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    White Rim----1, KgB-----0

    Note to self,(watch the weather forecast before doing the White rim).
    I started the ride in the rain and finished under brilliant sunshine with big puffy white clouds.In between was a mix of ectasy,frustration,fear,anger.Sometimes you win sometimes you lose.I picked a bad day and chose a bad direction of travel for the conditions that day.
    So enough exuces,here's a few pics.
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    I've been inside too long.

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    Woah. Unlucky. Could you make it through the washes, or was that the reason why the trail won?
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    Whoa! "wr7" pic looks awful. Nice job giving it a go though!
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    that's pretty gnarly. of course, it's pretty gnarly to do that ride on such a bike in the first place. here's my white rim experience . i was on a hardtail, and got battered. as noted in the story, the 2 guys on squishy bikes survived in one piece despite not being very serious riders. i think a squishy bike is a big advantage on a long, flat, bumpy ride.
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    It's time to...

    break out the cave man.
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    that wash was thigh high

    Quote Originally Posted by scorcher seb
    Woah. Unlucky. Could you make it through the washes, or was that the reason why the trail won?
    before I reached that wash I sludged through about a quarter mile of knee high brown water in the road,my camera high and dry in two ziplock bags so no pics.I have always heard about flash floods in the Desert,now I know.
    I was glad to be on a SS,my drivetrain was quiet all the way through.
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    I think that was the best writeup I've seen

    Quote Originally Posted by velosapiens
    that's pretty gnarly. of course, it's pretty gnarly to do that ride on such a bike in the first place. here's my white rim experience . i was on a hardtail, and got battered. as noted in the story, the 2 guys on squishy bikes survived in one piece despite not being very serious riders. i think a squishy bike is a big advantage on a long, flat, bumpy ride.
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    I'm glad I did the ride on my cross bike but it certainly wasn't the best choice.
    The final climb up Mineral bottom road is a real kick in the ass after such a long hard ride.
    I've been inside too long.

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    live to ride another day

    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    Note to self,(watch the weather forecast before doing the White rim).
    I started the ride in the rain and finished under brilliant sunshine with big puffy white clouds.In between was a mix of ectasy,frustration,fear,anger.Sometimes you win sometimes you lose.I picked a bad day and chose a bad direction of travel for the conditions that day.
    So enough exuces,here's a few pics.
    It wouldn't be a real adventure without a little adversity.

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    so true

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.
    It wouldn't be a real adventure without a little adversity.
    The White Rim definately lived up to my expectations,which is rare.
    On paper it sounds like a relatively easy 100miler but it was epic for sure.
    I've been inside too long.

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    Unsupported solo day trip? That's bad ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    The White Rim definately lived up to my expectations,which is rare.
    On paper it sounds like a relatively easy 100miler but it was epic for sure.

    LOL! "...relatively easy 100 miler..." What a statement. You must be in great biking shape to have thought that. I can't imagine saying that about the flatest of road centuries let alone 100 miles on dirt with a SS cross bike.

    As bad as it was at least it's something you'll remember for a long, long time. Good job!
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    How's that go, A bad day on a bike is better....well you know. Hope better weather is found on the rest of your trip.
    Your bike can take you anywhere, anytime, over any terrain but, you have to force it to GK 2004. BB1, who started it?

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    Hardcore. Wasn't doesn't kill, yadda yadda yadda. Good stuff!

    A couple of my buddies have mentioned giving it a go this spring in a single day. I guess the record is 6 hours or something silly by Jeremy Nobis... I think I remember that right, hopefully didn't get him mixed up with some other extreme skier.

    Anyway, again good stuff! S

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    damn. I remember storms like that. I saw a few storms come through when I lived there that gave off several cool assed waterfalls. What you guys don't realize, and KgB is being polite about it, is the bike is fixed. No coasting.(or did you change that K?) Badass.
    Just a regular guy.

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    whoa Dude!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    Note to self,(watch the weather forecast before doing the White rim).
    I started the ride in the rain and finished under brilliant sunshine with big puffy white clouds.In between was a mix of ectasy,frustration,fear,anger.Sometimes you win sometimes you lose.I picked a bad day and chose a bad direction of travel for the conditions that day.
    So enough exuces,here's a few pics.
    How many hours .. .what happened ... did I miss a link .... Whoa ...!!!

    Fess up!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    damn. I remember storms like that. I saw a few storms come through when I lived there that gave off several cool assed waterfalls. What you guys don't realize, and KgB is being polite about it, is the bike is fixed. No coasting.(or did you change that K?) Badass.
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    fixed,that would be badass,SS is just a walk in the park compared to that.
    I've been inside too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasatch Walt
    How many hours .. .what happened ... did I miss a link .... Whoa ...!!!

    Fess up!!!
    The first half took 4 1/2 hours the second,easier half took considerably longer.lot's of hike a bike and scraping mud off bike and I waited the weather out for a little while.
    I've been inside too long.

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