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I'm planning to ride Pacifica the Friday after Thanksgiving to work of some of that turkey. It's my first time there and I'd be glad to have company. I'm thinking of two times up and down, plus some time playing in the jump park.

I'm planning to be in the Higgins parking lot at 1pm. From reading the trail reviews it looks like that's the place to start, unless someone has a suggestion for a better meeting/starting spot.
 

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How about Saturday instead?

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I'm planning to ride Pacifica the Friday after Thanksgiving to work of some of that turkey. It's my first time there and I'd be glad to have company. I'm thinking of two times up and down, plus some time playing in the jump park.

I'm planning to be in the Higgins parking lot at 1pm. From reading the trail reviews it looks like that's the place to start, unless someone has a suggestion for a better meeting/starting spot.
Too wet today, going tomorrow instead. Same bat time, same bat channel...
 

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Just curious as to what the Higgins parking lot is...the school? Twice to the towers?
 

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Higgins off Adobe, below the gate to McNee Ranch SP. Take Hwy1 to Linda Mar Blvd (in Pacifica), east to Adobe, right on Adobe and go to Higgins, then to the end of Higgins. It's my first time there so I'm working from directions I've gotten from various boards, but this sounds like the best way up.

Don't know which tower - whichever one is at the top of the Crack, I guess. I'd like to ride that, plus One Mile and Boy Scout. I'm not afraid of a lot of climbing, as long as it's got a good payoff. I'll be on the blue Heckler.
 

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I've heard that the Crack is pretty heavy and there's a lot of good technical stuff (drops, doubles, etc - sort of a Demo meets Carlmont), but that there are good alternates along the way to skirt the really hard stuff. It seems like riders of all skill levels go there, and it will be nice to do a ride that doesn't finish with a 20-min. climb for once (unlike Skeggs or Demo).
 

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I have never ridden Crack but am looking forward to soon, Mile is fast and a little techy in the top section and Boyscout will probably be muddy/slippery now that we got a good rain. Definetly a fun place to ride and the reward is definetly worth the pain even on a DH bike
 

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That's not a parking lot, it's a short dead end street with neighbors not crazed about the guys who park on the street to ride. BTW those same neighbors and others fought to keep that land at the end of Higgins development free (i.e. rideable) when the Catholic church proposed to buy the private land at the end of the street and turn it into a resort (they called it a retreat). Especially annoying are the guys who park there, hang out in the street with music blaring and/or loud voices; doesn't win us any fans with the neighbors. Park at Manzanita school instead, it's very close by (personally I park at the community center on PCH and use the ride over to Higgins as a warmup).

That's not McNee SP either, it's private land at the top of Higgins but accessible for now with the owner's consent (he almost shut it down for riding but worked it out with local riders a while back by having a bunch sign a liability waiver). McNee's on the other side near Montara beach for the most part. San Pedro County Park is also part of Montara Mtn (but off limits to mountain bikes unfortunately).

Thanks for listening to my parking rant, I'd like to see the place I first rode a mountain bike stay accessible....and have a fun ride (was just there the other day so won't be joining you).
 

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DrWheels said:
it will be nice to do a ride that doesn't finish with a 20-min. climb for once (unlike Skeggs or Demo).
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don't park at Higgins - meet at Community Ctr

thx for the info - this is why I asked for advice :) I'm down with not annoying the locals, esp. if they're generally friendly to the cause.

How about meeting at the Pacifica Community Ctr (540 Crespi Dr, zip 94044) at 1ish and ride over?

btw, where do you go to sign the waiver to use the Higgins trail? I hadn't heard about that. Is there an alternate trailhead that most people use?
 

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yeah, spend too much time around a toddler and it begins to rub off. This is why I need a long ride :p
 
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