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    Fruita Fat Tire Festival Official Thread

    Please post Fruita Festival content here.

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    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


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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.

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    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12203&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_0061-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12205&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2330-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12207&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2382-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12208&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_9254-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12204&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2171-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12201&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2251-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12206&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_9316-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;


    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12210&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/medium/mtbr630/78849/panomoab2.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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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.
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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:
    <b>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</b>
    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.

    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12225&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_1969-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12240&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2128-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12241&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2136-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12224&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2113-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;


    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.

    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12226&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2006-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12231&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2058-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12228&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2016-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12232&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2063-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12237&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2103-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12236&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2084-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12235&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2082-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12234&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2080-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

    Panorama. Utah is the panorama state. Everywhere you look, the sky and the landscape is deep and expressive. Here's a few wide photos.
    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12244&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/medium/mtbr630/78849/pano5.jpg"> </a>

    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12242&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/medium/mtbr630/78849/pano1.jpg"> </a>

    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12239&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/medium/mtbr630/78849/pano3.jpg"> </a>

    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12243&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/medium/mtbr630/78849/pano4.jpg"> </a>


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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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    Lovelies

    I couldn't help myself.
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    Eric Has Three More Inches Than You

    Eric has three more inches than you. And he knows how to use them.

    In the first photo he's drinking all the beer and telling me and Ray lies about his riding and how great the Ribbon Trail is. In the second photo, he's making all our dreams come true. And in the third photo, Francis is proposing marriage.
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    Camp Fruita

    Camping in Sarah and Troy's front yard....

    Ft. Jericho and the Surly motorhome.

    Something smells funny...
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    ah-ha...

    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    It wouldn't be the FFTF without me breaking my nose.
    The light bulb goes off ...KgB = Dude with broken nose at OTE.


    Hollis
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    Last edited by Hollis; 05-09-2005 at 08:58 PM.
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    Some pics from many of my holy rides,

    Back to work for me. I hope everyone had a safe trip home. The festival is always to long but then it's to short once all the friends head home. Sorry I missed the whole mtbr gang but that how it goes. So very much going on and It's hard to see all.

    Some pics from the holy cross
    Sorry I do'nt know how to edit in between them

    1 Ken by the wall
    2 Mike working the roller
    3 Ken showing how to roll the cross move
    4 Pete going back up.
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    Breaker 1-9

    "Francois got yer ears on?"

    I tried y'all on the CB but no luck. But I did have a conversation with a trucker about a bloody car wreck, so that was nice.

    the mtbr crew musta been just a day or so on our tail....Gooseberry, Moab, Fruita. I imagined them picking up some dirt on the trails and smelling it..."Hmmm....Hollywood was here not long ago". Long road trips have that effect.

    Big thanks to everyone involved with FFTF. My first time and I'll be sure to return. (Note to self: Don't drink from the Surly crew's flasks next time. Or stumble into the Jericho Dome. I found myself laughing at dirt about an hour later).

    Thanks to Hfly for the groovy cd. I was too escared to ride his secret Moab ride...puss.

    Where the H was Ken in KC??? huh punk?

    Threading boulders at Gooseberry
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    Ditto on Porcupine Rim
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    PorcRim awaits
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    Does your LBS have live music, freshly brewed espresso and sweet bikes? OTE in Fruita does, so pfffft.
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    Home Sweet Home at Fruita's "H Motel". I realized the "H" stands for "Ho" after our neighbors invited some "company" over to their room. *shudder*
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    May 3 Report:
    <b>Tue May 3 -- travel from Hurricane to Moab (5 - 6 hours, 340 miles),ride Porcupine Rim Trail</b>

    Porcupine Rim... we hear this is the premier ride in Moab. Shuttle ride too. Cool! Rally, the shuttle dog escorts us in the van and bounces from lap to lap. Kyle, our driver turns on the windshield wipers and Rally jumps to the dashboard to chase down the wipers. When we reach the top and the van doors open, Rally looks for the biggest rock on the lot and proceeds to bark at it and knock it around. Yeah, we like Rally.

