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Resurrected my 2008 Giant Reign 2. New rubber on the back, replaced both brakes, gave it a tune up, then ... went and got my ass kicked by my allergies. Evidentially being able to breathe in and process oxygen is important. I struggled through the first 5 miles of the loop and called it an evening. It was a beautiful day none the less!

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I finally went back to Skeggs after a couple years. The forest is divine. The trails are pretty bland now.

I had the time of my life reconnecting with old friends. Smile People Facial hair Social group Mammal

She was hit by a vehicle 2 years ago and is finally back

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Guns out finally

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5 miles / 1k'. Perfect temps at 6:30AM. Long sleeve dryfit and shorts and it was $$$.

Rode the new section I dug on last night ... spicy! Steep dirt to a sandy rock slab to a drop into this chute. Just checked Strava, for perspective this section is around -30%.

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Fast run out into another steep stretch and a small rock drop. This section is going to be awesome when finished up!

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There will be an alternate "hard line" on the left of that picture where instead of dropping into the chute, you'll navigate a little ridge to the top of that rock then drop in. Once I get the section all tuned up, I'll put in that hard line.
 

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Nate's pull out bike holder is pretty bomb. Does he have a part list/guide?

Trails are drying out nicely, should be a great weekend (watch out for cops/stoned hikers around ucsc/westside on Saturday)
 

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Don’t know if anyone has ever quantified it, but it’s dramatic the effort required to climb on wet (or even damp) vs dry trails. Looking over my near daily climbing route, as the trails dried my times dropped about 20% at roughly the same effort.
 
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