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    ... and if we just ... The Turner Horde descends on Utah....

    Big piles o miles getting racked up here.

    BikerX40 on Jackson's singletrack switchbacks.



    Lycra FR goes big on Amasa.



    The Turner train heads out on Amasa Back.



    Yours truly playing on a little drop on Arth's Rim.



    Squeezing out a rock-sphincter on Little Creek



    Cruising the rim of Little Creek Mesa.



    Loading the shuttle to hit upper Porcupine in the AM. $40,000 worth of Turners on the roof.



    The Turner Horde on Porcupine Rim.



    El Chingon leads the charge.



    Lycra FR doing another drop on Porc.



    El Chig on table rock



    Can'tGetRight drying his tongue.



    Jimmy on a Porc drop.



    Tscheezy dropping the same line with Can'tGetRight close behind.



    Cruising Tusher Canyon Left on the Moab Member slickrock



    Tusher Canyon Right.



    Me messing around on Tusher.

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    Awesome pics as always TSCheezy! You da man!

    How was Little Creek Mesa? Thinking about hitting this one at Thanksgiving when I am out in St. George.

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    Did you mean $40,000 worth of Turners plus an EW?

    Nice pics. Looks like a lot of fun. How you liking the DHX-A?
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    Motley Crew

    You guys look like your having waaaay too much fun! Awesome pics! Thanks for posting these. I am beyond jealous.


    Who's in this lineup?

    Aquaholic


    PS What, no Zilla action shots?
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    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Little Creek is way fun, as always. I found a new loop I had not ridden before. Something new every time.







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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    Did you mean $40,000 worth of Turners plus an EW?
    Ooops. My bad. $40,000 worth of Turners, and $1.99 "worth" of Ells's.

    The DHX Air is kicking some serious butt.
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    Awesome! That looks like a great time. Thanks for posting the sweet photos and ride report.

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    Oh yeah...

    Awesome pics. Got me stoked for our trip in a couple of weeks. Thanks!

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    Wow, what a Homerrama!

    Dang, those pics of porcupine rim really made me want to get back there....that trail is all fun!

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    tcheezy, great pics...

    Jeesh, a good decision to bring the 6 Pack to Moab!!

    Couple of questions for ya:
    Are you still able to do the full Porc Shuttle up to UPS? I'll be there on Thursday and I'm trying to figure out how far up we'll be able to go (i.e. is there snow in the LaSalles already). I'll call Jesse at Coyote, but wanted to get the scoop beforehand.

    I noticed one pic of a group of riders on Amasa. That looks like the trail that loops out to Pothole arch. Were you able to do the full loop over to Jackson's from there? If so, I'd love to get some pointers on that (offline of course). Me, FM and crew couldn't properly navigate that back in April.

    As always, unbelievable pics....

    Cheers,
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    I had my RFX there last Friday, and it was a perfect bike for Moab...

    there was NO snow on the La Salles when I was there one week ago - so if that's held - Burro Down is possible....

    Jackson's is now signed and legal as a multi-use trail - so no secret im's needed - when you get to the top of the first major climb on Amasa - and head along with the cliff on your left and the Potash plant ahead and below - you come to a big metal grate where the power lines come up (from Colo. river side) and cross the road to go to the plant - simply look to your right, walk up to the powerline poles and you'll see Jackson's starting down (appears to be old road here - it does two switches than heads towards the Amasa parking lot and turns to s/t) - you should see a multi-use and trail name sign at the point it becomes true s/t - can't miss it from there - don't fall off and enjoy
    btw - you will come to a creek crossing with a steep bank - I couldn't find any way around it - so I waded (hip-deep) across - if there's a dry way to go, someone should let you know...

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    I'm the good looking one

    My jersey went to Tanker7 in Iraq , so I'm the odd man out in the picture.

    Zilla had a rough day today. Mucho gear problems. He's taking it like a champ.
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    Pike?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I'm the good looking one

    My jersey went to Tanker7 in Iraq , so I'm the odd man out in the picture.

    Zilla had a rough day today. Mucho gear problems. He's taking it like a champ.
    Hey, I noticed it looks like you're running a Pike. Is it a PUSHed mod? Just wondering how're you're liking it? I've been tempted to pull the trigger on one.

    Thanks.

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    Good stuff. I will have to make the rodie next year and join you guys.
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    Philip, thanks for posting more pics. My pain medication wears off, I wake up from a nap to reingest and check in for updates while I return to sleep. It could be worse, and this makes it better. Rando
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    Quote Originally Posted by macrider
    I had my RFX there last Friday, and it was a perfect bike for Moab...

    there was NO snow on the La Salles when I was there one week ago - so if that's held - Burro Down is possible....

