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    Rode the High Desert Trail today

    The recent moisture really made it fast.

    Got to be one of the great SSR trails of all time, wahoo!
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    Pics

    How could I forget the pics.
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    nice pics!

    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb
    How could I forget the pics.

    there are a number of ways to forget the pics, most of them involve beer! Or better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam
    there are a number of ways to forget the pics, most of them involve beer! Or better!
    That resembles me.
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    How long have you had the SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    How long have you had the SS?
    Several years, it's my HDT bike. 32/20 although 19 might be better right now. At 30 psi in the exiwolves it's a cush ride for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb
    Several years, it's my HDT bike. 32/20 although 19 might be better right now. At 30 psi in the exiwolves it's a cush ride for sure.
    I vaguely recall you mentioning it. I tend to forget things, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb
    Several years, it's my HDT bike. 32/20 although 19 might be better right now. At 30 psi in the exiwolves it's a cush ride for sure.
    I run 32:19 on my Titus SS 29r.. works for The Foothills, and White Mesa.. Probably bad for Otero though. I need to get over to the High Desert Trail.. looks tasty..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate
    I run 32:19 on my Titus SS 29r.. works for The Foothills, and White Mesa.. Probably bad for Otero though. I need to get over to the High Desert Trail.. looks tasty..!!
    At the High Desert there are some pretty challenging climbs but 75% really rolls fast. The climbs are sweet, but the roll outs are too. I sometimes ride my 29fsr just for the exhilaration of really railing the fast stuff and savoring the choreography of the sweet climbs. Mostly the Monkey is just plain fun without all the brain cycles. Maybe we'll ride it sometime, eh?
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    Callie!
    Wishin' I was there with you on a weekday! Glad to see you're havin' fun until the snow comes.

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    ... and if we just ... Yay!

    Cally loves the HDT!
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    I would like to give it a try. How late in the year can you ride there? I've heard great things about the trail.

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    hopefully the trail saniter doesn't get wind of the hdt {hi desert trail}
    Look to where the river ends, or where the river starts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshine Willie
    I would like to give it a try. How late in the year can you ride there? I've heard great things about the trail.
    You can ride the HDT until the first good snowfall, then melting snow makes it muddy, as in really sticky clay, not good for equipment or the trail. Sometimes the snow/moisture dries up and it's great again for awhile. The tread does fluff a little when it dries out, but that is good because it keeps the tread narrow as it evolves. It also gets faster as turns bank up from the increased speed. It has been evolving for 7 annual cycles now, and that, combined with YCCs aggressive erosion control program, has produced a trail that is a smooth rolling labyrinth of interesting trail maneuvers through intimate high mesa microscapes. Not a gnar experience but certainly never boring, more demanding than it appears but always civil, always a dance.
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    Thanks for the 411 bsieb. I may be visiting soon while the weather is still good!

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