The sking sucks in Maui.
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Have to weigh all possible scenarios ya know.
Sweet shot, your backyard looks... airy.
It is that time of year again, nice shots epic! I almost forgot about this thread.
With a weak winter in the west (kinda like last year), the lower & mid elevation trails around Tahoe have been riding great for the past month. All I have right now are a couple of Iphone photos.
In an average year, we would still be skiing up there:
Sierra granite is almost as cool as Moab slickrock:
So we've had a ton of rain this past week so I picked a trail with little vert and I thought would have drained well. Its a trail that branches off a rails to trails that is a mellow out and back 8 mile (total of 12) mainly single and double width trail that is roughly built on an old RR track that follows a river through the woods (yeah, on the way to grandma's). It's a beautiful ride that gets very little traffic. I discovered at about mile 3, the trail hadn't fully drained yet. In fact, as It climbed up, it turned into more of a brook than a trail, I was doing my best salmon imitation riding up a 2-3" stream of flowing water! It was fun though. Here's a couple of pics- here's the beginning of the brook. it got progressively wider,deeper and faster
Here's the headwaters.....
Here's another shot of the trail. It meanders along a river through dense woods. The river is on the left; I really mellow but nice ride. A few sections of rocks and roots and erosion but otherwise, just flowy trail.
Elings Park in Santa Barbara...
Jack London Park in Glen Ellen, CA...
Fern Lake off the back side of Jack London...
Random Sonoma vineyard roads can make for some fun riding as well... particularly those that are not well maintained.
how are you liking the trance 9er JayT?
I have no pictures actually no idea where my camera is but I got some trail reports.
Stable Trails in Saratoga springs, Ny. FREAKING awesome. If your driving though and love technical riding stop by. 20+ miles of some of the most densely challenging singletrack anywhere. fairly flat but it takes a ton of energy due to endless chunk. SO much FUN!
more info here
Also near Saratoga just south is Malta. Aka Luther State Forest. Small but worth it. If you love fast and flowly non tecnical Singletrack this park is great. Not much in elevation change but lots of little rollers and whoops. Like mini Rollercoaster.
GPS map here
also just to the south in the '100 acres" woods are more trails I have yet to hit them yet.
Loving it so far. I'm definitely a believer that the 29er movement is not just a bunch of hype as some would suggest. Especially when it comes to rock gardens and more technical patches - I'm much more confident on it.
Since this thread has been a bit quiet, here's a go-to trail / area of mine not far from my house. It's almost always empty. No big jumps or crazy technical sections, but a fun spot for a quick ride after work. First time I've tried mounting the Contour on my bike helmet...