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    Smile Weekly Chico Rides

    The Oroville thread seems to work pretty well to get a group ride together so I thought I would start one for Chico.

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    shuttle up 32 tomorrow or tuesday if- isnt raining too hard/didnt rain too much monday
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    Here are a few pics from this from various Rides this spring to get some color in the thread. You guys shuttling have any pics?

    Middle trail


    Salmon Hole


    Bear Hole


    South Rim


    Poinson Oak On middle trail


    Lots of PO


    Horseshoe Lake & Valley toward 5 mile


    From Maidu at Upper and Middle (east of Horseshoe lake)


    Middle Trail

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    Park was closed today, the outlook for tomarrow and thursday is unknown until tomarrow morning.

    If it opens up tomarrow then here is what I have planned.

    Wednesday lunch Ride. Depart Parking area on East side of 5 mile Bridge 11:45am
    We usually make a quick run up middle trail to Bear hole then back down lower trail.

    Thursday North Rim. Depart 1 mile (across from caper acres/softballl field) 5:15pm
    Usually about 1 Hour 40 minutes round trip. Can possibly leave earlier if everyone can make it, and its decided by wednesday afternoon.
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    I have to work every day at 12:30 to 9:30 This week. I'm OK for Sunday.

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    I normally have Saturday and Sunday off. Next week My schedule will be back to normal and I can catch some of those Lunch rides and evening rides.

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    I would like to get back up to this trail in the next coule of weeks. Garrett and i rode this about a year ago and enjoyed the trail.

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    I couldn't get the link to work but it's Deer creek trail up HWY 32

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcalchico
    I normally have Saturday and Sunday off. Next week My schedule will be back to normal and I can catch some of those Lunch rides and evening rides.
    Sounds good. Looks like today will be a solo ride. Travis wont have his fork back till tonite or tomarrow.

    Update: finally got aholf of Park division, said ranger was going to try to open trails up this afternoon. So the lunch ride will be out. I may try to go at 4:00 or so, if work hasnt got me tied down.

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    Sounds good. Was his fork seals pretty bad? Who did he take it too and how much did they charge?

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    The seals were leaking a bit, not unrideable, but noticeable sepage.

    Here is what he got when he called around. Its a Fox F100 RL fork, so 32mm Parts

    Sports LTD: *Neither in Stock, No price given

    North Rim: $30 Seals, $30 Wipers, $50 labor Total $110 *Neither not in stock, may order some soon

    Cyclesport: $13 Seals & $13 Wipers, $30 Labor Total $50 *Wipers not in Stock

    Pullins: $15 Seals, $25 labor Total $40 *Both in Stock, said wipers not usually necessary, but will inspect.

    Cyclesport said the shock tech only works a couple days a week, so it could be 4-5 days to get it completed.

    Dropped off fork to Pullins Monday. Shock tech not in, would hopefully do it today. Tech was not in as of 10:30 am today to get an ETA.

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    we shuttled south rim yesterday and the trails were open ... maybe they forgot to change the signs?

    props to the other kids in the black subaru with the black rims that also passed that slow ass vette on the way up if you guys are on the board. We were the crew with the black ranger drinking tall boys at green gate.

    Ill put some good pics into this thread when i get home from school ... if anyone sees a kid on a bmx holding onto a trek fuel going thru lower bidwell its me ... supposed to get it back from north rim today. BB install (its a dual cup and my dumbass tried to put it in and screwed one of the sides in too far, then put everything togther and then couldnt get the crank back off to center it) ... hes also fixing my rear brake cause the pull sucks .... and my front fork may need to be rebuit.

    At least the singlespeed and faith are still in good shape
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    I dont think I have ever seen the South Rim sign say anything but open. I dont know if they just dont care if people ride it when its wet or they just dont go change it. I know that side of the mountain takes the water alot better.

