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MTBikerChris
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join:2001-08-28
Broomfield, CO

Spring is 2 weeks away so?

Ok Since this forum has been dead lets wake it up with some spring Stuff or whats everyone going to do when its get warmer !!

Who's going to MTN Bike more or what trips are you you going to take?

Or Sprig Pic's ?



FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
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Seaside, CA
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I drove about 85 miles on Saturday to visit Pyramid Lake, hoping to be able to do some hiking along the water and snap some pics with my new camera; only to find that it was freakin closed. (And yes I checked the website first which didn't mention anything about no access for that weekend).

There was one boat with two guys doing some bass fishing, and one speedboat on the lake, but I couldn't figure out how they got down there.

Ended up just going home. Highlight of that trip was stopping at a burger place called the Habit in burbank on the way out.

- FM
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A: Two. One to hold the bulb and one to rotate the universe.



No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
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The OC
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Went mountain biking this morning.

It's been 10-15 degrees above average for a few, so we went to the beach yesterday. Even at the coast, it was very warm.

We're coming up on wildflower season here. Some early mustard and yucca are already out. Not enough rain this season to make it a banner year, but enough that I'll be trekking around the local mountains with camera in tow.

From yesterday:





From a photo hike last Spring:


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GadgetsRme
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Canon City, CO
reply to MTBikerChris

Spring is here and I can prove it. I had to start taking my allergy medicine one month ago. My peach tree has buds on it. Two really fat robins have taken up residence in the crab apple tree. I also am going to have to get out the water hoses this week. I have been doing some hiking and will do some more bike riding as soon as this dad blasted wind decides to take a little less brisk speed. I hate riding tipped sideways. The next few days look to be pretty nice.
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MTBikerChris
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Nice all good things so far, This Spring sounds like it will be Awesome for all of us !!

GadgetsRme The wind is not fun for biking that's for sure !!
Went up to Marshall Mesa today for a ride and them 20+ Mph winds held me back !! Felt like i did to Loops Vs One


MTBikerChris
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said by No_Strings:

Went mountain biking this morning.

It's been 10-15 degrees above average for a few, so we went to the beach yesterday. Even at the coast, it was very warm.

We're coming up on wildflower season here. Some early mustard and yucca are already out. Not enough rain this season to make it a banner year, but enough that I'll be trekking around the local mountains with camera in tow.

From yesterday:

Wow The beach that Looks Awesome Enjoy it !!!! do you bike to the beach ?


GadgetsRme
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said by MTBikerChris:

GadgetsRme The wind is not fun for biking that's for sure !!
Went up to Marshall Mesa today for a ride and them 20+ Mph winds held me back !! Felt like i did to Loops Vs One

I don't mind riding with or into the wind but that cross wind stuff is for the birds, especially if it is gusty. One second you're leaning hard into it, the next your trying to keep the bike from laying down on its side.
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No_Strings
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I have biked to the beach, but it's a long ride with some scary roads and all uphill coming home. (I road bike as well, even though I far prefer mountain biking.)

The beach pictured is Crystal Cove and while it's not the most beautiful stretch of sand in SoCal, it's at the base of some steep cliffs. The toilets and changing areas are up on top, as is parking. No picnic tables, no fires. Keeps the crowds down and helps deter those who shouldn't be in bathing suits.

A few miles up or down the coast, you can find broader and better groomed beaches with easy, cheaper parking and all the fast food you could want. Guess what those look like on a warm Saturday?

I guess mountain vs. road and developed vs rustic beaches are two sides of the same coin. At heart, I'm still a country boy and prefer to see deer, woodpeckers and hawks to beached whales.
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FutureMon
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Seaside, CA
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I actually prefer hiking the forest; where you've gotta duck branches and step on rocks to cross small streams. Flat trails with no shade or things to sit on like an old dead tree or a big rock just aren't that much fun.

When it comes to cycling, sure; gimmie a dirt road and a slight incline with some twists and turns. Otherwise might as well just ride circles around the block.

This was my last real hike - in Azusa Canyon

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- FM
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A: Two. One to hold the bulb and one to rotate the universe.



No_Strings
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Where I usually ride is a mix of singletrack through oak canopy and fire road. Lots of hills, up and down, and some technical stuff. Baby stuff compared to the big woods in the Northwest or the Rockies, but fun enough to keep me going back.
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I believe the appropriate metaphor here involves a river of excrement and a Native American water vessel without any means of propulsion.