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    2 Turners acheive Zen

    Naked1 and I hit the Zen trail again this morning. For those in the know, this trail sits just east of the Mesa that drops down onto the fingers of death. This is a 7 mile loop, that has it all: Fast techy descents, big sweeping S turns, techy climbs, drops...ect. It is fast becoming one of my favorite local rides. I'm thinking for the THC, we might have to combine this trail with the barrel trail for a 13 mile figure 8. The XC and aggro trail riders will all love this terrain. This first picture shows you exactly where this mesa is located. Note the fingers of death in the background.
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    And some more....
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    You're killing me. I want to ride that terrain more than anything. It looks awesome. Nice shots, too.
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    The cool thing about this trail system, is that anyone on a Flux, Sultan, Highline or anything in between, is gonna have a blast.

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    This is a sweet trail. Its a good addition the mid week rides.

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    Man, I got to make it out there again soon. Thanksgiving at least, hopefully sooner.
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    Do you access it from the top of Bear Claw?

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    Great shots, you must be getting up at the crack of dawn, my folks passed through St George on Sat and said it was over 100....
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    That trail definately appeals to my sensibilities. Very nice! I look forward to riding down that way one of these days.

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    No. It actually sits on the mesa just east of the mesa you would use to access Bear Claw Poppy. You climb a fireroad up for about a mile, and then it's all singletrack from there. I'm sad that we didn't discover this trail earlier. We are going to have a blast developing new lines on it this winter. From what I understand, this singletrack sees mostly hiking traffic, and a lot of people use it to access several rock climbing routes that are scattered all over the mesa.

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    This trail look great.
    Nice pics

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    Now that trail looks like a hell of alot of fun, Great pics too.

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    yep. THC needs that trail on the list.
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    No, that's not phonetic
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    Nice job scouting that one out. Barny and I will definitely hit that when we come down. Reservations are already made.
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    Sounds good Tscheez. You guys will dig this trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Reservations are already made.
    Are you guys going to attend any of Interbike?

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    I fly into Vegas on Sept 19 and out again on Oct 6, so I will overlap with IBike. I would like to hit the dirt demo again and maybe a few hours of the floor show. Barny arrives on Sept 26 and flies out with me on Oct 6th. I hope it's a little cooler this year. The past few have been brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    The cool thing about this trail system, is that anyone on a Flux, Sultan, Highline or anything in between, is gonna have a blast.
    Crap. I ride a Ventana. Guess I'm out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Crap. I ride a Ventana. Guess I'm out.
    The Ventana's got nothing to do with it....you're out, because your Lyrik wouldn't last 10 minutes on these trails....you remember what happened last time.....

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    great pics!!

    what tires are you using to hook up with that terrain? we have similar stuff in israel.

    thanx!!

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    [QUOTE=starre]what tires are you using to hook up with that terrain? [ QUOTE]

    Most of us are running a Maxxis Advantage on the front, and either a single ply 2.5 nevegal or Schwalbe Big Betty on the rear. I wouldn't recommend the Advantage for real rocky terrain. We are having issues with torn sidewalls, but they sure corner well. The singleply Nevy's are holding up real well. The Stick-e compound works great on this hardpack stuff. The Betty leaves something to be desired in the corners, but it has a nice thick sidewall.

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