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    The "Who wants to ride?" thread

    Possibly...today or tomorrow. Where specifically?


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    i dunno, was just thinking of messing around, been adjust my forks and shock and such. sullivan canyon up and single track down in canyon down.....

    or maybe Jedi down / squirrel down.....

    dont think first crack is runable anymore until that rut is filled in.....

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    The "Who wants to ride?" thread

    I'd be coming from the valley side. It's looking more like tomorrow afternoon for me, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonjm View Post
    anyone riding Santa Monica mountains later today?
    Doh! I just got back from a ride in the SMs!
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonjm View Post
    i dunno, was just thinking of messing around, been adjust my forks and shock and such. sullivan canyon up and single track down in canyon down.....

    or maybe Jedi down / squirrel down.....

    dont think first crack is runable anymore until that rut is filled in.....
    The single-track along the canyon is LOADED with major PO right now (I think it kinda always is). I'd avoid the singletrack down there until it dies back.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    what is PO

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonjm View Post
    what is PO
    Poison Oak.

    It loves Sullivan Canyon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Doh! I just got back from a ride in the SMs!
    Nice to see that you're using your free time in the saddle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Nice to see that you're using your free time in the saddle!
    Damn right!
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Oh poison oak. I'm one of the small Percentage of the population that is immune to it. My friend with me who rode it last year looked like someone lit him up with a flamethrower from head to toe.

    Funny though Last week at the top of the canyon I stopped for a break by the concrete platform. I was sitting on the ground resting against a bush and I felt my legs and arm start to burn. After 10 seconds the burning got much worse. I was like what the hell. When I looked I was covered in 100s of these red ants biting the hell out of me. Took me 5 minutes to get rid of them. In my ears, my helmet, my pants. Just everywhere.

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    ahh yeah I've seen those crappy little ants around there too. I set my helmet down once and luckily noticed just before they occupied it. Usually when I ride with OO7 the bo is more of a problem than the po. ZING!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    ahh yeah I've seen those crappy little ants around there too. I set my helmet down once and luckily noticed just before they occupied it. Usually when I ride with OO7 the bo is more of a problem than the po. ZING!
    Oh DAMN!
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    I'm going snow Summitt big bear tomorrow leaving west LA if anyone wants to go

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    Gonna be in the Malibu area on Sunday. Any suggestions for some green cross country rides? I want to see some vegatation if there is any since I am surrounded by brown in SD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island20v View Post
    Gonna be in the Malibu area on Sunday. Any suggestions for some green cross country rides? I want to see some vegatation if there is any since I am surrounded by brown in SD.
    Take Pacific Coast Hwy to Kanan Rd. Take Kanan Road up a few miles until you go through a tunnel and then park in the paved parking lot on your left right after you get through the tunnel. There you will have the Backbone trail to enjoy from there. You can ride East or West from there. To go East, take the super steep hill up and over the tunnel itself. This is a great ride for an out and back, about 13+ miles total. To go West, just pass by the trail head sign. You can go farther by heading West, up to 30 miles out and back. Both directions have awesome trail sections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Take Pacific Coast Hwy to Kanan Rd. Take Kanan Road up a few miles until you go through a tunnel and then park in the paved parking lot on your left right after you get through the tunnel. There you will have the Backbone trail to enjoy from there. You can ride East or West from there. To go East, take the super steep hill up and over the tunnel itself. This is a great ride for an out and back, about 13+ miles total. To go West, just pass by the trail head sign. You can go farther by heading West, up to 30 miles out and back. Both directions have awesome trail sections.
    This.

    If you head west, you'll run into some pretty overgrown areas before you hit some desolate fire road before crossing Encinal Canyon road to head up my personal favorite section of Backbone. If you want to focus on that part, park on Encinal Canyon road across from Rattlesnake road and head up from there.

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    Encinal Canyon Road to Corral Canyon Area Trail Map and Descriptions

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    The "Who wants to ride?" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    This.

    If you head west, you'll run into some pretty overgrown areas before you hit some desolate fire road before crossing Encinal Canyon road to head up my personal favorite section of Backbone. If you want to focus on that part, park on Encinal Canyon road across from Rattlesnake road and head up from there.

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    Encinal Canyon Road to Corral Canyon Area Trail Map and Descriptions
    That's a great ride. I wouldn't call it overgrown, though. Was just there a few days ago.

    I'd also suggest starting at Encinal and heading all the way up across Yerba Beuna Rd. to Sandstone Peak.

    Anything you do in these last 3 posts is gonna fit the bill...


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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    That's a great ride. I wouldn't call it overgrown, though. Was just there a few days ago.

    I'd also suggest starting at Encinal and heading all the way up across Yerba Beuna Rd. to Sandstone Peak.

    Anything you do in these last 3 posts is gonna fit the bill...


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    Good to know - when I did that ride last a couple months ago, the section after the fire-road once you emerge from the shaded section off of Kanan, that rutted downhill bit was super overgrown and scratchy.

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    i was heading up there this evening to ride tomorrow. riding buddy flaked because it's raining pretty good in riverside (where he's coming from) tho it doesn't seem to be that wet up on the mountain.
    may try to make it up on sunday tho..


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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    starting at Encinal and heading all the way up across Yerba Beuna Rd. to Sandstone Peak.
    This is my absolute favorite section of BB and when it's clear and you can see the ocean and islands below, it's especially awesome.
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    The "Who wants to ride?" thread

    Thanks guys, I'll check that out. Looking forward to some new trails.

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    I think I might do the Encinal Cyn to near Sandstone Peak section myself on Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vqdriver View Post
    i was heading up there this evening to ride tomorrow. riding buddy flaked because it's raining pretty good in riverside (where he's coming from) tho it doesn't seem to be that wet up on the mountain.
    may try to make it up on sunday tho..
    I was up there by myself today. The conditions where great. The amount it rained made all the trails sweet. No dust, great traction a total blast. I am thinking of going back up tomorrow if the warden gives me another pass.

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    yeah. i convinced him otherwise and we did make it up there all day saturday. conditions were great. but some of the switchbacks need some maintenance. mostly fine, but some questionable entries and speedbreaks before a couple really steep berms.

    what a fun day. busy but not too crowded and perfect weather all day.
    i was hanging pretty good on my xc rig until the afternoon when my mind just bonked and i couldn't pick a line to save my life. i had 4 legit crashes in the final two runs. didn't help that we were trying to squeeze in "just one more" before the lifts closed so i felt kinda rushed...

    Quote Originally Posted by bert vega View Post
    I was up there by myself today. The conditions where great. The amount it rained made all the trails sweet. No dust, great traction a total blast. I am thinking of going back up tomorrow if the warden gives me another pass.

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    Anyone heading to Summit this Sunday 8/4?

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