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  • 07-23-2009
    w00t!
    I rode w00t's loop yesterday for the first time since Thanksgivin' and I got owned.

    The North Rim Trail was much longer, steeper and tougher than I remembered. Last year, I eventually got to the point where I could do it without stopping...this time, I figured I'd be doing great if I didn't stop until after the power lines. ha! I stopped twice before the power lines and numerous times thereafter. Ran out of water at B Trail, which was also way tougher than I remembered. I hit up Middle Trail and then down to Bear Hole for a dip, but didn't have the strength to carry my bike down close enough to the water to feel secure enough, so I rolled back up to Middle Trail, hit up the drinkin' fountain at the lake and didn't have the strength to open the lid on my Camel Bak. bleh.
  • 07-24-2009
    jhardeman
    I thought I'd share a cool ride I had this week. I am visiting my inlaws in Chico this week. It has been really hot!!! I have been coming here for the last 15 years and love riding in upper park and also feather falls.

    Thurs morning I thought I'd try something new to beat the heat. I started out with lights from the park entrance of upper park at 4:30 am and rode up to the end of North Rim to the look out for sunrise. Then after some breakfast (PB&J) I came back down and took B trail down to the park road. I love B trail. It is tough and since I only ride it once or twice a year there are couple sections that always get me, but I did better this year. I then took the park road to the end, where I took off my shoes and socks and waded across the creek (Nice way to cool off). I then took the gravel/dirt road up and to the right (not sure the name of it) to climb up the other side towards hwy 32. I then caught Guardians back down to South Rim trail. I'd ridden it before but only as a shuttle. Beautiful early in the morning all by myself. I eventually came down near the golf course and took Annie B to go around the golf course dumping out on Centennial avenue. From there back through the park, across the pedestrian bridge and then left on the road, down the single track and back onto the pavement near the park entrance near where I was parked.

    This was an awesome ride. My first time riding with lights, first time seeing the sunrise over upper park and my first time riding these trails together in a loop. All in all about 2:30 hours of riding, 1900 feet of climbing and nearly 17 miles... all before it got too hot!!!
  • 07-28-2009
    scot-tea
    http://www.norcalblogs.com/commissio....html#comments
    go to this link and read it. this is from the blog of the man that saved disc golf. we need to be ready.
  • 07-28-2009
    highdelll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scot-tea
    go to this link and read it. this is from the blog of the man that saved disc golf. we need to be ready.

    Thanks for posting...what a bunch of BS.
    Seems the FOB and their cronies are looking for someone else to pick-on since they couldn't shut down disc golf. (I wonder what Ann Schwab's position on this will be tho)

    "...there is a lot of mountain biking while the ground is wet, even though there is a Park policy stating that the trials are closed during wet conditions...." - Really? I've been out to the park when it's wet and the trails are closed to just ride up the fire road and I always see a ranger out there. It'd be too easy to get a hefty ticket by going on the trails - I just don't see it happening.

    RE: Yahi: " Even when bikes are not visually observed on this trail, bike tracks can be seen." - I'd be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts those tracks are likely from kids (who don't know any better) with their families riding down to the swimmin holes from the day camp - not any regular MTBrs.

    I did like the one response on the page tho - not quite sure where she was trying to take it exactly, but funny nonetheless...
    "Oh, for crying out loud! They found out my family has lately snubbed the disc in favor of the spoked wheel, and they been riding in Upper Park a couple of times a week.

    The stories they tell, the bloody contusions - I'm absolutely certain they are guilty of "irresponsible summer use." Damn them.

    It's my fault, I kicked them out of the garden. I mean, you know, MY garden, not THE garden. They were doing jumps over my squash patch, and the dogs were chasing them around - it was like The Wild One. I'm just standing over my cucumber vines, innocent old fat lady, loading my collander full of the magical fruits (cause they make you toot), when this hoarde of unchecked mountain bikers comes blazing through, airboure over the firepit, some kinda hounds from hell slathering at their heels, yap yap yap to wake the Devil.

    So I sent them to Bidwell Park. I said, "go wreck public lands and bother strangers, stay the heck out of my yard!" I made them take their dad, which I realized later was a mistake. Dads are probably the worst influence on children. Last three words many children hear from their father: "Hey, watch this!" But they're both old enough to climb a tree to use a cell phone, so I try not to worry. First time they went, the big one got completely smeared, stuck to his bedsheets for days. Now it's not so bad, old hat. I got all the first aid figured out.

