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    Once a year

    It's a ride (hike?) that I only like to do once a year. The window of opportunity for tolerable conditions is closing. So, we took advantage of the cool temps and got our hike on.

    Route taken was up SJT..up Pain Divide (my least favorite climb in all of SoCal), and then a series of 12 brutal hike-a-bikes (Los Pinos). Just when I am at the point of slitting my wrists....... The payoff begins.

    Rodman described some of the descents like this:

    "Some of the downhill sections were as steep as the uphill sections you are about to see. I would enter them at a snail's pace then as it got steeper I was applying full braking force with my hands, and actually accelerating! That's how steep some the sections were".

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    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Awesome switchbacks!
    DH Mecca!
    Would love to take the V-10 there.
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    ahh, i feel the same way about noble, once a year!! los pinos is a goodie! the HABs lead to some awesome descents, long descents too. how did the last rocky part treat ya, that is some good stuff, gets pretty technical in there. hats off to ya for doing it with the rigid, its babyhead city at points!!

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    I was just there this weekend for the first time and was probably one of the most punishing rides ever. 22 miles through SJT and then that dreaded hike and slide down Los Pinos. It was so gnarly but glad I did it. Those descents will put hair on your chest.

    Here's a vid I shot of my friend

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    Great ride, I've got my Calandar marked for 2010 for next time!

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    You know.... I regret not ever doing Pinos. I'm not sure why it never got planned, but oh well, I'll live through your tracks.

    LD

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    Nice!! Hey Steve does that trail require is a full wetsuit like what you are wearing? Or is a shorty OK like what Teresa is wearing. Looking forward to my invite for next time. Maybe my wrist will be out of this cast by then.

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    Looks like you guys picked the perfect day for the ride!! Not too hot or sunny.

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