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Old 08-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #5266
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I should have ridden around the parking lot to make 200miles.



There were a lot of ups and downs!



Green line is our intended route, blue line is our actual route,



.GPX track file available here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #5267
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instead, we encountered a -34% grade. . Steep, narrow, and incredibly loose, it was like a controlled fall, sliding most of the way. Bikes were dropping left and right like fainting goats,

No pitchers of the carnage, I think we were too focused on not dying.

At one point, Ranson half-fell, you know when you've got your bike propped up at 45 degrees, but you don't have the leverage to get it back vertical, and I'm way above him saying over the intercom, "I'll be right there to help!" And then I start laughing, 'cause I'm like, "Who am I kidding?" You're on your own dude, it's gonna take me five minutes to get down to where you are.
Terms of endearment,

Like I said, laughing at your riding buddies' misfortune is part of the game. It was so steep I could not find a spot to put the stand down. A great day that was.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #5268
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Whew that truly was epic, and on the day Curiosity lands on Mars, it seems all the more like the Mobius Team was on another planet. Keep it coming...
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #5269
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Wink Very "National Geographic"

As a geologist, I really appreciate the photos in this segment of your Mobius blog. Some of them are textbook quality. I also have to say, for a guy stuck in the "land of corn and pigs" here in the midwest, this blog is like environmental porno...I just love looking at the photos of places I wanna see and reading about things I wanna do.

Thanks Doc!





there was a side road that went to an arch. We didn't take it, 'cause it would be a hike, and it was getting late, and we didn't even see it from the side of the road, but I blew up this photo, and I think I can see it there:



About a quarter of the way up, just to the left of center?[/QUOTE]
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #5270
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Doc,

You do sound EXHAUSTED in the last video. Glad you made it down in one piece, albeit a bruised one.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #5271
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So great to read your RR....
Most enjoyable!
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #5272
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Stunningly beautiful!
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #5273
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Thumb Looks like some awesome riding.

Next chapter is right around the corner.
More please.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #5274
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Fantastic Doc !
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #5275
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Stunningly beautiful!
We pause here for a veritable National Geographic moment...one of many as you crossed that stretch of Serengeti like grasslands.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:05 AM   #5276
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and picked the tiniest little yellow wildflower I'd ever seen as a peace
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:22 AM   #5277
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I make it look so easy waiting at the bottome of the "hill" there for you. You know I didn't get there on my own.

Thank you once again David for rescuing me from the terrain. We were leap frogging once again. It may explain why you sounded so exhausted in the video that followed.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:50 PM   #5278
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Unbelievably good!

Took a couple months, but I'm caught up and subscribed! It's great to be reading along and see there are more pages added as you go. Haven't read all that many RRs, but this one is clearly among the best! Can't wait for the next installments!
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:49 AM   #5279
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Took a couple months, but I'm caught up and subscribed! It's great to be reading along and see there are more pages added as you go. Haven't read all that many RRs, but this one is clearly among the best! Can't wait for the next installments!
You should win some sort of prize! I can't imagine anyone reading this straight through, that's why I've set up the Index (first post of the thread), so people can skip and jump to different sections. But cool, glad you've enjoyed it. Personally, I plan on reading it start to finish when I'm old and decrepit in a nursing home, drooling out of one side of my mouth.

Hang tight for Bunnyville salt flats -- the photos are coming out quite nice.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:19 AM   #5280
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Hang tight for Bunnyville salt flats -- the photos are coming out quite nice.
You are such a tease...
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