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Blackstar Canyon - Beeks  (California)170629

Route Overview

Overall:  6.4
Technical:  3.3
Bigger out and backout and back
Distance: 15.6 miles
Ascent: 2,135 feet
Time: 1:46 minutes
Ladder Points +47
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Blackstar Canyon is one of the more northern mountain biking venues in the Santa Ana mountain range. The fire road ascent to Beek's Place is very pleasant with constant views & variations of grade.

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  Route Comments
Half Star . Muddy and packed with hikers.
Really enjoy starting the weekend with a ride up to Beeks and back.
Happened to see MTBFiend out on the trail, miss his long and friendly comments on Geo.
A warm afternoon grind. saw a fat healthy rattler about 3' about 3 or 4 switch backs going up.
Congo Kid04/06/19
SS - Ride 2 of the day. Tough slug up to the top as adding lots of elevation this week on the SS. 38 to first grate and 1:18 to gate. Really slow and running out of energy. Saw 191 hikers just on the way up. Place was crawling with people. Warmed up nice mid-afternoon. Very tired.
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Route Times517 riders, average time 1:46:59
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PlaceName  Best Time   Total Time  SpeedCompleted
 MTB Fiend 
1:25:501:25:5010.9 mph669 
1:38:341:38:349.5 mph285 
1:35:001:35:009.9 mph104 
 Keith B 
1:20:371:32:1811.6 mph85 
1:01:021:01:0315.3 mph68 
1:18:001:18:0012.0 mph58 
 Two Tired 
1:25:001:25:0011.0 mph57 
 angry red squirrel 
Manual Post57 
1:08:231:10:2313.7 mph56 
1:17:081:21:4312.1 mph51 
1:18:001:18:0012.0 mph41 
1:16:001:16:0012.3 mph40 
Manual Post40 
1:12:001:30:0013.0 mph38 
1:22:061:22:2711.4 mph38 
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