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PI shots...
My best riding buddy SJ...


mtnbikebabe heading up towards the Wall the backway...




The Fort...


Who needs gels?


Yes, there is always food...


Shotgun... Hard on a SS...


Wawa




Nagkakamay na...








Bike rack at Giant


Goto






Typical PI sunset at the Mother of all Malls...
 

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Been to a lot of rides but this one's the best.

I took her to Big Trees and the West View loop on JMP/Redwood Park and she loved it too! I can't wait until she's ready to pedal on her own. =)
 

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Im scared of Suicide hahaha Haven't been there.
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-SFf-LelxM&feature=player_embedded

I did the Pacifica "Crack" last Sunday. The trails that matter are endearingly called The Crack, XXX and Boyscout (there's also 911 but I didn't do that). My cameraman bailed after the first trail after realizing he wasn't meant for freeride/downhill trails. Here's the write-up I did for another group:



Well, I survived "The Crack."

I went for the full 6.5 mile ride up to the peak. The "Wall" (0.5 miles of
climbing hell) wasn't too bad as long as you're on the granny and maintaining
traction. Otherwise, a piece of cake. My friend was attacking it and made it
up to the peak a good 5 minutes before I did (he had the lighter bike, no
downhill gear and he is a roadie... that's my excuse).

Once we descended, we entered the Crack 1.5 miles down and that's where the fun
starts. If your head isn't calibrated to tackle instant drops and tight
technical descents, then you better be off your bike. There was one section on
the "Crack" that I decided to walk but midway through realized that it was
doable as long as you pick a clean line and trust gravity (I should have a spare
crappy DH bike so I don't worry about scratching my frame).

With that thought, we headed out to XXX. My friend, who walked 90% of The Crack
decided he wasn't the downhill type and said goodbye at that point. I just took
him off my Xmas list (haha!). So off I went to XXX solo but still excited. The
first hundred yards was deceiving and would lull you in a false sense that this
would be an easy trail. From that point it was practically vertical switchbacks
UNTIL you hit the drops. You're right, Jerome. There were three table-top
drops that were pointing downwards. The first one was actually the tail end of
steep initial drop hanging right and then left to a G-out. I cleaned that
section but I had to scout it before doing it... by the time I was on the tail
end, I closed my eyes for a fraction of a second thinking disaster was going to
ensue but trusting my momentum, I made it down and up. I was ecstatic!

Thinking that I conquered XXX, I rode down a bit more until I got to the second
drop... a more sinister table top that requires you to clear a section, land
clean on a cambered landing and then up. After pondering and assessing my
skills (and luck at that point), I decided to cash out. So off the bike I go
and walked this section down. I got to the little bunny hills hoping that would
have been the end of it, and then hit a fork on the trail. I stayed left and
was greeted by an even bigger table top drop (the last one). So I turned the
bike around and headed back to the other trail, which brought you back to the
cemented section.

After a phone call from another friend who just did this trail the day before, I
finally found Boy Scout. Having seen their videos and one of my more
aerobatically skilled buddies eat the first jump on BS, I was a bit reluctant to
do it. But after riding around the trail and choosing the adequate lines, I
headed back to the top of Boy Scout and took the plunge. I got to the ramp at
mid-speed and sort of bunny-hopped it at the top so I land on two wheels. That
did the trick and I was on my way down the trail upright! I let out a primal
scream that echoed through the forest after that jump and jammed the way down.
As I exited Boy Scout, I almost hit an outgoing car because I was so focused on
my line. And just like that, it was over.

Definitely worth going back... over and over until I clean the entire trail...
and that might take a while.
 

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bing! said:
Santa Monica CA, kamusta kayong lahat!
I didn't see that trail in Santa Monica... =(

I took my bike out and rode around the beach area (all the way down to Marina del Rey?). Someone said try the California Incline and when I went there, I was like, "What?"

Haha!
 

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Just outside Metro Manila, Philippines

Couple of Vids of some Singletrack in Maarat and the first vid is taken at Camp Agiunaldo.

Contour HD for the first vid and Go Pro for the rest of them




 

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Just outside Metro Manila, Philippines

Couple of Vids of some Singletrack in Maarat and the first vid is taken at Camp Agiunaldo.

Contour HD for the first vid and Go Pro for the rest of them




Nice JM!
I'll be home in November dude... Let's ride!
 
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