    Now I try to send them every Sunday so I can have peace and quiet to watch Boston Legal. Maybe I will learn something about the law."
  • 07-28-2009
    Renovatio
    There will always be people who break rules, get over it FoBP. Parts of Middle are eroding because there are people making cheater lines off the beaten path to make the trail easier, not harder and the trail isn't built well enough to handle it. B and Guardians get more aggressive traffic and they hold up fine...ok guardians does have a few spots that need some work.

    Equestrians can be equally blamed for wet weather riding, because there are parts of lower and middle that are still chewed up 3 months after the last rain.

    I know what part of Yahi trail he's talking about and its right next to a spot were you can swim. Could it be the MTBers eroding the trail or all the people sliding off the trail to swim?

    Also why isn't FOBP doing anything to do with the f***ing dog owners who pick up and bag the poop but leave it in the bagged poop in the middle of the trail, I've seen so much of that this summer.
  • 07-28-2009
    scot-tea
    fing dog owners
  • 07-28-2009
    tinercom
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    These people need a beatdown.
  • 07-28-2009
    petedog_h
    now that is the truth
  • 07-29-2009
    Melt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by highdelll
    "...there is a lot of mountain biking while the ground is wet, even though there is a Park policy stating that the trials are closed during wet conditions...." - Really? I've been out to the park when it's wet and the trails are closed to just ride up the fire road and I always see a ranger out there. It'd be too easy to get a hefty ticket by going on the trails - I just don't see it happening.

    Thats such bs .... 2 years minus summers i lived in chico and if the trails were closed i either hit the road or loaded up and headed to oroville which is all of 15 miles ... even if someone didnt have a car if they were smart they could bus it and make a day out of it

    As for the dog owners, i currently do maintenence in city parks where i live now and today we were trimming a tree and there was actually bagged poo in a TREE!!! ... needless to say that branch didnt get cut.
  • 08-03-2009
    nickelbolt
    Guardian is chewed up...
    Rode up to the Disc Golf Course, down to Humboldt Trail, and down Guardian on Sat.

    Guardian needs some love. More blown out corners and cheater lines than I can ever remember seeing there.

    Still had a blast, but not enough flow in spots that used to be the most fun.

    I'll try to get out and do some work.
  • 08-03-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nickelbolt
    Rode up to the Disc Golf Course, down to Humboldt Trail, and down Guardian on Sat.

    Guardian needs some love. More blown out corners and cheater lines than I can ever remember seeing there.

    Still had a blast, but not enough flow in spots that used to be the most fun.

    I'll try to get out and do some work.

    Drop me a message when your going to be out there. I'd love to help. Don't have any tools though....
  • 08-03-2009
    scot-tea
    trail work
    It is to dry to move dirt. Any dirt work will NOT help the trail. Please wait till it rains. Please prun as much as you like.
  • 08-03-2009
    w00t!
    I have pretty much all the tools we'd need. Contractor-grade shiz.
  • 08-03-2009
    petedog_h
    down to help out as well as long as there is little to no p.o. HA HA like that would happen.
  • 08-03-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scot-tea
    It is to dry to move dirt. Any dirt work will NOT help the trail. Please wait till it rains. Please prun as much as you like.

    strongly agreed. At this time of year, the only thing that seems to be holding together the dust that makes up our Upper Park trails is the fact that it is packed and dried. If you start digging around we will just have layers of loose dust that will get blown or carried away
  • 08-03-2009
    w00t!
    'kay then I'll be passing out shovels after the rain starts.
  • 08-04-2009
    nickelbolt
    No. Nothing that would involve moving dirt. I agree that will have to wait.

    I won't organize a group effort though, as I typically just go whenever I see a window of opportunity (aka: wife & kid take off for a shopping trip).

    I'll just keep some pruning sheers & saw in my pack for now.

    I would be up for a trail maintenance weekend when the time is right.
  • 08-06-2009
    w00t!
    Well snap! Anybody local got an 80-100 mm fork, or even a suspension-corrected rigid fork, on the cheap? My shiz is kaput.
  • 08-27-2009
    theilluminati
    Is Chico dead?
    Who's been riding?
    Anyone want to ride in Downieville?
  • 08-28-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by theilluminati
    Is Chico dead?
    Who's been riding?
    Anyone want to ride in Downieville?

