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Road Trip in December

Discussion in 'California & Hawaii' started by mtbjune, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. mtbjune

    mtbjune Chimp

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    So I need some advice, my boyfriend and I want to escape the snow in Colorado and try to get some riding in during December. We get about then days off between Christmas time and New Years and were trying to decide where to go. Do you think it would be worth it to drive to CA to ride, is the weather pretty good that time of year? We will most likely bring our FS and urban bikes with us for the trip...
     

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  2. Grizzle

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    Well, it depends what kind of riding you are looking for. Pretty much any lift serviced area will be snowed in, so that leaves shuttling other trails, and climbing as the only possibilities. There are some nice trails to ride down here though, they just get a little rutted when it rains.
     
  3. mtbjune

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    Yeah, I figured we wouldn't get to ride the lifts, so we are gonna leave the tanks at home...but at least we could get some XC type of riding in. Any suggestions on where to go? I've never been to CA before, so I am really psyched. Some place that's cool would be nice, so we could do some urban riding too.
     
  4. bfranke

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    I'd look at the San Diego area, best year round weather in the country! Good XC type trails all over also, look for Big Laguna, Noble Canyon, Cuyamaca State Park, Lake Morena, Mission Trails. That's just a few off the top of my head.
    Lt.Dan could probably take you out for some urban assault as well.
     
  5. blt2ride

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    That's easy--Bootleg Canyon. While a lot of the trails are DH runs, there are a decent amount of XC trails on the mountain. Not to mention that you are 25 minutes aways from Vegas. I couldn't think of a better escape from the snow than the desert. The weather is actually nice that time of year...
     
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  6. merrrrjig

    merrrrjig Turbo Monkey

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    Id say theres some good stuff in so cal. look up the san juan trail. Are you going to be riding bikes and skiing?
     
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    Even So cal can be muddy in winter.... Tucson, AZ is also pretty nice and dry. Sedona is awesome too, but I don't know if there's snow in winter there..
     
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  8. wikitypooshlag

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    YUP! don't bother driving to CA. save yourself the 5 hours and go to Bootleg Canyon. i live in san diego and i drive to this place all the time. if you like hardcore dh they got it. if you like awesome xc they got that too. it's all in one place and they run a shuttle on the weekends. you pay like $20 for unlimited runs.

    go to the website bootlegcanyon.com
     
    #8 -   Oct 6, 2005