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...with a ride that is. Please post what and where and your impressions from your 01/01/10 ride. Pics, too, if you have them.

I headed out to the buffed, rooty and twisty single track at Stella Ridge. I have been there 3 times in the last week and a half and really love this place. The people that I have met are really, genuinely nice. I have done most of my riding there solo without a local guide or compass but am starting to get a real feel for the general layout and locating treads that really appeal to my style--faster and flowy through the timber, some minor downhill tricks (there are some bigger items there, just not for me), log rides, ridge sides, and tight transitions. I ran into red-haze.com Bob and his friend Sue and they took quite a bit of time just chatting and telling me about Stella. Wonderful people! I had some help from others on another ride and hope to run into those folks again when I am back around 9:00-10:00 on a Sat/Sun AM. The people who have built and maintain this system are crazy committed and have done priceless work. Thank you!! Dave

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We rode Larison Creek, it was a good trail to start the year with. Plenty of wet roots, a little snow and the whole ride was singletrack. Breaking my chain wasn't the highlight of the day but you take the bad with the good.
 

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Well, my new year didn't start out with a bike ride, but rather a stout hike out at Smith Rocks. I had a friend here who is currently living in Tampa Florida, so we were making our round to some of his favorite outdoor recreation areas. The following day we snow shoed out to Tumalo Falls from Skyliner snow park, it was a beautiful day.

Today is Monday, and my buddy is heading west to the valley for the remainder of his vacation. Today is also January 4th, and the first "training day" of the year for me. I will be heading out on the CX bike for some saddle time. Let the base training begin, and may this be my strongest year on the bike to date.

Happy trails y'all.

Cheers,
BFE
 

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