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    8-hour XC Event

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    I'm not a XC rider, but this race/event is benefiting the bicycle coalition I belong to, so I thought I'd post it for any who might be interested.

    http://www.bikemonkey.net/index.cfm?...II&page=format
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    Deanna, you might want to re-post this in mtn biking (not cyclocross) or CA.

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    This is the event DH and brother in law and a couple of friends are planning to do. Cool!
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    We've been considering such events but I can't even find the date. Is it just my computer? Something isn't loading?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    We've been considering such events but I can't even find the date. Is it just my computer? Something isn't loading?
    Boggs Demonstration State Forest, March 31st, 2007.

    It took a while for me to find the date, too. It's at the very top top top of the page on the right.
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    Wow, great page design. It blends right into the bars across the IE window.

    There's so much going on this time of year. AGA, are you doing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    Wow, great page design. It blends right into the bars across the IE window.

    There's so much going on this time of year. AGA, are you doing it?
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about their page design. Their alternate date is shown, but you really had to search for the actual date.

    I won't be doing it. I don't even know where Boggs Demonstration State Forest is. I looked at their map and couldn't figure it out. And the weather could be kind of iffy in March! 8-hour solo in the rain/mud would be really unpleasant!!!

    I'm doing 24-hours of Adrenalin again in Monterey in June. I'm doing 8-hour solo. They also have an 8-hour 2-man class and a bunch of 24-hour classes.
    Bork Bork, Hork Hork!!

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    It looks like it is between Lake County and Sonoma County - way north, off the 29. Has to be in Sonoma County for the beneficiary.

    I will give a report once the GP has done it.
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    Boggs Mtn is near Cobb Mtn, the turn around for the Davis 300k brevet. It's north past Middletown on 175. I think the forest staff built the trails for training purposes. I'm dredging this up out of the murkey depths of my gray matter, what little there is.
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    Why is it a "demonstration state forest"? What is that? Like it's a forest trying to demonstrate something??

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    MP, I just looked it up. Cobb is only 23 miles north of Calistoga and 7 miles north of Midddletown, though it is the last place up there to get supplies. you guys were very close on the Davis Double. On the DD, didn't you hang a right at Middletown and head for Lower Lake? Only way to get around Lake Berryessa.
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    Smart azz. It's a demonstration forest because they work on ways to "use" a forest compatibly with commercial, recreational and ecological concerns. I'll see if I can find a link.

    I've been wanting to ride up there for a long time but the timing has to be right. Horribly hot in the summer.
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    That sounds right. I need to just ponder a map of that area some time. That Calistoga to Middletown stretch is another piece of road (like Chalk Hill turnoff to Calistoga) that I haven't ridden before and should. Parts of that are on Knoxville also.

    But seriously: "Demonstration state forest"????
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    Your state dollars at work perfecting forestry management.

    http://www.fire.ca.gov/rsrc-mgt_cont...ateforests.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    That sounds right. I need to just ponder a map of that area some time. That Calistoga to Middletown stretch is another piece of road (like Chalk Hill turnoff to Calistoga) that I haven't ridden before and should. Parts of that are on Knoxville also.
    I'd do some serious resarch on that first. Highway 29 is very heavily traveled by trucks, etc. 29 north of Calistoga is very narrow, very windy and steep. I think you said you'd never been to Calistoga by way of the Silverado trail. There is a 3-way intersection of the Silverado, 29 and Tubbs. The traffic coming down from 29 is very thick. Count me out. I think everyone in the north bay or north wine country uses that route to get over to I-5.

    We drive it for the rare times we've mountain biked up Mt. St Helena.

    Perhaps explore the Old Toll Highway but it looks steeper according to the Krebs map, but it wouldn't have traffic.
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