Ride Recap – HCC MTB Ride – 01/10/2016 – Joaquin Miller Park

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JMP Ride Recap… Straight from the mind of a Derelict HCC Durty Rider…

Its 5:30AM Buzz buzz buzz! Wake up! Is it time? Nope, 1 more hour… 6:30AM Wake up and get ready… Cococoooooldddd!!!

Dhang, too early and COOOLD for this! Les Go!!!! Ahh… New Frame!!! Excited! Les go! Les go! Lets go!!!

Just barely made 7:30AM for Staging… Too COOOLD! Foggy! Where’s everyone? Ah here comes Diego… Ken! Larry… New Guy, Vince… new guy, Mark.. Rozel! New guy Ed, and Ernie… Nice sized durty group!

Its 8:30! Lets Ride… Lets see how this bike handles… Wet Trails… Muddy! This will be a dirty ride. Dhnag D’ had a mechanical already! Bummer he better fix it! Better help out! Fixed!!! Back on the saddle… Climb! Climb! Climb… climb… more climbing… Bike holding… No bobbing. Awright Maestro! What! more climbing! Dhang! Buncha mountain goats! Wait! What da! Ah! Finally, time for….

Hello Cinderella! Time go downhill… Whaaa Ken said? Its Sliiiiperry… Crash! Looks like I’m the first to hit the deck. What! Cant get up! Ok lets try again… Ooops, sliiipery… Lets walk! walk! walking the shame to survive! Try to ride it…. Whew! Got the Wrong dhang tires! Ah… flat section… Survived! No blood, all ok! lets ride! O o… Time for Climb! Ooo Preeety! Climb! Climb… climb… more climbing… more! Hmmm Bike is solid. I like it. Urgh! Need more gears to climb… More climbing! Buncha mountain goats! Wait for meee! Dhang! Finally Made it to the top. Time for….

Hello Chaparal???!!! Next downhill… What Ken say? Its ok to walk! Nice… Ooooo, Step one, step 2, step 3… Nope! This trail is CRAAAZZEEE! Walking time… Crashed while walking! Dhang cleats! Ed Crashed! Just walk it Brah! Ride it next time… Too dhang slippery…. Ahhh finally… Made it! One piece, bike OK… O o… Its Climbing Time… Climb! Climb! Ooo Preeety! Climb… climb… more climbing… more! Need more gears to climb… More climbing! Buncha mountain goats! Waieeet! Dhang! Made it to the top… Whew… Time for….

Hello Big Trees! Dwonhill…. What Ken say? Roots!!! Slippery… Aaaah! I just realized! my Brakes are backwards! Euro style… Whaat! Slipppery Craaaa… Saved it! Nice roots! Loove this Place, its just too dhange slippery… Oh o! Climb? Starting to Cramp! Whuut? No climb! Nice. Time for…

Hello New Trail! What Ken say? Be careful of the swtich… Nice switch-back! Sliperry! Nice switch back! Watch the brakes! Front is Right and Rear is Left, for now… Slippery Crashhhh slide… Nice save! Walk time! just walk it Brah! Ride! Alive!…

Oh ooo Cramp! cramp! Shut up Legs!!! cramp! cramp! almost to the Vista Point!

Hello Vista Point! Break time! Small Big group turned into Big Big Group! Lotsa JMP Raiders! Pose pose for camera! Hammer Gel Time! Nice view of the City! One more! Lets Roll out! Hikers! hikers! Thanks! Ooo Preeety!

O o! O o… More climbing! Climb! Climb! Climb… climb… more climbing… more! Need more gears to climb… More climbing! Buncha mountain goats! Nope! Cramping getting worse! Cramp! cramp! Shut up Legs!!! cramp! cramp! Well, that’s it… Bail out time! Bailing! Outta here, taking the surface street back to the car…. Definitely need more saddle time to keep up with these mountain goats.

Bike Ok! Body Ok! Nice warm Car! Eating time! Better text them guys Im OUUUT! Outta here! Lata! See you on the next Ride!

Next HCC Durty Ride…  China Camp.  Ride details to follow…

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