Easter Death ride

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  • 04-06-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Easter Death ride
    8am start at over the edge in hurricane (76e. 100s.)

    ride Goulds rim then dirt road by the bad boys ranch... then dirt roads to the golf course and up the switchbacks to little creek....

    little creek then inner loop and maybe the point loop.... Out to hwy 59 via the normal way out to little creek. rest and food at little creek gas station, short cut up to gooseberry

    south rim & north rim and some new single track i've been hearing about east of windmill to the grafton mesa road then the downhill trail off the mesa

    across the river into rockville and on to hwy 9 going west till sheep bridge road.

    Then onto hurricane rim trail back to hwy 59

    show up before 8am so i can draw on your st. g and springdale map.....

    I think it well be about 70 miles... i however do not have a gpx file sorry LW and DH

    i'm guessing 12+ hours in the saddle so bring lights :)

    self supported tour so your kinna on your own :)
  • 04-06-2009
    wasea04
    you're going to eat crap if you try to ride Grafton as worn out as you'll be!
  • 04-06-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wasea04
    you're going to eat crap if you try to ride Grafton as worn out as you'll be!


    Yeah maybe, prob have to walk some..... but whatever :rolleyes:
  • 04-06-2009
    KRob
    What? No spin around Slickrock Swamp after crossing the Sheep Bridge and before riding back on Hurricane Rim? Wussies! ;)

    Sounds like a big day. Yeah, I'm with Wasea04, I'd want to switch bikes for Grafton.
  • 04-06-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KRob
    What? No spin around Slickrock Swamp after crossing the Sheep Bridge and before riding back on Hurricane Rim? Wussies! ;)

    Sounds like a big day. Yeah, I'm with Wasea04, I'd want to switch bikes for Grafton.


    good idea if i have anything left i may do that ;)
  • 04-06-2009
    shelbster15
    Holy $#*! That's a lot of riding! You Might need more then a pick me up at little creek gas station. Sounds like a good time though, but too much for me. 20 miles a day seems to be my limit. Take some pics
  • 04-06-2009
    wasea04
    you're a gnarly fella to consider such toture, good luck and let us have a recap when you're done!!!!
  • 04-06-2009
    shelbster15
    Was that you wasea i saw riding a green bike w/ orange chainstay around my neighborhood at 4 today? If it was i honked at you...
  • 04-06-2009
    wasea04
    hahaha, that was me, I didn't know you worked with Spencer. I was heading out to do the only type of riding I can do..........the vast double tracks of the AZ strip.
  • 04-07-2009
    tooljunkie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    8am start at over the edge in hurricane (76e. 100s.)

    ride Goulds rim then dirt road by the bad boys ranch... then dirt roads to the golf course and up the switchbacks to little creek....

    little creek then inner loop and maybe the point loop.... Out to hwy 59 via the normal way out to little creek. rest and food at little creek gas station, short cut up to gooseberry

    south rim & north rim and some new single track i've been hearing about east of windmill to the grafton mesa road then the downhill trail off the mesa

    across the river into rockville and on to hwy 9 going west till sheep bridge road.

    Then onto hurricane rim trail back to hwy 59

    show up before 8am so i can draw on your st. g and springdale map.....

    I think it well be about 70 miles... i however do not have a gpx file sorry LW and DH

    i'm guessing 12+ hours in the saddle so bring lights :)

    self supported tour so your kinna on your own :)

    This sounds like a similar ride I made up, only in reverse, with parts missing, HERE.. Yours gets most of the climbing over at the start, and mine was made in jest.
  • 04-07-2009
    slcpunk
    how many pavement and double track miles vs. single track (slick rock) do you think?

    sounds sick.....although riding from Springdale out to the hurricane rim on 9 doesn't really light my fire.
  • 04-07-2009
    can't get right
    I'm out. I don't do the easy stuff.:D
  • 04-07-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slcpunk
    how many pavement and double track miles vs. single track (slick rock) do you think?

    sounds sick.....although riding from Springdale out to the hurricane rim on 9 doesn't really light my fire.

    I like doing routes that...

    A. don't require cars

    B. give a few breaks in between the harder stuff
  • 04-12-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Well i ended up doing
    glouds, little creek, south rim, hidden canyon, dirtroad to windmill, new trail east of windmill 10-12 miles, some crazy hike a bike switchbacks, grafton mesa action....

    ice cream break in springdale

    quickie up on rockville bench

    sheep brigde road up to gem then hurricane rim

    about 13 hours with breaks i think 80-90 miles

    here some pics


    although my camera was being very fincky all day i hope its not dieing

    time to sleep hard!
  • 04-12-2009
    sessions22
    dude... you're nuts.

    I'm just to weak to even think about doing that
    and on a fixie no-less!
  • 04-12-2009
    mfshop
    Nice job! So...did you get anyone to join you on that crazy ride? If you're working tomorrow, I might stop by OTE to get some beta on that windmill to grafton trail section.
  • 04-13-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mfshop
    Nice job! So...did you get anyone to join you on that crazy ride? If you're working tomorrow, I might stop by OTE to get some beta on that windmill to grafton trail section.

    I might be hitting it again with another local on tues well have to see if im working ect..

    ether way i'd be happy to show yah
  • 04-13-2009
    Bob the Wheelbuilder
    Incredible ride, you did this fixed gear?

    Love the basket, nice touch there.
  • 04-13-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bob the Wheelbuilder
    Incredible ride, you did this fixed gear?

    Love the basket, nice touch there.

    99% of my ride time is fixed

    going where no wald basket has gone before.... pretty light and carry's a bedroll very nicely!
  • 04-13-2009
    slcpunk
    Definitely sick. Fixie. Stupid sick.
  • 04-13-2009
    xcguy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    I might be hitting it again with another local on tues well have to see if im working ect..

    ether way i'd be happy to show yah

    Your secret is out, SNS. Fixie madness I call it. I thought you were going to the dark side and ride at least a singlespeed (so's you could coast, is what I heard).
  • 04-13-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xcguy
    Your secret is out, SNS. Fixie madness I call it. I thought you were going to the dark side and ride at least a singlespeed (so's you could coast, is what I heard).

    Well i did do a short 10 mile ride at little creek with a knolly endorphin last sat.... although anytime i'm on a bike like that i miss the fixie....
  • 04-13-2009
    xcguy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    Well i did do a short 10 mile ride at little creek with a knolly endorphin last sat.... although anytime i'm on a bike like that i miss the fixie....


    I know you love your fixie, and you know that none of us can understand its allure so me and I bet a ton of others are gonna ask the question: what is it you would miss about your fixie? :D

    BTW, I came across SNS on a ride in Colorado last summer. If I remember correctly he was about to do the Colorado Trail equivalent of his Easter Death ride. Here he is at 10,000' looking all ready for another 100 miles or so and the view:
  • 04-13-2009
    slcpunk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xcguy
    I know you love your fixie, and you know that none of us can understand its allure so me and I bet a ton of others are gonna ask the question: what is it you would miss about your fixie? :D

    BTW, I came across SNS on a ride in Colorado last summer. If I remember correctly he was about to do the Colorado Trail equivalent of his Easter Death ride. Here he is at 10,000' looking all ready for another 100 miles or so and the view:

    fixie or no fixie ... SUNSCREEN!
  • 04-13-2009
    SlowerThenSnot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slcpunk
    fixie or no fixie ... SUNSCREEN!

    yeah being at 8k + for 3 days straight it doesn't matter what spf your wearing you get cooked