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    TR: Fruita Three Ways (with lots of pictures!)

    Cross-post from Passion... this is what a short 3.5 hr drive from crappy Front Range weather gets you.

    My friend (Colo29er) and I had a "long" weekend in Fruita planned- Friday afternoon until Sunday morning- so we squeezed as much riding as we could into less than 48 hours. The weekend basically broke down like this:

    Friday: 18 Road Trails followed by pizza and beers at Hot Tomato
    Saturday: Rabbit Valley Trails (Kokopelli, Western Rim, East Rabbit Valley) followed by Mexican food and Margs
    Sunday: Mary's Loop, Horsethief, Wrangler followed by getting in the car and driving home

    Here are a handful of shots from the weekend... Fruita delivers once again!

    Getting started on Zippity:


    Looking down to what lies ahead:


    3...2...1... dropping.


    More Zippity goodness:




    Day Two, starting out on Kokopelli near Castle Rocks:


    Before Western Rim, near the junction with Brian's Trail:


    This doesn't suck.


    Western Rim, one of the most scenic trails I've ridden:


    Smooth, fast, flowy singletrack defined:


    Watch your step:


    His wife is going to have a heart attack when she sees this shot:


    It's not all downhill, sometimes you have to work for it. Yeah, this is steep:


    The storm JUST missed us, but the views were inescapable:


    Day Three, time for Mary's and Horsethief. This is the portage between the two:


    Views here don't suck either. Oh yeah, the singletrack is fun too:




    Charging through the singletrack:


    Believe it or not, there are a handful more pictures I didn't include in this TR. Use this link to see more:

    http://www.stevemokanphotography.com...Biking-Part-II

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing those pics.

    How is it you managed to miss Moore Fun at Loma??

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    thanks for the on-topic ride stoke!
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    Wow, looks like you picked an awesome weekend! The weather was crap down here and you were there! Wow, I seriously need to go back to Fruita since my last trip pretty much sucked.

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    Thanks for the pics smmokan. I had a great time posing as a mountain biker for you!

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    Just got back from 4 days and the weather was perfect. Suprised we didn't cross paths as our riding locations were similar (we managed 2 Moore Funs though). Maybe next time?

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    HW- I had no idea you were going to be out there... we'll definitely have to meet up next time. I'm guessing that won't be until October'ish though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan
    HW- I had no idea you were going to be out there... we'll definitely have to meet up next time. I'm guessing that won't be until October'ish though.
    That's about when it cools off enough to start riding again

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    Looks sweet. I hope to get out there this year! Nice pics.

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    Thanks for allowing me to ride Fruita vicariously through your photos. I have been waiting three weeks for my rear shock to get fixed. Looks like a great trip

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    Thanks for the awesome pics!! Looks like a great time!

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    What a great time, thanks for bothering to stop for pics for us that can't be there.
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    Just curious if you did the drop in to Horsethief bench.

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