The Cannell Plunge. It's Time!

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Mikie, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:22 PM.



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Are You In?

  1. Yes! I am In!

    53.8%
  2. Nope! I'm Out (Although I'm not sure why I'm telling you)

    11.5%
  3. I'm a Strong Maybe and will let you know.

    34.6%
Added to Calendar: 09-07-19
  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Ride Name: The Cannell Plunge. It's Time!
    To Reserve Your Shuttle Spot: http://www.mtnriver.com/biking-adventures/

    (800) 861-6553
    When: September 7th

    Time: Based on Kern River Adventures Shuttle
    Where: Kernville USA
    Ride Description or Details:
    Really? You need one?
    Shuttled to Sherman Pass, dropped off, climb up to 9000 elevation then roll and drop techy death defying fun!

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Kern River Adventure Parking Lot Kernville California
    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Easy with Moments of Effort
    Type of Ride: Point A to B Shuttle
    Rider Limit: Guessing 10
    Anticipated Mileage: 26 Miles
    Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet climb with a 7,000 feet drop
    Ride Duration: 4 Hours
    Previous Ride Reports:
    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/cannell-trail-epic.1715/#post-7375

    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/rr-cannell-trail-round-2.4970/

    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/cannell-trail-hooligans-and-shenanigans.6550/
    Possible Bail-Outs: Yup! A 7,000 foot drop to the Kernville Valley Floor
    Facilities: Faust29's Outhouse at Sherman Pass
    Food/water suggestions: I will bring a 70 oz. Camelbak laced with Magic Pixie Dust and a Water Bottle
    Option to Upload:

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    This is linked to the Booking page. Scroll to the bottom one:
    Shuttle - Sherman Pass to book!

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    Kern River Adventure Phone Number: (800) 861-6553
     
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Sorry! Somehow I deleted the original post. Had to repost it... Stupid Moderators!
     
  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    As long as it's not on September 14th team JennifEd is in!
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I can say yay or nay as soon as @Luis posts his availability date(s). But, most likely YESSS.

    You guys like to do this as a day trip, no lodging?
     
  6. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Been talking to @George for the last year about doing this. Add us as a maybe
     
  7. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Oh geez it’s based on my availability dates? :x3:

    Ok then I’m good with:
    Aug 24, Sep 7, Sep 21
    Might be available to extend to Sunday possibly.
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yup! A one dayer, up that morning and drunk driving home from Kern River Breewing Company in the late afternoon. Yeah...
     
  9. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    @Mikie are you limiting to 10 riders because of the shuttle? You know they will put on the the second van if needed. Or you just wanna make the group small?
     
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I'm good for the first two...

    You have to be in. Don't you have @Mikie by an almost insurmountable 1 second on the plunge?? He wants a do over. :p

    The 24th is a birthday for one of our members... Birthday ride! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Oh he obliterated that one second lead I had on him. Thanks to whoever enabled him to jump on that Santa Cruz he’s riding nowadays :rolleyes:
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    9/7 works best.
     
  13. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    If we do it on the 7th then we could celebrate my birthday which falls on the 9th. :whistling:
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Isn't there someone who would want to do this as a birthday ride?!!! :whistling:
     
  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I’m in if it’s October 26.
     
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Aye yai yai!
    Demolition Date Confusion.
    Okay, let me get with Mrs. Watson tonight as I know we are planning a trip to Idaho.
     
  17. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    That's a good question. Not based on shuttle capacity. I know that when we start getting up over 10 people the day begins to drag out. If it is a strong group, I don't care how many go.
     
  18. Makoto

    Makoto Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Would love to make this ride if the date(s) work out. Been too long since I've ridden this trail!
     
  19. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    I think its been 10 years plus since I last rode it... was kinda a newbie... beautiful ride... plunge part was endless!!!
     
  20. Bill

    Bill Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Bill
    Current Bike:
    old bike
    I’m in those dates if I can carpool with somebody from the OC.
     
  21. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    I'm going to watch and see how the dates and group evolve, but I'm interested in doing this. I throw this out there for feedback as well though. Having watched the videos, read previous reports, and sought outside counsel, I feel like I can handle the trail. That said, I'm very aware that a ride is a function not only of the trail, but also of the group riding it. There's surviving (and enjoying), and there's being an anchor. While I'm fine with being the slowest, I'm absolutely not fine with altering the pace of the ride. If at any point, be it now or later in the planning as the group evolves, someone who has seen me ride says this is not the ride for me then I take no offense whatsoever. I know there will be plenty more.
     
  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    If you bring the Trail Pistol and you let me touch it again. Then you can go! :p

    Here is the scoop. There is only a couple of climbs in this ride but they are at altitude. The first climb is an altitude butt kicker, there is one fire road climb and once that is done the tough climbing is over. That is not to scare you off, just an observance. If you look at the profile in the OP you can see it is indeed mostly downhill. But with that said, there is a fair amount of technical singletrack, and upper section prior to the cabin with some nice chunky rocks where as the Plunge is more flowy with some big boulder rolls and goodness. I would say based on the Big Bear Social, we will have a faster pace with a lot less stops, but I got the impression you could do the Cannell Plunge. Taking your time, everything is rideable!

    Edit: It's a gracious group... always! This is not a social pace per se. But how else are you going to stretch and grow... if you don't go. I say go.
     
  23. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    If I remember correctly buggravy, you should be fine. Not much worse than golden eagle... (but longer) 2000 foot climbing is up and down at high elevation.. more cross country.. don't remember it being overly techy... the first hour is the toughest part... then more cross country of up and down .... then the plunge.. switchbacking downhill w/ views of lake Isab all the way to Kernville and HOT temps!!....I'm sure others could pipe in...
     
  24. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    This is looking more and more like September 7th based on your feedback and my ability to attend my own ride.
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I think he'll be fine, but the top section is chunky as all get out... Like chunky enough that I'll say this is the only ride I won't do on the hardtail again, if I can help it. And I'll have the 2.5 DHF on the front.

    I also like the top half a lot more than the plunge... For that reason. :D

    The exposure on the plunge freaks me out a little...
     
  26. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
  27. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    One of those shuttle seats is mine b!tches, whatever the date is...
     
  28. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    In! Have vacation time off already, good choice of dates!
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  29. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Ouch
     
  30. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    You said it. Those bunch of hasty Barneys! How about you and I start our own group ride of slowspokes...
     
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