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Old 11-05-06, 09:08 PM   #1
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Santiago Peak MTB ride ??

I was talking to Extort this morning about this ride, I did it about 12 years ago (damn I am getting old) and it got me thinking. It is the highest peak in Orange County (according to Franko's map) so if anyone is interested in conquering this please post here. I am just trying to get a feel of how many people would be interested.
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Old 11-05-06, 09:11 PM   #2
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depends on the date. i am down for just about anything-though you might end up waiting for me to catch up regularly.
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I was talking to Extort this morning about this ride, I did it about 12 years ago (damn I am getting old) and it got me thinking. It is the highest peak in Orange County (according to Franko's map) so if anyone is interested in conquering this please post here. I am just trying to get a feel of how many people would be interested.

I'd be interested but I'm sure its way outa my league... maybe I should just show up in hiking boots?
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Old 11-05-06, 09:16 PM   #4
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I was talking to Extort this morning about this ride, I did it about 12 years ago (damn I am getting old) and it got me thinking. It is the highest peak in Orange County (according to Franko's map) so if anyone is interested in conquering this please post here. I am just trying to get a feel of how many people would be interested.

I have a feeling that would definitely be a killer ride.
What route would you take?
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Off to google for info to see if it's out of my league... or not. Do you have a date in mind?
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Off to google for info to see if it's out of my league... or not. Do you have a date in mind?

http://www.singletrackmind.com/Trail...il%20Index.htm

you must be a machine for this...
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I've done it via Silverado Cyn > Maple Spring > Main Divide. It's not terribly steep or technical, but is a long slow climb. It can also be done via Harding Truck Trail > Main Divide.

I'd be interested in going again, for sure.
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I've done it via Silverado Cyn > Maple Spring > Main Divide. It's not terribly steep or technical, but is a long slow climb. It can also be done via Harding Truck Trail > Main Divide.

I'd be interested in going again, for sure.
really? so one could pretty much granny up it? I'll have you know, my new bike has a 22 in the front and a 34 in the back.... I have NO idea what I'd ever be on that would require that gearing though
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I've done it via Silverado Cyn > Maple Spring > Main Divide. It's not terribly steep or technical, but is a long slow climb. It can also be done via Harding Truck Trail > Main Divide.

I'd be interested in going again, for sure.
Chim you are right,from what I remember it was slow and long.For me this is a test to see how much better I am (or not) when I was 23 years old.
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really? so one could pretty much granny up it?
I suppose so. Via Harding, it's about 15 mi one way. It can be less via Silverad/Maple Spring, depending where you park/start. Elevation gain is something like 4,000'.

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I have NO idea what I'd ever be on that would require that gearing though
I have a love/hate thing with my granny gear.
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here's another link for you all

http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=476


I'm game for this ride, I'll bring my SS 14mile climb on a MTB sounds FUN!!!!! Ahould be interesting w/ one gear too
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here's another link for you all

http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=476


I'm game for this ride, I'll bring my SS 14mile climb on a MTB sounds FUN!!!!! Ahould be interesting w/ one gear too
Sick Bastardo....
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should be interesting none the less, now we just need a date

14 miles, 4200 feet of climbing, sounds like Palomar to me so should be an average of 6-7% grade for that climb
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Old 11-06-06, 01:56 AM   #14
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I would do this ride in a heartbeat if it were a night ride
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... I'll have you know, my new bike has a 22 in the front and a 34 in the back.... I have NO idea what I'd ever be on that would require that gearing though
You don't? I seem to remember you pushing your bike up the last hill to Dripping Springs...
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should be interesting none the less, now we just need a date

14 miles, 4200 feet of climbing, sounds like Palomar to me so should be an average of 6-7% grade for that climb
I think the average grade for Harding is around 7%, but that's the average. The first 4.5 -5 miles are really nasty, it levels out a bit after that. Harding Truck Trail would be a good way to go, I think it gets a lot less traffic than Maple Springs, it's not at all technical, the only hard part is the relentless climbing. I'll be in for this ride, depending on what date you guys choose. There are several options for the way down, depending on how big of a ride you want to make it. As soon as I get a little better and confident with my technical skills, I want to ride to Harding to Santiago Peak, and come down Holy Jim Trail.
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You don't? I seem to remember you pushing your bike up the last hill to Dripping Springs...
if I was pushing it, it was more likely because... no, wait... was dripping springs the last stop??? Nope, I rode the whole way up that... although I did push it up the teensy uphill to start back down I'm still a little nervous w/the whole starting out uphill thing

Actually, usually I'm pushing the mtn bike because I can't handle the terrain, not as much about the hills (that' only on the road bike )

But really, the hardtail I was riding on that ride is a 24:30 or something... big difference between that and a 22:34

I'm sure I'll find some use for it....
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Yeah, you can practically winch yourself up anything with that 22/34. The problem is keeping that front end from floating...
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I would do this ride in a heartbeat if it were a night ride
My light only last 2 hours w/ both beams on, would be an interesting race in time though.
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I've always wanted to do this ride around 3-4AM and reach the towers by sunrise.
So lights are only need for half the ride, and sunshine on the way down.
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that might be a LIL to early for me, it will take a good 70-80 minutes just to get there from Esco
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Sounds similar to the Mt. Wilson Toll Road--I'd use it as an excuse to get back on the mtb (it's been ~2 years since I've been on it).
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You don't? I seem to remember you pushing your bike up the last hill to Dripping Springs...
okay, I was just reminded which stop dripping springs was... yep, I did walk that one...
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DAMM!!! I wish I could go...I probably couldent handle it and I don't have enough MTBs anyway .
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DAMM!!! I wish I could go...I probably couldent handle it and I don't have enough MTBs anyway .
How many do you need? More than one?
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