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    Was just reading the upcoming Turner Homer Convention up coming in Sep I think.....That is true good organising, TCheezy is a machine. He knows no boundries, he is coming from Alaska... Good on him.............. Yeah ha

    That sounds fantastic, a great time to put faces to the MTBR handles... .... Not at all wanting to copy them at all, but we should give some thought to something like that at some stage, would be a blast.................

    What are the thoughts from all the Titi owners, Chris may come along to something like that, a real send off somehow................

    THOUGHTS????.................. .
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    My thought is that it is a great idea! I was thinking the same before ,that it would be nice to see you all personally somehow, and have a ride together.
    Without any promise , I cannot stop thinking to have a trip to Fruita this fall....
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    count me in...

    Im in utah and I just built up my girlfriends racer x to go along with my own. we can travel to fruita or to moab, just keep us all posted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    My thought is that it is a great idea! I was thinking the same before ,that it would be nice to see you all personally somehow, and have a ride together.
    Without any promise , I cannot stop thinking to have a trip to Fruita this fall....
    What month in your fall are you thinking... Everything starts with a few thoughts... Let us put something in motion.............

    Fruita..... mmmmmmmmm
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    Good job!

    More thoughts etc

    What is the best airport to fly to, Denver or Salt Lake City

    Driving time from SLC?

    Driving time from Denver?

    Would it be advisable to do both Fruita & Moab?

    Some maps etc for us out of country folk, I would so make the effort if there were a crowd going for sure..... Come on people, get your thoughts in, thought there would be more thoughts than just Kovi's and af73.............. I know you are busy.................Lets hear from you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    What month in your fall are you thinking... Everything starts with a few thoughts... Let us put something in motion.............

    Fruita..... mmmmmmmmm
    End of Sept, early Oct.
    Yeah, Fruita. Singletrack paradise.... Man, would be great, we could also visit Arizona and Moab or whatever places...... I saw those great riding pictures, makes me wanna go.
    Although it would be much cheaper for me to go to Barcelona and have a ride there, and we could get those lazy americans and mexicans over here to show some european riding style...
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    Greetings from England.

    Damn you all live so far away. I would love to go back to Fruita/Moab someday, but I've already booked my holiday this year. Maybe next year eh?

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    As I just spent some days with some guys from Colorado, they said it is the easiest to fly to Denver , Fruita is a 3 hour drive from there. There is another smaller airport closer, but they had different opinions about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey74
    Greetings from England.

    Damn you all live so far away. I would love to go back to Fruita/Moab someday, but I've already booked my holiday this year. Maybe next year eh?

    cancel your booking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    As I just spent some days with some guys from Colorado, they said it is the easiest to fly to Denver , Fruita is a 3 hour drive from there. There is another smaller airport closer, but they had different opinions about that.
    Likewise am sure it would be cheaper for me to come to you also. But it has to be done the Fruita, Moab thing................

    Good to know Denver is the best airport, 3 hours is a breeze............

    I would like it if it was more into October, dont want heat too much, am trying hard to get used to the heat here in Barcelona, dam heat is doing my head in...........

    Lets await some US of A folk to help us with timings etc, best months etc and a little more info....

    Here is a site am sure you have found also:

    http://www.fruitamountainbike.com/
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    You guys gotta do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Likewise am sure it would be cheaper for me to come to you also. But it has to be done the Fruita, Moab thing................

    Good to know Denver is the best airport, 3 hours is a breeze............

    I would like it if it was more into October, dont want heat too much, am trying hard to get used to the heat here in Barcelona, dam heat is doing my head in...........

    Lets await some US of A folk to help us with timings etc, best months etc and a little more info....

    Here is a site am sure you have found also:

    http://www.fruitamountainbike.com/

    I did a week long trip in Fruita/Moab and it was simply awsome. We flew into Denver and drove over to Fruita. Moab is another 1.5 hours past Fruita.

    We stayed in hotels; no problems w/ Fruita, but Moab seems to be more of a tourist destination and it was a bit harder to find a place.

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    With the goal of reconciliation, cooperation, and friendship in mind, and to further world peace, I suggest a combined gathering of Turner and Titus owners. If nothing else, there would be more bikers, and would generate some great discussions/competition.
    Maybe we just crash their party. Imagine elbowing Jerk Chicken off Joe's Ridge to see how sturdy his Turner really is.
    Otherwise, Fruita rocks. Check with Over the Edge Cycles, the local trailbuilders and Titus mavens. http://www.fruitamountainbike.com/ http://www.otesports.com/
    Between Fruita and nearby Grand Junction, you'll have a week of riding different singletrack. Moab is just a hop, skip, and wheelie drop away.

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    Afraid I can't cancel my holiday: I've paid for it, and the flights too. Looks like two weeks bikin' in the Alps for me instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    Imagine elbowing Jerk Chicken off Joe's Ridge to see how sturdy his Turner really is.
    AWESOME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    With the goal of reconciliation, cooperation, and friendship in mind, and to further world peace, I suggest a combined gathering of Turner and Titus owners. If nothing else, there would be more bikers, and would generate some great discussions/competition.
    Maybe we just crash their party. Imagine elbowing Jerk Chicken off Joe's Ridge to see how sturdy his Turner really is.
    Would be a blast, we would then see who is good at being lippy in the flesh, easy being lippy on the net........LOL

    You dont sound keen Bob, you wouldnt really have a say in it, you would be expected to attend.....................
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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    AWESOME!
    Duly, you make a good point, but we need more imput from you on this thread, you are in the know.............
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    Whafe & Co..

