Tour of the White Mountains

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Mikie, Jun 14, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 10-13-18
  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Ride Name: Tour of the White Mountains
    When: October 13, 2018
    Time: Morning
    Where: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
    Ride Description or Details:
    It's not "supposed" to be a race, but you know how "men" are!
    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise, Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride: Loop
    Rider Limit: 750
    Anticipated Mileage: 50 Miles
    Elevation Gain: 5,117 ft
    Ride Duration: Don't know
    Previous Ride Reports: None
    Possible Bail-Outs: Don't know
    Facilities: Woods, maybe other stuff? It' an event.
    Food/water suggestions:
    Option to Upload:

    Yup! I signed up for this:
    Details are Here: https://epicrides.com/events/tour-of-the-white-mountains/course-info/


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  2. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
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  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Just about the same stats as the Ride for Rwanda. :whistling:
     
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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yeah, not a killer. A cruiser! With some pretty amazing scenery and a great excuse to get out of town.
     
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  6. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    For those of us not fortunate enough to go on bications I will lead a tour of Brown Mountain :cry:
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Only 550 miles from the house!
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I'm reading this as a commitment. :whistling:
     
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Well... I did see only hardtails in the ad. And one with rim brakes!
     
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  10. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
     
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  11. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    I see 50 miles and my backside cringes. I definitely wouldn't mind doing this ride but have plans to be riding elsewhere at the moment so I can't commit to anything.
     
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Still didn’t perceive a no out of that...:sneaky:
     
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  13. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    And all this time I thought the White Mountains were above Bishop. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    How did I miss this the first time around?
     
  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    ADD? :p
     
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  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Cool!
    I'll meet bof you AND @Faust29 there do you singlespeed heaven.
     
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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Lead image is an El Mar SS... you have to go now!

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  18. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Probably a really sweet course. We rode part of it last year, the Los Burros trail. Pretty mellow terrain, very beautiful pine forest.
     
  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I cancelled my ride in Arizona, it was 50 miles of scenic Singletrack, called the Tour of the White on Saturday. It snowed there last Sunday, rained there Monday and yesterday, 30% chance of rain tomorrow and 70% chance of rain on Saturday which is ride day. I wasn't all that excited about slogging 50 miles of rain and mud, but life’s an adventure! I had a cabin rented for 2 days and the truck was loaded and Cathy and I were leaving to go do this regardless.

    But when Epic Adventures start sharing on their Facebook page that they have a plan B and a Plan C and looking heavily at plan C which would be laps on a gravel grind, AND will make that decision at the riders meeting tomorrow at 8:00pm? I guess I’m just not willing to drive 10 1/2 hours and fork out for a cabin to find out the product I purchased was going to be short changed.

    Am I bitching right now? Yeah kinda. For one I really wanted to do this ride, overcame some serious physical damage to myself to bone up for a 50 miler.

    I guess where my rub is there is a balance difference and a 10 dollar upcharge if you want to step up to a bigger ride after registering, no price reduction if you choose to do a lesser ride. But what really gets me is that they can significantly lessen the product and not offer a percentage refund. I didn’t pay to do some lame gravel grind laps ride, I paid for 50 miles of alpine Singletrack.

    Probably will not sign up for a ride of this kind again. Seems the event promoter is not financially at risk, the patrons are. They just received over 200 bucks of free money... :(

    Guess I’ll be looking for a ride for Saturday.
     
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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Well... Shoot! I was hoping you'd have an epic time out there to hold over our heads. :thumbsdown:

    You will have the chance to do a 50 miler soon, though... :thumbsup:
     
  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    And all of this because of Mutha Nature.

    Sorry to hear.
     
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  22. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Bummer.
     
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  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Well that's a bummer...:thumbsdown: I know you were looking forward to this and you were more than ready. I guess riding the White mountains with a bunch of white stuff coming down wouldn't be prime but as @rossage says" there's no bad days just bad gear".

    So does this mean I gotta figure out a 50 miler on short notice or can we get by with a lesser epic???
     
  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    https://wwfifty.weebly.com/

    :whistling:
     
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  25. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    There's always the real White Mtns...above Bishop. Not far from you southern Canadians, either.:whistling:
     
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  26. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
  27. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    It means Hellacious Ride would be a recovery ride for them.
     
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  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    We can do something more subtle, you are off the hook! I’ll be less grumpy by Saturday...:oops:

    This is not a mountain bike ride, this is masochism! :rolleyes:

    If I got that far, I may as well hit up Mammoth!
     
  30. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Well if we can't find a tour guide for a floop er flop 50 then maybe we just do the Strawberry/Gab epic even if we don't have company. Plenty of time to figure something out.
     
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