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    Epic(ish) Quicksilver/Sierra Azul ride Wednesday morning

    Heading over to there tomorrow morning. Quicksilver, up and over Woods down to the reservoir then up dogmeat. Hoping to start around 9am at the Hacienda entrance. Checked the hotline and all Quicksilver trails are open.
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    What trails do you take for this route? I am staying near quicksilver this weekend and might try and get out on Friday and Saturday morning
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    If work wasn't in my way I would ride this with you. This 9000 cal. strava thing is going to be hard for me but that would give me a good start. Maybe I will do a midnight ride tonight to kick things off! Yeah I don't think I care that much. Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    What trails do you take for this route? I am staying near quicksilver this weekend and might try and get out
    Here is a route I was considering.

    mine hill
    randol (out to the reservoir)
    mine hill out to the english camp area
    castillero/woods up to hicks road
    woods up to the intersection with kennedy/limekiln.
    all the way down limekiln/overgrown
    up priest rock (including dogmeat)
    3 sisters (kennedy to woods/limekiln intersection)
    back down to quicksliver.

    A few potential shortcuts such as cutting out Randol, turning around at the woods summit, etc. Also a few potential additions such as barlow road.

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    Wow! Gotta give it you guys....hardcore riders to the bone! Good luck Marco and this will be a great way to kickoff the 9000 calorie goal.

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    you crazy. just letting you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
    What trails do you take for this route? I am staying near quicksilver this weekend and might try and get out on Friday and Saturday morning
    It'd be a good ride for turkey burnoff, but its all fire road...
    Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by rho View Post
    It'd be a good ride for turkey burnoff, but its all fire road...
    Just sayin'
    Aww, i have a special attachment to Quicksilver and the trails over that way. Grew up down there. Trained for cross country down there too (Pioneer High!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    Aww, i have a special attachment to Quicksilver and the trails over that way. Grew up down there. Trained for cross country down there too (Pioneer High!)
    Ah ha.

    I ran too many XC races in high school out at the motorcycle park and at ST.
    We also trained way to much at Freemont Older. Good times though, My wife really likes riding at Quicksliver, so we end up there from time to time! Its a nice mellow loop and its not technical at all so she's down with it.

    I gotta say though, when I was living in Willow Glen I rode Sierra Azul to Quicksilver more than a few times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    Aww, i have a special attachment to Quicksilver and the trails over that way. Grew up down there. Trained for cross country down there too (Pioneer High!)
    That's a great ride, unfortunately all the good trails in qs are closed to bikes otherwise you can link in some extra good stuff to your route.

    I ran cross-country at Pioneer High too. Small world. We won the league my freshman year, even beating those Valley Christian sally's with their matching Nike's.

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    it's pretty nice outside. Nice and blustery.

    fc

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    So based upon their 36 cal per mile turkey challenge, you need to ride 250 miles. Get the road bike out and go if you really want it. I wonder what this badge thing is and where the hell you'd put it if you got one. The more more I think about this challenge, the more I want to do the opposite. I will eat 9000 calories in 4 days and feel great about it too.
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    Nice ride today. Temps in the 50s. Very strong winds on top. Anyone that's ridden up there in windy conditions knows the sound the transmission lines make in heavy winds. Kind of creepy!

    Manged no-dabs on Woods (cleared the loose rocky section) and dogmeat. Almost got blown over on dogmeat but kept it together.


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    Well done Marco. I was actually at the intersection of Dogmeat and Limeklin contemplating a 3rd attempt on the No Dab challenge. Given the high winds and the fact that this would be my 3rd attempt in 3 days, I conceded and went home. My brother also wanted to give Dogmeat a go but once he looked at it, his exact words were "F__K that".

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    Damn, wish I had seen this last night!

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    Looks like you had an awesome ride.
    I'll be putting lots of miles on the cross bike this weekend... as.. my fork blew up on the chameleon.

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