Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 39
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,535

    Julian Death March online registration now open

    The Julian Death March coming up Saturday April 12th, now has it's online registration opened.
    Go to http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?EVENT_ID=1552964 to register on line.
    For complete event details please go to our web page at http://www.julianactive.com/Julian7500.htm
    You may also print out an entry form from our web page if you prefer to register via mail.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EMFC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    543
    How much of this ride is on pavement? I am going to do it anyway, but I am just curious.
    "A full rigid SS or fixie is 99% rider, 1% bike, and 100% more fun" Monogod

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,535
    Quote Originally Posted by EMFC
    How much of this ride is on pavement? I am going to do it anyway, but I am just curious.
    40 percent pavement, 60 percent dirt. About 11,000 feet of climbing for all three loops. Great scenery, but if you detest pavement or demand all single track this is not the ride for you.

    We feel this is a nice change of pace from the standard loop endurance ride.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EMFC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    543
    Doesn't bother me one bit. See ya there
    "A full rigid SS or fixie is 99% rider, 1% bike, and 100% more fun" Monogod

  5. #5
    Rockfish
    Reputation: 028956blh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    55

    Pre-ride?

    Is anyone out there interested in pre-riding the first loop with some Death March first timers - me and a couple of others (EMFC included)? Some Sunday this month (in the morning) works best for us.

  6. #6
    ah, hamburgers
    Reputation: big err's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    64
    I would like to...

    This will be my first time riding the death march, and Id like to pre-ride each loop prior to the event.

    I was just going to go it alone, but I would prefer to ride with others, and Sundays are great for me.

  7. #7
    Blue Dot Junkie
    Reputation: BrendanC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    391
    Great event! I recommend it to any endurance-minded rider in SoCal.

    Unfortunately, we've made another commitment this year. Have fun!
    I earn my living building Siren Bicycles

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1
    sorry- learning how to use this

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    512

    Thank you

    Rich for putting on this event...
    Grand claims demand grand proof.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,535
    We had some people pre ride loop one about a week ago. The Kelly Ditch is a mess from this last winter as far as tree downfall. We plan to get in there in the next few weeks and do some cleanup. We will you posted on the results.

    If you are planning on pre riding I would suggest loop 2 and 3 to pre ride. Remember loop 3 is officially only opened on weekends.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EMFC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    543
    Quote Originally Posted by single~minded
    You need someone to hold your hand
    This one will hurt
    No I like to suffer alone.

    You doing this ride?
    "A full rigid SS or fixie is 99% rider, 1% bike, and 100% more fun" Monogod

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EMFC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    543
    You may have just talked me out of it, at least on the SS. I may knock the dust of the geared bike for this one.
    "A full rigid SS or fixie is 99% rider, 1% bike, and 100% more fun" Monogod

  13. #13
    Kam
    Kam is offline
    A hopped on pop.
    Reputation: Kam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,398
    Quote Originally Posted by single~minded
    No way dude ....If I go you will do it single with me right? Remember the poway century.....singles all the way
    hey single-minded...can i ask what gearing you ran last year?

    i am going to be riding it ss and i will probably go 32x20 on a 29er....not sure.

    i wonder if my ss monster cross would be a good option for this ride since there is quite abit of pavement.

    TIA.
    "forget kings...forget hadleys......they all have crap engagement. just run your bike fixed gear." - FoShizzle

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EMFC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    543
    I let you talk me into Poway and now this one as well. Hell I'll try it on the SS.
    "A full rigid SS or fixie is 99% rider, 1% bike, and 100% more fun" Monogod

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    292

    How serious is this, really?

    From the U-T article:

    “This first loop was as hard as the race in Leadville,” DeBenedetti said. “This was the hardest thing I have ever done. I have never climbed that much.”

    Thanks for the link. The U-T article doesn't say whether this guy finished the Leadville race, but looking at the elevation maps for the Julian ride, I have a hard time believing that it is really that much more difficult than Leadville. I'd love to hear thoughts/input from folks who have done both, or even just the Julian race.

    Thanks,

    jb

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,535
    As hard as Leadville? Probably not, but still at 80 miles with 11,000 feet of climbing, it is plenty tough.
    The last lap is a real test, due to some very steep areas.

  17. #17
    Silence and Thunder...
    Reputation: xjbebop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,211
    Hey Rich, been away for awhile. *Saw you and some of the boys on Laguna last year...

    So how does the current course compare to the original 7500??
    Those first couple of 7500's were mutha's....

    -bd-


    ...must be nice to be rich....
    ...every day sends future to past...

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,535
    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop
    Hey Rich, been away for awhile. *Saw you and some of the boys on Laguna last year...

    So how does the current course compare to the original 7500??
    Those first couple of 7500's were mutha's....

    -bd-


    ...must be nice to be rich....
    A little longer and about another 1,000 feet of climbing.

    Now if I lived in a third world country, I might be considered rich!

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: RANOACLAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    579

    Hey Death March Team

    Well it looks like The "12 Hrs of Temecula" crew will be out in force for your race Rich. I will hopefully be bringing 4-5 guys to come ride and support a great SoCal race. It sounds like a suffering good time! Hopefully all this trail work and beer will kepp me fit enough to get 3! I look forward to your event!
    Jason
    SOCAL'S #1 ENDURANCE MTB EXPERIENCE
    www.12hrsoftemecula.com

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    605
    did this last year and you need to be aware of the turns,so you don't get lost. Take a GPS and keep the instructions with you at all times (this makes it fun). I thought the climb out of the second lap was tough, but it was a great great day of riding.
    my wife and I made it into a nice weekend trip staying at the Orchard Hill (really nice and realaxing). I would do it this year, but we just had twins.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,535
    I am going into the Kelly ditch with a new Husky chainsaw this week.
    Hopefully the dead tree downfall over the winter isn't as bad as I have heard it to be!

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    512

    Yup it needs it!

    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf
    I am going into the Kelly ditch with a new Husky chainsaw this week.
    Hopefully the dead tree downfall over the winter isn't as bad as I have heard it to be!
    I pre rode loops one and two today [great day for it] with a few mates....yup that Kelly Ditch portion needs some love...other than that - great course/conditions.

    FastDDS reply to my PM [I'm looking for your GPS file from today...

    CCinC
    Grand claims demand grand proof.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    512

    It was all right....

    Quote Originally Posted by single~minded
    How did you feel after the 2 loops? Did you do it single?
    we rode to align with everyones speed [one guy was knakered after a hard week]...tempo at times, easier at others....tired rider #1 wisely bailed after loop 1...another rider bailed after loop 1 due to family obligations....so only two of us pressed on...

    pain and effort is relative to the individuals and speed - of course...I was riding with last years winner as such I was more tired and he was better [riding well within his abilities all day...4hrs and 50min +/- for both loops.

    DID NOT DO IT SINGLE - not a course that "suits" SS - but all courses "suit" SS for some....

    I can add that my geared HT 29er with a sus post made me happy
    Grand claims demand grand proof.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,535
    Got into the "Ditch" yesterday and cleared a lot of the downed trees over the trail. Should be good to go now.
    If anyone else prerides loop one, give us some feedback.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    512

    Guy is my....

    dentist too....need to schedule an appointment, on that note... Guy and his buddy were out there yesterday....Guy is ready to go fast, based on his VQ time [with a double flat] and all this pre-ridding of his!

    Hey - finish this bad boy on a SS and YOU dah man!
    Grand claims demand grand proof.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •