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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Dog Mike
    Not sure about a map update, they have been working on the trail. I have not been out to the end for awhile but I hear it is all the way through to the camp.

    Not sure where you hit the split I assume it was a sharp right turn that crossed a rocky creek bed that is dry right now. That is where you can go straight or make the 108 degree right. Make the right, cross the dry rocky creek bed and continue on I suspect it is another 6 or 7 miles.

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    Thanks. That sounds like the spot. One option veered left straight into the woods, and the second option was a sharp right, crossed something rocky and then went left again (like a question mark)

    Another 6 or 7 miles? That is awesome! I need to do more exploring next week!

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    Jim sez let’s meet at Meet 6:00pm Monday at parking lot across from Green Line Cycle, Eazy Riiiiiide bring your sleeping gear (just kidding) will be going out to the Little Cayon at the bottom of the Dam and back via Gary's Crossing.
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    See y’all there.

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    Let’s meet at the parking lot across from Greenline and ride Sycamore up on the shady side and back via the new trail Jim found.
    See you at 6 PM tomorrow.

    Bring your happy face incase Jim has his camera again. Nice Pic’s from the Monday ride, thanks Jim.

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    North fork

    When you make the sharp right, cross the rocky dry stream bed you go up slightly into a stand of trees. Don't go to the left that takes you back to where you would have gone if you went straight.

    After you cross make a left and you can go all the way to Bloomers camp. From the Dam it is about a 20 mile round trip.

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    OOPS!!!!! I meant to say after you cross go RIGHT, do not go left. Sorry.

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    Monday Ride!


    Meet at lot above the bathrooms, 6:00pm Monday up to the Center, down the long way over to the Grand Canyon to Saddle Dam back the Upper Trail up The Man Way and to the Dam
    See you there
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    How hot has it been getting out there these days and how about some sweet pics to make us all jealous?

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    It has been nice today was mid nineties but the cool down starts tomorrow and thye 10 forecast sez' mid 80's so we are looking good.

    Jim Brewer on face book has lots of pic's he took some tonight and I suspect he will post those soon. I was just checking and he posted pic's of him and Joyce ay Bidwell Park this morning.

    Wwe had a great ride tonight, trails a bit dusty but that goes with the territory in September.

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    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac and do a Potters Loop or even a Crazy Eight. See you tomorrow at 6 pm.

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    Jim sez’

    Ok, It might be hard on some easy on others and medium on.........Oh well let's you do it.

    Meet at the parking lot above the bathrooms at The Dam, 6:00pm Monday we'll be heading down the Upper Trail to the trail along the Flume, it will be the ride down the front of The Dam only backwards no not riding backwards how about clock wise and not counter clock wise. Oh just meet me at the Dam.

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    See you tomorrow at 6 PM.

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    Let’s meet at the parking across from Green Line Cycle and head up river. We can do the shady side of Sycamore and down and out via Jims new trail. See you tomorrow at 6 PM in the parking lot.

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    Location Meet at the cul-de-sac at 6 PM

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    More Info Jim sez’

    OK. This ride will be for 85% of your grade for riding this summer. Oh! you say you didn't know you were getting a grade out of this, your not I just didn't know how to tell you this is going to be a harder ride then the one we rode up Sycamore on the south side if you understand what I'm talking about. There will be a few switch backs on this ride. We'll meet at the cul de sac Monday 6:00pm. The ride will take us down some fun downhill almost to the road by the River. After the downhill we make a hard left to start the switchbacks up to the cul de sac. It will be tuff but John says "It's all good, chicken lips. Push through the pain.
    Oh! you might want to bring your Lights for this ride. But don't think it's going to be to hard for you, because there will always be someone by your side to walk or ride.
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    Thursday Ride 9-23-10

    Howz about the Saddle Dam tomorrow at 6 PM. If there are no trailers maybe we can ride the Loafer Creek area.

    Otherwise we will do the low route to the Man Way up, Visitor Center and the long way down and if still light enough finish with the Grand Canyon. I like the first choice best however.

    Bring yer light if you got one just in case.

