2019 Rwanda Ride

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Runs with Scissors, Dec 1, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 04-27-19
  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Me too, thats all I have the legs and time for.
     
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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm in for the 50, but my goal this year is to actually see the surroundings. I'll get to the finish when I get there. :cool:
     
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  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Jennifer is signed up for the 25. I'm trying to convince her to do the 50 since she can actually breathe now. I'm hoping to do the 75 in 6~hours. What bike did you decide on riding @Faust29? Anyone else doing the 75?
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    We were around 4 last year for the 50, and we did a few minutes of extra credit near Oso Parkway. 6 is possible for the 75, if conditions are good...

    I will most likely ride the Tin Lizard with gears.
     
  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Aye, that's the rub. :)
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I hear from a reliable source that the FR's will be receiving the blade......soon.
     
  7. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    But will they be packed down in time?
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    I see you all running 27.5+/2.8 on your death march.
     
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    You all?
     
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  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    That means I have to start my training plan all over again! :mad:
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I’m still not committed.
     
  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Looks like the last few posts were wiped out. Where are the 75 milers meeting?
     
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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    We can meet wherever... I suggested the paved path behind Mission Hills Christian School at the end of Avenida Aventura (5 minute roll from the real start and the parking lot). 6:30... or even earlier if you guys want. Too early and we might miss an aid station, but that shouldn't be a problem. The first one we stopped at last year was in Caspers.
     
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  14. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I'll start as early as early as the group wants. I just need an address. We are staying at the same place we stayed last time.
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I’d park at the normal event parking (Applied Medical on the corner of Empresa and Banderas, and then roll to the meet point- Mission Hills School.

    If it’s easier for the group to just roll from the normal start, we can meet there. Maybe kidnap @Mikie and make him do the 75. :whistling:
     
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  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I agree with just starting at the venue parking lot. Meet at the Start/Finish line at 6:30 ready to roll.
     
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  17. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    With @Mikie?
     
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Not up to me.
     
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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    He'll be hunting for a Subway... Which won't be open in time. :Roflmao Maybe we shouldn't tell him that we'll roll right by one at around mile 8ish... :p
     
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  20. Fijirob

    Fijirob Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Rob
    How fast y'all planning on riding this event?
     
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  21. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I'm hoping for a moderate pace. 10-11 mph? Last year I averaged 11.6 but it was only 50 miles. :D
     
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  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Some guy I was riding with kept pushing the pace! I heard him back there yelling, "FASTER, FASTER!" :Roflmao

    We were 4:00:00 last year, and we added about 5-10 minutes of extra credit... We did not stop much, though, and blew through most of the aid stations. So, even if we slow down to a 4:30-5:00 pace, that puts us done with the 50 mile version at 11:00-11:30. That would leave us with 3 hours to do the extra credit loop. My normal time on that loop is a little over 2 hours, so 3 should give us time...

    The caveats will be the condition of the trails that are presently torn up. I know they started working on the Arroyo Trabuco Trail, so I'll be able to ride it before the event and give a summary. I would expect it to be a sandy slog with several water crossings even after it's cleaned up. The real unknown is Caspers... As far as I know, the Star Rise descent is still closed. East Ridge and the Oso descent are open, but I can't get to them with Star Rise closed... If they get it open soon, I'll check it out.
     
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  23. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Mach Chicken
     
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  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I hear that Bell View has been dozed.....

    " Had been bull-dozed from Dove Canyon Waterfall to the 3rd gate so a bit sandy on top of hard pack"
     
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  26. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    chicken.jpg
     
  27. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
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  28. Fijirob

    Fijirob Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Rob
    Yes, Bell View has been dozed and it's actually very rideable. They did a good job and it is not as soft as I thought it would be. Star Rise was still closed as of yesterday when I rode by.
     
  29. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Not this weekend, right?
    I need a big ride (or 2) this weekend...
     
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  30. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    27th.
     
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