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    Aug 12-15, 2019 Weekly Ride and Trail Report

    A bit warmer this week for most of NorCal.

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    My new training diet, Woot!
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    Got home from work late. Legs a bit tired from yesterday so decided to do some quick digging. One stretch has been slowly deteriorating due to a steep hillside and minimal bench. Headphones in, metal on, volume low enough to hear everything, start up the benching machine aka my arms.

    In a rhythm, heavy swing to cut back the bank, another heavy then a few sculpting, rinse repeat. It isnít a long stretch and I was almost done when I hear ďHey what the **** are you doing!Ē I turn around taking my earphones out ready to go through the spiel that happens every other week ... itís my riding buddy. BUSTED! (Him not me)

    He swears he didnít think I was home lol! Oh well, I wouldíve rode over digging but he complimented me on the stretch. I caught a low light level shot of him on a lower switch back on his way out. Tomorrow I ride

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    Paranoia! Locking my bikes inside my locked garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Paranoia! Locking my bikes inside my locked garage.
    I used to do that...until I realized my sawzall is stored 5 ft away and the post was load bearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUZe View Post
    I used to do that...until I realized my sawzall is stored 5 ft away and the post was load bearing.
    Lol! Well if a thief can get by my locked garage, two vicious dogs, crazy owner, and saw through a 100 year old 10x10 post, more power to them!

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    Some serious heat training riding mid-afternoon in the 90s. I like to test my fitness sometimes.

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    Quick hour loop in around Sutro in SF yesterday afternoon. Work ended early, and the weather was so insane I had to get out.

    Backside of the antenna is MUDDY. few inch deep mud. Small backhoe was parked in the middle of a new clearing. Wonder if there is trail rerouting going on? Sutro was the usual, extra slow with so many hikers out.

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    Heat advisory!! Riding along the embarcadero. Hopefully cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oteich View Post
    Quick hour loop in around Sutro in SF yesterday afternoon. Work ended early, and the weather was so insane I had to get out.

    Backside of the antenna is MUDDY. few inch deep mud. Small backhoe was parked in the middle of a new clearing. Wonder if there is trail rerouting going on? Sutro was the usual, extra slow with so many hikers out.
    Yeah I did a big SF ride on Monday, saw the same crew in the same spot, and I could not believe how muddy it was especially considering how warm it has been in SF lately and how dry it was everywhere else - it is often a bit muddy in that area from the fog & tree pee, but that was about the worst I've seen it and I've been riding that trail as long as it has existed

    I also cruised through GG Park out to the beach - the park had been pretty trashed from Outside Lands

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    Got a late "start" due to meetings at 2AM (yes, no joke), then 6AM. It was brutal. Slept in till 10AM so no riding, its too hot. Of course I did go dig on the trail for a little bit but now back to work. Riding early AM tomorrow!
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    got a 12 mile ride in after the game!!

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    75 degrees if you hugged the water.

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    ATT Park, now Oracle Park is always a good time. Even when the Giants are losing. Waiting to bring my little ones. Sheboygans, garlic fries, beer... next best thing to being on trails.

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    It's rare that it's so hot that I can't ride Joaquin Miller Park since it's practically all shaded but it was dang hot late afternoon there. It's definitely a hot few days.

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    Tonight was a good night for riding, tomorrow will be better....big full moon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oteich View Post
    Quick hour loop in around Sutro in SF yesterday afternoon. Work ended early, and the weather was so insane I had to get out.

    Backside of the antenna is MUDDY. few inch deep mud. Small backhoe was parked in the middle of a new clearing. Wonder if there is trail rerouting going on? Sutro was the usual, extra slow with so many hikers out.
    Youíre referring to the trail on the other side of Clarendon up to the reservoir / Twin Peaks, not any of the trails on Sutro proper? If so, the backhoe isnít for a trail reroute or anything of the like. The folks who work on the tower are placing another anchor point for it in the woods. It shouldnít affect the trail; theyíre aware of it and working around it. That trail is a grey area BTW ó private land owned by three different groups IIRC.
    Trail is maintained by gnomes. Drainage has been pretty screwed there for years since two trees fell on the hairpin (Iím sure you know the one Iím talking about). That area has been cleaned up and the trees removed, but thereís a lot of work to be done still as far as drainage. Traffic in muddy conditions like these doesnít help ó not scolding anyone, but Iíd say that trail is to be avoided until things are dryer, sometime in Sept. Of course, thatís moot, because people will hike and ride it in the mud anyway

    August is the wet riding season in SF. With the exception of the trail I just mentioned, you can ride anything ó the trails can handle it, though your drivetrain and linkage might groan a bit.

    Any pictures of the area mentioned behind the tower would be appreciated ó Iíve been in Europe all month and am out of touch, would be nice to see whatís going on. Iíll be back on Monday and will have a free day to check it out assuming Iím not too jet lagged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HrznRider View Post
    ATT Park, now Oracle Park is always a good time. Even when the Giants are losing. Waiting to bring my little ones. Sheboygans, garlic fries, beer... next best thing to being on trails.
    Pricey and their product (aka team) is under development right now.

    Sooo good to see the Aís there

    Stadium is still stunning.

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    Finally got out to ride this morning early enough to avoid the heat.

    The pink glow:
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    My buddy needed to be back early but he wanted to do the full loop. It was a minimal rest and kind of blow on through the trail kind of day:
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    Still managed to get a few decent shots. Riding directly into the burning ball of fire!
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    Milking the last bit of shade on the backside switchbacks. This part has 4 steep back to back switchbacks then drops you into a half pipe gully. I look for those areas to route my trail through whenever possible!
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    Rode the new reroute on the final little bit and realize there is much work to be done. Its pretty much a 3 foot drop into a hole / sharp right hand turn at current trail speed. I need to really clean up the entry and dig it down on a slope about 2-3 feet to make a nice "rail-able" turn.

    11.2M / 1.9K, managed to snag my 3rd fastest time on one of the longer descents. Good times!
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    Anyone riding this week? TNGR?

    Even hanging out at the garage is rough.

    Relief coming soon i hear.
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    Night riding is glorious this week. I highly recommend.

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    Itís hot, and I tweaked my shoulder bunny hopping, but Iím night riding tonight. Not missing the full moon in the woods.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Night riding is glorious this week. I highly recommend.
    It gets dark too late in the summer. Gotta get my sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    It gets dark too late in the summer. Gotta get my sleep.
    In the words of Ray Charles:

    You only live but once
    And when you're dead you're done
    So let the good times roll

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    Nice night ride tonight around somewhere with trees and trails. Almost hit two bats! First time that's ever happened. Really weird.

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