• 12-08-2012
    Stripes
    Ft Ord (from Creekside) was perfect except a few sandy spots. Took Goat, Fern, Red Rock and Ewok.

    Tomorrow would probably be a good day but if it stays dry next week it'll be too sandy for my tastes.
  • 12-08-2012
    TahoeBC
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    Hard to beat skiing in the AM and stellar riding in the afternoon.

    Yes NutballChamp It's a Bermiful Life
  • 12-08-2012
    fuenstock
    Auburn conditions? Any one ride Auburn today? Maybe going sunday.
  • 12-08-2012
    Tone No Balone
    Nice.......
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Ft Ord (from Creekside) was perfect except a few sandy spots. Took Goat, Fern, Red Rock and Ewok.

    Tomorrow would probably be a good day but if it stays dry next week it'll be too sandy for my tastes.

    Inter-garrison might be my destination in the AM. :D
  • 12-08-2012
    cannondalegirl120
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    here are the pics from china camp today...
  • 12-09-2012
    chris.george
    Wilder was pretty muddy in a lot of places, and some of the trails had insanely slick/uncovered rock, with some puddles forming in lower valleys. For the most part (outside that one slip on the rock. GAH), Wilder was in pretty good shape.
  • 12-09-2012
    Tone No Balone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Ft Ord (from Creekside) was perfect except a few sandy spots. Took Goat, Fern, Red Rock and Ewok.

    Tomorrow would probably be a good day but if it stays dry next week it'll be too sandy for my tastes.

    did the bike come back clean? I have been on the SS for a few weeks and was thinking of riding the 1x10 today.
  • 12-09-2012
    IAmHolland
    stcp is open today.
  • 12-09-2012
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    stcp is open today.

    Kelly and I are riding out there. Leaving in a few.
  • 12-09-2012
    Procter
    Demo is in pretty good shape, braille is mostly hero dirt with some oil slicks in between, bike was pretty clean. I took the long way up highland, b/c i heard sulfur springs was pretty soft. big group did the sawpit loop and their bikes looked pretty clean too.
  • 12-09-2012
    ask
    Demo
    Here are a couple pics frmo Demo yesterday...

    Large tree down on Ridge at the wall.
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8...ffb46afa_b.jpg

    Lots of debris... this one tried to rip the rear derailleur off on Sawpit
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8...3525589e_b.jpg
  • 12-09-2012
    Entrenador
    JMP is still too soft to ride on many of the better trails. Please keep out of there until it dries out for a while.
  • 12-09-2012
    IAmHolland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    stcp is open today.

    A bit soft in spots, other parts were good (Stiles).

    Rocky Ridge sucked!!! It is very muddy after the tree, nothing but tire marks going through the mud. The part before the short steep sprint after the bridge needs trail work to repair. It has a pretty large rut from water runoff going down along the trail, cutting a nice ravine.
  • 12-09-2012
    IAmHolland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Here are a couple pics frmo Demo yesterday...

    Large tree down on Ridge at the wall.
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8...ffb46afa_b.jpg

    Lots of debris... this one tried to rip the rear derailleur off on Sawpit
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8...3525589e_b.jpg

    Yep, same issues for me! I took it casual, I didn't want a stick through the spokes! However, it sure is nice out there, and still a great ride, not a DH ripper, but very pleasant. I ended up not going today (wife time constraints) and went to STCP instead.
  • 12-09-2012
    Tone No Balone
    The Fort was sick!!!! :D
  • 12-09-2012
    nativeson
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    The Fort was sick!!!! :D

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    Hell yeh!!! Nice seein ya, hope y'all had fun.

    The fort never disappoints. Any season.
  • 12-09-2012
    Dion
    STCP was great. Newton said RR was muddy at the bottom.

    Boundary climb was really slippery and I lost traction due to surface mud slick. Joice Climb (the hard one) was like trying to ride through bread dough. Everything else was awesome.

    Those damn trails were PACKED. Can't wait to ride it tomorrow when nobody is there.
  • 12-09-2012
    IAmHolland
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    pictures of STCP. I didn't stop at lower RR to take pictures but everything after the tree is the same.

    1st, coyote peak.
    2nd and 3rd is at the intersection of RR and Fortini.
  • 12-09-2012
    CrozCountry
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Hard to beat skiing in the AM and stellar riding in the afternoon.

    Yes NutballChamp It's a Bermiful Life

    Where is that trail?

    Soquel had an area with downed trees that we had to hike around on a steep uphill. Guys with clip in shoes were sliding all over the place. Guys with platform pedals and sticky soles did a lot better.

    Other than that section, the top part close to the road has some slippery sections especially over wet logs that need good technique to ride over (easy to just walk over).

    Once you are passed that, perfect grip. Zen, Nirvana, Bliss, Flow, whatever you want to call it.
  • 12-09-2012
    Stripes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    did the bike come back clean? I have been on the SS for a few weeks and was thinking of riding the 1x10 today.

    Yeah, actually, my bike was surprisingly clean for Ord (I ride a 2x10). Perfect conditions.
  • 12-09-2012
    Stripes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nativeson View Post
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    Hell yeh!!! Nice seein ya, hope y'all had fun.

    The fort never disappoints. Any season.

    Where do you ride the Fort in the summer? Figured it would be too sandy, except for certain trails.
  • 12-09-2012
    CrozCountry
  • 12-09-2012
    4Crawler
    Rode up Stevens Canyon and Indian Creek Trails this afternoon. The big water crossing was deep enough to get my disc brakes wet, so they squealed for a bit afterwards. A few soft spots here and there but not too bad. There was one washout on the single track and one along the fire road on the way up. A bit of work with a shovel or mattock would fill those in. Did notice a lot of branches down in the leaf little and if you get off the main track those jump up and try to get into the spokes and chain. Indian Creek was in excellent condition, but was my first time up so nothing to compare it to.

    Only problem I ran into was it was COLD in the canyon, down around 47F, it was ~65F down on the valley floor. No wind until you crest the ridge at Black Mtn. then a heavy wind kicked up. I was running short of day light so came back down the pavement on Montebello.

    Lots of small slides on the sides of the various paved roads, so take care if riding those at speed around a blind corner.
  • 12-10-2012
    1994mb1
    Skeggs
    Rode Skeggs on Sunday. Very good conditions overall. Some wet spots where the drainage is along the trail. A large number of trees down on Blue Blossom, and Resolution was closed due to a slide according to the sign.
  • 12-10-2012
    nativeson
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Where do you ride the Fort in the summer? Figured it would be too sandy, except for certain trails.

    for a quick fix the fort's always great. the sand just increases the difficulty. sometimes the summertime fog firms up the trails a bit. for the most part i'd say a lot of the well ridden trails in the sc/monterey county area get pretty blown out by mid summer w/brake bumps anyways. that's when it's time to go set up shop in oregon.