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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject: Ride today?  Reply with quote




Got hit by a car (again) on Saturday.  Walked away, 29'er OK, and the fool that hit me gave me $100. for "my troubles."  My rear wheel actually broke a couple of her front light lenses.   FATBIKES!!!!

I swear I'm gonna ride dirt all the time now, the roads in OC are hell these days.  This happened 1/4 mile from where Armin Britel got taken out on San Joaquin.
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Location: Stuntin in the trap son

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woah, no injuries?!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang.  Not good.

Like do we need to buy all drivers glasses?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obie,

Glad you are OK, I've been hit three times in my life, they all sucked.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No injuries now.  Thought my ankle was jammed up the next morning since I ride with clip-ins on the 29'er.  It loosened up later that day.

I was kind of stunned thinking how bad that would've been if I was on the roadie.  I think a 700c wheel would've taco'ed and I would then be down on the floor getting rolled by the car.  Nasty thought that is.

I think about an article a few months ago in 'Outside' in which a researcher said that vehicle drivers may actually "not see" a cyclist simply because they not conditioned/used to watching out for them while driving.  Kind of maddening from my point of view as a cyclist but, how else do you explain this?  The gal that smacked me in Redlands also said she "didn't see me".  I guess it's true.

More dirt.  Less hassle.

Enough serious dreck:

Dig this GMR/Monroe Truck Trail ride with a Go-Pro:  

(Kudos to "Dynamicz" at STR for the video work)

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/f...c-canyon-sat-april-16-videos.html
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Monroe Truck Trail. I haul ass on that thing. Favorite trail so far. Glad to hear you're arright. I know what you mean about people not being conditioned to see cyclists. That's no bueno.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:
I love Monroe Truck Trail. I haul ass on that thing. Favorite trail so far. Glad to hear you're arright. I know what you mean about people not being conditioned to see cyclists. That's no bueno.


Thanks you guys.   I ain't done yet!  Smile

Taco - I'm gonna hit Monroe up when I get further along.  Last week I rode Bommer Ridge ( my favorite ride around here) and down Boat Canyon for the first 'fast' ride in a long time.  Feels ok but I'm not ready go haulbutt down Monroe yet.  

I think GMR/Monroe would be a good training loop - no shuttles.  

Just sayin'  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

obie wrote:
Taco wrote:
I love Monroe Truck Trail. I haul ass on that thing. Favorite trail so far. Glad to hear you're arright. I know what you mean about people not being conditioned to see cyclists. That's no bueno.


Thanks you guys.   I ain't done yet!  Smile

Taco - I'm gonna hit Monroe up when I get further along.  Last week I rode Bommer Ridge ( my favorite ride around here) and down Boat Canyon for the first 'fast' ride in a long time.  Feels ok but I'm not ready go haulbutt down Monroe yet.  

I think GMR/Monroe would be a good training loop - no shuttles.  

Just sayin'  Smile


Lemme know if you wanna meet up and go with us one of these days.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"conditioned to see bicyclists" WTF does that even mean? IMO, they are just dumb-ass drivers who dont pay attention to the world around them.    it seems that a lot of people who dont take driving seriously never see shit til its way to late  Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:

Lemme know if you wanna meet up and go with us one of these days.


Yea, Taco that would be cool.  How technical is that near the bottom 1/3 when it goes singletrack?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

everyday wrote:
"conditioned to see bicyclists" WTF does that even mean? IMO, they are just dumb-ass drivers who dont pay attention to the world around them.    it seems that a lot of people who dont take driving seriously never see shit til its way to late  Sad


Yea, problem too is that I'm just wearing basically underwear and a helmet and they got a whole lot more wrapped around them if they screw it up for both of us. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

obie wrote:
Taco wrote:

Lemme know if you wanna meet up and go with us one of these days.


Yea, Taco that would be cool.  How technical is that near the bottom 1/3 when it goes singletrack?


Actually only about the last 1/4 on the top is NOT singletrack, the rest is all narrow trail currently with tall vegetation up on either side.

I made a little page for it: http://www.mbpost.com/trail/280413/Lower-Monroe-Truck-Trail.html
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:
obie wrote:
Taco wrote:

Lemme know if you wanna meet up and go with us one of these days.


Yea, Taco that would be cool.  How technical is that near the bottom 1/3 when it goes singletrack?


Actually only about the last 1/4 on the top is NOT singletrack, the rest is all narrow trail currently with tall vegetation up on either side.

I made a little page for it: http://www.mbpost.com/trail/280413/Lower-Monroe-Truck-Trail.html


Good stuff.  I'll be ready in two weeks.  Did another ride down Bommer to Slow 'n Easy ( some gnarly rutted sections near the bottom this year) and then back up Pacific Ridge.  Sheit, I dig Moro and I wish I weren't thinking about the bionic leg but, that's gonna be the deal up there.  Anything over 15% on a descent, on sandstone and ball bearings like you get at Moro is gonna be some sweating for me.  Hell, it was always a sweat for me.

What's the road to the Notch like now?  Wet?  Scraped yet?  That's my favorite ride there - Village to top of Lift #4 (8600').  

GF in town friday - we're gonna do Mulholland fire road and Malibu Creek to Bulldog and on and around there.  Should be good fun.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet dude, looking forward to it. I'll respond more when I've had fewer beers. Party time! Cool

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