    As much as I would like to go and know you all, it's hard for me because I'm in a masters and don't have much time to go on vacations.

    This gatherings are really fun, and it's great knowing guys & gals from here. I hope you finally can arrange the meeting and have a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightySchmoePong
    I did a week long trip in Fruita/Moab and it was simply awsome. We flew into Denver and drove over to Fruita. Moab is another 1.5 hours past Fruita.

    We stayed in hotels; no problems w/ Fruita, but Moab seems to be more of a tourist destination and it was a bit harder to find a place.

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    I don't know. If I wanted to travel to Moab, I'd definitely fly to SLC. Moab is maybe 220 miles from SLC and probably 340 or so from DIA. Also, the airport at SLC is a breeze. You'll waste an extra hour at DIA. The place is hell (l live near denver, and used to live in SLC).

    Fruita is probably half-way between the two.

    I'd like to know what car was driven to get from Denver to Fruita in 3 hours. Must've been averaging close to 90 mph. I'd say that it takes a little longer for most people.

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    Sounds excellent, folks!
    I did this drive last summer, and I think 3 hours depends on what car you're driving. If you happen to be in, say, a crappy '96 VW Golf, it's more like 5. There are some big-ass mountains between Denver & Fruita! It's really an incredible drive, though. One of the most scenic I can remember (see photo).
    As for my attendance, we have a kid on the way, so there are a lot of unknowns. I wouldn't really be able to commit until closer to the time. But Sept/Oct sound great in terms of weather!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Not at all wanting to copy them at all, but we should give some thought to something like that at some stage, would be a blast..................
    The Homers are just hard up for friends. I mean it's like a Star Trek convention. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by budgie
    Sounds excellent, folks!
    I did this drive last summer, and I think 3 hours depends on what car you're driving. If you happen to be in, say, a crappy '96 VW Golf, it's more like 5. There are some big-ass mountains between Denver & Fruita! It's really an incredible drive, though. One of the most scenic I can remember (see photo).
    As for my attendance, we have a kid on the way, so there are a lot of unknowns. I wouldn't really be able to commit until closer to the time. But Sept/Oct sound great in terms of weather!
    Thanks budgie, I too thought SLC is a breeze getting through the airport etc. Closer too to Moab, so could end there I guess................

    Mind you we need some people first. I will not commit to come from Spain unless some of our fellow Titi from the US of A are in.......................
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    If you guys are camping (moab) its still decent at night in september, but went you get into october its in the 30's and 40's at night. If you hotel it then you don't have anything to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    As I just spent some days with some guys from Colorado, they said it is the easiest to fly to Denver , Fruita is a 3 hour drive from there. There is another smaller airport closer, but they had different opinions about that.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *gasp* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (I'm not laughing at you.)

    Are you sure those guys were from Colorado? I'm suprised they would suggest you drive over the mountains when you don't have to do it.

    I worked out the time and car rental fees on my previous trip and it's not worth flying into Grand Junction, if that's the smaller airport you were talking about.

    It's more than three hours and possibly closer to four or five or six if my memory serves me correctly. I'd also suggest flying into SLC because you don't have to drive through the mountains in bad weather. I've done the drive from Denver, in bad weather (late april sleet storm), at night in a rented SUV, that I thought was going to roll everytime I took a freak'n corner. Seriously, how do people drive those things? I felt like I was in a big rig and hated it.

    I was told by people once I got to Fruita that flying into SLC is the better way.

    I'll fly into SLC and drive 80 in the flat straight desert and stop at a few other places to ride on my way to Moab and Fruita. I'm also renting a Subaru this time.

    Don't get me wrong the drive through the mountain during the day is beautiful but I'd never do it in the fall or spring at night again especially in a vehicle that has handling I hate and I'm not used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eman2
    If you guys are camping (moab) its still decent at night in september, but went you get into october its in the 30's and 40's at night. If you hotel it then you don't have anything to worry about.
    I slept outside with just a bag no bivy or tent in Slick rock park in the middle of October. I think I put a toque on one night and kept my long underwear in the bag with me in case I got cold in the middle of the night. I should note that I like to sleep cold and I may be crazy.

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    Braids, would you be in or what? I love sleeping outside too with no bivvy etc....

    Flying to SLC is the way to go for sure..............

    Still no one putting up there Titi hands, come on fellas, it is like extracting teeth...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Braids, would you be in or what? I love sleeping outside too with no bivvy etc....

    Flying to SLC is the way to go for sure..............

    Still no one putting up there Titi hands, come on fellas, it is like extracting teeth...............
    I'll be honest and say there are people in this forum that if I never meet them I will live a happy life. I've only had one problem with a person in the Turner forum though.

    I was thinking about going on a trip in October and if it's in that region I'd want to do some climbing too so I may not join all the rides.

