Rwanda 50 Mile Ride - 2018

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Runs with Scissors, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm 99.94% sure I'm doing this again. Had an absolutely great time last year, and this is a couple weeks after CC/VQ.

    http://rwandaride.com/

    Who's going?
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    Apparently I am sweeping the 50 miler......again.
     
  3. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    You probably don't HAVE TO, but you choose to. And, thanks for doing that.
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    My wife asked me to.
     
  5. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Aw come-on, you got voluntold. A lot of us have done a lot of that.
     
  6. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I'm in...!





    ...terested in how you all do in this event. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    Ride or volunteer? Hmmm...
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    One is Free......One you pay.
     
  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm kinda tempted to volunteer for sweep.
     
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  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Just join in and ride it. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    He won't make it out of Casper's.....especially up Star Rise. :whistling:
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    If it's prior to 3000' I could make it. However, we will never know for sure.
     
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  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Never is one heck of a long time...and why not? It's a great time.
     
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  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Nope....about 4000' at the top of Star Rise.
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    One man's "great time" is another man's private hell.
     
  16. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    The “25” miler is fun, I’ll probably do it again this year (skipped last year due to conflicts with my manage.. wife). Food trucks and beers after, good cause.
     
  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    But isn't most any ride in the mountains both Heaven and Hell?
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    This one doesn't get into the mountains...
     
  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    So then there is no Hell, just Heaven there?
     
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  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Just a fun ride with 1,200 of your closest friends. ;)
     
  21. Grego

    Grego MTB Addict

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    That's less traffic than Laguna.
     
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  22. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    Maybe on a weekday...
     
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  23. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Mojo HD3, Ibis Tranny
    I'll be in for the 50 miler again. :thumbsup:
     
  24. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Trabuco Canyon
    Name:
    Tom
    I was stuck in bumper to bumper last year on Arroyo Trabuco...it was a total bottle neck...bad idea to start in the back of the pack...
     
  25. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I have to hand it to you OCers. You have a wonderful cycling community. I dont believe we have it going as well up here in Smellay.
     
  26. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    If you are referring to me, I do go to the mountains - just not the Santa Anas very often. Colorado, Utah and British Columbia count as mountains, I think. So does Big Bear, I am told.

    We don't all have to like the same things, yo.
     
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  27. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I realize the reputation of Laguna riding, but most of the time, I have clean DH runs with no interference from anyone - on a weekend morning. Riding in crowds of 15 gives me great anxiety. A crowd of 100s or 1000 would send me to the looney bin. Sorry that I don't like the big group events. Can't help who I am.
     
  28. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball

    I'll take my apology in triplicate, please. And can I have it notarized? And a cookie?

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