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    Goat Camp - Sat 11/22 FIP 9AM

    **** Note time change **** FIP at 9AM instead of 10.


    The Evils are coming to town! Patrick and Tracey have never done Goat Camp and since they might be moving to AZ soon let's show them one of our finest.

    I've posted 10AM FIP since the Evils will be coming up from Tucson in the morning but if it's still as warm as it was last weekend then we might have to move the time up. Will make that decision later in the week.

    Directions from I-10... head west, way way west of Phoenix. Exit at 303 and head north. After about 7 miles turn left on Olive. It's $6 to enter the park so bring cash. Take the first left after the entrance and park near the first resthouse.

    This can be done as the a loop with the gnar 3-mile DH (bring armor), or it can be an out-and-back XC ride. Both are great rides.

    Post up if you plan to join!
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    I'll be there.
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    I want to go too.

    Just have to wait till Feb.
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    Oh Noo!!
    I'll be on Oregon for my brother's wedding this weekend. Good thing Goat Camp will be there when I get back...
    Have fun!

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    Jeff and I will be there. Jeff wants to try out the Sultan on the sweet uphills, so we may opt for the Out n' Back XC version...he always mangles something on the DH section and wants to keep his new bike puuurdy (at least for now...) If we bring the SixPacks, we'll be doing the DH.
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    I still got a case of the kneesles er else I would be there
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    I may have to join you guys for this one. I'll know later this week.

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    definitely maybe.

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    I'm a maybe definitely for the out-n-back depending on the stats....gotta be back at home out East Mesa way in nice clothes by 430. What's the mileage and elevation gained on the out-n-back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    I'm a maybe definitely for the out-n-back depending on the stats....gotta be back at home out East Mesa way in nice clothes by 430. What's the mileage and elevation gained on the out-n-back?
    Time will depend on where you stage from. DG is proposing starting at the first ramadas after you enter the park. This is primarily for those wanting to do the whole enchilada as the parking spot ends near the gnarly DH section.

    But if you are wanting to do the XC version, you can start near the Mesquite TH cutting off the ride time that is on the road. Then you turn around a ridge before the gnarly descent. XC you can pull off in 3 to 3.5 hrs if you start from the Mesquite TH instead of the first ramadas. This ends back at your vehicle instead of having to trudge the road.

    Elevation and mileage I cannot remember...you can do a search as some have probably posted it up on the AZ forum.

    Epicriders map will give you a clue as to the the elevation and mileages. Follow the yellow line. For the XC from Mesquite TH: Mesquite TH is just before his marker "4" and the turn around is approx. marker "11". DH descent starts at marker "12".

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    I'll try to swing it, XC for me.

    FYI for anyone that hasn't done it, bring at least 100oz of water. Forcast is shows 79 and sunny, we don't want any BCT flashbacks So hydrate and carb up the day before!
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    I'm out. I'll be taking part in another form of masochim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    I'm out. I'll be taking part in another form of masochim.
    What the hell, B? Spill it! I want to know what other form of masochism is as fun as GC!
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    I'm a maybe for this one. Depends on the comittments of some others. Getting the Highline out there sounds good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by su.ling~
    What the hell, B? Spill it! I want to know what other form of masochism is as fun as GC!

    Watching Michigan football. I never said it was fun. But this year they can be equally painfull. 11/22 I get the added element of going to a house of the enemy so that I can get ridculed even more.

    However.....if something unthinkable happens and my team wins.....it will be the best day EVER!
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    DurtGirl, and others.

    Me and my buddies are going to be out there this upcoming wknd. We've never ridden GC and really looking forward to new dirt. Though I've read soooo many conflicting distances and times. We will be riding big bikes, is this mostly an uphill push? and if so, for how long does it take anyone?

    how long for the push up?
    how long for the entire loop?

    thanks for your info/insight,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    I'm a maybe definitely for the out-n-back depending on the stats....gotta be back at home out East Mesa way in nice clothes by 430. What's the mileage and elevation gained on the out-n-back?
    The FASTEST way to do it, is the gnar way, if you're under time constraints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tep
    DurtGirl, and others.

    Me and my buddies are going to be out there this upcoming wknd. We've never ridden GC and really looking forward to new dirt. Though I've read soooo many conflicting distances and times. We will be riding big bikes, is this mostly an uphill push? and if so, for how long does it take anyone?

    how long for the push up?
    how long for the entire loop?

    thanks for your info/insight,
    -tep
    The ride is just a bit over 12 miles. It takes about 4 hours if you motor up the climbs, but more like 5 hours to relax and enjoy the ride. The climbing is pretty mellow and smooth with the exception of a hike -a-bike section early on in the climb.

