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    Saturday on the North Fork Trail [o]

    Sasquatch and Steve showed up at my door to take me riding today. Grabbed my gear and met them across the bridge for 16 miles of mostly frozen singletrack (the trail starts 1/4 mile from my front door). Chris was waiting for us and Albee arrived at the last minute.

    It was frosty!

    I doubt it was above 30 degrees all day.

    Albee at a fun spot


    Sasquatch in the same place


    Albee and Steve (down the slope) move some debris


    We ride on


    An interesting rocky spot, Sas and Albee


    Fun time! Thanks guys.

    Sasquatch took more pics (post them!)
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    Nice pics, looks like a great place to spend a day even if it is burrr colllddd. Nice to see others clearing the trails, great job!

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    Where's all the snow??? As-the-crow-flies you're not all that far away from me and we have a winter wonderland. Surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Where's all the snow??? As-the-crow-flies you're not all that far away from me and we have a winter wonderland. Surprising.
    This is at only 1000-1500'. The snow level is higher. Pretty normal.
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    Snowing hard and sticking now, though.
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    Great ride, great company. Too bad I had to bail out to the road. Just felt a little weak near the end. Possible reasons:

    1. So cold!
    2. All that stopping for pictures
    3. I'm just a weenie

    Yeah, I know...the votes are in, and number three is the winner!

    Got a ride in during the day, and started the move to the new house last night -- woohoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Snowing hard and sticking now, though.
    That's quite a bit lower. It's snowing hard here now too.

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    Hey guys, I"m glad someone got out of the valley.I was at whypass from about 8:00 to 10:15 19 degrees when I started but as you already know the cold isn't an issue with the good mix of climbs.....I am wondering how the NFT is layed out(rolling river trail like MRTor does it have a significant amount of climbing? Looks to me by the pictures that it resembles the MFT...I haven't been up that way since late SEPT. I think it's gonna be snowy for a while but as soon as it passes I plan on trying to get the legendary SHIGGY to show me around and to talk tires. Oh ya nice pics !!!!!!!!!!......THE GOOCH(WES)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    That's quite a bit lower. It's snowing hard here now too.
    Well, our morning snow "storm" lasted 30 mins, the snow on the ground blew away and it is now 38 degrees.
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    New Bike and riding

    Hey Guys

    Paula got me a new Coiler for X-Mas ...got it early because she going to her parents to X-Mas

    And oh yeah I gave her a ring...keep ya posted on the wedding date...going to be a year or two

    I haven't ridden that trail in 4-5 years after getting poison oak on it in DEC!, but I hear it is more clear now.

    Shiggy call or e-mail me need to chat with ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy23
    Hey Guys

    Paula got me a new Coiler for X-Mas ...got it early because she going to her parents to X-Mas

    And oh yeah I gave her a ring...keep ya posted on the wedding date...going to be a year or two

    I haven't ridden that trail in 4-5 years after getting poison oak on it in DEC!, but I hear it is more clear now.

    Shiggy call or e-mail me need to chat with ya

    Take Care
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    Congrats Randy!!!!!

    Oh yeah, good job proposing also.

    We did see some PO yesterday, but it was so cold, and we didnt have any exposed skin, that I think you would be ok right now. There was only one 25 yard section where the stems of PO were thick along the trail. We'll cal ya next time we're in town.
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    First tracks. Nice "figure eights". Warren Miller would be proud.


    Downstream, there was little frost


    Upstream, the sun had not yet appeared


    Shiggy practices his skids


    Steve wanted to turn back early, but we convinced him to keep riding.


    another river shot


    mine


    Steve and Shiggy head into unexplored territory


    Chris rides into a tight spot


    Shiggy makes it through
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    Steve


    Albee and Shiggy


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Sasquatch took more pics (post them!)

    Here ya go.

    Steve leads the way


    Shiggy


    Hanging out at the first road crossing. This bridge was in the sun, and mostly dry


    The Waldo River


    Shiggy leads Steve


    Steve and Chris


    The hoar frost was present in spots with no insulating tree canopy
    Hoar frost (not whore's frost) is formed when the dew point is warmer than surface but colder than the air temperature, and colder than freezing point.


    Shiggy and Albee ride by


    Shiggy cleans a tough little log. We wanted to cut it out, but he bet us that if he could clear it, we'd leave it (for a few days at least). Trust me, it's tougher than it looks.


    See, Chris couldn't do it.


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    Nice Slingshot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    Nice Slingshot!
    Thanks, the BigShot is a fun bike.

    Here is a recent thread, with links to earlier threads: BigShot revised
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    First tracks. Nice "figure eights". Warren Miller would be proud.
    That was all frost nearly an inch deep - no snow at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Well, our morning snow "storm" lasted 30 mins, the snow on the ground blew away and it is now 38 degrees.
    The snow all blew up this way.

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    Hey GUys,

    Nice shots. Too bad I missed contact Sat AM by a few minutes. We (General Coonskins, ML & Scotty T & myself) went to the 'Whypass' zone and had a great ride. We didn't have it get over ~25 deg all day. Similar frosty stuff, almost everywhere. Dang gorgeous! I might post a couple pics if I can get a faster connection going. I know, I know, don't hold your breath Sacquatch.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflaps
    Hey GUys,

    Nice shots. Too bad I missed contact Sat AM by a few minutes. We (General Coonskins, ML & Scotty T & myself) went to the 'Whypass' zone and had a great ride. We didn't have it get over ~25 deg all day. Similar frosty stuff, almost everywhere. Dang gorgeous! I might post a couple pics if I can get a faster connection going. I know, I know, don't hold your breath Sacquatch.

    Cheers

    Tim, we missed ya on Saturday. I bet Whypass was fun, but I would not have enjoyed driving out there with the icy roads. Even Hwy 58 was a bit scary. We won't hold our breath for your photos, but Im glad to hear you found your camera. Did GC find his GPS unit yet? See ya wed night?
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    Sat Ride = Cold

    Matt & Don - great shots. Let it be known the reason I wanted to turn right there was so we could do 5828. But going out on N. Fork was just as inviting. Wasn't cold except for the first two minutes. Great riding with everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhoundmtb
    Matt & Don - great shots. Let it be known the reason I wanted to turn right there was so we could do 5828. But going out on N. Fork was just as inviting. Wasn't cold except for the first two minutes. Great riding with everyone.

    I was only joking Steve.
    I only said it because you would have been the last person to turn around.
    It's good to see you post here. Maybe the first time I've seen ya.
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