Mtnbikej's B-Day Social 2017

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by mtnbikej, Dec 3, 2017.

Added to Calendar: 12-16-17, 12-16-17
  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    Ride Name: Mtnbikej's B-Day Social 2017
    When: Saturday December 16
    Time: 9am ROLL TIME
    Where: Quail Hill Trail Head
    Ride Description or Details:
    I tried this last year, and unfortunately came down with the stomach flu the night before....so we are going to try again.

    I thought about putting together a death march for my bday....but instead decided that maybe a social ride may be more fun.....this time.

    I tried to put a loop together that gives me a little of everything. Some climbing, some descending, some singletrack, some fireroad. Some techy, some not so techy.

    Best part about this loop, is if you can't do the whole thing....there are places to join or bail.

    Soooo.....I give you my B-Day Social:

    From Quail Hill Trail Trailhead....
    Up Quail, up Serrano Ridge, down Camarillo, across Stagecoach South, up Willow, across Bommer, down Cow, up Cow, up Boat Cyn, down Old Emerald, up Emerald Cyn, down Fenceline/Missing Link, down Rattlesnake, up Mach One, up No Name to Ridgepark...down Lizard, down Laurel Cyn, up Serrano Ridge, down Camarillo, up Stagecoach to Nix.....West Canyon back to Quail Trail trailhead.

    This loop comes out at 34 miles/6000' ascent.

    https://www.strava.com/routes/7144678

    You say you cannot ride that much....no problem.
    Start/Finish at Nix and take a few miles off.
    Start/Finish at Willow and take a lot of miles and climbing off.
    Start/Finish at Ridge Park and just do a short loop.

    I'll sort out the meet times if anyone chooses any of the shorter versions above.

    See....it's kind of like a build your own adventure ride.

    What can you expect??? How about a fun day on the bike. How about socializing with others. How about taking as much smack as you can dish out.

    Then there is the food court a block over after the ride for grub.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    34 Shady Canyon, Irvine, CA 92603

    405 Fwy / Sand Canyon Dr., Irvine

    MEET AT lot(#2) about 100' up the road.

    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Storm Trooper, Suicidal
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise, Easy with Moments of Effort, Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Out and Back, Loop, Point A to B, Shuttle, Lolipop
    Rider Limit: Everyone.....except the FLooper’s...:we don’t like your kind round here
    Anticipated Mileage: 34 w/ lower options
    Elevation Gain: 6100' w/ lower options
    Ride Duration: 4-5:00 for the big loop, just due to social group
    Previous Ride Reports: Not for this....first time
    Possible Bail-Outs: Nix Nature Center,
    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park parking lot,
    Ridge Park/Newport Coast

    Facilities: Restrooms along the way Water available at Quail, LCWP lot, Ridge Park, Nix
    Food/water suggestions: I'll run 2 bottles of Tailwind and refill as needed as we pass available water. 6 Miles is about the longest stretch of no available water.
    Option to Upload:

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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Hmmmm.....must see about domestic logistics. I like. :thumbsup:
     
  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS

    You have 2 weeks to move your domestic duties around.
     
  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Which means Xmas tree and lights get put up next weekend.
     
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  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Great route in the heart of coastal Orange County! The mileage ain't bad, but that elevation scares me!!! Penciled in on the calendar!
     
  6. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    I'll be there... :thumbsup:
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    Lots of bailouts and alternatives! And tacos. Really good tacos... Maybe better than taco plaza. :p
     
  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    It looks like a really great ride, and yeah, lots of options. And the taco thing... well that seals the deal, doesn't it!!!

    That Willow Trail climb though...
     
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    That's the point I was going to ask if you wanted to try a Chameleon in single speed mode. :p
     
  10. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Could you be more specific?


    I hardly ever ride in that area, but I would like to know what others considered a "good tacos"
    As a matter of fact, we might need to add a food forum.
    We all ride sometime. Every time we ride we need to eat (and at some time I eat even when I don't ride).
    I think I would be great if we can share our favorite food stops based on tail location (i.e. where should I eat after SART).


    Mikey, you are welcome ;-)
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    Sharkey’s has pretty good tacos. They are in the food court by the traffics c circle on Sand Canyon/Laguna Canyon Rd.

    Now putting this thread back on the rails.
     
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  12. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Sorry.

    I get easily distracted by food.
     
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  13. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I like the Indian place, Natraj...Is that still there?
     
  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Squirrel!! :p
     
  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    I don’t eat Indian Food...::I dunno.
     
  16. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    That's too bad, it can be pretty darn tasty!
    Hey J do me a favor and check and see if it's still there and let me know here on this thread, I'll check back in a bit. If it is still there I just might come to your Birthday Party. :thumbsup: Will there be cake?
     
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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    According to the google, it's still there. I noticed it when I was scoping out the ride.
     
  18. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    bh3.jpg

    :D
     
  19. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Oh CRAP! I forgot about Thai Bamboo! That place is tasty too!! Plus they have Singha Beer!
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Make it a progressive meal, just move down the line!!!
     
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  21. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    He’s got perkier titties than she does.
     
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  22. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    It'll be like world travel! :thumbsup: First a massage then some Indian then some shittty subs then a glass of wine then some sushi, which I don't like but maybe they have teriyaki, then some Mexican then some Thai Then to finish it all off a pedi and a foot massage from all that walking I just did! WIN WIN! I'm so gonna do this ride!
     
  23. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    How dare you place a gender on that silhouette!! SHAME!
     
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  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I like your thinking here!!!
     
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  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hey Wait! Didn't you "just" have a birthday?!?!?? :cautious:
    Most people, and I'm referring to "people" have birthdays once... a year.
     
  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    Yup....right around this time last year. ;)
     
  27. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    I think there might be a sushi place in the corner by Sharkys. :whistling:
     
  28. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    He's probably wearing her pushup bra.
     
  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Or maybe .... his?
     
  30. cajun

    cajun Member

    Location:
    Orange, CA
    Name:
    Greg Monteleone
    Current Bike:
    Turner CZAR
    Looking very highly probable!
     
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