Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    We need to do a "Skirt Race" at IMI :D



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  2. GrizGirl

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    Where ya' goin'? :ear
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    Jealous, no miles over here on the bike, 3 ft of snow in the yard. I need to spend some money and get a new reliable sled! But the there is that bike I want. mmmm decisions..
  4. GrizGirl

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  5. Geek

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    I'm thinking maybe a Gold Hill / Switzerland Trail loop on the 950 in the a.m. when it is colder (gerbings) and then some LHC fun on the 500 in the p.m.

    You and Rick interested in some pie?

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  6. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Geek, Please give me a road report for Gold Hill.

    I am thinking of doing this Sunday ???? If anyone is interested.:ear

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858399

    Marc
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Cool Marc!

    We haven't ridden together in far too long.
    Perhaps I'll see if I can ride the 500 tomorrow and do that ride with you on Sunday on the 950 :freaky


    I'm looking forward to just putting on the headphones, enjoying some tunes and some fresh mountain air. :ricky
  8. MeterPig

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    You know I wondered but didn't see his edit it was over at Motorado. Should have been keyed in by the snazzy mirrors.
  9. Tha Rick

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  10. GrizGirl

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    Rick is working tomorrow (I think he just posted about that) but how about joining Lomax on Sunday? Pie, mmmm.....
  11. Lomax

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  12. blues bob

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    I' ve been watching a lot of knarly single track helmet mounted videos lately. Is it true that the camera makes the trail look tougher than it actually is? Looks like the tree or rock or root wipeout is emminent at every obstacle, but ya'all just keep charging onward and upward. I know the up and down steepness is not realistic. Knowledge is King, but Experience Rules.

    Thanks
  13. Tha Rick

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    It makes it look easier. You don't see the sweat in your eye's, feel the sore and cramping leg's arms and back , and the heavy breathing, and the bike bouncing beneath you.

    Start out easy, maybe a track and check out Gopro Mx track's- those guys make it look too easy.
  14. Geek

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    Just got back 6+ hours... rode the last hour or more in the dark (dual Squadron's rock!).

    Switzerland was about what you'd expect... the north facing stuff south of Sunset has snow.. Pennsylvania and Bear Gulches are un-rideable (some smart guy in a jeep has rutted the hell out of Penn. while trying).
    All the single track we played in up-high was snow filled.

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    Who'd have thought you could get to tree line on a dirtbike in relative comfort in January.

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    Stubby doesn't get to play in the snow much it appears...
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    I :raabia this bike.
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  15. Lomax

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    Geek,

    How was the road up to Gold Hill and beyond? IE. Sunshine canyon up to P2P ?

    Marc
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    We went up Lickskillet to Gold hill - no where you had to touch snow (i.e. there was dirt tracks between it in the shade).
    From Gold Hill to Peak to Peak was dirt... snow free except a few shaded spots (but you could avoid it).

    Coming back down after dark (and below freezing).. things were a little more slick as the wet spots were turning to ice.

    :freaky
  17. blues bob

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    THA RICK

    Thanks for the reply. I was more wondering if by watching a video of a ride on a singletrack, can one realistically access it's difficulty level? I would like to ride some ST, but the videos all look "over my head." Whatever happened to the ole--cow trailin-- tracks I rode in the 60's? :scratch
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    that paint scheme on the new CB1100 would be excellent
  20. Geek

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    The risks of taking a long lens photo

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    I made the mosaic extra large for Derek's ego :rofl