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    SoCal trail guide/photo site

    A good site listing trails and photos of Socal riding spots.

    http://www.socamtbr.com
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    Good content but could be organized and put together a bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBguy
    Good content but could be organized and put together a bit better.
    I find the show by "Region" view the most useful. It's confusing at first, but once you select view by region, it's pretty quick and organized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpaws
    I find the show by "Region" view the most useful. It's confusing at first, but once you select view by region, it's pretty quick and organized.
    Yeah that helped plenty. Another bit of constructive criticism: optimize the pictures. 86k file size fo ra picture that is 432px x 324px is pretty bad. Not a big deal on cable or dsl but dial up users will suffer.

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    hmm

    I think its a good resource, espically the pictures..(but yes if they were optomized it would be better)

    The chino hills pics look a lot better than it is now..(very dry and hot!!) I like how you do a large variety of the trails in the area.
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    Yeah a note to anyone looking at that site and thinking "oh how pretty and green them trails are!".

    Wrong.

    Most Socal trails are brown and barren during most of the year. Those shots of the green hills and lush views must have been take right after the late winter rain and early spring growth. That lovely green growth only last for about 2 months max here.
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    Just throwing these other So Cal trail sites out there in case they might be useful to some others.

    http://www.singletrackmind.com/
    http://www.biketrails.com/orange.html
    http://www.mountainbikebill.com/

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    What's West of San Juan Trail?

    While riding San Juan Trail on Saturday I noticed what looked like a bunch of switchbacks on the far hillside west of the front portion of the San Juan Trail. The switchbacks looked like they dropped down into an open space/meadow. Does this sound like any trails in the area?

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    Los Pinos Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by rprice
    While riding San Juan Trail on Saturday I noticed what looked like a bunch of switchbacks on the far hillside west of the front portion of the San Juan Trail. The switchbacks looked like they dropped down into an open space/meadow. Does this sound like any trails in the area?
    I have not personally ridden the trail, but all of my friends who have said it is almost a "once in a lifetime" experience. As in that they will most likely only ride it once in their life. Something about hella steep climbs with too steep to enjoy downs on loose rocky rutty singletrack. It is only my to-do list, just not high on it.

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    Here's a pic of Los Pinos

    Remember, the camera flattens perspective. It's steeper than it looks.
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    Man, even in that pic is looks hella steep. Add in the "camera flattens perspective" element and wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    Remember, the camera flattens perspective. It's steeper than it looks.
    Looks PLENTY steep to me! Man that top portion looks damn vertical to me. Nice skillz descending that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    Remember, the camera flattens perspective. It's steeper than it looks.
    Ok - that's pretty funny but to clear it up that's actually myself and a buddy descending a big hill in Santa Barbara. I was on my Ibis singlespeed and the V-brakes were definitely not up to the task. I rode down that fine, but below is a descent just around the corner from Los Pinos / SJT that is even harder to clean. For plenty (and I mean tons) of pictures from around Socal check out my FooRiders site gallery. You can see Los Pinos in all its glory...






    Here's a link to one of the Los Pinos photosets.







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    F@cking awesome site..

    steered me to a few epic rides in smog laden southern california.

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