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    Howz about the Saddle Dam tomorrow at 6 PM and ride the horseshoe loop. Bring yer light in case but likely will not need it.



    See you at the Saddle Dam at 6.



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    Let’s meet at the parking area just above the restrooms at the top of the Dam. We can ride down the way we did last time, cross the road and because of shorter daylight we can make a right at the “Y” and come back up the face of the Dam on the Brad Freeman. If everyone has lights and wants to ride longer we can do Gary’s crossing.

    See U tomorrow at 6 PM.
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    MONDAY RIDE
    Jim sez’ Ok meet at the cul de sac Monday 6:00pm ride out the North Arm maybe a bit more. Bring your lights. mtbr57jim
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    I was thinking of meeting at Green Line and riding the Sycamore switchbacks tomorrow at 6 PM with lights. However I have injured my hand and will not be able to ride tomorrow. So for you that are lucky enough to make it out have a great ride. Mike. Remember; Bad decisions make good stories

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    Monday Ride, let’s meet at the parking lot across from Green Line and ride out and do Gary's Crossing then up in over Sycamore. Jim sez see you Monday 6:00PM across from Green Line bring your lights (charged preferred,).

    Mike sez; I asked God for a bike, but I know God does not work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. Ride on!

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    Thursday Ride.

    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac and ride the Potters Loop and down Dead Cow. I have more cow bones if anyone wants to help cart some up otherwise they can remain in the back of my truck.

    As I near retirement I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks.

    See you at 6 PM tomorrow, bring yer lights.

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    Thursday Ride October 21, 2010
    Let’s meet at the parking just above the restrooms at the top of the Dam. Let’s ride the long way to the Saddle Dam, back via the upper route and up the Man Way. If the group wants a longer ride we can throw in a Loafer Loop from the Saddle Dam.

    See you at 6 pm.

    OK, so what’s the speed of dark?

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    I hope I'm able to get over there tomorrow.. Bee great to see everyone.

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    OK! Let’s ride on that Horseshoe Hill and get some mud on these bikes. You better have those fenders on. Slip slidin away who can throw up the most mud?
    Meet at Saddle Dam Monday 6:00 dress warm, have your lights charged and don't forget your fenders.
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    Let’s meet at the parking above the restrooms at the top of the Dam. We can ride across the Dam, do a Potters Loop, down Dead Cow and back.
    See you at 6 PM tomorrow, 30% chance of showers so were your shorts.

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    Meet at the bathrooms at the Dam. Up to The Center and from there will be................6:00p see you there. mtbr57jim

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    Are you talking about the bathrooms on the south side of the dam? Myself and another rider from Chico are going to come down this evening and check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing
    Are you talking about the bathrooms on the south side of the dam? Myself and another rider from Chico are going to come down this evening and check it out.
    Correct, the parking-lot by the bathrooms BEFORE you cross the dam. Enjoy.

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    Yes indeed the South side, just go up past the restrooms and there is a parking area. Look forward to seeing y'all.

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    Great Ride tonight, Thanks for coming along Chico Riders we'll have to do it again
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    I really tried to make it over ,but it just got to late.
    Maybe Thursday .

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    Thanks a ton to Jim and Mike and the rest of the crew! The trails were a blast and a refreshing break from the rocky technical riding of upper bidwell. We'll definitely be back for more!
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    Nice to see the Chico guys out Monday!

    Thursday. Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac at the North end of the Dam and ride Potters Point loop.

    See you at 6 PM tomorrow, charge your lights, great weather!

    When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

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    Monday's ride was a ton of fun, it was cool to meet you guys. Thanks for hanging back with me and making sure I didn't get lost. Looks like I'm going to have to do a lot of work to be able to keep up next time.

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    Monday Ride 6 PM
    Lets' park out by the bridge on Cherokee. We'll ride up and over the rusty bridge over to the no name trail, up to under the power lines them back out. Bring your ride gear we'll talk about it when we get there. Get those lights charged up. Meet at the bridge 6:00 Monday.
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    Nice and dark make sure your light is charged. No rain forecast, high Monday 60 degrees and low 38 degrees.

