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    I had an OTB a couple of weeks ago going downhill navigating switchbacks on the singletrack just off of the fire road east of the first power tower. Bike and myself are ok, just a bruised ego. Lol

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    This thread rock's
    Having lived in San Diego for 25 years and moving back to Colorado 1.5 years ago I can relive many memories through the photo's in here. So many places I recognize and have ridden, keep them coming. So. Cal. Has so much to offer it's really hard to beat. I hope you don't mind if I add a few from my local digs in Loveland Colorado. All at the Devils Backbone a few miles from my house.

    The one photo with my dog is at Lake Hodges, San Diego.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1K View Post
    Island20v:

    I had an OTB a couple of weeks ago going downhill navigating switchbacks on the singletrack just off of the fire road east of the first power tower. Bike and myself are ok, just a bruised ego. Lol
    The switchbacks are getting pretty tight. Doesn't help that alot of DH guys are cutting down the middle of them and throwing rocks all over the place. Rockhouse really does need a trail working party to clean it back up. Hopefully we hear soemthing by the end of the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    This thread rock's
    Having lived in San Diego for 25 years and moving back to Colorado 1.5 years ago I can relive many memories through the photo's in here. So many places I recognize and have ridden, keep them coming. So. Cal. Has so much to offer it's really hard to beat. I hope you don't mind if I add a few from my local digs in Loveland Colorado. All at the Devils Backbone a few miles from my house.

    The one photo with my dog is at Lake Hodges, San Diego.
    It's funny how you say that So Cal has so much to offer because I can think of at least one extremely experienced So Cal rider/resident rider who swears that Colorado is where it's at for the best riding in the country. It's true, though that So Cal does have much to offer and it has a never ending riding season. That's huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    It's funny how you say that So Cal has so much to offer because I can think of at least one extremely experienced So Cal rider/resident rider who swears that Colorado is where it's at for the best riding in the country. It's true, though that So Cal does have much to offer and it has a never ending riding season. That's huge.
    Hey Hawg when are you and Ray going to hit up Noble. The photos below that Carloswithac posted up are of BLT / Big Laguna Trail which is the awesome mellow ST that surrounds a lake just above Noble, and can be incorporated in the Noble ride easily. They connect together. It runs in and out of old growth Ponderosa Pines and through the meadows [see photo's]around the lake.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Hey Hawg when are you and Ray going to hit up Noble. The photos below that Carloswithac posted up are of BLT / Big Laguna Trail which is the awesome mellow ST that surrounds a lake just above Noble, and can be incorporated in the Noble ride easily. They connect together. It runs in and out of old growth Ponderosa Pines and through the meadows [see photo's]around the lake.
    It's San Juan we were talking about. Isn't Noble kinda gnarly, or am I thinking of something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    It's San Juan we were talking about. Isn't Noble kinda gnarly, or am I thinking of something else?
    Oh yeah that's right it was SJT you were talking about. Yes Noble is way more technical than San Juan but the majority is flowy ST and well worth the trip down. Especially if you incorporate BLT into it.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    It's San Juan we were talking about. Isn't Noble kinda gnarly, or am I thinking of something else?
    Yes, we were talking about SJT. Noble is, as DJ said quite gnarly in spots. Like-srew-up-and-die gnarly.
    There's lots of spots on Noble where I walk it, no matter what bike I'm on.

    At one time, back in the late 80's Noble was much mellower. Like I could ride it to the top and then descend mellow. The years and erosion have really exposed the rocky substrate, or something like that.
    I know some lie it like that, but personally, I favor a less bike-rattling route. BLT and all of its' spur trails is more my speed, and upper Noble is great for the first 4 miles or so. After that, look out.

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    Not yet winter, even up high
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    Some more from around San Diego

    One fine morning on Mt. Woodson
    RockHouse...nuff said
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    Here are a few from a solo ride while out camping off Ortega Hwy a couple weekends ago. Saddleback can be seen in the background of a couple.

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    Marshall Backward

    Got a nice chase from some guy on a full susser up Marshall late yesterday afternoon. at the top I heard a "good job" but I failed to reciprocate (probably because I was too tired) Anyway, to that rider, if you are a MTBR member here is my belated "good job."


