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    Some Wasatch Crest and Deer Valley Stoke

    I was supposed to be heading up to Brian Head again this past weekend, but got an itch to ride some Salt Lake City trails instead. So I packed up the truck and headed up North to redezvous with Little Sanchez. Friday eve we rode the Wasatch Crest trail. This is one of my old favorites. Nothing gives me more pleasure than passing XC geeks up puke hill on my Highline. It's a tough climb, but this is the second time this month I've cleaned it.

    1. Little Sanchez at the top of Puke Hill(Hasselhoff style)
    2. Little Sanchez enjoying some buff single track
    3. El C on the notorious spine
    4. Different angle of the spine
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    Saturday morning we headed up to Deer Valley for some lift assisted morsels. This first shot is of Little Sanchez sporting the Dirty Sanchez after a bad spill.
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    Some shots of El C enjoying the man made nuggets....
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    Nice XC rig,EL C!

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    Nice, but weren't you supposed to be in Whistler this last week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinch
    Nice, but weren't you supposed to be in Whistler this last week?

    Foiled again. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was screwed out of Whistler yet again. I'm hopeful for 2009!
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    Awesome pics, Crazy how from certain angles and well-chosen locations Deer Valley looks fun!

    El C- Next time PM me or Err, we have been riding some good local stuff high in the hills.

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    Will do. I'll be back up middle of Sept.
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    Puke Hill?

    Is that what the downhillers call it? Doesn't look too steep to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    ........PM me or Err, we have been working on the secret good stuff high in the hills.

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    That offer good to other locals bored of DV and guaranteed to keep our mouths shut? Just curious.

    Nice pics El C. How was the landing on that drop at DV? I've been hesitant to hit it due to it loking a bit flat.

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    The landing is steep enough, but it's short and there is very little runout. Ideally you want to hit it fast enough for your rear tire to hit the first root you see in the pic. The skinny leading up to the platform is sketchier than the drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    The landing is steep enough, but it's short and there is very little runout. Ideally you want to hit it fast enough for your rear tire to hit the first root you see in the pic. The skinny leading up to the platform is sketchier than the drop.
    Sounds like I'm out of excuses then. The skinny doesn't bother me and the run out looks adequate but short, but man that landing looks flat and I can see my 30" bars slapping the tree on the left.

    Next weekend I'll give er'. Was up there today but stuck mainly to Fire Swamp and Theives with a few NCS laps thrown in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    This first shot is of Little Sanchez sporting the Dirty Sanchez after a bad spill.
    A face only a mother could possibly love.

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    Nice pics El C .... gracias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Is that what the downhillers call it? Doesn't look too steep to me.
    There's no pics of puke hill in this set.... just the top. Although I'm certain it would look equally flat. The challenge of Puke Hill is that it's long (prolly a half mile) quite steep, a little loose, and starts at 10,000 ft following a 3K climb up from Park City.

    Nice job cleaning that El C. You and the HL consistently defy logic and the laws of physics.You are climbing fools....

    I love those shots of the crest. Nice. Gotta get back to PC.
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    Because I only live 5.5 miles from the Green Pond TH below SnowBasin, I do all my riding from that TH. Snow Basin tops out at around 8400' and is rather cool up there. The pictures look great. I'm guessing I'm going to have to bite the bullet and go for a drive and see some other terrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob

    Nice job cleaning that El C. You and the HL consistently defy logic and the laws of physics.You are climbing fools....
    It's a piece of cake when you've got calf implants and a Highline.
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    A couple more shots of Desolation Lake. I still have yet to take the Crest trail over to the Mill Creek side. Bikes aren't allowed on odd canlendar days, and it always seems to be an odd day when I'm there.

    In this first shot, Little Sanchez was complaining that his RFX was incapable of riding the lower spine line, so I showed him that the flaw was not in his equipment, but in the size of his testes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    A couple more shots of Desolation Lake. I still have yet to take the Crest trail over to the Mill Creek side. Bikes aren't allowed on odd canlendar days, and it always seems to be an odd day when I'm there.
    That BigWater/Millcreek route is fun, but the way you went is better IMO. That descent from The Spine back to the bottom of Mill D is the stuff that (really fast) bike dreams are made of. And riding in the evening like you did means almost no other traffic on the trail. I don't know if you saw the thread in the Utah forum but there was quite an epic stink raised up here when there was mention of closing Mill D. I was impressed to see the locals mobilize the way they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Foiled again. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was screwed out of Whistler yet again. I'm hopeful for 2009!
    Sorry to hear that. Did Kurt and Ash go?

    Next time you're around SLC, you should really hit Bobsled. Not a long ride, but loads of fun.

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    Nice!

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    Yeah, Curt and Ashley went. Check out Ashley's blog for pics.
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    That's a mighty big smile for having a Dirty Sanchez.
    I'm probably one of the XC geeks you passed on Puke Hill. That kicked my hole on Saturday.

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    Great stoke! You guys are really lucky!

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    Nice spine and drop shot. Those roots in the landing look a little mischievous. Did the RFX do the drop too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstock
    Did the RFX do the drop too?

    Hell no! They don't call him "little Sanchez" for nothing!
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    WCT = a lot of fun, I used to ride my chunk of an AS-X up there when i lived out in Midway.

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    Nice shots bro, The teeter looks like fun, I cant't wait to get up there.
    I like bikes.

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    Ahhhhhhhhh The Crest. One of my favorite xc dh's as well.
    You have to try it on a full moon with a bad ass light set.
    It will change your perspective on Utah nightlife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Perm
    Ahhhhhhhhh The Crest. One of my favorite xc dh's as well.
    You have to try it on a full moon with a bad ass light set.
    It will change your perspective on Utah nightlife.
    Agreed!



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