Santa Cruz Hell Ride 5 2008: Pictures, Stories



Doug Kubler’s – Hell Ride Participant – Images and Story

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I’ve never been to DV so I had to get a quick look at the main trails. I took the shuttle to Packer Saddle and headed off towards the Lakes Basin. I managed to find a lot of OHV routes with rocks you would crawl over in a jeep. Climbing (hiking) back up was a HAB hell. Eventually I descended to a dirt road that led to the babyheads. I went up the road back to the saddle so I could take the Sunrise trail like normal people do. I got there just as the shuttle left a group of 8 people off.

Great luck! This was a friendly group that was happy to have me along. They knew the route so I didn’t have to waste time at every junction. They had a noob with them so even with their big bikes and armor I managed to hang on. In fact I was taking chances I wouldn’t if I were alone. But I was in good company the group was 4 ER doctors (2 men, 2 women), 3 nurses, and a BF all from Kaiser in Sacramento.

Now it’s time to hydrate, rest, & eat. Coverage will be spotty after this. I don’t know what digs Santa Cruz will provide.

Many many thanks to the voters that made this possible. I better give thanks now! LOL


Hellride Day 1

Pictures from breakfast at the loft of Yuba Expeditions.(I’m posting from Mammoth so internet may be flakey)


(Kristin Butcher (Catzilla))


(Norcal’s Kelly)


(Josh (Santa Cruz Bicycles) was flagging the route on a moto and fell and injured his leg (broken tibia))


(View from the loft)


(Matthew from Colorado)






(Kristin cooking bacon with Mike from SC)

Forrest Arakawa’s Images: Page 1 | Page 2
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Doug Kubler’s – Hell Ride Participant – Images and Story: Pre-View/Day 1 | Nomad Part 1 | Nomad Part 2 | Pre-Ride/Summary

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