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Old 06-17-08, 10:42 PM   #1
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Some pics from a Tuesday mtb ride.

Work is very slow, so I went to my favorite trail and it was great! Lots of singletrack.

Looking back while catching my breath.

My car is down there, I'm 1/3 of the way up the mountain.

Near 8000 feet, there is some doubletrack.
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Here, close to 9000 feet, the trees look strange.

There is a table on top, I always rest there.

I lived down there with my ex-wife. She had a 23 year old cat, and when the cat died, she had her cremated, and we scattered the ashes near that white spot (quarry)on the top of that mountain. It's 7500 feet there.
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Great pics, and a nice bike too. Where exactly were you.
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Looks like a fun place to ride. Great scenery.
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It looks so very dry there. Almost a dust bowl. Nice elevation!
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Great pictures!

Those trails look like something I would enjoy. I simply have to find someplace nearby to ride my mountain bike. The new mountain bike park in our area is just a little too technical for me. I hated all those switchbacks, steep climbs out of creeks and other obstacles
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Great pics, and a nice bike too. Where exactly were you.
This area is about 100 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

Yes, it's very dry. Southern California is in another drought.

Yes, Beverly, people who don't like technical do enjoy this trail. There are a few spots where some walk a couple steps, and there are some steeps, but the problem for many is the altitude. It just makes me a little sleepy.
It was close to 100 degrees at home, and probably 70 on top of that mountain.
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Sometimes when I try to look at pics at work, they get blocked, but I see them when I get home on my PC.
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Great pictures John! Hmmm....100 miles north of LA.......is that around Mt Pinos?

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Great pictures John! Hmmm....100 miles north of LA.......is that around Mt Pinos?
I was trying to be somewhat discreet, George. We should plan a Saturday ride there this summer. There is talk of that on that other forum.
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I used to take my mountain bike with me on star party weekends at the ranger station at Mt Pinos.
So peaceful up there...
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I used to take my mountain bike with me on star party weekends at the ranger station at Mt Pinos.
So peaceful up there...
If you're talking about the end of the road where they set up all those telescopes, it's now a ski patrol station. It's 8300 feet there, supposed to be the best place around to look at the night sky. Some of those guys have telescopes as big as a van.
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