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    Trail Conditions Report - Week of Dec. 5

    Ok, getting this last dumb storm out of the way. There could be some really good or really bad trail riding this weekend depending on where you go.

    So let's get the scoop on actual trail conditions.

    Honest reports and photos please. And don't venture out too early on the sloppy/sticky areas.

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    El Sereno All Good this AM

    A tad damp at 6:30am, and a few soft spots, but fine overall

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    granite bay was in pretty darn great shape tuesday afternoon, but then it rained a bunch more.

    Saw a few park rangers out there with wheelbarrows and shovels, filling in problem spots and ruts. Awesome!

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    As of Tuesday morning:

    Kennedy was (as usual) in fine shape on Tuesday morning.

    Dogmeat was a little slick in spots and a little rougher than usual near the top.

    Overgrown was in rough shape. Parts of the trail resembled riverbeds as much of the soil has been washed away, leaving the trail rutted and rocky... So in other words Overgrown was sweet! Once it gets some more traffic it will be even better. There was a large tree down near the bottom.

    I assume these trails will be fine this weekend. I am more interested in getting out on some singletrack. Hoping to get to Skeggs Thursday or Friday and Demo on Saturday morning.


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    Anyone think some parts of Jaoquin Miller might be rideable by tomorrow afternoon. Only chance to ride this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HrznRider View Post
    Anyone think some parts of Jaoquin Miller might be rideable by tomorrow afternoon. Only chance to ride this week.
    I would venture to guess that it will be pretty sloppy for a few days - it rained pretty hard in the EB this morning and JM does not drain all that well, especially since it was probably already saturated from previous storm

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    Quote Originally Posted by HrznRider View Post
    Anyone think some parts of Jaoquin Miller might be rideable by tomorrow afternoon. Only chance to ride this week.
    Haven't been up to check, but I'd agree that JMP, Redwood, and Chabot will all be really muddy for quite a while. Some of the steeper stuff higher up will improve more quickly, but the low lying areas will be bad. A few days of wind and sun will make a big difference, but major bike cleaning will be needed for sure.

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    JMP & Redwood Park

    Give Mother Nature a chance to heal after the BIG storm. JMP needs some "Luvin" as in trail repair and drainage work. Give it a week, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.E. View Post
    Give Mother Nature a chance to heal after the BIG storm. JMP needs some "Luvin" as in trail repair and drainage work. Give it a week, please!
    Roger that!

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    China camp Tuesday still had trees down up top and was soupy on the lower part, rideable but not the normal fast fitness loop.

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    anyone know the condition of bay view trail in china camp? Looking to ride on Saturday. Thanks !

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    Gruver were you reading my thoughts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondalegirl120 View Post
    Gruver were you reading my thoughts...
    LOL! ESP...

    I am trying to figure out where to ride this weekend, anyone got updates on Demo or Annadel?

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    The Oakland hills were actually pretty good this morning.

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    Still riding in Tahoe

    Tahoe's still going off on the lower trails below 7500'
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    The sun is finally out. Let the healing begin. We probably won't get any wind so no blow dry factor.

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    The little dirt single track next to the LGCT from Meridian to the perc ponds is Dialed! Too bad couldn't do a ride with like, hills....and stuff.

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    Just got in from a ride here in Aptos.

    still a little slick out there but each day it will improve a bunch!

    looks like a lengthy dry period for primo riding conditions are upon us!

    I got the Fort last Saturday just as the rain stopped. Should be sweet down there too!
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    Rode Skeggs yesterday. Things are pretty wet but not too muddy. Lots of trees down. I am going back out with a hand saw today!

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    Any update on China Camp?

    Have the day off and was thinking of heading over to China Camp later today. Anyone have any update on conditions there? Or even a guess?

    Thanks!

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    Havn't ridden china camp since the storm, probably soupy down low, puddle sections up top with branches/trees down. Overall CC drains pretty well but it probably won't be prime until Sunday, some shadier sections seem to hold water longer and there was another inch of rain on Tues/Weds.

    I would imagine that the frontside stuff (Shoreline,Bayview, etc) would be rideable and probably pretty popular this weekend.

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    I have found the dirt to be "sticky".

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    Nice, you bike/tires look not very muddy. Ground must be nice out there, I was thinking it would be sloppy. Def going to hit that this weekend.


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    I have found the dirt to be "sticky".

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    Location?

