Aliso, tech ride. 8am

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by shawndoh, Jan 15, 2017.

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  1. shawndoh

    shawndoh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Ride Name: Aliso, tech ride. 8am roll. Saturday, 3/4/17
    When: Saturday
    Time:
    8am
    Where: Milf park
    Ride Description or Details:
    8am Aliso Ride. More of the technical stuff. 5 Oaks, Car Wreck, etc...
    Done by 10, for me.
    Leaving from milf park.
    Roll if you want.

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  2. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    @Cougar and I will be there, with pads on.
     
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  3. Cougar

    Cougar MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Niguel
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    I need to remember to bring you flowers on secretary's day @herzalot
     
  4. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Damn sounds fun. I don't get work released from dad duties until 10.
     
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  5. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Need to join you guys for one of these but won't make this one.
     
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yup, we did this. 5 Oaks was really fun. Definitely some work done on that trail without dumbing it down or out-sloping it. We then climbed Rock-It. I've only attempted that climb 3 or 4 times, and I actually like it. I have never made it up the long rock garden without having to stop once or twice, either for poor line choice or for red-lining my heart/lungs/legs. I tried to go up the gut today, but couldn't quite put it together without stopping.

    Then it was a beautiful run down Car Wreck. I have added this trail to my regular rides far more frequently, and it shows. More confident and more speed (where warranted). I still dab after the wrecked car, ducking up and under the trees. :( Sometimes it's just a mental let-down after being elated to make it to the car in one piece. Shawn hauled the mail, as usual. Craig made it down alive too.

    Up Mathis to Meadows to check out the handiwork. It was soooo fun today. The dirt was incredible. The places where ruts were filled in, new berm(s) were installed or old berms were freshened helped a lot. There were a lot of awkward drainage humps, but I think they will pack out. I went last in our little train of three because I intended to stop and take photos of the weird drains, but I was having too much fun to bother.

    The time-away meters were about to expire in my two companions, so I said adios and headed up Cholla for Rock-It. So much fun. Wheeeee!

    I forgot to turn off my Runtastic app, so it appears I climbed 3517' and had a max speed of 63.4 MPH. I am guessing I climbed about 2500 of that on my bike., and although I was pretty fast on Rock-It, I don't think I hit 63.4 mph there. :confused: That may have been in my car. :cool:

    @shawndoh is great to ride with - he is fast in both directions and patient. He loves to ride. @Cougar on the other hand... :confused: J/K Craig is always fun to ride with because he loves it! :thumbsup:
     
  7. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Chris, I think rockit is the easiest way up. But I hate dodging bombers...
    I think I was the first guy on meadows today. It was very fun!
     
  8. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    you went down rock-it in your car?:cool:
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Rock-It is definitely not a steep climb, but there are some sections that are very challenging to keep your momentum.
     
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  10. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Yeah I just hab the rock garden in the middle!
     
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  11. Cougar

    Cougar MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Niguel
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Ya, that was my first time climbing Rock-It. I didn't even try climbing the two major rock gardens, but it was otherwise a decent climb, surprisingly enough. It was neat seeing it from that direction after going down it so many other times. I wasn't my strongest out there today, but the Meadows improvements were really nice!
     
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  12. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Sounds like it was primo out there. No mention of hordes...I'll take that as reasonable. :)
     
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  13. Cougar

    Cougar MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Niguel
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Yes and no. It was busier than I think we were expecting for a non-mainstream holiday Monday... but it was still no Sat/Sun. The most traffic we ran into was going down Meadows - 2 groups of bikers and a hiker group.
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Actually, I was going to comment that you seemed pretty strong today. Right on my wheel all the way back from Meadow, and ahead of me for a while on both the Rock-It and the Mathis climb. And props for "sessioning" that drop on 5-Oaks. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    The right fork at the beginning after the V-ditch? Nice! Hug that left side upon landing or else you're really going for a ride!
     
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  16. shawndoh

    shawndoh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Bump, same ride. This Saturday, 8am roll. I need to finish by 10am. All the chunk Aliso allows.
     
  17. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Are you in the Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade too?
     
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  18. shawndoh

    shawndoh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Is that Saturday as well? Can I just wear a Patriots jersey?
     
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  19. shawndoh

    shawndoh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Bump.
    This Saturday, 7/1. 8am roll.
     
  20. shawndoh

    shawndoh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Bump.
    This Saturday, 10/7m 8am roll.
    This time I will probably come down StairSteps and into LWCP
     
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  21. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    IN!!!!!
    Might I suggest the quadrangle of fun - 5-O, Stairs, T and A, Car Wreck...
     
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  22. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    5 oaks, Stairs , Car wreck, and T and A... that's some serious downhill... Rock city...
    I promised myself if I feel like I need to put on pads, then I'd better not bother... so I can ride those trails only ONE day at a time!
     
  23. Cougar

    Cougar MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Niguel
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    That's a hard, but good loop. Unfortunately I've got plans for Saturday and won't be able to join.
     
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  24. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Would be nice, but I'm out.
     
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  25. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Less than 2400 ft climbing?
     
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  26. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Nope. Over 3000'! But, pavement climb to 5-Oaks, and hike-a-bike back up half of Stair Steps. It's Philips Rd. that tries to drain me of everything I have left - before pushing up Stairs.
     
  27. shawndoh

    shawndoh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Fair enough.
     
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  28. shawndoh

    shawndoh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Sounds about right. Keep some flexibility in mind though.
     
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  29. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Who's in?

    8 AM roll means I need to be there at 6 to do bike and body maintenance. :confused:
     
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  30. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    We did this. Shawn, Chase, Philip and me with a cameo appearance from @tbarnesarc. I was there at 7:45. That would be the only time all day that they DIDN'T have to wait for me.

    I'll report in "I Rode My Bike Today."
     
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