Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:09 pm Posts: 662 Location: white room
Today I went for what was probably the 10th "last ride of the season". Sweating in shorts and long sleeve jersey. Saw as many people on the trail as I do on a Saturday in July (which is not that many, maybe a dozen). And I ripped my tire, so I think it's officially done. Now bring on the POW!!! And also want to add that walking your bike through the forest for a few miles is great cross-training for splitbooting.
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm Posts: 1619 Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Sweet. And thanks for the splitboot connection! I guess pushing a downhill bike uphill is very similar to splitbooting in philosophy. Or maybe it would be more appropriate splitboot training to ride the downhill bike uphill, then push it back downhill.
A few more pics from Sun with SF and wavy and crew.
Ah, riding in the redwoods.
SF discovers the elusive mtn biker scat, a.k.a. "Clif bar"
Nice views of the coast.
And a few pics from Sat at Carlmont, which is not in the redwoods, but is still a damn fun place to ride.
No off-season for mountain biking in the UK. Unless you don't like mud or rain. but then you'd be pretty much buggered all year round!
A friend was after some bunny hop tips so I tried to find summat on t'interweb for her. Started looking for Ryan Leech, then got sidetracked when I remembered about Chris Akrigg. He's been around for a bit and was always a flowier and more aggressive trials rider. for example
I'm signing up for this one because a WFR friend of mine volunteers for this organization and he's wildly enthusiastic on the subject of trail building. It sounds like a perverse type of fun so I thought it might be of interest to the mountain bike crowd. Check out track B:
Mountain Bike and Equestrian Trail Theory, Design & Construction
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:42 am Posts: 2385 Location: California
:scratch: Are you guys mtn.biking on dirt already? It's still dumping
We've got three mountain ranges in California. Right now two are covered in snow (with two feet of fresh) and the other is mountain bike ready year round (except right after it rains). Most of of here have pulled the trifecta of surfing (which I suck at), mountain biking and boarding in the same weekend.
PS jibmaster will undoubtedly chime in that the Coast Range has snow too and I don't disagree, had a great day there last year, but skiing the northern reaches of the Coast Range is definitely a fringe sport.
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:23 pm Posts: 442 Location: Howell Mt., Napa Valley
There's nothing that I like better than to be able to throw down some turns on snow, almost drown while white water kayaking and putting the rubber to the dirt all in the same week.
I am planning a long Easter Sunday backcountry ride. Napa Valley Anyone foolish enough to not be skiing - er, I mean boarding this weekend is welcome. Trying to stay in shape for the summer skiing on Shasta this year. Maybe 10 hours in the saddle will ease my mind...
there is no snow... there is no snow... there is no snow...
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:34 am Posts: 478 Location: Teton Valley, ID.
My second spring in JHole I would ride powder ( later on corn) on Glory in the morning. Then I would load up my freeride bike, head up to the Dubois Badlands and huck, jump, freeride (aka wreck myself) etc.. until dark. Fun days!
Nice, s.t! All day fun is the best. Then cap it with Mexican food and you're in a trance for the next 6 hours.
That class is actually in late May. Still I will have to agonize over blowing it off if there's a snowboard expedition going on that weekend. It seems like an interesting skill to learn and a good way to stay in shape over the summer and give back a tiny bit. Some of the skills involve planning routes & blazing trails so that's interesting. Plus learning more mountains... But, sad to say if there were a Shasta expedition that weekend for instance, I'd bail on it in a second.