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    I'm a Downieville noob. Anything I should know ahead of time?

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    Nice, sounds like a gnarly good time! I'm hoping to make it, but I may have to make it a game day decision. Hopefully there will be space for a tidy 2-man tent and a Cannondale Rize!
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    Argh, was hoping to make it this year but that's the one weekend in June I have unchangable plans! Post live pics!

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    Has anyone been able to book a shuttle? I've called Downieville Outfitters but no answer. Yuba doesn't know their schedule yet. I'd like to ride Friday & Saturday. Have Friday off and will be heading up there early. Have room for one more bike and can fit 2 more person if anyone wants to carpool. I got campground 6... This is my first time doing this!!!

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    Me 'n Mr. Shred are in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max View Post
    I'm sure the shops are still dusting the cobwebs off the cash register at this point. Might be a week or two before either have a game plan for open season. But, by the weekend of the 25th, I'm sure they'll be buzzing with phone calls, so yeah, plan ahead. Pretty sure Memorial Day weekend will be the official beginning of trail riding in the high country.

    Welcome aboard! You'll love it.
    Thank you! Can't wait

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    I'm sure the shops are still dusting the cobwebs off the cash register at this point. Might be a week or two before either have a game plan for open season. But, by the weekend of the 25th, I'm sure they'll be buzzing with phone calls, so yeah, plan ahead. Pretty sure Memorial Day weekend will be the official beginning of trail riding in the high country.

    Welcome aboard! You'll love it.

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    gaahh Site 4 is gone thats a sweet site for people with pooches.

    I'll need to discuss with the Mrs.
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    Booked shuttle for Friday at 1 and Saturday at 9AM with Downieville Outfitters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max View Post
    Pretty sure Memorial Day weekend will be the official beginning of trail riding in the high country.
    Yep. Memorial Day weekend is shuttle opening for Downieville Outfitters.

    This weekend is getting all the deadfall off the trails.

    Condition reports posted here. Toasty weather should do a good beat down on the snow. I can't imagine any snow on the trails for the event! But then it is the Sierra...
    Downieville Outiftters ::: Downieville Mountain Bike Rides ::: Trail Conditions
    and here: http://www.facebook.com/DownievilleOutfitters

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    Trail Conditions Updates

    We took this photo on May 7, 2012. About two feet of soft, slushy snow at Packer Lake shouldn't last more than a couple of weeks. We've had a pretty mild winter.

    We'll be looking to shuttle by Memorial Day. We are taking reservations! (530) 289-0155. We will get back to you within 24 hours. (We're out on the trails, cleaning them up of debris!)

    Now git ridin'!
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    I hate to disappoint, but there will be NO 'smoked' pig this year.
    I'm almost certainly in, but not on facebook.
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    Yeah, I guess we underestimated the heat in the fire! It was a good idea, anyway.

    Glad you can join us again!

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    after years of crashing at someones camp, i grabbed camp site 12. only a couple more available.

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    My son Evan and I will be there. Just reserved a campsite for the gathering. Only one site remaining. Can't wait to hang out and ride in the Sierras. I'm totally psyched!

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    Here are the latest trail conditions:
    Downieville bike shop and shuttle to the Downieville Downhill - YUBA Expeditions

    Book your shuttles now. Its gonna be a great summer! We look forward to seeing you all in Downieville!

    Cheers!

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    I'm very happy that I've been married to a wonderful, smart, funny, beautiful lady I met in high school. We've been together on and off for the last 25 years... been married almost 15.

    But... it just so happens that our 15 year anniversary lands on the same weekend as the DV Gathering.

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    Hey guys... Sorry for the hijack but what would you recommend for Downie:
    -A Downhill bike
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    -A XC/All Mountain Bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoingOffRoading View Post
    Hey guys... Sorry for the hijack but what would you recommend for Downie:
    -A Downhill bike
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    -A XC/All Mountain Bike
    AM bike is ideal if you are just shuttling, XC bike is sufficient for shuttling and better for non-shuttle rides, and most folks who bring DH bikes say they are overkill. 5 or 6" travel works great for me. (One awesome pro DH rider I know of brought her hardtail, for her it's pretty meh - lol).
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    Save the DH for Northstar. You may have more fun exploring some of trails you need to mash a little.

    I was fishing at Upper Sardine Lake and heard a guy yell "this is Fooking Awsome" and proceeded to giggle like a school girl until he was out of ear shot. That dude was riding above me on Sardine Lake Overlook trail. That is now on my list of must do's.

    there is so much cools stuff to explore if you are on an AM/XC.
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    Definitely AM trail bike with stiff, wide tires. It's just way too pedally up there. Especially if you get off the beaten path and explore other areas. Lots of ups and downs.

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    Anyone going from the Chico/Redding area? I'd like to come up but would rather not take the giant SUV with just me in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
    Anyone going from the Chico/Redding area? I'd like to come up but would rather not take the giant SUV with just me in it.
    I'm in Chico but I am not sure if I am going to make this... Stay tuned

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    So who snatched up all the sites? Any room for one from Bakersfield? I missed last year but would like to try and make it this year. Thanks in advance to Kyle and Andy for all their work they do to make this happen.

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    yeah, I might be heading up +1 in a 4runner. Can I pay with beer to snag a spot or just park on the side of the road or what?

    I camp in the back of my truck, so I won't be in the way much. Buddy would be tossin out the tent

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