Maple Springs to Holy Jim

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by mtnbikej, Aug 2, 2018.

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Ride Name: Maple Springs to Holy Jim
    When: Saturday 8-4-2108
    Time: 3:30am Roll Time
    Where: Peltzer Pines Tree Farm/Blackstar Canyon
    Ride Description or Details:
    Up Silverado Canyon, up Maple Springs, Main Divide to Santiago Peak. Down Main Divide, down Upper Holy Jim, down Lower Holy Jim. Down Trabuco Creek Rd. Back through O’ Neil park to Santiago Canyon. From here it is a roadie Spin back to the Tree Farm.

    Im rolling from home, so I’ll be going back through Whiting to extend my ride.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location: Peltzer Pines Tree Farm/Silverado Canyon
    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: N+1
    Anticipated Mileage: 30
    Elevation Gain: 5000’
    Ride Duration: Depends
    Previous Ride Reports: There are many.....you can search for them.
    Possible Bail-Outs: Any point up to Santiago Peak....turn around. Once over the Peak....you are committed.
    Facilities: Lots of bushes.
    Food/water suggestions:
    Option to Upload:
     
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  2. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Dawn patrol assault...way to get it done!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    We might need a parking attendant at the tree farm to handle the traffic.
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    If I'm not there, go ahead without me... :confused:

    Now if you were going to San Juan, then it might be worth it.
     
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  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I saw the 3:30 start and thought "Hey, it must be getting cooler this weekend for them to pull off an afternoon ride like that, awesome!"
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Pfffffffffttt......I have been around here long enough thaof you all should have learned by now that I don’t do things within what would be considered “normal”. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Gotta bail on my own ride.

    I hate when work gets in the way. :mad::thumbsdown:
     
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  8. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Classic!! I got scammed into a 0600 roll time be @pperrelle this week which meant a 0520 pick-up and then he had the audacity to show up early!! :cautious: Once at our ride spot, he and his buddy Andy proceeded to search out the longest climbs possible. I can't wait to pay him back on some double black chunk for him to ride on his Ripley at Greer Ranch :whistling:
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I fail to see any problems here. :cautious:
     
  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Devil's in the details...
     
  11. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    :sneaky: My Dad always taught me that if you're not ten minutes early, you're late. Yes, he was career military.
     
  12. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I'll see you there.
     
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  13. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Scottsdale
    Name:
    Tom
    At least now we won't have that anchor holding us back...
     
  14. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Ive been meaning to so this ride.. its only 30 and 5000? Not that much more than blackstar to main divide down motorway? Gotta come up w some more doable loops in the santa anas...
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I thought the loop was closer to 45/6000.
     
  16. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    45 .6000.. ? Yeah thats why i havent done it yet.. 30 .5000 so much more rzble...
     
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  17. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Sorry, failed attempt at humor. Current condition I wouldn't make the cut-off, but have a great ride if you go!

    Mileage trims to 25-30 if you drop a car and skip some pavement.
     
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  18. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    How about up Harding to Main Divide and over peak/ down Trabuco and up Holy Jim/ back over the summit and down Joplin--STT--Luge or Harding?
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    My plan was to ride from home to get the full loop... But I'll pass on braving the canyon solo at 2:00 in the morning. :ninja: If things are looking favorable in the morning, I might go out for a Harding to Holy Jim. Or something similarish. Horsethief to Trabuco? Hmmm...

    Anyone interested in a normal start time loop?
     
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  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Define normal....
     
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Throw a time out!

    You've never done Trabuco. Horsethief to Trabuco is under 30 miles... Under 15 if we skip the wash and drive to the trailhead.

    You also skip the wall by HABing up Horsethief...
     
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  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Looking at temperature forecasts for tomorrow, I just had an epiphany. And it wasn't even painful!!!

    None of you would want to join me, so I'll be doing it solo (actually there will probably be plenty of company, just not anyone I know). Another time, maybe late fall, for WHT and Trabuco. :thumbsup:
     
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  23. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Scottsdale
    Name:
    Tom
    I was referring to J...:bang:
     
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  24. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Understood. Just didn't want anyone to think I'd be there.
     
  25. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson C
    Thank you Faust29. You are being as flexible as a person can be with options for this ride.
     
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  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I may still do this, but Sunday morning instead. I'll have to see how tomorrow goes.
     
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  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I was wondering about that option... :thumbsup:
     
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  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I've been trying to get @Runs with Scissors to that end of the mountain for awhile. We checked Old Camp off the list recently, but he keeps dodging the Trabuco bullet. :p
     
  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I’ll let ya know later on.
     
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  30. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Shss..
    30 miles and 5000 is probably my max..
     
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