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Cali 2011

June 21, 2011, 1:49 p.m.
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Every year I need to do a trip to California. This year I was lucky enough to go during UBC's reading break and I also headed down as soon as exams were over.

This year it was with my good friends Ben and Cam Porteous. We drove 26 hours straight and found ourselves in San Diego. We rode in and around San Diego including Ted Williams, Pine Valley, Laguna Beach and Iddylwild. We then headed to Santa Cruz to ride the infamous Post Office dirtjumps and the UCSC downhill trails. We ended the trip in Falls City, Oregon where we rode two days at Blackrock.

Check out the quick video below and some snaps here https://picasaweb.google.com/benporteous/Cali2011
https://vimeo.com/24555297

Thoughts?

- Dobie

June 21, 2011, 2:20 p.m.
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wtf is with "lucky enough" - has easily replaced "moving forward" as my least favorite, meaningless phrase that seems to come out of everyone's mouth. what if you had been insufficiently lucky - would you have missed reading week, not have gone, remembered you should have been writing an exam while driving through olympia? /end rant

nice little vid. my 4 year old likes your pyjamas

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

June 21, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
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I think he was lucky enough to go twice this year.

flickr

June 21, 2011, 2:40 p.m.
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mmmmmmm, dusty :)

June 21, 2011, 3:55 p.m.
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nice one boys! Looks like rad riding down there.

June 21, 2011, 4:11 p.m.
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wtf

I think he was lucky enough to go twice this year.

oh man, reading comprehension fail, what can i say

(still don't like that phrase, think it's way overused, grumble grumble)

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

June 21, 2011, 8:46 p.m.
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Nicely done, and nice riding. Thanks.

June 22, 2011, 12:31 a.m.
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That was so good! it's 12:30 and i wanna go ride now.

i googled majin super gay and this thread came up

June 22, 2011, 12:43 a.m.
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enjoyable to watch

nobody is this dumb.

June 22, 2011, 9:05 a.m.
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Makes me miss Cali

June 22, 2011, 10:17 a.m.
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definitley going to have to go back there.

1:05 - where's that?

June 22, 2011, 5:01 p.m.
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definitley going to have to go back there.

1:05 - where's that?

Ted Williams Parkway - San Diego

- Dobie

June 22, 2011, 5:50 p.m.
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thought so. it looked like San Diego terrain. sweet!

June 22, 2011, 9:08 p.m.
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Nice vid… time to take my bike south.

June 22, 2011, 11:39 p.m.
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Love California. But…you drove right past some great DH! Tunnel trail in Santa Barbara for example is 4000 vertical feet of steep rocky singletrack. Deadly exposure, beautiful ocean views, big sharp rocks. 5.5 miles of arm pump, with another 2 miles of fast twist road through the estates eventually dropping you right on State Street 'the strip'. There are 3-4 front side trails that drop you right into town from about 4500 vertical, all accessed by a paved road…which incidentally is one of THE climbs to do if you are a roadie. You got to ride these trails before their gone. Old shool awesomeness! San Luis Obispo has some super gnar DH trails as well, but you will have to ask around to get to those. the SB trails are still on a map, but if you can hook up with locals, more fun:-)

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