Coming to St George area ~March 8-15 (revised to ~14-20)- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236

    Coming to St George area ~March 8-15 (revised to ~14-20)

    Planning to spend 4-5 days riding around St George sometime in the March 8-15 timeframe.

    Anyone willing to show an old fart from Oregon the goods?
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,918

    love to.

    Email me off the Board [email protected] and we can talk specifics.
    Visiting St george/Hurricane? Stay at my vacation rental. Discounts for MTB's

    http://www.vrbo.com/392904

    PM me

  3. #3
    Au'Right!
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    395
    No........Just kidding you'll find no end of people to ride with...just PM before the time comes and if you don't already have plans we do pretty mellow rides on Sat. and sometimes on Sun. (At least the heretic sinner fringe rides on Sun.)
    Problem: "Bike has trouble going up steep hills."
    Fix: Recommend pressing harder on the pedals.

  4. #4
    NOT Team Sanchez
    Reputation: wasea04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,972
    Oh please, I'm not worried about being a heretic..........no, I'm worried about being struck down by divine powers! And technically you can ride either day cdad, one side's Catholic (sunday sabbath) the other's jewish (saturday) decide to be catholic on saturday and jewish on sunday and you've got it made bro!
    I like bikes.

  5. #5
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Thanks, guys. I hope to have a firmer schedule set in a few days. Going to spend a couple of day in Flagstaff on this trip and do not know if it will be at the start or end yet.

    Every day is "chuch" day for me. I am a member of the Disciples of Dirt (Church of the Holy Soil)!
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,388
    Flagstaff may still be to snowy, might want to stick to Sedona, check out Hangover Trail, for a tought tech ride, there is internet video of the trail. Many trails there.
    Gooseberry Mesa and Little Creek Mountain are world class and more fun than any I've ridden. Try Little Creek first as it's easier and flows better.
    So many great trails in the area. With low altitude rides at St. George and the higher altitudes of Gooseberry and Little Creek, 5-6000' you can choose your weather. Use Utahmountainbiking.com to print some maps and enjoy. This early in the year St. George is great, Zen Trail is tech harder than much of Gooseberry.
    Lodging is cheap in Hurricane and St. George, more expensive near Zion at Springdale. Camping is free on Gooseberry.
    agmtb

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: can't get right's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,295
    What bike are you bringing? I'm in for the SS variety if that's what your lookin for.

    BTW I have never actually seen Cdad on a bike and Wasea flies his bike more than he pedals it.

  8. #8
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Quote Originally Posted by abegold
    Flagstaff may still be to snowy, might want to stick to Sedona, check out Hangover Trail, for a tought tech ride, there is internet video of the trail. Many trails there.
    Gooseberry Mesa and Little Creek Mountain are world class and more fun than any I've ridden. Try Little Creek first as it's easier and flows better.
    So many great trails in the area. With low altitude rides at St. George and the higher altitudes of Gooseberry and Little Creek, 5-6000' you can choose your weather. Use Utahmountainbiking.com to print some maps and enjoy. This early in the year St. George is great, Zen Trail is tech harder than much of Gooseberry.
    Lodging is cheap in Hurricane and St. George, more expensive near Zion at Springdale. Camping is free on Gooseberry.
    Not worried about riding in Flag. Going to visit friends and get a fillet brazing lesson. I may ride around Sedona but it is not a priority. St George/Hurricane and Flagstaff are "close" in relation to the length on my trip but I do want to minimize the backtracking.

    I spent one day at Gooseberry about 4 years ago and had a blast. Want to see more of the area. Traveling pretty light and cheap with just me, a bike (or two), gear box and sleeping bag packed in the old Civic.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  9. #9
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right
    What bike are you bringing? I'm in for the SS variety if that's what your lookin for.

    BTW I have never actually seen Cdad on a bike and Wasea flies his bike more than he pedals it.
    Most likely bringing the VulChester 29er hardtail. 2x9 though I tend to ride it (and most my bikes) as if a SS.

    Will also bring the trials bike (AKA cocoshiggo) to play with. Could be fun on parts of Gooseberry. I have learned not to try any "high speed" trail stuff on it so no group rides on it.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  10. #10
    NOT Team Sanchez
    Reputation: wasea04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,972
    yeah, I decided the rolling resistance on my 2.5'' dual ply super tacky's was slowin' me down, so whenever possible i get 'em off the ground btw, unless you're a top ten level xc guy beware CGR and his SS rig
    I like bikes.

