Steep climbs and some hike-a-bike on this route but two great singletrack downhills. Up Horsethief trail, down Trabuco Trail, up Horsethief again, then down Holy Jim Trail. A top training ride for the Vision Quest race.
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02/08/14 HT - There was a time that I never thought I would do this route. That was after I went up W. Horsethief for the first time. Today wasn't that bad for knocking this one out finally. I felt like I rode about 80% of the trail both times up. First time going from W. Horsethief to Holy Jim on Main Divide. Going in that direction did not seem much better then coming from the other way. Good seeing Hippydude, Carl & their group at the top of Trabuco. Also ran into Nick D. and then Phishin Paul & his buddies. Nice day out there. Very few hikers on Holy Jim on the way down except down below the turnoff for the falls. Then it got busy. Trabuco Creek Rd. was pretty messy on the way out until the last water crossing.
01/30/14 Great walk...er ride today. First time on any of these trails, loved Trabuco and Holy Jim. The hike x 2 up WHT was what it was...necessary evil for VQ training I guess. Had a small mishap on Main divide-reached to put my water bottle in the cage; dropped it; looked back and grabbed the brakes-right over the handlebars. Scraped up from head to toe but ok. Rookie mistake.
10/30/11 Horsethief upward twice is real torture. My Garmin showed 18% to 22% grade for most of the rocky trail. So HAB is inevitable for most of it. That is some 4 miles of HAB. I used all energy I had left on this. The rest of the ride was very painful. Rode with FOOLY and Brian. Great company!