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    The "Who wants to ride?" thread

    Thought this might be worth trying out. Here's how it works - looking for a ride buddy? Post here.

    Tonight - 8/21/2011 I'm looking for a ride in the Santa Monica area. Probably climb Sullivan Canyon or fireroad then descend the ridge. Anyone want to play? Looking to start about 515 or 530.

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    Im Down to ride on sat or sunday mornings im down for sullivan canyon

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    is there a ranking for experience? how can i tell if i can keep up with yalls

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnlsgrc View Post
    is there a ranking for experience? how can i tell if i can keep up with yalls
    Don't worry about keeping up. Just ride. You wouldn't want anyone to slow down for you or speed up to keep up with you, right?

    Ride at your own pace and meet up at junctions or prearranged locations along the trail...

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    how's the crowd usually at sullivan during evenings? empty?

    Hardest part for me is getting there on a weekday in the late afternoon.

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    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Less than a mile from O'Neil Park
    Mountain or Road
    evenings, early AM, Sundays
    Hope to get cast off wrist on 9/2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    how's the crowd usually at sullivan during evenings? empty?

    Hardest part for me is getting there on a weekday in the late afternoon.
    Usually a few hikers and mtbrs. Pretty quiet overall. I do it a lot around 5-6 and generally run into a few people ont he way. Best part is descending the ridge as the sun is setting.

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    I'm riding hummingbird tomorrow at 7:30am. Post here if you want to join. Future posts for rides I'll post here and under the 818 San Fernando thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    I'm riding hummingbird tomorrow at 7:30am. Post here if you want to join. Future posts for rides I'll post here and under the 818 San Fernando thread.
    Where/what's hummingbird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
    Where/what's hummingbird?
    i believe it's this one? Geoladders -- Rocky Peak: Chumash-Hummingbird

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    I'm thinking of riding FULLERTON LOOP tomorrow AM. Anyone interested?

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    We don't do Chumash as most of us have dh bikes so we shuttle to the rocky peak exit off the 118 in simi valley. We will meet at the bike shack on santa Susanna pass road and then shuttle from there. Hummingbird starts about a mile climb from the exit of the freeway. It is a technical and fun trail with a few drops if you are into that. Check some videos on YouTube. You'll like that trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnlsgrc View Post
    We definitely don't do this. The guys I ride with push their bikes uphill. Don't ride then
    We just do the hummingbird trail and shuttle to the top.

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    im always at sullivan canyon fire road in the mornings on the weekend. Im still a beginner and take frequent breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
    im always at sullivan canyon fire road in the mornings on the weekend. Im still a beginner and take frequent breaks.
    Yup, thats one of my frequent spots too . . . with any luck I will be there this weekend too, but tomorrow in the afternoon (assuming that everything goes together smoothly and I don't break anything else ). I need a good spot to bed in my new brakes

    Sunday morning for sure . . . just not sure where.

    Overall, I think this thread is a great idea . . . but perhaps it could be organized a little more effectively by area. For example, maybe we could have a thread for "Santa Monica Mountains" and another for "Orange County", etc. etc. etc. (Obviously I don't know all the major regions other than SM Mtns and the OC )

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    Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
    im always at sullivan canyon fire road in the mornings on the weekend. Im still a beginner and take frequent breaks.


    Are you riding this weekend at all i will be heading out tomorrow morning around 8 or 9.

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    Looking for riders in Tehachapi, Rosamond, Lancaster. In Tehachapi, rides from Meadow Brook Park along the RR tracks down to the loop, or other routes? Plan on riding early this Sunday AM. When things cool down a bit this fall, looking for rides up by Kernville - Kern Canyon, Keysville, JO, Plunge, Whisky Flats, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wi1trackrider View Post
    When things cool down a bit this fall, looking for rides up by Kernville - Kern Canyon, Keysville, JO, Plunge, Whisky Flats, etc.
    I'm down. I'm still new to mtb but I'm down. How about mt. Pinos. A bit closer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    I'm down. I'm still new to mtb but I'm down. How about mt. Pinos. A bit closer too.
    For sure. I've ridden there quite a bit this year. Taking a break from it for a while. Besides, the last time I was there 3 weeks ago it was super dry/loose, and a majority of the turns had breaking bumps in them. Hopefully things tighten up a bit this fall there.

