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  • #16
    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
    BTW I got my first formal request for floor space: Kris Holm!
    Cool! Did you get my e-mail?
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    • #17
      I'm in

      The Stevens Trail is beyond me, but I can do the Saturday and Sunday rides. Is a 29" asking for trouble on the Clementine Loop?

      I'm going to have to train for this. 20 miles is the upper end of my range.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Max_Dingemans View Post
        Tempting!
        You know you want to come -- get a group of Minnesotans to do the big road trip!
        Originally posted by AEV D. View Post
        Cool! Did you get my e-mail?
        Yup. You are #3 for the floor. Kris actually became #2 because Claude Magnuson from Maryland contacted me first, but had to confirm his ability to come. That means we're off to a good start, with Maryland, Canada and a rider from Germany!
        Originally posted by aarons View Post
        The Stevens Trail is beyond me, but I can do the Saturday and Sunday rides. Is a 29" asking for trouble on the Clementine Loop? I'm going to have to train for this. 20 miles is the upper end of my range.
        Stevens Trail is probably the most strenuous of the three rides, plus pretty sketchy for a 29er anyway (though "totally doable," as Tom Holub would say). I'm thinking of taking a different approach on the Clementine ride, where a 29" will be better. there may be some sections it won't like, but the other 99% will be a blast. There are also steep drop-offs on that ride, but not nearly as much!

        Training is a good thing; a great way to increase the fun and enjoyment factor in a weekend of concentrated riding. I need to train too...
        Last edited by johnfoss; 2011-08-17, 03:02 AM.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
          I'm thinking of taking a different approach on the Clementine ride, where a 29" will be better. there may be some sections it won't like, but the other 99% will be a blast. There are also steep drop-offs on that ride, but not nearly as much!
          The Clementine Loop is still doable on a 24" though, correct?
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          • #20
            Originally posted by AustinLee View Post
            The Clementine Loop is still doable on a 24" though, correct?
            Definitely doable on a 24", but I'd say definitely more fun on a 29er. Of course, almost anything that's rideable on a 29er is more fun on a 29er.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
              Thanks Nathan, yes, these pages have been re-purposed year after year...

              BTW I got my first formal request for floor space: Kris Holm!
              Hey I thought I was the first to ask for floor space

              I had snuck into a quick reply email about muni weekend so you might have missed. I just emailed you again to confirm though.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by tholub View Post
                Definitely doable on a 24", but I'd say definitely more fun on a 29er. Of course, almost anything that's rideable on a 29er is more fun on a 29er.
                The last time I rode it, I did most all of it in high gear on my 24 and rode it at some really fun high-paced speeds. It could be done on a 36 too...but the climb back out is a little steep.

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                • #23
                  Possible change of ride schedule

                  Hi all,
                  Tom Holub has pointed out to me that they're running the Tevis Cup Race the same day as we were planning on riding the Auburn trails. The Tevis Cup is a crazy-long, crazy hard horse race, 100 miles from Lake Tahoe down to Auburn. Though it will not be on any of the trails we're going to ride, it introduces an unknown parking question. There might be a lot more people there than on an average Saturday, which could be a problem for us in our shuttling and parking. So I'm thinking of moving the Auburn riding day to Friday, followed by Salmon Falls on Saturday and Stevens Trail on Sunday. I will try to learn more, but this seems like the safer way to go. Also it leaves the hardest ride for the last day, which might be a good thing.

                  In addition I have a better plan for riding my favorite trails in Auburn. Instead of a 7-mile loop with 1000' of climb, much of it on pavement, I thought we could start at the top on the Foresthill Divide Loop, ride that to the Connector Trail, ride the whole Connector Trail, and meet up with the Clementine Loop near the top. This leaves the very best parts of that trail for us to enjoy. The downside is that it involves a shuttle, and the associated logistics. The upside is that most of you will be riding new trail, and the best part of Clementine will be more enjoyable without the long slog uphill. People who still want to ride the uphill will be welcome to do so, of course!

                  So if that day of riding is moved to Friday, will it be a problem for a lot of you? I don't want to do it on Sunday because our "fun" competition events will be less meaningful on that final day. Also, many people have to leave early on Sunday and I'd like them to enjoy our "featured" ride.
                  Originally posted by AustinLee View Post
                  The Clementine Loop is still doable on a 24" though, correct?
                  Still recommended. The Connector Trail is fun on a 29" because it has many fast sections and is less technical. But the Culvert and Confluence sections of the Clementine Loop are plenty challenging for me on my "main" MUni, my 24" Wilder. That's what I will use. My 29" is less fun on the technical stuff, but yours may be beefier, and/or you may be like Tom, and really enjoy riding one also.
                  Originally posted by corbin View Post
                  Hey I thought I was the first to ask for floor space
                  Oh maybe you did. I'll stop putting numbers on.
                  Originally posted by corbin View Post
                  The last time I rode it, I did most all of it in high gear on my 24 and rode it at some really fun high-paced speeds. It could be done on a 36 too...but the climb back out is a little steep.
                  This trail doesn't involve a climb out, so maybe you're thinking about the Stevens Trail? I very much do not recommend attempting that trail on a 36". You would definitely hate it on the way back (1200' uphill), and I consider it dangerous enough on your "best" MUni, geared or not.

                  Having said that, if you like 36" Muni, the Foresthill Divide and Connector Trails are very fun for 36". You could also ride most of the Salmon Falls ride on one as well, though you would definitely be walking the most interesting sections.
                  Last edited by johnfoss; 2011-08-22, 03:46 AM.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
                    So if that day of riding is moved to Friday, will it be a problem for a lot of you?
                    I can't make it to the Friday ride, so for me, yes.
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                    • #25
                      If I can time this with a visit to see my father for his 75th, it might work out...

                      John, do you live in Auburn? My father lives in San Jose, so I'd try to split my time.

                      Sounds like fun, I'll work on my plans, too bad there's no snow yet, then it would be a two sport vacation
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                      • #26
                        If you excited about CMW and glad John is puttin it together, give him a big whoop whoop! Go to his FB and whoop whoop! his status or photos!!

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                        • #27
                          a big WOOP! WOOP!
                          see you there
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                          • #28
                            whoop whoop!!!!
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                            • #29
                              I plan on going. I will ride a 29". Friday for Auburn is good for me. What time will the Friday ride start.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Nurse Ben View Post
                                John, do you live in Auburn? My father lives in San Jose, so I'd try to split my time.
                                My house is in Carmichael (Sacramento), about 2 hours away from San Jose. The rides will be Auburn, Colfax and northeast of Folsom, in that order. Hope you can make it!
                                Originally posted by Unicaw89 View Post
                                If you excited about CMW and glad John is puttin it together, give him a big whoop whoop!
                                I guess I'd better go WHOOP WHOOP!
                                Originally posted by JBAB View Post
                                What time will the Friday ride start.
                                TBD. Fun events down at the confluence first. Though I hate pushing it to Friday, I think it's the safer bet. Plus we'll have the place more to ourselves.
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