I'm visiting in a couple of weeks and will definitely hit Skeggs. Those rip-roaring descents are so much fun.
I've only done Demo once but will really try to hit that as well. So are the stunts/jumps OK on a rigid SS...or am I asking to get hurt? BTW, I'm no dirt jumper but enjoy a little air once in a while.
Sure! Starting from CM01:
Originally Posted by shredchic
- Sierra Morena
- Skyline (road) / Bear Gulch (road) / CM05
- Blue Blossom (down)
- Gordon Mill (up)
- Steam Donkey (down)
- Gordon Mill (up)
- Crossover (up), Crosscut (up), Timberview (up), Methuselah (up)
- Manzanita (down), Timberview (down)
- Giant Salamander
- Methuselah (up)
- Fir, Resolution (down)
- Corte Madera Creek (up)
And that's it, although my own route includes North Leaf and sometimes South Leaf. The map for reference:
CHOCOLATE NASTIES Baker
Master of the unintentional track stand.
Wow, you covered things pretty well. My legs typically go dead at the 4-4.5 hour mark - not sure I can hack that.
Originally Posted by diver160651
It doesn't look like you got Blue Blossom - is that part of the Sierra Morena loop?
yes --- I rode up the the Cal Tran lot to bum some water at CM01 and was more tired than I should have been, hit the stop on the computer and left it stopped rode SM, out to SL then back in CM05 BB, SB,VM then back down across South Leaf to exit CM08 and into Purisima.. The HR speed and cadence numbers all still worked, but I didn't notice the miles not moving..
Sheggs Or Demo..... ?
Which one should we try first and why? Any input is much appreciated![/QUOTE]
They are both fun. You owe it to yourself to do them BOTH eventually.
Skeggs: Resolution Trail has tech parts and is super in a beautiful forest of redwood trees.
Demo: the Ridge trail to Saw Pit DH trail is a really fun ride with easy tricks and tech parts.
With 3.8 miles of easy uphill back to the Hwy and your car.
When I am in the Bay Area on Business Trips, I usually rent a bike and head for Demo, which is great, especially if you like jumps and steep smooth downhills. I am more of an XC rider.
Today I tried Skeggs, and I think it has become my new best trail. I had a blast. The flow, the terrain, the surface, the little easy jumps, the berms, the redwoods, the deers (3), the view, the climbs, etc. And I recently came back from riding a full week in Crested Butte, CO, so the bar is pretty high.
Did you do Resolution?
Originally Posted by flafonta
Next trip to the Bay Area try Annadel, near Santa Rosa. You'll ride another great ride.
I sure did Resolution and enjoyed it.
Originally Posted by casey2020
I rode Annabel a few years ago, but the rental bike I got from the local shop was terrible, ruining my ride . Since then, I no longer ride when in Petaluma/SantaRosa. Maybe I should try to find a better shop up there.
Thanks Mr. Crash, for posting the trails!
Yes, actually, I think that's true at Demo as well... my GPS sometimes says there was more feet of ascent than descent. How could that be if you start/end in the same point, lol! Obviously the altimeter got off somehow...
Originally Posted by tsimbu
Never use your face as a brake pad.
We use hand held GPS a lot at work and have found that the Lat & Long is very accurate, but the Elevation is not. One of our engineers uses a $10K GPS and the elevation is right on. I'll stick with the hand held.
Riding Skeggs for the first time. Resources:
Video (warning: spoiler alert!)
Map of "All Weather" 10 mile route: