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Old 07-21-17, 06:17 PM
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Looking to join cx rides in the bay area

Hello,
I just moved to the bay area (Cupertino) and recently bought a cx bike.
I ride some trails in the area but don't know many places. I always end up on really steep and hard climbs or mtb descents...
I would like to join a ride sometime and get to know more suitable places. Maybe even a real cx course and get some training for the cx season.
Thanks for any tips.
P.S. I can make killer hobo/field coffee
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Old 07-22-17, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Borhasov View Post
Hello,
I just moved to the bay area (Cupertino) and recently bought a cx bike.
I ride some trails in the area but don't know many places. I always end up on really steep and hard climbs or mtb descents...
I would like to join a ride sometime and get to know more suitable places. Maybe even a real cx course and get some training for the cx season.
Thanks for any tips.
P.S. I can make killer hobo/field coffee
LOL exactly what I find. I've lived here my whole life and I don't know of many sustained off-road/CX courses that don't involve MTB level terrain, either too steep, or too bumpy/rocky.
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Along the bay in from Menlo Park through Fremont, there are a variety of paths/trails that are largely cx-appropriate.

Not the most technical trails around, but you won't be hit with massively steep climbs or mtb descents.
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There are some fire roads in Wilder Ranch State Park (Santa Cruz) and Big Basin State Park that might be suitable, although I find them a challenge. I also have some lower-than-CX gearing now (a 46/30T crank and 11-36T cassette) and 40mm WTB Nano tires. The fire roads through UCSC, which connect to Wilder, are very moderate.

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