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    thxgiving day c-ride

    where: desert classic, south mountain. starting from san gabriel to avoid the parking hassle on pima canyon road. see map below

    time: RTR (that's Ready to Ride) 9am.

    route: orange - west on the flats (good warmup), warpaint loop cw, to the saddle where the goat trail goes up to the helipad.
    green - back on DC, sidewinder (aka secret) and DC home.

    route not in stone. many options are available to those with more skills (like corona loma loop and helipad loop) and/or more time (going down to the foothills and up telegraph to the hieroglyphics). the idea is to have a fun, casual ride with friends before the turkey festivities begin.

    who's in?
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    I'm in, looks like a fun ride!

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    Count me in as well.
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    Looks like a blast. I'll be there.

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    Great plan, I'm in!
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    Count me in!

    A great way to build a caloric deficit then eat like there is no tomorrow.
    It looks ridable, follow me....................

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    I've never ridden SoMo.. this may be a good chance to do it with a guide What's the mileage and elevation climb like ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    I've never ridden SoMo.. this may be a good chance to do it with a guide What's the mileage and elevation climb like ?
    elevation climb on desert classic? hahaha! very little.
    orange and green route is ~15 miles.

    more if you decide to climb to the helipad. nasty climb on goat trail. others can tell you elevation for that, though it's not that high as i recall from 2002 when paul beakley dragged the spring fling c-group up it. (jk, paul; it was worth it, really it was... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose
    where: desert classic, south mountain. starting from san gabriel to avoid the parking hassle on pima canyon road. see map below

    time: RTR (that's Ready to Ride) 9am.

    route: orange - west on the flats (good warmup), warpaint loop cw, to the saddle where the goat trail goes up to the helipad.
    green - back on DC, sidewinder (aka secret) and DC home.

    route not in stone. many options are available to those with more skills (like corona loma loop and helipad loop) and/or more time (going down to the foothills and up telegraph to the hieroglyphics). the idea is to have a fun, casual ride with friends before the turkey festivities begin.

    who's in?
    Oooo... a relaxed start time for a relaxed C ride! I just might join you on Thurs AM as a test to see if my shoulder is up for FOTP the next day. A nice spin on DC would be fun.

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    Sounds fun! I'm in...

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    [QUOTE

    more if you decide to climb to the helipad. nasty climb on goat trail. others can tell you elevation for that, though it's not that high as i recall from 2002 when paul beakley dragged the spring fling c-group up it. (jk, paul; it was worth it, really it was... )[/QUOTE]


    The helipad is about 1800' feet high. I always take the long way up and then down the goat trail, witch is alot more fun than going up the goat trail.

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    Does everyone park at San Gabriel or is there a place off of Elliot that you park at and ride up the street?

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    Hi Kaboose,

    I would like to join in on your T Day c- ride.
    I sure enjoyed you showing me the best direction
    to ride pemberton CCW Is there enough parking
    on San Gabriel for all of our vehicles?

    Also thanks for the bottle cage it looks great!!

    I found the Turner Sultan Setup thread you might
    enjoy taking a look at
    Sultan Setup Thread


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rix-ster
    Does everyone park at San Gabriel or is there a place off of Elliot that you park at and ride up the street?
    we actually park on 40th place, on what used to be called the "nazi parking". don't ask.
    the street is not very long and parking is only allowed on the west side, but parking on san gabriel is ok. elliott is kind'a far and the only place would be on the safeway parking, SW corner.

    there's a park off of 44th street called western star that has lots of parking. from there you can take 44th, capistrano, 43rd to san gabriel or enter the trail from olney dr and ride down to our meeting place.

    where ever, please make sure you're RTR by 9!!

