WINTER RIDE SERIES...
Demo Forest 1.5 Loop ride (hence forth the Cort loop)
Intermediate Level Ride
14 Miles 2700+ Climb
My winter ride series is continuing on with another awesome ride, at a location that holds up well to the winter months. We haven't had any rain so the trails are completely dry out here lately, but even with a bit of moisture the trails are awesome. This ride is going to be the same loop that Cort and I did a couple weekends before. It's a challenging and fun ride as it makes you earn all of your fun. We start, as always, from the bridge on Highland Way. From there we'll climb up the fire road to Cusacks trail and up to the Ridge. We'll ride up Ridge trail and drop down the first of the single track trails available, Coral trail. This is a fun trail with some features for those than enjoy air time, but plenty of line options for those that keep it grounded. When the single track section is over we'll fly down the fire road section to meet up with Sulfur springs road. Then we get to climb and climb to earn our second downhill trail. We'll arrive at the Helipad at the top of the hill before heading down hill on braille trail. Braille is a fast and technical trail filled with both low and fast and air lines. It definitely makes you work as you start flying down hill. A dropper post is a plus on this trail though, as there are a few sections where if you loose your momentum you'll have to pedal it out. After we finish with Braille DH we'll have no choice but to climb out into the parking lot. It's a few miles, but we usually take it easy and chat on our way up.
NOW THE NITTY GRITTY...
San Jose Mountain Biking is a group riding community. We don't really encourage individuals to come out to our rides that want to do their own ride five minutes after starting with us. We start together and stick together. No one gets dropped period. Of course if you have to bail for any reason, that's fine just make sure either myself or who ever is sweeping the ride knows and makes sure you know your way back to the cars. SJMTB is okay with guests on our rides, even kids, just remember that they are your guests and as such they agree to the same terms of meetup that you did when you signed up http://www.meetup.com/terms/. We have a very casual and fun attitude about ourselves and try not to take ourselves too seriously, heck we're just mountain bikers. There are very few other rules we follow other than the stick together one...
• RIDERS MUST WEAR A HELMET ON ALL RIDES.
• THIS IS A MOUNTAIN BIKE GROUP... RIDE A MOUNTAIN BIKE (CX IS OKAY I SUPPOSE)
• RIDERS MUST OBEY THE RULES OF THE TRAILS. THIS INCLUDES THE COMMON ETIQUETTE RULES OF RIGHT OF WAY (HIKERS, HORSES, THEN BIKES)
• RESPECT THE TRAILS AND EACH OTHER
• LAST BUT NOT LEAST... HAVE FUN!
I am usually pretty easy to get a hold of if you have any questions, related to the group, or bikes in general (I'm a bit of a bike geek). Feel free to email me directly via the meetup link or @ [masked]
Thanks and happy trails,
San Jose Mountain Biking
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