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Old 07-01-06, 10:36 AM   #201
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I got really lazy, and put off posting a few pics of the sf ride. Basically we did an amazing race in Sf. For those of you who don't know what the amazing race is, its a bunch of clues in order that take you to different places. Every 3-4 clues we finished, we'd get a new set. The race took us to- Treasure island, china town, macys square, coit tower, pacbell park, embarcadero, and various steep streets in sf I regret only having taken a few pictures but here they are.

I know it doesn't look really steep, but It was the steepest hill I've ever ridden up. Only me and scotty, the kid in the blue shorts in the pic made it to the top without stopping. 4-5 blocks, at each cross steet it levels out.
Awesome idea! Did you guys organize it yourself? Me and my friend have talked about driving to SF and riding around, but that is a great idea!
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Awesome idea! Did you guys organize it yourself? Me and my friend have talked about driving to SF and riding around, but that is a great idea!
It was a scout thing, amazing race. My dad who is the leader and some other people put it together. 6 hours of puzzles and such.

Just because we're mtbers doesn't mean road can't be fun

If you do it, think about various places such as- Embarcadero, macy's square, china town(stink bombs of course, some good pranks can come from this), coit tower, treasure island, pacbell, the piers, go across the golden gate, alcatraz, of course golden gate park. These are some places to ride through, I guarantee it would be great man. Of course you probably wouldn't be able to do all of these places

You could easily find a cheap chinese place for lunch, or anything for that matter. Plus, there are tons of bikeshops in sf.
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I rode Pisgah today with girlscout. We did Maxwell cove to Black Mtn. all was well unti the decent and I lost a pully from my rear der. I walked back up the trail amd found the pully and the little washers. I couldn't find the little bolt though. I had to walk the last mile out to the bikeshop.Oh well, still a good time.
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I rode Pisgah today with girlscout. We did Maxwell cove to Black Mtn. all was well unti the decent and I lost a pully from my rear der. I walked back up the trail amd found the pully and the little washers. I couldn't find the little bolt though. I had to walk the last mile out to the bikeshop.Oh well, still a good time.
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It was a scout thing, amazing race. My dad who is the leader and some other people put it together. 6 hours of puzzles and such.

Just because we're mtbers doesn't mean road can't be fun

If you do it, think about various places such as- Embarcadero, macy's square, china town(stink bombs of course, some good pranks can come from this), coit tower, treasure island, pacbell, the piers, go across the golden gate, alcatraz, of course golden gate park. These are some places to ride through, I guarantee it would be great man. Of course you probably wouldn't be able to do all of these places

You could easily find a cheap chinese place for lunch, or anything for that matter. Plus, there are tons of bikeshops in sf.
Ah man thats awesome. Yeah, I've done all that in SF already My friend and I wanted to do some urban riding there some day I have a Spanish exchange student from Madrid and we are heading into the SF on Thursday, going to show him the sights, Alcatraz, will be fun, but no bikes That will be some other time
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Hey never, what time of year do you guys start getting snow?
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Hey never, what time of year do you guys start getting snow?
It's varies...in the mountains at higher elevations maybe by Sept/Oct (maybe even earlier) but last year we hardly had any until after the new year...I was riding with shorts and a short-sleeved shirt on Christmas Day.
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My first major outing with the new bike was a blast. I hit the Alum Creek P1 trail near Columbus, OH. I had a few blips... and one very amusing, but mildly scary fall into a muddy creek bed. All-in-all, the most fun I've had in YEARS. I can't wait to get out there again.

I didn't take a camera with me (probably a good thing, 'cause surely I would've broken it), but here's a pic of the aftermath:



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Well the plan was to ride Mt. Baldy but due to the crazy thunderstorm (with some nice sized hail) in Calgary, we ended up leaving a little bit later than planned. So we made the last minute call to ride Terrace instead due to time constraints. Terrace is fairly Minnewanka-esque, just a shorter version...not much in the way of elevation changes, just fun, twisty singletrack (and the faster you ride, the more exciting it becomes).

RMR and dblblkdiamond getting ready:


Emily and her basically brank spankin' new Prophet:


A couple of views at the first look out point:



And two riders admiring the views:


It's not that easy taking pics while riding but I'm going to post them anyway:




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The previous post continued...

I was trying to get an action shot of RMR but I was a little slow with the camera:


If you could see RMR's face, it would show extreme disappointment due to me missing the shot:


A bit of the trail:


The turn around point:
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We just rode Mt. Baldy and I took a ton of pictures so it will take a few posts (damn 10 picture limit!)...hope you guys don't have dial-up!

