Mtnbikej's B-Day Social 2018

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by mtnbikej, Nov 18, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 12-15-18, 12-15-18
  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Ride Name: Mtnbikej's B-Day Social 2018
    When: Saturday 12-15-2018
    Time: 9am ROLL TIME
    Where: Quail Hill Trail Head
    Ride Description or Details:
    We did this last year....I have had several ask if it's gonna happen this year....so why not again.

    Back by popular demand.

    I thought about putting together a death march for my bday....but instead decided that maybe a social ride may be more fun.....this time.

    I tried to put a loop together that gives me a little of everything. Some climbing, some descending, some singletrack, some fireroad. Some techy, some not so techy.

    Best part about this loop, is if you can't do the whole thing....there are places to join or bail.

    Soooo.....I give you my B-Day Social:

    From Quail Hill Trail Trailhead....
    Up Quail, up Serrano Ridge, down Camarillo, across Stagecoach South, up Willow, across Bommer, down Cow, up Cow, up Boat Cyn, down Old Emerald, up Emerald Cyn, down Fenceline/Missing Link, down Rattlesnake, up Mach One, up No Name to Ridgepark...down Lizard, down Laurel Cyn, up Serrano Ridge, down Camarillo, up Stagecoach to Nix.....West Canyon back to Quail Trail trailhead.

    This loop comes out at 34 miles/6000' ascent.

    https://www.strava.com/routes/7144678

    You say you cannot ride that much....no problem.
    Start/Finish at Nix and take a few miles off.
    Start/Finish at Willow and take a lot of miles and climbing off.
    Start/Finish at Ridge Park and just do a short loop.

    I'll sort out the meet times if anyone chooses any of the shorter versions above.

    See....it's kind of like a build your own adventure ride.

    What can you expect??? How about a fun day on the bike. How about socializing with others. How about taking as much smack as you can dish out.

    Then there is the food court a block over after the ride for grub.

    https://www.strava.com/routes/7144678

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1316459340

    AS WITH ALL MY RIDES.......E-BIKES ARE NOT WELCOME

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Quail Hill Community Center

    39 Shady Canyon Dr, Irvine, CA 92603

    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Ride Pace: Easy with Moments of Effort, Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Out and Back, Loop, Point A to B, Point A to B Shuttle, Shuttle, Lolipop
    Rider Limit: Everyone.....except the FLooper’s...:we don’t like your kind round here
    Anticipated Mileage: 34 w/ lower options
    Elevation Gain: 6100' w/ lower options
    Ride Duration: 4-5:00 for the big loop, just due to social group
    Previous Ride Reports: https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/mtnbikejs-birthday-social-this-year-it-did-happen.6847/
    Possible Bail-Outs: Nix Nature Center,
    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park parking lot,
    Ridge Park/Newport Coast

    Facilities: Restrooms along the way Water available at Quail, LCWP lot, Ridge Park, Nix
    Food/water suggestions:
    Option to Upload:
     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Might join you for some of this again. I think you're missing a wonderful opportunity to visit three parks however! :confused:
     
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  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
    Awesome!
     
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  4. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Member

    Location:
    Whittier
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    I would like to ride the whole thing, I can do the 30ish. miles it's the 6k I'm worried about but at least this gives me 5 weeks to work on the elevation gain!
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    We ended up cutting it a little short last year and didn't make 5000'......so my numbers are a best case scenario.
     
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  6. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    You guys socialize, I'll be out of breath trying to keep up!
     
  7. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I was just thinking this would be a great ride to break in my new Specialized Turbo Levo. :p


    If I'm not working I'll try to make this. On my Niner of course.
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Only you guys would call a ride with 6000' of elevation gain a "social" event.
     
  9. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Woohoo!! I wish! :cry::cool: Sounds killer :thumbsup:
     
  10. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    Always when I’m out of town.
     
  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I know...::I look at you social calendar, see when you are out of town...:then schedule my rides for those weekends. :laugh:
     
  12. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    It’s cause I talk to much when riding. I got the hint haha.
     
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
  14. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Unfortunately, I currently have something planned that day :(
     
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  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Thought I’d just refresh this...
     
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  16. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    Extended family X-Mas gathering in West Hills this particular weekend. :(
     
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  17. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Strong possibility that I'll make it to a portion of the ride....Last year's ride was cool.
    This time I'll probably bring my SS to increase the fun factor.
     
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  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Aaaaaand I'm out. Will be further south, spending the weekend in Del Mar/Peñasquitos.
     
  19. Andy

    Andy Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Depends...
    Not sure I can hang on any part of that ride... So luckily I have trailwork at CCSP instead that morning. I'll shout Happy Birthday if your route passes by... :D
     
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  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    You might be surprised....it's a social pace.
     
  21. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    AS WITH ALL MY RIDES.......E-BIKES ARE NOT WELCOME




    J, I vow to run MTNBIKEJBDSOCIAL East in honor of this historic occurrence. There may be only hiking involved, or perhaps mere libations with Crash and Bernie, but we’ll look west and toast you and your crew out getting it done :)
     
  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Long range forecast is starting to look questionable. Rain Possible on 12-14 & 12-15.

    If this stays the same as we get a little closer, then an alternate route may need to be planned. Most likely Maple Springs/Motorway. I know, not the same kind of epic ride that was originally planned, but still a good route for a social.
     
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  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    A birthday rain ride?
     
  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Absolutely. But the parks may be closed, so we may head to the mountain.
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
  26. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Just do it twice. :thumbsup:
     
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  27. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Now you are starting to make sense....I knew you will come around.
     
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Well looks like the weather is gonna hold out.

    The original route will stand.
     
  29. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Possibly joining this one for a little bit. I may join the beginning and bail when I’ve had enough or jump in at some point. Still dealing with lopsided arms due to a bee sting and this would also be my first ride in almost a month.
     
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  30. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Unfortunately (fortunately double time) I'll be working. I hope to get down there soon though for another Death March.
     
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