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    Moonlight Magic Ride

    Okay everyone, Planet Ultra has an event that they host every year during the light of the full moon, and I have it on my schedule....
    but that might be the event that I have to bail on... looking at my schedule I might run out of vacation and energy and need a recovery weekend...

    Therefore I wanted to find out if there was any interest in setting up one of our own. Drive out to the uninhabited areas, set up a start line and go...
    here is a list of all the dates available in 2007...

    I figure that everyone will need some sort of stupid little headlight and taillight to stay legal, and I will bring along the larger headlights, but not use them very much... reflective jacket/vest would be helpful as well...
    Last edited by Extort; 01-03-07 at 12:13 AM.
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    June 30, 9:49 a.m. EDT - The Full Strawberry Moon. Known to every Algonquin tribe. Europeans called it the Rose Moon.

    Saturday, roll at 6:49!

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    as long as it's not near freezing temps, I'm in.

    We gonna ride off JUST the moon or can we use some of those cool strobe lights for our bikes?

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    I heard that the tradition is for all of the females to moon the males just prior to the start of the ride. I know I heard this somewhere.
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    So have I, in fact.

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    I already told Tiff I wanted to do this one! OOPS! I didn't even read your whole post before I replied. Ummm...yeah, your idea sounds good too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    I already told Tiff I wanted to do this one! OOPS! I didn't even read your whole post before I replied. Ummm...yeah, your idea sounds good too!
    You're talking about CJ's post, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    June 30, 9:49 a.m. EDT - The Full Strawberry Moon. Known to every Algonquin tribe. Europeans called it the Rose Moon.

    Saturday, roll at 6:49!
    Uh...wouldn't that be during the day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin
    Uh...wouldn't that be during the day?
    Hey, it was on his list!

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    A good desert route would be pretty awesome in summer, temps get down to the 60's / 70's, even in J-Tree.
    just being

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    The Planet Ultra version starts in the afternoon and ends at 1AM. Are we talking about the whole ride being in the dark?

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    This ride was similar to one years back called Mojave by Moonlight.. It went from Claremont to Calico Ghost Town.. The earlier version of this ride went over Cajon Pass.. Yes you had to ride on the freeway.. It was a trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider
    This ride was similar to one years back called Mojave by Moonlight.. It went from Claremont to Calico Ghost Town.. The earlier version of this ride went over Cajon Pass.. Yes you had to ride on the freeway.. It was a trip.
    Nighttime + Freeway = Bad JuJu

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    I've had this idea brewing to ride up to Santiago Peak under full moon. Chill at the top, and sip wine. Then switch on the lights for the descent. Mountain lions be damned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extort

    I figure that everyone will need some sort of stupid little headlight and taillight to stay legal, and I will bring along the larger headlights, but not use them very much... reflective jacket/vest would be helpful as well...
    But, but...I have to have my HID. Fine. Plan a fairly debris-less route and I'll consider a "stupid little headlight."

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    the moonlight magic route was totally debris-less....pretty amazing in that respect!!! this is a good idea though! just have to find a place without too many crazies on the road!!!
    Mistakes are just fine. Just don't make excuses....

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    Chartering a bus to Mt. Baldy Village and coming down GRR/GMR might be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig
    Chartering a bus to Mt. Baldy Village and coming down GRR/GMR might be fun.
    Are kidding? You would be skipping the best part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimivee
    I've had this idea brewing to ride up to Santiago Peak under full moon. Chill at the top, and sip wine. Then switch on the lights for the descent. Mountain lions be damned.
    I'm down for that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extort
    I figure that everyone will need some sort of stupid little headlight and taillight to stay legal, and I will bring along the larger headlights, but not use them very much... reflective jacket/vest would be helpful as well...

    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    But, but...I have to have my HID. Fine. Plan a fairly debris-less route and I'll consider a "stupid little headlight."

    I think he's volunteering to lead the paceline for the whole 100 miles. You the Man Extort!
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10
    I think he's volunteering to lead the paceline for the whole 100 miles. You the Man Extort!
    In that case, he'd better bring the tow rope...

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    Suggested design for the Moonlight Magic ride jerseys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heddywouldgo
    Suggested design for the Moonlight Magic ride jerseys...

    Could we replace the unicorn with a bicyclist doing a wheelie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heddywouldgo
    Suggested design for the Moonlight Magic ride jerseys...

    Wait. I thought this was supposed to be a ride. If we're playing Dungeons & Dragons, I'm changing my vote to "no".
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heddywouldgo
    Suggested design for the Moonlight Magic ride jerseys...

    i would kill to have that on the side of a van!!!! better yet, a mini van!!!
    Mistakes are just fine. Just don't make excuses....

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