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    NorCal Has Flatlined

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    I left town.







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    Must be all the rain, everyone’s going crazy

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    Hate it. Rain needs to stop now. If needed, rain at night while I'm sleeping. I'm ok with that.

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    This thread should be moved shortly.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langster831 View Post
    Must be all the rain, everyone’s going crazy
    Could be worse.....Seattle yesterday.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Could be worse.....Seattle yesterday.....

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    A good day to bike to work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radium View Post
    A good day to bike to work....
    My daily commute is 50% singletrack. #weathertax

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    The content has been sub-par lately. Need a good NorCal story - any Marin or MidPen rants? Oh wait there are a bunch already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Could be worse.....Seattle yesterday.....

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    Yet another reason to keep your tank topped off at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchester View Post
    The content has been sub-par lately. Need a good NorCal story - any Marin or MidPen rants? Oh wait there are a bunch already.
    Also, Fort Ord sucks! Don’t ride there

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchester View Post
    The content has been sub-par lately. Need a good NorCal story - any Marin or MidPen rants? Oh wait there are a bunch already.
    We've had mountain lions strangled, roads caving in, beer drinking rides, snow in the Santa Cruz mountains........we need more explosions.....or cowbell...


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    NorCal Has Flatlined

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    Yet another reason to keep your tank topped off at all times.
    This is actually really, really good advice. Never let your gas tank fall below 1/2 full. No power = no gas = walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Yet another reason to keep your tank topped off at all times.
    And a twelve pack in the back
    I'm sick of all the Irish stereotypes, as soon as I finish this beer I"m punching someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiantsfan View Post
    And a twelve pack in the back
    What, for the first hour? Nah, make that a pony keg, mister. Gotta keep warm somehow.


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    Read sometime about the drinking habits of Andre The Giant.

    https://www.supercall.com/culture/an...ords-and-facts

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiantsfan View Post
    And a twelve pack in the back
    With a season pass to Sugar Bowl I get to play the Old 40 or HWY 80 game coming from Truckee ... sleeping bag, food, shovel, clothing, weed and beer are all winter staples. I've spent about 15 hours going nowhere on 80 so far this winter.

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    We're busy building an ark.

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    Where are we? We're hidin from the rain. The rides in my area are much to wet to ride right now - heck with ethics, the gluemud'll get ya!

    Check this page out. This is the weather that's coming - cold and wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee Trash View Post
    With a season pass to Sugar Bowl I get to play the Old 40 or HWY 80 game coming from Truckee ... sleeping bag, food, shovel, clothing, weed and beer are all winter staples. I've spent about 15 hours going nowhere on 80 so far this winter.
    Old 40 is a total cluster on Sunday evenings now. Like 5 miles back ups.

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    Sorry, been out riding on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey Simon View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Old 40 is a total cluster on Sunday evenings now. Like 5 miles back ups.

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    I've never heard of Old 40. Thanks to you guys, I have now. Wow!

    https://www.sierranevadageotourism.o...2264898e90274c

    Old U.S. Highway 40 stretches from New Jersey to California, and with Route 66, was one of the main travel routes across the country. To travel today on Old Highway 40 instead of Interstate 80 is to see America as it once was.

    Driving along Old Highway 40 across the Sierra Nevada from Sacramento to Reno gives the traveler a new perspective and experience. Traveling at a slower pace, one passes the remnants of the past: old gas stations and motels, museums, towns off the beaten path, and historical sites and buildings.


    And some things never change. From the comments section: We live on original 40. My father in law says he remembers sitting in bumper to bumper traffic coming home from weekends with his parents in the 1940/50's , he remembers our house!

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    Stuck inside, but still want to get your heart rate up?

    Read this! A Tennessee clinic swindled the military out of $65M. This is how it got caught.

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    Fort Ord was beautiful yesterday- blue sky an big fluffy clouds. I saw Mt Lion scat, rabbits, and a Michelob bottle from the 70s. Also watched some crows hunt, catch, and eat mice like they were normal, law-abiding birds of prey. I’d say the Monterey peninsula is extreme northern mid-cal, however, so it doesn’t even count.. I wouldn’t even bother to ride down there but I have to make a weekly trip to take care of a property and visit a relly in a nursing home. Always glad I did. I like the south east side best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Stuck inside, but still want to get your heart rate up?

    Read this! A Tennessee clinic swindled the military out of $65M. This is how it got caught.
    "Oorah"!

    Glad they got caught. F*cking smug bitches smiling for the camera.

