Vernal Equinox / First Full Day of Spring Blackstar Ride

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Rumpled, Feb 28, 2019.

Added to Calendar: 03-21-19
  1. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Ride Name: Vernal Equinox / First Full Day of Spring Blackstar Ride
    When: Thursday March 21st
    Time: 5:30 pm
    Where: Xmas Tree Farm on Blackstar Canyon Rd
    Ride Description or Details:
    Continuing in my theme of doing a group ride on seasonal dates...
    As this date will be the first full day of spring (official vernal equinox 2:58 pm on 03/20) in our Northern Hemisphere, let's do another Blackstar ride.
    Us slower folks will be starting at 5:30 to make it to Beek's by 7:30.
    Faster people can start later or do extra credit past Beek's place.
    The goal is to meet at Beek's at 7:30 and toast the vernal equinox. And perform whatever solstice or pagan rituals you feel like. (Please, no human or animal sacrifices).

    Lights might be needed, but we will have a 100% illumination full moon - if it's clear.
    http://www.moongiant.com/phase/03/21/2019

    Sunset is at 7:03 pm, so just before we get to Beek's.

    Any significant rain on the day or preceding days will cancel as none of use want that Blackstar clay.

    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Xmas Tree Farm on Blackstar Canyon Rd , near the intersection with Silverado Canyon Rd, which is near its' intersection with Santiago Canyon Rd.
    Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Social Cruise
    Type of Ride: Out and Back
    Rider Limit: Infinity Squared
    Anticipated Mileage: 18
    Elevation Gain: 2200
    Ride Duration: 3 Hours
    Previous Ride Reports:
    Possible Bail-Outs:
    Turn around and go back, but you'll be missing out.
    Facilities: Probably no drinkable water on trail. The world is our restroom, just don't pee near a stream.
    Food/water suggestions: Most get by on a bottle of water or so. Snacks if you want. Maybe a beer or two or something to toast the equinox at Beek's.
    Option to Upload:

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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'll do this. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    XTR 29er (aka Frankenstein)
    I am 95% sure I'll be there :)
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    YAY!!!!!
     
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  5. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    My daughter and I will be there.
     
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  6. PMORTUARY

    PMORTUARY Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Dave (D2)
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
  7. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Hoping the rain stays away.
     
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  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Not looking good as of this juncture.:thumbsdown: For Beeks:
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  9. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Slightly improving.

    Thursday
    A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
    Thursday Night
    A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    BStar Weather Update.JPG
     
  10. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    XTR 29er (aka Frankenstein)
    Hasn't been a single drop of rain this week in Laguna Hills through this morning (Thurs 6 AM).
     
  11. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    It rained on and off in RSM yesterday afternoon with some thunder, and it's raining right now... The gauge in upper Silverado is showing .35" in the last 24 hours, but the top of Motorway is showing 0". We might still be good to go...
     
  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Yep... I’ll be watching the weather for this one.

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  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Yeah, Suz say it was raining at the barn. :thumbsdown:
     
  14. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    We only got sprinkles in Lake Forest last night and so far today. It hailed and flooded in Long Beach and hailed and poured in Corona/Elsinore areas.
    Unless it pours today, the plan is to meet to ride and then decide.
    I might be running a little late.
     
  15. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    XTR 29er (aka Frankenstein)
    Weird. It is truly bone dry here. We got a few drops at about 10:00 AM, but they are long gone.
     
  16. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    You’re farther from the mountains. There's been a small system hanging over the Santa Anas since yesterday afternoon... .43 for lower Silverado and .39 for upper. Almost .7" at Irvine Lake...

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  17. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    Getting a good shower here in Lake Forest - not looking good for the first full day of spring supermoon viewing.
     
  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I saw the Supermoon this morning on the way to work.

    Forecast for Beeks as of now is 70% chance showers today to 30% before 11 pm. 15 to 25 mph wind.

    I may go up this weekend but not tonight.
     
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  19. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    My last 2 rides have been in the wind :mad:
     
  20. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    XTR 29er (aka Frankenstein)
    Hmm.... I'll check it out regardless. If I get to the tree farm and it isn't raining, I'll see how far I get before the mud gods turn me back.
     
  21. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    On my way there now.
     
  22. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Have fun out there!!! I had to clip the hamster's toenails. :sneaky:
     
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  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Euphemism? Kind of a strange one... :confused:
     
  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    No, just a ridiculous reason for not going. I actually got home way too late to make it out there; I didn't want to deal with traffic; I didn't want to deal with the wind. And it was a long day at work.
     
  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    (I know - I was just being silly)
     
  26. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Well, the hamster was kinda....no, never mind.
     
  27. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Soooooo....how far did you make it?
     
  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm gonna lay odds that no one made it past Hidden Ranch.
     
  29. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    I'll say the moon is freaking gorgeous tonight, It could been something. :oops:
     
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  30. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Coulda, woulda, shoulda.....but was it?:ninja::laugh:
     
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