    Yesterdayís ride, what I call Marshall Canyon backward is 3.5 miles on the road to the bottom of the canyon then 5 plus miles of climbing through stands of live oak and into the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Nice rollers through Johnson's Pasture and a steep decent on Girl Scout Camp and return to Claremont. Cloudy and cold, good riding weather though.

    This picture was taken a few weeks ago when it was still hot. That is me looking at my 1991 Wicked Fat Chance with my buddy's electric Optibike, behind, at the top end of Marshall Canyon.
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    dat singletrack...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57346731@N08/10984262855/" title="Untitled by saviers_road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2860/10984262855_c654438eb1.jpg" width="500" height="281" alt="Untitled"></a>

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    OK, new rule:

    PLEASE mention the name and area where you are riding when you post your pics.

    Great pics so far guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toingtoing View Post
    dat singletrack...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57346731@N08/10984262855/" title="Untitled by saviers_road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2860/10984262855_c654438eb1.jpg" width="500" height="281" alt="Untitled"></a>
    is that little pine in SB County?
    nothing witty here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    OK, new rule:

    PLEASE mention the name and area where you are riding when you post your pics.

    Great pics so far guys!
    Hawg I would venture a guess that the post above yours from tong tong is San Juan Trail. If not it sure looks like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    OK, new rule:

    PLEASE mention the name and area where you are riding when you post your pics.

    Great pics so far guys!
    Gee whiz, Mr. Hawg, who died and made you the rule-maker???

    But seriously, I think part of the fun of this thread is trying to guess where a picture was taken. Please don't take away our only source of fun and entertainment, Mr. Hawg, PLEASE?
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    Now it's winter.
    First tracks on miles of moto singletrack today.
    The snow is good for hiding all the empty cans of Keystone Light and spent shotgun shells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckanado View Post
    Gee whiz, Mr. Hawg, who died and made you the rule-maker???

    But seriously, I think part of the fun of this thread is trying to guess where a picture was taken. Please don't take away our only source of fun and entertainment, Mr. Hawg, PLEASE?
    Oh, I see. Sorry. Carry on... I will just smolder in frustration in my dark little corner...

    I only DEMANDED what I said (just kidding) because if it's somewhere within reach of where I live, I planned to ride there. But with not knowing where every posted pic was since many of them had no mention of location, the logical request was to see if the guys would automatically post the locations so that old guys like me who have no patience, a dark sense of humor, multiple personalities, OCD, depression, anxiety, and so on,.... wouldn't have to give it a second thought. Does anything I said here make any sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale View Post
    Now it's winter.
    First tracks on miles of moto singletrack today.
    The snow is good for hiding all the empty cans of Keystone Light and spent shotgun shells.

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    OK, since this is a guessing game, I'm gonna say that it's above 6000'. Am I right??? What do I win?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s View Post
    is that little pine in SB County?
    Gridley

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    Quote Originally Posted by toingtoing View Post
    Gridley
    Where is Gridley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Where is Gridley?
    Gridley Trail L.A. Area Trail Reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    OK, since this is a guessing game, I'm gonna say that it's above 6000'. Am I right??? What do I win?!
    Sorry, you are incorrect.
    It's barely above 4K feet in that photo.
    However, your enthusiasm and participation shouldn't go unrewarded.
    I can offer up a fabulous consolation package consisting of:
    A sun bleached and flattened can of Keystone Light(empty)! A recently discharged 12 gauge shell! And, last but not least, a fist sized clump of soggy mixed breed herding dog fur!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale View Post
    Sorry, you are incorrect.
    It's barely above 4K feet in that photo.
    However, your enthusiasm and participation shouldn't go unrewarded.
    I can offer up a fabulous consolation package consisting of:
    A sun bleached and flattened can of Keystone Light(empty)! A recently discharged 12 gauge shell! And, last but not least, a fist sized clump of soggy mixed breed herding dog fur!
    Accepted! Please posts pics of my winnings for all to see!!!

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    ^I'd hold out for Natty Ice, screw Keystone.

