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    Need to ride to forget

    Sooo depress, i don't need to elaborate. Where do you guys ride to get forget everything and just immerse yourself in singletrack bliss?

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    I'm feeling the same way. I need some SART action, but alas time / fitness doesn't permit. Not in a sjt mood either. Maybe a couple laps at the weed patch in San Clemente would be nice, but a quick spin at whiting might be all the energy I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger View Post
    Sooo depress, i don't need to elaborate. Where do you guys ride to get forget everything and just immerse yourself in singletrack bliss?
    I was thinking the exact same thing. Unfortunately, I'm buried at work for the next few days. Dammit!
    If not biking, then what?

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    Anyplace will do it

    Santa Ana Mtns have plenty of trails to get lost on. If you haven't been there Sycamore cyn riverside would be a great place; tons of mazelike trails without names. Pt Mugu state beach park. Noble?Laguna; all good Hope you find your tonic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger View Post
    Sooo depress, i don't need to elaborate. Where do you guys ride to get forget everything and just immerse yourself in singletrack bliss?

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    As long as I cannot see or hear humanity and all of it's related crap, I'm able to escape reality. So, any dirt will do once it's away enough.

    That's a big reason why I like to stay out in the desert. There isn't a damn thing going on out there except nature.
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    The best thing you can do for yourself is try something new . . . go ride a trail you've never done before. More of the same . . . is more of the same. You can't expect anything to change if you don't do something different, and why not start with biking?

    Go find fresh dirt.

    Have you ridden Backbone out in the Santa Monica's? How about Sycamore out near Pt. Mugu? What about Space Mountain in Moorpark?
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    I was thinking of the Santa Monica Backbone too... That's a good place to forget all your problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTimeCRX View Post
    I was thinking of the Santa Monica Backbone too... That's a good place to forget all your problems.
    I don't know if it's healthy to replace depression with boredom.

    I would look for a trail that is technical and keeps your mind working. Something that will make you feel like you just conquered something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    I don't know if it's healthy to replace depression with boredom.

    I would look for a trail that is technical and keeps your mind working. Something that will make you feel like you just conquered something.
    I suppose you're more skilled than I am, but every time I complete a loop of Will Rogers Backbone (eastern end of the SM backbone), I feel like I've conquered something big. There are plenty of technical sections littered throughout the trail, plus a lot of physically demanding sections.

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    The desert.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger View Post
    Sooo depress, i don't need to elaborate. Where do you guys ride to get forget everything and just immerse yourself in singletrack bliss?

    I also vote for the desert.....Palm Canyon in Palm Springs is always good.....

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    Thanks for your input, I've ridden most of SM mtns. And the trails there are great, I was just wondering where you guys go that after riding the trail it almost feel as if you just won a million dollar.

    I also votefor the desert....
    That's the word that drove me to seek a single track to escape my emotion.

    Anyway I'm good now. I have never been to Palm Canyon, during this time of year is probably good condition. Just need to make sure flash flood is not in effect right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger View Post
    Thanks for your input, I've ridden most of SM mtns. And the trails there are great, I was just wondering where you guys go that after riding the trail it almost feel as if you just won a million dollar.

    That's the word that drove me to seek a single track to escape my emotion.

    Anyway I'm good now. I have never been to Palm Canyon, during this time of year is probably good condition. Just need to make sure flash flood is not in effect right?
    Yes...flash flooding a real possibility....just check the weather...don't ride during a storm ..
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    I love this around Sunset

    Geoladders -- Aliso: Cholla - Rock-it

    One of my favorite rides aorund the Also Woods Area. Alicia Pkwy @ Aliso Woods. Park by the church in the dirt parking lot accross the street. Take the paved service road about .75 miles in and a Dirt/Sant Fireroad will take you into the Canyon. Great rolling and tree covered fireroad leads you to a short but intense clib will take you to the ridge over the canyon then, you roll down the ridge back towards the Paved Road/Fireroad Junction.

    If you are an adviced rider and after you have hit it during the day and know where you are going its ALOT of fun with lights at night!

    Cheers. No better cure for the blues than 2 wheels on the earth.

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    I love my rides on SART. Always feel refreshed, emotionally. I have currently been doing the Blackstar and Maple Springs climbs. The constant grind and slower pace gives you time to just concentrate on breathing and the mountain views. Maybe a trip to Kernville and shuttle up for the Cannell Plunge.

    If you really need a lift, time for a road trip to Tahoe Rim Trail. Overlooking Emerald Bay can be a huge lift to the spirit. Don't forget to stop by JT Bar for some basque eats and a picon punch. Nevada also has a few activities to enjoy that are illegal most other places, like gambling . LOL.

    Hope you get your cheer on.

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    I usually do a Brown Mountain/El Prieto Loop. You get the chance to grind out all your sorrows on that climb, and just when you've had your perspective adjusted sufficiently by the suffering, you bomb some of the best singletrack around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osmarandsara View Post
    I also vote for the desert.....Palm Canyon in Palm Springs is always good.....
    It's funny that's the first place that came to mind for me. It's a place I don't ride too frequently so I can keep my mind on the experience.
    "Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left."
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    El Moro Canyon (Crystal Cove SP) is my local "get my mind off of things" spot. I had to cancel a trip to the desert with the wife for her bday this weekend because of work. I have to work all weekend including Monday (company is off but not me) so I will be hitting it at least 2 times. It's only 5 minutes away from my office and 10 minutes from home. Here's one of my quick routes:

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    Sounds like its a good time to start drinking heavily

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    While pedalling away your blues.... think of the good ol Red-White and Blue. Ponder this.........
    Obama the moderate Republican: What the 2012 election should teach the GOP. - Slate Magazine[]

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    ^^ Thank you! It's nice to have a little historical perspective. Clinton was also a moderate.

    Our side had to deal with 8 years of Bush, now it's your turn. Life goes on. And--luckily for us--dirt is nonpartisan!
    Why?

    Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger. ~ E. Abbey

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    Perfect weekend for Palm Canyon

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    Good job! Good reading

    Quote Originally Posted by CEB View Post
    While pedalling away your blues.... think of the good ol Red-White and Blue. Ponder this.........
    Obama the moderate Republican: What the 2012 election should teach the GOP. - Slate Magazine[]
    Yeah, I saw that somewhere else, and think it's pretty right on. We are going to have differences of opinion; it's human nature. The best thing we all can do, regardless of political persuasion, is keep it civil and work through things. It's what we try to teach kids; maybe we all should try it as well.

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    any place with 2 wheels and a saddle under me and handlebars in front of me is a good place to start...


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    I didn't want this to be a political thread. And I accept the outcome. I simply want to find out where in your opinion is the perfect trail that will wipe all your troubles away for that moment.

    Our side had to deal with 8 years of Bush, now it's your turn.
    Just so you know I did not vote for Bush for 2nd term. Socialist welfare? How effective is it really in Europe? We shall wait and see, hoping for the best.

    Now back to finding that ZEN trail of all trails.

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    ^^

    1. Look up socialism in the encyclopedia.

    2. Come down to the OC--there are a bunch of trails that will make you forget whatever it is that is troubling you. San Juan/Chiquito would be near the top of the list, but there are many others. Let me know if you need a tour guide (however, it will be a celebration ride for me!). Also, Hurkey and SART should be in great shape after the rain. Sycamore Canyon in Moreno Valley also comes to mind this time of year. Hit the chunk-n-jumps and you won't have much else on your mind. Happy trails!

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