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    Riding With Our Wives

    I love to ride with my wife and today was kind of special since we got to ride a bunch of trails I built in the Bay Area before moving to Sedona. These are some pictures of an area called Water Dog where I either built or helped build about five different trails over fifteen year ago.

    Maybe other viewers have pictures of their wives on rides to share with the group.
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    Ok, I'll play. I love riding with mrs. rockman. In fact we met on a ride. 15 yr wedding anniversary was last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Ok, I'll play. I love riding with mrs. rockman. In fact we met on a ride. 15 yr wedding anniversary was last week.
    rock:

    Great Pictures. It will be interesting to see how many viewers on the AZ forum even have pictures of their wives riding with them.

    TD
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    So, how does your wife ride a bike if she's blind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    So, how does your wife ride a bike if she's blind?
    Easy:

    It will be interesting if you get a pass for such a STUPID comment. Let's get back on track and see some pictures of our wives out riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Ok, I'll play. I love riding with mrs. rockman. In fact we met on a ride. 15 yr wedding anniversary was last week.
    I want to meet a gal on a ride.

    meow.

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    TD - as I've said before, Mrs. TD is a pretty awesome guide, and yes it would be great to have your wife ride as well. Unfortunately, Mrs cookiedough is the most awesome wife out there, I've got 20 yrs to prove it while looking forward to another 20. Great idea for a thread.

    rock - wow, riding the CT toward Engineer Mtn, now that's quite the ride, was able to hike some of that with the wife and daughters, just not ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Easy:

    It will be interesting if you get a pass for such a STUPID comment. Let's get back on track and see some pictures of our wives out riding.
    Lighten up, Francis. All I was saying was you married way outside your pay grade. Her having a visual impairment must be the reason. I'm just bustin' yer balls, don't go all Waco on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    Lighten up, Francis. All I was saying was you married way outside your pay grade. Her having a visual impairment must be the reason. I'm just bustin' yer balls, don't go all Waco on me.
    Eazy:

    What makes you think my wife married way out of my pay grade? I retired at 50 and she got to retire at 47. We both have been living the American Dream since July 5th. 2000.

    We can go anywhere we want (except the Northern Arizona National Forest) anytime we want. We can ride any day we want anywhere we want.

    If you have the same good fortune, I am happy for you. For some unknown reason you think it's OK to try and bust my balls maybe you can share with the MTBR viewers how that is going to be effective for you?

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    My beautiful girl. I do all kinds of riding, sometimes I hammer, sometimes solo, sometimes long distance or short but some of the rides I enjoy the most are with my girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Eazy:

    What makes you think my wife married way out of my pay grade? I retired at 50 and she got to retire at 47. We both have been living the American Dream since July 5th. 2000.

    We can go anywhere we want (except the Northern Arizona National Forest) anytime we want. We can ride any day we want anywhere we want.

    If you have the same good fortune, I am happy for you. For some unknown reason you think it's OK to try and bust my balls maybe you can share with the MTBR viewers how that is going to be effective for you?

    Francis
    OMG. You're trolling me now, right? This is as simple as I can put it. The next rung down on the algorithm will be an MS Paint.

    Okay, your wife is a good looking lady. You are kind of an ugly cuss. Therefore, your wife is out of your pay grade, out of your league.

    It started out being a compliment on your missus, and a sly crack on you, no bad feelings or offense meant, just a little ribbing and ball busting. If you want to turn it into something it wasn't meant to be, come at me, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    OMG. You're trolling me now, right? This is as simple as I can put it. The next rung down on the algorithm will be an MS Paint.

    Okay, your wife is a good looking lady. You are kind of an ugly cuss. Therefore, your wife is out of your pay grade, out of your league.

    It started out being a compliment on your missus, and a sly crack on you, no bad feelings or offense meant, just a little ribbing and ball busting. If you want to turn it into something it wasn't meant to be, come at me, bro.
    Easy:

    I don't do personal attacks. It would be Easy to call you something the moderators would say is against the MTBR rules, it accomplishes nothing. Your humor doesn't work for me, so I suggest you stop trying to be funny and do your own well thought out post.

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    Does this mean you won't take me to Sodomy Gulch in Sedona?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    I love to ride with my wife......Maybe other viewers have pictures of their wives on rides to share with the group.
    Hey traildoc,

    I'll play. My wife likes DH much more that AM riding so here are a few of her from Northstar, Whistler and St. George, UT.

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    Mountain Bike Action let you use their cover wrapper to create these so I did one for Heather:
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    Since you brought up this thread subject I thought you might like to read this one on the same theme:
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    Thanks and take care,

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    rock:

    Great Pictures. It will be interesting to see how many viewers on the AZ forum even have pictures of their wives riding with them.

    TD
    I'm interested to know why you limited this to only wives.
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    I'll play too. This was Mandee's first ride at Pemberton, about three years ago. I'm so lucky she puts up with my fondness for bicycles, old trucks, and P-cars. Easy_E's comment applies to me, I did marry out of my pay grade.

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    ... and if we just ... women riders rock

    I ride with my wife and daughter and other peoples wives and daughters and have for years. In my experience a great girl rider has to overcome a lot of male ego and stupidity - not to mention lack of real support and encouragement. Therefore if Doc's wife rides, then the chances that she is cool are VERY high. Doc's evident ego and attitude suggest that he is far less cool. Who really gives a crap if you get to not work. You don't need money to be a bum.

    What would be even cooler would be her starting a post about riding with her aging and slow husband THAT WOULD BE COOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowtieterror View Post
    I ride with my wife and daughter and other peoples wives and daughters and have for years. In my experience a great girl rider has to overcome a lot of male ego and stupidity - not to mention lack of real support and encouragement. Therefore if Doc's wife rides, then the chances that she is cool are VERY high. Doc's evident ego and attitude suggest that he is far less cool. Who really gives a crap if you get to not work. You don't need money to be a bum.

    What would be even cooler would be her starting a post about riding with her aging and slow husband THAT WOULD BE COOL!
    Bow:

    Great post, I just read it to my wife and she is still laughing.. She knows I need help, but putting me in a mental hospital would not get the rental painted or her bike tires freshly charged with my home brew.

    I think in my case the good barely out weighs the bad, but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockpuppet12 View Post
    I gots 3 shiny nickels that say if youre wife signed you over to the state, every bike shop in town would maintain her bike free of charge. maybe the tentants would even paint the house for you while youre gone......
    Great post, she is laughing again, thanks-TD

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    My better half, riding up high on the Colorado Tr, then in the desert near Cortez, CO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bituman View Post
    I'll play too. This was Mandee's first ride at Pemberton, about three years ago. I'm so lucky she puts up with my fondness for bicycles, old trucks, and P-cars. Easy_E's comment applies to me, I did marry out of my pay grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitch View Post
    My better half, riding up high on the Colorado Tr, then in the desert near Cortez, CO.
    Pitch:

    Nice pictures, your wife looks like she is having a great time .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBCanuck View Post
    What's that full suspension rig on the left?
    Eriksen 96er, a real mash up, 29 front/26 back. Ditched the Maverick fork for Fox Float 100 right after this pic was taken. Have also added Stans Crest wheels in place of Bontragers shown in the pic. Been a fun bike to ride the past few years.

