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    PRESCOTT Group Ride Nov 7th

    Raven Singletrack will be hosting our last Soul Ride of 2009 on November 7th. Last year's ride had a great turnout with 35+ riders. While it was a pretty long ride, we met some nice folks and made many new friends. This year's loop will be less complicated to navigate so we don't lose anyone (Super sorry, Dave. We still owe you a beer).

    If we get a big turnout, we'll split the group in two with two loop variations to ride. We'll also keep this ride short enough to allow riders to tack on additional miles in the surrounding area afterwards.

    When: November 7th, 9 AM
    Where: Granite Basin (Cayuse Day Area - bring $5 for parking)
    Who: Anyone!

    We'll hand out maps of the area if you want to explore the area after the ride. We'll provide some drinks and food before and after.

    Hope to see you on the 7th!

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    Rats!
    Sorry it falls on the same day as the 24 Hours of Fury. Sounds FUN.
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    Hmmm, that looks like something I might need to do!

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    I'll try to make it, no promises.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Seriously thinking about showing up for this!

    (as long as Jayem doesn't hassle me for riding an Ellsworth )
    Everyday of my life, I'm forced to add another name to the list of people that piss me off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedMonk
    Seriously thinking about showing up for this!

    (as long as Jayem doesn't hassle me for riding an Ellsworth )
    There'll be plenty of people on rigid bikes for me to make fun of.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    one more thing that I'm going to miss because I'm heading back home to see the family. But that said, I am looking forward to seeing them.

    have fun.
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    Good job!

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    There'll be plenty of people on rigid bikes for me to make fun of.
    You can make fun of my Foes/Curnutt...

    Sorry that was too easy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    I'll try to make it, no promises.
    We'd be stoked to have you join us. We'd love to have you help lead the herd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverbiker
    We'd be stoked to have you join us. We'd love to have you help lead the herd.
    I won't be responsible for any illicit language used as a result of the rigid fork I'm riding right now! Sounds good.
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    Looking forward to this one. I might be the only one thinking this, but I hope it's BIG. Come one, come all. If anyone wants to ride over from Thumb Butte, give me a shout.

    I won't be responsible for any illicit language used as a result of the rigid fork I'm riding right now!
    No, but if anyone gets lost or injured... it's going to be all your fault. That's how it works.

    Thanks for swapping forks with me... this Reba is nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    Looking forward to this one. I might be the only one thinking this, but I hope it's BIG. Come one, come all. If anyone wants to ride over from Thumb Butte, give me a shout.



    No, but if anyone gets lost or injured... it's going to be all your fault. That's how it works.

    Thanks for swapping forks with me... this Reba is nice!
    You should've went with a Totem or a 66, just kidding. Might be around for this ride.
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    I suggest 3 "loops" tied together: 349 to OHV area to 37 to 40 and down to the lake.

    351 to 352 to 345 to 347 and back (I like the technical chutes on the way down, but they are fun to climb up too).

    341 to 347 to 346 and back.

    More riding could be added easily. This also does the most climbing early on in the ride.
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    I don't know any of those trails by number, but as always, I'm up for turning the cranks from here to anywhere.

    While we're in the neighborhood, Clark Springs always gives me a bit of a boner.

    heli- I don't even know what a Totem or a 66 is... that's how much of a dork I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    I don't know any of those trails by number, but as always, I'm up for turning the cranks from here to anywhere.

    While we're in the neighborhood, Clark Springs always gives me a bit of a boner.

    heli- I don't even know what a Totem or a 66 is... that's how much of a dork I am.
    Clark Springs is 40. It's boner.
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    Oh man, I love boners. I'm all over Clark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    heli- I don't even know what a Totem or a 66 is... that's how much of a dork I am.
    They are forks you dork . And I'll go with "Its an art" (diapers).
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    How many miles we talking........................

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    Heli- LOL @ the diapers

    tls36- Not long. The Soul Rides, we've learned, need to be pretty tame and relatively short or we run into trouble for not being all-inclusive, i.e. toning things down for novices who want to come. So we're talking 2 hours, moderate pace, with the aim of keeping the group together.

    Those who want to hammer and/or go longer can always roll out with the circus and then branch off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    I suggest 3 "loops" tied together: 349 to OHV area to 37 to 40 and down to the lake.

    351 to 352 to 345 to 347 and back (I like the technical chutes on the way down, but they are fun to climb up too).

    341 to 347 to 346 and back.

    More riding could be added easily. This also does the most climbing early on in the ride.
    I just know Homeland Security is going to monitor this thread thinking all this number business is some sort of code. 351, 347, 66, totem, boner, circus. That's gonna raise some questions.

