Pioneertown 50- March 31, 2018

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Faust29, Feb 11, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 03-31-18
  1. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
  2. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    ..... So you think this will be a good prep ride for CC?
    Link? (I'm a little lazier the normal)
     
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  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    It’s not a difficult ride. It’s mostly fire toad with about 2 miles of technical singletrack.

    It’s a pretty ride.

    Not sure whether I’m gonna do this or not. March has turned into a very busy month.
     
  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I'm thinking about doing the 35er. Haven't been out there, and have wanted to.
    Will depend on the weather, really. If it ends up being unseasonably hot (the new normal) I'll be less likely to.
     
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  6. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    The first year was one of the first times I took my phone out to snap pictures during an event. I love the way this ride changes as you climb.
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    If you ride the single speed, it will by physically challenging... I think we gain 3000 feet in the first 17 miles with pavement, sand wash of death, and chunky fireroad.

    At the 25 mile turn around, there's something like 2000 feet left to climb on the way back.

    The technical section is optional, and only about 1/2 did it last year. I was alone the whole time I was on it... And it is chunky. Think Cannell Trail chunky, if not more.
     
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    If any of you guys are thinking about it, I would sign up soon. They sold out quickly last year with the 150 rider limit.
     
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  9. pinnacle10

    pinnacle10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Jeff
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Highball
    We are working on increasing that 150 limit, but at this point it is still set at 150.

    5 1/2 weeks out and the extended forecast shows a high of 70 degrees and sunshine.
     
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  10. pinnacle10

    pinnacle10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Jeff
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Highball
    I love reading that ride review. Captures the day real well.


     
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  11. pinnacle10

    pinnacle10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Jeff
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Highball
    We're finalizing the t-shirt design this week. If anyone would like to sponsor the event with either a cash or product donation let me know soon and we'll get your logo on the shirt. We always try to have a good raffle so any sponsors we can get we're appreciative of.

    You can post or message me here, or send an email to info@bikeforbender.com and I'll get it. Thanks.

    Jeff
     
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  12. pinnacle10

    pinnacle10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Jeff
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Highball
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
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  14. pinnacle10

    pinnacle10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Jeff
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Highball
    Here's the jerseys. Specific for Pioneertown this year. We also have size Large left in our BFB jerseys with the black sleeves. If anyone would want one of those I could hold one for you.

    Pioneertown_jersey_V1 (002).jpg
     
  15. pinnacle10

    pinnacle10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Jeff
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Highball
    T-shirts will be a similar design as last year but a different color. We should also have Bike for Bender socks, hats, and t-shirts available for purchase.
     
  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Love the pint glass/cup/mug!
     
  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    With the rain today/tomorrow.....you might just score some epic conditions. The sand wash may be packed down, but the section after the first aid station may be Blackstar'ish.
     
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  18. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    9 days off- I hope it dries out by then.

    I was going to try and push it a little more this year... We'll see, though. The last couple weeks have gone downhill fast.
     
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  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    D'oh!!!!!!!!

    I thought it was this weekend. That is the way it has worked out the last few years.
     
  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Whoaaaa there, horsey (pulling back on the reins)! Time is moving quickly enough already.
     
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  21. pinnacle10

    pinnacle10 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Jeff
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Highball
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  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Good job, Jeff! I might jump on, but not sure about my knee yet... glad to read about the extra capacity!
     
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  23. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Your Chameleon is made for that extra credit Jeep trail... :whistling:
     
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  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    What isn't it made for!?!?!?
    The knee though... going on 2.5 weeks off, and I'm not happy about that! :-/
    Hopefully going to take a bit of a spin around tomorrow and see how I do. But unlikely a 35 mile, never mind a 50 mile ride will be in the cards...
     
  25. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Once again the stars do not align...no way I can make this one. Some day...:rolleyes:
     
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  26. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    That’s too bad. You would really enjoy this one... maybe more than Rwanda.
     
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  27. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    And I'm thinking the Sutra would be even more apropos on this ride than on Rwanda.
     
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  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I'm out, too. Been trying to do this for a few years now but the event date ends up not working for me.
     
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  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    A great ride today with no knee issues, but I do not in any way want to push my luck... have a great ride out there this weekend!
     
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I’d say the opposite... the fire roads out there are pretty chunky. And the optional tech section is even more so.
     
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