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    New Year's Day Stoke - IDY Cali [o]

    I managed to hook up a good riding bud from Seattle right here on MTBR. MrBlinn was down in the desert for some new years relaxin. Lucky for him he shipped the Flux down to play. We've ridden in the desert a few times in the past and had a serious epic out at San Juan and Chiquito on his last visit. For this trip the stars aligned for some higher elevation riding in Idyllwild's May Valley, also known as Hurkey Creek, about 40 minutes above the desert floor... and he'd never been up there so it was on. Conditions were primo where it mattered and a little spongy and muddy from recent rain and snow in the areas that it didn't. He brought along the D70 and we weren't in a rush so some photo geeking was in order...

    New Year's Day Stoke - IDY Cali [o]-01-lance-oak-tree.jpg
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    Continued...

    New Year's Day Stoke - IDY Cali [o]-lance-high-line-2.jpg
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    Continued... again

    New Year's Day Stoke - IDY Cali [o]-19-jeff-tunnel-1.jpg
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    This one is interesting because just before he snapped this shot we saw what looked like either a cougar or a bobcat in this spot...
    New Year's Day Stoke - IDY Cali [o]-23-paw-print.jpg

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    Great stuff Lnc. Recognize the boulder up and chute down from Hurkey.

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    Great pics!!!
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Hey thats my hood. Great Pics!

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    great pics, even better striped shirt!

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    Very nice!!!!! Oh to be riding in shorts - I was at Giants stadium last night and am still trying to thaw out my body......

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    Sweet shots!

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    45 degrees and drizzle.... Back to the regular scheduled programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBlinn
    45 degrees and drizzle.... Back to the regular scheduled programming.
    Still 68 and sunny Good riding with you, and nice photos

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    Riding those rocks looks like alot of fun!

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    As usual great pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTBAZ
    As usual great pics
    Thanks Yeah, there are some fun boulder and rock lines up there along with really nice ST. We missed getting photos on a few of the really good ones.

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    Awesome pics. Thanks for posting those. Not too often that "....stoke" pictures get me too stoked, but these did the job.
    Have a nice ride!

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    Nice shots. I really dig the first one
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