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    1st Trip Out West

    This past weekend I took a trip out to San Diego to visit some family. I figured while I was there I would try to get a ride in. What I found was a trail called the Anderson Truck Trail in Alpine CA. Man, is it different than anything I've ever seen or ridden here in NJ! An hour and a half climb (what?!!!) that turns into an insane downhill. Unfortunately I only got a few pics in.

    I did a Google search and found an awesome little shop in El Cajon called Chainline Bikes. The owner Jason was a really cool dude who rented me this wicked, pimped out Intense Carbine. Yeah, I know it has pink highlights but I needed a small sized frame. What else was I gonna do? Pink or not, the thing ripped!
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    This is what happens when you ride unfamiliar trails on an unfamiliar bike in an unfamiliar state.
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    Can you find a better post ride meal than In 'n Out? I think not. We need one in NJ.
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    My only regret is that I didn't get to hit Noble Canyon with the crew from the shop. I definitely have to head back out there ASAP with my own bike because from what I understand there is plenty of epic riding in SoCal. And I am no longer a doubter. Thanks to everyone that gave me suggestions. I wish I was there longer so I could hit 'em all.
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    There is epic riding, Noble Canyon rocks. Personally I think there's less great riding in southern Cal than most areas of the west. Sierra Club has a strong, anti MTB stance and a lot of political power. But eastern and far northern parts of California, like Tahoe and Downieville are different. Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and ALL the western states have great trails. Western Canada (not been in eastern) is full of trails. Even lots of legal national park MTB riding. Tucson alone has about 450 miles of singletrack from 2400' to 9150'. As famous as Slickrock Trail is it's not even in my top 5 in Utah, more a workout than a fun trail. Ridden over 160 networks thru out the west.
    Warning: exploring the west may result in a change of living location.
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    Aloha, awesome Passion post. It's been a while since I've ridden out in SD. Battle scars are great with the stories that goes with them. Thanks for sharing.......

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    Nice!

    Yes my old local trail Anderson Truck Trail. I've left many a piece of my DNA on there as well. A fun trail but you missed a killer trail just 20 minutes east of there called Noble Canyon. A much better trail with mountain and desert landscape. The top of which is up in old growth pine trees. And ends up 12 miles below in the town of Alpine and desert terrain. You rode up up up Anderson Truck Trail which went up 9 miles and then back down. Some off shoots up top to play around on but mainly an up and back. Noble Canyon is a much different experience and hopefully you can hit it up next time you're out in SD.

    Oh and the photo with the lake down below is called El Capitan Reservoir. Another old favorite of mine for jet skiing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogueldr View Post
    This past weekend I took a trip out to San Diego to visit some family. I figured while I was there I would try to get a ride in. What I found was a trail called the Anderson Truck Trail in Alpine CA. Man, is it different than anything I've ever seen or ridden here in NJ! An hour and a half climb (what?!!!) that turns into an insane downhill. Unfortunately I only got a few pics in.

    I did a Google search and found an awesome little shop in El Cajon called Chainline Bikes. The owner Jason was a really cool dude who rented me this wicked, pimped out Intense Carbine. Yeah, I know it has pink highlights but I needed a small sized frame. What else was I gonna do? Pink or not, the thing ripped!
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    Can you find a better post ride meal than In 'n Out? I think not. We need one in NJ.
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    My only regret is that I didn't get to hit Noble Canyon with the crew from the shop. I definitely have to head back out there ASAP with my own bike because from what I understand there is plenty of epic riding in SoCal. And I am no longer a doubter. Thanks to everyone that gave me suggestions. I wish I was there longer so I could hit 'em all.
    Sounds like you has a great time!
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    Your arm and that burger look a lot alike.
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    In-N-Out is the f'n BEST!!!


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    Hit up the SoCal forum next time you're in town. You can ALWAYS find people willing to go ride Noble Canyon with you.

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