am in the pic
     
  14. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Very sketch to get to where I am in the pic.
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  15. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    You made it this far and you might succeed? Not many roll this, usually the picks dumb it down, I don’t think so in this case, it still looks narley!

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  16. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Super rad, guys!

    This is my favorite.. #teamhuffy representing upload_2018-10-25_15-39-26.jpeg
     
  17. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Beat me to it. Best shot!
     
  18. redwoods

    redwoods Member

    Location:
    Rialto Heights, CA
    Name:
    Pat
    Current Bike:
    Kona Process 153
    I'll try to put together more later - here's a short taste.

     
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  19. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
  20. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Wow wow wow just flipping wow, you guys done good and this report is awesome.:thumbsup: The bomber narration with all those pictures are great and that video that @redwoods posted just puts it out of this world. I've never been there and have heard plenty of stories but damn I had no idea. Some of that chunk is serious sh!t. Solid group and "camping" in the @hill^billy hotel looked like a blast. Great job guys and thanks for sharing. I'm figuring out a way to make it happen soon.
     
  21. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    This was planed while you were in recovery mode. Who knew it would be so quick?
     
  22. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    I’m not jealous :mad:

    Who am I kidding, yes I am jealous :(

    Outstanding you guys!!
     
  23. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Anyone who would like to "race" this with a few hundreds of your closest friends can sign up for the Truegrit 50...
     
  24. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    TFPU!!! You guys killed it. Nice work! :thumbsup:
     
  25. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm gonna be in that area in November before Thanksgiving. Chances that I'll get out there....close to zero.

    Some day...

    So far we have a drunk Yoda and a bombed Goose...this is getting fun!!!:rolleyes:
     
  26. redwoods

    redwoods Member

    Location:
    Rialto Heights, CA
    Name:
    Pat
    Current Bike:
    Kona Process 153
    Here's the long version. We didn't remember to pass the camera around, so it's just my point of view, but I tried to incorporate as much of everyone as possible.
    Keep in mind, the GoPro makes everything in front look flatter - some of this Sh!t was STEEEEEEP.

     
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  27. T-2

    T-2 Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma
    Name:
    Tom Shaffer
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Stumpy EVO
    Awesome video, I almost forgot how close you are to edge in some places. Great shots of the puppers
     
  28. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    At 18:00 is where I landed on the rock garden with the front, side, and rear of my rib cage, moved my shoulder out of the way so as not to break my color bone, I don’t think any one of us road that drop, I fell the drop!
     
  29. redwoods

    redwoods Member

    Location:
    Rialto Heights, CA
    Name:
    Pat
    Current Bike:
    Kona Process 153
    I think Patrick cleaned that drop - he went ahead of me and called out something like "hard right!"
     
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  30. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Hahahah! That was Huckin funny! Lmao! Sound effects way better than any sound track! You rock Pat!
     
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