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aka baycat
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Spent the weekend up in Lake Tahoe riding the 29er SS. Usually this
type of riding would warrant gears and suspension, but on a whim took
the chance. And it was great riding on "most" of the trails.

Trails are a mixture of smooth crushed granite and sandy to buff and
covered in pine needles to rocky. Spent the first day riding at Hole
in the Ground near Donner Summit. A lot of slight ups and downs on
granite with fast track mixed in. Moved onto the very scenic Tahoe Rim
Trail - Flume Trail. Not overly technical, just sit, pin and enjoy the
views. Final day was the best. Christmas Valley and Toad's (Saxon
Creek Trail or Toad's Wild Ride).

Easily a top ten trail in the U.S. a somewhat easy singletrack climb
up to almost 9,000', followed by one of the best descents. Rocky on
top, fast and bermed at the bottom.

Bike handled well. Climbing was slow and steady. And on the descents
the big wheels helped with rolling over the small granite everywhere.
 

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Ahhh ... Lake Tahoe in September. That was one of the best trips I ever took. The weather was great. There were no crowds after Labor Day weekend. I got in the Flume on a rented bike. I wish I had taken more time to ride. I'll be back.
 

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I just rode south lake tahoe on my ss and got crushed. I only rode “ rim trail” which was 8 miles each way. It was way too sandy to be any real fun. If it was hard packed it would have been great.

Did you get a chance to eat at womacks bbq? That place rocked and I absouletly loved the sweet potatoe pie!
 

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aka baycat
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32 x 21. Worked well for climbing, and for descending. Well just hang and put your weight back. Not really much flat where I spun out.

We actually skipped Womack's in favor of Fat Burger. Big mistake!
 
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