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    It's your TNJMPR (Thursday Night Joaquin Miller Park Ride) for August 22, 2019 thread

    So, let's do this.

    Meet at the Sequoia Bayview trailhead at 6, and ride at 6:15.
    Here's the trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/uyCeo9EBA357y1oR9

    I'll be at the picnic table by the trailhead sign. Tall guy on a tired looking Gray/Orange Hightower with an Aion fork.

    Planned loop is:
    Sequioa Bayview -> Orchard -> Big Trees -> Sequoia Bayview -> Cindy -> Sunset -> Sinawik Loop -> Sinawik -> Sunset back up to the top.

    If you're unfamiliar with Joaquin Miller, those are all intermediate trails with the exception of a short part of Cinderella that's a little more advanced.

    Sunset is at 7:52, so we should have plenty of time to loop.

    No drop. I'll have some beverages and snacks for afterward.

    Post up if you're coming or have questions.

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    Remember to have NOTHING visible in your car. Cars are unfortunately broken in here very often as there is quick access to the highway.

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    Unless something crazy happens, I'm in. I really like the timing of this ride.

    Will pedal up from home, so no worries about smash and grab

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC View Post
    Remember to have NOTHING visible in your car. Cars are unfortunately broken in here very often as there is quick access to the highway.
    This is true. On the other hand, I've left a bunch of stuff in the back of my car 100+ times at various spots around JMP, and it's all been there when I've gotten back. On the OTHER other hand, I did see two cars with their windows popped two weekends ago at the lot at the top of Big Trees.

    Your window glass mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obviouslyme View Post
    So, let's do this.

    Meet at the Sequoia Bayview trailhead at 6, and ride at 6:15.
    Here's the trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/uyCeo9EBA357y1oR9

    I'll be at the picnic table by the trailhead sign. Tall guy on a tired looking Gray/Orange Hightower with an Aion fork.

    Planned loop is:
    Sequioa Bayview -> Orchard -> Big Trees -> Sequoia Bayview -> Cindy -> Sunset -> Sinawik Loop -> Sinawik -> Sunset back up to the top.

    If you're unfamiliar with Joaquin Miller, those are all intermediate trails with the exception of a short part of Cinderella that's a little more advanced.

    Sunset is at 7:52, so we should have plenty of time to loop.

    No drop. I'll have some beverages and snacks for afterward.

    Post up if you're coming or have questions.

    -me
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    Iím in. Is there street parking by the meetup spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSen13 View Post
    Iím in. Is there street parking by the meetup spot?
    I will be riding a few hours earlier today than the group ride, but there is a lot of parking in the red circle (two parking lots).

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    Unless I get bombed at work, I'm in. Bringing a coworker too. Neither of us has been there before.

    We're coming from the Central Valley (Modesto/Tracy area).

    Finch needs to show up too. I can haul three bikes on my 1 Up rack. We can meet in Tracy.

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    I have to miss todayís ride due to a previous commitment but I should be good to go for next Thursday.




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    Thanks for organizing this, I'm not going to make it this week but I've got an opening in 2 weeks if it's still going. Looking forward to meeting and riding with some of the locals around here. I do prefer parking at the Ranger station though, tends to be safer with more foot traffic, and you end your ride at the bottom as opposed to having to climb back up. Just a thought.

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    Is there parking at/near the trailhead, or should I park somewhere else? I've never been here before so I appreciate suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRP View Post
    Is there parking at/near the trailhead, or should I park somewhere else? I've never been here before so I appreciate suggestions.

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    You can park right at the trailhead on Skyline.

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    People park on the shoulder of the road on both sides near the trail head. Unless this turns out to be a huge group, there should be enough space on a weeknight.

    If you park in the lots noted above, give yourself 15-20 minutes to pedal up to the meet point. Best way would be to climb Sunset Trail up to Sequoia Bayview, hang a right and stay on it to the trailhead.

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    Parking and whatnot

    Glad to have folks coming out for the ride. Honored that people are coming from Modesto/Tracy to check out our little corner of the Redwoods.

    My proposed loop is a good quick tour of the park. Depending on how quickly we finish it, we can go poke around in other people's favorite spots. There are a lot of nooks and crannies in JMP and Redwood Regional.

    I've attached a little map. The darker green areas are good places to park. There's parking right next to the trailhead. Parking on the trailhead side is legal (left side if you're coming uphill). Parking on the right is technically illegal, but seems to serve as an overflow for when it's busy. I've never seen anyone ticketed for it.

