Midnight MTB

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  1. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Ride Name: Midnight MTB
    When: Friday or Saturday nights
    Time: 11pm
    Where: Between Golden Eagle and Palm Canyon and Wrightwood and San Juan
    Ride Description or Details:
    Variable. It could be XC or DH or anything in between. I'm flexible on locale but not on time.
    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location: Depends where we ride.
    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Storm Trooper
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise, Easy with Moments of Effort, Moderate Pace, Fast Pace
    Type of Ride: Out and Back, Loop, Point A to B, Point A to B Shuttle, Shuttle, Lolipop
    Rider Limit: Everyone is invited
    Anticipated Mileage: Depends on what the group decides
    Elevation Gain: Depends on what the group decides
    Ride Duration: 2.5 to 8 hours (depends on what the group decides)
    Previous Ride Reports: There are a few sprinkled in the Ride Report thread on various rides. Just ask.
    Possible Bail-Outs: Depends on where we ride. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
    Facilities: Depends on where we ride. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
    Food/water suggestions: Eat food and drink water.
    Option to Upload:

    Loose Pinos.jpg
     
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    I'm out. You didn't include the local Gabes... :thumbsdown: :p
     
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  3. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Your local Gabes and my local Gabes occur somewhere between Wrightwood and San Juan and Golden Eagle and Palm Canyon.
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    I'm so tempted to throw something out, but I'm getting old, and it takes me three days to recover after these! :Roflmao
     
  5. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    No go this weekend for me @Faust29 . Kids still sick and the little one is not sleeping well, so I’ll be on night nurse duty this weekend. If I manage to get out there, it would be last minute and short.
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Plan is to do a 2-hour Bonelli loop 10:30-12:45ish. We’ll see.
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    May I refer to you as Nurse Dirty D?
     
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  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
  9. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Thanks for the reminder: /I forgot to plug in my headlight after my ride last night
    dude
     
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  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    "Hey Bro, ya wanna party this Friday night at Bonelli? I wanna see about a bear drinking from my Cuppies."

    "Hell Ya! Though I hear he's crazy. Are you sure you wanna go out there alone?"

    "I thought you were riding too..?"

    "I am; what time?"

    "11pm."

    "You're crazy."

    "Yea, well, you're sleepy."

    "So are you."

    "Touché, but alas here we are, and Tuesday was a slow day online."

    "Where? Who? What?"

    "Bonelli; you and me; uninterest."

    "That's it?"

    "Standby..."
     
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  11. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Throwing out another shot in the dark here. Wanna party Friday night?
     
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    You're getting as much interest as one of @mtnbikej 's death marches... You might need an assistant to track all the entries.
     
  13. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I got all excited when I saw you replied to this thread, you tease! Last Friday, the OG Borsellack joined me and took home No. 2 and No. 3 cuppies.
     
  14. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Alright you sunshine Malakes. Word on the street is that two rugged 5th graders plan to join me tonight. If you want a tour, we're looking at 10 miles and 800 feet. Buckle up!
     
  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    A man’s gotta know his limitations.


    :Roflmao
     
  16. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    Apparently, the stars have aligned and there will be one of these midnight-ish rides happening this coming weekend. Friday night into Saturday morning... It will most likely be the "standard" front range affair. Up Lower Sam Merrill, which is an absolute treat in the dark. The cliffs are practically invisible. :thumbsup: :whistling: We will have a sight seeing tour out to Inspiration Point before heading down Middle Merrill, Sunset, and possibly El Prieto.

    Between 3500 and 4000 feet of uphill, 2000 feet of which will be complete by the end of mile 4.

    There could be French toast afterwards...

    *Disclaimer- If you've only ever ridden the Floop, this is not the ride to introduce yourself to the San Gabes.
     
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  17. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I still have no idea what the Gabrielino Trail looks like on either side.
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    I would not be opposed to a Gab loop, but that pushes into the 5000 foot range and over 30 miles.
     
  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    French toast sounds good....but the ride is still not in my wheelhouse yet.
     
  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Vampires will be vampires. I'll be getting my beauty sleep. Enjoy!
     
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  21. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Epic Evo
    I've only ever ridden the floop, during the day, so guess I'm out. :(
     
  22. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    Same. I have heard that Sam Merrill is too much for most of us OC riders even during daylight.
     
  23. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    One way to find out!

    I do find, though, that Upper Merrill is more likely to induce the heebie-jeebies than Middle Merrill. The features are smaller, but some of them are damn skinny.
     
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  24. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    OR, it might be less scary since one cannot actually see the extent of exposure unless one aims his light in the direction.
     
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  25. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    keep your lights pointed to where you are going. But I have launched off the giant step side at night more than once. Do not lay there too long as you are closer to the food chain at night.
     
  26. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    It looks like this is still on... Threesome at this point.

    The route will probably be a standard climb to Inspiration Point (7.4/3200) followed by a descent of Middle Merrill, Sunset, and either the Horsey Trail or El Prieto with a French Toast finish.
     
  27. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Can I be the isosceles? If GH confirms, you guys can mash up to Markham and to a quick Upper Merrill loop until I reach Inspiration Point.
     
  28. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    Dude! What about the mountain lions and bears!?!?
     
  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    and tigers!
     
  30. Y-not

    Y-not Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Coarsegold
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Mach 6 Cadillac
    Ohhhhhhhhh My
     
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