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The 2011 San Jacinto Enduro was a hit!

It was the fastest year, with great weather… and smiles for miles. We’re working up some more info to share here. In the mean time, check the results page.

Also check out the sneak peek video from John & Rebecca of My Idyllwild. Check their Facebook page here.

If their teaser is any indication, it’ll be a great piece of video once it’s completed.

Loop 1 Cues. Same as last year except the change from Sunset Trail to Summit Trail at Cowbell Alley

LOOP #1
SPLIT TOTAL
0 0
Apple Canyon road 0.17 0.17
LEFT ON TO HWY 74 0.9 1.07
RIGHT ON TO Forest Road 6S13 1.62 2.69
RIGHT turn at intersection. IMMEDIATELY AFTER CATTLEGUARD 4.6 7.29
RIGHT at fork over cattleguard, resume climbing 0.8 8.09
CORRAL,WATERTANK 5.2 13.29
SUMMIT begin descent. Fast stuff. 1 14.29
First house on left, stay on main road. 8.4 22.69
Cranston Ranger Station…PUBLIC WATER STOP..take HWY 74 E (uphill) 2.1 24.79
(NO SHOULDER, HIGHWAY DRIVERS PROCEED WITH CAUTION)
Left on to FS ROAD 5S06…Pass gate and start climbing 2.6 27.39
Oak stand, Halfway Springs….KEEP A CLIMBIN’ 2.9 30.29
Stay LEFT on main road 1.5 31.79
STAY STRAIGHT 0.6 32.39
pass through gate….STAY RIGHT on 5S06 0.2 32.59
veer RIGHT 0.6 33.19
bear LEFT toward asphalt…follow main road to town (TOLLGATE) 0.3 33.49
HWY 243 turn LEFT toward IDYLLWILD 1.9 35.39
RIGHT on Saunders Meadow road toward Astrocamp 0.1 35.49
RESUPPLY OPPORTUNITY head to town, rejoin route in same place
passing PINE st. on left, Saunders Meadow road curves right. 0.9 36.39
LEFT on Cowbell Alley 0.3 36.69
pavement turns to dirt. Take IMMEDIATE singletrack on LEFT (Summit Trail) 0.4 36.89
Arrive at May Valley road summit/saddle. Descend 1 grade down May Valley road.
RIGHT on Log Pile Trail singletrack. (look for landing in S TURN) 0.6 38.29
STAY RIGHT 0.6 38.89
LEFT merger on to Lower South Ridge Trail. 0.4 39.29
RIGHT onto May Valley road 0.3 39.59
RIGHT onto double track. Immediate RIGHT on to Bonita Vista trail 0.1 39.69
Roman Highway 1.2 40.89
QUICK LEFT and IMMEDIATE RIGHT on to Meadow Trail 0.2 41.09
Left on to May Valley Road 0.5 41.59
RIGHT at Oak Tree.. Then LEFT on to Coffee Pot Trail 0.3 41.89
200 yards… INTERSECTION stay LEFT do not go down Exfoliator 0.1 41.99
IF YOU ARE DESCENDING you are WRONG!!
Right on to Bonita Vista Rd 0.7 42.69
Stay on road past trails 0.5 43.19
Stay on road past trails 0.1 43.29
STREAM CROSSING  Hurkey Creek 0.2 43.49
RIGHT on to SINGLETRACK 100yards past creek crossing (Missing Link Trail) 0.1 43.59
trail splits left or right… take your pick 1.1 44.69
LEFT on to 24 hour course. Rage Through the Sage. Have FUN! 0.4 45.09
YELLOW POST SITE #3   FIRST LOOP COMPLETE 2 47.09
TOTAL 47.09

