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    MBTB8 - Big Basin & Butano SPs - Wed, May 24, 10am

    The starting point is at Big Basin HQ. The ride is a bit less than 40 miles with some decent climbing, but not too much. Plan to be out on the trail for 8 hours. The vast majority is on fire roads, but don't let that distract you. The views and the epicness of the parks are well worth it. I might be able to find a little trail somewhere along the way too. There's a gas station/store at the halfway point at Gazos Creek Beach that has a decent selection of stuff you can cook in their microwave.

    There's an opportunity for a 'C' group, but you'd better be good with a map or a gps. It would still be around 30 miles, but would not drop down to the beach. I don't know if you'd want to wait for the main group to return either.

    http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb8.html

    Let's plan to bring afterfood in coolers and leave it in the car. There's no place to eat around, and it will be late when we get back. Bonus points for anyone who brings pre-cooked fajitas and a camp stove. 8^)

    This is a truly great ride. I'm looking forward to doing it for the fourth time.

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    MBTB8 - Rockville Hills Community Park - Fri, May 26, 12:30pm

    Rockville is the classic, traditional Friday afternoon ride. If you can't ride all week, take a half-day off Friday and start the weekend right. Traffic to Rockville can be a beotch, so we'll ride early.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...community+park

    http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb8.html

    I'm probably out for this one. We'll see.

    WG is your fearless leader. If anyone wants to volunteer as an additional ride leader, speak up.

    Food afterwards can be decided on the spot. There's good Mexican nearby.

    If you're riding Rockville and Annadel, and you want to camp over in Santa Rosa, speak up, and I'll arrange something. As of now I have made no camping arrangements in Santa Rosa for Friday night.
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    Lets make it a little earlier to avoid more of the traffic. 680/80 outta the bay area will be nasty by 2.
    How about a 12:30 start time?

    Roll call for everyone who plans on being there!
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    12:30 vote for me. I am in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    How about a 12:30 start time?
    You're the leader. How can I argue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    How can I argue?
    Just for the fock of it!

    Everyone remember your 2 bucks to pay da man. (that's if the machine works) The permit box wasn't working last week.

    Hell, I may even spring for a case o' beer. Lessee now, MGD lite or Shaeffer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    Lets make it a little earlier to avoid more of the traffic. 680/80 outta the bay area will be nasty by 2.
    How about a 12:30 start time?

    Roll call for everyone who plans on being there!
    I'm going to try to be there. I say we skip the beer in the lot and the mexican and go straight to the bar at the end of the street there for grub & brew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    I'm going to try to be there. I say we skip the beer in the lot and the mexican and go straight to the bar at the end of the street there for grub & brew.
    Ahh, The Rockville Inn. If it's the same owner from about 7 years ago, there was no Ties allowed on Fridays back then. If you walked in with a Tie on you would catch a lot of flack. Funny moments....
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    That's the one

    I think I may sacrifice the UCSC ride for this one. I haven't ridden a group Basin ride since 1996. We used to have the best rides there. I'm putting it on my calendar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ0913
    there was no Ties allowed on Fridays back then. If you walked in with a Tie on you would catch a lot of flack.
    I went to a place in Dallas with a "no ties" rule. If you came in with one they cut it off with some shears and tacked it up on the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    Hell, I may even spring for a case o' beer. Lessee now, MGD lite or Shaeffer?
    Duh, PBR.

    But if Guy Lombardo likes it, maybe Shaeffer would be ok too.


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    I'll probably join you on this ride.

    I haven't really ridden much at Big Basin and I wan't to get more familiar with this park.

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    May by the Bay Gathering, May 19-29

    Your friends in Northern California are hosting an mtbr gathering. All are welcome.

    * Friday May 19, 5pm, Santa Theresa Park
    * Saturday, May 20, 10am, Henry Coe, Hunting Hollow Entrance
    * Sunday, May 21, 10am, Fort Ord, Creekside Terrace
    * Sun-Fri Camping at New Brighton State Beach
    * Monday, May 22, 10am, Soquel Demonstration Forest
    * Tuesday, May 23, 10am, Pogonip/UCSC/Wilder
    * Wednesday, May 24, 10am, Big Basin/Butano 40 mi fire road loop
    * Thursday, May 25, 10am, Skeggs Pt, El Corte de Madera OSP
    * Friday, May 26, 12:30pm, Rockville Community Park
    * Saturday, May 27, 10am, Annadel/Channel Drive
    * Saturday, May 27, Camping - Boggs Turn Off
    * Sunday, May 28, 10am, Boggs State Demonstration Forest (Campsite)
    * Monday, May 29, 10am, Oat Hill Mine Rd

    Official page with interactive map is here.

    http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb8.html

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    Easter Egg

    The first one to find the easter egg in the mbtb8 page wins a free pair of Francois' socks.

