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    Good job! Fort Ord Ride + Homebrew Session, Saturday, Feb 24

    Change of plans:

    We're riding Fort Ord! Meeting at Creekside Terrace, located here:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...UTF8&z=15&om=1

    If you are coming from the north and want to carpool, some of us are meeting near the cafe in the Target parking lot off of 101 and Cochrane exit.

    Let's be ready to roll by 10 am. Then we'll converge back to my place in Morgan Hill, located here:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...m=1&iwloc=addr

    We'll grill some meat, swap some of our favorite beverages while cooking up a batch of ale, to be enjoyed after a future ride.

    We also have a hot tub and a nice place to watch a flick. Maybe we'll pop in something bike related if people want to hang out.
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    Saturday = 24th.

    and D'oh, I can't make it.

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    Assuming it's Saturday the 24th and not Sunday the 25th, I'm in.
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    Yep, my bad. 24th. Sweet.

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    I'm in - woot!

    cool.....i needed an excuse to visit "bev n more" again

    Plim...we can carpool if ya like...heck, I'll even drive...
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    Cool! And don't ride yer bike from my house this time! The penalty for failure is much greater now...

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    I am interested, as long as you wait for me.....

    I live in Morgan Hill as well so some of us could meet in town and car pool up there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max

    Our home is at 3740 Oak Canyon Lane, 95037. I've got room for 6-8 cars, but carpooling is never a bad idea. And there's a lot just down the hill in case we need the room.
    Just did a mapquest, dam Kyle thats one cool location

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    Very nice of you

    to post this, Kyle. Opening up your new home to fellow bike people. You are one of the "cool" ones in my book. I am still coughing my brains out so I will not be able to make this event but again, I do appreciate your hospitality
    My beat box is bumpin' and my rhymes are fresh...
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    While I think it is highly irresponsible to mix a dangerous sport like mountain biking with beer drinking.


    Sounds like fun! Have to see how the week shapes up, but I might be in for the debauchery.

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    Yeah, the birds seem to think so, too. Dang place is like a bird sanctuary! I could go quail hunting in my backyard...

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    Truth is, I'm going to secretly try to convert the folks into Amish slaves who'll do my yardwork and laundry. And remove wallpaper. Keep it on the downlow...

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    Hope you can make it. Stay away from those bagels.

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    I was wondering if this was a secret plan to get everyone over, and then have a bunch of steamers lined up for the "real fun" of wallpaper removal.

    I'm in for the ride & festivities (even if it _is_ wallpaper removal). Let me know if you need any extra brewing equipment - I can pick stuff up from my father, who used to have 5-10 gallons going at any one time. We might consider making a separate batch of the "Rensho-rific Rootbeer with a Kick"... some tasty stuff - if the mysterious recipe can be found - and all the bottles don't explode before you can drink it...

    Also - do you want people to bring items to BBQ or snack on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max
    Yeah, the birds seem to think so, too. Dang place is like a bird sanctuary! I could go quail hunting in my backyard...
    Beats a gang of ill tempered monkeys any day in my book.

    So how long does it take that beer to cook, you know just in case I decide to drop by sometime

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    anyone car pooling down from the Bay?
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    Well, lesssee. It's usually about 3 hours from start to finish, maybe a bit more for sanitizing equipment and clean up. Its done fermenting in about a week and ready to drink after a month (or more depending on strength). Come by anytime!

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    I think I'm good on the equipment. Unless he's got one of those aerators for oxygenating the wort after the boil. I'm too cheap for one of those!

    You can certainly bring grub if you feel inclined. I can que up some brats, though, and maybe grill up some onions and mushrooms, throw some spicy mustard on there and call it a meal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJeff
    We might consider making a separate batch of the "Rensho-rific Rootbeer with a Kick"... some tasty stuff - if the mysterious recipe can be found - and all the bottles don't explode before you can drink it...
    Funny you mention that. When he started the thread, I was thinking of making rootbeer there, but the liabilities would be endless, specifically after it is ready to drink...
    Hmmm...

    I got awefully good at cleaning the ceiling every time I opened a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho

    I got awefully good at cleaning the ceiling every time I opened a bottle.
    What in carbonation were you brewing anyway?!! Champagne?

