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    Best time of the year.

    Looks like flagstaff is due for some fresh pow!
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    Jerk

    It's only supposed to hit 116 down here today

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    damn... 89 today! might have to turn on the... wait nevermind, dont have one.

    cant wait for it to start... moondust is brutal right now.

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    Still, 90 degrees at 7000 + ft. is warm. Much better than riding here, but still warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Havoc View Post
    Still, 90 degrees at 7000 + ft. is warm. Much better than riding here, but still warm.
    One day at 89* then dropping to low 80's(79* where's my coat?) is something I could handle...vegas is supposed to be 114 tomorrow
    Trip is now planned to be a touron in flag over the 15th & 16th
    I dig dirt!

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    It's here It's here!!!! So nice out right now, June kills me, thank god for the Monsoons. I wouldn't be able to live in AZ without em.

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    Bring it!!!!!

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    Raining in Prescott now! rode today and it felt cooler to me. Sure, its more humid, but its not that humid, and its harder to heat humid air.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Raining in Prescott now! rode today and it felt cooler to me. Sure, its more humid, but its not that humid, and its harder to heat humid air.
    I love riding in the rain. Always feels great...

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    I don't like riding in thunderstorms, downright dangerous a lot of the time.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Was swimming in my underwear yesterday morning @ 5:30 at estrella mtn lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    I don't like riding in thunderstorms, downright dangerous a lot of the time.
    We've got a better chance of winning the lottery than getting struck by lightning...

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    i'll be visiting family in the phoenix area at the end of july. recommend something for me to do in that heat.

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    Ride in the morning early then float the river!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    We've got a better chance of winning the lottery than getting struck by lightning...
    Sorry, but bullsh*t. Sure, on a sunny day out of nowhere...but riding an aluminum bike, in a thunderstorm, usually in fairly high terrain or in the open-dramatically improves those odds. Besides that, have u been caught in a severe hailstorm? Ive been within a hundred feet or so of lightning strikes, thunder so loud it deafens you and you feel the shockwave. Its not a joke and i urge people to take it seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Sorry, but bullsh*t. Sure, on a sunny day out of nowhere...but riding an aluminum bike, in a thunderstorm, usually in fairly high terrain or in the open-dramatically improves those odds. Besides that, have u been caught in a severe hailstorm? Ive been within a hundred feet or so of lightning strikes, thunder so loud it deafens you and you feel the shockwave. Its not a joke and i urge people to take it seriously.
    Maybe, but we are talking about two different things. Never been caught on a bike in a severe thunderstorm or hailstorm 'cause I don't go out in SEVERE weather. I'm talking normal, drizzling, on and off rain.

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    At this time of year, most rain here means thunderstorms. I understand that may not be the case everywhere.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    i hate rain,, but its okay as long as it gets rids of the blowing dust and then gets the hell out of here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    i hate rain,, but its okay as long as it gets rids of the blowing dust and then gets the hell out of here...
    That's one of the benefits. Kills the dust and usually blows all the smog out as well. The cooling effect is another bonus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Sorry, but bullsh*t. Sure, on a sunny day out of nowhere...but riding an aluminum bike, in a thunderstorm, usually in fairly high terrain or in the open-dramatically improves those odds. Besides that, have u been caught in a severe hailstorm? Ive been within a hundred feet or so of lightning strikes, thunder so loud it deafens you and you feel the shockwave. Its not a joke and i urge people to take it seriously.
    I was caught up on the Upper Saddle of the Grand Teton once in a VERY violent thunder and lightning storm, it was TERRIFYING! I'm not a religious person but I was praying to god to please let me survive. I skied part way down a coulior that doglegged toward Idaho then ditched my skis and used a big sharp rock for a glissading brake as I slid down patches of icy snow and jumped down small cliffs toward the Exum tent on the Low Saddle. The whole time lightning was exploding all around me! It had me really freaked out on lightning for about 10 years, I am pretty over it but if I'm up high and exposed I am very aware of building clouds and I like to get down before it really starts to crack.

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    I have been in memphis for the last 3 days watching the weather back home. Can't wait to be home and ride. Only thing in my way is a 19 hour drive in a moving truck.
    Make Flagstaff RAD Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinatorj View Post
    I have been in memphis for the last 3 days watching the weather back home. Can't wait to be home and ride. Only thing in my way is a 19 hour drive in a moving truck.
    Drive safe my friend.

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    Cruiser Nation today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    I was caught up on the Upper Saddle of the Grand Teton once in a VERY violent thunder and lightning storm, it was TERRIFYING! I'm not a religious person but I was praying to god to please let me survive. I skied part way down a coulior that doglegged toward Idaho then ditched my skis and used a big sharp rock for a glissading brake as I slid down patches of icy snow and jumped down small cliffs toward the Exum tent on the Low Saddle. The whole time lightning was exploding all around me! It had me really freaked out on lightning for about 10 years, I am pretty over it but if I'm up high and exposed I am very aware of building clouds and I like to get down before it really starts to crack.
    I have had a very similar experience ... and I also have mucho repect for it after the fact.... Nothing has ever made me feel so scared/nervous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Cruiser Nation today!
    Powder day today!

    First great day of summer. Hope you didn't waste your day on that silly, over-hyped, hipster-approved event. Too good to do anything but really ride.
    "May your trails be winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." - Ed Abbey
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    Powder day today!

    First great day of summer. Hope you didn't waste your day on that silly, over-hyped, hipster-approved event. Too good to do anything but really ride.
    I think it's pretty cool but I haven't participated. I'm not into competition but I like the event and the party! Today I just went out and rode Ginger with a good friend, it was sick! I haven't ridden for a month and I thought I was over mtbiking but today re-stoked the fire! Bring on the rain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    Powder day today!

    First great day of summer. Hope you didn't waste your day on that silly, over-hyped, hipster-approved event. Too good to do anything but really ride.
    Them's fightin words. We really don't like hipsters, bunch of dudes on GHEY bikes wearing skinny jeans. Cruizer Nation is the hardest event in the state to win it takes the heart of a lion and the eye of the tiger.
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