    Riding a big bike is not too much of an issue, you just gradually work your way up. About 2400 ft of climbing. I have yet to ride up there on a bike less than 37lb.

    Here is a link to my GPS of a ride from a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    I'm a maybe definitely for the out-n-back depending on the stats....gotta be back at home out East Mesa way in nice clothes by 430. What's the mileage and elevation gained on the out-n-back?
    you will need to be back at your car by about 3, earlier if you get all meterosexual with your preparations - its about 1:15 from the Walgreen's.

    if i go, we can carpool, but i plan to do the DH which might leave you tight on time. Its a beautiful climb, probably the biggest views in the Valley, well-worth appreciating since its such a long way to get there.

    I've only done it twice, but like Tissr said, the climb is not that tough just steady. But i kinda like to climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep
    DurtGirl, and others.

    Me and my buddies are going to be out there this upcoming wknd. We've never ridden GC and really looking forward to new dirt. Though I've read soooo many conflicting distances and times. We will be riding big bikes, is this mostly an uphill push? and if so, for how long does it take anyone?

    how long for the push up?
    how long for the entire loop?

    thanks for your info/insight,
    -tep
    I guess it all depends of your fitness level...I think it's hard as hell but totally worth it. I think it usally takes me 4ish (maybe 4 1/2, I'm always in a daze when I'm done) for XC and I'm one of the "slow bros". 3 up 1 down...

    The first 45 minutes is hike a bike then serious climbing before you get to get to really "ride".

    The another hour off working your way up higher which really nice single track.

    Then you come to the "Super Switchback" which seems like about a mile and a half of steep switch back climbing.

    Then more nice mild climbing to the turn around point or the drop into the Gnar if your doing the big bike thing. I always turn around and make it down before the gnar crews hit the road side.

    Just pack well, because it's remote as hell...
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    sure,pick the trail that's close to my house,with great people i like to hang with,on THE saturday i work.
    ugh.
    everyone enjoy and be safe.i'll probably do the xc version on sunday.
    those doing the xc version should take the newish mesquite connector trail down from the top of the ford canyon "zig zag" climb.u pass it on the way up,it's goes up to your left and the new main trail continues straight along the hillside.lots of downhill fun!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FATTRAXX
    sure,pick the trail that's close to my house,with great people i like to hang with,on THE saturday i work.
    ugh.
    everyone enjoy and be safe.i'll probably do the xc version on sunday.
    those doing the xc version should take the newish mesquite connector trail down from the top of the ford canyon "zig zag" climb.u pass it on the way up,it's goes up to your left and the new main trail continues straight along the hillside.lots of downhill fun!!!
    Right on, so pass the zig zig and take that down? Is its better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by su.ling~
    Jeff and I will be there. Jeff wants to try out the Sultan on the sweet uphills, so we may opt for the Out n' Back XC version...he always mangles something on the DH section and wants to keep his new bike puuurdy (at least for now...) If we bring the SixPacks, we'll be doing the DH.
    Bring the Six Packs and do the DH!!!! Jeff can climb anything on anything. We need to slow him down a bit and I want your company on the DH so I hope you bring the big bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FATTRAXX
    sure,pick the trail that's close to my house,with great people i like to hang with,on THE saturday i work.
    ugh.!!
    bummer - I was hoping to see you out there on Saturday. Maybe do some trading of days? Perhaps you feel a cold coming on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    I want to go too.

    Just have to wait till Feb.
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    here you are during your last trip - was is Jan or Feb? Looking forward to riding with you again Feb 09!
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    I like your thinking! The next GC trip can be a "call in sick ride" that way I'll have all day to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmarkos
    I like your thinking! The next GC trip can be a "call in sick ride" that way I'll have all day to ride!
    Can you make it this Saturday? I'd love to see you riding the DH tricky sections.

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    going to try. It's basically 1/2 a day of riding which is great for me, but not so much for the wife and 2 kids. I might be able to trade 2 days of riding for 1, but then no NRA for me on Sunday. We'll see how the week progresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    here you are during your last trip - was is Jan or Feb? Looking forward to riding with you again Feb 09!
    Also looking forward to riding with you this winter.

    The Goat Camp ride keeps me up at night. I love the whole sha-bang. The climb. The exposure. The chunked up descent. The views. All of it.

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    JaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaackHammer

    Damnnnnn...I wanna go. I have reoccuring dreams about riding that trail again.

    Jackhammer remains one of my all time favorite sections to ride, of any trail.

    I'm jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    Damnnnnn...I wanna go. I have reoccuring dreams about riding that trail again.

    Jackhammer remains one of my all time favorite sections to ride, of any trail.

    I'm jealous.

    Wow, looks like the prefect place to go through a couple derailleur's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmarkos
    Wow, looks like the prefect place to go through a couple derailleur's!
    ...and lids, and shifters, and brake housings/levers, and chains...and various body parts. But you get to add scars with those! mmmmm chicks dig scars!

