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    How was your ride today?

    Post pics and details of your So Cal adventures!

    Took PerfectZero on a quick grind up the hill to the tepee this evening. He was hoping that there was a casino up there.
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    Is that the teepee on the way up to Mt. Lukens? If so, what's the story on that teepee?

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    Yeah, that's the one. Dunno anything about it. All I can tell you is that the tarp is up in the warm season, and down in the cold season.

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    This was a couple weeks ago up in Mammoth. Who knew they had snakes at that altitude?


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    Nice work on the photo shop!

    Cool, the guy on the left has the sun shining on him from the left, and he ain't got no shadow. The other two guys have the sun shining on them from the right. Is that guy on the left an extraterrestrial, maybe from Mars? Isn't that where the Curiosity Rover is (supposed to be)???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Nice work on the photo shop!

    Cool, the guy on the left has the sun shining on him from the left, and he ain't got no shadow. The other two guys have the sun shining on them from the right. Is that guy on the left an extraterrestrial, maybe from Mars? Isn't that where the Curiosity Rover is (supposed to be)???
    The sun does weird things up high. Its science.

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    This was from a week ago, in Sullivan Canyon. I went over a downed tree on the last bit of singletrack, and after clearing the tree I endo'ed on a stone that was placed just perfectly for endo'ing 26ers. The photo was moments before the bike flew on top of me. It's fun to crash sometimes.
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    Awesome "action" shot! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Embed a mini video clip of the whole crash.

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    Rode Wildwood park in T.O today with some fellow MTBRer's. Haven't been there in a few years. The trails are in great shape! Great place to test your skills. A good workout! Ouch, I'm soar...

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    Rode from the house to the LBS, bought a new bike. So I'd say it was a good day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCapps View Post
    Rode from the house to the LBS, bought a new bike. So I'd say it was a good day!
    COOL!! What did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    COOL!! What did you get?
    2012 Trek Wahoo. Just an entry level hardtail to get me off this 12 year old bike. Got a smokin deal on it (400 including lifetime maintenance) so Ill upgrade as I see fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyCapps View Post
    2012 Trek Wahoo. Just an entry level hardtail to get me off this 12 year old bike. Got a smokin deal on it (400 including lifetime maintenance) so Ill upgrade as I see fit.
    Fark yeah thats a great deal. Ride the shite outta that thing . . .
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Fark yeah thats a great deal. Ride the shite outta that thing . . .
    Haha I plan on it!

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    Rode about 6 miles of railroad tracks before work today. Gravel is no joke! I see however that Im much more alert and have more energy through the day if I ride in the morning. Gonna consider riding to work or at least ride the tracks every morning.

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    Wildwood Park ride

    Here's a video clip of a recent ride in Thousand Oaks. That's fellow member OO7 in front and PerfectZero was there too. This is a handlebar mount recording so the images are a bit bumpy.

    <iframe width="960" height="540" src="http://contour.com/stories/wildwood-park--2/embed?map=false&width=960px&height=540px" frameborder="0"></iframe>

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    Tell me you got the girl in purple on film?!
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    and PerfectZero was there too.
    in back

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    in back
    That's only because you LOVE tight switchbacks and wanted to savor every moment on them!
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    New guy here. Got inspired after watching ambassadorhawg's video and decided to tried riding Lizard Rock Trail this morning. After my 2.5 mile climb to the top...got a flat tire 10 secs into the downhill section. Then realized I had the wrong spare tube. So my first experience carrying my bike down the hill was pretty cool!

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    OO7: Nope, at least I'd never admit to it...

    PZ: We needed you back there to call 911 in case one of us maniacs in front of you went down hard.

    Cruiznblue: That sucks! Better luck next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    PZ: We needed you back there to call 911 in case one of us maniacs in front of you went down hard.
    psh 911. I'm ready to perform a tourniquet whenever needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    psh 911. I'm ready to perform a tourniquet whenever needed!
    Haaa! Tourniquet-schmerniquet...I want another helicopter ride! ;

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Haaa! Tourniquet-schmerniquet...I want another helicopter ride! ;
    I LOL'd
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    that wildwood looks like youre in tucson

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    that wildwood looks like youre in tucson
    Yeah, it's a weird place. Part of it is up and over a volcanic mountain. Then you hit some grass plains, then you drop into a lush canyon with a creek running through it. I won't mention the water purification plant down in that valley, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiznblue View Post
    New guy here. Got inspired after watching ambassadorhawg's video and decided to tried riding Lizard Rock Trail this morning. After my 2.5 mile climb to the top...got a flat tire 10 secs into the downhill section. Then realized I had the wrong spare tube. So my first experience carrying my bike down the hill was pretty cool!
    Try tubeless set up, you'll rarely flat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesinoc View Post
    Try tubeless set up, you'll rarely flat!
    Tell that to PZ!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    lush canyon... water purification plant down in that valley
    yeah that area was suspiciously lush. lots of nutrients in that soil...

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    Wait, are y'all talking 'bout the gigantic vats of SHITE!?
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Yeah, it's a weird place. Part of it is up and over a volcanic mountain. Then you hit some grass plains, then you drop into a lush canyon with a creek running through it. I won't mention the water purification plant down in that valley, though.