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    Socal Pics Thread-20131117_113906.jpg

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    Middle one is not in socal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westeast View Post
    Middle one
    looks santa cruz-ish
    buzzes like a fridge

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    Mendocino. From what I've seen of SC, it could just have easily been there too. Redwood forest with lots of ferns pretty much sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Here are a few from a solo ride while out camping off Ortega Hwy a couple weekends ago. Saddleback can be seen in the background of a couple.
    Gordon nice shot's!
    Off of Ortega Hwy. you do know you were in within reach of San Juan Trail right.
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    Yep, just down the road and I have ridden it before. I was camping with family for my wife's bday and I was the only one riding. My buddy was going to maybe meet me to ride it that morning but he couldn't so I decided on a mellow relaxed ride. Still did ~12 miles. The weather is getting perfect for SJT runs though, I will be there soon as I live only 30-40 mins from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Yep, just down the road and I have ridden it before. I was camping with family for my wife's bday and I was the only one riding. My buddy was going to maybe meet me to ride it that morning but he couldn't so I decided on a mellow relaxed ride. Still did ~12 miles. The weather is getting perfect for SJT runs though, I will be there soon as I live only 30-40 mins from it.
    Awesome trail and I've been pushing Hawg for awhile now to go check it out. He would like a guide if you're up for the challenge.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    More CHWP

    I am a very busy guy and seldom have time to ride any trails other than the one behind my house in Claremont. So here is today's ride in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Shown is the lower end of Burbank fire road and my Santana Moda striking a pose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Awesome trail and I've been pushing Hawg for awhile now to go check it out. He would like a guide if you're up for the challenge.
    I am more than willing to ride with whomever wants to. Last winter a MTBR member from the East Coast was staying here with family for the holidays and I picked him up and drove him down to the SJT where another MTBR member guided us for our first time on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    I am a very busy guy and seldom have time to ride any trails other than the one behind my house in Claremont. So here is today's ride in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Shown is the lower end of Burbank fire road and my Santana Moda striking a pose.
    Riding is always better than not riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Riding is always better than not riding!
    Yes I just need to try some new trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    I am more than willing to ride with whomever wants to. Last winter a MTBR member from the East Coast was staying here with family for the holidays and I picked him up and drove him down to the SJT where another MTBR member guided us for our first time on it.
    Cool he doesn't live too far from you. I'll have his people contact your people.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Cool he doesn't live too far from you. I'll have his people contact your people.
    Buuurrring! Buuurrring! Hello, hello?! What, I won a free guided tour through SJT with Gordon Shumway?!!!

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    Deja vu.. We discussed this a few weeks back but maybe I was still OCTrailMonkey?? Anyways, let's get over there this fall/winter for sure. No worries about mountain lions either, see above my avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Deja vu.. We discussed this a few weeks back but maybe I was still OCTrailMonkey?? Anyways, let's get over there this fall/winter for sure. No worries about mountain lions either, see above my avatar.
    I think you were already Gordon and yeah a week or two back. Didn't know you were OCTrailMonkey? Why the change in handles???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I think you were already Gordon and yeah a week or two back. Didn't know you were OCTrailMonkey? Why the change in handles???
    I am on the run and hiding... actually I never really liked my original pick for a name. I was signing up on here and just tried to think of something MTB related. And the OC part confused some thinking it was something to do with the OC forum here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    I am on the run and hiding... actually I never really liked my original pick for a name. I was signing up on here and just tried to think of something MTB related. And the OC part confused some thinking it was something to do with the OC forum here.
    I knew better. You are like from like the OC, dude. Like the OC is like the place to be, man. Everything is better in "the OC".

    I thought your original user name was brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    I am on the run and hiding... actually I never really liked my original pick for a name. I was signing up on here and just tried to think of something MTB related. And the OC part confused some thinking it was something to do with the OC forum here.
    I'd like to change my user name somewhat. too. I feel like it is holding me back. Is there any way I can do that, without creating a new account?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I'd like to change my user name somewhat. too. I feel like it is holding me back. Is there any way I can do that, without creating a new account?
    Go here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I'd like to change my user name somewhat. too. I feel like it is holding me back. Is there any way I can do that, without creating a new account?
    Make sure you let everyone know that your were formerly "Ray Raton" otherwise you might get punked a bit over in Off Camber.

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    Re: Socal Pics Thread



    From my ride in Elfin Forest today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Make sure you let everyone know that your were formerly "Ray Raton" otherwise you might get punked a bit over in Off Camber.
    Yeah like Gordon punked me. I've had a few conversations with Gordon recently on where he livrd in Newport and how I recognized exactly his location. I thought to myself "cool I met a new nice guy on mtbr" and now I find out it was OCtrailmonkey who I've known all along.

