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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:24 pm 
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The speed is most definitely there! Wow! Shame no one worked in some features.

Heard you chuckle a few times so obviously the speed was more than enough to entertain:lol:. Good stuff guy


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:40 pm 
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MiniTrail wrote:
The speed is most definitely there! Wow! Shame no one worked in some features.

Heard you chuckle a few times so obviously the speed was more than enough to entertain:lol:. Good stuff guy


I tend to giggle whenever I almost crash. :lol:


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Hawgzilla wrote:
Fasten your seatbelts! :D

https://vimeo.com/419389901


What a great and well made video!
Thanks Hawg.

I mostly don't watch this kind of videos, cause people seem to put the camera on the helmet, and proceed to swing their heads around Stevie Wonder style.
Makes me sick to my stomach.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 1:20 am 
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Thanks for the ride.......... 8-) . Some parts looked like Colorado and some parts looked like MDO.

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Yeah, I agree with the others.......too fast, man. Those hikers were clinging to one another, terrified. I hope the first couple was on a first-date thing.....looked like a cool way to bring them closer together! She just climbed all over her Galahad!

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Those hikers knew that they were on a downhill mountain biker trail. My friend who was in front of me and pulled away with his insane DH speed warned the hikers as he passed so as you saw, all of them were already planted on the sides of the trail or they were at least anticipating the rest of us coming down. And I was the fourth one in line of about 10-12 riders coming down so those hikers were in for quite a wait. They have the PCT that laterals GE trail so I have no idea why they insist on hiking our DH trail. GE was built specifically for mountain bikers, by mountain bikers, and it's mountain bikers who maintain it. Perhaps we should erect signs which state that hikers are not allowed, just the same as the PCT signs state that bikes are not allowed. In other words, I have zero sympathy for those hikers in this case.


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Another pass through Strawberry Peak but this time we were able to include the Gabrielino trail to make it a proper loop. It was my friend Steve's first pass on the Gab.

Here's a quickie video of my friend Ross showing how it's done on the waterfall with his rigid bike.

https://vimeo.com/420396920


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:27 am 
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Looks like some chunky goodness.............. 8-)

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norton55 wrote:
Looks like some chunky goodness.............. 8-)


Yep, that trail has a bit of it all.

Of course, the fact that an overgrown branch, that was hanging out over the trail, reached out while I was rolling by and yanked me off the bike, forcing me to slam shin first in a root ball wasn't a very pleasant experience. :(


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:32 am 
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Ouch!!!.........looks like it's time to punish that branch with a saw. 8-)

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:00 am 
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Capital punishment for evil branches now!

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Hawgzilla wrote:
Those hikers knew that they were on a downhill mountain biker trail. My friend who was in front of me and pulled away with his insane DH speed warned the hikers as he passed so as you saw, all of them were already planted on the sides of the trail or they were at least anticipating the rest of us coming down. And I was the fourth one in line of about 10-12 riders coming down so those hikers were in for quite a wait. They have the PCT that laterals GE trail so I have no idea why they insist on hiking our DH trail. GE was built specifically for mountain bikers, by mountain bikers, and it's mountain bikers who maintain it. Perhaps we should erect signs which state that hikers are not allowed, just the same as the PCT signs state that bikes are not allowed. In other words, I have zero sympathy for those hikers in this case.


Down here, H, Los Gatos ravine was designed as a bike trail and a downhill trail, and signs at both ends were installed with a specific request that horses be kept off them.

They lasted less than a month.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:51 pm 
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Don't get me started on horses and their owners............. :naughty:

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Some of you may have heard about the "lady on the white horse" here in Cali?

A true nutcase. Very aggressive, very verbal, and willing to chase after you. I had a minor run in with her once. I believe that she got charged with violence at some point.

Otherwise, I don't mind seeing horses out on the trail. I like horses, I like riding them. Most horse people are cool and they appreciate it when I stop for them and/ or pedal by slowly so that the freewheel doesn't buzz and scare the horse.


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Yes I’ve heard of the famous white horse lady terrorizing the trails up your way Hawg. She had a lengthy thread dedicated to her several years ago in the So Ca forum.

Nice ride vids Hawg.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Yes I’ve heard of the famous white horse lady terrorizing the trails up your way Hawg. She had a lengthy thread dedicated to her several years ago in the So Ca forum.

