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Pacifica - Boyscout Jumping Session

  • Jan 12, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Not recommended for Beginners.  This is one of the few SJMTB rides where most of the riders come out in full face helmets, body armor, flat pedals, and long travel full suspension bikes. 

Here's a Video of our last session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN18XDlvlg4

The upper section of Boyscout offers these awesome tapered ramps on a very wide, flat trail. You can attempt jumps at your own comfort level from only inches off the ground to doing a full double. It really does a lot to build confidence and skill, especially since many of you that have ridden with me know that I'm a complete amateur when it comes to catching air. 

Honestly this ride has attracted many advanced beginners looking to learn the first bits about jumping and they've done fine so long as they ride within their skill set.  We always come out much braver and confident when we go to try stunts at other trails -- especially at Demo Forest. 

The climbs here are very short so don't expect to get a workout.  You can basically ride a downhill bike for most of the way to the top.  

As always a helmet and a properly maintained bicycle is required for all SJMTB rides. Body armor is highly recommended if you plan to push the limits of your skillset and comfort zone.

If it rains heavily during the week before the ride, I will have to cancel since it will pretty much destroy the trails if we do ride.

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  • Natacha N.

    Thanks for the great ride everyone.... we had fun p.s ouch :( taking soil samples hurts

    January 13, 2014

    • Fredric

      Hope your fingers are ok. they're not broken right?

      1 · January 14, 2014

    • Natacha N.

      Not sure but if the swelling doesn't go down by tomorrow I'm going to the DR. Just sad I can not ride my bike for a minute :(

      January 14, 2014

  • Fredric

    Great ride!!! After going off the first big jump a couple times, I'm really glad it was made taller than last time. Love some of the new jumps.

    January 12, 2014

  • Natacha N.

    Gonna miss the start time..... its 10 now and we are still 10 or 15 min away. Will try to catch you on the trails. Which trail you taking?

    January 12, 2014

    • Fredric

      We'll wait

      January 12, 2014

    • Fredric

      Just turn into Higgins road. Its a dead end road

      January 12, 2014

  • Glenn W.

    Sorry, my big bike isn't finished just yet so I won't be able to make this one. Another time for definite

    January 11, 2014

  • Ed S.

    Sorry, I gotta bail. Sprained my thumb last week riding. I was hoping it would be healed up enough by now. It's good enough to ride on but I'm not sure about jumping.

    January 11, 2014

  • Chaz

    Sorry, but I'm going to have to bail. I have to be in SF by afternoon so it means I have to ride someplace earlier and closer to SJ so I'm not late. Hopefully next time.

    January 10, 2014

  • Mark

    may or may not have a fork for my bike may need to order a race for my back up fork so i can ride.

    January 1, 2014

    • Ed S.

      no worries. let me know if you change your mind.

      January 2, 2014

    • Mark

      Got the Fox fixed and working better than i could have imagined thanks for the offer though.

      January 5, 2014

  • Armando

    I'm going to have to back out, I'll be riding in Cort's send off ride @ Annadel on Saturday and want to vege on the couch watching football Sunday. Hopefully i'll get out there someday.

    January 5, 2014

  • Will

    Change of plan guys, have fun!

    December 29, 2013

    • Fredric

      Don't worry man, I'll be the pinoy mtber reppin here in your place.

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • Armando

    Fred I really liked your video you posted, very nice. I hope I don't crash on camera....LOL

    December 29, 2013

    • Fredric

      Don't worry Armando, we usually don't include crashes unless the rider really insists it gets put in there.

      December 29, 2013

  • Rich

    Darn. I'm on the fence on this one. I was planning on doing Rockville with the BTCEB the day before. Not sure of the wife will allow me two days in a row.

    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Rich

      What if I say I didn't see it fall as I ran it over? Did I mention Rockville kicks arse? Santa Teresa Park x3.

      December 29, 2013

    • Vinh P.

      Rich- You can't see anything anyways old man!

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • Will

    Jumping lessons?

    December 28, 2013

    • Fredric

      If you need them we'll definitely go over the basics. The real challenge is not so much the jumps but just getting yourself to actually commit to a given distance.

      1 · December 28, 2013

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