    If I were a veteran would I take part in a "clinical trial" for $300 a month?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Read sometime about the drinking habits of Andre The Giant.

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    Looks like I need to step up my game.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    You think the NorCal forum has flatlined, try heading out beyond this. The site has flatlined. Take note of the Passion forum which they changed the name to “Ride Passion” some two months ago. Since then those used to looking for “P” for “Passion”. Can’t seem to find it and the forum itself is in cardiac arrest. Very little activity in there since.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    whatever, not how i see it. last time i partook in MTBR it was the Turner (Homer) forum that was all the rage. now zero, zilch. I miss those idiots.

    and now that i am back, wtf with an Ellsworth forum? its the manufacturer forum that is most telling to my simple brain of what has "changed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Thank you DIRTFlunkie

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    Does Aquaholic still ride Noble every day? He built and rode the craziest features. I had a buddy, a good rider, get knocked out trying to hit one of his jumps.

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    That VA scam reminds me of the baby formula ring in FLA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Stuck inside, but still want to get your heart rate up?

    Read this! A Tennessee clinic swindled the military out of $65M. This is how it got caught.
    Go here, you can find all kinds of stories about scams and stolen valor phonies:

    https://thisainthell.us/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callender View Post
    Does Aquaholic still ride Noble every day? He built and rode the craziest features. I had a buddy, a good rider, get knocked out trying to hit one of his jumps.
    he is still very active. he just got PUSHed shocks on his recumbent

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    And where have you been Foshizzle on my nizzle? I haven’t seen you on here in years.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I'm gonna go ahead say that, if you're a skier, this is as good as it gets. It's like Little Cottonwood Canyon snow in Tahoe. Tomorrow should be phenomenal, but I have to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    I'm gonna go ahead say that, if you're a skier, this is as good as it gets...
    Mendocino National Forest last Tuesday.
    This is a video of the lower section of the Fire Break/Meadows Run in the mountains above Covelo.
    Mendocino Pass area.

    Skiing down the Fire Break into The Meadows.
    The last thousand feet - el. 5500' down to 4500'.



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    What happened to this forum?
    Word on the street is...fc didn’t get his asking price when he sold MTBR, so he told his buddies to stop posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    Word on the street is...fc didn’t get his asking price when he sold MTBR, so he told his buddies to stop posting
    I asked for Pliny da Younger. I got Bud Lite Chelada. Mmmmm...

    It's been a tough winter in the Norcal. I can count the quality singletrack ride days with one hand! And I have a flex schedule and have been looking to get out every day! So I can only imagine how hard it's been for others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibmaster View Post
    Mendocino National Forest last Tuesday.
    This is a video of the lower section of the Fire Break/Meadows Run in the mountains above Covelo.
    Mendocino Pass area.

    Skiing down the Fire Break into The Meadows.
    The last thousand feet - el. 5500' down to 4500'.



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    head over to https://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/ its going off!!!

    busiest category on the whole site
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg View Post
    head over to https://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/ its going off!!!

    busiest category on the whole site
    Holy pork, with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, sugar, and sodium nitrite as a preservative, Batman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg View Post
    head over to https://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/ its going off!!!

    busiest category on the whole site
    thats old news, that was same fact when i posted years ago

    fact is that most of America is fat, if not obese. further, most Americans are too stupid to have a mind of their own so they go with what social media, MBAction, etc say they should look at. 29ers are effectively the crutch for the aforementioned crowd which explains the forums popularity where they can bask in being overweight sheep together.

    p.s. i have 2 29ers

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    Hmmm. the "Want to leave the bay area" forum seems to be getting love...... coincidence?

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    Some people will never be happy with anything short of drama, blood and suffering. Is that why we are here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle View Post
    thats old news, that was same fact when i posted years ago

    fact is that most of America is fat, if not obese. further, most Americans are too stupid to have a mind of their own so they go with what social media, MBAction, etc say they should look at. 29ers are effectively the crutch for the aforementioned crowd which explains the forums popularity where they can bask in being overweight sheep together.

    p.s. i have 2 29ers
    Wtf? Is that the post you wanted to respond to?

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    All the corpses are fertilizing the Poison Oak! It's a week or 2 away from exploding in Fort Ord!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    All the corpses are fertilizing the Poison Oak! It's a week or 2 away from exploding in Fort Ord!!
    Poison oak out there is really bad and only getting worse, plus with all the ticks and confirmed cougar sightings. Yikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Wtf? Is that the post you wanted to respond to?
    maybe FPizzle. i can't be expected to know what I wanted to respond to.