Nice ride vids Hawg.


I imagine the horse peoples compare that sound to a snake rattle. Another reason horses should not be on public multiuse trail land.

EDIT: ...But I really do like horses as critters, and I do not believe they are as stupid as their owners say. It 'prolly more like what's needed is a training session to teach the horse how to handle and direct their rider. I think about 6 training days, spread out over a month or 6 weeks, to get the job done properly.

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I've gone like 25 years back to my days in Ventspils.
Been Mr. Coach the last couple of afternoons.
Teaching a grown person the basics of road biking, is surprisingly difficult.
It made me think of the clip below.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:19 pm 
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Pretty funny, Mr. M! And spot-on accurate, too. Nothing much funnier than a rider , all kitted out in matching gear, forgetting as he rolls up to the red that he needs to unclip. The herculean struggle and cursing that follows is always first-class comedy!

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Hawgzilla wrote:
Another pass through Strawberry Peak but this time we were able to include the Gabrielino trail to make it a proper loop. It was my friend Steve's first pass on the Gab.

Here's a quickie video of my friend Ross showing how it's done on the waterfall with his rigid bike.

https://vimeo.com/420396920



When I hear the name "waterfall" in association with bike trails, I go straight to SOMO in Phoenix! Now, THERE'S a waterfall!. But seriously tho, he did that on his full rigid, like a pro!

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Ray Dolor wrote:
Pretty funny, Mr. M! And spot-on accurate, too. Nothing much funnier than a rider , all kitted out in matching gear, forgetting as he rolls up to the red that he needs to unclip. The herculean struggle and cursing that follows is always first-class comedy!


Of all the people I've taught how to ride, very single one of them have done the clipped oin panic crash twice.
First time during one of the first rides with clipless pedals, due to lack of confidence and experience.
Second time a while later, due to plenty of confidence, but still lacking experience.

I've even gone as far as telling them before the first ride, that they'll crash twice, and after that they'll never crash due to clipless pedals again.
Nobody believes it when I tell them, and every single one of them crashed twice.

I'm so old that I can tell the same story about myself, just with toe clips :laughing-rolling:

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I still crash once in a while..........I think my cleats get haunted some times............ 8-)

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Maybe your bike is evil?

The Mrs. has such a bike. It's simply out to kill her. At least if you ask her.

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My pedals............ 8-)

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I was up in Big Bear for a couple days. I met a few buds for a go on the Western half of Skyline trail system. We did two loops, each connected but each having a different location ending. Saw several other friends up there as well. That ride was 14+ miles and 2600' gain. Riding at 7000" will suck the life out of ya! This morning, on the way down the mountain, I hit a great Black Diamond trail called Exploration. I hadn't ridden it in several years. so much fun! Some of the tech is over my head and the DH switchbacks were blown out pretty badly, making them tough to clean. I think that ride was 8+ miles, 1400' gain. My new hardtail served me well over the weekend.

Tomorrow morning,...more riding! Another stroll through Brown Mtn/El Prieto. Just can't get enough of that place.


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Full coverage, good idea. Coulda used that yesterday. Instead, I shed some skin .
I think I made it through one feature, the rest I had a hard time keeping that from wheel on the trail.
Many of the trails on Mt. Laguna re also used by cattle (I saw no horses up there yesterday) and they have become trenches. My Minion DHF front tire catches the side of the trail trench and rides up the side on it's own, causing el crasho.

Glad you had such a good time up there, H, the pics are beautiful!

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Ray Dolor wrote:
Full coverage, good idea. Coulda used that yesterday. Instead, I shed some skin .
I think I made it through one feature, the rest I had a hard time keeping that from wheel on the trail.
Many of the trails on Mt. Laguna re also used by cattle (I saw no horses up there yesterday) and they have become trenches. My Minion DHF front tire catches the side of the trail trench and rides up the side on it's own, causing el crasho.

Glad you had such a good time up there, H, the pics are beautiful!


With a take off temp of 40F, full coverage was a necessity. Notice my wool socks? :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:59 pm 
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Nice......Bike....... 8-)

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Yes. It gives you a classic look!

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I thought he looked kinda hot in those socks.


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