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    Jan 21-24, 2019 Weekly Ride and Trail Report

    The payoff, 10 plus days of great weather and some serious hero dirt on the way. I'm pretty much taking this week off to ride.

    Trail reports and photos are very important this week.

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    Thats awesome!! i'm hoping to find riding buddies to ride during the week. Beginner skilled but definitely wan to go for progression.

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    Any guesses on UC today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchcomptons View Post
    Any guesses on UC today?
    No guessing. I was just there. Emma and U-Conn got trashed over the weekend. Too much slop. It should be good in a couple of days.

    I was able to clear the last downed tree on Emma, though. Much thanks to the two riders who stopped to help push the tree as far off the trail as we could. At least it is passable now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMachinist View Post
    No guessing. I was just there. Emma and U-Conn got trashed over the weekend. Too much slop. It should be good in a couple of days.

    I was able to clear the last downed tree on Emma, though. Much thanks to the two riders who stopped to help push the tree as far off the trail as we could. At least it is passable now.
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    I was just thinking of heading to UC after lunch. Thanks TheMachinist for the update!

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    Ticks seem to be out. At least in Northbay. I got my first (in maybe ever) at China Camp yesterday. This one was pretty easy to find because it actually hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamonsteer View Post
    I was just thinking of heading to UC after lunch. Thanks TheMachinist for the update!
    That is a monster hard cut. What saw did you use? Thank you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    That is a monster hard cut. What saw did you use? Thank you!!!
    Given how clean it is and the saw dust throw, I'm guessing chainsaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    That is a monster hard cut. What saw did you use? Thank you!!!
    Silky Big Boy. I started with my Corona, because the thicker blade makes starting out easier. Then I switched to the Big Boy. Took about 15 minutes. It was faster than going back and hauling my chainsaw out there. This was close to the top of the upper set of switchbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMachinist View Post
    Silky Big Boy. I started with my Corona, because the thicker blade makes starting out easier. Then I switched to the Big Boy. Took about 15 minutes. It was faster than going back and hauling my chainsaw out there. This was close to the top of the upper set of switchbacks.
    Impressive.

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    Woo hoo.. Great weather and it's my bday week!! Let me know if anyone wants to meet-up to ride UC

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMachinist View Post
    Silky Big Boy. I started with my Corona, because the thicker blade makes starting out easier. Then I switched to the Big Boy. Took about 15 minutes. It was faster than going back and hauling my chainsaw out there. This was close to the top of the upper set of switchbacks.
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    Impressive.
    Got that right!
    45=25

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    Smith Grade conditions: a little wet. Saw at least 5 shuttle groups - should've probably made new friends, instead of pedaling all my laps

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    Some unfortunately muddy patches for sure, like here at the beginning of Uconn, however, the vast majority of the trails up in SC were fantastic this afternoon. Can't wait for all the wet spots to dry off and then have 100% primo conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomor View Post
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    Some unfortunately muddy patches for sure, like here at the beginning of Uconn, however, the vast majority of the trails up in SC were fantastic this afternoon. Can't wait for all the wet spots to dry off and then have 100% primo conditions.
    Day after tomorrow.....$$$$

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    Shuttled Angwin to Moore Creek Park via Airport, Smiles for Miles, Dans Wild Ride, Dry Foot, Valentines Visa = little more than 10 miles / 1,000’ elevation. My son and his friend made up the rest of the group. My son has rode Dans twice before this, but this was his friends first “real” MTB trail. We all had a blast and the trail was in perfect shape! This is such a local gem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noblige View Post
    Smith Grade conditions: a little wet. Saw at least 5 shuttle groups - should've probably made new friends, instead of pedaling all my laps

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    How's that Commencal?
    Mrwhlr's stepmom rides a 5 spot

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    Did a loop from my house, through Fremont Older, up Montebello, and down Steven's Canyon today. Was a bit muddier than I was expecting, but totally ride-able for the most part.