  11. #11
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Quote Originally Posted by wasea04
    yeah, I decided the rolling resistance on my 2.5'' dual ply super tacky's was slowin' me down, so whenever possible i get 'em off the ground btw, unless you're a top ten level xc guy beware CGR and his SS rig
    I used to be a top 10 XC guy...many years ago. Now I blame it on hitting the tree in November: broken rib, punctured lung, damaged nerves...

    I have seen the pics of CGR's new ride on the trails.

    Do not mind riding with fast riders as long as they realize that I may not be. Usually it is we both fast, just in different places.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  12. #12
    NOT Team Sanchez
    Reputation: wasea04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,972
    CGR's fast, and of course a gracious host........nobody's going to invite to you ride then ditch you....we've got southern hospitality here in Utah's Dixie.
    I like bikes.

  13. #13
    Au'Right!
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    395
    "BTW I have never actually seen Cdad on a bike and Wasea flies his bike more than he pedals it."

    That because you don't look nearly as good as my wife in spandex. With more work on your part...maybe it could happen.

    Oh please, I'm not worried about being a heretic..........no, I'm worried about being struck down by divine powers! And technically you can ride either day cdad, one side's Catholic (sunday sabbath) the other's jewish (saturday) decide to be catholic on saturday and jewish on sunday and you've got it made bro!

    Doesn't that mean I'm going to hell in two religions? I'm practically sprinting there!
    Problem: "Bike has trouble going up steep hills."
    Fix: Recommend pressing harder on the pedals.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: can't get right's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,295
    Quote Originally Posted by wasea04
    yeah, I decided the rolling resistance on my 2.5'' dual ply super tacky's was slowin' me down, so whenever possible i get 'em off the ground btw, unless you're a top ten level xc guy beware CGR and his SS rig
    Top Ten if the other nine are chicks.....hot chicks. I ride faster with hot chicks.

  15. #15
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Looks like I will roll in the St George area sometime Saturday. Anything planned for Sat night/Sunday?
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pop_martian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,670
    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Looks like I will roll in the St George area sometime Saturday. Anything planned for Sat night/Sunday?
    The first ICUP race is Saturday in St. George if that interests you.
    "Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"

  17. #17
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Quote Originally Posted by pop_martian
    The first ICUP race is Saturday in St. George if that interests you.
    Gave up racing some years ago. May go hang out if nothing else comes up.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  18. #18
    Au'Right!
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    395
    I'll be available for either or both for shorter rides. Paradise, Zen, Barrel Roll, Church Rocks, etc. Zen's really fun. Paradise is short but well worth it for the views.
    Problem: "Bike has trouble going up steep hills."
    Fix: Recommend pressing harder on the pedals.

  19. #19
    Au'Right!
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    395
    Ahhh ##$%! Nevermind. I'll be in SLC this weekend for a seminar. I suck.
    Problem: "Bike has trouble going up steep hills."
    Fix: Recommend pressing harder on the pedals.

  20. #20
    Waiting for Godot
    Reputation: OilcanRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,054
    too bad its snowing mad right now here in slc
    Out riding, leave a message

  21. #21
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Looks like I will roll in the St George area sometime Saturday. Anything planned for Sat night/Sunday?
    Dang! Injured my knee yesterday. Delaying--at least--my trip until I know how it is doing.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: can't get right's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,295
    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Dang! Injured my knee yesterday. Delaying--at least--my trip until I know how it is doing.
    That's a shame.

    Heal up quick

  23. #23
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right
    That's a shame.

    Heal up quick
    I am limping around right now. Hopefully it will settle down quickly and I can be down there soon.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  24. #24
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I am limping around right now. Hopefully it will settle down quickly and I can be down there soon.
    My knee is much better, though I will probably ride with a brace, so...

    The new plan: Going to Keysville Classic (CA) on Sat-Sun and heading for Hurricane Sunday night (march 15). Meeting another mtbr guy to camp near there. Ride until I can't, then off to Flagstaff.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  25. #25
    Daniel the Dog
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,759

    Check out Zion Bike in Springdale

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Planning to spend 4-5 days riding around St George sometime in the March 8-15 timeframe.

    Anyone willing to show an old fart from Oregon the goods?
    A guy named Bill, who works at Zion, works there that took us out for a ride last week. A very nice guy. We rode Grafton/Mesa which may or may not be your deal because of the extreme technicality of the ride; however, there are certainly other great rides in the region.

    Jaybo

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.