2019 Wrightwood 50

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Ride Name: 2019 Wrightwood 50
    When: 10-26-2019
    Time: 6:00AM
    Where: Wrightwood
    Ride Description or Details:
    https://wwfifty.weebly.com/

    As the name indicates, 50 miler in Wrightwood....Tour de WW.

    This says it all:
    GO GET YOUR ASS KICKED. . . AND LIKE IT.

    "The WW Fifty is a self-supported, endurance mountain bike ride that covers 50 miles of single track and fire roads high up in the San Gabriel mountains surrounding Wrightwood Ca."

    "This is a self-supported event. You and you alone are responsible for your own safety. You are expected to complete the route under your own power and without pre-arranged or outside assistance. There is water on route. Other supplies are limited to what you carry. Please asses your own physical abilities and navigation skills as there will be no assistance provided.

    To some of us, 50 miles is not the longest of distances, but do not be fooled, THIS IS A VERY DEMANDING ROUTE. The climbs are plentiful and steep. The descents are fast, sketchy, and navigation will not be straightforward.

    50/50 single track to fire road ratio, and with minimal pavement sections. Expect lots of climbing--9500 feet of it. Expect primitive and unmarked trails. Expect big scenery and a challenging yet very rewarding day in the saddle.

    You will be treated to views of Mt. Baldy, Mt. Baden Powell and the Sheep Creek Wilderness. You will look down into Azusa Canyon and the Inland Empire one moment and then out into the Mojave Desert the next. These trails and roads are all open to the public. Expect to run into all types of users including hikers, horses and hunters.

    This is not an organized or sanctioned event. All that will be provided to you is a GPS route, a set of cues to guide you, and a suggested date and time to ride it with others.

    Please consider your information entry below as a commitment to participate in the event. The field will be limited to 50 riders. If you need more information, please join and direct your questions to the Facebook group HERE."

    Registration not yet open.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    You will be sent that information when you register
    Skill Level: Advanced, Storm Trooper, Suicidal
    Ride Pace: Death March
    Type of Ride: Loop, Lolipop
    Rider Limit: 50
    Anticipated Mileage: 50
    Elevation Gain: 9500'
    Ride Duration: Typically.....8+ hours
    Previous Ride Reports: https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/wrightwood-50-2018-edition.7940/

    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/wrightwood-50-2017-edition.6642/

    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/wrightwood-50-the-butt-kicker.5199/

    Possible Bail-Outs: No bail outs....you are either in...or you are not. No sally's.
    Facilities: Water and bathrooms at the different campgrounds
    Food/water suggestions: Unsupported event....carry what you need. Water available along the route at the different campgrounds. Locations will be given when you register.
    Option to Upload:

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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I'm only batting .667 on this one. I need a redemption ride to get me back to .750. :cautious:
     
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  3. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    1, 2, 3...I’m out of this one but will be on the other mountain over that way.
     
  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I know, I know......but.......


    PRO's
    1. This is a free event
    2. There is no shuttle needed
    3. I won't be riding with 100's of other riders
    4. The red cooler of goodies
    5. Way harder ride

    CON's
    1. Won't get to ride with some of the other peeps
    2. Won't get Rocky's for lunch
     
  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Just too bad they have it on the same day.
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.

    Although I like to support the Bike For Bender group, the WW50 is a much better ride, and they do not draw the same crowd. Usually under 20 participants in Wrightwood.
     
  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I'll just miss seeing you guys!!!
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    You haven't had enough of us the last 2 weekends? :cautious:
     
  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Well... it is in October.
     
  11. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo & Intense Primer
    I've always wanted to ride the official Bike for Bender ride but as usual, I'll be riding here that weekend....in Durango :)

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  12. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    In for WW50.

    If anyone wants to do a real hell ride I'm planning to do a Big Bear to full SART ride in Sept, going over Sugarloaf peak. You will get your ass kicked....and like it!
     
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  13. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    ?? I have no idea if this mileage/ elevation is in my wheelhouse:gotnothing:
     
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  14. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Not yet. :whistling:
     
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  15. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    If the pace was slow enough this might be doable right?
     
  16. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Of course. You also have more than two months to prepare.
     
  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    One way to find out! I always get between 10 and 11,000. The 9500 isn’t accurate...

    Our friend Amy has done it the last two years with us... Not sure if she’s in this time.
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
  19. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    True! You and Jennifer in?
     
  20. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
  21. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Looks worthy, TFPU. :thumbsup:

    Please asses... :D
     
  22. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Jennifer has no interest in beating herself up. I haven't decided myself yet.
     
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  23. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Oh? I thought you were already in... :whistling:

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  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Oh......dang.......the internet never forgets. :Roflmao
     
  25. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    That was a year ago! Will you two babysit me?
     
  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I dunno......Steve was having a hard enough time last year taking care of himself. :whistling:
     
  27. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    He just completed the FLOOP, he'll be fine....
     
  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I don't think it really counts until I do a solo run.

    As far as Wrightwood, the hardtail needs to go on a diet this year. A diet wouldn't hurt the rider, either... :whistling:
     
  29. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
  30. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    That donation button is sure wishful thinking...
     
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