    Days around the Oct 9. weekend?

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    laugh, just laugh...
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *gasp* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (I'm not laughing at you.)

    Are you sure those guys were from Colorado? I'm suprised they would suggest you drive over the mountains when you don't have to do it.

    I worked out the time and car rental fees on my previous trip and it's not worth flying into Grand Junction, if that's the smaller airport you were talking about.

    It's more than three hours and possibly closer to four or five or six if my memory serves me correctly. I'd also suggest flying into SLC because you don't have to drive through the mountains in bad weather. I've done the drive from Denver, in bad weather (late april sleet storm), at night in a rented SUV, that I thought was going to roll everytime I took a freak'n corner. Seriously, how do people drive those things? I felt like I was in a big rig and hated it.

    I was told by people once I got to Fruita that flying into SLC is the better way.

    I'll fly into SLC and drive 80 in the flat straight desert and stop at a few other places to ride on my way to Moab and Fruita. I'm also renting a Subaru this time.

    Don't get me wrong the drive through the mountain during the day is beautiful but I'd never do it in the fall or spring at night again especially in a vehicle that has handling I hate and I'm not used to.
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    Just laugh if you want, no problem. I'll see you on those climbs!!
    Maybe I am wrong, but I remember them suggesting to fly to Denver, and drive from there, and one of the reasons was the beautiful scenes during the drive instead of watching the plain desert... The other reason was , if I remember well, that for a european it is much easier to find a flight to Denver than to the other place. Donno.
    Anyway everybody can choose their way alone, the destination and the date that matters, and most importantly : Are you in or not??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braids
    I'll be honest and say there are people in this forum that if I never meet them I will live a happy life. I've only had one problem with a person in the Turner forum though.
    I hear ya there bro, will say no more.......... .....

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    Days around the Oct 9. weekend?
    October 9 is the best day of the year, Fullstop. Go the Libra, Rat, now you know why I went for the Exogrid......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    Maybe I am wrong, but I remember them suggesting to fly to Denver, and drive from there, and one of the reasons was the beautiful scenes during the drive instead of watching the plain desert... The other reason was , if I remember well, that for a european it is much easier to find a flight to Denver than to the other place. Donno.
    The drive during the day is beautiful. It's also beautiful during a full moon on a clear night especially when someone else is driving. I've done both and would love to do them again. I just want perfect weather and a vehicle I feel comfortable with.

    The desert is also beautiful it's just different.

    I did a brief search for flights to SLC from where I would be flying out (Eastern Canada) and I can't recall if there were any that flew straight through but most had a brief stop over in either Las Vegas or Denver. If you're flying into Denver anyway what's the big deal about a brief stop over. If the stop over is longer than two hours I would drive from Denver though because I'd just want to be on my way.

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    Just laugh if you want, no problem. I'll see you on those climbs!!
    Maybe I am wrong, but I remember them suggesting to fly to Denver, and drive from there, and one of the reasons was the beautiful scenes during the drive instead of watching the plain desertQUOTE]

    The drive from SLC is more scenic than you think. Driving down the valley to rt 6 (spanish fork, I think) is very beautiful. I personally think that the Wasatch is a lot more attractive than the front range. You do go over a pass (Soldier Pass, or something like that), and really only drive through desert for the last 60-80 miles. You do this once you reach Grand Junction, as well, coming through CO. Some is kind of dull, but some of it is pretty cool. If the weather in the mountains turns ugly, it will be a lot easier travelling through utah than colorado. The pass you go over isn't nearly as high as the two you go over in CO.

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    From Salt Lake City...

    Its faster to go from salt lake to spanish fork, to price, to green river to fruita. its good roads all the way. just my two cents...

    And about the weather...its warm in october still. High 60's to mid 70's, and for lows mid 30's to 40's. Its really the perfect time to ride. For those of you in the metric country's (that is...all but the USA) temps are 21-24 daytime and 7-10 degrees C at night.

    I am open and have a flexible schedule so anytime sept or oct will work for me. but just make sure you don't plan it on the fruita fat tire festival or moab fat tire festival, cuz its a madhouse then and trails are wayyyyyy crowded! oh, also avoid the moab jeep festival dates, sorry i don't have them right off hand...cuz both places will be packed...hope this helps~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by af73
    Its faster to go from salt lake to spanish fork, to price, to green river to fruita. its good roads all the way. just my two cents...

    And about the weather...its warm in october still. High 60's to mid 70's, and for lows mid 30's to 40's. Its really the perfect time to ride. For those of you in the metric country's (that is...all but the USA) temps are 21-24 daytime and 7-10 degrees C at night.

    I am open and have a flexible schedule so anytime sept or oct will work for me. but just make sure you don't plan it on the fruita fat tire festival or moab fat tire festival, cuz its a madhouse then and trails are wayyyyyy crowded! oh, also avoid the moab jeep festival dates, sorry i don't have them right off hand...cuz both places will be packed...hope this helps~!

