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    Western States road trip pics 5. Got bandwidth?

    The 10 mile climb up to Top Of The World almost completed



    The top of Top Of The World, Moab



    That really scary colored rock is where all the dangerous bits in our nuclear arms is dug up. Mine-sweeper, Moab



    Petroglyphs at dawn on the equinox



    Barny takes AK Ken's RFX for a spin sans armor



    I'll give a shiny nickle to anyone who can clean this section. The Waterfall, Edge Loop, 18 Road, Fruita



    Who likes singletrack? Frontside, Fruita



    The Colorado River comes into view on Porcupine's singletrack.



    Can you find Barny? More of Fruita's amazing singletrack.

    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Sure, I can find Barney

    Barney is definitely not camera shy.

    Some awsome shots. Looks like a lot of fun. I'll surely have to make it out there one of these days soon.

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    Absolutely stunning photos! Thanks for sharing your western adventure.

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    I think I have a crush on your girlfriend.

    nice work and what an epic trip, T-Dog!

    thanks fer posting

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    I'm jealous...

    I'm jealous in the fact that Barny likes to ride that much....and the fact that she'll ride those kinds of trails. I'm stuck to the railroad beds with my wife.

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    Nice!

    Now I need a road trip. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batrastard
    I'm jealous in the fact that Barny likes to ride that much....and the fact that she'll ride those kinds of trails. I'm stuck to the railroad beds with my wife.
    Be happy. My wife has Fisher hardtail she has ridden 3 times in 4 years, and a Road bike with Rolf Vector Comp Wheels and Ultegra Components that she has never ridden (if she doesn't soon, it's going to my sister).

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    My wife's bike got stolen last year

    and granted it was nothing special...lowend trek hardtail. I wasn't going to spend a bunch of money until I knew she'd ride it. After enough harping this winter, I ordered her a new bike....and it just came in today. A brand new black Yeti 575. I'll start building her tonight. Hope that keeps her happy and more importantly maybe some more difficult trails too!!

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    Getting some well-fitting, comfortable armor goes a long way towards increasing courage when looking at a rough section. A Giro Switchblade helmet, some light elbow pads, knee and shin guards, and even padded shorts is a great basic kit. Realizing that the consequences of crashing aren't that severe when all padded out, Barny tried more difficult stuff than she otherwise would have and so also improved her riding greatly since she was able to push herself more.

    Great stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    ...Giro Switchblade helmet...
    FWIW, the Switchblade has been discontinued from Giro's lineup. I've searched and the only retailers I found that had them in stock were both in Moab. Poison Spider, http://www.poisonspiderbicycles.com/, has a few L/XL's in stock, and Chile Pepper, http://www.chilebikes.com/the-shop.html, has a XXS/XS.

    I placed a order for one of the L/XL's hoping that it will fit. Tscheezy, what size is your Switchblade? What does your head measure?
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    How 'bout this one? I got Barny's off eBay for $50, brand new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    How 'bout this one? I got Barny's off eBay for $50, brand new.

    tscheezy
    Damn tscheezy that was fast! I'm still an eBay virgin, and obviously didn't search there. HeyMommy's (Shannon's new MTBR handle) head measure's 55-1/2" cm's. Do you know how that compares to Barney's? Giro's measurements for a XXS/XS are 52-56 cm so I'm not sure which to go with.

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    What's nice is....

    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Getting some well-fitting, comfortable armor goes a long way towards increasing courage when looking at a rough section. A Giro Switchblade helmet, some light elbow pads, knee and shin guards, and even padded shorts is a great basic kit. Realizing that the consequences of crashing aren't that severe when all padded out, Barny tried more difficult stuff than she otherwise would have and so also improved her riding greatly since she was able to push herself more.

    Great stuff.
    tscheezy

    This year everyone in my "circle" is trying to get their significant others more involved in the sport. They will be able to go ride on their own and figure some things out without feeling like idiots around us and feeling like they are slowing us down. The armor is a great idea though...I'll wait to make the investment and see if she rides it enough first tho...

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