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    Fruita Fat Tire Festival Official Thread

    Please post Fruita Festival content here.









    Here are links to existing posts:

    Singletrippin' USA - Fruita! by Hollywood
    Singletrippin' USA - Fruita!

    So let the Fruita Fat tire festival start tiggerider
    So let the Fruita Fat tire festival start

    fruita girlie ride on a wednesday afternoon by grannyannie
    fruita girlie ride on a wednesday afternoon...2

    Fruita and Moab Pics by phatbiker
    Fruita and Moab Pics


    A Fruita Photo Gallery is available for uploading pix. Please use!
    http://gallery.mtbr.com/showgallery....=630&password=
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    Thank You all for being a part of our tenth Festival

    So here I sit on Sunday with my feet up and my voice coming back and a feeling of relaxation that has eluded me for the past 10 days (if not weeks). The Tenth annual "way too big" Fruita Fat Tire Festival has ended.

    For me it was special; OK they have all been special, but what made this one the best was that in a time we should be falling out of the "what's cool" circle (being OLD SCHOOL and all) we are finding the coolest people in the world still come to Fruita and make this the most rewarding week of the year for all of us here. Thanks to all of you for being here, believing in Fruita and "the magic".

    I very much appreciate your support, friendship and kindness. It's special Thanks to you!

    Now... it's time to go ride...
    (anybody still around meet at the shop at 9AM Monday)
    Nothing I dread more than being another post among the drivel

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    Fruita Fat Tire Festival
    10th Year!
    April 29 - May 2, 2005
    18 Hours of Fruita April 29-30
    Fruita Trail Summit May 1-3
    10 year B-Day Party Over the Edge May 4th
    The usual events and more May 5-7th
    See you here!

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    Fruitalicious!


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    Marla Streb was also seen at the fest--you can tell by the green wristband which indicates "livefruita"




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    thE MtBR.cOm FreAKs

    yep,....the cast that makes this place happen at the coffee window of OTE. Screampint in the background. BTW, none of those starbucks "dubble whipped nofat cream cap" words are used here...I hope!


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    Wow, where do I start? Just got back from the 8-day Fruita road trip. My mind is racing with great memories as I scan through almost a thousand photos.

    The road trip was perfect. The rides were spectacular. The locals of Fruita are amazing people and their passion for riding infected everyone who was there. Fruita and the neighboring trails will be a key part of mountain biking's future.

    I'll start with photo highlights here and just go day by day through our riding experience.

    fc

                                             


         

         

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    Didn't make it to Fruita but I really enjoyed my ride here with lidarman, NuMexJoe, BrianC, Clay, Pete, et.al.

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    It was really great meeting and not riding with you too. AndyN and I found some petroglyphs on a local ride he'd ridden past 50 times and never new were there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Wow, where do I start? Just got back from the 8-day Fruita road trip. My mind is racing with great memories as I scan through almost a thousand photos.

    The road trip was perfect. The rides were spectacular. The locals of Fruita are amazing people and their passion for riding infected everyone who was there. Fruita and the neighboring trails will be a key part of mountain biking's future.

    I'll start with photo highlights here and just go day by day through our riding experience.
    I met you guys at the hot tub at the hotel and around breakfast time.
    Nice pics, good to see you made it home safe.
    Craig, Durango CO
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    camelbak...

    Quote Originally Posted by hfly
    Didn't make it to Fruita but I really enjoyed my ride here with lidarman, NuMexJoe, BrianC, Clay, Pete, et.al.

    hi,
    apparently we have your camelbak sitting in over the edge sports...courtesy of lidarman, it's there, in the back closet, and has your name on it.

    cheers

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    Annie, you made Dirt Rag again!

    Congrats, but I think you should have made them pay for this one. Good stuff!

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    my proudest festival moment

    It wouldn't be the FFTF without me breaking my nose.
    Sorry to Marla as my bike had hit her as it was careening out of control
    while I lay face down and bloodied in front of the entire MTBR crew.
    Good Times,nice to meet/ride drink with all the passionites.
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    I've been inside too long.

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    stalker...

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    You do like to mess up your face for the festival, don't you?