    We've all been too busy riding
  • 08-28-2009
    Eastbaynewb
    Any one on the cycling team for Chico state? Lookin for some details to join.
  • 08-28-2009
    tomass15
    http://bidwellbump.webs.com/raceinformation.htm

    You can get their email address form the Contact Us tab.
  • 08-28-2009
    CSeymour10
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Eastbaynewb
    Any one on the cycling team for Chico state? Lookin for some details to join.


    they meet 9:00pm in Tehama 106 on tuesdays
  • 08-28-2009
    ctownposse
    THE THREAD STILL LIVE'S!
    I've been riding some, working way to much. Still have not made it to Downieville but I will before someday soon I hope?
  • 08-29-2009
    w00t!
    I've been depressed because I never got to be a restaurateur.
  • 08-29-2009
    nickelbolt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by w00t!
    I've been depressed because I never got to be a restaurateur.

    There's still time to buy a taco truck ;)
  • 09-02-2009
    nickelbolt
    Best Sunday/Monday ride route...
    Park Road==>10mi House==>Guardian==>Bloody Pin==>South Rim==>cross creek==>Middle Trail==>Golf Course Trail==>rock wall ride==>home. :thumbsup:
  • 09-05-2009
    w00t!
    You need to add North Rim to the start of that route. Anything less is just weaksauce.

    :D
  • 09-14-2009
    XCR4000
    Well i hope to see you guys there tomorrow. I have been trying for the past 2 weeks but cant seem to get off before 7 for the life of me. do you guys go earlier now that it is getting darker earlier?
  • 09-15-2009
    norcalchico
    We are going to be out at 6 pm like always. Hope you make it out. I haven't been out the past couple of weeks my self.
  • 09-15-2009
    mxracer33x
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by XCR4000
    do you guys go earlier now that it is getting darker earlier?

    Bring lights as it gets darker earlier. Niterider has some nice products out there.
  • 09-28-2009
    marty crosley
    pass on photos if you know someone who raced
    Put up some free download photos for the Super D and Downhill racers this last weekend at the Bump. Didn't get XC as I was racing. See ya on the trail, Marty

    http://bidwellbumpchicoca2009.shutterfly.com/
  • 09-28-2009
    theilluminati
    *wrong thread*
  • 09-28-2009
    norcalchico
    Great photos! Thanks!
  • 10-01-2009
    boomn
    Guys, is there an official name for the parallel trail above Upper? Or is there a common nickname at least?
  • 10-02-2009
    nolson
    its upper upper.
  • 10-02-2009
    highdelll
    let's call it 'boomn system'
  • 10-02-2009
    Renovatio
    goat trail? I've heard upper upper before though.
  • 10-02-2009
    boomn
    I figured that I would get such a definitive answer, lol. I know it as "upper upper" but I had heard "goat" as well.

    Either way I think I need to work it into my ride this weekend :thumbsup:
  • 10-02-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomn
    I figured that I would get such a definitive answer, lol. I know it as "upper upper" but I had heard "goat" as well.

    Either way I think I need to work it into my ride this weekend :thumbsup:

    Its great going up it but II think its awesome going towards horseshoe lack. The slight downhill bias makes for very good flow.
  • 10-02-2009
    nickelbolt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Renovatio
    Its great going up it but II think its awesome going towards horseshoe lack. The slight downhill bias makes for very good flow.

    I like that downhill too.

    The following route is fun if you don't have a lot of time to ride:

    Straight up the short climb in front of Monkey Face to Goat Trail
    Up Goat to Upper (@Meditation Rock).
    Down Upper all the way back to horseshoe to Middle Trail
    Up middle to Salmon Hole dump out
    Park Road to Lower Trail back to Horshoe.

    Good variety.
  • 10-04-2009
    RadChad
    Lost my specs...
    If anyone finds a pair of glasses on the upper part of Middle Trail, probably within a half mile of B-Trail, I would be happy to get them back.

    A tasty beer reward will be waiting.

    Thanks,
    Chad
  • 10-06-2009
    norcalchico
    Group ride tonight at 6 pm from Hooker oak parking lot far left.
  • 10-06-2009
    LWright
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomn
    Guys, is there an official name for the parallel trail above Upper? Or is there a common nickname at least?

