Autumnal Equinox Blackstar Ride

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  1. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Ride Name: Autumnal Equinox Blackstar Ride
    When: Monday, September 23rd
    Time: 6pm
    Where: Xmas Tree Farm on Blackstar Canyon Rd
    Ride Description or Details:
    Continuing in my new old tradition of doing the solstice and equinox rides, let's ride for the autumnal equinox.
    The actual equinox is Monday 12:50 am and we'll celebrate on the same night. There is Monday Night Football, but teams no one cares about; so lets ride.
    Meet next to the tree farm with a go time of 6:00 by Garmin or Verizon.
    We'll ride up to Beek's and toast the change of the seasons.
    It's just about 18 miles total and ~2300 feet of total climbing.
    Sunset is at 6:46 pm and so we will most likely see the sun set on the way up and it will be dark by the time we get to Beek's.
    The moon sets at 3:26 pm, so we will have no moon light.
    BYO libations for the top or the end back at the cars.
    ?'s - Ask away.
    Invite others, let's make it a party.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location: Xmas Tree Farm on Blackstar Canyon Rd off of Silverado Canyon Road which is off of Santiago Canyon Road.
    Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise
    Type of Ride: Out and Back
    Rider Limit: Many
    Anticipated Mileage: 18
    Elevation Gain: 2200
    Ride Duration: 3 Hours
    Previous Ride Reports: https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/autumnal-equinox-blackstar-ride.7822/

    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/unofficial-almost-end-of-summer-blackstar-ride.6489/

    Possible Bail-Outs: Turn around and go back, but you'll be missing out.
    Facilities: No water on trail. The world is our restroom.
    Food/water suggestions: Most get by on a bottle of water or so. Snacks if you want. Maybe a beer or two to toast at Beek's.
    Option to Upload:

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  2. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
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    Will try to put the next day on my calendar as out of office..
     
  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    These are always a good time. Will do my best to make it. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Awe, who am I kidding....I'll be there.
     
  6. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I need a helicopter with a bike rack..and maybe a pilots license :whistling:
     
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  7. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    I think I might owe you a beer or two. I will bring some.
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    As you wish...
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  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I may have a conflict. :thumbsdown: If it works out, though, I will be there... :thumbsup:

    Edit: No helicopter for me. Just a car.
     
  10. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Yep, that’ll do!:inlove:
     
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  11. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I will probably be there :) I think I have missed two out of the last eight :)
     
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  12. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
  13. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    My buddy is going to join me on this ride, and since it is his first ride in CNF we are going to head out from the Tree Farm at 4:30 and probably be at Beek's at 6:30. If he has any trouble at all during the ride, I will turn around and head back with him... but he is riding really well and I don't think he'll have an issue.

    If anyone wants an early and slow ride, feel free to join us!!
     
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