Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-27-10, 06:50 PM   #1
sd_mike
Cyclocross - Go anywhere!
Thread Starter
 
sd_mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: 2011 Fuji Cross 2.0, 2008 Fuji Cross Comp
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mammoth Mountain

Anyone here take their CX bike to Mammoth Mountain? I will be going over the July 4th weekend. I know the bikes have their limits, and I have mine. I plan not exceed either. I'm looking forward to the looks of "What is this guy doing here with a road bike?" while I'm at the top, or in line for the gondola. This, btw, isn't meant to be bragging, just out having fun. To me, getting to tell others about CX bikes is fun, maybe I'll find more out there as a result.

Last edited by sd_mike; 05-27-10 at 06:57 PM.
sd_mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-10, 12:45 PM   #2
Rumpled
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A lot of fire road type areas to the north of town, like the Sawmill area and scenic loop.
Rumpled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-10, 02:39 PM   #3
flargle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I think the downhillers will fly past you as you carefully and slowly pick your way down the mountain and conclude that CX bikes are the opposite of fun.
flargle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-10, 11:49 AM   #4
sd_mike
Cyclocross - Go anywhere!
Thread Starter
 
sd_mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: 2011 Fuji Cross 2.0, 2008 Fuji Cross Comp
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The downhillers have different trails to take. If you look at the map, I'll be on the blue trails. Red and Orange are downhill zoom trails. Besides, I'll be having fun. I also won't be as slow as you'd think.
sd_mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-10, 11:45 PM   #5
sd_mike
Cyclocross - Go anywhere!
Thread Starter
 
sd_mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: 2011 Fuji Cross 2.0, 2008 Fuji Cross Comp
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ah. What fun it was! I went down the mountain nine times. The only trails down from the top were Off The Top and Kamikaze. Well, the top half of Off The Top anyway. Kamikaze the rest of the way down. Lots of fun. Got quite a few positive remarks from quite a few people. It really wasn't that big a deal. Most, if not all, the non-speed down hill runs were very easy on a cx bike. I highly recommend going. It was fun, and it seemed I was the only one on a cx bike there.
sd_mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-10, 04:47 PM   #6
sd_mike
Cyclocross - Go anywhere!
Thread Starter
 
sd_mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: 2011 Fuji Cross 2.0, 2008 Fuji Cross Comp
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rode Mammoth again, down the mountain six times. Still got a lot of positive responses - "Wow, I'm impressed", "Hardcore", "Cool". Had lots of fun, explored some trails I hadn't taken before. I also did some climbing the first day, from the Village to Red Lake and Minaret Summit via the trails. More should go.
sd_mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 PM.