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    P.S. I got an application for the Oroville downtown light parade, I will sign us up so start planning your own personal 2 wheel light show. Saturday December 11, 2010, parade starts at 6 PM check in and line up from 4 to 5 PM. We will go under the same name we used last year “Foothill Derailers.”

    P. S. S. If any Chico guys need directions call me at 533-3575 today or tomorrow during the day. Mike

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    Let’s meet at the parking just above the restrooms at the top of the Dam, ride to Visitor Center, down the long way to Bidwell, low route to the Saddle Dam, maybe a Loafer loop and back.

    See you at 6 PM tomorrow.

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    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac at the far end of the Dam and ride a Potters loop or a crazy eight at 6 PM tomorrow.

    Good weather, no rain forecast.

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    I was doing a Diversion Pool/Potters Ravine loop and ran into a fellow biker that mentioned a continuation of the North Fork that connected to the Bloomer Primitive Campground area. Does anyone have information about that? I'm wanting to get into bikepacking, and figured this would be a good "shakedown" ride and just a fun overnighter besides. Thanks!
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    North Fork.........................:D................... :D

    You heard right the North Fork trail goes nearly all the way to the Bloomer camp now. From Oroville Dam it is about a 10 mile one way trip.

    Take the Potters loop trail from the launch ramp parking lot at the north end of the Dam. Right after you cross the first wooden bridge you will come to a fork, the right goes to Potters and the left is called the cut across trail and goes to the north fork, stay left.

    You will go through a cattle gate and ultimately to another fork, make a hard right and cross a rocky flat area (dry stream) and go up into trees and intersect another trail, go right. Stay on trail until you get to Bloomers.

    Give me a call if you need more info. I may be up for a Bloomers ride on a weekend day so let me know when you are going. If you don't mind and if I am free I can ride out and back.

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    Awesome, thanks Mike!
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    Thursday Ride 11-18-10
    Let’s meet at the parking area just above the restrooms at the top of the Dam at 6 PM tomorrow. We can ride a familiar route to the Visitor Center, down the long way over to the Saddle Dam and back via the Man Way. We should beat the rain, forecast calls for rain Friday morning. How do you tell when you are out of invisible ink? Mike

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    Monday Ride

    Jim sez to meet at the parking lot across from Green Line Cycle tomorrow at 6 PM. He has a new route for us, up the river with a new twist, charge your lights. The forecast for tomorrow is below appears to be a 60% chance of showers.

    I intend to live forever…so far so good!

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    Monday Ride 11-29-10

    Jim sez’ lets meet at the cul-de-sac at the far end of the Dam tomorrow at 6 PM. We will likely ride a crazy eight. Charge your lights, no rain gera necessary. Hourly forecast for Monday is below.

    6 pm

    45°F

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    9 pm

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    Feels Like
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    AM Clouds / PM Sun High
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    Wind: From NNW at 7 mph
    Humidity: 66%
    UV Index: 2 Low

    Sunrise: 7:04 AM PT
    Avg. High: 58°F
    Record High: 70°F (1959)


    Clear Overnight Low
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    Precip
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    How do you think the trails will be today? I'm debating riding there or heading up to Redding.
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    Most trails here are good, de-comp granite mostly, drains quickly, little mud. Loafer Creek area would be muddy however and places along the Burma Road side of the river will be slick. The trails around Potters, Dead Cow and on the other side of the Dam are pretty good. I rode yesterday in the rain and it was all pretty well drained with very few puddles.

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    Gear up, looks like there may be rain. In that case I was thinking of a familiar trail. Meet at the parking above the restrooms at the top of the Dam at 6 pm tomorrow. We can ride to the Visitor Center, over to the Saddle Dam and back via the Man Way.

    If it is a lite rain I will be there if it is a hard and steady rain I will not be there. Hope we can get a ride in.

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    Monday Ride

    Let's meet at the bathrooms Monday 6:00pm for the ride to The Visitor Center. We'll head over to the Corrals if its not to muddy, on the way back that a trip to The Grand Canyon, up the Man Way and back to the autos

    Rain forecast early but gone by ride time. Last Thursday was perfect a few drops and good riding. Charge yer lights see you at the parking just above the restrooms at the top of the Dam tomorrow at 6.

