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    I NEED some chunk!

    I'll be in St. George/Hurricane area tomorrow (Saturday April 16th) and need to get my chunk and rock fix.

    If anyone is planning on riding Gooseberry or Little Creek and/or Grafton Mesa that day let me know. I'll probably want to start fairly early.... like 8:30-9:00am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    I'll be in St. George/Hurricane area tomorrow (Saturday April 16th) and need to get my chunk and rock fix.

    If anyone is planning on riding Gooseberry or Little Creek and/or Grafton Mesa that day let me know. I'll probably want to start fairly early.... like 8:30-9:00am.
    JMH, Chuky, Err, Mr. Welcorn, etc... are all down there camping and riding this weekend. Just listen for gun-fire and approach in a zig-zag manner keeping your head down and waving a white flag. Not sure where they are camping, might be out near Springdale. But I know they will be riding Goose, Little Creek and the other stuff out there. Some may be doing Grafton shuttles as well.

    Damn bike is in peices and missing some otheres or I'd be there too...

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    Will be out at goose all weekend camping nearby windmill

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    Oh man, I need to get out Hurricane / Red Cyn way before it gets too hot. Missing some UT Red Rock goodness.
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    Oh, I'm sorry. I really can't come down South this weekend. I told my wife I wouldn't ride this weekend. Besides, I have a big day tomorrow. Pretty nice little Saturday. Going to Home Depot, to go buy some wallpaper, maybe some flooring. Maybe Bed Bath and Beyond. I don't know. I don't know if we'll have time. . .

    Err, JMH and Chuky - you'd better take some good pictures to post so that I may live vicariously. . .

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    I told my wife I wouldn't ride this weekend. Besides, I have a big day tomorrow. Pretty nice little Saturday. Going to Home Depot, to go buy some wallpaper, maybe some flooring. Maybe Bed Bath and Beyond. I don't know. I don't know if we'll have time. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bortis Yelltzen
    JMH, Chuky, Err, Mr. Welcorn, etc... are all down there camping and riding this weekend.

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    Thanks for the tip Bortis. I was able to hook up with the SLC group and we had a great ride. I didn't take any pictures but maybe JMH will post some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-townDave
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    Err, JMH and Chuky - you'd better take some good pictures to post so that I may live vicariously. . .
    This was a weekend for time and distance more than for chunder, so we grabbed the trailbikes and made up some big loops. Don't have too many pics this time - the light was pretty harsh - but we grabbed a few...

    Mr. Welcorn on his favorite bike ever:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5631825366/" title="Noah on his fave bike. by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5631825366_62640f1fa5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Noah on his fave bike."></a>

    Me, KRob and Mr. Welcorn:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5631827300/" title="Carla, Kent and Noah by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/5631827300_e70aafe273_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Carla, Kent and Noah"></a>

    Steep Slopes and Grand views:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5631828242/" title="A long way down. by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5631828242_8a8d4fdee5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="A long way down."></a>

    Our retired pro friend Burke, who was not at all tired by a 5 hour Gooseberry loop, with extra road added on for fun:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5631826398/" title="Burke, enjoying gooseberry for the first time. by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/5631826398_172bda4376_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Burke, enjoying gooseberry for the first time."></a>
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    Dave - Sorry for the lack of invite, you're back on the list if you are weekend-escape-able.

    Krob - Great riding, I am SURE that big Goose ride goes sub-270 minutes next time.

    Shelbster - Would have loved to meet you but just saw this post now. We probably rode right through your spot.

    Bortis - I told you that the XT V-Brakes were FREE FOR THE TAKING. No whining now about not having a bike set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    Bortis - I told you that the XT V-Brakes were FREE FOR THE TAKING. No whining now about not having a bike set up.
    I also needed a Bass Worm for my Sach's grip like shifters. I couldn't find one anywhere. That and my rear Umma Gumma tire was starting to shed knobs and Bingham and all the other Spechy dealers didn't have any.

    Got a Bass Worm on eBay this morning though and paid the $49.99 for overnight shipping so I should be good to go by Wednesday. Still worried about the tires though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    Krob - Great riding, I am SURE that big Goose ride goes sub-270 minutes next time.
    You guys are relentless. I think I'd rather take 6 hours and stop and goof around on the stunts, drops and rollers a bit more. Give us old guys a chance to show-off (translation: recover)

    Grafton was fun. I love that stuff! I felt good (thanks for the recovery drink and food at camp) but I did get a chance to swap out that balky rear tube on the way down.

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    Shelbster - Would have loved to meet you but just saw this post now. We probably rode right through your spot.
    We did pass them on the South Rim trail. Shelbster recognized my bike and called me over. Good seeing you Shelby. Sorry we didn't get to ride together. Beautiful (and busy) day out on the Mesa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    You guys are relentless. I think I'd rather talke 6 hours and stop and goof around on the stunts, drops and rollers a bit more. Give us old guys a chance to show-off (translation: recover)
    Yeah, I like that version too. We did a nice short Little Creek on Sunday and were glad for the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH

    Shelbster - Would have loved to meet you but just saw this post now. We probably rode right through your spot.

