December 30th, 2004 by Ogre
I went on a ride with a small group to Henry Coe park starting at Coe HQ. Not much info about the ride yet but I’ll try to post more soon.
Finally took the family up for a flight, we went up over San Francisco and then down the coast to Santa Cruz. Originally I had planned on landing at Half Moon Bay but decided to opt out when there was a strong crosswind. Pictures are Here
December 30th, 2004 by Ogre
Apparently my site has been attacked and many of my pages were wiped out. I am working on getting a backup restored and getting the affected pages rebuilt but in the mean time bear with me. Most of the pictures are intact but the text content was wiped out.
October 28th, 2004 by Ogre
If you are in or near the Sacramento area please consider participating in the Steve Suer Benefit Ride on Sunday, November 14th.
As a result of a devastating bike accident in May 2004, Steve Suer, a long time bike enthusiast and member of SGW, suffered paralysis as well as multiple facial injuries. His road to reconstruction and rehabilitation has been long and will be ongoing. He is currently in a rehab hospital in Santa Clara and will return home to his family by the end of the year. As the financial costs associated with his long term care will be extraordinarily high, a personal family trust has been established for the care and well being of the Suer family. Please join other bike riders in supporting Steve and riding a few miles with friends in his honor.
More details are available at http://sacgw.com
September 29th, 2004 by Ogre
Well I’ve been offline for a while but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been riding, in fact I’ve tracked down a few new places which I’ve never ridden before. I’ve written about Pinball but I didn’t take any pictures or do a proper ride report. It’s a great, rugged trail in the Sierra’s near Lyons Lake and Twain Hart. There are a lot of trails in that area including some great trails off of the railroad grade. Read the Pinball Ride Report Here.
Another place which I’ve been recently is Dodge Ridge, yes it’s the ski resort. You park in the parking lot and climb up to the top of the lifts and then it takes you around the backside of the hill very close to the emegrant gap Wilderness area. There are some great downhills and rolling singletrack but the trail is a mess right now due to tons of dust. I think early spring is the time to hit this place. I’ll have a Ride Report for Dodge Ridge up soon.
Lastly, we made our annual exodos to Northstar. Kevin gets passes to Mountain Bike at Northstar due to the massive amount of skiing he does there. Kevin, Todd, and I went there and spent about 5 hours getting beaten up on the slopes. The pictures and ride report are from last year. Northstar seems to be really focused on attracting mountain bike traffic. They have great trails, a trials/ stunt area, and now they have a trail with long skinny bridges and ramps like you see in North Shore.
July 27th, 2004 by Ogre
I just got an email and I thought it was an excellent question so I figured I would put it up here to share.
>Mr. Ogre, (I actually prefer just Ogre or Dennis)
> Great site! I love your trails descriptionsâ€¦ I was wondering if you could recommend your favorite summer trails.. I live in downtown sacramento and Salmon Falls, Granite Bay and Auburn are getting waaay too hot to ride this time of year.
> Can you recommend a cooler summer trail, temperature-wise? I donâ€™t mind making a long drive.
> Also, what trails are the best to see some Redwoods?
> Any help is appreciated.
> – Chris
Chris, you should head towards the coast, look on my website under North Bay or South Bay (East Bay is still pretty warm). Annadel is a great place to ride and has lots of shade. A lot of people really like China Camp, I don’t have a ride report but it’s a fun place to ride if you stick to the singletrack. Skyline Park is also a bit cooler than it is in the Central Valley. Since you want to see some redwoods, consider heading to Skeggs Point (AKA El Corte de Madera/ ECdM) or the Saratoga Gap Trail, or any of the South Bay Rides
In the other direction is the Sierras, Sly Park offers some good riding and there are tons of rides in the Lake Tahoe Area (I don’t have many Tahoe rides on my site but there are plenty out there). One trail in the Sierras that I really enjoy is Elicott’s Crossing, which takes you along the Rubicon River near Georgetown. Another great place to look is MTBSingletrack.com which has lots of Nevada City Area rides. I haven’t been able to explore that area much but it should be cooler than the Auburn Ravine.
Hope that gives you a few summertime options.
July 4th, 2004 by Ogre
Update: Lots of Pictures posted, I have them broken down mostly by day. I am still sorting and annotating them though. Also for the Mountain Biking fans out there you can check out the Iron Horse Trail photo’s I have up.
I’m getting an early start on getting the pictures up from our vacation by getting them up while we’re still on vacation. All family pictures so for (no riding) but there will be plenty of trail pictures later.
The first batch of pictures we are just outside of Portland spending a couple days with Martin and Elizabeth. Click here to check them out.
July 1st, 2004 by Ogre
A simple trip with the family, we took Liz and Sylvia up to Lyon’s Lake for a short warm up ride before our Washington Vacation. Not many pictures, but it’s a ride report. It’s not that I haven’t been riding, I have been riding a lot, it’s that I’ve been lazy.
On top of this I rode two great new trails in the Sonora area, Pinball and Hammil Canyon to Pinecrest Peak Downhill. I didn’t bring my camera so the links point to pictures which George da trog took (trogs).
Over the next couple of weeks I will be riding the “Iron Horse Trail” in Washington. In case you can’t guess from the name it’s a Rails-to-Trails type trail so it’s not very technical but it does have some cool factors.
In the first place the trail is 110 miles long. I hope to ride 50 miles with the kids but we shall see how that works. There are some railroad trestles, and several tunnels including the Snoqualamie Tunnel which is 2.3 miles long !! That’s 30 minutes plus of underground fun. We are bringing the lights for the bikes.
We are also certain to hit a lot of the touristy type places along the way so expect some of those sort of pictures as well.
June 14th, 2004 by Ogre
It’s been a while since I posted much, I’ve been pretty busy. I did a big at the Cannell Plunge this weekend with the trogs and some others. Check out the Pictures and some commentary here more pictures and info on the trogs site. Also check out the video from Steve Wolf.