• 12-26-2012
    ancient rascal
    Sierra Azul Thursday/Sunday Ride...10am Kennedy gate
    Looks like Thursday is gonna be good without rain hopefully. Anyone want to hit it with LG man and myself. Kennedy gate or Lexington side Priest rock start point.
  • 12-26-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Looks like Thursday is gonna be good without rain hopefully. Anyone want to hit it with LG man and myself. Kennedy gate or Lexington side Priest rock start point.

    Cool! My wife literally (less than one minute ago!!! :eek: ) told me, “yes honey, you can go”, so I am in!!! What time do you have in mind?
  • 12-26-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Cool! My wife literally (less than one minute ago!!! :eek: ) told me, “yes honey, you can go”, so I am in!!! What time do you have in mind?

    Let's do a wait and see for folks to put up what works for them. I am open but not wanting anything before 9 to 10am. This one is gonna rock ... mud wompin madness! :thumbsup:
  • 12-26-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    This one is gonna rock ... mud wompin madness! :thumbsup:

    Yes indeed! Think Dogmeat will be no-dabbable, or will it just be completely torn up?
  • 12-26-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Yes indeed! Think Dogmeat will be no-dabbable, or will it just be completely torn up?

    Prolly too wet and slow tomorrow. Feather in ur cap if you can do it though. ;)
  • 12-26-2012
    gregk2001
    Was planning to get out tomorrow to see the sun. Earliest would be mid-morning for me.
  • 12-26-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gregk2001 View Post
    Was planning to get out tomorrow to see the sun. Earliest would be mid-morning for me.

    Sounds like you're in for a 10 ish start eh ? :smilewinkgrin:
    ;
  • 12-26-2012
    gregk2001
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Sounds like you're in for a 10 ish start eh ? :smilewinkgrin:
    ;

    Sure thing. Which start place?
  • 12-26-2012
    gregk2001
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Sounds like you're in for a 10 ish start eh ? :smilewinkgrin:
    ;

    Sure thing. Which start place?
  • 12-26-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gregk2001 View Post
    Sure thing. Which start place?

    OK ... we pencil in ...10am start. Pretty sure LP is in and lilysday may also make it. That would lean us towards Kennedy rd. gate start. We can go down dogmeat and back up power pole or head out to woods from that start point.
  • 12-26-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    OK ... we pencil in ...10am start. Pretty sure LP is in and lilysday may also make it. That would lean us towards Kennedy rd. gate start. We can go down dogmeat and back up power pole or head out to woods from that start point.

    As indicated earlier, I am still OK with starting the Alma Bridge/Limekilm/Priest Rock/Overgrown. Just please indicate before midnight. 10AM start sounds good though. Can you guess which bike I’ll be bringing? :rolleyes:
  • 12-26-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    As indicated earlier, I am still OK with starting the Alma Bridge/Limekilm/Priest Rock/Overgrown. Just please indicate before midnight. 10AM start sounds good though. Can you guess which bike I’ll be bringing? :rolleyes:

    Since I will be picking up LG man ... lets call Kennedy rd. @ 10am. More options to do whatever from there. C U @ 10 on the orange tractor I'm guessing. :p
  • 12-26-2012
    squashyo
    I am a slight...very slight, maybe. I rode Sereno this afternoon and it was one cold mofo of a ride. Dirt was good though. I'll try to be there but don't wait up...word.
  • 12-26-2012
    bassn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    I am a slight...very slight, maybe. I rode Sereno this afternoon and it was one cold mofo of a ride. Dirt was good though. I'll try to be there but don't wait up...word.

    Hey Josh, the group C guys will be heading up a bit later if you're interested :).
  • 12-26-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Since I will be picking up LG man ... lets call Kennedy rd. @ 10am. More options to do whatever from there. C U @ 10 on the orange tractor I'm guessing. :p

    Sounds good. See you at Kennedy @ Top O The Hill @ 10:00AM Pacific Time. :thumbsup:
  • 12-27-2012
    squashyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bassn View Post
    Hey Josh, the group C guys will be heading up a bit later if you're interested :).

