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    Tour De Fraser/ Winter Park(Fuggin Pic Heavy!)

    This weekend it became another search for that new ride I had never done before. I'm sure many have ridden it, not so sure many have hit it in this combination or all at once. I called Guacamole and he was game for an all dayer so to the Park we go.

    Straight outta the gate a 2100 ft climb begins our day

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737001505/" title="Buck Creek by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4737001505_255d9f3e7a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Buck Creek" /></a>

    This brought us to some trestles

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737006063/" title="Trestles by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4737006063_9e1435d41f.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Trestles" /></a>

    and some deep snow to cross, unfortunately Guacamole did not get the picture of me hitting one of these at 20 mph and flipping over the bars only to wedge myself up to my hips

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737007251/" title="Still some deep snow laying about by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4737007251_86eae1ab76.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Still some deep snow laying about" /></a>

    How do we get up there? Ah, there is a way

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737007835/" title="Trestles by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4737007835_1bc4e4e492.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Trestles" /></a>

    We got to the top and see Winter Park Resort off in the distance

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737644906/" title="View of Winter Park Resort by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4737644906_3506b1edbb.jpg" width="500" height="292" alt="View of Winter Park Resort" /></a>

    and then we go down, down, down...Broken Thumb

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737648234/" title="Broken Thumb by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4737648234_0eb2b7b95c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Broken Thumb" /></a>

    a few miles of dirt road and a connector bring us to the Idlewild Trails

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737012441/" title="Whoops! by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4737012441_03127c051a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Whoops!" /></a>

    Guacamole on the Whoops! Trail

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737012929/" title="Whoops Trail by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4737012929_56690abae9.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Whoops Trail" /></a>

    Creek crossings always remind me of home

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737650078/" title="Crossing Creeks in Idledale by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4737650078_1e5f0c2738.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Crossing Creeks in Idledale" /></a>

    Teepee in Idledale

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737015251/" title="Teepee in Idledale by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4737015251_42d8d1bb3a.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Teepee in Idledale" /></a>

    a picturesque barn

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737652252/" title="Winter Park Barn by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4737652252_58fa511e7e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Winter Park Barn" /></a>

    a few miles of bike path and I see a KFC, who needs some potato wedges, I do!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737653248/" title="Wedges on the go by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4737653248_e7c1a6397a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Wedges on the go" /></a>

    onto the Fraser Pkwy

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737017043/" title="Fraiser Parkway by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4737017043_9962336542.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Fraiser Parkway" /></a>

    a few connector trails and dirt roads brought us to the infamous Tipperary Creek

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737654176/" title="Tipperary Creek by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4737654176_9e0d703406.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Tipperary Creek" /></a>

    and eventually Flumes and Creekside then another road to the top of Zoom Trail

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737886955/" title="Zoom Trail by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4737886955_270e268b2f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Zoom Trail" /></a>

    a view of the Elk Meadows

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738521282/" title="VIew of Elk Meadow by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4738521282_50b9ec9c2c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="VIew of Elk Meadow" /></a>

    the idea is getting to be the same, a few more roads and trails bring us to the Sunken Bridge and eventually Elk Mountain where thunderstorms chased but never caught us

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737888305/" title="The Sunken Bridge by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4737888305_37454f5812.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="The Sunken Bridge" /></a>

    Ice Hill, a fun little trail that lead us to Serenity and back to our vehicle some 9 and a half hours and 65 miles after we started our little adventure. I'm sure that time could've been a couple hours shorted but a little route finding required pulling the map no less then 20 times and that 15 minute nap beside the creek was delightful.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737888767/" title="Ice Hill by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4737888767_0e0b7174e6.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Ice Hill" /></a>
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    I love that area...have to go there in the next month. I remember the fist time up Tipperary- got caught in a freaking downpour that lasted over an hour. It was one cold ride after that, though still fun. That was before the beetles tore the place up. Great pictures!

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    Nice! Although I was hoping to see High Lonesome with your start.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Sweet ridin, goat!

    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    a few miles of bike path and I see a KFC, who needs some potato wedges, I do!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4737653248/" title="Wedges on the go by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4737653248_e7c1a6397a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Wedges on the go" /></a>


    mmmm KFC. I had a 6 pack of chicken strips pre-ride on Thurs. Stuff hits the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Nice! Although I was hoping to see High Lonesome with your start.
    That'll be the next ride in the area, along with Doe and Strawberry. Unfortunately my map didn't show all that and I learned about it later.

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    On the road to Texas. Will post up my pics soon!

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    That sounds like fun ride.. where did you start?
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    Just so you know, I'll be living vicariously thru you for the next few weeks. Case you feel something funny.

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    I love riding up there, I would mention that going down tipperary is great way to ride it...BR

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    That's what it's all about MGE. Thanks for the stoke!

    re doe/strawberry, etc here's a writeup I did on ride last year. Great stuff there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    That's what it's all about MGE. Thanks for the stoke!
    re doe/strawberry, etc here's a writeup I did on ride last year. Great stuff there.
    No Problem Dave. I have no idea how I missed your post on Doe/Strawberry but thanks for making me want to hit that stuff even more now. Guacamole must be getting to know me by now and that my adventures are not always the conventional kind. While we hit alot of great singletrack, there was a lot of old roadbed, fireroad,and quad track to through it all together. Surprisingly though, there wasn't any hike a bike on this route.

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    I hacked Guacamole's computer and stole what you should rightfully see, some more great pictures from our ride.

