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    Time Spent Riding Rims in Moab

    A group of friends had some fun riding their bikes in Moab on Saturday. Here's how much time different people spent riding the whole route. Others spent less time riding less than the whole route. Those needing multiple gears are noted. Sorry to anyone who inadvertently has a geared drivetrain attributed to them.

    Lynda Wallenfels 10:23
    Dave Harris 10:23
    Jeff Kerkove (geared) 10:42
    Chad Brown (geared) 10:49
    Chris Plesko 11:04
    Max Morris (geared) 12:02
    Marko Ross-Bryant (geared) 12:12
    Ed Ellinger 12:35
    Essam Welch 12:47
    Derrick Batley (geared) 12:57
    Mike Mangan 12:57
    Josh Tostado (geared) 13:03
    Matt Fletcher (geared) 13:03
    Cat Morrison (geared) 13:22
    Brad Mullen (geared) 13:22
    Greg Bachman 13:34
    Cullen Barker (geared) 13:53
    Andrew Carney (geared) 13:53
    Matt Hayden (geared) 14:35
    Craig Tuttle (geared) 14:40
    Adam Lisonbee (geared) 14:50
    Tom Purvis (geared) 14:50
    Tim Markel (geared) 17:36

    It was a great day. Thanks to all who joined us.

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    I had an awesome day!

    Thanks for such a pleasant group ride and route! See you next time...

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    10 hours and change in that terrain, 100 miles...SS. Oh my. A big tip of the hat to all who made it, gears, whatever.

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    It was a fantastic day. The course was great in the sense that I thought it more challenging as the ride progressed, as all great rides should. Thanks for getting us all together. I guess I was one of those who was listed as having gears, but I had only one on the monkey for this trip. Looking forward to next year already. And whoever bought the pizza -- a big, big thankyou!

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    Nice set of friends. There's some really good people on that list. And by good I mean not just on the bike.

    Mike Mangan on a Singlespeed? Wow, the one-gear revolution really is taking over.

    Wish I could have made it. Congrats to everybody!

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    Thanks Fred!

    Thanks Fred for suggesting such an excellent route for us to ride on.

    I enjoyed myself 100%....until I flatted, got a little lost, and lost contact with Dave and Lynda all within the last 15 miles.

    It's was allllllllllllllllll good!

    Bunch of photos posted here. Those that rode the route, feel free to use them how you wish (your personal blog, Christmas cards, trading cards, etc, etc, etc).

    And it looks like all of us, except for Cat, got "chick'd"
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    I was disappointed. I thought there would be more sand and rocks. Oh, and more ledges.

    Good job everyone! What a huge day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frejwilk
    It was a great day. Thanks to all who joined us.

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    Thank YOU!

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    <img src="http://lh3.google.com/edemtbs/R_CN9WNd8HI/AAAAAAAAEUo/JKdOw5ADAYA/s800/IMG_7180-1.jpg" /></a>

    <img src="http://lh3.google.com/edemtbs/R_COnWNd8II/AAAAAAAAEUw/p8cA3KWuplQ/s800/IMG_7190.jpg" /></a>

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    yep

    Another one of those experiences where you finish saying never again, and by morning you're sure you'll be back next year.

    Thanks Fred. Thanks Adam.

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    Nice write-ups everybody! I'll get to mine eventually.

    Click click.


    Old highway.


    Sorry bro, I already forgot your name but it was nice riding with you.


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    Cruzin' Blue Dot.


    Crushin' Blue Dot.
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    too easy..



    even without gears..

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    Some superlative racing was done this weekend (though not by me). Conditions could hardly have been better.

    Thanks Fred, it was a pleasure being there.

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    Thanks Fred for the great ride! Your time and effort was apparent by how "smooth" the ride went Well done!

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    A most excellent ride!!!

    Congrats to everybody who finished!!

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    Thanks Fred for a great day

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    Thank YOU!
    Yeah Fred, thanks.

    ..and thank you Ed for the lovely shots.


    The man himself on Blue Dot.


    I think we were all rambling incoherently on the Blue Dot trail, maybe some people were just louder than others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkoInTheBoat
    Crushin' Blue Dot.
    Marko!

    It was a spirit lifting moment when I heard you singing your way along Blue Dot

    And thanks for aiming the camera at me on that climb, talk about emptying the tank for a photo op

    More great pix from everyone, awesome! I have more...here's one. Kinda' looked to me like I was getting the finger as I climbed to Seven Mile Rim?

    <img src="http://lh5.google.com/edemtbs/R_JOPWNd8JI/AAAAAAAAEVU/ztvEmpfcCWY/s800/IMG_7141-1.jpg" /></a>

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    Thanks Fred for putting together such a fantastic route. The scenery was non-stop wows the whole day.

    Thanks to everyone posting pics too. They are super to see as I didn't have my camera with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaW
    Thanks Fred for putting together such a fantastic route. The scenery was non-stop wows the whole day.