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    Here's a couple of my wife...who initially said she would never do this "stupid" sport/recreation because it was a bunch of beer drink'n bike ride'n men. Well now she's out there pushing me around like a friggin drill sergeant and I'm loving every second of it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcyrus16 View Post
    Here's a couple of my wife...who initially said she would never do this "stupid" sport/recreation because it was a bunch of beer drink'n bike ride'n men. Well now she's out there pushing me around like a friggin drill sergeant and I'm loving every second of it!!

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    cy:

    Thanks for sharing your post. It's nice that your wife took to the sport, and is having a great time.

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    Man you guys are lucky! My wife is spa wench when we hit up Sedona, Park City or Durango. The most she'll ride is to the mailbox and back. I'm embarassed to admit the mailbox is 50 yards away from our house and i'm sure the price tag is still dangling off the Myka.
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    Got to go on a fun ride in the Sierra's today on the Hole in the Ground trail. Conditions were a little dusty, but the weather was a perfect 83 degrees and my wife said she loved the ride, so it was definitely a good day. Yesterday we spent the day cruising Lake Tahoe in a vintage Sea Ray, so that was also pretty nice.

    Hope to go on a fun ride tomorrow near Alpine Meadows with my buddy Bob and a few of his friends. Will be heading to Downieville and Gray Eagle later in the week to check out the new Mills Peak Trail and all the classic Downieville shuttle runs.
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    Here's a couple...







    We like doing non-biking things together too...



    Best of times for sure...

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    Traildoc,

    Awesome thread MAN! My wife and i started mountain biking together 3 years ago. Made countless memories together that will last a lifetime. When we got married, we chose Sedona for our honeymoon. It was unforgettable.

    My wife is an amazing athlete that kicks my butt at any given moment. She actually did her first XC race about a month ago under Cat 2 and won 1st place in her age group by 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    Traildoc,

    Awesome thread MAN! My wife and i started mountain biking together 3 years ago. Made countless memories together that will last a lifetime. When we got married, we chose Sedona for our honeymoon. It was unforgettable.

    My wife is an amazing athlete that kicks my butt at any given moment. She actually did her first XC race about a month ago under Cat 2 and won 1st place in her age group by 15 minutes.

    Here is my wife.


    Scotty:

    Great post, she definitely is a great rider and looks like she could kick my butt to. How do you do that video thing on MTBR?

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    My wife is more rad than you. (and me)
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    Thanks TrailDoc! I basically took a series of pictures and turned them into GIF images. THere are various programs online that free to do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Scotty:

    Great post, she definitely is a great rider and looks like she could kick my butt to. How do you do that video thing on MTBR?

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    I'll play...wives to-be OK, too?

    Love you, babe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    I'll play...wives to-be OK, too?

    Love you, babe!
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    My wife loves to ride also...

    We ride together almost 90% of the time.
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    I need to ride more and work less.

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    Wow, those recent posts are just what riding with your wife and wife's to be is all about. Since I have been banned from the AZ Northern National Forest I have my wife to help me through this very difficult period. Life is good on the road with my understanding and loving wife.

    We rode Mr. Toads yesterday and the Flume today. Tomorrow we are off to Downieville where we hope to spend at least a week to check out the Downieville Classic.

    What a country!!!!!!
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    My wife and I have been cycling together since we were 12, as roadies. Two years ago she bought us trail bikes, living near Sedona it only made sense. Now she wants to ride downhill bikes, add two more bikes to the stable. I really have nothing to complain about, except maybe I have too many bike choices.







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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    .....Since I have been banned from the AZ Northern National Forest I have my wife to help me through this very difficult period....
    Hi Mr. traildoc,

    You've made reference to this fact in several recent posts that I've read. Would you please share the details. I don't believe I've ever heard of anyone being banned from a forest before now.

    Thanks, in advance, for the education,

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsnead View Post
    Hi Mr. traildoc,

    You've made reference to this fact in several recent posts that I've read. Would you please share the details. I don't believe I've ever heard of anyone being banned from a forest before now.

    Thanks, in advance, for the education,

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    This is what happened:

    Second man banned from the forest

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    A second man was sentenced for an illegal trail enhancement in the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.


    John Finch, 63, of Sedona, was convicted in federal court June 5 for constructing a one foot by four foot trail enhancement on the Teacup Trail without written approval for the exact spot he did the improvement on. Finch has done other previous approved trail enhancements on the Tea Cup Trail and he thought the small project he completed would be appreciated by the Forest Service who is doing numerous trail enhancements on the Jordan/Tea Cup alignment.


    As part of his sentence, he will not be allowed to enter the Northern Arizona National Forest for a six-month period. He was also sentenced to one year of un-supervised probation and he paid $1,000 in restitution before he received his sentence from the judge. He asked that the $1,000 in restitution would go directly to the Red Rock Ranger District and he was told that would happen.


    Finch did not admit to trail construction and maintenance near the area of Scheurman Mountain, even though a press release from the U.S. Forest Service said he did. He did admit to working on four trail enhancements on the Munds Wagon trail during an official volunteer work event sponsored by the Fat Tire Bike Shop. He also admitted to building the Aerie Trail and doing the reconstruction of the Templeton trail across from Crescent Moon Park.


    Finch does not condone illegal trail building and he recently reported a newly spotted illegal trail to the Forest Service that intersects the Carroll Canyon trail. He also reported a new illegal trail enhancement done on the Highline trail.


    Hopefully the only new trails in Sedona will be constructed by Jennifer Burns and the number one volunteer FS trail builder Plumber Phil. Over the last three years Phil has taught Jennifer how to be a pretty good trail builder and together they have developed the new Sedona trail building technique which has been used recently in the construction of the new Adobe Jack, Javelina, Hermit, Coconino, Basalt, Kaibab and Coyote trails.


    Hopefully, Phil and Jennifer will be able to bring the skilled trail building community together to help work on the ongoing maintenance of the approved Forest Service trails, the adoption of current user built trails and the construction of new well thought out trails. All things are possible, let's hope that is true for what Jennifer and Phil have planned. Finch totally supports their efforts and wishes them the best. He wishes he could still be working with them as he had the previous three years.

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    My wife is my favorite riding partner (sorry fellas).

    She's fast enough that she won the State Championship a few years back even though she stops every five minutes to take photos of flowers and clouds and sh*t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    This is what happened:

    Second man banned from the forest

    Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:00

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    A second man was sentenced for an illegal trail enhancement in the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.