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    Great info thank you af73, good to see the temps are still real pleasant in October.......
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    I am open and have a flexible schedule so anytime sept or oct will work for me. but just make sure you don't plan it on the fruita fat tire festival or moab fat tire festival, cuz its a madhouse then and trails are wayyyyyy crowded! oh, also avoid the moab jeep festival dates, sorry i don't have them right off hand...cuz both places will be packed...hope this helps~!
    I think that the Fruita Fat Tire Festival is held in April, so that shold not be a problem.
    I recevied the Collective and the Roam dvd today. Gees, I want to ride those places!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    I recevied the Collective and the Roam dvd today. Gees, I want to ride those places!
    I like collective a little more than roam. Collective has more single track stuff, roam is more freeride / DJ orientated................... You will enjoy for sure kovi, turn the sound up and go hard....
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    I think it took us 4 or so hours to get to Fruita?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
    I don't know. If I wanted to travel to Moab, I'd definitely fly to SLC. Moab is maybe 220 miles from SLC and probably 340 or so from DIA. Also, the airport at SLC is a breeze. You'll waste an extra hour at DIA. The place is hell (l live near denver, and used to live in SLC).

    Fruita is probably half-way between the two.

    I'd like to know what car was driven to get from Denver to Fruita in 3 hours. Must've been averaging close to 90 mph. I'd say that it takes a little longer for most people.
    We went w/ DIA because I got tickets from DC for 214 bucks on Frontier air, and I was able to use my IMBA membership to ship the bikes for free. Alas, Frontier stopped that deal about a week after I got the tickets.

    I guess it depends on whether Fruita is the main destination or Moab. After riding both, I like the Fruita/Grand Junction area better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MightySchmoePong
    I guess it depends on whether Fruita is the main destination or Moab. After riding both, I like the Fruita/Grand Junction area better.
    Thanks Dave, any reason you liked Fruits better than Moab. Are they hugely different, photos seem to show they are way different......................
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    Depending on the exact dates, I may be able to make it. I'll be driving from the bay area in northern California. Hopefully I can carpool with someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    Depending on the exact dates, I may be able to make it. I'll be driving from the bay area in northern California. Hopefully I can carpool with someone.
    Guru, is into October better for you? what dates are best for you?.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Guru, is into October better for you? what dates are best for you?.....
    HOLY CRAP!

    I just went to http://www.moabbikefest.com/ to find out when the Moab fest was this year and read that it's cancelled. WTF! How could you NOT want that money coming into Moab?

    Wow!

    Early October to mid-october will be the best weather.

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    Moab/Fruita differences...

    While I'd love to do a trip like this, its probably not in the cards for me.

    I've ridden both Moab and Fruita. I would agree that Fruita is better.

    Moab is awesome, but its mostly jeep roads. There is some wicked exposure on some of the rides, which is cool, and the slick rock trail is pretty amazing. When in Moab, you have to do some hikes in Arches, freaking amazing.

    A lot of the riding in Fruita is on pure singletrack. A lot of the trails are made specifically for mountain bikes. With a few exceptions most of the trails in Fruita don't need big hit bikes, I'd say a lot of them barely need FS bikes. If you guys do end up doing this and end up in Fruita - try out Kessel Run and Chute n' Ladders at Bookcliffs. If you can get to the bottom of those rides without permagrin, you ain't alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braids
    HOLY CRAP!

    I just went to http://www.moabbikefest.com/ to find out when the Moab fest was this year and read that it's cancelled. WTF! How could you NOT want that money coming into Moab?

    Wow!

    Early October to mid-october will be the best weather.
    HOLY CRAP is mild braids, that is a huge thing to cancel, for good.. MAn alive, have heard so much abou that even on the
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    Holloween Demo Day in Moab!

    The last week of Oct. / first week of Nov. is always excellent in Fruita. The crowds are gone. The temps are perfect. Indeed, it's a tradition!

    I believe the Titus Demo Day is still scheduled Oct. 31st in Moab - even with the fest cancelled???
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    Moab/Fruita

    Count me in...though would prefer mid to late Oct for Moab...weather is more hospitable. Moab is a "short" five hour drive from Albuquerque for those of you who do not wish to fly into either SLC or DIA.

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    Rollenin Zona, trekboy79, I too am for late Oct early Nov.....................Yeah ha
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    Cool Cool,

    I am interested- I will however need a fair bit of notice... November is probably best with me- it will give me some time to save some dosh. And organize the following.

    Flights to the USA
    Transfers from LAX to where ever...
    Ride from major US airport.
    Place to stay.
    A few days before hand to recover from "Jet Lag".

    Would be an awesome adventure- good to get a big gathering going. I personally would love to do a trip like this, I would however be a bit limited and dependant on the kindness of other riders as I'd really have no means of transportation in the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CulBaire
    Cool Cool,

    I am interested- I will however need a fair bit of notice... November is probably best with me- it will give me some time to save some dosh. And organize the following.

    Flights to the USA
    Transfers from LAX to where ever...
    Ride from major US airport.
    Place to stay.
    A few days before hand to recover from "Jet Lag".

