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    Advise for riding Demo this weekend

    Coming from out of town to ride Demo Saturday. It's been about two years since I've been there. Plan to check out the new flow trail sections. Any do's or don'ts for riding the new flow trail sections. Any preferred order to do the trails in?

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    The only advice is that Braille, Sawpit, and Tractor / Flow are all different experiences. Ride them in any order you want but leave plenty of energy for the Flow Trail multiple times.

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    I might be riding there tomorrow AM...I can play tour guide if you are down. I'll be on a heavy Mojo HD so not crushing the climbs but not crawling...DH is another story.

    If not, I recommend Coral, Braille, Sawpit. Flow is fun but super short runs and exhausting to session.
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    Best advice:

    1) Go fast.

    2) Take chances.

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    We'll look for you squashyo. I think its just going to be 3 of us. 2 Specs, and one yellow Niner. I think we will be in a black Dodge truck. Always nice to meet a local, but no worries if we don't meet up.
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    I might be riding there tomorrow AM...I can play tour guide if you are down. I'll be on a heavy Mojo HD so not crushing the climbs but not crawling...DH is another story.

    If not, I recommend Coral, Braille, Sawpit. Flow is fun but super short runs and exhausting to session.

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    Cool...we'll be there at 9.have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Cool...we'll be there at 9.have fun!

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    We will be there about 8:30

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    To say that Demo was packed today would be an understatement.
    Also, for the first time in 2 years I saw hikers there. They were hiking _up_ the ridge. I felt sorry for them - I was ahead of about 20 more bikers coming down their way.

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    ^^ No kidding! The hikers--easily a couple dozen--were starting just after us. A guy in our group asked them what their route was, and I was VERY surprised to hear them mention Ridge and Corral--such a bad idea. Btw- They're from South Bay Ramblers Meetup. Ramble on...

    Then we saw a big dude/newb on a Diamondback at the bottom of Tractor, sans helmet, with a map in his hand. I asked him if he needed help, and he said he was trying to figure out how to get to the top of Braille! I tried to tell him in a nice way that it was a bad idea, but he started slugging up Tractor anyway. I don't think he even made it to section 5 before he turned around.

    Still, we had a great ride and the cloud cover was a sweet surprise.

    Oh, and we saw a guy pushing 2 bikes up Hihn's because his buddy--walking behind him--had crashed, probably on Sawpit. Looked like he had a busted collarbone and a janked-up wrist.

    VV It's always a pleasure to ride with the Mayor of Demo. I hope your old bike lasts until the new one arrives.
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    Sweet ride DV...I am shocked my bike survived. What an old man my bike has become.
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    I saw the big dude grinning and zooming down the fire road as I was climbing back out having completed the Flow trail. I was thinking to myself: "unless he is going down all the way to Aptos, he is gonna have a baaaaaaad time". Even then no helmet? One washout on the gravel or a bad liftoff on a water bar, and he could be toast.

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    i've seen hikers there (including some large groups in the past).

    did my usual corral to braille loop today, so much fun! will probably hit the flow trail next time
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    Great ride squashyo (was pleasure to meeting you) and DV today. Man I had so much fun. Only wished I had more energy to do the Flow trail... Ride back up to the parking lot felt like 2hrs long.

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    Great job to all that worked on the flow trail. It is going to be kickass when done. Thought section 5 was better than Tamarancho. Good running into you DV. Squashyo we probably crossed paths a few times and never new it. I'll be back in the area the last week of July.

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    ^^ Mark! I had forgotten your screen name. Great seeing you guys out there yesterday. We had a lot of fun on the flow trail too--and I was thinking the same thing about section 5 (we did it twice). Shoot me a PM the next time you're coming out. I have some new dirt to show you...
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