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  • bigyinn
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    Repack rider on here is your man.

    Enjoy, im jealous!

    organic355
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    Offroad or road?

    Offroad – head over to Marin county, loads of trails. but watch out for mountain lions.

    Road – Paradise loop. http://www.mapmyride.com/us/san-francisco-ca/paradise-loop-route-408760

    Premier Icon DaveRambo
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    I was thinking off road – I had Marin county in mind but happy to be guided.

    Premier Icon DaveRambo
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    Hmm

    Mountain lions make that road loop look inviting.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    go to google and put in
    site:singletrackworld.com
    followed by a space and then some suitable words – marin, Mt Tam, Francisco, …

    There’s lots, mostly involving repackrider, who’s a bit of a mtb “name” and sounds like a good bloke

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Ride over the bridge to Marin, do some trails and catch the ferry back from Tiburon (there was a nice Mexican next to the jetty 15 years ago).

    Premier Icon DaveRambo
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    We’re off to SF for the last 2 weeks of August and it seems mad to not sample a bit of riding as I doubt I’ll get another chance.

    I’ll be taking my shoes with me – possibly pedals as well and a set of riding kit with a view to renting a bike out there. ( might buy some new kit while we’re there if it’s reasonable value)

    We’re staying in SF for 7 days to start with and I have mentioned that I might head out for a day on my own so I think I have a pass.

    Anyone ridden out there – hints for where to rent, people to guide/ride with etc welcomed.

    Premier Icon DaveRambo
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    Bump in case anyone else has any info.

    mcmoonter
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    You can catch the ferry from downtown to Larkspur. Then fire your bike on the bus (they all have front mounted racks) to Fairfax. That gets you to Repack country. Stay on the bus to Point Reyes Station, speak to Mike at Black Mountain Cycles and he’ll sort you out with some trails.

    keppoch
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    I rode at Camp Tamarancho near Fairfax when I went to SF at the end of a two week cycling holiday.

    Certainly not the best riding of the trip but a fun blast in a good setting. We were quite fit and riding well by that point in the trip, it was funny to see the locals pushing themselves beyond their comfort zone on the descent as a pair of tourists threatened to catch them!

    Don’t underestimate the time it will take you to get there from the city centre though.

    China camp also seemed to get a number of mentions.

    Premier Icon DaveRambo
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    That sounds like a plan.

    Ta

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    2retro4u
    Marin County, Cali

    Let me know when you’re coming. Yesterday a friend and I guided an English rider from London around a few local trails. Met him on another UK site.

    Premier Icon DaveRambo
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    Thanks Charlie.

    We’re coming over Sat 17th August – I expect I’ll be looking to ride midweek – it’ll be flexible once we’ve done some family stuff.

    I’ll get in touch when we’re there to sort something out.
    I’m starting to get rather excited – Marin county and all the trails were the things of dreams back in the early 90’s. Hard to believe I’m actually going to ride the trails I read about and watched videos of.

    🙂

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