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    China Hole Back

    Quote Originally Posted by K-max
    For those that know the park better than myself, which would be everybody, you can guide us even further to get some bonus miles, but nothing like the enduro rides a lot of folks here do. Let's keep it reasonable so there's time to hang out afterward.
    Might I suggest an extension of Poverty Flat Road to Los Cruzeros, up Mahoney Meadows Road and up Lost Spring Trail and go down China Hole Trail which is a cool, cool and twisty downhill single track (not as pleasureable as Middle Ridge Trail) to China Hole, then back up to the gate via the north part of China Hole Trail, this being the best way back with a slow single track climb.

    This would be your bonus miles.

    Just a thought,

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    Wish I could make this, but I'm heading up to the Sierras for the weekend. But I do plan to enjoy that batch of homebrew after some future ride, so don't screw it up!

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    Sorry to "rain" on this parade

    but all the singleytrack will be closed until at least Saturday night.

    6 hours/24hr total: COEC1 : COE PARK #2079 : 0.00/ 0.63/ 0.04/ 0.04/ 0.71

    From here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/versprod...il=RR2&sid=MTR

    Too bad too. From the look of the 11 o'clock news, there's probably a ton of snow above HQ and on Blue Ridge.

    It was raining everywhere north of Coyote for my ride home around 10pm.

    Other ideas? Planet Ord?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    but all the singleytrack will be closed until at least Saturday night.

    6 hours/24hr total: COEC1 : COE PARK #2079 : 0.00/ 0.63/ 0.04/ 0.04/ 0.71

    From here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/versprod...il=RR2&sid=MTR

    Too bad too. From the look of the 11 o'clock news, there's probably a ton of snow above HQ and on Blue Ridge.

    It was raining everywhere north of Coyote for my ride home around 10pm.

    Other ideas? Planet Ord?
    Yeah, I was afraid of that. You think that by tomorrow morning, the singletrack will still be closed? If so, Fort Ord seems to be the logical alternative.

    That's a bit farther for folks but should have the best conditions. We could meet at, what 9 am? Since East Garrison is closed, what's the new entrance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max
    Yeah, I was afraid of that. You think that by tomorrow morning, the singletrack will still be closed? If so, Fort Ord seems to be the logical alternative.

    That's a bit farther for folks but should have the best conditions. We could meet at, what 9 am? Since East Garrison is closed, what's the new entrance?
    I was about to suggest delaying until Sunday, but now it looks like rain then too.

    You can't get into Ft Ord from Portola/Creekside any more?

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...UTF8&z=15&om=1

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    While I've never been there, I remember reading in several recent ride reports that Creekside is the place to go to park.

    Its also on the BLM map:
    http://www.blm.gov/ca/pdfs/hollister...ugust_2006.pdf

    Someone who's familiar with Ord can chime in with confirmation, but I'm pretty sure Creekside is now the easiest meeting place and entry for Ord.

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    I'm down with Ord. Prolly best to carpool with folks. In the future we can have a Coe ride + bottle beer day, and (more importantly) a Coe ride + drink the finished brew day.

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    I am up for Fort Ord, it is like my second home now.

    A good place to connect for the drive is off the Cochrane exit on 101, just in Morgan Hill, It is not so far down 101 that it kills the reason for the car pool but far enough that we Morgan Hill dwellers can join in.

    If you exit on Cochrane and turn right, there is a Target on the left, a nice little coffe shop called Ya Bon, and lots of safe parking.

    I have a Dodge Ram and can take two more easy, and three if pressed.

    It takes about an 40-60 min depending on traffic to get to FO from there. So meeting an hour before lauch is about right.

    Let me know if there are any takers....plus I can keep us from getting lost at FO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max
    What in carbonation were you brewing anyway?!! Champagne?
    Similar to Champagne, but A LOT more carbonation. Apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Similar to Champagne, but A LOT more carbonation. Apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plim
    I'm down with Ord. Prolly best to carpool with folks. In the future we can have a Coe ride + bottle beer day, and (more importantly) a Coe ride + drink the finished brew day.

    Kyle: How much $$$ should we throw in to make sure you're not stuck paying for all the ingredients/supplies?
    Ord it is then! Let's meet at the Creekside Terrace entrance before 10am if you have a rideshare arranged. If you are riding solo and want to carpool, meet at the Target/cafe parking lot at 9 am off 101 and Cochrane. Let's ride hard, take few breaks, get back and fire up the grill and swill! I picked up some beer and lunch ingredients. It was only $55.

    If you feel like jumping in the hot tub, just bring yer swimming trousers.

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    Jim, I'll meet you there at 9am! That'll get us to Ord, ready to roll by 10am. It'll be nice to meet some other Hill people.

