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    Bean FeSSt - Yahoo!

    3rd Annual Bean FeSSt x-post

    A few of us plan on riding and camping out on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    3rd Annual Bean FeSSt x-post

    A few of us plan on riding and camping out on Saturday.
    And your gearie friends are welcome but they should be prepared to suffer some occassional if minor kidding about their complicated and fussy gears...

    I have my sunshine request submitted to the Sun gods.

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    I'll try to make this. Beer, SS, and messican food is a holy trinity. I'll bring the SS, but I will probably be in lycra since I don't own any baggies. What's worse - geared or lycra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay
    I'll try to make this. Beer, SS, and messican food is a holy trinity. I'll bring the SS, but I will probably be in lycra since I don't own any baggies. What's worse - geared or lycra?
    LOL. Whatever you do, don't bring both

    It doesn't matter, just show up and enjoy the trails with the other FR ss nuts. It's a good time and hopefully Loud's prayers for decent weather will have some influence. It almost snowed last year, almost. I think it would have been more fun than the cold rain actually.

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    I keep laughing everytime I see that pic with that guy circled out. I even showed it to my fiancee', but it is such high level bike geek humor, that alas....

    Anyway, last year I neurotically check the weather over and over again. I finally pussed out. It seems that I remember the fear of snow more than anything. Oct 22 seems late, but your submission to the god o' sun should help out....

    Are you guys gonna camp at buffalo creek? It seems that I rememver it being officially closed after labor day. All that means is free camping without water or toilets though, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay
    I'll try to make this. Beer, SS, and messican food is a holy trinity. I'll bring the SS, but I will probably be in lycra since I don't own any baggies. What's worse - geared or lycra?
    you some baggies Clay. Clearance racks at Target is where I get all my bike clothing Then I can afford new bikes and slowerthansnot's expensive whiskey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay

    Are you guys gonna camp at buffalo creek? It seems that I remember it being officially closed after labor day. All that means is free camping without water or toilets though, right?
    We'll take up at one of the dispersed spots along 550, most likely the staging location. There is a fair bit of room in the pull out, a few spots over the cable fence as well as tons of room beyond the locked gate at the far end of the pull out.

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    I'll be there with my spendy whiskey

    Anyho looking farward to this...

    I'm I bit broken and sore right now but i'll be back for that event!

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    And i'll be there sat night!

    Someone please have a few cold oness extra for me riding up from denver


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    We'll take up at one of the dispersed spots along 550, most likely the staging location. There is a fair bit of room in the pull out, a few spots over the cable fence as well as tons of room beyond the locked gate at the far end of the pull out.

    so to get to the staging area we need to exit at the main parking (pay) lot and continue down the dirt road to a designated campground? just not sure where shinglemill starts. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veruca Salt
    so to get to the staging area we need to exit at the main parking (pay) lot and continue down the dirt road to a designated campground? just not sure where shinglemill starts. thanks.
    Here you go. Red dot = Bean FeSSt central.. ~2 miles from the pay lot on the right hand side there is a largish parking area. That's where the trailhead starts and where we'll be setting up.
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    Fun filled weekend

    21st is the IGSSC, and the BeanfeSST on the 22d, what a great weekend. Too bad I no longer have the frankenspeed. I guess my liver will thank me. Yeah right, what am I thinking?
    Grammar and spelling errors are complementary.

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    Update

    Alpha Bicycle Company http://alphabicycle.com/ is going to pitch in again for this year’s Bean FeSSt. There will probably be a raffle, some technical support if you need it and maybe even a couple of loaner/demo bikes.

    Here's a map and directions in case you don't know where the Shinglemill trailhead is.

    Directions from Denver:
    Hwy 285 to CR 126 at Pine Junction. Left on CR 126 to FR 550. Right on 550 to Shinglemill trailhead

    Directions from Colorado Springs:
    I-25 North to the Hwy 85 exit on the North end of Castle Rock. Hwy 85 to Sedalia. Left at Sedalia on CR 67. CR 67 up and over to Deckers. Right at Deckers on CR 126 to FR 550. Left on 550 to Shinglemill trailhead. Hwy 67 North from Woodland Park isn't due to reopen until the end of October
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    I get to go

    As long as you don't mind me shifting and using my full suspension bike I will be there, will see you that Saturday.

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    Fire Up the Grill!

    Jesper and I will be there with our trusty Grill To Go! We'll do chicken again and maybe some pork too. There will be no gears, but possibly some Lycra if it's cold (tights are warmer than shorts).

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    A bit of a bump

    Just want to make sure this is on people's mind....

    I'll be at the igssc on sat and then riding to The bean for sunday's riding....

    How do i carry a mex dish from denver to Buff creek ? on the bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot

    How do i carry a mex dish from denver to Buff creek ?
    Adjust the payload. I've heard tequila travels well by bike.

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    What's cooking?

    We'll be bringing some home made, organic refried pintos and salsa. A bit o' cheese, corn tortillas.

    These are destined for a stew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay
    What's worse - geared or lycra?
    I didn't get the Memo...

    I guess I will have to put gears back on the Paragon.

    I looked at the pic the only none baggy is a lady friend. (sorry if it is a guy)

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    Are you guys riding snow or shine?

    Is this ride still happening with 4" of snow on the ground? Thanks.





    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    We'll be bringing some home made, organic refried pintos and salsa. A bit o' cheese, corn tortillas.

    These are destined for a stew.

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    Just FYI, I called the ranger station and they said "a fair amount of snow" at Buff creek, probably got 8-10 earlier in the week and it's snowing today and tomm she said but not much accum. expected.

    I'm gonna stay home so you guys have fun!

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    Snow is fun

    I will be there no matter what as a little snow only add's to the fun, been warm the last couple days so not to worry.

    See ya there.

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    I don't have a SS, so I'm out.
    I don't have any beans, so I guess I'm really out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    I don't have a SS, so I'm out.
    I don't have any beans, so I guess I'm really out.
    I'm bringing a spare bike, that'll you'll fit on. Bring a block of cheese and some beer and no one will notice the lack of beans.

    But I think you are only making excuses. Joe is coming, and not only is Joe riding gears, but he has also elected to help me throw logs on the fire and shovel snow from the trails tomorrow night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    And your gearie friends are welcome but they should be prepared to suffer some occassional if minor kidding about their complicated and fussy gears...

    I have my sunshine request submitted to the Sun gods.

    Ed E
    My multi-geared bike always is in a single-speed at any given time... except those times here my derailuer can't decide!

    I think your wishes for the Sun came out today.... Should've requested a dry night too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplysinglespeed
    Is this ride still happening with 4" of snow on the ground? Thanks.
    Yes, hope you decide to head up. It will be more fun than sitting at home watching the tube or riding by ourselves on the wet trails lower down. I'm thinking this is an excelling weekend to get acclimatized to the upcoming winter riding conditions. The food and excellent company should soften the blow a bit too.

    We are heading up there this afternoon to get things rolling. I've got a plan to enslave some forest gnomes to clear trail for us, but they are notoriously unreliable.

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    Now that I've found a tire laying around my house, all I need is a tube and I should make it up to ride in the morning. Double thumbs up right now... they might be frozen after tomorrow.

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    Let's GO!!!! DON'T WUSS OUT like the IGSSC folks did today!!

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    Word from a local in the Buff Creek area - trail conditions are awesome!! No joke, some patches of snow but mostly excellent Buff Creek conditions. Buff Creek rocks when the trails are like this. See you there!

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