    We'll have a long loop, and a shorter loop starting at the same point, but I'm all for offering a more technical loop as an add-on later. Our last end of season ride should have been dubbed the "Ride of 1,000 obscure intersections." This version will be navigationally simplifed.

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    Darn...I'm sorry I'm gonna miss this due to a commitment with the kids, then the 24 Hours of Fury race...I'd love to do a big Preskitt ride...
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    We specialize in scheduling our hoedowns on the same day as other, more established events, don't we? Probably because we rarely look at events calendars. Or because we're just 'tards.

    We'll ride together one of these days, Walt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    We specialize in scheduling our hoedowns on the same day as other, more established events, don't we? Probably because we rarely look at events calendars. Or because we're just 'tards.

    We'll ride together one of these days, Walt.
    CK and I may be roaming around TB and GB on Sunday...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    CK and I may be roaming around TB and GB on Sunday...
    Just listen for the chattering teeth. I'm figuring this to be the last Preskitt ride for awhile, between the big kitty sightings and the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteKis
    ...between the big kitty sightings...
    Yeah...thank gawd you're smaller than I am...
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    CK and I may be roaming around TB and GB on Sunday...
    We'll be over that way, pretty sure. You'll know me by the black Spot and the huge grin full of yellow teeth.

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    This is just a little bumpty bump for what looks to be a great ride.

    Looks like the weather should be nice and fall-like. Perfect for a Prescott romp.

    Hope to see you there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverbiker
    This is just a little bumpty bump for what looks to be a great ride.

    Looks like the weather should be nice and fall-like. Perfect for a Prescott romp.

    Hope to see you there!
    CK and I did a big TB/GB loop today...perfect weather...temp in high-40's to start, around 60 when we finished about 1 pm...crisp and clear...trails were sooooo nice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    CK and I did a big TB/GB loop today...perfect weather...temp in high-40's to start, around 60 when we finished about 1 pm...crisp and clear...trails were sooooo nice...
    Wierd. So did we. We started at at Granite Basin, headed over to the Butte, did a little Bear Claw/Garden Grove loop and then headed back. I was plenty warm, that's for sure. Too early for the wool jersey.

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    Felt more like 80 degrees to me on the tarmac and in the cockpit(greenhouse). At least the wind is gone.
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    Yep, hate to be nitpicky, but it was just a touch too warm yesterday. Very close to perfect, but still about 10 degrees outta range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    Yep, hate to be nitpicky, but it was just a touch too warm yesterday. Very close to perfect, but still about 10 degrees outta range.
    More of the same today, pretty warm, but nice for us. Remember if you live in Phoenix this weekend and are trying to decide if you should go ride in 95 degree temps or 75 degree temps: GROUP RIDE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverbiker
    Raven Singletrack will be hosting our last Soul Ride of 2009 on November 7th. Last year's ride had a great turnout with 35+ riders. While it was a pretty long ride, we met some nice folks and made many new friends. This year's loop will be less complicated to navigate so we don't lose anyone (Super sorry, Dave. We still owe you a beer).

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    Hey it's dave...I'm thinking of a maybe on this one. I'd love to take you up on that beer I did have fun though guys, it was a great ride even if it was mostly by myself.
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    I'm down for a ride, Dave....holler up if you want to carpool.




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    I'm a coming, maybe you should make me a special map...

    Clarification please: anyone
    Cayuse Day area is on Granite Basin Rd on the righthand side after you go by the camping area on the lefthand side?
    Am I correct

    Just checked ravensingletrack website and I answered my own question. It is that righthand side parking area.

    See you guys there.
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    As the size of this group grows, it looks like we'll definately be offering two loop options. Any of you fellers care to help out as ride leaders and tails? It's a pretty strait forward pair of loops.

    If so, shoot us an email: [email protected]

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    helimech's your man! Come on Knowlesy!

    (Found out I have a child care crisis that day... won't be riding... might be delivering a post-ride cooler of cheap domestic beer. Sorry to bail on ya.)

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    I'll lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    helimech's your man! Come on Knowlesy!

    (Found out I have a child care crisis that day... won't be riding... might be delivering a post-ride cooler of cheap domestic beer. Sorry to bail on ya.)
    Dude, thats what Chris calls me . I'm debating on a Dh day or a pedal fest???? we"ll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech
    Dude, thats what Chris calls me . I'm debating on a Dh day or a pedal fest???? we"ll see.

    Dude ya got DH on the brain, come on out and ride a little cross country with us slow folks!
    Would love to see ya out there.

    Velo - thats a dang bummer dude, haven't seen you boy's in a while.

    Rover - lemme know if you need any help with anything.

    Please tell me nobody told the really fast dudes about this ride ( Shu, Toby, Fixedgeardan, etc, etc)??

