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    Sedona / Whiskey

    Got off work and left Albuquerque a bit after 6 on Thursday and got to Sedona/Oak Creek around midnight. Car camped, got breakfast and visited with the gent at Absolute Bikes (open at 8am) - very friendly, very helpful. Prepped the bike and got on the trail. Met up with a fella (Dave) from Massachusetts who was in Scottsdale for a conference and had rented a bike for a day. Rode about 13 miles and took some pics (below).

    Then motored over to Prescott for the Whiskey Off Road bike adventure - 50 miles.

    Perhaps riding 13 miles in Sedona the day before an epic adventure bike race was not the best idea. But, I was in Sedona - I had to ride, right?

    Prescott/Whiskey was great/incredibly painful. Lots of bikers (400-500). A tremendous variety of trail and forest road, and more climbing than you can shake a jeep at.

    Not even 30 miles into the event, I'm climbing, my back in constant pain, no juice at all in the legs, my knee tweaking, my feet numb, and my ride buds way up front while I'm gimping along - ouch. Finally finished. Much fun, much agony: a "fifty mile tunnel of pain."

    Anyway, Sedona pics:

    1. prepping in front of Absolute bikes
    2. some art passion at the trailhead
    3-8 rock shots (incl. Dave from Mass.)
    9 a trail buddy
    10 water
    11 another rock shot
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    In best Klingon voice: Today is a good day to ride!

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    cont

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    In best Klingon voice: Today is a good day to ride!

    New Mexico Off Road Series

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    for us mere mortals out here...

    "Not even 30 miles into the event"

    You make it sounk like the first 30 miles was just a warm up! I'd call a 30 miler a loonngg day in the saddle.

    Great pic's! I've got to get down there and ride.
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    Great photos

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks.

    30 miles is a long time for me too, which is what made the last 20 so extra tough.

    Feel great now though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCdaveH

    Not even 30 miles into the event, I'm climbing, my back in constant pain, no juice at all in the legs, my knee tweaking, my feet numb, and my ride buds way up front while I'm gimping along - ouch. Finally finished. Much fun, much agony: a "fifty mile tunnel of pain."
    Sounds like we had the same ride ;-) Painful but fun
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    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    So did you at least take a shot?

    of whiskey that is...

    Ahh Sedona, land of pink jeeps, slow cooked tourists, crystal worshippers, and enlightened transplants (some from other galaxies...).

    So did you see Mike out there?

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    Yep

    Quote Originally Posted by Timo
    of whiskey that is...

    Ahh Sedona, land of pink jeeps, slow cooked tourists, crystal worshippers, and enlightened transplants (some from other galaxies...).

    So did you see Mike out there?

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    Had a bit of whiskey the nite before - that's a prerequisite right. Had some beer to, just to keep things balanced.

    Mike was there and last time I saw him climbing strong.
    In best Klingon voice: Today is a good day to ride!

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    Yep

    Quote Originally Posted by Timo
    of whiskey that is...

    Ahh Sedona, land of pink jeeps, slow cooked tourists, crystal worshippers, and enlightened transplants (some from other galaxies...).

    So did you see Mike out there?

    M
    Had a bit of whiskey the nite before - that's a prerequisite right. Had some beer to, just to keep things balanced.

    Mike was there and last time I saw him climbing strong.
    In best Klingon voice: Today is a good day to ride!

    New Mexico Off Road Series

    Dirt Rocks!

    Let Go, and Let Bike.

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