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  • JC
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    Is this thing on…? 🙂

    Don’t think I’ve posted on this site for 4 or 5 years. Well, after a long backcountry hiatus, I’m trying to get the band back together for a little weekend assault somewhere near S Lake around May 10th.

    I was up a couple weeks ago with the fam at a resort and there looks to be plenty of snow in the area. Would love to get some beta closer to the departure date.

    Any S Lake types still monitoring this and willing to chime in?

    Thanks,
    JC

    JC
    Participant

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    While highly unlikely, I had horrible images of slipping a pedal and the potential top tube sack splitting moment this could create… 😯

    in reply to: 2010-2011 California Conditions #630057
    JC
    Participant

    Santa Cruz will be going off tomorrow…

    … Winter Weather Advisory now in effect from 4 PM Friday to
    10 am PST Saturday…

    The Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Friday to
    10 am PST Saturday.

    * Snow accumulations: 1 inch down to 1000 feet elevation with 3 to
    6 inches above 1500 feet elevation. Locally 9 inches or more for
    elevations above 2500 feet.

    * Elevation: heaviest snow will be above 2000 feet but
    accumulating snow is expected down to 1000 feet.

    * Timing: a mix of rain and snow will develop this evening and
    change to all snow above 2000 feet by late tonight as snow
    levels decrease. Steady precipitation will change to snow
    showers by Friday afternoon as snow levels continue to fall.

    * Locations include: all roadways above 100 feet including the
    Highway 17 Summit… Skyline Boulevard… Highway 152 to Pacheco
    Pass… and Laureles grade.

    * Impacts: potential for significant travel impacts with
    widespread snowfall on many roadways by Thursday night.
    Locally breezy conditions will likely lead to areas of blowing
    snow with very low visibilities. Cold temperatures will not
    allow for rapid melting. Snow on tree branches could lead to
    power outages.

    in reply to: TR Archive? #629928
    JC
    Participant

    @bcrider wrote:

    Great idea on the auto expire and I wouldn’t be surprised if that could be done. The problem is that it I don’t think it would know which sub-forum to move it to. So i think it will become the responsibility of the original poster to move their own threads if they choose to.

    Would there be a way that a user could select the appropriate region when they start the thread? Kind of a check box sort of thing. Then if an auto-expire/move function is possible, it goes straight to the original user selected category?

    in reply to: The Birthday Thread #611587
    JC
    Participant

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    Happy Birthday JC.

    Hey , thanks PJ!

    Haven’t checked the site in quite some time. Nice to stumble on some b-day wishes.

    Been in mtb mode. Building a new DH rig today for a Whistler/Crankworks trip. I’m considering this the ultimate belated b-day trip/gift. 🙂

    in reply to: Tahoe/Eastside – 09/10 #619766
    JC
    Participant

    Paging any S Tahoe/Carson Pass Locals/Travelers –

    I’m planning to get out to Carson Pass tomorrow with a couple first timers. Checking the weather info I can gather online it looks like things may not have frozen last night along with possible T-Storms and another potential no-freeze tonight. Can anyone confirm any of this? Would hate to make the Bay Area haul for a bust…

    Thanks,
    JC

    in reply to: Tahoe/Eastside – 09/10 #619758
    JC
    Participant

    Thanks Jbay. Both helpful and entertaining.

    in reply to: Tahoe/Eastside – 09/10 #619756
    JC
    Participant

    Anyone get out to Carson Pass this weekend? Still holding OK? Curious for any info before this storm moves in this week.

    in reply to: Kalifornia Split Party #625554
    JC
    Participant

    Jbay and Kalisplitfesters…

    I’m afraid it’s a no-go for me this year. Had a blast last year but the weekend lands right on a big mountain bike event in Monterey – Sea Otter. Have some work obligations. BC Mex is most likely on the same plan, but I don’t want to officially speak for him. I’ll bug him to sound off and get his post count up to 3. Kentucky Matt will surely be in Kentucky. I think his attendance will be on an olympic-like schedule – every four years.

    Have a blast. Look forward to seeing the pics and TR’s.

