October 2009

And what a great time it was.


41 starters, 38 finishers.

Big props to the hard-men at the front of the pack, with Guy Sutton & Kenny Gioeli pushing a blistering pace and finishing the complete route at 1:21pm clock time…
Props also are due to Dan Mc Cormack & Stephanie Guadreau-McCormack on their all-day Enduro experience, working through navigational challenges and exhaustion. There were a lot of good experiences out there, lots of smiling faces back in camp.

Big props are also due to trail angels Mary Metcalf-Collier & Rachael Gollub, who took it upon themselves to provide treats to all the ride participants at the summit of the May Valley climb. The brownies really were wonderful…

The final results are up here, on the Results Page.
Mary’s pics are up here

Keep your ears on for this event, and possibly others, to spring up again.

Rubber Down,

The Enduro Non Management


The cues are written for a zero mileage point at the start of 6S13… though we’re actually riding a bit before we arrive at it, this highway mileage isn’t reflected on the cues.

Zero your computer at 6s13 and you will match the cues.

We’ll post the full start list soon.

RSVP’d riders should have received cue sheets & maps for the route by now.

If you haven’t, please drop an email with your name & town to sanjacintoenduro@gmail.com

Know what you’re getting in to. This is an exceedingly difficult ride, going through remote & imposing areas, a long ways from medical assistance & other benefits of civilization.  This is NOT for a weekend warrior. You are expected to ride the entire route, self supported with no assistance of any kind. This includes but is not limited to wilderness nagivation, mechanical support, food & water, etc.
It is not a closed route, expect to encounter motorized vehicles, equestrians, hikers, hunters, and other trail users. You will be on public roads, highways, and singletrack, interacting with the general public- act accordingly, obey the rules of the trail & road. Study the maps & cue sheets, print them out. Expect NO prepared materials on the day of the ride.
We provide the route, suggested start time, and tabulated times- nothing else. Prepare as if you were riding the route solo. Read & understand the course rules here:

Other info:

Detailed route info will be available on the cue sheets and maps.

Public water sources (natural & municipal) are available near the start, at mile 22, off route near mile 33, and again at mile 46. There are NO viable water sources on the second loop whatsoever.

Time for a very fast rider on the first loop has been 5- 5 1/2 hours, and 2- 3 hours for the second loop.

Camping info will be available upon RSVP.

Start list with RSVP’d riders will be published next week.


The cue sheets are verified & we’re just about ready to go!

The route has closer to 11k in climbing, NOT 16k. Again, that’s 11,000 ft in climbing, not 16,000… sorry for the confusion. We have local superstud, Todd Carpenter to thank for verifying the route & cue sheets with his supergadget.

RSVP info– drop an email to sanjacintoenduro@gmail.com if you plan to attend. You will receive a digital copy 0f the map, cue sheets, and other relevant ride & camping information. All attendees must RSVP!

Ride start time is 6am.

We will have two Tour Divide veterans in attendance, though only one is racing… the other is pregnant and will likely be seen around camp eating for two.

On that note, mark your calendars for Mary Metcalf-Collier’s Tour Divide presentation at the Rainbow Inn, Idyllwild on October 21st. There will be a wine & cheese reception at 5:30pm, followed by a slide show & lecture from 6-7pm. It’s free! Dinner to follow at the Gastrognome.