I was riding my mtn bike this afternoon, about 11 miles close to 1000 ft of climbing. But the funny part was i was able to race and keep up with some dudes on dirt bikes. The red line is my route. From my house to the top of digger bay road is close to 800 feet in elevation and about 4.6 miles. as you can see I have lots of area to screw around in and there is some of the most insane single track out here. There is no poison oak amazingly enough. I hit a new trail at the top of the ridge and it came out at the placemark 4 corners. I was going to take a fire break road down but this new single track caught my eye. no pics but, it was burly. the blue line is the route that the dirt bike dudes took, i saw them hitting some jumps where the blue circle is. The orange line is where i first heard the dirt bikes following me and the pink line starts where they caught me. I was giving it all I had, which wasn't much after 9 miles of rough riding. I pulled in behind the XR 400 and started cranking. I was able to stay with him as the trail was pretty narrow and had some twists. We cam to one spot where a tree was down and I was on his ass and yelled for him to hurry up. He turned around and I must have scared the shit out of him cause he almost crashed, He later said that he was looking at the highway but the highway was on the other side. He turned on the gas but I caught him again at a small step down and a narrow cut through a rock. I saw which house they went to and went to bs with them. They were shocked I could keep up with them on my mtb. I was too. Did a little d/s ride last night too. Out to the dam, then back toward digger bay to some SSS and back to the house. This photo is before the burn last year. there are some new road that you can't see in the pic. Some of this is Nat forest up near the top, but the rest is railroad land, people have been riding out there for years, the sad new is they are going to develop it and much of the lowland betwee the tracks and the highway will be lost. oh yeah I saw a huge buck out there last hunting season. I have started marking the places that I see deer on goggle earth for future reference.