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Foresthill Loop 5 - Sat May 6

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Looking for a ride buddy or two to take on all of trail 5 next Saturday.   Stage at Sugarpine at 8 am, head out 1 to 2 to start of 5, up lower 5, then the dog leg, across FH road to the trail 6 connector half circle leg, and over to china wall to the upper loop,  go as far as we can, maybe the upper loop will be passible too.  I do cheat though on the way back after the 6 connector trail comes back to Foresthill road, rather then go down the Dog leg, I take FH road without a plate for 2 mikes to get to a fire road that leads back down into the lower trail area, to a nice double wide trail leading down most of way to Sugarpine.  easy way home!

If that sounds good,  let me know.     If no takers by Friday, Then I am going to GT.

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5 hours ago, bigbob said:

If that sounds good,  let me know.     If no takers by Friday, Then I am going to GT.

Just a FYI that the Fool's Gold is next weekend at GT. Would recommend avoiding that place. 

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Was there yesterday. IMO, the trickiest part of 5 right now is the bed of pine needles hiding roots and deep pockets. After hitting one at speed and getting thrown, I tamed it back a bit. I would swear nobody's been ridding the CW area, hardly any tracks anywhere.

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That dog leg section of 5 is my favorite.  I'll never forget riding with that older gal that took a header on that narrow section just past the creek.  She climbed up that trail about 30 yards then went ass-over-tea-kettle down that cliff & landed on her head in the creek. :D

I simply sat in the creek & watched the whole thing! :thumbsup:

Back then I was in such great shape, I just picked the bike up and walked back to where the creek crossed the trail. :lol:

That's my story & I'm sticking to it.

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if no takers for this ride, I can ride alone at GT, say hi to CERA. or ride the 49er family enduro at GN, never did that one

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It's only Tuesday someone will step up by Friday.

Been searching for a KTM two-smoker, might be joining a ride soon.

 

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well I have scratched GN off the list. riding around gold note at a family fun enduro pace and being some old creepy master amongst families and kids. seems not a great thing to do

better to hang out with CERA the day before a big boy enduro

or ride 5 alone, that is ballsy , probably others will be out there

I could ride the lower leg only.

FH is in its prime right now

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I agree.  Do anything else than ride alone.  Especially if you ride a trail that is even intermediate.  Just hang with the CERA crew.  Show up early at the Fools Gold & just offer to help out. ;)  They'll be so happy for the extra man-power!

Mr. Appendage has been rather lucky up to now.  It's only a matter of time until his luck runs out.  Just that errant bee needs to show up.

Or you could......................................... :rolleyes::smirk:

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4 hours ago, superslyko said:

do anything else than ride alone.  or ............................... :rolleyes::smirk:

What happened? :smashpc:    I leave NorCal riding in 2011, in 2 years the TT horse moves to SoCal.  no more NorCal rides, it's all SoCal here at TT.   Now 5 years later, I make a single post about god forsaken Barstow of all places,  and 10 guys show up! :thumbsup:  and, we meet at dennys then ride wild shit. I cried uncle at mile 15 sure, but at least I had a ride group!   they call it donkey land.  didn't I invent donkey rides in Nevada in 2004? and that donkey waste land in Yerington in 2006 too?   And I rode the TE 510 the Wolf and now there is a TTer named the wolf.   Purgatory is not my term though

Up here I post about FH loop 5 the queen of the sierra and get nuthin.   :rant:   Don't even bother mentioning the rock lobster....  :(

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We NorCal riders don't post our rides every weekend, a couple of texts and phone calls and a ride happens without advertising it.

 

This is the New Age.

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When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

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1 hour ago, bigbob said:

What happened? :smashpc:    I leave NorCal riding in 2011, in 2 years the TT horse moves to SoCal.  no more NorCal rides, it's all SoCal here at TT.   Now 5 years later, I make a single post about god forsaken Barstow of all places,  and 10 guys show up! :thumbsup:  and, we meet at dennys then ride wild shit. I cried uncle at mile 15 sure, but at least I had a ride group!   they call it donkey land.  didn't I invent donkey rides in Nevada in 2004? and that donkey waste land in Yerington in 2006 too?   And I rode the TE 510 the Wolf and now there is a TTer named the wolf.   Purgatory is not my term though

Up here I post about FH loop 5 the queen of the sierra and get nuthin.   :rant:   Don't even bother mentioning the rock lobster....  :(

Barstow isn't donkeyland you knuckle head

1 hour ago, hockdog said:

We NorCal riders don't post our rides every weekend, a couple of texts and phone calls and a ride happens without advertising it.

 

This is the New Age.

Stoneyford or middle Creek or Indian valley

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25 minutes ago, the Riddler. said:

Barstow isn't donkeyland you knuckle head

Stoneyford or middle Creek or Indian valley

Woah up there young'n , I think you forgot a few like .....GT,  FH, Cow , CC  , Dville , some SP land and a few I am probably missing due to the short term memory loss they keep warning me about .   

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I was riding home at Downieville with NorCalRide.  We had spent the entire day up in the mountains having a wonderful time.  We were riding the road home exhausted.  I was releaved I didn't get lost again.

Then a WASP flew into NorCalRide's shirt.  Past his chest protector & down his collar.  It stung him so many times................ he ghost rode his bike off the rode & tore off all his clothes while doing the happy dance.  He never did see it, it flew away & excaped.

Sure it can happen anytime & anywhere.  But if he were allergic & alone,  he would have been dead.

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15 minutes ago, superslyko said:

I was riding home at Downieville with NorCalRide.  We had spent the entire day up in the mountains having a wonderful time.  We were riding the road home exhausted.  I was releaved I didn't get lost again.

Then a WASP flew into NorCalRide's shirt.  Past his chest protector & down his collar.  It stung him so many times................ he ghost rode his bike off the rode & tore off all his clothes while doing the happy dance.  He never did see it, it flew away & excaped.

Sure it can happen anytime & anywhere.  But if he were allergic & alone,  he would have been dead.

Yes - I have been life flighted because of a bee.  And yes - it sucked more than you can imagine.  And yes - I ride alone - a lot.  But, I take precautions.

I have been stung since, but I have my epi and other things.  It sucked - but I lived.  And will live through it again.

There are only a few that will ride with me on a semi-regular basis, so I do a lot of solo rides.  One thing about a solo ride - the pace is ALWAYS perfect.

I plan on riding this Saturday - Still2smokin, F50C boys?

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We have secret handshakes and code words for where we will ride here in the F50C. If Still2Smokin shakes your hand and scratches your palm with his middle finger.........your on your own.

We very rarely advertise.......ever. It's nothing personal. 

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