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    MBTB ride leaders needed

    I'm mostly worried about the rides I'm not going to be able to make:

    Ft. Ord Sun 5-21
    UC/Wilder Tue 5-23
    Skeggs Thu 5-25 (Maybe repeat Demo this day instead?)
    Rockville Fri 5-26

    I may not make Annadel either, but I'm not worried about finding ride leaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    I'm mostly worried about the rides I'm not going to be able to make:

    Ft. Ord Sun 5-21
    UC/Wilder Tue 5-23
    Skeggs Thu 5-25 (Maybe repeat Demo this day instead?)
    Rockville Fri 5-26

    I may not make Annadel either, but I'm not worried about finding ride leaders.
    I'll happily lead the slow group at Annadel. We can do some shortcuts so that we still meet up with the rest of the group from time to time.

    Also there's one little-used trail that is super gnarley from the rains. It's sort of like the more difficult parts of Downieville. I can point that out to whoever wants to try it.
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    No way am I leading a ride this year. All I got out of leading a ride last year was a broken clavicle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    I'm mostly worried about the rides I'm not going to be able to make:

    Ft. Ord Sun 5-21
    UC/Wilder Tue 5-23
    Skeggs Thu 5-25 (Maybe repeat Demo this day instead?)
    Rockville Fri 5-26

    I may not make Annadel either, but I'm not worried about finding ride leaders.
    Ah heck put me down for my usual. I've already taken the day off so might as well find sumtin' useful to do besides suck on a beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    I'm mostly worried about the rides I'm not going to be able to make:

    Ft. Ord Sun 5-21
    UC/Wilder Tue 5-23
    Skeggs Thu 5-25 (Maybe repeat Demo this day instead?)
    Rockville Fri 5-26

    I may not make Annadel either, but I'm not worried about finding ride leaders.
    I'll lead Ord - as long as my wife hasn't delivered #3 yet (due June 4th). I'm riding there 3-4 times a week and will easily be able to put together routes for whatever skill levels are present.

    Edit: I'll lead it unless you'd rather have someone lead who has at least been on one of this group's rides before.
    Last edited by mtb-chop; 04-27-2006 at 07:13 PM.

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    Accompany?

    Kind of difficult to lead from the back. But I would accompany people on the usual Annadel slowpoke ride, a somewhat slower ride of 25 miles. Following that there is an option for about 8 more miles.

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    I could help out with UC/wilder. But I only know one route.

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    Companionship

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    No way am I leading a ride this year. All I got out of leading a ride last year was a broken clavicle!
    What about comradery, companionship, male bonding, stories you can tell by the fireside, "No such thing as a bad ride", and the ever important discovery of new medicinal and curative properties of duct tape.

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    Ummm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    I'm mostly worried about the rides I'm not going to be able to make:

    Ft. Ord Sun 5-21
    UC/Wilder Tue 5-23
    Skeggs Thu 5-25 (Maybe repeat Demo this day instead?)
    Rockville Fri 5-26

    I may not make Annadel either, but I'm not worried about finding ride leaders.
    I'm sure you already have me down leading the Oat Hill ride in any case. And I'll lead a "No Drop Beginners Ride" at Boggs on Saturday afternoon.
    Last edited by Ogre; 04-27-2006 at 11:03 PM.

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    I would be down to lead the ucsc/wilder ride. I know more ways down the mountain than most

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0gre
    What about comradery, companionship, male bonding, stories you can tell by the fireside, "No such thing as a bad ride", and the ever important discovery of new medicinal and curative properties of duct tape.
    OK, so I got that out of it, too.
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    Hey! Is that avatar who I think it is??!!!!????
    If so, big congratulations! Any details you'd like to share?
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    I do not

    want to lead the uc/wilder but I could run sweep or help in other ways. These are my "home" trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheckler
    want to lead the uc/wilder but I could run sweep or help in other ways. These are my "home" trails.

    Hey, my shop could use a good sweeping.
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    I only

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    Hey, my shop could use a good sweeping.
    sweep in Santa Cruz, sorry
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    Hey I want to lead a UCSC ride and a Skeggs ride! I also have something nice for Saratoga gap... maybe a splinter group.

    Maybe a high mileage group on Nisene -Demo too! 14 mile climb then two loops!! Then we'll descend some treasure!

    francois

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    Quote Originally Posted by scheckler
    sweep in Santa Cruz, sorry

    Well Santa Cruz could use a good sweeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    Hey! Is that avatar who I think it is??!!!!????
    If so, big congratulations! Any details you'd like to share?
    Yup! Sure is! So as not to jack another thread, look here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...01#post1808601
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0gre
    And I'll lead a "No Drop Beginners Ride" at Boggs on Saturday afternoon.
    You mean Sunday, and you're in for both. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Hey I want to lead a ... Skeggs ride! I also have something nice for Saratoga gap... maybe a splinter group.
    Since you're volunteering, why don't you decide where you want to ride on Thursday 5-25 (Gap or Skeggs), and I'll change the schedule accordingly. Some people will be coming from the campsite in SC, so Gap is way closer. You can hit Skyline->35 from the top of 17.

