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It will be perfect. For realz. Be there. Let's hang out. 10 loops at the top.

Anywhere else will be unrideable.

Meet at the bridge.

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south bay rain totals. Basically, everyone got a half inch. Hills got about an inch.

I forgot to mention that you NEED to ride. Everything will be better if you do. All you need is ride...
 

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Should be prime conditions to go up Priest Rock and come down Overgrown. Good rain/wet trails ride IMO. Cheers...
 

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I'm in. Have to leave my house in about 15 mins to get back on time. I'll keep a lookout for the mtbr crew on top of the hill.

I'll be on my cross bike with new sew ups and no spare!

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Wow, I'm bumbed I missed this. Would have been a perfect ride. I was originally thinking I was going to head up to D today, but then looked how wet it still was outside and decided there was nothing I was willing to commute to that would be worth the ride. How dare I ignore St. Joes and Overgrown. Shame on me.
 

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Wow, I'm bumbed I missed this. Would have been a perfect ride. I was originally thinking I was going to head up to D today, but then looked how wet it still was outside and decided there was nothing I was willing to commute to that would be worth the ride. How dare I ignore St. Joes and Overgrown. Shame on me.
So do you have your 29er yet?

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Beautiful ride. I ended up doing 12 laps at the top. Had to go a bit early to come back and make the family the signature Coq au Vin !

Great to see you up there Francis. Damn those 29'ers look big in person!

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Yes, I was up there with Commander and Aussie and a host of cougars gone wild.

I rode to exhaustion then took the camera out. There were a few soft spots but my white roadie jacket survived spotless. Some pics?
 

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What laps do you do?
I rode St. Joseph's Friday, and did a few laps of Novitiate/Manzanita. Then, yesterday I did St. Joseph's again, but jogged it.
 

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Ah, bummer I missed this! I just got back from Sacramento...

I've been meaning to ask about the little memorial at the top of the hill, the one francois posted a picture of. Used to just be a couple of firemen that would fall down into the rocks, I would always stop and prop them up. Seems like recently someone cemented them onto some rocks and added the firetruck and the rock with "JMc" painted on it.

So, what's the memorial for???
 

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What laps do you do?
I rode St. Joseph's Friday, and did a few laps of Novitiate/Manzanita. Then, yesterday I did St. Joseph's again, but jogged it.
The laps are all on top.
- big lap down fire road with the jumps, all the way to the big intersection by the manzanitas where straight goes down and left is a back to the flat fire road on the way to the top.

- medium lap is down the fire road then left on the four way intersection and go up the steep wall. left again leads to the top.

- mini lap is down the fire road with the jumps and then left on the short singletrack. Another left gets you back to the top.

- singletrack lap is down the fire road, left on the short singletrack, right on the fire road and straight to the manzanita singletrack. Left at the end gets you to the top.

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Ah, bummer I missed this! I just got back from Sacramento...

I've been meaning to ask about the little memorial at the top of the hill, the one francois posted a picture of. Used to just be a couple of firemen that would fall down into the rocks, I would always stop and prop them up. Seems like recently someone cemented them onto some rocks and added the firetruck and the rock with "JMc" painted on it.

So, what's the memorial for???
This is for a firefighter, Jim McCluskey who died on the road bike when he 'veered into the path of a motorcycle'. Some suspect a heart attack but results are inconclusive.

http://www.losgatosobserver.com/los-gatos/Article.php?id=0972

His favorite place on earth was with a bike at the top of St. Joes so his loved ones keep maintaining this memorial for him. He loved bikes and got Ellsworth to design a bike just for firefighters and sold to them at cost.

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Too cool, thanks for the explanation Francois..........I'd wondered about that as well.

Truth be told, I did 12 'mini laps' from the top. All the same, 36X25 on the cross bike...I was feeling it by the end.

...nothing like 'getting air' on sketchy sew-ups on the jump section...rode down with a girl who was 'amazed' I was doing the hill on a 'road bike'...

it's cross baby, it's cross

Coq au Vin was to die for!

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Big Lap is about 350 feet of climbing down from the top and back up, the others somewhat less

About 900 feet from main street to the top

good place for a workout

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The laps are all on top.
- big lap down fire road with the jumps, all the way to the big intersection by the manzanitas where straight goes down and left is a back to the flat fire road on the way to the top.

- medium lap is down the fire road then left on the four way intersection and go up the steep wall. left again leads to the top.

- mini lap is down the fire road with the jumps and then left on the short singletrack. Another left gets you back to the top.

- singletrack lap is down the fire road, left on the short singletrack, right on the fire road and straight to the manzanita singletrack. Left at the end gets you to the top.

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Big Lap is about 350 feet of climbing down from the top and back up, the others somewhat less

About 900 feet from main street to the top

good place for a workout
Right on. Thank you for the intel. I love St. Joes because of these laps. They are so much more entertaining than Kennedy or Priest Rock. The view is amazing too. And I'm not talking about the cougars.

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