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    (x-post from Passion) Crested Butte Content...

    Yes, it was our turn to enjoy this amazing place and it did not disappoint. Four days about 90 miles and 14K of climbing provided a nice sample of what this place has to offer. Oh and the flowers are amazing right now.....

    Day one was Doctor's Park....

    Climbing


    climbing some more


    Then some really nice down







    Day two the intent was Snodgrass > 403 > 401; however mother nature had some other plans. We made it pretty much to the top of the 401 single track via Gothic and a pretty nasty thunderstorm rolled in. We ended up bailing back down Gothic with a wonderful mix of lightening, heavy rain, and hail.....made for an interesting ride down.

    Some of the highlights from that day (the plants on 403, WOW!!)

    Snodgrass








    Back up Washington



    403




    Steep.....












    Day 3 was Reno>Flag>Bear>Deadman's









    Day 4, some redemption the 401 trail...











    Another great trip to CB......

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    CB SUCKS! [SIZE="1"]'cause I'm not there right now[/SIZE]



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    wheres the obligatory this was our group shot

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    shhhh... do you hear that?



    ...it's calling out to me: "come. ride. enjoy."


    [SIZE="1"](CB virgin)[/SIZE]
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    .And following our will and wind . . .
    . . .We'll ride the spiral to the end
    and may just go where no one's been.

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    Great TR. Thanks for the pics!

    403 is an oft-neglected little gem.

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    Looks like a great time with an excellent choice of rides. Sorry you got rain/hail/lightning to spoil a ride, but at the same time glad to hear it is raining there.

    How was the trail conditions on Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadmans? Were the first 2 descents all rutted out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustWest
    Looks like a great time with an excellent choice of rides. Sorry you got rain/hail/lightning to spoil a ride, but at the same time glad to hear it is raining there.

    How was the trail conditions on Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadmans? Were the first 2 descents all rutted out?
    They were not....there were a couple spots that we had to walk because of mud and really deep ruts, but these sections were short; the rest of the trail was in great shape.

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    "Find the bike"

    I liked this one,


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    We leave Thursday morning!! Thanks for getting me excited!!!!
    Ride Fast, Take Chances!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    shhhh... do you hear that?
    ...it's calling out to me: "come. ride. enjoy."


    [SIZE="1"](CB virgin)[/SIZE]

    's funny, I hear: F' the bubble gum & rubber bands and fix your derailleur proper
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    I got rained out of 401 the first time I tried to ride it, too. Gothic road was a sludgy mess on the way down. Went back a couple of days later (like you) and it was awesome.

    What'd you think of 403? Only ridden it once; the top part was pretty cool, the descent was more fall-line rut than trail, twisted and evil.

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    Awesom pics. I just camped at Irwin lake for one night and rode all the way up whatever mountain the road there goes to (11,400+ feet elevation). Your trails looked way better than the road I rode up, but I got to see a few smashed up abandoned RV's along the way. The snow and views at the top were incredible. CB, we'll be back!
    Just Ride!

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