    Thanks to everyone posting pics too. They are super to see as I didn't have my camera with me.
    So, what you're telling us is that the winner, errr, the rider in the non-race that started riding with a bunch of friends at the same time in the morning, rode the same ride through the day, finished up ahead of everyone else before hanging out until other friends finished the non-racing ride, didn't carry a camera or stop to take pictures? I wonder if there is a correlation in there somewhere.
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    I loved, and hated, being able to see nearly the entire route, from where ever I happened to be. Along Sovereign I could look up and see the rims yet to come. Up on those rims I could see down onto where I'd been, and in the far off distance Poison Spider was always there, beckoning and mocking.

    Truly a unique route. It really made me feel small and insignificant. Which is exactly how it should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alizbee
    .....Up on those rims I could see down onto where I'd been, and in the far off distance Poison Spider was always there, beckoning and mocking.
    Not to mention the finish, talk about beckoning and mocking! That's about where the beer and hamburger thoughts began to gnaw at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman
    So, what you're telling us is that the winner, errr, the rider in the non-race that started riding with a bunch of friends at the same time in the morning, rode the same ride through the day, finished up ahead of everyone else before hanging out until other friends finished the non-racing ride, didn't carry a camera or stop to take pictures? I wonder if there is a correlation in there somewhere.
    Lynda didn't have the camera - I did

    Here are a couple of my faves from the non-race.

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    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/hairball.dh/RimRideMoab08WithAWhiteRimChaser/photo#5184063668939382626"><img src="http://lh5.google.com/hairball.dh/R_F-cMgj32I/AAAAAAAADqs/o7jo1iv8C48/s800/P3290022.JPG.jpg" /></a>
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    Shortly after that picture....I got my flat tire.
    Then I got a little turned around on the course...which way do I go?
    Then I finished

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    Riding rims is lots of fun, especially when it's riding and not mud hiking!

    Huge thanks to our route designer extraordinaire.

    So much fun to spend a day with all of you out there in big blue sky country.
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    superstar...

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    Haha. I was wondering if that picture came out!
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    Great ride

    Still smiling

    Course was easy to follow thanks to someone with some blue tape.

    Nice seeing some familer faces and meeting a few people that I only knew from screen names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman
    superstar...

    I'll say !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs

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    Ed,

    That is a great shot. All great, but this is one of my favorite places on the route. The photo sums up a lot of what I hope the ride to be. Cullen B riding in that shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frejwilk
    Ed,

    That is a great shot. All great, but this is one of my favorite places on the route. The photo sums up a lot of what I hope the ride to be. Cullen B riding in that shot?

    FW
    Fred -

    Thanks, I like that area a lot also. Good eye, that is indeed Cullen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    Fred -

    Thanks, I like that area a lot also. Good eye, that is indeed Cullen.

    Ed
    Probably more guessing that you and Cullen were riding that area somewhat close together than the quality of my eyesight. Those big wheels (under someone of my height) help with the guessing though.

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    mucho thanks!

    such a cool ride the bits and peaces I've riden!

    Also thanks for the comfy loveseat as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloracer
    Still smiling

    Course was easy to follow thanks to someone with some blue tape.
    I'm hoping that the course will be marked better next year. I would also like to say how much that slickrock section sucks before 313.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkoInTheBoat
    I'm hoping that the course will be marked better next year. I would also like to say how much that slickrock section sucks before 313.
    to be honest, I was surprised the course was marked as well as it was. I never have expectations when I am going to do a grassroots endurance ride.... cue sheets or a GPX file are all I need. Getting lost of free is easy, in a paid race, that is a different story.

    Fred spent a lot of time mapping the course and marking it, a big thanks

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    That shot is sweet. Great job Plesko.

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    The day after

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikes4max
    The day after...Thelma and louise
    Holy crap, I am sooo awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikes4max
    The day after



    Thelma and louise
    Dave, can you remind me what you were doing in this picture? I was trying to put my beenie on cuz it was cooooold and windy. you? what were you doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Dave, can you remind me what you were doing in this picture? I was trying to put my beenie on cuz it was cooooold and windy. you? what were you doing?
    And while you're at it Dave...?

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    Looks like Dave has some 'splaining to do!
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    Adjusting his chamois?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KERKOVEJ
    Adjusting his chamois?

    The Assos has to be, ahm, seated properly for greatest affect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    The Assos has to be, ahm, seated properly for greatest affect.
    Still not sure how you guys use that stuff. I hear some duct tape on your saddle is all you need to avoid using chamois creme.

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    Sorry to hijack this interesting discussion but I just wanted to let everybody know I finally typed up my race report.

    Its more like a novel, written by a chimp.

    Part 1 <--- Here.

    Part 2 <--- Here.
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    Found E100 Hat

    Just wondering if anyone in the Moab Rim Ride lost an E100 hat. I noticed it lying on the ground on the Sovereign trail during the Rim Ride, and the following week I was out riding the Sovereign and it was hanging in a tree so I retrieved it. So if you lost it and want it back, let me know and I'll send it to you.

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