    Would be an awesome adventure- good to get a big gathering going. I personally would love to do a trip like this, I would however be a bit limited and dependant on the kindness of other riders as I'd really have no means of transportation in the USA.
    With ya there CulBaire, I to owould be flying to the US of A, that is why I need to see a good commitment from the USA Titi owners. I for sure would help anyone with transport in the US of A.
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    Not 100% , but I am thinking, thinking.....late October could be good for me...I dont know, The only problem is that we are just planning to buy an apartman...that cuts down my chances....but we'll see..
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Fruita is in... "I just asked them"...

    Troy here... live in Fruita Colorado

    I love this idea especially if it merits a visit from the Euro Contingent!

    (For those who dont know me since my last post appears to be June of 2005... hmmm meaningful to some... I am Troy of Over the Edge Sports in FRuita (Dmn LBS) and a few trails here n there, other credentials? I got nothing...)

    Here's some stuff...

    We would love to help with something like this and the weather in October is kick asssss. September is the Bike SHow so hard for Industry folks. October 14th is 24 Hwhours of Moab and 21st there is a race in GJ but no biggy really as far a reason "to" or a thing to "avoid". Not that Big.

    Fly in... Denver is easy and cheap. You can fly to GJ but it's limited and can be a bit more in cost. Although there are always exceptions. Fly into Denver-Rent a car. Fly to GJ-Call myself or Sc Pint or tigger or someone local, we'll get ya...

    Rides? Sorry we don't have any... (Im sorry, im kidding) see www.petefagerlin.com and/or www.otesports.com

    Lodging - no worries, we have camping and hotels and yards

    Moab - we are 1.5 hours apart, easy to do both if desired

    Late October could rock!

    Titus - Always welcome, I hope Chris would come up as well, I'll even fire up the XR...

    Any questions or things I can help with let me know, troy@otesports.com

    I hope to see you in Fruita

    Ciao

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    PS Tamas... I want a flat in BUdapest as well, maybe downtown Pest side, if your looking and find something in a good area (social) and in the 4-5 million area (forint)(yeah, I'm so loaded)... pass it along, we might be neighbors... if ya still like me well enough... Also I might just pop in and try to find you again when I am over in September, I'll keep ya posted, at least we could drink a beer or sneak in a quick ride. Cheers, Ciao and Sia
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    Fruita, October 21-28th

    Im marking the Calender

    I will host the opening party October 21st and the last night party evening October 27th, 2006

    Thanks for the Heads Up!

    (these dates are just my "over proactive" personality taking over. I made them up and they have no official merit... but they seem perfect)
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    Hey Troy!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    PS Tamas... I want a flat in BUdapest as well, maybe downtown Pest side, if your looking and find something in a good area (social) and in the 4-5 million area (forint)(yeah, I'm so loaded)... pass it along, we might be neighbors... if ya still like me well enough... Also I might just pop in and try to find you again when I am over in September, I'll keep ya posted, at least we could drink a beer or sneak in a quick ride. Cheers, Ciao and Sia
    Hey there, bro!

    You are always welcome to BP, we can defenetly go for a ride, and for one (or more) beers, although I am still not sure if I like you or not...
    4-5 million forints will not be enough for a flat , sorry mate, you have to work a little bit more..

    I do hope we can put this Titus stuff together somehow, riding in Fruita and Moab is a must do thing for me.
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    Titus and my BP flat

    OK I'll go up to 9mil on the flat and I dont mind a "fixer upper" I really like the little street behind the opera house toward the river... anyway...

    If you can put together your trip out here in October we will just start this Titus camp between us and the hundred other Titus riders we know. What did you think of the dates I threw out there? October 21-28th?

    Are you going to the F1 Race this weekend? You should... I should... I wish...

    If I did have a flat ther eby the way I could be the official "Titus Dealer" for all of BP...

    Ciao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chet
    OK I'll go up to 9mil on the flat and I dont mind a "fixer upper" I really like the little street behind the opera house toward the river... anyway...

    If you can put together your trip out here in October we will just start this Titus camp between us and the hundred other Titus riders we know. What did you think of the dates I threw out there? October 21-28th?

    Are you going to the F1 Race this weekend? You should... I should... I wish...

    If I did have a flat ther eby the way I could be the official "Titus Dealer" for all of BP...

    Ciao
    No F1 for me, sorry it is boring to watch, maybe to drive them...
    The dates are fine for me , if I can make it , it is ok anytime in October...
    We can set up the Titus dealership for Hungary, good idea, we'll talk about it,
    9 mil is still not enough for a descent flat, sorry...
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    This sounds really cool. I may need to set my schedule. Been to Moab, but really want to ride Fruita. Frooootah......

    Coming from the SF bay area. Not sure if flying or driving. It is 1000mi to Moab 1 way, so not exactly jumping at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    This sounds really cool. I may need to set my schedule. Been to Moab, but really want to ride Fruita. Frooootah......

    Coming from the SF bay area. Not sure if flying or driving. It is 1000mi to Moab 1 way, so not exactly jumping at that.
    Glad you are thinking about it seriously...........Once some of you dudes commit, us overseas cats will commit......................... Go the Frrrrrrroooooooooooooootttttttttaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh h
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    I'm quite keen guys. Am looking at availability and cost of flights from South Africa at the mo. What's the prize for the 'Most distance travelled to get there'-trophy?