    Where is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    I have found the dirt to be "sticky".

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    I have found the dirt to be "sticky".
    that's awesome!

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    Anybody know about STCP for Saturday morning, tomorrow?
    Dion challenged me to a "no dabs climb up rocky ridge" and this is the last weekend I have before I go on vacation.
    Oh yeah. Do I still win if I take breaks, Dion?
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    Just got back from China Camp and can confirm that conditions are pretty nice. A little running water here and there, but not too much mud - bike was relatively clean after the ride. Backside was very nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Have the day off and was thinking of heading over to China Camp later today. Anyone have any update on conditions there? Or even a guess?

    Thanks!

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    I just rode ECDM and brought a hand saw. Manzanita, Steam Donkey, Cross Cut, Crossover and Steam Donkey are now clear. It is drying out quickly out there. It is significantly drier than it was yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Where is this?
    Probably Washington or Kentucky or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    Probably Washington or Kentucky or something.
    Oh, must be that really famous "Washington / Kentucky / Japan" trail network system that I've heard so much about! Looks awesome. Rider probably went OTB because hit a rut going through the space-time continuum.

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    Anyone ride Skeggs / ECDM today? Would like to know how things are out there (Sierra Morena, Resolution, Manzanita...), would like to ride it this weekend. Thanks!

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    How was Skeggs?

    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Hoping to get to Skeggs Thursday or Friday and Demo on Saturday morning.
    Would love to hear how Skeggs was if you got out. Thanks.

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    Redwood Regional Park

    I did a run through Redwood park in the Oakland Hills this afternoon. Some parts of the fire roads are fully exposed, so they were relatively dry except for a few drainage areas (had to walk the bike through one spot). There was an occasional muddy puddle, but it felt so good to be out riding again!
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    Hit up Salmon Falls and it was just fine, a few small puddles and the creeks are flowing nice but nothing that would require hab to save the trails.

    A few trees down, the first being the downhill as you go right at the y (up and over the hill to the creek). On the downhill it is across the entire trail. I could not move it alone but a saw and one or two people and it is easily taken care of. The second tree is a different story. It is one that has been across the trail for quite a while. It is after the downhill mentioned above and on the way to peninsula campground. Last week the bottom of the trunk was 6 or so feet high and you could ride under it with ease. Today it is two feet off the ground. This will take a chainsaw and some labor to remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesroll View Post
    Anyone ride Skeggs / ECDM today? Would like to know how things are out there (Sierra Morena, Resolution, Manzanita...), would like to ride it this weekend. Thanks!
    Same question.

    Thanks

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    Requesting update on Santa teresa county park again.
    Please, anybody?
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    It was an impulse decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauprankul View Post
    Requesting update on Santa teresa county park again.
    Please, anybody?
    CLOSURES

    Dial the number. Hit 7 for closures. Hit 4 for STCP.

    They'll update when it's open.

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    sorry guys.
    Just wanted to know how it was so I could guesstimate whether it would be open tomorrow AM.
    Guess I'll just have to wait.
    Thanks for the info though, IAmHolland.
    EDIT: Yep, closed since Monday, at least. Prolly be closed tomorrow too, cuz of the clay-like dirt at STCP. Sigh... Maybe Demo or Gap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesroll View Post
    Would love to hear how Skeggs was if you got out. Thanks.
    Never made it to Skeggs... Too much work this week to get in a Skeggs visit.
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    Anyone know if Demo or Skeggs is closed?
    I really don't care about conditions so long as I'm allowed to ride and won't destroy the trails.
    It's pronounced "so pro and cool."
    It was an impulse decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauprankul View Post
    Anyone know if Demo or Skeggs is closed?
    I really don't care about conditions so long as I'm allowed to ride and won't destroy the trails.
    afaik they don't ever close as a whole.

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    Canada Del Oro

    I rode Canada Del Oro yesterday thinking we hadn't had much rain in a few days, but it was still way too saturated in many spots. Even with the Canonndale and the low-profile tires I was creating ruts. I decided to cut the ride short. The trails need a little more time to dry, IMO.
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    Diablo was dry whe're the trails were still in tact

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    Are we putting air in the tires today?

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    Demo is in great shape... Some down trees and trail debris, but the dirt is really good. Get out there.
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    Annadel SP Saturday AM 12/8

    Slick.
    I took out the 4X bike which is a handful under the best conditions. Only climbed Warren Richardson and descended North Burma.
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    Good job! Demo is good!