    Jackson's is now signed and legal as a multi-use trail - so no secret im's needed - when you get to the top of the first major climb on Amasa - and head along with the cliff on your left and the Potash plant ahead and below - you come to a big metal grate where the power lines come up (from Colo. river side) and cross the road to go to the plant - simply look to your right, walk up to the powerline poles and you'll see Jackson's starting down (appears to be old road here - it does two switches than heads towards the Amasa parking lot and turns to s/t) - you should see a multi-use and trail name sign at the point it becomes true s/t - can't miss it from there - don't fall off and enjoy
    btw - you will come to a creek crossing with a steep bank - I couldn't find any way around it - so I waded (hip-deep) across - if there's a dry way to go, someone should let you know...
    Thanks Mac... Good to know about the LaSalles! I'm wrenching for 7 gals (www.seattlelunachix.com) for the 24 hr. race and I'm taking them on Porc Rim on Friday, so I'll talk to Jesse about doing that. About Amasa, I know of the route that you speak. We didn't find a route around the stream either. Actually heard it gets extra sketch when the water gets really high. I'm referring to another bit of singletrack on top of Jackson's that turns it into a true loop. It's a cairn to cairn route and super hard to navigate. We couldn't figure it out last year despite spending some time on it, but I know it's there.......

    Cheers,
    EB

    P.S. I'll be there on Thursday if anyone wants to ride w/ me and 7 women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    ...Zilla had a rough day today. Mucho gear problems. He's taking it like a champ.
    ...yeah, but thank goodness he remembered to bring his fender!! <img><img><img>


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    Shouldn't that be the Homer Horde?

    On the Turner Train? Great pix.

    We've got 6 days left before we make it back out to UT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashayk
    Hey, I noticed it looks like you're running a Pike. Is it a PUSHed mod? Just wondering how're you're liking it? I've been tempted to pull the trigger on one.

    Thanks.
    I really dig the Pike. Great fork.
    And yes, mine is a bit "enhanced"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    Who's in this lineup?

    PS What, no Zilla action shots?


    Back row, L to R: Lycra FR, Can'tGetRight, Jimmy, El Chingon, Bikezilla, CrashTheDOG, tscheezy, Blue Shorts, Nels, BikerX40, Bob The Wheelbuilder.

    Front row (out of uniform): Squeaky.

    Here is a pic of Squeaky and BZ on Slickrock this evening:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Are you still able to do the full Porc Shuttle up to UPS? I'll be there on Thursday and I'm trying to figure out how far up we'll be able to go (i.e. is there snow in the LaSalles already).
    There was a dusting of snow above about 9 or 10k fee on the La Sals as we pulled into town from a thunder storm which came through, but it melted off. A few gooey puddles on upper Porc, but hardly enough to mention. We rode from the La Sals Loop road down, no issues. Keep an eye on the weather and an ear on Coyote.
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    Wow, wish I was there...

    Wait a minute, I was!

    Derek's team lost 42 to 0 to their crosstown rival tonight. Ouch.

    Thanks for letting me hang with all youse guys. Memories that will last forever. At least until Alzheimers or a head injury strikes.
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    Major coolness! Just wondering if you elite homers will allow the new TNT group to ride with you guy's next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Big piles o miles getting racked up here.
    ...
    Excellent, excellent, excellent! Great photos and that's gotta be some sort of record for Turners in a congregation!

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    Great pictures. The action shots are amazing!

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    mos def going there as soon as I can.....

    looks wonderful

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    The coolest photo has got to be that of Squeaky and BZ. Thanks for the inspirational postings

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    Great photos... I will be riding there Thursday... Super shots to get me in the mood. Man I'm going to be like a bear with a sore ar%e for the next four days. Don't want to ride in case I injure myself, not much else to do but watch drop in dvds and drink beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy


    Back row, L to R: Lycra FR, Can'tGetRight, Jimmy, El Chingon, Bikezilla, CrashTheDOG, tscheezy, Blue Shorts, Nels, BikerX40, Bob The Wheelbuilder.
    Wow, what an incredibly dorky picture. I wish I was in it!
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    Great pictures,Looks like you are having a blast.
    I have never seen more than two Turners at any one time in the same place in the UK and one of them is always mine!

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    Very cool guys, glad to see Zilla made it out west finally. More pics!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix
    Major coolness! Just wondering if you elite homers will allow the new TNT group to ride with you guy's next year.
    Hey, I had an E on my headbadge and was still allowed to tag along. Riding a TNT bike shouldn't be a problem at all.

