The Dirty Hundo Info

 

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The Dirty Hundo

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Traveling a familiar route up Hwy 39 a left a turn finds a closed trail scarred by the 2009 Station Fire. 25 miles of dirt to Red Box, a climb up towards Mt. Wilson, and rocky descent down Mt. Lowe finds you dirty, tired, and stoked.

Three-person team format. Email name of riders, team name, and city to:

dirtyhundo@alightthatnevergoesout.com

 

Bring food, tubes, tools, and at least 2 water bottles. Minimal support.

 

Three person team?

-Yes, cause riding with friends is fun, and safe.

Minimal support?

-You are responsible for yourself and your teammates. Bring at least 2 tubes, food (lots of it), and 2 bottles of water. There is a 35-mile stretch with no water, most the elevation gain will happen there. Some trail magic might come your way but don’t count on it. Bailout points are non-existent for most of the ride.

Cyclocross bike?

-Yes, don’t be ‘that guy’. This ride has been done on a road bike with 700×23 tires. Was it fun? Of course. Was it as much fun as a CX bike not spinning out and ripping on the downhill sections? Probably not.

No but really teams, food/water, CX bikes?

-Yes, the route is closed to vehicular traffic and gets confusing, the buddy system is important. The route is exposed to sunlight at all times, water and food is important and there are no places to refuel. The climbing is sustained and very loose and rocky in some sections. CX gearing will come in handy as will the traction that the tires provide. Climbing will be less painful, descending will be more fun, and the likelihood of getting a flat will be significantly less. This is not an easy ride. The dirt will beat down your body in ways that a road century doesn’t.

See you out there.

Mudfoot Dirty Hump Hundo // Recon Ride

On the day of Solstice in December, several Footers embarked on a recon/scout/unofficial group ride for what potentially could be the next Mudfoot Ride. The route, created by Moi aka @Mudfootismurder (you following us on Instagram?) proved to be challenging, spirit breaking, euphoric, and cold. Snow and ice sort of cold.

At the end of the day we would clock in almost a century with over 8k of climbing on various dirt roads, some covered in snow and ice. HC category type terrain full of climbing, steep steep climbing. No mechanicals, no flats, all good.

The seven of us straddled our cyclocross bikes and left Intelli Coffee and headed East.

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Temps were still in low 50′s and we hadn’t reached the Mountains. Clouds hovered over the San Gabriel mountain range, as sort of an omen for the day.

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We finally hit dirt and it was up for pretty much the rest of the day. All smiles as we took in the various terrain changes you uncover as you head farther and father into desolation.

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You can see the earth change on itself switchback after switchback.

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Things started to get hard. We hit a section of the climb that felt like a wall (you experience a ‘WTF!’ moment when you see it). Some were forced to dismount (which we avoid at all physical costs), while others barely kept enough rear tyre traction to make it to the top. The 360° views provided just enough distraction from the difficulty of the ride. And we were only half way into the 30 mile dirt climb.

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Lunch/mental break.

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Bike break.

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As we pushed on, bear tracks were aplenty as we headed deeper into the mountains.

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Hitting some snow and ice at this point, and making sure to have fun.

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The day was getting shorter very quickly, as we work our way out back to familiar roads.

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There is a light, that never goes out.

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We just made the Red Box Ranger Station to get some Cokes, candy and other junk food to fuel our final stretch home. The descent was fast … the CHP thought so.

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And we closed the chapter on one of the best group rides some of us have experienced.

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Nice shirt Sacha!

Max and his courage at vail lake cx

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