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    Palmer Sunday?

    Hola - thought I'd post this here and see if anyone else is interested in hitting Palmer next Sunday 12/12. It's supposed to be nice the entire week, so unless something happens Sat or Sun, I imagine it could be just about perfect...

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    I was thinking the same thing for the same day.

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    Sunday sounds good to me

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    I was thinking the same thing for the same day.
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    Haven't missed a weekend yet,

    so I'm down. 9'ish at the stables? I noticed last weekend that it started getting crowded just around noon...well, crowded means I started seeing other people and why are they always going the opposite direction I am?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    so I'm down. 9'ish at the stables? I noticed last weekend that it started getting crowded just around noon...well, crowded means I started seeing other people and why are they always going the opposite direction I am?
    9 sounds perfect to me.

    Isn't it supposed to be a good thing if the masses are headed in the opposite direction that you are?

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    Church gets out at 11:30... :)

    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    I noticed last weekend that it started getting crowded just around noon...
    The best thing about living in Colorado Springs is having the trails almost completely to myself on Sunday morning!

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    why are they always going the opposite direction I am?
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    Try going the other way on the trails for a change. I'm really bad about going the same way every time but most of the trails (all except Edna Mae and the Improv) are just as much fun in the other direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    The best thing about living in Colorado Springs is having the trails almost completely to myself on Sunday morning!

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    Try going the other way on the trails for a change. I'm really bad about going the same way every time but most of the trails (all except Edna Mae and the Improv) are just as much fun in the other direction.
    Yeah, that must be it, but what about on Saturdays? I heard on NPR that CS was the center of the Evangelical universe....

    I still don't know the Palmer trails well and since I'm so out of shape, I'm just following the wheel in front of me so I pretty much go whichever direction I'm led but it does seem to me that we've been taking the "fun" way down, i.e., hitting all the tech bits on the way down instead of the way up. Since I hit max HR about 10-feet away from my truck, that's how I like it.

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    I'm down for some riding on Sunday as long as I don't go boarding. Also depends on the type of riding as to whether I'll be using my V-10 or my hardtail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    The best thing about living in Colorado Springs is having the trails almost completely to myself on Sunday morning!

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    Try going the other way on the trails for a change. I'm really bad about going the same way every time but most of the trails (all except Edna Mae and the Improv) are just as much fun in the other direction.
    Have you been able to ride Edna? That was a little beyond me. I can pick my way down the Improv but I'd probably get to the bottom faster if I walked it. It was like riding on marbles last Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Hola - thought I'd post this here and see if anyone else is interested in hitting Palmer next Sunday 12/12. It's supposed to be nice the entire week, so unless something happens Sat or Sun, I imagine it could be just about perfect...
    if anybody cares i'll be going saturday with a friend and we'd like to meet some of you guys and hopefull you'd be able to see some sic stuff. we'd be going on our DH bikes though because my hardtail is ouf of commission for the moment. i would come sunday intead but i have to work again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsebike1
    if anybody cares i'll be going saturday with a friend and we'd like to meet some of you guys and hopefull you'd be able to see some sic stuff. we'd be going on our DH bikes though because my hardtail is ouf of commission for the moment. i would come sunday intead but i have to work again.
    Wish I could swing Saturday - unfortunately I can't. Actually - I started this thread as soon as I thought about it for fear that someone would start up a Saturday ride there and I'd end up riding it alone on Sunday

    There should be plenty of opportunites for group ride though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsebike1
    if anybody cares i'll be going saturday with a friend and we'd like to meet some of you guys and hopefull you'd be able to see some sic stuff. we'd be going on our DH bikes though because my hardtail is ouf of commission for the moment. i would come sunday intead but i have to work again.
    I would be down for saturday, and i'll be on a DH bike

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    i'll be there, if the new fork/wheels for the geared ride are in and on the bike by then. i'd hate there on my SS. it's not built burly enough for having fun the way i'd want to down there.

