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    Late is better than no summer at all: road trip pics in abundance

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    Wow

    wow, those are some amazing shots geek! awesome stuff brother! thanks for that hit!

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    Ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    wow, those are some amazing shots geek! awesome stuff brother! thanks for that hit!
    Nice pics!
    the - E - dog

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    Damn that is one hell of a summer! Great pics and adventures.

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    ohmygod

    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    I so hate you right now. Those are beautiful.

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    Awesome pics. I'm not yet halfway through, but I saw the shoe tree. There used to be a shoe tree on the way to the Colorado River from So Cal, but I think someone burned it down. We put shoes up there one trip

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    Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had an amazing trip.

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    sweet pix. I hope to end up either back in Texas or to CO. CO looks very nice.

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    definate good stuff for the long winter. thanks for sharing and taking up 45 mins of work time. =)
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    sheesh

    could ya post the good stuff next time?
    very nice
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    wow ... you captured some great images there. One of my favorites ...




    Here's to you and your new home town. Cheers.

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    Love the Cedar Mesa pictures. Peninsula House is more commonly called "The Citadel".
    Love the kiva shots. I know of two pefect kivas down there, but have only been to one.

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    WOW. Awesome stuff. I envy you. How do you like the X5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek

    What a great trip. Thanks for sharing your vacation. Now, how do I convince the wife that Im over due for a road trip? Well, yeah right. Anyway thanks, great pics.

    Sean

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    Great Pics!

    That really made me want to get out to ride Downieville. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks all. Let's see...


    wunderhorn: "I so hate you right now..."

    Awe shucks, I hate you too.


    ArmySlowRdr: "sweet pix. I hope to end up either back in Texas or to CO..."

    Head on back home Tex, we don't like your kind in these parts.


    brianc: "... thanks for ... taking up 45 mins of work time..."

    You work?


    YuriB: "could ya post the good stuff next time?"

    You first.


    Nick: "... One of my favorites ..."

    Mine too, thanks. It came from a crazy 45 min or so of screaming around as the light changed.


    zon: "... How do you like the X5?"

    a) Whatever gave you the idea I ride a X5?
    b) Those things suck, I ride a real bike and carry that thing along for the photos cause I like the color.
    c) It's my favorite bike.


    SSweetleaf: "... made me want to ... ride Downieville..."

    Eh, it's OK there. I guess.

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    You first.
    fair enough
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    You've made a complete fool of yourself!

    ID sucks!
    CA doesn't have any singletrack!
    UT sucks!
    CO is too crowded!
    NV sucks!
    WY is barren!

    So why the he11 do you think we'd be interested?

    Thanks...seriously.

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    Like, it took me years to go to those places...

    ... and you did them all in one trip. Jealous! Unbelievable photos. I'm already inspired for spring. Thanks.
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    Nice Dave, good stuff. Seeing the White Rim was a cool deja vu, I rode that a couple years ago. All the other stuff is the makin's for future trips. Huevos Rancheros, mmm.

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    Dayyyammm...

    Thanks for that.

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    This is so unfair...

    I never get to go anywhere.
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    Simply some of the finest picture making I've seen. You've got skills.

    Thanks.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Is that shoe tree off of Hwy 50 in NV?

    Oh yeah....goods pics and writeup BTW. Welcome to Co. Another freaking transplant.

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    Awesome trip and pictures!

    Thanks for brightening up another boring day!

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    Can't believe I missed this yesterday. Post of the year.

    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Is that shoe tree off of Hwy 50 in NV?
    yep. On Hwy 50 between Austin and Fallon. Did you ever make it to/through Ely? Sorry I missed you if you did.

    That's one round about way to get to Denver!!! Awesome trip. Amazing images. I right clicked and saved several if you don't mind.

    Oh, was the Rock Creek trail in the 395 series in the Pine Nuts or closer to Mammoth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    yep. On Hwy 50 between Austin and Fallon. Did you ever make it to/through Ely? Sorry I missed you if you did.
    I assume you're talking to the OP....but I've been through Ely many a times....only once though since I' ve been in Denver.

    That tree is memories for sure...I should contribute a pair some time.

    Random Fact: Did you know NV has the most hot springs of any state?

    Pretty sure the majority are due to the decay of low grade uranium ore.
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    Well if that doesn't make me miss biking on trails rather than commuting (which, as we freeze to death I am not even doing this week), I dont what would..that and now I want to come and check out some the riding in the states even more.....Thanks alot. You have some amazing pictures.
    Boobs to the tube.......

