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Last change to ride Coe in 2009.

Hunting Hollow parking lot at 11am - back by 3-4pm.

I was thinking of doing this tortuous route - almost all single track:
Hunting Hollow - Jim Donnelly - Steer Ridge - Spike Jones - Timm - Grizzly Gulch - (Maybe Dexter - Wasno Road - Tule Pond) Serpentine - left on Steer Ridge - Lyman Wilson - Hunting Hollow.

Those wanting to do a mellower ride can take Hot Springs Road to Grizzly Gulch instead.

Charlie are you in?

P.S. Yesterday Menso, Pierre and I did the Hat Rock loop out of Coe HQ.
(Flat Frog - Middle Ridge - Poverty Flat - Jackass - Blue Ridge- Black Oak Spring - Rock House Ridge - Narrows - Mahoney Meadows - Lost Springs - China Hole - Manzanita Point Road.) Great ride now that I'm in shape to do this. On my first Coe ride I turned around at the start of Black Oak Spring Trail. Menso posted some pictures on Facebook.
 

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Hi JL,

Congratulations on completing the Blue Ridge/Rock House Ridge route. Here is the thread from back then: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=250152 Was that your first time to Coe?

I guess the Black Oak Spring Trail was passable on Thursday?

Next Thursday is bad for me, I actually have to work a little that day. That's a brutal route JL!

(tburger and I have had a discussion about a low-key basic HQ Middle Ridge ride on Tuesday or Wednesday. I don't want to hy-jack JL's thread so if you're interested, pm me or watch the board; I'll post up a new thread in a day or so.)

///Charlie
 

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Black Oak was passable-ish, and more so now. I probably cleared 20+ trees from Jackass and Black Oak during the ride. The above ground portions of the trees were killed by the fire, and now the roots are dead and rotted so trees are just falling over in place since they are no longer supported. Jackass should be cleanable now, with the exception of one rather large tree about 1/4 of the way up. Black Oak was mostly passable already, but the trail is disappearing fast into the leaves and grass. More people need to get out there and compact the soil so we aren't just following flags.
 

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Skyline35 said:
Hi JL,

Congratulations on completing the Blue Ridge/Rock House Ridge route. Here is the thread from back then: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=250152 Was that your first time to Coe?

///Charlie
Hi Charlie,

The December 2006 ride was not only my first ride in Coe, but also my first ride longer than 2 hours. It took so much out of me that for 3 years I didn't want to get anywhere close to that Jackass hike-a-bike trail. Of course, it was so much easier now, that I could ride most of it.

Thursday route is indeed a bit much for most. Alternatively we could take Hot Springs Road to the Spike Jones/Timm loop, folowed by Grizzly Gulch, Gullen, Anza, Grapevine, Cattle Duster, Domino Pond, Elderberry, Jackson and Anza back down. Too bad you can't join us Thursday.

- J.L.

Oops, I see I'm logged in as Menso.
 

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If it doesn't rain much today and the single track is open, then yes. I believe Coe single track is closed for a day or two after half an inch or more of rain.
-Menso
 

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I'm in. Been sitting on my ass for the last 9 days week with some bad cold/flu thing. Finally getting close to recovered. I need a ride.-drew
 

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OK, Menso and I will be at HH at 11am. I don't think it rained enough to close any of the single track, so we'll have a fun ride tomorrow.
Let me know if anyone wants to carpool from the Cupertino area.
 

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To anyone showing up tomorrow: bring a charged light. You most likely will not need it, but bring it just in case. We have a massive loop planned of epic proportions that will take us across almost two thirds of the park.

see you at 11am...?
 

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Wow, this sounds epic!

...very curious about your route plans.

Sunset is at 4:59pm but you have a full moon-in fact, a "Blue Moon"-rising at 5:09pm to assist JL's 300 lumen light.

Have a fun, safe ride,
///Charlie
 

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Skyline35 said:
...very curious about your route plans.

Sunset is at 4:59pm but you have a full moon-in fact, a "Blue Moon"-rising at 5:09pm to assist JL's 300 lumen light.

Have a fun, safe ride,
///Charlie
And you should bring some champagne to fill up the camelback, as a nice fit for the occasion...
cheers!
 

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Three hardy souls took the Coe ride with the de Jongs challenge or maybe they didn't know better?
Peter, Erin, Drew, Menso and I left HH parking at 11:15am. We decided against Menso's epic ride (that was Charlie's and mine Bear Mountain Ride, which doesn't have any bail-out options) and leave the charged lights in the car. Our more flexible route was:
Gilroy Hot Spings Road - Coit Road - Anza - Grapevine - Coit Spring - Cross Canyon trails.
Peter had to be back at HH by 3pm and went right on Willow Ridge to take Crest Ridge - Wagon Road - Wasno Road - Tule Pond and right on Grizzly Gulch back to Coit Road and HH.
We decided to turn left on Willow Ridge and take White Tank Spring Trail (quite overgrown in some places) - Coit Ridge - Coit Road - Live Oak Spring Trail. We made a detour down to the Pacheco Falls to enjoy the nice view from the top of the cliff, before continuing with Live Oak Spring - Wagon Road - Wasno Road - Tule Pond - left on Grizzly Gulch - Wagon Road to Wilson Camp - Bowl - Lyman Wilson - Hunting Hollow Road. We were back at the car by 5pm.
That was a great last day of the year! Thanks guys for joining us on this almost-epic ride.
Happy New Year! J.L.
 

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What were the trail conditions like today? Planning on doing a Coe ride on Sat assuming we don't get a massive downpour tomorrow.
 

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The trails were in pretty good conditions, except Bowl Trail, which was very muddy and the Cross-Canyon creek crossings were quite deep and washed out.
 

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Thanks guys for havin me. I had a blast!!! Thought i'd be dead for awhile but i'm riding again tomorrow...hopefully.
 
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