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1/21/2016 2:04 PM

More trail closures in San Diego County.

So far we have upper Anderson, trails in Jamul, Santee Lakes, South Sycamore, and now Ted Williams all closed off this year. Most of this is private land that has been ridden on for years. Santee Lakes and south Sycamore are combined private and military land.

The 25 acres of private land at Meadow Brook/Ted Williams was bulldozed again and a new no trespassing sign was posted today. The sheriff's department was asked to provide enforcement. Local municipalities will be looking at the trails above the private land as well.

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1/21/2016 3:12 PM

Yikes. They're really cracking down, huh? Thank you for the heads up.

Heard a rumor that upper Anderson was plowed for a fire break?

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1/21/2016 3:58 PM

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1/21/2016 4:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/21/2016 4:36 PM

Shitty. Wouldn't it be nice to just ride without having to look over our shoulders instead of at the trail ahead?

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1/21/2016 4:53 PM

Sucks.

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1/21/2016 5:41 PM

bturman wrote:

Yikes. They're really cracking down, huh? Thank you for the heads up.

Heard a rumor that upper Anderson was plowed for a fire ...more

Viejas Indian Reservation and Forest Service plowed and put up a fence from WC to trash can alley "to keep the pigs out" no so much the trail but it crosses it twice.

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1/21/2016 7:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2016 9:09 AM

At first I had mixed feelings about this story. After checking a few news articles I feel bummed out for the SD area mountain bikers.

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1/21/2016 8:43 PM

Damn Obama.













#sarcasm

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1/22/2016 7:40 AM

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I have more photos I can post later. Walked around early yesterday morning to see how bad it was, this time they got pretty much everything in the lower area and got the dozen further up the sand bags line and took them all out. It's clear this time they're trying to shut the whole hill down with the no trespassing sign. I didn't make it to the top to see if they had anything posted there yet. Also heard rumors they're soon be removing all the trails by hand.

Such a bummer for DH in San Diego, so many consider that hill their home trails like I did.
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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

1/22/2016 9:39 AM

Hmmmmm interesting. I will be out there in March and plan on hitting Los Penasquitos. Any word on if they are legal trails there? What bike would you recommend. A focus sam or a spine.

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1/22/2016 2:12 PM

San Diego Sheriff Dept now has an official no trespassing enforcement letter on file for the 25 acres at the bottom of Meadowbrook. A deputy was out there last night. I heard the same info about the trails above.

Interestingly, the main up trail on the Poway side and about 5-6 other trails appear to be official open space trails. This being said, the city of Poway supposedly shut down a couple "official trails" on the south of Meadowbrook last year by declaring them part of an ecological preserve.

It's difficult to piece together everything that is going on, but it seems someone or some agency might be heading up an overall closure of this area to MTB use. Several of us are going to try and find out more from members of the Poway city council.

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1/25/2016 2:45 PM

Cruised by teds today on my way home from fontana. Here is the notice. I didnt see anything at the top from the sidewalk. Photo

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1/26/2016 12:39 PM

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This is what's left of the pond area, only "Big Pond" still stands...

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The old jumpline on the way out which has been flattened for months was re-flattened and left with these huge ruts.

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Where the little rock jump was between the bushes as you exit the area.

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Looking towards the pond "dam" from the mattress jump which was taken out, too.

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This is looking towards the end of Split-Rock from the last jump before the pedal out that was just rebuilt.

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sad

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

2/3/2016 9:58 AM

Another local to the area, Steve Ford, may have something in the works at Teds. That said, he's asking riders in San Diego to stay off the property for the next couple days while he tries to work something out.

From Steve:

Call to arms...Please, nobody poach at TW for the next 48hrs while I'm negotiating. Share this with any friends that want Teds back to life, or just text them. Help me show we are united. No tires on the ground, no citations. And a big thank you to Poway mayor Steve Vaus for his assistance in this.

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

2/5/2016 11:58 PM

Pedaled up Anderson for a night ride. Bummer.

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3/22/2016 12:32 PM

Months after military police seized mountain bikes from riders trespassing on a San Diego military base, U.S. Marines returned five of 45 bikes to their owners.



More here: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Owners-to-Recover-Seized-Mountain-Bikes-from-US-Marines-372990461.html

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