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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1800 on: April 04, 2020, 02:15:52 PM »

I never actually rode the trail between reservoirs but I did ride it down to the dam at San Andreas Lake one time and it was terrifying on the big uni. It was off camber, fairly tight turns and steeply downhill (combine those three elements) in several sections. I barely made it to the bottom. I couldn't ride back up (too steep). I might be able to do it now. I ride a different tire now that is super light compared to the one I was using when I did it many years ago (2013). I hadn't been riding the big wheel that long either.

I always liked standing on the dam at San Andreas and imagining a huge earthquake destroying that dam and releasing all the lake water. Then imagine all that water thundering down the rift and overtopping the dam at Crystal Springs.
The Crystal Springs dam fails and sends a massive flood wave under the 280 overpass and right into San Mateo.             :yikes:   

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1801 on: April 04, 2020, 03:09:26 PM »
I dont know which is scarier an unexpected out of control unicyclist barreling downhill towards you or a massive tidal wave in Hillsborough.

Luckily I live on the second floor. By the time it got here i would just see a huge river pass by filled with debris and luxury automobiles.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1802 on: April 04, 2020, 03:38:30 PM »
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I always liked standing on the dam at San Andreas and imagining a huge earthquake destroying that dam and releasing all the lake water. Then imagine all that water thundering down the rift and overtopping the dam at Crystal Springs.
The Crystal Springs dam fails and sends a massive flood wave under the 280 overpass and right into San Mateo. 

 Sick puppy.
Causing trouble when not climbing.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1803 on: April 04, 2020, 03:41:10 PM »
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Luckily I live on the second floor. By the time it got here i would just see a huge river pass by filled with debris and luxury automobiles.

 That may depend on the first floor construction.
Causing trouble when not climbing.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1804 on: June 29, 2020, 08:10:53 PM »

Got out to Pinns today with Tuff Chik for the first time since the lockdown.
Established a one bolt run out route and started another one that is going to be really fun.
Temps were decent, no one around and it felt good to be back out.
Breezes were surprisingly cool.
Saw a couple falcons dog fighting repeatedly.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1805 on: June 30, 2020, 06:14:07 AM »
Nice, John - glad to hear you made it back out to the park! It's great having these occasional cooler days during the summer - I hope that continues between the waves of more typical heat.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1806 on: June 30, 2020, 08:23:21 AM »
Got out to Pinns today with Tuff Chik for the first time since the lockdown.
Established a one bolt run out route and started another one that is going to be really fun.

Drilling bolt 1 from a hang/stance - The Great Humongous