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    TSP 07/20/2012 Wēk Ss Saturday ride

    Where: Purisima + Skegg's CM08 around 10AM, but flexible.

    Google Maps Location: CM08

    Description: Ride across the road and hit Purisima, then come back to CM08 for a break and refill packs if needed and ride Skegg's.

    Why not just Skegg's? because I want some longer sustained climbs, and because it's different.

    Mileage/Footies: estimate about 25-30mi and 5500 ft. (2500+ in Purisima, another 2500+ in Skegg's)

    Pace: slow, figure about 6 hours riding time. I'm not sure I can do this whole ride, I usually top out around 4500-5K, trying to break over 5K. I've not been feeling strong lately, so we'll see.

    Bailout Points: PC03A/PC01/CM08/CM04

    Route: cm08->star hill->tunitas creek->PC04->grabtown gulch->purisima creek trail->PC03A->highwy 35->PC01->north ridge trail->whittemore gulch->purisima creek trail->borden hatch mills->PC04->tunitas creek->star hill->cm08->north leaf->ecdm->tafoni->fir->sierra morena->cm04/cm03->skyline->bear gulch->cm05->blue blossom->crossover->crosscut->timberview->giant salamander->methusala->cm08

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    I may climb resolution->fir instead of tafoni->fir, but may be too tired to. Assess at CM08 after Purisima, and reassess as we near CM01/CM04.

    So far it's me, Nelson34, and Dion.
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    So are we doing it with the hammers or venturing off on our own? These are not fire roads, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    So are we doing it with the hammers or venturing off on our own? These are not fire roads, right?
    On our own. Part fire road (but nice fire road), Part singletrack. Purisma climb is fireroad. The descent is a single track. Skegg's is singletrack.

    Edit: what is your avatar? Some tattoo'd chick with her head twisted off?

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    Sweet. Is there a landmark or something I can tell Mr. GPS where to go/park?

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    Errm...no, not that I know of.

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    Map of Skegg's
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    I have CM08 on my Garmin-would get lost if I didn't-

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    How do i drive out there?

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    Google Maps Location: CM08

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    SWEET. See you there at 10:00am!

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    Wish I could go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorbacon View Post
    Wish I could go.
    You can. You just have to believe in yourself.

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    lol, why can't you go? it's doable on a cross bike. i think clark foy just did something similar not too long ago.

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    I'm no Clark Foy. Up in Walnut Creek finishing up my move

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    might be around for part of this depending on how much sleep i get. or rather, how much Elliot lets me get... And if i join up with the earlier group.

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    sounds good, let me know what your plans are when you finalize. we'll either wait for you or not depending on that.

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    Its starting to look like i might just try to get out to skeggs at 9am, warmup a bit then meet up with everyone on TSP.
    or just be lazy and 10am.
    Just looked at the route, this is like a mini skeggs to the sea ride as put on by good ol skyline35. We should do a skeggs lap first!

    =D

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    I'm open for whatever. I was thinking of getting the long climb out of the way and then do the flowy/bursty stuff, since I'm on my non-climbing pogo bike. We can discuss at the gate, but if multiple people want skegg's first, we can do that. if you guys want to do the same route as mudworm that'll work too, although I don't know that route and her map looked too complicated. :P I guess I can do extended climbs some other time.

    I have no idea what a "mini skeggs to the sea" ride is. I'll have to hit the search later, but if we were strong and fast we could ride into HMB for lunch and climb out....but on a different ride.

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    Hey homies.

    I'm skipping today and going to ride local. We've been shopping for a new bike (women specific flat bar road bike) for the wifebot and we're going to pick it up while we have the budget for it.

    Have fun today, vatos. If the ride were shorter, I'd go, but from 10-3 and probably getting home showered and fed by 5 doesn't give me enough time.

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    + I have to work tomorrow. 7 days a week, homies. 7 days a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    + I have to work tomorrow. 7 days a week, homies. 7 days a week.
    that makes two of us

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    TJ, Skyline35 and I had a good ride. I failed to make the 5K, the wave of walls got me I think. 500 feet short, bailed half way up Skegg's. I had no juice left at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    TJ, Skyline35 and I had a good ride. I failed to make the 5K, the wave of walls got me I think. 500 feet short, bailed half way up Skegg's. I had no juice left at all.
    The heat didn't help.

    My legs are sore.

    Which means I haven't been riding enough lately, although charlie got to hear my whole monologue up the last climb...

    And as for doing lots of big long climbs, the best way to get better is doing big long climbs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rho View Post
    The heat didn't help.

    My legs are sore.

    Which means I haven't been riding enough lately, although charlie got to hear my whole monologue up the last climb...

    And as for doing lots of big long climbs, the best way to get better is doing big long climbs!
    Yep, for sure. I also sweat alot, always have, so I need tons of water in my pack. I think I ran out of electrolytes at the end, I have a massive headache. I am not sore though, unfortunately. I'm not sure if it was a bonk or what not, but my legs were tired and my head was pounding. I tried to drink my electrolyte drink and ended up getting bloated, which means I was shutting down. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm dehydrated.

