Rocktober Madness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by HellSickle, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    When the creme de la creme begin to topple, it is madness.

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    Good form Gordy. Hang onto those grips and ride it into the ground. There's still a chance of saving it.
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  2. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Nice!!! Can't wait to see more. :D
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  3. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    +1 :lurk

    If he had a good set of bar risers, he coulda saved it......
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  4. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    +1

    ::lurk
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  5. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  6. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    :clap

    Great video- full screen!
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  7. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Dang. Big crew for that type of stuff. This should be interesting.
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  8. Splisken

    Splisken I'm not dead yet...

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    Nice! Where was this? It looks warmer and very dry...
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  9. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Nice line choice Gordy. You know I'm going to forward this to Big Al for a full evaluation of your form for next weekend, right? :lol3
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  10. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    it was a big dab :nod :lol2
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  11. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Yup. A full body dab.
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  12. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    I knew it, Gordy is the Stig.
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  13. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Devil's Racetrak, San Rafael Swell, Utah.
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  14. Pariahtize

    Pariahtize Miscategorized

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    Ha, we were just riding in that area 4 days ago. . . camped all the way down by Temple Mtn.

    Next video????:freaky
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  15. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I'm sure the NM boys will have plenty of high quality video in the next could weeks.

    In the meanwhile....

    Studded tires were the hot ticket for 5MOH:
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    NOT!

    Ray stopped to yank most of the studs out after the first big ledge. He also discovered that putting a brand new front tire on before riding 5MOH was not a Good Thing(tm). Make sure you have well scrubbed tires so that the side knobs stick to the rocks.

    The NM guys seemed to have missed the memo about which end of the trail to start on. We ran into them going the other way when we were most of the way thru the trail.

    For a week day, there were a lot of folks on 5MOH. I don't think I've ever seen so much carnage. There was an XR350 apparently abandoned in the middle of the trail. A Canadian group was doing surgery on a KTM 350 with fuel pump issues.

    SingleTrackSlayer cruising thru 5MOH, barely breaking a sweat:
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    I loved the new 300 on this trail. The sticky trials tire, auto clutch, and rear hand brake let me totally wimp out and still get away with it. Having a fan kit with an override switch meant I never had to worry about overheating.Yes, I walked the bike down the Dreaded Steps. I hope the someone got video of the Canadian guy launching off the top after he made it up once, and totally splatting at the bottom. It sounds like he bled pretty well afterwards.
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  16. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    After Ray bailed due to tire issues, Tyler and myself finished 5MOH is less than record time. After dumping in some stashed gas, we continued on thru Red and Orange trails. We did an out and back on VJ's trail. Since we were running out of daylight, we had to cancel the plan to ride the Waterfall trail.

    Great day of Rocktober fun. I wrapped the crap out of my injured leg and it held up OK. I was glad I had put extra padding in place, as it was bumped a few times in 5MOH.

    We went back to Ray's for some B&B (beers and burgers) before tackling Devils Racetrack on Saturday.
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  17. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I know the exact spot; we gave it a nickname and named a ride report after it a few years ago. :lol3

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  18. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    ^^^ If that DRZ can't make it up it, aint nothin making it up. :deal
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  19. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Saturday's ride involved rock naps.

    While waiting at the trail head for Secret Mesa, we came to realize that NM must be on a different time zone. :augie

    Just as well. It gave Crash some time to sort out his fork seals.

    After getting a late start, the first stop on the agenda was the Coal Wash overlook. Here we learned that someone had a flat in the first 1/2 mile and had returned to the truck to effect repairs.

    We did the only sensible thing with an hour on our hands. We napped.

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    After napping, we bored ourselves by tossing rocks over the edge and timing them to the bottom. Using freshman physics, I determined it was 256 feet to the first ledge.
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  20. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    I'm blaming the Texans. :nod


    Thursdays warm up at Slickrock and Fins n Things:

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    Friday at 5MOH:

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    There was lots of this going on! :huh

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    Plenty of drama at The Crux!

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    It was dry, and slick. The sandstone had a nice layer of silt on it just about everywhere and traction was hard to come by.


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    We got through there, but unfortunately, the carnage continued. :rofl

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    Here are a couple of different nifty lines down this mess.


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    This is Steve and he just had his 62nd BD. Bucket list ride done! :thumb

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    I do know that 5MOH is no place to see the sun go down.

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    After we almost had the group out of the rocks, I realized that I had left my camera about a mile in and had to double back and get it while the sun was fading fast. :becca

    RideFreak got the guys out safely to the trail and waited for me. Thanks RF! :thumb

    .....two more days, but not many more pics. I'll get them up later.
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