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Discussion in 'California & Hawaii' started by JohnE, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Moving to the area soon...whats up locally for pedaling (Trails wise...other then that area to the east...) and trail work? Good shops?
     

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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Auburn and Downieville within an hour or so...damn good riding In town not much, Old Town good eats and drink. Lots of Good trout and bass fishing nearby
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    and I'm about an hour and 20 SW of Sac.
     
  4. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Front Range, dude...
    Yeah...dont do the DH thing so much. Guess I will have to learn. Rode Downieville way back when, shuttling just doesn't turn me on...

    New truck is being delivered to Auburn, will check the area out. Do you know the American River trail?
     
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    Ton of loops out of Auburn that are 4-5 inch travel bike friendly ass kicking rides and if you go up to Tahoe there are some kick ass trails, same for Bullards bar on the way to Downieville
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Front Range, dude...
    I have enough bikes to cover it all...just need to find the time to ride them all!
     
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    Auburn is close and has a lot of good riding. Go talk to the guys at auburn bike works. They are my favorite shop. Closer to sac is granite bay. Some ok riding. I have heard of some good secret stuff around there...
     
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    lol, well, I guess if you average them?

    After living in mountains in Arizona, and now in Alaska, I find the trail options around Sac to be pretty skimpy, Auburn is alright, but you can ride all the trails worth riding relatively quick, it's not bad, but it's really not that many miles of trails. There is Salmon Falls and Rockville, in opposite directions. Rockville is sessiony-technical and Salmon Falls is straight XC without much very up or down. Of course you have Tahoe/50/80 corridors not too far away, but Sacramento is a pretty flat metro area, not like Phoenix, where there are mountain-parks all over the city with decent riding. Growing up off of highway 50 in the foothills, I was kind of amazed at the lack of trails, given how favorable the terrain was and how much forest area there is. If it was AZ, there'd be all sorts of cool stuff going on, but it's pretty stark there, Sly Park and Flemming Meadows, which are both pretty tame XC stuff, with the lake trail being actually a little more technical.

    For me, Sac wouldn't be close enough, it'd still be a major hassle to get to trails every day that I'd want to ride IMO. Maybe Roseville or Folsom, but there are way too many people trying to live there at the same time.

    Grass Valley/Nevada City is much closer to many more practical trail options, if you can get a job. Reno is probably a good backup if you need to live close to the mountains, but also need a job and a low cost of living. Don't rue out Santa Rosa/North of the Bay, where again, you can get to a variety of trails, also close to Mendocino, which is one of the actually "happening" MTB places in NorCal right now.
     
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