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    I'm thinking about riding the San Juan Trail, from the bottom, on Thursday or Friday afternoon. Anyone interested?

    Also: Dr. Impy- maybe you could make this a "stickie"?
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    Great thread idea
    I'm riding today, after work, probably about 6 on westridge, up FR, down ST. Maybe farmers loop if time permits. Blue sycip. Any pace is fine if you want to join!
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    anyone riding in the morning tomorrow?

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    Late notice- riding Aliso this afternoon with the g/f.
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    anyone riding today around Santa Monica or down in OC *San Juan trail?
    would be great to shuttle San Juan or Backbone in SM

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    ^^ The SJT could be perfect after the rain clears out this afternoon. We're planning on riding the Weedpatch later in the day if anybody wants to check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
    anyone riding today around Santa Monica or down in OC *San Juan trail?
    would be great to shuttle San Juan or Backbone in SM
    Bummer, I just got back from riding up near backbone. Would have definitely shuttled if I had a ride

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    Id like to try the backbone trail if shuttling is possible. I hav a dh rig that just likes going down. 

    Maybe next weekend though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    Id like to try the backbone trail if shuttling is possible. I hav a dh rig that just likes going down. 

    Maybe next weekend though.
    You'll be bored on backbone. You and Yeggsfab need to shuttle Jedi a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    You'll be bored on backbone. You and Yeggsfab need to shuttle Jedi a few times.
    where is Jedi at? how do you get there? what kind of trail is it?

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    last minute ride... today 5:30 - 6pm - riding hummingbird in Simi Valley...
    text me if you want to join - EIGHT ONEEIGHT SeVen31 Four5 9ONE

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    where is Jedi at? how do you get there? what kind of trail is it?
    Jedi parallels sullivan ridge fire road. Its the closest thing to a DH run in the area. Berms, a few jumps, etc. Short but fun . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Jedi parallels sullivan ridge fire road. Its the closest thing to a DH run in the area. Berms, a few jumps, etc. Short but fun . . .
    sounds like fun... i am still a beginner but would like to try it... why don't we set something up for the weekend? saturday maybe?

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    Gonna take the SS out on Thursday afternoon, starting from Ridge Park around 4:15 for some fun in ElMo/Laguna Coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Jedi parallels sullivan ridge fire road. Its the closest thing to a DH run in the area. Berms, a few jumps, etc. Short but fun . . .
    interested in this jedi trail. is there a map of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
    interested in this jedi trail. is there a map of it?
    Not that I'm aware of. The Jedi/Hulda crooks trail on Geoladders is different than this. It basically parallels the Sullivan Ridge fire road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
    interested in this jedi trail. is there a map of it?
    Let's set something up for this trail... i'd like to shuttle if possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    Let's set something up for this trail... i'd like to shuttle if possible...
    Shuttle!?! You gotta earn those descents, man!

    I plan to be in that area this weekend, but I don't want to shuttle anything. I need to get my climbing lungs back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Shuttle!?! You gotta earn those descents, man!

    I plan to be in that area this weekend, but I don't want to shuttle anything. I need to get my climbing lungs back.
    that's why i said "if possible"...

    i have a 1 x 9 dh bike... i like to shuttle as much as i can... but i'll ride up no problem depending on how much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    that's why i said "if possible"...

    i have a 1 x 9 dh bike... i like to shuttle as much as i can... but i'll ride up no problem depending on how much...
    I'm only kidding . . . I'm in terrible shape right now and struggle on the climbs even with a granny gear. As a wise rider recently pointed out . . . every turn of the crank makes is a step in the right direction.

    I think Sullivan ridge is ~ 4 miles. Not sure on that though. One possibility that I have never done is to ride sullivan up to J-Drop, head into the canyon, ride the canyon out to mulholland and then hit Jedi back down. That might be kinda fun . . . especially if we throw bent arrow into the mix up top.