    Yes, I agree. I need more big long climbs. I've been doing too much flowy stuff lately, and trying to get back on climbing. ugh, I hate it though.

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    Who all showed up? I "climbed" Rocky Ridge on the SS, got my heart rate up to 171, and walked some of it. Then, went down to SC and bought my wife a new bike

    Thought of you guys when at 9:00am, it was already baking like a mofo out there.

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    TJ and Skyline35. Robert couldn't make it neither. I was banging against 180 on some of these walls. I saw it was going to be 90 in SJ. It was pretty warm and muggy @ 10AM. I was hoping it would be cold.

    What bike did you get the mrs.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    TJ and Skyline35. Robert couldn't make it neither. I was banging 9 gram rocks @ 10AM. I was hoping it would be cold.
    WOW!
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    LOL @ Brett! Nice modify.

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    I was hoping to get some sort of ride in-no deal. It's almost 9 and just finished working on the man cave. We started at 8 this morning at home depot. Now off to see a movie and work tomorrow. Maybe a ride tomorrow evening or for sure tuesday-wait nothing is for sure except death and taxes.

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    Well I thought it was a great route and I thoroughly enjoyed the day! IAmHolland, "good on you" for toughing it out. Ugh, I hate getting headaches on a ride. I did finish off the intended routeBlue Blossom and Giant Salamanderand was back at CM8 just before 7pm.

    ///Charlie


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    What's this????





    Hills and headaches wasn't all IAH had to fight...





    IAmHolland at the happy moment when he reached the top of Borden Hatch Mill Trail climb:



    (though his face does seem to be the perfect picture of pain!)


    Start CM8 Methuselah Trail North Leaf Trail El Corte de Madera Creek Trail CM7 Star Hill Road Tunitas Creek Road PC4 Borden Hatch Mill Trail Grabtown Gulch Trail Purisima Creek Trail PC3 Skyline 35 PC1 North Ridge Trail Whittemore Gulch Trail Purisima Creek Trail Borden Hatch Mill Trail PC4 Tunitas Creek Road Star Hill Road CM8 parking for mid-ride break. CM8 Methuselah Trail North Leaf Trail El Corte de Madera Creek Trail Tafoni Trail Fir Trail Sierra Morena Trail CM4 Skyline Boulevard Bear Gulch Road CM5 Blue Blossom Trail Spring Board Trail Gordon Mill Trail Crossover Trail Crosscut Trail Timberview Trail Giant Salamander Trail Methuselah Trail South Leaf Trail (2008 extension) No name connector trail Star Hill Road CM8 parking. 35 miles / 6,030'

    La Honda:


    Kings Mountain:


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    Nice photos, Charlie! LOL, you got me pumping the tire. Surprisingly I had to pump it again later. I was too tired last night to take it off and re-seat....or maybe the tire is toast. I forget about these tubeless things and a burp.

    It was a really good ride with you and TJ, but man you guys are strong. The full ride 34 miles and 7600ft....just a bit more than I expected.

    Edit: I think I'm going to try this one again later in the year when it's in the 60s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline35 View Post
    IAmHolland at the happy moment when he reached the top of Borden Hatch Mill Trail climb:


    (though his face does seem to be the perfect picture of pain!)
    Happy, relieved, and hurting. You got it right, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    The full ride 34 miles and 7600ft....just a bit more than I expected.
    The altimeter on my bike computer had 6,030' which I believe is pretty actuate.

    Keep at it, you'll get stronger and one day wonder why you ever thought I was any good :-)

    ///Charlie

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    Wow, looks like a beautiful place to ride. I need to diversify my rides more yeah, just short of 90 trips to STCP, and about 73 to Kennedy only two to El Corte de Madera (a.k.a. Skeggs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Wow, looks like a beautiful place to ride. I need to diversify my rides more yeah, just short of 90 trips to STCP, and about 73 to Kennedy only two to El Corte de Madera (a.k.a. Skeggs).
    Congrats on your 2nd place race finish LP! ...IMO...Better balance 4 you ...would be 2 trips to stcp 2 trips to skeggs 2 trips to the gap and then 160 something to Kennedy... PERFECT !
    Suicide by single speed. Work in progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Congrats on your 2nd place race finish LP! ...IMO...Better balance 4 you ...would be 2 trips to stcp 2 trips to skeggs 2 trips to the gap and then 160 something to Kennedy... PERFECT !
    Thanks!
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    Thank for the pic, rho!

    Do you guys remember the couple of minor landslides on the Purisima Creek Trail?
    I was out there again yesterday and Mid-Pen tractors were clearing those:







    ///Charlie

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    Good pictures, TJ! You can see my tire is already flat. I found out what happened though, I had some sidewall punctures, and when the pressure got too low, rolled it a bit. It seemed to hold up after adding more sealant.

    Good to see they finally fixed it, Charlie. That slide has been there since the winter.

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