    "Next to the Fence Trail"
    just guessing
  • 10-06-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LWright
    "Next to the Fence Trail"
    just guessing

    Haha, good one. Different trail though. This one is below the North Rim in the valley, but it is the furthest up the side of the canyon on the north side. It cuts out to the right about half way up the rock scramble in front of the Monkey Face outlook by the lake. It is narrow, very rocky/techy, and very fun.

    If you haven't ridden that trail or Upper trail yet (the one that goes left by the bench at the beginning of Middle trail), you really need to check it out!! Check out the map online if that helps you make sense of it. Or just come ride with someone
  • 10-06-2009
    LWright
    guess I mixed up "Upper" with "North Rim".
    I used to do the 6pm tue/thursday social rides, been awhile though.
  • 10-06-2009
    theilluminati
    If you left your tire in the parking lot of north rim trail today, PM me.
  • 10-07-2009
    boomn
    Anyone have experience and suggestions about wheelbuilders in Chico?
  • 10-07-2009
    Peavy'sMyBi@cth!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomn
    Anyone have experience and suggestions about wheelbuilders in Chico?

    ive heard that the guys over Cyclesport build some pretty awsome wheels.
  • 10-07-2009
    theilluminati
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Peavy'sMyBi@cth!
    ive heard that the guys over Cyclesport build some pretty awsome wheels.

    I second that, and might I add that if you throw in a six-pack they will do it with a smile.
    :thumbsup:
  • 10-07-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomn
    Anyone have experience and suggestions about wheelbuilders in Chico?

    You ride a 29er right? I would definately ask anyone who builds them if they have built 29ers before.
  • 10-07-2009
    w00t!
    I was gonna post a negative comment about a certain bike shop, but the last time I did that, regarding a different shop in a different region, their star employee turned into a bleeding mangina and had a huge meltdown on the forum and I got banned for a week. :D
  • 10-07-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by theilluminati
    I second that, and might I add that if you throw in a six-pack they will do it with a smile.
    :thumbsup:

    They've done me pretty well in the past with other repair work; I'll have to stop in this week to talk it through with them. Thanks
  • 10-07-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Renovatio
    You ride a 29er right? I would definately ask anyone who builds them if they have built 29ers before.

    Ooh, good point. I guess that is the reason I was leaning towards builders well known on this forum for 29er wheels. Homegrown Chico wheels would be nice though:thumbsup:
  • 10-07-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomn
    Ooh, good point. I guess that is the reason I was leaning towards builders well known on this forum for 29er wheels. Homegrown Chico wheels would be nice though:thumbsup:

    I'm not saying there aren't builders in chico who couldn't build a good 29er wheel, but you ought to be careful who you choose. 29er wheels are inherently a bit weaker and a solid builder can overcome that. Check around with the main shops but I wouldn't go to Campus or Bike and Board expecting a master wheel smith.

    Oh if you want the wheels built by an idiot who has no experience, hit me up. :thumbsup:
  • 10-07-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Renovatio
    I'm not saying there aren't builders in chico who couldn't build a good 29er wheel, but you ought to be careful who you choose. 29er wheels are inherently a bit weaker and a solid builder can overcome that. Check around with the main shops but I wouldn't go to Campus or Bike and Board expecting a master wheel smith.

    Oh if you want the wheels built by an idiot who has no experience, hit me up. :thumbsup:

    If I wanted that I would try it myself:p

    I was unclear in my last post I think. I was trying to say that I had been attracted to certain well known wheel builders specifically because I've heard great things about their 29er wheels, so it really makes sense to ask the local builders what they've done with 29ers too. I hadn't thought about asking that right upfront though, so thanks
  • 10-08-2009
    w00t!
    I would ask Paul of Paul Components if he has any recommendations.
  • 10-08-2009
    nolson
    justin @ cyclesport builds a damn fine wheel, doesn't matter what size. throw in some coors light and he might even say you have a sweet 29er:thumbsup:
  • 10-09-2009
    Tim Olson
    I would guess you could find a master wheelbuilder at several shops in Chico, including a few you might not expect. For instance if you went to Bike and Board and got big Mike to build your wheel, he would build you a good wheel. He's been doing stiff wheels for bmx guys for like 30 years. Built me a set when I was a kid that was really nice. He's a big dude and I'm sure he knows what it takes to make a strong wheel. John at North Rim has a Wheelsmith certification from like 1969. I guarantee there are a couple of good builders at Pullins, Cyclesport, and Campus too. Maybe even North Valley, if anyone even shops there anymore. Mostly it's going to depend on how precisely even you get the tension while still maintaining trueness and roundness, on the right wheel components for the type of riding you want to do. Like everyone else on here said, just ask around and be nice and you'll get a high quality build.
  • 10-21-2009
    nickelbolt
    Trails OPEN... and sweeeeeet.
  • 10-22-2009
    scot-tea
    get ready for the fight
    Hey,