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    im down for a ride this weekend. I usually go in the mornings while the fog is still out. I try to avoid the sun as much as possible. I got too dark this summer. DH is fun but I also like to work my way up. its feels rewarding when you get to the top then descend down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
    im down for a ride this weekend. I usually go in the mornings while the fog is still out. I try to avoid the sun as much as possible. I got too dark this summer. DH is fun but I also like to work my way up. its feels rewarding when you get to the top then descend down.
    Sounds good to me except for that fog part . . . . I don't usually get out until around 8:30 - 9:00ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Sounds good to me except for that fog part . . . . I don't usually get out until around 8:30 - 9:00ish.
    I can hold off until 830. The morning fog isnt that bad it just blocks out most of the sun. it usually clears up about 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    last minute ride... today 5:30 - 6pm - riding hummingbird in Simi Valley...
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    I am riding hummingbird trail in Simi Valley again this Saturday at 8:30am (i'll pass on the Jedi trail for now - hb is closer )

    post here if you want to join me...

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    So far my plans are Backbone/Sullivan canyon area for Saturday morning. Then Sunday morning it is Mt. Wilson.

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    Late notice: 3 of us are heading up B* today, meeting around 11 at the gate. It will be my first time in the Santa Ana on the SS...
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    Anyone in San Diego near Balboa park? Little urban/trail freeriding tonight with 5 of us jumps and fun guaranteed.
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    Anyone want to ride peters canyon tomorrow morning 7ish? I want to get a ride in before class

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    anyone near oceanside wanna ride carlsbad park trails. Nothing to fancy has a couple challenging turns and transitions if you are fast.

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    Looking for someone to ride Monday-Wednesday weekly.
    I ride usually 2-3 times a week.
    I live in Lake Elsinore: between Riverside and Temecula
    I'd like to do a Big Bear trip before it gets cold too.
    Anyway, lmk if our schedules match.

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    Total late notice but going to ride in the santa monicas in about an hour. up sully then ?? depending on mood... PM me if any interest I could leave later..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impy View Post
    Total late notice but going to ride in the santa monicas in about an hour. up sully then ?? depending on mood... PM me if any interest I could leave later..
    really late notice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impy View Post
    Total late notice but going to ride in the santa monicas in about an hour. up sully then ?? depending on mood... PM me if any interest I could leave later..
    Dayuuuum. I would have liked to tag along..... I had just gotback to my truck when I got the reply......

    Hit me up if you go again.

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    How about hummingbird and animal this Saturday at 9am?

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    I have Thursday Sept 29th off and am thinking Pt Mugu/Sycamore. Let me know if you want to join.
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    Riding limekiln canyon in porter ranch this saturday at 9 am (beginner's trail) and then to Hummingbird in Simi Valley right after that...

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    Sullivan Ridge to Canyon connector? (bottom of trail)

    Figured I'd ask here rather than start a new thread...I know the below post is old but someone may know the answer...

    Quote Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
    Tonight - 8/21/2011 I'm looking for a ride in the Santa Monica area. Probably climb Sullivan Canyon or fireroad then descend the ridge.
    Sullivan Cyn and Ridge are my two favorite rides locally. But I really want to do the loop above but without riding all the way up Westridge from Sunset to get to the Sullivan Cyn entrance.

    To make the long story short: I want to park near Bayliss, go up the cyn, come down the ridge, then connect to the cyn again and end up near Bayliss.

    Is there a trail that connects the Ridge to the Canyon? I heard there is one that connects from the lower part of the Ridge (down a ways from road to Josepho camp). I think I did see a small single track entrance once near a telephone pole. How is it? Where do you end up once in Sullivan Canyon (near Bayliss? or way below it?)

