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    what's rideable this weekend?

    other than sierra azul.

    sc/wilder?
    demo?

    not sure what to make of the forecasts or how much rain is expected.

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    Kennedy! Road ride!

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    Hope doesn't rain to much Saturday-

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    other than sierra azul.

    sc/wilder?
    demo?

    not sure what to make of the forecasts or how much rain is expected.
    also subscribed to this thread, was hoping to ride demo on sat AM, but the various forecasts are conflicting.

    north bay (santa rosa/annadel), indicates rain on and off throughout the weekend into next week as multiple fronts move thru, but south bay (san jose) just has rain on fri, but overcast on sat and sun (if its not too heavy, it might make for good conditions at demo?)
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    They were grading Hihn's Mill between Braille and Sulphur Springs yesterday, so if it does rain, be ready for some softer-than-normal fire roads at Demo. Also the recent work on Sulphur may get sloppy if it rains much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelson34 View Post
    Road ride!
    Wet road is bad, slippery on paint (road lines, limit lines, etc.). Not going to even bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    Wet road is bad, slippery on paint (road lines, limit lines, etc.). Not going to even bother.
    And hurts more than mud.

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    You can't really tell. Just stick your tongue out of the window on saturday morning and make the call.

    The data point is all trails right now are absolutely perfect. None are waterlogged yet.

    So the critical part is how much rain has actually fallen in the last 48 hours before you ride. Inches matter. Tenths of an inch are a joke. Then understand that it's a Northern storm so the more south you go, the less rain you get.

    So I suspect all the usual jaunts will be good except for the sticky trail and skyline blvd trails. Kennedy and Ord are always there when it's pouring inches.

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    Isn't everyone practicing hauling turkeys up Kennedy anyway?

    Or if you're Kramer, working on a 10/20 record.
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    stationary bike or elliptical!

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    If it ends up being >~1" of rain ill be hitting up st joes and doin laps! Or running. Or maybe going for a hike in the rain. Or a cross race. Or a road ride.

    If its just little bits here and there... Ill be out somewhere on dirt!

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    Looks like total accumulation ~ 1" by Sunday morning in the East Bay. Sunday should be fairly dry.

    Hourly Weather Forecast for 38.02N 122.13W (Elev. 66 ft)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rho View Post
    If it ends up being >~1" of rain ill be hitting up st joes and doin laps! Or running. Or maybe going for a hike in the rain. Or a cross race. Or a road ride.

    If its just little bits here and there... Ill be out somewhere on dirt!

    Sent by smoke signal.
    This. St joes is always ridable after heavy rain. Most usually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cohenfive View Post
    stationary bike or elliptical!
    God just killed a kitten because you mentioned such things.

    I was going to go to a BMX flatland Jam in Santa Roas this weekend, but I think that thing is going to get rained out. I was looking forward to it, too.

    Oh, well. If all looks good, I'm going to be goofing off and testing my new-to-me 150mm Revelation fork.

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    I rode Demo today and ALL fireroads were graded including a reGrade of Sulfer (another round beyond the first one last week). If it rains, it will be really muddy as there are loose/dust bowl spots everywhere. I ran into Ed on my way out and he says we should not ride Demo this weekend if it rains...if you do, it will probably suck. Just sayin'
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    If the BMX thing falls through, I'm going to edit my last riding footage. That's just like actually riding, from my desk, drinking cold coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    If the BMX thing falls through, I'm going to edit my last riding footage. That's just like actually riding, from my desk, drinking cold coffee.
    If it rains decently and St Joes becomes a viable option, you in for some loops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rho View Post
    If it rains decently and St Joes becomes a viable option, you in for some loops?
    I'm probably going to ride Kennedy in that case. Got the single speed set up, and going to suffer up it. Shooting for 3+ hours, 32x18 pain....maybe I should set it up for 32x20 instead.

    St. Joe's might be more enjoyable though, since it's not as steep or extended.

    It would be nice if there were an indoor pump track....

    Still hoping for no rain and the weather people are all on crack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    I'm probably going to ride Kennedy in that case. Got the single speed set up, and going to suffer up it. Shooting for 3+ hours, 32x18 pain....maybe I should set it up for 32x20 instead.

    St. Joe's might be more enjoyable though, since it's not as steep or extended.

    It would be nice if there were an indoor pump track....

    Still hoping for no rain and the weather people are all on crack.
    Is this your first time up Kennedy on SS? Is the bike 29 or 26 with that gearing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    I'm probably going to ride Kennedy in that case. Got the single speed set up, and going to suffer up it. Shooting for 3+ hours, 32x18 pain....maybe I should set it up for 32x20 instead.
    It's been a while, but I found Kennedy pretty tough with 32x19 on a 26er. I think 20 or 21 is just right for Kennedy. 18 or 19 is perfect for Joe's, Saratoga Gap and everything else around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho View Post
    Is this your first time up Kennedy on SS? Is the bike 29 or 26 with that gearing?
    Yes, 26. I actually don't use SS much at all. Had it for a bit last year, but was still n00b then and was riding Arastradero. Less n00b now, but I can't middle ring Kennedy at all. I figure the best way is to just do it and eventually I will. I'd probably turn around after the tree...or shatter a knee trying.

    Quote Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    It's been a while, but I found Kennedy pretty tough with 32x19 on a 26er. I think 20 or 21 is just right for Kennedy. 18 or 19 is perfect for Joe's, Saratoga Gap and everything else around here.
    thanks for the advice, I'll go set up a 32x20. I need a better tensioner so I can swap to the smaller cogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    I'm probably going to ride Kennedy in that case. Got the single speed set up, and going to suffer up it. Shooting for 3+ hours, 32x18 pain....maybe I should set it up for 32x20 instead.

    St. Joe's might be more enjoyable though, since it's not as steep or extended.

    It would be nice if there were an indoor pump track....

    Still hoping for no rain and the weather people are all on crack.
    but loops! and there are the two 1/8th of a mile single track sections. hah!
    Its boring, but its riding and its not that stupid fire road. I'll take it!

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