    Group C sounds awesome but my hurdle is time. My wife says I can ride but need be home by 12:15...grrr.
  • 12-27-2012
    mboldt
    Hey looks like I can make it, see you there.
  • 12-27-2012
    bassn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Group C sounds awesome but my hurdle is time. My wife says I can ride but need be home by 12:15...grrr.

    Up for El Sereno at 10-10:30?
  • 12-27-2012
    squashyo
    I can't make it for the 10am start. I will however be climbing up St. Joes/Overgrown/come back and do more St. Joes at around 10/10:15. So perhaps stars will align and I'll see some of you crazy bastards out on the wonderful mountain of dreams.
  • 12-27-2012
    squashyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bassn View Post
    Up for El Sereno at 10-10:30?

    This came in right as I was typing...I can do St. Joes/Overgrown around this time. If you are wearing your steel ball sack today perhaps something new (?)...hope you like steep, twisty, gnar if we connect. I'll be on my Mojo HD so not climbing super fast.

    I did El Sereno yesterday...dirt was good as usual but cold as **** up there at 4pm.
  • 12-27-2012
    grumblingcrustacean
    The wife and I rode Kennedy up and back starting around 945. We spent time farting around at the 'false summit' looking for mushrooms (will post pics in suitable thread later).

    Wife's first time up Kennedy. We got to the top in just over an hour of moving time.

    Second wall and I need to spend some time together.

    We saw a group as we were descending. Wasn't sure it was the mtbr crowd. I was on the niner, the wife on the specialized.

    Fingers froze coming back down. Now Mediterranean food at Agape in Sunnyvale and then Sports Basement.
  • 12-27-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    I can't make it for the 10am start. I will however be climbing up St. Joes/Overgrown/come back and do more St. Joes at around 10/10:15. So perhaps stars will align and I'll see some of you crazy bastards out on the wonderful mountain of dreams.

    It was LP's mountain dream alright ! :thumbsup:
  • 12-27-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    The wife and I rode Kennedy up and back starting around 945. We spent time farting around at the 'false summit' looking for mushrooms (will post pics in suitable thread later).

    Wife's first time up Kennedy. We got to the top in just over an hour of moving time.

    Second wall and I need to spend some time together.

    We saw a group as we were descending. Wasn't sure it was the mtbr crowd. I was on the niner, the wife on the specialized.

    Fingers froze coming back down. Now Mediterranean food at Agape in Sunnyvale and then Sports Basement.

    It must have been us. Was there a big dork on an orange bike with gigantic tires? That was me.
  • 12-27-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    It was LP's mountain dream alright ! :thumbsup:

    Yep. Finally got no-dabs up Dogmeat. On the fatbike, nonetheless!!! :thumbsup: Cross-posting the Strava telemetry from the Dogmeat No-dabs thread:
    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/runs/34283583/embed/d7bbb80ae5ec12fc4b4efee61c5ba43a66e02618'></iframe> :thumbsup:
  • 12-27-2012
    grumblingcrustacean
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    It must have been us. Was there a big dork on an orange bike with gigantic tires? That was me.

    My wife distinctly remembers that someone asked us if we had come up from Woods Trails as we were headed down. And further she said "he had unusually big tires". So, that must have been us that you saw.

    I missed the tires, I may have just been happy to be at the top? :)

    So I believe we saw you. Good thing is, the wife wants to do Kennedy again (and possibly on a regular basis)...

    -j
  • 12-27-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    My wife distinctly remembers that someone asked us if we had come up from Woods Trails as we were headed down. And further she said "he had unusually big tires". So, that must have been us that you saw.

    I missed the tires, I may have just been happy to be at the top? :)

    So I believe we saw you. Good thing is, the wife wants to do Kennedy again (and possibly on a regular basis)...

    -j

    Yep, that was me. Next time, be sure to hang around and chat it up with us fellow MTBR’ers. :thumbsup: Or come ride with us sometime.
  • 12-27-2012
    squashyo
    I am surprised you missed the pronounced ball-sac chin on the Porkkstacker?
  • 12-27-2012
    grumblingcrustacean
    doin' the domestic shuffle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Yep, that was me. Next time, be sure to hang around and chat it up with us fellow MTBR’ers. :thumbsup: Or come ride with us sometime.

