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    MT Bike May 5th!! El Moro Poker Ride.

    Anyone care to join me at the Poker Ride???

    Where; El Moro ( OC)
    When; May 5th 8a-12p
    Cost; apx $30 + parking ( $5 )

    A Mt Bike poker ride! It's pretty good, lots of raffle prizes, a 15+ mile ride.
    If you've never ridden El More, this is a chace to become familiar with
    quite a few of the trails! I have ridden pretty much all of them, and it's a good
    ride.
    I know it does cost, but the money is used for trail maintenance.
    As I use the trails, and do pretty much zero work on them, it's the least I should do.

    Come on folks, lets have a BF group!

    The "LIST"

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    I'd be up for it, if I weren't playing real poker in Vegas next week!
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    A few friends are doing it,but I have to work. Be sure to give us a post ride report.
    "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
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    wish I could, but it's a lil too early for me.

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    What's a poker ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin
    What's a poker ride?

    There are check points set up at places throughout the park.
    The idea is to ride to each spot, pick a card and it's logged on
    your sheet.
    The best and worst hands win prizes. This is not timed, just check points.

    After the ride there is a raffle with lots of bike bling, and a BBQ.
    Come on check it out, it's not far from you!!
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    Considering it...I bought Rose a mountain bike about 12 years ago but it hasn't gotten much use.
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    I will be there Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by VMC
    I will be there Drew

    Great!
    Any others??..
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    Quote Originally Posted by VMC
    I will be there Drew
    How technical is the area? A friend of mine may do it but is concerned its over her head....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost
    How technical is the area? A friend of mine may do it but is concerned its over her head....


    A "friend", uh huh... well....

    It's fire road with some single track.
    There are a couple areas that are a little more technical, but those can be
    walked.
    If you can do Aliso-woods, this is a breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew12
    A "friend", uh huh... well....

    It's fire road with some single track.
    There are a couple areas that are a little more technical, but those can be
    walked.
    If you can do Aliso-woods, this is a breeze.
    yeah, I 'found her' in the parking lot at my old LBS and we've ridden together a few times... she's a little intimidated so I thought I'd ask so I could pass the info on...

    thank you Drew for the info!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost
    yeah, I 'found her' in the parking lot at my old LBS and we've ridden together a few times... she's a little intimidated so I thought I'd ask so I could pass the info on...

    thank you Drew for the info!!!
    Maybe you should give voltman the address of this parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin
    Maybe you should give voltman the address of this parking lot.
    +1

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    Sounds fun Drew... is this the same ride that 3F posted about awhile back?

    edit: yep... here it is

    I really need a good, long road ride but if nothing comes up by then I think I'll try and make this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffanie
    Sounds fun Drew... is this the same ride that 3F posted about awhile back?

    edit: yep... here it is

    I really need a good, long road ride but if nothing comes up by then I think I'll try and make this.

    Come on Tiff...
    This will be about the same work out ( maybe a little less) than
    you did on STT. That's if you do all the check points!!
    Join us and I'll spring for your lunch!!

    Last time I did this they gave away a few cases of Fat Tire, A bike, Mt Frame,
    crank Bros pedals and tools, etc etc...

    Oh, just to let everyone know, I think it's $30 + $5 parking.
    And I think lunch is extra....
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    I'll be there (volunteering) at checkpoint 5. If you're a true beginner (like - never rode a mountain bike before), then you would probably do some walking up the steep stuff but overall it's a really easy ride.

    This event is held by the ShareMTB club. More info is here:
    http://www.sharemtb.com/

    ---mark

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    Mark... what part of El Moro can a true beginner (ie just getting on the bike for the first time) ride? Even
    the "flat" Canyon trail has it's slightly technical stuff and I'm assuming the ride is not limited to that.

    But for Tiff - there is nothing more difficult or technical than what you already did in Limestone, in fact it will be easier. You should do fine if you choose to do the ride.

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    The actual ride route is a secret until the day of the ride so I can't say much about that. But if you want a map of the park and a good description, try the site below:

    http://www.mountainbikebill.com/ElMoroCanyon.htm

    As for what can a true beginner do? All of the fire roads. Again, they would likely have to walk up the steep sections and may have some difficulty coming down some of the single tracks. But the only way to learn is to get out there and do it. There's no shame in walking your bike over things you're not comfortable doing. We all did it when we started riding!

    The main "El Moro Canyon" trail is excellent for true beginners. It's a gentle fireroad climb into the interior of the park. BFI is also a relatively easy way up.

    Remember folks, that the sport is called "mountain biking" for a reason

    ---mark

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    I might be down for this... There is supposed to be a work club ride.. but I haven't heard anything so I don't know if anyone is going to show. ill report back tomorrow.

    Drew if you need a ride I'll pick you up. Don't worry I won't be late again... sorry about the last time.

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    Bump!!!
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    *bump* the more poeple the more fun!


    ill ask around work...

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    This is tomorrow AM!
    Just a reminder!!
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    Sorry for leaving you hanging
    Went riding last night and had a friend go down hard
    She broke her arm in three places
    She was having surgery today

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    Quote Originally Posted by VMC
    Sorry for leaving you hanging
    Went riding last night and had a friend go down hard
    She broke her arm in three places
    She was having surgery today
    Oh no...thats aweful....sorry to hear that...
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