just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    beautiful pics SC
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  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    Last day of riding: Gunnison to Denver

    very early and cold morning

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    Skyline Drive (seems like I've just been there a few month earlier...)

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    Shelf Road - lots of fun!

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    Rampant Road

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    Met up with Kenny and PJ to load my bike...

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    that's the couple of weeks in a nutshell"

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    besides the cush-drive my only damage on the bike is the blinker... both. In the back. They are gone - no idea where and when :dunno

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    beers with @Outjustout and @SquirrelyGrl (totally newlywed)

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    last day... Scott offered to pick me up at breakfast and take me to the airport. THANK YOU - beers on me at notta!

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    my house sitter did a great job - only lost one dog for a day (not his fault at all)

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  3. ShimrMoon

    ShimrMoon Been here awhile

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    LOVE the Guzzi. I'm sure others might have suggested this but maybe a windshield for the sidecar would help the co-pilot be more comfortable if the goggles are a no go.
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  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    Chasing boys through the woods....


    It's very easy to make me happy:
    empty and dry 209
    meeting up with @knybanjo and @PineyMountainRacing
    getting dirty and sweaty
    cooling off with a beer

    :lol3


    I didn't need the "biff" I had on the gravel, but that's all part of it :umph

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    top of Hurricane Creek - Piney didn't really have the tires for that one, so he hooked up with us on the bottom

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    two options: move the log in the rut or the bike....

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    I should stand up to make it look more adventurous :lol3



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    Driving miss Carol - friends new "long-roof"

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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    I did a little trading the other day....

    thing I don't use as much for things that are waaaay toooo taaaaall for me :muutt-

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    so one out, one in ....

    and I still go the TL and the Montesa, so that should be plenty of trial bikes anyways.
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  6. Laconic

    Laconic Berserker Nativist

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    You're out of control!
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  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    trading is not buying. :pope

    and the gasgas is hard to sell, so that was an easy way out :lol3
  8. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107? Supporter

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    I just knew Endure had gotten you to drink the Koolaid, but I was wrong! I had a DR350 one time with Kouba links on it. That was a fun bike, especially after putting a Trakmaster II on the rear. Wish Suzuki had kept the six gears when going to the 400.
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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Is that what you call it when somebody keeps buying the same model bike over and over again?
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  10. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    That endure is trouble.
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  11. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' Supporter

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    I was looking at the AHRMA schedule last night and it looks like there is trials events both Friday afternoon and Saturday morning at Barber this year.

    Are you and @kennyanc doing both?

    You guys should really try to get here earlier in the week so I can take y'all on a Birmingham beer tour.
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  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    The Brittens are out on track on Saturday at noon - I really don't want to miss my chance of seeing that.
    But I want to do the trials on Friday - unless it's hot like hell again . @kennyanc ????
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  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    Yes, I had one before.... I sold it to buy the XS-hack project, which I traded for the Montesa (with Don)

    Now I got the Montesa and the TL, and there is no real point for a 3rd trials bike. So I traded the GasGas for this E (again, with Don - who also sold me my DR).

    So technically I got my bike back :hide


    (disclaimer: this logic may not be logical :lol3)
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  14. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    sooo.... I wanted to take the DRZ out, but the lowering links didn't make it in time
    (too be honest: I really didn't feel like working on a bike after barely surviving @kennyanc 75th birthday ... :sick )


    @b00t by all accounts showed up and got to play like the time before he got domesticated...

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  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    sorry.



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    stopped at @_anatic for a little construction update (I hope him and this future wife Joy won't mind me moving in...)
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    I think they are about to fix the ruts on Hurricane. Fingers crossed they only do the short top section.

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    less than a mile in on Hurricane Creek :bluduh - felt a bid "odd" suddenly

    First rule of German engineering? Eat

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    Actually, change the valve and eat while you wait on the pump.



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    It was not the valve - 100 yards down the road :bluduh

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    hmm. Looking at that pic, I am wondering how much real rubber is actually on top of the damn superduperultraheavytube? Yes, it lasted all the way through the CO trip, it's heavy and stiff like hell, but it looks to me like it has foam inside - not rubber. :hmmmmm

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  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    And someone made fun about my big bags :lol3... well, I had everything I needed.

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    A few turns later I had plenty of time while laying in the dirt, taking pics and waiting for help to get that damn bike of my foot. :hide

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    didn't take too long - THANKS!!!! :nomystery

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    The rocks were not the issue... wiped out on the flat part :fpalm

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    And it turns out, shrimp make an excellent ice pack for "not so happy thumbs" - that little get off gave me a bruise on the inside of my palm :scratch

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  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down! Supporter

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    Ryan's pics

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    I haven't had a flat for a long long time...
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    and one for good old times...
    around 2010, before Ryan got domesticated (good to get you out and about again)
    @b00t

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  18. Robco

    Robco Adventurer

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    Great pics, We rode 3 days in the trails around Ouray in July, did Engineer pass and a lot of the same roads as yall rode then headed towards taylor park and did single track. its a different world out there and great riding!