    John Finch, 63, of Sedona, was convicted in federal court June 5 for constructing a one foot by four foot trail enhancement on the Teacup Trail without written approval for the exact spot he did the improvement on. Finch has done other previous approved trail enhancements on the Tea Cup Trail and he thought the small project he completed would be appreciated by the Forest Service who is doing numerous trail enhancements on the Jordan/Tea Cup alignment.


    As part of his sentence, he will not be allowed to enter the Northern Arizona National Forest for a six-month period. He was also sentenced to one year of un-supervised probation and he paid $1,000 in restitution before he received his sentence from the judge. He asked that the $1,000 in restitution would go directly to the Red Rock Ranger District and he was told that would happen.


    Finch did not admit to trail construction and maintenance near the area of Scheurman Mountain, even though a press release from the U.S. Forest Service said he did. He did admit to working on four trail enhancements on the Munds Wagon trail during an official volunteer work event sponsored by the Fat Tire Bike Shop. He also admitted to building the Aerie Trail and doing the reconstruction of the Templeton trail across from Crescent Moon Park.


    Finch does not condone illegal trail building and he recently reported a newly spotted illegal trail to the Forest Service that intersects the Carroll Canyon trail. He also reported a new illegal trail enhancement done on the Highline trail.


    Hopefully the only new trails in Sedona will be constructed by Jennifer Burns and the number one volunteer FS trail builder Plumber Phil. Over the last three years Phil has taught Jennifer how to be a pretty good trail builder and together they have developed the new Sedona trail building technique which has been used recently in the construction of the new Adobe Jack, Javelina, Hermit, Coconino, Basalt, Kaibab and Coyote trails.


    Hopefully, Phil and Jennifer will be able to bring the skilled trail building community together to help work on the ongoing maintenance of the approved Forest Service trails, the adoption of current user built trails and the construction of new well thought out trails. All things are possible, let's hope that is true for what Jennifer and Phil have planned. Finch totally supports their efforts and wishes them the best. He wishes he could still be working with them as he had the previous three years.

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    My question is, how do you actually get caught doing this?

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    You make that look and sound like a quoted story written somewhere.... link to it please.


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    The report I gave of my trial was what actually happened. I am not 62 I am 63.5. I had already paid the donation to the Red Rock Ranger District before my sentence. And I was never convicted for trail building, I was convicted of a trail enhancement on the Tea Cup trail that I did not get a permit for. I believe the enhancement still remains because it was done so well. Spin it anyway you want, but those are the facts.

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    I believe this is the first post I have ever agreed with you on. Do I owe IMBA any money? Did you give them any money last year? If you did I will match it and send them the same amount .

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    The report I gave of my trial was what actually happened.

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    My first date with my wife was a mountain bike ride in Auburn, California. I intended on taking her on an easy ride but the trailhead was full of horse trailers, so we ended up on an expert trail. She never dabbed once. Two weeks later we did a group ride with friends in Moab, where she outrode most of the men. A couple weeks later she won the first race she entered, followed by many more podium finishes.

    I watched my wife and three friends win the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo, I sagged for her attempt to ride the Great Divie from Canada to Mexico, and I hauled her and Andrea's bikes from the north to south rim of the Grand Canyon when they made the first ride on the Arizona Trail. We've ridden all over North America together. I only wish she wasn't such a good volleyball and tennis player, so we could do even more riding together. Thanks for the memories, my love.




















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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prodigal Son View Post
    My first date with my wife was a mountain bike ride in Auburn, California. I intended on taking her on an easy ride but the trailhead was full of horse trailers, so we ended up on an expert trail. She never dabbed once. Two weeks later we did a group ride with friends in Moab, where she outrode most of the men. A couple weeks later she won the first race she entered, followed by many more podium finishes.

    I watched my wife and three friends win the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo, I sagged for her attempt to ride the Great Divie from Canada to Mexico, and I hauled her and Andrea's bikes from the north to south rim of the Grand Canyon when they made the first ride on the Arizona Trail. We've ridden all over North America together. I only wish she wasn't such a good volleyball and tennis player, so we could do even more riding together. Thanks for the memories, my love.




















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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
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    Phillbo:

    Who's calling the kettle black? You are another one that I will match what you paid to IMBA last year. Since you don't seem to be a trail builder certainly you donate to them. Please show me your cancelled check or credit card statement as proof.

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    I've never claimed to be any of that .. nor do I have a god complex about myself. I could care less about trail building .. there are plenty for me to explore right now.

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    I'm still waiting to hear how you actually got caught "going rogue" and improving the trails.

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    shana doesn't ride,, she had a bad car encounter at 14 resulting in a coma, so i'm not going to push it.

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    I mean, there's scores of people who do extremely dodgy stuff in the forests with complete impunity and they never get caught. Dumping dead bodies, creating dead bodies, refining Sudafed, marijuana forests, running guns, running drugs, prostitution, and any other illicit act out there. And yet this guy got busted moving a branch off a trail. How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    I mean, there's scores of people who do extremely dodgy stuff in the forests with complete impunity and they never get caught. Dumping dead bodies, creating dead bodies, refining Sudafed, marijuana forests, running guns, running drugs, prostitution, and any other illicit act out there. And yet this guy got busted moving a branch off a trail. How?
    Here's an idea, start a thread and ask that very question. Then you won't be defined as a thread jacker. Or, you could just pay better attention. Trail Doc has discussed the episode in detail. If you have no interest in that, and are here only because Trail Doc bothers you and you have decided to follow him from thread to thread and act out in a particularly annoying manner, congratulations, you have succeeded. Now, try taking the high ground and not responding to my post with yet another off-topic waste of time. Allow folks to share stories about riding with their wives. Can you do that? Pretty please.

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    Here's an idea, start a thread and ask that very question. Then you won't be defined as a thread jacker.
    Oh, the irony....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    I'm interested to know why you limited this to only wives.
    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I've never claimed to be any of that .. nor do I have a god complex about myself. I could care less about trail building .. there are plenty for me to explore right now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    I mean, there's scores of people who do extremely dodgy stuff in the forests with complete impunity and they never get caught. Dumping dead bodies, creating dead bodies, refining Sudafed, marijuana forests, running guns, running drugs, prostitution, and any other illicit act out there. And yet this guy got busted moving a branch off a trail. How?
    And there you have it. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at the dingleberry olympics.