    Like I said in the other thread, I would be keen to also ride some other areas, most notably Oregon. The McKenzie River Trail has haunted me since i read about it in BIKE years ago!

    Will post on the Oregon board, but any info you guys have will be appreciated....thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by MintSauce
    I'm quite keen guys. Am looking at availability and cost of flights from South Africa at the mo. What's the prize for the 'Most distance travelled to get there'-trophy?

    Like I said in the other thread, I would be keen to also ride some other areas, most notably Oregon. The McKenzie River Trail has haunted me since i read about it in BIKE years ago!

    Will post on the Oregon board, but any info you guys have will be appreciated....thanks
    If I go, I am interested to do some other parts as well. We ' ll make Roam II. Only thing , it should be reachable by car, flying for another area....would be too much time on the plane, I hate flying.
    How far is McKenzie river Trail from Fruita?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    If I go, I am interested to do some other parts as well. We ' ll make Roam II. Only thing , it should be reachable by car, flying for another area....would be too much time on the plane, I hate flying.
    How far is McKenzie river Trail from Fruita?
    Not sure of actual distance. Check the map Whafe posted....Oregon is just left and up, above Cali.

    Will do some more homework. I'm thinking of doing a 2-3 week trip and just driving, even if i have to drive 2-3hours a day.

    Gotta work now. Will get more info and share later today or tomo.

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    I'm probably in too. I like the sounds of mid to late October, it'll get me out of the rapidly declining temperatures here in Montana for a week or so. Could someone please sticky this so we can all keep in the loop?
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    Given it a lot of thought today....

    ...and it's not gonna work for me

    Whafe, seriously THANK YOU for the effort you're putting into this. I was so amped to join, but Oct/Nov is my absolute busiest time of year at work. I am self-employed so can go if I want, but it wouldn't be wise.

    What you have done is gotten me thinking about it enough to decide that I gotta stop putting it off and just get my a$$ to the US to ride.

    If things work out, I intend going out next year around April for the Fruita Fat Tyre Fest and doing a 3 week roadtrip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MintSauce
    ...and it's not gonna work for me

    Whafe, seriously THANK YOU for the effort you're putting into this. I was so amped to join, but Oct/Nov is my absolute busiest time of year at work. I am self-employed so can go if I want, but it wouldn't be wise.

    What you have done is gotten me thinking about it enough to decide that I gotta stop putting it off and just get my a$$ to the US to ride.

    If things work out, I intend going out next year around April for the Fruita Fat Tyre Fest and doing a 3 week roadtrip.

    Sweet as, it is a busy time in RSA the Spring, I wil head there around that time also. Usually go a couple times per year............................ MintS, sort out your rugby team man, It is supposed to be us in the final, not Aussy and NZ............

    I too have just put this off and put it off for years also. There is a chance that I may move to the US of A for work, so keep the forum posted if you do go next April.... I am hoping this will fly, if it doesnt, nothing is a waste, wasnt meant to be, but so hope it does.... Will be good to see if all these PUS's are for real ....LOL
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    Man....you DO get around....

    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Sweet as, it is a busy time in RSA the Spring, I wil head there around that time also. Usually go a couple times per year............................ MintS, sort out your rugby team man, It is supposed to be us in the final, not Aussy and NZ............

    I too have just put this off and put it off for years also. There is a chance that I may move to the US of A for work, so keep the forum posted if you do go next April.... I am hoping this will fly, if it doesnt, nothing is a waste, wasnt meant to be, but so hope it does.... Will be good to see if all these PUS's are for real ....LOL
    If you make it out here and have time for a ride, let me know. You ridden here before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MintSauce
    If you make it out here and have time for a ride, let me know. You ridden here before?
    You did say you wanted to know what a stock ali ML rode like, well I'm on a large, so there's a good reason for you

    You're welcome as long as you don't mention the rugby. The latest joke goes something like this...."Sir Richard Branson offered to sponsor the SA Rugby team, but the SA Rugby Union declined saying that you can't have 'Virgin' on your team shirts when you get fcuk'd every weekend!".....sad but i LMAO when i heard it
    Hey what can I say, i am plane S l u t.... Nah it is the job thing.... Be great to fit some riding in, I will assess the schedule, am usually real busy when in RSA... But that would be fantastic. Could bring the Exo ML and have some partner swapping..........Yes loads of jokes going around for sure about the rugby.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Hey what can I say, i am plane S l u t.... Nah it is the job thing.... Be great to fit some riding in, I will assess the schedule, am usually real busy when in RSA... But that would be fantastic. Could bring the Exo ML and have some partner swapping..........Yes loads of jokes going around for sure about the rugby.....
    Would be great....just let me know anytime. We can have our own little African Titus Odyssey
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    Quote Originally Posted by MintSauce
    Would be great....just let me know anytime. We can have our own little African Titus Odyssey
    yes, will indeed, would be a blast. I do loads of work up in the valley above Ceres. Some cool mountains in there. Am loving the baboons also.
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    ... and if we just ... Ceres....?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    yes, will indeed, would be a blast. I do loads of work up in the valley above Ceres. Some cool mountains in there. Am loving the baboons also.
    Whafe, my man....we have so GOTTA do it then!

