Maple Springs - Motorway

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by mtnbikej, Jul 30, 2018.

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Ride Name: Maple Springs - Motorway
    When: Weds. Aug 1
    Time: 6:00 PM ROLL TIME
    Where: Silverado Canyon
    Ride Description or Details:
    Back to the Weds. normal. Maple Springs to Motorway.

    Social ride....but not a beginner ride.

    With a 6pm roll time, we should make it most of the way in the daylight, with a night time descent down Motorway. Bring a light.

    Hopefully it will cool down a little...hopefully there is a breeze that keeps the bugs away. Bring a bug net.

    We are usually around 2.5 hrs for this loop.....social pace being about 3 hrs. If it takes you 4 hrs to do this loop.....don't take it personally, but this Weds. evening ride is not for you. Maybe some other time.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location: Silverado Canyon. We usually park on the side of the road about 1/4 mile from the MS Trailhead:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B044'46.0%22N+117%C2%B035'21.5%22W/@33.7461031,-117.5898502,167m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d33.746102!4d-117.589303?hl=en

    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: Meh
    Anticipated Mileage: 17 miles
    Elevation Gain: 3800'
    Ride Duration: 2.5-3 hrs
    Previous Ride Reports: There are many.....look it up.
    Possible Bail-Outs: Anywhere up Maple Springs to 4 Corners.....turn around.

    After 4 Corners....you are committed.

    Facilities: Porto potty at MS Trailhead
    Food/water suggestions: With the heat and humidity....I'll use 2 bottles.
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Woo-Hoo! Motorway at night! It's been too long.
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    My spirit will be meeting you there at 5:55 :geek:
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Well.....I guess nobody wants to do this. :cry:o_O
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I want to. :geek:

    Can't get there in time midweek. :(
     
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  6. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    oh oh oh!!! I do!

    Seriously, I do. Can't make it today, but I definitely want to do this ride.
     
  7. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    That's true. Nobody is lodged temporarily out of the area, and nobody has loved that ride every time they did it. Nobody wishes they could join. :)
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    We miss nobody. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Nobody usually brings beer! :D

    My light is charged and ready to go...
     
  10. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson C
    If you go next week maybe I can make it. I can't make it today. I have yet to do this loop that Faust29 turned me onto a while back. I now have a smaller car to transport my bike easier up the canyon for parking.
     
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  11. Andy

    Andy Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Some type of Santa Cruz...
    Whenever I see the words “moderate” and “pace” next to each other, my eyes tend to glaze over...
     
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  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Moderate pace just means we tend to keep moving. We aren’t gonna ride for 10 mins....stop for 10 mins....rinse and repeat.

    We usually roll up the pavement and take a quick break at the first guardrail in the dirt. From there it’s usually pushing on to 4C for a break. 4C to Motorway we tend to keep moving, mostly because all the climbs are short.


    In other terms, it is about 1:15-1:25 Blackstar gate to gate time.....not a 2:00 gate to gate time.
     
  13. BeckTrex

    BeckTrex Member

    Location:
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    2009 Giant Trance X3
    I considered it.
    "social pace being about 3 hr"
    My pace is closer to 3 1/2 hr, so I stopped considering it.
    Maybe when (if?) I can get my pace a bit faster ...
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I like both loops, but I think this one is a lot easier... Well, easier after the first 3 miles on the pavement. That part blows. :D
     
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  15. Ebruner

    Ebruner Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    I'd love to join you but I leveled myself pretty hard last night at OTH and I wasn't able to sleep for some reason. I'll join you guys on this one in a few weeks when OTH is over.
     
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  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I saw that you raced.....nice job. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. MegaLurker

    MegaLurker Member

    Location:
    Anaheim Hills, CA
    Name:
    Gary
    Current Bike:
    2011 Specialized S-Works 29er
    Wow... I knew there was at least 1 upside of working from home instead of my usual haul to downtown LA!

    The kiddos seem to be cooperating and the wife gave the greenlight (I'll be backing away from the house.... towards my car slowly).

    I'll plan to see you guys there. Parking at the Maple lot or side of Silverado?
     
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  18. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Well I did get out of work early today. No lights, no brakes, could be interesting...
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Nice!

    We usually park on the right about 1/2 mile before the MS gate. There's enough room in that spot for 3-4 cars.
     
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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Sweet!

    I can bring my Amazon cheapie light...
     
  21. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Charging my lights now but bring it anyway just in case. Thanks!
    Now just need brake pads for the rear, but that won't stop me from going, front is OK.
    Might just go to 4 corners. Legs are shot from hiking yesterday. We'll see.
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I just got home....wait up!! :rolleyes::laugh:
     
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