    Perhaps you can't post anything meaningful on this thread because none of you have wives. Nobody here would be shocked to hear that. And maybe, since you've already gotten in your one ride of the week, along some paved bike path, you've got plenty of free time to kill. But what's the upside? Each of you has gone after Trail Doc countless times, and he comes out the winner each and every time. Think about it for a minute. He's won. Why? He's out riding his bike almost every sinlge day. He's built close to 100 trails across several states, that people from all over the country have come to enjoy. He doesn't have to work. And let me repeat this one more time; he's out riding his bike almost every day, on the best trails in the western U.S. He's living the dream of every mountain biker. Stalking him won't effect him or his lifestyle. Think about that next time you skip your ride so you can waste a couple hours posting more nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prodigal Son View Post
    And there you have it. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at the dingleberry olympics.

    Perhaps you can't post anything meaningful on this thread because none of you have wives. Nobody here would be shocked to hear that. And maybe, since you've already gotten in your one ride of the week, along some paved bike path, you've got plenty of free time to kill. But what's the upside? Each of you has gone after Trail Doc countless times, and he comes out the winner each and every time. Think about it for a minute. He's won. Why? He's out riding his bike almost every sinlge day. He's built close to 100 trails across several states, that people from all over the country have come to enjoy. He doesn't have to work. And let me repeat this one more time; he's out riding his bike almost every day, on the best trails in the western U.S. He's living the dream of every mountain biker. Stalking him won't effect him or his lifestyle. Think about that next time you skip your ride so you can waste a couple hours posting more nonsense.
    LOL, case in point. He comments on somebody derailing a thread by taking it further and further off the tracks. Hence the irony.

    Please tell me why it's a surprise that I'm not married. I'm curious what you base that comment on. How you answer that will depend on how much money I choose to donate to Lumberyard Brewery to support your economy.

    P.S. I ride 5-6 days a week *and* don't have the luxury of not having to work. Funny how that happens, eh?
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    There.....now all the jackasses here are on the same page!

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    Okay, so how am I less of a man because I'm not married?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    Okay, so how am I less of a man because I'm not married?
    TD is either a psychic or the chick-fil-a of MTBR, he just knows!
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    You guys need to StFU and post more pictures of broads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
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    Fokken A right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
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    Drunkcyclist.com - Two Wheels. One Dark Lord. is where we go for pictures of broads on bikes. MTBR is where we go to see who's dick is bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    (And if my SO knew I posted a picture of her riding a bike, I'd be sleeping on the couch for a week.)
    This thread is wrong in so many ways.......CANNONBALL...

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    Back on topic. Here are a few of my favorite riding and adventure partner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider View Post
    Back on topic. Here are a few of my favorite riding and adventure partner.
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    Great pictures. Thx for getting us back on topic

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    The girlfriend. Riding on a Granite Basin Lake trail

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    Big Boulder, Third Divide and First Divide at Downieville, CA
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    My first time riding DH with my wife. Here she is in Flagstaff.


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    Riding with Byron in the Shasta area, Janet on top of Mt. Ashland doing a shuttle run, Riding Time Warp and Catwalk. On our way to Oak Ridge tomorrow.
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    We rode Oakridge yesterday and did a shuttle to ride the Alpine Trail. Due to a fire in the area we had to take several detours which added ten miles to the ride. Oakridge is definitely a cross country mecca. We are in Bend now and will be trying out their elaborate trail system tomorrow.
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    Well Janet and I headed to Bend for a riding with wives bike meet. We have been looking forward to riding with other riders who love to ride with their wives rather than taking biking trips without their wives. We met up with Kim and Craig from Australia and Jim and Ronda from Washington. We had previously ridden with Kim and Craig in Sedona.

    Bend is a great place for couples to ride and I would definitely even recommend it to non--married couples .
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    Traildoc riding with his wife today. That guys is livin' the life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnold View Post
    Traildoc riding with his wife today. That guys is livin' the life.
    fat:

    It was great doing that shuttle ride with your wife and our new friend Gary. I am curious what the final stats were. There are a lot of riders from AZ that would probably love to do that ride. Here is the picture of the elk I saw on the ride.
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    Nice pics, I got my wife in to riding and she's getting much better. She is still a bit afraid of the technical stuff but the new full suspension and tubeless tires should help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    Nice pics, I got my wife in to riding and she's getting much better. She is still a bit afraid of the technical stuff but the new full suspension and tubeless tires should help.
    We're looking forward to pictures

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    My wife and I have done two rides in Boise so far and our friend Mitch is showing us all his favorite trails.
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    I'd hit that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
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    McCall, Idaho riding the Loon Lake trail then the 20 Mile Trail with my buddy Mitch and his wife Victoria. Weather was perfect!
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    So how are the trails in Boise??

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnold View Post
    So how are the trails in Boise??
    If you hook-up with a local there is plenty of fun riding. The trails were very dry and with some rain conditions would improve substantially.

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    TD;Some of my nicest rides in Sedona have been with YOUR wife; while you charge ahead with the fast group----leaving her sweetness for me! Thanks old man!
    You're a lucky man indeed. But you are a compatible couple, with biking as one sharing aspect. Ride on! TS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    I'm interested to know why you limited this to only wives.
    My wife usually gets pretty steamed when I bring any of my girlfriends..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrenseren View Post
    My wife usually gets pretty steamed when I bring any of my girlfriends..
    A way to get around that is have your wife bring her girlfriends.

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    Here are a few of my awesome soon-to-be-wife. She's a great rider and has continued to improve lately, always impressing me with the technical stuff she will attempt. I can't wait to get her on a full suspension bike soon.

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    In Gooseberry earlier this year, shortly after I proposed.





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    My wife and I have been touring Idaho for the last week or so and rockman has been giving us some great tips on where to ride. This is a picture taken yesterday of a ride up to Miner Lake near Ketchum. If you like a grueling uphill and a coll technical downhill this is a great ride. We rode up to Prairie Lake first then headed over to Miner for the fun downhill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    My wife and I have been touring Idaho for the last week or so and rockman has been giving us some great tips on where to ride. This is a picture taken yesterday of a ride up to Miner Lake near Ketchum. If you like a grueling uphill and a coll technical downhill this is a great ride. We rode up to Prairie Lake first then headed over to Miner for the fun downhill.
    Nice. That's a great ride and chunk-filled descent. You would like the loop around Redfish Lake if the smoke clears out.

    There's also a new flow trail off of Eve's. Go to the back of Adam's Gulch on Shadyside and climb Eve's. Ignore the turn about halfway up and take a fainter trail to the left toward's the top. That will drop you into the DH without doing another climb.

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    My wife and I got a chance to ride in Jackson Hole and some locals recommended the Phillips Ridge trail which is located up the Teton Pass Hwy. It was definitely a must do ride and it's a piece of cake to hitch hike back up the 2,000' climb to retrieve your car if you are a wimp like me.

    The Phillip's Ridge drop is about 3,000' and you ride a nice road back to the bottom of the Teton Pass Hwy.
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    Enjoyed some Campbell Mesa with mine this past weekend.


