Summer Solstice Blackstar

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Rumpled, May 2, 2017.



Added to Calendar: 06-20-17
  1. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Ride Name: Summer Solstice Blackstar
    When: Tuesday, June 20th
    Time: 5:45 pm
    Where: Xmas Tree Farm to Beek's Place
    Ride Description or Details:
    How about a gathering for the Summer Solstice and the beginning of summer? Sunset is at 8:04 pm and the actual Solstice is at 9:24 pm. I am a slow climber and plan to start at 6pm in time for sunset at Beek's. You may start then or later or take a different route. Basic idea is to be at Beek's before sunset.
    Bring some of your favorite libations and we can toast the sunset and perform whatever Pagan rituals you believe in at Beek's for the Solstice.
    Others can certainly join us by coming up from Skyline or other areas.
    MTB Fiend has done similar things for at least the Winter Solstice, and I think it would be good to do for the Summer Solstice.
    Bring lights for the descent.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Xmas Tree Farm at Blackstar and Silverado Cyn Roads. Or at Beek's Place if coming from another trail.
    Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Storm Trooper, Suicidal
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise
    Type of Ride: Out and Back
    Rider Limit: Just short of too many
    Anticipated Mileage: 18
    Elevation Gain: 2200
    Ride Duration: 3 hours
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs:
    Turn around, dummy. But, please - come up to Beek's with us.
    Facilities: Sage and such, watch out for poison oak.
    Food/water suggestions: Bring something. Water for the ride, snacks or food and libations for a sunset toast at Beek's.
    Option to Upload:

    summer-solstice.png
     
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Highball SS and Chameleon
    I like it... And I just added it to my calendar. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    BP
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2011Trek Fuel Ex9
    I will mark it on the calendar as well, sounds fun! Hope to see you there.
     
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  4. jaime

    jaime MTB Addict

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    Nice ! Plenty of time to book that tuesday off !!
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Tuesday rides....:(
     
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  6. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz: Nomad + Highball
    I use to go to the 'Henge Festival for the solstice in days gone by...
    Beeks doesn't quite have the same mystique... :unsure:
    Still, sounds like fun anyway, count me in :thumbsup:
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    Sounds possible. I'm sure I could make it work.
     
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  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    Great planning, Jim! Will see if I can get it on the fun-calendar!
     
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  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
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  10. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Still on. Be at Beek's in time for sunset at 8.
    I'll just go up Blackstar, but J or others could ride all over the Santa Ana's first if they wish.
     
  11. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I think I can make this!
     
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Highball SS and Chameleon
    I still plan to be there... :thumbsup:
     
  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I might...late enough start I think.
     
  14. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    Sounds like a worthy late happy hour! You have my attention. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    The faster you are the later you can start.
     
  16. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Highball SS and Chameleon
    He is turning a 34 up front... :D :thumbsup:
     
  17. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    B
    Current Bike:
    RIP9
    I'll see what the captain of my ship says.
     
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  18. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    I detect a mob forming.

    :geek::thumbsup::cautious::):devilish::giggle::ninja::Barefoot::mad::eek::unsure:
     
  19. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    I might make an appearance. It would be my first black star venture
     
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  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    I might try to talk the wife into the taking the beast.
     
  21. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz: Nomad + Highball
    Is that a euphamism? :whistling:
     
  22. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    Third person reference is off putting, y'know. :p
     
  23. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Pretty sure I am going to change my roll time to 5:45. I'm bringing a rookie or two, and want to be there before sunset.
    Start time isn't the key - meeting at Beek's for sunset and libations is.
    I don't have an IMTB jersey ( I know, shame). If you know me, you know me. If not; I'll be on an ancient hardtail 26er (blue Giant), pedaling slow.
    My truck is a grey Dodge Dakota with a shell - my user name is my license plate.

    Sounds to me like there will be a pretty decent number of people going - I've got 5-8 going that aren't members here.
     
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  24. jaime

    jaime MTB Addict

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    I'll be there and @Fanatic as well. My batteries are burnt and must get a pair on monday. Im not sure if I read before that we can carry foldable chairs or something like that... We planing to roll early (6pm) since our work schedules don't allow us to ride as much as we love to, therefore our lack of ride fitness :thumbsdown:.
     
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  25. Fanatic

    Fanatic Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Corona
    Name:
    Aaron Brooks
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL
    @jaime and I will be heading up Skyline. Someone bring a tow rope.
     
  26. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Gonna try to make this one. Have to sneak out of work early.:sneaky:
     
  27. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    If you want to deal with carrying a chair - go ahead. But, you'll probably be the only one. We'll be standing around or sitting on the old walls.
     
  28. jaime

    jaime MTB Addict

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    @Rumpled got it, no chairs !
    But will bring this.... :whistling:IMG_20170613_002205.jpg
     
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  29. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Well golly gosh darn, it's my wife's book club tomorrow night.... which puts me on kid duty. Sorry guys gotta mis this event:(

    I am up for trying this next Tuesday to break my black star virgin status if anyone wants a repeat:)
     
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  30. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I should be rolling up there as well.
     
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