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    A most excellent day!

    I had figured it would be a pretty good day. Even though a few extra beers the night before had left me with a little less hydration than I would have wanted, I shrugged it off, put the frozen bladder in my camelback, and headed out to do a longer ride in Buffalo Creek with the Front Range Mountain Bike Patrol.

    It was hot and unlike most times, we started this bad boy with a climb.



    Well, not before taking a good look at the South Platte.



    Buck Gulch can become pretty unforgiving, especially in the heat. Let this be a reminder to you, Don't play with matches.





    The look on Stu's face says it all. Where's my Mommy? There wasn't even the slightest breeze as we continued the climb. For the first time, I was sucking down water at an alarming rate. What made matters worse is that most of it was still frozen.



    Keith was sporting his new ride. I think a 29er suits him well. We'll have a chance to see that orange bike throughout this report.



    Ah, the top! A chance to wait for our legs and lungs to catch up and get ready for the best part.



    There were two long downhills on out ride today. This was one and Strawberry Jack was the other. The camera didn't come out for the final decent. There's that orange bike again!





    At this point we headed back to the CT up 543 and then Tramway. The hurt was on for me. Dehydration had taken it's toll and I was out of "non frozen" water by the top of Tramway. H2O was my goal, so I headed down the CT while the boys climbed Green Mountain. I filled up my belly to the point it would explode at the Meadows Campground and then rested in the shade



    Water definately is the elixir of life and I felt totally revived. Once regrouped, we headed out on the CT to Redskin Creek trail, then up Gashouse and homestead to the mind numbing downhill of Strawberry Jack.





    If this was the end of the day, it still would have been perfect. But, I did get the chance to do some night patrolling for Jefferson County Open Space. It was cool to be perched off trail out on the hogback. There was a concert in Red Rocks and you could hear the music while watching the jet cars and dragsters at Vandemere.





    And the firewroks from an eye level vantage point were spectacular!



    There's something about this shot that I really like. Yeah, I know I didn't keep the camera still (no tripod), but the movement added a really cool effect.



    Great show that went on for 40 minutes!











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    Hey Schnauzers, a coupla questions:

    How's the new doggie working out?

    Do you do any post on your LX3s pics?

    Ride report on your new Erickson.

    Happy 4th everyone.
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    Couple more questions:

    "Baffalo Creek" and "Fronbt" Range Mountain Bike ? Drinking again today i see

    Oh, and "night patrolling" I'm going to need to get signed up for these!

    nice pics
    I'm a cowboy on a steel horse i ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Hey Schnauzers, a coupla questions:

    How's the new doggie working out?
    Mazzy Star is a fantastic dog, though she has learned to bark from the others. We learned she has to sleep on a bed or she'll roam all night. Once she's on the bed, she's out until morning. SHe was quite a lucky find.

    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Do you do any post on your LX3s pics?
    Actually, just some cropping and a single filter called "Perfectly Clear" by Athentech Technologies.

    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Ride report on your new Erickson.

    Happy 4th everyone.
    I don't have a single complaint about my bike. The fit is perfect, the suspension is amazing (though I thought it would be since the rear is a Yeti), and I haven't had a bad day on it yet. I would do it again. In fact, maybe next year I will have Kent build me a 650b SS.

    Enjoy iDay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    Couple more questions:

    "Baffalo Creek" and "Fronbt" Range Mountain Bike ? Drinking again today i see

    Oh, and "night patrolling" I'm going to need to get signed up for these!

    nice pics
    I was typing away and didn't go back over my work. That's what I get.

    I had the option of bringing the bike last night but after being on it all day I didn't. I should have since I got to be on the "social" trails of the southern hogback. It would have been cool, though it was pretty nasty in places.

    Tonight I'll be at White Ranch, doing rides between the viewing area and the camping area. That's if these storms go away. Oh, and I'll be sporting some of Scars lights!

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    Ha...I did see you. I was there riding on Friday and Saturday....saw you on my tour de Buffalo Creek.

    But you might not know this.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Ha...I did see you. I was there riding on Friday and Saturday....saw you on my tour de Buffalo Creek.
    And you didn't say hello? Or, were you going by so fast I only felt the wind.

    Were did you see me at?

    And where are your pics? Your stuff is too good.

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    Great pics, thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers

    Were did you see me at?
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    On FS 543. I finished a loop of Sandy Wash and was heading to Morrison Creek trail midday. Turned off just behind the three of you. Wasn't sure if it was you at the time. I did see your patrol jersey and golden spokes, thinking it was you though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    On FS 543. I finished a loop of Sandy Wash and was heading to Morrison Creek trail midday. Turned off just behind the three of you. Wasn't sure if it was you at the time. I did see your patrol jersey and golden spokes, thinking it was you though.
    At that point I was delerious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    At that point I was delerious.
    I would post a photo of your azz but I my camera was in my pack.

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    I was there on Sat. It was great. 30 miles overall...the water at the campground never tasted so good!

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