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Fo' Bidniz in da haus
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Took the X5 out this morning for the first time since October....and the first time with my newly tuned PUSHed Float (tuned from "trail" setting to "XC").

I tell you.....it is just cheating to use the X5. Granted, I did not do any technical riding but rather just super fast singletrack with some minor (2') drops and the such. Man...I forgot how fun it can be.

While it still felt like I had a flat tire (since I generally ride zero suspension most of the time now), I loved the newly PUSHed shock. I was able to stand on fireroad climbs and had minimal bob in higher gears.

Only downside was that over one of the few logs, I nicked my precious big chainring.....looks like I need to get a new carbon crankset now :p actually, i am gonna put the FSA bash on that I have sitting at home since I dont see myself really need the big ring anyway.

It was pretty cold when I started....I think it was a couple degrees below room temperature at 8 o'clock so I had to bundle up in my windbreaker. By 9 o'clock I had to take it off cause I got too hot......just too much work to bike out here I tell yuh!

The ride was sort of close to the toilet of Southern California (ie, Los Angeles) but fortunately i did not go anywhere near it. Actually a great 12 mile loop on any bike....but is sure was nice to be reminded of how sweet the X5 is. I hope my wife gives me permission to ride again tomorrow....I may even take the X5 again!

unfortunately, i have to tell my kids once again that we will not be having a white Christmas

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It is self-abuse I tell you.

I rode my townie rigid SS across a vacant lot recently as a shortcut. I lost three fillings and bruised both kidneys. Luckily it was raining.
 

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What trail are you riding

It looks like you're riding somewhere in the Santa Monica mountains? I rode a trail down their which was a nice climb but not sureof the name......I remember my friend saying is was commonly referred to as Nike Hill.

FoShizzle said:
Took the X5 out this morning for the first time since October....and the first time with my newly tuned PUSHed Float (tuned from "trail" setting to "XC").

I tell you.....it is just cheating to use the X5. Granted, I did not do any technical riding but rather just super fast singletrack with some minor (2') drops and the such. Man...I forgot how fun it can be.

While it still felt like I had a flat tire (since I generally ride zero suspension most of the time now), I loved the newly PUSHed shock. I was able to stand on fireroad climbs and had minimal bob in higher gears.

Only downside was that over one of the few logs, I nicked my precious big chainring.....looks like I need to get a new carbon crankset now :p actually, i am gonna put the FSA bash on that I have sitting at home since I dont see myself really need the big ring anyway.

It was pretty cold when I started....I think it was a couple degrees below room temperature at 8 o'clock so I had to bundle up in my windbreaker. By 9 o'clock I had to take it off cause I got too hot......just too much work to bike out here I tell yuh!

The ride was sort of close to the toilet of Southern California (ie, Los Angeles) but fortunately i did not go anywhere near it. Actually a great 12 mile loop on any bike....but is sure was nice to be reminded of how sweet the X5 is. I hope my wife gives me permission to ride again tomorrow....I may even take the X5 again!

unfortunately, i have to tell my kids once again that we will not be having a white Christmas
 

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Fo' Bidniz in da haus
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i am not that familiar with the area and especially not with the names. I think today we went on everything from Dirt Mulholand, Westridge fireroad, to Sullivan Canyon or Ridge. We parked right by the Nike missile base to start. It was a nice easy, fun ride.
 

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It looks like you're riding somewhere in the Santa Monica mountains? I rode a trail down their which was a nice climb but not sureof the name......I remember my friend saying is was commonly referred to as Nike Hill.
That must have been the Westridge Fire Rd., which starts at the end of the Westridge street and climbs up to the old Nike missle site (now a park). From the top, you can connect to Sullivan Ridge/Sullivan Canyon and onto other rides via Dirt Mulholland. It's a lot more interesting to ride back down Sullivan Canyon than going back down Westridge. Pretty nice riding from right by West Los Angeles. (But not as nice as farther west, where Fo and I live!)
 

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agoura_biker said:
That must have been the Westridge Fire Rd., which starts at the end of the Westridge street and climbs up to the old Nike missle site (now a park). From the top, you can connect to Sullivan Ridge/Sullivan Canyon and onto other rides via Dirt Mulholland. It's a lot more interesting to ride back down Sullivan Canyon than going back down Westridge. Pretty nice riding from right by West Los Angeles. (But not as nice as farther west, where Fo and I live!)
will be back from Carlsbad Wed night....any rides planned after that?
 

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FoShizzle said:
will be back from Carlsbad Wed night....any rides planned after that?
Yea Mon, up here at Sly Park on New Years Day. Just a quick 8 hours away.
 
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