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  1. #1
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    ... and if we just ... What the Phuck Huck...pitueee!

    There is a quite a little gem tucked away hidden in the Sierras. I first heard of the place 2 years ago when i was in search of Chunk in the NorCal area. A lot of riders pointed me to North Star, Tahoe stuff and little known places few, far and between. One of the rides stuck in my head as a total , HAB and CHUNK. I just love 'splorin.

    We started our ride by Car lake.
    Having fun...

    AliB pushing her bike up.

    Sure enough, the rocks are coming out one by one.

    He we are making our way thru.

    AliB taking the "A" line.

    Huckpituee dusting the camera.

    HAB's are good for the soul. Every good ride should at least have one

    As we ride along, we passed thru a nice meadow.

    The Black Buttes is starting to get closer and the view of the Buttes just keeps getting better.

    I absolutely love the feeling of remoteness, and most especially the terrain in this particular area.

    Once we it to the top of the peak, it was time to descend. We opted on a straight line descent that will connect us to a connector trail. The straightline was basically steep and loose shale reminiscent of a rock landslide. Needless to say, it was FUN!

    the view of the Sierra Buttes on the left was really neat to see from up here.

    Here is AliB about to descend the shale slip n' slide.

    After a sweet descent, we did a couple of more HAB's until we got to the ridgeline.

    The ridgeline had some good flow on it with amazing views of the Black Buttes and the Sierra Buttes and some really crystal blue lakes.

    after traversing the ridgeline it was time to descend of some loose terrain with baby head rocks. This was fun!

    Shortly after, we ran into a big group of backpackers that had been hiking for 8 days. Since we all three of us aren't on Strava, we showed the hikers some love by saying hello and yielding. I would love to backpack out there or better yet, bikepacking

    somewhere nearby, we found a nice little rock pile to take a break and what better way to take in the views of the Sierras?

    On this 8 day trip, we will be riding our bikes everyday and what better way to fuel your body?

    Mango gummi bears with yogurts

    While taking a break i saw i gnarly line on some chunks and i kinda pointed my bike on the line and Huck looks at me in disgust.

    On the way back there were some chunks worth snapping pics of.

    The chunks came and gone and we were weaving in out of trees and canyons and even rode next to some lakes.

    Fitting way to celebrate life and enjoy the great outdoors. Alpine Beer Co. Double IPA Bad Boy

    Great times out there!

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    Excellent pics! Huck got a new bike!
    I'm headed up early to meet up with the good folks of BONC and IMBA for a big ride up there. Hoping 8 hours or more. Gonna be a great day!
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    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. Any more information than you parked at Carr Lake? What trails, how many miles? Looks awesome!

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    those ridgeline pics are sweeeet!

    Finally seeing an closeup shot of your fork (last pic) shows the sag gradients and u-turn sign. In farther out pictures, I always just figured your fork was pissing oil! Haha, glad to see it isn't!

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    What were the odds of meeting Scott Fourty G and Ali in the parking lot of a favorite riding area. They actually were the first bikers I've seen out there in two years. Thanks for a great ride!

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    Now be truthful, these are really Huck's teeth after taking a digger right?

    Go get that KOM "You Deserve" -

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    Chuckle. Nard shards.

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    Spectacular ride adventure. Thanks for posting it up!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Nice TR. I share your enthusiasm for that area
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    On this 8 day trip, we will be riding our bikes everyday...
    ... What's your schedule this coming weekend? I might be doing a good one

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    what an amazing journey....sitting here after working all day ugly with envy and jealousy...nice shots

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    Do want

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    I'm lookin to hit it early.... and all day Saturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Nice TR. I share your enthusiasm for that area

    ... What's your schedule this coming weekend? I might be doing a good one

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    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm also digging Huck Pituee's cycling shoes. I am glad I am not the only one who sometimes wears hiking boots on the bike (and no, they don't clip in).

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    Your ride photos make me feel like I am incomplete. If only I had the fitness/stamina I would have to beg you to let me tag along. This ride looks amazing!

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    Nov 2007

    Sierra Buttes

    Are in Sierra, CA

    As in near Downieville

    I hear theres a trail there too...

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