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Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by SkaredShtles, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    The desert at its finest. November... cold nights... warm days.

    Quick Slickrock ride the first evening:


    Amasa Back the next day...




    LPS-Porc Rim the next day...




    Then a little Fruita action the following day. First some of the goodness out at 18-Road. Who says Fruita trails are crowded? That's my Subaru. :cool:


    Flowy Joe's Ridge:


    I neglected to take any pictures on my cruise down The Kessel Run... but I was trying to make it in less than 8 parsecs. :D

    Drove out to Loma to hit up something secret. Yeah - it was crowded there too.


    My secret trail:


    And it WAS Moore Fun.







    Good weekend... very good.
     
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  2. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    A few of us desert dwellers went two weeks ago.
    Good fun, very cold. Rode the rim, UPS to Porc singletrack. Anything higher was snowed in.
    Rode Fruita as well, found some great trails there.
     
  3. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Awesome S.S. :thumb:
     
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    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    Oops, didn't completely read your post SS!

    Kessel is a blast, huh? Could not get enough of that trail, even though I was completely exhausted by that point. I felt like a complete geek though when I had to explain the name to the other guys I was riding with...
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    I'm so keen to come out to ride these places!

    Gotta win Lotto.
     
  7. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    good stuff skittles!
     
  8. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Admit it, -SS-...these are someone's else pictures and you're just posting them.
     
  9. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    those shorts are way too long to be S.S. or any of his buddies
     
  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I think he called them "knickers"... :D
     
  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It was actually nice and cool-ish while we were there. The high that day I think may have topped around 60.

    :monkey:
     
  14. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    That's cold for us Phoenicians.
     
  15. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Buncha pvssies! :disgust1:
     
  16. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    what we really want to see is you hitting the step up on amasa...
     
  17. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I saw that thing... that's just a bit loco if you ask me. :crazy:
     
  18. mgy

    mgy Monkey

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    I rode some of the same trails about a month earlier. I came for 2 days and stayed for 9! What fun, the La Sals were still open and I did some of the best rides of my life!
     

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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Nice trip! The trails out at 18 road (it is also called the bookcliffs, no?) are some of the most fun I have ever had on a bike.
     
  20. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i don't what sort of porn site lh4.ggpht.com is but my work filter blocks all the images.

    btw, a parsec is a measure of distance, not time. :bonk: :nerd:
     
  21. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hmmm... it's Goggle's photo section. I can't say I blame them for

    Yeah - everything you ever wanted to know... and more about the Han Solo claim:

    Han Solo claimed that his Millennium Falcon "made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs". A parsec is a unit of distance, not time. Solo was not referring directly to his ship's speed when he made this claim. Instead, he was referring to the shorter route he was able to travel by skirting the nearby Maw black hole cluster, thus making the run in under the standard distance, he may have indirectly referred to the speed of his ship here because to be able to go closer to black hole and still be able to get out of its gravitational pull you will need to be able to go faster. However, parsec relates to time in that a shorter distance equals a shorter time at the same speed. By moving closer to the black holes, Solo managed to cut the distance down to about 11.5 parsecs. The smuggler, BoShek, actually beat Solo's record in his ship, Infinity, but without cargo to weigh him down.

    The actual Kessel run is around 18 parsecs. And there's a black hole cluster near 18-Road. :nerd:
     
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    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    Mmmmm...that's good stuff.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    funny.
     
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    I don't get it.
     
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    Moore Fun is awesome. Wish I had more time to ride in both Moab and Fruita. Heck, wish I had more time just to ride. Nice pics S.S.
     
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    Leppah Turbo Monkey

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    I like Amasa Back. Some of my buddies cleaned EVERYTHING in that switchback corner on their 6" travel Fezzari trail bikes. EVERYTHING. Every drop, and the step up rock jump. Crazy.

    I took a burly terd above there. Stomach went insane right as we got to that corner. I've been traumatized by it. Too many friggin power bars in one day.