2018 Redlands Strada Rossa

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Cyclotourist, Nov 9, 2017.

Added to Calendar: 03-17-18
  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    You read it here first! The 2018 event will be Saturday March 17. Mark your calendars, and prep your bikes... the fifth edition of a unique and fun bike ride is just around the corner.

    New site for the event and up to date information: http://www.stradarossa.com/

    Registration which opens up Jan 1st: https://www.bikereg.com/strada-rossa-v

    Online registration will be improved for this year. Costs will be straightforward. Start/finish and party will be away from downtown or the warehouse zone. Food will be fresh, and the beer will be local. I think this is going to be great and hope there will be a solid IMTB presence!

    Maps/routes can be seen here: http://www.stradarossa.com/2018/03/35-mile-route-map.html

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    Profiles:

    Metric Century:
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    Imperial Century:
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  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    We've updated the URL that redirects above. Registration opens on Jan 1st... all routes are going to be the same price. Most riders sign up for the 100km route, so we just averaged in the other two.

    https://www.bikereg.com/strada-rossa-v

    If someone cannot afford the $50, they can just register for the $20 meal, and ride rogue. All the route is public, so we want you to get out there and enjoy the ride!
     
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  3. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk MTB Addict

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    Josh
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    I need to check my calendar...
     
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  4. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    I’m in!:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Now that I have the bike, and tubeless tires, well maybe it'll happen. :whistling:
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    You’ve always had the bike.....that hasn’t stopped this lunatic yet.
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Any bike works for this one! Steel hardtail with one gear for the 100 miler that is no longer offered...
     
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  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Hearsay! Totally going to have a 100 mile route... it's the first one we developed!!!

    Thunder Burts are the A1+ tire you would love out here! I ride most of it on WTB Horizons, but the TBs will work better on the dirt, and won't be a negative on the road.

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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Thunder Burts are better than the Slant Sixes I have now? For this type of route, of course...
     
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  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    The S6 are fine.
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Yes, definitely fine @Runs with Scissors . I thought you had something burlier on the Kona. I ran Slat Six for a while, and liked them a lot.
     
  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    On first building it up I slapped on a 2.2 Ikon in the rear and 2.25 Ardent in the front. But I also had a pair of 1.8" Slant Six tubeless reinforced tires lying around, so they are the current shoes. I like them a lot, used them on Thursday's ride on both asphalt and dirt and they worked well.
     
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  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I was probably thinking of the Maxxis combo when remembering your bike. Even that would be fine though. That Kona is 100% perfect for this ride!

    The 100km/60 miler is the one most people do, and we put the most energy into. But the 100 miler is going to be pretty amazing if it comes out as planned. The 30 miler... it's nice but leaves out some of the best trails.
     
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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C

    90 miles is not a century. :stop:

    I have bragging rights for the old 101 mile route. :D
     
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  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I don't think they'd throw you in Redlands purgatory if you added those 11 miles in on your own...:whistling:
     
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  16. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    I did one about 3 years ago on my CX bike with canti's, 33mm file treads and got my ass handed to me.
    Tried the 60 mile and read the fast group should be like 8 mph avg or something. I said, "I can do that!"
    Thought about starting with the earlier group but didn't get there in time.
    Started with the fast group and got dropped faster than a bad habit.
    Struggled a lot and could not climb so well with my CX gearing. Got lost a couple of times. Dropped a crank arm at one point.( Blame my crappy mechanic, me)
    Skipped a bit of a loop to shave some miles.
    Got to the the SA river section and got lost. Spent over an hour riding through the old military base out there. Had to hop some fences.
    Passed by Hangar 24 and gave serious thought to stopping.
    Pressed on and eventually got to someone's backyard. One of the last ones to get food and had a couple of beers.
    Hope to make it back, but St Paddy's Day might be tough.
     
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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Good intentions for March 17:
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  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    This ^^^ is a good Strada Rossa!!!
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    For those of you worrying about the Imperial century... things are looking up!

    We just need to get that extra 42 ft. of elevation so there won't be any complaints!!!

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  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    This year it looks like I may be doing the Metric with my wife.
     
  21. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Will make sure the water is fresh... just for her!!! Is this the sort of thing you could use the tandem on? Nobody has done the ride on one yet (My wife and I rode the first bit of the first one on one, but just a mile or two).
     
  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Not on our beast.

    She got a CX bike last year so this is the perfect ride for her.
     
  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    CX is definitely the best way to roll... I'd love to see some tandems on the route though. Nothing they wouldn't be able to do!
     
  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I agree, it’s doable on the tandem. We just haven’t spent that much time on ours yet.
     
  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Here's the metric century profile:
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  26. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    If I can make this, it'll be the 60 miler on the Sutra. :thumbsup:
     
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  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Make it happen!!!
     
  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'll do me best, bucko!!
     
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  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I'm obviously biased, but I love this event!
     
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    If all the cool kids do the 60 mile version, I will also... :thumbsup:
     
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