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so me, jason, (fattire) and lyle (lwright) went out to ride the loop, cause jason and lyle are gonna race it in march. None of us have ever ridden this trail before. I brought out the singlespeed for once cause ive seen pics of how muddy people get even on a dry year.

Anyways on with it!

heading out to the rondayvoo spot


casino!



the store






another country market


fattire taking a drink


pretty much had to flip this guy off (the impeach the moron part, not the support the troops part)





at the trailhead


hella horse trailers




fattire comin up the hill


my brown ugly single speed


lwright


these hills are serious






not too muddy





senic drive back to oroville





heres how small radio stations are up here. Where im from (the sf bay area) when a radio station says they are doin it big somewhere on location, theres usually hella people. Here there was 6 people in the bar and the van was outside and that was it


this is a fine establishment with the best name ever


and an end to a great day, got my trek back from the shop, rear wheel was dragging cause my dumbass put the pads in upside down, and i got one of the good parking spaces at my apartment complex (i ride my SS to school and everywhere else, car gets driven pretty much just on sundays)
 

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Looks like a great day of riding. Last year this time, there were standing puddles everywhere and many creek crossings to boot.

I may have to get myself in gear to go and ride. Not sure if I want to race yet but it was fun last year.
 

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personally i wouldnt make the drive from the bay area to ride JUST the loop. we would have to work in some more riding to make it worthwhile for me.
 

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Melt said:
personally i wouldnt make the drive from the bay area to ride JUST the loop. we would have to work in some more riding to make it worthwhile for me.
While there is some truth in it not being worth the ride, it is worth riding the loop 2 or 3 times depending on which race class you're signing up for. Last time I pre-rode the course, I rode 1/2 the lap, got lost, rode 1/2 lap backwards, met up with some strangers and rode 1 full lap with them.

I'm tempted to build up a hard tail geared or SS race bike as light as possible for Cool, Sea Otter and others (in the right size this time - my old hard tails were too small).
 

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Melt, you actually lucked out w/ the mud. We had the driest January ever in Sacramento, so the Olmstead Loop is probably as dry as it ever is this time of year. The Cool race used to be held in mid-February, when the trail was at maximum sloppiness and you'd have to dodge newts crawling across the trail. :eek:
 

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Is that casino Feather Falls? I like the restaurant they have their on the (seventh?) floor. Pretty kick ass food. Too bad the view is of a run down indian reservation and a crappy road :lol:
 

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yea i heard the mud wasnt as bad as normal ... but its supposed to rain wednesday so we will see how dry it goes

yes thats the feather falls casino ... the road isnt that bad .... the road we took from the market to browns valley was worse .... but hella senic i liked it.
 

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sonicsuby said:
Is that casino Feather Falls? I like the restaurant they have their on the (seventh?) floor. Pretty kick ass food. Too bad the view is of a run down indian reservation and a crappy road :lol:
no, that was gold country casino, and while its on reservation owned land, what you see is po white trash, not an indian reservation...
 
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