    (crossing fingers hoping stuff gets to larry's shop soon..........)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkid
    I would be down for saturday, and i'll be on a DH bike
    Hey keaton looks like I might be up for saturday too.

    ironhorsebike..... my ski trip on sat is looking sour as far as it actually working out so I'll probably be down for some dh riding. Haha, saturday can be the dh/climb weenie day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    i'll be there, if the new fork/wheels for the geared ride are in and on the bike by then. i'd hate there on my SS. it's not built burly enough for having fun the way i'd want to down there.

    (crossing fingers hoping stuff gets to larry's shop soon..........)
    i was thinking sometime in the morning maybe being in the lot by like 10ish on saturday. the friend i am going with is lazy as hell and it might be hard to get him moving. also im coming in from highlands ranch so i got a like 45 min drive and i've never been to palmer so there is the slight chance of getting lost. hoppefully i'll be able to get ther alright.

    if my friend doesn't come with me my parents probably wont let me go and he's not 100% sure he can go. but i hope to be down there.

    do you think full armour or not? (i dont know how big some of the stuff gets)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkid
    I would be down for saturday, and i'll be on a DH bike
    is this keaton from scratchy rat racing? the one who works at the performance bike shop?

    if it is i met you at the keystone race. the friend of alex's.

    that would be cool if you were going saturday so if my friend backed out my parents would still let me go if i know sombody who's going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    i'll be there, if the new fork/wheels for the geared ride are in and on the bike by then. i'd hate there on my SS. it's not built burly enough for having fun the way i'd want to down there.

    (crossing fingers hoping stuff gets to larry's shop soon..........)
    You are more than welcome to borrow my chameleon, you'd have to deal w/ the sh1tmano drive train. I trust you wouldn't do anything worse to it than i already have (second ride no less, ouch). but should be rocking by this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsebike1
    is this keaton from scratchy rat racing? the one who works at the performance bike shop?

    if it is i met you at the keystone race. the friend of alex's.

    that would be cool if you were going saturday so if my friend backed out my parents would still let me go if i know sombody who's going.
    Yup that's Keaton. That's cool you're a friend of Alex. I actually know him as well.


    You ought to have him come down if he's not busy or anything. Haven't seen him since AngelFire.
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    Yup

    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Have you been able to ride Edna? That was a little beyond me. I can pick my way down the Improv but I'd probably get to the bottom faster if I walked it. It was like riding on marbles last Saturday.
    I can clean every section on my Fluid (and the Bullit) but I've never cleaned the last rock section without planting a foot at the bottom to pivot my bike back onto the trail.

    If you thought the Improv was like riding on marbles last Saturday, you should see it in a dry July! The conditions were actually pretty decent last time I rode it in the snow with DBabuser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRed
    BTW what are you getting?
    what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    what he said.
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    sold all the old stuff for a decent chunk of the cost of the new, and got a nice add-on to the last portion of my hire on bonus at work to pay for it all.

    i loved the z-1, but it was more tankish than i wanted to keep lugging around. i *should* drop about a half pound off the front of the bike.

    gambling that SRAM has fixed the past rock shox durability problems. everything in various mags/forums/bikesites so far looks very promising; we shall see.

    Eric; thanks. I may take you up on the offer. I'll let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    I can clean every section on my Fluid (and the Bullit) but I've never cleaned the last rock section without planting a foot at the bottom to pivot my bike back onto the trail.

    If you thought the Improv was like riding on marbles last Saturday, you should see it in a dry July! The conditions were actually pretty decent last time I rode it in the snow with DBabuser.
    Yeah, I just need to ride more and get back into shape. I'm just riding around tired all the time and when you're fatigued, your technique is the first thing to go. Palmer will definitely help sharpen my skills again. All work and no play made Don a fat boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Yeah, I just need to ride more and get back into shape. I'm just riding around tired all the time and when you're fatigued, your technique is the first thing to go. Palmer will definitely help sharpen my skills again. All work and no play made Don a fat boy.
    Hey, I might join you guys Sunday. If you can clean Templeton/Improv consider yourself a very good tech. rider IMO, Edna Mae is crazy and is also above my head but I ride with a guy who has cleaned it. When I'm on my game I can clean everything except a few ups on Temp., but I've lost a lot of skin(remember our last ride kristian?), broken my ankle and torn a few der.'s off on the trail.