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    chicks dig it

    Quote Originally Posted by screampint
    You do like to mess up your face for the festival, don't you?
    Hey do you want to ride tomorrow,I'm building the SS that the guy won at the festival and taking him on his first SS ride in the morning.
    I've been inside too long.

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    Yes! I have to be back in town by 1:00 to get ready for a client, but until then I'm free. At the shop at 9am? I probably will be there anyway to take care of my breve fix.

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    Travel Itinerary:
    Sun May 1 -- drive from SJ to Hurricane, UT (10 - 12 hours, 650 miles)
    Mon May 2 -- ride Gooseberry Mesa and anything else we can find

    Tue May 3 -- travel from Hurricane to Moab (5 - 6 hours, 340 miles),ride Porcupine Rim Trail
    Wed May 4 -- ride Amasa Back,travel from Moab to Fruita, Fruita Party!
    Thu May 5 -- FFTF- shuttle the Ribbon trail in Grand Junction
    Fri May 6 -- FFTF - ride 18-road trails
    Sat May 7 -- FFTF - ride Kokopelli trails, Fruita Clunker Crit, begin drive home
    Sun May 8 -- arrive home totally exhausted but with lots of good stories

    So there's the itinerary and here's the May 1-2 report:

    Leaving San Jose, I have a bit of apprehension. With a two and a four year old, I haven't been on any extended road trips in the last decade. Will the family be ok? Will work be ok? Will mtbr stay up? Will stay healthy? Yadiyadiyah?

    Here's the road trippers getting ready. We got two vehicles but our trailer falls through and our two roof racks don't materialize. We leave 3 extra bikes and it's all good. Except my 4-year old Miguel is not talking all morning. He knows how long I'll be gone.

                           


    Gooseberry is a gem of a trail near the town of St. George Utah. It takes a hearty vehicle to get through the dirt road to the trailhead. The trail is mostly rock. Traction is amazing. It's a natural playground and there are a ton of alternate, fun lines. The true line though is marked by white dots and riding with dots is a good thing.

                           

                           

    Panorama. Utah is the panorama state. Everywhere you look, the sky and the landscape is deep and expressive. Here's a few wide photos.









    fc
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    that lucky guy is stoked!

    hey keith, hi sarah,
    that was quite an epic week. more to come on this thread... but i just wanted to point out that that edge ss is one of the sweetest bikes i've ever seen. tell jason and troy to build more.

    - the not-so-great raymond (back at work on monday)

    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    Hey do you want to ride tomorrow,I'm building the SS that the guy won at the festival and taking him on his first SS ride in the morning.

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    Swag....

    I wound up with this cool thing that was thrown out in the mosh...not a bad grab for a drunk like me.



    Thank you surly...I promise I won't put nothing less than good 100% agave anejo in it and only take it on my SS rides.

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    Documentation

    Yes - right in front of the MTBR crew. Next time, please let me know in advance so I can set up and get the full OTB photo. It was an impressive (and scary-looking) launch. Glad you're ok. And I wish I'd been less sensitive about taking a picture. I should have taken a much closer one

    It was great meeting and riding with you. Can't wait for the next time!
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    Couple 18 Hour pictures

    Since the bulk of my riding was during that time, it stands to reason that the bulk of the photos of me on my bike are from that time.


    This is me, grimacing in pain as I climb the last hill:



    And my team mate Anne, looking a bit better on that hill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    on my SS rides.
    You SS? I'll have to see it to believe it....

    wish I was there
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannyannie
    hi,
    apparently we have your camelbak sitting in over the edge sports...courtesy of lidarman, it's there, in the back closet, and has your name on it.

    cheers
    Thanks a bunch for holding it. I'll be by on Friday to pick it up.

    Thanks, Rich, for finding a temporary home for that ratty, old pack.

    hfly

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    A Little Sample

    I've sorted my 600+ roadtrip photos down to one hundred. Here are a few, random items, starting with a group photo from the monster slickrock slab at the top of the Ribbon, followed by some pure randomness from the Clunker Crit..
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    Ran Dumb Jug a What?

    It's a puzzle. You have to figure it out.
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