    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12253&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2143-thumb.jpg"> </a>
    <a href="http://mtbr.com/author/photos/mvi_2144.avi">Rally the shuttle dog in action</a>



    Porcupine starts with a 1000 foot technical climb. Just as the FS bike starts to be a drag, a vista point appears and rewards the rider with spectacular views. If there is a better place to take a food break, we haven't found it yet. The ride then proceeds to a fun and technical fire road. It is filled with rocks, drops, jumps and chutes.
    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12254&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2158-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12259&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2202-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12261&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2214-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12268&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2239-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12262&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2231-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12265&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2244-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12288&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr630/78849/IMG_2255-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12268&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr500/78849/IMG_2256-thumb.jpg"> </a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

    Panorama again:
    <a href="http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php?photo=12257&size=big&password=&sort= 1&cat=500" target="new"><img src="http:/gallery.mtbr.com/data/medium/mtbr630/78849/panomoab1.jpg"> </a>
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    [QUOTE=. At the shop at 9am? I probably will be there anyway to take care of my breve fix.[/QUOTE]
    Sweet can you make me one also
    I've been inside too long.

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    that stoked guy is lucky

    Quote Originally Posted by elsaltamontes
    but i just wanted to point out that that edge ss is one of the sweetest bikes i've ever seen.)
    we built it up this evening over beers at the shop.
    Innaugural ride tomorrow in the Bookcliffs.
    I've been inside too long.

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    Beauty!

    That first Porcupine Rim photo is a winner. Great angle and awesome compressed space. That's the photo I've wanted to take of that section. It's awesome.
    Back of the camera, back of the pack.

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    Thanks from the UK

    Back at work in London life already looks pretty grey.
    But what a great week.
    Riding the best trails. Meeting such good folk. Drinking lots of beer and eating Mexican almost all week. Looking at the helmet cam footage I shot out there already makes me want to go back.
    Thanks to Troy and the gang for such a good event ,thanks to all the cool folk from Minnesota, Surly and everyone I met and rode with.

    Philip

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    I was there....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    Where the H was Ken in KC??? huh punk?
    In fact, we rubbed shoulders at the party on Thursday and didn't realize it. I was the drunk guy drinking 1554. Pete mentioned that you were there, but I never could find you and my attention span was somewhat limited as I was focused on other things that night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyD
    Back at work in London life already looks pretty grey.
    But what a great week.
    Riding the best trails. Meeting such good folk. Drinking lots of beer and eating Mexican almost all week. Looking at the helmet cam footage I shot out there already makes me want to go back.
    Thanks to Troy and the gang for such a good event ,thanks to all the cool folk from Minnesota, Surly and everyone I met and rode with.

    Philip


    Hey Philip,

    I think you were one of the guys that had dinner with us (Cynthia and Dave) at the mexican restaurant on Saturday night. Can you name the rest of the guys that were on the trip? Sorry, I'm horrible at remembering names and there was so many of you. We had a great time hanging out and talking with you guys. Wish we'd had the opportunity to ride and hang out more with you guys.

    FRC

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    Hello Dave, that was us.
    Im rubbish with names as well. I was one of the 2 brothers (the taller one) Andrew was the other one, you rode with Dean, Seb and Adam, and Phil was the 6th man in the group. It was really cool to meet you guys. It made me think how much good stuff in common Ive got with loads of good folk, wherever they are from.

    Hope Boulder looks prettier than London does right now.
    It cant be hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyD
    Hello Dave, that was us.
    Im rubbish with names as well. I was one of the 2 brothers (the taller one) Andrew was the other one, you rode with Dean, Seb and Adam, and Phil was the 6th man in the group. It was really cool to meet you guys. It made me think how much good stuff in common Ive got with loads of good folk, wherever they are from.

    Hope Boulder looks prettier than London does right now.
    It cant be hard.

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    Thanks, Philip.

    Yeah, mountain biking brings together a lot of great people from all over.