    Definitely will coordinate. AR and I have been chatting. In this case, we were planning on starting earlier and being done (get out, get prepped, etc) before things started (didn't happen).

    I think I've convinced her to do LG -> Kennedy Road -> Climb -> PR/Dogmeat -> LG the next time. She's still getting her feel on the fat tires, but a good sign. I suspect we will do that loop Sunday or Monday. (I haven't told her yet :) -- Sunday is more likely).

    -j
  • 12-27-2012
    grumblingcrustacean
    Missed the ballsack chin. I musta been out of it
  • 12-28-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    Definitely will coordinate. AR and I have been chatting. In this case, we were planning on starting earlier and being done (get out, get prepped, etc) before things started (didn't happen).

    I think I've convinced her to do LG -> Kennedy Road -> Climb -> PR/Dogmeat -> LG the next time. She's still getting her feel on the fat tires, but a good sign. I suspect we will do that loop Sunday or Monday. (I haven't told her yet :) -- Sunday is more likely).

    -j

    Time to post up your ... Kennedy ride Sunday ? LG man and I will show for it. Saturday looks wet. Bring Chum and make sure he brings that sweet SS? :yesnod:
  • 12-28-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Time to post up your ... Kennedy ride Sunday ? LG man and I will show for it. Saturday looks wet. Bring Chum and make sure he brings that sweet SS? :yesnod:

    Sunday may work for me. I just need to check in with my wife first.
  • 12-28-2012
    Nelson34
    I may ride-but I'm not gonna hold you guys up-ill probably ride st joes or Kennedy. Haven't gone on a ride since last time I ride with Brett and Marco.
  • 12-28-2012
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Sunday may work for me. I just need to check in with my wife first.

    Let's hit it on Sunday. In search of grumblingcrustacean and Squashyo part #3 ? :D You did double the ft. gain I did and I was falling asleep on the couch when I got home. Marco took control of that ride and put the beat down on by bringing us back via Dogmeat. I was messed up after that one.
    :lol:
  • 12-28-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Let's hit it on Sunday. In search of grumblingcrustacean and Squashyo part #3 ? :D You did double the ft. gain I did and I was falling asleep on the couch when I got home. Marco took control of that ride and put the beat down on by bringing us back via Dogmeat. I was messed up after that one.
    :lol:

    For sure I’d do the same ride again on Sunday, Dogmeat no-dabs and all!!! I am sure Marco will want to join us for it, as he needs to get his 500,000 footies for 2012 too! I was happy he agreed to do Dogmeat, I’m not sure I would have tried it if he (and the rest of you) wasn’t “feeling” it. Oh, and of course your positive words of encouragement :rolleyes: helped push me up the hill no-dabs through the loose in-the-middle line.

    When I got back I was a bit tired (I am still getting over a cold, y’know!), but still was on my feet in the kitchen making the family dinner later on… and drinking lots of beer!!! :crazy::thumbsup:

    Yeah, let’s get this shizzle going for Sunday, beeyatches!!! Same bat-time I am thinking (10:00AM).
  • 12-28-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
    I may ride-but I'm not gonna hold you guys up-ill probably ride st joes or Kennedy. Haven't gone on a ride since last time I ride with Brett and Marco.

    Well, Marco and I took er easy going up Kennedy and the three Båstard Brothers (a.k.a. the “Rollercoaster Hills”) this time so as to keep the whole “social pace” (not the Francois type of social pace, LOL!!!) theme going along. But we took no prisoners when taking on Dogmeat uphill. You should come with us dude. Take 2012 from behind like the whiny little b&#105;tch it is, and stick it in, baby!!! :rolleyes:
  • 12-28-2012
    grumblingcrustacean
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    For sure I’d do the same ride again on Sunday, Dogmeat no-dabs and all!!!

    ...

    Yeah, let’s get this shizzle going for Sunday, beeyatches!!! Same bat-time I am thinking (10:00AM).

    I'm still working on the wife on this one. Weather depending (today was pretty dry), we are going to ride around here tomorrow.

    As mentioned, our pace up Kennedy yesterday was probably C or D group (she'd never been and hasn't been riding too much lately). So, I will see if I can convince her to do Sunday. The urge to sleep in is strong :)

    -j