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  • 04-20-2009
    kalbert
    it is legal to ride fire roads, but not worth 3 hours in the car. i think downieville is just as close any way.:thumbsup: yay third divied, any one racing d-ville?
  • 04-21-2009
    scot-tea
    trails other then paradise pines?
  • 04-21-2009
    Melt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kalbert
    it is legal to ride fire roads, but not worth 3 hours in the car. i think downieville is just as close any way.:thumbsup: yay third divied, any one racing d-ville?

    if it takes you 3 hours to get to paskenta, its time to retire the geo metro :thumbsup:
  • 04-21-2009
    highdelll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Melt
    if it takes you 3 hours to get to paskenta, its time to retire the geo metro :thumbsup:

    how long does it take to get a Ranger up here!
    Bring it! MELT!
    Natty Ice and DG awaits! :)
  • 04-21-2009
    Melt
    haha i may be coming up this weekend if i can finish i paper i need to write, otherwise it will be a long time before i visit chico cause my girl is moving to antioch at the beginning of may.
  • 04-21-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Melt
    if it takes you 3 hours to get to paskenta, its time to retire the geo metro :thumbsup:

    Yeah, but what are you going to do in Paskenta? I thought the problem was the long winding drive up the mountains... in which case a geo still sucks.
  • 04-21-2009
    Melt
    it still doesnt take 3 hours to get there, last time i went it took around 2 and that was going out thru willows on the dirt road in a lowered integra.
  • 04-21-2009
    highdelll
    welp, It's obvious then...either finish or put off the paper!!! .. ya need to come up before the G/F puts the kibosh on it!! - WORD... and before it gets 100 degs.
  • 05-03-2009
    ShamWOW
    so whats with the city site saying the trails are all open (despite all this heavy, constant rain)????
    are they, in fact, truly open?
    ****goose.
  • 05-03-2009
    kalbert
    the signs @ the park will say closed
  • 05-03-2009
    ShamWOW
    would you bet your life on that last statement?
  • 05-03-2009
    highdelll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ShamWOW
    would you bet your life on that last statement?

    I'd bet Vince from ShamWOW's life on it :D
    I bet the website hasn't changed because b/c no one went to the office today.
    Signs definitely take precedence, I don't think there's enough moisture from today, but the way the valley is constructed (or destructed - depending on how you look at it) from varying porous and impermeable layers, the park will seep for a while. So even if it's sunny, it won't be open for riders.

    Lower park single-track and the upper-park road are open for MTB.
  • 05-03-2009
    Renovatio
    3-4 days after any significant rain and the park open back up. Just based off the 10-day forecast I would expect the park to be open no later than next Friday or Saturday.
  • 05-04-2009
    scot-tea
  • 05-04-2009
    ShamWOW
    so who is the big cheese of chico mtb these days?
  • 05-05-2009
    Renovatio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ShamWOW
    so who is the big cheese of chico mtb these days?

    I thought you were :rolleyes:
  • 05-05-2009
    ShamWOW
    i ride a huffy trailmaster, im not very good yet.
  • 05-06-2009
    boomn
    Website was updated and says the trails are open. Can anyone verify? I'm not in Chico right now
  • 05-06-2009
    theilluminati
    I would guess they are correct since it's been pretty warm and windy the last 2 days...
    I'll be heading up South Rim, see you on the trails.
  • 05-06-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by theilluminati
    I would guess they are correct since it's been pretty warm and windy the last 2 days...
    I'll be heading up South Rim, see you on the trails.

    Hmm, up the South Rim sounds good, but I might save that for the weekend and try a larger loop
  • 05-14-2009
    w00t!
    I'm moving back to Sweet Home Chico, where the skies are so blue!

    The Napa Valley can suck a fart out of my anus.
  • 05-14-2009
    Melt
    when you leavin? Ill be in chico memorial day weekend for graduation
  • 05-14-2009
    w00t!
    dunno for sure...first or middle of next month.

