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    Fruita is...

    220 miles from downtown Evergreen.

    Frutia was a hoot this weekend even though the weather forecasters predicted doom and gloom. Temps in the mid 60's and some sun. Left the camera at home but you've seen it all anyway.
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    Yup, Friday was beautiful on Horsetheif. Looked a little gloomy on Saturday, so we went west a little further:
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    Where's that slot canyon?

    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Yup, Friday was beautiful on Horsetheif. Looked a little gloomy on Saturday, so we went west a little further:

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    If it's the one I know of, it's on Steve's loop.

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    Methinks by Goblin Valley?

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    Fruita is....

    closer than Moab
    allowed to have liquor stores that have regular hours
    only half a tank of gas from Denver
    a great place to ride
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikecruz
    Where's that slot canyon?
    Quote Originally Posted by andychrysler
    Methinks by Goblin Valley?
    Close Andy -

    Little Wild Horse Canyon / Bell Canyon Loop
    San Rafael Swell
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    That's the one I meant, but couldn't think of the name.
    I kinda cheated though, cuz I was just there Thanksgiving for the 2nd time.
    Really cool and easy access. Worth the trip to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    closer than Moab
    allowed to have liquor stores that have regular hours
    only half a tank of gas from Denver
    a great place to ride

    'nuff said
    Morrison, Fruita, Crested Butte, Salida

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    closer than Moab
    allowed to have liquor stores that have regular hours
    only half a tank of gas from Denver
    a great place to ride
    ...and hotel rooms are less per night than in Moab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    allowed to have liquor stores that have regular hours
    wow open on sundays?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    wow open on sundays?

    Starting July 1.

    Yep.

    PS: That slot looked a little too nice for the one in Fruita.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Prius in '09?

    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    closer than Moab
    allowed to have liquor stores that have regular hours
    only half a tank of gas from Denver
    a great place to ride
    you obviously don't drive a jeep...






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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    you obviously don't drive a jeep...






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    Or 2 1/2 ez days of riding thought the snow on loveland and vail pass
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    A little more upscale than that

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    you obviously don't drive a jeep...






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    I have a BMW Wagon ....could not imagine driving a jeep and listening to the "hum" of those tires for 4 hrs or so

    Fruita is also home of Mike the Headless chicken......Moab has nothing on this place!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    I have a BMW Wagon ....could not imagine driving a jeep and listening to the "hum" of those tires for 4 hrs or so

    Fruita is also home of Mike the Headless chicken......Moab has nothing on this place!!!!!!!
    Let's not forget Tater, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Let's not forget Tater, too.
    I don't think I would add Tater as a good thing after seeing some of his unclean habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Let's not forget Tater, too.
    can't ever forget about tater!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    I have a BMW Wagon ....could not imagine driving a jeep and listening to the "hum" of those tires for 4 hrs or so

    Fruita is also home of Mike the Headless chicken......Moab has nothing on this place!!!!!!!
    3 or a 5? xi? I lust after a 328xit...manual of course.

    I need to get back to Froota soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    closer than Moab
    allowed to have liquor stores that have regular hours
    only half a tank of gas from Denver
    a great place to ride
    But does it have any shopping? Slightly off-topic, but not really if you hear me out.

    You might not think that matters, but I have a wife and kids that come along on these camping trips. Moab has a lot of galleries that are enjoyable, which allows me to sneak off for a Slickrock ride. Does Fruita have anything similar to offer? There is that Dinosaur Museum, we almost took the kids there.

    While the food is nothing exciting in Moab, I have had the worst eating experiences in Fruita/GJ area. Perhaps we aren't going to the right places? I haven't been to the new pizza joint yet, but food and service are typically horrible. Just my experiences, maybe I'm unlucky.

    Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikecruz
    I don't think I would add Tater as a good thing after seeing some of his unclean habits.
    Come on... it's TATER. Tater does whatever Tater does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny boy
    But does it have any shopping? Slightly off-topic, but not really if you hear me out.

    You might not think that matters, but I have a wife and kids that come along on these camping trips.
    Ummm... the kids should be too tired to shop and the wife should be too tired as well as too drunk to shop.


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    Does anybody happen to know how much Fruita's getting today, and what the chances are of riding there tomorrow afternoon? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVC15
    Does anybody happen to know how much Fruita's getting today, and what the chances are of riding there tomorrow afternoon? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thx.

    According to the guys over at www.racemsc.com they have only gotten rain and not much of it. Trails are tacky! Will be there tomorrow gearing up for the races!
    Ride Fast, Take Chances!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikergal
    According to the guys over at www.racemsc.com they have only gotten rain and not much of it. Trails are tacky! Will be there tomorrow gearing up for the races!
    Awesome! Thanks a bunch!

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