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    Sour Watermelon

    The trip started a bit ominous. A sprinklin up top



    ... that led to a short, cold ride in the AM above the town of Exit. Awesome tree



    I was lookin for bright trees, but that wasn't it. So I wondered



    Almost there, I can feel it



    Perfect place for a little Point to Point with net loss of elevation type ride. (P2PwNEL)



    The views continued to suck.



    ...as did I



    Whachoo lookin at, ese?



    Let the fun begin...



    Flowus Interuptus



    Flowus Reternus



    the Golden Brick Road?



    Land of Oz



    I wished to stay and sample another route before winters grasp takes hold, but alas, a voice was calling me to head west

    And so I did (note, not on I -70)



    I found the trees to have more colors out there



    Upon closer inspection, they were even more incredible



    Quite possibly the most grand stand of 'spens I have seen



    That night, a strong front moved through, my tent was nearly blown away... and camp was covered in a light layer of white precip (not quite snow, maybe grauple, maybe sleet)

    It was hard to get up, but I made the morning enjoyable.



    I took a quick stroll out along the Rim. mmmm mmm good rimjob



    In my travel from the rim, I came upon some colorful 'spens overtaking an old lava flow.



    Could this place get any cooler? Hellz yeah, woke up at 7AM to 18 degrees.
    Nothin like campin when your cooler becomes your warmer

    It was 23 degrees with light snow when I departed from Brian and his Head



    the trail was bumpy and muddy, me likes



    but Dark Hollow had a lighter side



    Awash in a sea of golden leaves



    Word, holmes



    Good ride, but I'm outta beer. Ugh, fuggin Utah

    First ingredient, squat. My Bud Light has more hops. Lesson learned (again)
    on another note, 2 year old graham crackers make hella good kindling.




    Time for another stroll. I was disappointed in the first half, but the ride opened up in a Red Canyon.





    Me likes



    Smells Fruity



    and flowy



    a fun canyon descent



    A good ride, time to make it back home. But first a quick stop in Palidise




    More snow on the way home, and F-in Loveland is open for the ski season. Sweet!
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Awesome!
    Check out my SportTracks plugins for some training aid software.

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    Epic.

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    Thank you. Cranked up the fall riding stoke and threw in the ski stoke at the end.

    Nice.

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    Damn, Aaron. I am totally jealous. Them are some beautiful pix!

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    Wow!
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    terrible pictures..i mean really, do you expect someone to look at those without them feeling sick to their stomaches.....



    ....because they werent there

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno
    I am totally jealous.
    You got the invite, right?
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Sweet!!!!
    life is steeper than it looks

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    Great ride and pictures,
    Thank for reminding me I am just about to move to a really flat country

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    You got the invite, right?
    Yeah, but you know, wife, kids, reality, sometimes that stuff gets in the way of living the dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno
    Yeah, but you know, wife, kids, reality, sometimes that stuff gets in the way of living the dream.

    Bring 'em along. (exept for reality).

    I mean, who do you think picked me up at the bottom of the hill ?
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Bring 'em along. (exept for reality).

    I mean, who do you think picked me up at the bottom of the hill ?

    She is a good woman! Mine has volunteered that duty many times when we're on a road trip, but my guilty conscience has gotten the better of me. Well, except maybe that one one time on Porcupine Rim and Wasatch Crest in SLC.

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    Amazing pictures. Don't spose you could briefly list where they are?

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    So the wife and kids brought the BBQ and beer, or was that all in your tardis hydration pack? Great country and looks like a top ride.

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    Wow! Beautiful

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    Excellent post! I'm fighting the urge to blow off work tomorrow and just head west...

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    beautiful photos

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    Simply stunning.

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    man you really suck at taking pictures, and using light and all that jazz. totally awful!!

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    Very nice. You got lucky on the Southern Utah colors, they went very quick this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Amazing pictures. Don't spose you could briefly list where they are?

    Durango
    Brian Head area
    Palidise

    Most trail names are listed in the post

    PM me if you want specifics


    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy
    Very nice. You got lucky on the Southern Utah colors, they went very quick this year.

    The wind storm blew all the leaves down before I rode Dark Hollow. Layers of slippery yellow made it very interesting, and purty
    Last edited by WKD-RDR; 10-08-2009 at 10:11 AM.
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    A few more trail names for nuclear_powered

    The Virgin River Rim Trail and Navajo Lake area stuff was especially scrumptious.

    Oh.... and don't forget Thunder Mountain (I had the same impression).

    Simply stupendous. Thanks.
    Last edited by KRob; 10-08-2009 at 10:20 AM.

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    awesome pics, whats up with the rainbow tree ?

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    amazing, it just can be said enough, those pictures are incredible

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