There's a bunch of us that live really close to the local trails, Santan Regional Park. I've lived by out here since around 2003 and have been riding Santan for almost as long. I love Santan. I feel lucky to have it out my backdoor. With that being said, there aren't a ton of miles. Some of the trails I feel like I could ride on muscle memory.
With all of that being said, recently, Scotty B, The Gov and I have been trying to find a way to get more out of the area out there. Truth be told, there are some dirt(y) roads and double track out there that you can ride adjacent to the park itself that can get you there differently, allowing for a loop rather than just your usual out and back on Dynamite.
Saturday came and plans were laid to start from The Gov's office, aka, the Porn Studio. His office has gotten the moniker due to the fact that it has the layout of the typical porn studio. Very barren. The idea was that we were going to work our way back out on some dirt to get to some trails and have some adventure.
The road in was a sweet temptress leading us to believe that things were going to be much easier than they were. There were multiple fence crossings. There was Santan Death Sand. But, in the end, we were not going to be denied. We managed to link up with a route that lead us to where Santan meets Dynamite. Not our actual goal but good enough. From there, we linked our usual loop of Moonlight, Stargazer and Santan back to Dynamite and out.
The post ride beers we delicious...as always. :)
Riding dusty Mexican borderlines, one beer at a time.