    Have you heard of http://www.eselfontein.com/ ? I haven't ridden it yet(got sick 2 days before the event last year) but apparently it is the best trail in the western Cape.....48km with 80% singletrack! It's open all year.

    It's about 12km outside Ceres. If you can pull it off, pm me and we make a plan. I was just discussing it with a friend 2weeks ago and we've been trying to get out there. I'm in Hermanus about 2hrs drive from Ceres.

    See what you can do!

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    My man, you have me fizzing at the bung, have been going to Ceres for a few years, have not ever heard of mountain biking there. Am so up for that, will be near the end of the year. Will try more than likely for November........12 Km's outside, that must be up on the Koue Bokkeveld. Sweet as, the place rocks...............Sh!t you are real close then.....



    Quote Originally Posted by MintSauce
    Whafe, my man....we have so GOTTA do it then!

    Have you heard of http://www.eselfontein.com/ ? I haven't ridden it yet(got sick 2 days before the event last year) but apparently it is the best trail in the western Cape.....48km with 80% singletrack! It's open all year.

    It's about 12km outside Ceres. If you can pull it off, pm me and we make a plan. I was just discussing it with a friend 2weeks ago and we've been trying to get out there. I'm in Hermanus about 2hrs drive from Ceres.

    See what you can do!

    Cheers
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    My man, you have me fizzing at the bung, have been going to Ceres for a few years, have not ever heard of mountain biking there. Am so up for that, will be near the end of the year. Will try more than likely for November........12 Km's outside, that must be up on the Koue Bokkeveld. Sweet as, the place rocks...............Sh!t you are real close then.....
    Anytime should be good. The only important date for me is the weekend of 11-12 Nov. Doing a 2 day race that weekend.

    See when you can make it and just let me know a week or two in advance. It's even possible for me to ride in the week if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MintSauce
    Anytime should be good. The only important date for me is the weekend of 11-12 Nov. Doing a 2 day race that weekend.

    See when you can make it and just let me know a week or two in advance. It's even possible for me to ride in the week if need be.

    Cheers
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    Will do for sure, those photos are the pass up to the valley from Ceres. Am amping to ride there now. I couild sort the mid week ride also. We can sort this at a later date.

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    I can help transport...

    Anyone flying into SLC can hitch a ride with me. I have a Toyota 4 Runner so can fit up to 4 others into it, I'll get a hitch mount rack for our steeds too. Just throw some gas money my way and we're all good! Also, if you get in a few days early we can do some rides up in Park City or SLC, there are some epic and amazing trails out there! Let me know and as the time gets closer and a date set P.M. me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by af73
    Anyone flying into SLC can hitch a ride with me. I have a Toyota 4 Runner so can fit up to 4 others into it, I'll get a hitch mount rack for our steeds too. Just throw some gas money my way and we're all good! Also, if you get in a few days early we can do some rides up in Park City or SLC, there are some epic and amazing trails out there! Let me know and as the time gets closer and a date set P.M. me!
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    That sounds good... I might be letting you know???

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    I live in North Carolina and me and one of my riding buds were going out to Fruita at the end of August. I would be willing to push the trip back if this thing looks like it will materialize. I will keep an eye on it

    What about you other guys thinking about flying in...are you going to rent bikes? Sorry but I don't trust the airlines with my baby! Can anyone recommend a good place for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnk1975
    I live in North Carolina and me and one of my riding buds were going out to Fruita at the end of August. I would be willing to push the trip back if this thing looks like it will materialize. I will keep an eye on it

    What about you other guys thinking about flying in...are you going to rent bikes? Sorry but I don't trust the airlines with my baby! Can anyone recommend a good place for this?
    Over the Edge Sports Rents bikes www.otesports.com; the same shop that built the trails and town and... OK, OK... there's also another shop here in Fruita that rents and Over the Edge Sports Grand Junction rents as well (970-243-2453), OTE Fruita (970-858-7220); we rent Rocky Mountain Elements/Slayers?ETS X-30 as well as a few Nomads, 5-Spots, Motolites, Racer X's and BMC's

    Let us know if we can help.

    Heck if you need a Titus for your very own we can help ya there too...

    Alright alright I'll stop the advertisement... but there ya have the answer

    Also...you should come in end August and then come back again in October, you won't regret it. You also could ship your bike here to the shop but that has proven more risky of late than flying with it. But it is an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnk1975
    I live in North Carolina and me and one of my riding buds were going out to Fruita at the end of August. I would be willing to push the trip back if this thing looks like it will materialize. I will keep an eye on it

    What about you other guys thinking about flying in...are you going to rent bikes? Sorry but I don't trust the airlines with my baby! Can anyone recommend a good place for this?
    Hi ya jsnk1975, jump onto the link attached and put yours and your buddies name on and I will add it to the spreadsheet.

    I have never had a problem flying with my bike, have done it from New Zealadn to Europe, to the states etc.

    I sure hope it materilizes, but us people form other countries need to see soem names on there first....

    Chet, first you find out what and when the new 6 inch Titus will be available..

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    Troy,

    We will definitely be hitting you up for a couple of bikes when we arrive (in either August/Sept or mid October). I ride a Racer X100 but would like to rent a Motolite or Nomad while I am out there.