    JC

    in reply to: Mountain Bike Stoke #597144
    JC
    Participant

    Ricorides – You want to hit Lower Rock Creek. Not a ride from town, but this is the somewhat local must do, out of the park, ride. A couple resource links here:

    http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=24609

    http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-states-trails/california-trails/california-all-other-areas/trail/PRD_165111_4518crx.aspx

    And if you really want to go nuts, they have a whole guide book on the area: http://www.extremeline.com/mammoth.htm

    Given the long list, there certainly looks like plenty to hit outside the park…

    in reply to: Mountain Bike Stoke #597139
    JC
    Participant

    Hit N* yesterday with a few friends (including BC Mex.) We were really hoping for that rare tacky day. The dust was nowhere near normal conditions but it wasn’t as magical as we thought it might be. Didn’t matter though, we had a blast and it was fun to get some time on the DH bike. I was also surprised how uncrowded it was. I thought it might be a mess on opening weekend, but no issues. Not sure how great that is for the park though…

    Hope Toads was fun if you hit that. Definitely a classic that never gets old…

    in reply to: Mountain Bike Stoke #597134
    JC
    Participant

    A bit of a proud papa moment here to share some mtb stoke. We picked up one of those push bikes for my son at the Sea Otter. He’s been working on it for the last two months. Last weekend we hit a little 1/2 mile, completely flat, dirt trail that is on the way to a real ride. It was his first MTB mission. He’s been working on his manuals too after watching dad do a couple wheelies in front of the house. 20 mo’s old and rolling tough. Proud papa for sure…

    in reply to: Mountain Bike Stoke #597129
    JC
    Participant

    Very cool Jim.

    N* opens next weekend…

    in reply to: Helmet cams: Brand? Model? #616933
    JC
    Participant

    @TEX wrote:

    There is only one helmet cam for me

    The Goiter
    Why did I go this route?

    I couldnt find any HD helmet cams so in the spirit of Goerge Greenough, I made my own

    Yo Tex,

    Saw this posted today: http://nsmb.com/3067-first-hd-helmet-cam/

    Could be old news but seems like it could replace the Goiter.

    in reply to: Off Topic Bike Limerick TRs #617948
    JC
    Participant

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    Cool. I figured trails and jumps like that would never happen in Marin County. Too much opposition to mountain bikers, DH’ers and jumpers.

    Unfortunate, but true. I wouldn’t have XC’ers too far off that list either…

    in reply to: advice: dog boarding facility near shasta? #617884
    JC
    Participant

    I’m 99% sure no dogs allowed once in the wilderness area. You can probably find the official word on the Shasta info/conditions site.

    I’ll check with a buddy who used to live there and see if he has some boarding tips.

    Saw this after a quick search – looks plush: http://www.furpurrsons.com/

    in reply to: Santa Barbara Fire Pics #617651
    JC
    Participant

    Jbay,

    Glad you are still out of the zone. Really sorry to hear about the fire. This on the heels of last year’s Tea House fire must have the front side pretty much all scarred. I use to MTB Jesusita all the time when I was going to school, so I know that area pretty well. Definitely thinking good thoughts for anyone with homes in harms way. Thanks for sharing the pics and stay safe.

    JC

    in reply to: How’s Shasta lookin’? #617154
    JC
    Participant

    To those considering the June trip –

    I gotta pull my name off the possible list, sorry. It was either this or the Downieville MTB fest in July and I picked dirt.

    Have fun out there and if anyone needs any general route info for the Hotlum-Wintun just drop me a line.

    JC

    PS – JBay, Hope you’re staying smoke free in SB. You guys can’t catch a break down there.

    in reply to: My First Woody #617459
    JC
    Participant

    @96avs01 wrote:

    Way to get a little summit revenge after the California alpine start during the Split Party. :thumpsup:

    Exactly what I was thinking…

    I definitely have some unfinished business after seeing this.

    in reply to: Mtn bike question #617215
    JC
    Participant

    That bike has two knobby tired wheels and it rolls – you are good to go! Anyone that has mtb’d for a while started on something way less than that bike that costed a lot more.

    If you find you really enjoy mountain biking, and that includes just ripping sweet single track with no crazy hucking, you’ll likely discover you want something more down the road. At that point you could easily sell the Yukon for what you paid and put that toward you new dream ride.

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