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I had the day off today and decided to go on a longer ride at SoMo starting at Javalina. It was perfect outside save for the wind which was pretty heavy. The gusts were enough to throw off my balance during the climb up Javilina. When I got to the juncture with Mormon I decided to give Ridgeline a shot since the wind was at my back in that direction and I was losing motivation for a long ride. I nailed the first climb and got the second nasty climb on my 2nd try.
At the top of the third little climb I sat down and let the wind and sun hit my skin. I got lazy and started to space out on the view. Ridgeline has great views into the little canyons and other ridges in that section of the park. I love it up there. After a minute or so I noticed a strand of colored flags like you'd see at a used car lot flapping around on one of the ridges between Pima road and the Ridgeline trail. I was feeling happy and lazy so I decided to bail on the long ride and go capture the flags since they were kind of an eyesore.

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My first challenge was finding a route to get to them. There was an old double track just above where they were and it looked like I could get there by dropping down into Pima Wash and riding up that a bit. I chose a landmark up the wash and made my way down ridgeline.

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Got them! The strand was longer than I though it would be and I could not fit it into my pack. The flags were thick and there were some weights on the ends. It was about 15 feet in length so I started wrapping it around my top tube. It made for a big bulk between my knees and a funny looking bike.
I worked my way back into Pima Wash and rolled some of the rocks in there just for fun. I saw a couple of hikers who thought my bike was hilarious. after a little more screwing around I road to the Pima ramads and threw the mess into the trash.

I love long tough rides, but sometimes there is nothing better than screwing around on a bike with no agenda. It was a great morning.
 

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azepicriderandrunner said:
I was secretly hoping that you actually played the capture the flag game on a bike. But, I still love the idea that you did. Now, how can we play Capture the Flag with a bunch of mtbers?
I was hoping the same thing...now how could we do this?
 

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chongoman said:
I had the day off today and decided to go on a longer ride at SoMo starting at Javalina. It was perfect outside save for the wind which was pretty heavy. The gusts were enough to throw off my balance during the climb up Javilina. When I got to the juncture with Mormon I decided to give Ridgeline a shot since the wind was at my back in that direction and I was losing motivation for a long ride. I nailed the first climb and got the second nasty climb on my 2nd try.
At the top of the third little climb I sat down and let the wind and sun hit my skin. I got lazy and started to space out on the view. Ridgeline has great views into the little canyons and other ridges in that section of the park. I love it up there. After a minute or so I noticed a strand of colored flags like you'd see at a used car lot flapping around on one of the ridges between Pima road and the Ridgeline trail. I was feeling happy and lazy so I decided to bail on the long ride and go capture the flags since they were kind of an eyesore.

Photo 1:
My first challenge was finding a route to get to them. There was an old double track just above where they were and it looked like I could get there by dropping down into Pima Wash and riding up that a bit. I chose a landmark up the wash and made my way down ridgeline.

Photos 2-4
Got them! The strand was longer than I though it would be and I could not fit it into my pack. The flags were thick and there were some weights on the ends. It was about 15 feet in length so I started wrapping it around my top tube. It made for a big bulk between my knees and a funny looking bike.
I worked my way back into Pima Wash and rolled some of the rocks in there just for fun. I saw a couple of hikers who thought my bike was hilarious. after a little more screwing around I road to the Pima ramads and threw the mess into the trash.

I love long tough rides, but sometimes there is nothing better than screwing around on a bike with no agenda. It was a great morning.
What idiot(s) left that crap up there anyway? :madmax:
Do you think that was a leftover from the recent hike event?
Props to you for taking down the trash. :thumbsup:
 

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DustyBones said:
What idiot(s) left that crap up there anyway? :madmax:
Do you think that was a leftover from the recent hike event?
Props to you for taking down the trash. :thumbsup:
The wind was really strong yesterday. My guess is that they blown out there from the city. Made for a fun little adventure.
I am down with night time capture the flag. That would rule.
 
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