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    Thursday Ride.
    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac at the far end of the Dam and ride a Potters loop at 6 pm tomorrow. A slight chance of rain, charge your lights.

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    im really interested in getting in on these rides. but. i have no idea what to expect or to bring. lets just say what do i need to buy to be a safe rider since im just getting back into cycling.

    this is what i have. its a walmart special that i converted to single speed due to the shifters and derailleurs not working.

    i have simple marker lights, tools and patch for repairs.

    will this bike survive the trails around oroville and will my single speed set work?

    im sure i will need

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    I believe your bike will survive our rides. We do not get too technical, mostly trail riding, once in awhile we will ride the other side of the river where the trails are single track and more technical.

    Most of what we ride is multi use trails around Lake Oroville, Loafer Creek and the North Fork. The trails are open year around, well drained and not a lot of mud due to decomp granite.
    We ride year around every Monday and every Thursday at 6 PM and many of us ride in between when we can. Some ride every Tuesday also and many ride Saturdays. We ride at night in the winter and will ride in light rain.

    We ride all levels of riders age ranges from teens to 60’s. The Monday night rides are for all levels, we ride with who shows up. If there are some that want to tear it up they take off and the slower or less accomplished meet up at a designated spot so we do not lose any riders. If there is a beginner someone hangs back with the beginner.

    What you need is a helmet, a spare tube and maybe some basic tools. If you ride at night in the winter months you will need a light. Most have either a handlebar mounted lamp or a helmet mounted lamp, some have both. If you are going to get a light I suggest a helmet mount, that way you can look into switchbacks before you get there otherwise you see only what is in front of where the handlebars are pointing. A water bottle usually works for me in the winter however in the summer a hydration pack is a must.

    Gloves help in the winter and also in the summer if you go down.

    There are some good climbs and some great downhill runs, each of our rides incorporate a mixture, not a lot of just flat riding. For example the ride Monday started with a one mile climb to the Visitor Center then lots of downhill and some minor climbs clear over to Loafer Creek. On the way back we takes a short cut called “The Man Way” that goes up in a short distance where all of that long downhill was in the beginning. The sweet part is that first one mile climb starting is now a one mile downhill all the way back to the car.

    If you have questions call me at 533-3575 after 8 Pm tonight.

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    Swick, looking over your bike I dont see a back brake , you will need one of those for sure. Also, can you change the chain to another ring , cause that looks like a big gear.......just saying.

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    Jim and I have talked and we have decided that we will not ride in the downtown light parade tomorrow, Saturday December 11, 2010. It appears that many have prior commitments and some have family members and children in the parade already that they are supporting. To date we know of only Jim and I that were going to ride.

    The weather is going to be nice so get out and check it out, maybe next year we can get out.

    Mike Hurst had his bike light up for last night’s ride, too cool and way to go Mike! I think it is on. I bet Monday night Jim is going to glow in the dark, probably will not need lights.

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    mad dog:
    thank you for the info and sounds supper fun. this weekend i will be getting some better lighting and helmet.

    mike157:
    the bike does not have a rear break due the the center post snapping when i pulled it off when i serviced the bike. yes my bike is set in the high gear. right now i have it set as 48/18. i used it to commute/fun around chico and on the trails of one mile to five mile at bidwell park. if and when i ride with you guys i will have it set to a lower ratio. most likely have it set it 38/18.

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    I am trying to get a cool ride for Monday night, Will be a steep climb in a short distance but some good down hill after. We will likely meet downtown Oroville. I will post here Sunday with specific information. You are going to need a rear break...............

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    Monday Ride 12-13-10
    Ok! Let’s hit Sycamore hill and hit it hard we will. Weather mud or rain, (well rain) we will ride on Monday. Meet at 6:00pm across from Greenline Cycles.
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    No rain forecast, should be a good ride, charge your lights and remember…”If at first you do not succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.”

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    Thursday Ride 12-16-10.
    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac tomorrow at 6 pm. Charge your lights, no rain forecast. Let’s ride up the cut across and out the North Fork trail.