    Speaking of which Hawg I see you responded to Gordons and my conversation above about getting you and him hooked up on a San Juan Trail ride. Any conversation between Gordon and you yet on making this happen. I feel like I'm The Millionaire Matchmaker of the mountain bike trail guide association.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah like Gordon punked me. I've had a few conversations with Gordon recently on where he livrd in Newport and how I recognized exactly his location. I thought to myself "cool I met a new nice guy on mtbr" and now I find out it was OCtrailmonkey who I've known all along.

    Speaking of which Hawg I see you responded to Gordons and my conversation above about getting you and him hooked up on a San Juan Trail ride. Any conversation between Gordon and you yet on making this happen. I feel like I'm The Millionaire Matchmaker of the mountain bike trail guide association.
    I'd like to see you play match maker with Nicole and someone else over at OC, open a new thread on the matter.

    No solid plans to hit SJT just yet but it will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah like Gordon punked me. I've had a few conversations with Gordon recently on where he livrd in Newport and how I recognized exactly his location. I thought to myself "cool I met a new nice guy on mtbr" and now I find out it was OCtrailmonkey who I've known all along.

    Speaking of which Hawg I see you responded to Gordons and my conversation above about getting you and him hooked up on a San Juan Trail ride. Any conversation between Gordon and you yet on making this happen. I feel like I'm The Millionaire Matchmaker of the mountain bike trail guide association.
    Hey, I had a "fka" note under my name for a couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Hey, I had a "fka" note under my name for a couple weeks.
    BTW, how do cats taste? Do you like them baked, fried, grilled, seasoned, sauced, sauteed, or just raw?

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    Socal Pics Thread

    Heard elfin forest forest is a brutal but awesome ride. That view makes me want to check it out.

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    Where is this picture taken? That looks like a great ride.

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    Picture is taken from Skyline trail in Big Bear and shows the seven oaks trail heading down the hill. Skyline was fun. I did it going from east to west as a loop from Big Bear and used "follett's local trail map".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island20v View Post
    Heard elfin forest forest is a brutal but awesome ride. That view makes me want to check it out.
    I've hiked Elfin Forest from the Harmony Grove / EF side and I couldn't IMAGINE riding up that way. Seen many people do it, but man... I would be hiking my bike A LOT.

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    Quick ride around LaCosta in San Diego! Does anyone know if there is a way to connect LaCosta to Elfin Forest?

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    Quick ride around LaCosta in San Diego! Does anyone know if there is a way to connect LaCosta to Elfin Forest?
    There IS a way but I'm not sure what it is. Someone will chime in.

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    Quick ride around LaCosta in San Diego! Does anyone know if there is a way to connect LaCosta to Elfin Forest?
    Yep several ways to do it. PM me for details. Nice bike BTW.

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    The climb never ends... [Top of "The Wall", Buckhorn/ Big Pine Rd]
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    Somewhere in the SaMos. Who can guess where?

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    The climb never ends... [Top of "The Wall", Buckhorn/ Big Pine Rd]
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    Epic climb, is this in Santa Barbara?

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    I've hiked Elfin Forest from the Harmony Grove / EF side and I couldn't IMAGINE riding up that way. Seen many people do it, but man... I would be hiking my bike A LOT.
    I ride it pretty frequently. The Way up Trail is a *****, but totally worth it for the descent. Do it on a week day of you can, lots of hikers on weekends. The pic is from the Lake Hodges Overlook loop.

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    Another rough socal weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by westeast View Post
    Picture is taken from Skyline trail in Big Bear and shows the seven oaks trail heading down the hill. Skyline was fun. I did it going from east to west as a loop from Big Bear and used "follett's local trail map".
    Did that ride a couple months before the season closed. I did not like that trail. It doesn't flow and is too tight to enjoy the DH segments. It does have some good climbs but the rock formations and loose sand make it near impossible to navigate. Some of the views are amazing though.

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    Tasty Treats?

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    Well done.

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    Guad!

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    Hey, I had a "fka" note under my name for a couple weeks.
    Show's how much I pay attention on this site. My minds still on fish taco's, and BTW all you So. Cals. Reading this don't take Rubio's for granted. After moving away 1.5 years ago I've been going through SERIOUS withdrawals.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Accepted! Please posts pics of my winnings for all to see!!!
    Hawg,

    Your prize package has been SIGNIFICANTLY UPGRADED!