    Gaw Dam, I can't wait to get back to a place where there's stuff to do and where mountain biking is not a crime against the kingdom.
  • 05-15-2009
    highdelll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by w00t!
    dunno for sure...first or middle of next month.

    Gaw Dam, I can't wait to get back to a place where there's stuff to do and where mountain biking is not a crime against the kingdom.

    gonna have to reclaim 'w00t's loop'? ;)
    Too bad it's after all the nice weather we've been havin' - word is it's gonna be in the triple digits by this weekend :eekster:
    time for early morning or late evening rides I guess

    Hey...anyone out there down for a shuttle up to disc golf course to play a round, maybe have some beers and then ride down? - maybe guardian or south rim
  • 05-15-2009
    ctownposse
    We are rideing saturday morning at 0700. Meeting at Hooker Oak to ride south rim. All are welcomed to join.
  • 05-15-2009
    norcalchico
    WE are riding on Sunday in Oroville if anyone want to join. WE are leaving pretty early,5:30am to beat that heat.
  • 05-15-2009
    Renovatio
    Might as well. Gr8 and I are riding tonight (friday) 6:30 at hooker oak. Probably just going to do NR.
  • 05-16-2009
    usmcruz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by w00t!
    I'm moving back to Sweet Home Chico, where the skies are so blue!

    The Napa Valley can suck a fart out of my anus.



    last time i rode in chico i had to butt stroke a tweeker with my rear tire out by 22nd.
  • 05-17-2009
    highdelll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by usmcruz
    last time i rode in chico i had to butt stroke a tweeker with my rear tire out by 22nd.

    wow...so did not need to know that. :rolleyes:
  • 05-17-2009
    norcalchico
    Heading to Oroville in 20 minutes
  • 05-25-2009
    petedog_h
    is there anyone else that is going to the d-ville gathering on friday (june 5) that would like to shuttle.
  • 05-25-2009
    norcalchico
    Looks like I have a couple of friends going but not sure if we are going to be there Friday or Saturday.
  • 05-25-2009
    boomn
    Weird day today. I had to call 911 for a hiker I came across on middle trail. He looked confused and paranoid, was stumbling around, pawing at the ground, staring into the sky, twisting his arms around, moving up and down, etc. Only response I ever got out of him was that he had been in the park "quite a while". Didn't see any emergency bracelets. He looked like he had been out for a real hike and had a small pack. I helped the ranger find him on the trail then I took off. I really hope he is ok now.

    I was pretty drained at that point, so I couldn't help but wonder afterwards whether I didn't hallucinate the whole thing:confused:
  • 05-27-2009
    theilluminati
    12 mile super d in ashland is closed for registration.
    bummer.
  • 06-01-2009
    w00t!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boomn
    Weird day today. I had to call 911 for a hiker I came across on middle trail. He looked confused and paranoid, was stumbling around, pawing at the ground, staring into the sky, twisting his arms around, moving up and down, etc. Only response I ever got out of him was that he had been in the park "quite a while". Didn't see any emergency bracelets. He looked like he had been out for a real hike and had a small pack. I helped the ranger find him on the trail then I took off. I really hope he is ok now.

    I was pretty drained at that point, so I couldn't help but wonder afterwards whether I didn't hallucinate the whole thing:confused:

    What a trip. Heat casualty, y'spose?

    I'm always amazed at the number of people I'll see hiking up the North Rim Trail with little/no water on them. Suckas gotta recognize.
  • 06-01-2009
    miked0200
    maybe he was on shrooms? maybe not but its a fun place to do them
  • 06-01-2009
    boomn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by w00t!
    What a trip. Heat casualty, y'spose?

    I'm always amazed at the number of people I'll see hiking up the North Rim Trail with little/no water on them. Suckas gotta recognize.

    I'm no paramedic, but thats what I thought too. That or acid.