    I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

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    You guy's are going to have to get a ride in over here with our group.

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    Ride On! Monday Night.
    Meet at the bathrooms above the Dam. I thing this will be the less muddy ride. Up to the Center, down the Long Way that the Little Grand Canyon out to Saddle Dam, back by way of the Upper Trail to the Man Way. Gear up and charge up those lights.
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    See y’all at 6 PM tomorrow.

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    No Monday Ride

    Jim called and we are calling tonight’s ride due to rain.
    Hope to see y’all out there as soon as we get a weather break.

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    Meet at the bathrooms at 6 PM tomorrow at the top of the Dam. We will go up to The Center down The Long Way, Up The Race Track, down The Man Way, through The Grand Canyon (it was a little slick) out to Heart Point than to Saddle Dam.
    We did go up Horse Shoe but that would make for a long night, we can talk about it. I think if we do not go the long route, we can go back from Saddle Dam via Upper Trail, Man Way and back to The Dam.
    How about that for the last Monday Night Ride for 2010?
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    Let’s make that last Thursday ride of 2010 a Potters loop ride. Meet at the cul-de-sac at the far end of the Dam at 6 PM tomorrow. Forecast is partly cloudy, high 47 degrees, charge your lights.

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    New Year’s Day Ride.

    Meet at the parking lot above the restrooms at the top of the Dam Saturday, New Year’s Day, at 9 AM sharp. The group will determine the ride, regardless of where we go it will be a good time.

    Forecast is chance of rain and high of 48 degrees. If too much rain the group can select another day to ride.

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    01-03-11 Monday Ride.

    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac at the far end of the Dam and ride out towards the North Fork tomorrow at 6 PM.

    No rain forecast, charge your lights, may get our feet wet at crossings.

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    1-6-2011 Thursday Ride.
    Let’s meet at the parking just above the restrooms at the top of the Dam tomorrow at 6 PM. We can ride down the trail on the south side of the road, cross over, go through Gary’s Crossing and then up river and up the south face of the Dam.

    No rain, charges your lights, bring your fenders and never lick a steak knife.

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    OK! What do you think meet at the lot across from Green Line. Head up to the trail by the Flume go under the road at the Green Mile, back by Gary's Crossing maybe up to single track under the power lines then back out. 6:00 Monday across from Green Line Cycles. mtbr57jim

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    There is a chance of showers tomorrow. Therefore we can ride the Visitor Center trail up from the parking lot just above the restrooms at the top of the Dam. Less mud on this trail.
    If no rain or very light rain I will see you there at 6 PM tomorrow. If heavy or significant steady rain I will not be there. We can pick the route we want, maybe long way down, Bidwell around the island, over to the Saddle Dam and back via the high trail and out and up via the Man Way.

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    Well since my bike is in the shop and I'm hoping to pick it up after work for the ride let's meet at the parking lot across from Greenline Cycles. Let’s take the route up the single track under the power lines, back out to the trail along the river, take the back way into Gary's Crossing out to the bottom of the Dam and back out to the parking lot.
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    Looks like nice weather for a ride however I will not be riding (back problems) I called Jim and he is not riding tomorrow (truck problems.)

    If you all want to get out and ride these awesome trails now is the time so you can reply to all and set up a time and place to meet for a ride.

    I hope to be back for a Monday ride,

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    1-24-11. We have a request to meet at the parking lot bathrooms at The Dam. Take The Long Way down from The Center over to Saddle Dam. We'll talk about the route back when we get to Saddle Dam.
    Could be a Mystery Ride back. mtbr57jim

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    Let’s meet at the Saddle Dam tomorrow at 6 PM for a look at the Loafer Creek area. Charge your lights, no rain =Good Ride.

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    Let's meet at the bathrooms at the Dam that seems to be the least mud, 6:00 PM Monday.
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    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac at the far side of the Dam and ride a crazy eight (up the Cut Across, down Dead Cow, go left and up Pork Chop Hill and down Dead Cow again.) See you at 6 PM.

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    Monday Ride 2-7-11
    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac at the far end of the Dam tomorrow at 6 PM. We will ride out towards the North Fork.