    I've been riding in the canyon a lot more and you get in shape with all the climbing but it doesn't really help when I do the full loop on Temp., I still feel real rusty!

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    No one cleans Templeton...

    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Hey, I might join you guys Sunday. If you can clean Templeton/Improv consider yourself a very good tech. rider IMO
    I've seen people clean ALMOST every section at some point but I have never seen anyone clean the whole thing. Of course all the descents are doable...

    I hope you can make it Sunday Rick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Yup that's Keaton. That's cool you're a friend of Alex. I actually know him as well.


    You ought to have him come down if he's not busy or anything. Haven't seen him since AngelFire.
    yeah alex was going to go with me and then he found out he had to take the SAT or something so he's not going to go

    the other friend that might be coming with me hasn't called me back yet so i'm not sure if he'll go

    i'll definately be down there at 10 on sat. should be great.

    here's my cell # if you guys might need to call me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsebike1
    yeah alex was going to go with me and then he found out he had to take the SAT or something so he's not going to go

    the other friend that might be coming with me hasn't called me back yet so i'm not sure if he'll go

    i'll definately be down there at 10 on sat. should be great.

    here's my cell # if you guys might need to call me
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    Cool. My cell is 719-494-7716 if you get lost or anything on the way down.
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    Okay - so we plan to meet at the stables @ 9. Can anyone give me basic directions on how to get there? Is this the same place we met when I first rode down there (when I first met, Kristian, Jim, Todd, Paul (s), Dave, and a bunch of other people)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Okay - so we plan to meet at the stables @ 9. Can anyone give me basic directions on how to get there? Is this the same place we met when I first rode down there (when I first met, Kristian, Jim, Todd, Paul (s), Dave, and a bunch of other people)?
    Doood, wanna' just carpool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Doood, wanna' just carpool?
    That sounds like a good plan - Wes is going also, but he lives in SW "Beautiful (sic) Highlands Ranch" so we should be able to get something worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    That sounds like a good plan - Wes is going also, but he lives in SW "Beautiful (sic) Highlands Ranch" so we should be able to get something worked out.
    That'd make 4 and I can only do 3 in my truck unless they're midgets. Chuck might be going too if he can get some slack in his leash.

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    I'm planning on going down myself. Anyone wanna give some user friendly instruction from I-25?

    or if someone could tell me where we are meeting on this map, that'd work too:

    http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed...ountry=us&cat=

    Is there some std. meeting point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    I'm planning on going down myself. Anyone wanna give some user friendly instruction from I-25?

    or if someone could tell me where we are meeting on this map, that'd work too:

    http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed...ountry=us&cat=

    Is there some std. meeting point?
    I might go down there, don't know yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    That'd make 4 and I can only do 3 in my truck unless they're midgets. Chuck might be going too if he can get some slack in his leash.
    We can take my 4Runner - or if I can con Wes, we'll take his Tahoe It shouldn't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    I might go down there, don't know yet.

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    Don't you?

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    I'm planning on going down myself. Anyone wanna give some user friendly instruction from I-25?

    or if someone could tell me where we are meeting on this map, that'd work too:

    http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?e...country=us&cat=

    Is there some std. meeting point?
    I believe they're meeting at the stables which is marked on this map (Mark Reyner Stables)
    http://www.springsgov.com/units/park.../mpalmer-s.htm

    Keep an eye peeled for mango as it looks like CO springs is going to be the only dry place in the front range (but damn it's a far drive from Boulder)

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    [QUOTE=ibmkidIII]I'm planning on going down myself. Anyone wanna give some user friendly instruction from I-25?
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    Check your PM.

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    thks Kristian.

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    I'm in

    Heading down sunday to meet up with you all. Looks like the weather will hold out for us. Little cloudy... but that will be nice with full armor. Sounds like a perfect day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Might? C'mon, all the cool kids are going to be there, and you do want to be cool....


