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Stockton Cyclists Are Always Bleeding

Hogan Lake trails in primo winter condition

Post date: 12-12, Valley Springs, CA. Several guys have been working their butts off building new trails up at Hogan, and by the looks of the groups showing up to ride on the weekends, it appears to finally be paying off after all these years. Jeff and I finished off Nate's Trail with a section we call Happy Ending, and we saw Brian jogging out to do a little work, too. So, if you haven't been lately, now's the time. Rain won't hurt these trails.

Tips on stuff.

Learn about giardia:  ...ewwwwww.

Sunscreen: (from Playboy- see? I do read the articles): Put it on 15-30 minutes before exposure. Sunscreen takes that long to absorb fully into the skin and start working. And chances are you aren't slathering on enough. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the average person needs one ounce- about enough to fill a shot glass- to cover the body entirely. Sunscreen may be slimy, but it's better than skin cancer.

Germs: Germs per square inch on a toilet seat- 49. Germs per square inch on your office telephone- 25,127. Ewwwww. (From Maxim mazagine).

Do you suck? Are you getting suck? Chain suck, that is. Suckulent article here:   Or you could just ride a singlespeed. Problem solved!


Recent MTBR post with pics and a video of Nate's/Happy Ending

Here's a nice map of Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne counties. Hogan is near the upper left corner. Map

 For trail info and how to get there, click on the 'Hogan Singletrack' button on the left side of this page.

Wondering if you should go tubeless? Before you do, check out the antecedent here! Novel! Groundbreaking!! Amazing but true!!

Tip o' the Month.
Use the cellophane from the back of your patch to put over the nozzle of the glue before you put the cap back on. This will insure your glue will still be in a fluid state the next time you need it.

P.S. Put your contacts in before smearing the glue around with the finger you use to insert said contacts.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, throughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting 'Geronimo.'"

- Bill McCollum, Ski Racing Magazine.

Greenery starting to return to Hogan.
Click on the pick for MTBR.com trail reviews of Hogan.

Got a pickup truck?
Build your own rack for the bed- out of PVC pipe!
Majority shipwreck.