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    Jan 25-27, 2019 Weekend Ride and Trail Report

    This is the golden weekend/week, beautiful weather and near perfect trails at the moment. Then the rain returns.

    Trail conditions and photos are really appreciated this weekend.

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    Looks like I will be in Demo Forest Saturday and Sunday rides. Big rides. I'm just joining other groups so we shall see.

    I'm wary of the all day time investments but the forest will prolly be in the finest shape in recent history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Looks like I will be in Demo Forest Saturday and Sunday rides. Big rides. I'm just joining other groups so we shall see.

    I'm wary of the all day time investments but the forest will prolly be in the finest shape in recent history.
    We r doing UC tomorrow.. if you wanna join

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    We r doing UC tomorrow.. if you wanna join

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    Lol not required

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    Rode Annadel yesterday, Canyon/Marsh/SBurma/NBurma/LiveOak/Orchard/Cobblestone.

    (stayed off Ridge since it was an unholy swamp last week)

    Really good overall. Some deeper water in a couple gullies, a few puddles and peanut butter to pick around or blast through, overall really nice, though the off-camber mud is pretty slippery!

    And oh man was it glorious to be warm for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndurBro View Post
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    Or buy a truck load of them?


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    Anyone know how the foothills will be this weekend? Thinking of riding Nevada City or Auburn.

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    i rode fremont older today. crushed it. hero dirt! But the good trails are closed.
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    Local Ride. 12 miles and 2,200’ of elevation. The trail had some nice stretches, but honestly, was mostly shit conditions. Oh well, at least I got out!

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    rode Skeggs yesterday lots of trail debris and downed trees. Dirt was great though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Looks like I will be in Demo Forest Saturday and Sunday rides. Big rides. I'm just joining other groups so we shall see.

    I'm wary of the all day time investments but the forest will prolly be in the finest shape in recent history.
    I was out Friday afternoon and it was serene. Nobody around and the dirt was sensational!

    It was like a dream.

    enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    I was out Friday afternoon and it was serene. Nobody around and the dirt was sensational!

    It was like a dream.

    enjoy!!
    These are truly heroic conditions.
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    So good up here in Bellingham.

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    Jealous, love it up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedrd View Post
    Anyone know how the foothills will be this weekend? Thinking of riding Nevada City or Auburn.

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    Heard it wasnt hero dirt as expected. Culvert, stonewall, etc muddy
    Confluence ok

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    UC loam was 9.jpg[/IMG]

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    A stack of photos from yesterday's Coe ride...

    Coit Lake:





    The only flowers I saw all day:





    Rodeo Pond:





    Bowl Trail (The part no one goes on):





    Sunset over Middle Steer Ridge:





    Middle Steer Ridge Trail:





    Milking the sunset one more time:

    Long live long rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post

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    My apologies

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    My apologies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline35 View Post
    Bowl Trail (The part no one goes on):
    So did the recent trail work entice you? It was such a mess, is it now worthy of a revisit?

    I rode with some Canadians Friday at Coe. They were loving the views which they never get in BC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline35 View Post
    Bowl Trail (The part no one goes on):
    Quote Originally Posted by knobs View Post
    So did the recent trail work entice you? It was such a mess, is it now worthy of a revisit?
    I was unaware of the work—was just looking for an ending other than simply dropping Lyman Willson—but once there, it was obvious. The landslides have been repaired and quite a bit of brushing done. There was also some work on a few of the gully crossings. So yeah, it's good. Really steep uphill sometimes but you already know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knobs View Post
    I rode with some Canadians Friday at Coe. They were loving the views which they never get in BC.
    Maybe they were just being polite?
    Where could they possibly live in BC where they are more impressed with the steep rolling grass hills of Coe, than the huge mountains, clear lakes, deep forests, and endless backcountry of BC???

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    Went to Coe on Sat and rode part of Cross Canyon, Grapevine, and Anza. I was not aware that parking at the start of Coit Road is no longer allowed, so I had to change my plans a bit :/ Did find two vehicles parked there when I came back anyway, despite the obvious signs.

    Conditions were pretty good. Some leaves and the ground was a bit soft in a places.

    I had planned to take Cullen over to Grizzly Gulch at the end, but it looks like Cullen barely exists anymore. Tons of leaves covering the ground there and hard to make out where the trail goes.