    1. You were told you'd be receiving Keystone, but you now get a 16oz can of Sierra Nevada Torpedo. That's 4oz of additional flattened and empty can you were not expecting!

    2. An entire arsenal of spent 12 gauge shells! Not just one! Since the beer can is fresh, the sun bleaching you were anticipating has been transferred to this portion of the prize.

    3. You were expecting a fist sized clump of herding dog fur. As you can see, only a wisp of fur is included with your prize. HOWEVER, this portion is 100% PURE BUTT FUR! Judging by the amount of time and attention the original owner paid to the point of origin, I can assure you that this is a highly regarded item. Quality not quantity here! The included 12 gauge display stand proudly shows off this portion of your winnings!

    ENJOY YOUR WINNINGS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Show's how much I pay attention on this site. My minds still on fish taco's, and BTW all you So. Cals. Reading this don't take Rubio's for granted. After moving away 1.5 years ago I've been going through SERIOUS withdrawals.
    I could ship some "same day" to ya???

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    Rode Marshall (again) first time since the rains last weekend and the trail has some erosion. Nothing too big just a few new ruts, puddles and sand in the low areas. The rain also banished the dust that has been building up over the summer. Pic is the Wicked Fat from the top of Burbank in Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toingtoing View Post
    Guad!
    I always have to stop myself from saying Guac instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    I always have to stop myself from saying Guac instead.
    Ooooooor Pineapple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
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    I was just going to comment on how brave you are to ride with a DSLR and then noticed the exif stated it was from an iPhone 5s. The quality is amazing. Great shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I could ship some "same day" to ya???
    Seriously I would take you up on that.
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island20v View Post
    I was just going to comment on how brave you are to ride with a DSLR and then noticed the exif stated it was from an iPhone 5s. The quality is amazing. Great shot.
    Yeah its an awesome camera. Dynamic exposure in panorama mode is a huge plus.

    Another view xposted from the SC forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    Yeah its an awesome camera. Dynamic exposure in panorama mode is a huge plus.
    I was surprised at how good the 5s camera is compared to my 3GS I just retired after 4 years. The pano is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    BTW, how do cats taste? Do you like them baked, fried, grilled, seasoned, sauced, sauteed, or just raw?
    I prefer them slow cooked in a Ronco, set it and forget it! Cat jerky is good for rides/traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    I prefer them slow cooked in a Ronco, set it and forget it! Cat jerky is good for rides/traveling.
    I was given a Ronco cooker by a client who was sponsored by them. It sat in the box unopened for years. Then I sold it for some cha-ching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I was given a Ronco cooker by a client who was sponsored by them. It sat in the box unopened for years. Then I sold it for some cha-ching.
    You had a Ronco and didn't use it?!

    Disappointed in you, I am.
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    You had a Ronco and didn't use it?!

    Disappointed in you, I am.
    To be perfectly honest, I'd picture that ugly dude's face whenever I looked at the box. That turned my stomach sour and I lost my appetite so I never considered using it. That dude is arguably the ugliest man that ever lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    I was surprised at how good the 5s camera is compared to my 3GS I just retired after 4 years. The pano is awesome!
    I plan on upgrading my 4s soon.

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    Picture of the Big Laguna


    My friend coming out of the forest.


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    Singletrack heaven. Very flowy all the way down.


    Open space.

    It feels good to be on the bike again.
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    Very nice, Carlos. It always feels good to be on a bike, especially in the Lagunas!

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    Awesome, Carlos! I really need to get out there to the Lagunas one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^^Thanks NC!!!
    Are you paying attention. Those photos that Carlos posted above are of The Big Laguna Trail / BLT. The trail that is nestled at the top of Noble Canyon. A sweet single track ribbon that weaves in and out of old growth pine. A trail that can be rode by itself or easily incorporated and connected to Noble Canyon. "Just do it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Are you paying attention. Those photos that Carlos posted above are of The Big Laguna Trail / BLT. The trail that is nestled at the top of Noble Canyon. A sweet single track ribbon that weaves in and out of old growth pine. A trail that can be rode by itself or easily incorporated and connected to Noble Canyon. "Just do it"
    Yep, and you want to do it before we get any serious snow up there, it can stick around for an amazingly long time considering we are in sunny San Dieggo. As a fellow OC poster, my services as a guide who knows the trails up there like the proverbial back of my hand are available to all other OC'ers, FREE OF CHARGE! I might even allow you to buy me a post-ride brew at the Pine House Tavern and Grill, which is the finest eatery in E. San Diego county, bar none.