    I've heard that trail mentioned more than a few times on Mountain Bike Action Fiction magazine when i used to have a subscription with them. Sounds like a nice place to ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Tell that to PZ!!!
    I didn't want to brag but in the 3 years I've gone tubeless I haven't really flatted out on the trail. Well, I flatted once in the living room. Hope he reads this.... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesinoc View Post
    I've heard that trail mentioned more than a few times on Mountain Bike Action Fiction magazine when i used to have a subscription with them. Sounds like a nice place to ride...
    If you go, this is the route I suggest. A nice tour of all the terrain features the park has to offer.

    Geoladders -- Wildwood Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesinoc View Post
    I didn't want to brag but in the 3 years I've gone tubeless I haven't really flatted out on the trail. Well, I flatted once in the living room. Hope he reads this.... :P
    I was all ready to throw my tubes in the trash when a certain someone sans tubes got a flat and had to do some walking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    I was all ready to throw my tubes in the trash when a certain someone sans tubes got a flat and had to do some walking...
    It was a little more than a "flat" don't cha think? How many flats did you have before and since that one and only time the tubeless guy had a failure?

    Dump the damn tubes, already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    that wildwood looks like youre in tucson
    Is Tucson a mountain bike destination or a nice place with nice trails? The town been mentioned by Money magazine as a good place to retire, if I'm not mistaken.

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    Cool, I'll try it out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesinoc View Post
    Is Tucson a mountain bike destination or a nice place with nice trails? The town been mentioned by Money magazine as a good place to retire, if I'm not mistaken.
    Hotter than Hell in the Summer time. Consider Prescott or Flagstaff if you wanna do AZ for retirement.

    My family has a place in Havasu. Hotter than Hell, and no riding around there or relatively close... BUT, great fishing and beautiful girls to watch.

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    You should start seeing lower prices on tubeless specific wheels this time of the year, unless you love getting the pinche flatte on a regular basis.

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    I don't always shuttle trails, but when I do I perfer a trail like Just Outstanding. Rode it twice this morning, solo, and it was perfect after last night's drizzle.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    Vader-007,PZ- Are the trails near you rideable throughout winter? I'm from Boise and want to do some riding in January. Any recommendations as to where to head down there? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksstorm View Post
    Vader-007,PZ- Are the trails near you rideable throughout winter? I'm from Boise and want to do some riding in January. Any recommendations as to where to head down there? Thanks!
    The best riding I know of in Winter is around Phoenix, Arizona. Riding season does on all year long here in So Cal but if it rains, the trails should be avoided for at least a few days after it stops.

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    In my part of So Cal, I'm shoveling snow, so I head to Palm Springs or AZ to ride.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    In my part of So Cal, I'm shoveling snow, so I head to Palm Springs or AZ to ride.
    What trails in PS do you recommend that are below the snow line up above for Winter riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksstorm View Post
    Vader-007,PZ- Are the trails near you rideable throughout winter? I'm from Boise and want to do some riding in January. Any recommendations as to where to head down there? Thanks!
    Yeah the (last year very) occasional rain puts a hold on things for a few days, but other than that almost everything is pretty much rideable year round.

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    First time out on the new bike and wow what a difference. I was able to conquer every climb and after the ride I didnt feel like i had just gotten beat up. I will never ride a 26" again lol. Stock rear tire felt good, good uphill traction and consistent slide when needed. Front tire was a different story, hopefully air pressure adjustment helps cuz it wasnt very confidence inspiring.
    I no longer have to worry about laying the bike down cuz I got that out of the way today. Bike said "I'm gonna lay here in this rut, you go ahead without me". And I did just that. Ran down the hill narrowly avoiding some cactus lol. At least I didn't fall. Overall it was a great ride!

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    Well I finally hit the Kenter Canyon "woops" today. It was awesome. I'm not much a jumper, so I stuck to the small and easy stuff. However, the flow there is great, the terrain was perfect, and the weather at 730 was fantastic. For those in the Santa Monica area this is a must do IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
    Well I finally hit the Kenter Canyon "woops" today. It was awesome. I'm not much a jumper, so I stuck to the small and easy stuff. However, the flow there is great, the terrain was perfect, and the weather at 730 was fantastic. For those in the Santa Monica area this is a must do IMO.

    Cheers

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    I don't even know where this is. Can it be ridden from Mulholland or Westridge?
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I don't even know where this is. Can it be ridden from Mulholland or Westridge?
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    It's on the East side of Mandeville.

    Geoladders -- Gallery for Kenter Fire Road (The Whoops)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I don't even know where this is. Can it be ridden from Mulholland or Westridge?
    Here's the GPS:
    Woops First time by robncircus at Garmin Connect - Details

    We climbed Mandeville to Hollyhock, took that across Mountain Gate, the go around the gate and shortly thereafter they drop in on the right. I would park at 26th and SV, take Westridge, pass the Nike tower on dirt Mulholland, that that fireroad that veers right to Mountain Gate, and go from there. That way, you won't need to climb to Westridge again. Good luck!

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