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    Thursday Ride 2-10-11.

    Let’s meet at the parking just above the restrooms at the top of the Dam. We can take a trail down river as far as we want and then come back via the climb up the South face of the Dam.
    See you tomorrow at 6 PM.

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    Monday 2-14-11.
    Jim sez; How about meeting at Saddle Dam, riding over to the horse corrals, making the loop, then back over to the Little Grand Canyon, up to The Center, back down The Man Way to the Upper Trail to the Parking Lot. I'm tired just typing it.

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    Tuesday ride 2-15-11, Monday Ride Canceled

    Jim called and said it is pouring in Paradise and it is Valentine’s Day so the ride will be rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday 2-15-11 at 6 Pm at the Saddle Dam. Still a chance of rain on Tuesday so we will watch the forecast. How about meeting at Saddle Dam, riding over to the horse corrals, making the loop, then back over to the Little Grand Canyon, up to The Center, back down The Man Way to the Upper Trail to the Parking Lot. I'm tired just typing it.

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    Thursday Ride 2-17-11

    The rain returns tomorrow according to our local forecast. Therefore with a 60% chance of rain at 6 PM and a 70% chance of rain at 7 PM (see below) I suggest we do not plan a ride for tomorrow evening.

    I will try to get information about any other rides on Friday and/or Saturday. If I get information I will pass it on.

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    Monday Ride 2-21-11.
    Jim sez’…Let’s meet at the Saddle Dam tomorrow at 6 PM.
    Weather looks good. Last 10 day forecast gives us about 4 or 5 days of ride able weather. Slight chance of rain next Thursday and then rain next Friday.

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    There is a 90% chance of rain tomorrow at 5 PM and an 80% chance at ride time, will likely rain most of the day starting tomorrow morning. Therefore I have not planned on a ride tomorrow.

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    Anyone up for a ride tomorrow (Saturday). I am thinking late morning or early afternoon...Culdesac? Let me know!

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    I made it out for a hike today with the family on the trails below the culdesac and out to Burma Falls. Saw at least 8 mountain bikers while out, and another 8 or 9 when we were driving out. Great to see so many people out! (Except the guy with no helmet, not sure how long I'll be seeing him on the trail).

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    2-28-11
    Jim sez he is still not feeling quite up for the ride. So I thought we could meet at the cul-de-sac and do a potters loop. The sunset views are awesome from there and we can all tell Jim what a great ride we had.

    See you tomorrow at 6 pm at the cul-de-sac. Weather should be ok, slight chance of rain late. Looks like rain and showers the remainder of the week.

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    Thursday Ride 3-3-11

    The forecast is for more rain coming in tonight around 11 PM and continuing tomorrow. The latest forecast indicates a 50 to 60 per cent chance of rain at ride time tomorrow. Trails may be a bit sloppy. So, if it is raining just before ride time tomorrow I do not plan to ride.

    If we catch a break and there is no rain for awhile before ride time I say let’s meet at the parking above the restrooms at the top of the Dam. We can pick a couple of routes that may not be too muddy. One is the Visitor Center/Saddle Dam route and the other could be down river and climb back up the south face of the Dam. In this case the plan is to meet at 6 PM tomorrow.

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    Rain is forecast to end early tomorrow and should be partly cloudy at ride time. Jim sez’ let’s meet at the parking above the restrooms at the top of the Dam tomorrow at 6 PM.

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    Rain forecast for tomorrow starting in the afternoon, therefore I am not planning a ride. Friday and Saturday look better.

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    Rain forecast to end early and a10% or less chance of rain at ride time. Let’s meet at the parking lot above the restrooms at the top of the Dam at 6 PM tomorrow and ride to the Saddle Dam.
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    Thanks to Lex there is a cool new tool for all of us to get ride information.
    Go to Facebook and search for LOBO and click on “Local Rides” to get a calendar of Oroville rides, cool stuff.
    Or, click on the link below (or “Control & Click”) to take a look. Awesome new calendar still being developed by Lex for all of us.

