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I'm heading out to SoCal tomorrow to visit family and go to the Coachella Valley Music Festival. Anyone else going? I'm taking a week off to visit family but I've got some time to kill during the day. I'm bringing the bike and probably ride during the day on Friday, Monday and Thursday. I'll be around Palmdale Friday and in West LA for next week. I checked the trail reviews. Bunches around LA but didn't see much around Palmdale. Malibu sounded good. Any "must rides" suggestions? Technical but not freeride if that helps narrow it down. Thanks.
 

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Thanks. Should be another great lineup. I went last year too. It was 110 in the shade. It's supposed to much cooler this year, normal 80s. It's really a shame with so much going on, you can't catch all the shows. We missed some great bands last year and I'm sure it will be the same this year.

Anyway, I'm just packing up here. Am I forgetting anything? Oh yeah, clothes might be nice. A carry on will have to do because these are my check bags. :D
 

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george_da_trog said:
Feh, no Pixies this year.

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AMEN BROTHER!!!!

Fortunately, It looks like I'll finally get to see them again (since 1992) this summer at Red Rocks. I only wish they were playing the double date rarity show... But I'll take what I can get.
 

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check out Devil's Punchbowl ride not far from Palmdale, near the town of Pearblossom. Find the nature center, park and climb from there. Scenic & smooth singletrack.

Catch the Dresden Dolls for me! I'll be kicking off my road trip this weekend otherwise I'd be there wit'cha.
 

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Check out socalmtb.com . . .

they have a very extensive trail database. More than likely, you'll be driving to any trail heads. Where in West LA will you be? From my desk I'm looking out the window at the WeHo, Beverly Hills area. I'd say we could meet for a ride, but my only functioning bike right now is my road bike. If you need any local info, let me know.
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LIdarman, are the Doves still playing in Boulder? Heard they cancelled a couple weeks of dates..
Well that sucks, I just looked and you are right...Damn..I paid for will call tix too! I guess they are refunding them.

I WAS SO looking forward to them...wonder what's up? Not popular enough??

I guess Trail of the dead gets back on my list and I'm missing Kings of Leon when in Fruita!

EDIT: So i went to doves.net and got the scoop. Guess some throat issue that needs two weeks. Darn, if the fox concert was just one week later, maybe. Least they might reschedule.
 

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Debaser said:
Do you not go here? Sounds like you'd like it.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/

Doves are out due to the lead singers voice.
Thanks for that site....

I usually just stream music and see what's playing in the small gigs in boulder. When I find something I like, I see em. I don't get that caught up in the details so I'm usually the last to know.

But the Doves are currently high on my fav band list. Seems a real treat to see em at the fox. Moby is here on Sat.
 

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Homebrew said:
I'm heading out to SoCal tomorrow to visit family and go to the Coachella Valley Music Festival. Anyone else going? I'm taking a week off to visit family but I've got some time to kill during the day. I'm bringing the bike and probably ride during the day on Friday, Monday and Thursday. I'll be around Palmdale Friday and in West LA for next week. I checked the trail reviews. Bunches around LA but didn't see much around Palmdale. Malibu sounded good. Any "must rides" suggestions? Technical but not freeride if that helps narrow it down. Thanks.
Must rides
Palmdale: Devil's Punchbowl
West LA: Rogers Fireroad (really a singletrack)
 

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lidarman said:
Thanks for that site....

I usually just stream music and see what's playing in the small gigs in boulder. When I find something I like, I see em. I don't get that caught up in the details so I'm usually the last to know.

But the Doves are currently high on my fav band list. Seems a real treat to see em at the fox. Moby is here on Sat.
It's a good site for news, tour dates, etc, and you seem to mention bands listed on Pitchfork pretty regularly. I ususally hear it there first. The Doves sound great on disc, I meant to get tickets and now it's a bit of a moot point. I hear in their recordings a big opportunity for a great live show.

Saw Moby years ago at his "height" at Red Rocks. This year I've got The Roots/Wilco abd the Pixies at RR.

Check this out too, a buddy does web work for them:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/thecurrent/
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely go with the Punchbowl tomorrow and see what's up for next week. I'll try to get some pics (Coachella too!). Sorry lidarman, Doves are out. I caught them on Leno or Letterman and they were pretty good. I don't think the lineup is as strong this year. Still some great bands though. I wouldn't have come out just for Coachella like we did last year.
 

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Homebrew said:
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely go with the Punchbowl tomorrow and see what's up for next week. I'll try to get some pics (Coachella too!). Sorry lidarman, Doves are out. I caught them on Leno or Letterman and they were pretty good. I don't think the lineup is as strong this year. Still some great bands though. I wouldn't have come out just for Coachella like we did last year.
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Punchbowl gallery
 
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