    If you don't know what an easter egg is, then you're disqualified until you figure it out.

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    What's the Boggs Turn-Off? Seeing Sasquatch naked in Boggs Forest?




    I'll take a pair of Francois' socks, thank you (preferably new and clean).
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    Lets make it a little earlier to avoid more of the traffic. 680/80 outta the bay area will be nasty by 2.
    How about a 12:30 start time?

    Roll call for everyone who plans on being there!
    I'm planning to come back for a little "hair of the dog." Score is Rockville 1, Kathy 1. Need a tie-breaker (and hopefully nothing else!).

    Kathy :^)
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    I have time to take off and therefore will be actually making some of these rides.

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    anyone else coming from the soutbay? Carpool?

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    I'll see those of you who make it to the "Boggs Turn Off" aka State Fire station, Forestry road, Cobb, Ca.

    I'm currently doing hydro therapy and massage to fix my shoulder...I used it for landing gear last Saturday at Boggs...had a great time, just over used my body some.

    I will set up the camp at Boggs Thurs. so come on up.
    It is about an 1.5 hrs to Rockville and 1 hr Annadell.
    A shuttle to Annadell in the Glomar is planned just let me know who needs a spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMTB
    I'll see those of you who make it to the "Boggs Turn Off" aka State Fire station, Forestry road, Cobb, Ca.

    I'm currently doing hydro therapy and massage to fix my shoulder...I used it for landing gear last Saturday at Boggs...had a great time, just over used my body some.

    I will set up the camp at Boggs Thurs. so come on up.
    It is about an 1.5 hrs to Rockville and 1 hr Annadell.
    A shuttle to Annadell in the Glomar is planned just let me know who needs a spot.
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    I might join you on Friday night after Rockville. Depends on whether or not I can do a load of laundry in Santa Cruz after Big Basin or Skeggs. Otherwise it's the Motel 6 in Santa Rosa. How many bikes can you fit in the Glomar? Couple dozen? ;^P

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    anyone else coming from the soutbay? Carpool?
    I'm up for that, but I can't really fit two bikes in my car very well. Can you? You're talking about the Wed Big Basin ride, yes?

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    Carpool from Santa Cruz: Wed Big Basin Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by mrtoadsc
    I'll probably join you on this ride.

    I haven't really ridden much at Big Basin and I wan't to get more familiar with this park.
    I've got the day off so I'm committed to this ride.

    I can carpool from Santa Cruz. I can can carry a maximum of 4 bikes and 4 people in my Subaru Outback.

    Reply with the mtbr.com email if you're interested in car pooling from Santa Cruz. I'll probably leave Westside SC at 9 am.

    Thanks Fast Eddy for organizing this ride. I'm really looking forward to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    I'm up for that, but I can't really fit two bikes in my car very well. Can you? You're talking about the Wed Big Basin ride, yes?
    I'm actually talking about Rockville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrtoadsc
    Reply with the mtbr.com email if you're interested in car pooling from Santa Cruz.
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    It would be great if you could email Lucky, and work out a ride schedule with her. She's from NY, and not familiar with the tricky route to get up there. I may join you since rensho was talking about Rockville. It's about the same time for me to go via Watsonville or Los Gatos, but the traffic sux getting to LG in the am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    I'm actually talking about Rockville.
    Cool, but post on the Rockville thread too. It's linked from http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb8.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Cool, but post on the Rockville thread too. It's linked from http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb8.html
    That's the crazy thing! If you click on the Rockville link from either place, it takes you to this thread! What am i doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    That's the crazy thing! If you click on the Rockville link from either place, it takes you to this thread! What am i doing wrong?
    The Rockville thread is now merged into this thread.

    Just an experiment on how to consolidate these threads. It ain't working too well though.

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    Lucky contacted me and I've also enabled emails in my account. 2 spots left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    The Rockville thread is now merged into this thread.

    Just an experiment on how to consolidate these threads. It ain't working too well though.

    francois
    Worked for me, until Eddy confused me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Worked for me, until Eddy confused me.
    Sorry. Frank is trying to get back at me for the 11 threads I created. How do I add smileys?

    I edited the main page to point at the rockville part of this thread, so it's a little more intuitive.
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    So it looks like I will have to show up to this ride to show all you tourists around.

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    Perfect. And while you're at it, could you brighten up the weather report for this weekend. Us "fireroad" riding "tourists" don't like to ride in the rain with all that mud and slippery stuff. And since you're the host, I assume you will have an adequate supply of beer for your guests. Cheers.

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    They don't call it "ROCK"ville for the Fireroads

    Actually, You guys should be buying me beer for showing you all the sweet trails. However, if you can beat me down something, I would gladly reward you with a beer at the Rockville Inn.