    Major downed tree on the ridge trail "wall" that requires a major hike around. Braille and Sawpit are in great shape! Tomorrow should be even better.

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    yep, demo was good.

    Edit: I have to say, demo is really something this time of year. the downed trees sucked, but I took a nice casual ride reminiscing about the seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Demo is in great shape... Some down trees and trail debris, but the dirt is really good. Get out there.
    I'm going again tomorrow.

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    China camp loop was awesome! Slippery sucker but super fun! Bike came out pretty clean Bayview to ridge trail has two trees down (carry bike over one and sneak under the other no big deal) Will post pics when I get home tonight...great ride ready for more! Waterdog tomorrow? Any updates?

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    Indeed, China Camp is terrific; the down trees are all easy to get across. 5% dry, 90% perfect dirt, 5% mud. Whoopee!

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    Hard to beat skiing in the AM and stellar riding in the afternoon.

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    Auburn conditions? Any one ride Auburn today? Maybe going sunday.

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    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.

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    here are the pics from china camp today...
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    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.

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    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.

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    stcp is open today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    stcp is open today.
    Kelly and I are riding out there. Leaving in a few.

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    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.

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    Demo

    Here are a couple pics frmo Demo yesterday...

    Large tree down on Ridge at the wall.


    Lots of debris... this one tried to rip the rear derailleur off on Sawpit

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    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.
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    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.

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

    Large tree down on Ridge at the wall.


    Lots of debris... this one tried to rip the rear derailleur off on Sawpit
    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.

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    The Fort was sick!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    The Fort was sick!!!!
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    Hell yeh!!! Nice seein ya, hope y'all had fun.

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    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.

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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.
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    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.

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    Soquel yesterday:


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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrozCountry View Post
    Where is that trail?.
    South Lake Tahoe - Armstrong connector / Corral /Sidewinder / Incense Ceder


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    Fort Ord was great, although I hope it sees a lot more rain before March comes around. The sand has a way to go before its nice and packed in.

    We started at 8th and gigling and there were keep out signs EVERYWHERE. Even the trails that used to be open are blocked off. We had to ride a bunch of road to get to the fireroad.

    The rest of the ride was pretty much prime.

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    We started at 8th and gigling and there were keep out signs EVERYWHERE. Even the trails that used to be open are blocked off. We had to ride a bunch of road to get to the fireroad.


    Yeah, That why I have been starting my rides from the end of Inter-garrison. That puts you right in to the BLM land. All that single track is closed off now.I used to always begin my rides @ 8th & Gigling but not any more.

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    Fremont Older is in perfect shape!

    But the Toyons are closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrozCountry View Post
    Soquel yesterday:

    What trail is that? That looks kinda bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Just got back from China Camp and can confirm that conditions are pretty nice. A little running water here and there, but not too much mud - bike was relatively clean after the ride. Backside was very nice!
    I rode China Camp yesterday...YAHOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle mama View Post
    What trail is that? That looks kinda bad
    Ridge.

    It's at the wall. 5 or 6 trees down, maybe more. You had to hike off trail, that's what the picture shows.

    I actually recognize a few of those guys.

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    China camp was good today, dirt nice, tacky and fast, looks like any fallen trees are cleaned up, Skeggs was good Saturday, but still lots of trees down, but fun. Redwood and JMP are pretty good as of last Friday and should be pretty good by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    Ridge.

    It's at the wall. 5 or 6 trees down, maybe more. You had to hike off trail, that's what the picture shows.

    I actually recognize a few of those guys.
    Duh Ridge is the only trail with a climb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle mama View Post
    Duh Ridge is the only trail with a climb!
    There are a few scattered throughout other trails too, of different sizes.

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    Auburn was pretty wet yesterday (after 5 days of no rain). Tons of leaves all over the trail combined with the moisture made for a slippery ride. Lots of puddles, mud, but also plenty of dry areas. Definitely too wet to be hero dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1994mb1 View Post
    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.
    Brought the handsaw out yesterday and cleaned up Blue Blossom. I was able to clear all but one very large tree that needs a chainsaw. Trails are in great shape.

