Redlands Strada Rossa VI 3.02.19

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Cyclotourist, Sep 18, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 03-02-19, 03-16-19
  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Ride Name: Redlands Strada Rossa VI 3.2.19
    When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
    Time: Varies
    Where: Redlands, CA
    Ride Description or Details:
    Multi-surface ride. Probably 50/50 road to dirt. Some singletrack. The 100km route is typically the best, with a 100 mile, and 33 mile/55km route as well. The goal is for the routes to be shared, so everyone gets the same experience. All routes tend to average out to 1,000 ft/10 miles of climbing. Focus is on social. Plenty of racers out, but the people hanging out with friends will have the best time.
    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Downtown Redlands TBD
    Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise, Easy with Moments of Effort, Moderate Pace, Fast Pace, Death March, Hammer Head!
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: 250
    Anticipated Mileage: Plenty
    Elevation Gain: Some
    Ride Duration: All Day
    Previous Ride Reports: https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/redlands-strada-rossa-100-miler.4098/

    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/strada-rossa-100k.4136/

    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/redlands-strada-rosa-2018-edition.7162/

    Possible Bail-Outs: unlimited
    Facilities:
    Food/water suggestions:
    Option to Upload:

    -EDIT- Date changed to March 2 from original March 16.

    We just confirmed the date, and want to throw it out onto the spring calendar! All are invited to come out and have a good time. Family friendly, and teens/spouses that may not ride much are able to have fun on the shorter route. 100% volunteer based event, with all of the proceeds going to local land conservancies and bike advocacy groups. I hope to see some of you out there!

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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Now that I have approximately the right bike, who knows. Metric probably if any.
     
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  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Your Sutra will be great! But there are no wrong bikes for this! Everyone is at an advantage/disadvantage at some point of the ride. People ride it (and crash) and road bikes with skinny slicks. People ride it (and crash) and full-squish enduros. I think a drop-bar 29er or road+ bike is the closest you can get to "best" bike for it, but the whole point is to just get out and ride. See some new stuff, meet some new people, probably push yourself a bit.

    The metric century ride is the premier ride, so you will not go wrong by going on that one. The 100 miler (or thereabouts) is then added on to that route, while we look to cut mileage off of it for the 1/2 metric. This year's ride is going to be great, with our favorite trails on it, but the 100 miler addition is going to be pretty epic if everything falls into place!
     
  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I'm 100% maybe!

    It's always conflicted with other things I was doing. But...we'll see.
     
  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I can 100% predict that you will probably like the 100 mile ride!
     
  6. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Doubtful, which is why I'll want to do it.
     
  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I’m not sure, but I’ll probably sit this one out.

    Usually falls the weekend after True Grit, and I’d prefer to stay in St George a couple extra days instead.
     
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  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    We're six months out, so a lot of potential changes, but the 100 mile route is AWESOME!!! Usually we build it off of the 60, but this year we're doing it first, and cutting it down to make the 60.

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    That said, the 60 & 30 rides are intended to be tough, but not to break people. They are very doable. I say anyone can ride the 30. The 60 is similar, but comfort on slippery dirt and the mental ability to stay in the saddle all day if you're going slow are very helpful.
     
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  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Heads up, date is going to be changed... don't buy those plane tickets quite yet!
     
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  10. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    Do we have a date yet?
     
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  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Very UNOFFICIALLY March second, but we're not cementing it down till Friday.

    Redlands Bicycle Classic moved their date from May to the 13th through 17th, and there's no way for us to host our event with that going on.
     
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  12. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    :thumbsup: Got it pencilled in.
     
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  13. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    I ride all the bikes!
    I'm doing the Spandex Stampede this Sunday, this one is on my radar as well.
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    If I do it again, it would be on the Highball with gears and skinnier tires- only because I don't have a cross type bike. It's definitely taken on more of a "roadie feel" since we did the 101 mile route a couple years ago.
     
  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Wanna borrow the Kona? :sneaky:
     
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Hope you can make it! I think it's worth trying out. You'll either like it a lot, or won't!

    A cross bike is the best bike for this. There is plenty of dirt (60%) but it's smooth, next to zero chunk. When it aims downhill, you just need to slow down. A MTB is fine, but burly built one will be at a disadvantage. Highball with fast tires will be great. And gears, what are those????

    It's been done, but I wouldn't recommend a road bike. Too much dirt to slide out on. CX is hard to beat...

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  17. OTHRider

    OTHRider Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    99% in even with the date change. I've always enjoyed the riding out there. I have found a few like-minded friends from STR who prefer to aim for "about 50 miles" to allow for a mellow pace and strategic short cuts.
     
  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    The 100 km/60ish mile route is always my favorite. Although if it plays out as hoped for, the 90 mile route is going to be pretty amazing!

    Here's a hint:

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  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    March 2, you say? Well, I may have to pencil that in my own self, and rescind the offer to @Faust29 . . .
     
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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I may join you... I'm good with the Highball, as long as it has gears.
     
  21. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Happy to host the both of you!
     
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  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Maybe I'll do one of the short routes with Suz.
     
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I think she (and everyone else!) would enjoy the 100 km route.
     
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  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    It's official: March 2nd is the new date for RSR VI!!! Our first year having to change the date! Sorry for hassles, and hope it works out better for some of you!

    @Mikie could you please change the title and calendar?

    Now that's a practical explanation!

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  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
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  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Thank you, good sir!
     
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