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    NorCal Summer Vintage Ride, Saturday, August 31st.

    We should do at least one vintage gathering this summer. Weather has been clear and mild.
    I'm proposing the below route and location which I'm happy to lead, but if there's something else everyone is feeling like doing, I'm open to whatever.


    Ride Location: Santa Cruz (UCSC/Wilder)
    Meeting Location: Golf Club Dr (Right off of 9/River St, close to Hwy 17/ Hwy 1), by the Emma McCrary Trail entrance.
    Meeting Time: 9:30am, rolling by 9:45ish
    Ride Details: 18-21miles distance, 2200-2500ft elevation gain.
    Route Details: This ride is 85-90% single track and nearly all under the cover of the trees. For the climbing efforts, you get a significant amount of flowy downward pointed single track. No steep, grueling climbs. Multiple bail out options and/or options to make this ride longer. Beautiful eucalyptus grove overlooking the ocean at the main rest point.
    However, this is a real mountain bike ride. There will be a few challenging sections of trail. Some trails may or may not be officially sanctioned, so if your moral compass points due north, this is not the ride for you.
    We'll be starting at the newly finished Emma McCrary trail which is possibly more fun to climb than it is to descend (and I never make that kind of claim) followed by Pogonip/UConn up into campus, visit Old Cabin on the Wilder side. The ride will end with a 4 mile gradual downhill (which actually takes +/- 30 mins). The best way to end a ride.

    Optional: Good little Mexican joint just up the road in Felton after the ride.

    Give a shout if you can make it, plenty of time to plan.


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    Ha! I don't think I noticed that before. What are the odds!?
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    Sounds like a really cool ride.
    Hope you have good weather, a good turn out and plenty of proper VRC bikes.
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    LOL, Joe!

    I'll try to make it. Will know soon. Do we have Mark S's email in case he doesn't check here? He'd have a blast. So would Shawn and his boys if he could just get outside his comfort zone and commit to it! Datasurfer....calling Datasurfer.

    Stickied!

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    Last vintage ride, guess who's missing
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    HMMM..... duck, duck, duck....grey duck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    ^^
    Last vintage ride, guess who's missing
    Ha!

    Both of you need to make it to this one since you both missed Keyesville. And the Iron Horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    HMMM..... duck, duck, duck....grey duck!
    LOL, your funny GOB

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    Not a lot of vintage ride love so far. Whats deterring people? Location, distance, difficulty level? And don't say me because there is NO way thats the reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Not a lot of vintage ride love so far. Whats deterring people? Location, distance, difficulty level? And don't say me because there is NO way thats the reason.
    Are you crazy, do you think anybody would come clean on an open forum and say the ride is too long and difficult, or that it's YOU? Not me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Not a lot of vintage ride love so far. Whats deterring people? Location, distance, difficulty level? And don't say me because there is NO way thats the reason.
    haha!

    Maybe open it up to modern bikes. Half a foot of travel is kinda hard to beat for ripping through that forest.

    That said, I'm taking out a vintage rig here in a few minutes. Trail pics thread could get a new post later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Are you crazy, do you think anybody would come clean on an open forum and say the ride is too long and difficult, or that it's YOU? Not me!
    Haha! I can take the grilling so long as I can give out a grilling!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    haha!
    Maybe open it up to modern bikes. Half a foot of travel is kinda hard to beat for ripping through that forest.
    That said, I'm taking out a vintage rig here in a few minutes. Trail pics thread could get a new post later.
    I know, always so hard to have to tone it down out there by riding the old stuff. Still fun though.

    Looking forward to the trail pics.
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    [QUOTE=Rumpfy;10586437]Haha! I can take the grilling so long as I can give out a grilling!


    We wouldn't want it any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Not a lot of vintage ride love so far. Whats deterring people? Location, distance, difficulty level? And don't say me because there is NO way thats the reason.
    Hey E.,

    I haven't been on a ride in 3 months, and may be in LA due to family obligations. If I can get a few more rides in beforehand and the timing works out, I will see you there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Not a lot of vintage ride love so far. Whats deterring people? Location, distance, difficulty level? And don't say me because there is NO way thats the reason.
    1247 miles

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    Hey Eric, I appreciate you setting up rides every summer for us, I have been on a few and they are a blast. It's not just about the riding, it's hanging with like minded folks, ok, "bike geeks".

    Anyway, I can't do the 31st. I will be out of town participating in one of my other hobbies, Dove hunting.

    Wish I could be there! Have fun and be safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    I will be out of town participating in one of my other hobbies, Dove hunting.
    Argentina?

    Supposed to be phenomenal there.
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    Cool, thanks for all the heads up guys. Better than no one saying anything.
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    I'd fly up but I'll be 4224 miles away riding and surfing in Iceland.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I'd fly up but I'll be 4224 miles away riding and surfing in Iceland.
    Sounds cold!

    With the way you ride, you'd dig Santa Cruz.
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    Not a lot of interest here.

    So far just me and a couple maybes.

    If the ball doesn't get rollin' on this, we'll shelf it for now. I'll let some one else plan something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    I'm in.
    I heart you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Hey Eric, I appreciate you setting up rides every summer for us, I have been on a few and they are a blast. It's not just about the riding, it's hanging with like minded folks, ok, "bike geeks".

    Anyway, I can't do the 31st. I will be out of town participating in one of my other hobbies, Dove hunting.

    Wish I could be there! Have fun and be safe
    What?!! I love doves!!!! You kill them? You better eat the whole goddamn thing. x-(

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