    P.S. the Rockville ride isn't until next Friday, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenglish23
    P.S. the Rockville ride isn't until next Friday, right?
    http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb8.html

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    Right. Rockville MBTB is Friday, May 26th at 12:30pm. I'll try to gather all the local crowd to come. See you all there.

    Thanks Eddy. That is you real name right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenglish23
    That is you real name right?
    More or less. 8^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    It would be great if you could email Lucky, and work out a ride schedule with her. She's from NY, and not familiar with the tricky route to get up there. I may join you since rensho was talking about Rockville. It's about the same time for me to go via Watsonville or Los Gatos, but the traffic sux getting to LG in the am.

    Not only is it my opinion that this will be the best ride but it now looks like it will be the best weather as well.

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    Don't take me too seriously

    [QUOTE=jenglish23]Actually, You guys should be buying me beer for showing you all the sweet trails. However, if you can beat me down something, I would gladly reward you with a beer at the Rockville Inn.QUOTE]

    So it's been brought to my attention, by a friend of mine that this post may have pissed some people off or appeared that I was bragging. I assure you that was not my intention. I was merely trying to stir up a little added interest for this ride. I make no claim as to being the fastest guy out there. I just ride a lot. I hope that no one was offended by my comment and will take it as a challenge and come out and smoke me.

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    I thought WG was the host for this ride.

    jps

    Quote Originally Posted by jenglish23
    So it looks like I will have to show up to this ride to show all you tourists around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imjps
    I thought WG was the host for this ride.

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    He is, I'm just the **** talker for the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenglish23
    He is, I'm just the **** talker for the ride.
    'tis cool. Half the fun on these rides is givin' each other ****. You'll fit right in.
    Bring a shovel.

    Wasn't there a thread a few years back about givin/takin it? Maybe that was a Dirt Rag article...
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    Beers from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

    I have a special treat for people riding the Big Basin ride. I got a bunch of organic beers from Santa Cruz mountain brewing company. http://www.santacruzmountainbrewing.com.

    These beers are really tasty. A couple freinds came over Saturday night. One guy is moving to Boston so California micro brews were the theme. We started the evening off with SCMB beers then headed to 99 Bottles for other micros like Humboldt Hemp and Speakeasy "Double Daddy" among others. The DD had 9.5% alcohol and did me in for the evening.

    I was a little wobbly for a ride at Nisene on Sunday. The rain was pretty intense so we turned back at the slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    'tis cool. Half the fun on these rides is givin' each other ****. You'll fit right in.
    Bring a shovel.

    Wasn't there a thread a few years back about givin/takin it? Maybe that was a Dirt Rag article...
    Dag gum it! Where'd the Rockville MBTB8 thread go???!!! It's the one MBTB ride I'm going to make it to and on an FS to boot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    Dag gum it! Where'd the Rockville MBTB8 thread go???!!! It's the one MBTB ride I'm going to make it to and on an FS to boot!
    You found it. Its buried in all the other stuff in here.
    Do you wanna carfool? I can toss a bike in the back. One of the racks lost its rear tire strap last week. What a PITA.
    You'd be in the beer wagon....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    You found it. Its buried in all the other stuff in here.
    Do you wanna carfool? I can toss a bike in the back. One of the racks lost its rear tire strap last week. What a PITA.
    You'd be in the beer wagon....
    I think it's probably my turn to drive. I've got bike racks a'plenty. Plus, I've got some beer to bring and share if that's what we're doing...perhaps we should grill some lunch / dinner as well? I've got sausages and dogs but no buns yet...

    Any other carfool takers?
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    I'm liking the idea of a post ride grill thing. That could be good. Or drink some, hang out, BS some, then head over to the Rockville Inn and drinks some, hang out, BS and eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    I'm liking the idea of a post ride grill thing. That could be good. Or drink some, hang out, BS some, then head over to the Rockville Inn and drinks some, hang out, BS and eat.
    I like your plan. What time do you want to meet? at my house or yours?
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    If you're drivin' I'll swing by you around 11:30 or so? 680 northbound on Fridays can be a mystery/misery. I'll hit Bev Mo for, umm, supplies. Maybe refill the flask too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    If you're drivin' I'll swing by you around 11:30 or so? 680 northbound on Fridays can be a mystery/misery. I'll hit Bev Mo for, umm, supplies. Maybe refill the flask too.
    cool. see you then!
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    Dan'ger room for one more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ0913
    Dan'ger room for one more?
    Fer sure!
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    Anyone coming up through the East Bay (880, 580, etc.) and want to carpool to Rockville? Drop me a PM with your cell# and we'll figure it out.

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    Name list for raffle

    Make sure someone who's coming up to Annadel and/or Boggs gets a list of Rockville riders for the raffle.

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