    Thanks in advance

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    Any one want to run circles around rollercoaster in thousand oaks tomorrow at 515? I'm taking my friend who's kind of newbish. If you've never been there it's about a 15 minute loop but it's fun and like the name indicates, it's like a rollercoaster. It's a pretty good ride if you do 4 or more loops around it witch I intend to. It's also fun because you learn the lines like a motocross track. Pm me or post back here.
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    Rollercoaster is shorter and far more boring then I remembered. Los Robles trail and space mountain are way more fun if your going to ride that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WLAmtb View Post
    Is there a trail that connects the Ridge to the Canyon? I heard there is one that connects from the lower part of the Ridge (down a ways from road to Josepho camp). I think I did see a small single track entrance once near a telephone pole. How is it? Where do you end up once in Sullivan Canyon (near Bayliss? or way below it?)
    The trail you're describing, the one that starts off the lower part of Sullivan Ridge (pavement section) near the telephone pole, is exactly what you're looking for. It will drop you into Sullivan Canyon, less than a half-mile from the pavement incline that you climb back up to Queensferry/Bayliss. It's a short, fun singletrack, less than a half-mile long. What's it like? Drop in - immediate right-hand switchback - short, steep, loose section - few S-turns through a bowled out gully - navigate a deep, wide rut for about 20 yards - mellow bench cut trail for a bit - sharp, right-hand switchback followed by a sharp, exposed, left-hand switchback, then the final roll down into the canyon.

    Another option is to park at Amalfi & Capri, climb the lower ridge, drop into Sullivan Canyon on the trail described above, climb up the canyon, and finally descend the ridge back to Amalfi & Capri.

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    Thanks for the response and details!

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    anybody want to ride near agoura, thousand oaks or malibu tomorrow? Im thinking 2pm or so. post or pm back. im open to pretty much anywhere near those locations. i was thinking backbone or chesebro. sycamore canyon anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelspinn View Post
    anybody want to ride near agoura, thousand oaks or malibu tomorrow? Im thinking 2pm or so. post or pm back. im open to pretty much anywhere near those locations. i was thinking backbone or chesebro. sycamore canyon anyone?
    AmbassadorHawg and I are riding backbone from Kanan-Dume at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. Post here or send a PM if you'll be joining us.

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    I wish I could. Saturday was my day. Ended up riding from the chesebro lot to china flat, up to simi peak and back down suicide. That was a pretty beasty ride for me. Going down suicide is just rough, even on my enduro sl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    AmbassadorHawg and I are riding backbone from Kanan-Dume at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. Post here or send a PM if you'll be joining us.
    A group of us are starting from Kanan at 9:30 AM. We're heading out to the Yerba Buena (Circle-X) trailhead and back - the same route you did with us a while ago. If you guys are headed in that direction, then I'm sure we'll cross paths at some point.

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    Backbone with 007

    Here's a clip from our ride today. The trails are in great shape and dusty just like everywhere else...

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    And what you DON'T see is me suckin' wind on the climbs . . . . at least I kinda look like a real biker on the downhill :thubmsup:

    Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimN View Post
    A group of us are starting from Kanan at 9:30 AM. We're heading out to the Yerba Buena (Circle-X) trailhead and back - the same route you did with us a while ago. If you guys are headed in that direction, then I'm sure we'll cross paths at some point.
    We definitely need to do that again! We had already planned to to head towards Corral canyon since I've never been that direction before. So far, both directions are very, very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    We definitely need to do that again! We had already planned to to head towards Corral canyon since I've never been that direction before. So far, both directions are very, very cool.
    It was a fun ride today. 30 miles, almost entirely singletrack. Stellar views in all directions!

    Happy to see that you guys had a fun ride, as well. Kanan to Corral is definitely a more "bang for your buck" ride, as the trail is so flowy and includes at least some technical features. The way we went offers a lot of miles on singletrack, but the fun factor is a bit lacking. Can't beat the views, though.

