I want to go right back out there and ride some more!
Scott, Andy, and I headed for the dirt jumps this morning around 10am. They brought along the BMX's and I brought my mountain bike. The first spot was the Cuyamaca jumps in El Cajon, CA. The jumps there are relatively small, but great for learning - and that's definitely what I need. There are some large jumps, but they're being built up right now, so we couldn't ride that line. The set that we rode started with three rollers, a decent sized double, banked turn into a step down, out of the low area on a step up, then back down another step down and finally ending with a step up to flat. Yeah, I know, it hardly makes any sense to me either, but that's what they're called.
The next spot was strictly for spectators. It's called Bearcat and those jumps are HUGE! We walked the area and just imagined how fast you'd have to go to clear the jumps. No one was riding that spot, but we did meet a couple other mountain bikers that were walking the jumps too. They told us about another area, so we decided to check that out instead of going to Chula Vista for our last planned stop.
The last set of jumps were called "Legacy." They were in a canyon, so the run snaked down in between the canyon walls. It was definitely the coolest area we'd been to.
For some reason my derailleur hanger snapped off when we were riding down into the canyon, so I just watched Andy and Scott ride. Legacy's real close to the house and needs some TLC, so we'll probably start going down there at least once a week to build and ride it.