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    4 30.77%
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    9 69.23%
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  1. #1
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    Top half of Kessel vs Bottom half of Kessel

    In an effort to accomplish as little actual work as possible today, I have created a poll.

    Truly a question for the ages.

    In the trees? In the open?

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    I'm confused... what's the question?

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    So far, 100% of MTBR readers agree that the top is better.

    Next I'm going to do a poll to determine what is the best bike shop in Palisade.

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    Ohhhh... the question is which is BETTER?

    I thought it was which one SUCKED.

    That clears it up.



    Sorry... I'm an ass.

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    We all know that there are no "bike" shops in Palisade, and definatly no trails that are worth their salt to anything on the west end of the valley, especially this godly "kessel run". The only positive thing in Palisade is that the brewery is next to the vodka bar/distillery down the street, and its within walking distance...

    my vote is that the top is just as fun as the bottom half..

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldo
    my vote is that the top is just as fun as the bottom half..
    Communist.

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    Long live the hammer and sickle! I agree with weldo - one of the primary joys of Kessel is that it combines both the tight twisty trees and open, ripping singletrack. A far more pertinent question is: "Chutes and Ladders - up or down?" I vote for up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankthespacecowboy
    Long live the hammer and sickle! I agree with weldo - one of the primary joys of Kessel is that it combines both the tight twisty trees and open, ripping singletrack. A far more pertinent question is: "Chutes and Ladders - up or down?" I vote for up.
    This is no time to agree. Fight! Fight! Fight!

    How's Kansas? You coming back? We pushed your truck into the river. It would have floated for longer than it did but since we slashed the tires and lit it on fire it went down pretty quick.

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    We'll have to send Hank a postcard from the upcoming Kannah Creek Shuttle run that he'll miss if he stays in Oz.

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    I am hoping to be back by the middle of July. Did you check with the Bureau of Reclaimation, Fish and Wildlife, and Grand Valley Canal before sending the 4Runner on its way? They would probably be more pissed than me. Or it could be a powerful stepping stone in reviving the idea of a Palisade Water Park. I would be honored if the 4Runner became the first wave. Probably would be the most useful thing it has done in its life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    In an effort to accomplish as little actual work as possible today, I have created a poll.

    Truly a question for the ages.

    In the trees? In the open?
    The Bottom, it definitely has a better flow. But I have not ridden in Fruita in a long time. I remember living in a camp ground there once...

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    Kess-what?

    I can't say that either end of that thing provides me a whole lot of satisfaction.



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    Second half pump track

    I like the pump track action on the lower half. There are a couple of corners and flats that kill my momentum when I try to pump the top half.
    Uh-huh, uh-huh. Okay. Um Can you repeat the part of the stuff where you said all about uuhhh, things. Uhh... the things.

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    both! but i think there needs to be a road gap to connect the two sections.

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    Do this trail without a single pedal stroke... Top and bottom, from top to bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanMan
    We'll have to send Hank a postcard from the upcoming Kannah Creek Shuttle run that he'll miss if he stays in Oz.
    hope its nothing like the last one..

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    I've never made the whole thing w/o pedaling. We have raced down it before giving ourselves a limit of 3 pedals, and I think I used all of them on the open grassy section before and after the road crossing.

    My calves are usually cramping or darn near close to it just doing the bottom half with no pedal strokes.

    Power to you for making the whole thing.
    Uh-huh, uh-huh. Okay. Um Can you repeat the part of the stuff where you said all about uuhhh, things. Uhh... the things.

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    I voted bottom half because I rode it for the first time tonight. Since we missed the turnoff for the top half I'm holding that against the top half..... (sign seemed to point down the road instead of at the single track). Now I know.

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