    Don't you?
    Cool or not, I'm 39, but my girlfriends tell me I'm much more immature than my age.

    I may show up in body armor anyway with a couple of others.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Cool or not, I'm 39,
    What's that got to do with anything? We promise not laugh when you walk stuff long as you promise not laugh when I power endo my face into the sharpest rock within 5 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Cool or not, I'm 39, but my girlfriends tell me I'm much more immature than my age.

    I may show up in body armor anyway with a couple of others.

    Cheers,

    Dave
    You got nothing on me, Mang! I'm 43, out of shape, don't use armor, and "subdermal hematoma" is my middle name. My wife thinks me & our 14 year old son are perfectly matched, maturity wise, but other than that, I'm cool!

    Sounds like there's going to be a big crowd there. I'll be there Sat morning too just to make sure I get all the abuse I deserve.

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    Since we've got old, outta shape peeps going....

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    I might go down there, don't know yet.

    Dave

    ...I may come along too. I'm only 32, but I've had people say I have the body of someone twice my age. There are wuss trails at Palmer too, right?

    Dave, if you're gonna go, maybe we can 'pool. Gimme a call later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdirteater
    Cool or not, I'm 39, but my girlfriends tell me I'm much more immature than my age.

    I may show up in body armor anyway with a couple of others.

    Cheers,

    Dave
    I'm 32 myself, but figure that a person is only as old as they act - which puts me somewhere between 5 & 20

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    I'm assuming that there will be much hill climbage on sunday? Not sure what my plans are but I should be able to go, especially if I get all my shuttling done tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhandluchs
    ...I may come along too. I'm only 32, but I've had people say I have the body of someone twice my age. There are wuss trails at Palmer too, right?

    Dave, if you're gonna go, maybe we can 'pool. Gimme a call later.
    "Since we've got old, outta shape peeps going...."

    Damn, it sounds worse when you say it! I always think of the old saying, "if I knew I was going to live this long, I'd of taken better care of myself." A broken back and multiple wounds & injuries (some self-inflicted, some inflicted by others) can really dim the old spark and make that couch oh, so attractive!

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    I am new to the aera, and live in Longmont, How long is the drive to Palmer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Damn, it sounds worse when you say it! I always think of the old saying, "if I knew I was going to live this long, I'd of taken better care of myself."
    I hear ya there. Sometimes I wonder how I made it this far. Brings to mind another saying, "If I knew then what I know now..."

    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    multiple wounds & injuries (some self-inflicted, some inflicted by others) can really dim the old spark and make that couch oh, so attractive!
    Absolutely. Add in a wife that's expecting our first on Xmas day, and those "if you hurt yourself, I'm gonna kill you!" type warnings rattling around in my head, and I tend to wuss out on techy stuff really fast now.

    I haven't been on a ride yet where I couldn't hang off the back. Waaayyyy off the back! I'll bring my big camera, too, just to give me an extra excuse Should get some great pix though.

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    [QUOTE=coolhandluchs
    Absolutely. Add in a wife that's expecting our first on Xmas day, and those "if you hurt yourself, I'm gonna kill you!" type warnings rattling around in my head, and I tend to wuss out on techy stuff really fast now. [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, I'm pretty much over that now. Daughter is 19, son is 14 and he "worries" about me now when we're biking, instead of vise versa.

    [QUOTE=coolhandluchs
    I haven't been on a ride yet where I couldn't hang off the back. Waaayyyy off the back! I'll bring my big camera, too, just to give me an extra excuse Should get some great pix though.[/QUOTE]
    That's funny as hell! I never used to take a camera or pics. Now, for some reason , I drag it along all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    We can take my 4Runner - or if I can con Wes, we'll take his Tahoe It shouldn't be a problem.
    Hey Josh, give me a call and we'll figure it out. 303.919.9073

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulbiker
    I am new to the aera, and live in Longmont, How long is the drive to Palmer?
    It would probably be about 1:45 for you - well worth the drive though.

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