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Old 12-24-2009, 06:31 PM
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Default Shotgun Singletrack Saturday

Jeffro 820 and I, including our rag tag posse of cronies will be on hand for some singletrack exlporation. We will be taking all the most difficult options to really test the mettle of all riders. I hope to get Jeff's attention and get him to report on this ride.


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Old 12-24-2009, 06:48 PM
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If it was not so far of a drive I'd be there, for some nasty, fern infested, dead wood, slippery rock garden, pine tree limb slap'in, low limb hang'in roost'in good time Enjoy
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:20 PM
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Sounds like you've been here Rick! You'll be with us in spirit. Wear your jacket for us, 'cause it's not likely to get too far above 40 degrees F from what the weatherman says.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:05 PM
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I once rode in Washington, over on the Olympic Peninsula, in the Squim area.... which was epic! I just need to get up to your area for some epic single track. I'm sure my 200 know those trails

Have fun and be safe......"Live to Ride anothe Day"
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:57 PM
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Default Random notes and ramblings about today's ride. 12/26/09

We had nine riders total on our ride! It was very cold in the valley, and there was ice everywhere. Then we broke into the sun above the fog bank and it was beautiful. Still standing ice/frost stuff on the ground, and patches of snow, but at least it felt warm.

What a ride though. We did lose half our group about half way through. There was a gnarly hill, and four of our crew decided to take a different route. The rest of us polished off a 40 miler. We were planning on a 60 miler, but one of our riders was on a CRF 450R with a stock tank, so the sweat started to bead on his forehead at about 35 miles and we took the short way home. Still, it was a gorgeous ride, and it was a fun group of guys. Two Gassers, 5 KTM's, a Honda, and a Yamaha WR 250. Even cooler than that is 7 out of nine bikes were two strokes! ( A good day indeed when Gas Gas outnumbers two Japanese brands in a group ride.)

I had the opportunity to try a 2010 KTM 250 XC. I think that's a very nice bike. I love the clear gas tank, and I do believe they finally figured out the PDS rear suspension, I can't believe the new 350 SX is going to have a linkage. Just when they've figured it out they abandon it? Wierd.

In the end the only disappointment is that somebody actually said they hated me, and someone else said I wasn't a very nice person. What's with that? Too bad not everyone got to climb the gnarly hill, that's all I gotta say.
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A great day on the trail. The ice-crusted dirt definitely got our attention. Like stated earlier, once we got high enough in the "hills" to break through the fog it was absolutely perfect. A little snow on the ground and a ton of laughs.

We ended the day with a little hand warming fire & plenty of bench racing.

I snapped a couple pics & will post 'em up from home.

Great ride!!!!
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Mike,
Hated you ?.....
Not a nice guy?....
Say it isn't so.....
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