Loop 2 Cues

LOOP #2
SPLIT TOTAL
0
Apple Canyon road 0.17 0.17
LEFT on HWY 74 (view of Garner Valley) 0.9 1.07
Optional RESUPPLY Lake Hemet Market 0.58 1.65
COWPIE Spring on RIGHT immediately after 3rd bridge 0.56 2.21
RIGHT 6S13 then immediate LEFT through gate on to “Powerline Trail” (Close gate behind you) 0.48 2.69
STRAIGHT as road goes right 1.4 4.09
pass behind Caltrans storage yard
S-BEND in road LEFT TURN inside bend (user made singletrack descent to HWY) 0.4 4.49
Descend through meadow toward highway 0.2 4.69
Proceed through gate across HIGHWAY to Fobes Ranch rd
Climb. UP. Fobes Ranch road
CROSS cattleguard… bear RIGHT toward gate. Start Wagon Wheel doubletrack 2.2 6.89
RIGHT turn on to Morris Creek trail. Very rough trail 1.73 8.62
ENTER SMALL WASH…STAY RIGHT..TRAIL ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE WASH 0.31 8.93
CROSSING SMALL WASH….NOW ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE WASH 0.17 9.1
Indian Rock on right… arch site 0.31 9.41
Forest Service gate… the gnar continues 0.24 9.65
MERGE on to double track 0.4 10.05
STAY LEFT……tee onto other doubletrack 0.32 10.37
STAY LEFT……tee onto other doubletrack 0.22 10.59
Go through gate 0.18 10.77
RIGHT on to Morris Ranch raod 1.5 12.27
LEFT ONTO HWY 74 0.3 12.57
RIGHT on FS 6S13 TOWARDS THOMAS MTN (PYRAMID PEAK ROAD) 1 13.57
LEFT on Hop Patch Spring Road 0.3 13.87
PAVEMENT ENDS follow signs to Thomas Mtn 0.9 14.77
Speed of Light Reflector on left. Anza Valley view below 1.2 15.97
cattleguard 2.6 18.57
FS  Campground. Pit toilets here 1.8 20.37
RIGHT at pit toilets. DESCEND doubletrack
road ENDS at Tool Box Spring (unreliable water) 0.3 20.67
Continue between rocks at end of road. Start Ramona Trail singletrack
FOLLOW main trail.
RAMONA TRAIL SIGN…stay STRAIGHT and GIDDY UP. 0.1 20.77
LEFT on to POWERLINE trail. 100 yards BEFORE trailhead. DO NOT ride HIGHWAY 3.6 24.37
Go through gate (close behind you) proceed to HWY 74 West 3 27.37
Cowpie Spring, Lake Hemet Market on RIGHT.
RIGHT Apple Canyon Road 1.62 28.99
LEFT at Yellow Post marker 0.9 29.89
SIGN TIME LOG….eat, drink, and be merry! 0.17 30.06
TOTAL 30.06

Guy Sutton was gracious enough to share this with us. 

Check this link for Loop 1 info.

Besides bearing evidence of Guy’s superhuman badassery, this link can help provide you with some more course insight*, including a GPS’d route of the tricker singletrack sections in May Valley.
Use it for good, not evil.

*note: this track shows some minor detours, such as an optional jaunt into Idyllwild for refreshment. As a reminder, detours to public places are fair game, but you’ll have to ride every bit of the Enduro route to complete it. ie, go to the grocery store and rejoin the route at the same intersection you departed from.

Dig?

 

“Every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger.”
– Apocalypse Now

Reports have been coming in from Enduroheads out on course. Riding. Training. Strategizing. Timing.
Word’s come in of at least one sub 7-hour full practice loop time, and many other blazing segment times.

The big day is getting closer. 

Grow for the gold…
Not fast enough to win? Maybe you’re swarthy enough to look good trying.
All Enduro racers will automatically entered into our ancillary moustache competition. Primes may or may not be offered on course for creative and original nose neighbors. Awards will be given apres ride by a panel of female judges for the very best mo’.

 

We’re unofficially pre-riding Loop 2 Saturday, October 1st. 

Meet at Hub Cyclery at 8am Saturday. Come prepared to ride Loop 2 plus a bit of May Valley trails between the shop and Garner Valley. Social pace.

 

By popular demand, we’re sharing some info with y’all dedicated Enduro fans. 

First off, if you want to ride: drop a line to sanjacintoenduro@gmail.com to RSVP. Consider this blog post the official “Game On” for the RSVP race. But please read the FAQ below first. Shit!

FAQ: 

What time do we start riding?
6am! Yeah, like cold and dark o’clock.

 Will people be camping? Where?
Yep, the last two years we’ve had camping at the Start/Finish area. It’s free. But last year it was friggin’ cold. Maybe not as bad this year? Dunno… cross your fingers. The camp area is easy to get to by common road vehicles, ie, you don’t need 4wd. The brave will carry on festivities well after sundown the night before.

What’s the course like?
It’s tough. about 78 miles and maybe just shy of 11,000 feet in climbing for the whole shebang. We have two courses; everyone will do the 48 mile Loop 1, only the brave will go on for Loop 2. Most of the route is doubletrack, but you’ll need to be on your game for the singletrack sections. (maybe 20 miles?)

When do we get the cues?
Soon. RSVP to sanjacintoenduro@gmail.com first and be patient. We’re changing the course a little from 2010 and need to rework it. And since you ain’t payin’ us to do it, we ain’t in that big of a rush. Give it a week or so.

Do you have GPS files?
Hell no. We provide the route info, cues, and time tabulation. Nothing else. If you think a GPS route will be beneficial- as it very well may be- it’s up to you to build it out yourself. Consider it your “edge.”

Since it’s free, can I just RSVP and wait a while to decide if I’ll show?
Hell no. Be brave, commit to this ride, and spend the next 50-some days hardening up. You might not be able to harden up that fast? Too bad, you still need to come get your suffer on.

Will you do a pre-ride?
We’re talking about doing a pre-ride of Lap 1 maybe the weekend of Sep 24th or Oct 1st. Let us know which date you might be interested to join in.

Do you cap the field? How come?
Yes, we have been capping the field at 40 riders. That’s a reasonable number to garner a tough, solid field and still be well within legal limits to host the event without a permit. It’s free, ya know… we want to keep it that way. Phantom riders will be tarred & feathered.

 

 

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