New Millennium trail - Calabasas

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Luis, Mar 18, 2017.

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  1. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Ride Name: New Millennium trail - Calabasas
    When: Sunday 11/12/17
    Time: 7:40am
    Where: Calabasas near Malibu Creek state park
    Ride Description or Details:
    Come ride with the OTBMBC crew on a XC extravaganza. It's only 20 miles w just over 3K elevation but you'll swear it feels like more.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/580556599/shareable_images/map_based?hl=en-US&v=1463620556

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Corner of Las Virgenes Rd and Mulholland Hwy. if that's crowded then there is a big dirt lot on Las Virgenes just north of Mulholland. It has a big brown Santa Monica Mountains sign in the middle of it.

    Copy and paste to Google maps:

    34.105520,-118.712007

    Look for the green OTB jerseys

    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Spirited Pace
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit:
    Anticipated Mileage:
    20+
    Elevation Gain: 3100+
    Ride Duration: 3-4 hours
    Previous Ride Reports: http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/new-millennium-trail-calabasas.5012/
    Possible Bail-Outs:
    Not really many since it's a loop
    Facilities: Bushes everywhere
    Food/water suggestions: No water available so bring what you feel will last you for 3+ hours
    Option to Upload:
     
  2. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Extra credit to the M*A*S*H site and back?
     
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  3. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    I'm gonna suggest the extra credit at the end of the millennium loop because there were people bonking near the end of the ride last time. If we do the extra at the end then you can go to your car and replenish your water or grab a snack. Then do the extra to the M*A*S*H site. :thumbsup:
     
  4. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I think last time there were a few that bit off more than they could chew. Like you said it feels like a lot more than the stats show.
     
  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I am sorely tempted...but damn that's a long drive.
     
  6. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    But well worth it, just ask @Faust29 who got to geek out at the M*A*S*H site :geek:
     
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  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Which is exactly what I would do, too.:cool:
     
  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I am a faint maybe...Chances are slim at this point.
     
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  9. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Dang it dang it dang it. I've gotta be home by 10:30ish as we have guests tomorrow. Probably gonna get up early and cruise up the old ridge route on the hardtail. Next time.
     
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    The drive up there in the morning was a piece of cake. The drive home was rough, but you'll have lots of good memories to make the time go by... :thumbsup:

    If I hadn't just done 72 miles, and have my kid home from college, I'd be tempted. I had a lot of fun last time, and I admit it. I was in awe of the M.A.S.H site... :thumbsup:
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Oh....I think Beauty and the Beast is gonna get in the way of you making this ride. :eek:
     
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Almost forgot about that. o_O
     
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  13. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yup, this ride happened. Not gonna do a big write up but I'm just gonna randomly put my thoughts down.

    12 riders showed, one got spit out the back and bailed, one hung on by the skin of his teeth. You gotta gave 20 mile and 3K legs otherwise you're gonna be hurting.

    The green is here, tall yellow mustard plants, tall grasses, flowers blooming and ticks, lots and lots of ticks.


    Quick regroup at bark park before the climbing begins
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    The train at the first junction waiting for a quick regroupIMG_0476.JPG
    Part of the ride goes through some pretty interesting California historical sections. The actual spot mentioned is now under the 101 fwy just yards away.IMG_0478.JPG
    Taking another breather atop the first set of switchbacksIMG_0484.JPG
    I did mention that the vegetation is on steroids right now.IMG_0488.JPG

    Switchback practice. Photo credit: Carson
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    Another regroup atop the second set of switchbacks called pyramid. Photo by Carson
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    Stopping to glance at a historical marker while the leaders start to roll. Photo by Carson
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    Civilization and the 101 fwy are just over the hill. A quick junction regroup. Photo by Carson
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    The group heading down the Las Virgenes connector. Home stretch to where we parked at Las Virgenes and Mulholland HwyIMG_0491.JPG IMG_0493.JPG

    Arizona native Carson proudly wearing his home state themed jerseyIMG_0494.JPG
     
  14. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    BP
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2011Trek Fuel Ex9
    That's a nice trail there Luis, might have to tag along next time. That whole area around there looks really nice right now.
     
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  15. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Ticks are running rampant and I got poison oak. I'll wait until the mustard weed is gone before I ride it again.
     
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  16. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Picture slot machine strikes again! That's a lot more green than when I saw it...
     
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  17. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

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    Sylmar
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    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    It should all turn brown in about a month :(
     
  18. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Already brown.
     
  19. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    The trail is strange, the switchbacks are all cut with a bailout groove on top on the inside. If do not know the trail and you ride fast that bailout groove is most excellent. The mustard rips skin off forearms and legs, so you need to ride narrow especially when it dries. The trail down to Malibu St Pk follows a ridge and has a barbed wire fence close on one side so on this part you must jump with caution. This one rides well at night.
    Happy circling the Bourgeois Compound trails.
     
  20. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

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    Sylmar
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    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Bump

    This is happening again this coming sunday
     
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  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Hmmm? :)
     
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  22. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    It's definitely brown now. FB_IMG_1510238695291.jpg
     
  23. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Don’t Hmmm me mister. :rolleyes:

    Show up!
    :D
     
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  24. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yea bring sleeves and probably something for the legs if getting bushwhacked bothers you
     
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  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Would love to join.....but not sure how much legs I'll have left after Saturday's Scenic Ride.
     
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  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Weekend of fun!
     
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  27. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    How many laps are we doing? :whistling:
     
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  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    42?
     
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  29. muni

    muni Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5
    Hmmm maybe I should go. But maybe I should start climbing like 7:00 so you guys can catch me.
     
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  30. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

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    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    It should be one mile for each year of my life, so 52 miles it is! :laugh:;)
     
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