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Old 08-17-2010, 08:15 AM   #16
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Being 60 years old, out of shape, 7 months out of back surgery and the altitude put the hurt on me. I was fighting leg cramps for the rest of the way and was riding in survivor mode.
You may be the oldest guy to ever ride up Thompson Hill. Rock on!
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:28 PM   #17
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Great job guys thats pretty impressive running that trail. I've done it a couple times (Bronco/Range Rover) and remember thinking some of the trail would be just excellent on a bike... and some would be hellish. My guess is that when you fell on the rocks they didn't move

If I remember correctly you were doing some high altitude training at the White Mountain Research Station ... cause ya talked me into buying an IRC tire for my GF's TE310

Hope to see ya on the trails.

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Old 08-17-2010, 04:16 PM   #18
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my friends on a blue early bronco and yellow cherokee saw 4 bikes on thompson hill saturday morning...gotta be the 4 of you


they said 2 of the riders crashed but still they were impressed overall...


btw...they only did 10 miles in one day...


good job and nice to read the RR.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #19
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I know for sure that four riders crashed on Thompson Hill.


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my friends on a blue early bronco and yellow cherokee saw 4 bikes on thompson hill saturday morning...gotta be the 4 of you


they said 2 of the riders crashed but still they were impressed overall...


btw...they only did 10 miles in one day...


good job and nice to read the RR.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:54 PM   #20
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Thank you for this report! Hope to be running this next weekend if all goes well. The pictures are great - hopefully will have some of my own to put up by the end of the month.

Got a few things to pickup including a couple of fender bags, my last one died out in the desert somewhere. I wish I could afford one of them Mojavi Loops - they look sweet!
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:31 PM   #21
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So you think I can make money with my latest get rich quick scheme out there. My goal is dinner when we get out.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:27 PM   #22
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I hate to disappoint you but I think you're better off carrying extra water or a filter.


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So you think I can make money with my latest get rich quick scheme out there. My goal is dinner when we get out.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:56 AM   #23
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I hate to disappoint you but I think you're better off carrying extra water or a filter.
I dunno, man...I carried a little travel-size bottle with me when I did it in September a few years ago and it was almost gone by the end of the ride.
Dinner would have been a small price to pay




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Old 09-14-2010, 08:37 AM   #24
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I dunno, man...I carried a little travel-size bottle with me when I did it in September a few years ago and it was almost gone by the end of the ride.
Dinner would have been a small price to pay WoodsChick
Heh das what Im thinking... Sadly my riding buddies backed out. Damn pushed back another yer.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:33 PM   #25
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By the time we got to the top of thompson hill I was cooked. Being 60 years old, out of shape, 7 months out of back surgery and the altitude put the hurt on me. I was fighting leg cramps for the rest of the way and was riding in survivor mode. I was slowing everyone down, but I had the truck keys so they took pity on me . I just never seemed to recover, and I'm sure the altitude had alot to do with it.[/quote]


I'm right there with you Scruffy. I turned 60 in March and am really having fun riding even at this age. Just have to be careful and plan ahead for any thing.
I'm riding a 530 also and it makes riding alot easier I think. Great bike. I think I may have a bout 75 lbs on you though at 6'2" 275lbs. Sometimes the 530 feels like a mini bike but not in that kind or terrain.
Good on you ole brother . You made it out on your own and that is what it is all about. How many other 60+ guys do you know that would even think of doing that ride.

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:12 AM   #26
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I can see that you're all using trials tires on the rear, what are you
running on the fronts? Great report, I'm 60+ and getting back on
the bikes, but I wear LOTS of padding, and I go slow especially on
the TLR.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:35 AM   #27
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Got Reality?

Got my reality check this weekend... Ended up riding in the woods this weekend near swamp trail (very similar to Dusy from what I hear) only 1000' lower in elevation and only 9.5 miles long. I altitude kicked my arse, I was cramped up the whole time, and every time I exerted myself (walk a few yards, pick up the bike etc.) felt super nauseus (i know spelling) and kept falling over for no reason.

Any that has done dusy, have you done swamp? It might be a good trial run for those of you that are thinking of doing dusy.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #28
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It was nice meeting you.
We just had some little fun here in Moab


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