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    Sunday 12-16-2012 Kennedy slopfest 9:00AM Top-o-the-Hill

    Be there! Everywhere else nearby will be closed. Kennedy@Top-o-the-Hill intersection, 9:00AM. Looks like Nelson34 and I are already committed to being there, on our fatbikes (for an extra measure of PAIN). Anyone else? Mboldt? Ancient Rascal? Tosa? Lily’s Dad? Froride? Gxglass? Who else will come out to get their bikes completely mudded out? It will be cold and wet, dress accordingly.
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    Hopefully it'll be raining to add to the cold!

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    Bassn might be there too! The more, the merrier.

    Mboldt??? A great chance to get 5,000+ footies if we play our cards right. I don’t have any specific curfew tomorrow, so we can ride all freakin’ day if need be.
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    Yep, I'll do my best to show. I figure my bike is already dirty from SC and a little more dirt wouldn't hurt. I'll be bringing the squishy bike since the HT is awaiting its new drive-train .

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    Why not go up Priest Rock and hang a right on Limekiln instead? Better ride, better climb, and far less boring than Kennedy. Just my 2 cents of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebo View Post
    Why not go up Priest Rock and hang a right on Limekiln instead? Better ride, better climb, and far less boring than Kennedy. Just my 2 cents of course.
    I was thinking of going up Kennedy, down Dogmeat, up Powerpoles, and then out Woods and up Barlow. Starting from the Kennedy side is a bit more convenient, for me at least, since I ride to the trails from my house.
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    Ok, see you there.

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    I'm actually going to do the figure 8 starting from El Sereno today. Have fun boys and be safe.

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    Maybe we see you out there. LG man and I start from overgrown at 10:15 ish I give LP a call when we hit the trail. Dang I slept in and got up late like motorbacon did once ! Found dem bastids ! Sunday 12-16-2012 Kennedy slopfest 9:00AM Top-o-the-Hill-1216121221.jpg
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    Great riding with you all today! Here is the damage report, courtesy of Strava:
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    You guys did some climbing

    Nice ! 7500 feet of climbing for You guys. LG man and I got 3000 feet on an out and back to El Sombroso from Overgrown. New riding buddy AusiGreg will be joining us on some of our up coming rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Great riding with you all today! Here is the damage report, courtesy of Strava:
    Nicely done boys. Great to see you guys still getting the big rides in during winter.

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    Alan,

    Haven't seen your riding stats too much these past months. You getting in rides still or doing some covert training? Hope all is well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Alan,

    Haven't seen your riding stats too much these past months. You getting in rides still or doing some covert training? Hope all is well.

    Paul
    Hey Paul,

    All is well and I'm still riding. I've been riding a bunch of low intensity stuff the past few months trying to build a solid foundation. A few months back I started developing some knee aches and decided to cut back a bit on the high intensity stuff. If all feels well, I hope to join you guys in some CCCX races this season. Just not sure what category I'll be in yet. I'm just glad I'll be out of your age group next year .

    Glad to see you back out there hammering away! Stay healthy and can't wait to see you tear it up this upcoming season.

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    Saw you guys riding down as I was heading up! I did....slightly less riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Saw you guys riding down as I was heading up! I did....slightly less riding.
    Were you riding up Woods, or up Kennedy? Saw a small handful of people riding both trails.

    Oh, and say “HI!” next time, we like to chit-chat. Not like I was going for any silly KOMs that day—we were in endurance mode.

    On a side note, looks as though I’ll be riding up there tomorrow morning (Tuesday December 18, 2012). If anyone wants to join in on all the “fun”, lemme know (post here or PM me). Probably will be able to make it to Kennedy @ Top-o-the-Hill at around 10:00AM. More than likely I’ll be on my big orange fatbike since there will probably still be sloppy spots on some of the trail sections.
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    cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Nice ! 7500 feet of climbing for You guys. LG man and I got 3000 feet on an out and back to El Sombroso from Overgrown. New riding buddy AusiGreg will be joining us on some of our up coming rides.
    Took me a day to register but here I am. Only the second time I've mountained non-solo. This year's turkey ride was the other. Need to work on my dizzy gears before the next ride so I can get back to first gear for climbing

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregk2001 View Post
    Took me a day to register but here I am. Only the second time I've mountained non-solo. This year's turkey ride was the other. Need to work on my dizzy gears before the next ride so I can get back to first gear for climbing
    Hey hey hey!!! Welcome Greg the Aussie!!! No turning back now. Ancient Rascal and I will make sure you get bored of doing “boring-ass fireroad climbs” this winter up and down Kennedy/Sierra Azul/Barlow/Woods/Limekiln/Overgrown/Powerpoles/etc. while the other nearby trails are closed due to the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Hey hey hey!!! Welcome Greg the Aussie!!! No turning back now. Ancient Rascal and I will make sure you get bored of doing “boring-ass fireroad climbs” this winter up and down Kennedy/Sierra Azul/Barlow/Woods/Limekiln/Overgrown/Powerpoles/etc. while the other nearby trails are closed due to the rain.
    Thanks. My most common ride is Priest/UpperLimekiln/KennedyRollers/Dogmeat. Done Kennedy climb a few times, Woods a few times, Barlow once but not much time spent on on the bike, and El Sereno quite a few times. Oh, St Joe's just to mix it up occasionally.

    Hope to get out there more than just once a week over the xmas break. Rain, hail or shine (yes, been up top of El Sereno when it was hailing, freezing my whatevers off.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Hey hey hey!!! Welcome Greg the Aussie!!! No turning back now. Ancient Rascal and I will make sure you get bored of doing “boring-ass fireroad climbs” this winter up and down Kennedy/Sierra Azul/Barlow/Woods/Limekiln/Overgrown/Powerpoles/etc. while the other nearby trails are closed due to the rain.
    +1 Welcome Greg ! You will have to meet the STCP social pace group also ... riding at Santa Teresa which is the local hangout of Dion and LP's band of merry/scary men !
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    I lied. I didn’t end up going back up there this morning (December 18th). It was probably too cold. Or something. Planning on going tomorrow instead, hopefully it will be 4° warmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I lied. I didn’t end up going back up there this morning (December 18th). It was probably too cold. Or something. Planning on going tomorrow instead, hopefully it will be 4° warmer.
    Please Lord .... May you run into Darcio tamale so he can exact revenge on ur arse for this ballchinian injustice ! Maybe I join you if you bring something real heavy to make things more equitable !
    You became weak loafing around in that big girly gear! -Soares

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    Geez! Looks like it’s colder today than yesterday up there!!! Gonna’ freeze my frickin’ balls off today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Geez! Looks like it’s colder today than yesterday up there!!! Gonna’ freeze my frickin’ balls off today!
    Put on a turtleneck sweater?
    You became weak loafing around in that big girly gear! -Soares

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Put on a turtleneck sweater?
    Need some 1980s leg warmers for that sort of ensemble. Rumour is that you and Squashy are going to be out there for a Dogmeat no-dabs around noon? That might entice me to give er a go on the no-dabs business.
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