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    Thankful I live in Norcal

    I usually need 2 - 3 days off between rides for my knees to simmer down. So I have almost never ridden three times in one week. But it was supposed to be a nice day in Auburn Thanksgiving day. So I decided to try riding. In order to force myself to take it easy I brought along my camera and set about geotagging photos along the trails. It turned out to be such a spectacular day that I decided to ride more than I planned. Since I have been doing 52 miles a lot lately in preparation for upcoming Arizona riding, I felt pretty good back at my car after 42 miles. So I decided to climb out of the Canyon again up Clementine and return via Culvert and The Confluence.

    Since I was taking it pretty easy and stopping a lot for photos I was not paying attention to the time. Near the top of Clementine I realized the sun was rapidly setting. I had hoped to get some good photos of the only technical stuff on the whole ride, on The Confluence. But it started getting dark by the time I reached it and I had to bump up the ISO to 1600 on my little camera, which doesn't do very well that high. About a half mile from the end of the ride my GPS went into night mode and I finished with just a bit of light. This turned out to be my biggest riding week ever. But I won't know if I made a mistake until a few more rides.

    SmugMug has changed their mapping feature so I can not provide a direct link to the photos on a map. You have to click on the little globe beneath a photo to see it on a map.



































































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    Looked like primo conditions up there!
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Wow! Miss riding Auburn! I need to get up there soon!

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    Beautiful scenery. I always enjoy your pics Wherewolf
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    Wherewolf is like the pizza guy, he delivers.

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    What a beautiful, fun looking trail! Dig the tree tunnel in pic number three.

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    Northern Cal. riding look's just like So. Cal. riding only more north looking.
    Great shot's and thank's for the stoke Wherevwolf.
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    well done
    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
    Thank your local Sierra Club.

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    Even more thankful!

    Went back today (11/30) without the camera and took 100 minutes off the same ride on an even nicer day!


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    Rode Auburn for the first time in two years last weekend (been banished to SoCal for the last two years). Gonna be nice being home on a permanent basis. Wolf, what kind of Garmin are you using?

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    800

    Quote Originally Posted by renderedtoast View Post
    Wolf, what kind of Garmin are you using?
    800. Click "view details" next time.

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    Beautiful trails, I am soooo jealous.

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    Awesome Wolf, so jealous.
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    Man, you're getting me motivated to get up there before the rain and snow kick in. I love the Auburns. I remember the last time I was up there was in January... probably 2006 or 2007. Kick off was early in the morning and was probably 25F. My sinuses froze up on the first climb, and I got a brain freeze headache. Good times!

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    They are predicting temps as low as 19 and snow this Saturday. So I may head west. I find it very difficult to keep my feet warm on the bike, especially since you generate your own wind chill.

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    Lucky you are, indeed. Here in San Diego, we had trails like those near the coast, but they have all been closed by CDFW for 'mitigation land' to compensate for the developers never-ending lust to build just one more tract of McMansions.
    Re-Cycled Person who rides a mountain bicycle.

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    Absolutely stunning Wherewolf, kudos on the pics of the trails and miles covered. The leave covered trails and groomed looks remind me of some stunning trails I was fortunate enough to ride in Tuscany earlier this year in an area called Populonia. Really enjoy your contribution to this forum. Cheers.

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    Are you coming back down to ride the Black Canyon Trail sometime this winter?

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    Yes

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    Are you coming back down to ride the Black Canyon Trail sometime this winter?
    Yes, quite a bit. See this post.

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    I just got back from those trails. I little chilly in the shade but nice in the sun. Not one sole on the trails and perfect conditions! Life is good!

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    thanks for making me hate florida. lol

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    Looks like some good times!

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    Hahaha. No offense, but that's Central Cali if you're not from the state. It cracks me up how CA and AZ are so similar in the sense that if you live in CA and live north of LA, you're in NorCal; and if you live in AZ and live north of Phoenix, you live in N. AZ...

    Nonetheless, good pictures! Thanks for the stoke!
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