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    Half-price 7 Springs this weekend (their last), 10/25-26

    Weather permitting, I'll be there. I feel like I need one more day on that mountain before I head to Diablo the next weekend for their season closer.

    So who's going?

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    Can't beat the price and nothing else going on so why not.

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    Weather...?

    I am going,...if it doesn't rain. It is a 3 hour drive for me, and I can ride in the rain localy for free. Do you local guys really think it's going to rain? I hope not, however as of 8pm wed eve weather.com is showing 70% precipt. Sorry, not trying to hijack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
    I am going,...if it doesn't rain. It is a 3 hour drive for me, and I can ride in the rain localy for free. Do you local guys really think it's going to rain? I hope not, however as of 8pm wed eve weather.com is showing 70% precipt. Sorry, not trying to hijack.
    No hijack, the weather is going to be the deciding factor for me, too. Saturday is not looking good, but Sunday may be alright. Forecasts from both the Weather Channel and Accuweather are saying "chance of showers" (20%).

    I'm gonna play it by ear and see what it looks like on Sunday morning.

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    playing it by ear for sunday.
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    I can't go on Sunday. What about Diablo? They are much further east, and it is my understanding that the storm is coming from the west. BTW, is diablo-ween crazy time? Or, aside from the costumes, is it more or less a regular day of riding. Back to 7 Springs, it has been my luck the past few times I have been able to go I haven't due to precipt. My luck I guess, would love to go though!

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    Does anyone have a website for 7 springs or Diablo? I would like to see how close they are to me.
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    Google is your friend Datalogger.

    I'm planning to be up there as well this weekend. Hopefully we get lucky with the weather. We found some deal a while back and decided to throw down on a hotel. It's non-refundable, which I'm beating myself for now. Oh well. Forecasters are wrong half the time.

    I'm coming up from Philly. If anyone else is riding solo or looking for someone to ride with, PM me and we'll hook up. I've never been out there before, but looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datalogger
    Does anyone have a website for 7 springs or Diablo? I would like to see how close they are to me.
    seriously...you could find this site but not one for 7 springs or diablo?

    http://www.7springs.com/



    http://www.mountaincreek.com/ diablo

    http://www.mountaincreek.com/todo/ev...diabloween.htm diabloween
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    That'll work. Thanks.

    I could find this site because I've been here before and have it bookmarked. I searched for Diablo first and was not getting any pertinent info. 7 Springs did turn up rather easily though.
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    For Diablo discussion try the Ridemonkey Forum. Official website = http://ridediablo.com/
    Quote Originally Posted by Datalogger
    That'll work. Thanks.

    I could find this site because I've been here before and have it bookmarked. I searched for Diablo first and was not getting any pertinent info. 7 Springs did turn up rather easily though.

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    Does 7 springs require a full face helmet?
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    full face not required but a helmet of some sort is

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    Great, thanks! Do they require any body armor?
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    No, no DH places require body armor.

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    Ok awesome. It's a 2.5 hour drive, I just want to be prepared if I go.

    Are their rental bikes worth the $, or should I take my Durance (5" rear, 6" front) that is geared towards XC/light AM?

    Thanks guys!
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    7 springs is fun, but is easy! You can make the trails as exciting as you want, take your durance, you DO NOT need a DH/FR bike for 7 springs.

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    I agree, a 5" bike is plenty. I would consider renting a full face and knee/shin/elbow pads though. You will be riding fast and crashes are bad enough to warrant some protection beyond an XC helmet.

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    Thanks for the help guys!
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    you can rent protective gear there if you want.

    bike rental comes with gear.
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    Just got up here this afternoon! Definitely beautiful up here! PM me if anyone is interested in hooking up to ride tomorrow. Cheers!

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    Lev, what was the temp like? Is it muddy up there or drying out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lev
    Just got up here this afternoon! Definitely beautiful up here! PM me if anyone is interested in hooking up to ride tomorrow. Cheers!
    I'll be up there tomorrow, check your PMs.

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    I'm hoping to leave here in a few hours to drive up. It's currently 37* up there, and the forecast is calling for a scorching high of 57. Should be fun!
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    i was there when they opened the lifts saturday and rode for 3 or 4 hours alone in the rain before anyone else showed up. even in the pouring rain it was totally rideable. it was muddy, but since its all clay and has been ridden hard all year the trails were still nice and firm. really the only issues i had were one turn in super con that wasnt banked and i kept drifting off the trail on if i kept up enough speed to get up the rock feature right after it and one of the berms on lower 007 (the first one after rock n roll merges with it) that had a pile of wet leaves right in the line i wanted to take. walking around the resort completely caked in mud was pretty funny. all the leafers there for autumn fest were completely bewildered (well most, a few realized that dirty=fun)

    i do wish i owned goggles though.

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