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    downieville lets see some pics

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    If you do a search (with the correct spelling) you will come up with lots of pics......

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    Is that an old mining area? The first two pics look like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321
    Is that an old mining area? The first two pics look like it.

    Part of the Yuba River, yup & there is still some mining going on in the river.
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    Am I the only one who thinks that riding along high ridges doesn't seem fun? I like to have a proper wipe out zone on each side of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin G
    Am I the only one who thinks that riding along high ridges doesn't seem fun? I like to have a proper wipe out zone on each side of me.
    There is pleanty of room just the zone is further down.
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    True, man - splash in that lake!

    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    There is pleanty of room just the zone is further down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin G
    True, man - splash in that lake!
    The first pic is my friends wife on a Jekyll, she rides the whole thing.
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    I love mines and mining history for some reason, I think they are cool. Except for mountain top removal or huge strip mines, those aren't so cool. I need to figure out a way to get rich digging holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321
    I love mines and mining history for some reason, I think they are cool. Except for mountain top removal or huge strip mines, those aren't so cool. I need to figure out a way to get rich digging holes.
    I now there is still active panning going on in the Yuba River but dont know about the rest, i believe it is illlegal to dig.

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    Mining??
    This is the area that started it all, just up the road from
    Sutters Mill, as in Gold rush of 1849!!! Go 49ers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin G
    Am I the only one who thinks that riding along high ridges doesn't seem fun? I like to have a proper wipe out zone on each side of me.
    That ridge at Downieville has some very narrow sections and if you slip up the results can be fatal depending on if you hit water or rocks first. I dabbed my foot once half-on/half-off a sheer drop and I'd have to say that's the closest to death I've ever been on an MTB. I love that part of the trail tho, gets your adrenaline pumping! We have an even better one out here in the Columbia River Gorge called Syncline with a drop of over 600 feet if you screw up. A couple years ago one unlucky rider (fairly well known Hood River local and no novice either!) missed a turn and punched his ticket.

    Have FUN!

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    "There's two shuttles, one to the top and one to the hospital" I LOVE this place!!!

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    I guess I have good blinders. I hardly even notice drop offs like that when I'm riding. Nice wide trail.... no reason to ride off it. Very cool trail though.

    Coupla pics. There's a 60 foot cliff off to the side on the last three. This is on 2nd Divide.
    First two are Pauley Creek Bridge and Big Boulder..... Fun stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin G
    True, man - splash in that lake!
    Do you ride Dominican?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    I guess I have good blinders. I hardly even notice drop offs like that when I'm riding. Nice wide trail.... no reason to ride off it. Very cool trail though.

    Coupla pics. There's a 60 foot cliff off to the side on the last three. This is on 2nd Divide.
    First two are Pauley Creek Bridge and Big Boulder..... Fun stuff.
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    I ride there all the time and have no pics....

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