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For many years, the Terra Times was CORBA's Official newletter. Four out of five Southern California mountain bikers agreed - the Terra Times alone was worth the 25 bucks to join CORBA! Edited by David Ross, it was chock full of information on mountain bike issues that affect all of us.

As of October 2009, the printed edition of the Terra Times was discontinued and replaced by the monthly eTerraTimes. There were a number of reasons for this change; nevertheless, you can still view past issues of the Terra Times below. And, you can use this link to access the past and current issues of the eTerraTimes.

If you would like to receive the eTerraTimes by email, subscribe to the CORBA eTerraTimes list.

Current and Back Issues of the Terra Times



Vol 17, No 1

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Summer 2008

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Spring 2008

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Winter 2007

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Spring 2007
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  • The "A" Word (Advocacy)
  • Staying on top of your MTB skills
  • 2006 CORBA program reviews
  • Parklink shuttle service
  • Fat Tire Fest highlights
  • Sponsor spotlight - Absolute Advantage Inc, Asylum Design and Marketing





Spring 2006
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  • Hans Keifer: CORBA's new Trail Crew leader
  • CORBA hosts visit by Interior Deputy Secretary to SMMNRA
  • Frank Padilla Retires - Parks' superintendent and friend of CORBA
  • MTB riding tip - better control with better weight distribution
  • The Fat Tire Fest is coming October 14, 2006, and volunteers are needed

Winter 2006
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  • Rich Pinder announces retirement from CORBA Trail Crew
  • CORBA bike bell
  • MTB skills: a simple "scanning" technique to improve your riding
  • Advocacy update - the Gate, Canyonback Ridge development and more
  • Fat Tire Fest roundup - this year's event was a huge success
  • Trail maintenance 101 - an eyewitness account from a first-time Trail Crew volunteer
  • Palos Verdes - CORBA's efforts to intensify





Summer 2005
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  • Griffith Park master plan
  • Meet David Ross - new editor of the Terra Times
  • New CORBA bike bells give "Share the Trails" a nice ring
  • Trail crew mid-year update
  • Volunteer and funding source search
  • Birthday Bash gets a new name
  • CORBA participates in the Southern California Bicycle Expo
  • Mark Langton's technique tip
  • Horses and bikes: Rider interaction

Winter 2005
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  • Youth Adventures celebrates its 10th year
  • Advocacy briefs
  • Whoops access preserved
  • Youth Adventures
  • Rogers Road trail work challenges...Different perspectives, one common goal
  • Palos Verdes gets active
  • CORBA cofounder Kurt Loheit inducted into the Mountain Biker Hall of Fame
  • Spiders on the trail
  • CORBA's recreational fun ride program
  • 17th annual Birthday Bash and fundraiser





Winter 2003
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  • CORBA shares national stage in local mountains: Advisory board members meet with President Bush
  • Larry Bain: Remembering an old friend
  • Insiders look at CORBA's skills class
  • Birthday Bash wrap
  • Trail Crew update
  • Youth Adventures: Bringing kids to the hills






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