UPSed's Death March! Taco Plaza- O'Neill- Harding- Santiago Peak- Upper Holy Jim to Trabuco

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Faust29, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    @singlespeedrider and I attempted it once last year. We were rolling along... refueled at the bottom of Motorway, and then ran into a heat wave headed up the pavement. I went through most of my two bottles before we hit the dirt again. We turned tail, and headed down for the "pavement descent of shame."
     
  2. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

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

    On hot days Motorway has a strong thermal updraft. It can make the air 10 degrees hotter. When mountain biking, I wear daily contact lenses. Every time that I've gone down Motorway, when wearing them on a hot day, one has dried up and fallen off.
     
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  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    The obvious solution is to do what I do: Close your eyes. :thumbsup:
     
  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    This is one chatty-Patty thread! :laugh:
     
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  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    We need a lot of Sh!t talk to get ourselves worked up to do these big rides. :p
     
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  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    That's understandable. It would surely quicken the pace too, me thinks.
     
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  7. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I think that was one of those “I’ll turn back if you want to” but we both wanted to turn back moments.
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Picture Slot Machine!
    Who ARE these Hooligans?!?!?!?

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    Fantastic Ride report by the way!
     
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I like the Hooligans... I don't like that everything in that picture was burned by a maniac. :(
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I did think bout that prior to posting, but I thought the pic and memory out weighed the history. :(
    It WILL grow back, I promise! ;)
     
  11. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I came across this the other day. What a great day!
     
  12. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Only those 3 would be smiling like that in the middle of a death march.:gag:
     
  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Yeah, I’d say we’re about 1/2 way through at that point.
     
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