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Old 08-25-2010, 08:59 PM   #91
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After the singletrack, (and still not recovered from Supercamp ) Bonnie was feeling like we should start heading back. But a little qwaad track was in order, too...















And we were soon back to the van...

This is what we bought the TTR for, and I'm happy it's finally getting some use. It's like a real bike, only smaller!



And, well, the 525exc just kicks ass everywhere, whether it's slow rocky singletrack or 80 mph down a sand wash.




And then we went to get an AWESOME cheeseburger at the Sargent's store and restaurant.

Teh end amen.

Looks friggin great! You are a lucky man Duke. One of these days I'd like to get down to your neck of the woods and ride some of those gorgeous aspen lined trails.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:02 PM   #92
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There might be a few rocks.



Up at treeline, and it's getting a bit cloudy. We were lucky this day though; no rain.







rocks rocks rocks





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This hill was one steep, loose SOB... of course the pic looks flat.









Gratuitous KTM porn (BTW-still waiting on my check, KTM )



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We found that alot of the roads on our map are now closed. We tried to connect a big loop though a couple of roads and had to turn back. The roads started out open:

(yep that's a road right there- see it?)



but a couple of miles further, they were closed to motorized.

Made some neat out and backs though, in some interesting country.





Easter Island?



... And Bonnie got to ride some more technical stuff... and maybe a few rocks...





The end.

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Old 08-25-2010, 09:21 PM   #95
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Looks friggin great! You are a lucky man Duke. One of these days I'd like to get down to your neck of the woods and ride some of those gorgeous aspen lined trails.

Come on down, Dean!
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:24 PM   #96
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You take some of the cooles riding pics.
I think it's awesome that you guys(you and BA) get to ride together so much.

Always nice to see.

Thanks! She learned to ride almost 4 years ago now, and we've had a ton of fun riding together since. In fact, this year I'm pretty sure she has alot more miles logged than me.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:59 PM   #97
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This hill was one steep, loose SOB... of course the pic looks flat
Hate it when that happens... Looks like a great ride; I'll take your word for it that it was steep and loose What else do we have here???

Tami- you are looking awesome! I hope I progress that far in the next two years...
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:33 PM   #98
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Hate it when that happens... Looks like a great ride; I'll take your word for it that it was steep and loose What else do we have here???

Tami- you are looking awesome! I hope I progress that far in the next two years...

Keep riding the steep, rocky, stuff we have and around here and I have no doubt you will be outriding me in less than two years!
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Singletrack day with Dirty Santana

We'd been trying to get together for a ride for a long time, and well, since Miguel starts a "real job" next week, we figured we'd better get to it.

Miguel came down on Tuesday afternoon, and we spent the evening teasing the trout on the Arkansas River with faux flies. The fishing wasn't great, but it was a good time on the water. Even saw a huge rattlesnake.

Wednesday dawned cold and clear, so we took our time getting ready, and Miguel, Tami and I headed over to Patio Pancake for some greasy-spoon breakfast. Mmmmm...

After choking that down, me and Miguel droned up Hwy 50 to Monarch Pass.

Quick break at the top:



From the parking lot there, we jumped onto the Crest Trail. I haven't ridden this section for years- just too many angry mountain bikers most days. But this is late season, on a Wednesday- only a few people were out to get glares from.

Thanks to the Mountain Bikers, this section of trail is about as smooth as you're likely to find in this area.

Me (photo by Miguel):



Miguel on the Crest Trail:



Smooooth: (photo by Miguel)





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We crossed over Marshall Pass and continued on the Continental Divide Trail. More singletrack= good.

Miguel headed around Windy Peak:



Me on the backside of Windy Peak (photo by Miguel )





The aspens are changing:





We worked our way over to Sargents Mesa and enjoyed the views from the top. There was alot of smoke in the air, so we couldn't quite see the normal view all the way to the Great Sand Dunes, but it was nice.

Headed out from there to Big Bend Trail:





Then on to Milk Creek Trail, then Long Branch, and over to Sargents for a cold soda and snack.

At this point we'd been making great time; we'd done 60 miles- 20 up Monarch Pass, then the rest almost entirely singletrack.

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From Sargents, I wanted to check out a couple of trials to the north. We crossed Tomichi Creek, then headed up through some beautiful aspen groves to Quakie Mountain Trail. Saw a few hunters up there on the way to the singletrack- sort of unexpected, but I should have known. Sorry guys. I did feel less bad, because they they were all on quads making noise themselves.

Quakie was fun- then it was on to Waunita Singletrack, which then connected to Canyon Creek Trail. What a blast!

Up near the top, we stopped for a break. At this point, we'd been riding for quite awhile with no stops. A quick look around was in order.



Somehow, I got a little dirty.



Up!



Find Miguel:







(pic by Miguel):



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At this point I was starting to feel the effects of the last 90 miles, and the elevation. I was already riding sloppy and just not feeling like myself. We kept on, though.





Maybe it was the elevation:



Starting down. My slow camera missed the shot.



Hancock Pass far far below:



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This is where the trail gets rough.

Steep downhill, rock infested switchbacks. I. was. bonked. I rode up to the first one and knew that riding it would just mean me falling, with a possible long tumble; it's a long way down from up there. I got off the bike and walked it around the first couple of switchbacks, rode one, walked another, then it's a blur. Thanks for waiting for me, Miguel. Damn I was feeling old about then.

Of course, we didn't take any pics of the tricky switchbacks. Miguel did get a shot of one rocky piece- not the hardest spot by any means, but it gives you an idea of the relentless rocks:



We finally hit the Tomichi Pass road, and I took a little break. Cliff bar, water, cool off without the helmet for a minute, and I was ready to roll.

Over Tomichi pass:



...and onto Hancock Pass:







From there it was down through St. Elmo and county backroads to Salida, where a cold beer or two were waiting.

Thanks again for going Miguel. I can't think of a better way to spend a day!
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:24 PM   #105
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Livin the life, Duke! Days like this are what it's all about, Thanks for sharing.
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