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A couple icy spots and we stayed low but managed to ride reynolds canyon which was nice since it was the first time since spring I had ridden in the canyon. We were out for a good four hours although about an hour of that was spent lopping.

Glad I didn't decided to do the barney loop in the foothills.

The new 06 lakes I had were really nice with the lace system and a new design for the heel cup, a definte upgrade!

Time to hit the ski slopes!

Chris
 

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desert riding

Almost did that today, maybe I'll hit that Sunday morning.
Good to hear conditions were good.
 

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smilycook said:
Glad I didn't decided to do the barney loop in the foothills.
And I'm equally as glad I didn't spend the two hour commute time and gas money driving 50 miles to and 50 miles back from the Owyhees when the Foothills trails were perfectly rideable and empty! :D I guess my "tight scheduling requirements" ruled the day again.
 

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Earthpig said:
And I'm equally as glad I didn't spend the two hour commute time and gas money driving 50 miles to and 50 miles back from the Owyhees when the Foothills trails were perfectly rideable and empty! :D I guess my "tight scheduling requirements" ruled the day again.
Agreed actually with both Geoff and Smily:

Owhyees definitely fun and varied enough from the foothills to be worth the trip, usually,
I think, but when the conditions are so wintery and Owyees is "iffy" anyway (per reports on here), why not just ride the foothills?

In fact, one of my main reasons for enjoying riding the Owhyees is when the foothills are not rideable with a few exceptions, that there are a few technical challenges in the Owhyees worth riding and also there are those new areas per "Back2 Kill", I am looking forward to exploring.
 

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mtnbkrdr98 said:
Owhyees definitely fun and varied enough from the foothills to be worth the trip, usually, I think, but when the conditions are so wintery and Owyees is "iffy" anyway (per reports on here), why not just ride the foothills?
Don't get me wrong - I enjoy the Owyhees as a change of pace and as a place to ride when the foothills are too muddy. However, minimum travel plus riding time out there is typically in the neighborhood of 5 - 6 hours and my husband and father duties (what MarkV refers to as my "tight scheduling requirements") usually don't permit that kind of time for weekend riding more than once in a blue moon. Heck, if I were single and/or had no kids, I'd probably ride all day, every day, every weekend.

That said, I can't imagine living somewhere you'd have to drive an hour each way to do any kind of mountain biking. We are truly spoiled here!
 

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mtnbkrdr98 said:
and also there are those new areas per "Back2 Kill", I am looking forward to exploring.
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten ya! We'll definately get out there. Just been a little busy with work, holidays, and a pregnant wife :D Plus, I kinda call 40deg my limit :cool: At that point I'll just sit under my heated blanket and read about your adventures :p I've been scratch'n the itch, so I know it won't be long............
 
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