whiting ranch poker ride

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Danimal, Oct 9, 2017.



Added to Calendar: 10-14-17
  1. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Ride Name: whiting ranch poker ride
    When: Saturday Oct 14th
    Time: 9am - 1pm
    Where: Whiting Ranch glenn park entrance
    Ride Description or Details:
    intermediate/ some experience.
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    Meet Location:
    Skill Level:
    Beginner, Intermediate
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: 500
    Anticipated Mileage: 15ish
    Elevation Gain: 1500 wish
    Ride Duration: as fast or slow as you like
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs:
    Facilities:
    porta potties at the entrance.
    Food/water suggestions: Food trucks at the finish for lunch. Would no think much else is needed as long as you eat breakfast. Bring water though.
    Option to Upload:

    check here for registration;
    https://letsgooutside.org/activities/2017/10/14/whiting-ranch-poker-ride-2016-2/


    If you want to join register here;
    https://letsgooutside.org/activities/2017/10/14/whiting-ranch-poker-ride-2016-2/

    This is a fun social ride with lots of prizes and a great atmosphere. Put on by the rangers at Whiting and a few local groups. Always fun.
    If you're looking for a Gnar grind fest, this ain't it. If your looking for a good fun mildly challenging ride with food a prizes ( and NO registration fees!) this is IT!

    I'll be there along with a friend or two. Be awesome to have a iMtbTrails contingent there.
     
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    Sounds like fun... :thumbsup: I'll be suffering in Wrightwood.
     
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  3. Torrent77

    Torrent77 Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dave
    See you there
     
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  4. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Cool! I'll have the imtbtrails jersey on and ready to ride!
     
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  5. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    Might try and make this. Good way to learn some new dirt.
     
  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'll keep an eye on this, since I will not be in Wrightwood. :whistling:
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    Get one of the locals to take you on an extra credit run to the Luge! :thumbsup:
     
  8. shawndoh

    shawndoh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Might do this as a team... depends on weather.
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    I am gonna guess that Aliso and Whiting may be even more crowded now, since Santiago Oaks is gone (for a while). :( :thumbsdown: :bang: :poop:
     
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  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    I signed up. Might make it out with @riiz in tow. Will be sporting my IMTB jersey with it's new-jersey smell. NO, not a New Jersey smell, that's just sick...
    I like the 9:00 start time!
     
  11. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    9:00 start? OoOoo! I have a smelly jersey.
     
  12. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Starts at the Glenn Ranch entrance, although the parking is across the street at Oakley.
    I'll be riding from my home to get a couple extra miles.

    If the air quality gets too poor from the ash I'll bail. But unlikely.
     
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  13. ricke24

    ricke24 New Member

    Location:
    La Habra
    Name:
    RickE
    Current Bike:
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010C
  14. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    I registered. Now the hard part... to actually show up.
     
  15. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    There's an empty spot on the bike rack! You could do a little ride in Wrightwood instead... :whistling:
     
  16. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    I'm still in. See y'all in the am. ,
     
  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    Thanks for the invite, should be a nice day. Gonna' be hot though! See you tomorrow!
     
  18. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Nice ride today. Didn't get a good hand in poker but still a good day on the bike.
     
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  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Dude!! You really need a new tire. :gag:
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    I spy IMTB jersey @ :40 mark!
    That would just slow him down!!!
     
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  21. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    Did this today! About an hour drive, and wanted to check out some new trails. I've been through Whiting before, but don't really know the area. @riiz was game for driving down. I supplied the vehicle, he supplied the toll-road transponder! Got there early and hung out, wondering why so many people were wearing armor. Guess they fall a lot!!! Talked w/ @Grego for a while, saw @Danimal for a sec, and @ricke24 and took off. We got to the top, and decided to take off and climb STT to do the Luge. Damn that first bit of asphalt is disheartening, but when you get on the dirt it's a nice ride! Rode that, pics at the flag, then down Luge. Kinda' bumpy, so took it slow. Hands got tired from braking. Back to Whiting, getting back on the course just as they were packing in the checkpoints. Got back too late for the raffle, but able to get some hotdogs. The guy down by the parking lot that said there would be beer lied to me. Survived the day nonetheless. Three hours of riding to do it all, it got hot, and I wasn't planning on that. Got some Tailwind powder from Eric, kept on going. Great day, and saw @Redman at the end, as well as another IMTBer whose name I forget at the end.

    Thanks for putting the invite out there Dan, it was a really fun ride! Ended up w/ 2,400 ft over 16 miles! https://www.strava.com/activities/1230415693

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  22. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I forgot about the poker ride and picked yesterday to do whiting and it was packed. Did a lap with my brother who does not ride Often then a quick solo lap.

    One concern I had, what was with the guy on the e bike. Doing an event on an illegal bike in an oc park put on by the oc parks?
     
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  23. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    They are "illegal" only in theory. That war was lost.
     
  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    Dude was a tool.
     
  25. CalEpic

    CalEpic Member

    Name:
    Craig
    My wife and I volunteered and saw lots of people having a good time. Nobody was sweating the e-bike. Well, maybe one person ;)
     
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  26. ricke24

    ricke24 New Member

    Location:
    La Habra
    Name:
    RickE
    Current Bike:
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010C
    Nice edit @Grego , had a fun short ride but I had to leave early take my daughter to softball so didn't get to stick around for raffle.
     
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  27. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    wow. lots of bikers at whiting! Almost looked like the floop on a sat morning...
     
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  28. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    I knew you were there, but couldn't remember the screen name... only the picture!!!
     
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  29. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    The sand traps are epic right now. Kinda wish the flowing water and peanut butter climbs were back
     
  30. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I have no idea what that refers to, but I agree!!! Peanut butter climbs make you work for it.
     
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