    Iím sure a most of you have heard about the upcoming meeting on Monday to discuss Upper Park trails at the park commission. If not, hereís the time and date.



    Meeting for Discussion on Trail Conditions and Use on Monday Oct. 26th @ 6:30PM at the City Council Chambers - 421 Main St .



    Iím fairly confident that the meeting originated from a letter sent to the Park Commission by the Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance (Iíve included it below). Their concerns were primarily leveled at mountain bike use of the trails. Itís also noteworthy that the ďallianceĒ includes as a board member the person who originated the effort to remove disc golf.



    If you appreciate access to trails in Bidwell Park for mountain biking, this is a meeting you should attend. The best way to prevent your park use from being painted with a broad, and sometimes negative, brush is to speak up. Please spread the word to other park users so they have an opportunity to attend.



    Thanks,



    Lon Glazner

    President Ė Chico Outsiders





    >LetterÖ



    May 19, 2009

    Dear Bidwell Park and Playground Commission,



    This letter is to express concerns the Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance has

    over trail erosion occurring in the vast network of hiking/biking trails in Upper

    Bidwell Park. Although foot traffic on the trails causes some erosion, the majority

    of the degradation to the trails is coming from mountain bike traffic.



    Erosion damage can most notably be seen on the Middle Trail, but erosion is not

    exclusive to just this one trail. There seem to be two main causes for trail erosion

    in Upper Park . First, whenever there is a geological pattern or outcrop, the area

    is used for jumping or veering off the trail to increase the challenge of riding over

    rough terrain. This mainly happens in the summer. Second, there is a lot of

    mountain biking while the ground is wet, even though there is a Park policy

    stating that the trials are closed during wet conditions. Mountain bike use during

    the rainy season, along with some irresponsible summer use, has created a

    widening of the trails and increased soil erosion.



    Another Park policy that is often being ignored is the one stating the Yahi Trail is

    for pedestrians only, yet bike traffic is not an uncommon sight on this trial. Even

    when bikes are not visually observed on this trail, bike tracks can be seen. There

    is one portion of the Yahi Trail (located between Alligator Hole and Day Camp)

    that is now completely eroding into Big Chico Creek. This segment of the trail will

    most certainly disappear this summer, dumping a significant amount of sediment

    into the creek.



    We look forward to your response to our concerns over Park policy violations.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Colson



    Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance Board Member
    ReplyReply AllMove...chipscotts
  • 10-22-2009
    sevkev
    cue the rocky theme music
    I'll be there.

    Oh, and props to whoever cleaned up B-Trail after the storm, rode it last night and was pleasantly surprised to see the blow down was removed.

    :thumbsup:
  • 11-11-2009
    boomn
    for my information and to get it out there more visibly, what are the group night ride options in Chico right now?
    Tues/Thurs Hooker Oak group still meets at 6pm right? Medium pace?
    I've heard something about rides meeting at North Rim downtown but wasn't sure about the pace and if they ride or drive to the park
    Any other groups?
  • 11-11-2009
    tomass15
    Tue/Thur is always a standing ride, but don't think many people show up now that it is dark. I rarely ride that ride and only 1 regular showed up lastnight. Only saw 3 other lights in the park, 2 on South Rim and 1 on Upper trail.