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    Duh..

    Old 40s a good road ride though. I do use it a lot in order to get around where 80 drops two lanes in each direction between applegate and baxter. Theres also a couple of pretty good burger joints on old 40...ask FP

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    Quote Originally Posted by langster831 View Post
    Poison oak out there is really bad and only getting worse, plus with all the ticks and confirmed cougar sightings. Yikes
    Yes I agree that it is totally unsafe at any speed, and the area should be avoided at all costs. I also saw several dozen rattlesnakes and an ice weasel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    Some people will never be happy with anything short of drama, blood and suffering. Is that why we are here?

    ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?


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    Yep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radium View Post
    A good day to bike to work....
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    head over to https://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/ its going off!!!

    busiest category on the whole site
    Idk, the fat bike forum is sure popn. However, I seem to remember a lot more viewers in past winters. I remember seeing the fat bike forum with something like 400 viewers on average. Now it is more like half that.
    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.
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    It's official.
    MTBR is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Yes I agree that it is totally unsafe at any speed, and the area should be avoided at all costs. I also saw several dozen rattlesnakes and an ice weasel.
    Yep, tell your friends, Fort Ord sucks, don’t ride there

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    ice weasel.
    I hear they're viscous! Almost as nasty as those flocks of Mud Snipe

    This part is a cross post:

    Many area of Fort Ord benefit from the rain. It's not hard to put 20 plus mile routes together that don't degrade the trails. Rain rides out there are really wonderful. The views, wildlife and trails take on a different character with the rain. The wet foliage, smells, flowers, water fowl in the ponds, running water, bobcats, deer and turkey impart a bit of magic that's DIFFERENT and wonderful!
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    Grab a CX bike or a rigid singles speed, pick up a decent rain jacket and gloves, a pair of wool socks, take a thermos of something warm, grab a friend and GO explore - it's a blast out there. NOTHING duplicates or replaces the physical and emotional benefits of a shared adventure while being outside on a bicycle with like minded souls*

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    It's ok to ride this, right?

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    [QUOTE=jms;13985434]Many area of Fort Ord benefit from the rain. It's not hard to put 20 plus mile routes together that don't degrade the trails. Rain rides out there are really wonderful. The views, wildlife and trails take on a different character with the rain. The wet foliage, smells, flowers, water fowl in the ponds, running water, bobcats, deer and turkey impart a bit of magic that's DIFFERENT and wonderful!

    [QUOTE]

    Fake news, Fort Ord sucks. Don't ride there. It's all gravel roads and flow trails that have no flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
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    Sure, in about a month.
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    jms- Preach it, brother. F'Ord is a shining nugget this time of year. There aren't many opportunities to get air, but I still have fun on my mid-travel bike. One thing that bugs me a little is that even though there are only a handful of faster "downhill" trails, it's pretty common to run into-only figuratively so far-people climbing them (e.g. 42, 49, 50). I usually chalk it up to people who are unfamiliar with the trails, but is it more of a local style?

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    [QUOTE=langster831;13985473][QUOTE=jms;13985434]Many area of Fort Ord benefit from the rain. It's not hard to put 20 plus mile routes together that don't degrade the trails. Rain rides out there are really wonderful. The views, wildlife and trails take on a different character with the rain. The wet foliage, smells, flowers, water fowl in the ponds, running water, bobcats, deer and turkey impart a bit of magic that's DIFFERENT and wonderful!


    Fake news, Fort Ord sucks. Don't ride there. It's all gravel roads and flow trails that have no flow.
    And that beautiful but fake 'Spanish Moss' is not moss at all! Imposter!! Pineapple!!

    Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is not a moss but a flowering plant that grows over trees, however, it doesn’t leach nutrients from them. It is native in North, Central and South America and belongs to the family of Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae), the family of pineapples. It is epiphytic. Epiphytes (air plants) are those that sit or grow on other plants, but they do not use the energy of host plant or feed on them.

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    I agree on 42, (I go back up on 43 or 44) but you kind of need to go up and down 49 and 50 dontcha? I admit that I haven't been on every trail out there. I'm gonna have to figure out a way to link the 2 SOC 'Enduro' (haha) segments from Creekside, since I will save the slog back up Barloy for race day only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callender View Post
    jms- Preach it, brother. F'Ord is a shining nugget this time of year. There aren't many opportunities to get air, but I still have fun on my mid-travel bike. One thing that bugs me a little is that even though there are only a handful of faster "downhill" trails, it's pretty common to run into-only figuratively so far-people climbing them (e.g. 42, 49, 50).
    Don't forget 82.

