New Years day /day after rides?

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by scan, Dec 28, 2015.

Added to Calendar: 01-01-16
  1. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    OK, where are people starting off the new year riding??? I'd like to check out some new dirt so let know some of your plans. Looks like great weather !! 1/1 and or 1/2/16
     
    abuck55, Mikie, mike and 2 others like this.
  2. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    First ride of 2016! I'm hoping to ride on Satuday, not sure where though.
     
    Mikie and mike like this.
  3. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    Hmmm, Ramona Trail off the 74 has a nice ring to the new year....
     
    Oaken, abuck55, Mikie and 2 others like this.
  4. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Day? How about New Years Minute? :)

    Wifers and I are planning on Santiago Peak via Holy Jim at the stroke of midnight. We did it once without bikes and later wondered what we were thinking. So this time we will bring the spokes and make quick work of the descent. It was 29° with a stiff wind last time. This year looks like 32 for the high, no appreciable wind in the forecast.

    All NYE nutters are welcome to join us. Bring a thermos of hot drink (and some devilwater if you want to imbibe; I will). We will descend Upper Holy, but if that's not to your liking you can do Main Divide and meet up at the top of Holy Jim. Start time 8pm at HJ parking for a very casual ascent with plenty of breaks.
     
    herzalot, Faust29, abuck55 and 3 others like this.
  5. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    UPSed still got the Merrils/Sunset/ El P ride happening?.

    .
     
    abuck55, Sasquatch9billion and Mikie like this.
  6. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Chesebro Saturday. If you always wanted to check it out. Come out I'll give you the tour.
     
    Faust29, abuck55, Luis and 3 others like this.
  7. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    It's happening however the shuttle will be just over to climb lower Sam. Waiting on exact details.
     
    Mikie and Tom the Bomb like this.
  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Paragons of the Barrett Stoddard Truck Trail will rendezvous this weekend at the northeast corner of Euclid and 24th Street in Upland.
     
  9. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Snow up there??
     
    Mikie and Tom the Bomb like this.
  10. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    I'm surprised you like that trail so much! I've only ridden up it:gag:, probably why I don't care for it.
     
    Mikie and Tom the Bomb like this.
  11. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    which day, fri or sat?
     
    Mikie and Tom the Bomb like this.
  12. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    mileage/elevation planned???
     
    Mikie likes this.
  13. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Unless you are on a road bike, I recommend riding Barrett Stoddard back down, although it is akin to a washboard fire road...if you do not ride it fast, it can be a rough ride.

    For those of you who have not ridden Barrett Stoddard, its closest equivalent is SART from Angelus Oaks to Warm Springs Truck Trail.
     
    Mikie, Tom the Bomb and Faust29 like this.
  14. Maddog

    Maddog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lancaster
    Name:
    Greg Madison
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer 275
    I'm riding Golden Eagle on New Year's Day with some guys from Squeaky Wheel. Meeting at Sandberg at 11:00 a.m., late start I know but the shop guys are young and will be out partying late on the 31st:sleep:! Cold and maybe windy so bring layers!
     
    Mikie, Tom the Bomb, herzalot and 2 others like this.
  15. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    25/3500 with the option to do more or less with bail outs.
     
    Mikie, scan and UPSed like this.
  16. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Please keep me posted on this ride. I might be able to make it. Have ridden it once as an out and back and have looking to get back out there.
     
  17. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Will do. When you climbed it, did you start at the top of Sapphire?
     
    Mikie likes this.
  18. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Fun group, I have done a few endures with them at Rim Nordic. Enjoy yourself.
     
    Mikie likes this.
  19. abuck55

    abuck55 Member

    Name:
    Mark
    EC Trails... !!
    Roxy....?? You should post and host this ride for New Years Day.
    With a late start time of course.
     
    Mikie, ridinrox, Tom the Bomb and 3 others like this.
  20. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Yup! Parked at Sapphire and Almond.
     
    Mikie, Tom the Bomb and DangerDirtyD like this.
  21. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    Probably but I've ridden it w snow on the trail and it was a blast. Cold but a blast!!
     
    Mikie and UPSed like this.
  22. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Wow thats quite a stretch to compare it to the amazing SART (IMHO). Can't find any info on warm springs truck trail
     
    Mikie and Tom the Bomb like this.
  23. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I compared it to a six-mile section of SART.
     
    Mikie and Tom the Bomb like this.
  24. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Satuuuuuuuuuurday?
     
    Mikie likes this.
  25. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Sounds like a good possibility!!
     
    Mikie likes this.
  26. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    There is a group shuttling Barrett Stoddard on Saturday Morning at 8:30am. Total mileage is 11.5. 950' of climbing, 2,950' of descending.

    I tried to get them to climb it, or at least start the ride from the junction of Baldy Road/Barrett Stoddard TT, but these guys get on saddles only to pursue the end of the ride as soon as possible. There is no denying they rip the trail, but with this approach to riding, I find them to be Paragons of meagerness...and carbon fiber.
     
    Mikie, abuck55, hill^billy and 4 others like this.
  27. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Thanks for the heads up, I'll pass though, like you I prefer the pain and suffering before the magical descent :thumbsup:.

    Just as a tease, took my family there today for a hike. The views are tremendous and the dirt is in prime shape!

    20151230_140742.jpg

    20151230_141834.jpg
     
    mtnbikej, Mikie, ridinrox and 12 others like this.
  28. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    As much as I bitch about climbing, I agree with you. Do your DH at the bike park, or on trails that can't be climbed. Earn your turns otherwise.
     
    mtnbikej, Mikie, abuck55 and 5 others like this.
  29. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Time and mtg place???
     
    Mikie likes this.
  30. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Where are you coming from Scan? Meeting time and place could depend on that. I like starting from the valley side 'cuz I'm like 10 minutes away. But at the same time I wouldn't mind driving to Chesebro trail head.
     
    Mikie likes this.
Loading...