    oh, and i'll be video taping some areas, so beware!
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    forgot to uL the darn google map
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Oooo... a relaxed start time for a relaxed C ride! I just might join you on Thurs AM as a test to see if my shoulder is up for FOTP the next day. A nice spin on DC would be fun.
    what's wrong with your shoulder, DG?
    izzit old age or didja crash at goat camp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose
    what's wrong with your shoulder, DG?
    izzit old age or didja crash at goat camp?
    Combination really... Old age means we don't heal as quickly. And I did crash hard at Goat Camp on Saturday just after nailing the Spiral Staircase for the first time. I was feeling all full of myself and went zipping off after the fast guys towards the next big obstacle (jackhammer) but got all stacked up and went flying superwoman style, landing on my head and shoulder. Yes, you can endo a 29er... I broke another helmet and really slammed the shoulder. I could hardly move on Sunday but I'm much better today and have high hopes that I'll be good to go by FOTP. I guess if one goes big then one should expect to sometimes fall big too I'm just thankful it wasn't worse. I saw stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Combination really... Old age means we don't heal as quickly. And I did crash hard at Goat Camp on Saturday just after nailing the Spiral Staircase for the first time. I was feeling all full of myself and went zipping off after the fast guys towards the next big obstacle (jackhammer) but got all stacked up and went flying superwoman style, landing on my head and shoulder. Yes, you can endo a 29er... I broke another helmet and really slammed the shoulder. I could hardly move on Sunday but I'm much better today and have high hopes that I'll be good to go by FOTP. I guess if one goes big then one should expect to sometimes fall big too I'm just thankful it wasn't worse. I saw stars.
    old age - i know about that!!!

    sorry about your crash though it was not in the video you posted. or was it captured and you edit it out?? in any case, i'm glad you're doing better and will be joining my slow-poke turkey ride.
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    is this ride gonna go no matter what? cause the meteorologist isn't painting a pretty picture of dry pristene trails for thanks. morning. i'm asking cause i'd like to join in, but can't swing it for that morning. if the cacti are drowning, is there a chance the "roll" could be bumped to friday morning? thanx kaboose
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGHORN LEW
    is this ride gonna go no matter what? cause the meteorologist isn't painting a pretty picture of dry pristene trails for thanks. morning. i'm asking cause i'd like to join in, but can't swing it for that morning. if the cacti are drowning, is there a chance the "roll" could be bumped to friday morning? thanx kaboose
    unless it's a downpour i'll be there.
    i no can do friday - i work 8am-12pm.
    but i'm sure if you post a ride for friday morn, you'll get some takers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose
    unless it's a downpour i'll be there.
    i no can do friday - i work 8am-12pm.
    but i'm sure if you post a ride for friday morn, you'll get some takers!
    ok, i can ride saturday as well if the ride came to that. i hope it's dry enough for ya thurs. thanx
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose
    old age - i know about that!!!

    sorry about your crash though it was not in the video you posted. or was it captured and you edit it out?? in any case, i'm glad you're doing better and will be joining my slow-poke turkey ride.
    I wish! A good crash always improves a ho-hum video.

    I'm looking forward to a slowpoke turkey ride so am really hoping for no rain Thurs or Friday. Let it rain tomorrow and give us good weather for our long holiday weekend (well, some of us have a long weekend).

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    good, the sultan twins will be together again!!

    rod, PM me your eddress, i want to send you some turner decal designs and info.

    Quote Originally Posted by DOUMTB
    Hi Kaboose,

    I would like to join in on your T Day c- ride.
    I sure enjoyed you showing me the best direction
    to ride pemberton CCW Is there enough parking
    on San Gabriel for all of our vehicles?

    Also thanks for the bottle cage it looks great!!

    I found the Turner Sultan Setup thread you might
    enjoy taking a look at
    Sultan Setup Thread


    Rod
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    Crap, should I ride DC (which is super fun) or wake up early and ride on CG mountain by myself? Decisions, decisions...

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    you can ride solo anytime
    come join the fun at DC.

    Quote Originally Posted by cesslinger
    Crap, should I ride DC (which is super fun) or wake up early and ride on CG mountain by myself? Decisions, decisions...
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