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Sometimes work takes me on long road trips. For good measure, I sometimes throw the Spot in the back of the truck just in case a ride option materializes. Well, last night after a long drive up from Telluride after a County planning meeting I ended up in Fruita at about 2:00 in the morning. All the hotels were full - not one room. So I just slept in the truck with the Spot by my side while the rain came pouring down.

This morning while it was drizzling I debated whether to attempt a ride or just drive on home. Thankfully, the urge to ride won out. Mary's Loop, Steve's Loop, Horsethief Bench, all for breakfast, all nicely tamped after the fresh rain and I had it all to myself (except for the cactus, Indian Paint Brush and Rabbits). Enjoy Homers!
 

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What makes this all so fun? First off, a great bike, second, the decision to make the ride despite the threat of bad weather, third - sharing it with people who have the same passion.
 

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super sweet pics dude! :thumbsup:
looks like some awesome riding...nicely done! :thumbsup::D



...um...but i kinda hate you now...

...jealously is an ugly thing! ;)
 

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The Fat Tire Festival was last weekend, so I think the place had been ridden out by all the people. El C, it's a must do - you'd love it. DH, jealousy won't get you up here - maybe you need a road trip once school gets out!
 

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Great stuff, everyone seems to be riding some great trails and thankfully - shooting photos.
 

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rroeder said:
Nice cutty, gotta love the kokopelli area, where is that first pic taken?
RR & Crash the first shot is off Steve's Loop after you drop down to the cliff rim. It's actually not part of the trail. I had to hike a bike down a little bit of a ledge to get to the outcropping in the picture. It only juts out about 150 yards or so into the draw and then ends at a point and a 100 foot drop, but it looked too nice to pass up. There is some fun exposure as you get closer and closer to the end.
 

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Tight

Nice shots. That place looks great. I need to make it a priority to get there.

What are the best months to ride?
 

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April May and June or September October November are prime - you can ride in the summer but it gets pretty hot. Not as hot as Moab, but 90s and 100s. Winter rides can also be good if there's not much snow cover.
 

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dude that rabbit..

looks messed up

<img src=http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=258108&stc=1&d=1178141291.>​
 

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Loving it - great shots. Truly enjoying the homer photo essay threads. It can be a real drain stopping and setting these up - thanks for making the effort for us:thumbsup: .
 

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cutthroat said:
DH, jealousy won't get you up here - maybe you need a road trip once school gets out!
unfortunately for me, school doesn't get out until i graduate...:rolleyes:

but who knows...i may not be able to resist a road trip before then...;)
 
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