Get t’ gettin’

So let’s do this.

The time is nigh to get the word out, hammer out a date, and do some riding. Got any ideas?

Here’s some more thoughts to consider:

– we have a short winter up here, relatively speaking. We can host this as late as November- or as early as March- and enjoy comfortable temps & good trail conditions.

– we have a County Park within walking distance of town center, and plenty of B & B’s and hotels. You can drive up the mountain, park, get out, lock the car & throw away the keys. You won’t need ’em until you’re done. Everything in town is accessible by foot or bicycle traffic.

– Our route can go off the mountain, and into the desert. With climate zones in the pines, the chaparral, high desert, and low desert. Elevation high point in the 6K range (possibly as high as 8.5K) and as low as 1K in the desert. Expect some climbing.


– Also expect some tasty singletrack. Much more technical than you may expect in So Cal. Trail surfaces can include decomposed granite, boulders, rocks, sand, and washboard.

– Awards. Yes, we will have them. No, they won’t be worth much. But they’ll be good nonetheless.

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5 responses to “Get t’ gettin’

  1. I think a ~new years day time frame might work. 12/27 or 1/3 would be interesting. Either that or weekend after thanksgiving. Seems like those times are always free on the calender for enduro junkies…..and well we all know that we are going to do big rides then anyway. California makes a GREAT destination this time of year too as all of us are sick of freezing out tails off.

  2. Those are both good times. The weekend after Thanksgiving is still good up here, even in Idyllwild proper (as opposed to the trails down lower) but it’ll still be a little chilly.

    If we do it around New Years (and my birthday, 1/3) we’ll need to keep the route desert-heavy. There may be snow by then in town.

  3. A holiday ride is always good.So many routes open up that time of year. Got ideas and good beta on a desert run ….We may need to talk over a few beers.

  4. just tell me when….

    I would tend to enjoy alot of diffrent terrain

  5. Agreed, both Daves.

    Fixed Dave- I’d like to see something that involves all of our climate zones…

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