    I ride flat pedals almost exclusively, but decided to use clipless today because of non-technical trails and lots of pavement. Well, I was attempting to cross the creek at the bottom of Steven's canyon without getting my feet wet, by rachetting through. I almost made it, but stalled out and couldn't unclip in time, so I slow fell into the creek. Great plan, Sid! now the whole right side of your body is soaked. That was a cold-ass, numb fingers and toes ride back home.

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    New riding socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndurBro View Post
    How's that Commencal?
    Love it! Perfect for kind of trails I ride (which SC locals call "flat" )

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    Not a fan of the aggressor for the trails I like to ride in SC. Need more braking traction. Oh well, back to the trusty minions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    Not a fan of the aggressor for the trails I like to ride in SC. Need more braking traction. Oh well, back to the trusty minions.
    My High Roller IIs were spinning in the mud on U-Conn yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Impressive.
    Just getting work done. I found a good rhythm and slowly worked through it. I ride EMT and U-Conn more than most, so I feel responsible for helping with the maintenance. Digging wrecks my back, so tree and branch removal is my game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMachinist View Post
    Just getting work done. I found a good rhythm and slowly worked through it. I ride EMT and U-Conn more than most, so I feel responsible for helping with the maintenance. Digging wrecks my back, so tree and branch removal is my game.
    Lucky to have you doing this, thank you! I've ridden Emma so many times, I'm pretty sure I know every root and turn!

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    Got to do Demo today with Braille and Flow. Braille is dry. Flow is mostly dry with some wet/damp spots in between berms.

    Black dirt everywhere! The rest of the week and the weekend are going to be amazing. Much streams and waterfalls too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamonsteer View Post
    Thats awesome!! i'm hoping to find riding buddies to ride during the week. Beginner skilled but definitely wan to go for progression.
    Let us know where you're located? Tons of people here in the same boat I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Got to do Demo today with Braille and Flow. Braille is dry. Flow is mostly dry with some wet/damp spots in between berms.

    Black dirt everywhere! The rest of the week and the weekend are going to be amazing. Much streams and waterfalls too.

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    Which glasses are these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noblige View Post
    Which glasses are these?
    Uvex Sportstyle 104. https://www.uvex-sports.com/en/eyewe...rio-black-mat/

    hard to get in the US now since they stopped distribution. Very good though and very safe.
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    Any clues on JMP trails? Wondering if dry enough to ride on Thursday.

    Tia,

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    Quote Originally Posted by motocatfish View Post
    Any clues on JMP trails? Wondering if dry enough to ride on Thursday.

    Tia,

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    What is TIA? Better than T&A?
    Tampa International Airport
    Or maybe...
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
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    Or maybe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by motocatfish View Post
    Any clues on JMP trails? Wondering if dry enough to ride on Thursday.

    Tia,

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    Rode jmp/ redwood today, definitely wetter than expected in certain areas. Still very rideable though. I think it won't be prime till this weekend..

    Tia = aunt catfish?

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    Any reports on how Tam is drying out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Gigi View Post
    Rode jmp/ redwood today, definitely wetter than expected in certain areas. Still very rideable though. I think it won't be prime till this weekend..

    Tia = aunt catfish?
    Tia = Thanks in advance. Thanks for JMP update! :-)

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    Sycamore Grove and Del Valle —just a few puddles at 3pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieno View Post
    Any reports on how Tam is drying out?
    Sunday Pine Mountain and San Geronimo fire roads were mixed. Huge puddles, peanut butter, grease, but anyplace with a slope was dry. Some fallen trees blocking the trail/road. Two streams that required portage. I imagine the single track around there is pretty ripe about now...

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    A couple of animals today on Black Mountian, Monte Bello OSP:







    And the sun setting over a Los Altos Hills pathway:

    Long live long rides

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    Any intel on NV City area conditions? Thinking about riding the Hoot trail in the next couple of days. Just heard Auburn trails are still really muddy.

