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Heads up Flyboy!!
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Seems this is becoming an annual thing. A couple of friends fly in from the East Coast and the Tour de Goat commences. Last year it was Crested Butte but with the fellas flying in at the end of September/ 1st week of October and a threat of snow ever present we decided to take it to Moab and some destinations inbetween.

I've been back to the real world since last Wednesday but the Tour De Goat Hangover still lingers. Seven days of riding with a couple of cool cats including Guacamole, Mark, Big Ring, and Dicky on trails that railed and weather that couldn't have been more perfect.

The trip was awesome but it left me mentally and physically exhausted. The old cliche of, "I need a vacation from my vacation". So when a snowstorm hit in the mountains this past weekend and all we got here on the Front Range was a light dusting, I took the girls up for a good ol snow ball fight and snowman building right off the Continental Divide Trail near Alice.

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a brief photo tour of the Tour de Goat....

Wednesday: Golden,CO...Chimney Gulch> Enchanted Forest> Apex

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Thursday: Vail, CO... Bowmans> Two Elks

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Friday: Moab, UT...The Whole Enchilada: a shuttle ride of 30+ miles starting in the La Sal Mtns with a short climb to 11,600 ft and dropping to the desert of Porcupine Rim and finally Moab at 4026 ft.

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Saturday: Moab, UT; Amasa Back to Jackson's in the am

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to Pipedream in the afternoon

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Sunday: Moab, UT; Slickrock in the am

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Trans La Sals to Hells Canyon in the PM

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it can't be a tour with my name attached to it without some hike a bike

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Monday: Fruita, CO; Kokopelli Loops

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Tuesday at Buffalo Creek, CO....30 miles of buff n fast singletrack. Just what we needed to end the Tour

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all of the Tour de Goat pictures are here
 

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Great great photos!!!

I saw Dicky at the airport waiting outside at the same time I was picking up my sister. Assuming one of your party was picking him up. Saw a guy with a Waltworks 36er in the waiting area at the same time.

Such a small world.

I can't wait to go to Moab next weekend. Bummer Burro Pass is snowed in for me but super cool you guys got to do it before the snow hit. :thumbsup:
 

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Heads up Flyboy!!
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Great great photos!!!

I saw Dicky at the airport waiting outside at the same time I was picking up my sister. Assuming one of your party was picking him up. Saw a guy with a Waltworks 36er in the waiting area at the same time.

Such a small world.

I can't wait to go to Moab next weekend. Bummer Burro Pass is snowed in for me but super cool you guys got to do it before the snow hit. :thumbsup:
Ha, the guy with the 36r was picking Dicky up.

This was my 1st time down "The Whole Enchilada" and my 2nd time to Moab. Good stuff for sure. Hit up the Mag 7 to Portal. I did it in April and its a fantastic ride. We missed it this time due to Dicky's fear of heights.
 

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Pffffttt.....

Ha, the guy with the 36r was picking Dicky up.

This was my 1st time down "The Whole Enchilada" and my 2nd time to Moab. Good stuff for sure. Hit up the Mag 7 to Portal. I did it in April and its a fantastic ride. We missed it this time due to Dicky's fear of heights.
HA! We didn't miss it because of Dicky's fear of heights . . . me missed it because you dragged us down the Canyon from Hell..........;)

And we were giving you more than the finger. LOL

Wicked trip bro'. Hope we didn't burn you out too much for next year.

Cheers.
 

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HA! We didn't miss it because of Dicky's fear of heights . . . me missed it because you dragged us down the Canyon from Hell..........;)

And we were giving you more than the finger. LOL

Wicked trip bro'. Hope we didn't burn you out too much for next year.

Cheers.
I changed our itinerary based on that, Figured if I couldn't give ya exposure with certain death on the left, I'd take ya down a "Goat" trail. It was all in the details to break ya, didn't you get the memo? :devil:

I am burned out at the moment but plans for Durango are in the works for next year.
 
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