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    Wasnt sure on your set up but if you would of passed by I think I would of took a gamble and stopped ya. However, I could see Krob coming from a mile away. We were one of the only crew riding Goose the normal way that day. Felt like we didnt get the memo on that one, so the next day we did the loop sdrawkcab

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelbster15
    Wasnt sure on your set up but if you would of passed by I think I would of took a gamble and stopped ya. However, I could see Krob coming from a mile away. We were one of the only crew riding Goose the normal way that day. Felt like we didnt get the memo on that one, so the next day we did the loop sdrawkcab
    We were just a second or two ahead of Krob, he kept stopping to inflate his tire to 60psi. I have a bright blue helmet and a brown/black trailbike. Were there three of you on dual crown bikes heading to the big intersection at the end of White trail?

    I like riding South Rim the other way, but we were doing a big loop and it just made sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuky

    Steep Slopes and Grand views:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5631828242/" title="A long way down. by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5631828242_8a8d4fdee5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="A long way down."></a>
    Just like to interrupt this thread with a "Wow, that's an awesome shot!" moment.

    Ok, as you were.
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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    Dang It!

    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    I'll be in St. George/Hurricane area tomorrow (Saturday April 16th) and need to get my chunk and rock fix...
    Sorry Kent, I didn't have an internet connection in STG so I missed your post. We were riding in STG on Wed through Sat! We did a couple of Grafton runs Saturday morning and finished with a sweet JEM shuttle in the afternoon. Grafton Rules!

    We got over 30GB of vids and pics that we are still sorting through, so expect some 'documentation' by the end of the week.

    Here's a couple of 'teasers'...
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    Grafton does indeed rule. Looks like you used up all the good parts, nice pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    We were just a second or two ahead of Krob, he kept stopping to inflate his tire to 60psi. I have a bright blue helmet and a brown/black trailbike. Were there three of you on dual crown bikes heading to the big intersection at the end of White trail?

    I like riding South Rim the other way, but we were doing a big loop and it just made sense.

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    People had dual crowns up there?.......
    No we had a 6 or so riders and the whole dog animal shelter with us cooling down in the ponds, saw a group (you guys) ride by and noticed krob. we were around the first playground from the parking lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusbro
    Sorry Kent, I didn't have an internet connection in STG so I missed your post. We were riding in STG on Wed through Sat! We did a couple of Grafton runs Saturday morning and finished with a sweet JEM shuttle in the afternoon. Grafton Rules!

    We got over 30GB of vids and pics that we are still sorting through, so expect some 'documentation' by the end of the week.

    Here's a couple of 'teasers'...
    Sorry I missed you guys. I do remember you saying something about an April trip previously, but this one came up kinda suddenly for me so had forgotten that you guys might be there.

    Looks like you had a great time. Lookin' forward to more pixels and some awesome footage.

    I giggle out loud at least once every trip down Grafton. I think it's mandatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titusbro
    Sorry Kent, I didn't have an internet connection in STG so I missed your post. We were riding in STG on Wed through Sat! We did a couple of Grafton runs Saturday morning and finished with a sweet JEM shuttle in the afternoon. Grafton Rules!

    We got over 30GB of vids and pics that we are still sorting through, so expect some 'documentation' by the end of the week.

    Here's a couple of 'teasers'...
    I think the other half of our crew (camped with JMH & Chuky but brought my non-pedal friendly bike) ran into you guys at the top of the hike-a-bike on Grafton. It was indeed a great day up there. We managed 4 laps which is about as many as I've done in a day, especially sick and hacking.

    Can't believe how polished the waterfall is now, straight pinner where it used to be a loose chunk-fest. Think I like it better now so that's cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err
    I think the other half of our crew (camped with JMH & Chuky but brought my non-pedal friendly bike) ran into you guys at the top of the hike-a-bike on Grafton...
    I thought that was you (based on your bloody avatar!)

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    Can't believe how polished the waterfall is now, straight pinner where it used to be a loose chunk-fest. Think I like it better now so that's cool.
    Where is the section you refer to as 'The Waterfall'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by titusbro
    I thought that was you (based on your bloody avatar!)



    Where is the section you refer to as 'The Waterfall'?
    Heh, small world

    I've always heard the section at the cliff edge, following the double-track, that descends steeply to the valley floor as the waterfall. Basically, that steep exposed section. Every year it gets a little smoother, looks like lots of work since last year even.

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    Upper Grafton...

    Quote Originally Posted by Err
    I think the other half of our crew ran into you guys at the top of the hike-a-bike on Grafton......
    Hey Err, is this anyone from your crew? (Sorry. I know I interrupted your flow sitting there on that rock, but I was just trying to get into position to film our guys coming through....)

    I really liked the flow of the upper section of Grafton. Good stuff.

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    May have to head up that way today with the WFO, on my way to Moab.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver_Slug
    Hey Err, is this anyone from your crew? (Sorry. I know I interrupted your flow sitting there on that rock, but I was just trying to get into position to film our guys coming through....)

    I really liked the flow of the upper section of Grafton. Good stuff.

    -SS
    Um, starting to feel like e-stalking! That is me!
    haha, j/k on the stalking, but that is definitely me riding in that section.

    Grafton is a strange trail, part AM, part hike-a-bike and part full-on DH, but I do love it and it has some great flow. And I hardly even noticed you as I was coming through that section so no worries.

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