    As far as Boulder weather.... It is sunny and mid 70's here, but we're expecting snow by Thursday. Go figure! Weather here is usually very dynamic, but they say Colorado has over 300 days of sun per year. This year has been especially strange. I think you Brits must have brought something over with you.


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    Yes, it probably was us that brought the weather. Although Ive just been watching my footage I took of porcupine rim and even we wouldnt have brought hail like that.

    I'll stick up a link once the film is completed, although it may be a while till it is, as Ive got about 4 hrs of tapes to edit down, including Horsethief, Chutes & ladders, March ridge, Holy cross, the ribbon and loads of clunker crit.

    Cheers
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    Sweet pics and ride reports everyone.....

    Keep them up! This was going to be my inaugural FFTF but buying our first home got in the way of that. We ended up prepping all weekend and closing yesterday, definitely excited to be a homeowner but bummed it had to be this weekend. I'd been planning the trip for a while and seeing all the good rides/times is killing me. Oh well, guess I'll just have to use it as motivation for making it to FFTF XI next year and I'll definitely be making a trip there in a few weeks after we get moved in.
    Sipping the Knolly Whisquillappa

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    Was I there...

    dang. I was the guy hip-shooting Polaroids of people at the party.

    I asked Hurl and Sarah about you a coupla times. I ass-umed you didn't make it.

    did you pedal any?

    next time -
    Jeff


    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    In fact, we rubbed shoulders at the party on Thursday and didn't realize it. I was the drunk guy drinking 1554.

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    Some more clunker crit randomness from my collection<p>
    <b><i>cave man with tan lines. who would of thought?
    <IMG SRC="http://www.aphoto.net/misc/fftf/766.jpg"><p>
    never get too much Roller Girl..........
    <IMG SRC="http://www.aphoto.net/misc/fftf/774.jpg"><p>
    And yes some pictures should just go untaken.
    <IMG SRC="http://www.aphoto.net/misc/fftf/788.jpg"><p><p>
    This was actually the intended trick believe it or not.
    <IMG SRC="http://www.aphoto.net/misc/fftf/574.jpg">

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    Damn

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    dang. I was the guy hip-shooting Polaroids of people at the party.

    I asked Hurl and Sarah about you a coupla times. I ass-umed you didn't make it.

    did you pedal any?

    next time -
    Jeff
    I rode the road on a sweet carbon fiber/aluminium Titus demo. No dirt for another 3 weeks.

    Yes, next time fo shizzle.

    Ken

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    duuuude

    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    we built it up this evening over beers at the shop.
    Innaugural ride tomorrow in the Bookcliffs.
    Sorry to not have had a chance to ride together, which is par for the course for OTE employees during the FFTF and something we're all used to. It's great that you were able to escape the shop as much as you did, which says a lot for the current crew in there. Jon and I switched up rides and went on an afternoon ride where I had originally planned to on singlespeeds. It was a little hacked, but not unbearable at all and the work we had done last Fall has held up surprisingly well. In fact, some parts were just plain fast already. That said, I think some of the best days and rides I've ever been on for FFTF have been on the Sunday of the Festival. Hell, that's where the name "Perimter" was born about seven years ago and that tiedye wearing kook Kristian was on that particular ride. It was good to be back HOME.

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    LOL! I just figured that out too...

    Good to meet and ride with you KgB.

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    Thanks to Troy, Sarah and the volunteers who put on the festivities!

    It was great to meet a bunch of new people and ride with old friends.

    I had a great time, and will be back next year.

    I'll post pics and a write up once I get the photos back from the shop. (still shooting film)

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    Nice Ones!

    FrontRanger-
    It was nice to meet you. And these photos are sweet! I like my fisheye for party photos. But it's sort of limiting at an event like the Clunker Crit. Especially when the participants are so unpredictable. I never wanted to get too close. Your photo of roller girl is great!
    Back of the camera, back of the pack.

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    Ok, my wretched life is catching up with me. I can't do my write-ups for a while. If you're insanely curious about photos or you rode with us and want to see your pictures, all 600 roadtrip photos are available here:

    http://mtbr.com/author/fruita/

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