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    Yeah, I'm definitely not ready for a 30 mile ride yet. I'm still seriously lacking endurance

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    JimN: Did that ride yesterday (up Sullivan Cyn, down the ridge and its single tracks, down that crazy steep singletrack....on my Revel 2 lol [Thought MTB'ing would be a couple times a month thing since I have another main hobby, so went in clueless and went cheap ]. Seems to work fine for now as I hone my skills though. I'd rather beat this bike up real good and learn technique/trails first before investing. I figure my next bike will feel that much better if I put my time in

    ambassadorhawg: Great vid! Which trailhead/road is best place to start if you want to have more climb at first, and more downhill as you go back? (I always prefer to climb first).

    Anyone local & similar skill/speed that may want to ride sometime:
    Started back in April as a backup for my other sport. But lately I've been MTB'ing more since my other sport is best in mid-winter.
    To give you an idea of my climbing ability (or lack thereof)...
    a) Sullivan Cyn - can get to the very last/steep part w/o stopping now
    b) Sullivan Ridge - need to stop&walk the super steep area past the boy scout camp
    c) Guadalasca - can get to the last traversing part w/o stopping. Some stop&walk from there up to overlook
    *all slow though

    As for downhill I've gotten to know Sullivan and Mugu trails pretty well. I figure I won't slow people down too much.... I hope.

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    anybody up for hummingbird trail in Simi Valley or Animal trail in the same place? they are both technical... hummingbird is longer and more flowy with a few switchbacks and two optional drops, a 2 footer and 5 footer (there are more but i've never done them yet)...

    Animal is more technical with a two footer drop (can go around it) at the beginning... a fs dh bike is recommended for this one, but i've seen people on AM bikes on it... really fun trail and worth coming to simi valley for...

    my tuesday riding buddy is on vacation this week and i really don't want to go at it alone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    anybody up for hummingbird trail in Simi Valley or Animal trail in the same place? they are both technical... hummingbird is longer and more flowy with a few switchbacks and two optional drops, a 2 footer and 5 footer (there are more but i've never done them yet)...

    Animal is more technical with a two footer drop (can go around it) at the beginning... a fs dh bike is recommended for this one, but i've seen people on AM bikes on it... really fun trail and worth coming to simi valley for...

    my tuesday riding buddy is on vacation this week and i really don't want to go at it alone...
    another guy i ride with is coming with me tomorrow to do HB... if anyone wants to join us just post here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLAmtb View Post
    JimN: Did that ride yesterday (up Sullivan Cyn, down the ridge and its single tracks, down that crazy steep singletrack....on my Revel 2 lol [Thought MTB'ing would be a couple times a month thing since I have another main hobby, so went in clueless and went cheap ]. Seems to work fine for now as I hone my skills though. I'd rather beat this bike up real good and learn technique/trails first before investing. I figure my next bike will feel that much better if I put my time in

    ambassadorhawg: Great vid! Which trailhead/road is best place to start if you want to have more climb at first, and more downhill as you go back? (I always prefer to climb first).

    Anyone local & similar skill/speed that may want to ride sometime:
    Started back in April as a backup for my other sport. But lately I've been MTB'ing more since my other sport is best in mid-winter.
    To give you an idea of my climbing ability (or lack thereof)...
    a) Sullivan Cyn - can get to the very last/steep part w/o stopping now
    b) Sullivan Ridge - need to stop&walk the super steep area past the boy scout camp
    c) Guadalasca - can get to the last traversing part w/o stopping. Some stop&walk from there up to overlook
    *all slow though

    As for downhill I've gotten to know Sullivan and Mugu trails pretty well. I figure I won't slow people down too much.... I hope.
    The sections of the Backbone we rode yesterday are _ss kickers because you can't get the climbing out of the way. You climb some quite steep stuff for a few minutes and then drop into a new canyon, then another steep climb out for a few mins, then drop in again to the next one, and so on...

    If you want to get in a good workout climb and then be rewarded for you hard work, I'd recommend Chesebro. I park right at the sign and take the "private" paved residential road up til it ends on a foreroad. Go straight on the fireroad through some oak groves and then you climb steadily for a few more miles. At the top, you can jump onto some ST and do a loop through China Flats. Then drop back down that fireroad for less than a mile and fork off to your left onto some sweet ST called "Sheep corral". If you make right turns at every intersection, you'll eventually get back to the upper parking lot and you're done....perfection!!!

