where to ride after rain?

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  1. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Crystal cove/laguna/ el moro is closed for the weekend.
    Any suggestions on where to ride tomarrow?
    You think whiting luge will be rideable??

    fully was muddy mess.
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    Giant XTC with pedals
    I have a route that hits about 80 miles. But it's paved. Great after rain.
     
  3. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    tour of orange county with side loop to Long Beach!
    so did you ever see the green turtles congregating on the edison power plant discharge on the san gabriel?
    I thought I was seeing things but saw them more than a few times... and a sea lion too...
     
  4. evdog

    evdog iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    You could go ride San Juan with 80,000 other riders

    Or you could also take a few days off and wait for the trails to dry. I know I know, that's probably too much to ask. I mean, we only get 350 days of sunshine per year right?
     
  5. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Whiting : no go.
    Maples Springs/motorway-probably best choice. high creek crossings. a few soft spots on main divide on way to motorway, probably.
    Harding-probably ok, softs spots lower down
    joplin-possible trail damage/blowdowns from storm
    STT out and back, could be mostly ok, especially past luge, but a couple bogs hard to get around before luge split. id still avoid.
    Luge: probably real muddy in that one spot, Id avoid.
    Holy jim: trail should be ok, its all loam or DG. except for possible washouts. High creek crossings. not sure if road has any damage though.
    San juan-safe bet at least higher up and fun when tacky, most busy option. Maybe start at top and do a couple loops on viejo tie-see below
    Lower Chiquito-all DG so trail should be ok, where I go when too wet everywhere else. But-possible impassable creek crossing at the split from san juan loop trail.
    Upper chiquito/viejo tie: tacky dirt but Possible (probable?) tree blowdowns
    Wait till Sunday to give it one more day to dry and look for reports of Saturdays trail conditions first ? :)
    if I could ride tomorrow id just do maple springs out and back as far as i felt
    Up until 2018 west horsethief/trabuco was my go-to after rain ride:(
     
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  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Hey @Obsidian , how about we ride San Juan!? Zero traffic when the cool kids come out to play!
     
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  7. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fallbrook, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    21 SSSSSSSSSlash!
    Sycamore behind Jensens Riverside is the best after the rains. Like no mud amazing. The Luge is a snotty mess when wet, needs a couple days. With as much rain as we got the troughs climbing up San Juan will be slooooopy for a couple days.

    Gary's post is spot on!
     
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  8. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Giant XTC advanced single soee
    I’m in Phoenix area so my options are vast. Most everything out here is dg and sheds fast.
     
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  9. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Did you guys get a ton of rain too?
     
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  10. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    If the gate is still closed Maple Springs will be a great place to ride but you would have to get there real early to find parking.
     
  11. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Giant XTC advanced single soee
    Not as much as you guys but we got a solid dumping over the last few days. I’m seeing some hero dirt tomorrow.
     
  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    Mt High. All trails at West open. All trails at East open (best choice for long runs and no crowds). Soft snow. Great coverage. Blue skies. All roads open with no restrictions.

    Oh that's right, most of you confine yourselves to one sport. Oh well. Have fun on your pavement rides! :thumbsup:
     
  13. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Space Mountain and Dos Vientos.
     
  14. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Dos Vientos on Thursday. That clean looking tire is at mile 13. Amazing hero dirt

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  15. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    True
     
  16. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    One of my other activities is SUP, mostly in harbors. See sea lions very often. Have also seen sea turtles in Huntington Harbor a number of times.
     
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  17. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    any trail conditions reports from anywhere today?:)
     
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  18. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Check the Strava and ask around on there.
     
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  19. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Cherry cyn in La Canada is good to go. Dirt was nice. Only tiny patches of mud in the very shady corners.
     
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  20. CBone

    CBone iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Two words P 12. Perfect after rain.
    @scottay can attest.
    Trails we delicious today
     
  21. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Never strava'd, never will
     
  22. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    27.5 Intense Tracer
    Gay.
     
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  23. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    yup, strava's gay
     
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  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    No. STRAVA is manly - whip it out and measure yours compared to the other dudes! It even offers a "suffer score"! :eek:
     
  25. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Good answer!
     
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  26. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portola Hills
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    Harding is fine, anything in the shadows above the 5 mile marker is frozen. Still some waterfalls near the top.
    Joplin is awesome, snow and frozen dirt at the top, plenty of water in the stream. Rain ruts in all the right places and the rock gardens are back to their usual sketchy goodness.
    Luge has a few slippery/muddy spots in the top third in the usual places. There's been a couple of slides, neither of them are in bad spots, one just before the switchback and rollers at the bottom may have even made the trail better.
     
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  27. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Sounds like someone did Harding-Joplin-luge. Nice!
     
  28. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portola Hills
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    YT Izzo
    Update on the Luge spied Jim's truck (@kioti) parked up there this afternoon. I guess he's working his magic while everyone watches these padded up princesses mince around in Vegas.
     
  29. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Mt. Wilson Toll Road....
     
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  30. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    So I did maple springs to 4 corners and avoided all wet mud past Saturday. But took a special friend along….,my corgi dog!!! She was great and walked ran all the way to 4 corners…. 8 miles up!! She had a blast!!! Then at the top e got blasted by wind and cold. Views to kill. Wind was killing us. His behind a bush. Gave her some treats. Put her in the backpack for downhill. Hey her little corgi legs needed a break. Threw the backpack over and wam. Threw out my back! Arg. The downhill was torture. Felt every bump in the back. The dog was all smiles. What a great day out w man s best friend.

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