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    List your favorite trail in Nor Cal

    List your favorite trail in Nor Cal to ride. It can be anywhere from the Bay Area to Truckee and so forth. Mine right now is FHDL but I have alot more exploring to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter19ue View Post
    List your favorite trail in Nor Cal to ride. It can be anywhere from the Bay Area to Truckee and so forth. Mine right now is FHDL but I have alot more exploring to do.
    Favorite trail I can mention = Saxon Creek a.k.a. Mr Toad's Wild Ride in South Lake Tahoe
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    For some reason - Oat Hill Mine. I like to visit Napa and Calistoga on occasion, it has a long technical climb and a fast descent and some views, and ridable in the winter.

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    Usually the one I'm currently riding but if you were to nail me down to one particular I'd have to go with 3rd Divide in Downieville. I've ridden it so much it has lost a little luster but when I think about the chills I've gotten riding/racing that trail wide open..
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    I haven't ridden all that many Norcal trails (yet), but my first thought was Paradise Royale for the entire experience--camping, remoteness, views, main trail, and skills park.

    Plus, it's a really cool name!

    And, yeah, I guess various D-ville trails for the fun factor would be next on the podium.

    Finally, Prairie Creek, because elk are freakin' awesome.
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    Is there anything near San Jose? I'm there once a month or so. Some guidance would be appreciated...

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    Not Kennedy

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    Mills Peak Trail, even with the fire road in the middle. Butcher to the bridge is a close 2nd. If I have to stay local it's Braille all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Not Kennedy
    Hahaha, word to that. Kennedy is really only FUN when there are libations at the top.

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    I started riding Demo again recently and really like Ridge & Sawpit

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeng View Post
    Usually the one I'm currently riding but if you were to nail me down to one particular I'd have to go with 3rd Divide in Downieville. I've ridden it so much it has lost a little luster but when I think about the chills I've gotten riding/racing that trail wide open..
    Hands down one of my all time favs as well.



    I'm getting back into riding and wanna go back there asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
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    I agree with everyone in this thread.
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    For a home boy like me, has to be St Joseph's Hill.

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    Braille at demo,


    Formerly legal but now should absolutely not ride mailbox, magic carpet, dead camper, world cup....

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    Loll, huh? Isn't it about as legal as it always was?

    I'm not sure I have a general favorite, but pretty much all of Demo and most of Skegg's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    Braille at demo,

    Never were legal but now should absolutely not ride *****, ***** *****, ***** *****, ***** *****....
    I fixed it.

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    Boondocks @ Northstar

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    Quote Originally Posted by simbot View Post
    Boondocks @ Northstar
    My fav at northstar is livewire.


    Prolly #1 trail for me. Fast and big.

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    another vote for 3rd divide @ downieville

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    Third Divide as well. Can't beat the face-melting speed on that one.

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    ********* and ************** and don't forget ********* as for this side of the hill **********
    What he said. Though he seems to ride more of my local trails than I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrawn View Post
    Is there anything near San Jose? I'm there once a month or so. Some guidance would be appreciated...

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    Not Kennedy
    LOL Dion.

    On a more serious note, lots of stuff near San Jose. Search for Saratoga Gap, Kennedy, Santa Theresa County Park, and Soquel Demonstration Forest which is a bit farther out from SJ (40 min south) but worth it nonetheless.

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    Most of what I ride is a mix of mentionable and not. That said, one benefit of living in SCruz, I can put together a ride from my house that has 6-8 miles of somewhat trails in a small park and maybe 1/2 mile on the road. If I want to put 6-7 miles of road time in (counting the whole ride), UCSC, Wilder, and the like open themselves up.

    I'd say, my favorite "trail" are the trails in Santa Cruz because I can just get on my bike and pedal. A big plus when I have to spend time in the car during the week for work.

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