Blackstar to Motorway

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by mtnbikej, Nov 13, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 11-14-18
  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Ride Name: Blackstar to Motorway
    When: Weds, 11-14-2018
    Time: 5:00pm Roll Time(flexible)
    Where: Peltzer Tree Farm, Blackstar Canyon
    Ride Description or Details:
    Mixing up the Weds. normal. Blackstar to Motorway.

    Do a search....it has been covered more times than just about any ride.

    Temps will be on the cooler side.....probably low 50's on Main Divide.

    This will not be a beginner ride.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location: 7851 Black Star Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676
    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: R+1
    Anticipated Mileage: 26
    Elevation Gain: 4500'
    Ride Duration: 3:00
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs: Beeks Place @ mile 8......turn around
    Hagador Peak @ mile 11.....turn around

    After Hagador Peak....you are committed

    Facilities: Lots of cactus, scrub brush and dead grass
    Food/water suggestions: Whatever you need for a 3 hr tromp through the Santa Ana's
    Option to Upload:
     
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
    Is there still room?
     
  3. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Why do I hear Darth Vader's voice when J's invite says...

    This will not be a beginner ride
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Mostly because I don’t wanna be out there for 4 hrs.
     
  5. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I'm out...
     
  6. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Custom XTR 29er
    LOL no way could I do that loop in 3 hours :)
     
  7. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Completely understand ...

    I don't want to be out there for 4 hours either but unfortunately... For me sometimes that's what it takes these days LOL

    Reminds me of an interview I saw with the Kenyan winner of the LA Marathon. The announcer said she was amazed that he ran the course in 2 hours and 20 minutes. I loved his response which was ... "No I'm amazed at all the people that take 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours I've never ran that long in my life I don't think I could"
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Sure you could.

    1:15 Blackstar
    1:00 Main divide
    :20 Motorway
    :20 Silverado Cyn
     
  9. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Speed Is Safety :thumbsup:
     
  10. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I would love to go, and I can do it in less than 4 hours, BUT........


    The Huntington Beach field hockey team is having their annual banquet tonight, and since the backup goalkeeper will be personally offended if I don't make it to the event, I will have to ask for a raincheck.
    By the way, IMO the Blackstar pace is very conservative (1:15), the main divide (Beeks to MW) is not.
     
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  11. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    I can do it in 3hr 59min. Can't start that early though. Have fun!
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Wait for meeeeeeee.........!

    Crap. Missed another one. :(
     
  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Apparently I can do it in 3.5 hrs, but I can't get there in time.
     
  14. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    ....... that banquet sucked hard!
    That's Okay only one more (next year) with my second.

    I got up this morning @ 5:40 and I rode my road for 22 miles.
    Life is good!
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    HS Sports banquets are all kind of lame. I guess they are a necessary ritual. I cringe when I see the ones that try to "roast" every athlete.
     
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  16. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    I'll be joining next week for sure. I've had some insanity going down at work which as now come to an end. Woot!
     
  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
    Very cool... We bailed and went to Sierra Peak this time, because the wind was crazy once we got up higher... Maybe another try at it? Or default to the smaller Maple-Motorway loop? I'm good with either.
     
  18. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    I'm just there for the company and the good times. I'm literally fine with anything from B* up ST's down, B*-Sierra Peak, B*-Motorway or Maple Springs-Motorway. Definitely fine with a game time decision as well. I've missed out riding with you guys the last few months and it's time to change that!
     
  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Very cool....looking forward to it.
     
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