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    Well, if I can't replicate your bike trip today at least I can do this:
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    eggcellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    I assume you're talking to the OP....but I've been through Ely many a times....only once though since I' ve been in Denver.
    Right. I meant to address the second half of my response to IceGeek. But hey, if you (or anyone) are ever passing through and want to go on a ride to break up the long drive between meccas, let me know.


    "The bustle and clang of US 50". LOL. That's choice. Great wordmanship in your post too btw, Icegeek.

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    edemtbs: Perhaps all those places do suck, I haven't decided yet. More research is in order. Yes, my integrity requires that there be more research.
    Monte: I tried to make it up there, really I did, but i had a later than hoped for start so I had to cut the trip short.
    anthonys: You be quiet.
    KRob: Na, I rolled through Ely in the dark. I traded a ride day there for one more in the Tetons, then I was shooting for Tahoe and the NorCal folks. Lower Rock Creek, outside of Mammoth.
    KRob: " I right clicked and saved several if you don't mind." Please remember where you got them. Hell, I expect guide services next time I'm through, I'll wait for some double digits though.
    ibmkidIII: "...freaking transplant." I made my apology, but don't worry, I won't be affecting any real estate values in these parts.


    Again, thanks all.

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    Well done, great shots.

    And welcome to the Front Range, maybe I'll see you on the trails.

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    Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    ibmkidIII: "...freaking transplant." I made my apology, but don't worry, I won't be affecting any real estate values in these parts.

    Again, thanks all.
    Welcome to CO and enjoy it...that message being sent from a fellow transplant. See you on the trails! Ski trails for now - wooohooo the slopes are shaping up nicely this year! I moved here for the skiing and fell in love with mtb'ing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    ... I rolled through Ely in the dark. I traded a ride day there for one more in the Tetons
    Sounds, and judging by your images of the Tetons, looks like a good trade to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    KRob: " I right clicked and saved several if you don't mind." Please remember where you got them. Hell, I expect guide services next time I'm through, I'll wait for some double digits though.
    Fair enough. Double digits are good. Heck, it was 21 today. Come on over. And If I ever post or use any of your images anywhere but on my desktop, I'll give proper credit and well-deserved props.

    Again, thanks for sharing those. Terrific post.

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    Thank you icegeek for them pics

    makes me wanna travel west even more.

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    That was a great write up..

    Great passion post, first time in a long time that I long to be back in the States. All the places I have never been...so many places I would love to ride. So many things I would love to see and you did it all in one trip. He!! of a planning job and really, really interesting pictures.

    Thanks for sharing...

    Oh and for taking up 45 minutes of my work time as well

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    simply awesome

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    Freaking Sweet!
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    Great Shots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDtofer
    He!! of a planning job...
    I find this a particularly offending remark. Plan. Feh! You sir, are forever banished from my website.

    Overall I'm pleased that so many have enjoyed playing the voyeur on my little adventure. My web host, hewever, isn't so pleased with me lately. I did a global shrink on the pics to cut the bandwidth, sorrry bout that.

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    Hey, isn't it about time for another road trip? This is a great post.

    Click on the link. You won't be sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Hey, isn't it about time for another road trip? This is a great post.

    Click on the link. You won't be sorry.

    Well, there was this. I didn't bother to post it at the time since it wasn't particularly BR.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Well, there was this. I didn't bother to post it at the time since it wasn't particularly BR.
    I finally got around to reading this road trip essay. Very nice. Makes my just want to go wander around the west for a month.

    "About this time it sinks in: with each crossing, I like Nevada more. Here I feel my margins expand with the horizon."

    I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Well, there was this. I didn't bother to post it at the time since it wasn't particularly BR.
    Wow, great photos, writing, and presentation. You really make me miss Colorado. I didn't live there long enough to do a lot of roadtrips, and I will always regret that.
    yep...

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    A veritable cornucopia of outdoor goodness!

    (And thanks, KRob, for bumping his older thread. I hadn't seen that yet.)
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    Talk about late...

    Those pics from silver lake are from summer of 05'. That was a fun ride though although I remeber crashing pretty hard a couple times that day. Actually that was the last ride that I did with gears....you really need them on that ride.

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    Great post! Thanks for sharing.
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    The trip to CA page and its side links is awesome, thanks for the hit!

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    Anthony's stuff is better.....


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    Wonderful Passion Hit Indeed!

    I almost wrote passion hot and indeed, your pics and stories are hot and wonderful and oh soooooooo awesome! I'll have to come back later for more, it is really overwhelming (in a good way). Thanks! -GT2005

    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr
    Anthony's stuff is better.....


    you must be feeling better.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    you must be feeling better.
    I can't complain.

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