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    Coe Midnight Madness ride Fri 7/15, starting 10pm under full moon

    Join us (TahoeBC, SecretSquirrel and me) for a fun night out!
    The usual dis-coe-laimers apply...


    Last edited by ElHombre; 07-15-2011 at 02:16 PM.

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    Just an FYI, this is a all night till dawn kinda ride, might end up being a 10K.

    Cool graphic!
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    How long does it take you to get back to normal (using the term loosely when referring to you two) after riding through the night?

    Thinking sleep patterns, feeling rested, etc.

    -D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel~ View Post
    How long does it take you to get back to normal (using the term loosely when referring to you two) after riding through the night?

    Thinking sleep patterns, feeling rested, etc.

    -D
    A two hour nap or so before the start does wonders... problem is you may need some performance enhancing product to make you fall asleep that early (wine works for me). Then if all goes well, a four/five hour sleep after the ride and I'm pretty much back to my normal rhythm...
    Getting good sleep the night before (i.e. tonight) does wonders as well.

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    Reminder

    Full moon will rise at 8.47pm tonight... dawn starts at 5.30am tomorrow morning. Hopefully not too many clouds to cover the moonlight, though that may actually enhance the eeriness factor...

    Below a rare photograph of some scary creatures you may spot out there



    Quote Originally Posted by ElHombre View Post
    Join us (TahoeBC, SecretSquirrel and me) for a fun night out!
    The usual dis-coe-laimers apply...



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    Bright was the night, warm the ground...

    ...so was the thinking at least behind the plan to ride through a summer night under full moon in Coe.
    It was a little chillier than anticipated, in particular during the wee morning hours as the ridges were drowning in fog and big oak trees created their own micro-rain systems.

    Some highlights and photos below...


    Riding to the moon...




    SecretSquirrel was sporting a pretty geeky outfit, with a brand new hd helmetcam. He was stalking owls and skunks throughout the night to make the footage compelling. Pepe the Skunk in particular was starring (we were stuck behind it for almost half of the China Hole descent, so we had ample time to find a name for it).




    Down near the dark and frigid waters of China Hole.




    Climbing China Hole West without lights under a creepy moon casting shadows through oak and Manzanita branches was definitely a 'highlight'.




    Another great descent down Middle Ridge - fast and thrilling.




    The moon was still out when dawn broke, as was a thick blanket of fog hiding the feeble attempts of the sun to break through.




    Serpentine was climbed and cleaned, in order to launch down Middle Steer Ridge, which was a tad colder and wetter than usual.




    TahoeBC and SecretSquirrel reminiscing the great time they had with a raging bull, on the exact spot of the incident.



    Thanks TahoeBC and SecretSquirrel for sharing the madness, another good one for the books!

    More pics and stuff here.

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    Addendum

    Very cool write-up. You should make a t-shirt of your flyer El Hombre.

    I imagine that you were similarly bummed by the fallen tree on Middle Steer Ridge Trail. Well, I took care of that:


    Roy.

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    Heading down to Coe Friday night, it became evident that I had taken the red pill instead of the blue one by mistake and I was quickly heading down the rabbit hole.


    Strange atmospheric condition's added to the eeriness, you could actually see your own breath


    Not sure what Paul exactly had planned for Pepe, but I was pretty sure I needed to hang back


    Deep down in the hole


    "Could I please have a grande, extra hot caramel macciado with half 2% milk and half whole milk, one splenda, no whipped cream, but drizzle the caramel on top? Oh yeah, and can I have it double-cupped instead of one of those sleevey-things?"


    Middleridge at 3:45AM in the morning



    Breakfast of champions on Middle Steer


    This ride has become a yearly tradition for me and one of my favorite's of the year, fun times!!
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    Well played gents. The poster, ride, pics are all A+!

    ElHombre, I vote you to design our next MTBR T-shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho View Post
    Well played gents. The poster, ride, pics are all A+!

    ElHombre, I vote you to design our next MTBR T-shirt.
    Thanks rensho; I will start the thinking - beer donations to enhance the creative process will be gladly accepted.

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    Awesome.. so made the wrong decision to stay in bed! Next year I'll do better, I promise!

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    I'm extremely jealous. I live a looooong way from such great places to ride

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    Thread resurrection is somewhat appropriate, due to the (blue) full moon out this Friday. Should be a spectacular opportunity to go night ride in Coe (not me I think this time though)...

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    I'm most impressed with the poster! That's a piece of art, right there, ElHombre!!!
    Inch by inch, I will get there...
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    A little rabbit in Hunting Hollow said 7pm, this Friday. Nightriders. FYI.
    Not me though, did an overnighter last Friday though. Nuf said.
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