Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse Blackstar MTB Ride

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  1. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Ride Name: Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse Blackstar MTB Ride
    When: Sunday, January 20th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Where:Xmas Tree Farm on Blackstar Canyon Rd
    Ride Description or Details: We've got this Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse coming up. How about we ride up into the mountains and howl at the moon?

    Us slower folks will be starting at 6:30 (rolling, not just getting there -
    by Garmin or Verizon timekeeping) to make it to Beek's by 8:30.
    Faster people can start later or do extra credit past Beek's place.
    The goal is to meet at Beek's at 8:30 and watch the eclipse.
    I plan to stay for awhile at Beek's (conditions permitting) to watch the eclipse. Extra warm clothes will be helpful.

    Here's a schedule of the eclipse.

    6:36 pm Sun, Jan 20 Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
    7:33 pm Sun, Jan 20 Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
    8:41 pm Sun, Jan 20 Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
    9:12 pm Sun, Jan 20 Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
    9:43 pm Sun, Jan 20 Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends
    10:50 pm Sun, Jan 20 Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.
    11:48 pm Sun, Jan 20 Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.



    Lights will be needed but we will have some moon, 99% illumination waxing gibbous moon - if it's clear; and when it's not the eclipse
    https://www.moongiant.com/phase/01/20/2019

    Weather will probably be cool to cold; so we won't have to worry as much about keeping the beer cold; more about keeping ourselves warm.

    Any significant rain on the day or preceding days will cancel as none of use want that Blackstar clay.

    ?'s - Ask away.
    Invite others, let's make it a party.


    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:Xmas Tree Farm on Blackstar Canyon Rd off of Silverado Canyon Road which is off of Santiago Canyon Road.
    Skill Level:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace:Social Cruise
    Type of Ride:Out and Back
    Rider Limit:Unlimited
    Anticipated Mileage:18
    Elevation Gain:2200 ft
    Ride Duration: 4 hours
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs:Turn around and go back, but you'll be missing out.
    Facilities:No water on trail. The world is our restroom.
    Food/water suggestions:Most get by on a bottle of water or so. Snacks if you want. Maybe a beer or two Beek's
    Option to Upload:


    Eclipse-2019-what-is-super-blood-wolf-moon-when-total-lunar-eclipse-appear-751504.jpg
     
  2. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    I’m off for MLK day on the 21st so I’m in for this as long as my wife hasn’t already spoken for me elsewhere.

    It’ll be a good leg warmup for getting back on skis in Mammoth later that week (haven’t skied in 25 years, all snowboarding since then).
     
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  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Dig it :thumbsup: Hey, the universe is doing something again – let's drink to that! :cool: I like how you find interesting things to toast. I'd join if I could.
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    We were just talking about this last night.....most likely in.
     
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  5. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    On a Sunday:thumbsup: Just might be able to make it this time.
    pm.jpg
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    If'n it ain't rainin'....
     
  7. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Plann'n on be'n there :thumbsup:

     
  8. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    Looking forward to this one. :ninja:
     
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  9. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    hmmmm..... I just some killer lights for Xmas.

    @Cornholio why would you even consider skiing????
     
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  10. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Not sure how/if all this rain is gonna mess with us.
    Will have to keep watch.
    I had previously thought of Maple Springs as an alternate - but looks like that won'd work for me now due to other things.
     
  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Supposed to be cloudy Sunday. :thumbsdown:
     
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  12. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    I started as a skier then moved to snowboarding at around 12 and spent several seasons as a park rat hitting anything and everything that Summit/Bear/Mammoth were building in their parks in the late 90’s to mid 00’s.

    My riding dwindled down to just a trip or two per season so I started avoiding the park. While I love riding big mountain terrain conditions don’t always align with my sparse riding and riding groomed runs on my snowboard has become a bore. Riding my snowboard at local places like Bear/Summit are just not fun at all now that I don’t ride park (I’ll hit some smaller jumps and rails/boxes still but nothing like I used to and it’s kind of frustrating).

    This trip is going to be my son’s first time skiing so I thought it would be cool for him to see dad on skis too and that it would be fun for me to challenge myself with skiing while he is in lessons and my wife is watching the baby. If I brought my snowboard I’d want to ride the whole mountain and this way I’ll be entertained sticking to the Canyon Lodge area to check in on the family and maybe even take some runs on skis with my son. (Wife usually snowboards with me but she is on baby duty this trip).

    Why not start him on a snowboard? I don’t want to deal with unstrapping boots from binding and the added difficulty that snowboard bring to the flats that don’t exist with skis. If he enjoys it we can go more and I can tow him around with a ski pole in the flats. :thumbsup:
     
  13. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    @Cornholio it all makes sense now. Hope your kid gets the bug to ski or board.

    My snowboard background is very similar. Stopped riding cause the SoCal resorts just don’t measure up to what I got used too. I know if I go local I’ll be bored for the same reasons you stated. UNLESS it’s super deep powder then Baldy is the place to be.

    Have a good trip!
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    With this much rain, you might need a boat on Black Star...
     
  15. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro

    New bottom bracket, hubs, brake calipers, derailleur and shoes :(
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Similar here. I started my girl on skis when she was three because they are easier to manage and more natural than a snowboard. Except walking in the boots. She's 8 now and has skied about a dozen times. Unfortunately, she doesn't share my passion. She likes it, but doesn't love it or yearn to ski. She just started with poles on her last outing. She definitely liked having poles now, but I'm glad I didn't start her with them.

    I'm kind of opposite of you regarding skiing/snowboarding. After years of skiing at a competitive level, I decided to teach myself to snowboard (at age 43). For me on a snowboard, just getting off the lift is an accomplishment, and linking turns on a blue run is exciting! :thumbsup:

    What were we supposed to be talking about? Oh yeah, a Blackstar run at night. Have fun!
     
  17. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Was planning on making this one... but with the rain, I wonder?

    Is this going to be one of those rides where 10 riders enter... but none leave? :)
     
  18. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Looking pretty iffy!
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I can't see it being rideable by Sunday, even if the rain stopped now.

    Is Maple Springs still off the table?
     
  20. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Maple is off the table for me due to parking, I'll have my trailer again.
     
  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Just park at the tree farm 30 min early and ride up to the MS gate.:sneaky::p
     
  22. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Breaking news !! Blackstar is already ok to ride up to Beeks. Many people have done so.:thumbsup:
     
  23. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Have you done it? Reports on mud?
     
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  24. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    Went there. Did not ride but talked to a person who did. They said the mud is avoidable
     
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  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Wow... That surprises me with how much rain we had.
     
  26. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    I'm surprised as well. Just checked strava and noone has ridden BStar gate to gate this week.
    Will be waiting for more reports.
     
  27. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I mentioned the ride to my ranger buddy and this was his report:

    15839EDC-B11A-4A6D-A41E-F598678E33E5.jpeg
     
  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    With the warm temps and the wind tomorrow, it may very well be ridable on Sunday. I'll wait til then.
     
  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Pardon my lack of knowledge of the OC area but if mud is a concern for the big moon ride tomorrow night why not change the route to avoid it or change the location all together?
     
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  30. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Not many places allow night riding.

    From the looks of it, mud won't be a problem. Passable now on a bike, and two more full days of drying before you wolf-people go howl at the moon.
     
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