    Lets see some of those DH pics

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    dont have any pics from yesterdays run ... but i got a few from like a month ago when me and snowforner went and hit that steep ass trail by the golf course (sign where it hits guardian says humboldt, but that means theres like 3 humboldt trails!)
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    well let me be a slacker and post pics instead of working on my school stuff ... these pics are all from january onward

    my car at the top (im on different rims now, probably still the only silver integra in town with a hitch rack though)


    snowforner15 at the gap


    steep ass trail by the golf course i mentioned thats signed as humboldt when it hits guardian


    norcalchico at the intersection of said trail


    scenery from south rim


    norcalchico hittin the jump by the golf course


    north rim trail


    b trail


    i think this is monkeys head


    lindo channel by 5 mile ... i can ride this across both ways now
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    Cool Pics.

    Whos up for a ride tonite?

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    when you thinking of going

    i was thinking on going around 2ish .... got drinking to do tonight lol
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    prolly wont go till 5. waiting on a buddy to let me know if hes going, if he says no go, then i could bail at 4

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    already back ... saw hella people ... i was the guy on the trek with no shirt and cargo kakhi pants and a camelbak if anyone seen me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melt

    props to the other kids in the black subaru with the black rims
    Mr scott fellers!

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    so im guessin you know those guys

    do you know guys with tan tacomas on black rims? Seen two of em parked near humboldt .... newer one had a rack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melt
    dont have any pics from yesterdays run ... but i got a few from like a month ago when me and snowforner went and hit that steep ass trail by the golf course (sign where it hits guardian says humboldt, but that means theres like 3 humboldt trails!)
    its called winston. or so ive heard..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melt
    so im guessin you know those guys

    do you know guys with tan tacomas on black rims? Seen two of em parked near humboldt .... newer one had a rack
    uh no names but i rode with him zach and their buddies one day

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    Anyone riding tomorrow (friday)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melt
    already back ... saw hella people ... i was the guy on the trek with no shirt and cargo kakhi pants and a camelbak if anyone seen me
    Im glad I went later. Instead of seeing you shirtless, I got to enjoy a fully nekid Hot chick at Horseshoe Lake. Someone must have done alot of talking to get that to happen. There was 2 guys making a nude painting or something of this girl right at the maidu/middle intersection.


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    Anyone riding tomorrow (friday)?
    more than likely not for me, but when you taking off, and where you heading?

    Oh yeah, B tail is fully engulfed in PO now. I bought the big jug of technu last night, and still ended up with a few spots.

    Top of north Rim @ B Trail


    No Mud!! Nice change


    So Bright up here

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    No pic's of the lady?

    I took apart my lower bracket and The idrive set up. North rim is getting me new bearings. I should have the bike back together by tonight or tomorrow.I'm taking Chad's bottom bracket off today.

    I wish I could ride

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    I know, I know I just caught the end of it. I talked to a coworker who was out running, said they had been there for a while. he thought it was a nice suprise as well.


    So you going to have that thing back togethrr for oroville on sunday? It looks like I may be able to make it again. Chad wont know what to do without a creaking BB. I need to swap out my rear derailleur, its pretty bent up and getting sloppy. Hopefully someone in town has on on hand.

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    Looks good for Sunday.I know Chad will miss that creek,creek ,creek.I won't miss it!

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    ... went again today on the singlespeed and had a pretty good time, had to get over my hangover (started drinking at 9am friday, didnt get home till 130am last night lol) ... hella girls down by browns hole ... the empty 30 packs of natty ice on the shore kinda bothered me though, its like come on the garbage can isnt that far and you arent supposed to have alcohol in bidwell in the first place, so why draw attention to breaking the rules by leavin that **** there?

    anyways ill post in the oroville thread to find out the deal for tommorow.
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    The creak persist.
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    Mxracer33 you do any ridding today? Chad and I rode middle at about 6 tonight.
    I met a nice guy in the parking Lott.I told him to check out the forum.He said he was new to MT biking but has been a roadie for awhile. I told him about the Oroville rides.
    Maybe we will add another victim to the group.

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    did north rim, btr, crossed creek, up 10 mi house, down humboldt, down bloddy pin, south rim, climb up to guardians from the creek, then down to the golf course .... on the ss

    then my dumbass went downtown tonight and rode home on the skateboard ... my legs hurt lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melt
    did north rim, btr, crossed creek, up 10 mi house, down humboldt, down bloddy pin, south rim, climb up to guardians from the creek, then down to the golf course .... on the ss
    impressive... just got back from riding SLO and SB

    shuttling tomoror anyone?

