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    The "Who wants to ride?" thread

    Thought this might be worth trying out. Here's how it works - looking for a ride buddy? Post here.

    Tonight - 8/21/2011 I'm looking for a ride in the Santa Monica area. Probably climb Sullivan Canyon or fireroad then descend the ridge. Anyone want to play? Looking to start about 515 or 530.

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    Im Down to ride on sat or sunday mornings im down for sullivan canyon

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    is there a ranking for experience? how can i tell if i can keep up with yalls

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnlsgrc View Post
    is there a ranking for experience? how can i tell if i can keep up with yalls
    Don't worry about keeping up. Just ride. You wouldn't want anyone to slow down for you or speed up to keep up with you, right?

    Ride at your own pace and meet up at junctions or prearranged locations along the trail...
    ...and proud member of the anti-sock puppet desolation

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    how's the crowd usually at sullivan during evenings? empty?

    Hardest part for me is getting there on a weekday in the late afternoon.

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    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Less than a mile from O'Neil Park
    Mountain or Road
    evenings, early AM, Sundays
    Hope to get cast off wrist on 9/2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    how's the crowd usually at sullivan during evenings? empty?

    Hardest part for me is getting there on a weekday in the late afternoon.
    Usually a few hikers and mtbrs. Pretty quiet overall. I do it a lot around 5-6 and generally run into a few people ont he way. Best part is descending the ridge as the sun is setting.

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    I'm riding hummingbird tomorrow at 7:30am. Post here if you want to join. Future posts for rides I'll post here and under the 818 San Fernando thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    I'm riding hummingbird tomorrow at 7:30am. Post here if you want to join. Future posts for rides I'll post here and under the 818 San Fernando thread.
    Where/what's hummingbird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
    Where/what's hummingbird?
    i believe it's this one? Geoladders -- Rocky Peak: Chumash-Hummingbird

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    I'm thinking of riding FULLERTON LOOP tomorrow AM. Anyone interested?

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    We don't do Chumash as most of us have dh bikes so we shuttle to the rocky peak exit off the 118 in simi valley. We will meet at the bike shack on santa Susanna pass road and then shuttle from there. Hummingbird starts about a mile climb from the exit of the freeway. It is a technical and fun trail with a few drops if you are into that. Check some videos on YouTube. You'll like that trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnlsgrc View Post
    We definitely don't do this. The guys I ride with push their bikes uphill. Don't ride then
    We just do the hummingbird trail and shuttle to the top.

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    im always at sullivan canyon fire road in the mornings on the weekend. Im still a beginner and take frequent breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
    im always at sullivan canyon fire road in the mornings on the weekend. Im still a beginner and take frequent breaks.
    Yup, thats one of my frequent spots too . . . with any luck I will be there this weekend too, but tomorrow in the afternoon (assuming that everything goes together smoothly and I don't break anything else ). I need a good spot to bed in my new brakes

    Sunday morning for sure . . . just not sure where.

    Overall, I think this thread is a great idea . . . but perhaps it could be organized a little more effectively by area. For example, maybe we could have a thread for "Santa Monica Mountains" and another for "Orange County", etc. etc. etc. (Obviously I don't know all the major regions other than SM Mtns and the OC )

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    Quote Originally Posted by anekin007 View Post
    im always at sullivan canyon fire road in the mornings on the weekend. Im still a beginner and take frequent breaks.


    Are you riding this weekend at all i will be heading out tomorrow morning around 8 or 9.

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    Looking for riders in Tehachapi, Rosamond, Lancaster. In Tehachapi, rides from Meadow Brook Park along the RR tracks down to the loop, or other routes? Plan on riding early this Sunday AM. When things cool down a bit this fall, looking for rides up by Kernville - Kern Canyon, Keysville, JO, Plunge, Whisky Flats, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wi1trackrider View Post
    When things cool down a bit this fall, looking for rides up by Kernville - Kern Canyon, Keysville, JO, Plunge, Whisky Flats, etc.
    I'm down. I'm still new to mtb but I'm down. How about mt. Pinos. A bit closer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    I'm down. I'm still new to mtb but I'm down. How about mt. Pinos. A bit closer too.
    For sure. I've ridden there quite a bit this year. Taking a break from it for a while. Besides, the last time I was there 3 weeks ago it was super dry/loose, and a majority of the turns had breaking bumps in them. Hopefully things tighten up a bit this fall there.

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    I'm thinking about riding the San Juan Trail, from the bottom, on Thursday or Friday afternoon. Anyone interested?

    Also: Dr. Impy- maybe you could make this a "stickie"?
    Why?

    Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger. ~ E. Abbey

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    Great thread idea
    I'm riding today, after work, probably about 6 on westridge, up FR, down ST. Maybe farmers loop if time permits. Blue sycip. Any pace is fine if you want to join!
    Love, Impy

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    anyone riding in the morning tomorrow?

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    Late notice- riding Aliso this afternoon with the g/f.
    Why?

    Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger. ~ E. Abbey

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    anyone riding today around Santa Monica or down in OC *San Juan trail?
    would be great to shuttle San Juan or Backbone in SM

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    ^^ The SJT could be perfect after the rain clears out this afternoon. We're planning on riding the Weedpatch later in the day if anybody wants to check it out.
    Why?

    Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger. ~ E. Abbey

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