    Are we gonna get a cameo by Enel???

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    Jayem and Rick, if you guys can help out, that would be awesome. Let us know how the ride turns out. Greg and I will be at the bar.

    Just kidding.

    I'll be at Cayuse at 8:30 and we can go over the loops.

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    I'll tag along.
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    See ya then.

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    Update: I've got the childcare squared away, so I'm in. Will pop a couple hydrocodone before because my neck's all torqued at the moment. If it ain't one thing, it's an udder.

    I bet Enel shows. Hopefully Dan will come with him.

    Toby's teaching his aboriginal skills class that morning.

    Nino will be there. He likes to push the pace. I'll be pulling up the rear, pretending it's because of my torqued neck.

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    I got word from another half dozen people today that they'll be swinging by to join the circus. This is gonna be a good juan.

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    Looks good to me. Anyone want to load your arse and bike on my FJ rack, for a ride up to Priskitt? Can meet at Happy Valley/I17 and roll by 715.
    Let's GO.

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    RIDE VOLUNTEERS: If anyone would like to help lead or follow the group(s), please let us know. The turnout is starting to sound pretty killer! We have the maps printed so getting everyone around the loop should be a piece of cake, but having a few ride leaders and tails would be helpful.

    If anyone would like to help out, please let me know or meet us at the parking area at 8:15ish. We'll have some schwag for volunteers.

    Rick and Jayem are on the ride lead list and that already makes us feel better.

    Bring your cameras, this is going to be a great day on wheels!

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    road tripping

    Hey folks,
    I'm cruising through UT right now and just caught this thread, so I'm hoping to make this ride. It looks like ( Google maps) I go out of town on Whipple---->Iron Springs Rd, then turn Right onto Granite Basin Rd. correct? About how far up G.B. Rd. is the campground that liteandfast referred to? Then how far to Cayuse Day use area?

    Any info is much appreciated. TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by willygoat
    Hey folks,
    I'm cruising through UT right now and just caught this thread, so I'm hoping to make this ride. It looks like ( Google maps) I go out of town on Whipple---->Iron Springs Rd, then turn Right onto Granite Basin Rd. correct? About how far up G.B. Rd. is the campground that liteandfast referred to? Then how far to Cayuse Day use area?

    Any info is much appreciated. TIA
    How far - not even a mile I think. It's the only parking area on the righthand side of the road. Easy to fine. Your other directions are correct. See you there
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    Quote Originally Posted by willygoat
    Hey folks,
    I'm cruising through UT right now and just caught this thread, so I'm hoping to make this ride. It looks like ( Google maps) I go out of town on Whipple---->Iron Springs Rd, then turn Right onto Granite Basin Rd. correct? About how far up G.B. Rd. is the campground that liteandfast referred to? Then how far to Cayuse Day use area?

    Any info is much appreciated. TIA
    When you turn onto Granite Basin road, it's about 1.5 - 2 miles to the right hander to the Cayuse day area. Bring a fiver. The forest service charges $5 to park there. You can save that fiver by parking in a little lot at the turn on Iron Springs and then ride into the Granite Basin area.

    Have a safe trip down!

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    I grabbed a cooler full of PBR for post-ride.

    If you prefer beer that tastes good, be sure to bring some.

    Today was 75 degrees and sunny with a stunning sunset. Tomorrow is more of the same. Even some color left on the trees.


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    I see I'm not the only one who took a photo of that amazing sunset. Wow.

    I've got a few dozen beverages of the sporting variety and some mom-approved ride snacks if anyone needs anything.

    There's fresh batteries in the helmet cam. Air in the tires. Ice in the cooler. This is going to be pretty awesome.

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    Who tricked you into putting air in the tires? You read too many mtn bike magazines, bru! The air is totally unnecessary, no matter what Chopper Randolph says. You just wasted air.

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    Will be looking FWD to some PBR's. Thanks velo.
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    Sweet.
    Just rolled into Flag, probably get some grub and head on down that way tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1

    I bet Enel shows. Hopefully Dan will come with him.
    I would love to, but swine flu has me down big time.

    Dan's working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    I would love to, but swine flu has me down big time.

    Dan's working.
    Sorry 'bout that. Hope you feel better.
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    Get well, Enel. What are the symptoms like? I am counting on getting it eventually... need to know what to expect.

    Anything upper respiratory, I go straight for the big bottle of colloidal silver.

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    mmmm PBR's! Lookin forward to this. Did 396 this morning, gawd I luv that trail!

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    Next to tequila, Colloidal Silver is the best medicine out there!

    Get better Enel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    Get well, Enel. What are the symptoms like? I am counting on getting it eventually... need to know what to expect.

