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Old 06-18-12, 04:05 PM   #1
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clyde ride

We have so many members up and down the west coast. We need to pick a long ride sometime in the fall and all get together and ride it.

Or maybe two, one north and one south.

I love to take weekend jaunts, so I would be up for some traveling for a ride.

anyone else?
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Right now I can't commit to much tho I like the idea. I am hoping to be changing jobs in a month or so. If that happens, I'm not sure what my schedule will look like. The new job will involve extensive training and shift work meaning I will most likely be working nights, weekends and holidays once get past training.
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I hosted a Clyde Ride several years ago here in Oregon. It was a lot of fun. I would love to do another one, but my work schedule might make doing another one harder.
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Sound interesting. If by "south" you mean central coast, like SLO to Monterrey, I hear there is some great riding up there. (I'm presuming "north" is OR & WA)

There may be enough interest for three rides, South being Ventura/Santa Barbara, central being Sonoma/Mendocino-ish.
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Depending on my work schedule, I might be able...
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If you bring the ride to my neck of the woods, I'll join you, and I can recommend some fantastic routes.



^ One of the walls of the Cashmere Valley.



^ The road to heaven?

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Sound interesting. If by "south" you mean central coast, like SLO to Monterrey, I hear there is some great riding up there. (I'm presuming "north" is OR & WA)
I think "south" means Oregon and the bottom half of Washington.

For Central Coast riding, I've always wanted to do Big Sur, and the ride from Frisco to Santa Cruz. Big Basin, too, if I had a mountain bike.
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For the PacNWrs, anyone doing STP? I think there are a few of us.

I will be with another clyde, but he is just barely because he is tall...
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I would love to participate if the location and schedule allow.
It would be great to meet and ride with some other Clydes.
I would be open to anywhere in California on a weekend between the beginning of August and the end of October.
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I am easy actually...I can adjust my schedule and have enough frequent flyer miles to be made an honorary pilot on southwest lol.

I am also one of those weird people who think driving 12 hours is fun.

I would love to do a PNW ride, as I have never been outside of Seattle or Portland.

I have in laws in San diego so getting (south) is easy for me too. There is a century based in mamoth in the near future for the southern boys if anyone is interested.

If I make it up to oregon or seattle, we have to schedule at least one awesome hike too...now way I am driving that far and not getting into the mountains on some remote trail.
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I am easy actually...I can adjust my schedule and have enough frequent flyer miles to be made an honorary pilot on southwest lol.

I am also one of those weird people who think driving 12 hours is fun.

I would love to do a PNW ride, as I have never been outside of Seattle or Portland.

I have in laws in San diego so getting (south) is easy for me too. There is a century based in mamoth in the near future for the southern boys if anyone is interested.

If I make it up to oregon or seattle, we have to schedule at least one awesome hike too...now way I am driving that far and not getting into the mountains on some remote trail.
The Mammoth one just caught my eye! I love the eastern sierras, and could easily convince my wife to go.

I lived in San Diego for 25 years, great place to ride year round.
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If you bring the ride to my neck of the woods, I'll join you, and I can recommend some fantastic routes.



^ One of the walls of the Cashmere Valley.



^ The road to heaven?



I think "south" means Oregon and the bottom half of Washington.

For Central Coast riding, I've always wanted to do Big Sur, and the ride from Frisco to Santa Cruz. Big Basin, too, if I had a mountain bike.
You pick some good rides dude! I read your blog a few weeks ago, a few of those rides are now on my radar! Where is that second pic from?
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For the PacNWrs, anyone doing STP? I think there are a few of us.

I will be with another clyde, but he is just barely because he is tall...
I'll be riding with a few friends. I think it will be a blast!
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I am hoping to be changing jobs in a month or so. If that happens, I'm not sure what my schedule will look like. The new job will involve extensive training and shift work meaning I will most likely be working nights, weekends and holidays once get past training.
Are you sure you want this job?
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You pick some good rides dude! I read your blog a few weeks ago, a few of those rides are now on my radar! Where is that second pic from?
Thanks! I'm not sure exactly where the second one came from; the original pic is at home, and I don't think this one has the right time stamp in it, to look up the coordinates in the GPS file. It was somewhere along this route:



... and fairly early, so along the western ~10 or 15 miles, and on the south end of the valley. I'd guess Pine Flat Loop or Stines Hill Road. If it's important to you, let me know, and I'll look it up, otherwise, try the route one day when it's gray and bleak on our end of the state and sunny over there.

I don't want to hijack this thread with a billion pics, and I'm trying really hard to show restraint. But I'm also lobbying for the Clyde Ride in the PNW to be in Western Washington, and I'm going to share one more pic from Sunday's ride. This one is 180 degrees from my usual style, and I'm not sure how I shot it (by accident, I'm sure), but I love it! Startling at first, but once you get over the overexposure and cartoon-like saturation, it's kind of nice:

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I'll have to try that route some time. Thanks.
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For the PacNWrs, anyone doing STP? I think there are a few of us.
Not I! Should be a great ride, but it's not for me.

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... If I make it up to oregon or seattle, we have to schedule at least one awesome hike too...now way I am driving that far and not getting into the mountains on some remote trail.
The only problem with this would be picking just one trail to hike.

Seattle is a gorgeous place with sweeping panoramas, tidal salt water (the Salish Sea), lakes and canals, rolling hills with glaciated and snow-capped mountains in the background ... it's heart-brakingly beautiful. But even in a place like this, you get tired of riding the same roads eventually, and there are only so many roads in town. So I ride the city limits during the week, but I head out of town and look for the best scenery to ride through on my days off. The bike rides are more like hikes than you'd expect, at least in terms of the surroundings.

Since I'm trying to convince you all what a great place the Seattle area would be for a group ride, let me post a few photos from hiking trails. This being bike forums, I'll limit myself to trails that bikes are allowed on (except one that I can't not share).

Here's the Fourth of July Creek trail, up Icicle Ridge.





Esmeralda Basin in the Teanaway.







Iron/Bear Creek. I think this is more Peshastin than Teanaway, and it'll be hard to convince me otherwise, but people say I'm wrong.





And Cascade Pass is one of the most spectacular easy hikes on the planet. Bikes aren't allowed, though.





http://landscapephoto.us/Events/Nort...Snow-field.jpg

http://landscapephoto.us/Events/Nort...s-on-trail.jpg
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God, I am so In...

Pick a trail, that by 5 miles out from the trail head we won't see people. I have a few of those I do here.

Man seriously let's make this happen...my wife would b wall over coming up there...and she's twice as fast as I am on a bike....hell I let her pull on the flats lol
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