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    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
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    MTB: Big Sycamore Canyon

    After many years of wanting to ride Sycamore Canyon, finally did yesterday with friends. Unfortunately a big fire went through there just before summer so its still a moonscape; open and exposed. Still fun though although I am very tired and will likely no ride today. Did 19 miles and 2800' of climbing. Since the trailhead starts of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, we had lunch after on the beach. Summertime in CA... mountains and beaches all together!

    Staring up the canyon and noticing all the burn areas
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    Two Foxen singletrack waiting for riders to come down
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    Friends waiting for me (I as walking) at the top of the Sin Nombre singletack
    Waiting for Pam at the top of the Sin Nobre climb.jpg

    The big climb up the Gualasco singletrack to Overlook Rd
    OH NO we are going where.jpg

    Stopping to admire the view of the Camarillo berry fields
    Julie taking a rest.jpg

    Very Long, somewhat scary Backbone singletrack back down to Sycamore Canyon
    Backbone singletrck goes on forever.jpg
    Last edited by Pamestique; 08-26-13 at 09:33 AM.
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    Wow looks like a bucket of fun! There's something eerily beautiful about the burned out landscape to me. Wish we had terrain like that around here!

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    I would love to ride a trail like that! Every trail around here is LOADED with golf ball to car size rocks, most of them jagged. I ride a rigid mt. bike and the rides are very jarring, to say the least. There's beautiful scenery in this area, though!

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    Nice. I was going to mtb out there yesterday but ended up taking my road bike all the way up instead.
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    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
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    Hey Hairnet if you ride there what route do you normally take? We went against traffic all day so obviously choose the wrong direction...
    Last edited by Pamestique; 08-26-13 at 09:34 AM.
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    Looking at that scenery almost tempts me to try MBing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iTrek View Post
    Looking at that scenery almost tempts me to try MBing again.
    You live in Tustin... do you know how many great trails are close nearby? Almost a shame not to mountain bike!
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    I had a mtn bike before, but only ended up the paved paths or bike lanes and so went strictly road. Really didn't know there were many trails around here.

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