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    sweet vid, look like an awesome trail, and no horse poop to be seen!

    Glad I'm not the only one using a contour these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    anybody up for hummingbird trail in Simi Valley or Animal trail in the same place? they are both technical... hummingbird is longer and more flowy with a few switchbacks and two optional drops, a 2 footer and 5 footer (there are more but i've never done them yet)...

    Animal is more technical with a two footer drop (can go around it) at the beginning... a fs dh bike is recommended for this one, but i've seen people on AM bikes on it... really fun trail and worth coming to simi valley for...

    my tuesday riding buddy is on vacation this week and i really don't want to go at it alone...

    Really want to try these, but I need to get my dh bike back and tuned up. Hopefully by the end of the month. How's the climbing on these? Or are you shuttling it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    sweet vid, look like an awesome trail, and no horse poop to be seen!

    Glad I'm not the only one using a contour these days.




    Really want to try these, but I need to get my dh bike back and tuned up. Hopefully by the end of the month. How's the climbing on these? Or are you shuttling it?
    we shuttle to rocky peak exit and then push our bikes about half a mile... i am always riding this place... so far i've only ridden this trails with two members of this forum... it seems like there are a bunch of people in the area but noone seems to like them that much...

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    I am riding Hummingbird and/or Animal in Simi Valley this saturday around noon or earlier... anyone want to join?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Here's a clip from our ride today. The trails are in great shape and dusty just like everywhere else...
    I wish we could see speed data along with these video's . . . that would be pretty cool. I know that at some points later in the ride, we kept a pretty good pace (on the gravity assisted sections anyway )

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    Quote Originally Posted by wi1trackrider View Post
    Looking for riders in Tehachapi, Rosamond, Lancaster. In Tehachapi, rides from Meadow Brook Park along the RR tracks down to the loop, or other routes? Plan on riding early this Sunday AM. When things cool down a bit this fall, looking for rides up by Kernville - Kern Canyon, Keysville, JO, Plunge, Whisky Flats, etc.
    I responded to your post in the AV/high desert thread, but I'll do it here too. I'm in Tehachapi and I'm looking for a riding buddy, too (small world). I'm down for XC, trail and AM, and I ride road, too. Hit me up it you want to put something together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    I am riding Hummingbird and/or Animal in Simi Valley this saturday around noon or earlier... anyone want to join?
    Might be down for that ride I usually ride Sullivan cnyn. But need to try something different .

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeggsfab View Post
    Might be down for that ride I usually ride Sullivan cnyn. But need to try something different .
    the trails by Rocky Peak in Simi are technical and rocky if you are used to riding singletrack on smooth and flowy terrain then these trails will make you better...

    hummingbird has some rock gardens... optional drops... a few tight switchbacks... you do this trail and you'll be hooked... then we can do the others ones too.. they are nice...

    let me know if you are coming... we'll be meeting around noon or a bit earlier...

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    Riding Hummingbird in Simi Valley again this weekend... saturday 11:30 am... post here if interested...

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    AmbassadorHawg and I are hitting Cheseboro on Saturday morning . . . sometime around 9:00 - 9:30 ish (I think).

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    I moved to Santa Barbara a couple weeks ago, I'm looking for people to ride with. I'd be happy to help build trails too. I've been to the BMX race track but it's not really the kind of riding i'm into, I'd rather do DJ or FR or light DH. I've done a lot of XC but there weren't a lot of kids my age (18 now) doing that in NW WA.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction, that'd be awesome.

    My XC bike (EX 8) is still at my old house, i'm looking at buying a bike depending on what kind of riding i'll do, the types of trails that I can visit, etc. Currently i've only got a SS cyclocross bike if anyone wants to just ride around non-techy stuff for funsies.

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    [QUOTE=ambassadorhawg;8502646]Here's a clip from our ride today. The trails are in great shape and dusty just like everywhere else...