    Wednesday from North Rim at 6pm, they ride up from the store. The pace is definetely faster than the tue/thr group on average, but again depends on who shows up. Usually about 18mph up the lower park trails to give you an idea of the pace.
  • 11-11-2009
    Melt
    figured id poke my head in here

    since i had veterans day off i decided to go and relive the old days and bar it up tuesday. Hit rileys, normal, ubar, the bear, normal again, and a few house parties

    this morning did north rim, btrail, middle to lower thru the hangover .... seemed to get worse when i was done riding ... damn that whiskey :p
  • 11-11-2009
    Renovatio
    I'd have to say that upper guardians is almost perfect. Super tacky, love it. Sure a bit of the trail is blown out but who needs it with dirt like this!

    Anyone ride Guardians at night? How sketchy is it?
  • 11-14-2009
    w00t!
    Here's an action shot of me "shredding the gnar" today...



    Who's rollin' tomorrow?
  • 11-14-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by w00t!
    Here's an action shot of me "shredding the gnar" today...



    Who's rollin' tomorrow?

    Tomorrow night....
  • 11-14-2009
    w00t!
    I'm thinking like 9-10-ish in the morning.
  • 11-17-2009
    w00t!
    Did somebody (some group?) sanitize the rock garden on Middle Trail?
  • 11-17-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by w00t!
    Did somebody (some group?) sanitize the rock garden on Middle Trail?

    what?? Which one? Is it in the long one maybe 3/4" from the lake that goes downhill and dips back up, right by a connecting trail to Lower?
  • 11-17-2009
    w00t!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomn
    what?? Which one? Is it in the long one maybe 3/4" from the lake that goes downhill and dips back up, right by a connecting trail to Lower?

    nah, it's a quite a bit further out than that.

    It's between the Valley of Death and Moonraker. I'll see if I have any pics...
  • 11-17-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by w00t!
    nah, it's a quite a bit further out than that.

    It's between the Valley of Death and Moonraker. I'll see if I have any pics...

    haha, you lost me there. Is this before Middle connects back to the road or after?

    I assumed the one I mentioned because I saw some middle aged lady out there last weekend trying to dig a rock out to "make it better for the kids"
  • 11-17-2009
    w00t!
    Moonraker is right at or after the powerlines, if I'm not mistaken. This is right before Moonraker, similar but smaller:



    Now that I think about it, maybe you were referring to the one I'm asking about. I thought you were referring to this:



    But after re-reading your post, prolly not.

    The one in question had a lot of loose cobbles...smoover than the rest of the rocks typically encountered. I'd swear somebody came and cleared out a whole bunch of 'em.
  • 11-17-2009
    w00t!
    btw, that second photo I just posted...that section is called "Triple Dip". Buy my book. :D
  • 11-17-2009
    boomn
    I think we slowly are deciphering each other. I think I was talking about the "Valley of Death" and you are referring to the long straight flat rock garden with a slight grade, right?
  • 11-17-2009
    w00t!
    I'm pretty sure you had it the first time...it does do a little dip-down and the entry/exit are just cobble all over the place. It seems cleaner now.

    The Valley of Death is right before that and some dudes with more skill might just see it as two drops, but I ride through the little valley that runs diagonally between the two drops.

    Maybe my naming system is whack.
  • 11-17-2009
    Renovatio
    damn w00t have you named ever part of middle trail?

    I know what you're referring to, its right after the powerlines if you're headed towards B. Its in a little gully that is made of pure rock.

    Yes it has been sanitized a bit, its never been really hard to begin with but there is a cheater line to the right that goes around a big rock.

    I know "Valley of death" too, just roll down the far left side. I have a hunch where "Moonraker". You're naming system is a bit whack. Next time take a picture of what your talking about :D
  • 11-17-2009
    w00t!
    I name everything. Names just come to me.

    I thought that rock garden felt totally sanitized...I hit it like 3 times on Saturday. You're right, it wasn't that hard to begin with, but now it's just nothing.

    Here's a very poor pic of the Valley of Death...



    The black lines are approximately where the two small (12-18") drops are and the red line is the line I usually take (the "valley")...



    And now that rattlesnake season is over for sure, I think I'll take my riding buddy out there this weekend...

  • 11-17-2009
    Renovatio
    yep, I guessed right.

    If you go on the far far left (almost out of the picture) you can roll right down with all your speed. Never tried the two drops, I'll do that next time.
  • 11-17-2009
    w00t!
    Y'all recognize "Brainiac"?

  • 11-17-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by w00t!
    Y'all recognize "Brainiac"?


    Lower trail, really really close to the beginning/end.

