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Old 10-05-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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CK takes off.



I take off, the torque from this CycleWizard motor is overcoming gravity and possibly all of Newtonian physics. Oh I'm stuck halfway up a ledge. CK gives me a rock step and up I go. First ledge down. Time for a rest. We discuss possible lines for the next ledge and ATTACK!







Second ledge down.



Third ledge down. We are winning. There must be tiger blood in our engines. Let me check... nope, just Rotella. My front wheel gets way up in the air on the next ledge but I save it.



A bit further and we did it, I slap CK five and we're super pumped.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #17
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awesome write up.

you guys are the ones with tiger blood.

How many woman were waiting for you at the end of this ride?
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #18
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awesome write up.

you guys are the ones with tiger blood.

How many woman were waiting for you at the end of this ride?
It's the cocaine.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:34 AM   #19
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I get the compressor out and we air up a bit and cool ourselves off. After a minute, I pull on my helmet and gloves and realize I forgot to put in my ear plugs. Off comes the helmet and gloves. I say:

"Oh man I bet my clutch is really hot."

And then foolishly palm the clutch cover.

"AAAAAAAAHHHH!!! Goddammit, that's hot!"

"hahaha"

Recoiling from that, I automatically put my helmet and gloves back on.

"Remind me not to touch hot things."

"yeah"

I forgot to put my earplugs in again, so helmet and gloves come back off.

Ok, now we're ready. I advise CK I will not be going fast for a couple of miles because that hill tired me out.

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #20
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The sun has gone down and it's getting dark. Now it's just a matter of getting back to the truck, only 75 miles or something. We zoom over Dewey Bridge.



Down to the riverside singletrack. Up the rock ledge. I almost loop out and request a push. On top now, I get myself into position to catch CK's front end but he rides right up it like a pro.



Through the fast road sections, it's cold again. We stop for a hand warmup next to a railroad bridge and enjoy that sagebrush smell.



Nearing Rabbit Valley now, we're going slow. CK hits a big loose rock with the rear wheel and it almost knocks him into a ravine. We're hunting through the maze for the correct path. Finally, there's the rented truck. It looks so... clean.



We're smelly buggers now, coated in grime. It's about 11:30pm and I start the water boiling for freeze-dried food while we set up the tent and remove our gear. We snarf down some sweet and sour pork, celebrate our ride, and jump into the tent. It feels like I'm on a boat and I fall asleep to the constant feeling of being in motion.

Eating a White Rim Sandwich makes one tired, because that is the best sleep I've ever had in a tent. We did about 410 miles in 20.5 hours, but more importantly, had a great ride that we'll remember for a long time.

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Old 10-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #21
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Video

And here is some HD video that I hope you'll enjoy. Clicking the image will take you to Smugmug to view the video.

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Old 10-05-2013, 02:19 PM   #22
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Wow!
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #23
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #24
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Epic!

You guys rock! Amazing ride! Are you that tough or will you both be aching in the am?? Thanks for sharing and the video was awesome!!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #25
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You guys rock! Amazing ride! Are you that tough or will you both be aching in the am?? Thanks for sharing and the video was awesome!!!

Oh yeah, we were sore!
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #26
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What a ride, man. Doing that stuff at night would wear me out, it's a long way down in some places if you get too spunky!
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #27
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Holy shit! That is one hell of a ride and you went UP rose garden hill near the end!?!
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #28
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Wow!
Outstanding writeup of an epic ride...well done!
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #29
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I'm glad you guys enjoyed it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:39 PM   #30
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Holy shit! That is one hell of a ride and you went UP rose garden hill near the end!?!
That's what I thought!

No way homies! You guys are way braver than me!
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