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    Anyone going to Coachella? Also looking for LA rides...

    I'm heading out to SoCal tomorrow to visit family and go to the Coachella Valley Music Festival. Anyone else going? I'm taking a week off to visit family but I've got some time to kill during the day. I'm bringing the bike and probably ride during the day on Friday, Monday and Thursday. I'll be around Palmdale Friday and in West LA for next week. I checked the trail reviews. Bunches around LA but didn't see much around Palmdale. Malibu sounded good. Any "must rides" suggestions? Technical but not freeride if that helps narrow it down. Thanks.
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    Wish I was going...the lineup is incredible...catching Doves on their way back through boulder.

    Have a friggen good time man.!

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    Thanks. Should be another great lineup. I went last year too. It was 110 in the shade. It's supposed to much cooler this year, normal 80s. It's really a shame with so much going on, you can't catch all the shows. We missed some great bands last year and I'm sure it will be the same this year.

    Anyway, I'm just packing up here. Am I forgetting anything? Oh yeah, clothes might be nice. A carry on will have to do because these are my check bags.
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    Those pix are like pirate booty! Sweet!

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    Feh, no Pixies this year.

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    LIdarman, are the Doves still playing in Boulder? Heard they cancelled a couple weeks of dates..
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george_da_trog
    Feh, no Pixies this year.

    george

    AMEN BROTHER!!!!

    Fortunately, It looks like I'll finally get to see them again (since 1992) this summer at Red Rocks. I only wish they were playing the double date rarity show... But I'll take what I can get.
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    Devils & Dolls

    check out Devil's Punchbowl ride not far from Palmdale, near the town of Pearblossom. Find the nature center, park and climb from there. Scenic & smooth singletrack.

    Catch the Dresden Dolls for me! I'll be kicking off my road trip this weekend otherwise I'd be there wit'cha.

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    Check out socalmtb.com . . .

    they have a very extensive trail database. More than likely, you'll be driving to any trail heads. Where in West LA will you be? From my desk I'm looking out the window at the WeHo, Beverly Hills area. I'd say we could meet for a ride, but my only functioning bike right now is my road bike. If you need any local info, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    LIdarman, are the Doves still playing in Boulder? Heard they cancelled a couple weeks of dates..
    Well that sucks, I just looked and you are right...Damn..I paid for will call tix too! I guess they are refunding them.

    I WAS SO looking forward to them...wonder what's up? Not popular enough??

    I guess Trail of the dead gets back on my list and I'm missing Kings of Leon when in Fruita!

    EDIT: So i went to doves.net and got the scoop. Guess some throat issue that needs two weeks. Darn, if the fox concert was just one week later, maybe. Least they might reschedule.
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    Do you not go here? Sounds like you'd like it.

    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/

    Doves are out due to the lead singers voice.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Do you not go here? Sounds like you'd like it.

    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/

    Doves are out due to the lead singers voice.
    Thanks for that site....

    I usually just stream music and see what's playing in the small gigs in boulder. When I find something I like, I see em. I don't get that caught up in the details so I'm usually the last to know.

    But the Doves are currently high on my fav band list. Seems a real treat to see em at the fox. Moby is here on Sat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    I'm heading out to SoCal tomorrow to visit family and go to the Coachella Valley Music Festival. Anyone else going? I'm taking a week off to visit family but I've got some time to kill during the day. I'm bringing the bike and probably ride during the day on Friday, Monday and Thursday. I'll be around Palmdale Friday and in West LA for next week. I checked the trail reviews. Bunches around LA but didn't see much around Palmdale. Malibu sounded good. Any "must rides" suggestions? Technical but not freeride if that helps narrow it down. Thanks.
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    Palmdale: Devil's Punchbowl
    West LA: Rogers Fireroad (really a singletrack)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Thanks for that site....

    I usually just stream music and see what's playing in the small gigs in boulder. When I find something I like, I see em. I don't get that caught up in the details so I'm usually the last to know.

    But the Doves are currently high on my fav band list. Seems a real treat to see em at the fox. Moby is here on Sat.

    It's a good site for news, tour dates, etc, and you seem to mention bands listed on Pitchfork pretty regularly. I ususally hear it there first. The Doves sound great on disc, I meant to get tickets and now it's a bit of a moot point. I hear in their recordings a big opportunity for a great live show.

    Saw Moby years ago at his "height" at Red Rocks. This year I've got The Roots/Wilco abd the Pixies at RR.

    Check this out too, a buddy does web work for them:

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/rad...es/thecurrent/
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely go with the Punchbowl tomorrow and see what's up for next week. I'll try to get some pics (Coachella too!). Sorry lidarman, Doves are out. I caught them on Leno or Letterman and they were pretty good. I don't think the lineup is as strong this year. Still some great bands though. I wouldn't have come out just for Coachella like we did last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely go with the Punchbowl tomorrow and see what's up for next week. I'll try to get some pics (Coachella too!). Sorry lidarman, Doves are out. I caught them on Leno or Letterman and they were pretty good. I don't think the lineup is as strong this year. Still some great bands though. I wouldn't have come out just for Coachella like we did last year.
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    That's cool.

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    shave and a haircut

    where's the NEW stuff?

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    Here

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    where's the NEW stuff?
    OK, OK I got off my lazy ...

    Here's NEW STUFF
    Last edited by pacman; 04-29-2005 at 12:16 PM.

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    I'm trying to decide if I should "Delete Gallery", or "Edit Gallery". You need some nudity in there.

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    Thanks everyone! It was a great trip. Preview pics (more later)...
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    nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    AMEN BROTHER!!!!

    Fortunately, It looks like I'll finally get to see them again (since 1992) this summer at Red Rocks. I only wish they were playing the double date rarity show... But I'll take what I can get.
    I got 4 tickets to see them in San Jose on May 31st... whoo hoo. Taking my two kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    Thanks everyone! It was a great trip. Preview pics (more later)...
    More now! High Desert National Recreation Trail? Burkhart Saddle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacman
    More now! High Desert National Recreation Trail? Burkhart Saddle?
    The pano is Burkhart but I didn't quite make it to the saddle. The snow started just past the spring. The second pic is Bauhaus. Peter Murphy started the show hanging up side down for "Bela Lugosi's Dead". The last pic is in the Santa Monica mountains next to Sullivan's Canyon (what a mess) just past the Boy Scout camp.

    It's going to take a while for me to go through the pics and resize.
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