Sunday, March 25, 2007

Day 21 Noble Canyon, Ca






I've been looking forward to this for while. Guy's from back home ( Casey and Rob) had been saying this was a must and Pac Man ( my contact in the San Diego area) has been running his mouth about how awesome this trail was. Well.........time to give it a go! and it was go from the get go. (?) Doug was fashionably late when he picked me up on the hwy. Actually he said " The trail head is only 100 feet up the hwy you may as well ride." So i rode the 1.12 mile up the hwy and got ready to hit it. Jeremy was giving his bike a tune up at the trail head and after that we started up the short climb. A really beautiful area for sure. It looked like a fire raged through in the recent past. It was a bit wet in spots from recent rain but not bad at all. Just like home actually. What's up with this So Cal weather. Fog and rain. Anyway.....i was riding my Enduro and it was in it's element for once. There was a lot of flowing sandy singletrack and when it got rocky it was seriously rocky. I was thinking that Terry would really be stoked on this stuff. We had a great time and headed back up for another run. I was feeling strong for some reason and climbed the stuff i wussed out on the first run. And when the rocks started i was feeling good. We happened on some guys the had a flat and didn't have a wrench to take off the bolt on wheel. So i gave 'em mine and said " catch up and you can give it back" We kept going and somewhere Jeremy crashed but was ok fortunately. The guy eventually caught up but i was stopped so it doesn't count. He had the Fox 40 so i figured i should chase him on my litle xc bike. i was right behind him all the way until i blew it on a super tech switchback right before the famed "Stairway to hell" i got back on the saddle and rode the hell section. Not the most stylish but clean. I was stoked. We talked to some cool riders after that and then headed down to finish the ride. Doug dropped me off at the top and i rode a cool 5 mile trail back to camp for dinner. I was out of water but that how it goes sometimes. What a great trail back to camp. Beautiful! A perfect day. More day's like this please.

4 comments:

PacMan said...

That was the day of days dude. I will remember that day for a long time. Good trail with good friends--it just doesn't get any better than that.

See you in three weeks bro!!

bombing4x said...

Living the dream....

StageWest said...

That looks like fun! Those DH runs are really good for sharpening the tech skills, eh? Keep up the good reports!

moonshiner sales guy said...

yo, this is Rich phillips. I was thinking about youse guys and about cooking up some meat. Went sturgeon fishing on the willamette today and although we didn't catch any, it was a good time. My business thing is in full swing and we should be ready by October. I guess I'll have to keep the day job till then. Too bad I don't own a mountain bike, so I could pack up and see the world...