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    TR: Fruita Three Ways (with lots of pictures!)

    My friend (Colo29er) and I had a "long" weekend in Fruita planned- Friday afternoon until Sunday morning- so we squeezed as much riding as we could into less than 48 hours. The weekend basically broke down like this:

    Friday: 18 Road Trails followed by pizza and beers at Hot Tomato
    Saturday: Rabbit Valley Trails (Kokopelli, Western Rim, East Rabbit Valley) followed by Mexican food and Margs
    Sunday: Mary's Loop, Horsethief, Wrangler followed by getting in the car and driving home

    Here are a handful of shots from the weekend... Fruita delivers once again!

    Getting started on Zippity:


    Looking down to what lies ahead:


    3...2...1... dropping.


    More Zippity goodness:




    Day Two, starting out on Kokopelli near Castle Rocks:


    Before Western Rim, near the junction with Brian's Trail:


    This doesn't suck.


    Western Rim, one of the most scenic trails I've ridden:


    Smooth, fast, flowy singletrack defined:


    Watch your step:


    His wife is going to have a heart attack when she sees this shot:


    It's not all downhill, sometimes you have to work for it. Yeah, this is steep:


    The storm JUST missed us, but the views were inescapable:


    Day Three, time for Mary's and Horsethief. This is the portage between the two:


    Views here don't suck either. Oh yeah, the singletrack is fun too:




    Charging through the singletrack:


    Believe it or not, there are a handful more pictures I didn't include in this TR. Use this link to see more:

    https://www.stevemokanphotography.co...Biking-Part-II

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    That weekend looked like it was altogether acceptable. I've nibbled around the edges of Fruita on two different trips but need to go and stay for three full days like you guys did to get the full experience.

    The black and white cliff-side shot is money. Nice work.
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    Those are some of the best pictures I've seen of the Kokopelli/18 Road/Rabbit Valley area. I'm a local, but I sometimes forget how spectacular the views are.

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    WOW! Fantastic shots. If I only had 3 days to pull that off I would be in style.

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    drlg, you're one lucky SOB. Now that I've found your neck of the woods, I plan on coming back as much as my wife will let me.

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    Great shots Steve. Looks like the weather was dead on too. Thanks for the share... Its been 2 years since I've made it out to that part of the west. What the H3LL is wrong with me?
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    Nice - the second one of Zippity is a terrific perspective
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    I googled. 718 miles from my house. I could easily drive Thursday, ride Fri-Sun, drive Monday. Thanks for the trip idea!

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    My friends and I drove out from Central New York April 15-22. I almost met my demise on Zippidy coming down off one of those spines, boosted off a whoop that I should not have boosted from.......

    Next time you go to Kokopelli you have to do Moore Fun. It is one HEINOUS climb but the view is amazing and you get one awesome long downhill back to the parking lot.

    Sweet shots!!!
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    I never get tired of seeing fruita pics. These are fantastic.

    Thanks for the break from finals cramming

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    Nicely done. Thanks!

    RIght we are getting hammered with northwestern-like weather. You came during the perfect window.

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    Nice!

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    Nice Bucket List of rides with photo stokage... but I gotta do Crested Butte first before Fruita, this summer. I probably should have tried to work in Fruita with Moab a few weeks back, but the weather wasn't quite working out for me in late April, a bit too soon.

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    The Butte is going to have a short season this year. It's snowing up there right now as I type this.

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    Thanks for the Pixels. Enjoyed them and they looked good but c'mon what are you trying to pull, we both know well thats not Fruita. Its flippin Kansas. Nice try though

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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint
    The Butte is going to have a short season this year. It's snowing up there right now as I type this.
    Been snowing at Mammoth Lakes too all this week, off and on. If I can't ride due to snow and rain, I'll fly fish instead.

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    I'll be in CB this summer too.... but with all the snow, it's going to be tough timing it for a good ride. Maybe I'll just wait until fall when the town is empty and I have the place to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan
    I'll be in CB this summer too.... but with all the snow, it's going to be tough timing it for a good ride. Maybe I'll just wait until fall when the town is empty and I have the place to myself.
    Now you're talking smart.

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    Dude, awesome shots of surely awesome riding. Thanks for continuing to fuel my desire to move out west.

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    Thank you.

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    Awesome!

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