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    This is a picture I took of my wife at the top of the Black Canyon trail on our last day in Jackson Hole. The trailhead starts off of the summit of the Teton Pass Highway where you climb a singletrack about 1,000' to hit the highpoint of the climb where the picture was taken.

    The descent back to Wilson is about 3,000' on a twisty singletrack though a lot of very lush vegetation.

    Do to a lot of poor trail routing this trail is becoming somewhat eroded and will need a lot of re-routing in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    This is a picture I took of my wife at the top of the Black Canyon trail on our last day in Jackson Hole. The trailhead starts off of the summit of the Teton Pass Highway where you climb a singletrack about 1,000' to hit the highpoint of the climb where the picture was taken.

    The descent back to Wilson is about 3,000' on a twisty singletrack though a lot of very lush vegetation.

    Do to a lot of poor trail routing this trail is becoming somewhat eroded and will need a lot of re-routing in the future.
    My memory of that trail was fast and furious with a few sharp switchbacks. It's not really any different than most mountain trails in the west that are more than 10 or 15 years old?

    Where to next now that you've had your way with Jackson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    My memory of that trail was fast and furious with a few sharp switchbacks. It's not really any different than most mountain trails in the west that are more than 10 or 15 years old?

    Where to next now that you've had your way with Jackson?
    Laramie to visit Janet's nephew. He is a professor there and runs a lab that is designing a drug to cure my mental issues. Is there any riding there?

    I agree about your trail analysis. It just bugs me that the upper section could have been easily routed to better to insure longterm sustainability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Laramie to visit Janet's brother. He is a professor there and runs a lab that is designing a drug to cure my mental issues. Is there any riding there?

    I agree about your trail analysis. It just bugs me that the upper section could have been easily routed to better to insure longterm sustainability.
    Maybe they're too busy building new stuff to fix the old stuff

    Happy Jack/Curt Gowdy are the trails of choice near Laramie. Purpose-built mtn bike trails that I bet you'll like. Here's a link to trail maps for both. The Pedal House, Professional Bicycle Service and Sales, Laramie, Wyoming (307) 742-5533

    I've also heard good things about the North Fork trail in the Snowy Range for alpine riding. And there's a big shuttle ride in the Medicine Bows south of town but the name isn't coming to me atm.

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    Laramie to visit Janet's brother. He is a professor there and runs a lab that is designing a drug to cure my mental issues.
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    1. My wife and I at Sunrise. 2. Coming into slippery rock 3. Below slippery rock 4. riding slippery rock. Fun times.








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    My wife and I are visiting her genius nephew in Laramie, WY and while here we are checking out some of the riding in the area. This is a picture of the Happy Jack area where there is lot of buffed singletrack. The picture was taken on a small rideable rock area that we found after riding miles and miles of buffed dirt singletrack.
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    TD, Rock Creek south of Arlington is the ride I was thinking of in the Medicine Bow Mountains.

    Steamboat on the horizon?

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    [QUOTE=rockman;9666811]TD, Rock Creek south of Arlington is the ride I was thinking of in the Medicine Bow Mountains.


    We should have gone to Rock Creek on the way into Laramie. Steam Boat sounds good.

    Thanks for not giving up on me.

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    TD, Rock Creek south of Arlington is the ride I was thinking of in the Medicine Bow Mountains.


    We should have gone to Rock Creek on the way into Laramie. Steam Boat sounds good.

    Thanks for not giving up on me.
    You're living the dream. Here's a handy link for Steamboat. Trails

    Orange Peel is an awesome LBS and Erickson is next door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post

    You're living the dream. Here's a handy link for Steamboat. Trails

    Orange Peel is an awesome LBS and Erickson is next door.
    OK we headed to Steamboat and will take the Tram up to the trails in that area tomorrow.
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    OK we headed to Steamboat and will take the Tram up to the trails in that area tomorrow.
    Ride Rabbit Ears back to town if you get a chance.

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    Ride Rabbit Ears back to town if you get a chance.
    Hot Springs to Mad Creek and back up to do Red Dirt then back up Hot Springs for a soak. My favorite Steamboat ride. I snuck up on a bear there once, I was moving fast and he took off running down the trail. I hollard yah yah at him like a rancher chasing after him on that down hill for probably 2 or 300 feet and just about 20 feet behind. It was surreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post

    Hot Springs to Mad Creek and back up to do Red Dirt then back up Hot Springs for a soak. My favorite Steamboat ride. I snuck up on a bear there once, I was moving fast and he took off running down the trail. I hollard yah yah at him like a rancher chasing after him on that down hill for probably 2 or 300 feet and just about 20 feet behind. It was surreal.
    OK we will check that out. If I get mauled by a bear I will know why you sent me on that ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post

    Hot Springs to Mad Creek and back up to do Red Dirt then back up Hot Springs for a soak. My favorite Steamboat ride. I snuck up on a bear there once, I was moving fast and he took off running down the trail. I hollard yah yah at him like a rancher chasing after him on that down hill for probably 2 or 300 feet and just about 20 feet behind. It was surreal.
    OK ra we did your ride and it was fun. We did the up and back on Hot Springs and took a short cut up to the Mad Creek Barn from there we climbed up the Saddle trail and hooked into the Red Dirt trail. Thanks for the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post

    OK ra we did your ride and it was fun. We did the up and back on Hot Springs and took a short cut up to the Mad Creek Barn from there we climbed up the Saddle trail and hooked into the Red Dirt trail. Thanks for the tip.
    Hey traildoc,

    I keep seeing those FlyPaper pedals on your wife's bike and I'm reminded how much I enjoyed using them on my, too short, demo ride! I thought they offered a remarkable advantage and would love to buy them if he didn't required a specific crank set and bottom bracket to make them work.

    Do you have them on your bike as well as your wife's? I'm guessing that she likes them but does she complain about the extra weight of the required cranks and bottom bracket over the competitors?

    Enjoy your trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsnead View Post
    Hey traildoc,

    I keep seeing those FlyPaper pedals on your wife's bike and I'm reminded how much I enjoyed using them on my, too short, demo ride! I thought they offered a remarkable advantage and would love to buy them if he didn't required a specific crank set and bottom bracket to make them work.

    Do you have them on your bike as well as your wife's? I'm guessing that she likes them but does she complain about the extra weight of the required cranks and bottom bracket over the competitors?

    Enjoy your trip!

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    Michael:

    My wife LOVES her pedals. I have a set, but need them serviced so I am not using them on this trip. It's too bad you need special cranks otherwise they would be one of the best pedals out there. Bikedoc tried to do a regular version but they couldn't pass the safety test.

    He just needs someone to make a new lighter crank with a bigger end to it to accommodate the bearings for the pedal bearings. Who knows if it will ever happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Michael:

    My wife LOVES her pedals. I have a set, but need them serviced so I am not using them on this trip. It's too bad you need special cranks otherwise they would be one of the best pedals out there. Bikedoc tried to do a regular version but they couldn't pass the safety test.