    I blame the whole "up the down routes" on the uninitiated riding the Sea Otter XC course, which is a shining example of great trails linked badly in the wrong direction. Brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jms View Post
    Don't forget 82.

    I blame the whole "up the down routes" on the uninitiated riding the Sea Otter XC course, which a shining example of great trails linked badly in the wrong direction. Brilliant!
    SOC even had riders climbing goat one year. Who designs that course?

    I've never come across anyone riding up 82 or goat (thankfully) I'd say 50 north is one of the worst out there. I climb and descend it, and its fast both ways with a lot of blind corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jms View Post
    I hear they're viscous! Almost as nasty as those flocks of Mud Snipe

    This part is a cross post:

    Many area of Fort Ord benefit from the rain. It's not hard to put 20 plus mile routes together that don't degrade the trails. Rain rides out there are really wonderful. The views, wildlife and trails take on a different character with the rain. The wet foliage, smells, flowers, water fowl in the ponds, running water, bobcats, deer and turkey impart a bit of magic that's DIFFERENT and wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    I agree on 42, (I go back up on 43 or 44) but you kind of need to go up and down 49 and 50 dontcha?
    I was thinking about the north ends of 49 and 50. We usually just take Jacks Rd. back up, but I could see going up 49 to get more dirt and a little downhill. As for 50, Barloy Rd. is a quick easy climb to get to the top. The high school teams do laps on it. Climbing 82 should be a misdemeanor. Caw-ry on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callender View Post
    I was thinking about the north ends of 49 and 50. We usually just take Jacks Rd. back up, but I could see going up 49 to get more dirt and a little downhill. As for 50, Barloy Rd. is a quick easy climb to get to the top. The high school teams do laps on it. Climbing 82 should be a misdemeanor. Caw-ry on!
    True, true, but climbing asphalt ain't why I'm riding! (I'm talking about the climb back to the racetrack - and I'm sure those kids can lap that all day, but I avoid it other than when forced during the SOC Enduro).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    I'm gonna have to figure out a way to link the 2 SOC 'Enduro' (haha) segments from Creekside.
    Might be easier to accomplish that starting from East Garrison. It's only 6 minutes down the road from creekside and definitely easier to link those two segments (82 and 50). You could ride mostly all single track to get to where 50 north and south meet at Eucalyptus Road in about 10 minutes. The fastest way to get to the top of either of those enduro segments will require you to ride some asphalt though. As callender was saying, Jacks road conveniently takes you to 82, or you could do Barloy to Barloy Spur to get to the top of 50 south. Its the easy section of Barloy canyon but Barloy Spur can be a bitch, but it gets you there fast.

    Fort Ord sucks anyways though, don't ride there. I heard there's some good riding in the Bay Area though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langster831 View Post
    Might be easier to accomplish that starting from East Garrison. It's only 6 minutes down the road from creekside and definitely easier to link those two segments (82 and 50). You could ride mostly all single track to get to where 50 north and south meet at Eucalyptus Road in about 10 minutes. The fastest way to get to the top of either of those enduro segments will require you to ride some asphalt though. As callender was saying, Jacks road conveniently takes you to 82, or you could do Barloy to Barloy Spur to get to the top of 50 south. Its the easy section of Barloy canyon but Barloy Spur can be a bitch, but it gets you there fast.

    Fort Ord sucks anyways though, don't ride there. I heard there's some good riding in the Bay Area though.

    I've never entered from East Garrison. If I ever have the misfortune of having to ride in that hellish, munitions-infested wasteland of a park again, I'll give it a try.

    I'll stick to riding back and forth over the GG Bridge and talking down undecided jumpers.

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    geographically speaking, all of the Bay Area is mid-Cal. lol Only peoples desires to not associate with the SoCal hoards, keeps perpetuating this NorCal Identity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callender View Post
    I was thinking about the north ends of 49 and 50. We usually just take Jacks Rd. back up, but I could see going up 49 to get more dirt and a little downhill. As for 50, Barloy Rd. is a quick easy climb to get to the top. The high school teams do laps on it. Climbing 82 should be a misdemeanor. Caw-ry on!
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    Once again, the weekly ride thread should be banned. It eliminates what otherwise would be plenty of interesting separate threads and clogs them up with what is junk that is not interesting to me. I don’t want to read a big thread of everyone’s rides all over NorCal. Like most people I’m interested in certain areas and will read and contribute to threads about those.

    That aside, it’s looking like HITG will be pretty late to open this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
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