Barrier Lake lot:



Some of the initial fireroad then singletrack climb (I didn't stop to take the photos hence the blurriness):




Some more of the climbing section:



Views and trail near the top:


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More views/trail near the top:




At the top:





Adding extra travel and dropping the saddle for the upcoming descent:


Little stretch before the loose, rocky descent starts:

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A few more scenery shots before we start the descent:




The descent:


Looking back uphill:


Further down, looking uphill:


More fast, loose, rocky descending:


The singletrack descent...pictures in both directions:


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More singletrack descent - pictures in both directions:




A scree section with scenery:




Barrier Lake and Mt. Baldy:


The end:
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We were going to do an out-and-back on Cox Hill and Jumpingpound (a nice hardcore ride) but a storm forced us to turn around partway through the ride. So we basically only rode a portion of Cox...the rain made the descent even more interesting.

I didn't take very many pictures, and nothing of the really technical sections...but here is what I took.

Obligatory trailhead shot:


On the way up:










I figured I had better take a couple of shots while riding...don't want to disappoint anyone (doesn't everyone love blurry shots?!):




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Am I the only one posting in this thread? Or is no one else posting because I am clogging it up with pictures?

Anyway...here's more! The wife and I did the trail in our local trail bible that was llisted as a point-to-point but we did it as an out and back (Mt. Shark to Goat Creek trail). Not overly exciting but it was a nice relaxing ride.

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On the Goat Creek Trail:




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[QUOTE=never]Am I the only one posting in this thread? Or is no one else posting because I am clogging it up with pictures?
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Your killing my old dialup. I love the pics,I just keep forgetting my camera. I'll try to take some today.
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.....got a ride in today at DuPont. Didn't get any ride pics but I took some a couple of miles from the trail head.It was sunny and 85.

Me and girlscout chillin with our feet in the water.


ugly creatures in the water around here...


A friend came by to swim...
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1) trail - don valley
2) ride time - roughly 2 hours.
3) miles - no clue.
4) light snow, below 0C (not sure how cold it got)
5) trail conditions - covered in snow.
6) summary - being my first winter trail ride ever, i had a blast. a bit slower pace than i'm used to on the trails we hit, but that's expected considering there was a nice layer of snow covering the trail. tires held up pretty well, but wanted to wash out here and there but didn't have any disasterous wipe outs. tried to hit up a couple of the stunts... won't be trying that again without studded tires hah.

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Nice! reminds me of the days of being back home in Pennsylvania! Everyone then said I was crazy for riding in the snow
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well today was a fairly good ride minus some things. The weather was clear 75 with 65% humidity. Great for riding in my opinion. Anyways onto the ride, it was great me and a friend went around our local conservation land (Bikes allowed) and we had a blast on the marked trails. Then we decided to ride off the trails and do some trail making of out own. Great fun. Then he gets a flat ride over. But hey it was great while it lasted.
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isn't riding in snow very difficult? cuz you cant see what's under the snow and stuff. I've never seen real snow in my whole life, so i donno what's it like. and... won't the snow rust the the crap of the bike?
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Not real hard to do so long it isn't like 3 feet plus deep! LOL Also depends on how it is. Is it wet, or drier and fluffy. How well is it packing? I guess it would be easier to understand if you got to see it. Oh, out in the woods too it might not be as deep as it is in town. Trees and such hold alot themselves. We've taken natural cover out of the equation in towns ecspecially bigger cities so snow will accumulate there deeper than in woods. Thats what I always saw anyway. I'm originally from a small town, no city by any means. Even then there could be 2 feet in my front yard, but only 6"-1' in area of the woods. Now I guess I'm just babbling, sorry. Oh, snow will rust out your bike if you don't dry it off and waxing after riding, just like if you rode in the rain. Only diff in snow and rain is that snow is frozen rain.
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Me and a couple buds hit Chickasaw Trace in Columbia, TN yesterday. Humidity was stupid, but the actual temp was okay. We only did about 4-5 miles. One of my friends brought his son and he's not in the best shape. Felt kind of bad since he was on an X-mart Schwinn. Not used to riding off-road, either. We kept the pace pretty mild for him. Don't want to put him off MTB'ing. Sweet trail out there, but we didn't get to hit any of the technical stuff. It was a little wet, too. Big thunderstorm the night/morning before our ride. Not enough to really hurt anything, but our tires got a little slick on the rocks. Fun ride, overall. You could really rip on that trail when it's dry.
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Not being able to see what's under the snow is my favorite part actually. A little dangerous, but the snow makes falling less painful. Ice...now, that's a different story.
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I figure this would be the best place for these. We had a race at Alum Creek near Columbus, OH today. Nice turnout, with well over 100 riders competing in 3 different classes.

I can't seem to use html in the posts here, so here's a link to my page with all the pics, and one teaser pic.

Link: http://shostako.com/mtbrace.html
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