    Looking towards Rollins Pass from the Trestles

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738929420/" title="Looking towards Rollins Pass by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4738929420_c7aa65e39f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Looking towards Rollins Pass" /></a>

    Crossing the Trestles

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738297187/" title="Crossing the Trestles 2 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4738297187_3e673a53d2.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Crossing the Trestles 2" /></a>

    Guacamole told me I couldn't fly...I believed him, notice the stylish outfit?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738929810/" title="Thinking about Jumping by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4738929810_0401432515.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Thinking about Jumping" /></a>

    Nature has got such a funny sense of humor...notice the old condom ring?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738296849/" title="Nature is a funny thing by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4738296849_29d9d7765c.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Nature is a funny thing" /></a>

    Where the spaceships landed

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738929244/" title="Where the spaceships landed by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4738929244_31a01b9502.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Where the spaceships landed" /></a>

    Ode to the Whoops!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738929140/" title="Ode to the Whoops! by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4738929140_96046d6f9d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Ode to the Whoops!" /></a>

    Going fast on Burnout

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738296591/" title="Going Hard by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4738296591_ab725b21d6.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Going Hard" /></a>

    High Mountain Swamp...not gators in these hills

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738928916/" title="Mountain Swamp by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4738928916_77d56d4551.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Mountain Swamp" /></a>

    The KFC drive through

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738296351/" title="KFC Drivethrough by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4738296351_39d5716c91.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="KFC Drivethrough" /></a>

    another classic shot on the Frasier Parkway

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738296283/" title="Fraiser Parkway by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4738296283_6872746d78.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Fraiser Parkway" /></a>

    Givelo Trail

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738295517/" title="Givelo Trail by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4738295517_7d0e1bc0cb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Givelo Trail" /></a>

    When Guacamole saw me reading my map while cruising a dirt road at 14 mph, I thought he'd pee himself from laughing so hard

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738295473/" title="Navigating as we ride by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4738295473_f0f2b54ceb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Navigating as we ride" /></a>

    Guacamole snapped this shot after I had dunked my head in the creek...He dubbed me the greaser

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738295425/" title="Greaser by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4738295425_a7a419ddfc.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Greaser" /></a>

    failed attempt at crossing Vasques Creek...the current was moving to fast so we had to take a few dirt roads to get around to Blue Sky

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738927684/" title="Crossing Vasques Creek by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4738927684_0b1b732555.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Crossing Vasques Creek" /></a>

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    Great pics! You sure seem to find some nice trails.

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    Methinks it's Fraser.
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    Nice ride MGE. We rode some of that same stuff today. Only got in about 58 miles though (on the tandem). We did not make it to the top of Corona pass (due to snow). Great trails, great weather.

    Oh by the way, if anyone plans to ride WTB - DON'T. It is effed up! Major tree cutting and they have not cleared it. We hiked over downed trees for 15 minutes (not so fun with a 45 lb LONG bike).

    I think I just decided that I like the descent on Tippery Creek better than Spruce Creek. We did them back to back today
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    Have you been to the twin trestles on the other side of the divide? Always worth seeing.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds2199
    Nice ride MGE.

    Oh by the way, if anyone plans to ride WTB - DON'T. It is effed up! Major tree cutting and they have not cleared it. We hiked over downed trees for 15 minutes (not so fun with a 45 lb LONG bike).

    I think I just decided that I like the descent on Tippery Creek better than Spruce Creek. We did them back to back today
    Did you find the connector to the Idlewild trails off of FS149, Rollins Pass Rd? Very cool trails back there.

    We missed WTB due to running short on time. Glad we did.

    Was thinking the same thing after descending Spruce Creek, Tipperary seemed like it would of been a better descent. Next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Have you been to the twin trestles on the other side of the divide? Always worth seeing.
    Made it up there last August. Very Cool indeed!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/3849175423/" title="P8240139 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/3849175423_a6636d3330.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="P8240139" /></a>

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    Great post! I love all of what you did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    The KFC drive through

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4738296351/" title="KFC Drivethrough by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4738296351_39d5716c91.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="KFC Drivethrough" /></a>


    mmmmKFC. had it again pre-ride today -> $5 cruncher box, helluva deal

    Anyway, I am curious. Did they give you any hassle riding bikes thru a drive through?
    I once had someone refuse me service while I was on a bike... said it was illegal to serve you if you are not in a car. Anyone else ever have that issue?



    Great post again, sorry for the interuption

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Anyway, I am curious. Did they give you any hassle riding bikes thru a drive through?
    I once had someone refuse me service while I was on a bike... said it was illegal to serve you if you are not in a car. Anyone else ever have that issue?
    Yeah, I've been turned down both on a bike and walking up to a drive through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    I hacked Guacamole's computer and stole what you should rightfully see, some more great pictures from our ride.
    Damned script kiddies!

    Thanks MGE... Posting from my phone is kinda pain in the butt. Glad I delayed the trip for our "40 mile ride". Nothing to do now but sit around here in Ft. Worth and get fat(ter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR

    Anyway, I am curious. Did they give you any hassle riding bikes thru a drive through?
    I once had someone refuse me service while I was on a bike... said it was illegal to serve you if you are not in a car. Anyone else ever have that issue?
    I got that bs once too. "Well, I can serve you this one time, but becasue of insurance blah blah blah blah... "
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    mmmmKFC. had it again pre-ride today -> $5 cruncher box, helluva deal

    Anyway, I am curious. Did they give you any hassle riding bikes thru a drive through?
    I once had someone refuse me service while I was on a bike... said it was illegal to serve you if you are not in a car. Anyone else ever have that issue?



    Great post again, sorry for the interuption
    We actually went in to order and refilled our camelbaks. The drive-thru pic was actually as we were leaving

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