PCE - Shuttle

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Ebruner, Mar 5, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 03-10-18
  1. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    Ride Name: PCE - Shuttle
    When: 3/10/18
    Time: 7:45
    Where: Palm Springs
    Ride Description or Details:
    Palm Canyon Epic Shuttle. This is the entire shuttle route which is roughly 27 miles and 2200-2500' of climbing. If you have never done this before, don't let the numbers fool you, it is harder then the stats suggest.

    That being said, it's one of the best rides in socal. Ride it with a group that knows the route and knows what to expect.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location: Vons 4733 E Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs
    Skill Level: Advanced, Storm Trooper, Suicidal
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace, Fast Pace
    Type of Ride: Shuttle
    Rider Limit: 16
    Anticipated Mileage: 25
    Elevation Gain: 2500
    Ride Duration: 4 Hours
    Previous Ride Reports: https://www.strava.com/routes/7585942
    Possible Bail-Outs: None
    Facilities: cactus toilet paper
    Food/water suggestions: bring some, you'll need it.
    Option to Upload:
     
  2. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Thanks for posting!
     
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  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    If my current plans for 3/10 fall through, I might be out there. Might run in to you guys. I'm planning something slightly different though.

    Great ride.
     
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  5. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Cheating on me?
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Dang.....the one weekend I'm out of town.
     
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  7. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Well, if you are going to have a "headache" that day...
     
  8. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Right on, Erik. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    Did it last weekend. Amazing weather. Hope you guys get the same.

    The top is full of jumps. Watch for them cuz it’s a playground.
     
  10. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I can attest to this. We hit a little over 3000' on our day and I cramped up solid at about 2500'. It felt nearly double with all of the punchy climbs in the early going. When I did it, the wash was more like a gravel road with excellent traction, but it was still a climb that added up and took its toll. I would've been gassed much earlier if it was its normal nasty conditions. Some really great sections out there. Well worth the effort.
     
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  11. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    Please let me know here or via PM if you are signing up. That way I know if I'm leading a group or just doing this ride as a two man wolf pack with my buddy.
     
  12. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Weather forecast???
     
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  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Perfect for PCE
     
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  14. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
  15. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    Yes. Haha, this is one of those rides where you just be ready for everything. You want light drizzle (or recent) up to the end of the sand wash... then you're praying for nice warm temps for the rest of the way. I'll start the day wearing a jacket i'm sure.
     
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  16. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Anyone know if there is a place to get water at the top?
     
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  17. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
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    LOL
     
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  18. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Pinyon Flat CG at the start of Pinyon Trail option, back of the loop. The fire station to the east; Paradise Valley Cafe to the west.
     
  19. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Bear Grylls will be up there drinking coffee...
     
  20. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
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  21. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    I work saturdays :cry: That place is so much fun. Challenging, but fun.
    Have a great ride. Thanks for posting :thumbsup:
     
  22. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    It appears that the shuttle is sold out. Did anyone from IMTB trails get in there and register?
     
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  23. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    No worries, it's NBD to do your own shuttle if the crew is small.
     
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  24. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    Yeah I'm not worried about it, it makes things quite simple for my buddy and I. I just make sure to bring extra supplies if i'm guiding a bigger ride.
     
  25. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    If Xavier is driving the shuttle then more than likely he will join you on the ride. He is a great guide and is good at keeping the group together. Have a great ride!
     
  26. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    How many are with you if you self shuttle?
     
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  27. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    I'm leading a group out there Sat. Maybe I'll see you on the trail. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    @Sidewalk and I will be shredding here on Sat also. Nobles forcast was not favorable.
     
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