    All I was required to do is take pictures of Tscheezy doing his monster drops and endure some good natured ribbing. The secret hazing ceremony was kinda rough the first night, but the brand is starting to heal already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    The coolest photo has got to be that of Squeaky and BZ. Thanks for the inspirational postings
    I Agree !!

    How was it out there compared to the East BZ??

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    More Pics? OK.

    Today we rode Gold Bar Rim/Golden Spike to the Portal Trail. More good times. A lot of pretty brutal climbing, shelf work, and a damn techy descent on the Portal.

    The pain starts early. The initial climb to the rim is long and steep.



    Squeaky doing some shelf work.



    Squeak hesitates at the lip before launching...



    ...and makes it, but the tube takes the brunt.



    Thunder clouds threaten as we near the Portal trail.



    We enter the Portal.



    We duck under the rim rock and descend the Portal.



    The trail was as fun and difficult as I remembered it.



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    Great shots! Gotta love southern Utah. I'm heading down to Moab on Friday, and I gotta know, where is this:


    This:


    And This:


    I've been on Porcupine, but didn't see that drop (which isn't surprising, being such a massive playground), but I don't know where Arth's or Little Creek are. Some beta would be highly appreciated.

    And, for anybody who will be there next w/e, as long as you don't mind being seen with a guy on an - SC [whisper] - I'd love to tag along.

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    Man, I wish I'd have gotten the invite. That trip looks like a blast. The running commentary knows no equal. Nice.

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    You're killin' me!

    Mother F***!

    You guys are killin' me.

    Hurry up and post more shots, already.


    AWESOME. Simply awesome.


    Tear it up, Zilla!
    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Oh Sheeeeeeeeeeeeet,


    ... freak flags flying HIGH.



    red, gold and zilla rule!
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    Somewhere Over the Rainbow....

    resubmitted below.
    nothing to see here
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    Here's the view from Gold Bar Rim looking down into the hanging valley. Tscheezy would have hit the launch if only he had 1000 feet of shock travel



    Tscheezy huffing it up Gold Bar and Blue Shorts adopting a more conventional means of transportation (it's a lot steeper than it looks)



    We barely beat the lightning storm. Here's the rainbow over slickrock. The pot of gold was found at the Moab Brewery



    The weather service is calling for a big storm in the Rockies so I hit the road early Sunday morning. Here are some shots from Vail pass. What a difference 3hrs and 6000' of elevation makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley
    I'm heading down to Moab on Friday, and I gotta know, where is this:
    I'm not sure where the first shot is, but Little Creek is over in the S.W. corner of Utah near St. George/Hurricane, and the 3rd shot is on Porcupine Rim and I'd guess that it's about a mile above the Diving Board.

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    Thanks for posting the pics, Squeak. I did quite a bit of walking while climbing Gold Bar. It felt like someone stole my lungs and replaced them with brillo pads. I'm still coughing up sand. Riding Tusher and The Whole Enchalada was superb!!!!!l It was a great biking vacation.

    I was happy to finally meet so many of the Homers that post on this board........ truly a great group of guys!!!
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    A big THANKS to Tscheezy for leading most the rides.....Crash for pulling this together...and all the other homers for making this trip a great success!!!!

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    do i sound envious?

    cuz im stting here yet again feeling envious. oustanding pics, excellent commentary, obvious feelings of adventure and success. i bow before you all with the utmost respect. very nice work shareing the experience with the rest of us.
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Bikezilla thought he was the biggest rider on the mountain til he met me......Vanilla Zilla!

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    Gold Bar Rim to the Portal is truly one of the greatest epic rides of all time. That climb will kill you and leaves you with little to nothing left for a very sketchy, exposed and technical descent. Awesome!

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    I SAY GODDAMN!!!!



    THAT'S THE SH!T RIGHT THERE!!!

    nice work boys.

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    Does anyone have any pics of the very dangerous section of Portal, where they have the warning sign and all?


    Quote Originally Posted by Pinch
    Gold Bar Rim to the Portal is truly one of the greatest epic rides of all time. That climb will kill you and leaves you with little to nothing left for a very sketchy, exposed and technical descent. Awesome!
    I didn't just drink the koolaid, I stuck my head in the punchbowl.

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    Where did everyone stay? Did all 40 of you pile into Tscheezy's RV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    Where did everyone stay? Did all 40 of you pile into Tscheezy's RV?
    RV?
    You mean did we all stay in the back of his rental van?
    No. Zilla & Cheezy spooned over at the Comfort Inn along with most of the others.
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