    He just needs someone to make a new lighter crank with a bigger end to it to accommodate the bearings for the pedal bearings. Who knows if it will ever happen?
    Hey traildoc,

    I agree with you110%. Other folks are trying to build traditionally mounted pedals and make them as thin as the Fly Papers but they're not coming close. If memory serves the Fly Papers are 3.9mm thick. The closest I've been able to find is the Canfield Ultimate at 10mm thick. The Ultimate is an excellent pedal but still not in the same league as the Fly Paper regarding thickness.

    I certainly hope that Dean will be able to find someone to build him a light crank with the required bulk to handle the pedal bearings. I say that because I don't believe anyone will be able to replicate his pedals using the traditional mounting system. I've seen two companies create 6mm thick prototypes but neither of them have brought a product to market.

    I'm silly enough to believe that a pedal as thin as the Fly Paper that was mounted traditionally would be as much of a game changer as the Gravity Dropper was!

    Call me a dreamer.....

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    This is a picture of a Continental Divide ride out to Fishhook Lake near Steamboat Springs, CO. After the ride we headed to Nederland, CO to ride with our buddy Randy.
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    Has anybody ever said you got the "crazy eyes?"
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    My wife wants to know if you are flirting with me, before I answer that question?

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    After two days of continuous rain we were able to get out and do a ride in Nederland with our friend Randy. The trail had a few sections that were unrideable and needed some re-routing to increase the flow factor.
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    The trail had a few sections that i couldn't ride but i'm sure others would enjoy immensely just as they are.
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    Thank you for sharing all your photos, You guys have some Amazing places to ride!!

    This is where I want to go...

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    As usual you don't know what you are talking about, but that is nothing new.

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    D, where are you heading as the months get colder? The aspens are close to peaking in Summit County.

    I appreciate your observations of local trails and sustainability issues on your travels. It's good to know how the trails in our neck of the woods compare. You might appreciate this little quote from the Haily/Sun Valley advocacy website: Trail Updates - Big Wood Backcountry Trails

    One reason I love our valley is because of our multi-use trails. Sharing the trails with mountain bikers, hikers, horseback riders and motorcycles on designated trails. Most people are courteous and respectful of each other. The motorcycles carry in saws to cut dead-fall off the trails in areas the Forest Service has not yet reached. The horses' sharp hooves break up the slick trails created by mountain bikes making it less slippery for hikers. I, like many others, love to mountain bike but I know we need to be extra careful coming up fast on hikers and people on horses. I would like to think we can all work together so no one is eliminated from our gorgeous trail systems. I've noticed that mountain bikers from other areas are not used to sharing trails as they are used to having their own designated trails. So let's dialog and share our stories, listen up and be aware of each other. Life is good and we are very lucky.

    Indeed we are lucky in AZ but there's not too many user-designated trails. I suspect the Prodigal Son might have something extra inflammatory to say about equestrians but since he's been banned from mtbr we'll have to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    D, where are you heading as the months get colder? The aspens are close to peaking in Summit County.

    I appreciate your observations of local trails and sustainability issues on your travels. It's good to know how the trails in our neck of the woods compare. You might appreciate this little quote from the Haily/Sun Valley advocacy website: Trail Updates - Big Wood Trails

    One reason I love our valley is because of our multi-use trails. Sharing the trails with mountain bikers, hikers, horseback riders and motorcycles on designated trails. Most people are courteous and respectful of each other. The motorcycles carry in saws to cut dead-fall off the trails in areas the Forest Service has not yet reached. The horses' sharp hooves break up the slick trails created by mountain bikes making it less slippery for hikers. I, like many others, love to mountain bike but I know we need to be extra careful coming up fast on hikers and people on horses. I would like to think we can all work together so no one is eliminated from our gorgeous trail systems. I've noticed that mountain bikers from other areas are not used to sharing trails as they are used to having their own designated trails. So let's dialog and share our stories, listen up and be aware of each other. Life is good and we are very lucky.

    Indeed we are lucky in AZ but there's not too many user-designated trails. I suspect the Prodigal Son might have something extra inflammatory to say about equestrians but since he's been banned from mtbr we'll have to wait.
    Rockman:

    I think I rode past that woman on the Black Canyon trail in Jackson. She was walking uphill about 1 1/2 mile above the parking lot. The trail had about 3" of powder on it with horse poop every 75 yards. Her legs were covered in dust and when I made the comment about the trail being torn-up by the horses she chimed back that more damage is being done by the mountain bikers.

    I couldn't help but think that women had no clue what she was talking about, but what was the point of trying to educate her otherwise. She was a true believer and loves to have her trail surface broken up into powder.

    Not sure exactly where we're headed today after our ride in Nederland. It is definitely been cold here at night the last four days and hopefully heading west to Vail, Grand Junction, Fruita will be warmer.

    We have a ton of friends meeting up with us in Moab during the month of Oct., so that should be fun. Lot's of guys with wives with faces there for sure.

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    Got to finally ride the Lunch Loop Area in Grand Junction. This is a picture of Janet on the Holy Cross trail.
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    After fixing the rear brake on the motorcasa Janet and I were able to drive the motorhome up the Little Park parking lot where we climbed the road up to the Ribbon trailhead to ride the famous Ribbon trail.

    Ribbon is a very unique ride on long sections of steep slickrock and hike a bike sections to avoid cliff areas. The bottom section is routed through a large wash to eventually get you to a steep uphill somewhat hike-a-bike section to the upper parking lot. If flow is important to you this trail could be problematic There is a lot of vertical loss on the steep slickrock sections.
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    Riding New Trails in Moab with My Wife

    As a lot of people know Moab is on a trail building rampage. Their has been a whole new mindset about new mountain biking trails. The BLM is now working to make Moab the most diverse mountain biking destinations in the country.

    Today we got a chance to ride a new trail called EKG. EKG is mostly twisty turney up and down slickrock. From there we rode back on the Dinno trail.
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    We got a chance to ride the new Bar M area in Moab and were pleasantly entertained by some very technical riding. We started on EZ and got onto Deadman's to Long Branch to Killer Bee.
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    As a lot of people know Moab is on a trail building rampage. Their has been a whole new mindset about new mountain biking trails. The BLM is now working to make Moab the most diverse mountain biking destinations in the country.....
    Hey Mr. traildoc,

    This is probably a dumb question since the answer is always "depends on....(fill in the blank)". but what area, Sedona or Moab, would you recommend a mountain biking Californian visit? For reference we had two wonderful week long trips to St. George and would return there in an instant.

    Thanks, in advance, for sharing your insight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsnead View Post
    Hey Mr. traildoc,

    This is probably a dumb question since the answer is always "depends on....(fill in the blank)". but what area, Sedona or Moab, would you recommend a mountain biking Californian visit? For reference we had two wonderful week long trips to St. George and would return there in an instant.