    Anything upper respiratory, I go straight for the big bottle of colloidal silver.
    I just had a sore throat/cough for about 5 days as I have watched the kids dropping like flies They would just get high fevers, quit eating and essentially put themselves to bed for a couple days which is very unusual for my hyper kids. I thought I was only going to be mildly involved until last night when I started in with the chills, shakes, body aches and high fevers all night.

    I ended up just laying in bed all day today and feel totally weak. I'm feeling pretty decent at this moment because the tylenol/ibuprofen has kicked in.

    Good info here:

    http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm#a
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Ugh. Sounds rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by going29AZ
    mmmm PBR's! Lookin forward to this. Did 396 this morning, gawd I luv that trail!
    Oh, I'm sorry... did I type "PBR"? I meant PBJs... I'm bringing a bunch of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Each in a little brown bag with the rider's name written on it.

    Here's one for "R. Brazil, Mr. Ooley's Class."

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    Ugh. Sounds rough.
    I've never had malaria, but I imagine it feels about the same.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velokid1
    Who tricked you into putting air in the tires? You read too many mtn bike magazines, bru! The air is totally unnecessary, no matter what Chopper Randolph says. You just wasted air.
    No kidding. I put slime in mine instead.
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    Pics of today's excellent ride at Granite Basin.
    Props to the local Prescott folks! Thanks for the good times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobZona
    Pics of today's excellent ride at Granite Basin.
    Props to the local Prescott folks! Thanks for the good times!

    Rob - nice pics dude. It's funny, us locals ride this stuff all the time and we probably don't spend enough time looking at how beautiful it is up here!

    It was great to meet and ride with you. Shoot me a PM next time you head up this way.

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    Good seeing you guys out there, had to bail early. Hope the after ride PBR's were tasty.
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    Good Ride

    Well I did it again. My ribs are sore and my right wrist is too. I clipped a tree and taco'd my front wheel in the process of going OTB about 20 yards from the end of the ride. I'm not in as much pain as last year but come on... the same side of my body. Freaky.
    I want to thank Rover and all the Prescott guys for a great day on the Granite trails. I guess I missed the PBR at the end, next time....
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    I need to ride more and work less.

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    Granite Basin Rocks!!

    This was my first GB ride and what an awesome trail system. It was a huge turnout (30 or so riders) and with the great weather it made for an awesome day of fun riding. It was nice to meet some of the Preskit guys, Dave, Rick and Steve. I know I met a few more but I suck with names. Sorry! Thanks for being our tour guides and for making this an enjoyable ride.

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    Thanks everyone for coming out to ride with us. Velo and I couldn't get a firm count since a few people joined us a little late after the start, but we certainly broke the 50 rider mark. Fifty riders! For Prescott, that's awesome! The best part was the wide range of riders who came out to turn the cranks. We had a former national champion and a couple riders still working on wearing out their first pair of tires. That made for a really fun day.

    The weather could not have been better. Seriously, it could not have been better.

    I gotta say, I'm glad to hear Dave is okay. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw him extracting himself from the weeds only a hundred yards from the end of the trail. NOT AGAIN!?!?! Glad you're okay, Dave.

    Thanks Jayem, Rick, Jason, Zach and everyone else who helped keep the group on track. Special thanks to the ladies at the back for inspiring a new Soul Ride phrase, "Ride slow and giggle."

    That was fun.

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    Mucho thanks to you and Greg for putting together yet another awesome Preskitt bike event! Seriously, it would be pretty mundane around here without you 2 social planners!

    Had a great day riding, met a bunch of new peeps! It was actually kinda fun sweeping the back of the pack! Pretty much rode by myself until the traffic jam going back up Mint Wash.

    I think Jayem and Dave where the only casualty victims right? Other than Maddjurguer eating crappy mexican food!

    Great to see all the locals out riding as well!

    Dave - heal up bro and come back up and see us soon!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Raven Singletrack isn't Rover and I; it's all of us.. That's why we call it a collective.

    Our function is just going, "Uh, hey let's get together to ride. How about 9 am 2 weeks from now?" Wouldn't be much fun if none of you showed up.

    And this time having 8-10 women, that was killer. I gotta say fellas, If you use the smiles-per-MPH equation, the girls might be having, oh about 3x the fun that the boys have. And no offense, but they look better doing it.

    And then there's Scrimgour, throwing down the hammer full throttle with the boys AND looking good while doing it.

    Dave, I have a cooler still 1/2 full of Pabst on my porch this morning. Sure wish you would've limped over and helped us drink it up. Heal up buddy.

    Greg

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    Looks like a great time, sorry I missed it. Still wasn't well enough to ride, had this nasty flu thing for over two weeks. Went to Havasu instead, was fun but not the same as a good ride. Oh well next time...

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