Hellacious Ride 2019....3rd Annual

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Ride Name: Hellacious Ride 2019....3rd Annual
    When: Cancelled
    Time:
    Where: Hangar 24 Brewery, Redlands
    Ride Description or Details:
    READ THIS DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY.


    This is a self 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.....keep in mind, you will be 50 miles from your vehicle......i'll let that settle in.

    5. Be prepared...you and your equipment

    6. Be on time


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

    Don't show up for this ride if you do not receive a group confirmation PM from me before the ride.

    Don't ask me if you can bring a buddy, a friend of a friend. Don't show up with anyone not on my confirmation list. I have no problem leaving those people at the meet location.

    I'm gonna cap the rider count at 20. Hellacious Ride Alumni will get priority.

    Due to logistics, everyone will contribute to the shuttle. Sorry, I won't be using a service for this....it is a self shuttle.

    The drop dead date to commit is Monday 11/11....you should know by this date whether you are gonna go or not. This gives me the week to so sort out the shuttle logistics.

    This ride will happen if there are 2 riders or 20.

    I will drop an ice chest at the top of Middle Control Rd. on the way up as a refuel point.

    We will roll from Hanger 24 @ 6:00am....show up 15 mins early to load up. This gets us to BB Village and on our bikes by 7:30. Yes, it's early, but the days are getting shorter.

    Sorry if this sounds too structured....but it is a long way from Point A to Point B to just "wing it"



    Questions......ask.

    Not interested in comments from the peanut gallery on this one.

    PM me if you want on the start list....responding to this thread will not count you in.


    It will meet and beat your expectations.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Hangar 24
    1710 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374
    Park on the street in front of the open field.

    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Storm Trooper, Suicidal
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace, Death March
    Type of Ride: Point A to B Shuttle
    Rider Limit: 20
    Anticipated Mileage: 50
    Elevation Gain: 4500'
    Ride Duration: 6-8:00
    Previous Ride Reports: https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/bike-for-bender-hell-ride-2017.6689/
    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/2nd-annual-hellacious-ride-2018.7964/

    Possible Bail-Outs: There are none....you are committed or you are not.
    Facilities: Restrooms at the BB Village, Water Drop @ top of Middle Control Rd.
    Food/water suggestions: What ever you need for a 8 hr ride.
    Option to Upload:
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Still in...

    But only if @Mikie and the Professor promise to talk politics on the fire road sections. :whistling:
     
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  3. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    I’m still in too... what no political talk in the truck this year? :Roflmao:laugh::confused::poop:
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    He said no comments from the peanut gallery! :eek::Roflmao:p:D

    I can't commit 100% but I will watch the thread and if I'm welcome and I'm able to I would like to join.
     
  6. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Hellacious ride alumni get extra smack talk privileges...:p:confused::speechless::rolleyes:
     
    herzalot, Mikie, DangerDirtyD and 6 others like this.
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yep, I'd really like to. But I"m fully aware that I'm not in the correct physical shape to do it. All y'all have a great time.:thumbsup:
     
  8. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    You forgot Rule #7: No Sram chains.
     
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I'm definitely out then! :eek:
     
  10. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Howling SRAM brakes not recommended either...
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Pffffft.
     
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  12. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Fresh XT resins, that’s how I’ll roll...The hijacked Hightower I rode the first year had sram something or others and they were not happy at all halfway down 7 oaks.
     
    herzalot, Faust29, Mikie and 5 others like this.
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Why's that?

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    No plus tires, either...

    3076385E-8119-488C-B92F-DC632D13B42E.jpeg
     
  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    This and the chain warning make it a double whammy for me. I'm all Sram, all the time...
     
    Faust29, Mikie, Danimal and 3 others like this.
  15. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    F that I’m riding plus tires again. Survival is key on this ride and I’ve watched you skinny tire XC guys nearly die right in front of me.
     
    herzalot, Mikie, Danimal and 8 others like this.
  16. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. :p

    Edit: Although I will admit that the Ardent Race was not a good choice the first time around... SAF.
     
    herzalot, Mikie, DangerDirtyD and 5 others like this.
  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    And small atomic bombs.

    With the big ones you don't have to be all that close. :rolleyes:
     
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    It might be a Rekon Race again.....a week after WW50. :whistling:
     
  19. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Holy Sh!t three years later and I finally understand what @Mikie intended when he created the mandatory form for posting rides.
     
  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I’m in! Please send my confirmation in triplicate form. I require it to be notarized by a third party.

    I am going to run a SRAM chain. I just won’t be @Grego ...:whistling:
    XT Ice Tech all the way beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeotchs!
    I will be running Rekon’s but will have a 2.6 on the front maybe on the rear as well.

    And, I will be HAPPY to discuss politics with anyone. Anyone with different views I will be happy to prove them incorrect... in other words....WRONG! :eek::sneaky:
     
  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I bet you won't run a 29x2.6 on the rear... :thumbsdown:
     
  22. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    It’s not a hoax.
     
  23. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I am curious as to why you would say that. What don’t I know?
    Hmmmmmm? :coffee:
    (Other than rumor it won’t fit as a 29er)
     
  24. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    As a 29er, it won't fit... If you go 2.6 in 27.5, it will fit with plenty of clearance, but 2.6 isn't a plus tire, and you'll be dropping the BB beyond the design.

    SC sold the Hightower as a plus bike, but it's really not. The only size you can run is 27.5x2.8. Thats barely plus...
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Hey! I should point out that my SC hardtail will easily fit a much larger plus tire. Maybe you need a hardtail? :p
     
  26. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    I think @Faust29 is right on the 29x2.6 is a no go as a rear tire. I tried and it cleared on the stand but had less than 2mm clearance on a perfectly true wheel. Really close to the lower suspension linkage.
     
  27. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Sweet! Can't wait!

    My brother's coming in from out of town and he isn't in great shape, but he works in a bike shop and knows how to do trail side repairs on our SRAM chains. He complains a lot if he has to climb more than 1000' or ride for more than two hours. He's down for this. He'll probably bring one of the e-bikes from the shop. :cool:

    I can make it to the start of 7-Oaks trail from the Snow Summit lot with only three stops, so I think I am fit to push on a little past there, so you can count me in too! I hate exposure, but my plus-sized tires I just installed should help with my confidence. Or I could just walk those sections. :thumbsup: Is there room on the shuttle? Where do I sign up? Do you take checks?

    Anticipating my confirmation PM!





    (The preceding was meant for entertainment purposes only and is a sardonic reaction to the strict guidelines posted. Don't worry, neither of us will attempt this ride.)
     
  28. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Just add a SRAM chain and some plus tires, (and a case of twinkies) and you got this!
    Oh and I’m positive @mtnbikej accepts third party out of state checks for shuttle funding. :rolleyes:
     
  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Of course! :p Done. :sneaky: Thank you.
     
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  30. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Location:
    SCV
    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Wait, did someone say bring your eBike? ;)
     
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