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Don't tell me a little wind stopped you from riding?!

LOL! It was retarded windy. I got a power assist that made the initial climb out of BD very easy. Once I rounded the bend and started towards the BFR is was like climbing a steep hill. I actually had to get out of the saddle and hammer like I was on a hill to keep going. I played around for a while and headed back.

You know how you can take the 'high road' back to BD after the BFR? Normally on the SS its a short out of the saddle steepish climb. The wind was so strong I actually flew up that hill like I was on the flats! Then on the high road I got knocked into the hill by a very strong gust.

An hour was about enough of that. On the plus side its always better to get outside and the trails were deserted. It was just me and a local race team and I only saw them in the lot when I got back. :thumbsup:
 

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I was planning to go out there today, but I had issues driving my car today let alone riding my bike. Hopefully the cold snap is quick and I can get a decent day out there mid-week. I hate doing anything when it's 'destructo-windy'.
 

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mojavehanna said:
I was planning to go out there today, but I had issues driving my car today let alone riding my bike. Hopefully the cold snap is quick and I can get a decent day out there mid-week. I hate doing anything when it's 'destructo-windy'.
i ran that same short lap today about 930.but.....at least i rode
 

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big_slacker said:
Don't tell me a little wind stopped you from riding?!

LOL! It was retarded windy. :thumbsup:
Retarded windy?
Man, don't tell me you went FULL RETARD MAN..
(hope you get it.)
 

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Hey off topic but...

I was out at BD today, first time out there to ride. I parked at the Outpost and rode to that trail head up the street, the one that starts out rolling and then begins to climb to saddle. I was trying to ride the Landmine Loop but got off track, somewhat disoriented, and turned around after about 4 miles. Is there a dedicated direction of travel on any of the trails out there? I saw people riding both ways but it got me wondering if I was committing a faux paus by not traveling in the proper direction.

Thanks.
 

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Nope, ride however you want. There are many different sub rides that you can combine into longer ones depending on your mood, fitness level, schedule, etc....
 

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I have to say that these trails are some of the few I've ridden that are equally fun in either direction, even the climb up Red Canyon; though it's much more fun down, it's really not that bad of a climb.
 

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Most people out there are cool, but there are a few. Just follow the uphill right of way rule and you'll be good. Most of the time anyway. I got over for a guy a couple weeks ago but apparently not fast enough as he gave an "uphill RIDEers" in a douchey tone after he went by. Probably got *****ed out by his wife for going riding that morning. :D

Anyway, almost everyone out there is cool so don't sweat it.

mojavehanna said:
OK, thanks. I do my best to stay out of other peoples way and be respectful to other users so I was just curious.
 

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Yeah, one of my fav rides out there is the BBQ parking lot through the lower tunnel. Then out to the hill below techno, down the swichbacks then hang a left and climb red valley and head out to the wilson's tank overlook. On the way back hit red valley going downhill. Awesome ride.
 

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Back on topic; I thank all of you who don't ride when its windy. It is so peaceful out there on those days. I can't figure out what keeps you away, because I like the variety that it brings to the ride and see no downside whatsoever.
 
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