Friday, July 25, 2008

Montana De Oro State Park, AKA Kickin' It With Slocaus

Say hi to Tim, AKA Slocaus, on the MTBR forums.

I was going to be in his neck of the woods, that neck being the San Luis Obispo/Morro bay/Los Osos part of Nor Cal, or Central Coast, or whatever it is, and he graciously offered to show me around the place on a fine Wednesday morning. Tim is a fine fellow and a shining example of mountain biker goodness and humanity and we enjoyed a nice 2 hour putt around the hills and valleys of Montana De Oro (MDO) state park on some sweet singletrack.

According to Tim, MDO is an excellent example of how user groups can work together to create fine trails, co-exist respectably and peacefully, and be a huge benefit to funding strapped land managers. CCCMB is the mountain bike group spearheading the hard work to build great trails and great relationships.

MDO sits on the coastline of a beautiful section of the Pacific ocean and offers fine views and decent challenges. More XC in nature, this type of riding is right up my alley.

As you can see, it is a nice place to ride. Tim is a lucky man to have this in his back yard and I was lucky enough to be able to share it with him. Thanks, Slocaus.

A few things:

- the world is a big place and there are lots of places to ride bikes on it.
- most mtn bikers I have met are cool folks.
- the internet is an amazing tool to connect it all together...places, bikes, folks.

Tale of the tape, 11.77 miles, 2172' of climbing, 2 hours of riding and gawking.

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