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Old 10-07-2012, 10:57 AM   #16
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Riding Tuesday, Parked/ camped on the south end arriving on Monday night. Blue taco with camper if anyone has a day off and interested in riding.
Thanks for all the input.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:11 AM   #17
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Sorry can't do Tuesday , have a great ride .
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #18
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Nice Trail!

To start I must say that that is the nicest BLM staging area I have ever seen! I followed your advice?- North on Side winder South on red rocks. Sidewinder is a lot of fun lots of small techy moves and not many places you can loose your balance and get away with it. 20 miles one way, the group that built that deserves a thanks finding that route must have been many hours. After reaching the north trail head I turned east then south on Smith mountain road and followed it to the single track trailhead at Ute continuing south on red rock/ night horse. Im not sure witch but was right after bobcat or Duncan I thought the trail marker where the trail crossed the road indicated the trail was intermediate in difficulty rather than all the previous markers said Most difficult. I thought Great a nice stretch of some fun fast stuff, it immediately hits a series of switch-backs not real hard but i started to think that intermediate sign may have been misplaced then you crown the ridge-line to the east side and have a very loose tight uphill. I was not at all ready for that and with the dirt as dry as it was it took a bit to get up that sucker. The next section had that nasty "crux rock" at the top. I stopped believing in the difficulty ratings after that. I did bail out at the spike trail due to time and I wanted to ride in the free ride area for a while and follow the moonlight mesa trail. It was a good day, I didn't set any land speed records thats for sure but made it out in one piece without any injuries or mechanicals. Best was I found another great place to ride, thanks again for the input.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #19
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yesterday should have been a great day, clear and a little cool, check out dry creek next time as well, it's on the other side (west) of highway 50, quite a bit of nice singletrack, just a little tricky finding it all.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #20
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yesterday should have been a great day, clear and a little cool, check out dry creek next time as well, it's on the other side (west) of highway 50, quite a bit of nice singletrack, just a little tricky finding it all.
Thanks I will have to check that out. Yes the weather was perfect! being a weekday there was little use, I only ran across one mountain biker and one hiker on the trail.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:54 PM   #21
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Thats a real "mann's" loop. I'll be out there for the last week of october. Peach Valley is too small, just a warm-up really.
Looks like I'll be there with you. Let's make that loop happen.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #22
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The "real" Mann loop is Amasa, Pritchett, BTR, Flat Pass, Poison Spider, GBR, Rusty Nail, Metal Masher, Gemini, Sovereign, Bovine, Juniper, Enduro, Guy's, Hell and back, half a beer then pass out.
I don't drink that early in the day
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:04 PM   #23
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Looks like I'll be there with you. Let's make that loop happen.
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I don't drink that early in the day
I sense a disturbance in the force . . . almost . . . as if . . . something great were about to happen . . .
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The "real" Mann loop is Amasa, Pritchett, BTR, Flat Pass, Poison Spider, GBR, Rusty Nail, Metal Masher, Gemini, Sovereign, Bovine, Juniper, Enduro, Guy's, Hell and back, half a beer then pass out.




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