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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic
    Thanks! Will have to try that sometime. Hard to tell what trails/what direction. If you get time to post them, that would be super-cool!
    Sure! Starting from CM01:

    - 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:

    http://www.openspace.org/preserves/maps/pr_ecdm.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrash
    - 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)
    Up to Down Ratio = 8:5
    Proof that when you go to Skeggs you climb almost twice as much as decend!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver160651
    I hit the stop then rode Sierra Morena loop - so thats missing but I don't think any of the single track is wrong in either direction
    Wow, you covered things pretty well. My legs typically go dead at the 4-4.5 hour mark - not sure I can hack that.

    It doesn't look like you got Blue Blossom - is that part of the Sierra Morena loop?

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    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..
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    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.

    Enjoy

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    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.

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    Skeggs

    Quote Originally Posted by flafonta
    Today I tried Skeggs, and I think it has become my new best trail..
    Did you do Resolution?

    Next trip to the Bay Area try Annadel, near Santa Rosa. You'll ride another great ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casey2020
    Did you do Resolution?

    Next trip to the Bay Area try Annadel, near Santa Rosa. You'll ride another great ride.
    I sure did Resolution and enjoyed it.

    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.

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    Thanks Mr. Crash, for posting the trails!

    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    Up to Down Ratio = 8:5
    Proof that when you go to Skeggs you climb almost twice as much as decend!!!
    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...
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    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.

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    Riding Skeggs for the first time. Resources:

    Video (warning: spoiler alert!)
    PassionTrail_Skegs_SM

    Map of "All Weather" 10 mile route:
    http://passiontrailbikes.com/files/ECdM-Map.pdf
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