Santiago Oaks with The Moe

While RL and Priscilla were enjoying their weekend getaway and Jeremy and Khoa were reminiscing about their Big Bear trip, I had the pleasure of riding with “The Moe“. Saturday we met at the Albertson’s parking lot on the corner of Jamboree and Chapman. Moe has never ridden Santiago Oaks therefore I was looking forward to giving him a tour.

Knowing what I knew about The Moe, I had no doubt in my mind that he’ll be able to handle what S. Oaks has to offer. His weapon of choice for this ride was the new KHS Flagstaff 29er.

IMG_1635 by you.

After passing through the park, we approached the dreadful 3 “Bs” (B = female K9). On the 1st B, which is the steeper of the three, we both climbed until about mid-point. I was the first to lose traction, then Moe. We dismounted off our bikes and hiked to the top. We then immediately got on our bikes and started on the 2nd B. A quarter way up, there is a cut-off on the right hand side. This is a singletrack that runs parallel to the 2nd B. Moe and I took this route which is slightly easier than the fireroad. The 3rd B was uneventful as well with the exception of my chain dropping. It was a long grind up but well worth with what the descent has to offer.

IMG_1637 by you.

Reaching the top, Moe strapped on his armor and we were off. You can see from the video that the descent was pretty fun. It was long and flowing until we got closer to the bottom. The Moe did have a mishap towards the end. Not quite sure what happened as it appeared he was on the right line. He took a tumble but fortunately it was a minor one. He got back on his 29er and rode on.

Overall it was a blast. Always a good ride when you make it back to the car in one piece. I did notice that The Moe maybe directionally challenged 😉 Several times during the ride, as we approached a turn or a split, I would yell out either “left, left” or “right, right”…yet The Moe would go the opposite way 🙂 … hmmm, we’ll have to keep an eye on that one…

Below is a video of our ride. I had system issues saving the file so I had to slice n dice some of the clips to shorten it.

5 Replies to “Santiago Oaks with The Moe”

  1. Joe, the last time we went to Oaks, was the time where I got scared poopless. The spot where Moe fell is the same area where I almost ate it. The KHS XCT 535 was what saved me. I came around the corner way too fast and that track is steep and technical. Luckily I pointed the bike where I needed to go and honestly expected to crash…but I didn’t…phew!

    Glad to see the bike and Moe was ok!

  2. LOL – No worries Moe. I remember leaving the parking lot I was telling you to go left, then you turned right 🙂

    We get dyslexic sometimes…

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