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A group of us tried to do a local epic yesterday by climbing from the Northend to Hard Guy to Deer Point and down Eastside and Sweet Connie... Unfortunately, the heat, cramping, a can of Red Bull, knee pain and a couple of crashes had us cutting the ride short. Fortunately, no one was hurt badly (no broken bones, just major road rash and blood donations), we still made it to Deer Point, put in about 35 miles, and had plenty of cold beverages and hot grub afterwards at Lucky Ada.

Here are the pics:
Hard Guy trailhead




The steep part of HG/FG


Past halfway up the first climb




Finishing off HG/FG


Ridge Road (aka Attrition Starts Here). We lost two of our riders here due to fatigue (Idaho City ride the day before) and cramping (from not enough beer the day before)








Down to four at the top of Deer Point


50 yards past this picture, Dave hit a rut at warp factor 10 and had his worst crash ever... No pictures of the carnage except for his extremely broke and bloody helmet(it served its purpose well)... Luckily, we had a first aid kit and a nurse with us so we fixed him Dave up the best we can and decided to ditch the singletrack down the face of Bogus, Eastside and Sweet Connie and escort him down via Bogus Basin instead...




On the way down we stopped and tried to borrow a cell phone from Ian, Cody, Lonnie (and another dude whose name escapes me... Sorry) but we couldn't get a signal... They were climbing up the Bogus trails on their FR rigs... Wow!


Happy Ending- beer, brownies, mojitos, chicken, italian sausage, steaks, potato salad, banana bread, chips and salsa...


Heal fast Dave!
 

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For the record . . .

Hodgee pretty much did the Idaho City ride twice on Saturday. He kept riding back to see where I was at. Lots of extra climbing.

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The ride was going so well!

This is the first time I've ever been able to climb all the way to that lift. I hope my fitness doesn't go down the tubes while I recover. So in the pic where we are talking to Ian and crew it looks like I have a new tattoo but really its road rash. I really hated to miss that BBQ but when I looked in the mirror after my shower and saw grit still imbedded in my body I thought I better go get some help from a professional. That numbing stuff makes scrubbing tolerable. What I am most sorry about is scrubbing the ride thru eatside and down connie. Not that I could have done it but I hated to see my friends miss out. Thanx for taking care of me everyone especially Sarah Jo for putting me back together enough to ride back down to my car. After looking in that mirror I told myself your f in nuts dude. But I still brought bike clothes to Salt Lake in case the contusion on my right thigh and my separated shoulder feel good enough for a greenbelt type ride. Thanx again Yawl and I'll try to be ready to do it again, MINUS THE WRECK PLUS EASTSIDE AND CONNIE, in 3 or 4 weeks.
 

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impdude said:
This is the first time I've ever been able to climb all the way to that lift. I hope my fitness doesn't go down the tubes while I recover. So in the pic where we are talking to Ian and crew it looks like I have a new tattoo but really its road rash. I really hated to miss that BBQ but when I looked in the mirror after my shower and saw grit still imbedded in my body I thought I better go get some help from a professional. That numbing stuff makes scrubbing tolerable. What I am most sorry about is scrubbing the ride thru eatside and down connie. Not that I could have done it but I hated to see my friends miss out. Thanx for taking care of me everyone especially Sarah Jo for putting me back together enough to ride back down to my car. After looking in that mirror I told myself your f in nuts dude. But I still brought bike clothes to Salt Lake in case the contusion on my right thigh and my separated shoulder feel good enough for a greenbelt type ride. Thanx again Yawl and I'll try to be ready to do it again, MINUS THE WRECK PLUS EASTSIDE AND CONNIE, in 3 or 4 weeks.
Dude... We have your steaks hostage in our freezer!
 

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flipnidaho said:
Well, you did bring it... :thumbsup:

Let me know if you want it and I can drop it off OR we can save it for the next epic...
We'll all just have to get together at my place when I get back from SLC. I need to introduce you to my neighbor, Dennis, anways.
 

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Dont touch that

OK you saw the damaged helmet now for the damaged man.
 

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TwistedCrank said:
Imp's not the only one who had carnage this weekend. I fell off a structure at Tamarack. I'm off the bike for at least 2 weeks.
Dude I didn't know guys our age were allowed on stuctures. Maybe we should ride with people our own age as in together. Oh that's right I would never keep up and we may even get in more trouble anyway. I saw your new bike at John's the other day. SAWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey maybe if we went for a ride this weekend anbd you just pedaled with one foot i could keep up.
 

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Ouch!!!! That crash looks bad. :(

Otherwise I hope that you guys had a great ride. It looks like a fun ride.
 
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