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    I rode to the top of N. Rim last night and down B trail. Damn the oak on B trail is insane! I rode up past B trail on N Rim about a half mile and turned around, does anyone know how far that goes? It has been years since I have been up there. The trail continued where I turned around.

    By the way, what up. Nice board, I'll check in often.

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    i heard you can get to cohasset somehow if you keep going on north rim ... the actual trail kinda ends at a vista .... but it looks like there is more trail on the other side of this canyon ... id definitley be up for trying it sometime

    today i rode some trail that is the last one on north rim before you hit btrail .... that **** was tech!

    i also hit the drop in on humboldt trail and completly ate it .... both knees are f-ed up and i tried to get a plate out the cabinet earlier and had to use the left arm haha

    and yea the poison oak is out of hand! I dont think i ever saw bushes of it so big before i moved here
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    I hear ya. Those oak bushes must be 20 feet tall and at least that across. Cohasset?! That would be quite a ride.

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    Might Make a run up South Rim tonite around 6:00.

    If the parks open tomorrow, Thursday night North Rim Ride. Leave 1 mile about 5:00.

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    hopefully i get better

    ruptured a blood vessel in my left leg yesterday falling in oroville and hitting a metal pipe on the way down ... doc says it isnt serious i went to the hospital today to figure out what was goin on
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    Melt,
    Sorry to heard that. I hope you get better soon.

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    Ahhhh! I miss my days in Chico. Go get an ACA taco burrito after a good ride!
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    Saturday was a long day, didnt get back in til late, missed the other guys by a bit. Went fota mid afternoon Southrim/guardian ride on Sunday. Was a nice ride. gotta love climbing 10 mile house rd. We ran into a guy that was going up 10 mile house. Talked to him a tthe top, it was his 4th trip up 10 mile house!!!! THAT DAY!!! Crazy people.

    Prolly do a tuesday lunch ride and then the usual thursday if the weather allows.

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    i still cant make it up 10 mi house without walking a little bit .... on either the trek or the singlespeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melt
    i still cant make it up 10 mi house without walking a little bit .... on either the trek or the singlespeed.
    I made it up without stopping, and thought that was cool for my first ride up it, but I was deminished when I saw lowell had climbed it in the middle chain ring! He had made that a personal goal after he saw a guy he was battling with in the Bump rode it without a small chainring on a nomad. Crazy thing was, ha had not been up it since the Bump. Now I guess the mark has been set and I have a new goal . Everytime I think I have made progress the bar gets raised, damnit

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    Tomarrow, 5:15 Hooker Oak parking lot, North Rim, Down B trail back middle/lower, or South Rim UP 10 mile house back Guardian. Whos in?

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    im out of school at 4 ... if i can make it to my house and get all my **** together ill see you there ... dont wait up though .... ill probably bring out the trek ... 707-287-6357 if you wanna call me ill have it with me
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    Sounds good. Looks like a nice day, a little chillier tahn it has been, but sunny atleast

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    skippin out now ... its 5 on the dot ... hooker oak here i come
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    had hella fun ... mxracer and his friends are ****in FAST ...... the lead made it to the top of north rim at b trail in 24 mins! no power line stoppage .... and i actually cleared this one hella tech park i almost never make so im happy ... btrail hella more overgrown from a few weeks ago .... lets do it again soon
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    Just rode up N.Rim and down B-Trail. Nice and tacky after the rain. Loads of P.Oak though.
    35 minutes to do the N.R. to B.T loop. Not too shaby considering I havent been on the bike in 2 weeks.
    Someone built a little rock wall on one of the first hair-pin down turns on B. Caught me by surprise, just a little heads up soyou all dont run into the little 1 foot "wall".

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    Thanks for the heads up! It was Earth Day Saturday and trail work day in Bidwell Park so who knows what may have been changed and where. Most of the work seems to be gravel being added to the trails around Horseshoe Lake, but one never knows.

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