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Old 10-11-2012, 08:01 AM   #18856
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I look forward to finding out

Is the location big bike friendly?

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The best way to relieve stress is to go for a ride in the sunshine. Since the weather is scheduled to degrade soon, I decided to make a run for it. The sun was out & soon I found some aspen...



I finally ended up here. Where am I?...





Finally, I felt relaxed & headed home. Good therapy. I recommend to anyone!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:52 AM   #18857
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I look forward to finding out

Is the location big bike friendly?
That depends on you. Not totally steep but quite a bunch of rocks in the trail on the way up. Typical of old mining roads that have suffered 100 years of rain n snow. Nice fun ride, tho. Wouldn't do it w/o knobs. That is true for most old mine roads around here. Always impressive to me is how steep they made these roads that were traveled by wagons powered by mules. Not to mention the switchbacks the wagons negotiated.

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:57 AM   #18858
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Saturday Slabber...

I'm going out w/ my little brother on a big slab ride if anyone's interested. Probably meet at the base of BCC around 1:00 on Saturday, and ride till sunset.

Guardsmans pass, midway, wolf creek pass, Hanna, Duschenne, Price, Huntington/cyn, Fairview, hwy 89 to 6, springville, slab i-15 home...
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #18859
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I'm going out w/ my little brother on a big slab ride if anyone's interested. Probably meet at the base of BCC around 1:00 on Saturday, and ride till sunset.

Guardsmans pass, midway, wolf creek pass, Hanna, Duschenne, Price, Huntington/cyn, Fairview, hwy 89 to 6, springville, slab i-15 home...
Hmmmmmmmm.............snow over Wolf Creek Pass..........?

Got studs.......?...... fugetaboutit......we know you're already studded......



edit: oops..........make that........we know you're already studly......
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #18860
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The best way to relieve stress is to go for a ride in the sunshine. Since the weather is scheduled to degrade soon, I decided to make a run for it. The sun was out & soon I found some aspen...



I wandered around checking some trails & roads that I had not been on before. Soon I wound myself on a steady uphill climb on a gnarly trail...



Continuing to climb I found some of this. Hmmm...Winter is on it's way...



I finally ended up here. Where am I?...




Since the shadows were getting long I headed home for the day. But there were more sights to see so I returned the next day.

I checked out this trail but it looked pretty ugly being several miles of uphill rock garden so I bailed. I didn't want to work that hard today. Recognize it?



Finding another trail...



This trail was mo betta as it was in the sun & scenic...



Soon I ended up here. More mine tailings. Man, these people really worked their butts off diggin these holes...



Been here ?

Finally, I felt relaxed & headed home. Good therapy. I recommend to anyone!

Do we have a winner yet? I'm guessing somewhere between Stockton and Five Mile Pass. ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:45 PM   #18861
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Do we have a winner yet? I'm guessing somewhere between Stockton and Five Mile Pass. ?
Way off. We have half a winner.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #18862
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Mary Ellens Gulch?
That was day 2. Where was day 1?

Half a winner...
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #18863
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That was day 2. Where was day 1?

Half a winner...
I guess I shouldn't tell..........

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...4fgXuKV7kpNyLr
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #18864
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Whoa whoa whoa. Lord humungus, those spots you posted... are they accessible with an an OHV only bike or do you need a plate?
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:20 AM   #18865
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Whoa whoa whoa. Lord humungus, those spots you posted... are they accessible with an an OHV only bike or do you need a plate?
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #18866
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Replacing the burden of carrying fuel with the overwhelming burden of carrying water.




In the end though, just like riding moto.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #18867
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:24 AM   #18868
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Replacing the burden of carrying fuel with the overwhelming burden of carrying water.




In the end though, just like riding moto.
Nice!

So you replaced the kiddo with 5 gal of H2O.

I figure you need about 1 gal / day on a motorbike. How much per day are you using in the pedal bike? 2x?

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Old 10-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #18869
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I figure you need about 1 gal / day on a motorbike. How much per day are you using in the pedal bike? 2x?

I brought 4 total for 100 miles of riding over two days in 80+ temps. That was enough for me. One rider only brought 9 liters total. I think there's a curve of efficiency. Bring less water, ride easier, consume less. Bring more, ride slow as fuck, suffer, drink more (that was me).
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #18870
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Plate

What a bummer.. I have been tossing around the idea of getting a plated XR400 for singletrack/desert/lite adv/ around town/slickrock shredder. any of you guys have any thoughts on this? I have never rode one, my cousin used to have one though and it would walk all over my 94 cr125 haha.. Heard they are damn near bullet proof which I do like! more umphh than a DR350, less of a pig compared to the 600. Right now I am riding a 96 WR250 2 smoker. I love it but would really like a plate with a bit more sense of security. All opinions are appreciated.

Oh and here is an unedited Vid of me riding Mueller park trail yesterday, super fun trail, not very technical but very flowy. Get there early to avoid crowds of angry cyclists.

Its kinda a boring vid but it was a fun ride!

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