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    Ventana Gathering September 2011

    This grew out of another thread. Since I don't mind organizing these things with hopefully some help, I'm going to propose the following:

    Weekend of August 6-7, 2011 (doesn't compete with MBO, the NorCal Tahoe trip, etc), possibly one or two days at the end or beginning of that weekend for a Ventana gathering!

    North Lake Tahoe gives us lots of riding opportunities from Gnar (Northstar and Mr. Toads) to relatively easy XC (e.g. the Emigrant Trail), classic runs (Flume, TRT, Hole in the Ground) and everything in between.

    I'm open to other ideas and locations, but since I'm organizing it, the date is picked.

    Ideas? Suggestions? Does this work?
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    It is hard for me to commit right now, but I can definitely put on my calendar. Since I would need to plan farther ahead for booking plane tickets, etc.

    The date seems good to me

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    I stuck the thread for quick reference

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    I like it Stripes! Its been two years since we've been up to N* / Tahoe, Hole and Flume, etc. So, tooooo long! Only 50 weeks away!
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    I live in Bend and our local guide company COG Wild does an Elsworth owners weekend every year on the North Umpqua Trail, refered to as the NUT. Maybe you could look into having them do a Venanta owners weekend. Here's a link to check out.

    http://www.cogwild.com/ellsworth/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff in Bend
    I live in Bend and our local guide company COG Wild does an Elsworth owners weekend every year on the North Umpqua Trail, refered to as the NUT. Maybe you could look into having them do a Venanta owners weekend. Here's a link to check out.

    http://www.cogwild.com/ellsworth/
    Thanks, if there's a demand for it, I'll get in touch. Not sure I can afford two trips to Oregon next year. My August MBO registration got moved to August 2011 since I hurt my back this year and couldn't make it.

    Do you also lead in other trails, or strictly the NUT?

    If you can setup Black Rock shuttles too (I know that's hours from Bend, but I'll ask anyway), we may talk.
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    Now that's something to look forward to! Might need a new El Rey by then.
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    When is the European ride?
    Probably the smallest 29-er rider in the Dutch Mountains.

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    Just when I resolved that next year I would NOT do my yearly Cali trip in August...

    (Cali is really nice in October. Just sayin...)
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    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HetTuig
    When is the European ride?
    I dunno. I can only organize the California ride. If you guys want to arrange a 2012 EU ride, I'll make plans to come out
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    I vote for DuPont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligroso
    Now that's something to look forward to! Might need a new El Rey by then.

    That sounds “dangerous”!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    I dunno. I can only organize the California ride. If you guys want to arrange a 2012 EU ride, I'll make plans to come out
    Here in Munich would be perfect for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    That sounds “dangerous”!
    Yes I'm afraid I've joined the fray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    That sounds “dangerous”!
    For the Mammoth trip, safety was a priority. Here's some things our group found that made the trip "safer":

    New bike
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    Tires galore
    And, most importantly, a beanie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligroso
    Yes I'm afraid I've joined the fray.
    LOL! It sucks you in, just a matter of time...
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    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    And, most importantly, a beanie

    You know, I don't think I ever saw that beanie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Here in Munich would be perfect for that
    Go ahead and organize it then I can only handle the California one (sorry, D. Rock, as much I want to ride in the Depot Forest..)
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    How much time do people want? Four days? Friday to Monday? Or a different overlap, like Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday? I think Northstar is usually open from Thursdays through Sundays, but you guys lemme know what works I plan on getting as much time on the Cuervo as I can to make up for this year's lack of riding it

    Hole in the Ground should be dry enough by then, and hopefully I'll be light enough to go up it :P

    For those who want to hit Flume, that should be an off-weekend day. It's a zoo on the weekends.

    Emigrant should be fine any day.

    The good thing about North Lake Tahoe, is there's usually non-MTB stuff for those who want to bring non-MTB family members there.

    Other suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    LOL! It sucks you in, just a matter of time...
    Yea, just spent a couple of hours cleaning the bikes from last weekend and getting the garage together for the next round!
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    Not sure how this affects everyone, but Vail bought Northstar. This bodes well for MTBing because Vail is supposed to have some wicked rides up in Colorado.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Here in Munich would be perfect for that
    +1 on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    How much time do people want? Four days? Friday to Monday? Or a different overlap, like Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday? I think Northstar is usually open from Thursdays through Sundays, but you guys lemme know what works I plan on getting as much time on the Cuervo as I can to make up for this year's lack of riding it

    Hole in the Ground should be dry enough by then, and hopefully I'll be light enough to go up it :P

    For those who want to hit Flume, that should be an off-weekend day. It's a zoo on the weekends.

    Emigrant should be fine any day.

    Other suggestions?
    Stripes,

    Good days according to my schedule. If you do mulit-day, I'd vote for either Hole in The Ground or Flume/TRT on a weekend day so we can come up on the tandem. We'd make it a day so the grandparent units will be recovered from watching out twins before MBO. Those two trails are pretty tandem friendly.

    Thanks for organizing,
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    Hi L8,

    Might have a problem on being able to do this, but I'll have to see how soon I'll be cleared to get back on the bike after my ACL/meniscus surgery on Feb 9.

    I should be able to at least organize something, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it. I might have to make this for the end of August for me to be cleared to go, but then I don't know about those with kiddos and how that will work. Do your kids go back to school end of August or beginning of September?

    Quote Originally Posted by l84biking
    Stripes,

    Good days according to my schedule. If you do mulit-day, I'd vote for either Hole in The Ground or Flume/TRT on a weekend day so we can come up on the tandem. We'd make it a day so the grandparent units will be recovered from watching out twins before MBO. Those two trails are pretty tandem friendly.

    Thanks for organizing,
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    Hi Stripes,

    Sorry to hear of your knee issues. Hopefully you'll have a good recovery and be back on the bike sooner.

    Late August works too. If not, then maybe a fall ride in late September/early October? Fall Colors in Hope Valley are fun too. We've ridden nice loop out of Big Meadow in early October that would be good for tandems too. A bit techy in spots on TRT but doable. There are a couple ways to do the loop with an out and back. Let me know if you need some help in coordinating the Gathering, wouldn't mind helping out.

    Our boys are 3 1/2 so just pre-K for now.

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