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Santos Epic!
« on: December 14, 2007, 07:08:49 PM »
Rode the epic today with a few friends, 3 of us on SS. What a fun ride! We did it from the landbridge trailhead so we could stop halfway for lunch and it worked out great. Anyone else rode the epic?
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 07:24:24 PM »
Rode the epic today with a few friends, 3 of us on SS. What a fun ride! We did it from the landbridge trailhead so we could stop halfway for lunch and it worked out great. Anyone else rode the epic?

How many miles did you do?  Tim and I did it from the Santos Trailhead across the land bridge to 484 and back to turn a 51 miler.

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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 07:28:21 PM »
Yeah man!!! Jimbo, Sandpine and I rode it last Saturday plus a few extra miles so we would finish with over 50. Firebiker and a buddy of his, did the first half with us.

We started at the land bridge as well, it definitely helped break it up.

There are some really nice trails on the western side of the landbridge. I look forward to doing it again!

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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 09:34:11 PM »
Yeah man!!! Jimbo, Sandpine and I rode it last Saturday plus a few extra miles so we would finish with over 50. Firebiker and a buddy of his, did the first half with us.

We started at the land bridge as well, it definitely helped break it up.

There are some really nice trails on the western side of the landbridge. I look forward to doing it again!

The day following Thanksgiving, I joined Beercan, Treadlight, and Jimbo for about 43 miles. That was the 1st time riding the west side for me. Good stuff for sure. I'm hoping to do it again a couple times in the next month or so. Good job doing that on a SS. 8)
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 08:20:36 AM »
My buddies computer showed 42 almost exactly, but my GPS showed 38.9. We followed the epic ride signs, since I've never rode any of those trails over there west of the Vortex. We wanted to add some miles in, but one of the guys started getting a migraine halfway through, still finished the epic though! That Jimmy Cotton is one tough hombre!
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 08:29:22 AM »
BTW, we did stop as we were passing Magic Mountain. I always wanted to try climbing it on my SS. Cleaned it on my first try. 8) Was really sweet because 2 buddies tried it twice and didn't make it. ;D
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 08:41:01 AM »
Are you talking about the climb on the east side of the mountain or the technical one onthe west. The one on the east is typical of what I'm talking about in the other thread, (rings).
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 09:35:24 AM »
Jimmy Cotton is a real manchine on his bike. He's building a private trail that is available to ride by invite/escort only. I hear it's a technical beast of a trail ;D Can't wait until he finishes it!
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007, 11:59:45 AM »
If you follow the epic signs you will end up with about 43 miles. We did a bunch of extra trails on the Santos side and doubled back a little. Our goal for the day was 50 miles.



It doesn't surprise me that you made that climb, I've seen you ride. ;)

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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007, 02:14:50 PM »
I rode it yesterday also.  Was with a buddy I work with.  Plan on going again next week also.
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 05:45:04 PM »
Jimmy Cotton is a real manchine on his bike. He's building a private trail that is available to ride by invite/escort only. I hear it's a technical beast of a trail ;D Can't wait until he finishes it!

Yes, Jimmy Cotton is something else. I've been out to his place working before, that place is unreal now with what is rideable, it will be insane when all of it is ready.

Ken, not sure which direction, I think east. We rode it up the side closest to Cowbone.
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2008, 09:02:55 AM »
I got a chance to experience this ride New Years Eve Day with Gregg, Jason D and his better half Nancy, Max, Jimbo, and Firebiker. This was my first time up to Santos and I can't wait to get back there. There is such a diverse option of terrain there, something for everyone. I really enjoyed our warm up on the out and back Nayl's trail, there is a great flow to that trail and I look forward to hitting it again. Due to our tight schedule, I only got a glimpse of what the Vortex area offers and will want to spend a little more quality time there next trip :)

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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2008, 09:34:27 AM »
I'd like to ride with you guys up there some time to get more familiar with the trails up there. Last time i was there was with the family and we had a ball. Everyone crashed, My wife fell into a poisom ivy patch as was tore up for three weeks, Kenny fell on Magic Mt., Savannah fell down a rocky slope, Grayden crashed on some rocks and ripped his pants, Brandy broke in her new Specilaized Hotrock with a few tumbles, I miss judged the pump jumps and landed on the front wheel on the top of one of the jumps busting my berries. Great fun scratching, itching, bruising, bleeding, and moaning. That's what it's all about! Stay tuned for pictures if I can downsize them.
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2008, 10:03:46 AM »
Alright computer wizards, tell me how to downsize the pictures to 300 KB.
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Re: Santos Epic!
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2008, 10:22:34 AM »
I got a chance to experience this ride New Years Eve Day with Gregg, Jason D and his better half Nancy, Max, Jimbo, and Firebiker. This was my first time up to Santos and I can't wait to get back there. There is such a diverse option of terrain there, something for everyone. I really enjoyed our warm up on the out and back Nayl's trail, there is a great flow to that trail and I look forward to hitting it again. Due to our tight schedule, I only got a glimpse of what the Vortex area offers and will want to spend a little more quality time there next trip :)

It was a great way to end the year! The morning was full of mechanicals, crashes, and people who didn't know where they were leading (yes you!).

The afternoon, while shorter than we had hoped was fast and fun! It was cool to see the look on Scooter's face as we rolled into the vortex. ;)

I think we will be back fairly soon.

 

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