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I have never ridden in SC but would like to. Is there any regualr organized Sat./Sun rides there?.
I usually ride my SS, I can keep up with about any group and prefer rides of at least 20+ miles. Please post where they meet and day and time if you could...Thanks
 

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Thanks for the TDW shout out Mark!

Jeff, you are also welcome to post on TDW site about longer rides, or PM me. I'm a single speeder too and enjoy long rides on the beach...But, I'm married. :)

Cheers,
Andy
 

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Not trying to sound desperate now..ever since I have moved down in this area (Murrieta) from Big Bear, I have not found any regular, happens every week, group rides. Are group rides a thing of the past? in Big Bear, there were several, back in the 80's and 90's also you could find groups..down here, Murrieta area, nothing so far. Sycamore Canyon looks like a promising riding area, I guess I dont need a group to ride there, but sometimes thats how you get to know the riding area better. The groups I have ridden with seem more of a social thing, then a "hammerfest" I would'nt mind a combo of the two, just as long as I ride more than socialize.
I'll PM you soon...thanks.

BTW, Im married too!
Jeff
 

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Jeff, if you haven't yet, check out socaltrailriders.org. There are several small groups that ride regularly. Team dirty work sounds like what you are looking for. There are a few guys in the group that are fast and there is a good social vibe too. I try to ride with them when I can, but I like riding during daylight much better. I may be riding this weekend, so feel free to PM me and I can show you around the park.

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I have a fairly open schedule, if you want to arrange something. I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, except I had two others, older guys, I rode regularly with, who've become busy lately. Daytime, good weather, anything more than 15 miles, and just in it for the ride (not much for post ride festivities). I like to push myself technically, not push myself so I'm dying for air, though I do want to make the race at Sycamore my first race ever.
 

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Thanks for all the replies, I will be PM'ing those of you soon about riding SC. The last few weeks have been hectic, hoping in a few weeks to ride there.
Jeff
 

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I rode it this afternoon... damn it was hot. I felt so slow and I was following a family and friend that came over from Wisconson. Two had some BONK jerseys (bikes over north kettles?) who toasted me as far as aerobic ability goes. Heck, even a random 50+year old guy was out pacing me. I did an epic ride almost hitting every spot once and the little moab area 3 times, which took me about 4 hours. I felt like I got a bit out of shape or something, since I haven't done a long ride in weeks. That or I didn't eat or rest well and I wore too much stuff which was overheating me.

I noticed a lot of the trails were "fixed". One stretch from the concrete bridge to the first turn into rattlesnake had all its ruts, waterbars, and some exposed rocks "removed". There's an new extra large rock sitting in the middle of 2nd descent of rattlesnake that I said "WTF" out loud when I saw it. If you follow rattlesnake towards central, the stretch leading from the right turn at the rock towards the two mini drops and dip and upwards and to the right towards the G-out and the major climb up to the bench got the same treatment. I think that climb looked a bit wider too... maybe they just made more of the trail usable, so it appears that way.
 

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Sounds like we need to have a single speed group ride out there. I'm a single speeder as well and it looks that many of you are as well. My riding buddy that was a single speeder moved away, so now I ride with a bunch of gear heads. Lol. My new buggy should be here this week so I may be on gears for a bit too.

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It's usually in good condition after rain. There's a couple of muddy spots there atm. I rode today for a few hours and it felt fast, but a little mushy in spots which made me feel like my tire pressure was getting low. The new resurfaced parts are showing signs of erosion again. On this ride, I discovered a new rock bridge at the bottom of 3 bridges. Also, there's a few more berms at Dookie's playground that I rode for the first time. This ride was also the first time I got some major air. I felt like I was floating for 2 seconds. It was off of that 15' ramp up after the G-out, near that pipe ride between 3r and the bench by Powerline. Despite feeling like I was way about the horizon, my riding buddy said I only got 2 feet off the ground, though he did admit he got far less air off of it and noted that 29ers can get air.
 

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Lets do it, a single speeder ride, I guess geared riders would be allowed..if they can keep up.
Let me know to when and where. I still have never ridden SC

Jeff
 

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This article makes me think back to the work being done resurfacing some parts of the trail.

http://www.singletrackworld.com/2011/03/riding-the-olympic-course/

At first, I wasn't too happy that it's being made ez-mode, but I can see why it's being done. All the overtaking parts are littered with ruts and some of them are ditches.
 

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This article makes me think back to the work being done resurfacing some parts of the trail.

http://www.singletrackworld.com/2011/03/riding-the-olympic-course/

At first, I wasn't too happy that it's being made ez-mode, but I can see why it's being done. All the overtaking parts are littered with ruts and some of them are ditches.
The caliber of racers for the upcoming race is such that they all have the skills to ride (and pass) other riders on technical, rutted trails. They are all Pro or Cat 1 or Cat 2.

I think there must have been a disconnect somewhere between the promoter and the city regarding getting the trails "ready" for the race.
 
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