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Maybe a high mileage group on Nisene -Demo too! 14 mile climb then two loops!! Then we'll descend some treasure!
    You're in for this too. Sounds awesome! If I'm taking the day off, a long ride is definitely in order! This ride will be Monday 5-22, as scheduled, from the beach. Ebo has a campsite, and the ride-in sites shouldn't be a problem on a Sunday night either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    Ah heck put me down for my usual. I've already taken the day off so might as well find sumtin' useful to do besides suck on a beer.
    WG-no Giants tickets this year, specifically no Giants tickets down the third base, second row! I'll be at Rockville this year. Officially got that Friday off. What do you recommend for leaving Alamo on that Friday for a 3 p.m. ride? Leave at 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ0913
    WG-no Giants tickets this year, specifically no Giants tickets down the third base, second row! I'll be at Rockville this year. Officially got that Friday off. What do you recommend for leaving Alamo on that Friday for a 3 p.m. ride? Leave at 2?

    -Larry
    Traditionally that drive up 680 sucks on the 3day weekend. I'd give it at least an hour.
    I'd like to move the ride up to 2 maybe just so people hopefully get out earlier to beat the traffic somewhat. Also some more ride time....

    So what do people think? 2 PM start time? Ealier? Later? Heck we could make it a nooner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    Traditionally that drive up 680 sucks on the 3day weekend. I'd give it at least an hour.
    I'd like to move the ride up to 2 maybe just so people hopefully get out earlier to beat the traffic somewhat. Also some more ride time....

    So what do people think? 2 PM start time? Ealier? Later? Heck we could make it a nooner.
    I second the nooner start time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    So what do people think? 2 PM start time? Ealier? Later? Heck we could make it a nooner.
    Noon is cool with me. I'll be lucky to make it up by Saturday am for Annadel...

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    I can help sweep Ord, UC if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    I can help sweep Ord, UC if needed.

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    Start with Ord. There's sand everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Shorts
    Start with Ord. There's sand everywhere
    No kidding. 50 and 49 are sandtraps (50 still fun). The sand even on the Goat Trail and as funny as it seems, someone was indeed sweeping it. It's not sand they were sweeping tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalk
    It's not sand they were sweeping tho.
    Ahhhh..... Must be the converted hay all over the trail from all of those 1500-pound posthole diggers that I saw there last week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalk
    No kidding. 50 and 49 are sandtraps (50 still fun). The sand even on the Goat Trail and as funny as it seems, someone was indeed sweeping it. It's not sand they were sweeping tho.
    Here's my take after this afternoon:

    I concur with 49. 50 isn't that bad - there's still a bit of a track left up the hill; the part of 50 South of Eucalyptus (from 11 to the Rd) is alright - still fun, but some parts of getting a bit beachy, but they're all downhill and not too much danger of being bitten yet. Now 60 was special this afternoon...better than Pre-Otter, but it's going downhill fast (no pun intended ). 82 going up was great - nice and firm. Other sand areas are a bit of the Goat (near the west end), the bottom half of 39 is just a beach, but rideable, and on 75 the patch n the middle still has a nice trail through it and the one corner has a bit of a patch on the inside line. The three b1tches are very rideable - nice and firm. The bottom part of Skyline is a bit sandy, but nothing to worry much about. Trail 11 (Lookout Rd) is nice and fast - no sand - and the drop is more fun the faster you go.

    Rensho - that should help direct your efforts.

    Thoughts for the route - would folks rather go up 49 (a bunch of poison oak - tecnu'd already - and pretty sandy) or up 82 (it's only a long steep hill)? I may move this to it's own thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Shorts
    Ahhhh..... Must be the converted hay all over the trail from all of those 1500-pound posthole diggers that I saw there last week
    Saturday, the sheep were all over the Goat...not much damage from them, but you should have seen them running down the hill from the b1tches - it was pretty stinkin funny. I thought more than a few were going to go @ss over teakettle tumbling down the ridge.

    Strange, didn't see or hear those sheep today...
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    What is MTBTB?

    What time does the Wilder right start? Looks like you have a leader for it. I would like to attend though.

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    May By The Bay 8. One of the longer running MTBR Gatherings.
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    This Year: http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb8.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    .Maybe a high mileage group on Nisene -Demo too! 14 mile climb then two loops!! Then we'll descend some treasure!

    francois
    I'm in for the climb and other goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wg
    May By The Bay 8. One of the longer running MTBR Gatherings.
    Last year: http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb7.html
    This Year: http://webpages.cwia.com/emartini/mbtb8.html
    Au contraire, Pierre. It's the longest continuously running gathering if you can forgive Charlie America for the year he held it near San Diego Bay. MBTB 5 if memory serves.

    Replay by the Bay (MBTB 2) was my first MTBR group ride experience of any kind.

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