Hell Fire Fat Tire- March 18, 2017

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Faust29, Sep 18, 2016.

Added to Calendar: 03-18-17
  1. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Well that looks like fun!
     
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  3. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    Anybody else doing this? I just signed up. I did the road ride on the base last year. I always like to support the military charities. Hope to see a few others out there.
     
  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Holy Toledo, Batman!! That's only two weeks away!!!
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Same day as the Redlands Strada Rossa
     
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  6. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Yep... Two years in a row, it's on the same day as the Redlands ride.
     
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  7. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    Yep, that was my other option. I have a couple of my riding buddies doing that one, but on their gravel bikes. Thought about tossing some XC tires on the HT and chasing them around, but another riding buddy said he was going to do the Hellfire so I decided to go that route.
     
  8. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    March 18th is also the date for the Non Dot Whitting TT.
    It's decision time......


    Personally, I'm leaning toward Hell Fire because I never done it before. I'm going to hold off committing until I get back for True Grit.
     
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  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I can't speak about the Hell Fire, but I can say that the Marines really put on a nice event with the Camp Pendleton Century. There is nothing like having 6 Marines take your bike, tighten the loose part, and repeatedly call you "Sir"... All in under 30 seconds flat! :thumbsup:
     
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  10. BigTex

    BigTex Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Richard
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Les
    I think I'm in ... been wanting to do this one for a couple of years, but always had work conflicts. Did the road bike tour last year, and it was pretty cool.

    Can someone who has done this one before comment on the course? Trying to decide whether to do 15 or 25.
     
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  11. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    The fun is tomorrow. Anyone else heading out there?
     
  12. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    YETI Baby!!!
    It looked like they have been fixing some of the roads in that area this week, but if not be prepared. We have gotten hammered from the rains. A ton of the main roads on base are still closed due to slides and the smaller Jeep trails aren't any better.
     
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  13. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    YETI Baby!!!
    I looked again leaving work today and I saw some really groomed trails out there. I'm guessing they did the whole course.
     
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  14. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Lots of sand and fire roads in hell.

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  15. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
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  16. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Anyone doing this on Saturday? I am, my bike is not in XC mode with a 2.5 WT Minion up front and 2.3 Tomohawk on the rear but maybe that’ll be good for the sand. I’m only doing the 15 since I was invited and will be riding with an older dude who has titanium hips and used to play in the NFL.
     
  17. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    I was 50-50 on doing this again this year but decided to do the Strada Rossa this time around. Have fun out there, it’s a cool event.
     
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  18. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    YETI Baby!!!
    The dirt on base should be really grippy.
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Or really slippy.....:eek:

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  20. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    YETI Baby!!!
    Why the negative waves man...lol

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  21. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Better than hot Santa Ana winds.. I’ll take it!
     
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  22. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    YETI Baby!!!
    FYI

    You will be dodging construction on the course.
     
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  23. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    That will just make it more interesting. I actually didn’t intend on doing this one and didn’t have to pay for the event so just showing up for a good time!
     
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