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By any standard of which years are measured 2020 is going to do down as one of the worst. Getting out on trails was the salve but travel and covid risk of course made things more difficult. Nonetheless, some trails got built and some trips were made. Anyhow, here's a thread for posting pixel stoke if folks feel so inclined. Here's mine in somewhat sequential order.

Happy New Year! F**k 2020 and bring on 2021.

Mescal, Sedona.
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I made a trail day with Verde Valley Cyclist Coalition and the USFS to work on Ground Control.
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Sampling the finished product which is a fine addition to the Western Gateway trail system.
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Trail building went on in Flagstaff and we finished the Little Elden reroute and ACE completed the Heart Trail realignment.
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After completing the 4 mile Little Elden reroute the Flagstaff Trail Faeries moved onto to a 1+ mile reroute of the Arizona Trail.
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ACE did an amazing job building Heart Trail. A portend of things to come.
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Sampling the goods.
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We call this Karen's Corner. There's a back story but not worth getting into the complaints by karen.
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Meanwhile after a lengthy closure following the Museum Fire many trails that were closed reopened in April. Sunset is always a crowd pleaser.
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Made a quick trip to SW Utah for Memorial Day. Gotta love mesa type riding.

Guacamole with a fine view of Zion.
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July 4th brought a quick hitter to Driggs, Idaho.

The view from Rocky Mountain Way trail, Targhee.
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38 Special.
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On the way back we hit a trail I hadn't ridden in nearly two decades but is still quite worthy-the Virgin Rim trail.
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The end of August brought the longest trip of they year which was to deposit daughter #2 off at college in Fort Collins, CO. What was to become the largest fire in Colorado history, the Cameron Peak Fire, had just blown up and we had to detour into Wyoming.

Naturally that meant a stint and Curt Gowdy which has lots of bike optimized trails which are quite fun.
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Steamboat was on the backside of the fire so we spent a couple of days there including riding NPR which stands for No Pedaling Required!
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It only made sense to hit Crested Butte between here and there.

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September brought a quick trip to the Brian Head bike park.

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I met up with raisingarizona who was working for ACE on the Dark Hollow trail that was blown out by fire a couple of years ago.
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Late September brought a quick hitter to the Durango high country.
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December brought a memorable day on Hangover with raisingarizona. I first rode this in 2007 when it was a secret handshake trail and it never disappoints. The straight drop-in off the damifino saddle.

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Raisingarizona encouraged me to try the Chewy line and so I did

The upper line.
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The lower exit which might be even more scary. A fine way to punch out what overall has been a sucky year. Stay safe friends!
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Looks like a pretty good year to me, Joe. Way to make the most of it. I think I actually got more rides, more miles, more elevation in 2020 than ever before partly due to the pandemic and more time off. Even got in some great locations other than home...... but sadly not AZ so won't post my year here.

I've heard of the Chewy Line on Hangover but never knew where it was exactly. Looks awesome. Nice job on that. You'll have to show me sometime.
 

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Looks like a pretty good year to me, Joe. Way to make the most of it. I think I actually got more rides, more miles, more elevation in 2020 than ever before partly due to the pandemic and more time off. Even got in some great locations other than home...... but sadly not AZ so won't post my year here.

I've heard of the Chewy Line on Hangover but never knew where it was exactly. Looks awesome. Nice job on that. You'll have to show me sometime.
Yes, it's likely the gnarliest thing I've attempted on a bike but it goes. Now that I know the line and entry I would do it again. This gives a better idea of the exposure. Sequence Saturday 46 - Pinkbike

Agreed on pandemic miles. Working at home made it much easier to sneak out for rides. I've never broken 2000+ miles in a year. Definitely didn't do a few trips because staying hunkered down seemed like a better idea.
 

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Thanks! Some really great photos there, and awesome locations. Yeah, the views and scenery at Targhee really are that spectacular! We caught it on a picture perfect day in prime season about four years ago. Makes me want to get back there this year. You were really able to capture the background well with a rider(s) up close. Not sure what the secret is, but that rarely happens for me. In my photos, the peaks in the background always look so far away in the distance.
 

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Damn fine post rockman! Thanks for the stoke. That was quite the year despite covid!

And wtf az forum folks? This is one of the best stoke posts we've seen on here in a good while and there's what? 3 or 4 replies from members. That's pretty lame.
 
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