    Aqua...why not do the drive and come play since you love it so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    bummer - I was hoping to see you out there on Saturday. Maybe do some trading of days? Perhaps you feel a cold coming on?
    wish i could,after the recent layoffs it's only the 2 of us in the office right now.i'm training a current employee part-time,but it'll be awhile before he covers any saturdays.
    besides,i wrote the last half of the years schedule so i could get the sat.after FOTP off
    enjoy the ride
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    yep

    Quote Originally Posted by luckybastard
    Right on, so pass the zig zig and take that down? Is its better?
    you'll pass it as you go on.it will be an obvious trail junction in either direction.
    it's a great section,has great flow and a good views.drops you right out onto the main trail too! more fun coming down but a good climb the other direction as well.
    it would be near the top of the zig zag climb.
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    I'm a maybe. Have plans with the wife that evening so I don't want to be out there all day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by su.ling~

    Aqua...why not do the drive and come play since you love it so much!

    Tempting...very tempting. We just hit up Sedona 2 weeks ago. I kept looking over at SoMo on the drive out.

    Some time this winter..I'll get back out there!
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    I would totally ride this XC, but we just had our baby boy so I'm taking it easy for a little while... I've GOT to get out there and meet you guys for a ride soon!

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    JackHammerin'

    I just dug out this vid clip of my Jackhammer run from awhile back.

    I think Tiss'er filmed it

    Dammit..I need some more of that chunky goodness!

    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    I just dug out this vid clip of my Jackhammer run from awhile back.

    I think Tiss'er filmed it

    Dammit..I need some more of that chunky goodness!

    I like the camo shorts Like SuLing suggested... come on over and join the fun! Isn't it just a short 5 hour drive for you? I'm sure some local would put you up for the evening before heading back after some SoMo fun on Sunday. The chunk is calling your name....

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    Yes, it says "Aqua...AAAAAqua...why have you forsaken me? Come! Come climb my slopes and decend my valleys!"

    ewww...that was kinda creepy. Sorry...

    Anyway, just load the bike & gear up Friday afternoon, get in your car and drive. Gas is cheaper now, in fact it hasn't been this cheap in 4 years. Take advantage before it goes up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by su.ling~
    Yes, it says "Aqua...AAAAAqua...why have you forsaken me? Come! Come climb my slopes and decend my valleys!"

    ewww...that was kinda creepy. Sorry...

    Anyway, just load the bike & gear up Friday afternoon, get in your car and drive. Gas is cheaper now, in fact it hasn't been this cheap in 4 years. Take advantage before it goes up!
    Su.Bling..are you flirting with me?????

    Tell me that you've dumped that dude...and I'm there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    Su.Bling..are you flirting with me?????

    Tell me that you've dumped that dude...and I'm there!
    HA! Dump my stud? No WAY!!! He's a keeper! Soooo hawt!
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    question for locals. i love the chunk and long descents, i've done goat camp twice and love it. is that the most technical/chunky trail around, seems to be? any other trails in surrounding areas that rival that. (viejo/old mans at somo is alittle close IMHO).
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    Su.Bling..are you flirting with me?????

    Tell me that you've dumped that dude...and I'm there!
    Hahahaha...oh Romeo where art thou? Be careful Su Ling....he just may make the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheahan
    I would totally ride this XC, but we just had our baby boy so I'm taking it easy for a little while... I've GOT to get out there and meet you guys for a ride soon!
    Problem solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty D
    Hahahaha...oh Romeo where art thou? Be careful Su Ling....he just may make the trip.

    D
    Nice! A SoCal stalker! They are 'more special', are they not?

    No GC for you, DirtyD?
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    You should check out Alta trail on the West end of SoMtn. Not necessarily "more" technical but in the same vibe for sure. The climb is also pretty cool (do it from East to West BTW)
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    Quote Originally Posted by su.ling~
    Nice! A SoCal stalker! They are 'more special', are they not?

    No GC for you, DirtyD?
    I'd love to get out there but I'm moving to northern California this Saturday.

    I will be in Phoenix next spring doing the family thing and of course riding thing as well. I love GC though - get all the up done and over with, and then it's on to the main course.

    May have to hook up with you guys when I'm in the area though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    You should check out Alta trail on the West end of SoMtn. Not necessarily "more" technical but in the same vibe for sure. The climb is also pretty cool (do it from East to West BTW)
    thanks. i noticed on a somo map i have there are a couple trails that drop the backside from hidden valley to desert classic, they look like they might be steep? anyone ridden those?

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    hey daft, where were you when I posted on the socal forum looking for good tech trails in the San Diego area last month?

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