    They usually have 4 area microbrews on tap, unless it's bow-hunting season. Bow hunters tend to drain their kegs fairly regularly. They drink more beer than mountain bikers!

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    Guess where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Yep, and you want to do it before we get any serious snow up there, it can stick around for an amazingly long time considering we are in sunny San Dieggo. As a fellow OC poster, my services as a guide who knows the trails up there like the proverbial back of my hand are available to all other OC'ers, FREE OF CHARGE! I might even allow you to buy me a post-ride brew at the Pine House Tavern and Grill, which is the finest eatery in E. San Diego county, bar none.

    They usually have 4 area microbrews on tap, unless it's bow-hunting season. Bow hunters tend to drain their kegs fairly regularly. They drink more beer than mountain bikers!
    I'm game, where do I sign up?

    What's the elevation at the top of BLT? How long is the ride? Do we have to shuttle it or is a there a reasonable way to grind up to the trail head?

    I'm not doing the "gnar" down Noble, don't even suggest it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Guess where?
    From the angle of Catalina, I'd guess it's in the hills along the coast just South of Newport Harbor? No clue what the riding area is called, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    From the angle of Catalina, I'd guess it's in the hills along the coast just South of Newport Harbor? No clue what the riding area is called, though.
    Hmmm, Catalina is more to the right when in Newport. Is it somewhere in/near palos verdes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm game, where do I sign up?

    What's the elevation at the top of BLT? How long is the ride? Do we have to shuttle it or is a there a reasonable way to grind up to the trail head?

    I'm not doing the "gnar" down Noble, don't even suggest it.
    We can put in 20+ miles just up top, all between 5500-6,000 ft. There's also a short Noble spur option that involves a very steep fire road climb back to Sunrise Hwy, that you would like. Al kinds of options. Plus, I got the Year-long Forest Adventure pass with a extra car placard. So, IF we decided to do the Noble, we could make it a one-way 20+ mile shuttle. And I would walk through the 'gnar' right along with you, I have surpassed my lifetime quota of 'retained hardware' on account of mountain biking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Hmmm, Catalina is more to the right when in Newport. Is it somewhere in/near palos verdes?
    Can't be! PV is right off the Western/Northern tip of Cat Is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    We can put in 20+ miles just up top, all between 5500-6,000 ft. There's also a short Noble spur option that involves a very steep fire road climb back to Sunrise Hwy, that you would like. Al kinds of options. Plus, I got the Year-long Forest Adventure pass with a extra car placard. So, IF we decided to do the Noble, we could make it a one-way 20+ mile shuttle. And I would walk through the 'gnar' right along with you, I have surpassed my lifetime quota of 'retained hardware' on account of mountain biking!
    Sounds good. We will make it happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    We can put in 20+ miles just up top, all between 5500-6,000 ft.
    That alone should tell you how mellow the upper part of the Lagunas is, climbing-wise. Still a fun & scenic ride.

    If you do the upper part of Noble (down to Pine Hills Rd. and climb back up) your lowest elevation is around 5,000 ft. The climb back up Pine Hills rd. is a biatch but it's over quickly.

    Damn, I may have to subscribe to this just so I can meet you guys.

    edit: Here is a 16.5 miler that includes upper Noble. Throw in Escondido Ravine & Red Roost and I think that's around the 20 mile distance. Or do laps up Chico & down Los Gatos

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    That alone should tell you how mellow the upper part of the Lagunas is, climbing-wise. Still a fun & scenic ride.

    If you do the upper part of Noble (down to Pine Hills Rd. and climb back up) your lowest elevation is around 5,000 ft. The climb back up Pine Hills rd. is a biatch but it's over quickly.

    Damn, I may have to subscribe to this just so I can meet you guys.
    Again, we will make it happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Can't be! PV is right off the Western/Northern tip of Cat Is.
    It's definitely PV. It's always hard to orient yourself on the peninsula. It runs East to West which always trips people out. Catalina runs SE to NW so you get a very unique perspective from PV and the Pt Vicente area.

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