    If not, then park along Joaquin Miller Blvd or in the interior parking lot (green blob) and ride up Upper Palos Colorados or Sunset trails.

    Or, park at what Google has labeled the Redwood Glen trailhead and ride the Big Trees trail (left fork from that parking lot) to the Sequoia Bayview trailhead.

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    Thanks guys. We'll get there a little early just in case.

    I'll be on a black Trek Remedy and my friend will be on a black Specialized Camber.

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    An actual ride listed on mtbr?!?!! Nice.

    But sadly I can't make this since tonight is back to school night. Couldn't make a ride there with friends last night either.

    Hope you have a good turn out and a good time.
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    That was fun. Nice to meet some new people.

    I rode up and climbed into the park on Bishop's Walk, so when the route got near there I peeled off for home. Next time I'll plan on staying with the group 'til the socializing after.

    Thanks for organizing and keeping the group together, obviouslyme.

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    Thanks everyone for coming out, especially the folks who came all the way from the valley to sample our trails. Also, thanks for bringing other snacks. Bodes well for future rides.

    Cinderella was dusty dusty dusty, but fun.

    More in the future. Probably next Thursday as well.

    One note -- Anyone should feel free to organize if I haven't. This should continue to happen, but I'm not going to be around every Thursday.

    Important tip -- the crows in the tree above the picnic table at the trailhead will shit on you and your sandwiches to express their displeasure at your presence. We learned that tonight the hard way.

    On the other hand, 0% of the people who attended had their cars broken into; a streak we intend to continue.

    If you weren't there, you missed out on beer, cookies and sandwiches. Something to ponder.

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    Thx for planning obviouslyme (and thx for the beer

    Was good to ride with some new faces, definitely down to meet again. Out of town next week, but ill be there in two weeks.

    CBZ

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    It was great meeting all of you! JMP is a fun place to ride. I don't know if the Central Valley contingent can make every Thursday, but we will definitely be back.

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    It was a super fun ride last night. Thanks to Obviouslyme for putting this together along with after ride snacks and drinks.
    We had a great group of riders and I will be back for more rides!

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    There was a ton of people riding there last night. JMP Bike Park status. Remember to be kind to those hiking and go slow when passing.

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    Just wanted to see if this was happening again tomorrow?


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    Unfortunately, I can't make it tomorrow due to working late.

    I have been thinking about bird crap avoidance strategies for the post ride meal though.

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    It's your TNJMPR (Thursday Night Joaquin Miller Park Ride) for August 22, 2019 thread

    I'll go. What time?


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    Meet at 6:00, roll at 6:15 worked last time. I'll be up for it again it that's the start time.

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    I can make the 6pm / 615 start time work


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    ... and if we just ...

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    I can make the 6pm / 615 start time work


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    i am going to joint you

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    I'll grab some sandwiches and a couple of large beers to share. Bring stuff if you are so inclined.

    I can lead a route too, if others are not familiar with the park.

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    See you guys soon. Iíll be the guy with the beat up white Tacoma and a blue / yellow Marin.

    I picked up some pretzels to go with the sandwiches as well


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    TNJMPR #2 in the books.

    Sandwiches and beer were not spoiled by crows this time.

    After talking to the guys about what they were up for the route went like this from the meet point: Up Big Trees, down through the rock waterfall -> Sequoia Bayview -> Cinderella -> Palos Colorados to the bridge -> across the bridge and down Sinawik then up to Lookout Point -> upper Sinawik -> Sunset -> Sequoia Bayview back to the start.

    Someone else will need to drive it next week. I'll be away. But I'll be game for more after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somanygoodbikes View Post
    TNJMPR #2 in the books.

    Sandwiches and beer were not spoiled by crows this time.

    After talking to the guys about what they were up for the route went like this from the meet point: Up Big Trees, down through the rock waterfall -> Sequoia Bayview -> Cinderella -> Palos Colorados to the bridge -> across the bridge and down Sinawik then up to Lookout Point -> upper Sinawik -> Sunset -> Sequoia Bayview back to the start.

    Someone else will need to drive it next week. I'll be away. But I'll be game for more after that.

    Was glad to make it out, thanks for leading the way and showing me some new trails through JMP.

    Iíll miss the next two weeks due to being out of town but will check back Into this after. Would love to make this a normal ride!


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    ride tonight???

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