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    while in other news...

    There was the before:




    and after:


    (we call it: The Dirty Athallia)


    But in the mean time, kerfuffle:




    and calm,




    anticipation:




    and (perhaps premature) exuberance.




    There was indeed lunch for some:






    while others rested:




    Lunch happend eventually for the rest of us too:




    and finally some post consumption activities:



    (and a little bit of regathering)
    .


    And, as an appendix, there was more climbing:




    followed by some rolling:









    and then some more descending.


    How did your weekend go?
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    Good stuff IG.

    A few more presented a little less elegantly.

    1) All eyes (ahem, IG!) were on Scrub...

    2) ...who had pulled us together for this trek.

    3) Some struggled...

    4) ...while others barely drew a breath.

    5) Scrub
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    1) Something about the altitude perhaps?

    2) Joe stayed with Athalliah...

    3) ...while Tom and others gathered help.

    4) This field would be a different scene in just a short while.

    5) Dorje
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    1) It's all about...

    2) ...access.

    3) And views and...

    4) ...rolling...

    5) ...downhill (eventually )
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    1) Point it down.

    2) Try...

    3) ...and try again, until you succeed.

    4) Celebrate!

    5) Peace.
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    Excellent photos, guys.

    I want a re-do!
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    What a great and horrible ride! (for different reasons of course). That was some of the most fun descending I've ever done, but the climb was really a knock out (so to speak)...

    Here's my profile. It was interesting to compare with Ed's results. My rolling time was 4:55 and my stopping time was ~3:00--Ed's was the exact opposite!



    Dave113 and Kaba Klaus playing on the rocks and Djorge playing in the water.



    The obligitory shot of Nicholas on a rock.



    And the obligitory shot of Scrub having a beer.



    Lunch.



    After the ride, we were dog tired...


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    Anyone want to do this on the 4th? I'm thinking to do this then, and save Kenosha/Searle for one of my other upcoming weekdays off.

    Methinks mobetta drive wise, what with crappy holiday traffic and whatnot surely to come Wednesday. Then I'd be driving up to Summit when the rest of the Front Range is at work.

    Damn, I just convinced myself.
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    Great pictures. Where did you guys go? I spied a green Ventana too- that's rare around these parts. Well, rare compared to the 575 anyway

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    I only took one pic the whole time, I was just trying to keep up the rest of the time... I've been taking the same pic every time I ride there, here's one from last fall too...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Great pictures. Where did you guys go? I spied a green Ventana too- that's rare around these parts. Well, rare compared to the 575 anyway


    Pfft! Those things are everywhere I look, nearly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    What a great and horrible ride! ... Here's my profile...

    ...

    See, told ya there wasn't much climbing.
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    Performance injuries.

    Although nothing compared to what happened to Athallia, some of you may have seen me with blood around my eye immediately following the ride.
    I don't know if I was just tired at that point, or I was thinking too much about other things I needed to do that day. With less than a mile remaining in the ride I let my handlebar clip a tree and I went flying.
    I'm not sure what I hit my face against but it pushed my sunglasses into my face and the nosepiece cut into my forehead.
    When I got home and checked it out I had a nice little meat puppet going on. Looks like it went all the way to the bone.
    Yeah a few stitches might have been a good idea, but the thought of dragging my sore tired ass down to the ER so someone could stick a needle into my face was not appealing. I bandaged it up and the skin has now fused back together and appears to be healing nicely with no signs of infection.



    These were Performance brand sunglasses. How much should I sue them for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    Anyone want to do this on the 4th? I'm thinking to do this then, and save Kenosha/Searle for one of my other upcoming weekdays off.

    Methinks mobetta drive wise, what with crappy holiday traffic and whatnot surely to come Wednesday. Then I'd be driving up to Summit when the rest of the Front Range is at work.

    Damn, I just convinced myself.
    I can't do the 4th.


    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    i've got the 9. 11th, and 16th free for all day riding. the 12th and 17th free so long as i'm home by 5.
    Of the dates you listed in the other thread, I'll likely be able to take a day off work for one or maybe two of the dates...
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    Icegeek, Ed, and K-man. Having you three on a ride guarantees that there will be excellent pics to be seen later. Like a good beer after a long ride, viewing your pictures has become a post-ride ritual I look forward to. Thanks for posting those up.

    DaveC113, that's cool that you took the same picture in different seasons. Icegeek did something similar and posted it on his site. I'm not sure what that type of photography is called, but I like it. I highly recommend checking it out.
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    Mooooooo....


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    When gravity fights back




    The only smooth parts of the entire trail




    The result of a hard day's work...


    ... follow by another day of hard work




    ... but it had its rewards in the form of views and rollers








    ... and single track


    ... which always results in one of these
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    Looks like a great ride, except for the obvious. Glad to hear Athalliah is alright. IG are those 5 or 6" rockers on your X5?
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    Damn dudes, awesome pics, now I'm even more bummed I missed, and Nickle your pics always kick arse.

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    Argh....I want a rematch, Sourdough! The only thing I saw that day was climbing. Oh, and a helicopter. And unicorns.

    Nice pics guys!

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    Great pictoral documentation of the whole thing.

    That was really one to remember. It was really cool meeting and riding with all of you.
    A day out with all them crazies from Denver!!!

    Can't wait to do it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban'd4life
    Looks like a great ride, except for the obvious. Glad to hear Athalliah is alright. IG are those 5 or 6" rockers on your X5?

    '04 6x6
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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