Hellacious Ride 2018

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by mtnbikej, Sep 17, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 10-27-18
  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Ride Name: Hellacious Ride 2018
    When: Saturday Oct. 27
    Time: 6:00am
    Where: Hangar 24 Brewery, Redlands
    Ride Description or Details:

    This ride is only open to IMTB members.

    This is my version of the Bike 4 Bender Hell Ride.....or Hell Ride +

    This is a aelf shuttle.

    We will start in Big Bear Village....yes, I said Big Bear.

    From there we do an easy 4.5 mile climb up Knickerbocker up to the top of 7 Oaks. 2.5 Miles down 7 Oaks....loose, narrow, flowy, loose, steep. This leads us to a 6 mile gentle grade climb up Front Line Rd/7 Oaks Rd. to South Fork where the actual "Hell Ride" started.

    This is where we start SART. 13 miles later we pop out on Hwy 38, before dropping back down to the Middle section of SART. Another 11 miles of mostly DH some chunky, flowy, loose, fast singletrack....and some fast fire road.

    This puts us at the bottom of the climb to Morton Peak....this climb hurts, but it's only about 1 mile long.

    This leads us into the lower section of SART.....quite a bit of raw trail. Some very narrow sections, some very loose sections....plus some fast and flowy sections.

    We end up with a short roadie back to Hangar 24.

    This is not a beginner ride. This is a strong Intermediate ride. While the elevation gain per mile is minimal, you still have a few stout climbs, and some are later in the ride.

    This is a long ride.....you will spend most of the day on your bike.

    My Ride Rules:

    1. Don’t question the route....you are invited to join a ride I’m hosting, either it works for you or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, find one that does.

    2. Ebikes are not welcome on any of my rides.

    3. No complaining

    4. Know your limits

    5. Be prepared

    6. Be on time

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1251128458

    Any Questions......ask.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Hangar 24
    1710 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374

    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Storm Trooper, Suicidal
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace, Death March
    Type of Ride: Point A to B Shuttle
    Rider Limit: More than 1, Less than 100
    Anticipated Mileage: 50 miles
    Elevation Gain: 4500'
    Ride Duration: 6-8:00
    Previous Ride Reports: https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/bike-for-bender-hell-ride-2017.6689/
    Possible Bail-Outs: There are none......Once we leave Big Bear Village, you are committed.
    Facilities: Restrooms at the BB Village, Water is Available at Angelus Oaks Diner at the top of Middle Control Road.
    Food/water suggestions: What ever you need for a 8 hr ride.
    Option to Upload:
     
  2. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    In and so is @Mikie he just doesn’t know it yet...:geek::D:thumbsup:
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I would be all over this if I wasn't having friends in town that weekend. Crapola!
     
  4. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
  5. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    Damn, I have a festival / get away weekend with the wife. This sounds fun and all trails I’ve never ridden but unfortunately not going to make it. Super bummed.
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I think the first bus shuttle for B4B leaves at 7:00, but they only go 1/2 way up.
     
  7. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Haha thinking back I did this ride on a borrowed(hijacked) Hightower last year. It’s barely been ridden since then so it might be time.
     
  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    This was an epic... IN!

    And only a week after the Wrightwood 50. This will be a great recovery ride. :D
     
  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    This is beyond my skill-set, but looks great! I'll be out there on the mountain in some fashion, possibly volunteering at check in, but nothing sure yet.
    Stick around for the drawings at Hangar, they're great! Or don't, so I get better chances at winning swag!
     
  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Can't hang around.....gotta get back up to the top in time to stop at Rocky's on the way back down.
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Yeah, that definitely makes for a long day!
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    They were closed last time.....missed it only by a few minutes last year. :thumbsdown:
     
  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    556138a49b939.jpe
     
  14. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Sounds killer, I wish... You guys will be firing, way to keep that edge sharp. :thumbsup:
     
  15. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Thats where I stopped reading too.
     
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I guess that means that this is gonna be an "every man for himself" type ride then?
     
  17. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    I think I might try and get my riding buddies to do the B4B ride. First beer is on me for you animals that go shuttle free.
     
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Naturally I’m in!
    I’m pretty sure @Voodoo Tom knows it too! :whistling:
     
  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    The 6 of us stayed together last year without much trouble.

    My quote above was for after the ride. I won't be hanging out at the brewery.
     
  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I tell you.....those who refuse to get up early every once in a while.....miss out on some pretty fun times.
     
  21. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Sorry J, I was only being sarcastic, I admit I am pathetic when it comes to an early ride, and yes I know I miss out on some fun times.
     
  22. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    I volunteer @Sidewalk you will only owe Ice Tea though.
     
  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    @mtnbikej On your route, try to stay to the right/north as you're coming down Madiera @ mile 46.2. It will avoid the crappy-busy Hwy 38.
    Madeira till it ends, then right. Capri till it ends, then right. San Bernardino St. for a bit, then right.
    You'll get to see the best Mentone has to offer this way!
     
  24. Diytypeofguy

    Diytypeofguy Member

    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Name:
    Henry Sanchez
    Current Bike:
    XC
    I’m really thinking I’m in for this ride :).

    -Henry
     
  25. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Ill train for this ride by riding the floop.
     
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  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Agreed. Clearly we don't have many fisherman here. The term "early bird gets the worm" applies to cycling as well.
     
  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I don't like it when the alarm goes off at 1:00 or 2:00 for some of these rides, but there is definitely something to be gained. Riding Wrigthwood for 3 hours before we saw the sun come up was surreal. Bucket list stuff.

    6:00? That's kinda late nowadays. :p
     
  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    You guys who are crabby about getting up super early ought to get a place to stay the night up in Big Bear. That's what I would have been doing if I was able to make this ride.
     
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  29. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Hmmm....
     
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  30. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You’re killin me people:(
     
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