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Old 11-23-09, 10:42 PM   #1
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A Ride In The Woods

This past Saturday, I spent a couple hours riding my favorite local mountain bike park. Only saw one other rider on the trail. i like it that way. I have a hard enough time getting along with myself.

I love this time of year. Snakes are gone. Frost has gotten the poison ivy, and the air is crisp and dry.









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Old 11-24-09, 08:11 AM   #2
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Thanks for showing us your photos, and your good time!
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That looks like a ton of fun, its pictures like those that make me wish I had never gotten rid of my mountain bike.
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Old 11-24-09, 12:43 PM   #4
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That looks like cycling in Blair Witch country. I wish we had places like that in southern California.
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That looks like fun and reminds me how much I miss my 2-stroke KTM and racing through wooded areas in the fall and winter with one of my best friends from high school.

Thanks for the pictures!!!!
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That looks like cycling in Blair Witch country. I wish we had places like that in southern California.
We do... you only have to look for them - have you not been to Julian? The San Gabriels (Chantry Flats)? Big Bear? We have a "Blair Witch" right in OC (between Santiago Oaks and Weir Canyon)

JBoyd - lovely photos - thanks for sharing. Makes me want to get out and ride! If only I could leave work now....
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Nice pics. A mountain bike is my next big purchase.
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Creative use of your camera as well. Nicely done.
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We do... you only have to look for them - have you not been to Julian? The San Gabriels (Chantry Flats)? Big Bear? We have a "Blair Witch" right in OC (between Santiago Oaks and Weir Canyon)
I stand corrected. I should have said I wish I had areas like that readily accessible to my in San Diego. Julian would be the nearest, but it's about an hour away. Maybe I should pick up some pies while I am there.
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I stand corrected. I should have said I wish I had areas like that readily accessible to my in San Diego. Julian would be the nearest, but it's about an hour away. Maybe I should pick up some pies while I am there.
You did say "Southern California"... Julian is not that far from San Diego, not in terms of spending a lovely day out riding in the woods. What you should have said was "I wish I had something like that right out my back door!"

I do have something I can ride to that is similar right out my back door... maybe you should consider moving from San Diego to OC!
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