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Old 11-06-06, 09:28 AM   #1
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Well this weekend it was back to Demo Forest for some good ol after rain riding. I wont bore you with another report, except to say I didnt hit any tree's this week.



The bummer, the road into demo most likely will be gone this winter



as you can see, last years rains took a huge toll on the mt side



the drive into the forest



A view of the valley below
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Old 11-06-06, 09:39 AM   #2
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Sassy, making sure she doesnt get left behind again.





Upon arrival, we notice all the demo bikes



Part of the group taking a break before the long decent



and still more



Sasstro wondering what the hold up is, actually I think she was eating some jerky
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Old 11-06-06, 09:47 AM   #3
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one of many trail features, logs across the path



this is one way to deal with it, Shilo was testing this bike today



Chucke rippin it on his Yeti





one of dozens of launch pads

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Great pics Sean. It's so pretty up there!
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Looks like a lot of fun, Sean!
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and the preffered tool for the job



XTR and Red King Bling combined with 8inches of pure stopping power




more of the Kings, notice that they are not clean


Thomsen holding the carbon bars, and yes those are King spacers between the carbon


and because Im a *****, matching bar ends.
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Great pics Sean. It's so pretty up there!

Thank you, Ill be taking reservations from the so-cal group in the near future.
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Tiff, notice the Ti-Alias, my butt just loves it.
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Looks like a lot of fun, Sean!

I didnt take as many pics this time because Sassy was with me. She follows hand commands on the trail so we need to keep moving. By the way it was her best run ever, she passed a bunch of riders on the dwnhill today. I was so very proud of her, she did so well. Sassy is 10 years old and did near 18 miles today, and she was shredding it up.
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BLING!!!!!

Poor Sassy! You made her run 18 miles?!?!?! Sounds like she has just as much fun as you do!
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WOW! Great Pics Sean! I'm looking forward to riding up there
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BLING!!!!!

Poor Sassy! You made her run 18 miles?!?!?! Sounds like she has just as much fun as you do!

What do you mean poor Sassy, she loves it. She went back on Sunday too, but she wouldnt eat her breakfast so she had to wait in the car. She would bonk hard if I had taken her with no food.
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What do you mean poor Sassy, she loves it. She went back on Sunday too, but she wouldnt eat her breakfast so she had to wait in the car. She would bonk hard if I had taken her with no food.
maybe a little tired still from the day before probably better she just hung out yesterday Do you take her to work too?
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Great pix Sean..it is really beautiful up there...I hope I can up there some time to ride..but I need to work on my skills first... I have no idea what I am doing as Tracy can attest to from our friday ride...


How does Sassy keep up? Does she know to stay off to the side of the trails?
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Great pix Sean..it is really beautiful up there...I hope I can up there some time to ride..but I need to work on my skills first... I have no idea what I am doing as Tracy can attest to from our friday ride...


How does Sassy keep up? Does she know to stay off to the side of the trails?

We had several first timers on Saturdays ride, they did just fine. We help em out, give a few pointers and they have at it. Most walked through a couple of sections, but overall tehy rode most of it. The ground is really soft from hundreds of years of foliage falling to the forest floor. Ive crashed many times, its almost like falling on a bed.

Sassy not only kept up, she passed alot of slower people. the trails are twisty so she manuevers them just fine. She always passes on the left. She also always runs on the trail, even if she falls behind, she knows the trail will lead to me. If I dont hear her behind me, I slow down and let her catch up. She gets better every time out. She was great this saturday.
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We had several first timers on Saturdays ride, they did just fine. We help em out, give a few pointers and they have at it. Most walked through a couple of sections, but overall tehy rode most of it. The ground is really soft from hundreds of years of foliage falling to the forest floor. Ive crashed many times, its almost like falling on a bed.

Sassy not only kept up, she passed alot of slower people. the trails are twisty so she manuevers them just fine. She always passes on the left. She also always runs on the trail, even if she falls behind, she knows the trail will lead to me. If I dont hear her behind me, I slow down and let her catch up. She gets better every time out. She was great this saturday.
That is so cool....
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thats such a cool trail and dog. I've gotta ride up there. Maybe when we go up for Sea Otter you can give us a tour
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thats such a cool trail and dog. I've gotta ride up there. Maybe when we go up for Sea Otter you can give us a tour

Thats a great idea. We do that every year for the out of towners. We ride either Demo or UCSC depending on the conditions.
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i'll never a afford a sweet mtb like that, never....oh, me.

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i'll never a afford a sweet mtb like that, never....oh, me.

nice bike btw

Well thanks. You never know what you may be able to have if you strive for the sky and work hard you can have anything you want. Thats how I did it.
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Good pics Sean.
That's one tough dog to go with the bikes.

Santa Cruz is a great place to ride, like no other I've ridden on.
Hope to make it up there again.
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Good pics Sean.
That's one tough dog to go with the bikes.

Santa Cruz is a great place to ride, like no other I've ridden on.
Hope to make it up there again.

It is a special place. Downiville near Tahoe is pretty great too, simular but alot more rocks. Evry mt biker needs to ride Downiville and Mr Toads in Tahoe, as well as Hole in the Ground in Tahoe. May as well make a 3 day weekend of it.
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It is a special place. Downiville near Tahoe is pretty great too, simular but alot more rocks. Evry mt biker needs to ride Downiville and Mr Toads in Tahoe, as well as Hole in the Ground in Tahoe. May as well make a 3 day weekend of it.

Never been to Downieville.
It would be nice to try it.
check the Downieville Vid.
http://www.petefagerlin.com/cavid.htm
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Never been to Downieville.
It would be nice to try it.
check the Downieville Vid.
http://www.petefagerlin.com/cavid.htm

Great video's. I was riding while watching that. I had done alot of the rides so it felt like I was there. Cant wait for the snow melt, Im raring to go. It is so fun riding there. You do a run, have lunch and beer in town, catch another shuttle and bomb down a different route. Ahhhh what a life.
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Here is one of Sassy chasing after me on the trails.

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