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  • 10/27 or 10/28

    5 35.71%
  • 11/3 or 11/4

    5 35.71%
  • 11/10 or 11/11

    2 14.29%
  • I can make all of those dates! So just pick one or two

    3 21.43%
  • I can only do...(you tell me - sat or sun only? Other date suggestions?)

    2 14.29%
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    Red Box/Grassy Hollow Interest Thread

    Okay, I was asked to do it and I know Big John (as well as some or all of his lovely harem) and Vertical Bob will join. How about the rest of you. Any interest? If you like this: Red Box/grassy Hollow Brief Ride Report And Pics then you'll love the ride. Basic details are:

    Route: From Red Box (must have adventure pass to park) to Grassy Hollow and back
    Miles: 80
    Elevation Gain: 8800 give or take
    Altitude: over 8k feet, so bring caffeine with you!
    Lunch: Newcombs Ranch
    Difficulty: Not steep, but not an easy ride. Expect 6-8 hours for this ride (especially if we stop for lunch)

    RickOCRR has suggested September 22nd. I cannot do that date due to the LA Wheelman Grand Tour Lite the next day, but he may organize the ride. I hope you all will join.

    Otherwise, I'm looking into late October (as in October 27th or 28th), and/or the first two weekends in November (should be cooler by then). If interested, please give your date preference and I'll lock a ride date down.

    EDIT: Do read this: http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=5248036&postcount=52. I must stress that this is not a ride for beginners in any way, shape or form. It is VERY remote up there. Having ridden with most of you wonderful So Cal BFers, I know that each of you know your abilities and comfort zone, but seriously consider the remoteness of this ride before joining. There will be no SAG.
    Last edited by merider1; 09-11-07 at 04:43 PM.

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    I'm in for any date in October and November except the 14th!
    Last edited by Happytime; 09-11-07 at 04:57 PM.

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    I'm in. Any of those dates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    There will be no SAG.[/B]
    I can't agree. I sag all over the place and I plan to do the ride.

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    DV Double is 10/27. Otherwise, I'll be there.

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    Baker to DV is scheduled for the 10/28, if it actually happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indolent58 View Post
    I can't agree. I sag all over the place and I plan to do the ride.
    It's because you're one of the saggy, unhealthy long-distance types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indolent58 View Post
    I can't agree. I sag all over the place and I plan to do the ride.
    yippee! I rather like you, Dan-o. And you can sag all you want up that mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpconrad View Post
    Baker to DV is scheduled for the 10/28, if it actually happens.
    Okay, well, since I would like both you boths there (Vance and John), I'll rule out the end of October and look at the November dates.

    Although another alternative would be October 13th...hmmmm.

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    I'm working Solvang's Finest Nov 10 but I'll do AC 11/3

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    If it's October/November, I might be able to make 10/6, but any later and it's likely I'd only be able to make a Sunday ride. If it's a Sunday, any weekend would do.
    just being

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    Do you have an address or location that I could put into mapquest? I think I had it somewhere last year but can't find it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig View Post
    Do you have an address or location that I could put into mapquest? I think I had it somewhere last year but can't find it now.
    Will this help? http://tchester.org/sgm/places/red_box.html

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    Thanks.

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    when does hunting season start? be nice to avoid that segment of the population

    earlier is good in terms of temperatures. anytime in October can bring cold, as you all know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig View Post
    Do you have an address or location that I could put into mapquest? I think I had it somewhere last year but can't find it now.
    Here's the google map variation.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...wloc=addr&om=1
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewellymon View Post
    when does hunting season start? be nice to avoid that segment of the population

    earlier is good in terms of temperatures. anytime in October can bring cold, as you all know.
    Does that mean I have to wear clothes this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewellymon View Post
    when does hunting season start? be nice to avoid that segment of the population

    earlier is good in terms of temperatures. anytime in October can bring cold, as you all know.
    Anytime can bring cold up there! But I hear ya. Unfortunately, I am only planning what I can be at in terms of other commitments, and Oct. 13th or the other dates I listed are it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    Does that mean I have to wear clothes this time?
    No. Ride naked and we can tell the temperature changes by your "reactions" - win-win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    112 miles from my house. I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig View Post
    112 miles from my house. I'm in.

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    I don't know when I can make it from this far out (Sunday is generally a better bet, though) but I'll definitely be interested.
    If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

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    Well, if truth be told, I may put together a couple of these rides (one on a Saturday and another a week later on a Sunday). Bob loves to ride up there and will go up I'm sure every week if he can. Therefore, I'M planning for when I go up, but ANYONE can plan on a date I don't provide and go up there anytime too. Just PM Bob and he'll show you the way.

    With that said, of course I want EVERYONE to be at the ride(s) I plan for up there. Got that, people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    It's because you're one of the saggy, unhealthy long-distance types.
    Well I was puffy and unhealthy before doing long distances. I guess saggy and unhealthy is sort of an improvement. I think.

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    No Sundays for me. Don't forget after the clocks change you could run out of daylight if you have any trouble. Late in the year I would also suggest checking with the visitor center to make sure the water is available. You could go to Big Pine for water.

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