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    Thursday 3-17-11

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of rain after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. East wind 5 to 11 mph becoming south.
    Thursday Night: Rain. Low around 43. South southeast wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    If it is raining I will not be riding. At 5 pm if there is no rain or if there is a lite mist I will be there at 6 PM. Because of the rain let’s stick to the least muddy route.
    Meet at the parking above the restrooms at the top of the Dam Thursday at 6 PM.

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    Seventy percent chance rain tomorrow. If it is not raining at ride time let’s meet at the parking above the restrooms at the top of the Dam at 6 PM, I suspect we will need to stay on the well drained trails.
    Tuesday should be a break in the rain and I know there is a group that leaves from the same spot at 5 Pm on Tuesday.

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    ... and if we just ... Thursday Ride 3-24-11

    Latest forecast is for 90% chance rain all day Thursday and into Friday. Therefore I do not plan to ride Thursday at 6 PM. Right now they are calling for 7 days of rain and/or showers, I bet the first sunny day we will have to stand in line to get on a trail.

    When we do get out to ride it is nice that we no longer need lights, can’t wait to get rid of the fenders. As long as the rain remains light I am going to try to sneak in a quick ride today, with some rain gear, from the Dam over to Saddle Dam.

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    ... and if we just ... Monday Ride

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    Jim sez meet at the Saddle Dan Monday at 6 PM for a Loafer Creek area ride. It will be muddy so keep your fenders on. No rain forecast, about 60 degrees partly sunny.

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    ... and if we just ... Thursday Ride 3-31-11

    Let’s meet in the parking lot across from Greenline Thursday at 6 PM. We can ride up river and possibly checkout the spillway. I was by there today and it is running at a reduced volume, could be interesting. If the outflow increases we can go up Gary’s crossing. Keep yer fenders on.
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    Neighbor and I just bought a couple of nice FS bikes we live on lower Pentz in Paradise close to Oroville lake. We are noobs to this but are looking to get serious and would like to meet up with some local riders once we get our trail legs. In the mean time can anybody point us in the direction of some local trails other than the obvious Bidwell Park and the flume systems in or around the Paradise area? Thank you in advance.

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    I will talk with some of the guys I ride with to see who knows good trails in your area. Sometimes folks from Paradise ride with us.
    You are always welcome to meet with us for a ride here in the Oroville area. We ride with who comes out, lot's of different skill levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Dog Mike
    I will talk with some of the guys I ride with to see who knows good trails in your area. Sometimes folks from Paradise ride with us.
    You are always welcome to meet with us for a ride here in the Oroville area. We ride with who comes out, lot's of different skill levels.

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    Thank you very much for the invite. Will probably take you up on that in the near future here once i get in a little better riding shape. Ill definitely be keepin an eye on this thread. Much to my surprise i found an awesome though overgrown trail behind my house today. I live on the feather river canyon so with some work i might have a cool little downhill course in my backyard. Anyways thank again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamiRider1316
    Thank you very much for the invite. Will probably take you up on that in the near future here once i get in a little better riding shape. Ill definitely be keepin an eye on this thread. Much to my surprise i found an awesome though overgrown trail behind my house today. I live on the feather river canyon so with some work i might have a cool little downhill course in my backyard. Anyways thank again.

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    Jim sez let’s meet at the cul-de-sac at the north end of the Dam at 6 PM Monday. We can ride a figure eight.
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    Thursday Ride 4-7-11

    Rain forecast for tomorrow during the day with a 40% chance at ride time. So, back to a less muddy route, if not raining meet at the parking above the restrooms at the top of the Dam Thursday at 6 PM, we can go up and over to the Saddle Dam.

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    Monday April 11, 2011. Jim sez let’s meet at the Saddle Dam Monday at 6 PM and we can head for the Visitor Center and possibly a little Grand Canyon loop. Trails are dried out so you can take your fenders off but make sure you bring your helmet. Some bug spray may be a good idea. We may have a new rider with us also.

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    Let’s meet at the cul-de-sac and ride a Potters loop Thursday at 6 PM.
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    Let's meet at the cul-de-sac at the north end of the Dam at 6 PM tomorrow. Rain tonight and early tomorrow but should be out of here before ride time.

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