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    Max (son) and Owen (his friend) wanted to hit a trail they hadn’t done before. Owens dad joined us as well so we decided on Hidden Falls. Pretty much did the entire outer loop except for a small section of seven pools. The trail was in awesome conditions. While easy, Hidden Falls is fun and flowy. Everyone had a good time and we beat the Tahoe return traffic back to the Bay before it got too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    Maybe they were just being polite?
    Where could they possibly live in BC where they are more impressed with the steep rolling grass hills of Coe, than the huge mountains, clear lakes, deep forests, and endless backcountry of BC???
    Northern Vancouver Island.

    I know what you’re saying, but they were clearly god smacked that they could see from Monterey Bay to the Sierras, and the quality of Jim Donnelley Trail which I suppose is unlike anything they have for trail surfaces, such that you can climb under the trees and through grasslands and let your mind wander a bit instead of focusing on that next root.

    Or maybe it was the previous day’s ride: Demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knobs View Post
    Northern Vancouver Island.

    I know what you’re saying, but they were clearly god smacked that they could see from Monterey Bay to the Sierras, and the quality of Jim Donnelley Trail which I suppose is unlike anything they have for trail surfaces, such that you can climb under the trees and through grasslands and let your mind wander a bit instead of focusing on that next root.

    Or maybe it was the previous day’s ride: Demo.
    Different strokes for different folks I guess. For me Vancouver island is a world class riding destination, located in a province with the best mountain biking in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knobs View Post
    Northern Vancouver Island.

    I know what you’re saying, but they were clearly god smacked that they could see from Monterey Bay to the Sierras, and the quality of Jim Donnelley Trail which I suppose is unlike anything they have for trail surfaces, such that you can climb under the trees and through grasslands and let your mind wander a bit instead of focusing on that next root.

    Or maybe it was the previous day’s ride: Demo.
    I’m trying to wrap my mind around this!

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    Ranger Danger at UC today cut into our day...buddy got off with a warning

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    Rode Angwin with the wife and dog. Trails are hard to find but worth it. I will definitely be back. Conditions were perfect.


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    Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz: Zane Gray had some larger puddles and mud. It's not quite ready for prime time. Other trails/fireroads had some spots with run off and smaller puddles but overall in good shape. Lots of riders out there this morning.

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    Epic in demo today, tough climbing due to complete lack of riding for a month plus. PR’ed the decent though due to perfect dirt.

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    Rode up as far as the main creek crossing in Stevens Canyon and saw the carnage of the recent storms. Took out what was left of the original bypass.

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    Was running a bit short on time and didn't venture any farther up.

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    UC hero dirt all week..

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    Epic in demo today, tough climbing due to complete lack of riding for a month plus. PR’ed the decent though due to perfect dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Crawler View Post
    Rode up as far as the main creek crossing in Stevens Canyon and saw the carnage of the recent storms. Took out what was left of the original bypass.

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    Was running a bit short on time and didn't venture any farther up.
    Are you able to Cary you’re bike around this point to the trail? Headed out there this afternoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by benztech731 View Post
    Are you able to Cary you’re bike around this point to the trail? Headed out there this afternoon
    Yes you can get through.
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    Wildcat Cyn and Fort ord.

    I was going to visit a friend in Richmond on Sat so I thought I do a quick loop of Wildcat/Tilden from Alvarado to Inspiration Pt and down the Ridge to Havey Cyn. Well, they have graded and gravelized the surface all the way to Jewel lake so I turned around and had beers at my friends. I'll probably never visit the park again. I had't been there in a couple of years but why bother will all the dour floppy hat n ski pole people. No reason to go there.

    On the other hard, the weather on Sunday was great at Fort Ord, with all trails running dry and nice on my 20 mile cruise from Creekside via 42 > 49 > 50 >61 >Goat trail, etc...

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    one of the best best weekends of riding ever. kind of a miracle i got out with all these little issues here and there.

    But fri, sat, sun for some of the best trail conditions in recent memory. I call it hero dirt and and friend called it ego dirt.

    I chatted with maybe 50 friends? And met about 5 new ones.Jan 25-27, 2019 Weekend Ride and Trail Report-51193936_10156833358803213_5064665387228987392_n.jpg
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    How is Demo? I'm thinking about doing Flow trail before it rains a lot on Friday. Is the Ridge Trail doable or should I take an alternative route?

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    Rode flow yesterday - near perfect conditions. Segments 5 and 6 were a little greasy in spots but still awesome. Braille is absolutely perfect. Get out there before it rains.

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    rode demo sunday, started solo and ran into a buddy goin up highland. ran into 2 gas powered moto trials bikes on cussacks. I guess errone gettin some. echo what folks are reporting about flow.

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