    Thanks, in advance, for sharing your insight!

    Michael
    Sedona riding is up and down technical singletrack that can be ridden from town. Moab offers all levels of riding with up and down character or you can shuttle for predominantly downhill rides. Both are very scenic.

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    Today we went out with our buddy Wally to ride the northern Klondike Bluffs area. Wally suggested climbing up Mega Steps to do an out and back over to EKG and return on Dinno
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    I adore these photos of you and your wife, and I am SO inspired watching you live your dream. I pray I have such a life someday! Kudos to you, TD and MRS TD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteKis View Post
    I adore these photos of you and your wife, and I am SO inspired watching you live your dream. I pray I have such a life someday! Kudos to you, TD and MRS TD!
    CK:

    Thanks for your post. Living the mountain biking dream is definitely a lot of fun. These coming two weeks are going to be a blast. We have married friends coming to visit Moab from all over the country and Canada, so there should be some extra special pictures of fun rides and 's coming up.

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    If you get tired of Moab there's an extra special ride in the Abajos that rivals TWE if you can leave a vehicle at Newspaper Rock and shuttle to Foy Lake and the Red Ledges trail.

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    The only thing better would be riding with our ever changing hot girlfriend of the week.... Joking of course!
    You're living the life doc!

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    Say hi to Wally for me.....What's up with the Giant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motochick View Post
    Say hi to Wally for me.....What's up with the Giant?
    You mean his new niner? Two old guys trying to pretend they are teenagers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    CK:

    Thanks for your post. Living the mountain biking dream is definitely a lot of fun. These coming two weeks are going to be a blast. We have married friends coming to visit Moab from all over the country and Canada, so there should be some extra special pictures of fun rides and 's coming up.
    Awesome! I look forward to them!
    And I look forward to riding Moab, and Colorado, and and and and... So much to see! Keep 'em coming, these pics inspire me to stop wasting my precious time putting it off. Tomorrow is not promised... we need to live in the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteKis View Post
    Awesome! I look forward to them!
    And I look forward to riding Moab, and Colorado, and and and and... So much to see! Keep 'em coming, these pics inspire me to stop wasting my precious time putting it off. Tomorrow is not promised... we need to live in the moment.
    CK:

    The first couple to arive in Moab were our friends Luca and Jen from Albany, New York. We met Luca and Jen online last year. Luca was looking for comprehensive trail Intel of the Sedona trail system and when he contacted me I asked him if I could show him around.

    The rest is history and we are now riding the wonderful Moab trail system thinking we are having fun riding some of the trails that are dear to my heart for smiling faces to ride. As we were ripping down the Porcupine singletrack section with the Bandeleros in the lead I couldn't help but think being banned from the Northern Arizona Forest isn't such a bad thing.

    Does life get any better than seeing hundreds of riders riding a special trail on a beautiful sunny day, I seriously doubt it. This Sunday 150 determined riders will be ripping down the Whole Enchilada going for the gold while I cheer them on

    Just think that race and ride would have never happened without a bunch of enthusiastic mountain bikers making that dream route happen without a lot hard work and finally the cooperation of the land managers.
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    Wow what a day of riding for married couples. Today seven of us took Coyote Shuttle up the 313 to ride the Mag 7 trail. The picture was taken on the old green dot trail now known as the Bull Run section of the Mag 7. That section has been shorten somewhat and a lot of the trail is on dirt now rather than the old slickrock route.

    Rather than taking the Arth's Corner we took the new Great Escape section over to the Long Canyon section, IMHO the new Great Escape trail is more challenging and fun to ride than Arth's Corner.
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    Thanks for the stoke doc And nice Windgate exposures behind you. Usually a cliff former like along Wall Street.

    Moab is quite interesting in that it has great slick rock riding on three different formations: Windgate, Navajo, and Entrata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Thanks for the stoke doc And nice Windgate exposures behind you. Usually a cliff former like along Wall Street.

    Moab is quite interesting in that it has great slick rock riding on three different formations: Windgate, Navajo, and Entrata.
    Rockman:

    We went out on a ride today on the 3D trail, I have never ridden this trail before and was wondering what formation was in the background? The views were pretty amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Rockman:

    We went out on a ride today on the 3D trail, I have never ridden this trail before and was wondering what formation was in the background? The views were pretty amazing.
    Hey 'doc,

    It was great to ride with you and Janet as always. Our trip home was uneventful but going back to work today was painful. Keep living the dream!

    Where is that 3D trail? It looks pretty cool!

    Cheers,

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    TrailDoc- thank you for sharing your epic trips. Its awesome that you two cherish the time together in the things you 2 enjoy.

    I too hope sometime in the near future my wife will do the same. As of yet, she shows no interest in hitting the trails with me, but I am sure time is coming as my son and soon daughter is wanting to ride. So she'll probably be felt left out. So I will just pray and hope she'll join in on the fun.


    Oh.... please keep the pics coming

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    Today most of the Moab tourons headed to the LaSals to ride the famous Whole Enchilada ride due to a big storm heading to Moab that threatens to shut down the Whole Enchilada ride for the rest of the season.
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    Nice TD. You have been very busy riding with everyone in Moab. Thanks for the great ride on monday . A pic of TD getting his bike from the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech View Post
    Nice TD. You have been very busy riding with everyone in Moab. Thanks for the great ride on monday . A pic of TD getting his bike from the truck.
    heli:

    Good riding with you and Jeff, what happens in Moab stays in Moab. The first storm rolled through this morning and supposedly there might be another this afternoon. The first storm was pretty warm and didn't leave much snow in the LaSals. It will be interesting if the next one closes Burro. Conditions should be excellent over the weekend on the lower trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    heli:

    Good riding with you and Jeff, what happens in Moab stays in Moab. The first storm rolled through this morning and supposedly there might be another this afternoon. The first storm was pretty warm and didn't leave much snow in the LaSals. It will be interesting if the next one closes Burro. Conditions should be excellent over the weekend on the lower trails.
    Great ride TD, much appreciate the guiding, and water!

    Since this is the wives thread, I suppose I could post a pic of ol "Mary Ann and Ginger", but I don't want to make anyone jealous.

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    Yesterday our buddies from Sedona and Flgstaff arrived in Moab to join us for hopefully six days of riding with our wives great riding. Due to and and snow the upper Lasals were unrideable today so we headed out to the somewhat new Mag 7 area new Gemini Bridges.

    A special treat was riding today with my dad Wally, who has supported me during my banning from the National Forest in Northern Arizona. Wally is on the Moab Bike Patrol and is constantly helping fellow riders enjoy their Moab riding experience.

