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  1. Man I hope y'all going for it post up some ride logs. I really enjoyed reading those the last time this happened. Be thinking about those when you're cranking out the miles!
  2. Just now seeing this. We rode the Glorieta trails when we were in Santa Fe June 2018. We planned on riding the Windsor but since the Santa Fe Natl Forest was closed due to drought we couldn't. Glorieta is on private land inside SFNF so we still got to ride. I thought it was super fun. We parked at a church and rode into the camp - did 2 laps of about a ~2mi ascent on steep jeep road for a 5-10 minute 2mi descent. Back then the family who owned Camp Eagle also owned Glorieta. Might be different now, I'm not sure. They had just had a big enduro race right before we went. I'd recommend it for sure but then again that was 2 or 3 years ago now.
  3. I don't know how old your son is, but McAllister in San Antonio is terrific for kids. My daughter was knocking out 6-mile loops there when she was 7. Purgatory is another option, but I would stray away from the black trails on trailforks and probably Dante's after the Ovid loop. Other than that, all the green/blue stuff should be fun for a kid. Same with Spring Lake. You could make two loops of Centipede and Blue Stem.
  4. Yeah, I could understand that. I guess I'm biased because I have seemingly eaten less shit at Purg, haha. There have been some awesome additions to spring lake since I started riding there. Centipede is so flowy and a perfect trail to start on if you start from Lime Kiln Rd. The new descent they built on Grey Fox is super fun. Like you mentioned in your post, descending from that trailhead down Roadrunner is super badass! My favorite descent in the park is by far Blind Salamander.
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    Does anyone also Kayak or do any Kayak camping in the Hill Country?
  6. No disrespect intended, but I'm curious why you dislike Purgatory so much? In my opinion, Madrone is just as technical, perhaps more so considering its more extensive elevation profile.
  7. Since you're familiar with trailforks and have done Madrone in the past, I would give Purgatory a shot. As far as I know, the only trail shut down at Purg due to Warbler nesting is Paraiso. You can still take Dante's to the other side and back and add smaller side trails like Ovid, Limbo, and Malacoda. If you did go and made it to the other side - Upper Dante's is a neat, short little out and back. Don't get me wrong, Madrone is fun, but I think Purgatory is worth checking out if you have done Madrone before and want to try something new out. You can easily do a reasonably technical, fun 12-mile ride at Purg. I prefer Spring Lake for the area, which has way more elevation and descents that are awesome. Spring Lake doesn't look like much on a map, but two laps of everything could easily be around 10 miles. Unfortunately, since it isn't a large area, more of the fun trails are impacted by Warbler's nesting season, so I currently wouldn't recommend it. I hope you have fun regardless of where you choose! I'd offer to guide Saturday morning if I didn't have plans already. EDIT - I meant to note, in my opinion, it is best to take Beatrice in the direction heading back towards the lower parking.
  8. A buddy and I are doing the 60 mi. Big Bend epic. 2 nights 3 days. https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/513404/fresno-sauceda-loop-imba-epic I rode out there in 2014 and only did the dome loop. It was awesome. Has anyone bike packed out there and care to share any experiences or lessons learned?
  9. Just got back with the family from Dardanelle, AR. If you're like me and have a young family and want to plan affordable trips around the outdoors, Arkansas is awesome. We stayed at an AirBnB in Dardanelle and rode Mt. Nebo for 2 days. The trails there are amazing for adult riders and then the trails on top (triple c, sunset and sunrise loops) are a perfect and beautiful ride for kids. Monument Trails at Mount Nebo State Park on Trailforks https://www.trailforks.com/region/monument-trails-at-mount-nebo-state-park-30319 Let me know if you want the low down on the AirBnB. It was a small, old townhouse unit but the host was super awesome and had it stocked up. The place was like 5 minutes from the base of MT. Nebo and like 2 seconds from Dardanelle rock which was an awesome family hike.
  10. Found out from an off hand Facebook comment in a SA mtb group that he passed. From the comment I believe the gentleman administering CPR was the son in law. Commenter believed it was a heart attack. Hands down one of the saddest, most unbelievable sights I think I'll ever come across in the woods. Stay healthy everyone!
  11. I was riding Purg in San Marcos on 4/10. Came across a rider giving another rider CPR on Beatrice on the phone with 911. Said he hadn't breathed in awhile. Not sure of any other details as I told him I would try and flag down medics at the trail head. When I got there they must have been accessing from elsewhere. I checked the police blotter and local news but haven't seen anything. Anyone by any chance have info? I hope he was ok. Thanks.
  12. Wasn't aware this place existed. Thanks for sharing!
  13. One time I was pulling my daughter on the trail a bike at Dana Peak and I kept saying "Howdy!" to people we passed. We had the following conversation her: Why do you keep saying that? me: Saying what? Howdy? her: Yeah. It's weird! Apparently I was embarrassing her? I just made more of a point to say it excessively after that, hah!
  14. DUDE Harden is unhuman this season! Seriously WTF! Honestly after the rollercoaster of a season we've had I'm just glad we're in a playoff spot and am just HOPING we avoid a Warriors first round. My wife and I got to go see the Spurs beat the Knicks at the AT&T center during their 9 game win streak, that was really cool! My first live basketball game. Back to the Rockets, everyone keeps saying Harden might not be as good in the playoffs because of his usage rate and what not but honestly the way he plays and scores it's like half of what Bradley Beal or Giannis do. He's a very good shooter. The only thing I forsee is like a Chris Paul injury and Harden definetly not getting to the line as much. Can't wait for the playoffs! Also it's going to be crazy seeing the Blazers go in without Nurkic and a cold CJ McCollum.
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