    Hit it hard and hit fast between the rocks on the left side and try not to hit the bush up top. Never tried hitting far right tho

    I have only seen one snake this whole year. And I never saw it, jsut heard it. I started taking my dog about a month ago because finally got to the temperature where it doesn't kill him...sucks for a dog to be 90% black.
  • 11-19-2009
    theilluminati
    rains came/coming...lets get some people together to do some LEGIT/legal trail work soon, possibly w/ help of park rangers?
    S.Rim side is getting all kinds of side ruts running off the side of the trail...poor SOBs who fell off the edges...
  • 11-19-2009
    w00t!
    I'm down for some trailwork, but I don't give a rat's ass about anything on the South side (unless it's removing the disc golf course and repairing all the damage). :D

    I'm interested in B Trail, but in working on a trail like that, how do you determine where the line is between "maintenance" and "sanitation"?
  • 11-19-2009
    theilluminati
    North Rim Sports has B Trail "adopted"; get in touch w/ them?
    The rangers/park commission determine that line you speak of...as far as I know, unless you wanna "go rogue" which I would not advise.
  • 11-19-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by theilluminati
    North Rim Sports has B Trail "adopted"; get in touch w/ them?
    The rangers/park commission determine that line you speak of...as far as I know, unless you wanna "go rogue" which I would not advise.

    Tim and Tyler at North Rim are the ones to talk too. I think they are the ones who pretty much made all the banks and smoothed out the switch backs.
  • 11-19-2009
    petedog_h
    please illuminati let me know a day or two in advance if possible.

    Peter
  • 11-25-2009
    nickelbolt
    Sweeeeet.

    Trails open just in time.

    http://www.chico.ca.us/General_Servi...dwell_Park.asp

    Gonna hit it tomorrow. :thumbsup:
  • 11-26-2009
    marty crosley
    O Yea !! now I am Thankful ( trails open )
    ( Trails Open ) Thanks for the heads up ... Now I am thankful and the trails are giving-
    Going out morning or afternoon ???? Hope the trail sweepers have not redesigned my favorite spots into sidewalks like I have been seeing..... cheers
  • 12-06-2009
    ctownposse
    Keeping the thread alive.
  • 12-06-2009
    ctownposse
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  • 12-06-2009
    ctownposse
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37232499@N08/4164814043/" title="fall 2009 123 by tingers1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2697/4164814043_daf9f24a41.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="fall 2009 123" /></a>
    Went out yesterday and rode northrim and back down middle. Trails were perfect.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37232499@N08/4165574898/" title="fall 2009 126 by tingers1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2790/4165574898_abbac02483.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="fall 2009 126" /></a>
    A couple new bikes on the ride.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37232499@N08/4164814747/" title="fall 2009 124 by tingers1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4164814747_df5b300519.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="fall 2009 124" /></a>
    The third new bike on the ride broke a chain.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37232499@N08/4164812197/" title="kodak 077 by tingers1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2676/4164812197_8152d33e0d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="kodak 077" /></a>
    And last but not least, this picture is from summer.
  • 12-06-2009
    Renovatio
    Looks like Norcalchico's GT in the 2nd picture.

    I'm digging the Paskenta video. But I thought you had to po*** it...
  • 12-06-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ctownposse
    Trails were perfect.

    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    Surrounded by green again and overflowing with grip:thumbsup:
  • 12-07-2009
    highdelll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ctownposse
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37232499@N08/4164812197/" title="kodak 077 by tingers1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2676/4164812197_8152d33e0d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="kodak 077" /></a>
    And last but not least, this picture is from summer.

    not least!
    (I like bike girl)

    I'm not sure
    Like it fukkin matters what I type! HAHQ!
  • 12-07-2009
    ctownposse
    ooo
  • 12-07-2009
    norcalchico
    Not my GT. Bryan purchased one from the Rep I know. I sold my old blue and have a carbon GT now.
  • 12-07-2009
    norcalchico
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    South Rim
    The rooted area on south rim has been fixed
  • 12-07-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by norcalchico
    The rooted area on south rim has been fixed


    :eek: That's GORGEOUS. About time too....but maybe they sanitized it a bit too much? For the longest time I couldn't get up that rooted section and just got cleaning it after I watched timmel's line on the bump.
  • 12-07-2009
    norcalchico
    It's a nice fast line going both ways now.