    Can you give us directions to this section of trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octopusbeak View Post
    I moved here a couple weeks ago, I'm looking for people to ride with. I'd be happy to help build trails too. I've been to the BMX race track but it's not really the kind of riding i'm into, I'd rather do DJ or FR or light DH. I've done a lot of XC but there weren't a lot of kids my age (18 now) doing that in NW WA.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction, that'd be awesome.

    My XC bike (EX 8) is still at my old house, i'm looking at buying a bike depending on what kind of riding i'll do, the types of trails that I can visit, etc. Currently i've only got a SS CX bike if anyone wants to just ride around non-techy stuff for funsies.

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    where is here?

    I am in Canoga Park but usually ride in Simi Valley... if you are around this area let me know and i'll take you to some fr/dh trails...

    i ride on Tuesdays and thursdays after work (sometimes mondays and fridays too ) and then on the weekends... usually saturdays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrongway View Post
    Can you give us directions to this section of trail?
    Park in the lot just past Tunnel 1 on Kanan-Dume road and take the trail that goes up OVER the tunnel (warning: the first section is total brutality right out of the gates). After the first climb, just follow the trail and keep going . . . you'll go up, you'll go down, etc. Its an out-n-back kind of ride. Lots of fun . . .

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    I should also add that you can also go the other way (not over the tunnel) for some singletrack as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    where is here?

    I am in Canoga Park but usually ride in Simi Valley... if you are around this area let me know and i'll take you to some fr/dh trails...

    i ride on Tuesdays and thursdays after work (sometimes mondays and fridays too ) and then on the weekends... usually saturdays...
    Hah, apparently wrote that a little to late at night. I just moved to Santa Barbara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octopusbeak View Post
    Hah, apparently wrote that a little to late at night. I just moved to Santa Barbara.
    yup... that's far from me...

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    Anyone riding Noble Canyon on Saturday morning?

    I am from out of town, wanting to try out Noble while on my holiday. I am a high intermediate/expert rider with solid technical skills (all the rides at home have rocks, roots, etc)but my climbing legs are a bit less than I woudl like so I am hoping to shuttle the ride. I have a hardtail rental bike so I'll be going a bit slower than I woudl with my bike, but still would like to get the Noble experience.

    If anyone is heading up there Saturday morning, it would be great to have some riding partners.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Park in the lot just past Tunnel 1 on Kanan-Dume road and take the trail that goes up OVER the tunnel (warning: the first section is total brutality right out of the gates). After the first climb, just follow the trail and keep going . . . you'll go up, you'll go down, etc. Its an out-n-back kind of ride. Lots of fun . . .
    thx!

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    A bunch of us are going up to Idyllwild this weekend to support some friends doing the San Jac Challenge. We're planning on riding Thomas Mtn/Ramona on Saturday (maybe noon?). Sunday will probably be Alvin Meadows in the morning. Lemme know if you want to join.
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    I am riding Santa monicas early morning. Hoping to roll by 630 or 7. Post here or IM if any interest. Will have to be a quickie I have an appt at 11 am. Start capri and amalfi and then wherever as long as back at car by 945 latest.
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    I'm riding Sullivan Canyon Sunday morning with a couple other trolls . . . anyone interested? 9:00 a.m. start. Probably a slow one . . . up the canyon to mulholland, bent arrow then back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelspinn View Post
    I wish I could. Saturday was my day. Ended up riding from the chesebro lot to china flat, up to simi peak and back down suicide. That was a pretty beasty ride for me. Going down suicide is just rough, even on my enduro sl.
    I didn't know you were located in socal.

    Well its nice to see this thread, I ride a lot in Santa Clarita. I have a lot of work to do so finding time to set up rides is hard cause the little free time I get is pretty sporadic. Its good to know that this thread is here, I'll be checking in and will post up when I go riding.
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    Anybody up for a quick spin in Laguna Coast/ElMo this Wednesday? I can start by 4 from Ridge Park.
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    I am riding tommorow. Santa Monicas. Probably up sullivan, over to WR Backbone and down to backbone. Post here or PM me if you are interested. Likely rolling 9 am but could accomodate other times...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impy View Post
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