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    New question here. Pop QUIZ: You have all of august off to do as you like: What do you do?

    Where in the US would you go to live for the month and ride? Ready.... Go:






    Ride it like you won't get another chance.

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    Not the desert.

    Too bad you said "US" or I would say "BC". In lieu of that, I would say Oregon and Washington.

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    Vermont.

    Or Fort Collins, CO.

    Or San Luis Obispo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat_weasel View Post
    Vermont.

    Or Fort Collins, CO.

    Or San Luis Obispo...
    Vermont is a good call. The NE would be cool. Very few Californians have ridden in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, etc.

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    After I read the title, I thought passport, whistler. Then you say I can't leave the country

    on further thought, I'd probably go to Hawaii. Road bike, mtn bike, surf board.

    for purely biking, probably CO.

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    I was also going to say Whistler haha. I'd probably go to Moab just to ride the wind-formed rocks that are so prominent there .

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    ROAD TRIP
    spend a week in each of these areas: Bend OR, Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, Salida and Breckenridge CO, then all the socal goodies on the way back up north (Idyllwild, San Juan Trail, Mt Pinos, SLO). After that trip you will have ridden so much incredible singletrack that you'll never want to go back to real life again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fat_weasel View Post
    Or Fort Collins, CO.
    Really? I can't quite wrap my head around that one. Granted I haven't spent any time there since 1987, but I can't imagine a month's worth of riding w/o doing a lot of driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menso View Post
    ROAD TRIP
    spend a week in each of these areas: Bend OR, Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, Salida and Breckenridge CO, then all the socal goodies on the way back up north (Idyllwild, San Juan Trail, Mt Pinos, SLO). After that trip you will have ridden so much incredible singletrack that you'll never want to go back to real life again.

    +1 for OR through CO

    Just remember your Swiss army knife and to tell your mom where you are going. I remember a movie a while back that had something to do with a guy running around alone and how it kind of turned out bad/good for him.

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    Otherwise I would be in Crested Butte, Idaho and Oregon.

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    I'd go to colorado and rock some of their lift assisted mountains. Sol Vista, Trestle, Keystone, all look super fun. It seems like Sol Vista is always putting on some kind of really cool event/race that I would want to go to.

    For a little closer trip I'd drive up through oregon to washington and rock all the good riding spots on the way: Santa Cruz, Northstar, Ashland, Oakridge, Willamette Pass, Blackrock, Port Angeles, Bellingham, etc.

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    Road trip FO 'sHo!

    Being that i'm from San Diego, i would be riding a lot of the stuff in Norcal such as Santa Cruz (my favorite), Tahoe/Truckee/Downieville (my favorite), Then a week in Flagstaff AZ and week in Bend.

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    I would explore the entire west coast.

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    I'd go to Crested Butte, Salida, and Durango. That area of Colorado just drop dead gorgeous in August and packed to the gills with super-fun single track (Monarch Crest, 401, 501, Reno Pass to Deadman's Gulch, etc., etc.). The elevation means there's no heat (and no O2). August is the absolute perfect time to go riding/camping/beer drinking there.

    Yup, that's what I'd do if I had an August of leisure.

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    I'd use the month to look for a new job.
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    Iím assuming all of August off=unemployed, so yeah what he said.

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    Another vote for Colorado. SolVista, Breckenridge, and Winter Park are all damn good spots. Riding in CO in general, even without hitting the parks, is an amazing experience.

    Like everyone else says, pack up the gear and travel. Make a road trip out of it and hit up everything on the way. It beats the hell out of flying.

    But if you haven't hit up the east coast, I'd strongly consider it, at least once in your life. I'm living in NJ until next April and have access to two week per month timeshare at Mt. Snow in VT. So I might be able to hook up a place to crash if you do decide to make the trip over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lassiar View Post
    Iím assuming all of August off=unemployed, so yeah what he said.
    or he's a student and has to go back soon!

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    I'd just stay in Central Oregon and ride all the great stuff there (Bend, Oakdale, etc.). Minimize the driving time, maximize the riding time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lassiar View Post
    Iím assuming all of August off=unemployed, so yeah what he said.
    Nope not unemployed! Just milked out an extra month of from a broken collar bone! healed up enough to ride and return to work at the end of August. I was thinking about a road trip to Co for Snowmass and then cruising around. But it'd be alone except for the dog and who knows how fun that would be? Not that much I'm guessing. Tahoe is a possibility but I could also get a room for the month in SLO with my friends and I'm leaning that way... Then take some road trips to tahoe and stay a while up there and definitely make it for the Pro GRT!!

    I just wanted to hear your dream visions of what you'd do with the time!!
    Ride it like you won't get another chance.

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    I would ride the local trails every day, and eat sushi (and drink beer) afterward (every day as well).
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Road trip

    I would take 3 and 1/2 weeks slowly working my way up the coast to Vancouver and Victoria (screw your US centric constraints - I'm a monutain biker - I go where I want, besides, the Canadians are dying with us in Afghanistan) in my Vanagon weekender mountain biking all along the way. Then use the last couple of days to jet back home down the 5.

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    Make it north america and I'd do BC without hesitation.

    With that not an option, I live in Tahoe and really don't need an MTB vacation. So I'd go to San Diego and beach bum it for a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I would ride the local trails every day, and eat sushi (and drink beer) afterward (every day as well).
    Ha Ha Ha... And how'd that be different from what you do now?

    I'd do a tour of the west including Moab, Fruita, Goosberry, etc. just like the last time I had no job to get back to.

    Most all the stuff in CA you can do on a long weekend. Don't waste a long vacation on that.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Ride my bike and drink beer, Duh!

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