Double Motorway

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Faust29, Mar 7, 2017.

Added to Calendar: 03-12-17
  1. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Ride Name: Double Motorway
    When: Sunday, March 12
    Time: 7:30 AM
    Where: Maple Springs Gate
    Ride Description or Details:
    Start from near the Maple Springs gate... Black Star to Motorway, refill the bottles at the car, and proceed to knock out Maple Springs to Motorway!
    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location: I will be starting from as near to the Maple Springs gate as I can park. This is usually about 1/2 mile before the gate. Optionally, you could start from the tree farm, but there would be no water available before beginning the 2nd loop.
    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: x
    Anticipated Mileage: 42
    Elevation Gain: 7900
    Ride Duration: Probably close to 6 hours moving... maybe more.
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs:
    Facilities: Porta-Potty at Maple Springs Gate
    Food/water suggestions: Enough for a big ride...
    Option to Upload:

    Double Motorway.jpg
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    In......

    Oh, wait.....no Santa Ana's for me this weekend.

    It's a good route.....painful, but good. 2nd time down Motorway in 1 ride is stellar.
     
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  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I thought I might find another willing volunteer or two with all of the long events coming up. Or, I'll head out solo... Either way.
     
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  4. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    For a fat guy, what is easier climbing, blackstar-motorway or maple motorway?
     
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  5. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    i say... maple to main divide to motorway .. blackstar is easier but blackstar to motorway is a grind...
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    From top of MS to Motorway you gain 1,100 feet.

    From top of B* to Motorway you gain about 1,900 (I think).
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I agree with the others... The total elevation gained isn't all that different- 3600 for the Maple Springs loop, and 4,200 for Black Star to Motorway. With Black Star, though, it's basically 13 miles of sustained climbing before you get a break, and then 5 more miles of up and down across Main Divide. The section of Main Divide between Black Star and Motorway also has three climbs that I can't/won't clean on the single speed. Maple route only has 1... And I've cleaned that one at times.

    I really enjoy the Maple-Motorway loop... After 7.5 miles, you get some up and down on Main Divide, which is semi-chunky right now.

    If anyone wants to come out for one loop or the other, feel free... We can arrange times.
     
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  8. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    @Faust29 nice loop! If I can get a sports pass, I will join you. I will let you know.
     
  9. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    Trying to and need to find the time. I'll keep you posted.
     
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  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Two solid maybes... :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I won't know until the weekend, and will keep an eye here, but I may be able to join for the B*/MWay loop. Ain't done it yet, need to. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Three solid maybes... My chances of at least one riding partner are going up. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I think you'd enjoy the route. That section of Main Divide can be fun... And you've already seen the hardest part up to Hagador. It gets easier after that point.
     
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  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    You are starting to sound like me. "The ride, it gets easier....once you get past hour 4. ". :thumbsup::laugh:

    The student is becoming the teacher.
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I can hear Yoda saying, "The single speed you should use, Luke!"

    lukeHandstand.jpg
     
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  16. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    umm.. main divide fun? I like the views from main divide... but ride it because of all the fun trails that come down it especially motorway...
     
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  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I sort of enjoy pushing my bike up the wall. I'll admit, it's an acquired taste. Sort of like eating Surströmming...

    Yummy!

    If you've never heard of it, the video is a riot!
     
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  18. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    My favorite stretch of trail in the OC is main divide between blackstar and motorway. Something about it every time I make the traverse across has me in aw.
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    That was not my favorite stretch tonight... No thanks to my Crank Brothers pedals. :thumbsdown:
     
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  20. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    5 star products that failed?
     
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Already updated!
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    So I purchased a Sunday hall pass for a surprisingly cheap price.

    All I have to do is go to a Frankie Avalon concert in Cerritos Saturday night. The wife is doing report cards Sunday.

    I'm in for B*/Mway! :geek::thumbsup:;)
     
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  23. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    The forecast for Sunday looks a little toasty up there. It will probably affect the pace and fluid intake, at least for me! As I'm starting from the Maple Springs gate, or close to it, I'll have a chest with water and ice for the refill after lap 1. Cold drinks are a luxury up there!
     
  24. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Nice! You've done the hard part to Hagador. It's time for the icing on the cake.
     
  25. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Scottsdale
    Name:
    Tom
    I don't know, I think she got the better end of that stick...
     
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  26. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    So you're going to torture yourself twice!
     
  27. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Torture?? You gotta love Frankie. Or at least respect the longevity. :unsure::whistling:

    And B* to Motorway is in no way torture. It's hillclimbing at near its best. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I'll be there. Rolling at 7:30 correct? I have to remember that extra time out the canyon.
     
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  29. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Yep. I will roll from near the Maple gate at 7:30. Are you starting up there or at the tree farm? @Runs with Scissors?
     
  30. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yes.:whistling:

    I hope to be at MS gate at roll time. If I'm not there don't wait. I'll be at the tree farm in that case.
     
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