The Weather Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cornholio, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I was driving my wife nuts reading all the reviews! She said, "Just order one, already, dummy!" :D

    I went with the Showers Pass Crossover...
     
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  2. Squidler4

    Squidler4 Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Orange county
    Name:
    Dan
    Heading up there this morning also. Look for the guy with the faded red Camelbak.
     
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  3. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    I'll be heading out soon. Probably be the "other" mtber up there. I will be in the slow lane on a green bike.
     
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  4. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Looks good out there today. I'll be riding with Luis and Scott LSM-Sunset loop from JPL. 9:30am start. Get some!
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Just so you guys know.... You guys SUCK!
    Also, apparently you have not learned bout riding with @Luis..... it's dangerous! Ha hah!
     
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  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    :whistling:
     
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  7. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Those two guys got you a "Ticket to Ride" the chopter. Member?
     
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  8. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Hmm Luis & Scott on those long travel monster truck rigs & Ross on the full rigid, that'd be fun to watch...I see Mikie beat me with the "you guys suck" line... What fun is it not dodging all the weekend hikers going up LSM anyways?
     
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  9. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Yeah-I think they know the pilot...or is it the Pilate?

    Made damn sure the Pilate, washed his hands, to seal his fate. Woo Woo!
     
  10. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    cold riding tip....

    wear some latex medical gloves under your normal riding gloves. i promise your fingers wont get cold.
     
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  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Great weather in Aliso today. A few puddles, and a few new ruts, but all in all, spectacular!
     
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  12. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Sorry you didn't get up to Tahoe :(

    Also, I need to get me some of the shoe covers for future cold weather riding. Link me recommendations! :D
     
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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I reported this as inappropriate innuendo to the moderators. :Roflmao
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Shoe covers are crap if you think that you will be doing any HAB. You will destroy them in a ride or 2.

    Try duct tape on the vents, wool socks, or double up and do 2 pairs of socks. Last option is plastic baggies over your socks inside your shoes.
     
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  15. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I agree with J, again. And I have the trashed covers to show for it. Best money is on a dedicated shoe for off road use.
     
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  16. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I guess I'm lucky... The feet are the last things to get cold on me. Even in the 20s, I'm usually ok with heavy socks. Wool can't be beat! My hands, on the other hand, have had too many broken bones and cut fingers and hurt quickly in the cold.
     
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  17. jdubb

    jdubb Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    John Williams
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy cc

    I've had good luck with Gore-Tex socks. Worn over a pair of wool socks they always keep me warm & dry
     
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  18. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Woolie Boolies are my go to for cold weather riding. I use Pearl Izumi X Alps as my winter shoe and Sidi Dominators as my 3 season shoe.
     
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  19. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
  20. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    I have some Gore Tex Diadora boots for cold / winter rides. I used the boots for my last rain ride in 2016. They worked great. Feet were dry and toasty, but 8 hours in these things? I also have some neoprene Garneau shoe covers (road). For the 1-2-17 ride, I was wrestling with a pretty big mtn bike dilemma: (1) wear boots for a 6-8 hour ride, or (2) go out in my regular shoes and use my covers if I got cold. I went with option B. VERY glad that I did. The boots are heavy (and I was running very low tire pressure (21) for the drops, so climbing was going to be hard enough as it was) and I have 3,000 miles or so in those shoes and could wear them until the end of time and still be okay wearing them. I put the covers on at Four Corners. These are pretty high quality covers... they aren't ruined and it was a fairly high level ride. They are not "new looking" for sure! I think I would get four or five big ugly winter rides like the 1-2-17 ride out of these covers. I got them for under $20 at Performance, so a pretty good bang for buck ratio IMHO.
     
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  21. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    mtbDangle
    Trippy view from my office right now, the lower clouds are quickly moving sideways almost like a fast moving fog bank.

    I read the Mammoth is looking at up to 20' of snow in the next 10 days (as of yesterday).

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  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I just saw pretty much the same...

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    Pretty cool looking.
     
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  23. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Do shoe covers wear out more quickly on SPD shoes? The full covers I've owned and used on flats took/are taking a merciless beating. Sugoi and Speci.

    Layers rule over big single items when on the move.
     
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  24. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    I think that the gaps in fabric for the spd and for the rear traction create weakness and opportunity for tearing. I did a few tepees on Joplin that probs did the damage.
     
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  25. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I did a winter road bike tour once with my regular Sidi's. They were worthless for cold weather, but I layered thick wool socks over them, followed by insulated shoe cover/booties over the socks (both with cleat cut-outs in the bottom). Toasty feet even bombing down Towne Pass (out of Death Valley) at 50+mph in near-freezing conditions. Got weird looks off the bike though, since those shoe covers were shiny silver ala Ziggy Stardust! Warm feet in frigid temps trumps all though, in my book.

    A good winter riding shoe, to me, is one that'll stay warm and dry fording stream crossings (like on Maple Springs), but leave soles exposed for HAB's and rock-hopping. I'd also add a gaiter around the top to keep rain, river water and sweat from getting inside.
     
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  26. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    +1 for the gaiters. I have been wearing them lately on some of my regular rides just to keep the rocks and sand out of my shoes.
    Outdoor Reseach makes good ones suitable for hiking.
    I had a pair from REI-they broke before I left the parking lot!
    Some of the trail running options look good too.
     
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  27. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    +1 OR gaiters

    ORgaiters.jpg
     
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  28. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I got the ankle biters. You got the leggings!
     
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  29. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I was with you, Steve, until I got a new pair of biking shoes. My old shoes had a full covered toe box. These new shoes are completely vented. I always bike with thick cotton socks and for ten years have never had cold feet... until this year. Cold weather, vented shoes, and a long downhill at speed, and my feet were on their way to being frozen.

    I think duct tape would have been all I needed, and I always keep a roll in my car. I never thought about it until it was too late :)
     
  30. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Full disclosure: Yea, we re-purposed them from the snow sports bin. For pure rain I prefer a rain pant and shoe covers. We have those little REI sand gaiters you broke...I think ours are broken, haha.
     
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