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    JMP conditions

    Just finished 14mi and other than a few downed trees requiring a dismount it was very nice. The recent wind knocked down alot of small limbs and needles...all rideable. Creeks are flowing....gotta love winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonDickey View Post
    Brought the handsaw out yesterday and cleaned up Blue Blossom. I was able to clear all but one very large tree that needs a chainsaw. Trails are in great shape.
    Thank you! I don't ride those trails, but I applaud every bit of work that goes into maintaining the trails. We need to budget some cleanup into part of our rides after a storm comes through.

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    Decided to give it a quick jaunt up Rocky Ridge at STCP. Dudes... it's still pretty soaked and is going to need some curing. With the rain coming in, I don't think it's going to be good at all for awhile. After the bridge (right after the climb starts), it's HEAVILY rutted from water flow. It needs some drainage work.

    I may go out there this weekend if it's shut down to work on it.

    In terms of riding it, go down it, but don't attempt climbing it unless you're the Fat Bike King Sir Leopoldo Le Porkstack the First. You ride through mud, then right to the rocks and you slip right off of them.

    I dabbed 3 times on the rigid today.

    That's my report!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Decided to give it a quick jaunt up Rocky Ridge at STCP. Dudes... it's still pretty soaked and is going to need some curing. With the rain coming in, I don't think it's going to be good at all for awhile. After the bridge (right after the climb starts), it's HEAVILY rutted from water flow. It needs some drainage work.

    I may go out there this weekend if it's shut down to work on it.

    In terms of riding it, go down it, but don't attempt climbing it unless you're the Fat Bike King Sir Leopoldo Le Porkstack the First. You ride through mud, then right to the rocks and you slip right off of them.

    I dabbed 3 times on the rigid today.

    That's my report!
    Thanks Dion, I was thinking that riding it wouldn't be good for a while too. It needs serious love. I'd help out, but I've got stuff planned for a while.

    When I rode it, this past weekend, going down it sucked too. I almost ate it around a turn when I started to slide on a corner/lean. Eating it on RR is not something I want to do. Rocks + face = serious hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    There are a few scattered throughout other trails too, of different sizes.
    It depends on the direction you are riding the trail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    It depends on the direction you are riding the trail...


    anarchist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Decided to give it a quick jaunt up Rocky Ridge at STCP. Dudes... it's still pretty soaked and is going to need some curing. With the rain coming in, I don't think it's going to be good at all for awhile. After the bridge (right after the climb starts), it's HEAVILY rutted from water flow. It needs some drainage work.

    I may go out there this weekend if it's shut down to work on it.

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    Dion,

    If you're heading out there to work on it, let me know, I live close by.

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    The fun is over. Poured like crazy in evergreen, San Jose.
    But there was a double rainbow!
    It's pronounced "so pro and cool."
    It was an impulse decision.

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    Any ideas on how Demo or Skeggs will be this Saturday? Not sure how much rain those areas got this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Any ideas on how Demo or Skeggs will be this Saturday? Not sure how much rain those areas got this week.
    Should be perfect...might try to sneak out with Dr. Wheels Sat AM if you are game. I'll be looking for huck style riding rather than XC.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Should be perfect...might try to sneak out with Dr. Wheels Sat AM if you are game. I'll be looking for huck style riding rather than XC.
    Thanks! I am planning to head out with my cousin... if he can't make it I'll see about hooking up with you guys. I'll PM / email you if I can make it.

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    Toodling around SCruz yesterday, things looked pretty darn nice (though cold) -- shady spots and drainage areas that usually pool were a bit puddly still. Looking forward to a longer ride tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    Toodling around SCruz yesterday, things looked pretty darn nice (though cold) -- shady spots and drainage areas that usually pool were a bit puddly still. Looking forward to a longer ride tomorrow.
    Cold is right! 35 for my ride this morning. Dirt is pretty decent. A little slop here and there, but not bad. Watch the roots! I have had some sketchy moments this week on roots that I usually don't even give a second glance...(glance?)

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    Any update on conditions at Joaquin Miller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauprankul View Post
    ...a double rainbow!
    What does it mean?

    STCP is clay'ish and not quite heroic. The dirt was resistant to rolling fast, and it went past sticky to slippery. I just sunk into most of it and made climbing a bit of a chore. Going downhill wasn't bad.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    South Lake Tahoe - Armstrong connector / Corral /Sidewinder / Incense Ceder


    But the fun may end again come Wednesday
    Wow! How far up did you get? All the way to Armstrong pass, rim trail? Its one of my favorite rides!

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