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    Exploration Trail: Fall Season

    Haven't been up this trail for a while. Decided to check it out. Still dry but with the leaves changing it is beautiful right now. Just want to share some pics. I must say it is a great short loop ride.









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    Love that one!

    Where's the pics???

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    Lol,
    As I was about to drink my brew, I see your post. Almost spilled it all over myself. Damn Microsoft skydrive is not supported

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    That's it, I'm going back! Those pics made me feel like I was there with you. Thanks for that.

    Now... gotta look at the calender to see if I can sneak away to get up there before the rain/snow season begins.

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    That is a great trail, well worth the price of admission which is of course FREE woo hoo!
    Forks are for eating, Lefty's are for racing,

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    to the uninitiated, like me, this might help. MbPost - Exploration Trail -- Mountain Biking

    cheers

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    Nice

    Wow, that looks like a really nice trail.

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    I was there with my wife and roommate yesterday. We just bought a cabin in town there and ride it from the house. What a great trail to have in your back yard. Definitely one of the best trails in So Cal.

    BTW the fall colors are great right now.

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    looks like fun, I'll have to check this out sometime

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    If I am from the flatlands, how badly am I going to be sucking wind going up the trail? I ride once a week on my local trails.

    Thanks

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    You'll definately feel it but it won't kill you. I suggest taking it slow, slow, slow on the climb up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    You'll definately feel it but it won't kill you. I suggest taking it slow, slow, slow on the climb up.
    Hey! your giving away my secret technique. This is how I do it. Fast, slow, slow, slower, walk the bike, slow, slower, walk the bike, done.

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    ^ ^

    There's some truth to that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    ^ ^

    There's some truth to that!
    Every bit of it is true.

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    If you are concerned about the trail up, take the paved road. You can hammer it ala roadie or grind it out it is the same elevation gain as the trail without the trail obstacles.

    Go to the Keller peak fire station lookout also well worth it and where some of the photos are from.

    Then after the grind up, great views is the payoff ride down the single track. Good times!
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    I also get in some extra miles by riding around the lake below Children's Demo Forest. I am convinced that there must be some hidden goods out there but I have yet to find them.

    Have always road the pavement up, few cars and scenery is great.

    Dean

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    When I was there, we took the road up, but someone later posted that the road is a "death trap" due to speeding cars and blind turns. I didn't think it was that bad, but I have also only been there once . . . .
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    It's never been bad when I've climbed the road. Nothing wrong with getting the steady cardio out of the way first by climbing a smooth surface.
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    I'm the one who said it was sketchy to climb the road. Once they lock the gate for the year, the road is fine.

    You can link ET with the Rim Nordic course across the highway and do some exploring. Hit up Mike at Wake and wheel in Blue Jay for other unknown singletrack in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post

    You can link ET with the Rim Nordic course across the highway and do some exploring.
    Yes I know about that but I am not looking to ride ski area service roads I have rode back and forth up and down Rim Nordic all the way over the Green Valley Lake...nada for the goods. "The Goods" are local single track that every area has the stuff locals like to keep to themselves.

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    I ran across some trail sanatizing on today's ride.

    Before. After.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Exploration Trail: Fall Season-downsized_1106021458%5B1%5D.jpg  

    Exploration Trail: Fall Season-downsized_1106021458a%5B1%5D.jpg  

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    Set out some bear traps and cover them with leaves. That'll teach them to touch our beloved ET!
    fee-fy-fo-fum...

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    What's the problem? I see moar chunk. That's a good thing.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    man those are awesome pics...makes you want to ride it...you are very lucky
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    man those are awesome pics...makes you want to ride it...you are very lucky
    You've never ridden it? Or, just not in a while?
    fee-fy-fo-fum...

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