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    Sedona - a few pics

    Having both decided upon the need to escape the unusually cold clutches of winter here in northern NM, Rick and I took advantage of a forecast high pressure system and hit the road for Sedona this past weekend. We're both in the kinda shape you might guess after a long cold winter of no riding, but living at 7500 feet has it's advantages when you travel down to the desert, so the suffering was at a minimum. Rick is between FS bikes at the moment, so in a show of solidarity I brought my 29er HT, too. I remember Paul B. mentioning once that you can have fun on just about any bike in Sedona, and he's right. Thanks to TD's trail descriptions, and a map from a friend of a friend, we were able to find Highline and the Hogs, and put together a couple nice loops. Most importantly, while it was 15*F when we left Santa Fe, it was a balmy 70*F in Sedona. Mission accomplished! We took a break and baked on the red rocks like a 2 lizards. Here's a few pics:
    1, 2, and 3 are Rick. 4 is me goofing off at Chicken Point, and 5 is a cabin near where we camped. Man, it was good to get away!
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    Beautiful! Sedona is definitely on my wishlist.

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    Great pics. Heading to AZ next week can't wait.

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    Wow...I may move...



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    Quote Originally Posted by NuMexJoe
    We took a break and baked on the red rocks like 2 lizards.
    Perfect.

    Great pictures too.

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    I'm heading there mid April. I'm really looking forward to the trails.

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    Outstanding Joe! thanks for sharing!
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    Nice! Thank you!

    Love the action shots, but this one just appeals to me:


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    Nice. Some day, some way I need to get back down there.
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    Where is the cabin at?

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    I would definitely endo here... Nice shots, love desert riding!

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    Dead Horse Ranch State Park, in Cottonwood. About 15 minutes away (and a world apart) from Sedona. I recommend Georgie's Cafe for breakfast. FWIW, there's a short loop you can ride from camp, a mix of singletrack and DT, which can be fun, esp. clockwise.
    - Joe

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    Where is the cabin at?

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    We rejoice in our suffering, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character.

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    Nice. What was your gearing on the Jabber and how was it?

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    When the snow started flying, I put my Alfine-8 IGH on the back, w/ a 32-23 combo, so that's what I had in Sedona. My usual 32-22 SS setup would've been fine, but then I'm an old Clyde w/ no racer-boi pretensions. But as fine as the usual Sedona fare is on a 29er HT, I'll be bringing the fully next time and looking for more air time.

    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    Nice. What was your gearing on the Jabber and how was it?
    We rejoice in our suffering, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character.

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    I miss Sedona :-(
    Some of my happiest memories in life took place on my bicycles. - Me

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    Nice, seen so many pictures of Sedona and I haven't had a chance to go yet, hmmm maybe late spring or early summer.
    Thanks for the pictures.

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    trying to get out there this spring, thanks for the stoke

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