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J-Drop workaround

Discussion in 'California & Hawaii' started by tgreathead, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. tgreathead

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    Is there any way to go down Backbone from The Hub, skip J-Drop and take some other trail to end up on Sullivan Fire Road? Supposed to ride a loop this weekend and J-Drop will be nothing but J-Mud.
    Any ideas?
     

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    I'm pretty sure that's the only way back to sullivan unless you were to ride all the way down to Will Rogers and take the road back, which would be a pretty quick loop, too.
     
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    By road I'm assuming you mean Sunset? That's what I was afraid of. Looking on Google Maps I see some trails past J-Drop with some almost to Will Rogers but can't tell exactly where they hook up to.
     
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    I'd never actually ride ON Sunset, there's a sidewalk that you can ride all the way back to Amalfi/Capri. I used to do that loop before I discovered J-drop, not too bad. I don't know anything about the trails further down, though.
     
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    Gotcha, thanks :thumb:
    I'm going with others and they may try to slog down J-Drop so I don't know if riding down to Sunset then up Amalfi will be short enough to not make them wait forever.
    I might have to slog... :disgust1:
     
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    no offense to you but it may not be the best time to ride that trail right after a rain, there are places that are clay based and will be really muddy. better time to go ride Sullivan Ridge and do some trail work. Seem to be a lot of people getting pretty worked up about bikers riding trails right after rains and doing lots of trail damage.
     
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    None taken, I actually feel the same way. The ride was scheduled last week before we knew how much rain would be coming. I may skip the whole thing after all :(