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If you could...adventurefind
Aug 22, 2002 12:52 PM
If you didn't have to work at all, would you ride all day? Take epic rides on the cross bike? I would.

If anyone is interested in the Davis, Sacramento, and Woodland areas, we should get a group together and go on an all day expedition up by Cache Creek's low bridge, and ride to the summit of the mountain (I don't know the name of it). Perhaps camp, or just ride back downhill for 5 miles.
Of course!seamus
Aug 22, 2002 1:24 PM
Absolutely! If I didn't have to ponder work ever again, I'd pretty much explore, roam the earth like Kane in Kung Fu, only on a cross bike or mtb. I planned on starting today, but I didn't win the $86 million lotto jackpot last night as I'd planned.

Speaking of that ride up Cashe Creek's low bridge, do you think it's a suitable climb for cross bikes? It would be way, way fun to start in Woodland and make an 8-hour epic cross ride day out of it.

no question!Jakob
Aug 22, 2002 1:28 PM
From age 5 until 17, that was what I did with my summers. Then came distractions, college, and supporting myself and now I ride when I can.

I'm totally down for the adventure ride. Let's do it before the race season and the rain starts.
no question!adventurefind
Aug 22, 2002 1:37 PM
I have every weekend in Sept available, I think. I'll keep you posted.

Sean and I did a badass night ride last night. Not on cross bikes, but on the mtb's. I rode my Gunnar for the 3rd time. It's a nice bike. They finally resolved their seatpost issue. I put an Easton post on it.

Anyway, if we drive out to Cache Creek, I am bringing the mtb. If we ride, I ride the cross bike and I'll bring my knobbies with.
Aug 22, 2002 4:02 PM
I'd also have to bring my surfboards and fishing rods, Road cx and mtb's if I was on endless vacation.
you guys have some fun up there in the valley.
Aug 22, 2002 1:34 PM
Yeah, it's a good climb for a cross bike. I have done it before on my crack-ass Innerlight (so glad I no longer have that frame), and on my LeMond. The best thing is to get beefier tires, maybe a triple crank too. Anyway, it gets rockier in some sections the higher you go.

It's 38 miles from woodland to the low bridge, and then a 10 mile round trip from the bridge to the summit.

The only thing is that the way to get to the low bridge is on Rt. 16, the same one that goes out to Cache Creek Casino. It's unsafe due to the high demand for Acuras with huge spoilers and SUVs that are in a hurry to get to the casino. But it can be done if we leave early before the casino rush.