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    I'm no Scott Forty G...

    but I've had a pretty good run in the last month or so. I've ridden the following places since early July...

    Arcata Community Forest...For some reason the fireroads and ultra-buff singletrack never get old at this place. Maybe as an HSU alumnus, I'm just nostalgic.

    Montana De Oro/SLO...Love this place dearly. Awesome riding and camping.

    Downieville...I'm embarrassed but happy to say I finally checked off Downieville on the "Places to ride" list. Did the shuttle thing on Saturday with Sunrise, Pauley Creek, etc. and then did a short out and back on N. Yuba on Sunday before driving back home. Fun place, must go back.

    Skeggs...did a nice ride there this past weekend with a friend. While not exactly super exotic, I don't get up there much and it's a fun place to ride.

    Throw in a hand full of insanely fun local rides on (still) my favorite trails anywhere and it's been a good month for me. I hope your summer has been good and you've had a chance to ride/see some new places.
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    Nice work. I've been to all those places and I definitely agree with you. Awesome stuff to ride and a must for any mtb'er in california. The only thing I didn't like about the Arcata community forest was seeing a bunch of dirty hippies living on the trails and taking dumps next to a jump when you're coming into it super hot.

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    Downieville: rigid friendly?

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    -Rep for lack of pics or mention of beer.

    That is a nice run you've had you're having there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorbacon View Post
    Downieville: rigid friendly?
    depends on how fast ya wanna go


    but yes, you can ride a rigid there...
    Visit these 2 places to help advance trail access:
    http://www.sharingthepct.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    Nice work. I've been to all those places and I definitely agree with you. Awesome stuff to ride and a must for any mtb'er in california. The only thing I didn't like about the Arcata community forest was seeing a bunch of dirty hippies living on the trails and taking dumps next to a jump when you're coming into it super hot.
    C'mon Beavers. I know you can clear a couple hippies between doubles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    -Rep for lack of pics or mention of beer.

    That is a nice run you've had you're having there!
    Oh, god. I would crash the server if we started talking about all the beers since early July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorbacon View Post
    Downieville: rigid friendly?
    Doable? Yes. Friendly? No.

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    Oh my...

    It's awesome just to be on 2 wheels. Were you in Downieville this past weekend as well?

    Slo and Arcata has been on my list since i started riding almost 3 years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    but I've had a pretty good run in the last month or so. I've ridden the following places since early July...

    Arcata Community Forest...For some reason the fireroads and ultra-buff singletrack never get old at this place. Maybe as an HSU alumni, I'm just nostalgic.

    Montana De Oro/SLO...Love this place dearly. Awesome riding and camping.

    Downieville...I'm embarrassed but happy to say I finally checked off Downieville on the "Places to ride" list. Did the shuttle thing on Saturday with Sunrise, Pauley Creek, etc. and then did a short out and back on N. Yuba on Sunday before driving back home. Fun place, must go back.

    Skeggs...did a nice ride there this past weekend with a friend. While not exactly super exotic, I don't get up there much and it's a fun place to ride.

    Throw in a hand full of insanely fun local rides on (still) my favorite trails anywhere and it's been a good month for me. I hope your summer has been good and you've had a chance to ride/see some new places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    depends on how fast ya wanna go


    but yes, you can ride a rigid there...
    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    Doable? Yes. Friendly? No.
    Sounds like my kind of place

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    Heh...

    Quote Originally Posted by motorbacon View Post
    Downieville: rigid friendly?
    I don't think 'friendly' and 'rigid' should ever be used in the same sentence unless 'not' is in there somewhere. But.... that isn't the point of rigid bikes, now is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    I don't think 'friendly' and 'rigid' should ever be used in the same sentence unless 'not' is in there somewhere. But.... that isn't the point of rigid bikes, now is it?
    Rigid with flat bars = shoulder/neck/wrist fatigue

    Rigid with flared drops = miles and miles of awesomeness.


    Or maybe that's my excuse because I can't afford squishy bikes?

    I should try downieville some day, as my friend has a house in Lotus. Hmmm. Thanks

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    Have ridden MDO/SLO and Skeggs on my rigid Origin8 Scout..doable? Yes, but at my age, only thing that's rigid is my bike....unless I'm riding with Team Levitra...
    I like big bars and I cannot lie

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    depends on how fast ya wanna go


    but yes, you can ride a rigid there...
    I don't think i can ever go rigid. I like the simplicity of a full rigid but i just dont have the skills to go full rigid.

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    Did someone say beer?
    Poaching Demo...that's why we can't have nice things...

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    but in true scott forty G fashion, did you find chunkochunk near chunkville with extra chunk near chunk by chunk with chunk and friends. Uber gnar chunk near downville, but not so fun with the getting lost chunk chunk.

    lol. guys loves chunk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorbacon View Post
    ...I should try downieville some day, as my friend has a house in Lotus.....
    Hey Mr. bacon,

    I know Lotus is a whole lot closer to Dowieville than is San Jose but as a reminder it's still a solid 2 hour drive from here. I hope you have a great time when you get to do it!

    Take care,

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    Beer...
    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle View Post
    Did someone say beer?

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    Wait.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post

    Downieville...I'm embarrassed but happy to say I finally checked off Downieville on the "Places to ride" list. Did the shuttle thing on Saturday with Sunrise, Pauley Creek, etc. and then did a short out and back on N. Yuba on Sunday before driving back home. Fun place, must go back.
    Downieville? Shuttled Sat. Out and back on the NYRT Sunday? You weren't at the River Inn, unit #12 by any chance?

    If so, we were the Hobos that got bumped from 12 to the lounge chairs on the pool deck for Sat night.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Downieville? Shuttled Sat. Out and back on the NYRT Sunday? You weren't at the River Inn, unit #12 by any chance?

    If so, we were the Hobos that got bumped from 12 to the lounge chairs on the pool deck for Sat night.
    Negative amigo. Camped at Union Flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    Negative amigo. Camped at Union Flat.
    How did you like that campground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    How did you like that campground?
    I thought it was really cool but again, it was my first time up there so I don't have much to compare it to. I had site #11 (I think) which had a sweet view of the river. It was kind of up a little higher than the other sites. It's far from remote primitive camping but I was just up there for one night and wanted to be close to town. People will tell you that's it's close to the road but with the amount of water running through there right now, I didn't even notice the road. Overall, I dug it.

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