    Recently the Moab trail club Trail Mix has done some adopting of a number of user built trails, plus added in some additional new trails for the mountain bikers to ride while the upper mountain trails dry out.

    Todays conditions were about as good as it gets and I think our group really enjoyed the trails we rode.

    What a country!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    The group went out yesterday and rode the new Moab trail system in the north Klondike area off of Hwy 191 about 2 miles north of the airport. Once again conditions were perfect and during the ride we ran across Kristi and Jessie of Coyote Shuttle.

    Kristi was taking her new carbon Nomad for a spin while Jessie was trying to convince everyone his Kona Stab is the best bike ever made.

    The Trail Mix group has built this new trail system and they should get a gold star for the excellent trail routing and the best trail signage I have ever enjoyed during my mountain biking travels. Thanks to Sandy and Jeff getting lost in the North Klondike system is almost impossible. If you get a chance check out the brand new UFO trail.
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    Today was another great day of riding with wives. Five adventurous couples headed up to ride the famous Whole Enchilada trail staring at the top of the Kokopelli. Due to recent rain and snow we were unable to start at Geyser Pass. This is one of the most scenic rides in the country and it was a perfect ride. One of the couples were celebrating there 24th. anniversary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Rockman:

    We went out on a ride today on the 3D trail, I have never ridden this trail before and was wondering what formation was in the background? The views were pretty amazing.
    The slickrock is Entrada Sandstone and the ledgy stuff above is probably Morrison Formation. Maybe Brushy Mountain Member but I'm not sure. Both are Jurassic in age.

    Looks like the singletrack options have more than doubled since you spent much time there last?

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    Another Special Day in Moab

    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    The slickrock is Entrada Sandstone and the ledgy stuff above is probably Morrison Formation. Maybe Brushy Mountain Member but I'm not sure. Both are Jurassic in age.

    Looks like the singletrack options have more than doubled since you spent much time there last?
    Twice as much riding that's for sure. Today we went out to Klondike Bluffs area and ran into the Romney family from Salt Lake. They were riding with their two kids. I told them I was a criminal, but they said it was OK for me to join them in the picture. You have to love people who are willing to let a trail improvement citation be forgiven.

    The second picture is of our friends from Sedona: Gayle, Julia and my dad Wally.

    Heading up to Burro Pass tomorrow, should be another GREAT day of riding.

    What a country!!!!
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    Trail Doc, when you say 'riding with wives'' does that mean 'wife swapping' and or swinging on the trails, and do they keep the one bike or swap them over too, or is this just happening in Australia on the trails?
    And is this the real reason why they cal you 'Trail Doc'.....
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....:cool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    Trail Doc, when you say 'riding with wives'' does that mean 'wife swapping' and or swinging on the trails, and do they keep the one bike or swap them over too, or is this just happening in Australia on the trails?
    And is this the real reason why they cal you 'Trail Doc'.....
    Tone:

    Riding with our wives is mainly about how lucky some riders like myself are blessed with a riding buddy who accepts their husband being banned from the National Forest for trying to give the masses of mountain bikers a better user experience.

    Some people equate doing trail improvements as being a crime against mother nature rather than providing riders with a better user experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Tone:

    Riding with our wives is mainly about how lucky some riders like myself are blessed with a riding buddy who accepts their husband being banned from the National Forest for trying to give the masses of mountain bikers a better user experience.

    Some people equate doing trail improvements as being a crime against mother nature rather than providing riders with a better user experience.
    Hahaha, you still banned from Sedona are you?, you poor bugger, hows the van going you still livin in that like a gypsy?
    Any further action being taken against you mate?
    Your a martyr for your cause you are TD....so much so you might even get 72 virgins waiting for you in your next life lol........
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....:cool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's L'axeman View Post
    Hahaha, you still banned from Sedona are you?, you poor bugger, hows the van going you still livin in that like a gypsy?
    Any further action being taken against you mate?
    Your a martyr for your cause you are TD....so much so you might even get 72 virgins waiting for you in your next life lol........
    Tone:

    Life in the old motorcasa during my banning is going well. We have made a lot of new friends while on the road and I hope to take a road trip each year before I meet those 72 virgins.

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    Attached is a picture of my wife and I at the Nortn-40 and Maverick intersection in the Moab Brand Trail area. The Brand trails are a mixed bag of all different level trails. This is the same area that the Outer Bike event uses for the staging for their different demo bike vendors that attend the event.

    We had a friend from Whistler that was interested in buying a 29er bike. For the $175 entry fee our friend demoed over 15 different 29'ers over the three day period. He also got three free shuttles for longer rides and was provided with meals during the venue.

    He ended up buying a new 2013 Juliana Santa Cruz demo bike for his daughter for $1,200 at the end of the event.
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    ^^^^^ you seem to be batting above your average Trail Doc, nice work, tell your girl i said that
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....:cool:

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    I tried some riding of the bicycles with my wife, it was very enjoyable.
    (though the trails could have used some improvements)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnold View Post
    I tried some riding of the bicycles with my wife, it was very enjoyable.
    (though the trails could have used some improvements)
    fatnold:

    Good to see you back in Sedona. I wish I was there to join you and your lovely wife.

    TD

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    Today we went out for another beautiful Fall ride in America and hooked up with Glen and Tracy who were celebrating their 30th anniversary. The temps were a little warm for this late in the season, but the trail was very fun and the views were magnificent.

    We hope to hook-up with them on Sunday to do another fun ride.
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    nice pic; obviously a pro!
    waiting to see YOU on a 29!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TransitionSenior View Post
    nice pic; obviously a pro!
    waiting to see YOU on a 29!
    TS
    TS:

    Thanks to you and Gila Monster for the special day of riding.
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    We went out to the Gold Canyon State Trust area today to meet up with our new friends Tracy and Glenn. I could tell right away Tracy was somewhat reluctant to ride with the old folks since she has only been riding a short period of time. Her husband Glenn is very athletic and he was looking for what tuned out to be a wonderful day of riding. Tacy did great for a beginner and where she didn't feel comfortable she just got off her bike and walked.
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    Riding at Tonto National Forest Sucks

    Today our buddies Darch and Jacques took us for a ride in Tonto National Cactus. The scenery was great but the steep rocky uphill sections I could do without, Tomorrow were heading to SoMo for some shuttling.
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    First Time Riding Pickett Post

    My wife and I along with two other friends headed out to the Pickett Post trail yesterday for a nice flowy out and back ride in the southern direction. The Pickett Post trail is a short segment of the Arizona Trail.
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    OK my wife and I have been gone from Sedona for six months and my banning from the Northern AZ Forest is over. This picture might give you a feel why we love Sedona so much. We are below Mescal on our way to the new Gunslinger alignment recently completed by Justin the FS trail wizard

    It was really nice to see he cut the tree limbs but to the tree trunks in a professional manner, thanks Justin.
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