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    All-Mountainy Goodness

    We have been enjoying the wonderful high Sierra trail riding as it melts out. This ride was from a few weeks ago before the fires engulfed northern Cali, and the air was still clean. I love riding in this area, it offers plenty of tech climbs and descents as well as some of the most beautiful scenery around. I have almost never seen other cyclist out here, mainly we run into backpackers. The hikers are almost always very friendly, mostly thinking we are somewhat nutty for being out here on bikes.
    Anyway, thought you all would enjoy some photos.
    First some scenery shots:
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    Here are some trail photos
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    And some trail riding photos:
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    I've done some long trail runs through the Desolation Wilderness like from Meeks Bay to Emerald Bay. That would be a cool place to ride.

    Dood, no pads? That chit looks loooooooose.
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    Man that trail looks awesome. 2X on TS... first thoughts were "No pads? Not me!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Man that trail looks awesome. 2X on TS... first thoughts were "No pads? Not me!"
    I guess she's got skillz.

    Great Stuff, soulrider! I'll try to remember my camera this weekend. We'll be riding in Sequoia National Forest and your pics are just stokin' the flames for me.

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    Skills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes
    Mariska is sitting in 3rd National Series pro. Some skills.

    Wow. Mad Skillz!

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    my 1st thought was "WOW! thats pretty!"

    my 2nd thought was "what trail?"

    my 3rd thought was "she looks good when shes not in the ER gettin stitches or a cast." get some armor on ya silly kids!
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    Good fun to be had up in them thar hills for sure.
    We don't generally wear pads on trailrides unless the speeds are fast, like Downieville.
    This riding is fairly slow paced, not much chance of a high speed ragdoll crash.
    I just wanted to share one of my favorite riding spots with everyone, I look forward to this area all winter. There are lakes everywhere, tons of wildflowers, and granite peaks dominate the skyline.
    My photos don't do it justice.
    The RFXs are in their element up there, imo this is the terrain the latest RFXs were made for.
    And yes, my wife has skills. More than a couple of guys have learned the hard way not to jump out in front of her on the trail.

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    Stunning. At many levels. Thanks.

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    Nice alpine playground!

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    Stunning SR as usual your picc's are inspiring, looks like great RFX terrain nice to see the 2 playing so well together, couple of dogs and that would be a TMOM moment of the month


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    Somewhere up highway 88?
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    That's my old stomping ground Cheese.

    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I've done some long trail runs through the Desolation Wilderness like from Meeks Bay to Emerald Bay. That would be a cool place to ride.

    Dood, no pads? That chit looks loooooooose.
    I've done Emerald Bay to Fallen Leaf Lake Via ***** Pass. I love Desolation.
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    Very Nice. I've backpacked near that lake, I think. Though after a while, on lake looks much like another.

    MAy have to hit TH if I go to Idaho this year.
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    Heh.

    If that was in the last two days, I was flying over you guys in a helicopter.


    I was looking down thinking, hey the trail looks clear.





    edit: you sure that's all mountain riding and not trail riding? Might be light fr or technical xc too. You guys sure you had the right grips for the genre?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I've done some long trail runs through the Desolation Wilderness

    Some of the best riding in tahoe.


    I swear if it weren't for me some of those trails would disappear. Actually they are anyway.
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    Those are stunning images of a gorgeous part of the country. The High Sierra is my favorite mountain range in the USA. Can't beat the combination of high alpine terrain, scenery, and weather!

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    wow..awesome views and terrain!

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    Sweet shots.

    Chicks that rip = Hawtness!

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    Looks like some fun terrain. What kind of elevation are you riding at? We've got a lot of terrain out here that looks like that over 9000' or so.
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    The elevation is from mid 6000' up to 8000' or so. This riding area is off highway 20 and has fairly easy access considering how remote it feels when you are out on the bike.

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    do you think you can give a little more trail info?

    those trails look sweet and uncrowded, any camping available, how do i get there? my girlfriend's mom lives in newcastle which is pretty close i presume, i'd love to check out some cooler ridin if i'm up there again this summer. i just bought a new spot (been ridin santa cruzes and most recently a newer mojo) and it needs to be broken in. thanks for your help.

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