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    Cool-blue Rhythm Pre-Fling Stoke...

    Been road trippin' down in toasty AZ for a few days now, Pre-AZSF07. Here are some pics.

    The start of the Highline trail at Christopher Creek.



    Up on the rim....



    On to Sedona, Barny pulling some G's as she carves a tasty Lama:



    Going around Cathedral Rock, this was the easy part before the switchback:



    Going up some stuff on Baldwin:



    Braaaap! BRAAAAAAAAPPPPP!! Barny twists the throttle.

    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Nice pics! Barney rocks! How did you guys like the Highline/See Canyon/Military Sinkhole/Drew trail?
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    Highline et al was pretty cool, but there was a lot of blow-down across the trail, and some of the steep parts are pretty eroded. We went up Highline and up the Military Sinkhole to the rim, but after a few miles of the trail along the rim edge we hit snow, so instead of coming down Drew, we just backtracked. It made for a 20+ mile day, but we need the exersize.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Highline et al was pretty cool, but there was a lot of blow-down across the trail, and some of the steep parts are pretty eroded. We went up Highline and up the Military Sinkhole to the rim, but after a few miles of the trail along the rim edge we hit snow, so instead of coming down Drew, we just backtracked. It made for a 20+ mile day, but we need the exersize.
    how much snow? i was considering the highline trail for inclusion in our AZT jaunt in mid april....
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    Very nice!

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    Cool, nice pixs. looks like your having some fun. Later.
    JRA

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    As always amazing pics - Barney is an impressive rider!

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    Today was the first official Fling ride at Hawes, which was most capably led and a heckuva-lotta of fun, but I am going to add a few more pre-Fling pics since I found a wireless hub.

    Here is what a lot of the Highline Trail was like. The only snow came at the end of the wheelchair trail on the rim, as you went towards the start of the Drew trail. It was not thick and was melting, but waaaay too much of a bother to deal with. It will probably be gone by April...



    Back to Sedona, this is Huckaby before the stairs:



    Some mo from the loop:



    Brewer Trail shots:



    Trail sections with consequences.

    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Wassup with the fork change? Lighter stuff for lighter rider?

    I'm assuming that is the 5-spot, Turners all sort of look alike to me
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    It's actually a 7-Pack. She has 7" in back via a 2.25" stroke shock but with Spot stays to keep the geometry the same (maybe you just saw the rear end and thought "Spot" ). The fork was indeed to save weight, but she likes how very linear it is. She gets all the travel without going "big". It took a hell of a lot of tuning to get it not to feel like poo (and it's far from done). The bike as outfitted is just a hair under 30#. Not bad for a 6"x7" bike.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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