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    Gooseberry Mesa

    Two Questions...

    1. Will it be too cold to ride there in Late January? (going to Vegas for Work)
    2. Could I ride my Rigid Single, or should I just rent?

    Thanks!

    Scott
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    i don't know about the weather, but i rode it on my rigid 29er and it was a painful experience. i was in horrible shape but i love the riding. short and quick power moves and if you can keep your momentum up it is fun. i love that place. i say go for it!! ride what ya got!! oh yea, it can be wicked steep.

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    Over the Edge Sports just opened a store in Hurricane Utah (right at the base of Gooseberry) Stop in and see what Quentin can offer as a demo. I rode a Titus Racer-x 29r demo there last week and it was super fun. I rode with Jerry from the Fruita OTE and he rode his Edge Cycles SS with a reba. That trail is so cool.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2056962159/" title="Gooseberry Mesa by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2131/2056962159_061c4d2744.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Gooseberry Mesa" /></a>

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    [QUOTE=MellowCat]Two Questions...

    1. Will it be too cold to ride there in Late January? (going to Vegas for Work)
    2. Could I ride my Rigid Single, or should I just rent?

    Thanks!


    I've only ridden my geared bike 5 or 6 times in the last 2 years. Gooseberry was one place I was glad to have gears and full susp. Took my Superlite and loved it, only wished I had 5 inches instead of 4 on some of it. Lots of places to launch. Of course, if I only had onegear and rigid, I'd still have fun though. That Place rocks! (literally)

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    Thanks for the replys. Looking at shipping costs for my singlespeed is convincing me to rent!

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    Yeah Do IT !

    I rode my single speed rigid 29er down there a few months ago and loved every minute of it. If you have technical skill it will rock. I ride down there every year for my b- day (jan 20th) and its always been nice weather, a jersey with shorts and arms have been my atire. This is one of my all time favorite rigid single speed rides. i dont know what everyone else is smoking; Do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    Two Questions...

    1. Will it be too cold to ride there in Late January? (going to Vegas for Work)
    2. Could I ride my Rigid Single, or should I just rent?

    Thanks!

    Scott
    I rode a rigid 2x9 at Gooseberry and had a blast. Suspension is not needed and I did not miss it. Shifted maybe 4 times in 3 hrs and 20-some miles.
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    Shig,

    What gear should I pick for Gooseberry? Was thinking 34x20 if I go with my 26'er.

    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    Shig,

    What gear should I pick for Gooseberry? Was thinking 34x20 if I go with my 26'er.

    Scott
    I just spent a full day on Gooseberry on a rigid SS 29er running 34- 21 and had a great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    Shig,

    What gear should I pick for Gooseberry? Was thinking 34x20 if I go with my 26'er.

    Scott
    I would go a bit lower. I think I spent most of my time on a 36x24.
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    ... and if we just ... gear choice for GBerry

    I've ridden G Berry Mesa a number of times in the past, mostly SS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,rigid, suspended, 29 'er and 26",,,,,,,,,,,,,it's mostly flat terrain and great traction so if you are in decent shape, 32x18 or 34x20 will be just fine. 34x18 is my prefered gear @ GB on a 26" bike.I have a Kona A F/S just about built up, should be a sweet ride for Sedona's flowy trails and redrock terrain just down the hill from Flagpole.......very close to the Goose terrain. You'll have a blast on any bike, make it happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat

    1. Will it be too cold to ride there in Late January? (going to Vegas for Work)
    2. Could I ride my Rigid Single, or should I just rent?

    1. Too cold? No. It is possible to have snow that time of year, which can put a stop to things real fast. The rock gets slick, and the dirt road going in can be a mess during the melt.

    2: Depends on if you like to keep 'em on the ground or not. Goose yields well to both styles.

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    Logistics not withstanding, I might be able to help you out. I live in the LV area and would be willing to make a trip to GB. I can bring my 29er SS and my Turner. If you fit, you can ride either. I have ridden it on both and would be willing to swap out rides during a trip.

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    In world suspension is needed at Gooseberry

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I rode a rigid 2x9 at Gooseberry and had a blast. Suspension is not needed and I did not miss it. Shifted maybe 4 times in 3 hrs and 20-some miles.
    That is a rock ride. Please give me a 6" travel bike with gears in Gooseberry.

    Jaybo

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    JDay,

    Thanks for the offer. I ride a 20" frame. I'm trying to work out my stay in vegas later this month. Also considering a longer drive over to Sedona, but I keep hearing how much fun the St. George area is.

    I'll drop you a line when things start to come together.

    Thanks,

    Scott
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