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Old 10-23-06, 05:02 PM
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Nov 18th MTB Group Ride #2

EDIT 11/9

With the great success of the last group ride at Chino Hill Rec Park. We'll plan the next group ride at the same location and same time.

Location: Chino Hill Rec Park off Carbon Canyon
Time: Ride time 9am, meeting time 8-8:45am
Ride Details: I vote for 2 group split at the fire road after Bovian. I choose this so some of us to can Bovian Single track as a warm up to Raptors Ridge, plus it a fun lil trail.

Group A, can take the fire road back to telegraph Canyon Trail like we did last time. This ride length was about 14.5 miles. Very mellow ride, with a few climbs to the end.

Group B, will back track on Bovian single track to 4 corners, and ride raptors ridge to where ever it spits out at. Do some large loop and end up back on Telegraph somehow. I'm looking to put in about 25 miles on group B. Again I don't know this trail but I do not mind getting lost and putting more miles in.

Post ride meal I vote for the same location, great food and decent price and great food and I can have a beer this time!!!! If riders from Group A want to join the post ride, they can either wait at the parking lot for Group B or go to the resturant and get a large table for the group.

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Old 10-23-06, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jsigone
With the great success of our first MTB ride, Caligurl has reserved this date so I figured I'd get it all started. Keeping the beginner group in mind, I'd suggest Either Bonelli Park (8 miles per lap), Santa Rosa Platue Park in Murrieta (7.5 per lap) or Marshall Canyon Near the base of Mt Baldy Road. Marshall Canyon might push the beginner group cuz its climbing from the get go.

https://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?from_top=1&route_id=240

https://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?from_top=1&route_id=350

If anyone else has suggestions for trails up there, I'm all open for ideas. I'd like the keep the trails around the same area since we got a good turn out, it seemed like good drive for everyone except the desert and SD folks. I don't mind driving up though.

i don't know ANYTHING about the trails... but i'd like something a little longer since everything is such a drive for us! do either of these offer longer beginner/easy trails, too?

(i think both involve driving for us.... but that's ok.... i think murrietta may be a tad bit closer... and might be easier for tracy to get there with child care issues.... baldy sounds fun, too though! so i'm game for either but would LOVE to do longer but would need someone to guide me through cuz i don't know the areas!!!!!)

YAY! it's official... we have a mountain bike ride on the 18th! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-23-06, 05:07 PM
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OK....the hunt for my front suspension has officially begun.
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Marshall Cyn is part or connected to Claremont Hills Wilderness Park(where I ride mtb). You could do 1/2 loop up CHWP,then down to Marshall Cyn, back up to CHWP and maybe up to Potato mtn(another 5 rough terrain/loose miles up,but after you get 1 1/2 mile dh).

Be about 15 miles up and down,then another 7(?) straight down!

Just a thought!
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Fullerton Loop is close and is 12miles and Aliso Woods can be as short or long as you want it....

Just a thought....
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I vote for Santa Rosa cause its probably my only chance of a close ride!
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We may need a poll and a vote....
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
OK....the hunt for my front suspension has officially begun.
will you buy me my pink mtb while your at it******************** puhweeze**********????
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will you buy me my pink mtb while your at it******************** puhweeze**********????

Well here is a start!!!

https://www.ison-distribution.com/iso...j-ads-pink.jpg

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Originally Posted by Neccros
We may need a poll and a vote....
i vote for whatever is longest and not too far of a drive! how's that! lol!

actually... can someone talk about the other places? what they are like? i mean i have NO clue! heck... i'd be happy going back to carbon canyon... but it would also be nice to do other areas!!!!! so talk to us, peeps in the know!!!!!
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
No problem. Any particular brand, fork travel, oil, air, oil/air, etc.....you're looking for?
well... remember the gorgeous pink treck project one that the lady at TE won with her design**********??? so it will have to be a fuel whatever... (although the pink dot are nice too!)
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I think Aliso Woods might be a good option.... you can do multiple loops or choose different routes....
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What about the Santa Ana Mtns (Santiago, Modjeska, Trabuco area)?
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I also like the idea of one long loop or out and back.
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
I also like the idea of one long loop or out and back.

I do too but just remember... I can't even stand still w/out falling over ... so pick something easy
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Honestly I don't know what everyone's skill level is. Chino was a mellow ride and everyone seemed happy with the trail.

Santa Rosa is pretty much flat hense the name, lots of small roller and most of the trail is on single or double tracks. Very easy trail, 7 miles a loops 30-50 min laps, If we do that trail, I'd op for doing 2-3 loops to get the miles and more fun in. Everyone is always a bit edgy the first time riding a new trail, doing more laps helps build up the confidence on the dirt.

Bonelli is another paid parking lot, fun loop. One hike a bike section and some good size hills on the back side. Again, I'd suggest laps there too. 60-80 minutes per lap
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I do too but just remember... I can't even stand still w/out falling over ... so pick something easy

I vote for easy...since I have only ridden in dirt once before...and went sailing off the bike that time!!

Murrietta is a bit far for me...North OC or Carbon Cyn is fine...Baldy area works as well..

I better go see if my knobbys have rotted or not..
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whatever you guys decide-you know i'm down. just gotta get a sitter. btw i got a roadie today. kinda old and crusty but i'm gonna shine her up and get out there. if you wanna see check out the 'post a picture of your bike' thread.
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I better go see if my knobbys have rotted or not..
I rode on 13 year old knobbies and they held!
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NO!!! UGH, that is yucky in the car
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I'll go if we go to 1000 Oaks/ Sycamore Cyn. 35 miles and about 5 hours. Weeee!
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
I rode on 13 year old knobbies and they held!

Cool...these have been in the garage for 2-3 years...I will pressure up the tubes and see if they are ok also...
how exciting...scary but exciting...
I am trying to talk MarkAJ into riding..but he says hes road only now...and he didnt even fall that time...I did..wish I had video...I must have sailed 10 feet into the sticker bush that broke my fall...came up laughing...had no cleats them...duh...no way to hang on...
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come on now. challenge thy self
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Originally Posted by dog hair
come on now. challenge thy self

getting the bike off the rack is a challenge for me
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