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    Anyone know what conditions will be like down there? We had plenty of rain up here in the south bay, and trails are muddy, if not closed. I think I can join you guys. I'll confirm later on tonight. Any carpools have space left? Or I can carry 1 other bike and 1 other person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbers
    Anyone know what conditions will be like down there? We had plenty of rain up here in the south bay, and trails are muddy, if not closed. I think I can join you guys. I'll confirm later on tonight. Any carpools have space left? Or I can carry 1 other bike and 1 other person.
    I can't tell you for sure, but having ridden Ord a lot last winter, I can attest that it soaks up water REALLY well due to the sand content in the soil. Some of the trails are best after a good rain. If you want to carpool you can meet us at the Target lot on Cochrane, i'm sure we can all fit into one vehicle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah
    <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0qw7ByxX0X8"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0qw7ByxX0X8" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
    In its pure, unobstructed form, the rootbeer comes out of the bottle at about the same rate and passion as the first coke/mentos experiment displayed on this video.
    Since cleaning the ceiling sucks, it then became a 2 minute exercise to open the bottle. The bonus is it drinks like ~2% alcohol. Not much by you Stone guys, but puts Henry's Rb to shame.


    That video ends all videos on the whole coke/mentos dealio. Wow.

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    I'm in, and I think I'm taking Rensho. We'll probably have an extra spot for a bike and person, so we'll show up at the carpool spot to see if anyone needs a ride.

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    I was out on the East Garrison trails this afternoon and they were in great shape. A few puddles but very little mud. I will be at creekside tomorrow. Also, there are a couple other places to park near East Garrison that make good starting spots. They are located closer to Highway 1. I'll show you folks where they are tomorrow if you're interested.

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    I'll meet you guys in the parking lot in Morgan Hill at 9 am!

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    Have a great ride, and post ride swill. Going to stay local.

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    So?

    The ride must've sucked. No pics, no discussion? WTF? I called around 6 to see if there was any drinking going on, but no answer. Everyone naked in the hot tub by then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    The ride must've sucked. No pics, no discussion? WTF? I called around 6 to see if there was any drinking going on, but no answer. Everyone naked in the hot tub by then?
    Yep, it all sucked.
    We did not have a great co-ed bunch of riders.
    We did not have any sunshine.
    The trails were covered in mud.
    We did not have any high speed runs down Goat Trail.
    We did not enjoy Stone Ruination Ale.
    We did not eat sausage and tri-tip sandwiches.
    We did not pass around a bottle of tequila.
    And only Chum was naked in the hottub. The rest were fully clothed.

    Sorry I missed your call!

    Oh, and I did not brew a perfect batch of beer yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max
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    We did not pass around a bottle of tequila.
    And only Chum was naked in the hottub.....
    ummmm....i didn't think anyone was lookin'......

    lookin' forward to the tasty brews K-max....y'all have a great pad too
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    Hey K-max or Slop,

    Was that you that gave a shout out to me between Skyline and Pilarcitos right before you climbed 49? Looked like you all had a nice group there. I need to pay attention to some of these ride threads. I'll have to hook up with you all.

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    Yep, that was me, Chris. Good seeing you out there! It's easy to get a nice-sized group for a ride when it ends with beer! It was a great day of riding. Goat trail rulezzz.

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    Yes Chris. Next time I'll just throw me bike in front of you to get you to stop. Thanks you guys for letting Susan and I join you. Had a fun ride. Sorry we had to peel off early (and miss the gathering after).
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max
    Yep, it all sucked.
    We did not have a great co-ed bunch of riders.
    We did not have any sunshine.
    The trails were covered in mud.
    We did not have any high speed runs down Goat Trail.
    We did not enjoy Stone Ruination Ale.
    We did not eat sausage and tri-tip sandwiches.
    We did not pass around a bottle of tequila.
    And only Chum was naked in the hottub. The rest were fully clothed.

    Sorry I missed your call!

    Oh, and I did not brew a perfect batch of beer yesterday.
    Oh good. It doesn't sound like we missed much, especially with CHUM gettin nekkid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51
    Oh good. It doesn't sound like we missed much, especially with CHUM gettin nekkid.

    Almost a week later, and I'm still dreaming of the goat trail. That run down was just epic; pure bliss, at speed! I'll pay good money for that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    I'll pay good money for that again.
    I charge $50 per person. Your money gets you a guided tour of Planet Ord, free water, lunch at Maui Tacos, and a high speed trip down Goat and 50. For an additional $25 I can lead you on an additional Goat loop.

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