    I'm always surprised by those people too. Most surprising/impressive I ever saw was the older guy with no supplies coming down the North Rim on what looked like a 15yr old comfort bike with 1.5" semi-slicks. The point where I saw him was about 75% up to the North Rim!
  • 06-04-2009
    boomn
    While browsing Barnes & Nobles last night I noticed that the latest DirtRag has a feature article on the 20 year anniversary of our very own Paul Components. Congrats guys!

    The article was pretty good and even had a section where the author went for a ride in Bidwell with Paul. Certainly good for my ego to hear an outsider from a national magazine commenting on how difficult Middle Trail is, especially in upper 90* heat :D
  • 06-10-2009
    Brad juan
    Hello, I'm just kinda getting into the mountain bike thing and am about to go pick up a 09 Trek Fuel EX7. I do not have any friends that are into biking, I heard there was a tues, thurs ride that meets at hooker oak. Is this club very newby friendly? I've been racing dirt bikes for years and wanted to get into biking as a cross training thing. Thanks
    Brad
  • 06-10-2009
    norcalchico
    Yes we are very friendly. Do don't have to be a super fast rider or anything like that.
    We meet Tue / Thur at 6 pm at Hooker oak parking lot far left.
    You should be happy with the bike.

    Hope to see you out soon.
  • 06-11-2009
    mxracer33x
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by norcalchico
    Yes we are very friendly. Do don't have to be a super fast rider or anything like that.
    We meet Tue / Thur at 6 pm at Hooker oak parking lot far left.
    You should be happy with the bike.

    Hope to see you out soon.


    There is a good reason they all meet at "hooker" oak. they are all a bunch of *****es. :p So beware!

    No really, its a good group of guys that all ride alot and really take care of the other riders in the group. Give it a shot.



    I actually made it out on the trails, had only been 8 weeks:madman: Maybe now Norcalchico can keep up :p
  • 06-11-2009
    a7051
    i don't post on here much, but tomorrow is my last day to ride in chico, as i'm moving to the bay on saturday. all my riding buddies have left town already. would anyone be up for going for a pedal tomorrow with me? i'm pretty open all day, and for pretty much whatever ride.
    although i need to say i've been off my bike for a couple weeks thanks to a good crash up in downieville opening week, but i'm feeling 100% now.
  • 06-11-2009
    Brad juan
    MXracer33X...Are you the same MXRacer33 on pirate4x4???
  • 06-11-2009
    mxracer33x
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Brad juan
    MXracer33X...Are you the same MXRacer33 on pirate4x4???

    depends...whos askin?:p :flipoff2:
  • 06-11-2009
    norcalchico
    Funny
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mxracer33x
    There is a good reason they all meet at "hooker" oak. they are all a bunch of *****es. :p So beware!

    No really, its a good group of guys that all ride alot and really take care of the other riders in the group. Give it a shot.



    I actually made it out on the trails, had only been 8 weeks:madman: Maybe now Norcalchico can keep up :p


    Your so funny, maybe I can keep up??:rolleyes: You never ride anymore,:out: so we won't be able to find out
  • 06-11-2009
    norcalchico
    We had a good ride tonight.
  • 06-12-2009
    mxracer33x
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by norcalchico
    We had a good ride tonight.

    You shut your mouth, I dont want to hear it.

    is that what took you so long getting to work today?:thumbsup:
  • 07-10-2009
    tinercom
    Here's to hoping some World Cup rider doesn't win Downieville. My buddy Tim is up there mixing it up with those guys and I would love to see a local win. :thumbsup:
  • 07-10-2009
    Melt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mxracer33x
    depends...whos askin?:p :flipoff2:

    lol .... cummins diesel from nevada anyone?
  • 07-12-2009
    w00t!
    Well I'm back in Chico.

    Anybody got some tires to sell on the cheap (hella cheap)? I was gonna get some on craigslist, but they just screamed "stolen" to me and the mtb is no place for bad karma.

    See youz guys soon on w00t's loop!