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Yeah, I know it's a day late but that's how I roll! :D
Friday looks to be a bit wet but Saturday should be good for some damp fun. I still want to explore the stuff to the north of the fire road climb. I hear that there are some fun skinnies to play on, just haven't found them yet.

Demo n00bs welcome as pace will be RELAXED since I gained 5~7lbs of pure fat during December. Sessioning and stunt redos will be encouraged. I'll bring a camera to capture the glory and/or agony.

I plan on doing Corral, Sulphur, Braille because I'm lazy and I get the most fun for the least amount of climbing that way. :prft:
 

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Sounds good. Barring torrential rain, I'll be there.
 

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Oh man, this would be perfect if you guys are gonna take it easy. I've been wanting to check out Demo, as I've never been there.

Are you gonna meet at the trailhead at 9am? If so, which trailhead and were is it exactly? Like I said, I've never been there, and I'll be coming from Saratoga.

I just hope I can talk to wife into letting me go...:rolleyes:
 

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Oh man, this would be perfect if you guys are gonna take it easy. I've been wanting to check out Demo, as I've never been there.

Are you gonna meet at the trailhead at 9am? If so, which trailhead and were is it exactly? Like I said, I've never been there, and I'll be coming from Saratoga.

I just hope I can talk to wife into letting me go...:rolleyes:
Definitely gonna be easy. I rode with you at ST and you definitely have the fitness to hang with us (me at least). Demo's great and once you go, you'll be hooked.
Just tell the wife that it's your New Year's Resolution to become a better biker and this is necessary to succeed.
Go 17 south to Summit rd. Loop around over the highway and turn left at the stop sign on Summit. Follow the road for about 6mi. to the stop sign, turn right and then immediately left. The trailhead is about 3mi down Highland rd. If the bridge is open I will be parking in the upper lot here :
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=37.082421,+-121.852621&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=37.116381,-121.920809&sspn=0.003123,0.006947&ie=UTF8&ll=37.082421,-121.852621&spn=0.006295,0.007891&t=h&output=embed
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I'll give it a try-I've packed on some exta insulation as well and need to shed it-anyone want to carpool-I'll be leaving from san jose-otherwise 9 Saturday it is-
 

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May meet you out there for the second loop.
 

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May meet you out there for the second loop.
OK Sleeping Beauty, :D

We should be at the helipad at 10:45 ~ 11:15 depending on how much fun we have.

Travis
 

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All right, got the OK from the wife!!!

Tsimbu: I'm glad you think so, but I think you over estimate my fitness... Thanks for the map and instructions.

I'm down to carpool if anyone wants to meet at my place in Saratoga. I've got a basic bike rack on my blazer that can hold 2, maybe 3 bikes, and I just use bungee cords to hold the last bike on, so take that into consideration... Oh, and I'll probably only do one loop.
 

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Oh, and I'll probably only do one loop.
I think everyone is going to do one loop...sort of. What SVSocrates means is that he will meet us as we climb back up from Corral on our way to Braille. At least that's what I hope he means otherwise he'll be disappointed to find no one there on the second pass.

Check out this thread http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=298836. I plan on doing the Third image route. I call it intermediate for the fitness aspect. This mileage/elevation is usually my limit for having fun before cramping. As long as we take it easy (no racing up Suphur Springs) everyone should be able to doing the whole route, no problem.
 

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How much time will this ride take? Maybe I can convince my cousin to come with me, and my wife to release me.

tsimbu said:
I think everyone is going to do one loop...sort of. What SVSocrates means is that he will meet us as we climb back up from Corral on our way to Braille. At least that's what I hope he means otherwise he'll be disappointed to find no one there on the second pass.

Check out this thread http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=298836. I plan on doing the Third image route. I call it intermediate for the fitness aspect. This mileage/elevation is usually my limit for having fun before cramping. As long as we take it easy (no racing up Suphur Springs) everyone should be able to doing the whole route, no problem.
 

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How much time will this ride take? Maybe I can convince my cousin to come with me, and my wife to release me.
3~4hrs. depending on how long people session stunts and how fast they can climb out on Hinhs.
Approx. break down of time:
Parking lot to top of Ridge Trail - 45min ~ 1hr.
Ridge to Bottom of Corral/Sulphur Springs - 20min ~ 30min
Sulphur Springs to Helipad - 30min ~ 45min
Helipad to Bottom of Braille - 30min ~ 45min
Bottom of Braille to Parking lot - 30min ~45min
 

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I think I'm going to head down for this. I'll be on a black Blur LT2. Been on the hard tail all winter, be fun to break out the pads and the full squish!
 

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I'm bringing Son-of-Dan'ger for Demo noobness. Anyone who wants to go for their first time is welcome. There should be egregious stops.

* and I've got 2 more seats coming from the East Bay. Leaving WC a bit after 7am and travelling down 680.
 

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I can probably take one extra person up in my car. Don't really feel good about hanging my bike off the back of a car anymore, so I've been sticking it inside. But I can still mount the trunk rack and haul an extra person up.
 

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Were meeting up in Los gatos if anyone wants to ride up with us-can meet there or in west san jose-have room for 1-2 more
 

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Sounds like just what I need. A guided tour of Demo. How's the weather been up there? Is it gonna be ridable tomorrow? I'm coming from the East Bay (Newark) is the plan to meet at parking or at the trailhead at 9am? I've never been to either, so maybe I could hook up with one you guys and carpool up there.
 

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Parking lot 9am.

If we want, we could all meet at my place, theres usually a decent amount of parking available, and it's a pretty safe neighborhood. I'm also 1 exit away from the 17 on the 85 (Union Ave), so everyone will be driving right by here. Another alternate meeting spot would be right at the south end of Los Gatos
 
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