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    Has anyone been out to Henry Coe recently?

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    Is it Saturday yet?

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    My wife offered a shuttle so I took a long lunch and enjoyed perfect dirt with the pooch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
    My wife offered a shuttle so I took a long lunch and enjoyed perfect dirt with the pooch.


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    Rode 4.5 mile loop on local trail system with my son and his friend (no pics but should've, it was glorious evening!). While we all had a blast, there are pretty much no good places to ride the local system currently with cows in all sectors of the property. Super bummer! I'll probably still ride there but it will be postholes and cowshit for a few months, ughh....
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    Quote Originally Posted by infotekt View Post
    Sick bike!
    Thank you! It's definitely more capable than I am. Took a bit to get it sorted but it is amazeballs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    Not a fan of the aggressor for the trails I like to ride in SC. Need more braking traction. Oh well, back to the trusty minions.
    I agree - are those 2.3 or 2.5 Aggressors? 2.5 seem to pack up worse. Forekaster is another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    I agree - are those 2.3 or 2.5 Aggressors? 2.5 seem to pack up worse. Forekaster is another option.
    2.3. Forekaster is too xc for me. I like me some big meaty knobs... wait, what?

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    UC is clear, except for few usual patches down by the creek.

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    Sometimes, the most basic, sunny ride is exactly what the body needs. St. Joes today in Los Gatos.Jan 21-24, 2019 Weekly Ride and Trail Report-img_2144.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughster View Post
    Shuttled Angwin to Moore Creek Park via Airport, Smiles for Miles, Dans Wild Ride, Dry Foot, Valentines Visa = little more than 10 miles / 1,000’ elevation. My son and his friend made up the rest of the group. My son has rode Dans twice before this, but this was his friends first “real” MTB trail. We all had a blast and the trail was in perfect shape! This is such a local gem!

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    This looks like a great ride! Any details I should know if I want to try it?

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    Nah just look on Trailforks and copy a route that you like. The dad of my sons friend saw the pictures and now wants to do it, so I might be doing it again on Sunday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
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    That's the bench on Valley View? How's it riding after all the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomor View Post
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    Some unfortunately muddy patches for sure, like here at the beginning of Uconn, however, the vast majority of the trails up in SC were fantastic this afternoon. Can't wait for all the wet spots to dry off and then have 100% primo conditions.
    for reference: same spot, today (Thursday 24th), at 3:14pm

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    Any thoughts on Auburn for a Saturday ride?

    I rode through Santa Teresa to Calero/ RDO yesterday. All open according to the signs/phone number. Calero still has some wet spots, including parts of the climb to the ridge. Nothing too bad though. Looks like their new gravel roads took a beating from the rain. Alot of erosion and new nasty rain ruts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoHillBri View Post
    Any thoughts on Auburn for a Saturday ride?

    I rode through Santa Teresa to Calero/ RDO yesterday. All open according to the signs/phone number. Calero still has some wet spots, including parts of the climb to the ridge. Nothing too bad though. Looks like their new gravel roads took a beating from the rain. Alot of erosion and new nasty rain ruts.
    I don't have any thoughts for you, but hoping you could help me out...

    I have to head to Reno (from SLO) next week and wanted to stop for a quick 1.5-2 hour ride in Auburn on the way. Just looking to get the most bang for my time....recommendations?

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    The flat stuff at Annadel was basically a river on Wednesday. Not the best idea I've ever had. Steep sections of the Burmas and Lawndale were good. I need to get some real fenders. I was covered from head to toe.

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    Galbraith in Bellingham for me today. They don’t build trails like this in Ca. And if the legal trails are this unreal, I feel like the next few days of the goods will be a humbling experience. Can’t wait for the steeps/gnar.

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    Wonder if the Demo upper lot is open. Gate was locked on Tuesday. It's gonna be a zoo this weekend if it's locked. And no place to hang out where it's relatively warm.
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    That's the bench on Valley View? How's it riding after all the rain?
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