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    1918?



    A sure sign that it is time to ride in Arizona....rain.

    Saturday we did the classic Lemmon ride from our camp on Mt Bigelow: Secret, 1918, Sunset to Aspen. Want to know a sure sign that few people ride these forgotten trails? When people debate their names. The conversation over trail names raged over cinnamon buns and coffee in Summerhaven....Mmmmmmmmm.

    We hiked a little..



    and biked to the top of Aspen Draw at 9k.




    Sunday was a similar ride on Butterfly Trail with Aaron.



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    If you have not visited Lemmon, now is the time. I am guilty of neglecting Lemmon sometimes, but not anymore. Work has been done to make more of the trails ride able, so come on down!

    A good shot of Aaron on a steep switchback. Do you notice anything about the trail in front of Aaron?


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    great shots.. and some great Lemmon stoke for sure! thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner


    A good shot of Aaron on a steep switchback. Do you notice anything about the trail in front of Aaron?

    your feet print or lack of tire tracks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EPDP99
    your feet print
    Yes.

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    that looks and sounds fun. I'd like to do that some time...

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    adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EPDP99
    your feet print or lack of tire tracks?
    Siiiiiinglespeed!!!!

    Also missing from this report was the 'classic moment' when somebody said so-and-so thinks it's the 1918 trail.

    Very adequate pics, Chad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Siiiiiinglespeed!!!!

    Also missing from this report was the 'classic moment' when somebody said so-and-so thinks it's the 1918 trail.

    Very adequate pics, Chad.
    adequate indeed. Makes up for not bringing a camera last week when I went up Lemmon.

    A good story nonetheless for those that want to see the full report. Did you find the picture to confirm the trail name?

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    thanks for playing tour guide. Looks like I missed some great fun on Sunday. Can't wait to get back down there.
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    How were the conditions on Butterfly?
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    How were the conditions on Butterfly?
    Imagine a great technical descent like Green Mountain and add in a typical AZT hike-a-bike. A large amount of work has been done on this trail in the past 3 months; there are only about 2-3 deadfall trees on the trail.

    5.2 miles will take you about 2 hours to complete...I loved every second of the Butterfly Trail.

    The ultimate 6-7 hour Lemmon Loop: Palisades-Bigelow-Butterfly-Crystal-Control Rd-Sunset-1918-Secret-Bigelow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    thanks for playing tour guide. Looks like I missed some great fun on Sunday. Can't wait to get back down there.
    hiccup...thanks for the Sierra Nevada IPA

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Imagine a great technical descent like Green Mountain and add in a typical AZT hike-a-bike. A large amount of work has been done on this trail in the past 3 months; there are only about 2-3 deadfall trees on the trail.

    5.2 miles will take you about 2 hours to complete...I loved every second of the Butterfly Trail.

    The ultimate 6-7 hour Lemmon Loop: Palisades-Bigelow-Butterfly-Crystal-Control Rd-Sunset-1918-Secret-Bigelow.

    Hummmm....sounds great great, until you say to go up 1918 and secret. But I guess you have to since your GF did it and we took the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    hiccup...thanks for the Sierra Nevada IPA

    Gladly trades good beer for being lead on new to me trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Did you find the picture to confirm the trail name?
    Yep, 1918 it be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krein
    Yep, 1918 it be.
    Oh good I would hate to change the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    We hiked a little..


    Hmmmm, Scott pushing. It must be a lot nastier than this photo makes it look.
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    I think he was just making the rest of us feel better about our fitness. but he did keep saying that he was still recovering from some little flat land ride he had just finished.
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    Personally, I think a great Lemmon Loop goes like this:

    (Starting @ the paved BF TH)
    Bear Wallow
    Bigelow
    Secret/1918
    Sunset



    Up through Summerhaven
    Ski Run Rd



    Aspen Draw
    Back to the car via highway
    Butterfly
    Crystal



    Control Road



    Back to the car via highway

    It's kinda a figure-8 with water/food replenishing in the middle.

    7 hours and 2500 calories later...

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    Beautiful. Wish I could get down there to ride.

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