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    No bikes in these photos...

    Really... I've been riding solo and will get some photos up later, when my 4-5 day stretch of riding is over. But for now I'll share just the trail. After all, it's not really about what bike you ride. It's the trails that take you places, if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be able to get out and enjoy the sunshine in such a sublime way.

    The first few may have been posted before, but this thread is about the dirt, not the vehicle.





















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    That's all for now. I have chores to do and ride to ride.

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    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice pictures. Where is the fifth one down? Horsethief? I like the ambiguity in scale on that one (are they junipers or shrubs?).

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    i love big sky rides

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    You got it. Looking down on Horsethief, the photo was taken from Mary's Loop.

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    Thanks for the pictures... now I really am gonna have to make the trek from Vernal. I cant believe I've never ridden GJ

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    I cant believe I've never ridden GJ
    Now that's crazy-talk!

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    Beautiful place and photos, thanks for sharing.

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    I'm soo not impressed




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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint
    Now that's crazy-talk!
    I really never have ridden GJ or fruita. A friend and I are gonna try to head there the weekend of the 19th. even if just for the day. Any suggestions for us?

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    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    Is that Holy Cross? I've dreamed of riding that area but as a flatlander I'm a tad bit concerned how I would handle the altitude and the climbs; input?
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    Some of the photos are from Holy Cross. The trail is actually rather short, and the climb is not too bad (I ride it on a singlespeed). The techy stuff is the difficult part, but it's also the fun!

    Our area (Fruita, Grand Junction) isn't like riding in the mountain towns, but you can find some good climbs. As long as you're not racing and over extending yourself, I would think that you would do fine.

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    If it's just for a day and then you're headed back to Vernal, then you better narrow it down. Long and epic? Super techy? Fast and flowy? Lots of scenery? So much to choose from.

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    I find that my camera ends up with lots of sky shots...

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    Since its just for the day, something techy or fast and flowy should fit the bill

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    Techy = Lunch Loops

    Fast and Flowy = 18 Road

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    Thank You. I assume the trails are dry?

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    I haven't been out to the 18 Road trails lately, but by next weekend, they should be good to go (if they aren't already). The Lunch Loops are amazing right now.

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    I love riding your side of the state
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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint
    Some of the photos are from Holy Cross. The trail is actually rather short, and the climb is not too bad (I ride it on a singlespeed). The techy stuff is the difficult part, but it's also the fun!

    Our area (Fruita, Grand Junction) isn't like riding in the mountain towns, but you can find some good climbs. As long as you're not racing and over extending yourself, I would think that you would do fine.
    Thank you very much for the info; hope I can make it there this summer!
    Calvin

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    And in between = Mary's-Lion's-Troy Built. Thanks for the passion hit, SP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint
    Techy = Lunch Loops

    Fast and Flowy = 18 Road

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    Great pics man! Thanks for sharing!
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    Nice pictures mate! I have to share a few from my favorite trail system here in Tucson, the Tortolitas North of the city, 5 mins from my house. Not very well known yet, but getting more extensive every day...





















    How could you NOT love the desert! Most of these were December / January... perfect!

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    We are all blessed
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    thanks!!!

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    last fall. racetrack. my daily morning ride
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