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    Foothills Ride

    Got off work a little early today so wanted to ride
    I parked behind ID Elks.
    Immediately, the singletrack up out of the wash was a mess
    total mud.
    Climbed up the singletrack up to top of the freeway, down the freeway and up Hulls
    Hulls wasn't that great either

    Bottom line is, the foothills are NOT really worth riding, probaby for what, 2 more months?

    Owhyees, or Urban and Road training

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    ... and if we just ... Hop, hop...

    Have you got yourself a bike that you can ride trials on yet, mtbkrdr98? We really need to get some more trials riders in the valley. It's really addictive if you can deal with the steep learning curve.

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    Gettin to it

    Quote Originally Posted by zebdi
    Have you got yourself a bike that you can ride trials on yet, mtbkrdr98? We really need to get some more trials riders in the valley. It's really addictive if you can deal with the steep learning curve.
    I know I know. And it will be a lot more productive in terms of learning how to really ride, than trying to ride the foothills now.

    Need your email address again, private message it to me, will ya?

    I want to get my All-Mountain bike rig first.

    By the way, how are you liking the Heckler?

    I'll be there, although I have no idea how long it will take me to actually call myself having trials skills of any sort!

    I'm leaning towards a strong, small hardtail like a Spec P bike or small rock hopper of sorts.

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    What made you think the trails were rideable today?

    These are posts from this forum from the past couple of days....

    tried to get up to Shanes, but after I left the service road, it was just too soupy.
    but y'know how the foothills are, once the sun hits it, it turns to gumbo....
    CB - A buddy of mine rode in that general area Saturday AM and he reported finding very little frozen/firm stuff and mostly mud.
    It's all crap now. I am sticking to Rocky
    the semi-dry trails are:
    Kestrel
    Half the freeway (becomes crap right before sidewinder)
    Connector to Military Reserve
    Elephants back...
    the trails are too muddy and soft to mountain bike
    ARGH!!!! Oh well...I don't mind riding on the Greenbelt. Sure beats being stuck inside...although I did go to a Step class tonight cuz I find the instructor to be hella cute!

    I'll probably try riding Rocky Canyon since several here have ridden it recently.
    Last edited by BelaySlave; 01-26-2005 at 10:23 PM.

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    Another option...

    Will be to ride up Hulls to the Big Crack (with the bullet ridden car wrecks) to 8th as far as you can (or do this in reverse) and then back. Boring? Yes. Will it get your heart rate up a little and is it dirt? Heck yeah.
    We ran this trail yesterday and it was perfectly fine. I saw a lot of riders late yesterday going up Hulls and coming back down 10 minutes later (I'm assuming they hit mud and smartly turned right back around).
    Looks like it's going to be a dump loop kinda weekend..

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    [QUOTE=BelaySlave]What made you think the trails were rideable today?

    Well, he probably was more interested in riding his bike than sitting in front of a computer, reading political and religious rants...

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    Because I was Jonesin to ride

    [QUOTE=BelaySlave]What made you think the trails were rideable today?

    These are posts from this forum from the past couple of days....



    and I don't consult this site every time prior to riding

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    [QUOTE=zebdi]
    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    What made you think the trails were rideable today?

    Well, he probably was more interested in riding his bike than sitting in front of a computer, reading political and religious rants...
    Good one! I ride Cartwright and Rocky Canyon or go to the desert.

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    I heard that!

    Quote Originally Posted by zebdi
    Well, he probably was more interested in riding his bike than sitting in front of a computer, reading political and religious rants...
    Hey, what else is a godless, liberal heathen supposed to do when the trails are too muddy to ride and the snow is too wet and soft to snowboard?!!?

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