Who's Riding Where???

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by UPSed, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Well, if you rode up there, I don’t have to tell you how good the dirt was with all that moisture :D We rode Red Box, Mt Hillyer, Silver Moccasin, Charlton Flats and then the Eaton Saddle drop. Had my best day ever on the Mt Lowe-Merrill-Sunset sections. The conditions let you carry so much speed.

    Silver Moccasin is thrashed by water run/off but it made for some fun, chunky riding where you had to pay attention at every turn. We even elected to do it a 2nd time. Charlton Flats had multiple big trees down that required ingenuity to get up and over but no issues from Eaton Saddle to the bottom. Biggest issue was road closure added an hour plus of driving so we didn’t get to Mt Lowe until 4 pm, usually dropped there by 2 pm.
     
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  2. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I was wondering what conditions were like up there...
    I heard the road closure past Red box was due to be cleared by March 3. That was optimistic....
     
  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Oh yeah??????
     
  5. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    XTR 29er (aka Frankenstein)
    Will you be leaving from the tree farm? Or the upper lot?
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash


    You guys better carve out some time this year for the Jewell of the Sierra. It's gonna be like last year, only worse. :sneaky::eek::thumbsup::devilish:;):cautious::geek:
     
  7. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
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    @Luis How was Strawberry and the Gab? May hit it this weekend..
    .
     
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  8. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    The hills are literally popping with flora right now.
    What are the best Poppy scenic rides in SoCal?
     
  9. bpacifica

    bpacifica Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Yorba Linda
    Name:
    billy
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Shuttle
    Chino Hill State Park?
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  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yeah! P12 is already infested with Poppies. It seems too early for Poppies! P12 is going to pop this year with wild flowers. So should Golden Eagle!
     
  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    The flies on GE - OMG they are going to be thick. No thanks!

    The flowers are spectacular however!
     
  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Head net action. Works like a charm. The OCers turned me on to it. Hey wait, you're an OCer, what are you grumbling about?! :rolleyes:
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I'm doing a a late-afternooner tomorrow with a bud from out of state over at the Cheese. He's a flatlander so the climbs are going to kill him. :laugh:
     
  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I HATE the nets almost as much as the bugs. I can't tell you how many times the net got caught up in low hanging brush as I ducked under, plus, I sucked the net into my mouth more times than a .... wait, I don't like where this is going...:oops:

    That said, once I hit the massive swarms of flies, I was nearly ready to kill myself and everyone around me (not in that order) BEFORE I donned the bug net last time I rode GE. Truly horrifying. The bug net saved me and all those near me. And, I believe I gave my extra net to one of the few female IMTBers that day, or maybe it was at Wrightwood. Thank God I ran into @mountaingirl sara before I hit the flies, or we would have come to fisticuffs!!!
     
  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    And how did you feel about that?
     
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Which - the bugs, the bug net or Sara? One of them I have come to enjoy.
     
  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yes.
     
  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Ummm, can you tell me how you really feel? :laugh::Roflmao

    FWIW, Lower Holy Jim, when it was still intact, had by far, the worst fly issue I have ever seen at the top where it meets that shuttle road, ummm,... Motorway.
     
  19. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    GE.... I miss you:inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove:
     
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  20. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You’re missing out on some good protein Herz!:thumbsup::Roflmao:whistling:
     
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    That was Main Divide. Motorway is a trail on the other end of the mountain. Neither should be shuttled. :stop: :p
     
  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Ohhhhhhhhhhh...... Suck it up Buttercup! :inlove:
    You sound like a city girl on her first camping trip. The big outdoors has bugs. As a suggestion, you could get a bug zapper and hang it on a stick in front of you... o_O:whistling:;)
    (Just me... lovin' on You! :))
     
  23. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Oh Herz:rolleyes: I’m always happy to help, and you’re not too bad yourself :inlove:
     
  24. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Believe me, it's missing you! As do I. :inlove:
     
  25. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    “Suck it up buttercup” is the best saying EVER! I’m gonna have a t shirt made:thumbsup:
     
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  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Miss you too brother! :inlove:I’m so glad you’re getting out there for the both of us!:)
     
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  27. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Oh my gosh people!!! :coffee:
     
  28. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    :sick:
     
  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
  30. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Member

    Location:
    UK (for now)
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    Nugget Proflex 657
    If anyone is riding Santiago Oaks or Maple Springs and doesn't mind a tag along sing out, I'll be in cruising mode as nursing a few stitches at the moment.
    I'm keen to ride both Saturday or Sunday.
     
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