Vision Quest Alternative

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Faust29, Jun 26, 2019.



  1. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Main Divide humor! :laugh:

    I was thinking the same thing about a pre-ride...
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'd actually like to do this (I'm sane - really!!) but it'll have to wait 'til fall most likely.
     
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  3. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    F.Y.I....

     
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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
    I didn't realize Maple Spring Rd intersected south Main Divide. o_O:rolleyes:
     
  5. jdubb

    jdubb Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    John Williams
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy cc
    Wasn’t the cut-off 4 hours to bottom of motorway for VQ & Counting Coup?

    I know I sound old & slow but I’m interested in joining and 3 1/2 hours to bottom of motorway is a real challenge for me
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Yes, for VC/CC it is 4 hrs.

    You have time to train.
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Meh.......
     
  8. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    :geek: I misunderstood...:oops:
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I just don't like the idea of a shorter route....especially they way it is being framed.
     
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  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    A Sierra Peak out 'n back just isn't much of a challenge; it can be done with 1 or 2 bottles on the bike, and definitely with a pack. No support needed, so paying for it doesn't make sense.

    Add in dropping down Skyline and back up, then it gets fun. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    So, they kinda gotta work on their locations and timing...

    We will have two cutoff times similar to the Counting Coup for the pro and intermediate course:

    1. 10:00 a.m. - at the Aid Station at the bottom of the Silverado Trail and Maple Spring Road

    2. 12:00 a.m. - at the Aid Station at the intersection of Maples Springs Road and the South Main Divide Road.
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Nope....if it takes you 4 hrs to get to bottom of Motorway, then you won’t make the 12:00 cutoff at 4 Corners.


    You have his email...feel free to correct him.
     
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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    It's the same 4 and 6 hour cutoff that we had for VQ and CC... (5:30-9:30 for aid station 1 at MW, and 11:30 for aid station 2 at Four Corners). We can sleep in an extra half hour for this one. :)

    I will most likely sign up. The course isn't as fun as VQ, but it will still be fun in its own painful way.

    Edit: The thing that jumps out at me is the lack of a third cutoff. Due to logistics, most likely... That is a long painful stretch from Four Corners to Black Star.
     
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  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    He’s pointing out it says SOuTH MD. I’d imagine that 95% of the riders out there don’t even know there is an extension to Main Divide.
     
  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

    Missed that... Although South Main Divide is on my wish list. :p
     
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  16. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'll ping you when it reopens. I'm looking forward to that too.
     
  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    And the midnight cutoff time...
     
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  18. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Is South Main Divide closed? (That's south of Ortega)
    I think Wildomar OHV and CG is closed.
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yep, closed at Elsinore Peak due to one of the fires (Wildomar I think),
     
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