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. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    If we didn’t have to stop to answer their calls for help we would have beat them back.
    It might be the only time I was glad to be ditched by a group.
     
  2. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Exactly
     
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  3. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    :laugh:
     
  4. furball

    furball Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Name:
    furball
    Love to join but understand rewarding regulars & rider count constraints. Over eating & drinking, staying at a motel & driving home next day seems ideal for me. Can handle toned down rip or spirited lollygagging. Will keep an eye on your shenanigan planning.
     
  5. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Whoever made me responsible for the safety of another human is insane.
     
  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    This is a must-do if you’re in SoCal. Sounds like epic fun!
     
  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    :laugh::Roflmao
     
  8. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Notice once I took over nobody tried to get by cause they knew I would take them out no questions asked...:Roflmao
     
  9. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    :gag::bang::bang: Yes, who did this ;):Roflmao
     
  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Nope.....she wants to ride her ponies that day.
     
  11. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    going to really try this time. but I do have a heavy schedule so only time will tell. I squandered tonight so the clock is ticking. That sucks because I will not get those four hours back
    Happy good times with little relief
     
  12. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Ooooo. Count us in unless it’s full already. This was a total blast last year. Except for climbing at 9000’. Gasp.
     
  13. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    On the fence, need some calendar checking and might want to stay a night to make the drive worthwhile.
    Not the biggest tech fan. Can someone give me a tech comparison to an OC trail I might know?
     
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  14. Bill

    Bill Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Bill
    Current Bike:
    old bike
    @Rumpled:

    If you can do San Juan, Rockit and Lynx you should be fine.
     
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  15. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Pretty sure I’m in! I’ve been hearing about this ride for years and it’s on my list!
    Feeling a little nervous about the “plunge” part:confused:
     
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Okay!
    I have an idea!
    Naturally I want EVERYBODY to go!
    How about this for a plan.
    We all shuttle together, everyone.
    At the Trailhead we get some sweet group pics. We break up into what we "think" we best fit for a Team A and Team B.
    Someone on each team MUST have a Computer with the route on it. We all take off. The folks that gravitate to the front with a bit more pace will naturally move to the front. Eventually those that become uncomfortable with the pace can drop back into the Peleton, BUT NOBODY GET"S DROPPED!
    This way folks that want to stretch can stretch and if it gets to be too much then it's safe to fall back.

    How is that?

    Edit: This "could" be a Forum discussion in it'self. I have taken a lot of heat for group rides in the past and have always tried to figure out a way to make the ride for all levels of ride pace and current skillset.
     
  17. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Addict

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    GENIUS!
     
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Addition:
    Each team must have a ride leader and a Sweep Rider.
    Why do I say this?
    Because this is being organized on imtbtrails and I want to make sure that everyone is taken care of and finishes the ride.
     
  19. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    This ride leader is equipped with a set of two way radios as well. So whoever wants to help me with the second group and take turns leading and sweeping will be assigned a radio.
     
  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Sounds like a plan. Maybe multiple regrouping within each group, with perhaps one mid-way for everyone (around the meadow/old farm seen in the photos?).
     
  21. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    if I remember, the plunge part was not that techy.. it was the upper beginning section that was a bit techy.. but nothing you can't handle...
    I can handle everything b/c I know how to walk!!! (actually some places, not Cannell, I can't even walk down....)
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    There is one switchback on the plunge part that has gotten me both times... sort of a rock wall that drops into a hard left. :cautious:

    There is also a nasty little climb on the plunge portion. Although it probably seemed nastier with my choice of gearing...
     
  23. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    By the time one gets there, the bottom feels hardest on the route. I watched my buddy go down hard in a moment of unfocus. Don’t let it get ya. :geek:
     
  24. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I remember Jennifer telling me exactly this. By the time she got to the plunge she was worked so she just took it easy.
     
  25. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    This is getting complicated. Maybe everyone should just Floop






    :rolleyes:
     
  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Saturday Floop is going to be the test to see who is ready to move up to the big leagues!
     
  27. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    The Plunge has some techy spots along the way. they are all ridable or walkable. However it was much chunkier than I had remembered.
     
  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Ya mean this one:

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  29. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Doesn’t look bad from that direction!
     
  30. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Just a few rocks out there...and they’re little anyway, so...
     
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