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    RMH'07- Day 1, CDT to Fish Creek Falls Trail

    My plan for this morning was to ride from Steamboat to the RMH gathering camp site on Rabbit Ears pass. I started my ride a little after 7am by riding up the Steamboat ski area to Mtn. View trail, and then south on the CDT until I hit the camp at Dumont lake.
    I had some sweet early morning cloud cover that kept the sun out of my eyes, and created some perfect lighting for pictures.

    Climbing the Chisolm trail to the summit of the ski area.
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    Town.
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    One of many sweet lakes along the Continental Divide Trail.
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    Rabbit Ears Pass area.
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    I made it to camp and met up with the crew. 13 of us (12 bikers and 1 dog) hit the trail around 11am.
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    More pictures soon...
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    "When you pay $340 to do a 24 hour race you'll only have enough money to eat mustard sandwiches the rest of the year." -TD

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    Nice pics, It looks like good times are going to be had...

    Who's the dork in the last pic giving the thumbs up and wearing armor on a x-country ride Never mind, mystery solved. I see he's riding a yellow Preston and carrying a full face helmet.
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    and a few more.

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    Sorry for the lack of action shots, I will try to get better at shooting pictures into the sun tomorrow.
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    Nice!

    Dang, I'm a bit bummed. Thought that I could make it up there, atleast for the Fish Creek ride, dang.

    Looks like fun!! You guys have a great time, and drink a *few* beers for me!! (Well hopped, of course!! )
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    Great shots... wish I was there! Keep em coming!

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    Hey Marko..I suck I was supposed to call you Sunday and I totally spaced it will all that was going on. Sorry...it was great riding with ya and thanks for all the pics...Kirk

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    Fish Creek was fantastic. It's a techy trail with multiple line choices down every obstacle. If you like slow speed techy maneuvers, this is the trail for you.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    I call it the "3 mile rock garden"

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    I call it the "3 mile rock garden"
    With a couple of side lines to take....

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    marco!!!!

    Marko!!! Great shots and excellent meeting you and riding with you this weekend! Thanks for corralling all us 'outta-towners' and getting us going in one thoroughly awesome direction! Fish Creek this day was just too much fun!

    Ed and I enjoyed looking up at the top of the gondola, pondering "wonder what he's doing up there now???" many times during the weekend....

    Hope we get to ride again some other time.

    Yes, next time, Ed and I will find the beer you stash in the woods.

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    Great fun folks. Remind me why we do this only once per year?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    I call it the "3 mile rock garden"
    Synonymous with Bliss.

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    Nice pics

    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    I call it the "3 mile rock garden"
    "Fish Creek Falls" is still an appropriate name for the trail.....and I dont mean the water you see "falling" on occasion

    I flew off one of the switchbacks near the lower more populated hiker area about a month ago and had hikers like trying to catch me on the lower trail as I was dangling by a branch over them.

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    See!?!?!?! I told ya'll that hadn't been there it was a kick ass ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    See!?!?!?! I told ya'll that hadn't been there it was a kick ass ride!

    Yes... yes it is. Anyone know of any others of similar character up there?

    Oh, and Connetikansans don't say "ya'll".
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Oh, and Connetikansans don't say "ya'll".
    I b'lieve the proper term is "connectikazoinks".
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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Yes... yes it is. Anyone know of any others of similar character up there?

    Oh, and Connetikansans don't say "ya'll".
    From my couple mini trips up there in the last few years, that is the techy gem of the area. As far as I could tell. I'm assuming the locals have a stash that isn't being shown though.

    Nah, I don't qualify as one of those. Been getting the "where ya from with that accent" questions. Accent? Huh? What?

    What I've been up to lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Hey Marko..I suck I was supposed to call you Sunday and I totally spaced it will all that was going on. Sorry...it was great riding with ya and thanks for all the pics...Kirk
    No problem Kirk, my girlfriend wouldnt have let me play so far away from home anyway.
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    Marko, did the guys from Routt County Riders go thru this trail and "pad" up some of the larger drops w/ smaller rocks? It looks a lot smoother than the last time I did it, about 2 years ago. I took SylentK and a few other buddies up there before I moved to Golden, and the only reason it was smooth for us was we took 8" bikes up there.

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