    Whafe,

    Is the date looking like mid-October? If so let me pass that info. along to my friend and see how he feels about it. If he can go in mid October as well then we would much rather hook up with a big group out there and will likely push the trip back. I'll let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnk1975
    Troy,

    We will definitely be hitting you up for a couple of bikes when we arrive (in either August/Sept or mid October). I ride a Racer X100 but would like to rent a Motolite or Nomad while I am out there.

    Whafe,

    Is the date looking like mid-October? If so let me pass that info. along to my friend and see how he feels about it. If he can go in mid October as well then we would much rather hook up with a big group out there and will likely push the trip back. I'll let you know.

    -Jason
    Sweet Jason, that date is still on the cards, have to do the democratic thing and see what suits most, have popped your name on the list anyway, check the other thread. At this point though later in October, beginning of Novemebr has the most names, but it could change. Would be great to have you join a big group

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    Why don't you people just buy Turners and get it over with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Why don't you people just buy Turners and get it over with?
    cheexy, it has only taken you over two weeks to think to type that................ I cannto be a homer, my genetics are not fit to be a homer.........
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    That's sorta Lame...

    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Why don't you people just buy Turners and get it over with?
    Hopefully you were just kidding. The most important thing to me about Turner is how cool Dave is and when you ride with him? He would NEVER even notice what you were riding let alone comment about it.

    Dave Turner is about riding and people who ride... these are those people... lets all stck together and ride... unless your talking about Trek's... I kid, just kidding...

    Ride a Turner... Ride a Titus... as long as you love to ride and love your fellow cyclist? It's all good!

    Ciao, once again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chet
    Hopefully you were just kidding. The most important thing to me about Turner is how cool Dave is and when you ride with him? He would NEVER even notice what you were riding let alone comment about it.

    Dave Turner is about riding and people who ride... these are those people... lets all stck together and ride... unless your talking about Trek's... I kid, just kidding...

    Ride a Turner... Ride a Titus... as long as you love to ride and love your fellow cyclist? It's all good!

    Ciao, once again...


    I think he just said that cause all the homers are getting together to buy some Star treck T-shirts...


    So they can just get it over with.

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    Man, I'm SO envious...

    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    End of Sept, early Oct.
    Yeah, Fruita. Singletrack paradise.... Man, would be great, we could also visit Arizona and Moab or whatever places...... I saw those great riding pictures, makes me wanna go.
    Although it would be much cheaper for me to go to Barcelona and have a ride there, and we could get those lazy americans and mexicans over here to show some european riding style...
    Hey guys,

    I've been out of the loop for the past month having been away on a school trip to Bolivia - unfortunately not biking, though the Takesi trail (2 hours from La Paz) would make an amazing ride at 4700 metres!

    I hope you all have a blast in Utah - I'd love to be there but can't make it. I'd echo Kovi's suggestion that we get Titus bros together in Europe next year. I'd be happy to host a trip to Scotland (check out IMBA's endorsement) or perhaps a visit to Spain - the Sierra Nevada is fantastic and I'm sure Catalunya has some wickedly good riding too (Whafe?). Hungary? I'm intrigued as its a place I've never been to yet (Kovi?)

    Best wishes,

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    Riding in Scotland and Spain are defenetly on my list, there are so many places we should go.
    As for you to ride in Hungary, you are welcome anytime, we have some tracks worth to see for sure. And the chicks....just ask Troy (Chet), he was here twice, now he wants to buy a flat!
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    Yup... Hungary has got my vote!

    Quote Originally Posted by kovi
    Riding in Scotland and Spain are defenetly on my list, there are so many places we should go.
    As for you to ride in Hungary, you are welcome anytime, we have some tracks worth to see for sure. And the chicks....just ask Troy (Chet), he was here twice, now he wants to buy a flat!
    The riding there was really fun and very different for me being of a desert area (Fruita) and the women are certainly worth mentioning as some of the finest breeding in the world... and the hosts? Fantastic...

    Now about that Flat...

    I said I'd take a "Fixer Upper" have you found me one yet or do I have to come do my own shopping...

    Ciao, Im off to Zurich on Tuesday! Yeah!

    PS, anyone have tips on Portugal?
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    I said I'd take a "Fixer Upper" have you found me one yet or do I have to come do my own shopping...
    Ye, I bought a couple of them already, the ones you dont like , we will just sell!
    Seriously, you have to come over, talk to Attila, he is actually dealing with apartmants at the moment, I will ask him about it.
    What the heck you doing in Zurich?
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    Zurich

    I am meeting a couple fast guys and riding road bikes in the Alps. It might be ironic that one of the guys riding with me in the Alps is Ross Schnell; Norba Super D champion 2006 and team mates of Brian Smith who sold his bike to Atilla... small world.. on an odd whim we might just show up in Buda; I'll keep you posted.

    We could always do a ride in the Buda hills on road bikes and you could laugh at our crashes!

    I will definetely be back soon and shopping for a place to base operations: "MTB FU & HU"

    Ciao / Sia
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Why don't you people just buy Turners and get it over with?
    Quote Originally Posted by Chet
    Hopefully you were just kidding.
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