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    Pssst.... I got some stuff to show you. Vids and pics!

    I know, long time no see. Life has a way of coming on pretty strong now and again.

    I suppose I could go back to my last post, but that would be super time consuming, and, well, I'm not going to do that today. I might post some summer photos later. I'll focus this thread on my more recent rides.

    In the Grand Junction/Fruita area, we have been "blessed" with one of the coldest Januarys in history, possibly record breaking. That means the wool and layers come out and the rides are colder and snowier.

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    And a couple videos:

    This is from my solo ride yesterday:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/L8pxlvj7_Bs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    And from a few days ago:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AjqEjJbRZnw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    And yes, I still love and make food:



    These cookies have chocolate cookie dough, bittersweet chocolate, chocolate chips, and I used a double chocolate stout beer to make the icing.

    And the old girl is hanging in there:


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    Man looks like some great times!

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    great stuff!
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    ...is that...is that a flask with a matching cage? Nice!

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    Great pictures, coockies look good, and awesome flask.
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    Great shots, screampint! I love the Fruita / GJ trails. I can't imagine how fun it would be to shred around in the snow. Thanks for the stoke!

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    well done
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    Awesome post ... glad I looked!

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    terrific post
    reminds me of growing up in metro denver and riding my bike around in the
    winter it was loads of fun
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    Beautiful sunny ride! Lovely pics. Looks like a fun and popular place to ride in winter! Thank you for your post
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    Aloha Scream,

    So nice to see you back, nice to see your pics again. Thanks so much!! Love them as usual. It's been dry and nice out here. Keep 'um coming.

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    Really nice shots! Looks so different than when there's no snow.

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    great pics and vids. Have been enjoying the snow rides back here in warm PA. LOL. We have just as much fun riding in the snow as on the dirt. Flask cage? Cool idea.
    LOVE THE RIDE!

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    My younger guy is 7 today, hard to believe.

    Give the old girl a hug, what a sweetie......
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    I have family in Grand Junction. The temps you guys have been seeing is crazy! I was thinking of putting off the Fruita trip this year and trying somewhere different. However....those pics just drag me right back. Great pics, as always.

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    That looks cold! Great shots, thanks for sharing. Your "old girl" looks too cute!

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    You have been missed!!!

    thanks for the beautiful pixels,

    also, can you pass along the recipe for those cookies?

    Thanks for making friday at my desk more bearable
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    One more video. This one is just some raw footage of my descent back to the parking lot. Taken on a rigid bike, so yes, it's shaky, like all my videos from the bars of the singlespeed.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9M5cPVoiMu0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    I found the recipe here: Triple Chocolate Salted Stout Cookies

    I used a double chocolate stout instead of Guinness.

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    Good Stuff!

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    Great pics as always!

    If you don't mind me asking, what is the matching headset and grips? I really like that look.
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    Nice pics and bikes

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    Chris King headset and PDW (Portland Design Works) Speedmetal grips.

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    NIce!....

    Great to see some vid and pics from your area....thanks! Ride On!
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    Thanks for sharing....now i have to ride today " in the snow"

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    The weather maps keep showing your temps near Gunnison levels kudos for getting out on bikes in that burrrr. Your dog looks like she has reached the age of more sleep than play- that is a sweet picture of her.

    Thanks as always for posting from the valley.

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    Beautiful. Wish I could go back
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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint View Post
    I found the recipe here: Triple Chocolate Salted Stout Cookies

    I used a double chocolate stout instead of Guinness.

    I've dropped six pounds since the New Year. You are not Helping!!!
    (but thanks for the link )

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    It's great to see that winter isn't slowing you down! I went out for a Red Rocks/Dakota Ridge loop yesterday, and after a mostly inactive winter, it was almost the death of me. Sigh.

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    Loved it!

    That first pic is my favorite! Been a while since I have ridden in that area. Would love to do the winter thing there.
    Superb post!
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    Nice pics Scream. Looks cold but at least there's no mud (yet)!

    Do the Speed Metal grips transmit the cold to your hands quicker? I even notice the difference between an alumuninum bar and a carbon bar as far as the bars acting like heat sinks.
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    It's been cold enough that I use my heavy duty ski gloves and hope that I don't have issues braking (it's good that I ride a singlespeed in the snow, my gloves inhibit the sort of movement that shifting requires). The gloves prevent any cold getting through. I got the speed metal grips for Christmas and I might feel differently when the temps get better and I switch back to cold weather cycling gloves.

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    That loop was almost the death of me about 20 years ago! It was my first mountainbike ride ever! To top it off, it was 4 weeks after a c-section and the bikes back then were mostly rigid.

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    Keena is reduced to using handicap ramps and sleeping most of the day, but she's the sweetest pup ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint View Post
    Chris King headset and PDW (Portland Design Works) Speedmetal grips.
    thanks! of course, the one color they don't have is orange...
    You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough.

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    looks like a beautiful place to ride.

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    That first photo is great, as are the rest.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    what are the grips on the black spot, those are sweet

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    They are Speed Metal grips from Portland Design Works.

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    thanks and love the pics

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