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    Thanks Fruita!!

    just for being there really! had a great weekend over there, 3 days of riding, beautiful weather, great friends and plenty of beer....

    Friday nice ride at 18 road, zippity, prime cut, and joes before setting up camp....enjoyed a fire while our crew rolled in, 14 in all...stayed up too late..

    Saturday...moore fun, marys, horsethief and part of steves, will never get over the views. dinner at the Brew co, not bad, not great but got there for happy hour, $2 pints, glad there is a local place to hang out....back to camp for another late, fun night, but not as late as friday...

    Sunday....Ribbon shuttle....Ribbon, hike out, up eagles nest (?) to eagles wing down to holy cross, back up eagles tail backwards to some other downhill to the car...got a little hot, but bearable, we all ran out of water but around the last uphill so we were ok...

    all in all, about 12 hours on the bike, tons of fun...amazingly no pics, we had too much fun to pull the camera out, just wanted to keep riding.

    Thanks to all the Frutians and Junctioners who make those trails happen and keep them in such good shape....
    BBZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia
    enjoyed a fire while our crew rolled in
    I certainly hope you had a firepan and packed out your ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.
    I certainly hope you had a firepan and packed out your ashes.
    And in that last sentence, he didn't put enough emphasis in thanking the trail builders. There should have been 5 more lines complementing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.
    I certainly hope you had a firepan and packed out your ashes.
    the best part about this is while writing this i was wondering what kind of criticism you would have...never ends with you does it?....(i can answer that myself)
    BBZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia
    the best part about this is while writing this i was wondering what kind of criticism you would have...never ends with you does it?....(i can answer that myself)
    I'll take that as a "no" answer then, since you dodged the subject. Should we assume that you chopped down a juniper to stoke that fire as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia
    the best part about this is while writing this i was wondering what kind of criticism you would have...never ends with you does it?....(i can answer that myself)
    Can't you tell from his avatar, he's trolling?

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    nah

    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    And in that last sentence, he didn't put enough emphasis in thanking the trail builders. There should have been 5 more lines complementing them.
    I should have added a question as to whether or not they had a groover, or just dumped in our desert up there.

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    I remember once going down the Colorado River Daily (near Moab) with a lady who had some new Grand Canyon guiding cred. She spent the entire time -- on an easy stretch of river with very low flow -- critiquing all the other rafters, inner-tubers, tourists, etc. on their naivete and poor technique. Point is, she seemed miserable and made everyone around her miserable, while the "naive" people she intended to police were having abundant fun, and thus were far more in tune with river than she was.

    "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." -- Suzuki

    God bless the tourists, the naive and those seeing a place for the first time.
    Woe to local expertise.

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    things are not always as they seem

    Quote Originally Posted by hfly
    I remember once going down the Colorado River Daily (near Moab) with a lady who had some new Grand Canyon guiding cred. She spent the entire time -- on an easy stretch of river with very low flow -- critiquing all the other rafters, inner-tubers, tourists, etc. on their naivete and poor technique. Point is, she seemed miserable and made everyone around her miserable, while the "naive" people she intended to police were having abundant fun, and thus were far more in tune with river than she was.

    "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." -- Suzuki

    God bless the tourists, the naive and those seeing a place for the first time.
    Woe to local expertise.

    hfly
    Doncha mean "whoah"?

    Whoah to camping on 18 Rd. Look at what happened to Sand Flats and the Riverway on Hwy 128. There are many who want an all-out ban to camping on 18 Rd to prevent the same thing from happening in the Bookcliffs. Whoah to the poached side trails that lead from campsites to established trails on 18 Rd. Whoah to people dumping rats in our desert and burning our 300 year old juniper trees.

    God bless the tourists who stay in town at established/improved campgrounds and hotels/motels and also use proper etiquette while in our deserts. All others can go create woe somehwere else.

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    just in case you got lost with this thread....I REALLY HAD FUN IN FRUITA!!!
    BBZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia
    just in case you got lost with this thread....I REALLY HAD FUN IN FRUITA!!!
    Does having fun include you or your friends pooping in our desert or burning our trees for your oh so precious campfire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.
    Does having fun include you or your friends pooping in our desert or burning our trees for your oh so precious campfire?
    Whose are they exactly? Is this privately held land?
    FS: Everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.
    Does having fun include you or your friends pooping in our desert or burning our trees for your oh so precious campfire?
    Chill the **** out J.D. I could care less if you ****ing invented mt biking, you''ve got to be the biggest knob on here.

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    seeing as i am a coloradan, and the blm land is public land i guess that makes me part owner too...i feel richer today!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia
    seeing as i am a coloradan, and the blm land is public land i guess that makes me part owner too...i feel richer today!!
    It is an awseome place to be part owner of and a big responsibility.
    I wish more people took that view.
    Sounds like a great trip,I was up there Sunday evening the trails are in great shape,makes you feel good to be alive,singletrack as far as you can see. It's fun to see people having fun and a little dissapointing seeing a few people f^ck things up but there are so few of them and so many more of us.
    Cheers!
    I've been inside too long.

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    oh i forgot, the breakfast at poncha villas (breakfast burrito) was outstanding, just don't plan on eating in the place, very smokey, but the park is a nice place to eat...
    BBZ

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    Interesting, we had decent food there twice and it wasn't smokey. (Breakfast & Dinner)

    Apparantely some of the locals are scared of the place though, it may have some history.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...00528#poststop

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    duh

    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    Whose are they exactly? Is this privately held land?
    THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
    words and music by Woody Guthrie

    Chorus:
    This land is your land, this land is my land
    From California, to the New York Island
    From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
    This land was made for you and me

    As I was walking a ribbon of highway
    I saw above me an endless skyway
    I saw below me a golden valley
    This land was made for you and me

    Chorus

    I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
    To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
    And all around me a voice was sounding
    This land was made for you and me

    Chorus

    The sun comes shining as I was strolling
    The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
    The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
    This land was made for you and me

    Chorus

    As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there
    And that sign said - no tress passin'
    But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin!
    Now that side was made for you and me!

    Chorus

    In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
    Near the relief office - I see my people
    And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
    If this land's still made for you and me.

    Chorus (2x)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    It is an awseome place to be part owner of and a big responsibility.
    I wish more people took that view.
    Sounds like a great trip,I was up there Sunday evening the trails are in great shape,makes you feel good to be alive,singletrack as far as you can see. It's fun to see people having fun and a little dissapointing seeing a few people f^ck things up but there are so few of them and so many more of us.
    Cheers!
    I doubt my point is lost on anyone who really does give a hoot. Then again there are those who don't but think they do, which are the worst of the sad lot of the few losers who tend to destroy what others see as paradise.

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    Alright, it's wonderful that you had a good time, but damn it man, don't you have any pictures? Fruita/GJ is one of the least photographed places off all the MTB "meccas" and I require more for my trail lust. Please post a few if n' ya's gots 'em.

    Let me start you off:


    And yes, thanks to all the Fruitians, GJers, and freak aliens who have helped make riding in Mesa County so much blipping fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Please post a few if n' ya's gots 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.
    I certainly hope you had a firepan and packed out your ashes.
    Pffttt... Californians

    Taking Ben Affleck's breakup hard aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Taking Ben Affleck's breakup hard aren't you?
    They broke up? Crap I need a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Pffttt... Californians

    Taking Ben Affleck's breakup hard aren't you?
    You're doing it again....
    A man must have enemies and places he is not welcome. In the end we are not only defined by our friends but those against us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    You're doing it again....
    Like a dog returning to his vomit.

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