True Grit Epic 2019

Discussion in 'Racing' started by mtnbikej, Oct 1, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 03-09-19
  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Ok... When you tried the 100, how were you doing on the cutoffs?

    Looking at the results from last time, the last 100 miler was done in 10:22:00. That's a faster pace than my 50 mile run. :oops:
     
  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
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    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I missed the cutoff after Zen by about 15 mins....but they weren't really stopping anyone. I bailed when my fork went south....but they would have let me continue.

    After Zen lap 2, the course gets easier.....at least less technical.
     
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  5. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I am planting the seed in the wife’s brain for this one. Love to bring the trailer up there and do a Thursday to Monday stay. Looks like an amazing camping trip with an incredible bike race thrown in.
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
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    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    I'm doing a Fri-Mon this time around. Already got the condo reserved.
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I'm gonna bunk with @Cougar!

    He moved there solely to get revenge on last year.
     
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    There is plenty of chunk there for your 160mm bike.

    There is plenty of fast and flow for your 160mm bike.

    There is plenty of gradual climbing for your 160mm bike.

    I'll be on the SS.
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I don't think the bike is the issue, do you?
     
  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    You have 4.5 months for your bike to get you ready.
     
  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Noted. Let the training begin. :whistling: :confused:

    Blackstar-Motorway - Maple Springs-Motorway figure 8 Saturday morning from the Tree Farm. Who's with me? Oh - the hell with that, I'll start from Wahoos and add in Whiting and Santiago Canyon Rd. 4:00 am start.
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    IF you are starting from Wahoo's.....probably just start by going up Harding-MW-B*-MW-Santiago Canyon-Whiting.

    I'd join, but some of us will be suffering in WW.
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    OOOOhhhhh that sounds fun! But then, I would miss Maple Springs. Can I go back up Maple to Joplin, then out via The Luge?
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Yes, yes you can. :thumbsup:

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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
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    Next thing you know, I'm going to buy a 170mm travel bike!
     
  16. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    It's on my calendar.
    50/100 TBD


    In the past CC/VQ was my "motivator" through the winter.
    In 2019 this one might be race #1
     
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  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    SC Chameleon SS

    I would say the 100 is harder than VQ. At least you have an idea of what you’d be getting into.
     
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I have no idea where and when you would ride it......you are not a Flooper.
     
  19. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    My gut is saying "let do the 50 (44) again", but if my winter training include a few "J Epics" I might push it beyond my comfort zone.
     
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  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I’d like to get the 100 under my belt.....but the thought I’d doing the 50, then being able to ride Sunday and Monday in the area sounds like more fun.
     
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  21. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Washington City, UT (near St. George)
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Come on down @herzalot ! I can't imagine I won't do this in '19. I've done it the past two years, and I have to take revenge for my failure last year >.<
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Failure? Did something go wrong on the True Grit ride? :whistling:
     
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