OC Heat Advisory Ride – The Jims, Sat or Sun

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  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    No, not Jz's death march of fun, but something regular riders can enjoy – under 25 miles (under 15 from the HJ parking area) with a few K el gain at most...

    Tomorrow or Sunday, whatever works best. I'll default to tomorrow if no takers.

    Holy Jim and Upper Holy Jim

    UHJ – short and challenging enough to be tough to clean entirely; HJ a classic, fun romp – if overgrown presently. Up HJ and Main Divide to the start of UHJ.

    Slow-medium pace up, medium-fast down. PO pro and a head net advised.

    7am at HJ parking area. (Can do 6am if desired; it's plenty light.)
     
  2. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    34.2295° N, 117.2257° W
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail
    Everything would be right for that ride tomorrow for me except the heat. Wonder, does one need to acclimate to heat, like altitude? After my ride yesterday my piss was neon yellow for a couple hours even though I drank a bunch the whole ride, and didn't feel so great today. I may need to wade in to the warm weather rides.... maybe something next week, supposed to cool off some.
    Have a great ride Mike, don't overdo with those temps!
     
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  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Have fun up there... It shouldn't be too bad with a 7:00 start. I'll be running a pretty stout mix of Tailwind on the death march tomorrow... No neon pee for me! :stop:
     
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  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Acclimation is a given for hot weather...either you get used to it or you don't. Thankfully I can mostly handle it, but anything over 100 degrees and I'm out.

    I climbed the back side of GMR at 102 degrees one summer....and set a PR. I won't be doing that again.:eek:
     
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  5. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    100 degrees, big ride...no thanks
    Definitely not heat-acclimated yet after the below-average May.
    gotta work anway. high 69 in laguna today...:)
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    After 2 weekends straight of dealing with the PO :gag:....I am quite happy with my no PO route. :)
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
  8. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Prescott
    Name:
    hill^billy
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    The crowds really are manageable.

    I will be out in San Bernardino for a baseball game from 10-noon (or after) tomorrow. Toasty!
     
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  10. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    The temperatures were very nice at 6am, no direct sun until past the switchbacks, and even then it was cool in the shade. I mollygagged my way up overall, but was able to clean the rocky split section of creekbottom trail. A couple re-dos, dabs, and a fun low-speed ejection into the manzanita on UHJ.

    Number of trail users encountered ascending HJ: 0
    Number of trail users encountered Ascending MD: one jeep with two people
    Number of trail users encountered descending UHJ: 0
    Number of trail users encountered descending HJ: 39 (29 hikers, 10 bikers, spread out over 4.75 miles)
    Beer at 9:44 am :cool:
     
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  11. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Nice... We were wondering how your temps were on that side of the mountain range. We knew it was heating up fast when we hit 80 at 7:10.
     
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  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Hehe, I was wondering on the way up where the nearest trail users were, and I thought it was probably you guys over the hill. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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