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    Sullivan Canyon VERY WET

    Just rode up Sullivan Canyon last Saturday and it is unrecognizable. It's not a question of if you're going to get soaked, it's just a question of how long it will take.

    After the first set of storms in January, it was 95% rideable. Now it's about 75%. Quite a lot of hike-a-bike with slides, washouts, dropoffs, fallen trees and wet riverbed riding.

    I've been riding in this canyon for 22 years and I've never seen a storm change it's landscape to this degree. Sullivan used to take me about 30 minutes to finish. Last weekend it was about 75 minutes.

    The positive side of all this that by the summer this is going to be some of the most exciting and picturesque singletrack in the Santa Monica Mtns.

    If you can't wait until the summer prepare to get a little wet.

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    the California Poppy is coming out...real puurrrty and all
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    Rode it on Wednesday.

    Quite a challenging run in it's current state. The bike did unfortunately, spend an inordinate amount of time on my shoulder or being handed up and down drop-offs. Some were 5-6'. Needles to say, bring a change of clothes for the ride home.
    Never confuse effort with results

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