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    Anyone have non-dusty places to ride now? Do you have to ride alone to avoid dust now?

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    There's no dust at Hogan.

    No shade neither.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the.vault View Post
    Anyone have non-dusty places to ride now? Do you have to ride alone to avoid dust now?
    Any west-facing slope in the Pacific Northwest will be pretty nice. Avoid the rain shadow (see the Eastern Sierra for and extreme example of a rain shadow) California is a desert and is quickly reverting to that state. I'll be moving in a few years into the Cascadian fern-drip and will lay down my bones among the roots and rocks.

    Edit - in the PNW you WANT to be in the rain shadow for more riding options - The Sunshine Coast in BC for example.

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    ok....anyone have any non-dusty local places to ride this weekend...and not die from too much heat, the kind of heat that is experienced at Hogan's

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    non-dusty places to ride?

    The nearest mud is three states away honestly you’ll have a hard time finding hero dirt this time of year
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    Quote Originally Posted by the.vault View Post
    ok....anyone have any non-dusty local places to ride this weekend...and not die from too much heat, the kind of heat that is experienced at Hogan's

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    Close to the ocean, under redwood trees is the best chance. Actually real good for end of August conditions. Wilder State Park, around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the.vault View Post
    Anyone have non-dusty places to ride now? Do you have to ride alone to avoid dust now?
    just gotta be the first guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post


    Close to the ocean, under redwood trees is the best chance. Actually real good for end of August conditions. Wilder State Park, around here.
    Just rode Wilder a few days ago. The new Engelsman Loop, Old Cabin, etc......VERY nice.

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    Most of my 12 rides so far this month at Annadel have been at 5:40am. No dust in the eyes or lungs, but plenty to make the freshly lubed chain start to squeak after an hour.

    The dust clouds I encountered during my past Saturday ride during the day confirmed another reason I like to ride when nobody else is around.


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    Skeggs, trails in San Francisco come to mind (feel free to PM me about SF, I'm happy to suggest a route or guide if timing works). Skeggs is probably a better choice if you have to drive in terms of variety, parking availability, etc. Both are pretty cool weather-wise. Both are going to have _some_ dusty spots (where there's no tree cover), but for the most part they are fog-drippy and not super loose. Yard-for-yard both places are mostly hero dirt this time of year. You're definitely not going to be choking on the guy in front of you's dust cloud.

    BTW -- there is plenty of mud in both places I mentioned if you look. Anyone saying there's no mud in Norcal right now isn't familiar with fog drip, which means you are missing out on some of our best trails

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    I think the entire norcal area is a giant dust ball of heat, not too sure what it's like in central california around the bay area though.

    Embrace the dust!

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    If its been fogy Joaquin Miller can be not dusty.

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    I’d recommend a long weekend up at Northstar. Then all your local trails will seem “not-dusty” in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    I’d recommend a long weekend up at Northstar. Then all your local trails will seem “not-dusty” in comparison.
    Nice DOF on that shot.

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    You gotta trust your bro's. 2 feet off their rear tire is risky, but no dust! You gotta both be on the same page, as far as " no sudden stops", or you will run over their fancy Carbon rims. As a house painter, I know we usually get a first rain around Halloween, then a few small systems between Halloween and Thanksgiving, then "Its On" in the Bay Area. Up in the high country you get some rain storms earlier though. 2 1/2 more months of dust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoolie View Post
    you gotta trust your bro's. 2 feet off their rear tire is risky, but no dust! You gotta both be on the same page, as far as " no sudden stops", or you will run over their fancy carbon rims. as a house painter, i know we usually get a first rain around halloween, then a few small systems between halloween and thanksgiving, then "its on" in the bay area. Up in the high country you get some rain storms earlier though. 2 1/2 more months of dust!
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    Truckee got rain today.

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    I rode Thunder Mountain (off 88 in Kirkwood) yesterday. No dust. Just pouring rain and complete hero dirt. It rained and hailed after about the first 30 minutes and didn't let up until I got back to the car. Not a single bike track, or footprint on the trail. Just fresh, fresh tracks..

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    how much area did the rain cover? Did it make to Pinecrest or Downieiville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the.vault View Post
    how much area did the rain cover? Did it make to Pinecrest or Downieiville.
    It was like a heavy mist. If you weren't there that day or the next, it's gone. When the land is this dry, need 2-3 inches to get it past the dust pow.
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    You gotta Trust the Dust bro, and then you can ride like you're from California

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