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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Everybody know Repack was named for the many "smokables" incinerated by local hippies who frequently went on nature hikes in that area.
    Begs the question on how "Crack" in POcifica was named...
    Peanut butter Tuesday, if you know what I mean!

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    hmm, I wonder what the story behind Widow Maker name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Everybody know Repack was named for the many "smokables" incinerated by local hippies who frequently went on nature hikes in that area.
    Then everybody would be wrong, wouldn't they?
    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Then everybody would be wrong, wouldn't they?
    Repack the pipe while you're repacking the bearings in your hub, win-win!
    East Bay Parks AKA East Bay Cattle Ranches

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    Bay Area Trail name origins

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_510 View Post
    Repack the pipe while you're repacking the bearings in your hub, win-win!
    No doubt the way they operated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_510 View Post
    Repack the pipe while you're repacking the bearings in your hub, win-win!
    Ah, so that's the origin of the safety break! You heard it here first, folks.
    Never use your face as a brake pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post
    Ah, so that's the origin of the safety break! You heard it here first, folks.
    Safety break . Bake sale. etc, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Then everybody would be wrong, wouldn't they?
    I think the "fog" of war created that other rumor about hubs... It was really all about shrubs!
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    Im pretty sure that Stile Ranch Trail was named after the Stile Project.

    Just kidding of course. (ducks, runs away)
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    I look up Dead Heifer and know someone lost a cow going up it.

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    I sometimes "got lost" looking for the Tenderfoot trail and ended up on the ZigZag trail. Then it was a matter of counting how many times you went over the bars before getting to the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    I think the "fog" of war created that other rumor about hubs... It was really all about shrubs!
    Excellent cover up. I bought the cover story until now.

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    I don't know what you call the trails off Redwood Road in the Oakland hills, but we called them "Redwood Hillclimbs" until the city of Oakland shut down an official legal motorcycle area. "We will get you a new area to ride..." Around 1976.

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    :Now I'm starting to question the names of Pixie and Pipeline trails near Tenderfoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcdefg View Post
    You can find an old wagon wheel off the side of wagon wheel at Tamarancho if you know where to look. You can also see the old wagon route if you look uphill after riding the main rock garden on wagon wheel going clockwise.
    When we where building Wagon Wheel in 96', we actually found 2 wagon wheels ;-)

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    Jones Trail

    The naming of Jones trail/road on St. Joseph's Hill goes back to the !850s!!!
    Several stories here and an old photo.
    Bay Area Trail name origins-jonesbuffalo.jpg
    Looks just like this one I took there of a deer this year.
    Bay Area Trail name origins-jonesdeer.jpg

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