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    No good This inversion SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After having to deal with it this week, thankfully I'll be heading up to a Park & Ski tomorrow morning to escape it. Still unsure of what I'll be doing Sunday...more than likely XC skiing up there. We need a good ol' storm to come through to clean out the valley and dump ALOT of snow up in the mountains. Sadly, that doesn't look like it will happen until later next week .

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    go find some sun!

    I spent 3 hours up at Bogus yesterday scraping and grinding my way down the backside and sloshing down the front side. Despite quality of the, well, I guess they call it snow, it was a quick fix of fun in the sun and life was ok. But driving down into the valley was like driving into a cesspool and I've been depressed and despondent ever since.

    Whatever you do, do it in the sun.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    worst of all worlds!

    Dude, I hear (and feel) your pain. This weather is the worst of all worlds - I'm not going to go board on slush or ice, the trails are too muddy and soft to mountain bike, and the wet roads aren't even conducive to road biking! That, and I'm pretty much sick of running already this season, so I guess there's nothing left to do but sit around, drink beer and get fat. Who's with me?

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    It's different down here

    I live in San Diego. Last Wednesday it was 85 degrees here! Santa Ana conditions, so, it was clear as a bell.

    We have to pay a ton of cash to enjoy our weather, however. 1,500 sq. ft. homes in a crappy part of town are selling for $400K.

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    Buy a trials bike!

    I'm still riding trials 2-3 days a week. Learn to ride trials and this weather won't get to you so bad. Hop, hop, smile.

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    Yep

    Quote Originally Posted by rippling over canyons
    I live in San Diego. Last Wednesday it was 85 degrees here! Santa Ana conditions, so, it was clear as a bell.

    We have to pay a ton of cash to enjoy our weather, however. 1,500 sq. ft. homes in a crappy part of town are selling for $400K.
    My sister Stef lives in Oceanside. She moved there from VA. Her home has apparently appreciated in worth 100k in one year. Crazy stuff.

    I lived in Hunt. Bch for 4 years, had a very small studio and was paying over $500/mo
    for it. It was all decked out though, and if I would have just stayed my cours, probably could have bought something. Everybody I know who did buy down there, bought before everything went crazy!

    I now live in a home and we pay less than $750/mo for a home with a garage. We do miss OC though.

    The thing I miss the most is riding with my riding buds at Aliso Woods/Top of the World,
    El Morro, LCWP, the Santa Ana Mountains (Trabuco area), especially these loops:

    1. Blackstar to Silverado Motorway, then back up via Maple Springs to Main Divide, then down Holy Jim
    2. Holy Jim to Trabuco Trail or Bell Ridge (wicked ride)
    3. San Juan (Oh San Juan!!)
    4. Peters Canyon (fun local loop)
    5. Santiago Oaks
    6. Santa Ana River Trail
    7. Chino Hills in early Spring (beautiful)
    8. El Morro and the Tuesday night rides come spring (and yes the singletracks we don't "talk" about because they are "illegal")

    Haven't ridden too much in San Diego though. The one time I did my car got broken into!
    I've heard there's awesome riding Carlsbad area, very near my sister...

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    2 days, 2 rides

    I guess it's not sooooo bad. I took the CX bike up Rocky Canyon Rd. yesterday until it became an ice skating rink (didn't get above the inversion, though) and took the road bike out today for a short, fast ride. So, hey - riding is riding, right? I think all of those who are sick of the inversion should head with Chris tomorrow to go ride the Owyhees!

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    This was from Banner Ridge earlier this afternoon.....



    It was WARM up there! So nice to have the sun hitting the face.

    When I was driving back....hit Hilltop and that's when I really dropped back into the inversion. Blech!!!!

    I *might* hit up Bogus tomorrow morning, but I've been a weekend warrior since coming back from Hawaii and really haven't had a weekend off to do errands and chores and crap. Ugh.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    I guess it's not sooooo bad. I took the CX bike up Rocky Canyon Rd. yesterday until it became an ice skating rink (didn't get above the inversion, though)
    Where did you start? I'm thinking of riding up Rocky Canyon sometime next week at night. I usually base all of my rides in that area from Fort Boise. So I would go up Shaw and then drop down into Rocky Canyon. But I'm worried about coming back down Shaw if there are spots where ice could be. I guess I could always start where the pavement ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98
    My sister Stef lives in Oceanside. She moved there from VA. Her home has apparently appreciated in worth 100k in one year. Crazy stuff.

    I lived in Hunt. Bch for 4 years, had a very small studio and was paying over $500/mo
    for it. It was all decked out though, and if I would have just stayed my cours, probably could have bought something. Everybody I know who did buy down there, bought before everything went crazy!

    I now live in a home and we pay less than $750/mo for a home with a garage. We do miss OC though.

    The thing I miss the most is riding with my riding buds at Aliso Woods/Top of the World,
    El Morro, LCWP, the Santa Ana Mountains (Trabuco area), especially these loops:

    1. Blackstar to Silverado Motorway, then back up via Maple Springs to Main Divide, then down Holy Jim
    2. Holy Jim to Trabuco Trail or Bell Ridge (wicked ride)
    3. San Juan (Oh San Juan!!)
    4. Peters Canyon (fun local loop)
    5. Santiago Oaks
    6. Santa Ana River Trail
    7. Chino Hills in early Spring (beautiful)
    8. El Morro and the Tuesday night rides come spring (and yes the singletracks we don't "talk" about because they are "illegal")

    Haven't ridden too much in San Diego though. The one time I did my car got broken into!
    I've heard there's awesome riding Carlsbad area, very near my sister...

    Noble Canyon is the epic San Diego ride. I just returned from riding it today! Sorry your car got broken into. I also often ride the San Juan Trail. Its access (highway 74) has been closed for almost two weeks now. The recent rains created a mudslide and damaged the road.

    The awesome riding you heard about in the Carlsbad area is probably "Flighline." Its adjacent to Palomar airport. Anyway, they have been putting the dreaded orange fencing up. It's about to be turned into more of those $400,000 cookie-cutter homes I mentioned in my first post.

    Enjoy the winter season and I'll see you all next summer on my annual "Rocky Mountain Excursion." Here's a shot of Noble Canyon:

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